Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)

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Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
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815
c
Sale 1265, Lot 815, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 44L3 with double frameline at left, well-centered, deep shade, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Middlebury Vt. 25 Aug. 1860" double-circle datestamp on small cover to a young lady in Rushford N.Y. -- based on the size of the envelope, origin and addressee, we think this is an example of a stamp re-used by a young lady enrolled in Middlebury College (female students liked to re-use stamps to save money) -- cover cleaned, Very Fine appearance, scarce use and desirable with the double frameline variety

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E. 300-400
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816
c
Sale 1265, Lot 816, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 30, 1861" circular datestamp on folded cover to Washington Pa., 2c overpayment of 10c rate (but some have speculated this could also be used from Hawaii), stamp has trivial tiny tear at upper left, Fine

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E. 400-500
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817
c
Sale 1265, Lot 817, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 14, 1861" circular datestamp on legal-size buff cover to the court clerk of Nevada County in Nevada City, Cal., contents described at left (a deposition), large red notary public adhesive seal on back, court receipt docketing, stamp has diagonal crease ending in tear at top, still Fine, very rare intra-California use of the 12c Plate 3 to pay quadruple 3c rate

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E. 400-500
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818
c
Sale 1265, Lot 818, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Trivial perf flaws, blue grid cancel, matching "Louisville Ky. Jul. 27, 1861" double-circle datestamp on blue linen-lined cover to John Penington & Son, Philadelphia, two clear strikes of "Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 26, 1861" circular datestamp, pencil "1.00/4" quadruple-rate express fee, pencil "12" for U.S. quadruple-rate postage, refolded around edges to enhance appearance, wrinkles slightly affecting stamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED QUADRUPLE-RATE ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY COVERS WITH THE 12-CENT 1857-60 ISSUE.

The Special Routes census lists three across-the-lines express covers with the 12c 1857-60 Issue. Two are quadruple 3c rates with a single 12c stamp (N-AD-17 and N-AD-32). The third is the iconic cover addressed to France with the 12c used with other 1857 Issue values (N-AD-65, ex Grunin, Martin, Schwartz and Gross).

Special Routes census no. N-AD-32. Illustrated in Chronicle 241. Ex Walcott, Grunin, Gallagher, "Sevenoaks" and Schwartz.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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819
c
Sale 1265, Lot 819, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Intense shade, used with vertical pair of 10c Green, Ty. V (35), red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid May 20" (1861) circular datestamp on oversize cover to W. W. Crapo in New Bedford Mass., stamps uncancelled at Honolulu, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 11, 1861" circular datestamp, cover folded over at left for better display

VERY FINE. A RARE TRIPLE-RATE FRANKING WITH THE 10-CENT AND 12-CENT 1857-59 ISSUE.

This cover was carried on the Yankee, which departed Honolulu on May 20 and arrived in San Francisco on June 4. By this point the Butterfield Southern Route to St. Louis via Los Angeles was closed (Apr. 5, 1861), due to disruption from the Civil War. From April until July 1, 1861, letter mail for the East and Europe was routed via Panama on the regular steamer service. Commencing July 1, the Central Route was used as the contract overland mail and stage route.

Ex Juhring and Golden.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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820
c
Sale 1265, Lot 820, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 14R3, detailed impression, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Sep. 9" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Capt. Mayhew Adams in Holmes Hole Mass., stamp uncancelled at Honolulu, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 30, 1861" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced at left, some cover wear and soiling, still Fine, carried on the Comet, which departed Honolulu Sep. 9 and arrived in San Francisco Sep. 29, sent on the Monday departure of the Butterfield Central overland stagecoach, Allen records 12 covers with Scott 36B originating in Hawaii, ex Gibson, Krug and Golden

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E. 400-500
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821
c
Sale 1265, Lot 821, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 73-74L3, horizontal pair with double frameline at right (left stamp) and left (right stamp), deep shade, tied by two strikes of "Pittsburgh Pa. Jul. 18" (1861) rimless datestamp on red and blue Liberty and Flag, "Remember Col. Ellsworth" Patriotic cover to Sheffield, England, pair affixed over Ellsworth's name, red "3" credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Aug. 2) and Sheffield receiving backstamp (Aug. 3), faint gum stain in left stamp

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING TRANSATLANTIC CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3.

Based on a Power Search review of our auctions and cursory review of other sources, we estimate no more than ten extant Civil War patriotic covers with the 12c 1857-60 (Scott 36 or 36B). Illustrated in 1857 Perforation Centennial booklet (p. 94).

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E. 2,000-3,000
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822
c
Sale 1265, Lot 822, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by red grid cancels on cover to London, England, sender's manuscript "Ship" notation which may explain why they affixed the extra 3c stamp, forwarded to another street address in London with Great Britain 1856 1p Rose Red (20), lightly cancelled (if at all), red "19" credit handstamp, London receiving datestamp (Jun. 29, 1861) and backstamp (Jul. 1), Very Fine, unusual combination

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E. 400-500
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823
c
Sale 1265, Lot 823, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 43L3 and 54L3, double frameline at right and left, respectively, tied by two of three strikes of "Bath Me. Mar. 15" (1861) double-circle datestamp on buff cover to captain of the Albert Gallatin, Liverpool, England, red "Portland Me. Am. Pkt. 3 Mar. 16, 1861" 3c credit datestamp, Liverpool receiving backstamp (Mar. 29), Very Fine, Portland became an exchange office on Feb. 3, 1859, this is a scarce 12c Plate 3 use through that office, ex Grunin

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E. 400-500
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824
c
Sale 1265, Lot 824, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 87-88L3 with extra ruled line between stamps, deep shade, tied by blue 12-bar grid in circle cancels, matching "Chicago Ills. Sep. 10" (1860) double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Derby, England, pair also tied by red "19" credit handstamp, Derby receiving backstamp (Sep. 24), Very Fine, attractive treaty-rate cover and desirable plate variety, illustrated in Chronicle 241

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E. 300-400
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825
c
Sale 1265, Lot 825, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Two vertical pairs with interpane straight edges at right, deep shade, tied by bold strikes of vivid red grid cancel, matching "N. York Br. Pkt. 38 Jun. 26" 38c double-rate credit datestamp on blue folded cover to Dublin, Ireland, sender's directive "pr Steamer 'Niagara'", Dublin receiving backstamp (Jul. 8), bottom stamp has a few nibbed perfs, faint gum toning, still Fine, a beautiful and scarce double 24c treaty rate franking with the 12c Plate 3

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E. 400-500
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826
c
Sale 1265, Lot 826, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 12-18L3, horizontal strip of seven, second and third stamps from left show double frameline at side, right and left respectively, and pair at right shows extra ruled vertical line between stamps, remarkably choice centering, used with two singles of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 9"(1860) circular datestamps on buff cover to Paris, France, red "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 1860 Jul. 9" exchange office circular datestamp also ties strip, French arrival datestamp (July 23), receiving backstamp, light vertical file fold barely affects strip (mostly between stamps), left stamp perfs slightly affected from placement at edge of cover, missing part of backflap and a few minor cover flaws

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING COVER WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST MULTIPLES OF THE 12-CENT PLATE 3 KNOWN ON COVER.

Ex Grunin, Dr. Kapiloff, "Sevenoaks" and Gross. Illustrated in Brookman Vol. I (p. 248) and Rose, The First United States Perforated Stamps--The 1857 Issue (p. 67).

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E. 2,000-3,000
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827
c
Sale 1265, Lot 827, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)30c Orange (38). Used with 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), tied together by red "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 1860 Jan. 1" circular datestamp -- New Year's Day with 1860 year slug left in place -- on blue cover to Thomas Hart, U.S. Store Bark Release, care of U.S. Consul in Gibraltar, French arrival datestamp (Jan. 14), boxed "P.D." handstamp, bold blue "8Rs" due handstamp, blue Gibraltar receiving datestamp (Jan. 22), slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, some ink erosion in address and from docketing, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare use to Gibraltar through the Philadelphia exchange office, the sender paid 42c for a double-rate cover sent via French Mail, ex Gallagher and "Sevenoaks", with 2001 P.F. certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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828
c
Sale 1265, Lot 828, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, vertical and horizontal strips of three, beautifully centered, dark shade, horizontal strip affixed to back with one stamp partly torn away from opening, used with 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), stamps tied by bold strikes of "Pittsburgh Pa. Aug. 15, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, red "New York Paid 10 Aug. 24" 10c credit datestamp -- carried on HAPAG Bavaria, departing New York Aug. 24, 1861, arriving Hamburg Sep. 8 -- red crayon "15" and "1" rate markings, Hamburg (Sep. 8) and Frankfurt (Sep. 10) receiving backstamps, Very Fine, rare franking with 1c Plate 11 and 12c Plate 3 stamps used during the twilight days of the 1857-61 Issue -- the stamps were gradually demonetized beginning August 17, 1861, in Baltimore -- ex "Sevenoaks", with 2001 P.F. certificate stating "the cover missing 2c additional postage which may have fallen off in transit", but we find no physical evidence supporting this opinion, the 15c in postage on the front of the cover was sufficient for the 15c rate by Hamburg-American line

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E. 1,500-2,000
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829
c
Sale 1265, Lot 829, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Intense Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 91-95L3, horizontal strip of five, striking jet-black shade and deep impression, Positions 93-94L have double frameline at side, right and left respectively -- despite the presence of perforations, the sender (probably a German immigrant) used a blade and trimmed some of the perfs -- tied by multiple strikes of blue gird cancel, matching "Cincinnati O. Aug. 17" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Reutlingen, Wurttemburg, sender's directive "Per Prussian Closed Mail via London & Ostend", red "N. York 14 Paid Aug. 21" 14c credit datestamp, red framed "AACHEN 3/9 FRANCO" framed datestamp (Sep. 3), receiving backstamps, Very Fine and colorful cover, this multiple of the Intense Black shade is very rare on or off cover, ex Gibson

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E. 750-1,000
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830
 
Sale 1265, Lot 830, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 74L3 and 84L3, both with double frameline at left, tied by grid cancels, "Spartanburg S.C. Apr. 17, 1861" Confederate State double-circle datestamp on cover front only to Gronach, Germany, "New-York Am. Pkt. 23 Apr. 20" 23c debit datestamp, red framed "SHORT PAID" handstamp, top stamp also with blue ink at upper left, blue "45" manuscript due marking, some slight overall wear, still Fine, Allen records only two 12c covers originating in the Confederate States and addressed to another country, ex Dr. Brandon

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E. 400-500
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831
c
Sale 1265, Lot 831, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Two horizontal pairs, one shows almost entire right frameline omitted, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35) and 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), two of each, tied by non-standard 6-bar grid in circle cancels and "Niagara Falls N.Y. Aug. 20" (1860) circular datestamp on buff cover to Geneva, Switzerland, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Aug. 21" backstamp, red manuscript "24" credit and additional German credits, magenta framed "AACHEN 4/9 FRANCO" datestamp (Sep. 4), receiving backstamps (Sep. 5), a few stamps with tiny tears, still Very Fine, a colorful and rare franking to pay double 35c rate to Switzerland via Prussian Closed Mail, ex Neinken and Wagshal

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E. 1,500-2,000
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