Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Switzerland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1302
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1302, Switzerland10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Three large margins, just in at left, used with vertical pair of 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), large margins to just in at bottom, and horizontal strip of five, vertical pair and three singles of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), margins to in, tied by grid cancels, red "New Orleans La. May 20" (1855) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to St. Gallen, Switzerland, red "New York Am. Packet May 30" circular datestamp, red Paris transit datestamp, red manuscript rates, London and receiving backstamps, horizontal file fold miraculously misses all stamps, Very Fine, a colorful and unusual franking paying the 42c double rate via French Mail, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
650
1303
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1303, Switzerland10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal strip of three, used with horizontal pair of 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), tied by "Petaluma Cal. Jul. 13, 1863" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Locarno, Switzerland, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Aug. 26" circular datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, various crayon rates, receiving backstamp, cover refolded and right flap reattached, still a Very Fine and colorful use sent by Prussian Closed Mail, ex Caspary

E. 300-400
350
Back to Top
1304
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1304, Switzerland24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Used with vertical pair of 2c Black (73), tied by blue target cancels and "Louisville Ky. Feb. 17, 1866" double-circle duplex datestamp on cover to Lenzburg, Switzerland, light strike of red "N. York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Feb. 22" credit datestamp, carried on the Cunarder Australasian, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp and "Franco Preuss Resp Vereins Ausgans Grenze" (paid only to limits of G.A.P.U.) handstamp, red crayon "20" centimes due from recipient, transit and receiving backstamps, slight edgewear, Very Fine

E. 400-500
850
Back to Top
1305
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1305, Switzerland30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vertical pair, used with 5c Brown (76) and 1c Blue (63), latter s.e. at left and some trimmed perfs at right, tied by cogwheel cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 29" (1866) double-circle datestamp on cover to Geneva, Switzerland, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 23" circular datestamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp also ties stamps, red "24" credit handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, cover cleaned, portion of backflap repaired, 1c stamp repaired, other stamps with lightened toning, despite all this the cover appears Very Fine and attractive, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
Back to Top
1306
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1306, Switzerland30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Bright color, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by target cancels and "St. Louis Mo. Aug. 20" double-circle datestamp on 1864 cover beautifully addressed to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, sender's route directive "via England & Calais", magenta manuscript "12' credit, magenta boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and attractive, ex Paliafito

E. 400-500
600
Back to Top
1307
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1307, Switzerland30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 10c Green (68), cancelled by grids, "San Jose Cal. Nov. 29" (1868) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Bergamo, Italy, red crayon "Paid 43", red "New York Paid 36 Jan. 1" (1869) credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, red Calais transit datestamp and receiving backstamps, few toned perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, ex Waterhouse, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
Back to Top
1308
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1308, Switzerland5c Brown, 30c Orange (71, 76), 5c Brown, 30c Orange (71, 76)5c Brown, 30c Orange (71, 76). Both well-centered, tied by target cancels, bold "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 18, 1865" double-circle datestamp on folded cover to Geneva, Switzerland, a colorful array of transit markings including blue sender's handstamp, red "N.York Am. Pkt. Paid" circular datestamp and matching "12" credit handstamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, blue and red crayon rates, Swiss receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of the 33c Prussian Closed Mail rate (overpaid by 2c)

E. 500-750
550
Back to Top
1309
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1309, Switzerland12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Crisp impression, used with 3c Red, F. Grill (94), cancelled by red circular cork foreign mail cancel, matching "Baltimore Md. Mar. 15" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Basle, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Mar. 16" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover paying the rate by Swiss Closed Mail via England, ex Ishikawa, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
650
Back to Top
1310
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1310, Switzerland12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114), 12c with cork cancel and "Los Angeles Cal. Aug. 17" circular datestamp, 3c tied by pen and by red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Aug. 28" (1869) circular datestamp on pink cover to Switzerland, Basel, Maggia and Locarno backstamps, Very Fine use sent via Direct Closed Mail through England (15c rate)

E. 400-500
325
Back to Top
1311
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1311, Switzerland12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by "Paid" straightline cancel, "Brooklyn N.Y. Mar. 22" (1870) circular datestamp on buff cover addressed in blue to Lucerne, Switzerland, "New York Br. Transit Mar. 23" circular datestamp, matching "Insufficiently Paid" and "Via Ostende" straightlines, Basel and Lucerne backstamps, red "45" crayon due marking, part of backflap removed and slightly reduced at top, still Very Fine, underpaid for the then-current rates to Switzerland, ex Coulter, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
500
Back to Top
1312
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1312, Switzerland12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with horizontal strip of three of 3c Ultramarine (114), natural s.e. at left, tied by cork cancels, "Middlebush N.J. Dec. 27" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to St. Gallen, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 28" circular datestamp, sender's directive "Via France" and franked for 21c French mail rate but carried via Swiss Closed Mail via England (15c rate), transit and receiving backstamps, part of backflap missing, minor gum staining on back, Very Fine, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 750-1,000
1,600
Back to Top
1313
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1313, Switzerland15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by red bars foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Apr. 2" (1870) circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Basle, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr. 3" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, examples of the 1869 Pictorial bicolored values are very rare tied by red cancellations, ex Caspary (realized $425 in the 1956 H. R. Harmer sale) and "European Connoisseur"

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
Back to Top
1314
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1314, Switzerland15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Bright color, faint grill points (stamp has been lifted, certified and reaffixed), tied by New York Foreign Mail Circle of V's cancel on yellow cover to Aargau, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jul. 27" (1870) circular datestamp, manuscript rates, Very Fine and scarce use of the 15c Grill to Switzerland, ex Weiss, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
Back to Top
1315
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1315, Switzerland3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218). Cancelled by red "New York Oct. 21" (1876) circular datestamp, used to Geneva, Switzerland and forwarded to Cannes, France, sender's directive "Per steamer Germanic", originally bore an additional U.S. stamp which was removed prior to forwarding and Switzerland, 1867, 25c Green (55), fault at top right, affixed in same spot and tied by "Geneve 6 11 76" double-circle datestamp, range of transit markings, Very Fine, scarce combination, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,100
Back to Top
Copyright 2019. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy