Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 December, 2022

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Category — 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3256
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3256, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to full, deep rich color, early impression, tied by blue "PAID" in oval cancel, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Dec. 27" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on small cover to Culpepper C.H. Va., docketing at right, fresh and Very Fine, ex Sweet

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E. 300-400
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3257
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3257, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, small scissors-cut in upper left margin still leaves a large margin, beautiful rich color in a shade that was described as "Orange Brown" in the Knapp sale (but we think is just a rich Red Brown), intermediate impression, tied by magenta "Hartford Ct. 5 Nov. 26" integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and pointing hand on buff cover to Simsbury Conn., 1849 docketing on back, fresh and Extremely Fine, an immaculate cover which is especially desirable with the magenta markings and clearly struck Hartford Pointing Hand, ex Knapp, with 1998 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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3258
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3258, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins except close at lower left corner, worn-plate impression, tied by two strikes of red "Alby. & Buffalo R.R. May 27" (1850) route agent's circular datestamp with third strike at bottom on blue folded letter to Utica N.Y. datelined "Schenectady May 27, 1850", Very Fine use of this route agent marking, ex Mirsky, with 1997 P.F. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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3259
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3259, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to clear, early impression, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York May 25" (1848) circular datestamp on folded letter to Hagerstown Md., Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate, Scott value $550.00

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E. 200-300
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3260
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3260, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Singles tied by pen cancels in different styles on two separate 1851 folded letters from Mobile Ala. to the Louisiana State Bank in New Orleans, each with manuscript ”Way 1”, red New Orleans circular datestamps, fresh, Fine-Very Fine, from the Rondson correspondence

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E. 300-400
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3261
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3261, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, early impression, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Charleston S.C. May 24 10" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to New York, right stamp faint corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, Scott value $1,000.00

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E. 300-400
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3262
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3262, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to in at bottom and right, intermediate impression, tied by blue "Philada Pa. 10 Oct. 15" (1849) integral-rate circular datestamps on part-printed law agency form to Winnsboro S.C., Fine

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E. 200-300
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3263
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3263, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Ten covers, including one with two singles from New York to Staunton Va., pair from New York to Boston, single used from Utica N.Y., margins in on at least one side and usually more, mixed condition, few appear Fine

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E. 750-1,000
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3264
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3264, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown (1). Large margins to just in at two places along frameline, intermediate impression, tied by lightly inked red "Schenectady N.Y. Aug. 13" circular datestamp, two additional strikes of datestamp, one at lower left and another at upper left tying U.S. Mail, New York, N.Y., 1c Black on Rose (6LB9), large margins to just touching at bottom, on folded cover addressed to Rev. John F. Schermerhorn at Day Street address in New York City, receipt docketing "Rev. J. A. Yates DD, Aug 13th 1849", a few pinholes at top of lettersheet not affecting stamps, carrier stamp with surface scrape at top and small crease.

VERY FINE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE AND NEW YORK CARRIER DEPARTMENT ONE-CENT ON ROSE CONJUNCTIVE USE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH A NEW YORK CARRIER STAMP USED FROM ANOTHER POST OFFICE.

This is the only recorded cover showing use of the New York Carrier Department stamp from a post office outside of New York City--an extraordinary use in combination with the 5c 1847 Issue. This cover was included in the "Cleveland Album," a collection of United States covers formed during the 1890s, and it had not been previously recorded by students of carrier mails before it was sold in a 1994 Siegel sale. Reverend Schermerhorn was an active correspondent in New York City during the 1849 period, and, based on other known covers, he used local posts to carry his letters to the post office. In this instance, it is a reasonable hypothesis that the sender (a Reverend Yates, as docketed) used the carrier stamp, intending to prepay the fee for delivery from the New York post office to the Day Street address. Whether Reverend Yates removed the stamp from a cover sent to him, or Reverend Schermerhorn sent the stamp with instructions, cannot be determined.

Ex "Cleveland Album" (a cover collection formed in the 1890s, which was offered for the first time in Sale 764; this was lot 1698), Craveri, Hackmey and Gross.

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E. 4,000-5,000
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3265
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3265, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Two, large margins to clear, each shows part of adjoining stamp at top, cleaned-plate impression, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Mar. 16" circular datestamp on folded letter to Washington D.C., with U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Buff Glazed (6LB11), uncancelled, Very Fine, ex Knapp, with 1996 P.F. certificate noting a genuine usage of the 5c stamps but declining opinion as to whether the carrier stamp originated, offered on its own merits

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E. 500-750
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3266
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3266, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b). Three large margins, clear at bottom, radiant color and cleaned-plate impression, tied by blue grid cancel, "Schenectady N.Y. Apr. 29" circular datestamp on buff cover to Fayetteville N.Y., Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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3267
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3267, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown, Double Transfer Ty. C (1b var). Position 94L, three huge to ample margins including part of adjoining stamp at top that shows the Type C Double Transfer, Position 84L--the doubled frameline at right and plate burr in left margin are clearly visible and precisely match the Type C double transfer--other margins full to in at bottom right, but the bottom left is too large to be anything but a bottom sheet margin, which proves the Type C double transfer is Position 84L, bright color and cleaned-plate impression, tied by four strikes of red "WAY 5" handstamp, on blue folded letter datelined "New York May 1st 1851" to Baltimore, stamp with pre-use creases, otherwise Very Fine, a rare use of this auxiliary marking and a key item in the plating of the Type C Double Transfer, illustrated in Pat Paragraphs, ex Sampson, Krug, Garrett ("Elite"), Boker and Gross

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E. 750-1,000
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3268
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3268, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown (1). Margins to slightly in, sharp impression, cancelled by three strikes of black "5" numeral handstamp, fourth strike with matching "STEAMBOAT" handstamp and "Baltimore Md. Apr. 27" circular datestamp on dark buff cover to Annapolis Md., small edge flaws, Fine, the Baltimore markings on this cover--the datestamp in this configuration, STEAMBOAT" and "5"--were used only in 1852, and black ink was used in Baltimore only after the 1847 Issue was demonetized, which means this is an April 1852 attempted demonetized use of 1847 Issue, an important and previously unrecognized rarity, USPCS census no. 2492, ex Stollnitz

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3269
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3269, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c, 10c 1847 Issue (1-2). Five covers, including pair of No. 1 with pen cancels and tied by red "10" handstamp on cover to Savannah Geo.; No. 1 "tied" by file fold on cover from New York to Rutland Vt.; No. 2 on cover to Ala.; No. 2 on part of folded cover from Philadelphia to Louisville Ky.,; last is No. 1 with Blood's Despatch to Ohio (missing another 5c stamp), few faults, overall Fine and diverse group

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3270
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3270, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Charleston S.C. 10 Oct. 25" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, Very Fine, Scott value $1,000.00

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E. 500-750
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3271
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3271, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Large margins to just in at bottom right, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Louisville Ky. 10 Feb. 4" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to New York, stamp also "tied" by vertical file fold, appears Fine, Scott value $1,050.00

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E. 300-400
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3272
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3272, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Large margins, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Nov. 1" (1847) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Buffalo N.Y., stamp affixed with two red wax seals at right causing indents and faults, otherwise Very Fine, Scott value $1,000.00

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E. 300-400
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3273
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3273, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. B (2-B). Position 31R1, three full margins, in at left, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Eastport Me. Nov. 27" (1848) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, file folds do not affect stamp, Fine, a rare use of the double transfer on cover, Scott value as off cover $4,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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3274
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3274, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Two covers each with single, margins to in, one used from Boston to New York, other from St. Louis to Philadelphia, few small faults, still Fine, Scott value $2,400.00

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E. 400-500
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3275
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3275, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Two, large margins all around, one with 13mm bottom sheet margin, tied by red square grid cancels, matching "New-York Sep. 15" (1850) on last page of blue folded letter to Montreal, Canada, neat "4" pence due marking, receiving backstamp, vertical file fold about halfway thru sheet margin, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive use of a sheet-margin example on cover to Canada, ex Burrus

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3276
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3276, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at top including left sheet margin, tied by red grid cancels, matching "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. Oct. 31" route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, Ludlow Beebee correspondence, Fine and attractive, Scott value for pair on cover $2,800.00

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E. 750-1,000
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