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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale - 3055

United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History

Postmasters Provisionals
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1 image1X1, Alexandria, VA, 5c Black on buff, Type I stamp with 40 stars, cut to shape as always with margin slightly in at left, on front address panel only addressed to Columbia, PA, black "Alexandria D.C. Jul. 10» datestamp with matching boxed "5" and "Paid" handstamps, trivial crease at right, stamp lifted and repositioned, Very Fine, the discovery copy of the Alexandria provisional and therefore one of the most historically significant United States covers, in addition to being a showpiece in every regard (Scott $500,000 on cover)rn rnProvenance: John Kerr TiffanyrnDudley L. Pickman (Private Treaty)rnWarren H. Colson ("W.H.C." backstamp)rnEmory Coolidge (Private Treaty)rnWeill Brothers (Christie»s Robson Lowe, 1989) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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100,000

SOLD for $120,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:04 PM
2 image3X1, Baltimore, MD, 5c Black, framelines or parts on all four sides (complete at bottom and right), cancelled by neat blue "Paid" with additional strike at left, blue "Baltimore Md. Oct 17" (1846) datestamp, stamp tied by manuscript "Due 5" to folded letter to Frederick, Maryland, Very Fine stamp and cover, Hayes census #10, 1976 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $15,000)rnProvenance: Colonel Edward H. R. Green (Harmer, Rooke & Co., 1943) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4,000

SOLD for $11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:05 PM
3 image8XU3, New Haven, CT, 5c Dull blue on buff, Blue signature, entire addressed to Hanover, NH, with red "New Haven Ct. Apr 6" datestamp (1846 use), handstamp characteristically faded but signature still bold, cover with overall toning, Fine, an enormous rarity as this is the only 8XU3 entire recorded (a cut square is also known, and one of only six New Haven provisional entires in any combination of inks/papers, just five of which are available to collectors (Scott $75,000)rn not in USPCS censusrnProvenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 3, 1922)rnArthur Hind (Charles J. Phillips Sale 1, 1933)rnAlfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 967, 1955)rnBernard D. Peyton (Isleham Collection, R.A. Siegel Sale 662, 1986) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for $85,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:08 PM
4 image9X1, New York, NY, 5c Black, Signed "ACM", tied to small piece by blue "NY" route agent marking (certificate calls it a Cuban marking), large margins all around, tiny surface scratch in the hair at right, Very Fine and attractive, photocopy of 1978 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $475) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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75

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:09 PM
5 image9X1d, New York, NY, 5c Black, Signed "RHM", position 9, margins full to huge, tied by two red "Paid" in arc cancels on folded letter dated August 9, 1845 from New Hamburgh, NY, additional red "Paid" and manuscript "5" rate at top right, addressed to "Wm. Bird, Care of Walter Lowne, Esq., corner of Centre & Reade Sts., New York", from the James Lenox correspondence, Extremely Fine, a stunning combination of a fresh and large-margined stamp with rare initials attractively tied to an immaculate cover, arguably the finest "RHM" cover known, illustrated in Philip T. Wall's article in the August 1978 Chronicle (Vol. 30, No.3), detailing the Lenox corespondence (Scott $5,500)rnProvenance: John R. Boker, Jr. (Private transaction)rnLouis Grunin (Private transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,000

SOLD for $27,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:11 PM
1847 Issue (1-2)
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6 image1, 1847 5c Red brown, well-margined singles (includes portion of adjacent stamp at top) tied by blue "5" in circle (repeated at top right) to outer lettersheet addressed to Plattsburgh, New York, crisply struck "Alby & Buffalo R.R. 3 Apr" route agent datestamp, manuscript "under chg'd 5/10", Very Fine and attractive use (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:11 PM
1851-56 Issue (5-17)
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
7 image12, 1856 5c Red brown, margins large to touching, tied alongside overlapping 1857 1c Blue, Type V and 12c Black (24, 36) by magenta grids to "Election Returns, 1859." cover front only, "Hartford Ct. Mar 26 1859" datestamp, addressed to Roxbury, Connecticut, Very Fine and eye-catchingrnProvenance: Corey Long (R.A. Siegel Sale 948, 2007) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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400

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:14 PM
8 image12, 1856 5c Red brown, margins full to clear, tied by "New Orleans La Mar 9 1857" datestamp, manuscript "pr British Steamer via Liverpool", red "New York Br Pkt Mar 18" exchange office datestamp, black Calais transit cancel, framed Anglo-French "GB/1F60c" accountancy handstamp and "8" decimes due handstamp, March 30 British transit backstamp, Very Fine, attractive example of this stamp used at the tail end of the Three-Months period (Image 1) (Image 2)

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400

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:15 PM
9 image12, 1856 5c Red brown, three clear to large margins (barely grazes at top), tied on folded letter addressed to Nantes, France by "New Orleans La May 4 1857" datestamp, red "New York Br Pkt Jun 2" exchange office and black "Etats-Unis Paq Brit A Calais" transit postmarks, "13" decimes due handstamp, backstamped Nantes, printed message from Hector Bossange (son of noted book dealer Martin Bossange), Very Fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:16 PM
1861-66 Issue (63-78)
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
10 image63, 1861 1c Blue, crisp impression and bright color, tied by red "New York City Paid 1ct. Jan 17" carrier datestamp to locally-addressed 1862 outer lettersheet, Very Fine and fresh (Image 1) (Image 2)

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50

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:17 PM
11 image67, 1861 5c Buff, canceled by red circular grid with 10c Green (68, just tied) on 1862 cover addressed to France, blue "Paid" in oval of Wells, Fargo & Co., red "New York Paid 6 Apr 19" credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." with French transit postmark, three different French backstamps, filefolds do not affect stamps, Very Fine, a rare cover carried outside the mails to New York (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:17 PM
12 image73, 1863 2c Black, two singles used with 1863 5c Brown and three 1861 12c Black (76, 69), paying 45c rate on cover front only to "Aden, Arabia, East India", each stamp with "candleflame in box" fancy cancel, "Kennebunkport Me Sep 18" datestamp ties two of the 12c, red London transit and red crayon credit, large piece of construction paper adhered to reverse which unfortunately has resulted in small internal tears, still Very Fine appearing and undoubtedly a rare franking to a superb destination (Image 1) (Image 2)

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400

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:19 PM
13 image73, 1863 2c Black, tied by bold strike of black leaf cancel to envelope with all-over ad for "The Great American Tea Company" addressed to Hardwick, Massachusetts, Very Fine and attractive (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:21 PM
14 image73, 1863 2c Black, tied to envelope with all-over ad for "The Great American Tea Company" depicting Chinese torture scenes, addressed to Barnard, Vermont, Very Fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:22 PM
15 image78, 1862 24c Lilac, tied along with 1861 1c Blue (63, clipped perfs left edge) and 10c Yellow green (68, 2) by circle of wedges cancels on envelope addressed to Shanghai, China with manuscript "via Southampton" routing instructions, accompanying red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Jun 20" datestamp alongside, red "24" credit, red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp and "London JY 1 63 Paid" transit cancel, backstamped "Hong Kong Au 17 63" and "Shanghae Au 24 63", Very Fine, cover pays the proper 45c rate by British Mail via Southampton, 1983 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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250

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:23 PM
16 image78, 1862 24c Lilac, tied with 1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65) by blue "Cincinnati O. May 29" duplex to yellow cover to Brieg, Silesia (now Brzeg, Poland), additional red "N. York Am. Pkt 7 Paid Jun 8" exchange datestamp and blue framed "Aachen 16-6 Franco" transit cancel, partially struck German backstamp, small piece of backflap out, a Very Fine and colorful cover (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:23 PM
1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
17 image119, 1869 15c Brown and blue, Type II, tied with 1869 2c Brown, 6c Blue (113, 115) by circular grids to registered folded letter addressd to Napoli, Italy, accompanying red "New York Registered Aug 4" cds, straight-line "Paid All" just ties the 15c stamp, sender's dated 1869 handstamp at lower left, manuscript circled "R" and registry number, French and Italian backstamps, light file folds, Very Fine, a rare international registered use of the 1869 issue in addition to being an attractive three-color franking properly paying the 15c Italian Closed Mail rate plus 8c registry fee;rnProvenance: Erwin Griswold (H.R. Harmer Sale 2518, 1979)rnRyohei Ishikawa (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1993) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,500

SOLD for $9,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:25 PM
18 image119, 1869 15c Brown and blue, Type II, single franking just tied to 1870 cover addressed to Switzerland by "Highland Ill Apr 4" datestamp, neat strike of red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr 7", manuscript "Via Ostende" routing, backstamped Basel and Lausanne, Very Fine and fresh (Scott $800) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:27 PM
19 image120, 1869 24c Green and violet, canceled alongside two 10c Brown (150) on cover to Lima, Peru with "Portchester N.Y. Aug 4" datestamp alongside and a strong strike of red "New 24 York Aug 5" exchange datestamp, backstamped "Lima 1 Set 1870", Very Fine, 44c pays double the 22c rate to South America, according to the Searing census this is the only example of the 24c 1869 used with a 10c Banknote, a wonderful and unique franking, 1969 APEX certificate rnThe discovery of the "Davis" Correspondence of covers to Peru (also known as the "Portchester" Correspondence due to the origination of many of the covers) represented a watershed moment for collectors of high-value covers from the late 1860s and early 1870s (the full story of the discovery was told by Elliott Coulter in the 1982 Register of the 1869 Pictorial Research Associates). At least 12 covers bearing the 1869 24c stamp are known to have originated from this correspondence. The rate to South America via American Packet was reduced from 34c to 22c in March of 1870; therefore a 24c stamp would only be required on double-weight mail under the new rate. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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10,000

SOLD for $23,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:28 PM

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History

Carriers Stamps
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
20 imageLO2, 1851 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier, four large margins, centrally struck red star cancel, locally-addressed within Philadelphia, pressed vertical filefold, Very Fine and fresh (Scott $500) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 02:29 PM

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