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United States Postal History continued...

Postmasters' Provisionals & 1847 Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
521     2 image1847, 10¢ black. Rich color, tied by red square grid handstamp on 1849 folded letter to Buffalo, N.Y., matching "New - York, May 27" cds, with additional "Swarts, Chatham Square Post Office" oval handstamp and matching "Letters For N. York City, Direct To, Chatham Square Post Office" oval directive handstamp on reverse, red straight line "Paid" above stamp, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
522     2 image1847, 10¢ black. Large margins to barely touched at upper right, tied by red cork cancel and matching "Goshen N.Y. Jul 6" cds, additional "Paid" handstamp adjacent and cds at left on 1849 blue folded letter to St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, F.-V.F. and unique 10¢ usage from Goshen, Census 5735, ex-Hart, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Alexander Wilkin, to whom the cover is addressed, came to St. Paul, following his service as a captain in the Mexican war, in 1849. At various times he was engaged in a law practice and at one time was the U.S. Marshall for Minnesota. In 1851 to 1853 he was secretary of the territory and in 1855 he went to the Crimea to study the Crimean War. In 1861 he organized the first company of the First Minnesota regiment and in 1862 he became the colonel of the Ninth Minnesota in the Civil War. Wilkin was killed in the battle of Tupelo, Mississippi on July 14, 1864. Wilkin County was named for Alexander Wilkin.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1851 Issue
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
523     8A var. image1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, double transfer, one inverted. Pos. 81L1E, handsome example of this scarce and desirable plate variety, featuring mostly large margins and beautiful color, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jan 9" cds on printed 1851 circular for parasols and umbrellas addressed to Chillicothe Oh., Very Fine, signed and identified by Ashbrook on reverse, with 1981 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 8A var.; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A BEAUTIFUL ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PLATE VARIETY PAYING THE CIRCULAR RATE. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
524     9 image1852, 1¢ blue, type IV. Horizontal pair, margins to touched, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La Sep 15" cds on blue 1856 folded cover to Intra, Italy, red "New-York, Br.Pkt., Sep 23" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Arabia from Boston Sep. 24th to Liverpool arriving Oct. 4th, red London (10.6) backstamp, French (10.6) transit and manuscript "17" decimes due rating, reverse with Paris (10.7), Torino (10.9) and Intra (10.10) arrival cds, Very Fine and attractive use at the 5c British open mail rate.
Scott No. 9; Estimate $500 - 750.

Although endorsed by the "Cambria" from Boston, she was an extra sailing from Boston and did not carry mails on Sep. 20th.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
525     9 var. image1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, double transfer variety. Vertical pair, pos. 88-98L1L, large margins with crease between, rich color with both showing double transfer variety, used with 3¢ dull red (26), pos. 44R7, each tied by "New Orleans La., Mar 29" cds on 1857 blue folded cover to Paris, France, reverse with bold "Boston Br. Pkt. 8 Apr" exchange cds, red London (4.21) transit backstamp and "GB/1F60c" bulk debit handstamp, Calais (4.21) entry cds and matching "16" decimes due handstamp, Paris (4.22) arrival backstamp; some edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce use during three-months period.
Scott No. 9 var.; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
526     9 image1852, 1¢ blue, type IV. Two singles, one large margins, other touching, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), tied by circular grids cancels, red "Providence R.I., Jun 6" cds and "Paid" straightline to Paris, France, endorsed "Steamer 'America' via Boston & Liverpool", "Boston Br. Pkt, Jun 7" exchange backstamp, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line America, red London (6.20) transit backstamp, red Paris (7.21) arrival cds and black "26" decimes due handstamp; small stamp flaws, Very Fine and scarce transatlantic use to France.
Scott No. 9; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
527     10A image1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II. Pos. 78R5E, deep intense color, margins to touched at top, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), pos. 50R3, tied by red "Amherst Ms., Aug 30" cds, additional strike at bottom left on orange buff cover to Candendish Vt., with 2002 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 10A; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
528     11 var. image1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, "gash on shoulder" variety. Clear to huge margins, neatly tied by Saratoga Springs, N.Y. cds on folded letter sheet to Milton, Vt., Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 11 var.; Estimate $75 - 100. (Image1)
Est. $75-100
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
529     11A image3¢ claret, type II. Horizontal pair, pos. 57-58L2L, clear to large margins, tied by two strikes of circular grids, tied by "New-York, Apr 24" cds to Captain J.L. Folsom at San Francisco Cal., endorsed "per 'Georgia' " at top left, flap with bright red "Forwarded by William Depew, New-York" forwarder's oval, Very Fine and scarce early claret use with unlisted forwarder, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 11A; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
530     11A image1852, 3¢ dull red, type II. Tied by bold "New-York, Jul 21, 1853" Zevely cds on blue folded letter with blind embossed "Mayhem Talbot & Co., Commission Merchants" shield corner card on flap; some staining, otherwise Very Fine strike of this scarce Crystal Palace cds.
Scott No. 11A; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
531     11A image1852, 3¢ dull red, type II. Full to large margins, brilliant color, tied by green "Littleton, N.H., Aug 8" cds on embossed ladies cover to Milford, Extremely Fine, a choice green town cancel usage.
Scott No. 11A; Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
532     13 image1855, 10¢ green, type I. horizontal strip of three, large margins to touched at left, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), three large to huge margins, each tied by circular grid cancel, matching "Greenfield Ms., Feb 17" cds on 1857 Blodgett correspondence cover to Shanghai, China, "New-York Br. Pkt., Feb 18" exchange cds with magenta "28" cent credit rating to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Feb 18th to Liverpool arriving Mar. 2nd, London Paid (3.3) transit cds, Hong Kong (4.29) arrival backstamp, pencil 1857 docketing at left, Very Fine, ex-Menaker, Mizuhara, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 13; Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

A WONDERFUL COVER PAYING THE 33¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO SHANGHAI PREPAID WITH A 10¢ TYPE I STRIP.

The 10¢ type I in a strip of three is unpriced by Scott.
(Image1)
Est. $4,000-6,000
SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
533     14 image1855, 10¢ green, type II. Large margins, used with 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of "San Francisco, Cal. 5 Jul" cds on 10¢ green (U18) Nesbitt buff entire to Paris, France at the 26¢ West Coast rate (21¢ American packet rate plus 5¢ west coast surcharge), red "N. York, Am. Pkt. Aug 2" exchange cds, carried by Collins Line Ericsson from New York Aug. 2nd to Liverpool arriving Aug. 17th, Calais (8.19.56) entry cds with matching bold "8" decimes due handstamp; small edge tear, F.-V.F., ex-Kramer.
Scott No. 14; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE 1851 ISSUE FRANKING PREPAYING THE 26¢ WEST COAST RATE BY AMERICAN PACKET. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
534     14 image1855, 10¢ green, type II. Large margins, intense color and impression, tied by wavy manuscript on light buff cover from the Foster correspondence from Boston, Mass. to Annapolis, Nova Scotia, S.G. Damon & Co. Boston oval corner card handstamp, "St. John, N.B. / Ship Letter" two-line handstamp and large "6" pence due handstamp crossed out by wavy manuscript, Sept. 26th docketing at left; portion of address restored, Fine and scarce use with the St. John, N.B. Ship Letter handstamp.
Scott No. 14; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
535     15 image1855, 10¢ green, type III. Horizontal strip of three, large margins except slightly in at top center, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), tied by two strikes of "Amherst Ms., May 19 1857" cds on Blodgett correspondence cover to Shanghae, China, although endorsed "Via Boston, Per Steamer Europa" New York exchange office noted magenta "too late" and "28" cent credit to G.B., red "New-York, Br. Pkt. May 27" exchange backstamp, carried by Cunard Line Asia from New York May 27th to Liverpool arriving Jun. 8th, London Paid (6.8) transit cds, Hong-Kong (7.22) transit backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
536     15 image1855, 10¢ green, type III. Three singles, two cut in, used with 3¢ dull red (11), rich color, tied by open circular grid cancels, matching "Amherst Ms. Oct 14" cds on light buff 1856 Blodgett correspondence cover to Shanghai, China, red "New York Br. Pkt. Oct 15" exchange cds and magenta "28" cent credit rating to G.B. for British packet, carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Oct. 15th to Liverpool arriving Oct. 27th, red London "Paid" (10.28.56) transit cds, Hong Kong (12.24) double-arc transit backstamp, a Very Fine use at the 33¢ British Mail rate via Southampton by British packet.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
537     15 image1855, 10¢ green, type III. Pos. 51R1, enormous margins showing adjacent stamps at top and right, centerline at left, bright color and paper, tied by "Milford, Conn, Feb 5" cds on orange cover from the William Wheaton to San Francisco, Cal., Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
538     15 image1855, 10¢ green, type III. Large margins to just in at lower right, tied by "West Fitchburg, Mas" cds on 1856 corner card cover to Montreal, Canada, reverse with blue "Rouse's Point, N.Y., Apr 26" transit cds and Montreal (4.26.1856) receiving cds, cover with all-over illustrated Scythe manufacturer advertisement, Very Fine and early ad cover use to Canada.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
539     15 image1855, 10¢ green, type III. Large to huge margins, rich color on bright paper, tied by "Sacramento, Cal" cds on cover with "Hill. Wooster & Co., Sac. City" double-oval corner card handstamp to Boston, Mass., 1857 receipt docketing at right; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
540     15 image1855, 10¢ green, type III. Four large margins, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa, Jun 8, 1856" rimless cds to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, endorsed "Eastern Mail Through", red "United States" exchange oval, Very Fine.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction

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