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Sale 1223 — U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 4-5 June, 2020

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Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8152
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8152, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Horizontal pair, scissors trimmed at bottom and light horizontal crease, tied by blurry strikes of "New Orleans La. Nov. 11" circular datestamps on 1860 circular to Lyon, France, where turned and used again to Bourgoin, with France, 1854, 20c Blue (15), four margins, tied by dotted diamond cancel, folded to show both frankings, Fine, unusual and rare use, ex Kapiloff and Bailar, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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8153
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8153, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Rich color, tied by "Cardiff AU 10 59" duplex datestamp and "162" barred oval cancel on yellow cover from England to Lincolnville Me., "19 Cents" British debit handstamp, "Br. Pkt. Boston 24 Aug. 27" circular datestamp with 24c integral due rate, manuscript "Due 24 cents", slightly reduced at left, cover with natural paper wrinkle and some minor edgewear, Fine, extremely rare use of the 1c stamp in England, which was cancelled but not accepted as part payment, ex "Patrick Henry", Kapiloff and Bailar, with copy of 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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8154
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8154, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Horizontal pair, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jul. 28, 1860" circular datestamp on folded printed circular to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, red "BRITISH/FOREIGN" handstamp at lower left showing the rate breakdown, various manuscript rates, London and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and very unusual use

E. 400-500
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8155
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8155, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Tied by "DUE 3" handstamp with matching "SHIP" handstamp on cover to Custom House, Key West Fla., sender's endorsement "Steamer Isabel", fresh and Extremely Fine, a rare ship-letter usage into Key West aboard the Isabel, which later served as the Confederate blockade-runner Ella Warley

E. 300-400
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8156
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8156, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by well-struck blue "Stony Creek Conn. ? 16" fancy town marking with negative letters in ribbons with day in manuscript on cover to New Haven Conn., stamp with few short perfs at upper left, Very Fine strike of this fancy town marking

E. 200-300
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8157
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8157, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by perfectly struck "Stoneham Mass. May 19 1859" circular datestamp with "Stoneham" in fancy scroll with ornamentation below, on cover to Townsend Centre Mass., Extremely Fine strike of this scarce cancel, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
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8158
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8158, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by well-struck Elaborate Star fancy cancel (S-E ST-E 34), "Madison Ct. Nov. 20" (1860) circular datestamp on cover to New York, with original enclosure, Very Fine strike of this attractive fancy cancel

E. 200-300
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8159
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8159, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Horizontal strip of three, applied upside down and tied by strikes of Lyre fancy cancel with "Canton Miss. Oct. 30" circular datestamp on gray cover to Carroll Hoy in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, slightly reduced at left, stamps with few flaws, still Fine and scarce triple-rate cover with this distinctive fancy cancel

E. 300-400
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8160
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8160, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by two strikes of "US" woodcut handstamp, "Haverhill O. April ?" manuscript townmark on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt Entire (U10) to Hudson Summit O., cover with mended faults and backflap reattached, still Fine strikes of this exceedingly rare cancel, this cover apparently was the first to provide the origin of this cancel, Simpson-Alexander shows a tracing but lists it as unidentified, referenced in Chronicle 120, pp. 252-253, ex Wagshal, with 1984 and 2010 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
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8161
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8161, 1857-60 Issue5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Two, each well-centered with full perfs all around, tied together by bold "Ravenna O. May 31, 1859" circular datestamp on buff cover to St. Catharines, Canada West, manuscript "Via Buffalo N.Y" at lower left, flap tear, Very Fine, handsome and rare, uses of the Brick Red on mail bound to locations other than France are extremely scarce, ex Gibson and Newbury, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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8162
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8162, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Rich color in a deep shade, well-centered with full perfs all around, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 30, 1858" circular datestamp on blue folded tissue cover to Barcelona, Spain, red New York exchange circular datestamp also ties stamp, London and Barcelona backstamps, "4" (reales) due handstamp, Very Fine, a rare single use of the 5c Indian Red on cover to Spain, ex Grunin, signed Ashbrook who notes "Singles of This Stamp on Cover are Very Rare", with 1988 P.F. certificate, Scott value on cover $5,000.00

E. 750-1,000
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8163
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8163, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Stamp defective, cancelled by penstrokes on cover originating in Canada and sent to Vt., Montreal rimless handstamp with "17 Oct. 1857" date in manuscript, "6" due marking, top flap reattached and expertly repaired along edges, still appears Fine, scarce use, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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8164
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8164, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Uncancelled but "tied" by some toning around perfs on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to France, red "New York Paid 6 Feb. 13" credit datestamp, 1858 French transit, manuscript "Due 2c", cover with central toned spot, appears Very Fine, unusual use as most short-paid covers were treated as completely unpaid

E. 200-300
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8165
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8165, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33). Each with matching "PAID" handstamp, Type III with selvage at right and tied, neat "St. Louis Cal. Aug. 15" (1858) circular datestamp on 10c Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U16) to France, red "New York 24 Sep. 15" credit datestamp, faint but readable San Francisco circular datestamp in red with integral 30c rate, Very Fine, rare and very attractive postal stationery and adhesive combination to France, ex Hugh Baker

E. 500-750
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8166
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8166, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Tied by large "PAID" grid, small red "Boston Sept. 18" circular datestamp on blue 1860 cover to San Francisco, endorsed "Per Mail Steamer & Isthmus Rail Road" at lower left, some slight toning, Very Fine, east to west directives are unusual, by Dec. 17, 1859 the "Via Panama" route was replaced by the Butterfield route as the default sending unless other instructions were given as in the case here

E. 200-300
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8167
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8167, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Rich color, tied by bold strike of red "New-York Oct. 25" (1860) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Havana, Cuba, bold "NA1" due marking, some slight erosion in address, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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8168
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8168, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, choice centering, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), tied by "New Orleans La. Aug. 23, 1859" circular datestamp on blue folded printed circular to Shopfheim, Switzerland, red New York 18c credit datestamp, boxed "P.D." handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, very unusual circular prepaid at the full 21c rate via French Mail instead of the circular rate

E. 300-400
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8169
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8169, 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal strip of three with selvage at right, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), Position 13L5, cancelled by red grids, "Hartford Ct. Jul. 12, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to St. Petersburg, Russia, red boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, appropriate credits, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, Very Fine and atrractive

E. 750-1,000
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8170
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8170, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Beautiful color and centering, tied by neat large "PAID" grid on folded cover to Smyrna, Asia Minor (Turkey), red "Boston Br. Pkt. 19 Apr. 23" (1861) exchange circular datestamp, bold London transit datestamp, manuscript forwarding instructions at left: "Care of Jas. D. Brown Esq. Levant Warehouse St. Delans Place London", bottom flap missing, still Very Fine use to a rare destination, ex Gallagher

E. 500-750
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8171
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8171, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Unusually wide left margin, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), s.e. at left, tied by ultramarine grid cancels, matching "Winchendon Mass. Sep. 28" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag with Cap Patriotic cover to Florence, Italy, sender's instructions "French Mail", red "Boston Paid 24 Oct. 2" exchange datestamp, boxed "P.D." handstamp, French transit ties 3c stamp, transit and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
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8172
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8172, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Used with 5c Brown (30A), each with magenta pen stroke, used on 1861 cover to Angier, Java, endorsed "Overland Mail" and "Via London and Paris", manuscript "34" credit, red "New York Br. Pkt. Apr. 19" circular datestamp on back, red London Paid transit, red Singapore backstamp, stamps lifted and replaced and also have some flaws, some edge wear, Fine appearing cover to an extremely rare destination, this cover would have required an additional 10c to pay the 39c British rate via Marseilles, which probably paid in cash as there is no evidence of a missing stamp, ex Ishikawa, Gallagher and Myers, with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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