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

United States
Fancy Cancels

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 101
Symbol: img s

image Maple Leaf, Type 1 (Rohloff L-6), neat strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (Scott 114) on an envelope addressed to Bethel Conn, matching "Waterbury Ct Apr 26" town marking, envelope multiple h.r. on back, Very Fine example of this scarce marking; Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (not more than five covers known)rnProvenance: Irwin Weinberg (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 18:54:13 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 102
Symbol: img s

image Ten-Petaled Leaf, Type 1 (Rohloff L-18), clearly defined cancel just ties 1873 1c Ultramarine (156) to a locally addressed envelope with accompanying "Waterbury Mar 31 3 PM" cds, stamp trivial perf tip toning, envelope neatly opened at right, fresh and Very Fine (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 190.00
Sold...US$ 190.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 18:54:57 EST
Sold For 190

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 103
Symbol: img s

image "U S" (Rohloff M-3), most of a cancel (missing most of the "S") ties 1861 3c Rose (26) to cover to Saugatuck, Connecticut, double circle "Waterbury Con March '66" cancel alongside, docketing at left, stamp with some short perfs, small backflap tear and multiple h.r. on back, still Very Fine, illustrated in Rohloff, figure 199, page 167rnProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 18:55:38 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 104
Symbol: img s

image Barrel (Rohloff O-1), an unusual double-strike on a 3c Pink entire (U59), one crisp and nearly complete the other only slightly less clear applied just below the indicia, double circle "Waterbury Con Nov 3 '67" town marking (another much lighter strike above), addressed to Shelburne Mass (Kellogg correspondence), envelope without portions of the backflap, otherwise Very Fine; Rohloff rarity "RRR"rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 503, 1977)rnPaul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnHenry W. Houser (Christie's-NY, 1990)rnDr. John Robertson (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 18:56:26 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 105
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Bats

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image Bats, Baseball and Diamond, Type 1 (Rohloff O-2), the famed "Baseball Game" design being an essentially complete strike which ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to an envelope addressed to Waukegan Ill, a "Waterbury Con. Sep. 5 '67" double circle date stamp, with original enclosure, envelope scattered specks and light moisture stains, opened and slightly reduced at left (also partially open top and bottom with some bends/ wrinkles on the left side, still Very Fine, one of the most desirable designs and very rare on cover, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (Image)

CV. 1,000

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


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 18:57:20 EST
Sold For 3750

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 106
Symbol: img s

image Mortar and Pestle, Type 1 (Rohloff O-5), fabulous strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) on an envelope addressed to Brooklyn NY, accompanying perfect strike of "Waterbury Con May 14 '67" double-circle postmark, stamp some short perfs and rounded upper left corner, envelope neatly opened at left, Very Fine and choice, Rohloff rarity "RRRR"; illustrated in Rohloff, figure 210, page 180rnProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 17,000.00
Sold...US$ 17,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 18:59:02 EST
Sold For 17000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 107
Symbol: img s

image Padlock (Rohloff O-10), splendid strike of ties 1861 3c Rose (65) on a patriotic envelope (back side with blue and red stripes bordering backflaps plus an embossed "Union and Constitution" design on backflap) addressed to East Bloomfield NY, also tied by "Waterbury Con Dec 27 '67" double circle postmark, stamp with light crease, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, overall Very Fine and outstanding; illustrated in Rohloff on page 216 and rate ed "RRR"rnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 679, 1987)rnDr. John Robertson (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 9,000.00
Sold...US$ 9,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:01:00 EST
Sold For 9000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 108
Symbol: img s

image Skull & Crossbones, Type 3 (Rohloff R-3), nice strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) on a small envelope addressed to Hartford Conn and forwarded to Providence RI, accompanying "Waterbury CT Jan 27" cds plus a Hartford forwarding cancel, and partial geometric, stamp light crease, envelope opened and bit reduced at left, Very Fine and scarce with a Rohlofff rarity of "RRRR"rnProvenance: Irwin Weinberg (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:02:04 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 109
Symbol: img s

image Six-Point Star, Type 2 (Rohloff S-5A), type with "clipped" points, nearly full strike (rare thus) ties 1861 3c Rose (65, natural straight-edge) on an envelope addressed to Harrisburg Pa, partially struck "Waterbury Con Feb 21" (1868) double circle postmark, envelope opened and slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and rare with just three covers recorded (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 725.00
Sold...US$ 725.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:03:09 EST
Sold For 725

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 110
Symbol: img s

image Star Within a Star (Rohloff S-6), bold well-defined strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to an envelope with embossed cc for "Jas. R. Ayers Watches, Jewelry..." cc, addressed to Woodbury Conn, accompanying "Waterbury Con Sep 23 '65" dated postmark, ms. docketing at left, envelope some tiny edge breaks along top, some discoloration on the back and a bit at lower left, still Fine and attractive; Rohloff rarity "RRRR"rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:04:06 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 111
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Enfield

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image Enfield, Connecticut, "Waving Flag," bold strike of this stunning cancel ties 1883 2c Red brown (210) to an envelope Austerlitz NY with a full strike of "Enfield Conn Oct 14 1884) cds alongside, backstamped Chatham NY and with an embossed "For President James G. Blaine/ 1884" ad with side-view portrait on the backflap, Very Fine and choice (Cole FL-4) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:05:21 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 112
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

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image West Meriden, Connecticut, "Padlock," complete strike on an 1861 3c Rose (65) affixed on an envelope with a "West Meriden Ct Sep 20" cds alongside, addressed to Putnam Conn, stamp natural straight-edge,envelope opened at left and partially along top left, fresh and Very Fine (Skinner-Eno PO-Pl 7) (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:06:21 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 113
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

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image Covington, Kentucky, "Circle of Shields," strong strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) on a small envelope with a partial strike of Covington Ky cds alongside, addressed to Lowell Mass, envelope opened at right and with a tiny edge nick and side flap missing, overall Very Fine and a most unusual and fascinating cancel (S-E PS-S 8) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 1,500.00
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:07:42 EST
Sold For 1500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 114
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 210

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image Stoneham, Massachusetts, "Padlock with U S Mail," an essentially perfect strike ties 1883 2c Red brown (210) on an envelope addressed to Ithaca NY, Very Fine in every respect (S-E PO-Pl 3) (Image)

CV. 1,000

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


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:09:20 EST
Sold For 2100

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 115
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Canton

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image Canton, Mississippi, "Odd Fellows Three Links, Seeing Eye and Crossed Arrows," magnificent strike of this intricate cancel ties 1851 3c Dull red (11A) on an envelope addressed to "Buchannon Carroll & Co" in New Orleans, "Canton Ms. Oct 12" cds, stamp clear to large margins, envelope a few filing holes (as typical) and a small surface scuff in the address, still an Extremely Fine showpiece, the finest example of this cancel recorded (Skinner-Eno FR-NMb I)rnProvenance: William L. Moody (H.R. Harmer Sale 615, 1950)rnLouis Grunin (Christie's-NY, Sale 1, 1987) (Image)

CV. 1,500

Opening US$ 3,250.00
Sold...US$ 3,250.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:10:22 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 116
Symbol: img s

image Providence, Rhode Island, "Negative Face," clear strike ties 2c Vermilion on locally addressed envelope, sound stamp on an envelope with repairs, Very Fine appearance; unlisted in Skinner-Eno (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:11:14 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 117
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 83

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image Brattleboro, Vermont, "Devil With Pitchfork," bold strike ties 1868 3c Rose C Grill (83) to an envelope addressed to NY City, accompanying 26 Nov cds, stamp some short perfs but Very Fine in every respect; much rarer than its West Meriden counterpart (S-E PH-F 41)rnThe addressee, Gen George Cullum (1809-92), was a soldier, engineer, and writer. Cullum served as a general in the Union Army during the Civil War, primarily in the Western Theater, and served as the 16th Superintendent at West Point. Following his retirement from the Army, he became a prominent figure in New York society, serving in many societies, and as vice president of the American Geographical Society.rnProvenance: Ryohei Ishikawa (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1993) (Image)

CV. 2,500

Opening US$ 7,000.00
Sold...US$ 7,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:12:56 EST
Sold For 7000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 118
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Centreville

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image Centreville, Virginia, "U S Mail," two strikes in blue on an envelope franked with 1879 1c, 2c (182-83), Centreville Feb 13 1883 dated postmark in blue at left, backstamped Fairfax C.H. the same day, stamps with faults at the top due to placement and somewhat rough opening, still a Fine example of these attractive cancels (similar to Cole US-150) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:13:59 EST
Sold For 450


Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 119
Symbol: img s

image "Liberty or Death," in a ribbon above Shield with the Constitution and Holy Bible above a snake punctured by an arrow (pub JM Whittemore, Boston), addressed to Dr Angell in Paris and franked with 1861 10c Green, 1863 5c Brown (68, 76), tied by black geometric with a red "Boston Apr 27 Paid 12" credit cds and red French transit plus boxed "P.D." handstamp, backstamped Paris 10 Mai 63, 5c stamp straight-edge partially cutting into the design, torn backflap and numerous hinge remainders on back, Very Fine and colorful (Walcott 2689 var; Weiss O-S-56 var, ) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 11,000.00
Sold...US$ 11,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:15:57 EST
Sold For 11000
Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 120
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1863

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image J.E. Tilton & Co. Regimental Cover, multicolor design with 10 soldiers and identifying legend below, addressed to Dr Angell in Austria (1863) and franked with 1861 3c Rose, 12c Black (65, 69), cancelled by the large Boston circular "Paid" with accompanying partial strike of Boston Feb 8 "10" credit cds, black straight-line "Franco" handstamp, ms "Via Hamburg..", backstamped Hamburg (2 different) and Wien, embossed Levi Bartlett & Co seal on backflap, 3c stamp pre-affixing corner crease, envelope slit open along bottom backflap, a bit of light edge wrinkling, Very Fine (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 15,000.00
Sold...US$ 15,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:18:00 EST
Sold For 15000

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