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1873 SIX CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
221 c 159, 157 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (157), a single of the former (rounded corner) and a vertical pair of the latter, tied to extremely scarce cover from
Yokohama, Japan to San Francisco, light cork cancels, quite clear Yo#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (#157), a single of the former (rounded corner) and a vertical pair of the latter, tied to extremely scarce cover from Yokohama, Japan to San Francisco, light cork cancels, quite clear "Yokohama, Japan/Oct 23" c.d.s. at bottom, San Francisco arrival c.d.s. on front, very fine; a most desirable usage from the U.S. Post Office in Japan; the combination of postage paying the 10c Trans-Pacific rate by American packet. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
222 c 159, 162 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 12 Blackish violet (162), nicely centered singles of each used on neat clean cover to Cordoba, Argentina with central strikes of
cork postmarks, matching clear Salem, Mass.Apr 21 (1874) c.d.s.#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 12 Blackish violet (#162), nicely centered singles of each used on neat clean cover to Cordoba, Argentina with central strikes of cork postmarks, matching clear "Salem, Mass./Apr 21" (1874) c.d.s. alongside, sharp strike of red "8/New-York/Apr 23" credit handstamp, very fine; an especially choice example of this scarce destination and of the 18c surface letter rate (per 1/2 oz) to South America; 1980 PF certificate. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
223 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, just fine centering, tied to orange buff colored 1875 cover to Liege, Belgium by a superb strike of a fancy geometric NYFM cancel, red New YorkFeb 27Direct
Service c.d.s., two-line InsufficientlyPrepaid handstam#159, 6c Dull rose, just fine centering, tied to orange buff colored 1875 cover to Liege, Belgium by a superb strike of a fancy geometric NYFM cancel, red "New York/Feb 27/Direct Service" c.d.s., two-line "Insufficiently/Prepaid" handstamp crossed out in blue crayon, multiple transit and arrival c.d.s. on reverse, backflap missing, very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
224 c 159, 157 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (157), a vertical strip of three of the former and a single of the latter, tied to 1874 cover from New York City to Cairo,
Egypt by both grid postmarks and New York August 12 datestamps,#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (#157), a vertical strip of three of the former and a single of the latter, tied to 1874 cover from New York City to Cairo, Egypt by both grid postmarks and New York August 12 datestamps, additional red "New York P.O." c.d.s. below, "20" in red crayon, red London Paid transit on front, Alexandria transit and Cairo arrival c.d.s. on reverse, some mild soiling at top left and just a bit reduced at left, still a fine and rare usage to Egypt. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
225 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, a wonderful trio of three choice covers, all from the same 1875 correspondence from Syracuse, N.Y. to London, England, each franked with a single copy of the
6c Dull pink, but each is tied by a different fancy cancel,#159, 6c Dull rose, a wonderful trio of three choice covers, all from the same 1875 correspondence from Syracuse, N.Y. to London, England, each franked with a single copy of the 6c Dull pink, but each is tied by a different fancy cancel, including geometric, negative "US" and Masonic, all excellent strikes of the fancy cancel, as well as the Syracuse originating c.d.s. and red London Paid receivers, very fine; a perfect exhibition page. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
226 c 159 159, 6c Dull pink, two horizontal pairs, tied to 1875 cover to Warrington, England by two outstanding strikes of fancy geometric NYFM cancels, one pair also tied by light but
readable red New YorkApr 17SupPaid supplementary mail c.d#159, 6c Dull pink, two horizontal pairs, tied to 1875 cover to Warrington, England by two outstanding strikes of fancy geometric NYFM cancels, one pair also tied by light but readable red "New York/Apr 17/Sup/Paid" supplementary mail c.d.s., Warrington bkst., very fine; a particularly handsome and scarce NYFM supplementary cover. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
227 c 159 159, 6c Dull pink, a single and a horizontal pair arranged as a block of three, tied to an eye-appealing orange colored 1875 cover from New York City to Richemont, France by
two nearly complete strikes of fancy geometric NYFM cancels,#159, 6c Dull pink, a single and a horizontal pair arranged as a "block" of three, tied to an eye-appealing orange colored 1875 cover from New York City to Richemont, France by two nearly complete strikes of fancy geometric NYFM cancels, pair also tied by clear scarce "New York/Oct 24/Sup/Paid" supplementary mail c.d.s., various transit and arrival markings, very fine; the three 6c stamps paying the 9c Supplementary Mail fee, plus 9c French mail rate. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
228 c 159, 161 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 10c Brown (161), each with natural s.e., both tied to 1875 cover to Gabon River, West Africa by indistinct cancels, Stockton, N.J.
originating c.d.s. to left of stamps, with manuscript endorsement#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 10c Brown (#161), each with natural s.e., both tied to 1875 cover to Gabon River, West Africa by indistinct cancels, Stockton, N.J. originating c.d.s. to left of stamps, with manuscript endorsement "Per Liverpool & South Coast African S.S.", red "Phila, Pa. Paid All/Jun 16" c.d.s. and a red London Paid transit c.d.s. which also tied 10c stamp, some trivial flaws to the stamps and light toning around edges of 10c stamp, overall very fine; an extremely rare destination of the period, in fact we are aware of no other example. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
229 c 159 159, 6c Dull pink, well centered single (mild corner crease) tied to attractive 1873 cover from New York City to Dresden, Germany, then forwarded to Florence, Italy, perfect
strike of large open circle of wedges NYFM cancel tying the sta#159, 6c Dull pink, well centered single (mild corner crease) tied to attractive 1873 cover from New York City to Dresden, Germany, then forwarded to Florence, Italy, perfect strike of large open circle of wedges NYFM cancel tying the stamp, red "New York Paid All/Nov 5" c.d.s. to left, boxed "Bremen/Franco" transit handstamp, upon arrival in Germany the cover was forwarded to Italy, where an Italian 30c 1870 postage due (top left corner missing) was affixed and tied by Florence c.d.s., various transit and arrival markings on reverse, small sealed tear at left edge of cover, still very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
230 c 159 159, 6c Dull pink, fine single tied to 1874 cover from New York City to Menslage, Germany by a gorgeous complete strike of a fancy geometric star in circle NYFM cancel, stamp
also tied by red New YorkAug 13 c.d.s., cover with colorles#159, 6c Dull pink, fine single tied to 1874 cover from New York City to Menslage, Germany by a gorgeous complete strike of a fancy geometric star in circle NYFM cancel, stamp also tied by red "New York/Aug 13" c.d.s., cover with colorless embossed return address imprint, Menslage bkst., very fine; a rare and lovely New York Foreign Mail cover. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
231 c 159, 158 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 3c Green (158), a single of the former and two of the latter, tied to an 1874 cover with a wholesale grocers return address imprint
from New York City to Berlin, Germany, stamps cancelled by two s#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 3c Green (#158), a single of the former and two of the latter, tied to an 1874 cover with a wholesale grocers return address imprint from New York City to Berlin, Germany, stamps cancelled by two strikes of lovely fancy red geometric NYFM cancels, scarce red "New York/Oct 24/Sup/Paid" supplementary mail c.d.s. below stamps, backstamped, cover just a bit reduced at left, stamps with a couple of nibbed perfs., overall very fine. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
232 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, just fine single tied to petite cover to Punahou, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands by bold nearly complete strike of fancy geometric NYFM cancel, New YorkJul 12 c.d.s.
at opposite end, very fine a striking cover to Hawaii.#159, 6c Dull rose, just fine single tied to petite cover to Punahou, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands by bold nearly complete strike of fancy geometric NYFM cancel, "New York/Jul 12" c.d.s. at opposite end, very fine; a striking cover to Hawaii. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
233 c 159, 157 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (157), both tied to unusual New York City Printed Circular wrapper surrounding original contents to Genes, Italy by two
bold strikes of fancy starburst NYFM cancels, carried on th#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (#157), both tied to unusual New York City "Printed Circular" wrapper surrounding original contents to Genes, Italy by two bold strikes of fancy "starburst" NYFM cancels, carried on the Steamer Rhein via England, red straightline "Paid All" handstamp well struck, both stamps well centered, few trivial toned perf. tips, very fine; a scarce usage. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
234 c 159, 162 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 12c Blackish violet (162), fine singles of each, both tied to rare 1874 registered cover to Rome, Italy by central strike of large
distinctive segmented NYFM cancel, mostly readable New York#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 12c Blackish violet (#162), fine singles of each, both tied to rare 1874 registered cover to Rome, Italy by central strike of large distinctive segmented NYFM cancel, mostly readable "New York/Apr 23/Registered" double circle datestamp in red, various transit markings and Rome receiver on reverse, very fine; a scarce combination of stamps to pay the 10c Italian closed mail rate, plus the 8c registry fee; transatlantic registered covers of this period are not often seen. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
235 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, two well margined singles, used on rare cover to Yokohama, Japan, Bedford Station, N.Y.Aug 21 (1876) originating c.d.s., red New York transit c.d.s. on
reverse, along with partial Yokohama arrival datestamp, with the tw#159, 6c Dull rose, two well margined singles, used on rare cover to Yokohama, Japan, "Bedford Station, N.Y./Aug 21" (1876) originating c.d.s., red New York transit c.d.s. on reverse, along with partial Yokohama arrival datestamp, with the two stamps representing an overpayment of the 5c U.P.U. rate (the old 12c rate had been in effect until April, 1876), most of backflap missing, very fine; ex-"Patrick Henry". (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
236 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, well centered single with very large margins, tied to neat 1874 printed circular from Savannah, Georgia to Arendal, Norway by blue cork postmark, matching
blue Savannah, Ga.Aug 24 c.d.s. to left, red straightline Paid#159, 6c Dull rose, well centered single with very large margins, tied to neat 1874 printed circular from Savannah, Georgia to Arendal, Norway by blue cork postmark, matching blue "Savannah, Ga./Aug 24" c.d.s. to left, red straightline "Paid All" handstamp, very fine; a particularly scarce destination. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
237 c 159, 157, 151 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (157 horizontal pair) and 12c Dull violet 1870 issue (151), all tied to an absolutely immaculate 1874 cover from New York
City to Lima, Peru by two superb strikes of NYFM New York#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 2c Brown (#157; horizontal pair) and 12c Dull violet 1870 issue (#151), all tied to an absolutely immaculate 1874 cover from New York City to Lima, Peru by two superb strikes of NYFM "New York/Sep 5" c.d.s. and duplex segmented cork postmarks, clear red "New/12/York/Sep 4" c.d.s. below, manuscript endorsement "Per Steamer Colon", Lima bkst., very fine; a wonderfully choice three-color franking to this very scarce destination. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
238 c 159, 157, 165 159, 6c Dull rose, used in combination with 2c Brown (157 horizontal pair) and 30c Gray black (165), all tied to an extremely rare 1875 cover to Manila, Philippine Islands from
New York City, all stamps tied by three strikes of fancy ge#159, 6c Dull rose, used in combination with 2c Brown (#157; horizontal pair) and 30c Gray black (#165), all tied to an extremely rare 1875 cover to Manila, Philippine Islands from New York City, all stamps tied by three strikes of fancy geometric NYFM cancels, red "New York/Jun 12/Paid" c.d.s., also red London pair transit datestamp, manuscript endorsement "Via Marseilles", black script "3" handstamp, Manila bkst., multiple page, highly detailed original enclosure accompanies, 30c stamp with usage faults, overall very fine; a highly important Bank Note cover, with less than four recorded examples used to the Philippines, and with this NYFM cancel this cover may well be unique. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
239 c 159, 150 159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 10c Brown 1870 issue (150), the former extremely well centered, the latter just fine, both tied to an attractive orange colored 1873
cover from New Orleans, La. to Lisbon, Portugal by small quarte#159, 6c Dull pink, used in combination with 10c Brown 1870 issue (#150), the former extremely well centered, the latter just fine, both tied to an attractive orange colored 1873 cover from New Orleans, La. to Lisbon, Portugal by small quartered cork postmarks, "New Orleans, La./Jul 22" c.d.s. at bottom right corner, choice clear strike of red "New/12/York/Jul 26" c.d.s, as well as red London Paid transit c.d.s., red "PD" in small oval and "Franco" in oval, all on front of cover, clear "Lisboa/13-8/1873" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine; a very rare destination of the period, with less than three reported examples to Portugal. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
240 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, horizontal strip of four, used on a 1874 cover to the Seychelles Islands (addressed as Sea Shells IslandsIndian Ocean), stamp with light central strikes of
target cancels, Chester, Vt.Aug 15 originating c.d.s. at bot#159, 6c Dull rose, horizontal strip of four, used on a 1874 cover to the Seychelles Islands (addressed as "Sea Shells Islands/Indian Ocean"), stamp with light central strikes of target cancels, "Chester, Vt./Aug 15" originating c.d.s. at bottom left, red New York and London transit c.d.s on front, clear "Seychelles/B/Oc 19 74" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, two small edge tears (one just affecting one 6c stamp), overall fine and attractive; the strip of four paid the 24c British mail rate; the only reported Six Cent Bank Note cover to the Seychelles. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction

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