Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

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

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Category — 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3510
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3510, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by pre-First Day "Chicago Ill. Apr. 29 6-PM 1904" machine cancel on cover to Graettinger Iowa

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PRE-FIRST DAY USE OF THE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE. ONLY NINE ARE KNOWN.

There are only 24 known First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue. This and the two others offered in this sale are the only pre-First Day we have offered since our 2005 Dr. Martin sale. Scott value $5,000.00 as First Day.

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3511
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3511, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by pre-First Day "St. Louis, Mo. Apr. 29, 1904 8- PM" Exposition machine cancel on Meyer Brothers Drug Co. corner card cover with window address, receiving backstamp of Springfield Ill.

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PRE-FIRST DAY USE OF THE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE. ONLY NINE ARE KNOWN.

There are only 24 known First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue. This and the two others offered in this sale are the only pre-First Day we have offered since our 2005 Dr. Martin sale. Scott value $5,000.00 as First Day.

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3512
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3512, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by pre-First Day "St. Louis, Mo. Terminal Sta. Apr. 29, 1904 8:30 PM" machine cancel on cover to Detroit Mich., reduced at left

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PRE-FIRST DAY USE OF THE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE. ONLY NINE ARE KNOWN.

There are only 24 known First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue. This and the two others offered in this sale are the only pre-First Day we have offered since our 2005 Dr. Martin sale. Scott value $5,000.00 as First Day. With 2005 P.F. certificate.

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3513
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3513, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 30 2-AM 1904 World's Fair St. Louis" First Day machine cancel on World's Fair illustrated cover to Fremont Nebr., receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive, rare on the World's Fair illustrated cover, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, with 1997 P.F. certificate, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3514
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3514, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "Boston Mass. Apr. 30 5-30P 1904" First Day machine cancel on New England Stamp Co. illustrated corner card cover to Chicago Ill., receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, with 1990 P.F. certificate, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3515
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3515, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). With top imprint selvage, tied by bold strike of "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 30 8:30PM 1904" First Day duplex cancel on locally addressed cover, oval Middle City receiving backstamp, Very Fine, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, with 1987 P.F. certificate, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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3516
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3516, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Apr. 30 1-PM 1904" First Day machine cancel on locally addressed cover with return address for a shingle roofer, fresh and Very Fine, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3517
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3517, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Apr. 30 8:30PM 1904" First Day machine cancel on Cuneo Bros. illustrated cover to Ottawa Ill., receiving backstamp, missing part of bottom flap, Very Fine and attractive, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3518
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3518, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "New York Apr. 30 3:30PM 1904" First Day duplex cancel on illustrated Worcester Salt Co. corner card cover to New Durham N.J., receiving backstamp, Very Fine and a beautiful cover, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3519
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3519, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Straight edge at right, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 30 2-AM 1904 World's Fair St. Louis" First Day machine cancel on cover with "United States Government Board, Louisiana Purchase Exposition" return address to Brightwood D.C., Washington D.C. backstamps, Very Fine, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, with 1979 AFDCS certificate, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3520
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3520, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "Lockport N.Y. Apr. 30 11:30AM 04" First Day machine cancel on cover with printer's return address to Philadelphia, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, with 1969 P.F. certificate, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3521
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3521, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "New York N.Y. Sta. H Apr. 30 1:30PM 1904" First Day machine cancel on cover with printed local address, receiving backstamp of 3:00PM, Very Fine, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3522
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3522, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "New York N.Y. Apr. 30 11-PM 1904" First Day machine cancel on oversize cover to Fitchburg Mass., receiving backstamp, Very Fine, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, with 1971 AFDCS certificate, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3523
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3523, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by "Ruskin Neb. 1904 Apr. 30 10AM" First Day duplex cancel on cover with printed address to Doniphan Kans., receiving backstamp, some edgewear, stamp with light crease, Very Fine appearance, only 24 First Days and nine pre-First Days for the 2c Louisiana Purchase issue are known, Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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3524
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3524, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Louisiana Purchase (324). Six items, including five First Day covers for the 2c used from Philadelphia, Chicago, Harrisburg Pa., Seattle Wash. and Syracuse N.Y., also a 2c off cover with First Day cancel, few faults, still a Fine-Very Fine and desirable group, one cover with 1979 P.F. certificate, off-cover with 1971 P.F. certificate, the 2c covers catalogue $25,000.00

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3525
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3525, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Complete set tied by three strikes of "St. Louis Mo. Exposition Sta. Oct. 13, 1904" duplexes on legal-size cover with Massachusetts State Building, World's Fair corner card, to Springfield Mass., receiving backstamps, a Very Fine and attractive franking

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E. 500-750
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3526
 
Sale 1272, Lot 3526, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues10c Red Brown, Louisiana Purchase (327). Two used stamps, each with Apr. 30, 1904 First Day cancel, one with Madison Square Station N.Y. other with Boston registry division oval, both clearly show the date, few faults, still Very Fine strikes and extremely rare First Day cancels, the covers catalogue $24,000.00 apiece, first with 2001 A.P.S. certificate, latter with 1971 P.F. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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3527
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3527, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues1c-5c Jamestown (328-330). Tied by target cancels and used with 3c Bright Violet (302) on registered 2c Carmine on Oriental Buff (U364) entire to Ancon, Canal Zone, purple "Milwaukee Wis. Sta. 23 Registered May 27, 1907" double-circle datestamp, manuscript "receipt demanded", New York and receiving backstamps, also seal on back from Metropolitan Correspondence Club, opened bit roughly at left, Very Fine and unusual

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E. 300-400
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3528
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3528, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Lincoln (367). Tied by "Washington C.H. Ohio Feb. 10 6:30P 1909" pre-First Day cancel on cover to Belle Center O., receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce pre-First Day use

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E. 500-750
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3529
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3529, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Lincoln (367). Three Feb. 12, 1909 First Day covers, including pair used from Rockford Ill., with purple "Returned to Writer Unclaimed" pointing hand, single used from Taunton Mass., third is block of six used from Ashton R.I. to Providence R.I., slight edgewear, Very Fine group, Scott value $1,500.00 as singles

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E. 400-500
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3530
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3530, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371). Tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 1 1-PM 1909" First Day machine cancel on Red Cross corner card cover to Joseph Steinmetz in Germantown Pa., minor edgewear, stamp with small fault, still Very Fine, this is the only recorded First Day cover with the imperforate Alaska-Yukon issue, unlisted in Scott which notes the earliest documented use is June 7, with 1977 P.F. certificate as Scott 370

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3531
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3531, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues5c Rose, Error (505). Bright color, tied by "Reading, Mass. Oct 25, 1918" flag machine cancel on cover Melrose, Mass., 1c Postage Due (J61) tied by Melrose oval, cover with some trivial edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, illustrated in Oct. 2012 issue of The United States Specialist, where author Kevin G. Lowther notes this is the only 5c error cover with a postage due stamp, Scott value $2,250.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3532
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3532, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues3c Violet (537). Tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 3 8PM 1919" First Day machine cancel on cover to New York, small piece out at top center of cover, still Very Fine, Scott value $900.00

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E. 300-400
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3533
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3533, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550). Including two of 1c and 2c, tied by purple "Washington D.C. Dec. 21 PM" First Day cancels, additional strike of "Washington D.C. Dec. 21 12:30PM" circular datestamp on cover with printed address to The Stamp Shoppe in Washington D.C., instructions for "Special Delivery", receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive First Day cover, Scott value for set on cover $3,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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3534
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3534, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues1c Green, 5c Deep Blue, Pilgrim Tercentenary (548, 550). Tied by "Washington D.C. Dec. 21 2:30PM 1920" First Day duplex cancel on cover, address mostly erased, cover tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, Scott value for the full set on First Day cover $3,000.00, for the 1c alone $1,000.00, for the 5c alone $2,500.00

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E. 500-750
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3535
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3535, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues2c Black, Harding, Schermack Ty. III (611). Used with 5c Violet, Air Post (C12) and tied by "Marion Ohio Jun. 16 2-PM 1931" machine cancel on cacheted Dedication of Harding Memorial Air Post cover to Cleveland O., stamp with tear at top, cover reduced and refolded (possibly prior to use), Very Fine appearance, perhaps seven or eight covers are recorded with the 2c Harding Type III Schermack perforations, Scott value $6,000.00

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3536
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3536, 1904 Louisiana Purchase and Later Issues1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Each set on First Day Covers, stamps tied by strikes of "Washington D.C. May 1, 1929" duplexes and both addressed to George Gordon Jr. in Bridgeport Conn., red "Fee claimed by Office of First Address" handstamp, a fresh and Very Fine matched set of first day covers, Scott value $3,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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