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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
573
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 573, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two forwarded covers showing very unusual fancy "Paid 3" markings, first from Amherst N.H. to Boston and forwarded to Mount Vernon N.H., circle with "Paid" in scroll above "3", second from Lancaster Mass. to Rensselaerville N.Y. and forwarded to Troy, "Paid 3" in outline letters in circle, latter with minor soiling, Very Fine pair of covers with unusual markings

E. 400-500
700
574
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 574, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). With bottom sheet margin, other margins large to touched, tied by grid cancel, blue "Buffalo N.Y. Jul. 19" circular datestamp with matching fancy "Due 5 cts." in scroll handstamp on buff cover to Phoenix N.Y., small repairs to bottom corners of cover, still Very Fine, apparently deemed overweight and charged the 5c non-prepaid rate for the extra -1/2 ounce, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
275
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575
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 575, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by partly clear strike of New York circular datestamp on cover to Winchester N.H., misdirected to Winsted Conn. and forwarded with unusual greenish-blue "Missent and Forwarded" architectural-style handstamp with matching "Winsted Ct. Oct. 10" circular datestamp, Very Fine strike of this forwarded marking, the city of Winsted is located in the town of Winchester Conn.

E. 150-200
450
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576
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 576, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Wonderful intense color, ample margins to touched at bottom, tied by bold blue outlined "3" and "PAID" in circle fancy cancel, matching equally bold "Clappville Mass. Apr. 10" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Worcester Mass., stamp with some slight wrinkling from application, overall Very Fine and beautiful

E. 400-500
550
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577
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 577, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Claret, Ty. I (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. I (11A)3c Claret, Ty. I (11A). Deep shade, large margins to touched, beautifully struck spiral of dots in circle cancel, black "PAID" handstamp and vivid red "Salem. Ms. 3 cts. 2 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover with embossed illustration of a locomotive and tender to Mount Vernon N.H., Extremely Fine, a pretty cover, ex "Sevenoaks"

E. 400-500
300
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578
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 578, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 18R1i, pen-cancelled, affixed to blue rebacked cover front only and folded as a full cover, clear strike of "LEO N.C." heart-shaped fancy town handstamp with "Nov. 3" pen date, stamp with some stray adhesive from the rebacking, Very Fine strike and extremely rare, ex Beals and Wagshal, this is the Simpson-Alexander listing example, which is rated as Rarity 10, only two or three examples are recorded -- the only other we have offered is on a stampless cover

E. 750-1,000
650
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579
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 579, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Ample margins to touched at bottom, light diagonal crease at top right, tied by beautifully clear strike of "Illinoistown St. Clair co. ILLs. Mar. 23" three-line datestamp in rectangular frame on small cover to Monticello N.Y., Extremely Fine strike of this exceedingly rare town and county datestamp (Simpson Rarity 10), we offered an off-cover No. 11 in the Amonette collection (Sale 783, lot 231) with a partial strike but we have not encountered another on-cover example -- ex Grunin and Jarrett

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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580
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 580, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Cancelled by neat strike of square of triangles (similar to Maltese Cross), clear "LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J./SEP 20" two-line town datestamp on lady's small cover neatly addressed to Newville Va., stamp with corner crease, Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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581
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 581, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11A). Position 100R3 noted on back, ample to full margins, cancelled by neat strike of blue "Paid 3" in arc, matching "Orford.Ville N.H. May 29" (1854) arc postmark with manuscript date, on folded letter to Kalamazoo Michigan, pristine and Extremely Fine, ex Newbury and Grunin

E. 300-400
225
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582
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 582, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Perfs in on two sides, tied by clear strike of "Franconia N-H. Aug. 5" football-style town cancel on buff cover to Manchester N.H., back of cover torn at bottom not affecting the front, Very Fine strike and very rare, the only example of which we are aware struck on an 1851-57 Issue cover, one other strike is known on a 3c 1861 cover

E. 200-300
170
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583
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 583, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Three large margins to clear, just in at top, cancelled by manuscript "4" on cover with "Kelley's Island O." printed illustrated postmark with frameline and "Brainard Clev" imprint, manuscript "Sept. 4" date, some light soiling, Very Fine, a rare example of this printed map postmark, generally considered to be the most elaborate pictorial postal marking of the classic period (see Chronicle 76 for a discussion), ex Knapp and Eubanks, with 2018 P.F. certificate as Dull Red

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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584
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 584, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at left, right margin slightly affected from placement at edge, tied by Odd Fellows Three Links, Seeing Eye and Crossed Arrows fancy cancel, "Canton Mi. Aug. 2" circular datestamp on buff cover to Buchannon Carroll & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine, ex Beals

E. 400-500
275
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585
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 585, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by Lyre fancy cancel with "Canton Miss. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine strike on a fresh cover

E. 300-400
250
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586
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 586, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Choice centering, cancelled by penstrokes with clear strike of blue "Mechanicsburg Ind." Eagle, Stars and Branches fancy town handstamp with manuscript "Decr. 28" date on buff cover to Plymouth Ind., with original 1860 letter enclosure, some wear and stamp with trivial oxidation, Very Fine strike of the scarce Mechanicsburg marking with Patriotic theme, ex Piller

E. 750-1,000
800
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587
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 587, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied to small yellow piece by "Kingsessing Pa. Dec. 11, 186?" Eagle with Crossed Arrows and ornaments fancy datestamp cancel, a so-called "linen marker" style of cancel similar to the one used at Mechanicsburg, Indiana, the last digit of the yeardate is unclear as with other strikes we have seen, Very Fine strike and rare with only a few known, the only other example in Power Search is struck on a Dec. 10 cover with a 3c 1861 Issue stamp, which may indicate that the unclear yeardate in these cancels is 1861 -- which would make this a demonetized use, P.F. certificate no. 261401 no longer accompanies (states "Genuine")

E. 500-750
950
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588
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 588, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels"Military Institute Franklin Co. Ky. Col. E.W. Morgan, Supt, "Military Institute Franklin Co. Ky. Col. E.W. Morgan, Supt"Military Institute Franklin Co. Ky. Col. E.W. Morgan, Supt." Two items with strikes of this most unusual fancy handstamp depicting an eagle and draped shield, one on No. 11A struck in black, the strike is complete and apparently cut out of an envelope and pasted onto another cover, stamp defective, second strike in blue on off-cover No. 26, few nibbed perfs at upper left, Fine and rare, accompanied by a typed report from Stanley Ashbrook on the cancel, noting that the 1854 list of post offices includes Military Institute, Franklin Co. Ky.

E. 500-750
650
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589
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 589, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Centered to top left, clear strike of Indian Head Profile fancy cancel, most similar to Profile House N.H. (Skinner-Eno PH-F 96), Very Fine strike and very rare, Power Search does not contain another example

E. 300-400
170
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590
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 590, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Beautifully clear and bold strike of Waving Flag fancy cancel of Naperville, Ill. (Skinner-Eno PT-F 20), couple small perf flaws and trivial corner crease, Extremely Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel

E. 300-400
170
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591
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 591, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c 1851-57 Issues, Fancy Cancels, 3c 1851-57 Issues, Fancy Cancels3c 1851-57 Issues, Fancy Cancels. 14 off-cover stamps and seven covers, off-cover includes nice strikes of Canton Mass. "CST" (Caleb S. Taft), Chicopee Mass. Star of David, Newark Valley complex geometric, Danvers Centre Mass. Star, Shelburne Falls Mass. Running Stag, Masonic Compass, others, on-cover include green New Orleans Carrier "Snow Shovel", Worcester Mass. Star of David, Plymouth Hollow Conn. Shield, Sunderland Vt. Christian Cross, Kingston Pa. unusual geometric, couple others, some small flaws to be expected but picked for clear strikes, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive assemblage

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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592
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 592, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Postmarks, 3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Postmarks3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Postmarks. Group of 15 covers, vast majority are Nos. 11/11A with a few perforated as well, nine show unusually shaped town postmarks including straightline from Poplar Ridge N.Y., blue boxed from Patten Me., two covers from Shabbona Grove Ill. including fancy ribbon and large shield, also framed cancels from Killingly and West Hartford Conn., ovals from Brookline Mass. and West Falls N.Y., four covers show a range of interesting numeral rate handstamps including large "6" and "10" from Plattsburgh N.Y., finally two with circular datestamps from Chatham Corners N.Y. and St. Anthony's Falls, Minnesota Territory, most of the strikes are clear with few exceptions, some faults to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine and worthwhile group

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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593
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 593, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Unusual Postal Markings and Cancels3c 1851-57 Issues, Town Colored Cancels, 3c 1851-57 Issues, Town Colored Cancels3c 1851-57 Issues, Town Colored Cancels. 12 covers and four stamps on piece, nearly all are imperforate issues including Orange Brown, just a couple perforated issues present, nice range of colors including covers with olive green on No. 10A, green, brownish, dark claret, greenish blue and of course reds and blues, the pieces include three cancelled in green, a few small flaws may be encountered but overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
650
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