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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Syria and Egypt

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1385
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1385, Syria and Egypt24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Intense color and impression, tied by "Bridgeport Ct. Nov. 23" circular datestamp, additional strike at left on light yellow cover to London, England and forwarded to Cairo, Egypt, stamp also tied by red "3" credit handstamp, red "London DE 6, 1860", Lombard Street and Cairo (18 Dec.) datestamps all struck on the front of the cover, stamp has tiny tears at top left, cover has small central toned spot, minor edgewear and missing top flap, otherwise Very Fine and unusual forwarded usage, ex Haas and "Sevenoaks", with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
1386
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1386, Syria and Egypt10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Horizontal pair, tied by "Newark N.J. Apr. 27" (1870) circular datestamp on yellow cover with printed address to Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon), red "5" in circle credit handstamp and matching "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr. 28" backstamp, red "Verviers/Coeln/Franco" transit datestamp (May 11), blue "f" German rate, Trieste backstamp and "Berutti" receiving datestamp, slightly reduced at top, missing small part of top flap, Very Fine, a rare use to Syria via North German Union Mail, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
6,000
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1387
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1387, Syria and Egypt10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Horizontal strip of three, tied by three strikes of Skull fancy cancel and "Newark N.J. Apr. 5" (1870) circular datestamp on cover with printed address to "Rev. James S. Dennis, Beirut, Syria", with printed "French Mail via Marseilles" at bottom left, red "5" in circle credit handstamp, red "Verviers/Coeln/Franco" transit datestamp (Apr. 18), blue "f" German rate marking, "Berutti" receiving datestamp, very minor cover repair at top, some perf flaws at top, most of top flap removed

FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL COVER TO SYRIA WITH A TRIPLE FRANKING. THIS IS THE ONLY COVER TO SYRIA WITH THE SKULL FANCY CANCEL OF NEWARK.

The 30c French Mail rate to Syria was in effect until December 31, 1869. There are ten 10c 1869 covers to Syria (eight listed in the 1869 PRA Census), but only two were prepaid 30c for the French Mail rate while it was in effect. The cover offered here is the only example with three stamps sent via North German Union Mail, despite the printed route instructions at lower left.

Ex Lopez and Arch

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
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1388
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1388, Syria and Egypt2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Used with 3c Green (184), tied by "Medina O. Feb. 13" (1892) circular datestamp on "Bee Culture" corner card cover to Cyprus, redirected to Beirut, Lebanon, London, Cyprus and Beirut backstamps, opened slightly roughly at left where a bit reduced, still Very Fine, both destinations are rare during the Bank Note period

E. 500-750
275
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1389
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1389, Syria and Egypt2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by unusual large negative "10" block handstamps, "Andover Mass. Dec. 11" (1884) circular datestamp on 3c Green entire to Jerusalem, Syria, Boston, New York, Alexandria, Egypt and Jerusalem backstamps, Very Fine, a rare destination during the Bank Note period

E. 400-500
500
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1390
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1390, Syria and Egypt2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by "Philadelphia Aug. 11 84" duplex and used as forwarding postage on cover originating in Beirut, addressed to Philadelphia and forwarded to Wolcott Vt., postage to U.S. paid by Great Britain, 1884, 2-1/2p Lilac (101) tied by "British Post Office JY 19, 84" circular datestamp, Alexandria, Philadelphia and Wolcott backstamps, 2c small fault at bottom right, still a Very Fine and unusual use

E. 200-300
325
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1391
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1391, Syria and Egypt10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Used with 6c Brown Red (224), tied by cork cancels on Dec. 8, 1892 registered 4c Green on Buff entire to Cairo, Egypt, Galveston Tex. stamp dealer's handstamp, New York registry label affixed partly over 10c, registered handstamps front and back including London, Cario receiving backstamp, red wax seal on flap, minor edgewear, Very Fine, scarce destination

E. 200-300
325
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1392
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1392, Syria and Egypt6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Horizontal pair, used with 3c Purple (221), tied by New York registered ovals on Mar. 2, 1892 cover to Alexandretta, Syria (now Turkey), New York registry label with portion of bottom missing, registered handstamps front and back, Beirut transit and Alexandretta receiving backstamps, stamps with slight toning mostly confined to perfs, Very Fine appearance, a scare destination

E. 200-300
325
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