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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
632
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 632, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26). Cancelled by target on cover to Unity N.H. with red and blue "Jeff Davis, Fate of Traitors" hanging illustration Patriotic design, John G. Wells imprint, originally mailed May 9 with "New-York" circular datestamp on flap and straightline "Held For Postage", 3c Rose (65) with straight edge at right was then added and tied by target as well as "New-York May 16" circular datestamp, manuscript "Let Justice be done" added at base of design, No. 26 stamp with small faults, cover with mended corner nicks

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR JEFFERSON DAVIS "HANGING" UNION PATRIOTIC DESIGN, MADE EVEN MORE DESIRABLE BY THE "HELD FOR POSTAGE" TREATMENT DUE TO THE USE OF THE DEMONETIZED 1857 ISSUE STAMP.

This is a rare Union Patriotic design, which depicts a macabre scene of Jefferson Davis hanging from the gallows, with Union soldiers at attention under the American flag and what appear to be freed slaves dancing and doing cartwheels over the Confederate flag. This might be called the Union answer to the iconic "Hanging Lincoln" Confederate cartoons. Even the name of the town it was mailed to, Unity N.H., carries connotations of patriotic sentiment. The use of the demonetized 1857 Issue stamp and the "Held For Postage" straightline also places this cover in the "Old Stamps Not Recognized" collecting category.

Ex Piller. With 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
6,000
633
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 633, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, vertical crease, tied by bold target cancel with duplex "Phila. Pa. Sep. 15, 1864" circular datestamp, "OLD STAMPS/NOT RECOGNIZED" two-line handstamp struck at top right partly off the cover (complete strike apart from "OL"), also "Due 6" handstamp, addressed to Brooklyn N.Y., 1864 docketing

FINE. A LATE USE OF THE "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" HANDSTAMP ON AN 1864 COVER -- AN ATTEMPTED USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE THREE YEARS AFTER DEMONETIZATION.

Ex Gibson and Haas. With 1966 and 1997 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
4,750
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634
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 634, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots"Old Stamp not recognized, "Old Stamp not recognized"Old Stamp not recognized." Bold manuscript marking written across 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on large piece with additional 3c Rose Pink (64b), straight edge at left, tied by unusual grid, clear "Newtown Pa. Nov. 7" circular datestamp and manuscript "Due 3", Fine, ex Koppersmith, 1988 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

E. 500-750
650
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635
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 635, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). At top left of cover addressed to Dunstable Mass., 3c Rose (65) affixed directly over 1857 stamp and cancelled by light grid, Mass. circular datestamp dated Jan. 21 (probably 1862), 1861 stamp folded over to reveal the stamp below, Fine and unusual, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
225
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636
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 636, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Position 1L11E, bright color, choice centering clearly showing the type characteristics, tied by target, "Washington D.C. Jun. 2" double-circle datestamp on orange cover to Potsdam N.Y., clear strike of "Due 6" in circle handstamp, with original contents datelined "Camp in the field at Col Spring Va. June 2nd 1864", slightly reduced at right and few insignificantly toned perfs, Very Fine and scarce, the stamp had been demonetized years ago and so was marked due 6c (3c postage plus 3c penalty), ex Piller, with 1986 P.F. certificate describing it as Scott 26

E. 400-500
550
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637
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 637, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 23" circular datestamp on cover to local addressee, bold "Due 2" in circle handstamp and matching "Drop Letter" straightline handstamp, pencil 1863 docketing on back, some toned spots, Very Fine and and scarce, the demonetized 3c 1857 stamp was not recognized in Federal-occupied New Orleans, signed Bartels and Chase

E. 500-750
4,000
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638
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 638, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by "New Orleans La. Oct. 14, 1864" double-circle datestamp and target on cover to local addressee, neat "Due 4" in circle handstamp and matching "Drop Letter" straightline handstamp, some slight wear, Very Fine, unusual attempted use of demonetized 3c 1857 stamp, stamp not accepted and charged double the drop-letter rate

E. 500-750
6,000
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639
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 639, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group LotsConfederate States, 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), Confederate States, 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)Confederate States, 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large margins to touched including bottom sheet margin, bottom left corner clipped but present, tied by partly clear strike of Richmond Va. circular datestamp on small buff turned cover to Fredericks Hall. La., inside first use franked with U.S. 1857 3c Rose Red, Ty. I (25), tied by Culpeper C.H. Va. circular datestamp, small faults, corner turned up so both stamps are visible, minor corner wear and soiling, Fine and very scarce combination of a 10c Paterson Lithograph and the U.S. 1857 Type I perforated, this is the only such combination we have encountered

E. 500-750
950
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640
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 640, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group LotsConfederate States, 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), Confederate States, 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)Confederate States, 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Bright shade, small piece out of margin at bottom right, tied by "Raleigh N.C. Nov. 7?" (1864) double-circle datestamp on turned cover with U.S. 1851 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11) tied by "New-York" pre-war circular datestamp on other side (to Summerfield N.C.), 10c perforated stamp used in 1864 to Tarboro N.C., redirected to Wilmington with "Tarboro N.C. Nov. 9" circular datestamp and manuscript "Paid 10", folded to show U.S. stamp, light toning

VERY FINE. ONLY FOUR OR FIVE ADVERSITY COVERS ARE KNOWN SHOWING A COMBINATION OF THE OFFICIALLY PERFORATED CONFEDERATE ISSUE AND A PRE-WAR UNITED STATES STAMP -- THIS IS THE ONLY ONE FORWARDED TO ANOTHER CONFEDERATE POST OFFICE.

We record fewer than ten turned uses of the officially perforated stamps, including only four combinations with United States stamps issued before the war.

Ex Piller

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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641
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 641, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Civil War, Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by grid cancel, red circular datestamp dated Aug. 9, 1861 on cover to New Bedford Mass. with "Death to Traitors" Patriotic cartoon with letters formed from soldiers, flags and the hangman's noose, Cogan imprint on flap, Very Fine, a beautiful cover published by Edward Cogan, a Philadelphia numismatist, illustrated in Chase 3c book (p. 351)

E. 500-750
2,200
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642
 
Balance of the Gary W. Granzow Collection of 3c 1851-57 Issues. Single binder with approximately 200 stamps plus two proofs (41P2 off-card and 41TC4 in Black), a range of mostly used stamps with a couple unused plus a few covers, includes original gum No. 26A, a few Orange Browns, multiples of No. 11A including strips of six and seven, wide range of cancels including some in color, numeral, railroad, steamboats, "Way", territorial, some plate varieties, also a largely complete reconstruction of the Plate 3L "Three Rows" positions by Dr. Chase, covers include a No. 25 used in April 1857, couple N.Y.-Boston Express Mail, couple with industry datestamps, others, mixed condition with some flaws to be found but overall a Fine and useful balance

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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