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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
441 c O75 O75, 6c Treasury, horizontal pair (small flaws), tied to small cover to London, England by segmented cork postmarks, Washington, D.C.Sep 22 (1877) c.d.s. to left, faint red
London Paid receiver, Treasury Department imprint on back flap#O75, 6c Treasury, horizontal pair (small flaws), tied to small cover to London, England by segmented cork postmarks, "Washington, D.C./Sep 22 (1877)" c.d.s. to left, faint red London Paid receiver, "Treasury Department" imprint on back flap (which has a tear), slight cover reduction at top, still very fine; the 12c postage represents a 2c overpayment of the double 5c U.P.U. rate to England; a very scarce overpaid Official cover to a foreign destination. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
442 c O75 O75, 6c Treasury, fine single, along with 3c Green (158) and two 2c Vermilion (178) tied to canary colored registered cover by blue segmented cork cancels and by faint matching
Providence, R.I. c.d.s., addressed locally, manuscript R. Oct. 31#O75, 6c Treasury, fine single, along with 3c Green (#158) and two 2c Vermilion (#178) tied to canary colored registered cover by blue segmented cork cancels and by faint matching Providence, R.I. c.d.s., addressed locally, manuscript "R. Oct. 31, 1877/W.A.D. US. Com (?)" and violet "Reg. No 99", sealed opening tears at left, fine and colorful; this unusual combination of postage represented a 1c overpayment of the 2c local rate plus 10c for the registration, clearly the sender was not worried about the overpayment because the 6c Treasury (and perhaps the 3c Green) was fradulently reused, showing a clear black target cancel under the blue cork cancel; 2004 PF certificate. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
443 c O75, O74 O75, O74, 6c Treasury, along with 3c Treasury, used together on attractive legal size Treasurer of the United States imprinted registered cover to Plymouth Union, VT, tied by
light blue cork postmarks, light matching Washington, D.C.May 18R#O75, O74, 6c Treasury, along with 3c Treasury, used together on attractive legal size "Treasurer of the United States" imprinted registered cover to Plymouth Union, VT, tied by light blue cork postmarks, light matching "Washington, D.C./May 18/Registered" c.d.s. at bottom right, handsome red wax seal on reverse, very fine; a most unusual combination franking paying a scarce triple domestic rate, with the registration fee being free, as by special regulation, the Redemption division of the U.S. Treasury was entitled, by the presence of the Treasurer's frank, to free registry in sending new bills in exchange for mutilated currency. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
444 c O75, O77 O75, O77, 6c and 10c Treasury, used together on a legal size registered cover to Woodboro, Md., stamps cancelled by small segmented cork postmarks, light Washington, D.C.May
22Registered c.d.s., some minor edge flaws and a bit of soiling, st#O75, O77, 6c and 10c Treasury, used together on a legal size registered cover to Woodboro, Md., stamps cancelled by small segmented cork postmarks, light "Washington, D.C./May 22/Registered" c.d.s., some minor edge flaws and a bit of soiling, still fine; this unusual combination franking represents double the 3c domestic rate plus 10c for registration; 1987 PF certificate; ex-Markovits. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
445 c O86, O85 O86, O85, 6c War, along with 3c War, four singles of the former and one of the latter, tied to legal size cover to Youngstown, N.Y. by five bold strikes of target cancels, with
Buffalo, N.Y.Jul 23 c.d.s. to left, manuscript OB (Official Bus#O86, O85, 6c War, along with 3c War, four singles of the former and one of the latter, tied to legal size cover to Youngstown, N.Y. by five bold strikes of target cancels, with "Buffalo, N.Y./Jul 23" c.d.s. to left, manuscript "OB" (Official Business) at top left, small tear at bottom and slightly reduced at top, fine; a most unusual combination of stamps to total the seldom seen 9-times the 3c domestic rate; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Markovits. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
446 c O86, O117 O86, O117, 6c War, a desirable group of ten legal size covers all franked with 6c War, mostly single frankings, but we do note a scarcer combination franking with a 3c War, and
another with a combination of 2c and 6c War issues on soft paper, al#O86, O117, 6c War, a desirable group of ten legal size covers all franked with 6c War, mostly single frankings, but we do note a scarcer combination franking with a 3c War, and another with a combination of 2c and 6c War issues on soft paper, all with an excellent range of various Official Business imprints, two have unusual auxiliary markings, one of which is a March 25, 1874 earliest documented usage of the Six Cent War stamp, another interesting cover is franked with a pair of 6c War, having been illegally used by the North Carolina Treasury Department, condition a bit mixed as almost always with these larger sized covers, mostly fine. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
447 c O107 O107, 6c Justice on soft wove paper, single with lower left corner missing, tied to legal size cover by Helena, Mont.May 12 territorial duplex with cork cancel, addressed to
the Deputy U.S. Marshall in Virginia City, Montana Territory, with m#O107, 6c Justice on soft wove paper, single with lower left corner missing, tied to legal size cover by "Helena, Mont./May 12" territorial duplex with cork cancel, addressed to the Deputy U.S. Marshall in Virginia City, Montana Territory, with manuscript "O.B." endorsement in top left corner (Official Business from the U.S. Attorney's office in Helena), cover with edge faults, still fine; an extremely rare territorial usage in addition to being the only recorded Six Cent Justice soft paper issue on cover; 1999 PF certificate; ex-Lockyear. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
448 c O110 O110, 6c Treasury on soft porous paper, a single and a horizontal pair used on a legal size Treasury Department imprinted cover to Sherburne, VT, stamps cancelled by quartered
cork postmarks, with perfect strike of Washington, D.C.Jan 31, 18#O110, 6c Treasury on soft porous paper, a single and a horizontal pair used on a legal size "Treasury Department" imprinted cover to Sherburne, VT, stamps cancelled by quartered cork postmarks, with perfect strike of "Washington, D.C./Jan 31, 1881/2" c.d.s. to left, cover with mild bend at bottom right and two small edge tears at top, overall very fine; a very scarce sextuple rate cover using the Six Cent Treasury on soft paper. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
449 c O110 O110, 6c Treasury on soft porous paper, used on an eye-appealing registered canary colored cover to Washington, D.C., along with two 1c Blue (182), a 2c Vermilion (183) and a
3c Green (184), each cancelled by four red pen strokes, with matchi#O110, 6c Treasury on soft porous paper, used on an eye-appealing registered canary colored cover to Washington, D.C., along with two 1c Blue (#182), a 2c Vermilion (#183) and a 3c Green (#184), each cancelled by four red pen strokes, with matching manuscript "Galena Mo./2-8-1881" postmark, and "Set No 25/PO No 28" registration notation, magenta "Feb 12/Wash'n, D.C./1881" oval receiving handstamp on reverse, 3c with some perf. damage and 6c Treasury with missing corner at top right having been affixed over the top edge of the envelope, still very fine; a most unusual usage of the Six Cent Treasury on soft paper; this uncommon combination franking totals the single 3c domestic rate plus 10c for registration; 1990 PF certificate ex-Markovits. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
450 c O117 O117, 6c War on soft porous paper, attractive single tied to choice small cover with Office of the Chief Signal OfficerWashington imprint by 6 in three rings cancel, in a
duplex with Washington, D.C.Oct 201882 c.d.s. at left, sent to th#O117, 6c War on soft porous paper, attractive single tied to choice small cover with "Office of the Chief Signal Officer/Washington" imprint by "6" in three rings cancel, in a duplex with "Washington, D.C./Oct 20/1882" c.d.s. at left, sent to the cashier of the Anglo-Austrian Bank in Vienna, Austria, with Vienna bkst., very fine; a 1c overpayment of the 5c U.P.U. rate to Austria; a marvelous cover, one of only three recorded official covers to Austria. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1865-75 NEWSPAPER ISSUES ESSAYS, PROOFS & SPECIMENS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
451 E PR3E PR3E, 25c Blue, large die essay on wove, without the inscription National Bank Note Company. New York at bottom found on the issued design, printed on a 210x92mm piece of scrap
paper which was previously printed on the backside with part of an#PR3E, 25c Blue, large die essay on wove, without the inscription "National Bank Note Company. New York" at bottom found on the issued design, printed on a 210x92mm piece of scrap paper which was previously printed on the backside with part of an insurance form in black ink and a financial statement for the Niagara Fire Insurance Co. in purple ink, intense color, very fine; quite likely unique; ex-Earl of Crawford, Kotanchik.This essay, probably executed in late July or early August of 1865, is the earliest stamp design bearing the portrait of President Lincoln, more than six months earlier than the 15c regular issue (Scott #77) which appeared in early 1866. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
452 TC PR3TC1 PR3TC1, 25c Green large die trial color proof on wove, measuring 149x70mm, clearly showing the mounting holes for the die, unfinished corners and the six fine lines around the
design, very fine and unique unlisted in Scott or Brazer ex-K#PR3TC1, 25c Green large die trial color proof on wove, measuring 149x70mm, clearly showing the mounting holes for the die, unfinished corners and the six fine lines around the design, very fine and unique; unlisted in Scott or Brazer; ex-Kotanchik. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
453 TC PR3TC1 PR3TC1, 25c Ocher large die trial color proof on wove, measuring 129x73mm with deckle edges at top and bottom, clearly showing the mounting holes for the die, unfinished
corners and the six fine lines around the design, faintly soiled on left 2#PR3TC1, 25c Ocher large die trial color proof on wove, measuring 129x73mm with deckle edges at top and bottom, clearly showing the mounting holes for the die, unfinished corners and the six fine lines around the design, faintly soiled on left "2" of "25", very fine and unique; unlisted in Scott or Brazer; ex-Kotanchik. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
454 TC PR3TC1 PR3TC1, 25c Reddish brown large die trial color proof on wove, measuring 127x73mm with deckle edges at top and bottom, clearly showing the mounting holes for the die,
unfinished corners and the six fine lines around the design, minute marginal t#PR3TC1, 25c Reddish brown large die trial color proof on wove, measuring 127x73mm with deckle edges at top and bottom, clearly showing the mounting holes for the die, unfinished corners and the six fine lines around the design, minute marginal tear at left, still very fine and unique; unlisted in Scott or Brazer; ex-Kotanchik. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
455 TCP PR3TC5/PR7P3 PR3TC5PR7P3, 25c Lincoln Newspapers of 1865 and 1875, trial color and plate proof group, includes a trial color plate proof in black of the 1865 issue, along with two plate
proofs of the same issue, and three plate proofs of the 1875 issue, a#PR3TC5/PR7P3, 25c "Lincoln" Newspapers of 1865 and 1875, trial color and plate proof group, includes a trial color plate proof in black of the 1865 issue, along with two plate proofs of the same issue, and three plate proofs of the 1875 issue, all in various shades and thickness of paper, well margined, some small hinge thins, otherwise very fine; useful specialists lot. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
456 TC PR3TC5 PR3TC5, 25c Trial color plate proofs on thick cream wove paper, four different colors, in black, lake, blue and blue green, well margined, very fine.#PR3TC5, 25c Trial color plate proofs on thick cream wove paper, four different colors, in black, lake, blue and blue green, well margined, very fine. (Image) $280.00

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
457 P PR2P1-PR4P1 PR2P1-PR4P1, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, large die proofs on India, complete set in hybrid format, die sunk on cards measuring 83x170mm each, wonderfully bright and fresh,
extremely fine the Scott catalog listings are for hybrid large die proofs as#PR2P1-PR4P1, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, large die proofs on India, complete set in hybrid format, die sunk on cards measuring 83x170mm each, wonderfully bright and fresh, extremely fine; the Scott catalog listings are for hybrid large die proofs as they only exist in this format. (Image) $1,725.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
458 P PR2P2-PR4P2 PR2P2-PR4P2, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, small die proofs on wove paper, each on original card backing from a Roosevelt album, small black adhesions from old photo corner mounts in
one corner of each proof (largely on card backing only), otherwise v#PR2P2-PR4P2, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, small die proofs on wove paper, each on original card backing from a Roosevelt album, small black adhesions from old photo corner mounts in one corner of each proof (largely on card backing only), otherwise very fine; a special printing of small die proofs was produced in 1904 by the Roosevelt administration, only 85 "Roosevelt" presentation albums were created using these proofs. (Image) $675.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
459 P PR5P2a-PR7P2a PR5P2a-PR7P2a, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, Panama-Pacific small die proofs on wove, an incredibly rare complete set, each with deep color and impression on typically slightly toned
paper, exceptionally fresh, very fine no more than three to fiv#PR5P2a-PR7P2a, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, "Panama-Pacific" small die proofs on wove, an incredibly rare complete set, each with deep color and impression on typically slightly toned paper, exceptionally fresh, very fine; no more than three to five of each value are believed to have been produced; a special printing of small die proofs was produced in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, these proofs are on characteristic yellowish wove paper that differs from the wove paper of the earlier small die proofs; the first set of these proof rarities we have ever offered; individual 1992 PF certificates accompany; ex-"Chesapeake". (imagea) (imageb) (Image) $5,250.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
460 SP PR2P4SD-PR4P4SD PR2P4SD-PR4P4SD, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, plate proofs on card, each with Ty. D SPECIMEN overprint, a very rare and possibly unique set of all three values, unlisted in Scott as
such, well margined, small central mount adhesion on each, 5c with#PR2P4SD-PR4P4SD, 5c-25c 1865 Newspapers, plate proofs on card, each with Ty. D "SPECIMEN" overprint, a very rare and possibly unique set of all three values, unlisted in Scott as such, well margined, small central mount adhesion on each, 5c with faint thin spot, very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction

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