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The Whitpain Collection of United States 1894-98 Bureau Issues continued...

1894-98 Bureau Issue Covers
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
542 c 1c Blue, 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I, 2c Carmine, Ty. I (247, 249, 250).> Tied by Philadelphia Mar. 22, 1895 machine cancel on cover <to Paris, France and forwarded to Rome, Italy,> purple Paris datestamp, transit
backstamps, slightly reduced at left, V1c Blue, 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I, 2c Carmine, Ty. I (247, 249, 250). Tied by "Philadelphia Mar. 22, 1895" machine cancel on cover to Paris, France and forwarded to Rome, Italy, purple Paris datestamp, transit backstamps, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a scarce cover combining two distinctly different colors of the 2c unwatermarked issue (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
543 c 4c Dark Brown (254).> Horizontal pair and three singles, each cancelled by ms. X on blue registered cover with arters Wild Cherry Bitters Medicine illustrated> design to St. Louis, neat Arnold Ala. Dec. 6, 1894
circular datestamp and also ms.4c Dark Brown (254). Horizontal pair and three singles, each cancelled by ms. "X" on blue registered cover with Harter's Wild Cherry Bitters Medicine illustrated design to St. Louis, neat "Arnold Ala. Dec. 6, 1894" circular datestamp and also ms. "Arnold Ala." at top, interesting illustrations on back for iron tonic and liver pills, Very Fine, early usage (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
544 c 5c Chocolate (255).> Choice centering, tied by <U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Mar. 23, 1895> duplex cancel on cover to Bethlehem Pa., cover <originated in Foochow, China> and with Postal Service Foochow China MR
12, 1895 circular datestamp as wel5c Chocolate (255). Choice centering, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Mar. 23, 1895" duplex cancel on cover to Bethlehem Pa., cover originated in Foochow, China and with "Postal Service Foochow China MR 12, 1895" circular datestamp as well as return address from Foochow, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, address smudged but still Very Fine, scarce usage from Foochow to Penn. (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
545 c 15c Dark Blue (259).> Used with 5c Chocolate (255), affixed over <Treasury Department imprint> and tied by corks, <Albuq. & El Paso R.P.O. May 3, 1895> circular datestamp with day slug inverted, on cover <to
Bulawayo, Matabeleland, South Africa,> N15c Dark Blue (259). Used with 5c Chocolate (255), affixed over Treasury Department imprint and tied by corks, "Albuq. & El Paso R.P.O. May 3, 1895" circular datestamp with day slug inverted, on cover to Bulawayo, Matabeleland, South Africa, New York backstamp, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, rare use of high-value unwatermarked Bureau Issue with a Railroad P.O. cancel to such an exotic destination (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $375.00
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546 c $1.00 Black, Ty. I (261).> Tied by target on legal-size 4c Red entire, similarly cancelled, Sandoz Nebr. Aug. 31, 1895 circular datestamp, <to Neuchatel, Switzerland,> pencil registry information and New York
registry label, vertical file fold well$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261). Tied by target on legal-size 4c Red entire, similarly cancelled, "Sandoz Nebr. Aug. 31, 1895" circular datestamp, to Neuchatel, Switzerland, pencil registry information and New York registry label, vertical file fold well clear of stamp, stamp with tiny scuff at top right, Very Fine appearance, very rare $1.00 unwatermarked Bureau usage (Image)

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2,750.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
547 c $1.00 Black, Ty. I (261).> Tied by target, East Mount Vernon Me. Jul. 10, 1895 circular datestamp on oversize registered cover to Portland Me., missing part of backflap, Very Fine, rare $1.00 unwatermarked
Bureau usage$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261). Tied by target, "East Mount Vernon Me. Jul. 10, 1895" circular datestamp on oversize registered cover to Portland Me., missing part of backflap, Very Fine, rare $1.00 unwatermarked Bureau usage (Image)

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2,750.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
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548 c $2.00 Bright Blue (262).> Tied by target, East Mount Vernon Me. Jul. 15, 1895 circular datestamp on oversize registered cover to Portland Me., minor toning around edges of cover<><>^VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A
BEAUTIFUL AND RARE STAMP AND COVER. THE$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Tied by target, "East Mount Vernon Me. Jul. 15, 1895" circular datestamp on oversize registered cover to Portland Me., minor toning around edges of cover

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE STAMP AND COVER. THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN ON COVER.

This cover is similar to the $1.00 cover offered in lot 547 (Image)

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5,000.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
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549 c 1c Blue, 2c Carmine, 5c Chocolate (264, 267, 270, three).> Tied together by bold <U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Jun. 12 97> duplex datestamps on registered cover to Camden N.J. purple Registered straightline,
receiving backstamp, minor toning, Fine1c Blue, 2c Carmine, 5c Chocolate (264, 267, 270, three). Tied together by bold "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Jun. 12 97" duplex datestamps on registered cover to Camden N.J. purple "Registered" straightline, receiving backstamp, minor toning, Fine and colorful franking, ex Stollnitz (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
550 c 1c Blue (264).> Vertical pair, s.e. at bottom, neat Detroit Mich. Jun. 26 4:30PM 1895 machine cancel underneath, on cover with corner card crossed out and used locally, cover with Due 2 handstamp and the two
stamps with <Due 1 provisional hands1c Blue (264). Vertical pair, s.e. at bottom, neat "Detroit Mich. Jun. 26 4:30PM 1895" machine cancel underneath, on cover with corner card crossed out and used locally, cover with "Due 2" handstamp and the two stamps with "Due 1" provisional handstamps applied diagonally, Very Fine and choice, a rare example of the "Due 1" provisional postage due marking, especially desirable as a pair, the Luff book (p. 341) notes that these were in use in Detroit from June 1-27, 1895 (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
551 c 2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267).> Horizontal pair, radiant color, tied by Pittsburgh Pa. Feb. 6, 8- AM 1896 machine cancel on locally addressed cover, fresh and Very Fine, this is the <earliest documented usage
of the combination pair>2c Carmine, Ty. II-III (266-267). Horizontal pair, radiant color, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Feb. 6, 8- AM 1896" machine cancel on locally addressed cover, fresh and Very Fine, this is the earliest documented usage of the combination pair (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $400.00
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552 c 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267).> Block of four, brilliant color, tied by San Francisco Cal. registry ovals and <used with three different denominations of Samoan stamps> on registered tissue paper cover to Camden
N.J., Samoa stamps tied by Apia, Samoa2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Block of four, brilliant color, tied by "San Francisco Cal." registry ovals and used with three different denominations of Samoan stamps on registered tissue paper cover to Camden N.J., Samoa stamps tied by "Apia, Samoa Mar. 24, 1897" double-circle datestamps, San Francisco and receiving markings, block affixed over top edge of cover which has been refolded, Very Fine appearance, the 8c registry fee was paid by the U.S. postage as required, reported to be one of only three examples of the 2c used in combination with Samoan postage (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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