Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — Columbian thru Pan-American Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
174
c
Sale 1262, Lot 174, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue1c Deep Blue, Columbian (230). Tied by "World's Fair Sta. Chicago Ill. Sep. 14 4PM 93" duplex datestamp on 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card (U11) with multicolor illustration of the Fisheries Building to Miye-Ken, Japan, rice-paper forwarding label, San Francisco (Sep. 18), Yokohama Meiji (Oct. 8), four other Japanese datestamps, Very Fine, rare

Sale 1262, Lot 174, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue
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E. 300-400
325
175
c
Sale 1262, Lot 175, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue1c Deep Blue, Columbian (230). Tied by "World's Fair Sta. Chicago Ill. Sep. 14 4PM 93" duplex datestamp on 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card (UX10) with multicolor illustration of the Women's Building, to Tokyo, Japan, San Francisco (Sep. 18) and receiving datestamps, red chop handstamp at upper left, stamp defective, card with some creasing, otherwise Fine, a scarce use

E. 200-300
200
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176
c
Sale 1262, Lot 176, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Brown Violet, Columbian (231). Tied by indistinct cork cancel with "Edelman Jan. 1, 1893" First Day circular datestamp on cover to Olena O., stamp with few light creases, cover with small edge tears and creases

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 1893, FIRST DAY COVER WITH THE 2-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The 1893 Columbian Issue (excluding the 8c) was issued on Sunday, January 1 1893, when most post offices were closed. For this reason and the fact that there were no official first day ceremonies for new issues in this early period, philatelists have long considered January 2 as the accepted alternate First Day of Issue. This use on January 1 is very rare.

With 1991 P.F. certificate. Scott value $20,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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177
c
Sale 1262, Lot 177, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Brown Violet, Columbian (231). Tied by "Syracuse N.Y. Jan. 2 1:30PM 1893" alternate First Day machine cancel on illustrated tailor's corner card cover to Chittenango N.Y., receiving backstamp, missing top flap, Very Fine, the official first day of issue of the Columbian Issue (excluding the 8c) was January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday, when most post offices were closed, for this reason and the fact that there were no official first day ceremonies for new issues in this early period, philatelists have long considered January 2 as the accepted alternate First Day of Issue, Scott value $4,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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178
c
Sale 1262, Lot 178, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Brown Violet, Columbian (231). Tied by well-struck "New York Jan. 2 9PM 93" alternate First Day duplex datestamp on blue cover addressed locally, manuscript "First issue of Columbian stamps yesterday January 1st 1893", slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, the official first day of issue of the Columbian Issue (excluding the 8c) was January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday, when most post offices were closed, for this reason and the fact that there were no official first day ceremonies for new issues in this early period, philatelists have long considered January 2 as the accepted alternate First Day of Issue, with 1981 P.F. certificate, Scott value $4,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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179
c
Sale 1262, Lot 179, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Brown Violet, Columbian (231). Tied by bold strike of "New York Jan. 2 3PM 93" alternate First Day duplex datestamp on cover to Bangor Me., receiving backstamp, stamp with tear at top left, otherwise Very Fine, the official first day of issue of the Columbian Issue (excluding the 8c) was January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday, when most post offices were closed, for this reason and the fact that there were no official first day ceremonies for new issues in this early period, philatelists have long considered January 2 as the accepted alternate First Day of Issue, Scott value $4,000.00

E. 750-1,000
500
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180
c
Sale 1262, Lot 180, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Brown Violet, Columbian (231). Tied by target and "Salem Mass. Jan. 2 6:30PM 1893" alternate First Day circular datestamp on cover to Ipswich Mass., purple bank square datestamp at upper left, receiving backstamp, slight edgewear, Very Fine, the official first day of issue of the Columbian Issue (excluding the 8c) was January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday, when most post offices were closed, for this reason and the fact that there were no official first day ceremonies for new issues in this early period, philatelists have long considered January 2 as the accepted alternate First Day of Issue, Scott value $4,000.00

E. 750-1,000
375
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181
c
Sale 1262, Lot 181, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Brown Violet, Columbian (231). Tied by "Boston Mass. Jan. 2 7-45P 1893" alternate First Day machine cancel on yellow cover with illustrated corner card for Read's Collection and Mercantile Agency, to Foxboro Mass., recipient's docketing claiming first time seeing stamp of the Columbian series, reduced at left and envelope restored, otherwise Fine, the official first day of issue of the Columbian Issue (excluding the 8c) was January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday, when most post offices were closed, for this reason and the fact that there were no official first day ceremonies for new issues in this early period, philatelists have long considered January 2 as the accepted alternate First Day of Issue, with 1970 AFDCS certificate, Scott value $4,000.00

E. 500-750
275
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182
c
Sale 1262, Lot 182, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Brown Violet, Columbian (231). Tied by target, indistinct circular datestamp on cover to Remsen N.Y., back with readable "Remsen Jan. 2, 1893" alternate First Day receiving backstamp which indicates this was mailed no later than January 2, stamp with few faults, cover with some edge tears and slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine, the official first day of issue of the Columbian Issue (excluding the 8c) was January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday, when most post offices were closed, for this reason and the fact that there were no official first day ceremonies for new issues in this early period, philatelists have long considered January 2 as the accepted alternate First Day of Issue, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott value $4,000.00 as January 2 use

E. 300-400
150
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183
c
Sale 1262, Lot 183, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue30c Orange Brown, Columbian (239). Tied by "World's Fair Station Oct. 30 4-PM 1893" machine cancel on 3c Centennial entire with Columbus corner card design to N. Easton Mass., stamp with fault at right with small part painted in, otherwise Very Fine, Scott value as on cover with exposition machine cancel $1,250.00

E. 200-300
275
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184°
c
Sale 1262, Lot 184, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue8c Violet Brown, Trans-Mississippi (289). Used with 1c Trans-Mississippi (285) and 4c Trans-Mississippi (287), the 1c on back, also used with Hong Kong, 1891, 10c Violet on Red (44), each stamp tied by "Hong Kong JA 5 99" circular datestamps, to Charles Theuner, New York City, manuscript "Registered" at bottom left crossed out, San Francisco (Feb. 2) and New York (Feb. 7) backstamps, 8c light diagonal crease at top right, still Very Fine, a very unusual franking with all stamps affixed and cancelled in Hong Kong

Sale 1262, Lot 184, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue
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E. 1,000-1,500
0
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185
c
Sale 1262, Lot 185, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue3c Green, Columbian (232). Tied by "Exposition Sta. Omaha, Nebr., Sep. 27 6PM 98" duplex datestamp on red and blue "The Late U.S.S. Maine" Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Frank Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., fresh and Very Fine, desirable with the exposition cancel

E. 200-300
250
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186
c
Sale 1262, Lot 186, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue1c Dark Yellow Green, Trans-Mississippi (285). Used with 2c Columbian (231), tied by "Exposition Sta. Omaha, Nebr., Sep. 27 6PM 98" duplex datestamps on red and blue Admiral William T. Sampson Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Frank Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., fresh and Very Fine, desirable with the exposition cancel

E. 200-300
250
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187
c
Sale 1262, Lot 187, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue1c Dark Yellow Green, Trans-Mississippi (285). Used with 1c Columbian (230), tied by "Exposition Sta. Omaha, Nebr., Sep. 27 6PM 98" duplex datestamp on red and blue Admiral George Dewey Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Jesse D. Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., fresh and Very Fine, desirable with the exposition cancel

Sale 1262, Lot 187, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue
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E. 200-300
200
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188
c
Sale 1262, Lot 188, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Copper Red, Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Exposition Sta. Omaha, Nebr., Sep. 27 6PM 98" duplex datestamp on red and blue all-over American Flag Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Miss Bessie Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, desirable with the exposition cancel

E. 200-300
200
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189
c
Sale 1262, Lot 189, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Green (213). Tied by purple "Mil. P. Sta. No. 26, Buena Vista, Cuba, Mar. 16, 1899" duplex datestamp on red and blue Richard Pearson Hobson with U.S.S. Maine burning Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Richard H. Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., soldier's endorsement, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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190
c
Sale 1262, Lot 190, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Tied by purple "Mil. P. Sta. No. 26, Buena Vista, Cuba, Feb. 10, 1899" duplex datestamp on red and blue Admiral William T. Sampson Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Richard H. Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., soldier's endorsement, R.P.O. receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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191
c
Sale 1262, Lot 191, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue1c Dark Yellow Green, Trans-Mississippi (285). Two, tied by purple "Mil. P. Sta. No. 26, Buena Vista, Cuba, Feb. 1, 1899" duplex datestamp on red and blue Admiral William T. Sampson Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Richard H. Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., soldier's endorsement, receiving backstamp, top stamp light crease from placement near edge of cover, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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192
c
Sale 1262, Lot 192, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue1c Dark Yellow Green, Trans-Mississippi (285). Vertical strip of four and single, used with 5c Dark Blue (281) and tied by "Chattanooga Tenn. Oct. 14 1898" duplexes on illustrated Spanish-American War Patriotic cover to Weisbaden, Germany, receiving backstamp, single 1c placed over edge, top 1c in strip defective from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Fine, ex Rudy

E. 200-300
700
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193
c
Sale 1262, Lot 193, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue2c Copper Red, Trans-Mississippi (286). Two covers each with single, Spanish-American War Patriotics, McKinley and Sampson designs, both from San Francisco to Mrs. Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., Very Fine

Sale 1262, Lot 193, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue
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E. 200-300
225
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194
c
Sale 1262, Lot 194, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueAdmiral George Dewey. Red and blue Spanish-American War Patriotic with Mexico, 1895, 5c Ultramarine (247), tied by "Aguascaliente Set. 25 98" circular datestamp, second strike at left, to Dr. A. Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., receiving backstamp, with original enclosure, Very Fine, scarce use

E. 200-300
170
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195
c
Sale 1262, Lot 195, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueAdmiral William T. Sampson. Red and blue Spanish-American War Patriotic with Bermuda, 1884, 2-1/2p Ultramarine (22) stamp tied by "Mangrove Bay, Bermuda NO. 8, 1898" double-circle datestamp to Richard H. Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., New York and receiving backstamps, minor wear, Very Fine, unusual use

E. 200-300
225
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196
c
Sale 1262, Lot 196, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueSpanish-American War Patriotics. Six, each with either two 1c or a 2c Trans-Mississippi, all have Presidio Cal. duplex datestamp and "O" cancel, to Fuhrmann in St. Louis, attractive deigns including The Late U.S.S. Maine (3), Admiral Dewey (2), Waving Flag, fresh and Very Fine group

E. 300-400
450
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197
c
Sale 1262, Lot 197, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueSpanish-American War Patriotics. Four, including two allover flag designs, "Fighting Bob" Evans, Admiral Dewey, each pays the 2c rate, two with 2c Trans-Mississippi, one with two 1c Trans-Mississippi, one with 2c Columbian, all to Richard Fuhrmann in St. Louis, three from Jacksonville Fla., one from Savannah Geo., one with soldier's endorsement, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
250
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198
c
Sale 1262, Lot 198, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueSpanish-American War Patriotics. Seven, including two allover flags, Admiral Sampson, Gen. Shafter, two with large waving flags, most pay 2c rate, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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199
c
Sale 1262, Lot 199, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueSpanish-American War Patriotics. Six, each with 2c stamp and used from St. Louis Mo., reportedly sent by Richard Fuhrmann, including Fitzhugh Lee, Commodore Watson, Capt. Evans (2), allover flag, General Shafter, each with 2c stamps, some wear including two opened unevenly at right, still Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
225
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200
c
Sale 1262, Lot 200, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueSpanish-American War Soldiers' Mail. Three, each with Cuba 2c stamp (one U.S. ovpt.), one on Dewey Patriotic, each with "Soldiers' Mail" handstamp, one with contents about life in barracks -- no fighting, only fishing -- addressed to Richard Fuhrmann in St. Louis, some wear, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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201
c
Sale 1262, Lot 201, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueSpanish-American War-Related Covers. Ten covers and one letter, including several sent by Dr. Fuhrmann to notable figures requesting signatures that were returned, such as one to Col. James J. Van Horn with cover marked "Died Aug. 30/98", typed letter signed by Rear Admiral Schley datelined "U.S. Flagship Newark, At Sea, November 10, 1898", few unclaimed, overall Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

Sale 1262, Lot 201, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue
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Sale 1262, Lot 201, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue
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E. 200-300
160
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202
c
Sale 1262, Lot 202, Columbian thru Pan-American IssueSpanish-American War Soldiers' Letters. 13, including five Patriotics including allover flag (2), Admiral Sampson, Commodore Schley, few waving flags, various frankings including 2c, 4c and 5c Trans-Mississippi, Cuba 2-1/2c, U.S. 2c, all addressed to Richard Fuhrmann in St. Louis Mo., few small faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
325
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203
c
Sale 1262, Lot 203, Columbian thru Pan-American Issue1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Tied by "Kings Bridge Station" registry ovals, purple "May 4, 1901, Kings Bridge Branch, New York P.O" boxed backstamp, on registered cover to Lichtenthal, Germany, New York registry label, exposition label at bottom left, part of ticket from Oct. 25, 1901 at top right must have been affixed later, Baden and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a colorful "complete set" cover mailed three days after the stamps were issued

E. 300-400
550
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204
c
Pan-American Issue Covers. Album with quadrille pages of covers and collateral items, including admission ticket for Buffalo Day, a rolled penny souvenir, covers start with legal-size exposition corner card with No. 279 used in April 1901 to New York with exposition machine cancel (pre-exposition opening), each denomination is represented on cover, includes a front only with all six denominations to Paris, France where forwarded to Switzerland with French postage, other interesting includes 1c and 2c imprint and plate no. strips on cover, few Patriotics, excellent group of souvenir cards, some also have labels, also some unused labels, few other better such as 1c on McKinley portrait cover cancelled Sept. 14 (day McKinley died), another dated Sept. 7 (day after he was shot), some other collateral such as exposition booklet, souvenir diagram of the grounds, booklet with photographic views, some faults to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating and very worthwhile group

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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