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EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD
PINK ON COVER. SURELY ONE OF THE FINEST COVERS EXTANT.
Ex Fleckenstein. With 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)
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EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCOMPARABLE STRIKE OF THE RARE CORRY, PENNSYLVANIA, LARGE EAGLE AND SHIELD FANCY CANCEL.
This beautiful cancel is the large Corry
Eagle and Shield, which is much rarer than the smaller version. This stamp was carefully and boldly struck by the postmaster to show the entire cancel within the margins. It is, without question, the finest known example (Image)
VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS AND DISTINCTIVE HOCKANUM FOX
A history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded as a PDF file at http://www.ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/Dudley%27s%20Fox%20StoryJune2012_1.pdfThe Running Fox
cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve an intricate fancy cancel (Image)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL DETAILED STRIKE OF THE BRIDGEPORT FIREMAN FANCY CANCEL OF
WATERBURY CONNECTICUT AND THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE. ONLY SIXTEEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.
This cancel was inspired by the annual Bridgeport Fireman's Parade through Waterbury. William T. Crowe records sixteen covers with this cancel, used between Apr.
25 and June 3, 1866. This is the earliest recorded use in both the Rohloff book and the Crowe census (Image)