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Sale 1241 — United States and Civil War Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 September, 2021

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Category — 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1117
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1117, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Tied by target cancel, used with 2c Black, F Grill (93), similarly tied on cover locally addressed to Grinnell Iowa and forwarded to North Danville Vt., light strike of "Grinnell Ioa. Jul. ?" circular datestamp, minor edge soiling, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, this was mailed with the 1c stamp for local delivery in Grinnell and then the 2c was added to make up the 3c domestic rate for forwarding to North Danville, ex Krug and Eubanks, 1960, 1980 and 2003 P.F. certificates no longer accompany

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E. 300-400
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1118
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1118, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by perfectly struck Leaf fancy cancel with "Louisville Ky. Jun. 9" (1869) duplex datestamp on orange-buff cover to New York City address, C. E. Hartung & Co. blue June 12 receiving double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine strike on a fresh and Very Fine cover

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E. 200-300
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1119
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1119, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Two covers, first block of four, minor gum toning in perfs and slight bends, tied by cork cancels and perfs of one stamp tied by "Tyrone Pa. Sep. 16" circular datestamp on yellow cover to London, England, red New York transit datestamp, Very Fine appearance, an extremely unusual use of a 3c 1869 Issue block to England, second horizontal strip of four, tied by "New York Jul. 25" (1869) circular datestamp with grid duplex on cover to Montreal, Canada, Montreal arrival backstamp of Jul. 16, slightly reduced at right and right stamp with tiny ink spot, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual use of a strip of four to Canada

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E. 500-750
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1120
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1120, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vivid color, reperfed at left, used with 5c Brown, F. Grill (95) and 2c Brown, Bank Note (146), rich colors, each stamp cancelled by small circle of V's, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 11" (1872) circular datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 Jun. 19" 12c credit datestamp, red "London Paid" transit datestamp (July 1) and "PD" in oval, Calais arrival datestamp (July 2) also ties 5c stamp, Paris receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND REMARKABLE FRANKING COMBINING THE 1868 GRILLED, 1869 PICTORIAL AND 1870 BANK NOTE ISSUES.

The 17c postage on this cover overpays by 1c the 16c British packet rate for a letter weighing between one-third and one-half ounce (or 10-15 grams). The presence of the word "grille" next to the 5c stamp--an obvious philatelic reference in the same ink and hand of the address--leads us to speculate that the sender was an early timbrophile. Recognition of shades and grill varieties was already established at this time, and the use of three different issues may have been deliberate, although each of these stamps was still in general use at the time this was mailed. Whatever motivated this spectacular three-issue franking, it is one of the more beautiful 1869 covers to France.

Ex Krug, Rose Kuphal and Gross. Illustrated in Laurence, United States Ten-Cent 1869 Covers: A Postal Historical Survey (p. 145). With 2019 P.F. certificate

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E. 3,000-4,000
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1121
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1121, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245), 1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245)1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245). Complete set, tied by penstrokes or corks on registered cover to Hull Brothers in New York, light strikes of "Westport Ct. 1? Nov" circular datestamps at left, manuscript "Westport Conn. Nov. 8, 1893" at lower left, neat "Registered No." handstamp with manuscript "84/81", receiving backstamp of Nov. 21, $4.00 faded, some overall toning not noted on certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIARBLE COMPLETE SET OF THE COLUMBIAN ISSUE ON A REGISTERED COVER. ONLY FIVE COMPLETE SETS ON COVER ARE RECORDED.

The census of dollar-value covers of the Columbian Issue, available at https://www.uspcs.org/resource-center/censuses/columbian-dollar-value-cover-census , contains only five complete sets on cover. The investment of $16.34 was a sizable sum.

With 1988 P.F. certificate.

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E. 7,500-10,000
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1122
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1122, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue1c-30c Columbian (230-239), 1c-30c Columbian (230-239)1c-30c Columbian (230-239). 19 covers, comprising nine of the ten values through the 30c (missing only the 8c), several values with duplication, all with Columbian Exposition World's Fair cancels, most are also on colored corner card entires depicting Columbus medallion and with either 1876 Centennial or Columbian indicia, souvenir imprints include Chicago Day, Columbus Day and Manhattan Day, one 2c with an interesting illustrated Catholic design, the duplicated covers all differ in their embossed stamp, a few minor flaws and some with light soiling, overall Very Fine, a colorful and attractive group of Columbian Exposition covers, Scott value $5,750.00, see our website PDF for a complete scan

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1123
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1123, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Bright color, tied by "World's Fair Station, Chicago, Oct. 13 5PM 1893" exposition machine cancel on illustrated Chicago Day Souvenir 3c Centennial entire (U219) with printed address to J. A. Pierce in Chicago, fresh and Very Fine, scarce with the exposition cancel and corner card, the 3c entire was created for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Scott value with exposition machine cancel $3,500.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1124
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1124, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Rich color, tied by "World's Fair Station, Chicago, Oct. 13 5PM 1893" exposition machine cancel on illustrated Chicago Day Souvenir 3c Centennial entire (U219) with printed address to J. A. Pierce in Chicago, stamp with small surface scuff at top right, cover with some toning on back only, Very Fine appearance, scarce with the exposition cancel and corner card, the 3c entire was created for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Scott value with exposition machine cancel $3,500.00

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E. 750-1,000
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1125
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1125, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Bright color, tied by "World's Fair Station, Chicago, Oct. 13 5PM 1893" exposition machine cancel on illustrated Chicago Day Souvenir 3c Centennial entire (U219) with printed address to J. A. Pierce in Chicago, cover toning on back only

FINE STAMP ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ON A CHICAGO DAY ILLUSTRATED COVER, WITH THE EXPOSITION MACHINE CANCEL AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION EMBOSSED STAMP.

The 3c entire was created for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Scott value $6,500.00

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E. 2,000-3,000
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1126
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1126, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Five covers, each bearing single, destinations include St. Lucia (forwarded to Maine, then forwarded again to N.Y.), Barbados, Belize (Western Union Telegram corner card), Santo Domingo and Surinam, overall fresh and Very Fine

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E. 400-500
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1127
 
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1127, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian IssueColumbian Exposition Tickets, Columbian Exposition TicketsColumbian Exposition Tickets. Group of 13 items, eleven are ticket related including six engraved with different designs, also two each Manhattan Day and Chicago Day tickets, with and without tabs, Children's Special ticket, last two items are unrelated to the Exposition but had to go somewhere -- they are "Ket Forint" obsolete banknotes, used to finance the Hungary Rebellion of 1848, overall Very Fine group

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E. 300-400
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1128
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1128, 1869 Pictorial thru Columbian IssueColumbian Issue Cover Balance, Columbian Issue Cover BalanceColumbian Issue Cover Balance. 22 stamped covers plus eight unused entires, denominations range from 1c-15c, several combination frankings, one 5c cover to London signed by Rudyard Kipling, several other foreign uses, a few exposition cancels, a couple illustrated, mixed condition with a couple faulty and others with small flaws, several are Fine and attractive, see our website PDF for a complete scan

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E. 500-750
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