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1870-71 SIX CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
181 c 148, 151 148, 6c Carmine, along with 12c Dull violet (151), two of the former and one of the latter, tied to most attractive and rare blue colored 1871 folded entire from Yokohama,
Japan to London, England by quartered cork postmarks, matching Yoko#148, 6c Carmine, along with 12c Dull violet (#151), two of the former and one of the latter, tied to most attractive and rare blue colored 1871 folded entire from Yokohama, Japan to London, England by quartered cork postmarks, matching "Yokohama, Japan/May 22" c.d.s. at left, carried by PMSS China to San Francisco, red New York transit c.d.s., light vertical file fold passes through 12c stamp but not obtrusively, very fine; an exceptionally rare franking from Yokohama, representing the 10c Trans-Pacific rate, plus double 6c rate to Great Britain. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
182 c 148, 150 148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (150), tied together to most desirable 1871 cover from Yokohama, Japan to Gravesend, England by circle of Vs postmarks, unusually clear
Yokohama, JapanJul 22 c.d.s. alongside, cover carried by PMS#148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (#150), tied together to most desirable 1871 cover from Yokohama, Japan to Gravesend, England by circle of "V's" postmarks, unusually clear "Yokohama, Japan/Jul 22" c.d.s. alongside, cover carried by PMSS Japan to San Francisco, stamps additionally tied by red New York transit c.d.s., arrival bkst. on reverse, couple of trivial edge tears, a very fine and rare example of the 10c Trans-Pacific rate, then 6c to Great Britain; ex-Ishikawa. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
183 c 148, 146 148, 6c Carmine, along with 2c Red brown (146), a horizontal strip of three of the former and a single of the latter, used on very scarce 1871 cover from Hiogo, via Yokohama,
Japan to Natick, Mass. by quartered cork postmarks, matching Yok#148, 6c Carmine, along with 2c Red brown (#146), a horizontal strip of three of the former and a single of the latter, used on very scarce 1871 cover from Hiogo, via Yokohama, Japan to Natick, Mass. by quartered cork postmarks, matching "Yokohama, Japan/Oct 23" c.d.s. alongside, sent under cover through the Japanese mail system from Hiogo to Yokohama, then carried by the PMSS Japan to San Francisco, backflap missing and very light crease at top of cover just slightly affecting stamps, still quite fine and attractive. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
184 c 148, 146, 154 148, 6c Carmine, along with 2c Red brown (146) and 30c Black (154), three copies of the 6c and singles of the 2c (facial rub) and 30c, all used on an extremely rare (1871)
cover from Yokohama, Japan to Chicago, Ill., with small cork postma#148, 6c Carmine, along with 2c Red brown (#146) and 30c Black (#154), three copies of the 6c and singles of the 2c (facial rub) and 30c, all used on an extremely rare (1871) cover from Yokohama, Japan to Chicago, Ill., with small cork postmarks, "Yokohama, Japan/Nov 3" c.d.s., to left, carried by the PMSS Great Republic to San Francisco, cover bit reduced at left (with small edge tear there), some minor soiling, still quite fine; an enormously rare high value franking used from Japan, with the combination of the stamps paying the quintuple 10c rate. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $9,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
185 c 148, 145, 147 148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 1c Ultramarine (145) and 3c Green (147), all used on a very rare cover (1872) from Panama to Oakland, Cal., stamps applied at origin
and cancelled by waffle grid postmarks, near perfect strike of f#148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 1c Ultramarine (#145) and 3c Green (#147), all used on a very rare cover (1872) from Panama to Oakland, Cal., stamps applied at origin and cancelled by waffle grid postmarks, near perfect strike of fancy oval "STEAM,/PANAMA." alongside of stamps, "San Francisco, Cal./Apr 28" c.d.s. at top left corner, some minor soiling and a few small edge tears, still a very fine and eye appealing usage; the only reported Steam Panama cover with 1870 Issue adhesives. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
186 c 148 148, 6c Carmine, nicely centered single with strong color, just tied to handsome North Western Telegraph Company imprinted orange buff colored envelope by five-point star
cancel, with blue Minneapolis, Minn.Aug 3 (1873) c.d.s. along sid#148, 6c Carmine, nicely centered single with strong color, just tied to handsome "North Western Telegraph Company" imprinted orange buff colored envelope by five-point star cancel, with blue "Minneapolis, Minn./Aug 3" (1873) c.d.s. along side, addressed to Toronto, Canada, very fine; a most appealing and unusual usage; ex-Kramer. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
187 c 148 148, 6c Carmine, a horizontal pair and two singles, tied to petite cover to Quito, Ecuador by segmented circles NYFM cancels, red New12YorkAug 20 c.d.s., minor bend at bottom
right corner of cover, stamps affixed just slightly over#148, 6c Carmine, a horizontal pair and two singles, tied to petite cover to Quito, Ecuador by segmented circles NYFM cancels, red "New/12/York/Aug 20" c.d.s., minor bend at bottom right corner of cover, stamps affixed just slightly over the top edge of cover causing some blunted and missing perforations, still quite fine; one of the rarest of all South American destinations of the period. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
188 c 148 148, 6c Carmine, a single and a horizontal pair tied to matching pair of 1871 folded entires from the same correspondence, New York City to London, England, each cover with
stamps tied by rare fancy NYFM shield cancels, both covers simil#148, 6c Carmine, a single and a horizontal pair tied to matching pair of 1871 folded entires from the same correspondence, New York City to London, England, each cover with stamps tied by rare fancy NYFM shield cancels, both covers similarly postmarked with red New York c.d.s. and London Paid cancels, London arrival c.d.s. on reverse, and each with blue double oval Ferdinand Hertz & Co. business sender's cachets at top left, very fine; the single stamp cover paying the normal 6c treaty rate, while the pair pays the double rate; a lovely and rare pair of covers perfect for a single exhibition page. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
189 c 148 148, 6c Carmine, a stunning pair of folded entires to London, England, one franked with a single and the other with a horizontal pair, each with stamps tied by fancy
eight-point star NYFM cancels with hollow centers, the single is a May#148, 6c Carmine, a stunning pair of folded entires to London, England, one franked with a single and the other with a horizontal pair, each with stamps tied by fancy eight-point star NYFM cancels with hollow centers, the single is a May 23, 1871 usage and the cancellation is in black, while the entire with a pair (which pays the 6c treaty rate, plus 6c supplementary mail fee) is tied by two stunning strikes of the fancy cancel in red, plus with a portion of the scarce red boxed "Supplementary/Mail" handstamp appears at bottom of entire, both with red New York c.d.s. and London Paid arrival c.d.s., also in red, entire with pair has small edge tear at top, overall a magnificent pair of covers perfect for exhibition. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
190 c 148, 117 148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 12c Green 1869 Pictorial (117), both just fine singles, tied to 1872 blue folded entire to London, England by two bold strikes of
crossroads cork postmarks, clear originating San Francisco CalDe#148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 12c Green 1869 Pictorial (#117), both just fine singles, tied to 1872 blue folded entire to London, England by two bold strikes of "crossroads" cork postmarks, clear originating "San Francisco Cal/Dec 24/Paid" purple c.d.s. at bottom left, which overstrikes blue circular sender's cachet, red London Paid c.d.s. in same area, very fine; a colorful and rare combination usage of two different issues to pay the triple 6c prepaid treaty rate; the first such combination we have seen. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
191 c 148 148, 6c Carmine, fine single with deep rich color, tied to neat 1873 cover to London, England by perfect strike of very scarce fancy star and crescent cancel, matching
Jacksonville, IllJun 28 c.d.s. alongside, red London Paid c.d.s. a#148, 6c Carmine, fine single with deep rich color, tied to neat 1873 cover to London, England by perfect strike of very scarce fancy star and crescent cancel, matching "Jacksonville, Ill/Jun 28" c.d.s. alongside, red London Paid c.d.s. at bottom left, faint Chicago exchange office red c.d.s. on reverse, the overall attractiveness of the cover is further enhanced by the violet ink addressing, very fine; a marvelous fancy cancel cover in optimal condition. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
192 c   Ulysses S. Grant, autograph free frank as President, signed U.S. Grant on 1873 Executive Mansion imprint cover to Paris, France, franked with 3c Red, F grill (94) and 6c
Carmine (148) and both tied by two bold circular cork cancels, mUlysses S. Grant, autograph free frank as President, signed U.S. Grant on 1873 Executive Mansion imprint cover to Paris, France, franked with 3c Red, "F" grill (#94) and 6c Carmine (#148) and both tied by two bold circular cork cancels, matching "Washington, D.C./Feb 9 (1873)" c.d.s. alongside, red "New-York" transit c.d.s. and blue French receiving c.d.s., matching "10" decimes due handstamp, stamps with pre-usage faults and shows excess mucilage around stamps presumably used to adhere the stamps to the cover, minor usage wear, very fine; a remarkable transatlantic cover bearing the free frank of President Ulysses S. Grant during the last month of his franking privilege and just before the issuance of Official stamps; ex-Joyce, Robertson. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $7,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
193 c 148, 150 148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (150), tied to clean and most attractive 1873 folded letter from New York City to Ariane, France by central strike of unusual circular
NYFM cancel, bold red NewPaidYorkMar 612 c.d.s., along wi#148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (#150), tied to clean and most attractive 1873 folded letter from New York City to Ariane, France by central strike of unusual circular NYFM cancel, bold red "New/Paid/York/Mar 6/12" c.d.s., along with red London Paid and "PD" in small oval, all on front, numerous transit and arrival postmarks on reverse, couple of trivial bends to 6c, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
194 c 148, 63 148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 1c Blue 1861 issue (63), both fine, tied together to orange buff colored 1871 cover to Brausminden, Germany by circular segmented cork
cancels, red August 17 transit c.d.s., clear boxed BremenFran#148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 1c Blue 1861 issue (#63), both fine, tied together to orange buff colored 1871 cover to Brausminden, Germany by circular segmented cork cancels, red August 17 transit c.d.s., clear boxed "Bremen/Franco" handstamp at left, arrival backstamps, very fine; a rare and quite likely unique combination of issues to pay the 7c North German Union direct mail rate; a very late usage of the One Cent 1861 issue. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
195 c 148, 159 148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 6c Dull pink 1873 issue (159), both fine singles, tied to neat orange buff colored 1873 cover to Bavaria, Germany by central fancy
geometric NYFM cancel, also tied by red N.York Paid All Aug 2#148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 6c Dull pink 1873 issue (#159), both fine singles, tied to neat orange buff colored 1873 cover to Bavaria, Germany by central fancy geometric NYFM cancel, also tied by red "N.York Paid All/ Aug 22/Direct" c.d.s., red boxed "Bremen/Franco" handstamp at bottom left, bkst., very fine; evidently the sender originally applied the 6c National issue stamp for a single weight cover, however the newly issued 6c Continental issue stamp was applied to the left after it was noted that the cover was double weight; the only reported example of this combination of Six Cent issues; ex-Gibson. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
196 c 148, 147, U82 148, 6c Carmine, along with 3c Green (147), tied to neat 3c Green stamped envelope (U82) from San Francisco, Cal. to Hilo, Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), three bold strikes of
crossroads cork postmarks, large magenta San Francisco, Cal.Sep#148, 6c Carmine, along with 3c Green (#147), tied to neat 3c Green stamped envelope (#U82) from San Francisco, Cal. to Hilo, Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), three bold strikes of "crossroads" cork postmarks, large magenta "San Francisco, Cal./Sep 13/Paid" c.d.s. at left, tear to backflap, very fine and handsome. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
197 c 148, 156, 161 148, used in combination with 1c Ultramarine (156) and 10c Brown 1873 issue (161), singles of the 1c and 6c, horizontal pair of the 10c, all tied to a most colorful and
immaculate 1876 cover to Ahmednuggur, India by light grid postmarks, #148, used in combination with 1c Ultramarine (#156) and 10c Brown 1873 issue (#161), singles of the 1c and 6c, horizontal pair of the 10c, all tied to a most colorful and immaculate 1876 cover to Ahmednuggur, India by light grid postmarks, "Bardwell's Ferry, Mass./Apr 3" originating c.d.s., perfect strike of red "New/1.10/York/Apr 4" foreign desk c.d.s., red London Paid transit c.d.s. as well, Sea Post Office c.d.s. and Ahmednugger arrival c.d.s both on reverse, very fine; a choice and desirable three-color franking and mixed-issue cover to a scarce destination. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
198 c 148, 150 148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (150), fine singles of each, tied to boldly addressed 1870 folded letter to Funchal, Madeira Islands by two neat strikes of circle of Vs
NYFM cancels, blue double oval business senders cachet at#148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (#150), fine singles of each, tied to boldly addressed 1870 folded letter to Funchal, Madeira Islands by two neat strikes of circle of "V's" NYFM cancels, blue double oval business sender's cachet at top left dated August 2, 1870, manuscript endorsement at top center "Via England", red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" c.d.s. on reverse, London Paid transit c.d.s. "12" rate handstamp and "PD" in oval all in red on front of this most impressive cover, very fine; an extremely rare and unusual destination, being one of only three reported usages to Madeira Islands. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
199 c 148, 158 148, 6c Carmine, along with 3c Green 1873 issue (158), singles of each tied to triple rate folded entire (one interior flap missing) from San Antonio, Texas to Parral, Mexico
by circle of wedges postmarks, matching San Antonio, Texas c.d.s.#148, 6c Carmine, along with 3c Green 1873 issue (#158), singles of each tied to triple rate folded entire (one interior flap missing) from San Antonio, Texas to Parral, Mexico by circle of wedges postmarks, matching San Antonio, Texas c.d.s. alongside, manuscript endorsed "via El Paso Tex." to qualify for the 3c land route rate, couple light file folds, not affecting stamps or markings, fine; the only reported example of the Six Cents on a land rate cover to Mexico. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
200 c 148 148, 6c Carmine, few nibbed perfs., tied to lovely overall multicolored floral wallpaper cover by segmented cork cancel, matching New YorkJul 5 c.d.s. alongside, addressed to
Lower Harbor, Nova Scotia, light strike of Halifax transit#148, 6c Carmine, few nibbed perfs., tied to lovely overall multicolored floral wallpaper cover by segmented cork cancel, matching "New York/Jul 5" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to Lower Harbor, Nova Scotia, light strike of Halifax transit c.d.s. on reverse, very fine; a most eye appealing cover. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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