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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — 1847 Issue Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1122
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1122, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three full margins, just in at right, wonderfully detailed impression from the First Printing, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York 5cts. Jul. 10" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Boston, yeardate confirmed by docketing, cover with light age spotting, Fine, a rare early use, the earliest reported uses of the 5c 1847 Issue are July 7 (two known), July 8 (two known), July 9 (two known), July 10 (two known, both offered in this sale) and July 13

E. 1,000-1,500
950
1123
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1123, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, lovely color and impression from the First Printing, tied by two strikes of red "New-York 5cts. Jul. 10" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp, third clear strike at right, on folded letter to Philadelphia, yeardate confirmed by dateline, stamp affected by vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, a rare early use, the earliest reported uses of the 5c 1847 Issue are July 7 (two known), July 8 (two known), July 9 (two known), July 10 (two known, both offered in this sale) and July 13

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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1124
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1124, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins, deep shade and sharp impression, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York 10 cts. Jul. 10" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Louisville Ky., yeardate confirmed by docketing, slight soiling

VERY FINE. A RARE EARLY USE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

The earliest recorded use of the 10c 1847 Issue is the famous July 2 cover, owned by William H. Gross and currently on loan to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. The next earliest is used from New York to Illinois on July 9, the day before this cover was mailed. One other is also known used on July 10, which was a Saturday.

Ex Rose.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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1125
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1125, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full margins to clear, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York 10cts Jul. 23" (1847) First Month circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Jonesboro Tenn., some docketing, some wear, Fine and scarce July 1847 use

E. 500-750
650
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1126
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1126, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Sharp early impression, large margins to full, tied by pen cross-hatching, "Houston Txs. Dec. 24" (1847) circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Houston Dec. 23, 1847" to Austin, Texas, addressed to Thomas William Ward, contents an application for a land patent for someone who is deceased, stamp with small toned spots at top, cover with minor edgewear

VERY FINE. THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE IN TEXAS, AND A REMARKABLE USE ENTIRELY WITHIN TEXAS.

According to official distribution records from the post office, Houston did not receive any supplies of the 1847 Issue until May 1848, and no post offices in Texas received any before January 2, 1848 (Galveston). This stamp must have been carried privately from some place outside of Texas. The next earliest confirmed date of use is November 13, 1849. The yeardate is unknown on five but all are used earlier than July and so cannot be used in 1847. New Orleans received a supply on August 27, 1847, so it is possible this was acquired there. The recipient, Thomas Ward, is a prominent figure in Texas history. After losing an arm and a leg to a cannon misfire during Texas Independence Day in 1840, he was later mayor of Austin on three separate occasions (each lasted less than a year) and served as U.S. Consul to Panama under President Franklin Pierce.

Ex Craveri. With copy of 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
25,000
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1127
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1127, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown, Orange Brown (1a, 1b), 5c Dark Brown, Orange Brown (1a, 1b)5c Dark Brown, Orange Brown (1a, 1b). Single of each on separate covers, No. 1b beautiful First Printing with full margins to clear, tied by red grid, matching "Annapolis Md. Oct. 27" circular datestamp on blue folded outer lettersheet to Belmont Va., Very Fine, No. 1a with huge margins to just in at bottom left including right sheet margin, cancelled by blue grids, matching "Annapolis Md. Oct. 5" (1848) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Baltimore, Very Fine, a rare pair of covers, only three 5c and two 10c 1847 Issue covers are known used from Annapolis, No. 1a cover ex Wenk and Stolnitz, with 2003 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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1128
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1128, 1847 Issue Covers5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large even margins, rich color and detailed early impression, tied by perfect strike of blue "Paid" in oval handstamp, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Apr. 3" (ca. 1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Reading Pa., stamp slightly affected by pressed-out vertical file fold (almost unnoticeable), Extremely Fine appearance, ex Caspary, Boker, Gross and from our 1982 Rarities sale

E. 500-750
400
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1129
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1129, 1847 Issue Covers5c Blackish Brown, Dot in "S" (1a var), 5c Blackish Brown, Dot in "S" (1a var)5c Blackish Brown, Dot in "S" (1a var). Deep rich color and early impression, full margins, scissors-cut in upper right margin well outside stamp design, tied by two strikes of blue "Philada Pa. 5cts. May 5" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Providence R.I., Very Fine

E. 500-750
350
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1130
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1130, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins, early impression, deep color but we believe slightly oxidized (someone has written "seal brown" on certificate), cancelled by red grid, matching "Boston 5cts 3 Nov." (1848) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Woodstock Vt., cover gently cleaned, Very Fine, ex Garrett, with clear 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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1131
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1131, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Three full margins, just in at bottom, dark shade and early impression, tied by two strike of blue "PAID" in oval handstamp, matching "Philada. Pa. Oct. 18" (1847) circular datestamp on folded letter to New York City, staining on two corners of cover from old mount, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
250
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1132
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1132, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, intermediate impression, tied by bold red "Rochester N.Y. 5" circular datestamp on white envelope to Clifton Springs, Extremely Fine, ex Haas and Craveri, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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1133
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1133, 1847 Issue Covers5c Grayish Brown (1a var), 5c Grayish Brown (1a var)5c Grayish Brown (1a var). Distinctive shade, worn impression, large even margins, cancelled by red grid, matching "New Bedford Ms. Nov. 12" circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to the Whaling Bank of New London Conn., Very Fine, scarce use of the Grayish Brown shade, ex Rust and Wagshal, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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1134
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1134, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Intermediate impression, massive margins at sides with wide right interpane margin and part of adjacent stamp at left, bright shade, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 22" (1849) circular datestamp on printed folded price list from the Delaware Coal Company to Bristol R.I., fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Haas, with 1988 P.F. certificate described as Orange Brown No. 1b

E. 200-300
550
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1135
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1135, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, worn impression, tied by blue "Litiz Pa. Aug. 19" circular datestamp on folded cover to Bethlehem Penn., Extremely Fine and rare use, only two 1847 Issue covers are recorded used from Litiz (both with 5c stamps), with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
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1136
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1136, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Crisp shade and impression from the cleaned plate, large margins to full, tied by perfect strike of blue circular grid with matching equally perfect "Troy N.Y. Feb. 28" (ca. 1850) circular datestamp on blue envelope to South Easton N.Y., McKie correspondence, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
900
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1137
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1137, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, rich color and sharp impression from the cleaned plate, tied by bold grid, sharp "Hudson O. Jun. 14" (ca. 1850) circular datestamp on fresh buff envelope to Spring Arbor Mich., cover with small tear at top left, Extremely Fine, ex Newbury, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
375
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1138
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1138, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three full to ample margins, just in at bottom, intermediate impression, stamp slightly oxidized, tied by bold manuscript "X" on buff envelope with illustration on flap showing open book in blue, reads "Brocket, Fuller & Co. Publishers, Booksellers and Music Dealers, 219 Main St. Hartford", manuscript "Quarryvill Ct. May 14" postmark, addressed to Coventry Conn., stamp with faint corner crease and small tear in flap, fresh and Fine appearance, one of only two recorded covers in the USPCS census from this rare post office, also a rare illustrated advertising envelope with the 1847 Issue

E. 500-750
300
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1139
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1139, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins including top sheet margin, touched at bottom left, worn impression, small faults in margin only, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Philada. Pa. Mar. 15" integral-rate circular datestamp on small black-bordered mourning envelope to Culpeper Va., envelope crease does not affect stamp, slight soiling, Fine, ex Gilbart

E. 200-300
275
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1140
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1140, 1847 Issue Covers5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Rich color from the cleaned plate, full to large margins, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. Jul. 11" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Chambersburg Pa., slightly heavy filed folds do not affect stamp or postmark, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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1141
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1141, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to ample, intermediate impression, tied by unusual blue 16-bar rimless grid cancel, matching "Hallowell Me. Nov. 7" circular datestamp on bluish envelope to Providence R.I., gently cleaned, Very Fine and attractive, USPCS census no. 2004, ex Sampson

E. 400-500
425
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1142
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1142, 1847 Issue Covers5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Full margins, early impression, tied by blue square grid cancel, matching "Maysville Ky. Aug. 15" (1848) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Cincinnati O., vertical file fold barely affects left margin of stamp, cover gently cleaned, Very Fine appearance, only five 5c covers are known used from Maysville

E. 300-400
300
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1143
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1143, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps at top and left, from the cleaned plate, cancelled by black "PAID" handstamp, matching "Brooklyn Ct. May 5" circular datestamp on buff cover to Tolland Conn., with original 1851-dated enclosure, cover with small toned spot at top, the stamp is Extremely Fine, only two 1847 Issue covers are known used from Brooklyn Conn., which is near the Rhode Island border (both are 5c, the other is pen-cancelled), ex Eubanks, with 1983 Brettl certificate

E. 300-400
700
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1144
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1144, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Bright color from the cleaned plate, large and even margins, tied by two strikes of blue "5" in oval handstamp on home made envelope to Littletown Pa., "Balto Aug. 27" manuscript postmark, fresh and Extremely Fine, the only recorded manuscript postmark from Baltimore with the 1847 Issue, USPCS census no. 2339, ex Norcross, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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1145
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1145, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Early impression, huge margins to ample including right sheet margin, from the cleaned plate, cancelled by blue grid, matching "Mineral Point Wis. T. Aug. 1" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Potosi Wis., stamp with small indentation mostly in margin at upper right, Very Fine use of this territorial marking during the statehood period, USPCS census no. 14409, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
300
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1146
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1146, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins at sides, clear to in at top and bottom, tied by neat manuscript cancel, red "Mineral Point W.T. Jan. 18" circular datestamp with month in manuscript on 1848 folded letter to Galena Ill., light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Fine, a rare Wisconsin Territorial use of the 1847 Issue, statehood was granted on May 29, 1848, USPCS census no. 14404, ex Wagshal, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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1147
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1147, 1847 Issue Covers5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large margins to just clear at top, intermediate impression, tiny tear at bottom, cancelled by manuscript "L A M" initials, red "Woodstock N.Y. Apr. 26" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Dartmouth College at Hanover N.H., Fine, the postal clerk in Woodstock was Lester A. Miller so those may be his initials, though the name of the sender shares the same initials per docketing at top, ex Slawson, with clear 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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1148
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1148, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to barely in at top right, worn impression, lightened red cancel from first use, tied by unusual manuscript cancel of parallel lines, matching "Somerville N.Y. May 1st 1851" manuscript postmark on buff cover to Houseville N.Y., Very Fine, likely an accepted reuse of the stamp, this is the only recorded example of the 1847 Issue used from Somerville, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
600
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1149
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1149, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, from the cleaned plate, small scissors-cut entirely in margin at bottom left, tied by large manuscript "X", blue "Fincastle Va. Jun. 14" circular datestamp with matching fancy large "5" handstamp on buff envelope to Lexington Va., stamp affected by horizontal file fold, also with small diagonal crease at bottom center, still Very Fine, the only recorded use of the 1847 Issue from Fincastle, especially desirable with the pre-stamp "5" handstamp marking, ex Craveri, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,300
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1150
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1150, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large and even margins, intermediate impression, cancelled by manuscript "X", red "Sing Sing 5cts. Feb. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp on small envelope to New York City, Very Fine, the only recorded 5c 1847 Issue cover from Sing Sing (one 10c is also known), ex Stollnitz, with 1981 and 2003 P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
400
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1151
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1151, 1847 Issue Covers5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Detailed early impression, large margins, rich color, cancelled by manuscript criss-crossed lines, matching "W. Lebanon N.H. Oct. 21" (1848) manuscript postmark on blue folded letter to St. Johnsbury Vt., Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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1152
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1152, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Three large margins, intermediate impression, just in at left, tied by penstrokes, matching "Peninsula O. August 18th" (1848) manuscript postmark on folded letter to Lansing Mich., Fine and rare, this is the only recorded use from Peninsula

E. 200-300
1,300
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1153
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1153, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color and early impression, large even margins, cancelled by blue manuscript "X" and tied by red "Hudson River Mail N.Y. May 1" route agent's circular datestamp, matching "5" handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Albany May 1st 1848" to New York, light vertical file fold affects stamp, Extremely Fine appearance, USPCS census no. 14229, with clear 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
800
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1154
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1154, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to clear, rich color from early/intermediate impression, tied by blue crayon crossing bars, blue "N. York & Phila. R.R. Jan. 26" (1848) route agent's circular datestamp on folded letter to New York City, some erosion along vertical file fold at right, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

E. 300-400
275
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1155
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1155, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to just touched including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, intense shade and early impression, cancelled by manuscript "X", matching "Troy & Rutland R.R. Aug. 20" route agent's manuscript postmark on buff envelope to Troy N.Y., Fine and unusual manuscript railroad postmark, according to the USPCS site, this railroad was made up of the Troy & Boston and Western Vermont Railroads, during the 1847 period the Troy & Boston route was under construction so this points to a very late use, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
450
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1156
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1156, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Detailed early impression, large margins, cancelled by blue pen hashtag, red "New York 2cts Nov. 17" integral-rate circular datestamp with "BALTIMORE R.R." straightline on blue folded letter datelined "Baltimore 16th Nov. 1847" to New York City, Very Fine and very unusual, probably given to a route agent aboard the cars of the Baltimore Railroad (Baltimore to Philadelphia), loose letters given the route agent were put in a through bag at the end of the route in Philadelphia, the New York City 2c marking indicates the route agent expedited delivery by handing it to the drop letter clerk, P.F. certificate 23663 no longer accompanies and declines opinion as to use of the stamp

E. 500-750
0
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1157
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1157, 1847 Issue Covers5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large even margins, deep shade from worn impression, tied by double-struck black grid cancel, "N. Brunswick N.J. Apr. 19" small circular datestamp and large "5" rate handstamp on envelope to 36 South St., New York City, manuscript "X" thru rate handstamp, diminutive "2 Cents" in manuscript just above date, also faint "2c" to the right of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE COVER WITH THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE PAYING THE INTER-CITY POSTAGE AND THE "2 CENTS" MANUSCRIPT MARKING INDICATING A POSTAL FEE PAID OR DUE.

The 2c rate on this cover is enigmatic. The New York City postmaster reestablished carrier service in December 1848 with a 1c fee for delivery from the post office to the addressee. The "2 Cents" on this cover was applied either at the originating office (New Brunswick N.J.) or at the New York office, possibly to indicate an advertised fee.

USPCS census no. 5106. Ward backstamp. Ex "Sevenoaks" and Craveri. With 2003 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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1158
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1158, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Detailed early impression, large margins to clear, cancelled by red grid (not tied), red "Jamaica Plain Ms. May 26" circular datestamp on folded letter to Portsmouth N.H., unusual postmaster's postage due notation "Not Paid R Seaver PM, 5cts. Unpaid" in legible manuscript, stamp with natural fiber inclusion at bottom left causing natural "pinhole", Very Fine, the stamp is tied by the notation but not by the grid, which leads us to believe the sender attempted to use a cancelled stamp to pay postage, which was detected and rejected by the Jamaica Plain postmaster, this is the only recorded use (or attempted use) of the 1847 Issue from Jamaica Plain, USPCS census no. 4167, with 1984 and 2007 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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1159
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1159, 1847 Issue Covers5c Blackish Brown (1a), 5c Blackish Brown (1a)5c Blackish Brown (1a). Large and even margins, dark color and worn-plate impression, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5 Sep. 4" (1849) integral-rate circular datestamps, third clear strike at right with rate crossed out and "10" written in, manuscript "due 5c" and also "over chg 5" in a different hand on blue folded letter to Webster Mass., Very Fine and unusual, it appears the postmaster in Philadelphia initially accepted the distance as under 300 miles but then determined it was over so charged it an additional 5c, the postmaster in Webster must have disagreed and wrote the over charge note so the 5c was adequate payment, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
375
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1160
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1160, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, intermediate impression, cancelled by manuscript and tied by red "5" in circle handstamp, matching "New-York Nov. 10" circular datestamp on buff envelope to Lockport N.Y., manuscript "Due 10", cover with corner faults noted on certificate, Fine, the distance between New York City and Lockport is approximately 375 miles so proper postage would be 10c, the manuscript on the stamp indicates this is an attempted reuse that was not accepted, with 1960 and 2008 P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
425
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1161
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1161, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Huge margins to ample including left sheet margin, from the cleaned plate, tiny nick at bottom ending in tear, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Chilllicothe O. Sep. 2" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Tradersville O., manuscript "5" near stamp, stamp with light creases, still Very Fine, scarce sheet margin use, USPCS census no. 9664, with 1972 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,000
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1162
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1162, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to barely in at bottom left, late impression from worn plate, cancelled by penstroke squiggle, tied by manuscript "Way" on folded letter datelined "Petersburg Va. 22 Nov. 1851" to Philadelphia, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine demonetized use, with 1986 and 2006 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
850
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1163
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1163, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, just in at top, intermediate impression, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Albany N.Y. Jan. 19" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Amsterdam N.Y., contents requests receipt for taxes and commissions from rental property to settle an estate, turned use with recipient enclosing receipt with the letter, red "New Amsterdam N.Y. Jan. 20" circular datestamp and manuscript "5" due marking, opened and refolded for display, Very Fine and unusual turned use, USPCS census no. 5184

E. 750-1,000
0
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1164
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1164, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A), 5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A). Position 80R, bright color approaching Orange Brown, detailed early impression, large margins to just in at top right, cancelled by blurry red "5", blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 29" circular datestamp on pale green folded letter to Philadelphia, with blue "R" registered handstamp applied in Philadelphia, manuscript "36" registry number, horizontal file fold affects stamp, Fine appearance, ex Stollnitz, 1996 P.F. certificate (300515) no longer accompanies

E. 500-750
350
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1165
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1165, 1847 Issue Covers5c Dark Brown (1), 5c Dark Brown (1)5c Dark Brown (1). Pre-printing paperfold, large margins to clear, deep dark color, worn-plate impression, tied by red grid cancel, used with Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1), matching "Boston 5cts. 14 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp ties 1c stamp, on blue folded cover to New York, Very Fine, unusual shade and pre-printing paperfold, USPCS census no. 3254, with 1985 P.F. certificate describing shade as Red Brown, with Calvert M Hahn opinion stating the shade of the 5c to be Dark Brown

E. 750-1,000
950
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1166
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1166, 1847 Issue Covers5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Huge margins to just in at top including part of adjoining stamps at bottom and left, from the cleaned plate, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. May 23" circular datestamps, third strike below, on buff envelope to Kennett Square Penn., bold strike of "Blood's Despatch, Pre-Paid, One-Cent" handstamp at upper left, stamp with tiny margin tear at bottom and some cover toning, Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1167
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1167, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, worn impression, tied by strikes of blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 5" and also June 6 circular datestamp overstruck on blue folded letter to the U.S. Naval School at Annapolis Md., used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), ample margins, acid cancel, red "WAY 5" handstamp at top and also tying stamp, some splitting along folds, stamp with extraneous ink spot at bottom right, cover with small tear at top and some small stains, still Fine and unusual use, Blood's delivered this to the river as a Way letter and it entered the mails in Baltimore, regulations required the date reflect when the letter left the office so it must have been received on the 5th but not sent until the 6th, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
600
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1168
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1168, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, worn impression, tied by two strikes of red "PHILADA RAIL ROAD" straightline, third strike at left, used with D. O. Blood and Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L17), on folded letter datelined "Philadelphia Sept. 24th 1849" to Littleton N.H., red "New-York Sep. 25" circular datestamp applied in transit, light horizontal file fold barely affects stamps, Very Fine, scarce, USPCS census no. 6571, ex Gibson

E. 400-500
1,200
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1169
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1169, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins, early impression, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Jul. 18" (1848) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Morristown N.J., clear strike of red "PAID BOUTON" two-line handstamp, stamp with faint corner crease at top right and slight oxidation, Very Fine and attractive use, P.F. certificate 485563 no longer accompanies

E. 300-400
350
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1170
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1170, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two, large margins to barely touched, intermediate impression, tied by red square grid cancels, matching "New-York Nov. 6" circular datestamp on envelope to Chicago, used with Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York, N.Y., (1¢) Black on Green (106L1), cut to shape and tied by pencil, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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1171
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1171, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, detailed early impression, large margins to clear, tied by red grid csncel, matching "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. Mar. 13" (1848) route agent's circular datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, USPCS census no. 12828

E. 400-500
550
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1172
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1172, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, three large to enormous margins, with part of adjacent stamps at top, just in at bottom, cleaned-plate impression, tied by blue grid cancels, matching fancy "STEAM-BOAT" in Ornate Frame with Fleurons and "Buffalo N.Y. Oct. 20 10" integral rate circular datestamp, on brown cover to Poughkeepsie N.Y., backflap tears just barely affecting top edge on front, slightly reduced at right, stamp with small corner fault, otherwise Very Fine, USPCS census no. 5540, ex Meroni, Ring, Sampson and Dr. Kapiloff

E. 750-1,000
650
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1173
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1173, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom left, cancelled by unusual blue grid of diamonds, matching "Middletown Con. Aug. 31" circular datestamp and "X" in circle on envelope to Carthage N.Y., extensively cleaned and repaired (affecting stamp color), otherwise Fine, USPCS census no. 488, P.F. certificate 190290 no longer accompanies

E. 400-500
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1174
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1174, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, full margins to clear, intermediate impression, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Saint Louis Mo. 10 Jun. 24" circular datestamp on envelope to South Boston Mass., Very Fine, ex Brooks and Brown

E. 300-400
700
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1175
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1175, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Six covers from St. Louis, two are early impressions, most interesting is a Turner correspondence cover with two stamps applied overlapping, both with margins in at bottom, others bearing single stamps, all tied by red St. Louis Mo. circular datestamp cancels, couple minor condition issues including one stamp possibly oxidized (or may be a Blackish Brown) and another slightly faded (worn-plate impression), overall Fine group

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1176
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1176, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two horizontal pairs, each with large to huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps, beautiful rich color from the cleaned plate, tied by red square grids, matching "New-York Oct. 4" circular datestamp on brown cover to Lockport N.Y., 1850 receipt docketing, cover has slight wrinkles around edges

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT DOUBLE 10-CENT RATE COVER WITH TWO PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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1177
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1177, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, pale shade and worn-plate impression, cancelled by manuscript "X", matching "NL, W & Palmer RR 5 cts” route agent's manuscript postmark of the New London, Willamantic & Palmer Railroad on blue folded cover to Montreal, Lower Canada, red "Stanstead L.C. Mar. 3, 1851" transit circular datestamp, St. Johns and receiving backstamps, manuscript "9" pence due marking

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE CARRIED ON THE NEW LONDON, WILLAMANTIC AND PALMER RAILROAD TO MONTREAL AND ROUTED THRU STANSTEAD.

During the winter months, when Lake Champlain was frozen, mail was instead routed via the Stanstead exchange office, which triggered the higher 9p rate for Canadian postage. This is the only such use to Montreal in the USPCS census that we were able to locate.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1178
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1178, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Positions 1-2R1, horizontal pair, large margins to clear, cleaned-plate impression, cancelled by blue grids, matching "Buffalo N.Y. 10 May 20" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover with "Phelps House" blue embossed oval on backflap to Cayuga, Canada West, light strike of "Queenston U.C. May 20, 1851" transit datestamp, light strike of red "U. States" in ribbon handstamp, Hamilton backstamp, some slight overall wear, right 5c small scissors-cut in margin only, Very Fine, attractive treaty-rate use and rare hotel cover to Canada, prior to the treaty this would have required only a single 5c stamp to pay the rate to the border, USPCS census no. 5517, ex Mirsky

E. 500-750
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1179
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1179, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, worn-plate impression, tied by well-struck red grid cancel, matching "Oswego N. York Apr. 8" (1850) circular datestamp on gray folded letter to Toronto, Canada West, Queenston transit and receiving backstamp, manuscript "4-1/2" pence due from recipient for Canadian postage, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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1180
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1180, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two singles, detailed early impression, large margins to just in at bottom of right stamp, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Boston 10cts. 3 Dec."(1847) integral-rate circular datestamp and "Paid" handstamp on blue folded cover to St. John, New Brunswick, manuscript "7" Canadian pence due marking for postage from the border to destination, St. Andrew and receiving backstamps, unusual and attractive manuscript markings at left, vertical file fold does not affect stamps

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE TO NEW BRUNSWICK.

The USPCS census lists ten 5c covers and six 10c covers to New Brunswick; the cover offered here is the earliest known use. The earliest reported use to Canada is September 25.

Ex Mirsky.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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1181
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1181, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, margins to in, worn impression, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Potomac Steamboat Sep. 29" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Havana, Cuba, docketing on back reads "Messrs. Thierman & Pringle will oblige us by forwarding this letter pr. 'Isabel' Steamer - under cover addressed to Alex Baskin Esq. Havana. New York 28 Sept. 1850", additional docketing reads "received too late for the boat trip of the 'Isabel'", receipt docketing indicates arrival of Oct. 23, vertical file fold affects right stamp and cover with some wear, Fine appearance, scarce usage, carried outside of the mails to Cuba, one of only four 1847 Issue covers to Cuba

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1182
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1182, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Deep shade, cleaned-plate impression, three margins, roughly separated into design at right, tied by perfect strike of black "New-York Oct. 2" (1851) circular datestamp on brown envelope to Chillicothe O., backflap with beautiful Howard Hotel blue cameo design with embossed view of hotel building, Clark & Bailey imprint, pressed fold in cover clear of stamp, small piece out of flap

VERY FINE COVER. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF THE DEMONETIZED 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A HOTEL CAMEO ADVERTISING COVER -- THE STAMP WAS ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT FOR THE 3-CENT RATE. THE "NEW-YORK" CIRCULAR DATESTAMP WAS NEVER STRUCK IN BLACK DURING THE PERIOD WHEN THE 1847 ISSUE WAS VALID.

The Alexander census (Chronicle 174) lists another cover with the same hotel design and same addressee, dated Sept. 25, 1851 (offered in our William H. Gross Sale 1041, lot 322). It is interesting that the sender knew enough about the new postage rates to use a 5c stamp rather than 10c stamp for the old over-300 miles rate, and successfully used the demonetized 5c stamp to evade paying 3c postage.

Signed Ashbrook. Dr. Chase notes on back. With 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1183
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1183, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to ample at upper right, tied by red grid cancel with matching "Hopkinsville Ky. Oct. 12" (1849) circular datestamp on folded cover to New Orleans, docketing on back indicating cover came from the Bank of Kentucky, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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1184
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1184, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full, tied by two light strikes of red "St. Louis Mo. 10 Jul. 10" integral-rate circular datestamp with clear third strike to right of 1850 docketed folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
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1185
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1185, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins, tied by multiple strikes (we count at least five) of blue grid, matching "Geneva N.Y. May 2" (1848) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Boston, Very Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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1186
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1186, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full, tied by two strikes of red "Rochester N.Y. 10 Aug. 10" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp, third clear strike at right, on blue folded letter to New York City, stamp affixed by wax seal, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
650
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1187
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1187, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around, tied by two strikes of blue grid cancels, matching "Silver Creek N.Y. March 7" (1849) circular datestamp with date in manuscript on blue folded letter to Albany N.Y., matching "PAID" handstamp, Very Fine, the only recorded use of the 1847 Issue from Silver Creek, it is unusual to see towns that did not receive a supply of stamps using a canceling device, Silver Creek is not far from Buffalo, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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1188
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1188, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample margins to clear, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Charleston S.C. 10 Mar. 2" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover which has been opened and written on, to Salem Mass., "Charleston Hotel" handstamp on top flap, opened for display, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
650
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1189
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1189, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins to clear, intense shade and impression, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 10 Jan. 21" integral-rate circular datestamp, second strike at left, on blue 1850 folded letter to Washington Penn., Very Fine double-rate use

E. 500-750
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1190
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1190, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, evidence of a previous pen cancel which stops at the stamp's edges, indicating possible illegal reuse, tied by two strikes of blue grid cancel with matching "Wilmington N.C. Jun. 13" circular datestamp and "10" rate handstamp on folded cover to New York City, internal cover tears affect year docketing (either 1848 or 1849), minor corner nick and small stained spot at bottom, neither affect the stamp which is Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
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1191
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1191, 1847 Issue Covers5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). Two envelopes with 5c and 10c 1847s used from Apalachicola Fla., first with horizontal pair of 5c, large margins to clear, scissors-cut between stamps at top, cancelled by red grids, matching "Apalachicola Fl. Feb. 26" circular datestamp on buff envelope to New York City, second with 10c, large margins all around, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Apalachicola Fl. Ma? 22" circular datestamp on buff envelope to New York City, each with some soiling, Very Fine and highly exhibitable

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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1192
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1192, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Clear to large margins, toning and creased from file fold, tied by blue "Milwaukee Wis. Jan. 15" (1848) circular datestamp on year-dated 1848 folded letter to New York City, cover toning, still Fine appearing and rare use from Wisconsin Territory, which would become a state on May 29, 1848, only four such uses are recorded, ex Mirsky, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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1193
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1193, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, fine impression, tied by neat manuscript "starburst" cancel, clearly struck "Fort Gaines Ga. Apr. 8" circular datestamp on white envelope to North Fairhaven Mass., from the Swift correspondence, Extremely Fine, the only 1847 cover from Fort Gaines, ex "Sevenoaks", with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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1194
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1194, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, tied by black grid, "Olive Grove Ga. Mar. 9" manuscript postmark on buff cover to North Fairhaven Mass., 1851 docketing at left, cover with some soiling at center from wax seal, Very Fine use from the Swift correspondence, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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1195
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1195, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full, deep shade, cancelled by manuscript, matching "Lunenburg Ma. Oct. 1" (1849) manuscript postmark on blue folded letter to Philadelphia, stamp with tiny flaws from placement near edge of cover, Very Fine appearance, one of two recorded uses of the 1847 Issue from Lunenburg (both with 10c stamps), with clear 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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1196
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1196, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full, intense shade, tied by blue grid, matching "Philada. Pa. 10 Jan. 28" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover with green "Bullitt & Fairthorne, Attorneys at Law & Collecting Agents Philada." shield style advertisement on top flap, minor wear, Very Fine and unusual, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
650
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1197
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1197, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to barely in at bottom, with left sheet margin, tied by one of two strikes of red "St. Louis Mo. 10 Feb. 6" integral-rate datestamp on folded cover to Stockbridge Mass., stamp with faint crease in margin at top., cover with some minor small age bleaching spots, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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1198
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1198, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to touched at lower right, tied by vivid red "St. Louis Mo. 10 Jun. 20" integral-rate circular datestamp with second strike to left on blue folded cover to New York City, receipt docketing on flap, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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1199
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1199, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins to full including bottom sheet margin, crisp impression, tied by manuscript cross-hatching, blue "Balt & Ohio Rail Rd. Aug. 13" route agent's circular datestamp on buff envelope to Chicago and forwarded to Naperville Ill,. apparently not charged additional postage for forwarding, some edgewear, the stamp is Extremely Fine, with 1958 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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1200
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1200, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to just touched at bottom left, cancelled by manuscript "H", red "Boston & Maine R.R. Nov. 2" route agent's circular datestamp on folded letter to Washington D.C., contents touch on the impending election, the sender believes Lewis Cass will defeat Zachary Taylor, stamp with small tear at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Craveri, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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1201
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1201, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A). Position 1R1, three large to clear margins, just in at left, cancelled by blue grid, matching "Philada. Pa. 10 Feb. 2" (1850) circular datestamp on light green folded letter with red boxed "M. Pope Mitchell, United States Hotel, Philadelphia" handstamp on top flap to Columbus O., receipt docketing at lower left, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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1202
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1202, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Three large margins, ample to just in at bottom, tied by red grids and blue "Baltimore Md. May 7" (1850) circular datestamp on folded letter to Cincinnati O., used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), large margins to in, acid tied, also with manuscript "Way" below local, slight overall soiling, Fine and unusual use, carried by Blood's in Philadelphia where it was sent via river to Baltimore where it then entered the mails, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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1203
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1203, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). With left sheet margin, others sides to just in, manuscript "X" cancel and tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. 10 Feb. 8" (1849) integral-rate circular datestamp, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L17), acid tied on Feb. 7, 1849 datelined folded letter to Albion Ill., Blood's label used to seal the letter is torn, 10c stamp with small scuff at top and Blood's stamp with light crease, otherwise Fine, Scott Value $5,000.00

E. 750-1,000
800
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1204
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1204, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to just in at top, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Nov. 21" (1848) circular datestamp on folded cover to St. Catharine's, Canada West, Queenston transit, manuscript "4-1/2" pence due, receiving backstamp, Fine

E. 500-750
700
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1205
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1205, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 23L, large margins to just in, bright shade, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Apr. ?" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter datelined "Philad. 4th April 1851" and addressed to Montreal, Canada, also with sender's manuscript "Paid to the lines" notation at top, minor splitting along vertical file fold which is well away from stamp

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL USE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A COVER SENT PRIOR TO THE START OF THE APRIL 1851 TREATY BUT ACCEPTED AS A TREATY RATE USE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST REPORTED TREATY RATE COVER.

Effective April 6, 1851 a new rate was established between the United States and Canada. Mail was no longer prepaid just to the border; a rate of 10c (or 6 pence Canadian) was established to or from any place in Canada (except for the West Coast). The sender of this letter was apparently unaware of the impending rate change and marked it "paid to the lines". However, by the time his letter arrived in Canada the new treaty was in effect, so it was considered fully prepaid to destination.

Ex Hart and Mirsky. Illustrated and described in an article in Chronicle 183

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1206
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1206, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Positions 90/100R, vertical pair, huge margins to just touched including wide right sheet margin, tied by red grid cancels, matching "New Haven Ct. Aug. 23" (1849) circular datestamp on folded letter to New York, bottom stamp with tiny scrape and staple hole, cover with some soiling, otherwise Fine, a rare sheet-margin pair of the 10c 1847 Issue on cover, illustrated in Brookman on p. 61, ex Dick, Consul Klep and Hillmer, Scott value $3,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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1207
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1207, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Two horizontal pairs arranged as a block of four, Positions 85-88L, large margins to full, tied by blue grids, matching "Louisville Ky. 5 Jun. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp on part of blue cover, manuscript "40" rate, bottom pair lifted and reaffixed in a slightly different position to create the image of a block, still Very Fine and very scarce use of two pairs of the 10c 1847 Issue, likely for the transcontinental rate, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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1208
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1208, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 5c (2a), 10c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 5c (2a)10c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 5c (2a). Huge margins to clear including 5.5mm right sheet margin, tied across the cut by blue grid, matching "Concord N.H. Aug. 31" circular datestamp on cover to Miss Mary Stilphin in Manchester N.H.

EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL SHEET MARGIN BISECT OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE, FROM THE STILPHIN CORRESPONDENCE. ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC BISECTS, BY VIRTUE OF THE SHEET MARGIN AND OVERALL FRESHNESS, THAT WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

The fascinating history of the discovery of the Stilphin correspondence is detailed in an article by Susan M. McDonald (Chronicle 115). An elderly lady in Syracuse N.Y., the last of her family, decided to destroy her family's correspondence, which was in several trunks in her attic. When all but one trunkful was destroyed, she stopped to rest and noticed an advertisement to buy old stamps in a magazine. She eventually sold the contents of the trunk to a collector, Wallace MacLaren, who had placed the ad. The correspondence included several stampless and 1851 Issue covers, and also seven 5c 1847 covers and five 10c bisects. She almost destroyed the bisects, fearing the torn stamps were valueless. She later discovered another four bisects, and three others have subsequently been found, for a total of twelve from the Stilphin correspondence. Most were sent to Mary Stilphin by her future husband, Rev. John B. Foote.

Ex Dr. Test ("Concord"). With 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott value $12,500.00

E. 5,000-7,500
12,000
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