Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

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

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Category — 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)

Lot
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3359
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3359, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Tied by red "New Paid York Sep. 24" (1861) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to St. Iago, Cuba, bold strike of oval "NA1" due marking, Havana (Sept. 29) backstamp, sender's directive "Columbia", some age spotting, few small holes sensibly patched, otherwise Very Fine, scarce use to a foreign destination, with 1979 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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3360
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3360, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Dark Green (62B). Used with 10c Green (68), vertical pair 3c Rose (65) and 1c Blue (63), tied by magenta grid cancels with matching “Hartford Ct. Mar 11” (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Brussels, Belgium, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Mar. 12" circular datestamp ties 10c stamps, backstamps including “BR. PACKET” straightline, transit and receiving, Very Fine, a colorful and very scarce use, the 10c August and Regular 1861 issue combination is seldom encountered, particularly on a cover to Europe, with 1985 P.F. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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3361
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3361, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Rich color, used with 10c Green (68), 1c Blue (63) and two 3c Rose (65), tied by "Milwaukee Wis. Dec. 22, 1862" circular datestamps on buff cover to Belgium, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Dec. 27" credit datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, missing top flap, some wear, Fine use with both Scott 62B and 68 paying the 27c rate via Belgian Closed Mail

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E. 500-750
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3362
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3362, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)1c Blue (63). Horizontal strip of three, three neat strikes of unusual 8-Point Star fancy cancel and tied by “Newburgh N.Y. May 2 ‘67” double-circle datestamp on buff cover to West Town, N.Y., barely reduced at left where opened, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3363
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3363, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)1c Dark Blue (63b). Intense deep color, tied by red Providence R.I. circular datestamp on bright yellow drop cover, missing backflap, still fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 and 2015 P.F. certificates, Scott value for used off-cover is $875.00

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E. 500-750
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3364
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3364, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)3c Pink (64). Used with 1c Blue (63), straight edge at right, each tied by "PAID" in oval, red "Boston Mass. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on buff cover with Putnam's Improved Spring Bed illustrated design to Washington D.C., Very Fine example of the 3c Pink on an illustrated advertising cover

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E. 300-400
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3365
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3365, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)3c Pink (64). Bright color, tied by perfectly struck grid cancel, "Pittsfield Mass. Oct. 30, 1861" circular datestamp with yeardate in manuscript on cover to Washington D.C., fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover, ex "Argentum", with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott value $750.00

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E. 200-300
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3366
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3366, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by bold strike of Blue Bird fancy cancel, second strike at right, matching "Rockford Ill. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover to Newport Pa., cover with scuff at left and some slight soiling, still Very Fine, scarce with the second strike of the fancy cancel

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E. 300-400
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3367
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3367, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)3c Rose (65). Tied by Eagle and Shield fancy cancel, "Cambridge Mass. Dec. 2?" circular datestamp on pink cover to Brookline Mass., Very Fine strike, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate

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E. 200-300
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3368
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3368, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, fresh color, tied by blue "San Andreas Cal. Feb. 9" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Memphis Mo., slightly reduced at right, right stamp expertly repaired at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce West Coast use of the 5c Buff

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E. 400-500
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3369
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3369, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)5c Buff (67). Radiant color, tied by "New York Sep. 17" (1861) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, bold "5" cents due marking, Boston and receiving backstamps, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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3370
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3370, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)5c Buff (67). Used with 10c Green (68), tied by grid cancels, red "New York Paid 12 Jan. 1" (1862) credit datestamp on cover to France, 5c also tied by red Calais arrival datestamp, matching boxed "P.D." handstamp, missing part of top flap, Very Fine, signed Ashbrook

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E. 400-500
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3371
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3371, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)5c Buff (67). Rich color, placed over edge and used with 3c Rose (65) and two 10c Green (68), tied by red grid cancels, red "New-York Hamb. Pkt. Mar. 20" (1862) circular datestamp struck partly off bottom of small cover to Rome, Italy, sender's directive "Hamburg Mail 22 March" at top left, bold boxed "PF" and "P.D." handstamps, various manuscript rates, wide range of backstamps, 3c small fault at bottom left, Very Fine appearing cover with a colorful franking paying 28c rate via Hamburg Mail, ex Neinken and "Angel", signed Hargest

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E. 500-750
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3372
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3372, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Used with 10c Dark Green (68a), tied together by open grid cancel, part strike of "Kensington Pa., Nov. 13" (1861) circular datestamp on overall blue lithographed advertising cover for Beckhaus & Allgaier Coach Builders, addressed to Wurtemburg, Germany, red "N.York, Hamb. Pkt. Paid 10 16 Nov" credit datestamp--carried on HAPAG Borussia, departing New York Nov. 16, arriving Hamburg Dec. 2--oval datestamp and Ebingen arrival backstamp, 10c with minor corner flaws, some cover edgewear, Very Fine appearing use of the 5c 1861 Brown Yellow on an illustrated cover to German, with 2008 P.F. certificate.

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E. 500-750
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3373
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3373, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)5c Buff (67). Four covers to foreign destinations, including three used with 10c Green (68), one to Paris and forwarded to Rome, two others to Prussia, last is solo use on cover to Canada, a few small stamp or cover flaws but overall Fine appearing and elusive group of this better 5c 1861 shade to foreign destinations

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3374
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3374, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Tied by clear strike of "Union" Waving Flag fancy cancel, "Healdsburg Cal. May 15" circular datestamp on cover to New Boston, Ill., stamp repaired at top but not affecting cancel, Very Fine strike and very rare on cover, Power Search contains only one other cover, bearing 1c stamps

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E. 500-750
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3375
 
Sale 1272, Lot 3375, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Six items all used as Revenue stamps, including five on a document paying a promissory note, pair used with 5c on surety bond, single on surety bond, single paying marriage settlement indenture, single on Charter Party document, last is single with green Revenue cancel, few faults, a Fine-Very Fine and scarce group

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E. 500-750
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3376
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3376, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Choice centering, tied by "New-York Ship Mar. 6" circular datestamp on buff cover from Havana, Cuba to Brooklyn N.Y., two additional strikes at left, with original 1862-dated contents, minor edgewear and excess gum around stamp, Very Fine, this particular type of "New York Ship" marking is extremely rare, ex White, mounted on exhibition page and with typed transcript of contents

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E. 500-750
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3377
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3377, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Tied by segmented cork cancel and Hartford Conn. duplex datestamp on cover with blind embossed "American Telegraph Company" illustration to "Quebec or Elsewhere, Canada", "Hartford Con. Jan. 18" (1866) double-circle datestamp, Ottawa and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at right, tiny nick at left, Fine

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E. 200-300
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3378
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3378, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Tied by target cancel, "Pottsville Pa. 17 Oct. 1866" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, clear strike of red "MISSENT TO SAN FRANCISCO" straightline handstamp, also with "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 14" double-circle datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, some slight edgewear, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a very unusual use

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E. 300-400
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3379
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3379, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Tied by double-struck cork cancel on 1865 yellow cover from Canada to Gasport, N.Y. manuscript “10” with an additional “Paid” above, “G.W.R. West SP 15 65” circular datestamp with “East” written over “West”, enclosure headed “London C.W.”, stamp with small tear at bottom, minor scotch tape stain at top, Fine and rare use of the 10c 1861 originating in Canada

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E. 400-500
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3380
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3380, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Yellow Green (68). Three, slightly overlapping and tied by target cancels, "Esmeralda Nev. Aug. 5, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover to Hammersmith, England, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19 Aug. 11" credit datestamp, red London Paid datestamp also ties stamps, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, attractive territorial use, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

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E. 400-500
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3381
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3381, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Two vertical pairs and two singles, one pair with natural straight edge at right with guideline, one stamp in other pair piece out at left, cancelled or tied by grids, "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 13, 1864" double-circle datestamp on importer's corner card cover to France, red New York 24c credit datestamp, French transits, tear at right from opening, still Very Fine, a very unusual franking

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E. 300-400
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3382
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3382, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Two singles, used with 1c Blue (63), tied by two strikes of large "Paid" grid on cover to Madrid, Spain, red "Boston Paid 18 Jul. 11" credit datestamp, small boxed "P.D." and "4R" due marking, receiving backstamp, light file fold clear of stamps, Very Fine and choice usage, ex Haas and "Sevenoaks", with 1987 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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3383
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3383, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Yellow Green (68). Rich color, used with two 1c Blue (63) and three 3c Rose (65), each affixed over edge of 1862 cover to Algecira, Spain, stamps cancelled or tied by targets, Nov. 3 Conn. circular datestamp, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Nov. 15" circular datestamp, red "Short Paid" and "Not Paid to London" handstamps, with original enclosure, some faults, appears Fine, franked to pay the 21c rate via open British or American Mail, this must have been overweight and so short paid

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E. 200-300
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3384
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3384, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Two covers to Amsterdam, first with two 10c and one 1c Blue (63) tied by grid cancels from New York to Amsterdam, ex Baker and Wunderlich, second with block of three and fourth replacement stamp used with two 1c Blue (63) from New York to Amsterdam, Very Fine appearing single and double-rate uses via Open Mail

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E. 300-400
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3385
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3385, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Horizontal pair and single, used with vertical pair 1c Blue (63), tied by Boston large “Paid” in grid cancels on cover to Florence, Italy and forwarded to Rome, reverse with fantastic strike of blue “U.S. Consulate General Florence” handstamp with eagle and stars, manuscript rates, fragment of a fourth 10c stamp is present at top just under the perfs of the top 1c stamp, removed either at Boston or in transit, the piece and the 1c pair tied by a Florence datestamp, French transit datestamp, Rome receiving datestamp, right 10c stamp small edge tear, still Very Fine, an intriguing and unusual use

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E. 500-750
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3386
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3386, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Yellow Green (68). Three, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by crossroads cancels, light strike of red "New York Br. Pkt. Paid Jan. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp also ties stamps, receiving backstamp, few perfs affected from placement near edge of cover, 3c light diagonal crease, appears Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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3387
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3387, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Three, likely from a strip but separated and affixed partly overlapping, tied by circle of Vs cancels and red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Mar. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Moscow, Russia, very likely an 1868 use, red "Verviers A/Coeln/Franco" four-line handstamp ties the left stamp and apparently a fourth stamp to left which has been removed, blue crayon "2" for double rate, red crayon "2" (groschen) overwritten "4" for credit to Russia, "3" and "6" credit handstamps struck over each other at bottom, inside silked, Very Fine appearance and a rare destination for an 1860s cover, see our Sale 1109 (lot 636) for a more lengthy discussion of this cover, ex Gilbart

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E. 750-1,000
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3388
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3388, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Horizontal pair used with 1c Blue (63), cancelled or tied by grids, matching "Newburyport Ms. Nov. 13, 1862" circular datestamp also ties 10c on buff cover to Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, "Boston Am. Pkt. Nov. 21" circular datestamp, London and receiving backstamps, "65" manuscript debit marking, part of bottom flap missing, Very Fine and unusual, the short payment was treated as completely unpaid, ex "Sevenoaks"

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E. 400-500
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3389
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3389, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Yellow Green (68). Vertical strip of three, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by "Fort Lee N.J. Apr. 2" (1865) circular datestamp on mourning cover to Melbourne, Australia, red New York and London transits, blue oval "Unclaimed" handstamp, cover toned and stained, few small faults to stamps not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, scarce used with the auxiliary marking, with 1987 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3390
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3390, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Green (68). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue (63), grid cancels, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Mar. 15" (1863) circular datestamp on tissue paper cover to Madura, Southern India, manuscript rates and docketing, red "SHORT PAID" handstamp, backstamps including ”Madras Steamer” octagonal handstamp, blue London transit and Madura receiving backstamps, stamps and cover with small faults, Fine appearance and scarce

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E. 400-500
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3391
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3391, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 62B-68)10c Yellow Green (68). Vertical pair and single, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by grids with "Delavan Wis. 3 Paid Apr. 7" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Bijnour, India, red New York and London Paid datestamps, magenta pen “28” credit, red crayon “1” British Colonial credit, four different Indian backstamps, minor cover soiling at right edge just touches 3c stamp, Fine use to India paying the 33c British Mail rate via Southampton

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E. 400-500
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