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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 — Stampless Markings by State

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8033
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8033, Stampless Markings by StateCOLLINSVILLE CONN, COLLINSVILLE CONNCOLLINSVILLE CONN. Choice strike of axe-framed handstamp with "29 Aug." date in manuscript and matching "Paid 25" on folded cover to New York, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce marking, Collinsville Axe Company, which was the largest integrated axe manufacturer in the world during the mid to late 1800's, was headquartered here, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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8034
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8034, Stampless Markings by StateWILMINGTON * D, WILMINGTON * DWILMINGTON * D. Clear strike of straightline handstamp with manuscript "Jany 28" date and "6" rate on 1794 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine strike on a fresh cover

E. 150-200
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8035
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8035, Stampless Markings by StateWILMINGTON * D, WILMINGTON * DWILMINGTON * D. Clear strike of straightline handstamp with manuscript "Sept. 3" date and "6" rate on 1794 folded letter to Philadelphia, slightly toned file fold and some ink smearing from address at left, Very Fine strike

E. 100-150
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8036
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8036, Stampless Markings by StateWilmington Del. Stampless Covers, Wilmington Del. Stampless CoversWilmington Del. Stampless Covers. Eleven stampless covers and a few later stamped covers, all from or relating to Wilmington Del., best are 1794 and 1796 straightlines, the latter with the scarce "dropped W", others include circular datestamps, a couple railroad related items, etc., overall Fine group, see our website PDF for a complete scan

E. 200-300
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8037
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8037, Stampless Markings by StateDelaware Civil War Related Covers, Delaware Civil War Related CoversDelaware Civil War Related Covers. 13 covers with typed detailed write-ups, at least eight are demonstrably prisoner-of-war covers, including five bearing "Prisoner's Letter Examined Fort Delaware Del." oval handstamp, a couple with manuscript examiner markings, a Provost Marshal Official Business corner card cover to Wilmington, others, most franked with a single 3c Rose (65), mixed condition with some small faults to be found and a couple of the Fort Delaware strikes are less than bold, overall a Fine and interesting collection, see our website PDF for a complete scan

E. 750-1,000
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8038
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8038, Stampless Markings by State"BALTIMORE FEB. 3" (1788), "BALTIMORE FEB. 3" (1788)"BALTIMORE FEB. 3" (1788). Bold straightline datestamp with manuscript "2.16" dwt rate and "1/4" due in local currency on 1788 folded letter to Philadelphia, light vertical file fold, minor soiling, Very Fine, Maryland became a state on April 28, 1788, so this is a late Confederation Post use, ex Dr. Johnson

E. 100-150
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8039
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8039, Stampless Markings by StateHaddonfield N.J. Jan. 14 (1842), Haddonfield N.J. Jan. 14 (1842)Haddonfield N.J. Jan. 14 (1842). Perfect bold strike of negative postmark with date in manuscript, matching "12-1/2" rate on folded letter to Baltimore Md., Extremely Fine strike and a beautiful cover, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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8040
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8040, Stampless Markings by State"Cleaveland, O. July 25" (1833), "Cleaveland, O. July 25" (1833)"Cleaveland, O. July 25" (1833). Beautiful strike of double-line framed datestamp in red, manuscript "25" cents rate on cover to Wallingford Conn., Extremely Fine strike of this attractive stampless period town datestamp, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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8041
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8041, Stampless Markings by StateAllentown Pa. Nov. 3, 1864, Allentown Pa. Nov. 3, 1864Allentown Pa. Nov. 3, 1864. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp with “Due” in oval and manuscript “15cts" rate on buff cover with “C. G. Hirner, Zoological & Anatomical Chemist, Allentown Pa.” illustrated design to Wurttemburg, Germany, “N. York Brem. Pkt. 3 Nov. 5” 3c debit datestamp, blue “AMERICA/UBER BREMEN” two-line handstamp, blue crayon rate, transit and receiving backstamps, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, a phenomenal design, C. G. Hirner marketed the Lehigh Cattle Powder, famous in its day as a blood purifier, as well as Farmer’s Union Cattle Powder which was marketed as a compound to increase quantity and quality of milk and butter, and several other cure-alls for cattle, he was awarded gold medals at World’s Fairs in Paris, Vienna, Philadelphia and Hamburg

E. 300-400
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8042
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8042, Stampless Markings by StatePhiladelphia Pa. Jul. 2 (1847), Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 2 (1847)Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 2 (1847). Clear strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "5" in circle handstamp on 1847 folded letter to Springfield Mass., Very Fine, used the day after the 1847 Issue was authorized for use, the postal agent did not arrive with the supply of stamps for Philadelphia until July 7

E. 75-100
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8043
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8043, Stampless Markings by StateNew Orleans La. Jul. 3, New Orleans La. Jul. 3New Orleans La. Jul. 3. Circular datestamp with matching large "10" rate handstamp on 1846 folded letter to Philadelphia, inside with elaborate engraved "View of New Orleans First Municipality" depicting named buildings, waterfront and ships, partly clear strike of Philadelphia blue "R" (recorded) handstamp, contents of letter refer to a draft for $473, Very Fine, a beautiful design and scarce registered use

E. 100-150
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8044
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8044, Stampless Markings by State(Philadelphia to Baltimore, 1792) "13/AU", (Philadelphia to Baltimore, 1792) "13/AU"(Philadelphia to Baltimore, 1792) "13/AU". Clear Franklin mark and manuscript "12-1/2" rate on folded letter datelined "Philada. Augt. 13 1792" to James Perkins in Baltimore, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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8045
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8045, Stampless Markings by State(Newport R.I., 1785) "N*P", (Newport R.I., 1785) "N*P"(Newport R.I., 1785) "N*P". Bold strike of brown handstamp with manuscript "18" rate on folded letter datelined "Newport 18 July 1785" to Captain Dudley Saltonstall in New London Conn., manuscript "Newport July 19th" next to postmark, Very Fine strike of this rare Newport marking, ASCC value $1,750.00

E. 500-750
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8046
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8046, Stampless Markings by State, (Victoria, Republic of Texas, to Gananoque, Canada, via New Orleans) “Victoria March 27, 1845”. Dateline on folded letter from Republic of Texas to Gananoque, Canada, carried privately to New Orleans where received as a ship letter, blue “New Orleans Apr. 18” circular datestamp, “SHIP” straightline and manuscript “27” rate for 2c ship plus 25c over-400 miles rate, exchanged via Ogdensburg N.Y. and Prescott, Canada, with red “Prescott U.C. Apr. 29, 1845” circular datestamp and manuscript rate “U.S.P. 1/ 4-1/2 (+) 4-1/2 (=) 1/9”, red “TOO LATE” straightline, Gananouqe Apr. 20 receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE LETTER FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS TO CANADA VIA NEW ORLEANS.

This lengthy letter is from Daniel McDonald, a Canadian serving as sheriff in Texas, to his brother in Gananoque. McDonald was part of the Mier Expedition, an unsuccessful military operation launched in November 1842 by a Texas militia against Mexican border settlements. He was liberated from Perote Prison and his letter contains interesting content related to criminal and other matters and includes the statement “we have no doubts about annexation now”.

Ex Steinhart and Dr. Robertson

E. 1,500-2,000
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