Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

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

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Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3277
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3277, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ib-I-Ib (5A-5-5A). Positions 6-8R1E, horizontal strip of three, large margins to in at bottom but showing almost the entire plume at bottom right of the center stamp (Scott 5), tied by manuscript tic-tac-toe patterns on each stamp, red "Benton Tenn. Feb. 28" circular datestamp on blue folded lettersheet to Madisonville Tenn., the letter portion inside has been removed but the salutation and dateline of "Benton Tenn. Feb. 27th 1852" is retained, left and right stamps (Scott 5A) with pre-use creases, but the center stamp is sound (Scott 5)

FINE APPEARANCE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER. A DESIRABLE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE MULTIPLE CONTAINING POSITION 7R1E, THE RARE TYPE I IMPERFORATE, FLANKED BY TWO TYPE IB STAMPS. A GREAT RARITY.

The published census compiled by Jerome S. Wagshal (available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/5 ), contains at least 98 unduplicated records of Scott 5. There are probably no more than ten examples existing outside of the Wagshal census population. Therefore, the 1c 1851 Type I is the rarest of all United States stamps issued regularly prior to the 1868 Grills. The census lists a total of 23 examples of Position 7R1E on cover, of which eleven are used to pay a circular rate or drop-letter rate.

Census no. 5-COV-084. The Wagshal census notes this was sent to Stanley B. Ashbrook in early 1941 by its owner, Dr. Zaven M. Seron of Tampa, Florida. Brookman purchased this not long after from Barney Voorhees, and subsequently placed it with noted dealer Spencer Anderson. With 2022 P.S.E. certificate

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E. 20,000-30,000
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3278
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3278, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 4R1L, the only position on Plate 1 Late which was not recut, huge margins to barely in including part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by "New Orleans La. May 2?" circular datestamp on cover addressed to Dr. Walter Gary in New Orleans, manuscript "advertise" at top, barely reduced at left and minor wear, Very Fine and very unusual use paying the 1c drop letter rate, the letter was not collected so it was advertised and delivered to the recipient, ex Eubanks, signed Ashbrook

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E. 300-400
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3279
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3279, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II-II-III (7-7-8). Positions 97-99R2, horizontal strip of three, margins just touched at top and in at bottom, in at right, cancelled by penstrokes and tied by "Millersville Pa. Dec. 11" circular datestamp on lady's embossed cover to Houseville N.Y., few sealed tears, still almost Fine example of this rare position, Scott value for 99R2 on cover $15,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3280
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3280, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c 1851 Issue Covers. Four, including strip of three of Nos. 7-7-8A, No. 7 from Position 17R1E, vertical strip of three from 65/75/85L1E (middle stamp 8A), what may be an 8A on circular, margins to in, few faults, Fine group

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E. 500-750
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3281
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3281, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Copperish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Position 13R2E, wonderful color in the medium part of the Copperish spectrum, full margins all around, tied by blue "Way 6" in circle handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Richmond Septem. 12, 1851" to Lynchburg Va., Very Fine and choice, signed Dr. Amonette who notes "An ext. F cover carried from Richmond to Lynchburg on the James River and Canawha Canal. Superb stamp in rare copperish orange brown shade with Way 6", Scott value with no premium for the better cancel

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1,100
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3282
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3282, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 33L2E, intense early color which was regarded as Copper Brown by Dr. Amonette, ample margins to clear, tied by blue ”Way 6” in circle handstamp on Aug. 26 1851 datelined folded letter from Richmond to Lynchburg Va., fresh and Very Fine, a scarce marking on the 3c 1851 issue, this was normally applied to stampless mail traveling the James River & Kanawha Canal, ex Dr. Amonette

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E. 300-400
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3283
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3283, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Copperish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Position 93L2E, lovely color, large margins to clear, tied by grid cancel, "Leominster Ms. Nov. 4" circular datestamp and "PAID" handstamp on lady's cover with embossed border to Merrimack N.Y., cover with trivial toning at edges, Very Fine example of this scarce shade, signed Dr. Amonette who notes "VF Copperish OB"

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1,100
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3284
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3284, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Copperish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Position 43L2E, ample margins to clear, tied by blue "Milwaukee Wis. Dec. 25" (1851) circular datestamp on folded letter to Madison Wis., Very Fine and choice Christmas Day use of this scarce shade, with note on back from Dr. Amonette "Very Fine example of the medium Copperish Orange Brown seen only from Plate 2E"

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1,100
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3285
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3285, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 52R1L, ample margins to clear, rich color, tied by "Newport R.I 3 Paid Oct. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce shade, with signed note on back from Dr. Amonette "very fine example of the Plate 1L experimental orange brown dated Oct. 23 most likely in 1851"

Bid on this lot

700
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3286
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3286, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 37L1L, ample margins to clear, tied by "Rochester N.Y. Feb. 12" (1852) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Buffalo N.Y., Very Fine example of this scarce shade, ex Judd, with signed note on back from Dr. Amonette "very bright plate 1L Experimental O.B."

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700
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3287
 
Sale 1272, Lot 3287, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 24L1L, rich color trending towards the deep reddish end of the color spectrum, large margins to clear, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 14" (1851) circular datestamp on cover to Newport R.I., docketed at left, Very Fine example of this scarce shade

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700
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3288
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3288, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 35L2L, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by blue "Toledo Ohio Nov. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover to Cooperstown N.Y., Very Fine example of this rare shade, signed Dr. Amonette with his note "very fine example of the rare plate 2L orange brown"

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E. 300-400
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3289
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3289, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to clear, rich color, tied by "Dayton Ohio Feb. 25" circular datestamp on yellow cover with Western Ohio Lunatic Asylum, Dayton corner card to a probate judge in Batavia O., with original contents dated Feb. 24, 1857 accepting a patient, few repairs at top of cover affect design, still Very Fine and unusual

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E. 200-300
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3290
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3290, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Plate 1L, three large margins to clear at bottom, tied by bold grid cancel on incoming bluish gray envelope to New Orleans, bold red "New Orleans La. Feb. 27" circular datestamp and matching ”WAY 1” handstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3291
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3291, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by perfect strike of Christian Cross fancy cancel, "Canton Mi. Oct. 24" (1854) circular datestamp on gray folded letter to New Orleans La., Extremely Fine strike, with 2001 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3292
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3292, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var). Straight edge at left, tied by "Chicago Ill. Jul. 18, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to Fisherville Tenn., with blue embossed Tremont House oval on top flap (piece out), some edgewear

FINE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERFORATION ON A TREMONT HOUSE HOTEL CORNER CARD, ORIGINATING FROM R. K. SWIFT, THE PROMOTER OF THE HADLEY PERFORATING MACHINE.

Wilson Hulme recorded five covers that do not bear the name of R. K. Swift, but can be tied to the company. The cover offered here was not included in his census, so is an addition to that number. The handwriting matches that of another Swift cover, offered in the Wagshal sale (Sale 996, lot 3183) and becomes the second known on a Tremont House hotel cover.

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3293
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3293, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12). Horizontal pair, two large margins including part of adjoining stamps at bottom, touching to slightly in on other sides, tied by "Lawrence Mass. May 4" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on cover to Petaluma Cal., small repair at left edge of cover from opening

FINE AND RARE. THIS IS ONE OF TWELVE RECORDED 5-CENT 1856 COVERS TO CALIFORNIA, AND THE ONLY RECORDED USAGE TO PETALUMA.

Of the twelve recorded 5c 1856 covers addressed to California, two originated in California. Therefore, this is one of only ten transcontinental covers bearing the 5c 1856 issue. Census no. 12-COV-59

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3294
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3294, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II/III/I (14/15/13). Vertical strip of three, bottom stamp Ty. I, center stamp Ty. III, large margins except in at bottom where distinguishing characteristics cut away and touched at top right, used with additional single of 10c Green, Ty. II (14), large margins to clear, tied by "Washington City D.C. Jul. 20, 1857" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Mexico, manuscript "Returned for postage due 10c" crossed out at lower left, light strike of Vera Cruz oval datestamp, rating due handstamp, almost Fine, a scarce combination, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott value for the combination strip off cover $4,250.00

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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3295
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3295, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Full margins, tied by ultramarine "Toledo Ohio Jan. 14" circular datestamp on buff cover to Malden, Canada West, perfect strike of red "United States 6d" oval handstamp, Very Fine and choice, ex Haas

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E. 200-300
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3296
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3296, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to clear, used with horizontal pair of 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), margins to in, tied by indistinct strikes of Pa. circular datestamp on 1856 cover to Norrkoping, Sweden, red "19" credit handstamp, blue manuscript rate marking, various transit backstamps including New York exchange and “K.D.O.P.A. Hamburg”--carried on Cunarder Persia, departing New York Dec. 10, arriving Liverpool Dec. 20--missing part of left side flap and sealed cover tear at left, strip with tiny corner creases not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, rare use of 1851-56 Issue on cover to Sweden, paying the 42c Prussian Closed Mail rate, with 1983 P.F. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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3297
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3297, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at bottom and left, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (7) and pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), cancelled or tied by blue manuscript lines designed to look like grid cancels (very unusual), red "Supply N.C. Aug. 22" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "30" rate on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U9) to Germany, stamps tied by red 7c credit datestamp, red framed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, some edgewear including tear at upper left, still Fine and colorful franking

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E. 300-400
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