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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 — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8219
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8219, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Tied by Top Hat fancy cancel and "Bridgeport Ct. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on small cover addressed locally, some soiling from gum not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine strike of this rare and unusual fancy cancel, we have offered only one other since keeping computerized records, in our 2011 Gordon Eubanks sale, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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8220
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8220, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). A few slightly blunted perfs from affixing at edge of cover, used with pair 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Jun. 2" (1870) circular datestamps and pair by target on buff cover to Creusburg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Jun. 4" transit datestamp, framed Bremen transit ties 3c pair, clear Creuzburg arrival backstamps, left 3c stamp with horizontal tear and missing another stamp at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Klein and "Lafayette", with 2016 P.F. certificate which states "Genuine Usage" and does not mention the missing stamp (certificate does mention the tear)

E. 300-400
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8221
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8221, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by Circle of Hearts fancy cancel, "Davenport Ioa Aug. 9" circular datestamp on illustrated advertising cover for Newcomb House Hotel to New York City, s.e. at right, Very Fine and attractive cover with fancy cancels and an advertising design

E. 200-300
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8222
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8222, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Horizontal pair, s.e. at right, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), faults, tied by unusual geometric, "Brooklyn Ct. Jul. 18" circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Putnam Conn., cover folded at left for easier display, barely reduced at right, Fine appearance paying five-times the 3c rate

E. 200-300
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8223
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8223, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, tied by negative "P" fancy cancel and "Pittsburgh Pa. Dec. 18" circular datestamp on buff cover to Germany, red New York credit datestamp, receiving backstamps, some slight soiling, Very Fine

E. 50-75
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8224
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8224, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Centered to bottom left, tied by blue rosette cancel, matching :"Savannah Ga. Dec. 23" circular datestamp on cover to Bremen, Germany, some age spots, Fine

E. 50-75
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8225
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8225, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Cancelled by quartered cork with "Washington D.C. May 19" (1869) circular datestamp on folded letter to Newcastle, England, red "New York Paid All May 20" transit datestamp and red London transit datestamps, receiving backstamp, stamp with small corner perf tip crease and short perf at left, appears Very Fine, with clear 1997 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
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8226
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8226, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by cork cancel on cover to Keswick, England with green "Patent Arion Piano, Covell & Co." illustrated design, depicts Greek Arion playing the lyre and riding a dolphin with a ship in the distance (Arion was mythically kidnapped by pirates and rescued by dolphins), red "New York Paid All Jun. 23" circular datestamp, 1869 docketing, Keswick backstamp, cover with some edge tears and some toning around stamp, still an attractive and most unusual pictorial design with the 12c 1869 Issue, probably unique

E. 400-500
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8227
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8227, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, short perfs at top, used with 3c Ultramarine (114) and tied by quartered cork cancels, red "New York Paid 3 Sep. 28" credit datestamp on cover to Paris, France, red boxed "PD" handstamp, blue French transit datestamp, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
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8228
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8228, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 6c Carmine (148) and pair of 2c Brown (146), tied by "Richmond Me. Jul. 1" (1870) circular datestamps and cork on cover to Callao, Peru, red New York 12c credit datestamp, some edgewear, one 2c faulty, otherwise Very Fine and colorful

E. 100-150
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8229
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8229, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Deep rich colors, tied by blue "Paris Ky. Jul. 4" (1870) circular datestamp and duplex cork cancel on Phantom Rate cover to Paris, France, indistinct red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" backstamp and matching "6" credit handstamp on front, red London (Jul. 19) transit and "PD" oval, Calais transit and Paris receiving backstamp, reduced approx. -2/3 in. at left

FINE AND COLORFUL EXAMPLE OF THE PHANTOM RATE TO FRANCE SHOWING A VERY EARLY APPLICATION OF THE 6-CENT CREDIT TO ENGLAND.

Effective July 1, 1870, the new Anglo-French postal convention reduced the rate between Great Britain and France to 3p per 10 grams, which in turn reduced the Phantom Rate from 12c to 10c (with a corresponding reduction in credit to GB from 8c to 6c). The 15c stamp is a typical overpayment of the 10c Phantom Rate. The cover was carried on the Cunarder Aleppo on its first voyage, departing New York on July 7, 1870.

Ex Hubbard, Coulter, Eubanks and Gilbart. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
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8230
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8230, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by cork cancel, purple "Philadelphia 12 Paid Dec. 10" (1869) credit datestamp on small cover to Paris, France and forwarded to Alexandria, Egypt, addressed in care of Drexel, Harjes & Co. in Paris, blue "Forwarded by Drexel Harjes & Co., Paris" oval handstamp, blue Cherbourg transit also ties stamp, red boxed "PD" handstamp, red manuscript "Alexandria" at upper left, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and scarce use of the 15c on a cover forwarded to Egypt, the 1869 PRA census lists only two covers with denominations higher than 12c to Egypt, the other is also a 15c Type II, ex Coulter (Siegel Sale 911, lot 222) and from the same correspondence, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 1,000-1,500
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8230A
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8230A, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Gorgeous centering, tied by circle of Vs, "Oakland Cal. Jul. 14" (1869) circular datestamp on mourning cover to Villineuve, France, bold "New York Jul. 30 18" debit circular datestamp, blue Calais transit, "8" decimes due handstamp, Paris and receiving backstamps, fresh and Extremely Fine, the earliest recorded use of the 15c Type II from California on an immaculate mourning cover

E. 300-400
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8231
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8231, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Dark colors, tied by quartered cork cancel, indistinct red "New York Paid All Direct" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 1869 Basel and Zurich backstamps, faint horizontal file fold, Very Fine, ex Hillmer

E. 300-400
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8232
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8232, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Horizontal pair, perfectly centered, right stamp faulty at right from placement over edge of cover, tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 6 11 AM 1891" machine cancel on small cover to C. F. Rothfuchs (stamp dealer) in New York City, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine apart from minor stamp flaw, very rare, ex Juhring, Sheriff and Dr. Martin

E. 750-1,000
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