Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — Fancy Cancels

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
875
 
Sale 1265, Lot 875, Fancy Cancels3c Red, F. Grill (94). Choice centering, rich color on bright paper, bold strike of Kleagle Mask fancy cancel, (unlisted in Skinner-Eno), part of double-circle datestamp at left (possibly Mount Lebanon N.Y.), Extremely Fine strike with detail of the half-moon and star at top and cross at bottom, this is a clear representation of the type of hoods used by Klansmen, but why a New York postmaster would create such a cancel deserves further research

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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876
 
Sale 1265, Lot 876, Fancy Cancels3c Red, F. Grill (94). Wide interpane margin at left showing part of centerline, bold strike of "K K K" with Sword fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno FR-NMa-1), Extremely Fine strike of this unusual and rare fancy cancel, ex Eno

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E. 400-500
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877
 
Sale 1265, Lot 877, Fancy Cancels3c Ultramarine (114). Tied to small piece by clearly struck "KKK", Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel of Union Mills Pa.,(Skinner-Eno PH-S 29), part of circular datestamp at left

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE UNION MILLS "KKK", SKULL AND CROSSBONES FANCY CANCEL, SHOWING THE ENTIRE DESIGN.

Union Mills, Pennsylvania, was the source of several remarkable fancy cancel designs in the 1869-71 period, including the "KKK" Skull & Crossbones, Kleagle Mask (two versions) and the Horse in Hat designs. All indicate Ku Klux Klan activity in this Western Pennsylvania town during the immediate post-war Reconstruction period. John H. Beardsley was the postmaster for a brief period of time -- February 9, 1870, to March 16, 1871 -- which coincides with the creation and use of the Ku Klux Klan cancellations.

This is one of a small number of pieces salvaged from a correspondence. We know of three full covers with this cancel, one of which is in the Hirzel collection at the Swiss PTT Museum.

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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878
c
Sale 1265, Lot 878, Fancy Cancels1c Buff (112). Cancelled by perfect strike of "P" fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno LS-P6), clear strike of "Paris Ill. Sep. 28" circular datestamp on locally addressed buff cover, with original enclosure, stamp with tiny tears not noted on certificate, Extremely Fine strike, with 1988 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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879
c
Sale 1265, Lot 879, Fancy Cancels2c Red Brown (146). Vertical pair, lovely warm color, unusually choice centering, tied by two perfect strikes of Smiling Sun Face fancy cancel (Cole JO-97), "St. Louis Mo. Jun. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Hartung & Co. in New York, 1872 blue company receiving double-circle datestamp at lower left, Extremely Fine stamps and cancels

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E. 500-750
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880
 
Sale 1265, Lot 880, Fancy Cancels6c Dull Pink (159). Radiant color, tied by well-struck "GIN" Barrel fancy cancel of Chicago (Cole Pi-14), stamp with expert repair at top right, still Extremely Fine strike of this unusual fancy cancel

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E. 300-400
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881
c
Sale 1265, Lot 881, Fancy Cancels3c Green (184). Deep rich color, tied by perfect strike of North-South Shaking Hands fancy cancel, "Worcester Mass. Dec. 6 3PM" (1880) circular datestamp on cover to New York City, receiving backstamp, an Extremely Fine strike of this desirable post-war fancy cancel, ex Cole and Judd

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E. 500-750
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882
c
Sale 1265, Lot 882, Fancy Cancels2c Red Brown (210). Tied by perfect strike of negative "U.S. Mail" in Padlock fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PO-Pl- 3), matching "Stoneham Mass. Sep. 1" 7AM circular datestamp on cover to Rye Beach N.H., stamp torn in half prior to use, Extremely Fine strike, a wonderful fancy cancel which alludes to the safety of the U.S. mails

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E. 300-400
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883
c
Sale 1265, Lot 883, Fancy Cancels2c Red Brown (210). Tied by clear strike of Waving Flag fancy cancel, "Enfield Conn. Jul. 14 1885" circular datestamp with duplex Star in Circle, addressed to Conn., Hartford transit backstamp, Very Fine strike of this elaborate fancy cancel which was always applied in addition to the duplex for extra patriotic fervor

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E. 400-500
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884
 
Sale 1265, Lot 884, Fancy Cancels2c Red Brown (210). Cancelled by bold strike of Locomotive fancy cancel of South Hanson Mass. (Skinner-Eno PI-67), hinged to piece where rest of design is drawn in, the stamp is all the original cancel, Very Fine strike of this elaborate fancy cancel which is too large to fit on one stamp

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E. 500-750
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885
c
Sale 1265, Lot 885, Fancy Cancels2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Bright color, tied by well-struck Baby with Rattle fancy cancel, "Warrensburg Mo. Aug. 1?, 1895" circular datestamp on cover to Smith Center Kans., receiving backstamp, Very Fine strike of this rare and slightly disturbing fancy cancel

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E. 500-750
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886
c
Sale 1265, Lot 886, Fancy Cancels2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Bright color, tied by clear strike of Eagle machine fancy cancel with "Frankfort, Ky. Mar. 17 7PM 1897" datestamp on cover with typed address to Leatherwood Va., Merchant's corner card, cover with light insect nibbling that also affect perfs of stamp, still a Very Fine strike of this rare machine fancy cancel produced by Milam and Holmer Co.

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E. 500-750
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887
c
Sale 1265, Lot 887, Fancy Cancels2c Green on Amber, entire (U306). Cancelled by Eagle & Thunderbolts Machine Cancel with "Boston Mass. Jan. 2 8 PM 1895" datestamp and used to Laconia N.H., receiving backstamp, few edge tears at top from opening, Very Fine strike, very rare, the Eagle & Thunderbolts machine cancel was in use for only one day before being replaced by the ubiquitous flag design, only four on cover are reported, ex de Windt

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E. 500-750
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888
 
Sale 1265, Lot 888, Fancy Cancels3c Purple, Justice (O27). Horizontal pair, cancelled by perfect central strike of Pool Table fancy cancel of Chicago Ill., (Cole Pi-11), trace of circular datestamp at left, stamps separated and reattached with hinge, trivial corner creases at top left and bottom right, Extremely Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, this is the first off-cover example we have offered and it is especially desirable on the Justice Department stamps

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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889
 
Sale 1265, Lot 889, Fancy CancelsFancy Cancels Collection. Beautiful handmade quadrille album pages with a stunning array of fancy cancels, formed by noted collector Clyde Jennings, significant portion are from Bank Note era and before with one or two of the 1847 Issue, some Officials, we note denominations to the 90c, few later issues represented such as Columbians and 1894-98 Bureau Issues, some on cover, virtually every aspect of fancy cancels are covered including unusual town markings, Masonic designs, Insects, Skull & Crossbones, Human Figures, Masks, Animals such as Corry Pa. Pig, Weapons, Games, Crosses, Stars, N.Y. Foreign Mail, Leaves, Flowers, Geometrics, Precancels, Numerals, Yeardates, Patent Cancels, Fraternal designs such as pair of No. 11A with Odd Fellows links of Canton Miss., many elaborate designs such as Canton Lyre (2), Padlocks, Patriotic designs such as Negative "Lincoln" and Stars, Flag and "Union" of Healdsburg, Eagles, "Jehovah" in Hebrew letters of Putnam Conn., the collection is especially notable for the high quality of the strikes of the fancy cancels, few faults to be expected in a collection where the focus is on the cancels but condition is better than most

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL FANCY CANCEL COLLECTION COVERING A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS AND THEMES. ESPECIALLY NOTABLE FOR THE QUALITY OF THE STRIKES.

This collection was formed over several decades by noted specialist Clyde Jennings. Our description can barely do it justice -- we strongly suggest viewing the PDF of the complete collection at our website.

Bid on this lot

E. 10,000-15,000
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