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

United States
Fancy Cancellations—Waterbury, Connecticut

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 418
Symbol:
Cat No: 96

image Full and clear strike of the Waterbury Small Bee on a 10¢ Grilled Issue

Small Bee, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff A-14), bold strike cancels 10¢ Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), centered to bottom left but completely sound except for maybe a short perf at right, part of rim of circular datestamp at top, Very Fine strike, rare on this 10¢ stamp, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:55:58 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 419
Symbol:
Cat No: 114

image Spectacular bold strike of the Waterbury Small Bee fancy on 3¢ 1869 Pictorial

Small Bee, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff A-14), beautiful strike showing every nuance of the design on 3¢ Ultramarine (114), small thin spots at left, small thin spot at bottom right and faint vertical crease at left not noted on certificate, still an Extremely Fine strike, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:56:52 EST
Sold For 1900

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 420
Symbol:
Cat No: 112

image The rare Large Bee of Waterbury on a 1¢ 1869 Pictorial

Large Bee, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff A-13), fantastic strike with part of second strike cancels 1¢ Buff (112), straddle-pane margin at left, tiny thin speck at center not noted on certificate, still Extremely Fine strikes, the Large Bee design is too tall to fit on a stamp, the presence of the second strike is the only way to show the entire design off cover, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,700.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 13:57:39 EST
Sold For 1700

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 421
Symbol: C
Cat No: 114

image Waterbury Small Bee cover

Small Bee, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff A-14), remarkably clear strike and "Waterbury Ct. Feb. 7" circular datestamp both tie 3¢ Ultramarine (114) on cover to Abington, Massachusetts, red docketing at left also notes "1870" in postmark, Extremely Fine strike on a sound stamp and cover, the Small Bee cancel is not the rarest of Waterbury designs (21 covers recorded by William T. Crowe), but full and clear strikes are extremely rare, the example offered here, with every nuance of Postmaster John W. Hill's engraving perfectly clear, on a sound stamp and cover, is truly remarkable--ex Knapp (Image)

E. $ 5,000-7,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 23,000.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:00:13 EST
Sold For 23000

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 422
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Perfect bold strike of the Waterbury Padlock

Padlock, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-10), perfect strike showing the full design on 3¢ Rose (65), bright color, pulled perf at top right, an Extremely Fine strike, only five covers and probably a similar number off cover are recorded, ex Matthies and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,700.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:02:06 EST
Sold For 2700

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 423
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Scarce Waterbury barrel fancy cancel

Barrel, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-1), bold strike on 3¢ Rose (65), part of Waterbury double-circle datestamp at bottom, few pulled or short perfs, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, ex Eno and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:02:34 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 424
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Full clear strike of the scarce Waterbury Left-Handed Beer Mug

Left-Handed Mug, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-8), beautiful bold strike ties 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Bridgewater, Connecticut, neat "Waterbury Con. Sep. 16 '67" double-circle datestamp, stamp with diagonal crease at right, few minor toned spots, Extremely Fine strike, this rare fancy cancel is known only with this date (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,100.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:02:56 EST
Sold For 2100

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 425
Symbol:
Cat No: 68

image Left-handed mug of Waterbury

Left-Handed Mug, Type 2, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-9), bold strike of this remarkable fancy cancel on 10¢ Yellow Green (68), few thin spots, Very Fine strike, this state of the design, with elements of a "cracked mug" at bottom, is extremely rare, the example offered here is an early strike of the variety (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:03:33 EST
Sold For 1900

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 426
Symbol:
Cat No: 92

image Buttonless shoe of Waterbury on 1¢ Grilled Issue

Buttonless Shoe (Congress Gaiter), Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-12), bold strike on 1¢ Blue, F. Grill (92), diagonal crease at top left is very faint, Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, according to Wikipedia, this style of buttonless shoe was invented for Queen Victoria in 1836, utilizing stretchable rubber (a new invention) at the sides in place of laces but still keeping the profile of lace-ups, its feminine image was soon lost and was adopted by male wearers, at which time it was dubbed the Congress Gaiter or Boston Boot in the United States, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,300.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:04:03 EST
Sold For 1300

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 427
Symbol:
Cat No: 112

image Nearly complete Buttonless shoe of Waterbury on 1¢ 1869 Pictorial

Buttonless Shoe (Congress Gaiter), Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-12), bold strike cancels 1¢ Buff (112), faint diagonal crease at bottom left, Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, according to Wikipedia, this style of buttonless shoe was invented for Queen Victoria in 1836, utilizing stretchable rubber (a new invention) at the sides in place of laces but still keeping the profile of lace-ups, its feminine image was soon lost and was adopted by male wearers, at which time it was dubbed the Congress Gaiter or Boston Boot in the United States (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,700.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:04:43 EST
Sold For 1700
Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 428
Symbol:
Cat No: 114

image Shoo Fly of Waterbury

Shoo Fly, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff M-2), neat strike ties 3¢ Ultramarine (114) on small piece with "Waterbury Ct. Jun. 22" circular datestamp, Very Fine strike, "Shoo Fly" designs are known used from several towns, including Toledo Ohio, Evanston Ind., Kittrell N.C. and others, the Waterbury version is extremely rare, especially when used on an 1869 Pictorial stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,300.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:05:14 EST
Sold For 1300

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