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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
421 c O28, O27 O28, O27, 6c and 3c Justice, singles of each, tied together to legal sized cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice by two circular cork
postmarks, with Washington, March 8 c.d.s, addressed to the U.S. Attorney#O28, O27, 6c and 3c Justice, singles of each, tied together to legal sized cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice by two circular cork postmarks, with "Washington, March 8" c.d.s, addressed to the U.S. Attorney in New Orleans, La., small flaws to stamps, cover with tear at bottom right and a couple other minor edge tears, fine; one of only three recorded Three Cent and Six Cent Justice combination frankings. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
422 c O28, O31 O28, O31, 6c and 15c Justice, singles of each, tied to an important legal sized cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice by two circular cork
postmarks, with Washington, D.C.Aug 14 (1873) c.d.s. alongside, add#O28, O31, 6c and 15c Justice, singles of each, tied to an important legal sized cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice by two circular cork postmarks, with "Washington, D.C./Aug 14 (1873)" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to New York City, mild diagonal crease, a few edge tears, 6c stamp with small crease, overall fine; the Washington, D.C. 23mm small circular datestamp was used in 1873 only, making this the earliest documented use of both stamps, in addition this is one of only three recorded Six Cent and Fifteen Cent Justice frankings (one of which is quite faulty); ex-Waud, Markovits. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
423 c O28, O27, O33 O28, O27 and O33, 6c Justice, along with 3c and 30c Justice, all tied together to a single legal sized cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice
by three circular segmented cork postmarks, with Washington, Jan 26#O28, O27 and O33, 6c Justice, along with 3c and 30c Justice, all tied together to a single legal sized cover with handsome crimson seal corner card of the Department of Justice by three circular segmented cork postmarks, with "Washington, Jan 26" c.d.s. to the left, addressed to the U.S. Attorney in Clarksburg, WV, this remarkable franking of 39c represents the 13-times 3c first class letter rate, cover faults with some restoration in the corners, 6c stamp with perf. flaws, fine; this impressive cover is among the greatest Official cover rarities in existence, being one of only three recorded Thirty Cent Justice covers, but this is also the only recorded Six Cent and Thirty Cent combination franking; 1999 PF certificate; ex-Markovits. (Image) Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
424 c O38 O38, 6c Navy, fine single used on legal size cover to Medina, N.Y. and cancelled by circular segmented cork postmark, with Washington, D.C.Dec 22, 1876 c.d.s. alongside, cover
bears on reverse a striking large Hydographic OfficeU.S. Navy c#O38, 6c Navy, fine single used on legal size cover to Medina, N.Y. and cancelled by circular segmented cork postmark, with "Washington, D.C./Dec 22, 1876" c.d.s. alongside, cover bears on reverse a striking large "Hydographic Office/U.S. Navy" circular handstamp centrally struck, featuring a large anchor, some minor edge tears at left, fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
425 c O38 O38, 6c Navy, nearly fine single used on legal size cover with scarce Nautical Almanac OfficeBureau of NavigationNavy Department imprint, cancelled by violet segmented cork,
with matching Washington, D.C.Aug 30, 1878 c.d.s. to left, addre#O38, 6c Navy, nearly fine single used on legal size cover with scarce "Nautical Almanac Office/Bureau of Navigation/Navy Department" imprint, cancelled by violet segmented cork, with matching "Washington, D.C./Aug 30, 1878" c.d.s. to left, addressed to Delphi, Ind., small central edge tear and nick to cover, fine; ex-Ackerman. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
426 c O38 O38, 6c Navy, fine single, tied to small Navy DepartmentBureau of Equipment and Recruiting imprinted cover by Washington, D.C.Jun 11, 1880 station 1 duplex postmark, addressed
to Dover Plains, N.Y., very fine a handsome cover with the f#O38, 6c Navy, fine single, tied to small "Navy Department/Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting" imprinted cover by "Washington, D.C./Jun 11, 1880" station "1" duplex postmark, addressed to Dover Plains, N.Y., very fine; a handsome cover with the franking paying double the 3c domestic rate; very scarce on cover, as only 21 covers are recorded bearing the Six Cent Navy; ex-Markovits. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
427 c O38 O38, 6c Navy, fine single, tied to small Navy DepartmentBureau of Equipment and Recruiting imprinted cover by circular segmented cork cancel, faint Washington, D.C.Jun 11, 1880
c.d.s. alongside, addressed to New York City, back flap missin#O38, 6c Navy, fine single, tied to small "Navy Department/Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting" imprinted cover by circular segmented cork cancel, faint "Washington, D.C./Jun 11, 1880" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to New York City, back flap missing and just a bit of the top right corner of the cover, fine and scarce. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
428 c O38, O35 O38, O35, 6c Navy, along with 1c Navy, tied together to a cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by violet quartered cork cancels, with matching Washington, D.C.Sep 3 1878 c.d.s.,
cover originally franked with a 3c Green Bank Note (158) which w#O38, O35, 6c Navy, along with 1c Navy, tied together to a cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by violet quartered cork cancels, with matching "Washington, D.C./Sep 3 1878" c.d.s., cover originally franked with a 3c Green Bank Note (#158) which was cancelled by same Washington, D.C. markings on September 2nd, addressed to a Midshipman W.S. Benson on board the U.S. Flagship Hartford, in care of the Navy Dept. in Washington, D.C., the forwarded to Rio de Janeiro, violet "Carrier/Sep 2" c.d.s. on reverse, 6c stamp with small corner crease, very fine; the 1c and 6c Officials were added to make up the 10c UPU rate; lovely and rare Navy Department cover; one of only four recorded Official usages to Brazil, in addition to being the only recorded One Cent and Six Cent Navy combination franking; ex-Waud, Markovits. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
429 c O38, O37 O38, O37, 6c Navy, along with 3c Navy, tied together to legal size cover by circular segmented cork cancels, with Philadelphia, Pa.Jul 18 c.d.s. to left, addressed to the U.S.
Marine Corps Office Island House in Atlantic City, NJ, cover bit#O38, O37, 6c Navy, along with 3c Navy, tied together to legal size cover by circular segmented cork cancels, with "Philadelphia, Pa./Jul 18" c.d.s. to left, addressed to the U.S. Marine Corps Office "Island House" in Atlantic City, NJ, cover bit reduced at sides, small edge tears, 6c stamp with fault in corner not readily visible, otherwise fine; a most unusual combination franking, making up the triple domestic rate; one of only two known combinations of the Three Cent and Six Cent Navy; ex-Waud, Markovits. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
430 c O60 O60, 6c State, fine centering, tied to handsome grey all-over design Department of State Examiner of Claims cover by circular segmented cork cancel, along with Washington,
D.C.Mar 23 c.d.s., addressed to Muscatine, IA, very slight reductio#O60, 6c State, fine centering, tied to handsome grey all-over design "Department of State/ Examiner of Claims" cover by circular segmented cork cancel, along with "Washington, D.C./Mar 23" c.d.s., addressed to Muscatine, IA, very slight reduction at left and a couple of minor tone spots, very fine; most existing Six Cent State Department covers are not as eye appealing as the cover offered here. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
431 c O60 O60, 6c State, well centered single (some missing perfs. at left), tied to a most attractive legal size cover with fancy Department of State imprint at top right by Washington,
D.C.Sep 2 c.d.s. and with central strike of circular segmented#O60, 6c State, well centered single (some missing perfs. at left), tied to a most attractive legal size cover with fancy "Department of State" imprint at top right by "Washington, D.C./Sep 2" c.d.s. and with central strike of circular segmented cork postmark, cover addressed to the Consul General of the Orange Free State in Philadelphia, Pa., some minor soiling and slight reduction at left, still very fine; a scarce and appealing usage. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
432 c O60 O60, 6c State, well centered single with deep rich color, used on small cover from Callao, Peru to San Francisco, canceled by cork postmark and with matching clear Washington,
D.C.Mar 28 (1876) c.d.s. alongside, red straight line Departm#O60, 6c State, well centered single with deep rich color, used on small cover from Callao, Peru to San Francisco, canceled by cork postmark and with matching clear "Washington, D.C./Mar 28 (1876)" c.d.s. alongside, red straight line "Department of State" handstamp at top right, stamp applied over manuscript endorsement indicating usage from Peru when placed in the U.S. mails in Washington, D.C., backflap missing, fine and quite scarce. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
433 c O60 O60, 6c State, well centered right sheet-margin single, tied to attractive small light blue cover from Bolivia by clear Washington, D.C.Jan 4, 1882 c.d.s. and 1 in target
duplex, manuscript U.S. Legation to Bolivia just below blue De#O60, 6c State, well centered right sheet-margin single, tied to attractive small light blue cover from Bolivia by clear "Washington, D.C./Jan 4, 1882" c.d.s. and "1" in target duplex, manuscript "U.S. Legation to Bolivia" just below blue "Department of State" straight line handstamp at top left, addressed to Peoria, Ill., small corner crease to cover at bottom right, very fine; cover carried by diplomatic pouch and entered in the mails in Washington, D.C., a choice and scarce cover. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
434 c O60 O60, 6c State, fine single tied to light blue colored legal size cover from Tokyo, Japan to New York City, with Legation of the United StatesDepartment of State imprint at top
left and Tokyo, Japan added in manuscript, cover carried by#O60, 6c State, fine single tied to light blue colored legal size cover from Tokyo, Japan to New York City, with "Legation of the United States/Department of State" imprint at top left and "Tokyo, Japan" added in manuscript, cover carried by diplomatic pouch from Japan and placed in the U.S. mails where stamp was cancelled by "Washington, D.C./Mar 16, 1883" datestamp and duplex numeral "3" in oval grid, N.Y. bkst., few insignificant toning specks, fine and attractive; a highly desirable Six Cent State Department cover, this being the only recorded incoming consular cover from Tokyo, Japan; 1976 APS certificate. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
435 c O60 O60, 6c State, fine single, neatly tied by Washington, D.C.Jan 3, 1884 duplex datestamp and oval grid to Consulate-General of the United States at London small imprinted cover
to Crary Mills, N.Y., purple Department of State straight line#O60, 6c State, fine single, neatly tied by "Washington, D.C./Jan 3, 1884" duplex datestamp and oval grid to "Consulate-General of the United States at London" small imprinted cover to Crary Mills, N.Y., purple "Department of State" straight line handstamp, as well as matching "United States/18 Dec 88/Despatch Agent" double oval handstamp, cover accompanied by original enclosure on Consulate General letterhead, from General E.A. Merritt to his brother, slight reduction to cover at right, small tear at bottom and light toning, still very fine; a scarce Six Cent State Department cover handled by B.F. Stevens, who was the official forwarding agent in London; ex-Starnes. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
436 c O60, O58 O60, O58, 6c State, along with 2c State, singles of each tied to an exceptionally handsome legal size Department of State imprinted blue colored cover by circular segmented
cork postmarks, with faint Washington, D.C. c.d.s. to left, addressed#O60, O58, 6c State, along with 2c State, singles of each tied to an exceptionally handsome legal size Department of State imprinted blue colored cover by circular segmented cork postmarks, with faint "Washington, D.C." c.d.s. to left, addressed locally to U.S. Marshall Frederick Douglass, who in addition to being the first black Marshall of the United States for the District of Columbia, was also a famous abolitionist, 6c stamp with rounded corner, trivial cover edge tears and small hole on reverse where wax seal was removed, very fine; a very rare Department of State cover, this being the only recorded combination of these two values; ex-Knapp, Markovits. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
437 c O75 O75, 6c Treasury, centered just into perfs. at left, tied to clean 1873 legal size cover with Treasury DepartmentSecond Auditors Office imprint by circular segmented cork
cancel, with clear Washington, D.C.Jul 10 c.d.s. to left, this date#O75, 6c Treasury, centered just into perfs. at left, tied to clean 1873 legal size cover with "Treasury Department/Second Auditor's Office" imprint by circular segmented cork cancel, with clear "Washington, D.C./Jul 10" c.d.s. to left, this date being the earliest recorded documented usage of the Six Cent Treasury Department stamp, addressed to Little Rock, Ark., undeliverable so addressee crossed out in pencil and with small circular "Returned to Writer" handstamp, small tear to top of cover, overall a very fine and most attractive usage.; 2001 APS certificate confirming its EDU status; ex-Markovits, "Aristocrat".. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
438 c O75 O75, 6c Treasury, nicely centered single, tied to legal size cover with United States Internal Revenue imprint by circle of Vs postmark, with matching Olympia, W.T (Washington
Territory)Jul 3 c.d.s. to left, addressed to Boston, Mass., 1#O75, 6c Treasury, nicely centered single, tied to legal size cover with "United States Internal Revenue" imprint by circle of "V's" postmark, with matching "Olympia, W.T (Washington Territory)/Jul 3" c.d.s. to left, addressed to Boston, Mass., 1875 receiving docketing on reverse, cover with reduction at right and edge wear and wrinkles from thick contents, still a fine and rare territorial usage. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
439 c O75 O75, 6c Treasury, fine single, tied to attractive small canary colored 1875 cover to Leipzig, Germany by light target cancel, Grove City, O.Aug 5 c.d.s. alongside, clear red
New YorkAug 8Transit c.d.s. at top right, couple of German b#O75, 6c Treasury, fine single, tied to attractive small canary colored 1875 cover to Leipzig, Germany by light target cancel, "Grove City, O./Aug 5" c.d.s. alongside, clear red "New York/Aug 8/Transit" c.d.s. at top right, couple of German bksts., faint perforation tip toning to stamp, very fine; this franking represents a 1c overpayment of the 5c U.P.U. rate to Germany; the lack of official business markings indicates this was a probable private usage; the only recorded Treasury usage to Germany; 1997 PF certificate; ex-Markovits. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
440 c O75 O75, 6c Treasury, well centered single, used on small cover to London, England from the Conant correspondence, cork cancel on the stamp and with Washington, D.C.Jul 23 (1877)
c.d.s. alongside, bold clear London Paid receiver c.d.s. at bot#O75, 6c Treasury, well centered single, used on small cover to London, England from the Conant correspondence, cork cancel on the stamp and with "Washington, D.C./Jul 23 (1877)" c.d.s. alongside, bold clear London Paid receiver c.d.s. at bottom left, "Treasury Department" imprint on back flap (small piece of back flap missing), very fine; this franking is a 1c overpayment of the 5c U.P.U. rate; an attractive and scarce transatlantic usage. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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