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U.S. Postal History continued...

Postmarks by State, Wells Fargo and Ship Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
582   image1862, U.S.S. Housatonic, Screw Sloop, cover with manuscript endorsement "U. S. S. Housatonic" franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by a New York circle-of-wedges duplex, Dec 15, 1862, to Wickford, R.I., Fine to Very Fine,

Housatonic, with a complement of 160, was commissioned in August 1862 and assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. She operated with the outer Charleston harbor blockade and participated in attacks on Charleston. On February 17, 1864, she became the first ship sunk by a submarine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 65]

Suggested Bid $350-500
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
Exposition Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
583   image1876 U.S. International (Centennial) Exhibition, Philadelphia, Rare Exhibitor's Pass issued to one M.B. Edson with attached photo of Edson; also includes a mint, serially numbered "Passage Ticket" and individual Philadelphia Bank Note Co. proofs of the four pages of the Exhibitor's Pass (inside & outside front & back) and of the back of the Package Ticket, plus a few duplicate proofs; 11 items in all; the Exhibitor's Pass has a small piece torn out of the top but is otherwise clean and Very Fine; everything else is Very Fine. A marvelous group. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Suggested Bid $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
584   image1893 Columbian Exposition, set of 10 different entrance tickets, all bright and fresh, also the original Caxton Co. envelope for these tickets, Extremely Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Suggested Bid $350-500
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
585   image1909 (Sept. 28), Hudson-Fulton Celebration picture post card, addressed to Austria; reverse with full-color painting of Fulton and Clermont, franked by 2¢ commemorative (#372) tied by New York Station J wavy-line cancel of SEP 28 1909, three days after date of issue, Fine to Very Fine. (Image) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [United States 372]

Suggested Bid $200-300
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
Foreign Mail
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
586   image1857 (Feb. 28), folded letter from Charleston, SC, to Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, franked by a full-margined, richly colored #14 fully tied by a socked-on-the-nose (and yet largely face-free) Charleston c.d.s.; St. Andrews (MR 7, in blue) and St. John (MR 8) transits, PEI (MA 15) arrival and Georgetown (MR 17) receiver—the last two across flap, on reverse; central file fold (appears some weakening on reverse), still Very Fine, an eye-catching cover, Ex-Robert J. Karrer. (Image)

Get Market Data for [Worldwide Feb. 28]

Suggested Bid $250-350
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
587   image1858 (Sept. 16), mixed-issue cover from Connecticut to Prince Edward Island, sent from Stonington to Charlotte Town and franked by 1851 1¢ imperforate plus three 1857 perforated 3¢ stamps, all cancelled by barred circles, the 1¢ tied by its cancel and by the red horseshoe "U States/C" handstamp; St. John transit and PEI arrival markings on reverse; 1¢ Franklin showing portions of stamps top and left, close at bottom, in at right; one 3¢ Washington with vibrant color, the other two from a clearly very worn plate; cover opened out for exhibition, Very Fine, a rare mixed-issue franking. (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
588   image1858 (Dec. 10), 1857 Issue cover from Boston to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, franked by 1¢ Franklin (top clipped) plus strip of three 3¢ Washingtons, all perforated and all tied by barred-circle "PAID" cancels, the Franklin additionally tied by red "Boston Ms/10 cts" dater; red "U STATES/C" horseshoe lower right; St. John and PEI daters reverse; tear to envelope at upper right is of no consequence as it misses the stamps, Very Fine, a pretty cover, a scarce Treaty Mail franking carried by coastal steamer. (Image)

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Suggested Bid $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
589   image1870 (May 27), advertising cover from Corry, PA, to Middleton, Prince Edward Island, crisp orange cover with corner card for Andrews & Ford, General Agents for The Climax Mower, their Cleveland, OH, address crossed out and "Corry Pa" added in pen; franked by two 1869 3¢ Pictorials, each tied by "Bearded Man" fancy cancel (similar to Skinner-Eno #PH-F 87); small diameter (1 inch) PEI "JU 2" receiver on reverse; cover slightly roughly opened at right, but not affecting stamps, markings or address, Very Fine, a great item, a very rare and most unusual fancy cancel, these considered the finest known on cover. (Image)

Get Market Data for [Worldwide May 27]

Suggested Bid $400-600
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
590   image1872 (July 19), cover from Woodstock to Belfast, Prince Edward Island, franked by 6¢ Lincoln (#148), tied by blue geometric fancy cancel with double-oval Woodstock [NY] B&O Railroad cancel alongside; Halifax transit and Charlotte-Town (JY 29) receiver on reverse; tear below backflap damaging Halifax marking, otherwise Very Fine, perfect for album or exhibition display, scarce. (Image)

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Suggested Bid $250-350
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1847-1942 Issues
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
591 1 image1847, 5¢ brown (Scott 1), two singles, one with four large margins, the other with three, tied together and onto a neat cover by two light red grids and a matching Sep 6 Lewiston, N.Y. c.d.s., to North Wakefield, N.H., Very Fine, the only recorded Five-Cent 1847 cover from Lewiston, which received no 1847 stamps, signed Pfenninger. (Image)

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Suggested Bid $500-750
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
592 27 image1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), a Fine vertical strip of 3 tied by mostly clear New Orleans c.d.s.'s, Mar 23, 1859, on a folded address leaf to Nantes, France with a partial red "New Paid York/3" exchange office c.d.s., Havre entry octagon, small red boxed "PD" and four French backstamps; strip with slight oily staining, otherwise Very Fine. (Image) (Image2)

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Scott $6,000 strip off cover
Suggested Bid $750-1,000

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
593 28 image1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), a fesh, Fine vertical strip of 3 tied by light New Orleans c.d.s.s, Jan 5, 1859, on a folded letter to Nantes, France with a red "New Paid York/12" exchange office c.d.s., backstamped Paris and Nantes on Jan 26-27; tape stain at the top not affecting the stamps, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with a 2017 P.F. certificate. (Image) (Image2)

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Scott $4,000 strip off cover
Suggested Bid $500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
594 64 image1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), tied by beautifully struck Haverhill, Ms. 1861 c.d.s. (a premium date) on a neat cover to Boston, Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate. (Image)

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Scott $725
Suggested Bid $300-400

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
595 73 image1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), used on a lovely and very scarce patriotic cover to a lady in Massachusetts, Fine to Very Fine.
Bischel 3528. Walcott 1869 var. (Image)

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Scott $1,800
Suggested Bid $500-750

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
596 79 image1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), tied by an Adrian, Mich. target duplex on a Jeweler's corner card cover to New York City; reduced slightly at top, Fine, with a 1999 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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Scott $1,800
Suggested Bid $300-400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
597 79 image1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), with a blue segmented cork cancel beside a matching Freeport, Ills. c.d.s. on a Farmer's Insurance Co. corner card cover to Washington, Ill.; reduced somewhat at the right with a light pressed vertical crease passing through the stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine and quite attractive, colored cancels quite scarce, with a 2018 Crowe certificate. (Image)

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Scott $1,925
Suggested Bid $300-400

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
598 83 image1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), canceled with a neat Fort Wayne, Ind. duplex on a clean cover to Keene, N.H.; small corner crease at the upper right barely affecting the stamp, slightly reduced at the left, otherwise Very Fine. (Image)

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Scott $1,250
Suggested Bid $300-400

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
599 85 image1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), tied by Worcester, Mass. duplex cancel on a lady's cover to Salem, Mass., Very Fine, attractive (the cover that is, not sure about the lady). (Image)

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Scott $1,250
Suggested Bid $350-500

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
600 153, 188 image1870, 24¢ purple, N.B.N.C. printing and 1879, 10¢ brown pair, American Bank Note Co. printing (Scott 153, 188), used on a large-size 1880 cover from Beech Creek to Easton, Pa., Fine to Very Fine,

A most unusual cover and a very late usage for the 24¢ rate. The 10¢ pair clearly shows the secret mark. Docketing on the reverse indicates an 1880 usage
. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 153, 188]


Scott $1,500+
Suggested Bid $350-500

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
601 294-299 image1901, Pan-Americans complete (Scott 294-299), all six values on cover to Cassel, Germany, all tied by partial strikes of duplex cancel; no originating postmark but "J.M. Bartels [famed stamp dealer and auctioneer], Boston, Mass." in manuscript on backflap; reverse with 1.4.03 Cassel 1 receiver; small tear at center bottom edge from paper clip, Fine to Very Fine, a pretty cover. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 294-299]


Scott $329+
Suggested Bid $300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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