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Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021

Category — Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1543
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1543, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue(New York N.Y., 1756) "NEW/YORK", (New York N.Y., 1756) "NEW/YORK"(New York N.Y., 1756) "NEW/YORK". Incredibly bold heavily-inked two-line handstamp and manuscript "3 dwt" rate on folded cover to John Reynell in Philadelphia, receipt docketing "From Jane Hoskins, rece'd 20th of 9th mon. 1756 P Post", Extremely Fine, origin not certain but Google search on Jane Hoskins located a citation that she was a Quaker living in New England in 1756, this is a very early use of the "NEW/YORK" two-line handstamp, ex Historical Society of Pennsylvania

E. 500-750
900
1544
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1544, Stampless Covers thru 1861 IssueOuachita Packet/Princeton, Ouachita Packet/PrincetonOuachita Packet/Princeton. Bold and detailed strike of this rare Ouachita River name-of-boat handstamp in blue with illustration of a cotton bale at center on light blue folded cover to New Orleans, some very faint toning, Very Fine strike of this rare steamboat handstamp, which depicts a cotton bale, the staple of Southern commerce, ex Haas

E. 500-750
750
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1545
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1545, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins at sides, clear to in at top and bottom, tied by neat manuscript cancel, red "Mineral Point W.T. Jan. 18" circular datestamp with month in manuscript on 1848 folded letter to Galena Ill., light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Fine, a rare Wisconsin Territorial use of the 1847 Issue, statehood was granted on May 29, 1848, USPCS census no. 14404, ex Wagshal, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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1546
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1546, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Detailed early impression, large margins, cancelled by blue pen hashtag, red "New York 2cts Nov. 17" integral-rate circular datestamp with "BALTIMORE R.R." straightline on blue folded letter datelined "Baltimore 16th Nov. 1847" to New York City, Very Fine and very unusual, probably given to a route agent aboard the cars of the Baltimore Railroad (Baltimore to Philadelphia), loose letters given the route agent were put in a through bag at the end of the route in Philadelphia, the New York City 2c marking indicates the route agent expedited delivery by handing it to the drop letter clerk, P.F. certificate 23663 no longer accompanies and declines opinion as to use of the stamp

E. 300-400
225
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1547
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1547, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, just in at top, intermediate impression, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Albany N.Y. Jan. 19" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Amsterdam N.Y., contents requests receipt for taxes and commissions from rental property to settle an estate, turned use with recipient enclosing receipt with the letter, red "New Amsterdam N.Y. Jan. 20" circular datestamp and manuscript "5" due marking, opened and refolded for display, Very Fine and unusual turned use

E. 300-400
300
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1548
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1548, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep dark color and early impression, large margins to clear at right, manuscript "X" cancel with blue "New York & Phila R.R." route agent's circular datestamp on Nov. 8, 1847 folded letter from Philadelphia Pa. to New York City, manuscript "Paid" and mathematical notations which are no doubt contemporary, Very Fine, illustrated in Alexander census book, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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1549
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1549, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Full margins to clear, early impression, slightly oxidized dark shade described at one point as "Ridgway's dusty drab", cancelled by blue grid and tied by matching "Sandusky O. Dec. 18" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Buffalo N.Y., stamp was originally paced at top right, removed to press crease from file fold and reaffixed, receipt docketing on back, still Very Fine and attractive

E. 150-200
225
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1550
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1550, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two, both with beautiful bright color (from same sheet but not adjacent positions), pen cancels, used on buff envelope to Penn Yan N.Y., red "Hudson Riv. Mail N.Y. Sep. 26" route agent's circular datestamp, left stamp tiny corner crease at top left not affecting design, some slight envelope wrinkling not affecting stamps, Very Fine, ex Baker and Craveri

E. 300-400
375
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1551
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1551, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 23L, large margins to just in, bright shade, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Apr. ?" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter datelined "Philad. 4th April 1851" and addressed to Montreal, Canada, also with sender's manuscript "Paid to the lines" notation at top, red "Montreal L.C. AP 11, 1851" receiving backstamp, minor splitting along vertical file fold which is well away from stamp, Very Fine, the earliest recorded use of the 10c 1847 under the new U.S.-Canada treaty -- effective April 6, 1851, a new rate was established between the United States and Canada; mail was no longer prepaid just to the border, but the sender was apparently unaware of the impending rate change and marked it "paid to the lines"; by the time his letter arrived in Canada the new treaty was in effect, so it was considered fully prepaid to destination -- ex Hart and Mirsky, illustrated and described in an article in Chronicle 183

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1552
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1552, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 5R1E, large margins at right and top showing complete design at top, full at left and just in at bottom, tied by "New York Feb. 11" (ca. 1852) circular datestamp on small neat envelope to Madison Avenue New York City street address

FINE STAMP ON A FRESH AND CHOICE SMALL COVER. A LOVELY USE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib ON COVER.

With 1981 and 2020 P.F. certificates

7,500
2,400
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1553
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1553, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just touched at bottom left, tied by well-struck Geometric fancy cancel and "PAID" handstamp on buff cover to Greenland N.H., red "Salem Ms. 3cts. 5 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, attractive cover with an unusual cancel

E. 300-400
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1554
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1554, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Carefully divided into four corners and the vignette, the corners placed on the corresponding corners of the cover and the vignette placed at top center, each tied by "Danbury Ct. Mar. 14" circular datestamp on buff envelope to New York City, 1856 docketing on back, corners with few small flaws, Very Fine and very unusual, the five pieces were apparently accepted as prepayment for postage, ex Eubanks

E. 500-750
750
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1555
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1555, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Brilliant color, large margins to just touched at lower left, small scissors-cut at bottom right, tied by blue "Mad Riv. & Lake Erie R.R. Jul. 8" route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Urbana July 9, 1852" to Sandusky O., Very Fine, unusual with the dateline a day earlier than the circular datestamp

E. 200-300
180
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1556
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1556, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Ample side margins to slightly in, bright shade, tied by "West Troy N.Y. Jul. 23" (1854) circular datestamp on cover to New Haven Conn. with A. Meneely's Sons Bell Foundry with blue embossed cameo illustration of bell and lengthy imprint noting "Only Silver Medal Awarded for Bells at Crystal Palace.." etc., neatly docketed with year date, trivial edge wrinkles, Very Fine, an extremely rare advertising design with a reference to the Crystal Palace, Meneely's bells are still heard around the world, including the famous Cornell Chimes

E. 500-750
325
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1557
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1557, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 94L4, deep rich color, centered to left with perfs just in, also with intact perfs at bottom which nicely show the key design characteristics of the type, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, with red "Boston Mass. 8 Sep." circular datestamp on large piece of cover front (with one flap) addressed locally

FRESH AND FINE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, ON A LARGE PORTION OF A COVER.

Type Ia was produced by only 18 of the 20 bottom-row positions on Plate 4. With 1994 P.F. certificate. Scott value as a used stamp off cover

9,000
2,100
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1558
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1558, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Used with two 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and vertical strip of three and three singles of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), each stamp cancelled by manuscript squiggly "X", some tied by "Long Bar Cal. May 18" (1857) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Matour, France, red "San Francisco 30 Paid May 20, 1859" integral-rate circular datestamp, red "New York Paid 24 Jun. 14" credit datestamp, red "PAID" handstamp, red "P.D." framed handstamp, French transit and arrival markings, some slight edgewear affects 1c stamps

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE FROM YUBA (LONG BAR) CALIFORNIA TO FRANCE, WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO MARKING SHOWING THE 30-CENT RATE TO DESTINATION PAID.

Illustrated in Letters of Gold on p. 130.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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1559
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1559, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Unusually wide left margin, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), s.e. at left, tied by ultramarine grid cancels, matching "Winchendon Mass. Sep. 28" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag with Cap Patriotic cover to Florence, Italy, sender's instructions "French Mail", red "Boston Paid 24 Oct. 2" exchange datestamp, boxed "P.D." handstamp, French transit ties 3c stamp, transit and receiving backstamps, 24c small fault at upper left, cover with approximately 2mm extension added at right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,600
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1560°
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1560, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Rich color with strong bluish purple hue -- not quite enough to qualify as Pigeon Blood Pink but close -- tied by "Ann Arbor Mich. Oct. 2, 1861" circular datestamp on University of Michigan overall illustrated cover to St. Louis Mo., wonderful series of vignettes depicting school buildings on the Ann Arbor campus, Very Fine and rare use of a 3c Pink on a college cover, ex Rose, with 1992 and 2020 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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