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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 — Twelve-Cent: Domestic Covers (Scott 17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
422
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 422, Twelve-Cent: Domestic Covers (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Three large margins, just in at left, tied by clear strike of blue "Great Western R.R. Ill. Sep. 14" route agent's circular datestamp on buff cover with "Office of the Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Illinois, I.O.O.F." fraternal corner card with manuscript "Jacksonville Ills.", to Mount Vernon Ill., barely reduced at right, originally legal-size and expertly restored with corner card cut out and artfully reaffixed, otherwise Very Fine, scarce railroad use of the 12c 1851 Issue on an Oddfellows' Lodge corner card cover, ex Haas, "J & J" and Curtis

E. 300-400
350
423
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 423, Twelve-Cent: Domestic Covers (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to just touched, horizontal crease at extreme edge of stamp at top, tied by partly clear strike of San Francisco circular datestamp on April 15, 1853 datelined blue folded letter to Boston Mass., "pr. Northerner" ship-name directive and carried on that steamer on April 17, arriving Panama May 3, after crossing the Isthmus to Aspinwall carried on the Crescent City, arriving New York May 24, Very Fine and scarce double 6c rate use before the April 1855 rate change

E. 500-750
325
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424
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 424, Twelve-Cent: Domestic Covers (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Position 6L1, margins all around, tiny tear at top, tied by large oval grid cancel with "San Francisco Cal. 15 Aug." circular datestamp on Swift correspondence buff cover to Cleveland O., "for Panama" directive at bottom, Very Fine double 6c rate use before the April 1855 rate change and a scarce example of this San Francisco "double-wide" grid cancel which was created to cancel pairs of 3c stamps in one strike, ex Piller and Kramer

E. 400-500
375
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425
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 425, Twelve-Cent: Domestic Covers (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Full margins to touched at lower right, tiny corner crease at top right, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 16, 1856" circular datestamp on folded letter to Raleigh N.C., cover tear at top left, still Very Fine and scarce four-times 3c rate with the 12c 1851 Issue, with clear 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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