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U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Goins continued...

1870-88 Bank Note Issues
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8233 c Image3c Green (158). Tied by bold strike of blue "GIN" Barrel fancy cancel with matching "Chicago Ill. 31 Oct. 2PM" circular datestamp on buff cover to Wyalusing Wis., small nick at top left of cover, stamp has minor corner crease, Very Fine, an extremely rare cancel on cover -- the Chicago "Gin" Barrel is one of the best known and most distinctive of fancy cancellations used during the Bank Note era; while barrel designs are known from other post offices, including the Oil Barrel of Titusville Pa. and Barrel of Waterbury Conn., the Chicago design is the only known fancy cancel representing a distilled spirit -- ex Dr. Martin and "Andromeda" (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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8234 c Image3c Green (158). Cancelled by clear strike of Bats, Baseball and Diamonds fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff O-3), "Waterbury Conn. Jul. 2 7AM" circular datestamp on cover to Plantsville Conn., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine strike of this rare baseball motif fancy cancel, ex Houser, with 1990 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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8235 c Image3c Green (158). Rich color, tiny tear at right, tied by blue "76" Centennial Liberty Bell fancy cancel, matching "Concord N.H. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on "The Blanchard Churn" advertising cover to Forestville N.Y., barely reduced at right, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, created in 1876 to celebrate the Independence Centennial (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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8236 c Image3c Green (158). Cancelled by penstrokes, "Potter Brook Pa. Dec. 15" fancy cancel with doves, wreaths and hearts pierced by an arrow, to White's Corner Pa., Justice of the Peace return address, slightly reduced at left, Fine example of this rare postmark, with 1981 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8237 c Image3c Green (158). Tied by Stovepipe fancy cancel, "Leominster Ms. Jun. 5" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Sharon Vt., with Leominster Provisional Postage Due Label with manuscript "Due" and "3" handstamp, some overall soiling, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine and scarce (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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8238 c Image2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158). 2c block of four, tied by segmented cork cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Registered Aug. 26" circular datestamp on registered yellow cover to Philadelphia, slightly reduced and small tear at left, still Very Fine, scarce block on cover for 8c registry fee, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda" (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8239 c Image7c Bank Note Issues, Domestic Covers (149, 160). Six covers, one is Scott No. 149, five are Scott No. 160, each used in a combination with other Bank Note stamps or on an entire, five show a three-stamp combination, mostly registered uses, a few small flaws to be expected but overall a Very Fine and colorful group (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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8240 c Image6c Carmine, 15c Bright Orange (148, 152). Bright colors, 6c faint crease, tied by bold circle of wedges cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Registered Dec. 23" circular datestamp on blue legal-size cover to Downieville Cal., Very Fine appearance, scarce double-rate registered cover, signed Ashbrook, ex "Andromeda" (Image)

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E. $ 150-200


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8241 c Image15c Yellow Orange (163). Used with 7c Orange Vermilion (160), cancelled by quartered corks with "Eagle Pass Tex. Dec. 17" (1875) circular datestamp on buff registered court house cover to St. Louis Mo., district court serrated oval handstamps front and back, various docketing, slightly reduced at right and edge wear and soiling, still Fine and most unusual use from Eagle Pass Texas (Image)

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E. $ 100-150


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8242 c Image1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Horizontal strip of three, tied by purple North Elba N.Y. circular datestamp on cover with Stevens House return address to Washington D.C., with original illustrated enclosure depicting a moose, right stamp one short perf at right, otherwise the strip is Extremely Fine (Image)

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E. $ 50-75


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8243 c Image1c Gray Blue (206). Perfect centering, tied by bold segmented cork cancel on front cover of a 32-page booklet, "The Postal Service Book", produced in 1885 by the Meriden Conn. postmaster, E. D. Hall, cover in blue and red on blue paper, content reads "The Handy Book of the Postal Service has made many friends throughout the country... The object of this book is to place before every one the rules and regulations of the post in daily use... The diffusion of knowledge of this kind insures greater promptness and certainty of mail delivery." -- content includes information on office hours, domestic and international postage rates, carriers, money orders, and a list of UPU participating countries, along with a healthy dose of ads -- small thumbtack hole at top left, Extremely Fine and rare, we have never seen another example of this truly spectacular booklet, ex Bailar (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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