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1866 FIFTEEN CENT “MEMORIAL” ISSUE POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
41 c 77 77, 15c Black, fine single tied to petite 1867 cover to Paris, France, then forwarded to Rome, Italy, stamp with segmented cork cancel and tied by red New YorkPaid12Feb 6
exchange datestamp, upon arrival in France cover was forwarded to#77, 15c Black, fine single tied to petite 1867 cover to Paris, France, then forwarded to Rome, Italy, stamp with segmented cork cancel and tied by red "New York/Paid/12/Feb 6" exchange datestamp, upon arrival in France cover was forwarded to Rome with France 10c Bistre and 40c Orange 1862 issue stamps which were tied both by "3" in dotted stars cancels and "John Munroe & Co." oval cachet, "Paris.18 Fevr 67" c.d.s., Rome arrival backstamp, a very fine and most attractive usage; ex-Chase. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
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42 c 77, 65 77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (65), a single (strongly centered to top right) of the former and a horizontal pair of the latter, used on neat 1867 cover to Milan, Italy by
gorgeous central strike of blue fancy hollowed out negative st#77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (#65), a single (strongly centered to top right) of the former and a horizontal pair of the latter, used on neat 1867 cover to Milan, Italy by gorgeous central strike of blue fancy hollowed out negative star cancels, matching "Louisville, K.Y./Jul 23" c.d.s. just to left, red New York "18" exchange c.d.s., as well as red French boxed "PD" handstamp and octagonal French transit marking, Milan bkst., very fine; a cover with exceptional eye appeal; 1986 PF certificate. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
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43 c 77, 73 77, 15c Black, along with 2c Black (73), a single of the former with natural s.e. at left, and a horizontal pair of the latter (s.e. at right), used on a most attractive 1868
cover from the U.S. Naval Observatory to Padua, Italy, stamps can#77, 15c Black, along with 2c Black (#73), a single of the former with natural s.e. at left, and a horizontal pair of the latter (s.e. at right), used on a most attractive 1868 cover from the U.S. Naval Observatory to Padua, Italy, stamps cancelled by neat segmented cork pmks., matching small "Washington, D.C./Mar 3" c.d.s. alongside, with scarce oval "U.S.N. Observatory/May 3/Washington, D.C." sender's cachet at top left, dark red "New York Paid All/Br. Transit" c.d.s., as well as red Verviers-Cologne transit handstamp, black "PD" and "f1 1/2" Sgr credit marking in blue crayon, arrival bkst., very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $325.00
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44 c 77, 113 77, 15c Black, tied along with two well centered singles of 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (113) to a neat small cover to Rome, Italy by segmented cork postmarks, red New York Paid
AllOct 8Br. Transit (1869) c.d.s. on reverse, red Verviers-Col#77, 15c Black, tied along with two well centered singles of 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (#113) to a neat small cover to Rome, Italy by segmented cork postmarks, red "New York Paid All/Oct 8/Br. Transit" (1869) c.d.s. on reverse, red Verviers-Cologne transit handstamp on front, along with red "4" credit and purple boxed "PD" handstamp, blue crayon "fr 1 1/2" rate, Rome arrival c.d.s., cover just lightly cleaned with the stamps having been lifted and properly reaffixed, very fine; a most attractive and scarce mixed franking; ex-Coulter. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
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45 c 77, 65 77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (65), just fine singles of each tied together to rare petite 1868 cover to French Martinique by circular segmented cork cancels, originating
New Orleans, La.Oct 6 c.d.s. also ties 3c stamp at left, sent#77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (#65), just fine singles of each tied together to rare petite 1868 cover to French Martinique by circular segmented cork cancels, originating "New Orleans, La./Oct 6" c.d.s. also ties 3c stamp at left, sent via the 18c British mails rate through St. Thomas and then by French mail, St. Thomas transit c.d.s. on reverse, red "8" handstamp, St. Pierre Martinique arrival c.d.s., very fine; one of the rarest destinations of the period, with less than five reported examples. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $10,500.00
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46 c 77, 71 77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (71), just fine singles of each tied to attractive 1867 cover to Sydney, New South Wales by circular segmented cork cancels, along with
light strike of Washington, D.C.Jan 5 c.d.s., additional clear s#77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (#71), just fine singles of each tied to attractive 1867 cover to Sydney, New South Wales by circular segmented cork cancels, along with light strike of "Washington, D.C./Jan 5" c.d.s., additional clear strike to left, New York exchange c.d.s., London Paid transit c.d.s and "40" rate handstamp all in red and on front of cover, "Ship-Letter/Mr 19 1867/Sydney" arrival backstamp, very fine; a choice example to this scarce destination. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $575.00
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47 c 77 77, 15c Black, fine single, tied to 1867 small cover originally to Frankfurt, Prussia (Germany), then redirected locally with a Prussian stamp, U.S. stamp with central bold cork
cancel, matching Buffalo, N.Y.Aug 29 c.d.s. alongside, stamp#77, 15c Black, fine single, tied to 1867 small cover originally to Frankfurt, Prussia (Germany), then redirected locally with a Prussian stamp, U.S. stamp with central bold cork cancel, matching "Buffalo, N.Y./Aug 29" c.d.s. alongside, stamp tied by red "N. York/Paid/Hamb. Pkt 12" exchange credit c.d.s., cover redirected within Frankfurt, where Prussia 1 Kr Green (#23, Michel #23), with margins all around, was applied to pay the forwarding postage, tied by Frankfurt c.d.s., Hamburg and Frankfurt bksts., Prussian stamp crease from overlapping top edge of cover, minor edge faults, fine; a wonderful fifteen-cent redirected cover, with the U.S. stamp paying the fifteen-cent rate by Bremen-Hamburg packet; 1993 PF certificate; ex-Ishikawa. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $6,500.00
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48 c 77, 71 77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (71), the 15c being a huge straddle-margin copy, both tied to handsome 1866 Goodhue correspondence cover to Seychelles Islands by target
postmarks, Centre Harbour, N.H.Jul 12 c.d.s. alongside, address#77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (#71), the 15c being a huge straddle-margin copy, both tied to handsome 1866 Goodhue correspondence cover to Seychelles Islands by target postmarks, "Centre Harbour, N.H./Jul 12" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to an agent in Zanzibar to then send onward to the Seychelles Islands, endorsed "via Marseilles", red Boston "24" credit c.d.s. and red London transit c.d.s. also tying 15c stamp,, red "4 1/2d" handstamped rate, backstamped at the British Post Office in Mauritius, reduced just slightly at left, fresh and very fine; a lovely and colorful cover to a very rare destination. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
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49 c 77 77, 15c Black, centered to right, tied by small cork cancel, with matching Davenport, Ioa.10 c.d.s. to 1869 (?) cover to Solvesborg, Sweden, New YorkFeb 16Direct c.d.s. and
Insufficiently Paid straightline handstamp, numerous blue a#77, 15c Black, centered to right, tied by small cork cancel, with matching "Davenport, Ioa./10" c.d.s. to 1869 (?) cover to Solvesborg, Sweden, "New York/Feb 16/Direct" c.d.s. and "Insufficiently Paid" straightline handstamp, numerous blue and red manuscript rate markings, small Hamburg boxed datestamp and receiving c.d.s. on reverse, fine; a rare underpaid usage to Sweden, being a short payment of the 16c rate by German Union mails. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $500.00
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50 c 77, 73 77, 15c Black, along with 2c Black (73), a single of the former and a horizontal pair of the latter, tied to fresh small 1867 cover to Zurich, Switzerland by two neat Highland,
Ill.April large size town postmarks, red N.YorkBremen PkA#77, 15c Black, along with 2c Black (#73), a single of the former and a horizontal pair of the latter, tied to fresh small 1867 cover to Zurich, Switzerland by two neat "Highland, Ill./April" large size town postmarks, red "N.York/Bremen Pk/Apr 4/Paid" c.d.s. also ties 15c stamp, red "16" handstamp, along with a perfect strike of blue three-line Bremen transit marking, various appropriate backstamps, both stamps with just fine centering, small trivial flaw on one 2c, overall a very fine and most attractive cover, a perfect example paying the scarce nineteen-cent rate to Switzerland via Bremen-Hamburg Packet; ex-Ishikawa. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
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51 c 77, 76 77, 15c Black, along with 5c Brown (76), used together on especially neat and clean 1868 cover to Zurich, Switzerland and cancelled by segmented cork postmarks, clear small
Highland, Ill.Feb 4 c.d.s. just to left, manuscript Via Liverpo#77, 15c Black, along with 5c Brown (#76), used together on especially neat and clean 1868 cover to Zurich, Switzerland and cancelled by segmented cork postmarks, clear small "Highland, Ill./Feb 4" c.d.s. just to left, manuscript "Via Liverpool", red "5" in circle handstamp and blue four-line transit handstamp both on front of cover, red New York transit c.d.s. and Zurich arrival c.d.s. on back, very fine; an especially choice example of the rare fifteen-cent North German Union rate that was in effect for only three months. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,350.00
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52 c 77, 71 77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (71), about fine singles of each, tied to petite 1866 cover from Boston to Jaffa, Syria by circle of wedges postmarks, paying the 45c
British mail rate via Marseilles, red Boston Am. Pkt7 Sep c.d.s. o#77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (#71), about fine singles of each, tied to petite 1866 cover from Boston to Jaffa, Syria by circle of wedges postmarks, paying the 45c British mail rate via Marseilles, red "Boston Am. Pkt/7 Sep" c.d.s. on reverse, red crayon "24" credit, red London Paid transit and oval "PD" handstamp, Calais (on front) and Marseilles and Alexandria transit c.d.s. (on reverse), some professional restoration to the cover, very fine appearance; an especially scarce destination of the period; ex-Paliafito. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
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1868 FIFTEEN CENT “E” GRILL ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
53 og 91 91, 15c Black, E grill, a visually appealing example of this rare mint stamp, being a left sheet-margin partial imprint single, showing a large portion of the National Bank Note
Co. imprint, rich color, attractively centered, full o.g. with a#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, a visually appealing example of this rare mint stamp, being a left sheet-margin partial imprint single, showing a large portion of the National Bank Note Co. imprint, rich color, attractively centered, full o.g. with a strong easily identifiable grill impression, relatively lightly hinged, fine; believed to be the only surviving mint example displaying the imprint; 2003 PF certificate; ex-Scott. (Image) $13,500.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
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54 ogbl 91 91, 15c Black, E grill, an impressive mint block of four, wonderfully fresh overall, deep rich color and strong impression on crisp paper, quite well centered for this
notoriously difficult issue, full o.g., clearly defined grills, top pair wi#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, an impressive mint block of four, wonderfully fresh overall, deep rich color and strong impression on crisp paper, quite well centered for this notoriously difficult issue, full o.g., clearly defined grills, top pair with minor h.r.'s, bottom pair lightly hinged, bottom right stamp with minute marginal tear at right center of little consequence, overall very fine.An enormously rare and desirable mint block of four, the largest known multiple of this stamp. According to our records there are only four mint blocks of four which remain intact today (there was a fifth block in the 1998 sale of the Robert Zoellner collection, however it has subsequently been broken into singles), rendering this as one of the rarest mint multiples in 19th century U.S. philately. This particular block was once part of the famous Caspary block of eight which was broken into two blocks of four (this being the left hand block) sometime following the sale.Accompanied by a 1993 PF certificate; ex-Caspary, Ishikawa. (Image) $72,500.00

SOLD for $57,500.00
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55 O 91 91, 15c Black, E grill, an absolutely gorgeous used example, being not only in exceptional overall condition, but is beautifully postmarked as well with a rare vivid red
cancellation, nearly perfectly centered within uncharacteristically l#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, an absolutely gorgeous used example, being not only in exceptional overall condition, but is beautifully postmarked as well with a rare vivid red cancellation, nearly perfectly centered within uncharacteristically large margins, deep prooflike color and impression on especially bright paper, extremely fine; a highly desirable and truly rare stamp in this outstanding quality; 1998 PF certificate; ex-Zoellner. (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
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56 O 91 91, 15c Black, E grill, striking used example, cancelled both by a bold leaf type postmark and a bit of a red transit c.d.s. as well, attractively centered, strong color, very
fine.#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, striking used example, cancelled both by a bold leaf type postmark and a bit of a red transit c.d.s. as well, attractively centered, strong color, very fine. (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $250.00
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1868 FIFTEEN CENT “E” GRILL POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
57 c 91 91, 15c Black, E grill,  natural s.e. at left, tied to neat and attractive 1869 cover to Tilleuls, Belgium by segmented cork cancel, with matching clear Buffalo, N.Y.May 18
c.d.s. below, red New York Paid allMay 19 transit c.d.s. at#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, natural s.e. at left, tied to neat and attractive 1869 cover to Tilleuls, Belgium by segmented cork cancel, with matching clear "Buffalo, N.Y./May 18" c.d.s. below, red "New York Paid all/May 19" transit c.d.s. at top right, various transit and arrival c.d.s on reverse, very fine; a scarcer destination. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $450.00
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58 c 91, 76 91, 15c Black, E grill, light perf. toning, used along with 5c Brown (76), natural s.e. at left, on cover from Mexico to Germany, with ms. Via New York & North German Union
direct senders endorsement across top, blue double circle#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, light perf. toning, used along with 5c Brown (#76), natural s.e. at left, on cover from Mexico to Germany, with ms. "Via New York & North German Union direct" sender's endorsement across top, blue double circle "May 24, 1869/S. Luis Potosi" sender's handstamp at left and blue double oval "J.H. Bahnsen Y Ca/Jun. 3, 1869/Matamoros" bold forwarding agent's handstamp on back, entered the mails with waffle grid tying the two stamps and legible "Brownsville, Tex." datestamps, red "New York Paid All/Direct/Jun. 25" transit postmark and receiving backstamp, light vertical fold away from stamps and small edge faults, fine; an extraordinarily rare, potentially unique, routing to Europe from Mexico through Texas. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
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1868 FIFTEEN CENT “F” GRILL ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
59 ogbl 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, an extraordinarily rare mint block of four, being one of a very small number of existing mint blocks, most of which are either faulty andor without gum,
natural s.e. at right, quite fresh overall, full o.g. which i#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, an extraordinarily rare mint block of four, being one of a very small number of existing mint blocks, most of which are either faulty and/or without gum, natural s.e. at right, quite fresh overall, full o.g. which is just ever so slightly disturbed, some h.r.'s, centered a bit to left, top right stamp with minor gum soaking in the grill area, fine; an important mint multiple from the era of the 1867 Grilled issues. (Image) $35,000.00

SOLD for $5,000.00
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60 O 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, gem used example, boasting near perfect centering within very large margins, deep rich color and impression, light face-free blue cancel, extremely fine
a terribly challenging stamp to find in such premium conditio#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, gem used example, boasting near perfect centering within very large margins, deep rich color and impression, light face-free blue cancel, extremely fine; a terribly challenging stamp to find in such premium condition; undated PSE certificate. (Image) $375.00

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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