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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Category — Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
343
c
Sale 1264, Lot 343, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland10c Yellow (116). Used with 2c Brown (113) and 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by circle of wedges cancels, partial strike of red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" circular datestamp with unclear date on cover to Berlin, Germany, red "Verviers. A Coeln Franco 25 11" circular datestamp (Nov. 25, 1869) ties 2c stamp, endorsed "S.S. City of Brooklyn" at top, arrival backstamp, Very Fine and colorful mixed franking for the 15c rate to Germany via England

E. 750-1,000
800
344
c
Sale 1264, Lot 344, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). Strip of five, tied by quartered cork cancels and "Milwaukee Wis. Jan. 12" (1870) duplex datestamp on yellow cover to Berlin, Germany, red framed Bremen Franco datestamp (Jan. 28), slightly reduced at bottom, still Very Fine, a choice strip and scarce use to Germany paying the 10c North German Union direct rate, ex Millard Mack

E. 1,000-1,500
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345
c
Sale 1264, Lot 345, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). Two, used with pair of 3c Red, F. Grill (94), straight edge at right and one stamp with a tear, tied by quartered cork cancels with partly readable "Dubuque Ioa. Aug. 30" (1869) circular datestamp on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) to Oldenburg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Sep. 2" circular datestamp, red framed Bremen Franco datestamp (Sep. 15), receiving backstamp, Very Fine and unusual, prepaid at the expired 13c rate but carried under Sep. 1869 10c North German Union Direct rate, ex Kuphal, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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346
c
Sale 1264, Lot 346, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). Used with 2c Brown (146) and 3c Green (147) affixed overlapping, 3c straight edge at right, tied by segmented cork cancel with red "New York Paid All Direct Jul. 5" (1870) circular datestamp on small cover to Frankfort, Germany, red framed Hamburg Franco datestamp (Jul. 18) ties 2c Bank Note stamp, arrival backstamp, Very Fine use sent during the first month of the new 7c rate between the U.S. and the North German Union, service was suspended two weeks later due to the Franco-Prussian war, ex Walske, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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347
c
Sale 1264, Lot 347, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). With part arrow in upper right margin, tied by "New York City Received Jan. 11" (1870) duplex datestamp on blue cover originating in Germany and addressed to New York, blue Bremen business corner card at top left, carried privately and entered the mails as a carrier cover in New York, Very Fine, illustrated in Chronicle 269 (p. 45)

E. 300-400
160
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348
c
Sale 1264, Lot 348, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). Three, affixed slightly overlapping, one with a missing corner, tied by bold segmented cork cancels on "New Orleans Cotton and Produce Circular" dated March 26, 1870 to Bremen, Germany, "PAID ALL" straightline handstamp, unclear strike of Mar. 26 circular datestamp, manuscript "One printed Circular" at top, Fine appearing and scarce printed matter use to Germany, franked at 6c for direct mail via New York

E. 500-750
1,000
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349
c
Sale 1264, Lot 349, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). Vertical pair, tied by cork cancels on "The Medical Gazette" printed wrapper to Munich, Germany, well-struck "PAID ALL" handstamp, boxed Munich receiving backstamp (Oct. 3, 1869), fresh and Fine, a rare newspaper wrapper use of the 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue to Germany, this was franked to allow for transit either by the 3c direct mail rate or 4c closed mail rate via England, ex Dr. LeBow

E. 300-400
1,600
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350
c
Sale 1264, Lot 350, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). Used with 12c Black (69) and 6c Carmine (137), tied by cork cancels on registered cover to Mautendorf, Austria, blue "Chicago Ill. Cook Co. Registered May 21, 1873" oval datestamp, manuscript registry number, red "Bremen Franco" (Jun. 5) and "Recomandirt" framed handstamps, receiving backstamp, 6c with tear at left, still Very Fine, colorful and unusual three-issue combination franking, the registry fee was 8c and the single-rate postage was 6c via North German Union Direct mail, this was apparently a double-rate letter, ex Vogel

E. 500-750
1,000
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351
c
Sale 1264, Lot 351, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland2c Brown (113). Two, tied by bold cork cancels and by large "PAID ALL" straightline handstamp on brown wrapper to Worb, Switzerland, clear strike of Bern arrival backstamp (Nov. 26, 1869), some minor wrinkling not affecting stamps, Very Fine and rare wrapper use to Switzerland with the 2c 1869 Pictorial, this paid the 4c rate for newspapers and other periodicals weighing up to four ounces per the 1867 U.S.-Swiss postal convention

E. 500-750
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352
c
Sale 1264, Lot 352, Foreign Uses: Germany, Austria, Switzerland15c Brown & Blue, Type II (119). Deep rich colors and proof-like impression, well-centered, used with 2c Brown (113) and 3c Ultramarine (114), cancelled by matching circular cork cancels, "Phillipsburg (N.J.?) Apr. 20" (1870) duplex datestamp on buff cover to Burgdorf, Switzerland, "New York Br. Transit Apr. 21" circular datestamp, "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID" straightline handstamp, blue crayon "2" indicates double rate, matching "50" next to stamps indicates 50 centimes (10c) deficiency, "VIA OSTENDE" straightline handstamp, red "70" centimes crayon due, Basel and Burgdorf backstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE 1869 ISSUE COMBINATION FRANKING TO SWITZERLAND WITH A FASCINATING ARRAY OF MARKINGS.

From April 1868 through April 30, 1870, the rate to Switzerland via British Closed Mail was 15c. Effective May 1, 1870, eleven days after this was mailed, the rate was lowered to 10c. There was also a 20c rate via NGU Closed Mail which ended two years earlier in April 1868. The sender affixed 20c postage on this cover, either for the old NGU rate or for a double-rate letter at the soon-to-be-implemented 10c British Closed Mail rate. The deficiency as a double 15c rate letter was detected at the New York exchange office and the blue "50" marking next to the 2c stamp indicates the 50 centimes underpayment (U.S. 10c).

Ex Kuphal and Gross.

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