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, International Covers (Scott 36)

Lot
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
727
c
Sale 1265, Lot 727, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal pair, straight edge at left, tied by mostly readable strike of blue "N.O. & Vicksburg R.M. Sep. 26" (1858) waterway route agent's circular datestamp on narrow cover with faint decorative pattern to Liverpool, England, "Boston Br. Pkt. 6 Oct." backstamp, red "19" credit handstamp, carried on Cunarder Niagara, departing Boston Oct. 6, red "America Liverpool Paid OC 17 58" receiving datestamp, pair slightly gum toned, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare use of the 12c 1857 Issue on a transatlantic cover with the New Orleans & Vicksburg River Mail route agent marking

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E. 1,000-1,500
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728
c
Sale 1265, Lot 728, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 51-52R1 with perforated interpane margin and centerline at left, tied by blue "Eastern R.R. Mar. 23" (1858) route agent's circular datestamp on cover to Mansfield, England, "Boston Br. Pkt. Mar. 24" backstamp, red "19" credit handstamp, red "America Liverpool Paid AP 4 58" datestamp, Mansfield receiving backstamp (Apr. 5), minor edgewear and soiling, Fine, scarce use of railroad route agent marking on 12c 1857 Issue transatlantic cover

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E. 200-300
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729
c
Sale 1265, Lot 729, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 99-100L1, horizontal pair with narrow interpane margin at right, used with strip of three of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by grid cancels, red "New York Br. Pkt. May 26" (1860) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, sender's blue oval handstamp, red "12" credit handstamp (also red crayon "14"), carried on Havre Line's Fulton, departing New York May 26 and arriving Southampton Jun. 7, red London Paid datestamp (Jun. 7), right 3c stamp pre-printing paperfold, 12c barely affected from placement near edge of cover, Very Fine, rare 1857 Issue cover to Argentina (we located five different with Power Search), ex Starnes

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E. 750-1,000
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730
c
Sale 1265, Lot 730, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Two, used with 10c Green, Ty. II (32), tied by grid cancels, "Bloomsburg Pa Jan. 14" (1859) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Hon. Charles R. Buckalew, U.S. Minister in Quito, Ecuador, red "24" credit handstamp, carried via Panama but without transit datestamp, couple file folds clear of stamps, 10c stamps small faults, otherwise Very Fine, scarce 1857 Issue use to Ecuador, ex Grunin and Gallagher, with 1997 P.F. certificate

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E. Y 500-750
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731
c
Sale 1265, Lot 731, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 41-45L1, horizontal strip of five, tied by five strikes of "New Orleans La. Dec. 14, 1858" circular datestamp on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, sender's manuscript ship-name directive "per Tennessee" and "Brugiere & Co. New Orleans" double-oval backstamp, neat "8" reales due handstamp, strip has faint even gum toning, tiny tear at top of first stamp at left (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE, PAYING SIX TIMES THE 10-CENT RATE TO MEXICO ON A COVER FROM THE HARGOUS CORRESPONDENCE.

Ex Grunin, Klein, "Sevenoaks" and DuPuy. With 2001 P.F. certificate.

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E. 2,000-3,000
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732
c
Sale 1265, Lot 732, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35), each tied by well-struck red "Paid" in circle cancel, matching "Providence R.I. Sep. 19, 1860" circular datestamp on bright buff cover to "Bark Aurora" at Paita, Peru, red "12" credit handstamp, "Panama SP30 1860 B" British P.O. datestamp, slightly reduced at left, 10c light corner crease at top left, still Very Fine, a colorful 22c rate cover to Peru, ex Grunin and Dr. LeBow, with 2005 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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733
c
Sale 1265, Lot 733, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 59-60R1, horizontal pair, intense shade, choice centering, tied by "N. York Steamship" dateless circular handstamp on red and blue Standing Liberty, Flag and Shield Patriotic cover to Columbus O. and forwarded to Granville O., "Riches Columbus" imprint in blue at bottom of design, clearly struck "Columbus O. Aug. 17, 1861" double-circle datestamp and manuscript "Ford. 6", red wax seal on back, receipt docketing with July 14 origin date (probably at Callao, Peru), trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN INBOUND STEAMSHIP-RATED PATRIOTIC COVER FROM SOUTH AMERICA.

This cover is addressed to Mrs. Lucinda B. Trevitt, the wife of William Trevitt, a doctor, politician, diplomat, and newspaper publisher in 19th century Ohio. He served two terms as Ohio secretary of state, three years in the Ohio House of Representatives, was a surgeon in the Mexican War, and was a diplomat in South America. From 1857 to 1860, Trevitt was U.S. consul to Chile at Valparaiso. He was appointed U.S. consul to Peru at Callao by President James Buchanan on January 23, 1860, and sailed from the U.S. to Callao shortly thereafter. This cover arrived in New York City on a steamship entering port sometime in the first half of August 1861, and it was treated as a prepaid steamship letter. The standard rate was 10c, so this is apparently a double-rate letter overpaid 4c. It was forwarded from Columbus to Granville, and 6c (double 3c rate) was charged.

Ex Dick and Myers

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E. 2,000-3,000
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734
c
Sale 1265, Lot 734, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Position 80L1 with perforated interpane margin at right, tied by "New-York Jun. 10" (1858) circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Annapolis, Nova Scotia, red "U.States C" in arc exchange office handstamp, St. John (Jun. 13) and Annapolis (Jun. 14) backstamps, receipt docketing, Very Fine, since the rate to Canada and the Maritime Provinces was 10c starting July 1, 1851, and a U.S. 10c stamp was not issued until 1855, various combinations and overpayments are found with imperforate stamps, but use of the 12c 1857 perforated issue is much rarer -- Allen records five 12c covers to Nova Scotia, but only one with the perforated issue (Scott 36 or 36B)

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E. 500-750
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735
c
Sale 1265, Lot 735, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 29-30/39-40R1, block of four, intense shade, tied by two strikes of "Rochester N.Y. Oct. 17, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Annan, Scotland, red "6" credit handstamp, red "America Liverpool Paid NO 6 58" datestamp, Annan receiving backstamp (Nov. 7), small cover mend at top left beneath block but seems not to affect bottom left stamp, Very Fine appearance, a rare 12c 1857 Issue block of four used on a double 24c treaty rate cover to Scotland, ex "J & J" Collection

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E. 750-1,000
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736
c
Sale 1265, Lot 736, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 15-17/25-27R1, horizontal block of six, well-centered, two stamps with tiny pen marks, tied by blue "New York Mills. N.Y. Jun. 15" (1858) circular datestamp on buff legal-size cover to Worthenbury, Flintshire, North Wales, England -- attempted prepayment of triple 24c treaty rate, but the US-GB postal convention did not permit triple rates, only 48c for each one-ounce increment above an ounce, so the entire 72c was disregarded -- "New-York Am. Pkt. Jun. 19" and "New-York Am. Packet Jun. 19" circular datestamps on front and back, framed "SHORT PAID" handstamp, "84" cents debit handstamp (4 x 21c), carried on Vanderbilt North Star, departing New York Jun. 19 and arriving Southampton Jul. 1, red arrival backstamp (Jul. 1) and Wrexham receiving backstamp (Jul. 2), manuscript "4/-" due marking, folds in cover including one through top three stamps in block, Fine appearance, an extremely rare 12c 1857 block on cover, the 72c paid and 96c collected from addressee add up to a whopping $1.68 paid for this letter, with 2012 P.F. certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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737
c
Sale 1265, Lot 737, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 87-90L1, horizontal strip of four with interpane margin at right, tied by three strikes of "Albany N.Y. May 11" (1858) circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Aberdeen, Scotland, addressed to Alexander Chivas of the whiskey-distilling family, sender's embossed return card on backflap, "New-York Paid May 12" circular datestamp (an unusual style for foreign mail), magenta manuscript "40-1/2" credit, manuscript registry numbers, red "America Liverpool Paid MY 23 68" datestamp, matching "Registered" Crown handstamp struck twice, green Aberdeen receiving backstamp (May 25), horizontal and vertical folds in cover away from stamps, strip has some scissors-trimmed perfs at top, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare registered transatlantic cover from the 1857 Issue period, the 40-1/2c credit is enigmatic -- Allen thought it might represent two-times 19c credit plus half of the 5c registration fee paid in cash, but there was no provision for splitting the registry fee with England

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E. 400-500
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738
c
Sale 1265, Lot 738, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal pair, grid cancels, matching "Port Lavaca Tex. Mar. 5, 1860" circular datestamp on buff cover to London, England, red "3" credit handstamp, no British markings, cover creased in two directions but away from stamps, lightly soiled, Fine, Texas is a very scarce origin for the 12c 1857 Issue in any category of usage, the small town of Port Lavaca (pop. 526) is even more unusual, and the transatlantic mail aspect makes this a postal history rarity -- the datestamp on this cover continued to be used by the Confederate post office in 1861

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E. 200-300
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739
c
Sale 1265, Lot 739, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Three singles, each with perfect strike of "39" numeral handstamp, clearly struck red "Portland Me. Am. Pkt. 6 Dec. 17, 1859" 6c credit datestamp on light blue folded cover to London, England, red London Paid receiving datestamp (Dec. 29), reduced at right and one stamp missing, still Very Fine with extremely rare markings, ex Eno

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E. 500-750
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740
c
Sale 1265, Lot 740, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Four singles, one has trimmed perfs at top, tied by grid cancels on small cover addressed to Mrs. Augustus Charles Murray, care of a forwarder in Liverpool, England, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 38 May 17" (1859) 38c credit datestamp, "Liverpool Paid Br. Packet 30 MY 59" datestamp, forwarded to Ramornie, Ladybank, Fifeshire, Scotland, with double-rate postage paid by two Great Britain, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20), tied by "466" in barred oval cancels, Liverpool datestamp (May 30), Ladybank backstamp (May 31), receipt docketing "12 Ramornie, Chief Warning Letter on Economy", Very Fine, the 1p stamps are affixed over the original Liverpool address, the Ramornie address was filled in by the forwarder, ex H. J. Baker, Haas, "Sevenoaks" and "Angel", with 1980 Friedl certificate

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E. 500-750
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741
c
Sale 1265, Lot 741, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 43-44L1, horizontal pair, tied by double-struck "Montgomery Ala. Mar. 24, 1860" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to David R. Blood, care of Boyle, Low & Co., sent to Dublin, Ireland, and reposted to Malta, red "19" credit handstamp, carried on Cunarder Asia, departing New York Mar. 28 and arriving Liverpool Apr. 8, Dublin receiving datestamp (Apr. 9) on back, redirected in bold magenta manuscript to "Post Office Malta" and dated "9 Apl /60", Dublin Apr. 9 circular datestamp and manuscript "1/" one-shilling due marking for postage to Malta, red London backstamp (Apr. 10) and "A Malta AP 14 60" receiving backstamp, right stamp has small pieces of top margin missing and faint gum toning, still Fine, an extraordinary transatlantic use of the 1857 Issue, this is the only cover to Malta with any 12c 1851-57 Issue stamp, accompanied by transcript of letter with interesting content including mention of expedition of 16,000 men to Mexico by the "Knights of the Golden Circle", a pro-slavery organization formed in 1854 and emboldened after the 1857 Dred Scott decision to create a government in the South, Mexico, Central/South America and Caribbean (the Golden Circle) where slavery would be legal (writer states "as the men are exclusively from the south they will southernize it...")

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E. 1,000-1,500
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742
c
Sale 1265, Lot 742, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 94-100R1, horizontal strip of seven used with vertical pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by four strikes of "Washington D.C. Jun. 28, 1858" circular datestamp on blue linen-lined cover to Sydney, New South Wales, sender's directive "per Steamer via England and Marseilles", lightly struck "Boston Br. Pkt. Jun. 30" backstamp, red crayon "80/2" double 40c credit, carried on Cunarder Europa, departing Boston Jun. 30 and arriving Liverpool Jul. 10, red London Paid datestamp (Jul. 12), "Ship-Letter Sydney OC 3 1858" backstamp, manuscript "55" at upper right on stamps is probably a docketing notation, one 12c and 3c originally folded over right edge of envelope, which has been opened to show the full stamps, left stamp in strip with trimmed perfs

FINE. AN OUTSTANDING COVER TO NEW SOUTH WALES WITH A STRIP OF SEVEN 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE STAMPS USED TO PAY THE DOUBLE 45-CENT RATE BY BRITISH MAIL VIA MARSEILLES.

Ex Emerson and Weill Brothers Stock (Christie's Oct. 1989).

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E. 2,000-3,000
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743
c
Sale 1265, Lot 743, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 67-68/77-78/87-88R1, vertical block of six used with two pairs (85-86R1 and 97-98R1, originally forming a contiguous block of ten), used with pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by multiple strikes of red "Paid" in circle cancel, matching "Providence R.I. Aug. 9, 1859" circular datestamp on large folded cover to Augustine Heard & Co. in Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", red "New-York Am. Pkt. Aug. 13" circular datestamp, "Boston Br. Pkt. Aug. 10" backstamp -- originally scheduled for Cunard sailing from Boston, but transferred to New York for sailing of Vanderbilt Ocean Queen, departing Aug. 13 and arriving Southampton Aug. 25 -- manuscript "5/6" 5sh6p British due marking for Marseilles route, red London (Aug. 26) and Hong Kong (Oct. 8) backstamps, repaired tear through bottom of 12c block, refolded and cleaned, some other minor faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR 1857 ISSUE COVER, WITH TEN 12-CENT STAMPS MAKING UP THE SIX-TIMES 21-CENT RATE TO HONG KONG BY AMERICAN PACKET.

Ex "J & J" Collection.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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744
 
Sale 1265, Lot 744, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 57L1 and 59-60L1 with right imperforate interpane margin and centerline, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), pair and single, tied by four strikes of blue "Louisville Ky. May 10, 1860" circular datestamp on front only to Trevillers, France, red "New York Paid 36 May 15" 36c credit datestamp, French arrival datestamp (May 29), Very Fine, although a front only, all of the key elements are intact

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E. 200-300
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745
c
Sale 1265, Lot 745, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 32/42/52L1, vertical strip of three, used with vertical pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by two strikes of "Cuthbert Ga. Jun. 13" (1860) circular datestamp on buff cover with handstamped corner card of firm advertising books, stationery and musical instruments, addressed to Brussels, Belgium, red "New York Paid 26 Jun. 20" 36c credit datestamp, French arrival datestamp (Jul. 3) and framed "P.D." handstamp, backstamped Paris (Jul. 3) and Brussels (Jul. 4), small part of top left corner mended, top stamp in 12c strip has faults from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Fine, very attractive and a rare early use to Belgium, this franking pays the double 21c rate by British Packet and French Mail, ex Piller

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E. 400-500
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746
c
Sale 1265, Lot 746, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Two singles, left stamp Position 60R1 with captured imprint at right, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and tied by two strikes of red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Apr. 4" (1860) circular datestamp on light blue folded letter to Rome, Italy, written and datelined by two individuals on Apr. 2 and 3 (Watertown Mass.), red crayon "24" credit, carried on Cunarder Canada, departing Boston Apr. 4 and arriving Queenstown Apr. 14, French arrival datestamp (Apr. 16), red framed "P.D." handstamp also ties 3c, Paris (Apr. 17) and "Via di Mare" (Apr. 23) backstamps, diagonal penstroke applied in Italy to indicate fully prepaid, Very Fine, a beautiful 27c rate cover to Rome via French Mail, most unusual and desirable with the stamps cancelled by the Boston foreign-mail exchange office datestamp in red, it is also one of four 12c 1857 covers recorded by Allen with a stamp showing the captured imprint, ex Gliedman

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E. 1,000-1,500
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747
c
Sale 1265, Lot 747, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 16-19R1 and 20R1, horizontal strip of four and single, scissors-trimmed perfs and slightly cut in, tied by three strikes of "New Orleans La. Aug. 21, 1858" circular datestamp on light blue folded letter to Vienna, Austria, sender's blue oval handstamp, bold red "N. York Br. Pkt. 14 Paid Sep. 1" 14c double-rate credit datestamp, carried on Cunarder Arabia, departing New York Sep. 1 and arriving Liverpool Sep. 11, perfectly struck red framed "AACHEN 14 9 FRANCO" datestamp (Sep. 14), Vienna receiving backstamp (Sep. 16), slight wrinkles and wear along edges has mild affect on bottom margin of strip, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and beautiful double 30c Prussian Closed Mail rate cover to Austria

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E. 750-1,000
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748
c
Sale 1265, Lot 748, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Vertical pair, used with 3c Rose, Ty. I (25), no inner framelines, tied by "Newport R.I. Oct. 13, 1857" circular datestamps on cover to Vienna, Austria, sender's error in writing "Germany" corrected, red "Paid 27" handstamp, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Oct. 17" backstamp, magenta manuscript "15" credit, carried on Havre Line Fulton, departing New York Oct. 17 and arriving Havre Oct. 30, arrival datestamp, red framed "PD" handstamp, Havre and Vienna receiving backstamp (Nov. 3), folds in envelope slightly affect stamps which also have a few other minor flaws, appears Very Fine, unusual, the "Paid 27" was applied in Newport and followed postal regulations which required the total rate paid to be marked in red ink, this regulation seems to have been followed more frequently on stampless covers, the regulation was often ignored or the marking crossed out on covers with stamps, ex Starnes

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E. 400-500
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749
c
Sale 1265, Lot 749, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 39-40/49-50L1, block of four used with horizontal pair and single, Positions 69-70L1 and 60L1, four with interpane margin, used with two 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by four strikes of "Steubenville O. Jan. 25, 1860" circular datestamp on buff cover to Bonndorf, Baden, Germany, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 14 Paid Jan. 28" 14c double-rate credit datestamp, carried on Inman Edinburgh, departing New York Jan. 28 and arriving Queenstown Feb. 8, red framed "AACHEN 11 2 FRANCO" datestamp (Feb. 11), receiving backstamps (Feb. 12 and 13), slightly reduced at right, some overall wear, Fine, an outstanding and rare use of a 12c 1857 Issue block, franked for triple 30c Prussian Closed Mail rate, but credited as double rate, signed Ashbrook, ex West, "Patrick Henry" and Dr. Kapiloff

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E. 1,000-1,500
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750
c
Sale 1265, Lot 750, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Position 71R1, perforated interpane margin at left, used with 10c Green, Ty. III (33), tied by grid cancels, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. Paid 17 Sep. 1" (1858) 17c credit datestamp for 22c Hamburg Packet rate to Hessen-Cassel, Germany, addressed to Marburg, carried on HAPAG Saxonia, departing New York Sep. 1 and arriving Hamburg Sep. 16, backstamped "St. P.A. 17 Sep. 58" oval datestamp, "Hamburg Th. & T 17 9 1858" datestamp, Cassel (Sep. 18) and Marburg (Sep. 19) datestamps, Very Fine, the 22c rate by Hamburg Packet was in effect from July 1857 to October 1859, examples of this rate are extremely rare, and this shows the 17c credit for sea transport by a HAPAG steamer

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E. 750-1,000
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751
c
Sale 1265, Lot 751, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by two strikes of "Albany N.Y. Sep. 7" (1858) circular datestamp on registered cover to Molbergen, Oldenburg, Germany, sender's directive "franco Bremen Registered", manuscript registry numbers, red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Sep. 11" 12c credit datestamp, carried on NGL New York, departing New York Sep. 11 and arriving Bremen Sep. 24, red serrated frame "Recomandirt" handstamp, 3c trimmed at top, otherwise Very Fine, registered transatlantic mail in this period is very rare, illustrated in Milgram series on registered mail to foreign destinations (Chronicle 265), where described as an overpayment of 13c rate to Oldenburg, but the 12c credit is correct for 15c Bremen-Hamburg rate

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E. 500-750
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752
c
Sale 1265, Lot 752, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Savannah Ga. Jun. 30, 1860" circular datestamp on buff cover to Badbergen, Hanover, Germany, sender's directive "By Bremen Steamer", carried on NGL New York, departing New York Jul. 7 and arriving Southampton Jul. 19, red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Jul. 1860 [inverted] 7" 12c credit datestamp, blue "AMERICA/UBER BREMEN/FRANCO" three-line handstamp, Badbergen receiving backstamp (Jul. 22), Very Fine, attractive example of the 15c Bremen Packet rate

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E. 200-300
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753
c
Sale 1265, Lot 753, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 31/41L1, vertical pair used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), horizontal pair, tied by light strikes of "Houston Tex. Nov. 8" (1858) circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Szolnok, Hungary, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Nov. 20" 7c credit datestamp, carried on Inman Kangaroo, departing New York Nov. 20 and arriving Liverpool Dec. 3, red "AACHEN 4/12 FRANCO" framed datestamp (Dec. 4), Szolnok receiving backstamp (Dec. 7), part of backflap missing, lightly cleaned, Very Fine, Hungary is one of the rarest cover destinations in the pre-1875 period, Allen records only one 12c 1851-57 Issue cover to Hungary

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E. 1,000-1,500
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754
c
Sale 1265, Lot 754, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 44-46R1, horizontal strip of three, left stamp (44R) with scratch on forehead plate variety, choice centering, used with vertical pair of 1c Blue, Ty. Va (24), Positions 1/11L5 with interpane and centerline margin at left, tied by "Washington D.C. Nov. 20, 1858" circular datestamps on cover to Spezia, Sardinia, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Nov. 24" backstamp, magenta manuscript "15" credit, red framed "AACHEN FRANCO" datestamp (date unreadable), red "FRANCA", red "VIA DI SVIZZERA" and red "P.D." handstamps, red crayon rates, backstamped Genoa (Dec. 13), lightly cleaned and minor cosmetic edge improvements, otherwise Very Fine, a colorful cover to Sardinia with franking for 38c Prussian Closed Mail rate, with 1988 P.F. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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755
c
Sale 1265, Lot 755, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 54-55L1, horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by grid cancels, red "Princeton Ill. Sep. 18, 1860" circular datestamp on bright buff cover to Lenzburg, Switzerland, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Sep. 22" circular datestamp and matching "12" credit handstamp, carried on Vanderbilt Illinois, departing New York Sep. 22 and arriving Southampton Oct. 6, red framed "AACHEN 8 10 FRANCO" datestamp, magenta manuscript "f1" rate, Basel and Aarau backstamps (Oct. 8), backflap removed and slight edgewear, 10c some trimmed perfs and 12c a few short perfs from placement at edge, still an attractive and colorful 35c Prussian Closed Mail rate cover to Switzerland

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E. 500-750
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756
c
Sale 1265, Lot 756, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 4/14R1 and 24L1, vertical pair and single, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), each stamp with identical pen cancel of three short strokes, "Gorham Me. Mar. 4" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Josiah Pierce in St. Petersburg, Russia, sender's directive "Via England & Belgium by the Prussian Closed Mail", "Boston Br. Pkt. Mar. 5" circular datestamp on back, red crayon "14" credit, carried on the Cunarder America, departing Boston Mar. 6, arriving Queenstown Mar. 16, red "AACHEN 19/3 FRANCO" (Mar. 19) framed datestamp, Prussian magenta manuscript "f3" silbergroschen rate marking indicates postage paid beyond German-Austrian Postal Union, blue manuscript "f3" on back, Very Fine, Allen notes this is the finest of five 12c 1857 Issue covers to Russia, it is certainly in outstanding condition, ex Emerson, with 1981 P.F. certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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757
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Sale 1265, Lot 757, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 41L1 and 51-52L1, single and horizontal pair, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by segmented circular cork cancel, bold "Lisbon Ill. Dec. 31" (1860) circular datestamp on buff cover to Bergens Stift, Norway, "New York Am. Pkt. Jan. 5" (1861) backstamp, magenta manuscript "23" credit, carried on Havre Line Fulton, departing New York Jan. 5 and arriving Southampton Jan. 18 and Havre Jan. 19, red framed "AACHEN 19/1 FRANCO" datestamp (Jan. 19), Prussian blue manuscript "f6-1/2" silbergroschen rate marking indicates postage paid beyond German-Austrian Postal Union, Hamburg blue oval backstamp (Jan. 20), "KDOPA HAMBURG 20/1" (Jan. 20) Royal Danish Postal Agency in Hamburg double-circle backstamp, Svanesund (Jan. 28) and Christiana (Jan. 30) datestamps on front and back, short cover tears at top left and top right, stamps have slight crease and/or some margin defects, light soiling noted on accompanying certificate which we would not think to mention

VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY 1857 ISSUE FRANKING ON AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER TO NORWAY IN THE CLASSIC PERIOD.

The 46c rate to Norway by Prussian Closed Mail was effective from July 1856 to May 1863. Very few covers from the U.S. to Norway are known from the pre-UPU period. This cover was sent by a member of the Norwegian immigrant community in Illinois.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

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758
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Sale 1265, Lot 758, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, International Covers (Scott 36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Positions 27/37/47L1, vertical strip of three, right vertical row of perfs oddly skewed and not parallel with left (evidence of the problems Toppan Carpenter experienced perforating stamps), used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by red "Key West Fla. Paid Feb. 23" (1859) circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Stockholm, Sweden, red "19" credit handstamp, matching "New-York Br. Pkt. Sep. 28" backstamp, carried on Cunarder Persia, departing New York Sep. 28, 1859, and arriving Liverpool Oct. 8, red framed "AACHEN FRANCO" datestamp (date unreadable), blue manuscript "f5" silbergroschen rate marking indicates postage paid beyond German-Austrian Postal Union, magenta manuscript "f8" on back, no Swedish receiving markings

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND EXTREMELY RARE COVER TO SWEDEN WITH AN UNUSUAL 1857 ISSUE AND EMBOSSED STAMP COMBINATION TO PAY THE 42-CENT PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL RATE. THE KEY WEST ORIGIN ADDS TO THIS COVER'S REMARKABLE CHARACTER.

As evidenced by this cover, the Key West, Florida, post office used a distinctive circular datestamp with integral "Paid" struck in red, which closely resembles the red markings applied at the large foreign-mail exchange offices. We searched unsuccessfully for another example.

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E. 1,500-2,000
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