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1868 FIFTEEN CENT “F” GRILL ISSUED STAMPS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
61 O 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, used, cancelled by excellent strike of negative HI of Honolulu, Hawaii, fairly well centered, faint trace of a small inconsequential crease, otherwise
very fine ex-Stollnitz.#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, used, cancelled by excellent strike of negative "HI" of Honolulu, Hawaii, fairly well centered, faint trace of a small inconsequential crease, otherwise very fine; ex-Stollnitz. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
62 O 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, used, wonderfully postmarked by a very rare green town cancel, the first such example we have seen, fairly well centered, large closed tear at left,
still of fine appearance and the cancel itself is incredibly vivid#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, used, wonderfully postmarked by a very rare green town cancel, the first such example we have seen, fairly well centered, large closed tear at left, still of fine appearance and the cancel itself is incredibly vivid and unmistakably green; 1998 PF certificate. (Image) $650.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 O 98 var. 98 var., 15c Black, F grill, double grill variety, a lovely used example of this scarce grill variety, showing two excellent and distinctive impressions of the grill,
exceptionally well centered, rich color and a sharp impression, wonderfully#98 var., 15c Black, "F" grill, double grill variety, a lovely used example of this scarce grill variety, showing two excellent and distinctive impressions of the grill, exceptionally well centered, rich color and a sharp impression, wonderfully postmarked with a striking red target cancellation, very fine; quite likely among the finest known used examples of this seldom seen variety; 1990 PF certificate; ex-Koppersmith. (Image) $675.00

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1866-68 FIFTEEN CENT CANCELLATION COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
64 O 77, 91, 98 77, 91, 98, 15c Black, cancellation group of nine singles and one horizontal pair, each with fancy or unusual postmark (one showing a cracked plate variety), includes a
Waterbury W, red Paid All, blue star, NYFM shield cancels on a pair (77#77, 91, 98, 15c Black, cancellation group of nine singles and one horizontal pair, each with fancy or unusual postmark (one showing a cracked plate variety), includes a Waterbury "W", red "Paid All", blue star, NYFM shield cancels on a pair (#77), "Paid 3" in circle, etc., centering varies, a few minor flaws on a couple, overall a fine and attractive group; catalogs in excess of $3,500.00 as normal used stamps. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1875 RE-ISSUE OF THE 1866 FIFTEEN CENT STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
65 ng 108 108, 15c Black re-issue, a highly select unused example of this re-issue rarity, possessing far superior centering to most existing examples, as the vast majority of the 397
issued are found quite off center, intense color and a prooflike impres#108, 15c Black re-issue, a highly select unused example of this re-issue rarity, possessing far superior centering to most existing examples, as the vast majority of the 397 issued are found quite off center, intense color and a prooflike impression on bright paper, very fine and quite choice; 1968 PF certificate. (Image) $2,600.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1866-68 FIFTEEN CENT POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
66 c 98, 114 98, 15c Black, F grill, along with 3c Ultramarine 1869 Pictorial (114), tied to a wonderfully choice 1869 registered cover to Boston, Mass. by a clear strike of blue Cincinnati,
O.Oct 22 c.d.s., an additional strike at top left, matching #98, 15c Black, "F" grill, along with 3c Ultramarine 1869 Pictorial (#114), tied to a wonderfully choice 1869 registered cover to Boston, Mass. by a clear strike of blue "Cincinnati, O./Oct 22" c.d.s., an additional strike at top left, matching "Registered" straightline handstamp in blue, interesting dotted circle "Boston/Oct 26 1869/Registered" arrival marking, cover just a bit reduced at left, very fine; an especially attractive and desirable mixed issue franking. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
67 c 98, 96, 113 98, 15c Black, F grill, horizontal pair, used along with 10c Green, F grill (96) and 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (113) to a most attractive canary colored 1869 cover to Hong Kong,
China by open grid cancels, stamps affixed slightly ove#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, horizontal pair, used along with 10c Green, "F" grill (#96) and 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (#113) to a most attractive canary colored 1869 cover to Hong Kong, China by open grid cancels, stamps affixed slightly overlapping and just a bit over edge of cover (causing trivial flaws), "Jersey City, N.J./Jun 28" c.d.s., red London Paid transit c.d.s. and "32" credit handstamp, perfect strike of "Hong Kong Marine Sorter Singapore to Hong Kong 19/26 69" double circle datestamp on reverse, left edge expertly restored, overall very fine; a rare and desirable mixed-issue cover to Hong Kong. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
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68 c 98, 100, 113, 115 98, 15c Black, F grill, used in combination with 30c Orange, F grill (100), 2c Brown (113) and 6c Ultramarine (115) 1869 Pictorials on a small 1869 cover to Hong Kong, China,
the 15c showing signs of having been re-used (with a fa#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, used in combination with 30c Orange, "F" grill (#100), 2c Brown (#113) and 6c Ultramarine (#115) 1869 Pictorials on a small 1869 cover to Hong Kong, China, the 15c showing signs of having been re-used (with a faint target cancel), all tied by matching quartered cork postmarks, partial "Batavia, N.Y./Jul 27" c.d.s., manuscript sender's routing instructions "Via Marseilles" at top left, and prepaid for the obsolete 53c rate for British Mail via Marseilles, with the sender obviously unaware of the new prevailing ten-cent contract mail rate to China, therefore over-franking the cover by 43c, large circular "Paid All" handstamp in magenta applied in San Francisco, clean "Hong-Kong/Oc 6 69" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, small edge tear at top center, few perf. flaws including a pulled perf. on the 6c, very fine; a colorful and rare four-color mixed issue franking to Hong Kong; 1949 and 2004 PF certificates; ex-Mack. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
69 c 98, 114 98, 15c Black, F grill, couple of short perfs., used along with 3c Ultramarine 1869 Pictorial (114), both tied by stunning red segmented cork cancels with matching duplex
Baltimore, Md.Nov 5 (1869) c.d.s. on lovely deep blue cover#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, couple of short perfs., used along with 3c Ultramarine 1869 Pictorial (#114), both tied by stunning red segmented cork cancels with matching duplex "Baltimore, Md./Nov 5" (1869) c.d.s. on lovely deep blue cover to Bornholm, Denmark, red "New York Pair All/Nov 6/Br. Transit" on reverse, red Verviers Cologne transit on front, along with "2 1/2" and "Wfco 1" credit handstamps also in red, arrival backstamp, very fine; a fabulously colorful cover with a most impressive array of markings, in addition to being an extremely rare mixed issue franking making up the 18-cent rate to Denmark via North German Mails; ex-Coulter. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $9,000.00
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70 c 98, 87, 94 98, 15c Black, F grill, along with 2c Black, E grill (87) and 3c Red, F grill (94), singles of each all tied to a 10c Yellow green stamped entire (U41) to Paris, France by vivid
red cork postmarks, clear matching Baltimore, Md.#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, along with 2c Black, "E" grill (#87) and 3c Red, "F" grill (#94), singles of each all tied to a 10c Yellow green stamped entire (#U41) to Paris, France by vivid red cork postmarks, clear matching "Baltimore, Md./Apr 13" (1869) c.d.s. to left, red New York credit handstamp, blue Calais c.d.s also ties 15c stamp, Paris bkst., manuscript endorsement at top left "Closed Mail/via England", 2c and 15c stamps off center, 3c stamp with small usage flaws, still overall a very fine and an incredibly colorful usage for the double 15c rate to France. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
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71 c 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, a horizontal strip of three, used in combination with Hawaii 5c Blue (32) on a legal size 1870 cover to Rouen, France, 15c stamps tied by segmented cork
cancels, while the Hawaii 5c pair with negative HI cancels,#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, a horizontal strip of three, used in combination with Hawaii 5c Blue (#32) on a legal size 1870 cover to Rouen, France, 15c stamps tied by segmented cork cancels, while the Hawaii 5c pair with negative "HI" cancels, mostly clear "Honolulu Hawaiian Islands/Feb 8" c.d.s., sent via San Francisco, with that city's February 24th c.d.s. to left of 15c strip, cover with "On His Majesty's Service" imprint at top left and "Interior Department" imprint at bottom left (with manuscript initials), deep red "New York Paid All Br. Transit/Mar 5" c.d.s., as well as red London Paid transit datestamp, Calais transit c.d.s. also ties 15c strip, Rouen backstamp, cover with minor transit wear; fine and quite handsome; a very rare and fascinating combination of postage paying the obsolete French mail rate of 15c per 1/4 ounce; ex-Honolulu Advertiser. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
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72 c 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, fine single used on 1869 cover to Turin, Italy, then forwarded to Florence, petite central circle of wedges cancel, matching Washington, D.C.Feb 15
c.d.s. to left, red New York Paid All Br. TransitFeb 16 c.d.#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, fine single used on 1869 cover to Turin, Italy, then forwarded to Florence, petite central circle of wedges cancel, matching "Washington, D.C./Feb 15" c.d.s. to left, red "New York Paid All/ Br. Transit/Feb 16" c.d.s., upon arrival in Turin the cover was forwarded to Firenze (Florence) with Italy 1867 20c Blue stamp (#35) tied by numeral "189" cancel in grid of dots, Torino c.d.s, Firenze arrival bkst., very fine; a rare and impressive usage; 1988 PF certificate. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
73 c 98, 116 98, 15c Black, F grill, along with 10c Yellow 1869 Pictorial (116), a horizontal pair of the former with straddle margin at left, and a single of the latter, all with matching
central strikes of star cancel and a bit of a datestamp rim, used#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, along with 10c Yellow 1869 Pictorial (#116), a horizontal pair of the former with straddle margin at left, and a single of the latter, all with matching central strikes of star cancel and a bit of a datestamp rim, used on a orange buff colored 1869 cover to Italy, nebulously addressed to a member of the Italian Parliament (in Naples?), "Ninever, Mo/Jul 31" originating c.d.s. on reverse, red "New York Paid All" transit c.d.s. and two strikes of red London Paid, one of which ties the 15c pair, matching red "20" credit handstamp and large red crayon "20", Naples arrival backstamps, 15c stamps with minor flaws, very fine; not only is this an extremely scarce combination of issues, but the 40c prepayment is a bit of a mystery, which is discussed in detail by Michael Laurence in the 1869 Times article which accompanies; ex-Gibson, Baker. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
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74 c 98, 113 98, 15c Black, F grill, along with 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (113), horizontal pairs of each, just tied to small 1869 cover to Lima, Peru by quartered cork cancels, Portchester,
N.Y.Sep 15 c.d.s. alongside, with clear British APanamaS#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, along with 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (#113), horizontal pairs of each, just tied to small 1869 cover to Lima, Peru by quartered cork cancels, "Portchester, N.Y./Sep 15" c.d.s. alongside, with clear British "A/Panama/Sp 24 69" transit c.d.s. and red "24" credit handstamp, Lima arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine; a rare and handsome mixed issue franking from the famous Davis correspondence to Peru; ex-Juhring. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
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75 c 98, 113, 115 98, 15c Black, F grill, along with 2c Brown (113) and 6c Ultramarine (115) 1869 Pictorials, a single and a strip of three of the 15c, and singles of the 2c and 6c Pictorials,
all tied to a double 34c rate prepaid 1869 cover to Lima, Peru#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, along with 2c Brown (#113) and 6c Ultramarine (#115) 1869 Pictorials, a single and a strip of three of the 15c, and singles of the 2c and 6c Pictorials, all tied to a double 34c rate prepaid 1869 cover to Lima, Peru by circular cork postmarks, matching "Portchester, N.Y./Oct 15" c.d.s. at left, red "48" credit handstamp and a large "2" in red crayon, clear Lima arrival c.d.s. on reverse, couple of trivial perf. tip creases or faintly toned perf. tips, overall very fine; another rare and handsome mixed issue franking from the famous Davis correspondence; ex-"Lafayette". (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
76 c 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, single centered strongly to right, tied to 1871 cover to Cronstadt, Russia by six-point positive star cancel, with additional strike to left, addressed
to the Captain of the Barque Egeria in care of the American#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, single centered strongly to right, tied to 1871 cover to Cronstadt, Russia by six-point positive star cancel, with additional strike to left, addressed to the Captain of the Barque Egeria in care of the American consul, red "New York/Apr 25/5" credit datestamp which also just ties stamp, red script "Franco" handstamp, St. Petersburg transit c.d.s. and Cronstadt arrival c.d.s. on reverse, some slight edge wear and soiling, fine; a very scarce destination of the period; ex-"Lincoln" Collection. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $500.00
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77 c 98 98, 15c Black, F grill, an absolutely enormous right-margin straddle pane copy, with other margins equally wide, tied to orange colored 1869 cover to Zurich, Switzerland by
quartered cork NYFM cancel, red New York Paid All exchange c.d.s#98, 15c Black, "F" grill, an absolutely enormous right-margin straddle pane copy, with other margins equally wide, tied to orange colored 1869 cover to Zurich, Switzerland by quartered cork NYFM cancel, red "New York Paid All" exchange c.d.s., first sent to Zurich then forwarded to Bolley with three excellent Swiss markings on the reverse, small tear to cover at bottom, extremely fine; a phenomenal stamp on a most attractive cover. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1866-68 FIFTEEN CENT POSTAL HISTORY BALANCE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
78 c 77, 91, 98 #77, 91, 98, The interesting postal history balance of the 15c Lincoln issues of 1866 and 1868, a diverse group of 19 covers bearing at least one, if not two or more, 15c stamps, all collected for their better than usual usages or destinations, in fact, the majority have been collected by destination including England, France, Germany (Prussia), Holland, Italy and Switzerland, includes both single and double rate covers, others have special auxiliary markings including "Short Paid", a couple are in combination with other 1861-66 issues, including an 1869 triple rate cover to Paris franked with singles of both the 15c and 30c "F" grills, even one single "F" grill on a cover to Switzerland addressed to Clara Barton, condition is a bit mixed on some, but all are highly exhibitable and largely fine-very fine; a nice basis upon which to build; three PF or PSE certificates accompany. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1869 UNADOPTED TEN CENT LINCOLN DESIGN ESSAYS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
79 E 116-E1b 116-E1b, 10c Lincoln, unadopted design, incomplete large die essay in Black on India, mounted on card and measuring 44x38mm, incomplete design has a large unshaded collar and
lacks cross hatching in triangles between labels and faces, in additio#116-E1b, 10c Lincoln, unadopted design, incomplete large die essay in Black on India, mounted on card and measuring 44x38mm, incomplete design has a large unshaded collar and lacks cross hatching in triangles between labels and faces, in addition to no shading on the diamonds at the end of the value label, very fine; the only recorded example of the incomplete die engraving for the unadopted 1869 Ten Cent Lincoln design, one of the most important essays of the entire issue; (Image) $5,750.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
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80 E 116-E1c 116-E1c, 10c Lincoln, unadopted design, large die essay in Black on India, die sunk on 77x93mm card, with National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom, very fine and especially
handsome in black, which is a very rare color, as it is thought only#116-E1c, 10c Lincoln, unadopted design, large die essay in Black on India, die sunk on 77x93mm card, with "National Bank Note Co." imprint at bottom, very fine and especially handsome in black, which is a very rare color, as it is thought only two or three exist in black. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction

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