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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 — Sanitary Fairs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8493
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8493, Sanitary FairsArmy Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1), Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1)Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1). Setting B, Position 10, large margins except torn across bottom left corner, uncancelled and affixed at lower left corner of cover to Brooklyn N.Y., 3c Rose (65) tied by "Albany N.Y. Feb. 26 '64" double-circle datestamp and segmented cork cancel, proper use during fair from Feb. 22 to Mar. 30, 1864, a cover in the Albany Historical and Art Society is also franked with the uncancelled 10c stamp at lower left, only two covers recorded in private hands, ex Kantor

E. 400-500
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8494
og
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8494, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4), Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4)Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4). Positions 4-5, horizontal pair with part of right sheet margin, original gum, large margins all around

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THE GREEN BROOKLYN SANITARY FAIR STAMP.

The largest recorded multiple is a block of six, followed by a block of four and a strip of three. This pair was probably cut from the same sheet as the block of six and single offered in our 1996 Kantor sale.

Ex Kantor. Scott value $2,000.00 as singles does not adequately convey its rarity.

E. 1,500-2,000
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8495
og
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8495, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6). Bright Rose paper (rare), original gum, framelines virtually complete, faint crease, Very Fine appearance, approximately 30-40 copies known, ex Kantor

800
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8496
ng
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8496, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6). Unused (no gum), margins slightly cutting into framelines, thin, appears Fine

800
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8497
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8497, Sanitary Fairs2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by "Philada. Pa. Post Office Sep. 7 4th '63" double-circle datestamp with Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon black overall illustration with two panels showing view of building and interior, on back of blue illustrated corner card of Wm. M. Cooper & Co., Coopers & Guagers, from whom the "Cooper Shop" designation was made, intra-city usage, opened to display both sides, piece clipped from top edge and mended, otherwise Fine and an extraordinary exhibition item, the only example of this double Cooper Shop design known to us, ex Kantor

E. 750-1,000
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8498
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8498, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Great Central FairGreat Central Fair. Illustrated battlefield scene with fallen soldier in black, return address imprint at side, on 2c Black Jack on Buff entire (U46), addressed locally, blurry strikes of Philadelphia circular datestamps at top right, cover faults incl. nicks along top edge and small tear at right, Very Fine appearance, a rare Sanitary Fair design on a Black Jack entire

E. 500-750
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8499
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8499, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13). Well-centered, small piece of corner missing, tied by "Great Central Fair. June 28, 1864" circular datestamp, the last day of fair, second strike on legal-size cover to "Major Yerkes, Central Fair", adhesive remnants on face of cover suggest that this might have been attached to a publication delivered by the fair post office, folds and wear including edge tears at left, could be restored and reduced to an exhibitable size, Fine and very rare, ex Kantor

E. 500-750
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8500
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8500, Sanitary FairsSoldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14), Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14)Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14). Close margins at in at bottom right, affixed with slight brown gum on cover with proper dark blue "Soldier's Fair, Springfield, Dec. 20, 1864" circular datestamp, Very Fine appearance, ex Kantor, these covers were probably prepared in advance and sold to patrons, this unaddressed example is what may be termed an unused entire, Scott value $750.00

E. 150-200
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8501
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8501, Sanitary FairsU.S. Sanitary and Christian Commissions, 3c Rose, Cover Collection (65), U.S. Sanitary and Christian Commissions, 3c Rose, Cover Collection (65)U.S. Sanitary and Christian Commissions, 3c Rose, Cover Collection (65). 28 covers, nearly all franked with 3c Rose, each with corner card for U.S. Sanitary Commission or U.S. Christian Commission, approximately 10 with illustrated designs incl. shield, eagle & flag or dove, several others with scrolls, range of originations and destinations, a couple show Commission handstamps, some enclosures incl. a beautiful J. R. Hawley illustrated letter depicting "the girl I left behind", mixed condition with stamp or cover faults to be expected nearly throughout, Fine appearing and fascinating group of these Civil War relief covers

E. 400-500
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