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Cherrystone Auctions Sale - 0420

Worldwide Stamps and Covers

United States Stampless covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1 E   image1774-1799 three FLs, one from Hamburg ("5 No" and charged "4") to Providence, R.I, another from Boston (straight line "Boston") to Newport, last one from New York ("N York May 5") to Philadelphia, each with interesting markings and text, fine-v.f. (Image)



Current Opening Price...$160.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
2 E   image1823 (Montreal, Canada, to Michilimackmac, Michigan Territory) April 3, 1823 dateline on folded letter from William M. Matthews in Montreal to Michilimackmac, Michigan Territory, "Paid" straightline with manuscript "6" pence rate and "Via Albany" directive, "Paid" crossed out and rated "18-1/2" cents (should have been 25c for over 400 miles), v.f. A nice fur trade letter with interesting content (Matthews was agent of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company), ex Risvold (Image)



Current Opening Price...$160.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
3 E   image1848 (17 March) FL from Lansing, Michigan to Rochester New York, with "March 22 Michigan, Mic." and "X" in circle, signed James Seymor alongside, fine (in 1844, residents of nearby North Settlement built a dam and mill in what is now North Lansing, Michigan. Their employer, James Seymour, was a land speculator from New York. Recognizing an opportunity, Seymour proposed that the Michigan legislature, which was deadlocked over the site of a new capital, accept his water-power site in the yet-to-be developed wilderness) (Image)



Current Opening Price...$250.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
4 E   image1850 San Francisco, Cal 10 Dec, red cds and matching "12 1/2" cent rating handstamp, FL with integral address leaf to Hangtown, California (contents letter mentions "The steamers "Gen. Warren", "Columbus" and mail steamer "Carolina" arrived here from Panama bringing two-week late intelligence from the states - There are no news of any importance, Dr. Grays Uncle (A. Eastin) has sold out his gambling saloon and is going home on the steamer Isthmus. I called on Gen. the editor of the "Pacific News" and he has given me a permanent situation"), fine cover, ex-Risvold (Hangtown was established as Old Dry Diggin's in 1848. Because of the influx of riffraff and criminals, who committed robberies and murders, the irate citizens took matters into their own hands and flogged or hanged the perpetrators and by 1849 the place was being called Hangtown. On April 9, 1850 the Post Office was established as Placerville, but it was not until 13 May, 1854 that the town was incorporated under that name) (Image)



Current Opening Price...$180.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
5 E   image1850 illustrated Anti-Slavery cover published in London, charged "due 3", used from Austinburg, O. to Meadville, Pa., some backflap flaws, otherwise fine (Image)



Current Opening Price...$180.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
6 E   image1851 (Cherokee Nation) Tahlequah, C.N. Neat double circle postmark with manuscript date on forwarded cover to Massachusetts with manuscript "10" rate, cover forwarded to New Hampshire with red "South Hadley, Mass." cds & bold "5" rate handstamp, fine, with penciled description on back (Image)



Current Opening Price...$180.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
7 E   image1851 (10 Feb) FL with red "Apalachicola F. Ty" postmark, corresponding "20" at right, addressed to New Orleans, fine letter from Florida Territory, with 1957 bill of sale from Stanley Ashbrook (Image)



Current Opening Price...$150.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
8 E   image1854 (27 Feb) FL datelined James Bluff and sent to Mobile, Alabama, with oval "Steam 5" at upper right, fine (Image)



Current Opening Price...$140.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
United States - Free Franks & Autographed letters
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
9 E   image1738 large part of outer FL from James Oglethorpe in Georgia, addressed in his hand to Sir Robert Walpole, docketing reads "Letter from Oglethorpe from Georgia North America 1738", some tears and slipping along edges and folds, possibly the earliest recorded letter from Georgia (James Oglethorpe was a founder and early leader of the Colony of Georgia. In January of 1733, he landed with Georgian colonists in South Carolina. He traveled south to the mouth of the Savannah River, sailing 18 miles upstream, and landing at the site of present-day Savannah. Sir Robert Walpole held many English political offices including "prime minister" from 1721 until 1742, when he was forced to resign as a result of failing health) (Image)



Current Opening Price...$900.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
10 E   image1815 James Madison, undated but probably late free frank, outer FL signed "Free James Madison" to Nicholas Biddle, Esq., Philadelphia, tissue reinforcing along folds and splits, fine (Nicholas Biddle was an American financier who served as the third and last president of the Second Bank of the United States. He also served in the Pennsylvania General Assembly) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$350.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
11 E   image1840 Martin Van Buren, undated outer FL signed "M. Van Buren", with red "Albany Oct 31" pmks below, addressed in Van Buren's hand to William Chew, Philadelphia, fine (Image)



Current Opening Price...$350.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
12 E   image1840 (28 Nov) William H. Harrison campaign lettersheet with log cabin, J.S. Horton Baltimore imprint, datelined Baltimore, Md and addressed to Paris, with red Baltimore departure, appropriate transit and arrival markings, interesting contents and mention of the upcoming Harrison election, v.f. item related to the president with the shortest term in office. According to Dr.Milgram, "this is the finest of the log cabin designs and the only engraved version" (Milgram No.WH-33, rarity factor of three, less than five known) (Image) (image 12a)

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Current Opening Price...$900.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
13 E   image1841 (4 Sept) cover signed twice "Daniel Webster", with red "Free" and Washington D.C. Sep 4 cancel, addressed to Boston, red wax seal showing through on front, fine (Daniel Webster was elected a New Hampshire congressman in 1813. He later served as a Massachusetts congressman and senator, becoming a leading proponent of federal action to stimulate the economy through protective tariffs, transportation improvements and a national bank. As U.S. secretary of state, he helped ease border tensions with Britain through negotiations of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in 1842) (Image)



Current Opening Price...$180.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
14 E   image1859 (18 Nov) stationery entire envelope 3c red on buff Nesbitt entire (U10) addressed to "Capt. John Brown, Care of Capt. Avis, Charlestown Virginia", red "Boston Mass. Nov. 18" circular datestamp and large "Paid" grid cancel, docketed at left "G. Havern, Cambridge Mass., Sympathy" (this does not appear to match examples of Brown's writing and is probably in the hand of a prison censor), endorsed "copied" on back, v.f., rare cover addressed to John Brown, probably sent in 1859 just prior to his hanging on December 2nd (in October 1859, Brown led a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. After his capture, he was hastily tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the murder of five men and inciting a slave insurrection; he was found guilty on all counts and was hanged. He was the first person convicted of treason in the history of the country). A rare cover, ex-Raymond Vogel collection (Siegel 2010 sale, $2,300 hammer) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$700.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
15 E 94 image1867 3c red, two horizontal pairs, target cancels, used on legal-size quadruple rate cover from Fort Gibson to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, addressed in George Armstrong Custer's own hand to "Mrs Genl G.A.Custer Fort Leavenworth", minor cover faults at tears at right, outstanding example of Custer's handwriting on letter to his wife (on July 28, 1866, Custer was appointed lieutenant colonel of the newly created 7th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Riley, Kansas. He took part in Hancock's expedition against the Cheyenne and was arrested and suspended at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to August 12, 1868, for being AWOL, after having abandoned his post to see his wife) (Cat No. 94) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$450.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
United States Postmasters' Provisionals New York,
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
16 E 9X1 image1845 5c black, signed ACM connected, tied by blue pen cancels on complete FL used from New York, November 8, 1846 to Providence, R.I., red "Paid" and "New York 5cts. 9 Nov" integral-rate circular datestamp alongside, stamp with margins all around and fresh, filing folds away from the stamp, v.f., cat. $600 (Cat No. 9X1) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$450.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
17 E 9X1 image1845 5c black, signed ACM connected, double transfer at top (position 7) tied by blue pen cancels on complete FL used from New York, January 29, 1846 to Philadelphia, red "Paid" and "New York 5cts. 29 Jan" integral-rate circular datestamp alongside, stamp with large margins all around and fresh, v.f. early usage of double transfer on cover (Cat No. 9X1) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$450.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
18 E 9X1e image1845 5c black, double transfer at bottom (position 2), Without Signature, tied by blue pen cancels on FL used from New York, August 4, 1845 to Boston, double-struck red "Paid" "New York 5cts. 4 Aug" integral-rate circular datestamp alongside, stamp with margins all around and fresh, some inconsequential cover toning at right, v.f. and rare double transfer without signature on cover, with 1974 Royal certificate, cat. $2350 (Cat No. 9X1e) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$1,400.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
United States Postmasters' Provisionals Providence
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
19 og 10X1 image1846 5c gray black, lower left sheet corner margin single, l.h., with 2019 PSE certificate graded "XF 90" (catalogue value for ungraded stamp) cat. $350 (Cat No. 10X1) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$400.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM
United States 1847 Issue
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
20 P 1TC1bj image1847 5c brown, large die plate proof on bond paper, with cross-hatchings (reduced), fine, cat. $800 (Cat No. 1TC1bj) (Image)

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Current Opening Price...$130.00
Closing..Apr-22, 09:00 AM

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