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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
594
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 594, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 11-13R0, horizontal strip of three, wonderful depth of color, full margins to touched or barely in at lower right, cancelled by red grid cancels with matching "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N York 7 Nov." (1851) route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Boston, file fold slightly creases middle stamp, right stamp with some light wrinkling from application, still Very Fine, while pairs of the 3c Orange Brown on cover are sometimes encountered, strips of three or larger are very rare, particularly paying a domestic rate, we have offered only two covers in the past 22 years bearing a strip of three

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
595
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 595, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two full margins, slightly in on other sides, tied by "Phila. & Baltimore R.R. Jun. 8" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on Barnabas Bates Cheap Inland and Ocean Postage Propaganda cover to Boston, marvelous design with U.S. Mail steamship, locomotive, eagle and shield, slogan and Bates imprint on back, cleaned, slight wear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND SPECTACULAR BARNABAS BATES "CHEAP INLAND AND OCEAN POSTAGE" PROPAGANDA COVER.

Barnabas Bates (1785-1853) was born in England and came to the United States as a child. He became a Baptist preacher in Rhode Island, where he was also for some time collector of the port of Bristol under President Adams. He became a Unitarian and established in New York in 1825 a weekly paper called the Christian Inquirer. During the Jackson administration he received an appointment in the New York post office and was for some time acting postmaster. He became an advocate for cheap land and ocean postage and lived to see the 3c domestic rate introduced in 1851

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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596
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 596, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Deep rich color, four even margins, tied by clear strike of blue "Troy & Whitehall R.R. Oct. 31" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on cover to Brandon Vt., Very Fine stamp and strike, scarce on the 3c Orange Brown

E. 300-400
225
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597
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 597, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 23L0, intense shade in the deeper end of the Orange Brown color range, full margins to touched in a couple places, tied by well-struck "Mic. Central R.R. Mic. Jan. 23" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on piece, Very Fine strike, ex Hulme

E. 200-300
160
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598
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 598, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 81-82L3, horizontal pair, large even margins, bold "Greenville & Columbia R.R. Dec. 25" railroad route agent's circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair with a railroad cancel struck on Christmas Day, ex Koppersmith, 1987 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

E. 200-300
120
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599
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 599, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair, full margins to just in at bottom, cancelled by clear strike of "Cleveland & Pittsbh. R.R. Feb. 10" railroad route agent's circular datestamp, Fine pair and Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
110
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600
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 600, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at left, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 11" circular datestamp on buff cover with blue Camden & Amboy Rail Road Co. illustrated cameo corner card to Round Brook N.J., minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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601
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 601, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Position 2L3, three large margins, clear at left, bright shade, tied by "Richmond R.R. Va. Aug. 8" (1852) railroad route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Staunton Va., Very Fine and rare, ex "Sevenoaks"

E. 300-400
180
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602
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 602, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by mostly clear strike of "Lou. & Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R. Spring Station Jun. 23" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on small piece, stamp with single short perf at upper left, Fine and rare, we have encountered this particular station cancel on a 3c entire but never before on an 1851-57 Issue stamp, the Remele catalog does not even contain a complete drawing of this marking (p. 83)

E. 200-300
110
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603
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 603, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Railroad Illustrated Covers (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Railroad Illustrated Covers (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Railroad Illustrated Covers (11A). Three covers, two with illustrated corner card designs and blue circular datestamps tying the stamps, first for Cincinnati Western Railroad, second a woodcut for Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, third cover with stamp tied on overall map illustrated design for Pennsylvania Railroad, with tobacco commission merchant's shield on backflap, couple tiny stamp or cover flaws, Very Fine appearing and attractive trio of illustrated railroad covers

E. 750-1,000
475
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604
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 604, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10A). Full to clear margins all around, wonderful depth of color and proof-like impression, tied by bold dark blue "Due WAY 1c" in frame with integral grid, an extremely rare marking created to cancel the stamp and indicate the way fee in one operation, matching "Mobile Ala. Jan. 21" (1852) circular datestamp on greenish folded cover to Providence R.I., probably originated in New Orleans

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE MOBILE "DUE WAY" MARKING.

Ex Emerson and Dr. Graves ("Argentum").

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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605
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 605, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two singles, ample margins to just in at left of left stamp, tied to small piece by dark blue "Due WAY 1c" in frame with integral grid of Mobile Ala., part of second strike at left, Very Fine, an extremely rare marking created to cancel the stamp and indicate the way fee in one operation

E. 400-500
225
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606
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 606, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 11L0, intense shade, ample margins to touched at bottom, tied by grid with red "New Orleans La. Jan. 31" (1852) circular datestamp and "WAY/1" two-line handstamp on blue folded letter to New Orleans, trifle heavy file fold at bottom, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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607
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 607, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins all around, color slightly faded but not mentioned on accompanying certificate, tied by bold "WAY" straightline, red "New Orleans La. Jul. 15" (1853) circular datestamp, red oval "From Steamer Natchez No. 2" route agent's oval handstamp on folded letter to New Orleans, Very Fine, ex Dr. Graves ("Argentum"), with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
200
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608
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 608, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Ample to full margins, light crease from file fold, tied by "WAY" straightline on blue folded cover to New Orleans, red "From Steamer Sydonia" oval handstamp, red "New Orleans Nov. 23" circular datestamp, the letter which no longer accompanies was datelined at Alexandria in 1853, also docketing confirming the yeardate, Very Fine, the Sydonia plied the Mississippi and Red Rivers

E. 300-400
250
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609
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 609, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Tied by blue "U.S. Packet Natchez" oval with matching "Route 7309" double oval on oatmeal cover to Natchez Miss., slight overall toning, stamp with single pulled perf, otherwise Fine, scarce use of these markings on a No. 25 cover, according to the Feldman Waterways book, Leathers & Holmes gained the contract for Route 7309 in February 1854 at $75,000 a year for three trips per week, this was renewed as 8165 in July 1858 at $40,000 a year, accompanied by a No. 11 tied on piece by the same "Route 7309" marking, ex Hulme

E. 300-400
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610
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 610, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and WaterwaysRail-Road Line, Saint Louis, Cairo & New Orleans, Express Mail and Passenger Steamer Imperial, Rail-Road Line, Saint Louis, Cairo & New Orleans, Express Mail and Passenger Steamer ImperialRail-Road Line, Saint Louis, Cairo & New Orleans, Express Mail and Passenger Steamer Imperial. Green cameo corner card cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, neat "Steam 6" in circle handstamp and partial New Orleans circular datestamp, usual small filing holes, small cover tear at top barely affects corner card, still Very Fine and attractive design

E. 400-500
325
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611
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 611, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Horizontal strip of three, perfs scissors-separated with some trimmed, tied by two strikes of "U.S. Mail Saturday Evening Packet, Str. Natchez Route 8165 Nov. 6" route agent's circular datestamp on 1858 folded printed Prices Current with additional letter, to St. Joseph La., side stamps with few small faults at bottom, still Very Fine and attractive, the Natchez named in this circular datestamp was built at Cincinnati in 1854, Route 8165 carried mail from Vicksburg to New Orleans

E. 300-400
250
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612
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 612, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 9L1i, large margins to just in at top, tiny corner crease, tied by blue "Detroit Mich. Sep. 19" (1851) circular datestamp with matching "STEAMBOAT" in ribbon handstamp on blue folded letter datelined at Cleveland O. and addressed to Detroit, Very Fine and early use of the 1851 Issue on a Great Lakes steamboat cover

E. 200-300
300
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613
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 613, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty, 3c Dull Red, Ty3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), Tied by grid cancel with "Detroit Mich. 3 Paid Sep. 26, 1860" integral-rate circular datestamp, clear strike of red "Ward's Lake Superior Line Steamer Sea Bird Sep. 21, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover to Ellsworth O., stamp with tiny tear at top right, cover with minor opening tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce marking, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
800
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614
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 614, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Lake Superior Line/Steamer/North Star./B.G. Sweet./Master./Cleveland, O." oval handstamp, light strike of "Ontonagon Mich. Aug. 6" circular datestamp on cover addressed to the U.S. Lake Survey at Superior City (Wis.), stamp with couple minor perf flaws, Very Fine appearing and very scarce Great Lakes marking

E. 300-400
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615
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 615, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 27L1E, full margins to touched, tied by red grid cancel with matching "New London Conn. Jul. 18" (1851) circular datestamp and small "Steam/Boat" two-line handstamp on buff cover to New London N.H., fresh and Very Fine, scarce first-month use of the 3c 1851 Issue on a steamboat cover

E. 300-400
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616
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 616, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Bright shade, ample to large margins all around, tied by bold strike of blue framed "Troy & New York Steam Boat" handstamp, matching "2cts" in circle, on blue folded cover to Utica N.Y., docketing on back dated Oct. 8, 1851

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE LATEST RECORDED USE OF THE TROY & NEW YORK STEAM BOAT MARKING WITH THE "2CTS" RATE HANDSTAMP ON A COVER WITH STAMPS.

This cover is illustrated and described in detail on pp. 232-234 of Vol. II of Ashbrook's The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-57. The "Troy & New York Steam Boat" framed marking was used on letters received at Troy from non-contract steamboats carrying mail on the Hudson River. The 2c marking indicates the amount charged by the Troy postmaster, but as recently explained by Daniel J. Ryterband (Chronicle 263), there was no official justification for assessing this fee. In late 1851 or early 1852, the practice of collecting the additional 2c was discontinued.

Ex Richey, Malcolm and Hall.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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617
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 617, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Ample to full margins, vivid color, tied by manuscript "Way 1 Cent" stagecoach way mail marking, matching "Sutton N.H. Dec. 15" postmark on border embossed lady's small cover to Amherst N.H., Very Fine and scarce, stagecoach operators with mail contracts picked up mail along their routes and deposited it at the next scheduled stop with a post office, these stagecoach "Way" markings are much scarcer than those applied on steamboats, the Sutton N.H. markings are Rarity 10 in the Simpson book, with 1988 P.F. certificate calling the stamp Dull Red

E. 200-300
425
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618
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 618, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways3c 1851-57 Issues on Steamboat Covers, 3c 1851-57 Issues on Steamboat Covers3c 1851-57 Issues on Steamboat Covers. Eight covers, one with No. 10A with red "STEAM" straightline, others bear Nos. 11 or 26, including a variety of "Steam" or "Steamboat" markings plus name-of-boats including Bayou Bell, Regular Ouachita Passenger Packet and Lake Superior Iron City, some minor stamp faults to be found except the Iron City cover with a defective stamp, overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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