Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
719
c
Sale 1265, Lot 719, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Two horizontal pairs and single (arranged Positions 87-88R1, 77-78R1, 67R1), used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), cut in on all sides, tied by three strikes of "Plainfield N.J. Jul. 30" (1857) circular datestamp on cover to Suresnes, France, "New York Aug. 1" circular datestamp, manuscript "Short Paid" despite 63c prepayment (must have required 5-times 15c treaty rate), carried on Collins Atlantic, departing New York Aug. 1, 1857, and arriving Liverpool Aug. 12, manuscript "24" decimes due marking applied in France, Suresne backstamp clearly dated "13 AOUT 57" confirming year date, reduced about two inches at right into address, other minor cover faults, still Fine and an impressive cover, which is not only a rare mixed-issue multiple-rate franking, but represents the earliest documented use of 12c 1857 Perforated Issue, the earliest dates range from Feb. 28, 1857 for the 3c, which was released experimentally, to July-August for the 1c, 5c (Type I) and 10c denominations, A.P.S. certificate as EDU no longer accompanies

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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720
c
Sale 1265, Lot 720, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Centered to left, tied by grid cancel and duplex "Buffalo N.Y. Jun. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue overall 34-Star Flag Patriotic cover to Stockton Cal., J. Sage & Son of Buffalo N.Y. imprint, small cover repair at top left and tiny part of design drawn in

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR OVERALL FLAG DESIGN AND RARE USE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

Allen records this as the only Civil War patriotic cover with the 12c 1857 Issue paying a domestic rate -- it overpays the 10c transcontinental rate.

Ex "Sevenoaks". With 1993 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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721
c
Sale 1265, Lot 721, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and vertical pair of 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), tied by partly readable strikes of "New Orleans La. Feb. 12" (1861) Independent State circular datestamp on attorney's legal-size cover with corner card and part-printed address to the clerk of the Iberville Parish district court in Plaquemine La., 1861 docketing on back, slightly reduced at right, cover with some slight overall wear, otherwise Very Fine, very rare Louisiana Independent State use during the nine days between secession and joining the Confederate States, the franking overpays by 1c the 8 x 3c rate, ex Clippert, with 1996 C.S.A. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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722
c
Sale 1265, Lot 722, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 53-55R1, horizontal strip of three, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c trimmed at left, tied by strikes of "Memphis Ten. May 21, 1858" circular datestamp on legal-size buff cover to clerk of district court in Nevada Cal., deposition endorsement and receipt docketing, creases around edges and slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, in the category of "Go Find Another" this combination of 12c strip and other 1857 stamps to pay the quadruple 10c transcontinental rate is noteworthy

Bid on this lot

E. 400-500
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723
c
Sale 1265, Lot 723, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Tied by grid cancels, "Washington D.C. Mar. 11, 1861" circular datestamp on legal-size lithographed Post Office Department Official Business cover with illustration of post rider, Nesbitt imprint on back, addressed to Col. Daniel Ruggles, Fredericksburg Va., who resigned his U.S. Army commission Mar. 7, 1861, and joined the Confederate military shortly after, stamp faintly gum toned, otherwise Very Fine, rare use of the 12c 1857 and significant Civil War use

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E. 400-500
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724
c
Sale 1265, Lot 724, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Double row of vertical perfs at left, tied by "New Orleans La." double-circle datestamp with "Held for Postage" framed handstamp on legal-size blue cover with part-printed courthouse address to St. Martinsville La., Oct. 19, 1859 docketing, reduced on two sides, mended edge tears, still Fine, scarce single 12c 1857 use and unusual "Held for Postage" treatment

Bid on this lot

E. 150-200
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725
c
Sale 1265, Lot 725, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 44-45R1, partly separated pair, left stamp with scratch on head plate variety (44R1), intense jet-black shade, tied by two strikes of "New-York Sep. 22" (1859) circular datestamp on legal-size cover to clerk of U.S. Circuit Court in Providence R.I., ribbons and wax seal used to enclose deposition, minor edge tears and splits, still Very Fine, of the many courthouse covers we have seen, only a few have ribbons and wax seals

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E. 200-300
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726
c
Sale 1265, Lot 726, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Domestic Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Position 49L1, crisp shade, tied by greenish blue "N. O. & Vicksburg M.L. Apr. 29" (1858) New Orleans & Vicksburg Mail Line waterway route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined New Orleans, Apr. 27, 1858, to Hon. Alonzo Snyder at Bieller's Landing in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, sender's name-of-boat directive "Natchez" crossed out and revised to "Princess", ink spot on cover, stamp with few toned perf tips, Very Fine contract waterway cover with the 12c 1857 paying quadruple 3c rate, the Princess was destroyed from a boiler explosion in February 1859, Snyder was a judge, plantation owner and state senator, ex "J & J" Collection

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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