Sale 8

Spring 2017 Sale


Postal History
 
 
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Lot 62

RICHMOND, May 30 1798, Ornate straightline date stamp on folded letter sheet, bearing FREE stamp, pencil "Copied"from a ___ Tucker to Shepards Town, formerly in Virginia, now in West Virginia on the Potomac. In 1798, the corporate limits were extended and the name was changed to Shepherd's Town.
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 350

A very attractive marking
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Lot 63

Used to Jamaica via New York: 1841, multi-page letter bearing blue SALEM JAN 4 N.C. (origin) c.d.s., matching PAID "27", plus manuscript "10", crossed off "c/o Rev. Charles Black North Dutch St, NY" and a black KINGSTON SHIP LETTER FE 25 receiver, on reverse manuscript "forwarded Crt Black".
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 400.
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Lot 64

U.S. Stampless: EUTAW ALA. MAR 9 (manuscript) c.d.s., matching ONE DIME UNITED STATES OF AMERICA negative handstamp on 1846 half contents folded letter to New York. Quite rare this nice.
ASCC $400.
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 65

1847, 5¢ red brown, good to large margins all around, probably sheet margin at left, extremely fine, tied by blue PHILADELPHIA MAR 31 c.d.s. to 1849 folded letter bearing matching c.d.s. to Washington D.C. (Scott 1).
Est. Cash Val. $400 - 500

The letter is addressed to lawyer William M. Meredith who had just become Secretary of the Treasury (under Taylor) 3 weeks earlier. The letter acknowledges Mr. Meredith declining a case because of his position. Historically Sec. Meredith received one of the only two 1849 Double Eagles as Secretary; it was auctioned as part of his estate and disappeared. History accompanies
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Lot 66

1847 Issue: 5¢ red brown, deep early color, good to large margins all around tied by red grid on folded letter sheet bearing red New York DEC 20 c.d.s., docketed "1847" Fresh early cover to Philadelphia (Scott 1).
Scott $450 Est. Cash Val. $150 - 300.
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Lot 67

Railroad cover: 1847 Issue 5¢ red brown, close margins 3 sides, cancelled by red grid on folded letter (stamp hinged in place) bearing red EASTERN R.R. 2 MAY c.d.s. and date-lined "Lyme May 1st 49" to Waterford Me., Foundation Cert.(1986) (Scott 1).
Scott $450 Est. Cash Val. $150 - 175.
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Lot 68

Railroad cover: 1847 Issue 5¢ red brown PAIR, good margins all around, tied by red grids on envelope bearing rare red straight line BALTIMORE R.R., red NEW YORK SEP 18, c.d.s. transit, to Boston, Mass. Excellent transiting marks (Scott 1).
Est. Cash Val. $500 - 600.
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Lot 69

1847 Issue 5¢ dark brown, just clear to good margins all around, tied by blue grid folded letter sheet bearing large manuscript "Due 5" and date-lined "Hartford Conn Oct 20 1847" to Buffalo NY. Third month of issue (Scott 1a).
Scott $940.
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Lot 70

1847 Issue 5¢ dark brown dot in "S" variety, good to large margins all around tied by blue PHILADELPHIA Nov 27 5 cts c.d.s. on manila envelope bearing duplicate c.d.s., to Saucon Valley Penn, Ex. Stephen Brown (Scott 1a).
Scott $925.
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Lot 71

1847, 5¢ orange brown SHEET MARGIN COPY, clear to good margins on other sides, tied by a rare black grid cancel on neat envelope bearing light red ALBANY AUG 1 c.d.s., to Cooperstown, Foundation Cert. (2005); PSE Cert. (1997) (Scott 1b).
Scott $925.
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Lot 72

1847 Issue 5¢ brown orange, clear to good margins all around, tied by partial blue Philadelphia c.d.s. strike, manuscript "3 due" for underpayment, docketed inside "Jany 1851 Receipt", to North Carolina, Ex Wagshall, Rust, Foundation Cert. (1992) re-issued (Scott 1d).
Scott $1,275.
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Lot 73

1847 Issue 5¢ brown orange, 5th Printing, clear to large margins all around showing portion of adjacent stamp at top, lightly tied by red grid on readdressed folded letter sheet bearing red U.S. EXPRESS MAIL SEP 25 MASS (Scott 1d).
Scott $1,150.
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Lot 74

1847, 10¢ black, large margins all around, extremely fine, tied by deep red ST. LOUIS MO SEP 18 10 c.d.s. on blue folded letter, bearing duplicate strike at right to Philadelphia, Foundation Cert.(2015) (Scott 2).
Scott $1,050.
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Lot 75

1847, 10¢ black, large to very large margins all around (margin copy?), very fine, tied by blue grid on neat blue 1849 double rate folded letter bearing matching blue BUFFALO N.Y. AUG 23 10 c.d.s., to Wilson NY. Lovely cover (Scott 2).
Scott $1,100.
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Lot 76

1847, 10¢ black position 22R, good to very large margins all around, extremely fine, tied by blue PHILADELPHIA NOV 5 10 c.d.s. on complete folded letter sheet to Lowell, Mass. The cover is addressed to a "Colour Maker" and makes reference to the needed color blue as printed on front, and refers extensively to the cholera epidemic then taking place in Philadelphia, PLUS manuscript "per Bloods Dispatch" on last page, P.S.E. Cert. (1990) (Scott 2).
Est. Cash Val. $800 - 1,100

A most interesting use of advertising
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Lot 77
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1c blue Proof genuinely tied by WASHINGTON D.C. c.d.s (a good source of proofs) on envelope to Alabama. Notation on reverse by Mort Neinken to this effect. Most unusual for an exhibition (Scott 7P).
Est. Cash Val. $250 - 350.
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Lot 78

1851 Issue 1¢ blue, type IIIa, Relief D, "probably position. 35L4" excellent centering one curl barely touched, extremely fine, tied by CHICAGO ILL. JUL 22 c.d.s. on neat cover to Exeter, Ill. Lovely cover, Foundation Cert.(1979) (Scott 8A).
Scott $900.
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Lot 79

1852 1¢ blue, type IV (position 25-28 RIL) STRIP OF FOUR, good margins tied by segmented cork cancels on VERY RARE 6¢ green entire (some frayed edges) bearing probable SACRAMENTO AUG 9 c.d.s., to NEW YORK. Incredible sales notations on reverse, "D _ _ _ NY Sale A___ April 1903", "Seybold 1910", "Green Nov 1948". A very rare combination (Scott 9, U14).
Est. Cash Val. $500 - 600.
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Lot 80

1851 3¢ Experimental Orange Brown Pl. 1L, margins all around but for frame-line just touched, very fine, tied by blue SALEM NY APR 1 c.d.s. on envelope to Shushan N.Y. Very rare variety, Foundation Cert.(2005) (Scott 11 var).
Est. Cash Val. $250 - 300.
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Lot 81

1855 10¢ green, type I, INTERPANNEAU Guide-Line copy, fine, tied by SAN FRANCISCO c.d.s. on envelope to Patchogue L.I., year 1859 according to Ashbrook note on reverse (Scott 13).
Scott $850.
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Lot 82

Used to Iowa: 1857 1¢ blue, type V, STRIP OF THREE, fine, plus 3¢ all tied by DES MOINES 1858 c.d.s. cancels on neat small envelope (mounting marks on reverse) the 3¢ paying the re-addressing charge to Council Bluffs. A wonderful Iowa cover (Scott 24, 26a).
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 400.
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Lot 83

1857 1¢ blue, type V, 3¢ dull red type III (2) all tied on 3¢ stationery envelope, by NA _ _ _ ONIO MAY c.d.s. strikes to Iona Hill Cal. Nice composite of the 10c trans-continental rate (Scott 24,26).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 84

Used to France: 1858, 5¢ brick red, type I, STRIP OF THREE, wonderful centering few perforation faults, brilliant color tied by NEW ORLEANS OCT 12 c.d.s. strikes on folded letter date lined "NO 12 OCT 1858", bearing red NEW YORK OCT 19 PAID 12 c.d.s., blue Ed. LOCQUET NEW ORLEANS agent, French transit, on reverse PARIS transit, and probably NANTES receiver, Ex. Knapp (Scott 27).
Scott $6,250 off cover.
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Lot 85

Used to France: 1857-61 5¢ brick red, VERTICAL STRIP OF THREE, typical centering for multiple, clear SE at bottom, tied by NEW ORLEANS MAY 9 1859 c.d.s. strikes on folded letter sheet with limited back flaps, bearing French-transit, on reverse PARIS receiver 31 MAI. Very fresh cover, Ex Wall (Scott 27).
Scott $6,250.
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Lot 86

Used to France: 5¢ Indian Red vertical STRIP OF THREE with Guide-Line, radiant color and detailed impression, scissor separated at right but with perforations, tied by NEW ORLEANS La JUL 22 1858 c.d.s. strikes on folded letter bearing red NEW YORK 3 transit and red boxed PD, French transits front and back, on reverse Castillon receiver, P.S.A.G. Cert. (2011) (Scott 28A).
Scott $13,000 stamps alone.
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Lot 87

Used to England: 1857 10¢ green, type II, PAIR (into at BL stamp by separation) plus 1c and 3c all tied by SUMNER MAY 16 1859 KANSAS c.d.s. strikes, on reverse, on neat envelope bearing large red 3 and red LONDON JU 10 1859 receiver on front and reverse. A colorful franking for the 24¢ rate (Scott 32,24,25).
Est. Cash Val. $400 - 500.
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Lot 88

Used to Mexico: 1859 10¢ green type V INTERPANNEAU copy, tied by NEW ORLEANS 1859 c.d.s. on folded letter sheet to Vera Cruz, Ex Emerson (P. Doane 1939), Wonderlin (2003) (Scott 35).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 125.
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Lot 89

Used to England from Florida: 10¢ green, type V, full margined PAIR, very fine, together with 1¢ type V, 3¢ type III attractively arranged and tied by NEW SMYRNA Fla c.d.s. strikes, manuscript "1860 Jany 16" on small neat envelope bearing red LONDON PAID FE 10 1860 receiver and large red 3. A most colorful cover (Scott 35,24,26).
Est. Cash Val. $500 - 750

Addressed to a Minister of Parliament
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Lot 90

Used to Paris: 12¢ black, plate I, STRIP of THREE plus single, generally fine, tied by red grid on envelope bearing HARTFORD CT JUL 9 1858 c.d.s. and manuscript "42 / "under two G.B. 6p lilac stamps (forwarders), hinged in place, also red 6 and G.B. PAID 23 JY 58 c.d.s., French transit, on reverse blue GEO. PEABODY & Co. LONDON forwarding agent and PARIS receiver (Scott 36).
Est. Cash Val. $600 - 800

An impressive combination heavy weight franking. A very busy cover
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Lot 91

Used to England: 1857-61 12¢ black, Plate I VERTICAL PAIR, with s.e. at top and two singles, artfully arranged and tied by grids on legal size cover bearing N.YORK Br. Pkt. 38 JAN19 credit PAID LIVERPOOL 29 JA 59 transit and manuscript "Per British Mail Steamer Africa", on reverse Leeds receiver (Scott 36).
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 400.
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Lot 92

Used to England: 1857-61 12¢ black, plate III PAIR, tied by magenta grid strikes on 1860 yellow envelope bearing red NEW YORK 19 JUN 12 transit, manuscript "Paid", on reverse blue company oval and London JU 25 60 transit. (Scott 36B).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 93

1861, 1¢ blue, fine, tied by black PAID in frame on local Upham "LEXINGTON-BALTIMORE" Patriotic envelope of the Revolutionary War, red BOSTON APR 6 c.d.s., Foundation Cert.(2015) (Scott 63).
Est. Cash Val. $750 - 1,000

A lovely presentation of a very rare patriotic cover
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Lot 94

Used to Spain: 1861-62 5¢ buff, fresh copy tied by precise red grid on folded invoice prepared "on board Ship Martha", bearing red New York BR PKT JAN 21 1862 c.d.s. manuscript "per steamer via England", blue 8R's handstamps, on reverse London transit ESPANA transit and Cadix receiver (Scott 67).
Est. Cash Val. $400 - 600.
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Lot 95

Used to Denmark: 1861-62 10¢ yellow green 3 copies (one trimmed), 3¢ rose (2) and 1863 2¢ black, all tied by PORTLAND DEC 28, 66 duplex target cancels on manila envelope bearing light red NYbr. Pkt. c.d.s., 10 in circle, blue boxed AACHEN 2 FRANCO. Nice 37¢ rate to rare destination (Scott 68,73,65).
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 400.
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Lot 96

Used to England: 1861-62 10¢ green 2 copies, l¢ blue, 3¢ rose, all tied by red BULTLERVILLE OCT 14 IOA c.d.s. strikes on 1861 envelope (less one back flap) bearing red 19, on reverse HENLEY-ON-THAMES NO 4 61 receiver. Very attractive combination (Scott 68,65,63).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 97

Used to Queen Victoria, War Office London or Plymouth, England: 12¢ black PAIR, tied by c.d.s. on orange envelope bearing red NY BR. PKT. SEP 10 PAID 19, on reverse London and Plymouth 1962 receivers (Scott 69).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 98

Used to Italy: 1861 12¢ black and 1863 2¢ black (few short perfs) respectively tied by c.d.s., P.D. and quartered cork on neat manila envelope (couple of repairs), bearing red NEW YORK PAID ALL, Bremen transit, red 4, on reverse CHICAGO 18 APR 68 origin, 2 Italian transits and GENOVA 17 APR 68 receiver, Foundation Cert. (2010) (Scott 69,73).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 99

Used to China: 1861-62 24¢ brown lilac (2 singles) plus 5c brown (both minor perf. faults) tied by black grids and others on neat orange envelope bearing red N.YORK Br .PKT c.d.s., LONDON MAR 14 64 transit, red 1d credit and manuscript "Via Marseille", on reverse Hong Kong transit and blue SHANGHAI MY 12 64 receiver, Foundation Cert. (2016) (Scott 70a,76).
Est. Cash Val. $1,250 - 1,500

A very fine example of the 53¢ rate to China
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Lot 100

Used to England: 1861-62 24¢ steel blue, intense color and excellent centering tied by neat red grid on envelope (one back flap a bit rough) bearing red New York 19 OCT _ transit and red LONDON NO 4 61 receiver. Brilliant cover (Scott 70b).
Scott $1,340 Est. Cash Val. $400 - 500.
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Lot 101

Used to Russia: 1861-62 30¢ orange, cancelled by target "Portland Me. Oct. 2, 1865" double-circle date-stamp on cover, 5c removed prior to sending and blue "Aachen Franco" circular date stamp struck partly where stamp was originally affixed, red "Portland Me. Paid Oct. 6" exchange office date stamp French transit. Unusual usage, probably originally franked with additional 5c stamp to pay the 35¢ rate via Prussian Closed mail. The stamp was removed prior to sending, probably at the Portland post office, which was also the exchange office, and sent at the 30¢ rate via French Mail, ex Dr. LeBow (Scott 71).
Est. Cash Val. $1,000 - 1,250

Includes interesting 1957 cover analysis between D. Kelleher and W. Blake with reference to Stanley Richmond
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Lot 102

Used to Germany and France: two envelopes 1861-62 30¢ orange, fine, former used 1863 from St. Louis tied, red NY PAID 24 OCT 17, on reverse Hersfeld receiver; latter 1868 cancelled cork from SAINT PAUL, red NY PAID 12 JAN16, blue France transit. Nice pair of Trans-Atlantics (Scott 71).
Scott $760 Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
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Lot 103

A Similar Pair of Covers: 1861-62 30¢ orange, former used to France 1865 probably from NY, ex Eno and Skinner; latter Used to Switzerland 30¢ plus 3¢ from ST.LOUIS. Nice Pair (Scott 71).
Scott $760 Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
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Lot 104

Used to France: 1863 2¢ "Black Jack": STRIP OF FIVE (off center, one short corner) plus 1861 3c (2 over edge copies, one intrusion) all cancelled or tied by segmented cork cancels on small envelope bearing red NEW YORK DE8 66 transit, French 1866 transit red P.D. in box and manuscript "Steamer City of Baltimore Dec 8" (Scott 73,65).
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 400.
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Lot 105

2¢ black tied by PROVIDENCE _ 15 R.I. c.d.s. and segmented cork on lovely Charter Oak Life Insurance Co. with intricate tree, advertising cover, lovely all in black (Scott 73).
Est. Cash Val. $125 - 150.
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Lot 106

Used to Chile from California: 1861-62 3c rose (12 copies), 9 folded over edge with appropriate faults, plus 2c black all but one cancelled in pen strokes on orange envelope bearing manuscript "Lisbon Cal Jany 4th", red 25 handstamps and PANAMA JA 27 1865 transit. A fascinating way to pay the rate (Scott 65, 73).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
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Lot 107

Used to France: 1863 5¢ brown PAIR tied by NEW ORLEANS FEB 1 LA c.d.s. and corks on 1870 envelope, bearing red NEW YORK FEB transit, blue CHERBOURG entry, large "8" handstamp and manuscript "Recu. le 22 Fevrier", on reverse 2 Bordeaux receivers (Scott 76).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 125.
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Lot 108
Marriage Certificate: 1863, 5¢ brown, fresh bright fine copy, just tied by dated manuscript on recorded and filed :March 17, 1864" 1 page (lined paper) Wisconsin handwritten marriage cert. signed by the Chaplain. Can be opened and exhibited (Scott 76).
Est. Cash Val. $250 - 300.
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Lot 109
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Used to Germany: 1861-66 Issue 24¢ lilac plus 2c black, 2 copies, all fresh and almost fine, tied by bright red cork cancels on front bearing matching red TRENTON JUL S 1864 c.d.s. red NY PKT 7 PAID and boxed red AACHEN 22/7 FRANCO (Scott 78,73).
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 175.
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Lot 110

Used to China: 1861-62 24¢ grayish lilac, fine, together with 3¢ rose and 30¢ orange (cut corner) tied by cork in circle on envelope bearing red ROCHESTER MAR 8 c.d.s., red LONDON 1865 transit, large red 1d credit (Scott 78a,71,65).
Est. Cash Val. $1,000 - 1,250

Lovely 3-color franking to an exotic destination
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Lot 111

Used to Scotland: 1862 24¢ grayish lilac, near fine, tied by blue LOUISVILLE MAR 20 67 target duplex, on small neat mourning envelope bearing red NY PAID transit, on reverse Edinburgh receiver (Scott 78a).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
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Lot 112

1867 "D" Grill 2¢ black deep shade and prominent grill, centered to left, tied by black quartered cork on orange unopened envelope bearing WETHERILL & BRO.CO. MAY 11 68 c.d.s., to Dublin Pa. An extremely rare grill cover, Ex Russo & Martin, Foundation Cert.(1979) signed L. Brookman (Scott 84).
Scott $5,000.
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Lot 113

1867 "Z" Grill 2¢ black, fine, tied by HARTFORD APR 23 c.d.s. on local Bullard & Parsons envelope, docketed "Apr 22 68", Foundation Cert. (1985) (Scott 85B).
Scott $1,400.
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Lot 114

Used to Germany: E. Grill 10¢ green, very fine cancelled by small segmented cork on small envelope bearing BUFFALO FEB 26 c.d.s., red NY PAID DIRECT MAR 2 c.d.s. (ties stamp), and red boxed HAMBURG 15/3 69 transit, on reverse further German transit (Scott 89).
Scott $450.
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Lot 115

Used to France: F. Grill 15¢ black, INTERPANNEAU copy, very fine tied by PROVIDENCE c.d.s. and red NEW YORK 6 transit on envelope bearing blue CALAIS 17 JUIN 69 transit, few cover tears, rare usage (Scott 98).
Scott $300.
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Lot 116

Used to South of France: 1867 "F" Grill 30¢ orange, 2 off-center copies, tied by NEW ORLEANS APR 16 c.d.s., strikes on neat manila envelope, bearing French/American Paq. transit and red NY PAID 12 c.d.s., on reverse French transit and ANTIBES 2 MAI 69 receiver, Ex Noel (Scott 100).
Est. Cash Val. $400 - 600

A very high rated cover
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Lot 117

1869, 2¢ brown, tied by NEW YORK MAR 2 c.d.s. on neat envelope bearing beautifully illustrated tombstones advertisement. Lovely, Foundation Cert. (2012) (Scott 113).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 118

Used to France: 1869 3¢ ultramarine STRIP of THREE and PAIR, tied by cork cancels on flimsy envelope bearing NEW HAVEN JUN 23, large red NEW YORK PAID 3 JUN 27 transit, blue CHERBOURG AOUT 7 transit, red boxed P.P. to Paris attractive payment of 15¢ rate, Ex Mason (Scott 114).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 119

Used to England/Italy: 1869 6¢ ultramarine, fine copy cancelled by segmented cork on white envelope bearing CAMBRIDGE MASS FEB 4 c.d.s. (ties stamp), red BOSTON PAID transit, LONDON FE18 receiver with an absolutely magnificent red B.F.STEVENS LONDON forwarder probably needed to deliver the letter to the "U.S. Frigate Sabine" which was no longer in London but in Italy, hence the manuscript "Naples Febry 23 1870" (Scott 115).
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 400

A lovely presentation of a cover chasing the fleet
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Lot 120

Used to Germany: 1869 10¢ yellow large well centered copy, tied by RICHMOND APR 13 VA c.d.s. and cork on fresh yellow envelope bearing red NEW YORK Pkt PAID ALL transit, manuscript "via Bremen" red boxed HAMBURG 1 5 Franco, on reverse WOLFENBUTTEL receiver. Very pretty (Scott 116).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 121

Used to Germany: 10¢ yellow, tied by large segmented cork cancel and red NEW YORK PAID ALL transit on envelope bearing manuscript "via Hamburg or Bremen" and red boxed 19/2/70 FRANCO, on reverse indistinct receiver (Scott 116).
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 175.
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Lot 122

Used to Germany: 1869, 10¢ yellow tied by neat black cancel on small envelope, bearing red NEW YORK OCT 19 PAID ALL transit, manuscript "p Silesia", on reverse indistinct receiver (Scott 116).
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
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Lot 123

Used to England: 1869 12¢ green well centered, tied by cork cancel on Registered envelope bearing red NEW YORK APR transit, manuscript "Coin", on reverse British receiver. Registration was required when shipping money, hence the impression of a coin on the front (Scott 117).
Est. Cash Val. $350 - 400.
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Lot 124

Advertising Cover: 1870-71 3¢ green, cancelled by pen strokes on yellow envelope bearing matching manuscript "Vermejo N.M. Mar 8" and blue ADVERTISED MAR 5 c.d.s., Delaware, Ohio destination (Scott 147).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 125.
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Lot 125

Used to Hong Kong: 1870-71 30¢ black, almost very fine tied by WASHINGTON D.C. JAN 4 duplex on white envelope HONG KONG MR 7 73 receiver, Signed Ashbrook with notation (1956) Ex "Curtis" (Scott 154).
Est. Cash Val. $1,000 - 1,500

Very rare value usage paying the triple rate to China via San Francisco and Yokohama and bears a most unusual documentation of sailing trip on the reverse.

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Lot 126

1870, 30¢ black and 6¢ carmine, fine, both with some perforation faults, tied by cork cancels on somewhat trimmed legal envelope bearing black BOSTON SEP 8 c.d.s. and manuscript "Fd. 8th Sept 1870" to Baltimore. An early usage for the 30¢ (Scott 154,148).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 127

Used to India: 1873 15¢ yellow orange (SE) and 12¢ blackish violet both centered, tied by delightful target cancels on white envelope bearing KALAMAZOO MICH NOV 18 c.d.s., red NOV 20 NEW YORK 1.10 credit c.d.s., red LONDON PAID 1875 transit and manuscript "Via Brindisi", on reverse SEA POST OFFICE DEC:10 transit and AHMEDNUGGER receiver. Rare destination (Scott 163,162).
Est. Cash Val. $500 - 750.
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Lot 128

Used to Cape of Good Hope: 1873 15¢ yellow orange, deep color, fine, tied by segmented cork cancel on envelope bearing NEW HAVEN NOV 9 c.d.s., red NEW YORK 50 NOV 10 credit, red LONDON 1877 PAID, Cape arrival and WELLINGTON JA 18 78, Cape receiver all on front. Ready for exhibition (Scott 163).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
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Lot 129

Used to Austria: 1893 Columbian Exposition $2.00 brown red, fresh and fine copy, tied by NEW YORK 49 ST STA registry oval on fresh envelope bearing violet REGISTERED and blue 699531, on reverse four registry markings, P.S.E. Cert. (1994) (Scott 242).
Scott $2,000.
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Lot 130

1895 1¢ blue, two singles, tied by OMAHA NEBR NO 14 97 duplex cancels on red illustrated Expo local cover some 7 months before the exposition (Scott 264).
Est. Cash Val. $125 - 150.
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Lot 131

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III, tied by barred cancel on embossed red Expo Jul 1897 envelope bearing Nebraska receiver on reverse (Scott 267).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 125.
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Lot 132

1898, 1¢ dark yellow green two copies, tied by OMAHA NEBR JUL 31 1897oval duplex on lovely intricate deep blue Expo cover with further Expo information all over reverse. Distinctive (Scott 285).
Est. Cash Val. $350 - 400.
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Lot 133

1898, 1¢ dark yellow green, tied by OMAHA, NEB JUN 98 duplex cancel on Official Expo envelope with the U.S. Eagle in the center of illustration, from the Department of Publicity and Promotion (Scott 285).
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 175.
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Lot 134

1898 Trans Mississippi 2¢ copper red SE, together with Special Delivery 10¢ blue, both tied by OMAHA NEBR OCT 6 98 duplex cancels on illustrated RPO Expo envelope, on reverse Davenport Iowa receiver and very importantly BURL & C. BLUFFS OCT 6 1898 R. (Rolling) P.O. c.d.s. Perhaps a unique combination of Expo, Special Delivery and Railroad usage (Scott 285, E5).
Est. Cash Val. $250 - 300.
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Lot 135

U.S.Postal Stationery: 1896 3¢ green entire, cancelled by OMAHA NEBR OCT 9 96 duplex with rare red private handstamp, on reverse company name and Osborne Oct 10 96 receiver. Very rare 8 months before the Expe, Ex Allen M. Thatcher Sale 4.7/57.
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 350.
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Lot 136

Boyd's City Express, 1852, 2¢ black on green, die cut on extremely rare 1853-55 6c green entire on buff (U14), tied respectively in FEB 1850s hand stamp and SAN FRANCISCO 3 JAN c.d.s., addressed to and re-addressed in NYC. Very rare, Foundation Cert. (2013) (Scott 20L8, U14).
Est. Cash Val. $1,000 - 1,250

The 6¢ Trans Continental rate was in existance from July 1851 to March 1855. This cover had a window of just two years, 1853-1855. Our search has found only nine private mail combinations with the 6¢. Edwards & Dale-Lichtenstein Collections- 2 together: Knapp Collection - 4 of which none have been seen since: Total 9. This is a surprising rarity. Further information would be gladly received.

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Lot 137

Boyd's City Post, 1864, blue on orange, Cut Square, large margins all around, extremely fine rare. Only one entire resided in the Golden Collection. An opportunity to acquire a very rare local for an affordable price, Ex Lyons, Foundation Cert. (2014) (Scott 20LU11).
Scott $4,000 as entire.
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Lot 138

1859 Adams & Co's Express Coloma Used from Great Britain to "Alta" (California), large light blue oval on reverse of 1852 folded reinforced letter sheet bearing Great Britain red PAID 19 AUG 1852 c.d.s. London marking, black PAID and red manuscript, "1/2½" rating, quite wrinkled but and early usage from a rare origin.
Est. Cash Val. $250 - 300.
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Lot 139

1850's Adams & Co. Express, San Francisco, red embossed shield designed corner card, uncancelled on brown cover bearing manuscript "please deliver immediately", to Stockton (Cal). Rare.
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
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Lot 140

1851 Adams & Co. Express: forwarded to San Francisco, fine, red oval on East-West folded letter date lined New York April 1st 1851. ASCC $350 (1987).
Est. Cash Val. $125 - 150.
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Lot 141

J. Bamber & Co's Express, Bacon & Hardy, Oakland (Cal) Office Paid frank, printed frank in elaborate rectangular design (Haller FB2 type 5), black oval "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Grass Valley" Mar 8 datestamps on 3¢ pink on buff entire (U35) to San Francisco, very scarce and attractive frank from this company, entire with small repair, still very fine.
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 300.
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Lot 142

Greenhood & Newbauer Northern Express, Paid frank, printed express company frank (Haller FG6, type 1a) imitative of Wells, Fargo on 3¢ (U10) on buff entire cancelled by blue oval, also bearing blue Wells Fargo & Company Aug 13 oval, to San Francisco. This is a great example of Greenhood & Newbauer Northern Express company connection with Wells Fargo & Co. at Marysville on the rarer correctly spelled "Newbaner".
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
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Lot 143

Hopkinson Express. Paid frank printed express company frank (Haller FH13, type 2), in a fancy rectangular frame, 3¢ pink on white entire (U58) (repaired corner), cancelled by manuscript "WF (?)" and bearing manuscript "March 22/?" to Nevada City, Cal, quite fresh, very scarce, fine, Ex Hackett with handstamp.
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 144

Langton's Pioneer Express, blue frank on unused 3¢ entire, very rare blue franking on even rare unused 3¢ entire titled "Express Matters", Lot 40" probably used for bundling.
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150

Very rare usage for a Langton
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Lot 145

Langton's Pioneer Express, group of 3 franked covers, comprising entires of 10¢ (2) and (1) 3¢ Star Die cut in. 10¢ to Philadelphia bearing New York transit: 10¢ to Sarusville Wis., with Downieville handstamp with rare faint "Oct ? 18 ?? year"; the 3¢ Star Die bears manuscript "12/6" to Nevada. Interesting group. When Langtons began connecting with Wells Fargo at Marysville in 1857 he discontinued the steamboat route.
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
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Lot 146

Truman & Co's Express, S.F. & S.J.R.R. Express rectangular box frank with railroad line of text above and address below, on 3¢ pink on white entire (U58), to San Francisco, cancelled by manuscript "J.G. (?) 27.1.68". Scarce in the condition, this operated between San Francisco and San Jose, Watsonville and Santa Cruz, 1861-1867, very fine, eight reported used examples of this variety of frank.
Est. Cash Val. $250 - 300

James C. Truman began his J.C. Truman Express in January 1864 and after arriving in San Francisco. He took Chapman as a partner on February 16, 1864 and after Chapman withdrew in 1865, he formed Truman & Co's Express. It operated from San Jose by rail and Watsonville and Santa Cruz until 1868
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Lot 147

Whiting & Co's Feather River (Cal.) Express, Paid frank printed express company frank in double-lined box (Haller FW 12, type 2), with large "Paid" on uncancelled 3¢ red on buff Star Die entire (U27) (top back flap replaced), manuscript J. Shirer (?) on left side to Irvine City Cal., fine.
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150

The Whiting & Co's Feather River Express operated from 1857 to 1868. Fenton B. Whiting, partnered with Henry C. Everts G.W. Morley and E.E. Meek to form Whiting & Co's Feather River Express in 1857. They were leading operators in northern Plumas County. The business was sold to Garland & Company in 1868
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Lot 148

1851 Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company SAN FRAN S S PAN 8¢ JUN 29 RED c.d.s. type II, on envelope bearing black 10 in circle, interestingly over manuscript "35", addressed to Nantucket. A vary rare marking.
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 400

The Hugh Feldman collection had no examples of the red handstamp
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Lot 149

Used from Oregon Territory: 1851 Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company SAN FRAN S S PAN 8¢ MAY 27 black c.d.s. type II, on folded letter bearing manuscript "8" datelined May 10 1861 Portland Oregon, addressed to Paymaster General Washington D.C.
Est. Cash Val. $300 - 350

A very rare marking typically applied on ship
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Lot 150

Texas: BRAZO (misspelled) FEB 27 (1848) 2-line marking, on faulty folded letter sheet to North Carolina. Quite readable marking. After the Treaty and troop withdrawal.
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
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Lot 151

Hawaii, Stampless Cover: U.S. Hawaii Complete folded letter date lined "U.S. Ship Cyane, Honolulu Aug. 28 1843", bearing red SHIP, manuscript "27" and red FALL RIVER manuscript FEB(?) 27 c.d.s., to Morris-ville Pa.
Est. Cash Val. $400 - 500.
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Lot 152

Hawaii, U.S. Hawaii: Used to Maine: 1866 5c blue, fine tied by seldom seen fancy cork cancel (similar to Meyer-Harris #42) on 1869 cover to Elisha Allen in Bangor, Maine, with U.S. 1868 F. Grill 10c green tied by quartered cork. This is correctly franked for Hawaiian Steam Service, and sailing records show that the Idaho cleared Honolulu on November 27, 1869 arriving at S.F. on December 9 (mail was postmarked December 10 … Gregory); the absence of both a Honolulu date stamp and an oval Steam Service hand stamp raises the possibility that this cover was carried on a non-contract sailing in proximity. A clear San Francisco Cal Dec 10 c.d.s. ties the 10c and there is an additional BANGOR ME. DEC 20 c.d.s. and small quartered cork duplex receiving c.d.s. Fresh and very fine, a very attractive and rare usage, Ex Emerson, Krug, Honolulu Advertiser, Foundation Cert. (1962) (Scott Haw. 32, U.S.96).
Est. Cash Val. $1,000 - 1,250.
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