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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History continued...

1851-56 Issue (5-17) continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1041 image17a, 1851 12c Gray black, Diagonal half used as 6c on cover, the top right half tied on a folded letter datelined "San Francisco 15 Aug 1853" and addressed to Boston by bold "New-York Sep. 9" cds, very lightly struck red octagonal "VIA NICARAGUA/ AHEAD OF THE MAILS" handstamp, manuscript "Via Nicaragua" which is also repeated in the dateline, stamp clear to full margins, letter a couple of vertical file folds, Very Fine (Scott $5,000) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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750

Currently...$750.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1857-61 Issue (18-39)
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1042 image21, 1857 1c Blue, Type III, well-centered single with a lovely deep color, full perforations showing wide breaks at both top and bottom, tied by neat small blue "Balto. Paid" postmark on December 1, 1857 circular to Providence, Rhode Island, Extremely Fine, a choice cover in every regard, 1980 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $2,000) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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400

Currently...$900.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1043 image22, 1857 1c Blue, Type IIIa, position 20L4, right margin single with wonderful centering for this difficult issue, beautiful color and impression, tied by a perfect strike of red "Bridgewater Feb 2 1859 Ms." cds, addressed to St. Mary's, Ohio, Extremely Fine and remarkable in every regard, signed Ashbrook and 1987 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $525) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

Currently...$250.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1044 image24, 1857 1c Blue, Type V, vertical strip of three tied by black straightline "Steam Boat," the stamps with enormous bottom and right margins, on cover to New York City, original contents datelined "Troy, New York December 9, 1859", slightly reduced at right, still Very Fine and attractive especially with this lovely cancel, 1991 Holcombe certificate (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

Currently...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1045 image24, 1857 1c Blue, Type V, single with 1857 3c Dull red strip of three (26) canceled by black targets on lemon envelope addressed to Hanover, New Hampshire, clear "Woodside, Cal Apr 1" cds, envelope touch of edge wear, Very Fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1046 image24, 1857 1c Blue, Type V, particularly well-centered single with large to huge margins, tied by lovely red "Providence R.I. Jul 11 1860" cds to locally-addressed drop cover, Extremely Fine, difficult to imagine a nicer 1857 1c Type V cover than this (Image 1) (Image 2)

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50

Currently...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1047 image26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, single tied on an envelope by crisp strike of blue "Burlington Vt. Jun 15" cds, nice ad for the "American Hotel" at upper left, Very Fine in every respect (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1048 image26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, struck by blue grid with matching "Keene N.H. May 27 1861" cds, on flawless patriotic cover to Blackstone, Massachusetts, red and blue design of Lady Liberty holding a flag and sword at left, Extremely Fine, a choice cover for the most discerning of collectors, 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1049 image26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, tied by blue grid with matching "De Witt Mich Jul 18" cds at left, on patriotic cover to St. Johns, Michigan, with female with flag red and blue patriotic design, original contents on letterhead with matching design, Extremely Fine, a pristine and wonderful cover, particularly so with an 1857 issue (Weiss F-F 9, Walcott 2371) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1050 image26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, single tied by perfect strike of "Reed's Landing M.T. Apr 1" balloon-type cds, addressed to Adamsville, Pennsylvania, cover slightly reduced at left, still a Very Fine example of this rare town marking (Image 1) (Image 2)

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60

Currently...$60.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1051 image26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, just tied by circular grid cancel on patriotic envelope with accompanying "Lowell Ms. Jul 11 1861" cds, waving flag design at left with "No Union with Traitors" vertical caption, trace of aging in lower corner, still Very Fine and quite attractive (Walcott 2954, Bischel 5333) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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50

Currently...$50.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1052 image28, 1857 5c Red brown, Type I, single and pair tied folded letter sheet addressed to France by red circular grid cancels, a red "New York Paid 12 Sep 12" credit cds alongside, black French transit and large framed "P.D.", manuscript "p Africa", backstamped French transit and Nantes 25 Sept 60 arrival, stamps with fresh color, sheet with horizontal file fold, small vertical edge break at top between the single and pair and some trivial aging, Fine use; signed Holcombe and with his 1991 certificate (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

Currently...$275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1053 image30A, 1860 5c Brown, Type II, three singles tied by black grids, with matching "Peoria Ills. Jan 2 1860" cds alongside, cover addressed to Oldenburg, Germany and endorsed "per Hamburg Steamer," red "Paid N. York Brem. Pkt." cds, various backstamps, few small tears mostly confined to reverse, Very Fine and attractive, the 1860 year date is almost certainly in error as the 5c Brown Type II was not in use until several months later, 1988 Holcombe certificaternProvenance: Henry C. Gibson (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

Currently...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1054 image31, 1857 10c Green, Type I, particularly choice single (position 95R1) with nice centering and bright color, tied by "Detroit Mich. Nov 6" cds to cover to Hamilton, Canada West, manuscript and red straightline "Paid" and matching "United States 6d" oval handstamp, various Canadian transit markings on reverse indicating an 1857 use (confirmed by dateline), Extremely Fine and choice cover from just a few months after this stamp was issued (Scott $1,300 for domestic cover) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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500

Currently...$500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1055 image31, 1857 10c Green, Type I, tied on small ladies' envelope with embossed design around the edges by partially struck cds, addressed to Nevada City, California, 1858 docketing on back side, opened and slightly reduced at right, envelope some light aging spots, Fine use (Scott $1,300)rnProvenance: Mortimer Neinken (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

Currently...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1056 image32, 1857 10c Green, Type II, fresh single tied by crisp and nearly-complete strike of "N. York Steamship" circular handstamp, addressed to Philadelphia, some light edge wear but still Very Fine and attractive (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1057 image32, 1857 10c Green, Type II, attractive single tied by near-perfect strike of Grass Valley, California cds, addressed to Machias, Maine, Very Fine, a wonderful early California cover (Image 1) (Image 2)

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50

Currently...$50.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1058 image33, 1857 10c Green, Type III, lovely single with attractive centering, tied by bold strike of blue "Cincinnati O. Jul 18" cds to cover to Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, Very Fine, a cover of exceptional quality in all respectsrnProvenance: M. Hubert Judd (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1059 image35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, two singles, including one with a large straddle pane margin (sliver of adjoining stamp, small pre-use tear at bottom), rich color and unobtrusive grid cancel, on pristine cover to Canada with matching "Detroit Mich. Aug 20 1861" cds, red "Paid" and numeral "20" handstamps, couple of backstamps, Extremely Fine, a wonderful double-rate cover (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

Currently...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM
1060 image35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, single with a brilliant impression situated between exceptional margins, particularly at the left and right, tied by "Sacramento City Cal Aug 20 1860" cds to orange cover to Vermont, endorsed "Via Panama" at top left, reduced at left and ever so slightly at right, tear at bottom into address panel (sealed with tape on reverse), still Very Fine appearance and bearing an Extremely Fine stamp (Image 1) (Image 2)

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100

Currently...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 11:59 PM

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