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

United States
Fancy Cancellations—Waterbury, Connecticut

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 429
Symbol: C
Cat No: 63

image Full bold strike of the rare Small Mortar and Pestle of Waterbury on a 1¢ 1861 Issue cover

Small Mortar and Pestle, Type 3, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-7), phenomenal strike ties 1¢ Blue (63), centered to left, on locally addressed cover with "Waterbury Con. Oct. 9, '67" double-circle datestamp, small cover scuff to left of datestamp, reduced at left, Very Fine strike, Waterbury postmaster John Hill carved three different Mortar & Pestle designs--Rohloff Types 1 and 3 (O-5 and O-7) were carved in 1867 and used with the large double-circle datestamp, and they are much rarer than the Type 2 larger Mortar & Pestle (O-6) that was carved in 1869 and used with the 1868 Grilled and 1869 Issues, we are aware of three other covers with the Type 3 Mortar and Pestle, all are used between September 16 and October 10, 1867, the others have 3¢ stamps, illustrated in Rohloff, The Waterbury Fancy Cancellations 1865-1890 (p. 181) (Image)

E. $ 3,000-4,000

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Sold...US$ 3,250.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:05:42 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 430
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Bats, Baseball and Bases of Waterbury--carved after Waterbury's team played a winning game

Bats, Baseball and Bases, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-2), bold complete strike ties 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Bridgewater, Connecticut, clear "Waterbury Con. Sep. 9, '67" double-circle datestamp, trivial edgewear, faint toning around a few perf tips, Extremely Fine, a superb strike of this rare and distinctive fancy cancellations of Waterbury--one of the earliest baseball-related designs, the cancellation was created by postmaster John Hill to commemorate the Waterbury Excelsior's victory over the Naugatuck Valley Nine, on July 24, 1867--Crowe records six covers, used between September 2 and 10, 1867, another is also known used on this same day (sold in the Gross U.S. Treasures sale) (Image)

E. $ 10,000-15,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 16,000.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:07:10 EST
Sold For 16000

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 431
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Nearly full strike of the Waterbury Bats, Baseball and Bases

Bats, Baseball and Bases, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-2), bold and nearly complete strike on 3¢ Rose (65), diagonal creases at top right and bottom right, tiny perf tear at bottom left not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine strike, ex Matthies with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:07:35 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 432
Symbol:
Cat No: 77

image Extraordinary example of the rare Waterbury Masonic Square and Compass on the 15¢ 1866 issue

Masonic Square and Compass, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-4), perfect strike showing the entire design on 15¢ Black (77), small thin spots at top and lower left, few short perfs at left not noted on accompanying certificate, otherwise Extremely Fine, fancy cancels on the 15¢ stamp are extremely rare, this perfect strike of a Waterbury design is truly spectacular, ex Eno, with 2007 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:09:39 EST
Sold For 3500

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 433
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Beautiful cover with two strikes of the Waterbury Masonic Square and Compass

Masonic Square and Compass, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-4), two clear strikes tie 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Shelburne, Massachusetts, neat "Waterbury Con. Aug. 31 '67" double-circle datestamp, few short perfs at top left, Very Fine strikes and rare on cover, only three are known on cover, ex Matthies, Houser and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 1,500-2,000

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Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:10:12 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 434
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Clear strike of the Waterbury Masonic Square and Compass on cover

Masonic Square and Compass, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-4) bold strike ties 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Wolcottville, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con. Sep. 2, 1867" double-circle datestamp also ties stamp, with original letter which mentions train wreck at Thomaston, small tear in stamp at left, cover tear at top affects datestamp, Very Fine strike, only three covers recorded (August 31-September 2), this is the latest known use (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:10:39 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 435
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Fantastic bold and detailed strike of the Waterbury Elm Leaf

Elm Leaf, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff L-1), perfect strike showing every detail of the carving ties 3¢ Rose (65) on small cover to Naugatuck, Connecticut, well-struck "Waterbury Con. Jul. 30 '66" double-circle datestamp alongside stamp, Extremely Fine strike (Image)

E. $ 1,500-2,000

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Sold...US$ 1,800.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:11:29 EST
Sold For 1800

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 436
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Beautiful sharp strike of Elm Leaf fancy cancel of Waterbury

Elm Leaf, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff L-1), clear strike and "Waterbury Con. Jul. 29 '66" double-circle datestamp tie 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Shelburne, Massachusetts, stamp with some perf toning at top, otherwise Very Fine, a wonderful strike, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:11:52 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 437
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Remarkably bold and full strike of elaborate Waterbury Leaf

Three-Sectioned Leaf, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff L-2), bold strike ties 3¢ Rose (65) on buff cover to Paxton, Illinois, matching "Waterbury Con. Aug. 30 '66" double-circle datestamp, neat receipt docketing, Very Fine strike of this attractive fancy cancel, ex Mitchell, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,500-2,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 6,000.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:12:59 EST
Sold For 6000

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 438
Symbol: C
Cat No: 114

image Fabulous detailed strike of the Waterbury Holly Sprig

Holly Sprig, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff L-4), unusually clear strike ties 3¢ Ultramarine (114) on cover to Plantsville, Connecticut, neat "Waterbury Ct. Mar. 29" (1870) circular datestamp, reduced at right, stamp with short perf at right, Very Fine strike of this design (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:14:27 EST
Sold For 1300
Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 439
Symbol: C
Cat No: 147

image Perfectly struck Three-Leaf Shamrock of Waterbury

Three-Leaf Shamrock, Type 5, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff F-12), perfect strike ties 3¢ Green (147), straight edge at left, on cover to New Haven, Connecticut, neat "Waterbury Ct. Feb. 17" (1871) circular datestamp, Extremely Fine strike, a beautiful cancel, ex Dr. Jackson (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,800.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:15:54 EST
Sold For 1800

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