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

United States
Fancy Cancellations—Waterbury, Connecticut

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 462
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Perfect strike of the Waterbury Arrowheads with Seven Segments

Arrowheads, Seven Segments, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff B-8), phenomenal strike and "Waterbury Con. Aug. 6 '67" double-circle datestamp tie 3¢ Rose (65), straight edge at right, on mourning cover to Woodbury, Connecticut, Extremely Fine strike, ex Matthies and Houser, illustrated in Rohloff, The Waterbury Cancellations 1865-1890 (p. 31), with 1990 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:36:53 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 463
Symbol: C
Cat No: 114

image Gorgeous dove and scroll illustrated cover with Waterbury Rosette cancel

Rosette, Six Segments, Type 2, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff P-2), clear strike and "Waterbury Ct. May 7" (1869) circular datestamp tie 3¢ Ultramarine (114) on cover with illustrated dove and scroll address panel to Wilbraham, Massachusetts, stamp with some slight staining at left, cover with minor edgewear, Very Fine strike and attractive cover, illustrated in Rohloff, The Waterbury Cancellations 1865-1890 (p. 190), with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:37:29 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 464
Symbol: C
Cat No: 92

image Perfect strike of 10-Segment Rosette of Waterbury

Rosette, Ten Segments, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff P-28), perfect strike and "Waterbury Ct. Sep. 13" (1869) circular datestamp tie 1¢ Blue, F. Grill (92) on yellow cover locally addressed, slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine, a spectacular strike, ex Grunin (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:37:59 EST
Sold For 1100

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 465
Symbol: C
Cat No: 114

image Extraordinary bold strike of the Waterbury 12-Segment Rosette

Rosette, Twelve Segments, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff P-30), bold strike ties 3¢ Ultramarine (114) on cover to Thomaston, Connecticut, well-struck "Waterbury Ct. Jul. 1" (1869) circular datestamp, with 1870-dated invoice for $3.00 for piano tuning, cover with tiny tear at top from opening and missing small part of top flap, Extremely Fine strike of this elaborate rosette cancel, with 1998 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:39:03 EST
Sold For 1300

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 466
Symbol: C
Cat No: U59

image Absolutely perfect strike of "W" of Waterbury

Initial "W" with Serif at Top, Type 1, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff K-14), fantastic strike and bold "Waterbury Con. May 11 '66" double-circle datestamp on 3¢ Pink on Buff entire (U59) to Lyman, Connecticut, Extremely Fine in every respect, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:39:41 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 467
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Double-struck "W" Waterbury fancy cancel

Initial "W" with Serif at Top, Type 2, Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff K-15), two bold strikes tie horizontal pair of 3¢ Rose (65) on piece, parts of double-circle datestamp also tie left stamp, Extremely Fine strikes and attractive, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:40:15 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 468
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Marvelous group of Waterburys, including Bridgeport Fireman, Baseball and "AJ" Tombstone

Waterbury, Connecticut, fancy cancels select group of ten (Rohloff A-6, A-7, E-6, E-7, L-1, O-2, Q-3, Q-10, R-1, R-5), each a clear strike on either 3¢ Rose (65) or 3¢ Red, F. Grill (94), designs include Zebra, Eagle & Shield, Bridgeport Fireman, Man with Derby, Leaf, Bats, Baseball and Bases, two different types of Shield, Skull & Crossbones and "AJ" Tombstone, all are notable for the quality of the strikes of these desirable fancy cancellations, stamps have faults, a Very Fine and desirable group, most are ex Jennings, Bridgeport Fireman with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 4,000-5,000

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Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:41:19 EST
Sold For 3500
Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 469
Symbol:
Cat No: Waterbury Fancy Cancels B

image Remarkable balance of Waterbury, Connecticut, fancy cancellations

Balance of the William H. Gross Collection of Waterbury, Connecticut, Fancy Cancellations, mounted in red Godden leather album, containing 88 covers and 25 off-cover stamps, includes two items sent in 1855-1861 time period prior to start of the fancy cancels.

Better fancy cancels on cover include: "US" on No. 65 (Rohloff M-3), several Shamrocks (Rohloff F-9 and F-14), Leaf (Rohloff L-2, L-4, L-5, L-14, L-18 and L-21), Letters (such as Rohloff K-14 and K-15), Shields (such as Rohloff Q-4 and Q-7), several better Stars (such as Rohloff No. S-3 on U59 with book store corner card), the second style of Baseball with Bats and Bases (Rohloff O-3) on 3¢ Bank Note, rare pictorial designs include Fish (Rohloff A-12, restored), Clown (listed as Man in Hat, Rohloff E-4), Man Smoking Pipe (Rohloff E-1), Pumpkin (Rohloff G-2), Barrel (Rohloff O-1), and Circle of Hearts with "JACK" (listed as "unauthenticated" U-12 in Rohloff, but this cover proves attribution).

Better fancy cancels off cover include: Small Bee (Rohloff A-14, repaired), Heart with Arrow (Rohloff J-4 and J-5), Leaf (Rohloff L-1) on 1¢ Blue (63), and a range of unusual designs.

Stamps and covers with some faults including a number repaired; the strikes of the fancy cancels are generally clear or complete--this is a rare opportunity to acquire over 100 Waterbury cancellations--the basis for the collection was formed by Clyde Jennings, who spent decades accumulating fancy cancels, and the collection was supplemented from a range of additional sources. A PDF of the collection is available on our website. (Image)

E. $ 7,500-10,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 13,000.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:42:15 EST
Sold For 13000

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