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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Turkey

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1377
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1377, Turkey24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, "Boston Br. Pkt. Mar. 6" (1861) backstamp on folded cover to Smyrna, Turkey, addressed in care of an address in London, England, red Boston "19" credit handstamp, red London receiving datestamp (Mar. 18), fresh and Very Fine, this was sent by mail to London and then privately carried to Turkey, a most unusual use

E. 750-1,000
600
1378
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1378, Turkey24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Vertical pair, used with 2c Black (73) and 10c Green (68), tied by 6-Point Star in Circle New York Foreign Mail cancels, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Aug. 27" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, sender's directive "French Mail" at left and with red Calais transit datestamp, receiving backstamp (Sep. 17), magenta manuscript "21" credit, slightly reduced and small nick at left

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING TO TURKEY SENT BY FRENCH MAIL. FROM THE WASHBURN CORRESPONDENCE.

This cover was carried on either Inman's City of Baltimore (depart NY Aug. 27; arrive Queenstown Sep. 6, Liverpool Sep. 7) or NGL's Hansa (depart NY Aug. 27; arrive Southampton Sep. 7). The mail was off-loaded and entered the French mail system at Calais. It was prepaid for the double 30c French Mail rate, but the 21c credit indicates it was treated as a single rate letter at the New York exchange office.

Ex "Cihangir" (Schaeffer). With 2001 P.F. certificate. Illustrated in an Apr. 10, 2000 article in Linn's Stamp News

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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1379
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1379, Turkey12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 3c Green (147), tied to 3c stamp and 3c tied to cover by negative 5-Point Star in Circle fancy cancels, "Middlebourgh Mass. Jun. 15" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, Washburn correspondence, red "Boston Paid All Direct Jun. 15" transit datestamp, manuscript "Pr. No. German Union" at top, red boxed "Bremen Franco" transit datestamp, crayon rates including "WF/2" (silbergroschen) and arrival backstamp of Jul. 5, opening tear at top into datestamp, slight staining along bottom edge

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE TO TURKEY. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

The 1869 Pictorial Research Associates census lists no examples of the 12c used to Turkey. This was sent via North German Union Direct Mails, at the 15c rate. Even 15c 1869 Pictorials to Turkey paying this rate are rare, with six recorded in the PRA census.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
1,500
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1380
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1380, Turkey3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by unusual segmented cork cancel, "New-York Apr. 9" (1870) circular datestamp on tissue-paper cover originating in Constantinople, Turkey and addressed to Pittsburgh Pa., blue "American Mission, Constantinople, Turkey, Mar. 14" double-oval datestamp, blue "American Board of Foreign Missions, Bible House, Apr. 9, 1870" oval datestamp, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and rare use, carried outside the mails, likely by missionaries traveling from Turkey, posted at New York with 3c 1869 stamp, with 1990 Holcombe certificate

E. 300-400
300
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1381
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1381, Turkey1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (145, 161), 1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (145, 161)1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (145, 161). Cancelled by targets, "Dorset Vt. Oct. 6" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, red "New York Paid All Oct. 8" transit datestamp, red crayon "4" credit, red "f1-1/2" German credit (re-stated in silbergroschen), "Kaiserlich Deutsches Postamt 27 10 No. 1" backstamp, slight edgewear, Very Fine, attractive 11c NGU Closed Mail rate cover to Turkey

E. 150-200
130
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1382
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1382, Turkey5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Used with 1c Ultramarine (212) and two 2c Brown (210), cancelled by corks on large size registered 30c Black entire (U204) to Constantinople, Turkey, red "Registered San Francisco Cal. Sep. 14, 1887" four-line datestamp, New York registry label, transit and receiving backstamps, few file folds do not affect stamps which do have some toning, otherwise Fine and unusual use

E. 200-300
550
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1383
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1383, Turkey1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Used with seven 3c Green (213), affixed slightly overlapping and tied by cork cancels on registered stamp dealer corner card cover to Constantinople, Turkey, New York registry oval backstamp of Mar. 20, 1888, rated due in Turkey and affixed with block of four Turkey 20pa Rose, 1884 Issue (68b), block tied by arrival datestamps, blue Constantinople backstamp, Very Fine and colorful use from a stamp dealer to Turkey

E. 750-1,000
400
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1384
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1384, TurkeyBank Note Issues to Turkey, Bank Note Issues to TurkeyBank Note Issues to Turkey. Four Washburn correspondence covers from Middleborough Mass. and Putman Conn. to Constantinople, Turkey, each paying the 11c rate by North German Mails, mix of National and Continental printings including 1c and 10c on lilac tissue-paper cover, other three bearing 2c, 3c and 6c, a few small faults including two with perf faults from placement at edge, Fine and colorful group, one with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
475
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