Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
155
c
Sale 1262, Lot 155, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues1c Buff (112). Seven covers, including one tied on an internal revenue tax form from Schenectady N.Y., one tied by blue Templeton Mass. circular datestamp on locally used cover with second strike of circular datestamp in black correcting date (ex Judd), two single frankings, also single franking on 2c entire (ex Gibson), next is pair and single used from Woburn Mass. to Vt., last is pair and single used from Bridgeport Conn. to Willimantic Conn., overall a fresh and Fine-Very Fine group

E. 750-1,000
550
156
c
Sale 1262, Lot 156, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by well-struck Shoo Fly fancy cancel, "Toledo O. Apr. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Bryan O., stamp with crease at left (folded over when postmarked), Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, signed Ashbrook and with 1955 letter

E. 400-500
375
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157
c
Sale 1262, Lot 157, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by bold "3" numeral handstamp, "Brooklyn Ct. Jan. 7" (1870) circular datestamp on blue "We fight it out on this line!" Grant campaign cover to Putnam Conn., with original enclosure, Very Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
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158
c
Sale 1262, Lot 158, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Ultramarine (114). Four, tied by target cancels, matching "Congress Washington D.C. May 12" (1870) double-circle datestamp on cover addressed to Clara Barton in Geneva, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit May 14" datestamp, Basel (May 26) and Geneva (May 26) backstamps, some toning around stamp edges from gum, few with perfs trimmed, still a Very Fine cover to Clara Barton in Switzerland, discussed in Cancellation Club News, Feb. 2014, p. 17 (copy accompanies)

E. 400-500
375
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159
c
Sale 1262, Lot 159, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Clearly defined grill, tied by "Grand Rapids Mich. Apr. 21" duplex datestamp on blue attorney corner card cover to Allegan Mich., 1873 docketing on back, Very Fine and rare on-cover use of the 3c I Grill, Power Search did not locate another (but no distinction between H and I Grills was made for many years), listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 750-1,000
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160
c
Sale 1262, Lot 160, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues2c Dark Red Brown, Ribbed Paper (157 var). Three, one with straight edge, intense shade and prominent ribbing, tied by cork cancels with duplex "New York Dec. 16 4P.M." datestamp on "Sunday Times and Noah's Weekly Messenger" corner card cover addressed to Frederick W. Howard in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, sender's "overland via Okahumkee Fla." route directive, red pencil "St. Antonia" ship-name directive, receipt docketing on back "Recd. 19 Jan. per Antoine via Punta Rassa", some tropical toning on cover and stamps, still Fine, a very rare domestic cover, the Howards settled in Punta Gorda in the 1870s, mail service to Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda was very erratic during this period, this was directed to go overland via Okahumka (north of Charlotte Harbor and at the center of Florida), the docketing indicates it was carried by the Steamer Antoine from Punta Rassa (south of Charlotte Harbor), a remarkable example of mail to a region that was still quite remote in the 1870s, ex "Andromeda"

E. 300-400
325
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161
c
Sale 1262, Lot 161, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green (207). Tied by quartered cork cancel, "Mannsville N.Y. Aug. 21, 1888" circular datestamp on cover with red "Trapeze Balloon Ascension. September 1st" Balloon illustrated design to Sodus N.Y., address in two different inks, some edgewear including small repair at top right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
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162
c
Sale 1262, Lot 162, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Green (158). Tied by bold and clear strike of "H&W" Hayes & Wheeler 1876 campaign cancel with "Kingston N.Y. Apr. 23" circular datestamp on buff cover to Red Bank N.J., slightly reduced at left and stamp with minor corner crease mentioned for accuracy but utterly immaterial, Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the only recorded example of this cancel, the 1876 election was one of the most controversial in U.S. history, Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler were ultimately elected after a vote of a special Electoral Commission, despite losing the popular vote and trailing the initial electoral vote (with four states in dispute), the "Compromise of 1877" that made this possible resulted in the end of Reconstruction

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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163
c
Sale 1262, Lot 163, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Green (158). Intact perfs at left with part of another stamp, minor corner crease, tied by bold strike of blue "GIN" Barrel fancy cancel with matching "Chicago Ill. 7 Oct. 2PM" (1873) circular datestamp on Holden, Tascott & Co. Enamel Paint corner card cover to Oskaloosa Iowa, bold blue "Due 3" circular handstamp, docketing at left, minor cover edge nick and part of backflap removed, Very Fine strike of one of the most distinctive of fancy cancellations used during the Bank Note era; while barrel designs are known from other post offices, including the Oil Barrel of Titusville Pa. and Barrel of Waterbury Conn., the Chicago design is the only known fancy cancel representing a distilled spirit

E. 500-750
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164
c
Sale 1262, Lot 164, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues5c Blue (179). Vertical pair, used with 3c Green (158), tied by partly clear strikes of Havana N.Y. duplex cancels on registered Bethesda Sanitarium illustrated cover to Mecklenburg N.Y., wonderfully detailed design of the building with "Cole Magnetic Springs" pavilion at right, imprint at top mostly covered by stamps but identifiable, 3c stamp with some minor toned perfs, still Extremely Fine, Bethesda Sanitarium was a popular water-cure destination, the building depicted on this cover burned to the ground in July 1880

E. 300-400
180
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165
c
Sale 1262, Lot 165, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Bright color, cancelled by magenta negative "AB" fancy cancel of Alexandria Bay N.Y., on Thousand Island House illustrated cover to St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, receiving backstamp (May 20, 1879), Very Fine, this is considered a precancel but is also known as a postal cancel in black, this is especially desirable on an illustrated cover

E. 300-400
350
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166
c
Sale 1262, Lot 166, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues3c Green (184). Cancelled by cork with "Gowanda N.Y. Oct. 25" circular datestamp on cover to James Center N.Y. with "Gowanda Improved Dog Powder" advertising design, unusual and detailed illustration of a dog on a kind of treadmill machine, apparently grinding the powder in a churn behind him, "iron cultivator" design at right, back also with full illustration of a plow, slightly reduced at right and small edge tear, Very Fine and desirable illustrated dog cover

E. 400-500
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167
c
Sale 1262, Lot 167, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206). Cancelled by target, indistinct 1886 Ill. circular datestamp on back of unsealed cover with "Don't Shoot this into the wastebasket as we give you the die" illustrated advertising design to Jackson Me., with Cinderella 2c stamp design with "This is not a United States" in oval and cancelled by "Graham Illinois Nov. 1, 1886" duplex, Very Fine and unusual circular rate cover with a humorous design

Sale 1262, Lot 167, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues
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E. 200-300
500
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168
c
Sale 1262, Lot 168, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210). Vertical pair, straight edge at right, tied by "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Oct. 1 1PM 1883" First Day duplex cancel on cover to Buffalo N.Y., receiving backstamp, Very Fine, Scott value $2,000.00

E. 750-1,000
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169
c
Sale 1262, Lot 169, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210). Tied by cork with "Wooster O. Mar. 17" (1885) duplex datestamp on cover to Cincinnati O. with Killbuck Kennels illustrated corner card depicting an English Setter, receiving backstamp, small hole at right edge of cover, Very Fine and beautiful, this is the earliest illustrated kennel advertising cover with an unequivocal English Setter image found by Richard Frajola in more than 20 years of searching and collecting

E. 400-500
325
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170
c
Sale 1262, Lot 170, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210). Tied by cork cancel with "Saint George's Del. Feb. 26" (1886) duplex datestamp on gray cover to Thompsontown Pa., with English Setter illustrated design and "The Saint George Kennels", Philadelphia backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a wonderful design

E. 300-400
225
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171
c
Sale 1262, Lot 171, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210). Cancelled by quartered cork with "Saratoga Springs N.Y. Jul. 14 8AM" duplex datestamp on cover to Kingsboro N.Y. with "Lay up Treasures in Heaven" (Matthew 6:20) illustrated dog design, backflap with a different illustrated design depicting a small dog with a key and a box, with "Be Rich in Good Works" (1 Timothy 6:18), Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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172
c
Sale 1262, Lot 172, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues2c Green (213). Rich color, cancelled by unusual "I Cure U, Trademark" fancy cancel, the "I" in the shape of an eye, stamp tied by "Harshaville Pa. Mar. 21" circular datestamp on cover to Pittsburgh Pa., 1888 receiving backstamp, Very Fine strike of this rare and unusual fancy cancel, reportedly used by Armstrong's Diptheria and Quincy Drops

E. 400-500
300
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173
c
Sale 1262, Lot 173, 1869 Pictorial Issue, Bank Note Issues10c Green (226). Used with 2c Carmine (220) and tied by blurry strikes of Philadelphia Pa. registered ovals on cover to Ray Brook N.Y., with English Setter illustrated design and "Woodbury Kennels, First Class Bred Dogs", purple boxed "Philadelphia Pa. Registered Aug. 6, 1891" backstamp, 2c stamp with a small tear, still Very Fine and attractive design

E. 300-400
250
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