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1857 Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
61     26 image1857, 3¢ dull red, type III. Tied by clear strike of "Rockford Ill., Sep 14, 1857" cds on cover to Rockport Mass., Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 1857 3¢ TYPE III ON COVER.

Wilson Hulme had a cover front used on September 14, 1857. This is the only recorded full cover used on September 14th with a year dated postmark.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
62     26 image1857, 3¢ dull red, type III. Tied by octagon "Philadelphia Pa., Oct 2" datestamp on orange cover with beautiful "Commercial Hotel illustrated embossed cameo design to Upper Strasburg Pa., Philadelphia "Due 1 Ct" handstamp possibly for unpaid carrier fee, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 o    26A image1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV. Neat town cancel, beautifully centered amid remarkably wide margins with perfs well clear of design all around, bright vibrant color, Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, one of only two examples to receive this ultimate jumbo grade with only two examples grading higher, with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $3,150).
Scott No. 26A; $150. (Image1)
Scott $150

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
64     30 image1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II. Deep rich color with wide margins, used with 10¢ green (35) with right s.e., each cancelled by neat small "Paid" straightline on 1861 cover to Paris, France, matching "Milton Ms. Sep 23" cds, red "Boston 'Paid 12' Sep 24" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Sep. 25th to Queenstown arriving Oct. 5th, red Calais (10.8) transit with matching small "PD" framed handstamp, Paris (10.8) arrival backstamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 30; $2,400+; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A CHOICE AND RARE 5¢ ORANGE BROWN 1861 ISSUE USE TO FRANCE. (Image1)
Scott $2,400+
Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
65     30A, 35 image1860, 5¢ brown, type II. On combination with 1859, 10¢ green, type V on piece, tied together by full strike of red "Supplementary Mail" type A cancel, with New York exchange cds tying 5¢, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 30A, 35; $465. (Image1)
Scott $465

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
66 o    32 image1857, 10¢ green, type II. Town cancel, beautifully centered within large well balanced margins, rich bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful used gem, with only two examples grading higher (both 98), with 2008 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,750).
Scott No. 32; $200. (Image1)
Scott $200

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
67     32 image1857, 10¢ green, type II. Tied by "New-York, Dec 18" cds, on lemon envelope to San Francisco Cal. with green "A.O. Moore, Agricultural Book Publisher, New York" cameo corner card, additional strike of "New York, Dec 20" ocean mail cds overstruck by "Dec 29" ocean mail cds, attractive and Very Fine, A scarce cameo corner card cover with New York ocean mail cds.
Scott No. 32; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
68     32-33-31, 34-33-31 image10¢ green, types I, II, III, IV. Two vertical strips of three, types IV-III-I and II-III-I, tied by four strikes of "New Orleans La, Apr 20, 1858" on gray folded letter to Nantes, France, red "New York 'Paid 48' Apr 28" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Apr. 28th to Liverpool arriving May 10th, black "Et Unis Serv. Br. A.C., 10 Mai 58" entry cds, reverse with Paris (5.11) and Nantes (5.11) arrival; type IV trimmed at right, Very Fine.
Scott No. 32-33-31, 34-33-31; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED COVERS WITH ALL FOUR 10¢ 1857 ISSUE TYPES.

The postage paid four-times the 15¢ rate to France with a four-times the 12¢ credit to Great Britain for ocean carriage. There was a fourth cover with all four types, but the strip has since been removed from the cover and no longer exists.
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Est. $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
69 o    33-34 / 31-31 image1857, 10¢ green, types III-IV/I-I. Positions 85-86/95-96L1, top right stamp recut at top, bottom pair Type I, well centered with rich color, cancelled by two strikes of New Orleans cds; faint wrinkle in left pair and few irregular perfs not noted in certificate, Extremely Fine, ex-Lutwak, with 1975 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 33-34 / 31-31; $9,500.

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS COMBINATION WITH TWO TYPE I'S. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FEW EXISTING 10¢ 1857 BLOCKS CONTAINING THE TYPE IV-I COMBINATION. (Image1)
Scott $9,500

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
70     34-34-31 image1857, 10¢ green, type IV-IV-I. Vertical strip of three, positions 76/86/96L, top stamp recut at bottom, center stamp recut at top, used with two singles of 1¢ blue (24) and 3¢ dull red (26), each tied by open circular grid cancel, matching "Iowa City Iowa Apr. 25, 1859" cds on orange cover to Denmark, red "New-York Am. Pkt., Apr 30" exchange backstamp and matching "12" cent credit handstamp, red Aachen Franco (12.15) framed transit and magenta "f2" credit rating, Copenhagen-Hamburg (5.15) transit backstamp; one 1¢ stamp affixed over top edge of cover (cover opened on three-sides and refolded to show full stamp), top 10¢ stamp slightly rounded corner, Very Fine, ex-Grunin, Sevenoaks.
Scott No. 34-34-31; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

AN EXTRAORDINARY COVER BEARING AN 1857 10¢ STRIP CONTAINING TWO TYPE IV RECUT POSITIONS AND TYPE I FROM THE BOTTOM ROW.

There is only one sequence of positions that can produce a Type IV/I combination, positions 86/96L. This strip with the additional Type IV from position 76L is extraordinary, and Scott does not list this combination strip.
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Est. $3,000-4,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
71     35 image1859, 10¢ green, type V. Two singles, used with 3¢ dull red (26) horizontal strip of five, tied by unusual circle of wedges cancels on reverse of 1861 cover to Elsinore, Denmark, neat "Geneva Ills. Jul 30, 1861" cds with year in manuscript, red "Chicago Ill. Am. Pkt., Paid, Aug 1" exchange cds and matching circled "12" credit handstamp, blue ms. "f 2" rating, reverse with Hamburg (8/17/61) oval transit and R.D.P.A. Hamburg (8.17) transit cds also tie 10¢ stamps, Helsingfors (8.18) arrival cds; barely reduced at left, Very Fine and choice, ex-Sevenoaks, Lake Shore.
Scott No. 35; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE 1857 ISSUE USE TO DENMARK BY PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL THROUGH THE CHICAGO EXCHANGE OFFICE. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
72     35 image1859, 10¢ green, type V. strip of three with captured imprint at left, used with 3¢ dull red (26), each stamp cancelled by red fancy grids and strip tied by matching "Paid" in circle on cover to Calcutta, India, matching red "Deep River Ct. Apr 29" cds, New York magenta ms. "28" credit rating to G.B., light London Paid (5.13) cds and matching red "1d" credit handstamp also ties strip; slightly reduced at left, left 10¢ two pulled perfs, Very Fine, ex-Piller, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 35; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A PRETTY 1857 ISSUE COVER AT THE 33¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO INDIA. (Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
73     35 image1859, 10¢ green, type V. Tied by New York circular grid cancel on all-over red Wells, Fargo & Co., Express and Exchange Company shaded ad yellow cover showing "Atlantic and European Express" building from San Francisco Cal. to New York N.Y., original letter datelined from San Francisco Oct 20th, Extremely Fine, ex-Gabriel.
Scott No. 35; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

AN OUTSTANDING WELLS FARGO EXPRESS AND EXCHANGE COMPANY ADVERTISING COVER. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
74     35 image1859, 10¢ green, type V. Overlapped franking with 5¢ brown, type II (30A) and 1¢ blue (24), rich colors, all tied by two strikes of red NYFM grid cancels on 1861 cover to Hanover, Germany, red "N.York Hamb. Pkt. 'Paid 10' Jun 29" exchange cds, endorsed "pr Hamburg Steamer", reverse with Hamburg (7.14.61) oval transit and blue Uelzen (7.15) arrival cds; receipt docketing, Very Fine and colorful three-color 1857 issue franking.
Scott No. 35; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A RARE USE AT THE 15¢ HAMBURG DIRECT PACKET RATE PLUS 1¢ CARRIER FEE. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
75 o    36B image1859, 12¢ black, plate III. Bold dark red grid cancel, choice centering and margin, deep rich color enhancing a detailed impression, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $775).
Scott No. 36B; $315. (Image1)
Scott $315

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
76 o    38 image1860, 30¢ orange. Light unobtrusive town cancel, uncommonly wide margins for this notoriously tight margin issue, rich radiant color, Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful used gem, with 1999 P.S.E. and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 38; $425. (Image1)
Scott $425

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
77     38 image1860, 30¢ orange. Rich deep color with small portion of adjacent stamp at top, tied by "New Orleans, La., Jan 29" cds on 1861 folded letter sheet to Bordeaux, France, red "New York, Paid 6, Feb 2" exchange cds, carried by Havre Line steamer Arago with ultramarine octagon transit date stamp, Paris transit and "Bordeaux, 19 Fevr, 61" receiving backstamps, Very Fine, ex-S. Brown, Cole, Birkinbine and Walske, signed Frajola, Confederate Stamp Alliance certificate.
Scott No. 38; Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

A CHOICE AND VERY RARE LOUISIANA INDEPENDENT STATE USAGE TO FRANCE.

This letter was mailed from New Orleans on January 29, 1861, which was three days after Louisiana seceded from the Union. Louisiana joined the Confederacy on Feb 4, 1861.
(Image1)
Est. $6,000-8,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
78     39 image1860, 90¢ blue. O.g., very lightly hinged, rich bold color, wonderfully centered amid large beautifully balanced margins, bright and very fresh, Extremely Fine to Superb, this being one of four original gum examples to receive this grade with none higher, with 2004 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $17,500).
Scott No. 39; $3,000.

AN OUTSTANDING MINT GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 90¢ WASHINGTON ISSUE - WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. (Image1)
Scott $3,000

SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 ()    39 image1860, 90¢ blue. Small faults, used with two 1¢ blue (24) singles, 3¢ dull red (26) and two 12¢ black (36B) singles, all tied by multiple grid cancels, matching "Richmond Va., Jan 16, 1861" cds on large package front addressed to Saml. R. Seay Cm'r Rev. of Amelia County C.H. Va., printed endorsement "Comrs' Blank Books for 1861. Charge Postage to State."; stamp faults and some cover staining, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 39; $225,000 on cover; Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED 90¢ 1860 ISSUE COVERS, ONLY TWO OF WHICH ARE DOMESTIC USAGES. OFFERED TO AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM AN OLD-TIME ESTATE.

The 90¢ value was the highest of the 1851-57 series, but was not issued until late 1860 with the earliest recorded use of September 11. This stamp is rare on cover due to its high denomination and relatively short life, since all United States stamps were demonetization in August 1861 as a measure designed to preclude the sale of stamps originating in the seceded Southern post offices.

The seven recorded 90¢ 1860 covers:
1. Sep. 11, 1860, to Augustine Heard & Co., Shanghai, China, single franking for 90¢ double rate, ex Gibson, Hindes and Kapiloff;
2. Nov. 3, 1860, to Barcelona, Spain, single with 5¢ and 10¢ paying five-times the 21¢ rate, ex Caspary, Rust and Kapiloff
3. Nov. 9, 1860, to Augustine Heard & Co., Shanghai, China, single with 3¢, 5¢, 10¢, and 30¢ pair paying the $1.68 rate, ex-Needham, Paliafito, Ishikawa, Myers
4. Jan. 8, 1861, single used on legal-size cover from Cincinnati, the cover offered here, ex-Filstrup, Grunin and Lake Shore
5. Jan. 16, 1861, to Amelia County C.H., Va., single used with 1¢ #24 (2), 3¢ #26, and 12¢ #36B (2), the cover offered here
6. Jan 26, 1861, to Mackellop, Stewart, & Co. in Calcutta, India, single with 12¢ and 30¢ shortpaying the four-times $1.62 rate via Marseilles; ex-Armitage, Lapham, Dick.
7. Jul. 16, 1861, to Edwin Howland, Cape of Good Hope, single with 1¢ pair, 3¢, 10¢ and 30¢ for four-times 33¢ rate, ex Jacobs, Emerson, Newbury, Ishikawa.
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Scott $225,000 on cover
Est. $20,000-30,000

SOLD for $13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1875 Reprints of the 1857 Issue
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
80 ()    40 image1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ bright blue. Without gum as issued, well centered amid huge margins, rich vivid color, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 40; $600. (Image1)
Scott $600

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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