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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3039

United States
1873-75 Continental Bank Note (156-66, 178-79)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 21
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 157

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image 157, 1873 2c Brown, tied on an envelope with an overall ad for "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" by cork killer, addressed to Abbeville Ga, stamp small fault lower right corner, cover missing backflap, Fine (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 75.00
Sold...US$ 75.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:04:05 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 22
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 157

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image 157, 1873 2c Brown, cancelled but not tied on an envelope with an overall ad for "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" by cork killer, addressed to Johnsonville Ohio, stamp some short perfssmall scuff in addresss, opened and slightly reduced at right, Fine (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:05:02 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 23
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 162

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image 162, 1874 12c Blackish violet, used with 1873 10c Brown on enveloped addressed to India (Rev. Bissell correspondence), tied by black killer cancels with a lightly struck red Boston Paid May 6 cds plus red London Paid 18 MY 74 transit, crayon "1d" (Colonial rate) and "18" credit markings, ms "via Southampton", backstamped "Sea Post Office F 5 Jun:" and Ahmednuggur 18 Ju arrival, nicely centered stamps with fresh color, envelope opened and partially resealed along the top, Very Fine (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 600.00
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:05:52 EST
Sold For 600


1881-88 Re-engraved American Bank Note (205-218)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 24
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 213

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image 213, 1887 2c Green, 1888 use with 1c Ultramarine (212) along with frankings of Austria, Germany, and Japan all on an Austrian postal card which ultimately (we think) was delivered to an address in Germany, a plethora of postmarks front and back which include Bombay, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Alexandria, San Francisco, Wien, Hamburg, expected stamp and cover faults from this colorful and well-traveled card (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:07:07 EST
Sold For 525


1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 25
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 241

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image 241, 1893 $1 Salmon, used alongside 30c Orange brown and 50c Slate blue (239, 240) on cover to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, all three stamps tied by Washington March 1 machine cancels (presumably 1893 although year date is incomplete), 50c tiny tear, $1 slight surface scuffs, envelope some mounting remains on back side, still Extremely Fine, an attractive and colorful local use, Molesworth notation on reverse, illustrated in Richard Searing's "The One Dollar Columbian Stamp" (Chronicle Vol. 42, No. 2), (Scott $1,800) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:07:55 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 26
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 242

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image 242, 1893 $2 Brown red, single tied by March 24, 1893 Philadelphia machine cancel, locally-addressed, barest trace of abrasion where it appears mounting tape was removed, still Extremely Fine and attractive, not recorded in the Searing or USPCS census (Scott $1,900) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:08:24 EST
Sold For 850


Guam

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 27
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 12

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image 12, 1899 $1 Black, Type I, used alongside 2c Rose Carmine, 5c Blue, 10c Brown Type I, and 50c (2, 5, 8, 11) on registered cover to Dresden, Germany, all tied by blue "Guam, Ladrone Isds., Aug 24 10AM 1901" duplex cancels, matching blue circle Agana handstamp with manuscript registry number, proper backstamps, gum staining affects 2c and 50c, 50c oxidized and with natural s.e., envelope vertical crease well away from stamps, Very Fine and scarce, attractive and colorful use of both high values on the same cover (Scott $3,500 for $1 on cover)rnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 895, 2005)rnCorey Long (R.A. Siegel Sale 948, 2007) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 950.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:08:59 EST
Sold For 0


Carriers Stamps

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 28
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1LB3a

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image 1LB3a, Baltimore, Maryland, 1c Blue on white, Laid paper, Type 9, crisp and bright impression, large margins, affixed but not tied to local cover with blue "Baltimore Md. Jul 10" cds and matching circled "1," cover with light moisture discoloration at the top right (effectively tying stamp), otherwise Very Fine, signed Denwood Kelly (Scott $1,000 on cover tied by handstamp)rnProvenance: Charles F. Meroni (John A. Fox Sale 258-59, 1961)rnDavid Golden ( R.A. Siegel Sale 817, 1999) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 240.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:09:46 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 29
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 7LB18

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image 7LB18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1856(?) 1c Black, single showing nearly full handstamp (rare thus) just tied by a black circular grid cancel on an envelope addressed to Ridley Pa, 1851 1c Blue Type II (7) horizontal strip of three alongside tied by "Philadelphia Aug 11" (1856) cancels, 1c strip margins to just cutting and left stamp some light wrinkling and small edge break, "wee bit ratty" envelope with wrinkles, edge breaks and mostly missing backflap, hinge sealed breaks on back side, still a Fine and rare use, from the Hutchinson correspondence (Scott $17,000)rnThe handstamped Philadelphia carrier stamps (incl 7LB18) were handstamped on sheet margins of the current 1851 1c Blue issue and used contemporaneously these issues. Some students theorize that they were produced by letter carriers and prepared en route to show the 1c carrier fee paid in cash and that they were not made available to the general public.rnIllustrated in Ashbrook, "The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-57", page 200 (Image)

CV. 5,000

Opening US$ 5,000.00
Sold...US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:10:25 EST
Sold For 5000


Local Stamps

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 30
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 12L1

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image 12L1, Bicycle Mail Route, Fresno, California, 1894 25c Green, spelling error "San Fransisco," stamp tied by purple bars forming "X," cover franked with 2c Carmine (220) tied by black cork, purple "Gilroy Cal. Jul 14 1894" cds, stunning two-color Victor Cyclery cc, addressed to San Francisco (July 14 2PM machine cancel and 4PM arrival backstamps), Victor Bicycle Messenger Service cachet on reverse dated July 11, vertical file fold away from stamp, Very Fine and rare apparent commercial use of this service (most covers are philatelic), there is believed to be only one other cover postmarked in Gilroy (offered by Shreves Philatelic Galleries in 2007), a lovely example of this enigmatic and short-lived post (Scott $2,750)rnrnIn July of 1894 a nationwide rail strike against the Pullman Co. involving 250,000 union members severed mail communication between San Francisco and its neighbors to the east. That was until an "enterprising citizen" of Fresno, Arthur C Banta, the local agent for the Victor Bicycle Co, organized a team of 8 bike messengers to ride in stages, to do what the rail cars wouldn»t, and deliver mail. The cost was a $0.25 stamp. Approximately 380 letters were delivered before the post disbanded on July 18, 1894, after Federal troops broke the strike.rn (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 3,750.00
Sold...US$ 3,750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:11:29 EST
Sold For 3750

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 31
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 15L14

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image 15L14, D.O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1848/53 (1c) Bronze on lilac, framelines slightly cut in at top and bottom, acid cancel and tied by a strong strike of black "Philadelphia Pa. Dec 7" cds to cover to Wurttemburg, Germany, "Blood's Despatch Dec 6 10½ 1856" company cds, "N. York Am. Pkt. 23 Dec 12" debit marking, "30" rate handstamp, blue German rate marking, red Aachen transit and receiving backstamps, cover with light wear and small sealed tear at top, still Very Fine considering its age and the journey it made, carried on the Collins Line «Atlantic», wonderfully rare transatlantic use of the Blood's stamprnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 788, 1997)rn (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:12:02 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 32
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 18L2

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image 18L2, Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York, NY, 2c Black on gray blue, Dots in corners, with 1847 5c Red brown (1) on an envelope addressed to Sanbornton Bridge NH, just tied by red "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, 5c tied by light red grids, accompanying lightly struck red "New York May 17" (1848) cds, ms "Paid" at upper right, local with 3½ margins (just in at left), 5c ample to wide margins and light corner crease, envelope some light wrinkling, a Very Fine and rare use; the USPCS census records only six covers with this dual franking, this being no 6113 (Scott $20,000)rnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 788, 1997) (Image)

CV. 10,000

Opening US$ 10,000.00
Sold...US$ 10,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:12:37 EST
Sold For 10000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 33
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 20L18

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image 20L18, Boyd's City Express, New York, NY 1861 1c Black on Blue gray, used alongside 1861 3c Rose, 3c tied by New York duplex cancel, 1c by pen strokes, on patriotic cover with "Who Goes There?" verse below soldier on guard duty in front of tents, cannon and rifles with "Sustain the Flag" across the top (pub D. Murphy's Son, NY), franked with addressed to Washington, DC to a soldier in "Comp H 25 New Jersey Regmt", local issue pre-affixing crease, envelope opened at right, Fine and unusual (Walcott 1959 var.)rnThe 25th New Jersey Infantry Regiment served a nine-month enlistment in the Union Army and was first sent to Washington, DC. There, it was attached to the 2nd brigade Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, D. C until December, 1862. The regiment fought in two engagements-the December, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg and the Siege of Suffolk, April 11-May 4, 1863. (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 2,100.00
Sold...US$ 2,100.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:15:07 EST
Sold For 2100

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 34
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 25L5

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image 25L5, Brigg's Despatch, Philadelphia, 1848 (2c) Gold on black glazed, large margins, pen-cancelled but not tied to locally-addressed folded letter sheet, a nice strong strike of "Briggs Dispatch" negative circle handstamp on reverse, a portion of the backflap hinged back into place, Very Fine, one of only five recorded examples of the Brigg's "Paid" Gold on black stamp (an obvious imitation of contemporary Blood's stamp), two of which are off-cover examples from the Golden collection and one of which is on a similar cover and was in the Kuphal collection (the fifth example only appears in Sloane's records), an extraordinary cover which has been off the market for decades, last offered publicly in the Caspary sale when Elliott Perry purchased it for $130 (Scott listed but unpriced on cover)rnProvenance: Clarence E. Chapman (Private Transaction)rnAlfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 1071, 1957) (Image)

CV. 2,000

Opening US$ 3,500.00
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:16:06 EST
Sold For 3500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 35
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 26L2

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image 26L2, Broadway Post Office, New York, 1851(?) (1c) Black, vertical pair with top sheet margins, grazing at bottom top stamp slightly in at right, tied by black oval "Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts." handstamp, an additional strike of handstamp at right, on undated cover addressed locally, cover with extensive edge wear and repairs, backside, in particular, has seen better days, the top stamp has a small tear, still Fine, a remarkably rare used multiple (Scott $1,500 for pair on part of a cover) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:18:02 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 36
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 40L1

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image 40L1, (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York, NY, 3c Black on grayish, rnenormous margins all around, just tied by manuscript cancel to folded letter sheet to Simsbury, Connecticut, red "New-York Apl. 7" cds alongside, additional manuscript "f" for free delivery to a postmaster, contents datelined "N. York April 6th 1842," Very Fine and rare, a delightful cover, there was a two-month window (April and May, 1842) when mail carried by the City Dispatch Post to destinations outside of New York were cancelled in manuscript rather than the typical octagonal "Free," only about half a dozen covers known addressed outside of the city and only one other (ex-New Amsterdam) is recorded with the postmaster's franking privilege (Scott $1,100 on cover not tied)rn (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 1,300.00
Sold...US$ 1,300.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:18:51 EST
Sold For 1300

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 37
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 40L8

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image 40L8, (Coles) City Despatch Post, New York, NY, 2c Black on Buff Glazed, "CC," large margins and worn late impression, bottom right corner repaired, tied by zealous pencil squiggle to small Valentine cover to Pomfret, Connecticut, black "New York 5cts. Feb 14" cds dated to 1852 based on breaks in design, manuscript "Paid" with "2c" added in the same pencil as cancel, cover with light wear and some faults to backflap, still Very Fine, there has been confusion regarding the former Scott 40L7 (Black on Yellow) and 40L8 (Black on Buff) although recent research suggests they are merely variations of the same issue (and therefore the former has been folded into the latter), only four genuine complete covers are currently recognized (this being #3 in the census published by R.A. Siegel), an extraordinarily rare cover which has not been offered publicly in nearly 70 years (Scott $15,000 for on cover, not tied, with certificate)rnProvenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 7, 1923)rnHenry C. Needham (Private transaction)rnAmos Eno (Harmer Rooke, 1951)rnJohn R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 2,500

Opening US$ 3,750.00
Sold...US$ 3,750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:19:40 EST
Sold For 3750

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 38
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 61L2

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image 61L2, Eagle City Post, Philadelphia, 1846 (2c) Black, Type B with 46 points, stamp just clear to full margins, affixed but not tied on a folded letter sheet addressed locally, some light edge soiling at top wrinkling and partially separated along the bottom edge with couple tiny edge breaks at the bottom, mounting remainders on back side, as the stamp is not pen-cancelled as usual and the cover has a "5" collect rate marking indicating a locally delivered letter, it is our opinion that this stamp did not originate and is being offered as such (Scott $125 for unused single) (Image)

CV.

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:20:23 EST
Sold For 100

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 39
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 62L4

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image 62L4, East River Post Office, New York, NY, 1855 (1c) Black on green glazed, tied on an envelope along with 1857 3c Dull red (26) by New York Nov 29 cds, addressed to Baltimore, stamp full margins with dividing lines showing top and bottom, envelope some minor faults incl small nick at left, Fine use; the East River P.O. stamps canceled by the government postmarks are extremely rare (Scott $800) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 5,000.00
Sold...US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:23:57 EST
Sold For 5000
Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 40
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 69L5

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image 69L5, Frazer & Co., Cincinnati, 1845-51 2c Black on grayish, large margins, light wear at top left from placement, pen "X" just ties to locally-addressed pre-printed folded circular, small tear at the bottom through part of the address, still Very Fine, Robert B. Meyersburg's "Frazer & Company City Despatch/ Express Post" (Penny Post Vol. 2, No. 3) records four covers of the Frazer & Co. eagle stamp on grayish, including two incoming (both re-addressed), one local use (presumably the cover offered here), and one unpaid to the mails (ex-Chapman, Kuphal), a wonderful and rare cover (Scott $7,000 for the stamp on cover tied by handstamp) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 6,500.00
Sold...US$ 6,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:26:07 EST
Sold For 6500

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