Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Waterway Covers (Scott 17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
658
c
Sale 1265, Lot 658, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Waterway Covers (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 59R1, margins to in at left where irregularly separated, tied by heavy black and brown ink and by blue "U.S. Mail Packet Natchez" oval handstamp, matching "Route 7309" double-oval handstamp on April 25, 1857 datelined folded letter from New Orleans to Rodney Miss., manuscript "Natchez" at bottom left, Fine and unique use of the 12c 1851, Route 7309 was discontinued in mid-1858

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
Current Sale
659
c
Sale 1265, Lot 659, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Waterway Covers (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 58L1, fault lower right corner, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. 1 (11), corner crease, both tied by strikes of "STEAM" straightline handstamp on court deposition wrapper from New Orleans to Baton Rouge La., Oct. 15, 1856 docketing at left, minor edgewear, otherwise Fine and unique use of the 12c 1851 on a five-times rate cover carried via Route 7309, which plied the waters between New Orleans and Cairo Ill., ex Caspary

Bid on this lot

E. 400-500
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660
c
Sale 1265, Lot 660, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Waterway Covers (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 5/15R1, vertical pair, top stamp triple transfer, three ample margins, just in at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. 1 (11), margins to in at left, all stamps tied tied by bold strikes of "L.Ville & Cinn. Mail Line Mar. 1" (1853) waterway route agent's circular datestamp on dark buff cover to Paris, France, red "New York Am. Packet Mar. 5" circular datestamp, red French arrival datestamp and "8" decimes due handstamp, some slight wear

VERY FINE AND UNIQUE USE OF THIS ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING ON TRANSATLANTIC MAIL WITH THE 1851 ISSUE.

U.S. contract waterway route 5032 was in operation from 1846 to 1858 on the Ohio River from Cincinnati to Louisville, Kentucky. After reaching New York, this cover was carried on the Collins Line's Arctic, departing March 5 and arriving Liverpool March 16. The 27c postage overpaid both the British and American Packet rates. The sender may have believed there was a rate comprising 3c to New York and 24c American packet rate to France.

Ex "Sevenoaks".

Bid on this lot

E. 4,000-5,000
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