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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 — 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8287
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8287, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue1c Dull Blue (219), 1c Dull Blue (219)1c Dull Blue (219). Tied by bold Heart within Heart fancy cancel, "Canisteo, N.Y. Nov. 17, 1893" circular datestamp on illustrated corner card drop cover with design in blue for the Knights of the Maccabees, a 19th Century fraternal organization, Extremely Fine and rare

E. 200-300
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8288
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8288, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a), 2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a). Used with 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), tied by "Minneapolis, Minn. Sep 9 92" duplex datestamp on legal-size cover to Duluth Minn., docketed at left, fresh and Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of the cap on left "2" variety, ex Berkun, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate

E. 100-150
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8289
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8289, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Used with 15c Indigo (227), tied by New York registry ovals, "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 8-13 1892" double-oval datestamp on approximately half of an oversize cover to Germany, some slight edgewear, Fine and scarce, our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items -- this is one of the two substantial size pieces with a postmark date and large part of address

E. 300-400
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8290
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8290, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Two, one straight edge at left, used with horizontal pair and single of 2c Carmine (220), horizontal strip of four of 10c Green (226) and 30c Black (228), tied by cork cancels on piece of wrapper with part of 1892 San Francisco datestamp at top, pencil registry number, few vertical file folds affect stamps, still Fine and attractive, an impressive franking with $2.56 of postage, since this does not have an address, it is not included in our census of 90c 1890 covers, but it is nonetheless an impressive piece

E. 300-400
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8290A
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8290A, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Bright shade, used with 3c, 5c and 10c Washington, 3c and 5c with "BSC" perfin, tied by registry ovals, "Lawrence Kans. May 10 2:30PM 1911" circular datestamp with yeardate inverted on tag from Barteldes Seed Co. of Lawrence Kans. to Hanover, Germany, card with light crease well away from stamps, Very Fine, late use of the 90c 1890 Issue, the issue remained on sale in some post offices well past its issue date, our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items

E. 200-300
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8291
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8291, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Tied by "New York K Jan. 3 10 PM 94" duplex datestamp on cover addressed locally to C. Witt, Very Fine, Scott value $1,800.00

E. 200-300
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8292
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8292, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue15c Dark Blue (259), 15c Dark Blue (259)15c Dark Blue (259). Used with 5c Chocolate (255), affixed over Treasury Department imprint and tied by corks, "Albuq. & El Paso R.P.O. May 3, 1895" circular datestamp with day slug inverted, on cover to Bulawayo, Matabeleland, South Africa, New York backstamp, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, rare use of high-value unwatermarked Bureau Issue with a Railroad P.O. cancel to such an exotic destination, ex "Whitpain"

E. 150-200
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8293
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8293, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue50c Orange (260), 50c Orange (260)50c Orange (260). S.e. at right, used with 2c Carmine, Ty. I (250), two 6c Dull Brown (256) and 15c Dark Blue (259), tied by target cancelss, 1895 circular datestamp on registered cover front only to New York, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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8294
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8294, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (261)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261). Tied by target cancel on legal-size 4c Red entire, similarly cancelled, "Sandoz Nebr. Aug. 31, 1895" circular datestamp, to Neuchatel, Switzerland, pencil registry information and New York registry label, vertical file fold well clear of stamp, stamp with tiny scuff at top right, Very Fine appearance, very rare $1.00 unwatermarked Bureau cover, ex "Whitpain", Scott value $2,750.00

E. 500-750
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8295
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8295, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Rich color, used with 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), tied by "Chicago Ill. Oct. 3, 1902" duplex datestamp on multicolored Grand Army of the Republic illustrated cover to Hanover, Germany, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and colorful

E. 100-150
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8296
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8296, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Horizontal pair, used with 3c Purple (268), tied by registry ovals, purple "Registered Philadelphia Dec. 31, 1896" double-circle datestamp on purple Bogert & Durbin Co. stamp dealer's illustrated cover to London, England, New York registry label affixed partly over 3c stamp, Very Fine and colorful use from this early stamp dealer

E. 100-150
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8297
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8297, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267), 2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267)2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267). Horizontal pair, radiant color, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Feb. 6, 8- AM 1896" machine cancel on locally addressed cover, fresh and Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of the combination pair, ex "Whitpain"

E. 150-200
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8298
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8298, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Tied by "?-98 Philadelphia Pa. 10AM" oval emergency duplex datestamp device on small locally used cover, Very Fine -- this is an extremely rare example of the emergency hand-cancellers supplied by the Post Office Dept. and used briefly in early 1898, which were necessary due to overwhelming demand to replace worn-out devices and to supply new offices and military camps during the Spanish-American War -- an accompanying article by K. F. Olson identifies the oval as Type I

E. 100-150
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8299
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8299, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Intense shade and well-centered, tied by numeral "2" grid and "Mar 10-98 New York 630PM" oval emergency duplex datestamp device on cover to Germany, receiving backstamps, small piece of backflap removed, Extremely Fine -- this is an extremely rare example of the emergency hand-cancellers supplied by the Post Office Dept. and used briefly in early 1898, which were necessary due to overwhelming demand to replace worn-out devices and to supply new offices and military camps during the Spanish-American War -- an accompanying article by K. F. Olson identifies the oval as Type I

E. 100-150
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8300
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8300, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Used with 3c Purple (268), tied by Washington D.C. registry oval on 1895 cover with Rothfuchs return address to Berlin, Germany, fresh and Very Fine

E. 50-75
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8301
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8301, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Used with 8c Violet Brown (272), tied by cork cancels on 1895 registered cover from Patterson N.J. to London, England and forwarded to Rotterdam, Holland, Very Fine and attractive

E. 75-100
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8302
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8302, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Two, used with 1c Deep Green (279) and tied by "Duluth Minn. Nov. 19, 1901" machine cancel and blue crayon on cover to prisoner of war in Ceylon, back of cover with New York, Colombo and Ragama circular datestamp as well as large purple "Ragama Camp Passed Censor" oval handstamp, Very Fine, scarce Boer War prisoner's cover, ex "Whitpain"

E. 100-150
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8303
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8303, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Two, used with 1c Green (279) and 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), tied by corks, "San Juan, Porto Rico Mar. 10, 1902" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Cannes, France where returned to dead letter office in Puerto Rico, tremendous range of markings including "Second Notice", dead letter bureau, boxed D.L.O. handstamps, amazing range of backstamps (we counted 14) including "Unclaimed", "Forwarded" registry branch D.L.O. ovals, Very Fine and colorful use

E. 100-150
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8304
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8304, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Block of four, tied by "Northampton Mass. Jun. 14, 1899" waving flag machine cancel on 4c legal-size entire to Germany, transit and receiving backstamps, folded at left for easy display, Very Fine, a scarce block used to a foreign destination, Scott value $50.00 for off-cover used block, but have fun trying to find one

E. 75-100
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8305
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8305, 1890-93 thru 1894-98 Bureau Issue10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Tied by purple "Salem, Oregon May 2, 1899" double-circle datestamp on registered "Office of Secretary of State, Salem, OR." illustrated cover to New York, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 50-75
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