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

3-Cent Locomotive On Cover continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
78 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Bright color, used with <5c Brown, F Grill (96) and 10c Green, F Grill (96),> tied by two strikes of Sellersville Pa. Sep. 22 circular datestamp, third strike at right, all with inverted
day slug, on orange 1869 <registered>3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, used with 5c Brown, F Grill (96) and 10c Green, F Grill (96), tied by two strikes of "Sellersville Pa. Sep. 22" circular datestamp, third strike at right, all with inverted day slug, on orange 1869 registered cover to Philadelphia, 3c small ms. ink marks, Very Fine, a colorful and extremely rare franking to pay the 15c registry fee plus 3c postage, most often this was paid with all 1869 Pictorials, ex White (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 c 3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var).> Intense shade and impression on distinctly gray paper, tied by Chicago Ill. Mar. 20 circular datestamp on yellow cover with <The Prairie Farmer corner card> to Alton Ill.,
slightly reduced at right, stamp wi3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var). Intense shade and impression on distinctly gray paper, tied by "Chicago Ill. Mar. 20" circular datestamp on yellow cover with "The Prairie Farmer" corner card to Alton Ill., slightly reduced at right, stamp with tiny tear at top, appears Fine, a pretty cover with this scarce paper variety, the 3c Gray Paper stamps were apparently distributed in the first quarter of 1870, with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

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850.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
80 c 3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var).> Distinctive shade and impression on grayish paper, tied by segmented cork cancel and Boston Mass. Apr. 25 2 P.M. circular datestamp on life insurance comapny corner card
cover to Groton Junction Mass., slightl3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var). Distinctive shade and impression on grayish paper, tied by segmented cork cancel and "Boston Mass. Apr. 25 2 P.M." circular datestamp on life insurance comapny corner card cover to Groton Junction Mass., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, the 3c Gray Paper stamps were apparently distributed in the first quarter of 1870 and a large percentage of surviving copies are found on covers mailed by insurance companies in New England, ex Coulter, with 1979 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Image)

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850.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
81 c 3c Ultramarine, Vertical Two-Thirds Used as 2c (114c).> Right two-thirds, tied across the cut by grid cancel on <complete U.S. Internal Revenue March 1870 tax notice> from Luray Va. to Honeyville Va. the tax
notice with some trivial wear, some splitt3c Ultramarine, Vertical Two-Thirds Used as 2c (114c). Right two-thirds, tied across the cut by grid cancel on complete U.S. Internal Revenue March 1870 tax notice from Luray Va. to Honeyville Va. the tax notice with some trivial wear, some splitting along folds

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED INTACT TAX NOTICE BEARING THE TWO-THIRDS BISECT OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE RAREST 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ITEMS.

The Luray 1869 bisects were used on tax notices prepared by Frank J. Bramhall, the Assistant Assessor of the U.S. Internal Revenue office at Luray, Virginia. The notices were to be brought before him, completed and signed by the addressee. This notice to Reuben Lucas in Honeyville was mailed on April 2, 1870. The Luray notices and small pieces thereof exist with two different rates: 1c for local addressees and 2c for those outside Luray. Only two notices have 2c 1869 bisects -- two halves of the same stamp (one ex Coulter and the other in the Miller collection) -- each paying the 1c local rate. The others have 3c 1869 stamps cut into one-third (1c), two-thirds (2c) or two one-thirds of different stamps joined along the perfs (2c), depending on the rate.

This exact cover was described in a full paragraph on p. 114 of John N. Luff's 1902 edition of The Postage Stamps of the United States. This was the only 3c 1869 bisect known to Luff, who references this example by the date. In the century following the publication of Luff's book, two other Luray fronts (and pieces) have been discovered, as well as the 2c 1869 Luray bisects on notices and a locally-addressed 3c 1869 bisect cover from Summit N.J. (see Siegel Sale 771 of 1995, lot 951) (Image)

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E. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
82 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Tied by quartered cork cancel, second strike on 3c Pink entire (U58) with amber & Co.s Express> printed frank, conjunctive use with <Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Apr. 13> blue oval
datestamp, addressed to H. B. Shaw in3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by quartered cork cancel, second strike on 3c Pink entire (U58) with Bamber & Co.'s Express printed frank, conjunctive use with "Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Apr. 13" blue oval datestamp, addressed to H. B. Shaw in Alfred Me., 3c 1869 pays additional postage for double rate

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A CONJUNCTIVE WESTERN EXPRESS COVER.

Ex Juhring and Forster. With 2007 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
83 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Two vertical pairs and single, bright color, tied by <blue Pacific Union Ex. Co., Los Angeles, Aug. 29 double-circle datestamp on light yellow cover <to Clifton, England,> light crease
affects stamps (not mentioned on accompa3c Ultramarine (114). Two vertical pairs and single, bright color, tied by blue "Pacific Union Ex. Co., Los Angeles, Aug. 29" double-circle datestamp on light yellow cover to Clifton, England, light crease affects stamps (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), some slight overall cover wear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A COVER CARRIED BY THE PACIFIC UNION EXPRESS COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA, THEN BY TRANSATLANTIC MAIL TO ENGLAND.

This was carried privately to New York, then sent to England in a bulk package of mail. On arrival it was placed in another envelope and delivered to destination at the 1p rate. The required U.S. postage was cancelled by the Pacific Union Express Company, but it never entered the regular U.S. mails.

With 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
84 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Horizontal strip of three and single, intense shade and impression, tied by strikes of quartered cork cancels, light strike of <magenta> Phila. Pa. O. Mail Oct. 12 circular datestamp on
1869 cover <to London, England,> red re3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal strip of three and single, intense shade and impression, tied by strikes of quartered cork cancels, light strike of magenta "Phila. Pa. O. Mail Oct. 12" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to London, England, red receiving datestamp, some slight edgewear, right stamp small flaw at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Very Fine, carried aboard the Cunarder China, which departed New York on Oct. 13 and arrived in Queenstown Oct. 22, ex Juhring, with 2005 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
85 c 3c Ultramarine (114).> Well-centered, rich color, tied by quartered cork cancel, matching San Francisco Cal. Dec. 10 (1869) datestamp, second strike at right, on <Pacific Station, U.S. Flag-ship Pensacola>
printed corner card cover to New York Ci3c Ultramarine (114). Well-centered, rich color, tied by quartered cork cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 10" (1869) datestamp, second strike at right, on "Pacific Station, U.S. Flag-ship Pensacola" printed corner card cover to New York City, also bearing mostly complete strike of red "Hawaiian Steam Service" oval handstamp, bold "Due 7" handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING HAWAIIAN STEAM SERVICE COVER SENT FROM THE FLAGSHIP OF THE U.S. PACIFIC FLEET TO NEW YORK WITH THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

A note accompanying the cover indicates that the letter originally enclosed (no longer present) was sent from Rear Admiral T. Turner, Commander of the Pacific Fleet. During this period the Pensacola's cruising range extended from Chile to Puget Sound and west to Hawaii. Upon arrival in San Francisco, this cover was marked with the "Hawaiian Steam Service" oval, indicating it came from a contract steamer, and "Due 7" for the difference between the 10c rate and 3c prepaid postage. The COMSS Idaho sailed from Honolulu on Nov. 27, 1869, and arrived in San Francisco on Dec. 9 (mail from the Idaho was datestamped Dec. 10).

Ex Brown and Hall. With 2000 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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E. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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