Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
846
c
Sale 1265, Lot 846, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of CoversWells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco, May 15. Clear strike of blue oval datestamp on 10c Yellow Green on Buff entire (U41) with red printed frank to New York City where forwarded locally by Boyd's with their "Collect 2cts" handstamp, sender's directive "Steamer America", light strike of "Advertised" oval datestamp at right dated Aug. 11, "New-York Sep. 13" backstamp, apparently unclaimed with "U.S. D.L.O. Sep. 23" double-circle datestamp and large "D" at top left, pencil "Not at Metropolitan Hotel", some edgewear, still Very Fine, a rare conjunctive use of Wells Fargo and Boyd's that ended up in the Dead Letter Office

E. 750-1,000
1,600
847
c
Sale 1265, Lot 847, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Dark shade, slightly rounded corner perf at bottom left, tied by bold blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 11 Jan." (1862) double-circle datestamp on cover to New York City with Wells, Fargo & Co. red frank

VERY FINE AND RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN ON A PLAIN WELLS, FARGO & CO. FRANKED ENVELOPE, BEFORE THE NEW 1861 ISSUE ENTIRES WERE AVAILABLE IN THE WEST.

Signed Ashbrook.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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848
c
Sale 1265, Lot 848, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers5c Brown Yellow (67a). Bright shade which some might call Olive Yellow (Scott 67b), well-centered, used with pair of 10c Green (68) and single of 3c Rose (65), tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Dec. 22" (1861) double-circle datestamps on cover to Dusseldorf, Prussia with "Our Flag is Still There" red and blue Waving Flag and Sunburst Patriotic design, faint strike of red exchange office datestamp (Dec. 24), sender's directive "Per Prussian Closed Mail"' at top partly obscured by the stamps, bold red "AACHEN 8 1 FRANCO" (Jan. 8) framed datestamp ties two stamps, receiving backstamp, expert edge mends and gently cleaned but the 5c stamp is particularly choice

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN A DISTINCTIVE BROWN YELLOW SHADE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER TO GERMANY, PREPAID FOR THE 28-CENT PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL RATE. UNDOUBTEDLY A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ELEMENTS.

When sold in our auction of the Paul C. Rohloff collection, the shade of the 5c stamp was described as Olive Yellow. It could well be that elusive shade variety.

Ex Rohloff.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,500
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849
c
Sale 1265, Lot 849, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers5c Buff (67). Radiant color, used with pair 10c Green (68), tied by red grid cancels with matching "New York Paid 12 May 10" (1862) 12c credit datestamp on folded cover from Havana, Cuba, to Coruna, Spain, docketed on inside flap from Havana on May 4 and received May 28, manuscript "Per Steamer Bremen" at top -- that NGL line steamer departed New York May 10 and arrived Southampton May 22 -- red French arrival datestamp (May 23) and bold blue Spanish "4R" due handstamp ties two stamps, Coruna receiving backstamp of May 28, small forwarder's handstamp at bottom, lettersheet folded along top causing crease in 10c pair, otherwise Very Fine, one would expect this to have been sent from Cuba by British Mail to Spain via England, but instead it was forwarded to New York and sent from there by French Mail, ex Waterhouse

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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850
c
Sale 1265, Lot 850, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers5c Buff (67). Used with 10c Green (68) and 30c Orange (71), tied by grid cancels, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Jan. 29" (1862) backstamp on blue folded letter to Port Louis, Mauritius, magenta manuscript "40" credit, red London transit and receiving backstamps, red "4-1/2d" British Colonial credit handstamp, stamps with faults including 10c with piece out at top left, otherwise Fine, a colorful and and scarce use paying the 45c half-ounce rate by British Mail via Marseilles, carried on the Cunarder Arabia, departing New York Jan. 30, 1862 and arriving at Queenstown Feb. 10, ex Rohloff, Paliafito and Myers

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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851
c
Sale 1265, Lot 851, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Tied by "Sacramento City Cal. Dec. 5" circular datestamp on illustrated railroad propaganda cover with "By the Overland Mail Stage via Placerville! Hurrah!" slogan, E. B. Davidson imprint, to Philadelphia, stamp with a couple slightly short perfs at right, cover with small tear at top -- both utterly immaterial but mentioned for accuracy

VERY FINE. A RARE AND SPECTACULAR RAILROAD PROPAGANDA DESIGN WITH THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

Ex Weissman and featured on the front cover of the 1987 Christie's sale that featured his collection. Ex Schnell. With clear 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
10,500
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852
c
Sale 1265, Lot 852, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Tied by cogwheel cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 20, 186?" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Groton Conn. with "Rocking the Cradle" illustrated miner's design depicting miners working with "Long Toms", Hutchings imprint at left, "Anthony & Baker SC" engraver's imprint at bottom of design, reduced at right, stamp with fault at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING CALIFORNIA MINER'S ENVELOPE WITH THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

This "Rocking the Cradle" illustration is a rare design, which, according to Kutz, was first used by miners from Georgia.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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853
c
Sale 1265, Lot 853, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Yellow Green (68). Rich color, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, Jan. 19" oval datestamp on 10c Yellow Green on Buff entire (U41) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, similarly cancelled, to Portland Oregon, blue "Post Office, Victoria, V.I." oval crown handstamp, slightly reduced at right, stamp with diagonal crease at bottom right

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE DOUBLE-RATE WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COVER FROM VICTORIA, VANCOUVER ISLAND, TO PORTLAND, OREGON.

Ex Wilkinson and Dr. Robertson

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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854
c
Sale 1265, Lot 854, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76), target cancels and "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 15, 1866" double-circle datestamp on cover from Vancouver Island to New Brunswick via San Francisco, Panama and New York, clear strike of blue "Post Office, Paid, Victoria Vancouver Island" oval handstamp indicating postage paid, three different transit and receiving backstamps, both stamps with a minor corner crease and the cover with edge wear and light soiling, appears Very Fine, a rare British Columbia and Vancouver Island use to Canada via the United States, with 1981 B.P.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
900
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855
c
Sale 1265, Lot 855, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Horizontal pair, left stamp tear at top, used with 1c Blue (63) and 24c Grayish Lilac (78a), tied by crossroads cancels on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) to England with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank and "Post Office Victoria V.I." oval Coat of Arms handstamp, paste-up without address, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 6 Nov. 7" 6c credit datestamp and "Huddersfield No. 19 '63" circular datestamp, envelope creases including one thru 1c stamp, minor edgewear, still Fine and unusual paste-up use paying double the 24c treaty rate to England, ex Dale-Lichtenstein

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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856
c
Sale 1265, Lot 856, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Natural straight edge at left and small corner creases, tied by cork and used with pair of British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1865, 10c Blue (6) and single British Columbia, 1865, 3p Blue (7), all three stamps tied by "13" in barred oval cancels and 3p by "New Westminster B.C. Sep. 7, 1869" circular datestamp, on buff cover to Yamaska, Canada East, bold "PAID" handstamp and blue "Port Townsend Sep. 21" circular datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps of Oct. 19, 10c pair with small faults, cover opened on two and a half sides, Very Fine appearance, a very rare combination of stamps, P.F. certificate no. 546557 no longer accompanies

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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857
c
Sale 1265, Lot 857, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Cancelled by grid, small nick at left, used on cover from Vancouver Island with British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1867, 2c on 3p Brown (8), strip of three, manuscript "X" cancels, "New Westminster B.C. Oct. 5 186?" backstamp and addressed to North Weymouth Mass., "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 13" circular datestamp, strip with a couple small faults and cover slightly reduced at top

A FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE MIXED FRANKING WITH THE UNITED STATES 1861 ISSUE AND "TWO CENTS" SURCHARGED BRITISH COLUMBIA 1867 ISSUE.

The strip of 2c British Columbia stamps overpays by 1c the 5c rate. The 10c 1861 stamp fully prepaid U.S. postage. There are only a handful known U.S.-British Columbia mixed frankings with the "Two Cents" stamp issued for the newspaper rate in British Columbia. We offered an example with a 10c 1861 and pair of the 2c in our 2014 sale of the "New Helvetia" collection (Sale 1072, lot 74, realized $4,250 hammer). There is also at least one other cover known, with a single 2c on 3p and a strip of three 2c 1869 stamps (ex Dr. Heimburger, Sale 1054, lot 647, realized $35,000 hammer).

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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858
c
Sale 1265, Lot 858, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Rich color, tied by small circular handstamp, used with Canada, 1868, 6c Dark Brown (27; SG 59), similarly tied, "Utica N.Y. Feb. 4" circular datestamp on pristine cover to Dundas, Ontario, Canada, neat "U.S. 10cts" handstamp, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION OF UNITED STATES AND CANADA STAMPS ON CROSS-BORDER MAIL. PARTICULARLY NOTABLE FOR ITS PRISTINE CONDITION.

The Canadian stamp was applied in the U.S., but it was superfluous, since the U.S.-Canada postal treaty assured delivery with 10c prepayment.

Ex "Sevenoaks".

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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859
c
Sale 1265, Lot 859, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Three gigantic margins with natural straight edge at left, used with Danish West Indies, 1866, 3c Rose (2), margins to touched at left, tied by three-ring target with "St. Thomas 19/2/1868" circular datestamp which ties 3c stamp, both stamps tied by bold "N. York Steamship Feb. 26" circular datestamp on folded cover from Puerto Rico to New York via St. Thomas, two different blue forwarder backstamps including "Verges Hermanos Arroyo" struck at Puerto Rico origin, second forwarder backstamp struck in St. Thomas, receipt and answer docketing, cover with two vertical file folds and a vertical tear which has been mended with some old adhesive

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM PUERTO RICO TO NEW YORK VIA ST. THOMAS, WITH THE DANISH WEST INDIES SECOND ISSUE AND 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

This cover was carried privately from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas, and then to New York on the U.S. & Brazil Mail Steam Ship Mississippi, which departed St. Thomas on Feb. 19 after a call at Martinique, and arrived at New York on Feb. 26.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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860
c
Sale 1265, Lot 860, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Tied by cork cancel applied in San Francisco, used with Hawaii, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), three singles, affixed slightly overlapping, tied by 7-bar grid cancels, red “Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid May 9” (1868) circular datestamp and “San Francisco Cal. May 22” circular datestamp on brown cover to Lucy E. Tillman in San Francisco, clear strike of magenta oval "Hawaiian Steam Service" handstamp, endorsed "Steamer Idaho" at bottom, reduced at left and some overall wear, left 2c stamp with perf faults at bottom

FINE AND RARE. A VERY UNUSUAL MIXED-FRANKING COMBINATION FOR THE CONTRACT STEAMER RATE TO SAN FRANCISCO.

During the contract steamer period, mail addressed to the U.S. was charged 5c Hawaiian and 10c U.S. postage, regardless of destination. As such, lower rates to San Francisco no longer applied. According to www.hawaiianstamps.com, the "Hawaiian Steam Service" oval was applied regularly to contract letters from November 1867 to August 1869. This cover was carried on the COMSS Idaho, departing Honolulu May 9, 1868, and arriving San Francisco May 22. Mail from this sailing was datestamped in San Francisco on May 22 and 23.

Ex Ishikawa and Golden. With 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
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861
c
Sale 1265, Lot 861, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Rich color, cancelled by circle of V's, used with Hawaii, 1866, 5c Blue (32), tied by grid cancel, "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Nov. 14" (1868) circular datestamp on buff cover to San Francisco, neat strike of "Hawaiian Steam Service" oval handstamp, "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 26" circular datestamp, stamps affected by file folds, otherwise Fine, scarce Hawaiian Steam Service cover -- carried on the Idaho, departing Honolulu Nov. 14, 1868, and arriving San Francisco Nov. 26 -- during the contract steamer period, mail addressed to the U.S. was charged 5c Hawaiian and 10c U.S. postage, regardless of destination, as such, lower rates to San Francisco no longer applied, Gregory census no. 61

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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862
c
Sale 1265, Lot 862, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Horizontal pair, centered to right, used with 1c Blue (63) and cancelled by segmented corks on blue 1865 folded cover to Malta, red "New York Am. Pkt. Sep. 9" circular datestamp, London (Sept. 21) and receiving (Oct. 1) backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps

FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 1861 ISSUE COVER TO MALTA -- PARTICULARLY FRANKED WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE 30-CENT DENOMINATION.

There are four or five 1861 Issue covers to Malta franked with a single 30c stamp -- all from the Tagliaferro & Sons correspondence. This cover to Malta with 10c and 1c 1861 Issue stamps is a great rarity and the only of its kind we have encountered.

Ex "Sevenoaks".

E. 2,000-3,000
9,500
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863
c
Sale 1265, Lot 863, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Brown (76) and 10c Green (68), tied by grid cancels, partial strike of "Salem Mass" circular datestamp on 1866 blue cover with printed address to Zanzibar, East Coast of Africa, with printed "Via Marseilles" and "Care", printed label "Dr. Brooks, Seychelle Isles", red crayon 24c credit, faint Boston backstamp, red London Paid and red "4-1/2d" British Colonial handstamp, "Mauritius NO 1" backstamp and August 21, 1866 origin docketing on back, 5c stamp with small tear and 30c with small corner crease, reduced at left into the label and Salem Mass. circular datestamp, otherwise Very Fine and colorful cover from the Goodhue correspondence, paying the 45c British Mail via Marseilles rate for a letter up to a half-ounce, this is an unusual combination of stamps for this correspondence, P.F. certificate no. 424716 no longer accompanies

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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864
c
Sale 1265, Lot 864, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers12c Black (69). Used with 3c Rose Pink (64b), both stamps with manuscript "X" cancel (lightened on 12c), 12c tied by red "New York Paid 6 Aug. 31" (1861) 6c credit datestamp, also tied by bright red "Etats-Unis Serv. Am. Calais 13 Sept. 61" arrival datestamp, matching framed "P.D." handstamp on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, datelined and docketed with Trenton N.J. Aug. 30, 1861, origin date -- carried on NGL Bremen, departing New York Aug. 31, 1861, arriving Southampton Sep. 12 -- Paris and Bordeaux backstamps (Sep. 13), stamps have minor gum stains, slight soiling along file fold

FINE. THIS COVER TO FRANCE IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE -- AUGUST 30, 1861.

Although the two accompanying certificates describe the 3c shade as Rose (Scott 65), it is clearly Rose Pink (Scott 64b), which fits with the August 1861 use.

With 2016 P.F. certificate and 2017 A.P.S. certificate (which states "earliest known usage"). Also accompanied by letter from Stanley B. Ashbrook.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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865
c
Sale 1265, Lot 865, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers2c Black (73). Used with 10c Green (68) and 30c Orange (71), rich colors, overlapping with 2c, tied by New York Foreign Mail fancy cancel on folded cover from Cuba to Genoa, Italy, datelined "Habana, 5 de Julio (July) de 1867" red "New York Paid 36 Jul. 13" credit datestamp, "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. H. No. 1" French Line H datestamp, blue New York forwarder's oval, red boxed "PD", Genoa receiving backstamp, stamps with minor flaws at top from placement near edge, faint vertical file fold clear of stamps, 30c straight edge at right

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE THREE-COLOR FRANKING PAYING DOUBLE 21-CENT RATE TO ITALY ON A COVER FROM HAVANA, CUBA.

As a side note to this remarkable use, this particular New York fancy cancel is also found used on experimental grilled stamps in the third quarter of 1867.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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866
c
Sale 1265, Lot 866, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers24c Red Lilac (70). Used with 10c Green (68) and 1c Blue (63), tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 27, 1865" circular datestamps on folded cover to Zurich, Switzerland, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Apr. 28 Paid" circular datestamp, manuscript "12" credit, carried on the Cunarder Arabia, departing Boston Apr. 29, arriving Queenstown May 9, red "Aachen Franco" datestamp (May 12), "f1" (sgr) and orange crayon "3" kr rates, arrival backstamp, faint vertical file fold barely affects perfs of 1c stamp, still Very Fine, an apparent overpayment of the old 35c Prussian Closed Mail rate, which was lowered to 33c almost two years earlier, ex Dr. LeBow, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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867
c
Sale 1265, Lot 867, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Block of four, straight edge at right, used with 5c Brown (76) and tied by target cancels, well-struck "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 30, 1865" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Bern, Switzerland, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Nov. 25" datestamp, second datestamp of same day indicates different routing (unclear strike), red "12" handstamp and manuscript German rates, blue "Aachen Franco" framed datestamp (Dec. 8), transit and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, scarce and unusual use with a block of four, ex "Sevenoaks"

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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868
c
Sale 1265, Lot 868, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers10c Green (68). Horizontal pair, rich color, left stamp tiny tear in top margin, tied between perfs by target cancel with center dot, "Alpena, Mich, Apr 14" (1868) circular datestamp on buff cover to Trondheim, Norway, sender's directive "Via Hamburg or Bremen line paid" at bottom, red "New York Paid All Direct Apr 19" backstamp, "10" in circle handstamp overstruck with correct "6" cents credit, Bremen Franco framed handstamp (May 6) and "Weiterfr. 2-1/2 Sgr." framed handstamp (equivalent to the 6c credit), cover with some minor edgewear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 1861 ISSUE FRANKING TO NORWAY, CORRECTLY PREPAYING THE RARE 20-CENT NORTH GERMAN UNION DIRECT MAIL RATE. THIS MAY WELL BE THE ONLY RECORDED CORRECTLY PREPAID EXAMPLE OF THIS BRIEF RATE.

This cover was carried by NGL Weser II, departing New York Apr. 23, 1868, and arriving Bremen May 6. The prepaid 20c North German Union Direct Mail rate per half ounce became effective on January 1, 1868. However, it was lowered to 16c only four months later, on May 1, creating a very narrow window for its use. This is the only example we have encountered with this brief rate correctly prepaid.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,750
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869
c
Sale 1265, Lot 869, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers2c Black (73). Used with three 10c Green (68), tied by Rosette cancels and 2c by red "New York Br. Pkt. Paid" circular datestamp on blue 1869 cover to Constantinople, Turkey, from the Washburn correspondence, blue manuscript "f2" (sgr) for transit beyond the North German Union, red "14" (paras) Turkish inland rate, transit and receiving backstamps of Vienna and Constantinople, slightly reduced at left, one 10c missing some perfs at bottom

VERY FINE AND RARE BLACK JACK USE TO TURKEY VIA NORTH GERMAN UNION CLOSED MAIL. A BEAUTIFUL COVER FROM THE WASHBURN CORRESPONDENCE.

The rate via North German Union Closed Mail was 20c -- this cover was overpaid by 12c. It was carried on the HAPAG steamer Hammonia II from New York October 12, 1869, arriving Plymouth October 22.

Ex Dr. Rorke and Faust.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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870
c
Sale 1265, Lot 870, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers30c Orange (71). Radiant color, used with two 10c Green, "TAG" variety (68 var) and 3c Rose (65), tied by circle of wedges cancel, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 2?" (1867) circular datestamp on tissue paper cover to Amoy, China, sender's directive "Via Marseilles"", red "48" credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Nov. 2), red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, Hong Kong (Dec. 24) backstamp, few small expert edge repairs, Very Fine appearance, a colorful franking paying the 53c rate via Marseilles, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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871
c
Sale 1265, Lot 871, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers30c Orange (71). Three singles arranged as a strip of three, used with horizontal pair of 3c Rose (65) and 10c Green (68), tied by segmented circular cork cancels on July 1865 blue folded letter to Hong Kong, China, red "96" credit handstamp, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Jul. 26" datestamp, red "2d" British Colonial credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Aug. 7) and Hong Kong (Sep. 19) receiving backstamp, one 30c slightly affected by horizontal file fold, tiny ink erosion hole mended and reinforced with hinges along some edges, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive and scarce use paying the double 53c rate, ex Canman, Paliafito and "Sevenoaks"

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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872
c
Sale 1265, Lot 872, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers90c Blue (72). Tied by unusual large "bear claw" grid cancel, light strike of red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Nov. 25" (1865) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Canton, China, company origination datestamp at left, sender's directive "pr City of Washington & overland mail", red "32" credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Dec. 7), red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp, Hong Kong (Jan. 25) backstamp, some bleached spots on cover, vertical file fold affects stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH A 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE TO CANTON, CHINA. IT IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY FOUR 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE COVERS TO CHINA WITH A SINGLE FRANKING.

This was carried on the Inman City of Washington, departing New York Nov. 25 and arriving Liverpool Dec. 7. The rate to China by British Mails via Marseilles was 53c. The Starnes-Herzog census in the Chronicle notes this was overpaid by 37c, probably based on the 32c credit to Great Britain, which would be the correct amount if this was sent at the 45c rate via Southampton.

Herzog-Starnes census no. 24 ("Cover Usages of the 90c 1861 and 1868 Issues", Chronicle 140). With 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
21,000
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873
c
Sale 1265, Lot 873, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers12c Black (69). Horizontal pair and single, used with 10c Green (68), tied by "New-York Nov. 30" (1868) circular datestamps on cover with blue PMSS printing on top flap to Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "pr Russia via Marseilles French Mail", red "32" credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Dec. 14) also ties 12c stamps, red crayon "1" British Colonial credit marking, "Hong-Kong Marine-Sorter Singapore-to Hong-Kong, JA 23/31 69" (Webb Ty. B-2) backstamp, stamps lifted (possibly to check for grills) and hinged in place, cover cleaned

VERY FINE. A RARE FRANKING ON A COVER TO HONG KONG WITH THE MARINE SORTER BACKSTAMP.

The 46c in stamps overpays the 42c rate via Marseilles. The Hong Kong Marine Sorter backstamp indicates the mail was sorted on board the ship prior to arrival in Hong Kong.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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874
c
Sale 1265, Lot 874, B. Clyde Hutchinson 1861-68 Issues: Selection of Covers2c Black (73). Used with two pairs of 10c Green (68) and 3c Rose (65), tied by target cancels, "Stratham N.H. Jun. 3" (1865) circular datestamp with date reinforced in manuscript, on tissue paper cover to J. C. A. Wingate, U.S. Consul, Swatow, China, sender's directive "Overland via Southampton", red "Boston Br. Pkt. 40 7 Jun." 40c credit circular datestamp, red London Paid datestamp (Jun. 17), blue Hong Kong backstamp (Aug. 7), with original enclosure, slightly reduced at right, one 10c small toned spot, Very Fine and colorful 45c rate cover to China

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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