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Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
352
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 352, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Full margins to just in at top right, tied at left by beautiful strike of circle of 13 wedges cancel, red "Eastport Me. May 12" (1855) circular datestamp on cover to John H. Webster in Stockton, California, pencil "Sophia May/55" docketing at left, missing top and left flaps, minor soiling, Very Fine, the earliest reported use of any 10c 1855 Issue stamp, another cover from the same correspondence, with the same cancellation, town marking and docketing, is known used on August 28, 1855, which substantiates the docketing on the cover offered here, ex Jessup, Malcolm, Neinken, Fisher and Gross, with 2019 P.F. certificate, illustrated in Neinken, The United States Ten Cent Stamps of 1855-1859 (p. 13), with pencil note on back "I am certain this to be the earliest known cover 10c" and initialed by Edgar B. Jessup, this is the Scott-listed EDU for any 10c 1855 stamp (Scott 13-16) and the next earliest date is May 19, 1855, for Type III, Scott 15

E. 1,000-1,500
900
353
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 353, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Large margins to full, rich color, tied by "Stockton Cal. Feb. 19, 1857" circular datestamp on lady's small cover with printed lace border to Indian Orchard Mass. back also with fancy printed design, Extremely Fine, a lovely cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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354
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 354, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Position 19R1, A Relief showing broken oval over right "X", large margins to full, tied by grid cancel and by rim of "West Cambridge Ms. Sep. 17" (1857) circular datestamp on cover to Prince Edward Island, Canada, faint strike of red "U. States" in scroll cross-border handstamp, red Calais Maine exchange and New Brunswick transit backstamps, Prince Edward Island arrival backstamp, missing bottom flap, Very Fine use to Canada, ex Giamporcaro ("Tito")

E. 400-500
375
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355
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 355, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Large margins to huge including left sheet margin, used with pair 1c Blue, Type IV (23) and 12c Black, Type I (36) perforated issues, tied by large "Paid" in grid handstamp, blurry strike of "Boston Br. Pkt." backstamp on cover to London, England, clear strikes of "19" credit handstamp and "Paid In/America/Liverpool/22MR58" handstamp, carried on that Cunarder, departing Boston Mar. 10, 1858 and arriving Liverpool Mar. 22, London arrival backstamp, 10c stamp with light creases mostly in sheet margin, 12c stamp tear at top, appears Very Fine, an unusual imperforate-perforated combination 24c franking to England

E. 500-750
800
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356
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 356, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Used with horizontal pair 1c Blue, Type IV (9) and two singles 3c Dull Red, Type I (11), all stamps tied by "Bath Me. Jan. 29" (1857) circular datestamps, red "New York Am. Pkt. Jan. 31" circular datestamp on cover to France, "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, French entry datestamp ties one 3c stamp as does "5" decimes due handstamp (10 centimes to Great Britain), seven separate backstamps, repaired at top left but 1c pair is complete, few other small edge nicks or tears, otherwise Fine and colorful, a rare American Packet 1857 "Three Months" use (only eight sailings during the period)

E. 300-400
425
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357
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 357, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to barely touched at top, tied by "Rochester N.Y. May 1" (1857) circular datestamps on cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 May 9" 12c credit datestamp, endorsed "S. G. Andrews, M.C." (U.S. congressman from Rochester N.Y.), with original contents, carried on Collins Line Ericsson, departing New York May 9 and arriving Liverpool May 22, red French transit, long vertical scissors-cuts into designs not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Very Fine, an attractive treaty-rate cover and quite unusual with the congressional franking signature, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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358
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 358, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Types II/III (14/15), 10c Green, Types II/III (14/15)10c Green, Types II/III (14/15). Vertical pair with Type II at top and Type III at bottom, large margins to in at bottom, used with 1c Blue, Type IV (9), full margins to slightly in, tied by "New Orleans La. Jul. 26" (1856) circular datestamps on cover originating in Vera Cruz, Mexico, and sent to Paris via the United States and England, then forwarded back to England, "Vera Cruz 21 Jul. 1856" oval datestamp began its journey, Vera Cruz and New Orleans forwarder ovals on flap, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Aug. 2" circular datestamp and carried on the Collins Line Ericsson, departing New York Aug. 2 and arriving Liverpool Aug. 18, French entry datestamps including one tying 10c pair, "16" decimes due handstamp, forwarded back to England with red Aug. 22 receiving datestamp and "BRITISH/FOREIGN" two-line handstamp for postage due from recipient, indicated by manuscript "1-/8" on flap (4p for British postage from France and 1sh4p for foreign postage), 1c stamp small corner crease

EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND OUTSTANDING 1851-55 ISSUE COVER FROM VERA CRUZ, MEXICO, TO FRANCE VIA THE UNITED STATES--THEN FORWARDED BACK TO ENGLAND.

Ex Beals

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
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359
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 359, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Types III/II/III (15/14/15), 10c Green, Types III/II/III (15/14/15)10c Green, Types III/II/III (15/14/15). Vertical strip of three, center stamp Type II, outer stamps Type III, large margins, tied by "Narrowsburgh N.Y. ?" circular datestamp on buff cover to Vienna, Austria, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 7 Aug. 9" (1856) 7c credit datestamp also ties stamps as does blue manuscript "X", carried on the Ocean Steam Navigation Company Washington, departing New York Aug. 9 and arriving at Southampton Aug. 23, stamps with indentations from cancel, otherwise Very Fine 30c rate to Austria

E. 500-750
800
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360
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 360, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins to just in at right, small corner crease at bottom left, used with two 1c Blue, Type IV (9) and 3c Dull Red, Type II (11A), 1c stamps tied by perfectly struck dark red "New Haven Con. Mar. 4, 1856" circular datestamp on buff cover to Switzerland, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 5" backstamp, carried on the Cunarder Asia from New York on that date, arriving Liverpool Mar. 18, large red "12" credit handstamp, red "AACHEN 19/3 FRANCO" framed transit datestamp (Mar. 19), blue manuscript rate ties 10c strip

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR 1851-55 ISSUE FRANKING ON A COVER TO SWITZERLAND, PAYING THE 35-CENT RATE BY PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL.

Ex Haas and Giamporcaro ("Tito"). With 1980 and 1999 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
6,250
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361
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 361, Ten-Cent: Type II, Covers (Scott 14)10c Green, Types II, III (14, 15), 10c Green, Types II, III (14, 15)10c Green, Types II, III (14, 15). Three singles, two Type II and one Type III, large margins to in, deep rich color, used with 3c Dull Red, Type I (11), similar margins, faint corner crease at top left, cancelled or tied by red grids, matching "New Bedford Mass. Paid Jul. 13" (1857) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Singapore, East Indies, addressed to Captain S. Lyman Norton of the ship Minstrel, in care of Boustead & Co., sender's routing instructions "via Southampton", black "Boston Br. Pkt. 15 Jul." circular datestamp on back, carried on the Cunarder Niagara, departing Boston July 15, 1857, arriving Liverpool July 26, red "28" credit handstamp ties one 10c stamp, red London circular datestamp (July 27), manuscript "1" British Colonial credit marking, backflap repaired, cosmetic improvements around edges (latter not mentioned on certificates)

FINE. A RARE EARLY USE TO SINGAPORE, PAYING THE 33-CENT RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON. THIS IS THE ONLY 1851-56 ISSUE COVER TO SINGAPORE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

This remarkable cover is addressed to Captain S. Lyman Norton as he sailed the ship Minstrel from Boston to the East Indies and Far East in 1857 and 1858. The William H. Gross U.S. Postal History sale included two other covers from the Norton correspondence with the 1851-56 Issue, both addressed to Java (Sale 1211, lots 246 and 297). This cover addressed to Singapore is the first such use of the 1851-56 Issue we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Ex Giamporcaro ("Tito"), Hackmey and Gross. With 1989 and 1999 P.F. certificates.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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