Sale 1264 — The Stephen Rose Collection of 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue

Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Category — Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
264
c
Sale 1264, Lot 264, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by "New York City PO Received Mar. 26 11:15 AM" (1869) circular datestamp and circle of wedges duplex cancel on blue cover to local post office box, enclosure on Bruce & Co. letterhead with matching handwriting datelined "New York 26 Mar. 1869", additional Bruce & Co. embossing on backflap of envelope, cover with small singed spot at bottom and stamp with small sealed tear but overall very fresh

VERY FINE. MARCH 26, 1869, IS THE EARLIEST DATE OF USE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO COVERS KNOWN WITH THIS DATE. THIS IS ALSO THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF ANY 1869 PICTORIAL DENOMINATION.

The Scott Catalogue lists March 20, 1869, as the EDU for Scott 113, based on a cover from the Alan Berkun collection. The supposed March 20, 1869, cover is not year-dated and has an A.P.S. certificate as the EDU based on docketing at bottom, which may or may not be contemporary. Subsequent to the issuance of the A.P.S. certificate in 1998, research by Stephen Tedesco published in the Chronicle demonstrated that the earliest date the 2c stamps were available for sale was March 23, which would make the March 20 cover at least an 1870 use. We believe the editors of the Scott Catalogue should delete the March 20 date and revert to this March 26 date as previously listed. This cover, with the clearly matching envelope and letter, is definitively March 26, 1869, and one of only two such uses known. This is also the earliest documented use for any 1869 Pictorial denomination.

Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 244 (pp. 347-349). With clear 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
265
c
Sale 1264, Lot 265, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Centered to top right, tied by quartered cork cancel on handmade wrapper to Accushnett Mass., possibly contained a newspaper or periodical, Very Fine, wrappers were almost never saved and are elusive with the 2c 1869 Pictorial, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 51)

E. 200-300
110
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266
c
Sale 1264, Lot 266, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by quartered cork cancel, "Alexandria Va. Jan. 18" circular datestamp on 2c Black Jack wrapper (W57) with printed address to Whitesboro N.Y., horizontal creases clear of stamp, Very Fine, a very rare combination of the 2c 1869 Pictorial and the Black Jack wrapper probably franked for the 4c book rate -- these were rarely saved -- illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 51) and 1869 PRA Census book (p. 10), ex Juhring, Jonathan Rose and Forster

E. 200-300
250
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267
c
Sale 1264, Lot 267, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by "New York Nov. 8, 8PM" duplex cancels on 2c Black entire (U54) to New York City street address, Farmers Loan and Trust Co. return corner card, minor cover staining along left edge, Fine and scarce combination with the Black Jack entire, paying double the 2c rate

E. 200-300
130
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268
c
Sale 1264, Lot 268, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Two covers bearing stamps with top or bottom plate nos., first with top "No. 27" selvage, used with 1c Blue (145) and tied by circular cancels, "Wapello Iowa Dec. 5" circular datestamp on attorney corner card buff cover to Burlington Iowa, Very Fine, second with "No. 28" captured in bottom margin, tied by town circular datestamp on drop cover, Fine pair of covers showing the top two plate numbers for the 2c 1869 Pictorial (six plates used in total, 3-6 and 27-28)

E. 400-500
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269
c
Sale 1264, Lot 269, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Horizontal strip of three, tied by neat quartered cork and by "Brooklyn N.Y. May 4" circular datestamp on small mourning-bordered cover to New York City street address (before Brooklyn was part of New York City), small cover tear at bottom and top right stamp couple frayed perfs at top from placement at edge, still Very Fine and attractive double rate mourning cover

E. 200-300
160
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270
c
Sale 1264, Lot 270, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). L-shaped block of five, tied by cork cancels with "Selma Ala. Sep. 2" (1869) circular datestamp on courthouse cover to Columbianna Ala., bold "Due 3" in circle handstamp, various docketing front and back, top stamps in the block small faults, otherwise Fine and unusual, there do not appear to be any stamps missing, so the 3c deficiency for a "13c" rate is vexing, worth further research and offered as is

E. 300-400
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271
c
Sale 1264, Lot 271, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Choice centering, tiny margin tear, used with 2c Brown (113) and 10c Yellow (116), each tied by circle of wedges and "New-York Sep. 3 4PM" duplex circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Canajoharie N.Y., docketed on back with 1869 year date, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, an extremely rare combination of 1869 Pictorial stamps paying nine-times the 3c rate, illustrated in 1869 Census book (p. 159), ex Millard Mack

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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272
c
Sale 1264, Lot 272, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Straight edge at right and small corner crease, used in 1899 with 4c Rose Brown (280) and 3c Orange, Special Delivery (E3) on 1c Blue entire addressed to New York, stamps tied by "Havana Cuba Jun. 13 AM" duplex datestamps, file fold not affecting stamps, some minor cover edge wear, still Fine, while clearly philatelic this is rare late use of the 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue and no doubt unique with this combination of stamps

E. 500-750
275
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273
c
Sale 1264, Lot 273, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Dark shade, tied by quartered cork cancel with "New Orleans La. ? 12" circular datestamp on buff cover to local addressee, attempted use of 2c U.S.I.R. Revenue stamp (R15), uncancelled, two strikes of "ILLEGAL STAMP" straightline handstamp and "NOT PRE-PAID" framed handstamp, Good Samaritan label affixed at upper left with 2c 1869 stamp partly overlapping, signed "Thoughtful", small stain on revenue stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A "GOOD SAMARARITAN" LABEL COVER WITH A REVENUE STAMP -- THE 2-CENT STAMP WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY TO PAY THE POSTAGE IN PLACE OF THE THE ILLEGAL REVENUE STAMP.

Illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 52), which explains "The fact that the New Orleans post office had these markers on hand suggests that attempted use of revenue stamps for postage was not a rare event. The letter was turned over to an anonymous benefactor signed 'Thoughtful,' who added the 2c Pictorial stamp, hoping that the recipient, a commercial firm, would respond generously to this charitable act. Such 'Good Samaritan' covers, whereby the local post office allowed third parties to augment missing postage, had the practical effect of building community goodwill and keeping mail out of the Dead Letter Office."

Ex Forster.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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274
c
Sale 1264, Lot 274, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Used with 1c Buff (112), tied by "San Francisco Cal. May 26" duplex datestamp and segmented cork cancel on small narrow cover with greenish blue Grand Army of the Republic Veteran's Seal on flap (opened out for display), apparently addressed to Box 36 at the San Francisco post office and dropped in the mailbox without stamps, the "Young Men's Christian Association" Good Samaritan label was affixed at upper right, stamps were applied for the 1c drop rate plus 2c forwarding and cancelled (tying label), and the letter was forwarded to Sonora Cal., re-addressed back to Box 36 in San Francisco, label tied by "Sonora Cal. May 31" circular datestamp, Very Fine, an absolutely remarkable combination of elements that is surely unique for an 1869 Pictorial Issue cover, ex Coulter

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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275
c
Sale 1264, Lot 275, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by segmented cork cancel with "Newark N.J. May 16" circular datestamp on locally addressed cover, "HELD FOR POSTAGE" straightline handstamp and Good Samaritan label at top left, 3c Ultramarine (114) affixed to back but unclear if this was simply missed by the post office when the cover was mailed or if it does not originate, in either case Very Fine and scarce cover, fewer than ten 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue covers are recorded with Samaritan labels, ex Walske

E. 500-750
425
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276
c
Sale 1264, Lot 276, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by cork cancel on buff wrapper to Oxford Mass. and forwarded to St. Louis Mo., "Oxford Mass. Apr. 30" circular datestamp and "2" handstamp for forwarding postage due, some slight wrinkling, Very Fine and rare, the only recorded 2c 1869 Pictorial use on a forwarded wrapper, since it was unsealed the forwarding postage required was still only 2c

E. 300-400
475
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277
c
Sale 1264, Lot 277, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Used with 1c Blue (63), tied by quartered cork cancels and "Albany N.Y. Apr. 2" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to San Francisco, two bold strikes of "Returned to Writer" axe-style handstamp, also with Apr. 21 San Francisco duplex datestamp, manuscript return to sender instructions at bottom left, original letter enclosure datelined Apr. 1, 1875, 1c slightly affected from placement at edge, Very Fine and unusual late combination use of the 1c 1861 and 2c 1869 Issues, illustrated and discussed in Evans The United States 1c Franklin 1861-67 (p. 115)

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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278
c
Sale 1264, Lot 278, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Used with 1c Buff (112), both tied by vivid red cork cancels with matching "Greenwich N.Y. Feb. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Cambridge N.Y., 2c stamp with minor corner perf thin, one side flap replaced, Very Fine and striking

E. 200-300
130
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279
c
Sale 1264, Lot 279, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Rich color, tied by brilliant blue circle of wedges cancel, matching "Danville Ky. Oct. 31" duplex datestamp on cover with unusual knight in armor embossing, used locally, attractive use, ex Laehder, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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280
c
Sale 1264, Lot 280, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Rich color matched by deep brown target cancel with matching "Livonia Station N.Y. Aug. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to Machias N.Y., reduced at left, small stain in bottom left corner, Very Fine, true brown cancels are exceedingly rare on the 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, despite the modest premium compared to green cancels ($160 vs. $500), with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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281
c
Sale 1264, Lot 281, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by "FREE" handstamp with "Peru N.Y. May 25" circular datestamp on buff cover addressed locally, stamp with single short perf at left, appears Very Fine, scarce with only a handful of similar uses known, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
275
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282
c
Sale 1264, Lot 282, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Attractive centering, tied by well-struck Axe or Tomahawk fancy cancel with "Trenton N.J. Oct. 1" circular datestamp on locally addressed cover, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
550
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283
c
Sale 1264, Lot 283, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Centered to top left, couple small perf flaws, tied by Circle of Hearts fancy cancel with "Milwaukee Wis. Oct. 21" duplex circular datestamp on oatmeal cover with address label to Wyalusing Wis., Very Fine strike

E. 300-400
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284
c
Sale 1264, Lot 284, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Radiant color, tied by multiple strikes of "Honeycomb" Circle of Hollow Wedges fancy cancel on unsealed circular-rate cover to Providence R.I., trivial cover wear, Very Fine strikes of this unusual fancy cancel, ex Eubanks, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
250
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285
c
Sale 1264, Lot 285, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Used with 1c Buff (112), straight edge at right, both cancelled by unusual "Seeing Eye" fancy cancel, "Orland Ind. May 21" circular datestamp on cover to Spencer Grove Ill., Very Fine, ex Baker, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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286
c
Sale 1264, Lot 286, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by circle of V's cancel with "Davenport Iowa Feb. 14" circular datestamp on embossed Valentine cover addressed locally, some very minor toning, still Fine and scarce Valentine with the 2c 1869 Pictorial, probably fewer than ten are known, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 43), ex Jonathan Rose

E. 200-300
130
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287
 
Sale 1264, Lot 287, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Dark color, tied by cork cancel on yellow cover to Pittsfield O. with "Prohibition-Anti-Whiskey" propaganda messages and "Temperance Era" newspaper advertisement, includes "Our Enemies--Who? Whiskey Makers and Sellers..." and goes on to describe the "misery, woe and death" wrought by drinking, pencil notations erased from back, Very Fine and wonderful propaganda cover

E. 400-500
400
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288
c
Sale 1264, Lot 288, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by quartered cork cancel with Philadelphia "May 27 3PM" boxed datestamp on cover with printed local address and "The Supt. of the R. F. and Potomac R. R. says of Sabbath desecration 'It demoralizes the men, and makes them reckless, and so is the Cause of many Accidents'", Very Fine, unusual railroad use protesting work on the Sabbath Day, ex Gibson, Kuphal, Jarrett and Eubanks

E. 400-500
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289
c
Sale 1264, Lot 289, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by cork cancel on small cover to Danville N.H. with red "13th Regiment N.H. Volunteers New Hampshire Monitors" Patriotic design, Very Fine and rare, given the four-year gap between the end of the Civil War and the issuance of the 1869 Pictorials, Patriotic covers bearing the 1869 stamps are very scarce, this is an outstanding example with the 2c, only a handful are recorded with any design, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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290
c
Sale 1264, Lot 290, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by cork cancel on illustrated "James A Foster's Patent Union Artificial Limbs, Rochester N.Y." buff circular-rate cover to Hegarty Crossroads Pa., wonderful design depicting an artificial leg and a hand with pen, Very Fine, this was a product that was unfortunately much in need in the aftermath of the Civil War, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 49)

E. 400-500
350
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291
c
Sale 1264, Lot 291, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Cynthiana Ky. May. 29" circular datestamp on yellow cover with illustrated design for importer of Italian Queen Bees, to Lewiston Me., Very Fine, an attractive cover with an unusual theme and illustrated design, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
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292
c
Sale 1264, Lot 292, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Rich color, tied by cork on Demorest's Monthly Magazine illustrated advertising cover to Cleveland O., with original illustrated enclosure, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a beautiful cover and enclosure, ex Cipolla

E. 300-400
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293
c
Sale 1264, Lot 293, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Two, affixed overlapping and one with a chunk missing at top, tied by target cancels on 3c Pink entire (U59) to San Francisco with agricultural store and blue illustrated plow design, Very Fine appearance and striking advertising design, scarce with the 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue

E. 200-300
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294
c
Sale 1264, Lot 294, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Beautiful wide margins and choice centering, tied by segmented cork cancel, Philadelphia "Carrier Apr 2 3 Del" circular datestamp on buff New York Life Insurance Co. illustrated advertising cover to local address, stamp with tiny corner crease and cover with small tear, still Very Fine and attractive insurance cover

E. 200-300
550
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295
c
Sale 1264, Lot 295, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Dark shade, tied by blue Philadelphia "Carrier May 15 1 Del." circular datestamp and quartered cork duplex cancel on overall lithographed Franklin Fire Insurance Co. advertising cover to local street address in Philadelphia, fresh and Very Fine, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 44), ex Coulter

E. 300-400
300
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296
c
Sale 1264, Lot 296, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by blue large dot in circle cancel on overall lithographed circular with printed "Humboldt" and addressed to a professor in Philadelphia, small toned spot at bottom right is inconsequential, Very Fine and unusual printed cover, a statue for Alexander von Humboldt, a German polymath who visited Philadelphia in 1804, was completed in 1871 (cornerstone was laid in 1869 in Fairmont Park), this may be related

E. 300-400
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297
c
Sale 1264, Lot 297, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by blurry strike of Boston Mass. duplex datestamp and quartered cork cancel on lithographed Murphy's folded and perforated patent envelope addressed to Wells River Vt., corner card and advertising inside for L.G. Pratt & Co. Mass., dealers in sugar and molasses, top flap with instructions "Open Here", stamp with minor perf tip toning, still Very Fine and scarce patent envelope

E. 200-300
140
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298
c
Sale 1264, Lot 298, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by circle of V's cancel on large cover addressed to Washington Conn. with overall illustrated Guffroy's Sugar Coated Pills of Cod Liver Extract advertising design, depicting eagles, shields, flags and a large cod, the designs at bottom implying government endorsement, George H. Felt 1868 imprint on flap, Very Fine, an outstanding design and desirable with the 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 49), with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
375
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299
 
Sale 1264, Lot 299, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Vertical strip of three, tied by quartered cork cancels on large part of front page of Jan. 20, 1870 illustrated New York Courier newspaper to Providence R.I., Very Fine and very rare use of the 2c 1869 Pictorial on a domestic newspaper, only two examples are recorded, the New York Courier was a weekly journal, published Sundays, with the February 20, 1870 edition comprising eight pages, illustrated (and possible rates explored) in Chronicle 269 (p. 48)

E. 500-750
300
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300
c
Sale 1264, Lot 300, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by segmented cork cancel on corner of Sep. 9, 1869 annual report for the San Francisco Ladies' Protection and Relief Society, addressed at top to Mrs. Otis in San Francisco, 24 pages with great details on the activities and finances of the society, some splitting in binding and small hole on back but in remarkably good condition for such a document, an extremely rare use of the 2c 1869 Pictorial on a pamphlet mailing -- one of only three recorded by Stephen Rose -- the base rate for “miscellaneous mailable matter” was 2c per four ounces, including pamphlets, book manuscripts, proof sheets, maps, sheet music, engravings, samples and flexible patterns, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 50)

E. 500-750
275
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301
c
Sale 1264, Lot 301, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Tied by grid cancel on oatmeal seed packet cover with "Seeds from James J.H. Gregory, Marblehead Mass." corner card, addressed to Norwich N.Y., reduced at left, cover tear and wear, still Fine, the only recorded 2c 1869 Pictorial seed packet usage, postal regulations made an exception to the rule that all third class mail had to be “so wrapped or enveloped with open sides or ends as to enable the postmaster to examine the package without destroying the wrapper..." (PL&R, 1866, sec. 89), that exception was for seed mailings, the preferred arrangement for shipping seeds was in cloth bags with string ties, but postal authorities also allowed seeds to be sent in a sealed envelope, presumably being able to confirm the contents both by feel and shaking (quoted from and illustrated in Chronicle 269, p. 50)

E. 400-500
275
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302
c
Sale 1264, Lot 302, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by cork cancel and 3c tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 4" (1869) circular datestamp on blue cover to San Francisco, receipt and answer docketing at left, 3c tiny margin tear and 2c corner perf crease, Very Fine appearing and scarce 5c waterway rate which was obsolete at this point as 3c was sufficient for all domestic letters, fewer than ten such examples are recorded with 1869 Pictorial stamps, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 47)

E. 400-500
225
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303
c
Sale 1264, Lot 303, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by target cancel with "Braidwood Ill. Apr. 3" circular datestamp on small cover to Edina Mo., 2c small scuffs, still Very Fine and scarce 5c waterway rate which was obsolete at this point as 3c was sufficient for all domestic letters, fewer than ten such examples are recorded with 1869 Pictorial stamps, ex Jonathan Rose and Kuphal

E. 400-500
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304
c
Sale 1264, Lot 304, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Three singles, used with six singles of 2c Black, F. Grill (93), seven stamps affixed to front and two on back, all tied by grid cancels, "New-York Registered May 7" circular datestamp on yellow registered cover to Springfield Ill., sent from the Custodian of the Lincoln Tomb to the Secretary of the Lincoln Monumental Association, docketing across front, opened for display, several stamps with faults, Fine appearance and an exceptional franking to pay the 3c rate plus 15c registration fee, with wonderful historical connection to Abraham Lincoln, surely a unique combination of elements, the Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, his wife Mary Todd and three of their four sons, ex Dr. Rorke, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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305
c
Sale 1264, Lot 305, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Vertical pair and single, tied together by blue circle of wedges cancels, used with 15c Black, F. Grill (98) similarly tied, matching "Grass Valley Cal. Jan. 3" circular datestamp and blue "Registered" circular handstamp with manuscript "5" on yellow cover to Pembroke Maine, minor edge wear and 15c stamp with small flaw at top where perfs cut in, Fine appearing and unusual use of three 2c 1869 Pictorials and the 15c 1868 Grilled Issue to pay double 3c rate plus 15c registration fee

E. 400-500
1,500
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306
c
Sale 1264, Lot 306, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover10c Yellow (116). Used with 2c Brown (113) and three 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by segmented cork cancels on buff registered cover to Hartford Conn., part strike of "New York Registered Feb. 7" circular datestamp, docketing at right, backflap with blue embossed tobacco importer's cameo design, a couple minor perf flaws and one 3c stamp light crease, still Very Fine and colorful three-denomination 1869 Issue franking on a registered cover, paying double 3c rate plus 15c registration fee

E. 400-500
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307
c
Sale 1264, Lot 307, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Used with 3c and 6c Bank Notes (158-159), all tied by target cancels, "Plum City Wis. May 18" circular datestamp on ca. 1874-75 buff registered cover to Winona Wis., slightly reduced at right, 6c with small spot of gum staining, still Very Fine and extremely rare 1869 Pictorial use on an 8c registry fee cover, the 8c rate was not introduced until January 1, 1874 (and lasted for 18 months), few 1869 Issue stamps were still in circulation by that point, only three 2c covers are recorded by Stephen Rose with the 8c registry fee

E. 500-750
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308
 
Sale 1264, Lot 308, Domestic Rates and Markings on Cover2c Brown (113). Choice centering, tied by blue “Vose, Dinsmore & Co., Railway Car Springs, 1 Barclay Street, New York” oval handstamp and used as Revenue stamp on a New York Central Railroad Co. bill and receipt, dated below Feb. 2, 1870, a few weeks later, possibly when the document reached the railroad audit office, someone recognized the improper use of the 2c Pictorial and applied a 2c U.S.I.R. Revenue stamp (R15), tied by blue “N.Y.C.R.R., Feb. 26 1870, Service Office" oval datestamp, Very Fine and rare, approximately 50 documents are known with a 2c Pictorial seeking to pay an internal revenue fee, but this is the only recorded example of a combination use with a revenue stamp on a document, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 52), ex Finkelburg

E. 500-750
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