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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Steven R. Belasco's History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2639 c Image15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Almost perfectly centered, deep rich colors, tied by sharp strike of New York registry oval on cover with printed address to C. F. Ruthfuchs, a well-known 19th Century stamp dealer in Washington D.C., purple New York Sep. 27, 1886 registry datestamp and number, receiving backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND COVER. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE COVERS.

The 1869 PRA Census illustrates a 15c 1869 Re-Issue cover on page 212 (Figure 3), but the cover is omitted from the listings. There is also a cover that was unknown to the compilers, which is repaired at the upper left (ex Lafayette). In total there are four covers, all mailed by stamp dealers in the 1880's.

Ex Haas and Coulter. With 1983 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 15,000-20,000

SOLD for $10,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2640 c Image1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Nov. 28" circular datestamp on John P. Biedstein, Foreign Stamp Importer's corner card cover to Berne, Switzerland, 1880 receiving backstamp, trivial cover soiling, Very Fine, scarce use of the 1c Re-Issue on a circular-rate cover to Switzerland, the 1869 PRA Census records eleven covers with Scott 133 or 133a, with 1996 P.F. certificate (Image)

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1,900.00

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2641 c Image1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Vertical pair, s.e. at bottom, rich color, tied by "Baltimore Md. Jul. 6 9AM" datestamp and "6" duplex cancel on Frank Jones, Importer and Dealer in Foreign and U.S. Postage Stamps corner card cover to Norwich Conn., fresh and Very Fine, scarce, the 1869 PRA Census records eleven covers with Scott 133 or 133a, Jones is known to have used 1869 Re-Issues on five covers in 1884, with 1989 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2642 c Image2c Brown (113). Bright color, tied by segmented cork cancel on orange cover with "Edward A. Craig, Dealer in Foreign Stamps" corner card of San Francisco, to New Haven Conn., with original enclosure, minor age spots, Very Fine, this is the earliest reported use from a stamp dealer from the West Coast (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2643 c Image3c Green (147). Tied by cork cancel, "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on facsimile Mulready advertising cover from L.W Durbin & Co. to Rochester N.Y., trivial edgewear, Very Fine, accompanied by 1c Postal Card used in 1875 from Durbin to a collector discussing his Philatelic Monthly publication, a wonderful advertising cover (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2644 c Image3c Green, 6c Pink (158, 159). Bright colors, used with two 2c Vermilion (178) and tied by red "Detroit Mich. Nov. 13, 1878 Registered" three-line datestamp, additional strike at left, on E. A. Duvernois, Foreign Stamp Importer's corner card cover to Rochester N.Y., barely reduced at right, small tear at left, Very Fine, unusual design from an early stamp dealer (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
2645 c Image3c Green (184). Just tied by bold "W" Sation W fancy cancel, "Brooklyn N.Y. W. Feb. 4, 1PM" circular datestamp on red illustrated "J. B. Streeton, Dealer in Old United States Copper Coins, and Foreign Postage Stamps" corner card cover to Boston, design includes a reproduction of the Peru 5 Centavos Llama issue, blue Boston Carriers Div. handstamp on back, Very Fine, a wonderful stamp dealer design (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
2646 c Image6c Rose (208). Cork cancel with matching Boston Sep. 11 circular datestamp on "E. B. Sterling, Collector and Dealer in United States Stamps Only" corner card cover to New York, price lists for catalogues below, central frame in the advertisement contains a reproduction of the U.S. 5c Garfield (Scott 205) which has been blocked out (but is clearly visible with back light), no doubt due to prohibitions in depicting United States stamps at the time, E. B. Sterling label on back, some smudging from the black-out, Very Fine (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
2647 c Image2c Green (213). Tied by cork and "Spencer Iowa Jun. 10, 1890" circular datestamp on blue "W. E. Haynes, Dealer in U.S. and Foreign Stamps." corner card cover to Towanda Pa., design depicts Argentina 3 Centavos issue, original enclosure with W. E. Haynes letterhead and same stamp design discusses a consignment of sheets which is being sent, with the comment "I am pretty near out of good stamps...", Very Fine, desirable with the original letterhead discussing a stamp transaction (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
2648 c Image1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX3). Used to San Francisco, back with Stamp Importer's advertisement depicting stamps from Iceland and one other, dated 1876 and asking for all stamps from Japan, Mexico and French Col. so he can make an offer, Very Fine (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $200.00
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2649 c Image1c Buff (112). Used with 3c Rose, E. Grill, 3c Ultramarine, and 7c Vermilion (88, 114, 149) on 1c Blue entire to Carlo Diena in Modena, Italy, return address label from New York stamp dealer Wm. P. Brown affixed at upper left, segmented cork cancels tie stamps and label, "Registered/Feb. 18, 1873/New York P.O." three-line datestamp, registry and receiving datestamps on back

VERY FINE THREE-ISSUE COVER ADDRESSED FROM ONE OF AMERICA'S PIONEER STAMP DEALERS TO ONE OF EUROPE'S PIONEER STAMP DEALERS. A WONDERFUL PIECE OF EARLY PHILATELIC AMERICANA.

Ex Kuphal (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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