Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Domestic and International Covers (Scott 36B)
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.
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.
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).
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).