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The Gordon Eubanks Collection of The U.S. 1869 Pictorial Issue continued...

3-Cent Locomotive with Other Fancy Cancellations
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
53 FC 3c Ultramarine (114).> Rich color on bright paper, cancelled by perfect strike of <Kittrell N.C. Shoe Fly fancy cancel depicting a shoe and a fly>, Extremely Fine strike of this marvelous fancy cancel, the
childrens song of the same name was writt3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color on bright paper, cancelled by perfect strike of Kittrell N.C. "Shoe Fly" fancy cancel depicting a shoe and a fly, Extremely Fine strike of this marvelous fancy cancel, the children's song of the same name was written by Thomas Brigham Bishop (who also wrote "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and other famous patriotic songs), the words were later changed to "I belong to somebody" from "I belong to Company G", a reference to a black detachment commanded by Bishop, with 1995 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
54 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Rich color and detail impression, tied by well-struck <Shoo Fly fancy cancel> and by Toledo O. Apr. 11 circular datestamp on orange cover to Pittsford N.Y., single short perf tip at top
left not mentioned on accompanying ce3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color and detail impression, tied by well-struck "Shoo" Fly fancy cancel and by "Toledo O. Apr. 11" circular datestamp on orange cover to Pittsford N.Y., single short perf tip at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, top flap added

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE DESIRABLE "SHOO FLY" FANCY CANCELLATION OF TOLEDO OHIO. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

The popular children's song of the same name was written by Thomas Brigham Bishop (who also wrote "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and other famous patriotic songs). The words were later changed to "I belong to somebody" from "I belong to Company G", a reference to a black detachment commanded by Bishop.

With 1990 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
55 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, tied by perfect strike of at fancy cancel,> light strike of Bridgeport Ct. Feb. 24 circular datestamp on cover to New York, slightly
reduced at left and few lightly toned per3c Ultramarine (114). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, tied by perfect strike of Hat fancy cancel, light strike of "Bridgeport Ct. Feb. 24" circular datestamp on cover to New York, slightly reduced at left and few lightly toned perf tips from gum

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE DESIRABLE HAT FANCY CANCELLATION OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT. THIS IS THE FIRST EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Connecticut was the location of numerous hat manufacturers during the mid-19th century. The brilliant Red Top Hat of Danbury is one of the most famous designs. This Bridgeport Hat is extremely rare.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
56 FC 3c Ultramarine (114).> Radiant color on bright paper, cancelled by bold strike of <Pumpkin Face fancy cancel,> Very Fine strike of this marvelous smiling pumpkin face3c Ultramarine (114). Radiant color on bright paper, cancelled by bold strike of Pumpkin Face fancy cancel, Very Fine strike of this marvelous smiling pumpkin face (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
57   3c Ultramarine (114).> Crisp impression nicely complemented by <bright green quartered cork> cancel, wide margins, tiny corner perf crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine
strike, a beautiful cancel, with 1985 P.3c Ultramarine (114). Crisp impression nicely complemented by bright green quartered cork cancel, wide margins, tiny corner perf crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine strike, a beautiful cancel, with 1985 P.F. certificate (Image)

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418.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
58   3c Ultramarine (114).> Three, nice range of cancels incl. one with <FREE> handstamp, one with <blue> circle of Vs, last with <Star fancy cancel,> first with tiny corner crease at top right, Very Fine and
desirable group3c Ultramarine (114). Three, nice range of cancels incl. one with "FREE" handstamp, one with blue circle of V's, last with Star fancy cancel, first with tiny corner crease at top right, Very Fine and desirable group (Image)

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209.00

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
59   3c Ultramarine (114).> Deep rich color, Jumbo margin at top caused by <pre-printing paperfold> which has been opened up, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a very unusual stamp, with 2003 P.F.
certificate3c Ultramarine (114). Deep rich color, Jumbo margin at top caused by pre-printing paperfold which has been opened up, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a very unusual stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
60 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Deep rich color on dark paper approaching the gray paper variety, tied by well-struck <Large Bee fancy cancel,> light strike of Adrian Mich. May 27 circular datestamp on orange cover to
Canastota N.Y., slightly reduced at lef3c Ultramarine (114). Deep rich color on dark paper approaching the gray paper variety, tied by well-struck Large Bee fancy cancel, light strike of "Adrian Mich. May 27" circular datestamp on orange cover to Canastota N.Y., slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE DESIRABLE ADRIAN LARGE BEE FANCY CANCELLATION. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN ON COVER.

The post offices at Adrian Mich., Conestoga N.Y. and Waterbury Conn. used very similar Large Bee fancy cancels during the same time period. One wonders if mail passing through each other's office provided the inspiration to whittling postal clerks.

With 2002 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
61 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Deep rich color and proof-like impression, natural s.e. at left, tied by well-struck <blue Small Shield fancy cancel,> matching Galva Ill. May 31 circular datestamp on orange cover to Penn
Yan N.Y., 1869 docketing at left, Ve3c Ultramarine (114). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, natural s.e. at left, tied by well-struck blue Small Shield fancy cancel, matching "Galva Ill. May 31" circular datestamp on orange cover to Penn Yan N.Y., 1869 docketing at left, Very Fine strike of this attractive fancy cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
62 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Bright color, centered the top left, tied by well-struck ollow Star fancy cancel,> neat strike of West Hampton Mass. Mar. 1, 1870 circular datestamp on pink cover to South Deerfield Mass.,
Extremely Fine strike of this attr3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, centered the top left, tied by well-struck Hollow Star fancy cancel, neat strike of "West Hampton Mass. Mar. 1, 1870" circular datestamp on pink cover to South Deerfield Mass., Extremely Fine strike of this attractive fancy cancel, with 2006 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Intense shade and impression, tied by bold strike of <Maltese Cross fancy cancel> and New Bedford Mass. Sep. 3 circular datestamp on cover to Alfred Me., Extremely Fine strike3c Ultramarine (114). Intense shade and impression, tied by bold strike of Maltese Cross fancy cancel and "New Bedford Mass. Sep. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Alfred Me., Extremely Fine strike (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction

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