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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — The Philippines

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1450
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1450, The Philippines30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 24c Red Lilac (70) and 3c Rose (65), deep rich colors, tied by perfect strikes of Boston large "Paid" grid cancel on folded letter to Manila, Philippines, sender's blue oval handstamp and directive "Via Marseilles", red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Dec. 13" (1862) circular datestamp, red crayon "36" credit, bold "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Dec. 24) also ties two stamps, Hong Kong and receiving backstamps, "2" due handstamp applied in Philippines, contents mentions war news including bombardment of Fredericksburg, stamps lifted and hinged in place

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR COMBINATION FRANKING TO THE PHILIPPINES.

George H. Peirce came to the Philippines from New England as a 19-year old clerk in the firm of Peele, Hubbell & Company. By 1862 he was responsible for buying one-third of all the abaca exported from the Philippines. In 1868 he became a partner in the firm. The Peirce correspondence began to leak out into the marketplace in the 1980s, and in 1994 the auction sale of 29 Peirce covers, under the name "The Manila Find," was held by H. R. Harmer of New York. Over half have their stamps either reattached by hinges or missing.

Ex "Manila Find". With 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
1451
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1451, The Philippines30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Brown (76) and 10c Green (68), latter s.e. at bottom, tied by large 4-bar grid cancel, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 40 Dec. 21" (1864) credit datestamp on folded letter to Manila, Philippines, sender's blue oval handstamp and directive "Via Southampton", red London Paid transit handstamp (Jan. 3, 1865), Hong Kong and receiving backstamps, red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate marking, "2" due handstamp applied in Philippines, contents discusses Sherman's march, General Thomas at Nashville and the new draft

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE THREE-COLOR FRANKING TO THE PHILIPPINES, FROM THE PEIRCE CORRESPONDENCE.

George H. Peirce came to the Philippines from New England as a 19-year old clerk in the firm of Peele, Hubbell & Company. By 1862 he was responsible for buying one-third of all the abaca exported from the Philippines. In 1868 he became a partner in the firm. The Peirce correspondence began to leak out into the marketplace in the 1980s, and in 1994 the auction sale of 29 Peirce covers, under the name "The Manila Find," was held by H. R. Harmer of New York. Over half have their stamps either reattached by hinges or missing.

Ex "Manila Find"

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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1452
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1452, The Philippines24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Used with 10c Brown (150), both with rich colors, tied by neat circle of wedges cancels and red Boston "Paid" circular datestamp on Oct. 6, 1871 blue folded letter to Manila, Philippines, via Singapore forwarder, Robt B. Storer & Co. blue oval forwarder's datestamp, manuscript routing "Via Brindisi", red crayon "30" credit, red London Paid transit (Oct. 17), red crayon "1" Colonial rate, Singapore backstamp, stamps lifted and reaffixed as usual for the Peirce correspondence

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER TO THE PHILIPPINES VIA SINGAPORE.

This cover from the Peirce correspondence, sent by the 34c British mail rate via Brindisi, is one of only four Bank Note Issue covers to the Philippines recorded. It was carried on the NGL steamer Weser II from New York on Oct. 7, 1871. The contents include expression of dismay at the lack of letters and comments on the failed nomination of Benjamin Butler for governor of Massachusetts.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1453
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1453, The Philippines30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Used with two 2c Red Brown (146) affixed slightly overlapping, tied circle of wedges cancels and red Boston "Paid" circular datestamp on Mar. 8, 1872 blue folded letter to Manila, Philippines, via Singapore forwarder, Robt B. Storer & Co. blue oval forwarder's datestamp, manuscript routing "Via Brindisi", red crayon "30" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Mar. 21), red crayon "1" Colonial rate, Singapore backstamp, stamps lifted and reaffixed as usual for the Peirce correspondence, 30c with vertical filing crease, right 2c with corner crease

VERY FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER TO THE PHILIPPINES VIA SINGAPORE.

This cover from the Peirce correspondence, sent by the 34c British mail rate via Brindisi, is one of only four Bank Note Issue covers to the Philippines recorded. It was carried on the NGL steamer Bremen I from New York on Mar. 9, 1872.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1454
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1454, The Philippines10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Rich color, used with 1c Green (279) and two 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), tied by "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Islands, Manila, Jun. 28, 1899 5PM" duplex datestamps on cover to the U.S. Consul at Yokohama, Japan, Nagasaki and receiving backstamps, receiving oval consular backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a scarce Spanish-American War use

E. 500-750
350
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