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

12-Cent Adriatic
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
145 c 12c Green (117).> Choice centering, tied by well-struck target and by Belvidere N.J. May 23 double-circle datestamp on 1870 folded letter to Washington N.J., light vertical file fold well away from stamp, minor
cover wear, Very Fine, attractive and12c Green (117). Choice centering, tied by well-struck target and by "Belvidere N.J. May 23" double-circle datestamp on 1870 folded letter to Washington N.J., light vertical file fold well away from stamp, minor cover wear, Very Fine, attractive and scarce quadruple-rate domestic franking (Image)

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500.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
146 c 12c Green (117).> Rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering, tied by bold strike of cork cancel, Cambridge Mass. Dec. 21 circular datestamp on 1870 cover <to London, England,> addressed
to the Commander of the U.S. Frigate <<12c Green (117). Rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering, tied by bold strike of cork cancel, "Cambridge Mass. Dec. 21" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to London, England, addressed to the Commander of the U.S. Frigate Sabine, red Boston transit and receiving datestamps, also with red B.F. Stevens Despatch Agent's handstamp, also with ms. "Genoa Jan. 7, 1870" at top left (probably indicating where delivered by the despatch agent), barely reduced at left, Extremely Fine, the Sabine was originally involved in the Civil War as part of the Atlantic Blockade Squadron and in 1860-70 served as a training ship in Europe and the Mediterranean, with 1993 and 2002 P.F. certificates (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
147 c 12c Green (117).> Rich color, centered to bottom left, tied by neat strike of ollow Star fancy cancel,> New Hamburgh N.Y. Jun. 22 circular datestamp on 1869 mourning cover <to Brighton, England,> red New York
Paid All Jun. 23 transit datestamp,12c Green (117). Rich color, centered to bottom left, tied by neat strike of Hollow Star fancy cancel, "New Hamburgh N.Y. Jun. 22" circular datestamp on 1869 mourning cover to Brighton, England, red "New York Paid All Jun. 23" transit datestamp, London and receiving backstamps, docketing at top, fresh and Very Fine, tremendous visual appeal (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
148 c 12c Green (117).> Detailed impression, tied by <purple> large grid cancel, matching Phila. Paid All Jun. 25 circular datestamp on 1869 <mourning cover to Sherbourne, England,> receiving backstamp, missing top
flap, Very Fine, carried aboard the Inm12c Green (117). Detailed impression, tied by purple large grid cancel, matching "Phila. Paid All Jun. 25" circular datestamp on 1869 mourning cover to Sherbourne, England, receiving backstamp, missing top flap, Very Fine, carried aboard the Inman Line's City of Brooklyn, which departed New York on June 26, with 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
149   12c Green (117).> Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tied by well-struck rosette cancel and red New York Dec. ? circular datestamp on 1869 cover <to London, England,> red receiving datestamp,
docketed at top left incl. <<From Mr. Gri12c Green (117). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tied by well-struck rosette cancel and red "New York Dec. ?" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to London, England, red receiving datestamp, docketed at top left incl. "From Mr. Grinnell 18.12.69", fresh and Very Fine, carried aboard the Inman Line's City of Brooklyn, ex Haas (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
150 c 12c Green (117).> Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, used with <6c Carmine (148)> and tied by crossroads cancel, <magenta> San Francisco Cal. Paid Dec. 24 circular datestamp on 1872 folded cover
<to London, England,> red London receiv12c Green (117). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, used with 6c Carmine (148) and tied by crossroads cancel, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Paid Dec. 24" circular datestamp on 1872 folded cover to London, England, red London receiving datestamp, light vertical file fold well away from stamps, 12c light scoring mark at lower right, still Fine and attractive triple-rate use, less than a dozen examples of the 12c are known used from San Francisco (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
151 c 12c Green (117).> Bright shade, tied by light strike of target cancel, Milford Pa. Sep. 28 circular datestamp on 1869 cover <to Paris, France,> stamp also tied by well-struck < Insufficiently Paid> straightline
handstamp, New York 9 Sep. 29 deb12c Green (117). Bright shade, tied by light strike of target cancel, "Milford Pa. Sep. 28" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Paris, France, stamp also tied by well-struck " Insufficiently Paid" straightline handstamp, "New York 9 Sep. 29" debit datestamp, French transits, also with partial strike of "Poste Restante" handstamp indicating letter would be held at the post office for pickup, missing part of top flap, Very Fine, carried aboard the Cunarder Scotia, which departed New York on Sep. 29, the letter was marked insufficiently paid because it underpays the 15c rate to France by 3c, with 1988 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
152 c 12c Green (117).> Rich color, used with <2c Brown (113),> bright shade, tied by circle of wedges on 1869 cover <to Rome, Italy,> red New York Paid All Direct Dec. 21 and receiving backstamps, red Hamburg Franco
boxed handstamp also ties 2c, purpl12c Green (117). Rich color, used with 2c Brown (113), bright shade, tied by circle of wedges on 1869 cover to Rome, Italy, red "New York Paid All Direct Dec. 21" and receiving backstamps, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed handstamp also ties 2c, purple "PD" handstamp, also with red "4" and "1-1/2Wf." credit handstamps, barely reduced at top, 12c single toned perf tip, still Very Fine, a pretty cover paying the 14c rate by North German Union Direct Mail, carried on the HAPAG Cimbria, which departed New York Dec. 21, 1869, and arrived in Hamburg on Jan. 3 (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
153 c 12c Green (117).> Two singles, used with <2c Brown (113).> and tied by cork cancels on cover 1869 <to Copenhagen, Denmark,> red New York Paid All Direct Sep. ?, transit and receiving backstamps, red Hamburg
Franco boxed datestamp, red 5 in circ12c Green (117). Two singles, used with 2c Brown (113). and tied by cork cancels on cover 1869 to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "New York Paid All Direct Sep. ?", transit and receiving backstamps, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed datestamp, red "5" in circle double credit, blue crayon "2" indicating double rate, red crayon German credit marking, light vertical file fold barely affects 2c, right 12c tiny corner crease at lower right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED USE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON COVER TO DENMARK. IT IS ALSO BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY RECORDED 1869 FRANKING PAYING DOUBLE 13-CENT RATE TO DENMARK VIA NORTH GERMAN UNION DIRECT MAIL.

Between June 1868 and July 1870, the North German Union Direct rate to Denmark (via Bremen or Hamburg) was 13c (16c unpaid). During the same period, the NGU Closed Mail rate (via England, Belgium and Germany) was 18c (21c unpaid). Effective July 1, 1870, these rates were lowered to 10c and 13c, respectively (prepaid only). This cover was sent at double the earlier 13c NGU Direct rate. It is the only example of this franking/rate we have encountered. (Image)

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E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
154 c 12c Green (117).> Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering, used with <two horizontal pairs and two singles of 15c Black, F Grill (98),> tied by circular cork cancels and light strikes
of Portchester N.Y. Nov. 10 circular d12c Green (117). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering, used with two horizontal pairs and two singles of 15c Black, F Grill (98), tied by circular cork cancels and light strikes of "Portchester N.Y. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Lima, Peru, blue "3" crayon and also red "72" crayon credit crossed out, second 15c from right is a replacement for missing stamp, some edge repairs and sealed tears in other stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE COMBINATION FRANKING PAYING THREE-TIMES THE 34-CENT RATE TO PERU.

The story of the Portsmouth Find was first told by Elliott Coutler in the 1982 Register and summarized by Michael Laurence in his recently published book on the 10c. Probably the most plausible explanation is that two workmen found the cache of covers in a building that was about to be demolished, and they split them equally. This theory is supported by the fact that the covers made their way to market in two batches. The first group, consisting of 45 covers, was purchased by a dealer in Connecticut and sold by Harmer, Rooke in 1961. The sale resulted in a lawsuit by the owners who claimed the dealer did not pay them enough. The second group, consisting of approximately 40 covers, filtered their way into the market through dealers, they were probably sold this way as a result of the lawsuit over the other group.

The use of a single 12c stamp with six 15c stamps is exceedingly rare. Only two others are known to us, one of which realized $6,750 hammer in our recent sale of the Vogel collection. (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction

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