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United States Postal History including The Angel Collection continued...

Caribbean
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1106 c Image10c Yellow (116). Tied by red foreign mail cork cancel and matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 10" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, light strike of "NA1" in oval handstamp for postage due from recipient, some tape staining along edges where improperly mended, otherwise Very Fine, carried on the Havana Line Columbia from New York on Nov. 11, ex Dr. Heimburger (Image)

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[Get Market Data for United States 116]

E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1107 c Image10c Brown (150). Used with Great Britain 1865 4p Vermilion (43), both stamps affixed by the sender in Matanzas, Cuba, on Nov. 18, 1872 folded letter to Buenos Aires, Argentina, via St. Thomas D.W.I. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, blue "FRANCISCO ABALLI/ MATANZAS" two-line forwarder's handstamp, additional J. Niles & Co. St. Thomas forwarder's backstamp, "St. Thomas 31/12" circular datestamp applied upon entry into mail system, stamps cancelled and tied by blurry strike of "C83" British Post Office numeral grid applied at Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 5, 1873 receipt docketing, 4p stamp with bit of bottom left corner reduced, barely noticeable due to the postmark

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM CUBA TO BUENOS AIRES VIA ST. THOMAS AND RIO DE JANEIRO. ALTHOUGH THIS COVER NEVER TOUCHED UNITED STATES SOIL, IT REQUIRED 10-CENT POSTAGE FOR TRANSPORT ON A UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY VESSEL FROM ST. THOMAS TO RIO DE JANEIRO. A FASCINATING USE OF THE BANK NOTE ISSUE.

A few covers sent from Cuba to correspondents in Buenos Aires show the unusual routing via St. Thomas and Rio de Janeiro. The senders evidently arranged for letters to be carried on a Spanish packet outside the mails from Havana to St. Thomas, which explains the absence of Cuban postmarks. This letter entered the mails through the St. Thomas post office. Danish West Indies postage was paid in cash, and the U.S. and Great Britain stamps were left uncancelled. The only way for mail to reach Rio de Janeiro from St. Thomas was on a regular U.S. & Brazil Mail Steamship Co. sailing, which required 10c U.S. postage (in this case, paid by the stamp affixed in Matanzas). On arrival at Rio, the letter was handed over to the British Post Office, which applied the "C83" cancel and sent it by a Pacific Steam Navigation Co. vessel to Buenos Aires.

With 2002 P.F. certificate mentioning only a "sealed tear" on 4p stamp (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1108 c Image2c Brown (113). Used with six 10c Brown (161) and tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EN3), right stamps also tied by blurry strike of red "New York Paid All" circular datestamp on 1874 cover from Cuba to Barcelona, Spain, via the United States, cover also bears four Cuba 25c Ultramarine (59) tied by indistinct strikes of oval florette cancels, partly struck receiving backstamp, red crayon "10/2" credit, some small stamp flaws and cosmetic improvements to the cover

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MIXED FRANKING -- MIXED COUNTRIES AND MIXED ISSUES -- PAYING POSTAGE FROM CUBA TO THE UNITED STATES AND BEYOND TO SPAIN. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL GEOMETRIC CANCELS.

There are ten recorded mixed franking covers sent from Cuba to Spain. This cover is one of the most attractive of the Quadrado correspondence, because it has a large number of stamps, all of which are tied on the front, including by NYFM cancels.

Ex Boker (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1109 c Image10c Brown (161). Used with pair and single 3c Green (158) and Cuba 1875 50c Blue Green (65), U.S. stamps tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EP3) on cover from Cuba to Barcelona, Spain via the United States, Cuba stamp tied by Havana double-circle datestamp, bold "N. York Steamship Jul. 30" (1875) and red "New York Jul. 31" circular datestamps applied in transit, blurry strike of receiving backstamp, 10c stamps with small creases

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MIXED-COUNTRY FRANKING ON COVER FROM CUBA TO SPAIN VIA THE UNITED STATES.

This is a very attractive example from the Quadrado correspondence, with all stamps tied on the front (the U.S. stamps tied by New York Foreign Mail cancels) and condition which is superior to many of the fragile covers from this group.

With 1993 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1110 c Image10c Brown (161). Tied by quartered cork cancel and used with Cuba 1875 50c Blue Green (65), tied by "P.C." in circle handstamp on black-bordered mourning cover from Cuba to France via the United States, "N. York Steamship Nov. 26" (1875) circular datestamp applied in transit, "PAID TO/ U.S. ONLY" two-line handstamp, blue French arrival datestamp of Dec. 10 and three transit and receiving backstamps, manuscript due rate, cover with seal on flap

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR MIXED-COUNTRY FRANKING FROM CUBA TO FRANCE, VIA THE UNITED STATES.

The 10c Bank Note paid only the incoming steamship rate from Cuba, with the Cuban stamp paying local postage. The unpaid U.S.-France treaty rate postage was due from the recipient.

Ex Gibson and from our 1974 Rarities sale (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1111 c Image10c Brown (161). Tied by "N. York Steamship Mar. ?" circular datestamp on cover to Boston Mass. originating in Cuba with pair Cuba 1877 25c Dark Green (73), tied by blurry strike of Matanzas Mar. 23 (1877) double-circle datestamp, sender's directive "per S.S. 'Culumbus'" [sic], Cuban stamps with few minor nibbed perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE CUBA-UNITED STATES COMBINATION FRANKING ON AN INCOMING STEAMSHIP COVER TO BOSTON. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH BOTH COUNTRIES' STAMPS PAYING REGULAR POSTAGE INSTEAD OF FORWARDING OR POSTAGE DUE.

The sender in Cuba apparently had a supply of 10c U.S. stamps and used one when posting this cover in Matanzas. The New York exchange office cancelled the stamp and forwarded it on to Boston.

Ex Tows. With 1988 Francisco Graus and 2001 P.F. certificates (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1112 c Image2c Red Brown (146). Strip of six and three singles, tied by six strikes of "New York Steamship Sep. 20" (1871) circular datestamp on cover from Curacao to New York, "B & D Jesurun Curacao" merchant's oval handstamp, "St. Thomas 13 9 1871" circular datestamp, origination docketing inside flap dated "Curacao Sept. 7/71, Rec. 20, Answer 20" which confirms all the dates in the markings, stamp at top right with tear at top

VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY USE FROM CURACAO TO THE UNITED STATES, FULLY PREPAID IN CURACAO WITH 20-CENTS U.S. POSTAGE FOR DOUBLE THE STEAMSHIP RATE.

Inbound uses from Curacao franked with Bank Note Issues are rare. This cover, with ten National Bank Note Co. 2c Red Brown ungrilled stamps, is spectacular (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1113 c Image10c Deep Green (68 var). Horizontal pair, intense color -- at first we thought this was a First Design -- tied by "New York Steamship ? 20" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, "St. Thomas 13 9 1867" origination circular datestamp, missing side flaps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, right stamp tiny tear at bottom, left stamp few short perfs at bottom, appears Very Fine, ex Waterhouse (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $200.00
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1114 c Image5c Blue (179). Two, affixed slightly overlapping and used with 3c Green (158), grid cancels with "Oxford Mass. Nov. 18" (1876) circular datestamp on cover to U.S. Navy ship at St. Thomas, West Indies, red "New York 8 Nov. 26" credit datestamp, St. Thomas backstamp (Dec. 14), forwarded to Port Royal S.C., lengthy tissue-paper letter accompanies but did not originate with the cover (dated 1872, may belong with the correspondence), 3c with small piece out at top, 5c stamps with light creases, Very Fine appearance, sent by British Mail via Havana (13c rate), with 1990 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $450.00
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1115 c Image10c Yellow (116). Bright color, tied by "N. York Steamship Dec. 20" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded cover originating in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and addressed to Philadelphia, blue company datestamp at lower left, sender's directive "pr Brazil str via St. Thomas", receiving backstamp, tiny edge tears at top and bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, a scarce 10c 1869 use from Puerto Rico, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1116 c ImagePUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. III-III (201). Positions 6-7, horizontal pair showing the fancy outlined "5" which is found only on these two positions from the sheet of 10, full framelines all around, uncancelled and affixed to cover to Mrs. R. D. Potts at The Presidio, San Francisco Cal., "Military Sta. 1 Porto Rico. Wash D.C. Aug. 30 '98 12 M." duplex cancel struck partly off top of cover next to pair, backstamped with "San Francisco Sep. 12 '98 11 PM" duplex and "Presidio Cal. Rec'd. Sep. 13, 1898 9 AM", minor soiling and bottom of cover with small tears, accompanied by letter from Capt. Potts to the New England Stamp Company offering Coamo stamps and covers for sale

VERY FINE COVER AND LETTER. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN COVERS BEARING A PAIR OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1898 COAMO PROVISIONAL. IT IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN FRANKINGS TO SAN FRANCISCO.

The first knowledge in the philatelic world of the existence of the Coamo provisional stamps was most likely provided by Captain R. D. Potts's use of the stamps on mail to his wife in San Francisco, rather than Alfred O. Tittmann's purchase of the remainder sheets, which became known later. Shortly after Potts mailed his letters an article about the Coamo Provisional appeared in Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News. The cover offered here is the first of three sent by Potts to his wife and may have been the source of the Mekeels article. One other Potts cover also bears a pair and these two are the only Coamo covers recorded with pairs. While the stamps were not valid on mail sent outside of Puerto Rico, Potts was a collector and recognized the philatelic significance of using the Coamo Provisional on his mail. Ten Coamo covers are known in total, including the three which were sent by Captain Potts. Our census is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/puertorico/scott/201

The accompanying letter from Capt. Potts to the New England Stamp Co. is dated January 28, 1900. It describes how he came into possession of provisional stamps while serving in the U.S. force that captured Coamo, and states that he sent three covers to his wife, using a total of five stamps. This exactly matches the known population of Potts covers and stamps used on them.

Census No. 201-COV-05. Ex Junghanns. Listed in Scott as pair on cover but unpriced. Scott Retail as single on cover $27,500.00 (Image)

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E. $ 7,500-10,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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