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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
41 image143L9, Wells Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 1862-64 25c Red, clear to full margins, vibrant shade, tied to 3c Pink on buff (U35) entire to Mrs. Clara B. Crittenden in San Francisco, blue "W.F. & Co. Virginia City N.T. Ju 15" (1864) postmark, pencil "65" and ink "37" route numbers, Very Fine and choice, 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $8,000) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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2,000

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:02 PM
42 imageSouthern Overland Mail and Express Company, "Barlow & Sanderson Proprietors, Principal Office, Pueblo, Col." cornercard, illustration of six-horse stage coach, franked with 1879 3c Green (184, not tied) with "Pueblo Colo. Oct 23" datestamp, addressed to Wappingers Falls, New York, cover reduced at right slightly into illustration, light staining, still Very Fine and attractive (Image 1) (Image 2)

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250

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:03 PM
Fancy Cancels
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
43 imageFish (Rohloff A-12), bold and complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65, short perfs at left) to cover to Saugatuck, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con Aug 18 '66" datestamp also ties, docketing at left, Extremely Fine strike and cover, a wonderful example of this rare marking, the Crowe census records 11 examples, 1982 Philatelic Foundation certificate no longer accompanies (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 755, 1993) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2,500

SOLD for $20,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:05 PM
44 imageSmall Bee (Rohloff A-14), bold strike showing many of the fine details of this attractive cancel ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114, corner faults) to cover to Washington, Connecticut, "Waterbury Ct. Jan 31 "70" datestamp (manuscript date), docketing at top, left edge slightly reduced, Very Fine strike on a clean and fresh cover (Rohloff rarity "RRR", an underestimate) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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750

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:06 PM
45 imageMan Smoking Pipe, Type 1 (Rohloff E-1), sharp strike on 1861 3c Rose (65, s.e. at right), "Waterbury Con Aug 24 '67" datestamp alongside, cover addressed to Shelburne, Massachusetts, cover with light edge wear including small tears and piece out along the top, backflap torn, a Very Fine strike of this popular device and the earliest example recorded, Toaspern handstamp on reverse, Crowe census records 10 examples on cover (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2,000

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:07 PM
46 imageMan With Hat, Type 1 (Rohloff E-4), also known as the Circus Clown, bold and complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) with "Waterbury Con Apr 30 '66" datestamp also tying, addressed to New Haven, Connecticut (Jacocks correspondence), Extremely Fine markings and cover, one of the rarest of all Waterbury cancels that was in use for two days with only three covers recorded, a gem in every regard (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 503, 1977)rnHenry W. Houser (Christie's-NY, 1990)rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5,000

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:08 PM
47 imageBridgeport Fireman (Rohloff E-6), complete strike showing "BF" in hat and most details of face ties 1861 3c Rose (65, lightly oxidized) to cover to Wurtsboro, New York, "Waterbury Apr 26 '66" datestamp alongside, Very Fine strike and cover, this famous and attractive cancel was only used between April 25 and May 8, 1866 (Rohloff rarity "RRR", an underestimate) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:09 PM
48 imageWoman in Bonnet, Facing Right (Rohloff E-10), full strike on a tiny ladies envelope addressed to New York City with "Waterbury Ct Mar 29" datestamp alongside, backside with an 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) tied by a partial second strike, imperceptibly reduced at right and left, Extremely Fine, a wonderful showpiece showing this classic Waterbury design as clearly as possible (Rohloff rarity "RRR") (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:09 PM
49 imageTulip (Rohloff F-4), bold and complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65, faults) to cover to New York City, "Waterbury Con Oct 15 '67" datestamp alongside, additional "Due 3" marking, right edge of cover has been expertly added, Very Fine strike (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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500

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:10 PM
50 imagePumpkin (Rohloff G-2), splendid strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) to small ladies cover addressed to East Westmoreland, New Hampshire, "Waterbury Ct Jul 10" datestamp alongside, Very Fine, attractive and unusual (Rohloff rarity "RR") (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:10 PM
51 imageHeart with Arrow Pointing Down to Right (Rohloff J-5), bold and sharp strike ties 1870 3c Green (147) to cover to Hartford, Connecticut, "Waterury Ct. Feb 14" (1871) datestamp, original contents enclosed (an attractive invitation to a dance), light bleaching, Very Fine and attractive (Rohloff "RRRR")rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:11 PM
52 imageInitial "G", Type 1 (Rohloff K-7), attractive strike on 1861 3c Rose (65), "Waterbury Con Sep 8 '66" datestamp alongside, addressed to Saugatuck, Connecticut, docketing at left, small backflap faults, Very Fine and choice, signed "OK GE Jackson" (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Paul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:11 PM
53 image"W", Type 5 (Rohloff K-18), bold strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65, damaged) to envelope addressed to Saugutuck, Connecticut, "Waterbury Jul 14 '66" postmark alongside, Very Fine strike on a clean cover, pictured in Rohloff page 132 (Rohloff rarity "RRR") (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:12 PM
54 imageThree-Sectioned Leaf (Rohloff L-2), splendid strike showing the intricate detailing in the veins ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to envelope addressed to New Preston, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con Aug 25 '66" datestamp alongside, Very Fine in every respect, illustrated in Rohloff page 142 (Rohloff rarity "RR")rnProvenance: Mattatuck Historical Society (The Collectors Shop, 1959) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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250

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:14 PM
55 imageLeaf, Type 6 (Rohloff L-11), three nice strikes tie 2c Vermilion, 5c Blue (178-79) on 3c Green entire addressed to Germany, "Waterbury Conn. May 14" datestamp (1878 docketing), backstamped Ohrdruf, Extremely Fine markings and cover, a colorful usage to a rare destination, 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Henry W. Houser (Christie's-NY, 1990) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:14 PM
56 image"185" (Rohloff N-6), full strike on an 1873 3c Green (158) on an envelope addressed to Jersey City, New Jersey, well-struck "Waterbury Conn Feb 19 10AM" (1877) datestamp alongside, Very Fine and fresh, a wonderful example of this popular cancel commemorating the number of electoral votes received by Hayes in the election of 1876 (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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750

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:15 PM
57 imageLeft Handed Mug, Type 1 (Rohloff O-8), full and a partial strike tie two 1861 3c Rose (65, right stamp small tear at top) to envelope to Blackstone, Massachusetts, "Waterbury Ct Sep 16 '67" postmark, Extremely Fine strikes, this cancel was in use for only one day, illustrated in Rohloff page 181 (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2,000

SOLD for $14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:17 PM
58 imageButtonless Shoe (Rohloff O-12), exceptional strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114, small faults) to envelope with "Waterbury Ct. Mar 22" datestamp, addressed to Annapolis, Maryland and then forwarded to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, manuscript "If not called for..." docketing at left, small tears along top edge, Extremely Fine strike on an attractive and choice cover, this short lived cancel was only used between March 19 and March 26, 1870(Rohloff "RRRR") (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:17 PM
59 imageSkull & Crossbones, Type 1 (Rohloff R-1), clear strike ties 1861 1c Blue (63) on locally addressed envelope with "Waterbury Con Apr 13 '66" postmark, Extremely Fine and attractive, this cancel was in use only from April 13 to 14, 1866, 1993 Philatelic Foundation certificate does not accompany (Rohloff rarity "RRRR", although it is now known about 11 examples exist)rnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 560, 1980) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:18 PM
60 imageStar and Crescent (Rohloff S-10), perfect strike ties 1861 10c Green (68) to envelope with "Waterbury Con Aug 29 '67" datestamp, addressed to "Saint John, New Brunswick, British America" (backstamped August 31), barely reduced at left and some minor soiling, Extremely Fine cancel on an attractive cover, particularly desirable to a foreign destination, illustrated in Rohloff page 228 (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 503, 1977)rnDr. John Robertson (Private Transaction) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,500

SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jan-26, 03:20 PM

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