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Session Three (lots 360-563): Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1:30pm continued...

On Cover: Steamboat and Waterway Route Markings
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
479° c ImageBeautiful 5¢ 1847 Hudson River Mail cover

5¢ Red Brown (1), ample margins to just in at bottom right, bright shade and early/intermediate impression, tied by Hudson River Mail red 17-bar grid in circle cancel, matching partly clear strike of "Hudson Riv. Mail N.Y. Sep. 24" route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "New York Sept. 24, 1849" to Albany, New York, certificate notes stamp has small internal paper break, but we have difficulty detecting it, Very Fine and attractive use, ex Rohloff, Bailar, Craveri and Hackmey, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000


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480° c Image5¢ 1847 bottom sheet-margin copy tied by 17-bar grid on Hudson River Mail cover

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins to in at left including sheet margin at bottom, rich color and intermediate impression, tied by perfectly struck red 17-bar grid in circle cancel with matching "Hudson Riv. Mail N.Y., Jun. 16" route agent's circular datestamp, red "5" handstamp next to manuscript "due" on blue folded letter datelined "N. York June 15, 1849" to Saratoga Springs, New York, Very Fine, a beautiful cover with the distinctive 17-bar grid and Hudson River Mail route agent's datestamp, the "Due" 5 was applied because the letter weighed over the half-ounce limit (the distance was well under the 300-mile rate limit), ex Garrett ("Elite") and Goldberg (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500


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481° c Image5¢ Type A double transfer with sheet margin on a cover with New York "STEAM BOAT" straightline

5¢ Red Brown, Double Transfer Type A (1-A), Position 80R, huge margins to clear including right sheet margin, bright shade, worn-plate impression, tied by two strikes of red "5" numeral in circle handstamp, matching "New-York Dec. 13" circular datestamp and "STEAM BOAT" straightline handstamp on envelope to Newark, New Jersey, stamp with small sealed tear at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, ex Emerson, Dick (Siegel Sale 204), Matthies, Rohloff, Dr. Peyton and Boker, with clear 1977 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500


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482° c Image5¢ 1847 cover with New York "STEAM BOAT" straightline

5¢ Red Brown (1), ample margins all around, rich color with strong orange hue, intermediate impression, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York 5cts. 12 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp and "STEAM BOAT" straightline handstamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, lightened stains at right, otherwise Very Fine, carried by non-contract steamboat to New York where it was forwarded to Philadelphia by rail, illustrated in Chronicle 118, p. 102, ex Sampson, Dick (Siegel Sale 204), Rust, Hart and Boker (Image)

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E. 750-1,000


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483° c ImageThe only genuine 5¢ 1847 cover with the oval "STEAMER 10" handstamp

5¢ Red Brown (1), two singles, large margins to clear except right stamp just touched at top, slightly different shades and early impressions (one at left grayish), tied by red "STEAMER 10" in oval handstamp and matching grid cancel, additional strike of oval at left on folded cover to New York, docketing indicates Boston August 20, 1847 origin, missing most of bottom flap, sealed cover tear at bottom, some soiling, still Very Fine and very rare, one of two genuine examples of 1847 Issue tied by the red "Steamer 10" oval and the only one with 5c stamps, carried on a Long Island Sound steamer, illustrated in Ashbrook's Special Service (photo no. 186) and in an article by Creighton C. Hart (Chronicle 100, pp. 252-253), ex Knapp, John F. Rust (1942 Harmer, Rooke sale), Dick (Siegel Sale 204), Neinken, Garrett ("Elite") and Boker (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000


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484° c Image5¢ Dark Brown on cover with the New York Ship circular datestamp struck in error

5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins to just touched at bottom left, dark shade and intermediate impression, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Ship Feb. 27" (1849) circular datestamp on folded letter to Litchfield, Connecticut, Very Fine, a rare use of the New York Ship circular datestamp struck in error, ex Hart and Boker (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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485° c ImageThe only reported use of the "PAID/SHIP" marking on an 1847 Issue cover

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade and intermediate impression, tied by bold strike of "PAID/SHIP" handstamp, matching "New-York Aug. 24" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded letter from New York City, addressed to Hiram Deats in Quakertown, New Jersey, vertical file fold well away from stamp and markings, Very Fine, a rare use of the "PAID/SHIP" handstamp on a domestic cover, this is the only reported use of this marking on an 1847 Issue cover, this was also sent to the father of a famous early collector, with analysis by Calvet M. Hahn who notes that the Cunarder Canada arrived at around the same time this was sent and the New York office must have used the wrong device on this piece of domestic mail, ex Newbury, Rohloff and Boker, with 1997 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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486° c Image5¢ 1847 steamboat use on the Ohio River

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins to ample, dark shade and worn-plate impression, tied by two strikes of red "Cincinnati O. 5cts. Oct. 2" integral-rate circular datestamp, matching "STEAM" straightline handstamp on folded letter datelined "Maysville (Kentucky) Oct. 1, 1849" to Cincinnati, Ohio, fresh and Very Fine steamboat use carried on the Ohio River, illustrated in Ashbrook's Special Service, ex Worthington, Gibson and Boker (Image)

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E. 750-1,000


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487° c Image10¢ 1847 steamboat use on the Ohio River

10¢ Black (2), large margins to ample, crisp impression, cancelled by red grid and tied by matching "Cincinnati O. 10 Nov. 15" integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "STEAM" straightline handstamp on folded cover to New York, stamp with light diagonal crease, cover with faint toning, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Ohio River mail use, ex Brown, Shierson and Boker (Image)

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E. 750-1,000


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488° c Image5¢ 1847 on folded letter with "STEAM" handstamp, carried on the Mississippi River

5¢ Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1), three large margins, clear to just in at top, light shade and intermediate impression, tied by two strikes of black grid cancel, matching "STEAM" handstamp on folded letter datelined "Rodney (Miss.) March 14th 1850" to Natchez, Mississippi, sender's routing instructions "Genl. Worth" at lower left, Very Fine, rare Mississippi River packet use, illustrated and described in Chronicle 60, p. 123, noting "Rodney a river town important enough before the Civil War to receive a supply of 1847 stamps but now too small to be shown on a Rand McNally road map. This cover was carried by a Mississippi River packet boat, the General Worth", ex Hart and Boker (Image)

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E. 750-1,000


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489° c Image5¢ 1847 pair on cover with red Mississippi River "Steamer Hecla" name-of-boat oval handstamp

5¢ Brown (1), huge margins to full, somewhat faded color and worn-plate impression, tied by red grid cancels and "New Orleans La. May 2" circular datestamp, red "STEAMER HECLA" in oval name-of-boat oval handstamp, "STEAM" straightline struck at top on buff envelope to Stratford, Connecticut, Very Fine strike of this rare handstamp, which is usually found weakly struck, very few 1847 Issue covers exist with name-of-boat packetboat markings, the Hecla was built in 1847 and ran from New Orleans on the Mississippi and Red Rivers, ex Emerson, Gibson, West, Haas, Garrett ("Elite") and Boker, with 1966 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500


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