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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Category — Used Stamps Off-Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
245
 
Sale 1264, Lot 245, Used Stamps Off-Cover2c Brown (113). Cancelled by bold strike of "Shoe Fly" fancy cancel of Kittrell N.C., depicting a shoe and a fly, repaired thin at bottom left, small corner crease, still a Very Fine strike of this marvelous fancy cancel, the children's song of the same name was written by Thomas Brigham Bishop (who also wrote "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and other famous patriotic songs), the words were later changed to "I belong to somebody" from "I belong to Company G", a reference to a black detachment commanded by Bishop, ex Laehder, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225