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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Postmasters' Provisional thru 1857 Issue continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2742 c Image1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 98-100L1E, horizontal strip of three with bottom sheet margin and right interpane margin showing centerline, mostly ample on other sides, just touched at top, tied by red square grids with matching "New-York Jul. 2" (1851) circular datestamp on July 1, 1851 blue folded letter datelined "Rockaway July 1st 1851, Tuesday 1 oclk" and addressed to Dr. Henry W. Bellows in Walpole N.H., written by his wife while she stayed at a beach resort hotel, her postscript reads "We found on our arrival at Union Square this morning...", therefore, this was undoubtedly mailed from the post office in Union Square on the second morning the new 1851 Issue was available, the strip has tears and slight creases but the overall appearance is attractive

AN IMPORTANT ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE COVER, POSTED IN NEW YORK CITY ON JULY 2, 1851, THE SECOND DAY OF ISSUE. ONLY TWO JULY 1, 1851, FIRST DAY COVERS AND TWO JULY 2 SECOND DAY COVERS WITH THE ONE-CENT ARE RECORDED.

The addressee, Dr. Henry Whitney Bellows, was a prominent Unitarian minister and anti-slavery advocate. In this letter, his wife describes "luxuriating" at a seaside hotel in the company of Dr. Bellows' father. She wrote the letter on Tuesday, July 1, 1851, and mailed it upon arriving at Union Square on Wednesday morning, July 2.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. (Image)

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E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2743 c Image1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 85L3, full margins to just in, showing surface cracks at lower left and upper right, tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. 4 Dec." circular datestamp on cover to local street address, Very Fine example of this desirable position from Plate 3, ex Brown, signed Ashbrook and with his note on back (Image)

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600.00

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
2744 c Image1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large bottom and clear top margins clearly show the breaks that define the type, full to huge margins at sides, right side capturing portion of adjoining stamp, tied by "New York N.Y. May 24" circular datestamp with pencil "1857" on buff cover to New Millford Conn., pen docketing at left May 23, 1857, cover with some minor corner wear, Very Fine and an early use of a Ty. III stamp from Plate 4 (EDU is May 1, 1857), with 1975 P.F. certificate (Image)

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3,000.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2745 c Image1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 75R1E, break in top outer line, full to large margins, used with pair of 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), Positions 86-87R1E, ample to large margins, bright shade, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Mar. 21" circular datestamp on brown cover to Mrs. P. R. Spencer, Geneva O. with Chamberlin's Commercial College corner card, backflap removed, slight edgewear, Very Fine, Platt Rogers Spencer was a reformed alcoholic and temperance and anti-slavery advocate who developed the style of penmanship known as Spencerian writing, which is beautifully executed on this cover, ex Vogel (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2746 c Image3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Two covers, one a folded letter, both stamps with rich color, margins clear to touched, each tied by blue grid with matching Lancaster Pa. circular datestamps postmarked July 2 and July 3 1851, horizontal file folds do not affect stamps, Jul. 3 cover with small stain at top edge, July 2 folded letter with slightly toned file fold, Very Fine pair of second and third day covers for the 3c 1851 Issue (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
2747 c Image3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Pretty shade, full margins to barely in at top left, tied by green grid cancel, perfect matching strike of "Lancaster Pa. 17 Jul." circular datestamp on 1851 folded Lancaster Bank pre-printed letter to Columbia Pa., light vertical file folds do not affect stamp, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful first month use with green postal markings (Image)

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505.00

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2748 c Image3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to just in at upper left, bright color, cancelled by blue diamond grid handstamp, matching "Wethersfield Ct. Jul. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, manuscript "July 18th 1851" at upper right, Very Fine and attractive first month use (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
2749 c Image3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Full margins to just in, radiant color, tied by well-struck "Brattleboro Vt. Sep. 22" circular datestamp on lady's small embossed envelope to Boston, manuscript "Sept. '51" docketing, fresh and Very Fine (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
2750 c Image3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to slightly in, including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color, cancelled by clear strike of blue Lynchburg Va. "Way 6" in circle handstamp on 1851 part-printed Alfred S. Lee illustrated printed bill of lading depicting horses pulling a boat, carried by steamboat from Richmond Va. to Lynchburg Va. on the James River, light vertical file fold, some trivial overall soiling, Very Fine, a rare and very exhibit-worthy James River steamboat cover with the 3c Orange Brown 1851 Issue (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
2751 c Image3c Brownish Carmine (11). Margins to slightly in, tied by unusual "Ever Green Post Office La" dateless circle with "La" high beneath "Ever Green" (probably intended to be one word) on remarkably fresh March 27, 1857 folded letter to New Orleans, Fine and very scarce (Image)

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E. 300-400

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2752 c Image3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Rich color, full margins to touched at bottom, tied by bold "New York Aug. 28" circular datestamp on buff cover to Jefferson O. with Jarvis Johnson, Dealer in Hardwood, Lumber and Ship Planks, blue cameo corner card with illustration of three-masted ship, misspelling in inscription reads "Shippers to Calafornia supplied", fresh and Very Fine, a spectacular Eaves cameo design (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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