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

1894-98 Bureau Issue Covers continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
553 c 4c Dark Brown, Diagonal Bisect (269 var).> Top left diagonal half, tied across the cut by bold strike of Wadhams Mills N.Y. Apr. 1 12PM 1898 circular datestamp, second strike at left, on cover to West New
Brighton N.Y., ms. <<out of 2s and 1s G4c Dark Brown, Diagonal Bisect (269 var). Top left diagonal half, tied across the cut by bold strike of "Wadham's Mills N.Y. Apr. 1 12PM 1898" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on cover to West New Brighton N.Y., ms. "out of 2's and 1's G.H.P." at bottom right where rest of stamp would have been, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE BISECTED USAGE OF THE 1895 4-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH WAS APPARENTLY NECESSARY DUE TO A LACK OF ONE-CENT OR TWO-CENT STAMPS. ONLY TWO ARE KNOWN.

The notation was probably written by the postmaster as the return address and notation names are different. The matching half of the same stamp is on the cover offered in lot 554. (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
554 c 4c Dark Brown, Diagonal Bisect (269 var).> Bottom right diagonal half with full selvage at bottom, tied across the cut by bold strike of Wadhams Mills N.Y. Apr. 1 12PM 1898 circular datestamp, second strike at
left, on cover to West New Brighton N4c Dark Brown, Diagonal Bisect (269 var). Bottom right diagonal half with full selvage at bottom, tied across the cut by bold strike of "Wadham's Mills N.Y. Apr. 1 12PM 1898" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on cover to West New Brighton N.Y., ms. "out of 2's and 1's G.H.P." at top left where rest of stamp would have been, with original contents stating in part "I send you per this mail all the provisionals I can get or ever hope to get...", receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE BISECTED USAGE OF THE 1895 4-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH WAS APPARENTLY NECESSARY DUE TO A LACK OF ONE-CENT OR TWO-CENT STAMPS. ONLY TWO ARE KNOWN.

The matching half of the same stamp is on the cover offered in lot 553. With 2003 A.P.S. and 2008 P.F. certificates. The former states that the usage was tolerated by the local postmaster, but the notation was probably written by the postmaster as the names are different. Unlisted in Scott (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
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555 c 5c Chocolate (270).> S.e. at right, tied by Pittsburgh Feb. 8 duplex on <elaborate hand-drawn illustrated cover to Liverpool, England,> depicting among other things a stork at left carrying a case with I expect
to alight at your place about Feby.5c Chocolate (270). S.e. at right, tied by "Pittsburgh Feb. 8" duplex on elaborate hand-drawn illustrated cover to Liverpool, England, depicting among other things a stork at left carrying a case with "I expect to alight at your place about Feby. 17", signed "H.E.G." at lower right and with Harry E. Gadd return address on back, stamp with few flaws, still Very Fine, a colorful and beautiful usage (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
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556 c 6c Dull Brown (271).> Tied by purple San Francisco military station double-circle datestamp on green cover <to Pamplona, Spain,> neat strike of Ligne N. Paq. Fr. No. 1, 24 Sept. 1898 octagonal datestamp,
receiving backstamp, pencil Service intrptd6c Dull Brown (271). Tied by purple San Francisco military station double-circle datestamp on green cover to Pamplona, Spain, neat strike of "Ligne N. Paq. Fr. No. 1, 24 Sept. 1898" octagonal datestamp, receiving backstamp, pencil "Service intrptd. due to war, re-routing necessary" at top left, vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine, unusual usage (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $140.00
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557 c 8c Violet Brown (272).> Used with 1c Blue (264) and 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), tied by corks on 2c Green entire <to Chieng Mai, North Laos,> Scottsville N.Y. Mar. 12, 1897 circular datestamp, New York registry
labels affixed over stamps, back of co8c Violet Brown (272). Used with 1c Blue (264) and 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), tied by corks on 2c Green entire to Chieng Mai, North Laos, "Scottsville N.Y. Mar. 12, 1897" circular datestamp, New York registry labels affixed over stamps, back of cover with New York, Raheng, Chieng Mai and other transits, two strikes of pointing hand "Returned to Writer" handstamps, barely reduced at right and some edge soiling, still Very Fine, a colorful and scarce registered usage to Laos, one of the registry labels was applied on its return (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
558 c 10c Dark Green (273).> Tied by Washington D.C. May 23 6-30PM 1897 machine cancel with <Congres Postal Universel> and addressed <to Copenhagen, Denmark,> receiving backstamp, some slight soiling around stamp
edges from gum, still Very Fine, scarce10c Dark Green (273). Tied by "Washington D.C. May 23 6-30PM 1897" machine cancel with "Congres Postal Universel" and addressed to Copenhagen, Denmark, receiving backstamp, some slight soiling around stamp edges from gum, still Very Fine, scarce and desirable with the U.P.U. cancel, a post office was maintained at the Corcoran Gallery exclusively for use of the delegates (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $275.00
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559 c 15c Dark Blue (274).> Block of four, used with 1c Blue (264) and 2c Red (279B) and tied by corks on registered bank tag to Wallace Idaho, bold Murray Idaho circular datestamp, few small flaws incl. bottom pair
horizontal crease prior to use, Very Fin15c Dark Blue (274). Block of four, used with 1c Blue (264) and 2c Red (279B) and tied by corks on registered bank tag to Wallace Idaho, bold Murray Idaho circular datestamp, few small flaws incl. bottom pair horizontal crease prior to use, Very Fine, scarce multiple (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $120.00
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560 c 15c Dark Blue (274).> Used with 2c Pink, Ty. III (267a) and tied by St. Louis Mo. oval handstamp on label portion of parcel from Missouri Botanical Garden <to Tromso, Norway,> also with Saint Louis Mo. May 5,
1898 duplex, Very Fine, scarce usage15c Dark Blue (274). Used with 2c Pink, Ty. III (267a) and tied by "St. Louis Mo." oval handstamp on label portion of parcel from Missouri Botanical Garden to Tromso, Norway, also with "Saint Louis Mo. May 5, 1898" duplex, Very Fine, scarce usage paying the 15c book rate (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $120.00
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561 c 50c Orange (275).> S.e. at top, used with <block of six> of 15c Dark Blue (274) with selvage at right on 5c Blue entire (U177) to New Oxford Penn., tied by Washington D.C. ovals and with Feb. 27, 1897 circular
datestamp, the 50c affixed over part of50c Orange (275). S.e. at top, used with block of six of 15c Dark Blue (274) with selvage at right on 5c Blue entire (U177) to New Oxford Penn., tied by Washington D.C. ovals and with Feb. 27, 1897 circular datestamp, the 50c affixed over part of selvage of 15c, Very Fine, attractive and scarce usage which was possibly sent registered despite lack of markings indicating this (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
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562 c 50c Orange (275).> Two covers: first bears 15c Dark Blue (274) used with 50c and tied by light strikes of New York Mar 12, 1897 duplexes on oversize blue cover with printed address <to Paris, France,> second
bears six 10c Dark Green (273) and one50c Orange (275). Two covers: first bears 15c Dark Blue (274) used with 50c and tied by light strikes of "New York Mar 12, 1897" duplexes on oversize blue cover with printed address to Paris, France,, second bears six 10c Dark Green (273) and one 5c Chocolate (270) similarly tied by Jan. 8, 1897 duplexes on similar cover, each with ship's designation at top left (latter sent on the Normandie), some wear to be expected from such oversize covers, still Very Fine, fascinating and highly exhibitable pair of covers from the Warnier & David correspondence (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $300.00
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563 c 50c Orange (275).> Vibrant color, tied by <Military Sta., Santiago De Cuba, Jan. 4> duplex cancel on green cover with red and blue <Eagle and Shield corner card> with printed address to Malden Mass., 1899 New
York and receiving backstamps, fresh an50c Orange (275). Vibrant color, tied by "Military Sta., Santiago De Cuba, Jan. 4" duplex cancel on green cover with red and blue Eagle and Shield corner card with printed address to Malden Mass., 1899 New York and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, scarce usage (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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