Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
77
c
Sale 1262, Lot 77, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, ample margins to slightly in, tied by bold jet-black strike of "New York" large slug dateless circle on printed tobacco price report dated Nov. 5, 1851, to Portland Me., Very Fine, choice strike of this scarce handstamp used exclusively on printed matter, illustrated in Ashbrook Vol. 2 (page 74), ex Neinken and Wagshal

E. 500-750
700
78
c
Sale 1262, Lot 78, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 21R3, large margins to in including left interpane margin with full guideline, some flaws from placement near edge, tied by red New York Carrier circular datestamp on folded letter originating in Havana, Cuba to New York, blue "Administracion Del Correo de Ultramar" (translates to "Overseas Mail Administration") oval handstamp, partial blue company origination handstamp, sender's ship-name directive "pr Cahawba", some wear and soiling, still Fine, rare use of a Plate 3 stamp on mail from Cuba

E. 500-750
600
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79
c
Sale 1262, Lot 79, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top, large margins to clear, tied by "St. Anthony's Falls M.T. Dec. 4" Minnesota Territory circular datestamp on unsealed yellow cover to Granby Conn., with real estate agent's advertising on back, few toned spots, still Very Fine, scarce Minnesota Territorial advertising cover, ex Neinken and Wagshal

E. 150-200
250
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80
c
Sale 1262, Lot 80, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Margins to in, used with three singles of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), similar margins, tied by light strikes of "Pittsburgh Pa. Nov. 6" (1855) circular datestamps on cover to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, four transit and receiving backstamps, 1c with scuff painted in, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
275
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81
c
Sale 1262, Lot 81, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 90R1E, large margins to clear, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Jul. 5" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Bridgeport Conn., stamp with light corner crease at top right, Very Fine and attractive First Week use, the New York square grid was struck in red for a few days in July 1851, then switched to black (see lot 86 in this sale), ex Hart

E. 200-300
300
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82
c
Sale 1262, Lot 82, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Beautiful rich color, margins large to clear all around including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by blue italic "Paid" in grid and tied by matching "E. Winthrop Me. Nov. 6" circular datestamp with date in manuscript, on small embossed lady's cover to Foxborough Mass., minor back wear, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful cover, ex Hugh J. Baker, Oakley, Haas and Wagshal

E. 400-500
500
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83
c
Sale 1262, Lot 83, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 95R5E, huge margins to full including bottom sheet margin, cancelled by grid, "Flemingsburg Ky. Sep. 4" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Leesburg Va., Very Fine and attractive, wonderful strikes of the cancels, ex Keightley

E. 300-400
350
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84
c
Sale 1262, Lot 84, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 11R2E, large even margins, bright color, tied by bold green "Shelburne Falls Ms. Oct. 1" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Albany N.Y., Extremely Fine, scarce with a green cancel, ex Bill Fox ("Renard")

E. 300-400
425
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85
c
Sale 1262, Lot 85, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 25L5E, large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by unusual oily strike of blood red "Louisville Mi. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on folded cover to New York, Very Fine, ex Chase, Haas and Craveri, with note on back from Dr. Chase "unusual and superb odd" may refer to either the cancel or the shade, this is an unusual use from a small town

E. 200-300
325
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86
c
Sale 1262, Lot 86, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 90L1E, full margins to clear, tied by black square grid cancel, red "New York Jul. 6" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Mohawk N.Y., stamp with faint corner crease at top right, still Very Fine, scarce First Week use, ex Hart

E. 200-300
375
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87
c
Sale 1262, Lot 87, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 92R2E, margins all around to just touching at lower right, rich color, cancelled by bold strike of blue "Way 6" in circle on Sep. 6, 1851 folded letter from Richmond to Lynchburg Va., central file fold, Very Fine, this marking for the 5c collect fee plus 1c way fee was originally applied to stampless covers and was obsolete when struck on stamped covers such as this, it was applied to mail travelling on the James River & Kanawha Canal, ex Wagshal, accompanied by small piece with clear strike of the "Way 6" marking in black, also accompanied by 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), margins to in, tied by blue Richmond Va. circular datestamp with manuscript "pr packet boat via Cartersville" to Caira Va. and carried a Kanawha Canal packet boat

Sale 1262, Lot 87, 1851-56 Issue
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Sale 1262, Lot 87, 1851-56 Issue
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E. 500-750
800
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88
c
Sale 1262, Lot 88, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Three covers each with single, each tied by well-struck Geometric fancy cancel and "PAID" handstamp, matching Salem Mass. circular datestamps of March 15 or 20, 1852, on blue cover, two to New York, one to Rockford Ill., Very Fine strikes

E. 300-400
425
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89
c
Sale 1262, Lot 89, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 40L2E, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by blue Star in Circle fancy cancel, matching "Charlottesville Va. Dec. 18" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Wilmington P.O. Va., receipt docketing at top also confirms year of use, Very Fine and choice, a scarce fancy cancel, ex Haas and Lord

E. 300-400
200
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90
c
Sale 1262, Lot 90, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Full margins to barely in at bottom right, tied by "Ellicott's Mills Md. Sep. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Charlottesville Va. and forwarded back to Ellicott's Mills, blue "AD" in script "advertised" handstamp, blue "Charlottesville Va. Sep. 26" circular datestamp with matching "FORWARDED" handstamp, notation of "1", "5" and "6" for 1c advertised fee plus 5c for forwarding totaling 6c due from recipient, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 400-500
1,300
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91
c
Sale 1262, Lot 91, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to barely in, rich color, tied by "Alexandria La. Oct. ?" (1852) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Woodville Miss., large red "A" (advertised) handstamp with manuscript "1" for advertised fee, interesting contents relating to slavery includes comments to the effect that the slaves are content, Very Fine, unusual advertised use

E. 200-300
200
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92
c
Sale 1262, Lot 92, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Recut Bust (11 var). Position 47R5, large margins to ample, tied by "Gainsville Ala. Nov. 5" (1857) circular datestamp on folded letter to Mobile Ala., Very Fine example of this scarce recut variety, Scott value as off cover $600.00

E. 300-400
250
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93
c
Sale 1262, Lot 93, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red (11). Three margins, touched at top, grid cancel, matching "Greenville C.H. S.C. Feb 15" circular datestamp on bronze Valentine envelope with floral motif on flaps, to Anderson C.H. S.C., fresh and Very Fine, Southern antebellum Valentines are very scarce, ex Haas and Piller, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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94
c
Sale 1262, Lot 94, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 1L4, three large margins, in at bottom, tied by red Flag in Circle fancy cancel, matching "Newark Valley N.Y. Jun. 30" circular datestamp on buff cover to Killoway N.Y., with original 1857-dated enclosure, stamp with crease at top right, still Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate, illustrated in U.S. Cancellation Club News, Feb. 2013, p. 96 (copy accompanies)

E. 400-500
750
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95
c
Sale 1262, Lot 95, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Bright color, large margins to just in, tied by dark blue "DUE WAY 1c" framed handstamp with integral grid, "Mobile Ala. Jan. 18" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Boston datelined "New Orleans Jany. 17 1852", Extremely Fine strike of this scarce "Way" marking

E. 500-750
1,600
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96
c
Sale 1262, Lot 96, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II, (11A). Position 66R2L, clearly showing the "Gents" double transfer, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, "Boston 5cts. 8 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp on gray folded cover to New York, "Due 5cts" in circle handstamp, stamp slightly oxidized, Very Fine, unusual treated as unpaid, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
190
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97
c
Sale 1262, Lot 97, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to in, tied by large "PAID" handstamp, matching "Louisville & St. Louis Mail Route, Jun. 26" circular datestamp on cover to St. Louis Mo., sender's directive "ps. A. L. Shotwell" which was a sidewheel steamer renowned for its speed, Very Fine, this is the only reported example of this mail route marking, illustrated and described in Chronicle 226, May 2010, p. 116

E. 300-400
1,000
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98
c
Sale 1262, Lot 98, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Type II (11A). Full margins to clear at top, "W.E.S. & Co." manuscript precancel, used with blue "W. E. Singer & Co's Feather River Express, Connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co." oval handstamp (Thomas SIN-100) on buff cover to Bidwell's Bar Cal., receipt docketing "Wells Fargo & Co. Mvlle March 23" (1855) on back, original enclosure datelined at Marysville Mar. 22, 1855, Very Fine, one of five expresses operated by the colorful Capt. William E. Singer over a seven-year period, all of which carried mail between the Feather River mining camps and the base town of Marysville, only two examples of the Singer & Co. precancel are reported, ex Walske, "New Helvetia" and Eubanks, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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98A
c
Sale 1262, Lot 98A, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 72L2L showing broken left inner line, three large margins, clear to just in at top, cancelled by grid on blue folded cover with docketing indicating Charleston origination on Jan. 17, 1852, to New York, red "STEAM/SHIP" handstamp, Very Fine, a scarce early use -- the earliest documented use from Plate 2L is January 15, 1852

E. 200-300
500
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99
c
Sale 1262, Lot 99, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A var). Position 94L5, showing major plate crack at right, tied by grid, "Five Corners N.Y. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Eaton N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex Hulme

E. 400-500
250
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100
c
Sale 1262, Lot 100, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to in at top including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Jul. 12, 1856" circular datestamp on buff cover to St. Louis with J. O'Hara Denny, Glassware Manufacturer's blue embossed cameo design, Very Fine and pretty

E. 300-400
425
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101
c
Sale 1262, Lot 101, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to in, tied by grid, red "New Orleans La. Aug. 3" circular datestamp on buff cover to Woodville Miss. with Andrew G. Bull & Co., Saddles, Bridges and Harnesses blue embossed cameo corner card, Very Fine

E. 200-300
475
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102
c
Sale 1262, Lot 102, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to clear, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Mar. 26" circular datestamp on buff cover with blue Farish House illustrated corner card cover to Lisbon Va., trivial edgewear, Very Fine, a pretty cover, ex Gabriel

E. 300-400
400
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103
c
Sale 1262, Lot 103, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Three covers each with single, each on lady's bronze embossed cover, one tied by blue Hanover N.H. circular datestamp, one tied by blue University of Virginia circular datestamp, one "W. College Ten." manuscript postmark, a Very Fine and attractive group

E. 300-400
350
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104
c
Sale 1262, Lot 104, 1851-56 Issue3c Nesbitt Entires. Two, including one cancelled on arrival at Chicopee Mass. by perfect strike of Star fancy cancel, manuscript postmark, second cancelled by pen and with "Flint C.N. May 2nd" manuscript postmark Choctaw Nation cancel and sent to Tahlequah, Choctaw Nation, Very Fine

Sale 1262, Lot 104, 1851-56 Issue
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E. 200-300
300
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105
c
Sale 1262, Lot 105, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var). Position 78R6, perfs intact on three sides, roughly separated at left, tied by "Chicago Ill. Aug. 4, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to Skaneateles N.Y., manuscript "R. K. Swift Bro & Johnston" return address across top, with original printed enclosure from the Swift Brothers' banking firm

VERY FINE COVER AND AN IMPORTANT POSTAL HISTORY ARTIFACT SHOWING USE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERF BY R. K. SWIFT, THE PROMOTER OF THE HADLEY PERFORATING MACHINE.

Wilson Hulme speculates in his article in Chronicle 175 that R. K. Swift distributed Chicago Perf stamps to various businesses as a trial or to strengthen the possibility of selling the perforating machine to the post office. Many of the businesses were in a straight path between Swift's bank and Elijah Hadley's (inventor of the machine) office (p. 167). Hulme recorded two covers with an R. K. Swift printed corner card and this cover with the firm's printed enclosure (there are others with signatures or writing that can be tied to Swift). This cover and enclosure are illustrated in Chronicle 175, page 162, where described as having "the highest degree of desirability".

Ex Hulme.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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106
c
Sale 1262, Lot 106, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to just touched, tied by "New Orleans La. Nov. 10" (1856) circular datestamp on blue folded printed Prices Current to Intra, Italy, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Nov. 17" circular datestamp, carried on the Cunarder Baltic, departing New York Nov. 17 and arriving Liverpool Nov. 30, Calais arrival datestamp (Dec. 2), Paris and Torino backstamps, manuscript "17" due marking, stamp with faint margin toning at top right, Very Fine, scarce 5c 1856 use to Italy via British Open Mail, with 2021 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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107
c
Sale 1262, Lot 107, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large even margins, tied by face-free strike of "No. Abington Mass. July 16" double-line circle datestamp on cover to Staples Ranch Cal., Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
190
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108
c
Sale 1262, Lot 108, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14). Horizontal pair, irregular separation into top, used with large margined 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), tied by two strikes of blue "Madison Wis.? Dec." (1856) circular datestamp, red "New York Am. Pkt. Jan. 17" (1857) exchange office circular datestamp on yellow cover to Paris, France,, with "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, French entry datestamp and "10" decimes due, transit and receiving backstamps, Fine, a rare American Packet 1857 "Three Months" use (only eight sailings during the period), ex Emerson

E. 150-200
225
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109
c
Sale 1262, Lot 109, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14). Vertical pair, three large margins, just in at top, tied by black grid cancels and red "New Orleans La. Oct. 11" (1856) circular datestamp on small cover to Paris, France, red "New-York Am. Packet Oct. 20" circular datestamp, "6" decimes due handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce franking to correctly pay the 20c American Packet Direct rate to France

E. 200-300
250
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110
c
Sale 1262, Lot 110, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large margins, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 5 Dec." circular datestamp on buff cover to Auburn N.Y., mostly clear strike of "Noisy Carriers Mail San Francisco" oval handstamp, minor wear, Very Fine -- carried on the PMSS Golden Gate, departing San Francisco Dec. 5 and arriving Panama Dec. 18, then by USMSC Illinois, departing Aspinwall Dec. 19 and arriving New York Dec. 28 -- ex Walske and Curtis

E. 300-400
600
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111
c
Sale 1262, Lot 111, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large margins to ample, tied by well-struck "New York Jul. 20" Ocean Mail circular datestamp on yellow cover to Panama and forwarded to New Grenada, manuscript "Forward by Mr. J. de Sabla", missing part of top flap and with small piece of top edge of cover repaired, some edgewear, Very Fine, unusual use, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
100
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112
c
Sale 1262, Lot 112, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17). Large margins to clear, light gum soak at right, used with horizontal strip of three of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to in, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 4" (1853) circular datestamps on folded letter to Paris, France, Charles Toppan correspondence (of Toppan Carpenter philatelic fame), sender's directive "pr Steamer Arctic, March 5th", it missed that sailing which arrived Liverpool Mar. 16, red "New York Br. Pkt. Mar. 5" circular datestamp, well-struck "TOO LATE" handstamp at left, bold "26" decimes due handstamp, London (Mar. 22) and receiving backstamps (Mar. 23), probably carried on the Cunarder Arabia, Very Fine and attractive, prepaid 21c for the American Packet rate, but carried by British Cunarder so 16c of the 21c prepayment was wasted

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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113
c
Sale 1262, Lot 113, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17). Used with three singles 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), tied by two strikes of "Baton Rouge La. Dec. 22" (1856) circular datestamp on cover to Marseilles, France, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Jan. 3" circular datestamp, British and French transit and arrival datestamps including one which ties the 12c stamp, "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, "5" decimes due handstamp, some slight soiling and wear, still Very Fine and attractive 21c rate by American Packet, carried on Collins Line steamer Baltic, leaving New York Jan. 3 and arriving Liverpool Jan. 17, very rare American Packet 1857 "Three Months" use (only eight sailings), ex Walske, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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114
c
Sale 1262, Lot 114, 1851-56 Issue12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Bottom right diagonal half, affixed and tied by pen and "San Francisco Cal." circular datestamp with cut along edge of buff cover to Bangor Me., neat "10" manuscript due marking, some waterstaining, otherwise Fine, scarce attempted use of bisect, rejected and treated as unpaid, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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