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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 — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8233
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8233, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by bold strike of blue "GIN" Barrel fancy cancel with matching "Chicago Ill. 31 Oct. 2PM" circular datestamp on buff cover to Wyalusing Wis., small nick at top left of cover, stamp has minor corner crease, Very Fine, an extremely rare cancel on cover -- the Chicago "Gin" Barrel is one of the best known and most distinctive of fancy cancellations used during the Bank Note era; while barrel designs are known from other post offices, including the Oil Barrel of Titusville Pa. and Barrel of Waterbury Conn., the Chicago design is the only known fancy cancel representing a distilled spirit -- ex Dr. Martin and "Andromeda"

E. 750-1,000
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8234
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8234, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Cancelled by clear strike of Bats, Baseball and Diamonds fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff O-3), "Waterbury Conn. Jul. 2 7AM" circular datestamp on cover to Plantsville Conn., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine strike of this rare baseball motif fancy cancel, ex Houser, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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8235
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8235, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Rich color, tiny tear at right, tied by blue "76" Centennial Liberty Bell fancy cancel, matching "Concord N.H. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on "The Blanchard Churn" advertising cover to Forestville N.Y., barely reduced at right, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, created in 1876 to celebrate the Independence Centennial

E. 400-500
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8236
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8236, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Cancelled by penstrokes, "Potter Brook Pa. Dec. 15" fancy cancel with doves, wreaths and hearts pierced by an arrow, to White's Corner Pa., Justice of the Peace return address, slightly reduced at left, Fine example of this rare postmark, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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8237
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8237, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by Stovepipe fancy cancel, "Leominster Ms. Jun. 5" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Sharon Vt., with Leominster Provisional Postage Due Label with manuscript "Due" and "3" handstamp, some overall soiling, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
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8238
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8238, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158), 2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158)2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158). 2c block of four, tied by segmented cork cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Registered Aug. 26" circular datestamp on registered yellow cover to Philadelphia, slightly reduced and small tear at left, still Very Fine, scarce block on cover for 8c registry fee, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda"

E. 200-300
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8239
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8239, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Bank Note Issues, Domestic Covers (149, 160), 7c Bank Note Issues, Domestic Covers (149, 160)7c Bank Note Issues, Domestic Covers (149, 160). Six covers, one is Scott No. 149, five are Scott No. 160, each used in a combination with other Bank Note stamps or on an entire, five show a three-stamp combination, mostly registered uses, a few small flaws to be expected but overall a Very Fine and colorful group

E. 300-400
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8240
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8240, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine, 15c Bright Orange (148, 152), 6c Carmine, 15c Bright Orange (148, 152)6c Carmine, 15c Bright Orange (148, 152). Bright colors, 6c faint crease, tied by bold circle of wedges cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Registered Dec. 23" circular datestamp on blue legal-size cover to Downieville Cal., Very Fine appearance, scarce double-rate registered cover, signed Ashbrook, ex "Andromeda"

E. 150-200
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8241
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8241, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Used with 7c Orange Vermilion (160), cancelled by quartered corks with "Eagle Pass Tex. Dec. 17" (1875) circular datestamp on buff registered court house cover to St. Louis Mo., district court serrated oval handstamps front and back, various docketing, slightly reduced at right and edge wear and soiling, still Fine and most unusual use from Eagle Pass Texas

E. 100-150
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8242
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8242, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Horizontal strip of three, tied by purple North Elba N.Y. circular datestamp on cover with Stevens House return address to Washington D.C., with original illustrated enclosure depicting a moose, right stamp one short perf at right, otherwise the strip is Extremely Fine

E. 50-75
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8243
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8243, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Perfect centering, tied by bold segmented cork cancel on front cover of a 32-page booklet, "The Postal Service Book", produced in 1885 by the Meriden Conn. postmaster, E. D. Hall, cover in blue and red on blue paper, content reads "The Handy Book of the Postal Service has made many friends throughout the country... The object of this book is to place before every one the rules and regulations of the post in daily use... The diffusion of knowledge of this kind insures greater promptness and certainty of mail delivery." -- content includes information on office hours, domestic and international postage rates, carriers, money orders, and a list of UPU participating countries, along with a healthy dose of ads -- small thumbtack hole at top left, Extremely Fine and rare, we have never seen another example of this truly spectacular booklet, ex Bailar

E. 750-1,000
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8244
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8244, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 3c Green, H. Grill (135, 136), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green, H. Grill (135, 136)2c Red Brown, 3c Green, H. Grill (135, 136). Two 2c, two strips of three 3c (one with s.e., both well-centered), tied by five strikes of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-8P11) on 1873 cover with printed address to Lima, Peru, red "New York 12 May 10" credit datestamp, Lima receiving backstamp (May 31), Extremely Fine, an outstanding Bank Note Grilled Issue franking for the 22c rate to Peru, ex Moody, Albert and "Andromeda"

E. 400-500
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8245
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8245, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion, 15c Orange (149, 152), 7c Vermilion, 15c Orange (149, 152)7c Vermilion, 15c Orange (149, 152). Tied by two strikes of quartered cork cancel, "Portchester N.Y. Jul. 13" circular datestamp on cover to Lima, Peru, from the Davis correspondence, red "New York 12 Jul. 15" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, cover with small edge tears at bottom, 7c with tiny edge tear, Very Fine appearance, a colorful and scarce franking for the 22c rate to Peru

E. 200-300
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8246
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8246, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Cancelled by bold quartered cork, "Brooklyn N.Y. Jun. 28" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, red New York 8c credit circular datestamp, with original contents, slight edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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8247
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8247, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Vertical strip of three, deep rich color, tied by three strikes of "New-York May 31" (1877) duplex datestamp and oval on cover with part-printed address to Para, Brazil, red "New York Jun. 2" backstamp, red crayon "80" centimes credit (16c), red London "Paid" datestamp, Pernambuco backstamp, Extremely Fine, overpaid for 21c rate (5c GPU-based credit to G.B.) in effect from January to June 30, 1877, ex "Andromeda"

E. 150-200
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8248
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8248, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green, H. Grill (136), 3c Green, H. Grill (136)3c Green, H. Grill (136). Vertical pair, clear grill points, tied by corks, "New York Jul. 25" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to London, England, addressed to J. V. Painter, discoverer of the 4c Blue Columbian Error, minor edgewear, Fine

E. 75-100
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8249
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8249, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Tied by segmented cork cancel, "Great Falls N.H. Mar. 4" (1872) circular datestamp on cover with printed address to navy personnel aboard the U.S.S. Plymouth in care of B. F. Stevens in London, England, red New York and London transit datestamps, red "United States Despatch Agent, B.F. Stevens, London, Mar. 18, 1872" oval datestamp, Very Fine, ex "Andromeda"

E. 75-100
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8250
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8250, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Horizontal pair, beautifully centered, tied by light quartered cork cancels, "Indianapolis Ind. Jun. 22" (1876) circular datestamp on fresh buff cover to London, England, with "If you don't catch him" running chicken design for exterminators, red New York and London "Paid" and transits, Extremely Fine, printed corner cards such as this inspired Waterbury postmaster John W. Hill to carve his famous Running Chicken fancy cancel, ex Hubbard and "Andromeda"

E. 100-150
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8251
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8251, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Horizontal pair, tied by purple segmented cork cancels, "Zanesville O. Jul. 20" (1878) circular datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England, red receiving datestamp, Very Fine

E. 40-50
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8252
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8252, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (145), 1c Ultramarine (145)1c Ultramarine (145). Four, tied or cancelled by segmented cork with duplex "New Orleans La. Nov. 4" (1870) circular datestamp on folded cover to Troyes, France, sender's route directive "Via Belgium", red "New-York Nov. 9" transit datestamp, red London backstamp (Nov. 21), "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp but without the "5" decimes due marking normally applied to British Open Mail covers, some stamp faults and possibly repairs, Fine appearance, an intriguing cover, ex "Andromeda"

E. 200-300
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8253
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8253, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Horizontal strip of four, perfs in, bright shade, tied by quartered cork cancels, "Castine Me. Jul. 14" (1874) .circular datestamp on unsealed buff cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid to England Jul. 15" transit datestamp, red London backstamp (Jul. 27), Calais transit datestamp (Jul. 28), partly clear strike of "GB/1F" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp for printer matter struck below strip, "5" decimes due handstamp, Paris backstamps, manuscript "Refused" on back and other notations indicate this was sent back to the D.P.O. in Boston, Very Fine, rare use of this Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, an article by Jeffrey C. Bohn (Chronicle 143, Aug. 1989, p. 112) states "In theory, printed matter sent from the U.S. to France in the British open mails during this period should also have received the "GB/1FPK" accountancy marking previously employed during the first three months of 1857 (Period V above). However, no examples have been reported", this unsealed envelope which must have contained printed matter is such an example, ex "Andromeda"

E. 200-300
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8254
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8254, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (145, 147), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (145, 147)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (145, 147). Tied by New York Foreign Mail Grid cancel on 1871 folded letter to Lyons, France, red "New York Jan. 11" circular datestamp, red London backstamp (Jan. 23), Brest receiving datestamp (Jan. 25), "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, Lyons receiving backstamp, horizontal file fold clear of stamps, 1c tiny perf tear at right, Fine, scarce franking for 4c British Open Mail rate to France, used before the 10c British Mail rate was announced in October 1871, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda"

E. 150-200
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8255
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8255, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Three singles, vivid color and strong grill impressions, used with 3c Green (158), tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 21 4PM" (1874) duplex datestamp and quartered cork cancels on blue folded letter to Mont-Saint-Leger, France, red "New York P.D. 6 Feb. 4" credit datestamp, red London "Paid" transit datestamp (Feb. 14) and "PD" oval, Calais transit datestamp, French transit and receiving backstamps, a few gum toned perf tips, Very Fine, the 6c credit indicates 10c British Mail rate applied, the 24c prepayment does not fit with the correct progression (16c, 20c, 26c, 36c), one of the few covers extant with a multiple franking of the 7c 1870 Grilled Issue, ex "Andromeda", signed Ashbrook, with clear 2014 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
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8256
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8256, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Used with 2c Brown (157), tied by blurry strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, red "New York Paid All Aug. 4" (1875) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to St. Adresse, France, carried on Cunarder Russia, arriving Queenstown Aug. 13, boxed "PD" handstamp, Le Havre arrival datestamp, Very Fine 9c treaty rate cover, ex Walske

E. 100-150
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8257
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8257, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 6c Dull Pink (146, 159), 2c Red Brown, 6c Dull Pink (146, 159)2c Red Brown, 6c Dull Pink (146, 159). 2c pair, tied by light cork cancels, "Phila. Pa. Jun. 23" and red "Philad. Paid All Jun. 23" (1874) datestamps on back of plant grower's green and black illustrated corner card cover to Montpellier, France, additional advertising text on back, red crayon "6" credit, red "P.D." in circle in matching orange-red ink of Philadelphia backstamp, red London "Paid" Jul. 6" datestamp and "PD" in circle, Calais transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, small piece of backflap missing and slightly reduced at top, Very Fine, colorful British Mail rate cover to France, ex "Andromeda"

E. 200-300
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8258
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8258, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine, 10c Brown (148, 150), 6c Carmine, 10c Brown (148, 150)6c Carmine, 10c Brown (148, 150). Tied by diamond-shaped cork cancels, "Atlantic City N.J. Jul. 24" (1873) circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Paris, France, red "Philad. Paid All Jul. 25" and London "Paid" (Aug. 6) transit datestamps, red crayon "12" credit, Drexel Harjes & Co. blue oval forwarding handstamp and Philadelphia street address written at lower left, apparently sent back to Philadelphia outside the mails, stamps have slight creasing along top perfs from placement near edge of cover, still Very Fine, colorful example of 16c rate to France via England (progression was 10c, 16c, 20c, 26c, etc.), ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda"

E. 100-150
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8259
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8259, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147)2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147). Two of each, tied by quartered cork cancel, red "New York Paid 6 Apr. 4" (1871) credit datestamp on yellow cover to Nevers, France, partly visible red London "Paid" datestamp (Apr. 14) and "PD" oval, Calais transit datestamp and receiving backstamp, small piece of backflap missing, 3c couple small flaws, otherwise Fine, scarce use of 10c British Mail rate to France prior to October 1871 publication of this rate -- a "Phantom" Rate cover, ex "Andromeda"

E. 100-150
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8260
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8260, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Cancelled by red 5-bar grid, matching "Baltimore Md. Sep. 20 9PM" circular datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, with illustrated Barnum's City Hotel advertisement on back red "New York Paid 6 Sep. 21" credit datestamp, red London "Paid" transit datestamp (Oct. 2) and "PD" oval, Calais transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, receipt docketing, slight edgewear, stamp has tiny perf flaws from placement at edge of cover, still Very Fine, red ink was used at the Baltimore foreign-mail desk, ex "Andromeda"

E. 100-150
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8261
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8261, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Rich color, tied by cork cancel and partly readable Cambridge Mass. circular datestamp on 1872 cover to Paris, France, red "Boston Paid Feb. 2" circular datestamp also ties stamp, red "6" crayon credit, red "Paid Liverpool Ship FE 16 1872" tombstone datestamp and red "Ship-Letter London Paid FE 17 72" datestamp and "PD" in circle, receiving backstamp, missing top flap, stamp with small corner crease at bottom right, appears Very Fine, unusual use of the Liverpool ship-letter marking, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda"

E. 100-150
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8262
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8262, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158), 2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158)2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158). Two of each overlapping, tied by two bold strikes of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EN5) on blue folded cover to Marseille, France, sender's blue oval datestamp and ship-name directive "Pr. S. S. Ville de Paris", red "New York Paid Mar. 20" (1875) circular datestamp and boxed "PD", blue Brest transit datestamp (Apr. 2), Paris and Marseille backstamps, toned along file fold, otherwise Fine, carried on the French Line, overpaid 1c for 9c rate, ex "Andromeda", with 1987 Alcuri certificate

E. 75-100
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8263
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8263, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Deep rich color, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-MP3), red "New York P.D. 6 Mar. 28" (1874) credit datestamp on blue folded cover to La Rochelle, France, red London "Paid" (Apr. 8) and Calais transit datestamps, stamp also tied by red oval "PD" handstamp, small piece out of cover beneath and just below stamp, not very noticeable and otherwise Very Fine, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda"

E. 100-150
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8264
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8264, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Bright color, tied by clear strike of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-8P4) and red "New York Paid Jan. 16" (1875) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Rochelle, France, sender's ship directive, red "P.D." boxed handstamp, Calais transit datestamp, Very Fine, overpaid 1c for 9c rate, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda"

E. 100-150
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8265
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8265, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (145), 1c Ultramarine (145)1c Ultramarine (145). Used with horizontal pair of 3c Green (147), tied by unusual geometric corks, "Jackson Mich. Apr. 14" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to Leipzig, Germany, various transits, Very Fine use paying 7c closed mail rate

E. 75-100
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8266
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8266, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Few points clearly visible, tied by quartered cork cancel on 3c Pink entire (U34), cancelled by "Cape Girardeau Mo. Aug. 20" (1870 or 1871) circular datestamp to Cologne, Germany, endorsed "via England", red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Aug. 24" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, ex "Andromeda", with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 100-150
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8267
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8267, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Horizontal strip of three cancelled by target and tied by "Hurley N.Y. Jan. 9" (1871) circular datestamp on Seymour and Blair illustrated overall campaign cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, underpaid 1c for the 7c NGU Direct rate (this service was suspended due to the Franco-Prussian War and revived in late 1870), "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID" straightline and "New York Jan. 11" backstamp, blue crayon "5-1/2" (sgr), "6" (sgr) and "20" (kr) rates, transit and receiving backstamps, most of backflap removed, a bit toned, nonetheless Fine and quite an unusual use to Germany, ex "Andromeda"

E. 300-400
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8268
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8268, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Brilliant color, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-8P) and red "New York Jun. 7" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to Berlin, Germany, sender's blue oval datestamp, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, sent by closed mail via England, carried aboard the NGL Line's Deutschland, ex "Andromeda"

E. 200-300
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8269
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8269, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Well-centered, tied by bold large letter "C" and "Chicago Ill. Sep. 26" duplex datestamp on pink cover to Marburg, Germany, red Chicago exchange office circular datestamp, red Bremen boxed handstamp, receiving backstamp, some slight aging along edges, still Very Fine and attractive, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 100-150
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8270
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8270, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss TR-G36) on watches and jewelry lithographed ad cover to Regensburg, Germany, some small cover edge tears, Fine and attractive use, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 100-150
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8271
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8271, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Two horizontal pairs, tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancels, red "New York Paid Jun. 19" (1875) circular datestamp on "European Agents" corner card cover to Schlesien, Germany, stamps slightly affected from placement near edge, still Very Fine, this envelope does not appear to be large enough to require 4 times the 7c rate -- the datestamp does not have the "SUP" slug for Supplementary Mail, but we wonder if this was rated 14c for double 7c and then twice that for Supplementary Mail

E. 400-500
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8272
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8272, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Used with 2c Brown and 6c Dull Pink (157, 159), tied by segmented cork cancels and 6c by "San Francisco Registered Dec. 5" circular datestamp on registered cover to Oldenburg, Germany, range of transit handstamps and registration markings including New York and Bremen, 7c couple small perf flaws, cover with small corner repairs at bottom, still Fine and colorful registered use to Germany, 7c rate plus 8c registry fee

E. 200-300
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8273
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8273, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 7c Vermilion (146, 147, 149), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 7c Vermilion (146, 147, 149)2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 7c Vermilion (146, 147, 149). 2c vertical pair, 3c s.e., cancelled by small circle of narrow wedges and tied by three strikes of unusual "Valley O" hand-carved town datestamp (one with manuscript date) on cover to Lenk, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Via Eng. & Ostd. Nov. 27" (1872) transit datestamp ties 3c, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a colorful and very unusual franking, the Swiss Closed Mail rate was 10c, so the additional 2c pair was wasted, ex "Andromeda"

E. 500-750
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8274
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8274, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147)2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147). Horizontal pair of 3c, used with 2c Black, E. Grill (87), cancelled by circular cork, "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 8" (1870) circular datestamp on buff cover to Vienna Austria, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" datestamp, receiving backstamp, slight edgewear and few perf faults on Black Jack, otherwise Very Fine and extremely scarce combination for 10c NGU Closed Mail rate, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda"

E. 300-400
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8275
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8275, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Vertical pair, tied by two strikes of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EN3) and rim of red New York circular datestamp on 1874 folded cover to Trieste, Austria, sender's Dec. 4, 1874 backstamp, Trieste receiving backstamps, horizontal file fold, Very Fine, 6c NGU Direct rate to Austria, ex "Andromeda"

E. 200-300
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8276
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8276, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151), 2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151)2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151). Rich colors, cancelled by circular corks with "Council Bluffs Ioa. Jun. 9." (1871) circular datestamp on cover addressed in violet to Lund, Sweden, red "New York 4 Jun. 13" credit datestamp, red "Wfr. 1-1/2" German credit handstamp (re-stated in silbergroschen), receiving backstamp, small pieces of backflap missing and tiny nick at top left, still Very Fine, an attractive example of the 14c NGU rate to Sweden, ex "Andromeda"

E. 200-300
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8277
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8277, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151), 2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151)2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151). 12c vertical pair, deep shade, used with single 2c, cancelled by circular corks with "Council Bluffs Ioa. 10 Jan." (1871) circular datestamp on buff cover to Lund, Sweden, red "New York Paid All" transit datestamp, red crayon "8" credit, blue crayon "f3" German credit (re-stated in silbergroschen), receiving backstamp, cover and 2c stamp have small tears at top, otherwise Very Fine and scarce cover to Sweden, accepted as a double 14c NGU rate (as evidenced by "8" and "3" credits) despite 2c underpayment (there are no stamps missing), ex "Andromeda", with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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8278
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8278, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Rich color, tied by grid and "Providence R.I. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on cover to Cronstadt, Russia, red New York transit also ties stamp, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed datestamp, 1871 receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine use paying the 12c NGU direct rate, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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8279
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8279, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Tied by circular cork cancel, dark red "New York Registered Jul. 22" (1875) circular datestamp on registered cover to Constantinople, Turkey, J. E. Arapagian corner card, addressed in violet to Ohannes Effendi Hissarley at Bureau of Controls, manuscript registry numbers, red "Eingeschrieben" framed German registry handstamp, "Kaiserlich Deutsches Postamt 9 8 No. 1" backstamp, small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine, very scarce registered cover sent to Turkey during the first month of the new GPU/UPU, prepaid 5c plus 10c registry fee, ex "Andromeda"

E. 400-500
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8280
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8280, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (156, 158), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (156, 158)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (156, 158). 3c pair with traces of plate number captured at top, small faults, 1c overlapping edge, tied by lightly struck cancels, partly visible "Walla Walla Wash." Washington Territory circular datestamp on 3c Green entire to Lieut. Col. James Bassel, Egyptian Army, Cairo, Egypt, red "New York * Paid All * Mar. 5" transit datestamp, red crayon "10" credit to North German Union, re-stated "fr 4" credit, "P.D." handstamp ties one 3c, Trieste oval backstamp (Mar. 21), "Poste Egiziane" Alexandria and Cairo backstamps (Apr. 2, 1874), reduced at left, still Fine, addressed to one of 50 or so American military officers who went to Egypt in the 1870's to train and direct the army of the Khedive Ismail, Lieutenant-Colonel James Bassel served in Egypt for about one year before leaving for the Far East, this was correctly prepaid for the 16c North German Union Direct rate to Egypt via Brindisi, there was a HAPAG departure on Mar. 5 (Hammonia II) and an NGL departure on Mar. 7 (Rhein), ex Stever and "Andromeda"

E. 300-400
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8281
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8281, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Used with horizontal pair of 10c Brown (161), cancelled or tied by targets, "Kingwood W. Va. Sep. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Moradabad, India, sender's directive "Via Brindisi", red "New York Sep. 9" circular datestamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, 1876 docketing, left 10c light crease at top right, still Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce combination paying the 27c rate via Brindisi

E. 500-750
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8282
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8282, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Two, tied by "Fort Scott Kan. Sep. 27" circular datestamp on 3c entire to Hong Kong, China, forwarded to Calcutta and then forwarded again to Bombay, India, "T" postage due mark, plethora of backstamps including "Missent to Calcutta", Very Fine and unusual use

E. 50-75
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8283
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8283, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion, 10c Brown (160, 161), 7c Orange Vermilion, 10c Brown (160, 161)7c Orange Vermilion, 10c Brown (160, 161). 10c pair and 7c single tied by target cancels and "New Haven Conn. May 2" circular datestamp on cover to Wellington, Cape of Good Hope, red "New Haven Conn./ May 2 5PM" datestamp at lower right, red "New York 1.10 May 3" credit datestamp (22c credit in centimes per GPU/UPU regulations), red London "Paid" datestamp, red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, Cape Town and Wellington receiving datestamps, slightly reduced at left, typical Landfear correspondence thin-paper envelope has slight creasing and small tears, still Very Fine, a colorful Bank Note cover with the 7c making up the 27c rate to Cape of Good Hope, ex Walter Hubbard, "Andromeda" and "Golden Oak"

E. 400-500
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8284
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8284, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Two horizontal pairs and single, tied by bold strikes of negative "11" cork cancels, "Boston Mass. Nov. 3" (1881) circular datestamps on cover to Natal, South Africa, various transits, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive, 15c non-UPU rate to Natal

E. 150-200
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8285
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8285, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Tied by "New York Jan. 13 1881" duplex datestamp on cover to Yokohama, Japan, routing instructions "Via San Francisco", with original enclosure, Very Fine

E. 50-75
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8286
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8286, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Bank Note Issues, Covers to Europe (149, 160), 7c Bank Note Issues, Covers to Europe (149, 160)7c Bank Note Issues, Covers to Europe (149, 160). Seven covers to Europe, six are Scott No. 149, one Scott No. 160, all but one used in combination with another Bank Note stamp or on an entire, destinations include Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and England, three are corner card covers, nice variety of rates and transit markings, a few small flaws to be expected but overall a Very Fine and most colorful group

E. 750-1,000
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