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OFFICIALS ISSUED STAMPS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
401 ogPB O38 O38, 6c Navy, impressive top left corner sheet-margin imprint and plate No.53 block of twelve, with positions 2 and 6 with the vertical line through N of Navy variety, bright
color, unusually extra-wide margins at top of top stamps which #O38, 6c Navy, impressive top left corner sheet-margin imprint and plate "No.53" block of twelve, with positions 2 and 6 with the vertical line through "N" of "Navy" variety, bright color, unusually extra-wide margins at top of top stamps which "captures" part of the imprint and plate number, o.g., two stamps with h.r., rest either l.h. or n.h., extensive separated perforations in second vertical row from left, still quite fine; an extraordinarily rare officials plate number multiple, the first of its kind we have ever offered, not even present in the Wampler collection which was famous for its comprehensiveness. (Image) $2,400.00

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
402 nhbl O60 O60, 6c State, exceptionally fresh and scarce mint left sheet-margin block of four, prooflike color and impression, unblemished o.g., n.h., fine cataloged simply as four n.h.
singles.#O60, 6c State, exceptionally fresh and scarce mint left sheet-margin block of four, prooflike color and impression, unblemished o.g., n.h., fine; cataloged simply as four n.h. singles. (Image) $2,000.00+

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
403 O O60 var. O60 var., 6c State, foreign entry of 6c Executive, position 41, used, stunning central strike of red circle of Vs postmark, deep luxuriant color, fine a terribly scarce variety
as only five or so are recorded and this being the only on#O60 var., 6c State, foreign entry of 6c Executive, position 41, used, stunning central strike of red circle of "V's" postmark, deep luxuriant color, fine; a terribly scarce variety as only five or so are recorded and this being the only one with a colored cancel. (Image) $500.00+

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
404 Obl O75 O75, 6c Treasury, very scarce used block of four, each stamp with unusual cross in circle cancellation, well centered, deep rich color, few perf. separations sensibly
reinforced, very fine used official multiples in this choice quality are almo#O75, 6c Treasury, very scarce used block of four, each stamp with unusual cross in circle cancellation, well centered, deep rich color, few perf. separations sensibly reinforced, very fine; used official multiples in this choice quality are almost impossible to find; ex-Twigg-Smith. (Image) $500.00+

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
405 O O86 O86, 6c War, an extraordinary used example, cancelled by a perfect strike of a fancy fiery Christian Cross postmark of New Orleans, La., stamp centered a bit to top left, the
cancel itself is extremely fine and striking.#O86, 6c War, an extraordinary used example, cancelled by a perfect strike of a fancy "fiery" Christian Cross postmark of New Orleans, La., stamp centered a bit to top left, the cancel itself is extremely fine and striking. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
406 Obl O99 O99, 6c Interior on soft porous paper, an impressive used block of twelve, being the largest recorded used multiple of the 6c Interior on soft paper, target cancels, deep
color, s.e. at left, faults, fine appearance.#O99, 6c Interior on soft porous paper, an impressive used block of twelve, being the largest recorded used multiple of the 6c Interior on soft paper, target cancels, deep color, s.e. at left, faults, fine appearance. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
407 ogPB O110 O110, 6c Treasury on soft porous paper, a showpiece top sheet-margin imprint and plate No. 51 block of twenty, being the first two rows of the sheet, deep rich color and
impression, o.g., a number of stamps are n.h., some hinge reinforcing of#O110, 6c Treasury on soft porous paper, a showpiece top sheet-margin imprint and plate "No. 51" block of twenty, being the first two rows of the sheet, deep rich color and impression, o.g., a number of stamps are n.h., some hinge reinforcing of several separated perforations throughout the multiple, particularly the two left stamps, the top left stamp faulty, overall fine and striking; a very rare plate number multiple, of which very few are known to exist of this value; cataloged as a plate block of twelve and two blocks of four. (Image) $4,800.00+

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
408 O O116 O116, 6c War on soft porous paper, a marvelous complete exhibition page containing a most impressive selection of various Fort cancellations on 17 single stamps and three
pairs, virtually every one is from a different fort and all have bee#O116, 6c War on soft porous paper, a marvelous complete exhibition page containing a most impressive selection of various "Fort" cancellations on 17 single stamps and three pairs, virtually every one is from a different fort and all have been identified, includes cancellations from Arizona Territory (three), Colorado (one), Dakota Territory (three), Indian Territory (one), Kansas (two), Missouri (one), Montana Territory (two), New Mexico Territory (two) and Wyoming Territory (five), of particular note is the presence of several which are quite fancy in design, including two different types from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, unusual "US" of Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, and a beautiful central strike of the "Indian Head" cancel of Fort Keough, Montana Territory, all acquired individually over many years by Mr. Ainsworth, there is an occasional small flaw found on some of the stamps of little importance, with almost all cancellations very fine and quite select; several stamps are ex-Markovits. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
409 ngbl O117 O117, 6c War on soft porous paper, very scarce complete sheet of 100, with all sheet selvages including showing full imprint and plate No. 60 at both top and bottom, bright
fresh color, without gum, numerous small h.r.s sensibly reinforcing s#O117, 6c War on soft porous paper, very scarce complete sheet of 100, with all sheet selvages including showing full imprint and plate "No. 60" at both top and bottom, bright fresh color, without gum, numerous small h.r.'s sensibly reinforcing separated perforations (primarily in central horizontal row), couple of faint thin spots, still very fine appearance and most impressive, we doubt many other complete sheets still exist. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
410 Obl O117 O117, 6c War on soft porous paper, a striking used block of ten (5x2), cancelled by circular town postmarks and matching fancy star in circle cancels, well centered, right
perfs. slightly blunted and some minor usage creasing not unexpected, someO117, 6c War on soft porous paper, a striking used block of ten (5x2), cancelled by circular town postmarks and matching fancy star in circle cancels, well centered, right perfs. slightly blunted and some minor usage creasing not unexpected, some hinge reinforcement, still overall fine-very fine; the largest known used multiple; ex-Ward, Mainberger. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
BALANCE OF LINCOLN OFFICIAL STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
411 O O4/O117 O4O117, 6c Lincoln design officials, the highly desirable exhibition group of 93 used items (almost all singles) selected to display a wonderful variety of unusual
cancellations which are most challenging to find on any official stamps, includi#O4/O117, 6c Lincoln design officials, the highly desirable exhibition group of 93 used items (almost all singles) selected to display a wonderful variety of unusual cancellations which are most challenging to find on any official stamps, including fancy and/or geometric types such as stars, Maltese Cross, letters, leafs and even a Kicking Mule of Port Townsend, Washington Territory (also some other territorial postmarks as well), colored cancellations include red, magenta, blue, violet and a very rare green cancel on a 6c Navy (PF certificate), as with all cancellation studies there will be some small flaws to the stamps, but the cancels themselves within this group are well above average; just as used stamps alone with "normal" cancels this group catalogs in excess of $8,000.00. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
412 PSogO O4/O117 #O4/O117, 6c Lincoln design officials balance of accumulation, consisting of hundreds of items on stock cards and pages, wide ranging with a smattering of stray trial color and plate proofs, a large number of mint and unused singles, many of which have higher catalog values, hundreds of used stamps unsorted for better cancels, multiples (both mint and used) including even a few plate number blocks, condition is quite mixed but there are many salable items to be mined out of this accumulation; substantial catalog value is involved; examination essential to appreciate just how conservative our estimate will prove to be. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
OFFICIALS POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
413 c O4 O4, 6c Agriculture, horizontal pair (small crease at top left), bright color, tied to legal size Dept. of Agriculture obsolete chief clerk free frank imprinted envelope by two
bold strikes of quartered cork postmarks, with matching Washington,#O4, 6c Agriculture, horizontal pair (small crease at top left), bright color, tied to legal size Dept. of Agriculture obsolete chief clerk free frank imprinted envelope by two bold strikes of quartered cork postmarks, with matching "Washington, D.C./July 3 (1874)" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to Clarksville, MD, with the pair paying the quadruple rate, some minor edge wear and a couple of trivial edge tears, overall fine and handsome; a highly important official cover, as there are only four recorded Six Cent Agricultural covers, this being the only one bearing a multiple of this value; used multiples of the Department of Agriculture stamps are extremely scarce with no blocks recorded. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
414 c O13 O13, 6c Executive, horizontal pair, tied by circular segmented cork cancels to 1877 Executive Mansion imprinted cover to London, England, with Washington, D.C.Apr 23 c.d.s.
alongside, red London Paid receiving c.d.s. at bottom left, verti#O13, 6c Executive, horizontal pair, tied by circular segmented cork cancels to 1877 Executive Mansion imprinted cover to London, England, with "Washington, D.C./Apr 23" c.d.s. alongside, red London Paid receiving c.d.s. at bottom left, vertical file fold at right passes through right stamp in pair (breaking paper at points), trivial opening edges tears at top, still a fine and extremely rare cover; of the mere seven known Six Cent Executive covers, this is the only one to bear a pair, in addition to being the only known pair on or off cover; ex-Ackerman. Ward, Waud, Markovits. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
415 c O13 O13, 6c Executive, single with rich color, tied to Executive Mansion imprinted cover by circular cork cancel, with Washington, D.C.Jul 30 (1877) c.d.s. alongside, addressed to
Attorney General Edward Pierrepont in London, England, partia#O13, 6c Executive, single with rich color, tied to Executive Mansion imprinted cover by circular cork cancel, with "'Washington, D.C./Jul 30 (1877)" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to Attorney General Edward Pierrepont in London, England, partial red London Paid on front and arrival c.d.s. on reverse, interesting docketing at left "Mr. President/Aug. 1877", very fine, the 6c stamp actually overpaid the required postage by 1c as the 6c treaty rate to England was supplanted by the 5c UPU rate in July 1875; a rare and desirable usage of the Six Cent Executive Department stamp on a cover to England, one of only seven Six Cent Executive covers known; 1981 PF certificate.ex-Weill Brothers, "Crystal" and Robertson. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
416 c O13 O13, 6c Executive, handsome single with deep rich color and fairly well centered, used on to neat 1877 Executive Mansion imprinted cover to Imlaystown, NJ, cancelled by
segmented circular cork postmark, with Washington, D.C.Aug 10 c.d.s. alon#O13, 6c Executive, handsome single with deep rich color and fairly well centered, used on to neat 1877 Executive Mansion imprinted cover to Imlaystown, NJ, cancelled by segmented circular cork postmark, with "Washington, D.C./Aug 10" c.d.s. alongside, the 6c stamp paying a double rate, cover believed to be addressed in the hand of President Rutherford B. Hayes, just trifle reduced at left, very fine and rare; one of only seven recorded Six Cent Executive covers and this is perhaps the finest in terms of quality; ex-Morgenthau. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
417 c O18 O18, 6c Interior, well centered and margined single tied to pretty Smithsonian Institution imprinted cover to Padua, Italy by circular cut cork cancellation, Washington,
D.C.Apr 4 c.d.s. alongside, perfect strike of red New-YorkApr 5#O18, 6c Interior, well centered and margined single tied to pretty "Smithsonian Institution" imprinted cover to Padua, Italy by circular cut cork cancellation, "Washington, D.C./Apr 4" c.d.s. alongside, perfect strike of red "New-York/Apr 5" transit c.d.s. at bottom left, "Padua/13 Ap 76" arrival c.d.s., tear to backflap only, very fine; a wonderful and rare usage to Italy; 1982 Enzo Diena and 2005 PF certificates. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
418 c O18, O99 O18, O99, 6c Interior, selection of twelve covers and one printed matter label all bearing 6c Interior frankings (two bearing 1879 soft paper issues), ten are single frankings,
while one has two (double rate) and another is used in combination w#O18, O99, 6c Interior, selection of twelve covers and one printed matter label all bearing 6c Interior frankings (two bearing 1879 soft paper issues), ten are single frankings, while one has two (double rate) and another is used in combination with the 2c Interior, all used on variously imprinted Department of Interior envelopes such as "U.S. Patent Office" and "Office of Indian Affairs", mostly with Washington, D.C. cancels, however we note usages from Concord, NH, Knoxville, TN and Springfield, MS as well, condition as almost always on Official covers is a bit mixed with some cover faults, but most are fine or better; an excellent seldom seen assemblage. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
419 c O28 O28, 6c Justice, fine single, tied to legal size cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice by circular cork postmark, matching Washington,
D.C.Sep 9 c.d.s. alongside, addressed to the U.S. Attorney in Clarksbur#O28, 6c Justice, fine single, tied to legal size cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice by circular cork postmark, matching "Washington, D.C./Sep 9" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to the U.S. Attorney in Clarksburg, Va., minor central toning strip (likely from rubber band) in center, overall very fine and handsome. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
420 c O28 O28, 6c Justice, centered a bit to left, tied to unusual Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury imprinted legal size cover by circular segmented cut cork cancel, light
matching Washington, D.C.Jan 26 (1876) c.d.s. alongside, addressed to t#O28, 6c Justice, centered a bit to left, tied to unusual "Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury" imprinted legal size cover by circular segmented cut cork cancel, light matching "Washington, D.C./Jan 26 (1876)" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to the U.S. Attorney in Clarksburg, WV, fine; the Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury was under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, and they were furnished stamps for official mailings, usages are not at all common. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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