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The Alan Parsons Collection of United States Postage Stamps continued...

19th Century Issues on Cover
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2021     1 image1847, 5¢ red brown, horizontal pair. Full well balanced margins and deep color, tied by red numeral "5" handstamps on folded letter to Lyme, Conn., with matching partial "Elmira, N.Y., Sep 12" cds, Extremely Fine, ex-Rust, Boker & Gross.
Scott No. 1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A BEAUTIFUL MULTIPLE USAGE OF THE 1847 5¢ ISSUE TIED BY NUMERAL RATEMARKER HANDSTAMPS. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $750-1,000
Selling for...$525.00
Will close during Public Auction
2022     1 image1847, 5¢ red brown. Margins large to slightly in at bottom, tied by red grid handstamp on ornate bronze floral bordered Valentine cover to Dundee, N.Y., matching "Elmira, N.Y., Feb 14" Valentine's day cds; cover with faint horizontal fold, otherwise Very Fine, with 1975 & 1983 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A WONDERFUL 1847 5¢ ISSUE ON VALENTINE COVER BEARING A VALENTINE'S DAY POSTMARK. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
Selling for...$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
2023 ()    1a image1847, 5¢ dark brown. Ample to large margins and bold color, tied by orange red "Elmira, N.Y., Dec 10" cds and matching grid handstamp on folded letter sheet to Butternuts, N.Y.; side flaps missing, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 1a; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
2024     1b image1847, 5¢ orange brown. Ample to large margins, cancelled by orange grid with matching "Elmira N.Y. Dec. 18" circular datestamp at left on a clean, fresh 1849 turned folded letter to Bath N.Y.; inside with red Dec 22 Bath N.Y. cds and matching "5" handstamp, addressed to Elmira; contents of both letters inside; some internal splitting of folds, still Very Fine, an unusual usage of the scarce orange brown shade., ex-Sampson, Dick, identified and signed Ashbrook.
Scott No. 1b; $800; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Scott $800
Est. $300-400

Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
2025     2 image1847, 10¢ black. Ample to large margins all around, sharp proof-like impression, tied by numerous criss-crossing pen strokes, neat red "Corning N.Y. Jul 1" cds on 1848 cover to Nantes, France, endorsed "Pr Steamer from N. York" at top, carried by Cunard Line Britannia from New York Jul. 5th to Liverpool arriving Jul. 19th, red London (7.20) transit backstamp matching red "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, stamp also tied by orange-red "Angl. Boulogne 21 Juil. 48" entry cds, manuscript "18" decimes due rating, Nantes (7.22) arrival backstamp, with enclosure datelined "East Painted Post N.Y. June 30th 1848", Extremely Fine, ex-Hayes, Haas, Rose, Craveri, Hackmey, Gross.
Scott No. 2; Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED 10¢ 1847 ISSUE COVERS TO FRANCE.

The 10¢ 1847 issue prepays the domestic U.S. postage to the port of New York for over 300 miles. According to the France-England postal treaty of 1 June 1843, the English transit and sea postage was 10 decimes (equivalent to 20c U.S.) per 7.5 grams (0.2646 ounces) to be debited from England to France indicated by the red "Colonies &c. Art. 13" marking applied in London. The French inland rates, also set out in the 1843 treaty, varied according to distance.
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Est. $7,500-10,000
Selling for...$3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2026     7 image1851, 1¢ blue, type II. Huge margins to clear with wide left sheet margin and bits of adjacent stamps visible at top & bottom; cancelled by bold grid on a clean blue folded letter to Elmira, N.Y., Very Fine.
Scott No. 7; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
2027     10A image1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II. Four mostly large margins, tied by clear red "N. York & Erie R.R., 2 Mar" c.d.s. (Towle 125-B-2 var. - day above month - RF-V) on cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A; Estimate $500 - 750.

A STUNNING COVER IN PERFECT CONDITION. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
Selling for...$240.00
Will close during Public Auction
2028     11 var. image1851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type I. Gorgeous four-margin single, plated by Chase as position 4L6, tied by blue weak-but-readable Elmira, N.Y. cds, Feb 18 (1856), according to a Chase note on the cover, the earliest use of plate 6 that he had seen; on a clean orange cover with a colorless embossed Chemung Canal Bank, Elmira, N.Y. corner card and including the original enclosure, a partly printed Bank form, with the year date, Very Fine, ex-Wagshal.
Scott No. 11 var.; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$210.00
Will close during Public Auction
2029     11 image1851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type I. Large margins to just in at bottom, deep color, tied by New York cds on illustrated New York and Erie Railroad, Fast Freight Line corner card cover showing Locomotive, address to the President of the Boston & Worcester R.R. in Boston, Very Fine and attractive, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
2030     11 image1852, 3¢ dull red, type I. An extremely fine single with fresh color and huge margins, including full sheet margin at left and partial at bottom (position 91L4), tied by "Urbana N.Y. Feb. 14" cds on cover to Penn Yan N.Y.; cover missing small part of bottom flap and has a tiny tear at bottom, still Very Fine and most attractive.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
2031     11A image1852, 3¢ dull red, type II. Just clear to mostly large margins, tied by ""Havanna, N.Y., May 25"" cds on Cheap Inland and Ocean Postage elaborately illustrated "Barnabas Bates" propaganda cover depicting Steamer, Train & Eagle with Shield in black, cover with ornate imprint of "D. Felt & Hosford, Stationers" on reverse; expertly restored tiny cover tear at top just affecting ribbon, Extremely Fine, ex-William Fox.
Scott No. 11A; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE BARNABAS BATES ILLUSTRATED "CHEAP INLAND AND OCEAN POSTAGE" PROPAGANDA COVER.

Barnabas Bates, who served as New York's assistant postmaster between 1833-36, later began working for the New York Democratic Party and the Equal Rights Party. He served as an advocate for reduced postal rates, which made public communication possible for a greater number of people. In the 1850's, Bates adopted the Elihu Blurritt practice of using illustrated envelopes to further his reform proposals for America.
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Est. $3,000-4,000
Selling for...$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2032     14, 15 image1855, 10¢ green, type II & type III. Singles of each with intense deep color and full margins, on separate covers from correspondence to Toronto, Canada, both canceled by unusual bold red grid handstamps with magenta "Campbelltown, N.Y." manuscript postmarks, one with light red arched "U. States, Paid 6d" exchange handstamp and both with receiving backstamp; former with light cover soiling, otherwise Very Fine, #14 cover ex-Cole.
Scott No. 14, 15; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
2033     18 image1861, 1¢ blue, type I. Horizontal strip of 3 tied (upside down) by an incomplete "Addison, N.Y., Jun 27" cds's on a cover to Chester, Pa.; reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F., includes original letter between former college roommates.
Scott No. 18; $2,000 off cover. (Image1)

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Scott $2,000 off cover

Selling for...$325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2034     18 image1861, 1¢ blue, type I. horizontal pair and single, tied by grids, the single by an Oct 14 Addison N.Y. cds on orange cover to Dundee N.Y.; slightly reduced at left, small opening tear at upper left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 18; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
Selling for...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2035     21 image1857, 1¢ blue, type III. The right-most stamp in a franking of six plate 4 stamps, the first five are type IIA (22), tied by pen cancels and very faint cds's on a narrow cover to Hyde Park, Pa.; the Ashbrook-plated positions are, left to right, 11-12 v(pair), 63, 58, 52 & 62; there is some perf toning, especially on the type III, and other minor flaws. Also includes original 8-page letter and an Ashbrook note on the cover, "Date Lined Chemung, May 29, 1859 (N.Y.)", though we can find no dateline on the included eight pages., otherwise Fine and rare, with 1946 note & photos from Ashbrook identifying the positions.
Scott No. 21; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
Selling for...$375.00
Will close during Public Auction
2036     22 image1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa. Plate 11, deep rich blue color, tied by "Hornellsville, N.Y." cds on orange cover addressed to "Fancy Goods Dealer" in West Potsdam, N.Y.; cover with a few trivial flaws, handsome Very Fine, signed Ashbrook on reverse.
Scott No. 22; $525; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Scott $525
Est. $200-300

Selling for...$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
2037     26 image1857, 3¢ dull red, type III. Tied by partial blue grid with light matching "Elmira N.Y. Jun. 8, 1861" c.d.s. at left on to Geneva N.Y. with Beardless Lincoln three-quarter portrait in log frame with O.H. Fraser imprint, Very Fine, ex-Walcott, Matthies, Myers, Jarrett. Walcott No. L-227. Weiss No. FP-AL-134.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
Selling for...$475.00
Will close during Public Auction
2038     65 image1861, 3¢ rose. Tied by one of two clear strikes Elmira, N.Y. double circle datestamps, Apr 10, 1862 on cover with Lincoln-Johnson Second Campaign woodcut portraits design with "Key Notes" verse, addressed to Oakfield, N.Y. with D.W. Hitchcock imprint on flap; reduced just a bit at right, Very Fine. Walcott No. L-216. Weiss No. FP-AL-85.
Scott No. 65; Estimate $300 - 400.

This very rare design, theoretically should not have existed before 1864, yet the postmarks both show 1862 as the year date, most likely in error.
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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
2039     70 image1862, 24¢ red lilac. Used with 10¢ yellow green (68), both tied by cork cancels with "Elmira, N.Y., Feb 14" c.d.s. alongside, on pretty yellow cover to Valparaiso, Chile, handstamped red "24" credit, The "24" obliterated with a red segmented cork and re-rated with matching "12", F.-V.F.
Scott No. 70; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
Selling for...$240.00
Will close during Public Auction
2040     73 image1863, 2¢ black. three singles tied by three strikes of bold "Elmira, N.Y., Nov 24" cds's paying the double 3¢ rate on fresh cover to Auburn, N.Y.; reduced slightly at right, middle stamp vaguely toned (only as compared to the other two), still Very Fine, a very scarce usage.
Scott No. 73; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction

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