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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1211

United States
Fancy Cancellations—Waterbury, Connecticut

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 396
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image The famous strip of 3¢ 1861 stamps with the Waterbury Soldier's Head exclaiming "Erin Go Bragh"

Soldier's Head, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-3), one complete strike and second part strike on horizontal strip of three of 3¢ Rose (65), straight edge at right, matching "Waterbury Con. Feb. 2, 1866" double-circle datestamp, manuscript "Erin Go Bragh" cartoon voice bubble, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Extremely Fine strike of this Waterbury fancy cancel, ex Emerson, Dr. Jackson, Eno and Mitchell, with 1986 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 7,500-10,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 17,000.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:36:49 EST
Sold For 17000

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 397
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Full and very clear strike of the distinctive Waterbury Man Smoking Pipe

Man Smoking Pipe, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-1), complete strike on 3¢ Rose (65), there is another cork cancel at right (probably from a forwarded cover), sealed vertical tear at bottom approximately halfway through stamp, small corner crease at top right, still an Extremely Fine strike, we have offered only three covers and none off cover since keeping computerized records, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,100.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:37:25 EST
Sold For 1100

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 398
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Clear and mostly complete strike of rare Waterbury Man Smoking Pipe

Man Smoking Pipe, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-1), bold strike ties 3¢ Rose (65) on small piece, part of circular datestamp at left, Very Fine stamp and cancel, we have offered only three covers and none off cover since keeping computerized records (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,500.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:37:50 EST
Sold For 2500

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 399
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Boldly struck Waterbury Man Smoking Pipe

Man Smoking Pipe, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-1), bold strike on 3¢ Rose (65), centered to top right, pulled perf at top left, tiny corner crease at bottom right, still a Very Fine and desirable strike of this Waterbury, we have offered only three covers and none off cover since keeping computerized records, with 1998 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:38:16 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 400
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Sharp strike of the famous Waterbury Bridgeport Fireman

Bridgeport Fireman, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-6), bold strike on 3¢ Rose (65), trimmed perfs on one side and thinned, tiny corner crease at top left, still a Very Fine strike, this cancel was inspired by the annual Bridgeport Fireman's Parade through Waterbury (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:38:58 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 401
Symbol: C
Cat No: U59

image The famous Bridgeport Fireman of Waterbury clearly struck on a pristine entire

Bridgeport Fireman, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-6), perfect strike with "Waterbury Con. May 3 '66" double-circle datestamp on 3¢ Pink on Buff entire (U59) to Seymour, Connecticut, with original enclosure from Citizen's National Bank, Extremely Fine entire and cancel, illustrated in Rohloff, The Waterbury Cancellations, 1865-1890 (p. 69), with 1992 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 3,000-4,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 4,250.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:39:46 EST
Sold For 4250

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 402
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Waterbury Bridgeport Fireman fully struck on a pair of 3¢ 1861s on cover

Bridgeport Fireman, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-6), detailed strike ties horizontal pair of 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Petersburg, Virginia, stamps also tied by "Waterbury Con. May 5 '66" double-circle datestamp, stamps and cover with expert repair not affecting the fancy cancel, refolded and reduced, still an Extremely Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,100.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:40:09 EST
Sold For 1100

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 403
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Wonderful strike of the Waterbury Man in Hat

Man in Hat, Type 2, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-5), bold strike on 3¢ Rose (65), part of Waterbury circular datestamp at lower left, clipped perf at top right corner, a Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, ex Dr. Jackson, Eno and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,800.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:41:00 EST
Sold For 2800

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 404
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Mostly complete strike of the rare Waterbury Man in Derby

Man in Derby, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-7), remarkably clear strike on 3¢ Rose (65), trace of circular datestamp at left, pulled perf at top right, small diagonal crease at top left, still a Very Fine strike, only three covers are recorded (one is an almost illegible strike on an entire), we have only been able to locate three or four others off cover in our records, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:41:37 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 405
Symbol:
Cat No: 114

image Beautiful strike of the Waterbury Old Woman in Bonnet, showing every detail of her scowling face

Old Woman in Bonnet, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff E-10), bold strike showing every detail of the bonnet and the lady's frowning face, on 3¢ Ultramarine (114), trivial light diagonal crease at bottom left, Extremely Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,900.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:42:13 EST
Sold For 1900
Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 406
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image One of two recorded covers with the Waterbury Skull & Crossbones Type 2 carving

Skull & Crossbones, Type 2, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff R-2), full clear strike on 3¢ Rose (65), tied by "Waterbury Con. Apr. 9 '66" double-circle datestamp on cover to New Haven, Connecticut, clear strike of New Haven "Carrier Apr. 10 7A.M. 1866" circular datestamp

Extremely Fine. This remarkable cover with the Skull & Crossbones Type 2 fancy cancel is one of two recorded examples of this carving. The other, a 3¢ Pink entire, was offered in the 2017 auction of the "Erivan" collection. We have never offered an example of this cancel since keeping computerized records, and none was offered in the incomparable Houser auction.

Ex Edward S. Knapp, Katherine Matthies and Louis Grunin. With 2008 P.F. certificate. (Image)

E. $ 5,000-7,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 11,000.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:44:12 EST
Sold For 11000

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