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

United States
Fancy Cancellations (other than Waterburys)

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 470
Symbol: C
Cat No: 10A

image Perfectly struck Pinwheel fancy cancel of Louisville, Kentucky

Pinwheel, Louisville, Kentucky (related to Skinner-Eno GE-P26), bold strike of this unusual design ties 3¢ Orange Brown, Type II (10A), large margins to just in, rich color, blue "Louisville Ky. Sep. 6" (1851) circular datestamp on folded letter to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, fresh and Very Fine, fancy cancels in the early 1851 Issue period are rare, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:43:23 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 471
Symbol: C
Cat No: 13

image Large blue segmented grid cancel and Marysville, California, "Paid by Stamps" circular datestamp

Large Segmented Grid, Marysville, California, bold strike ties 10¢ Green, Type I (13), large margins all around, matching "Marysville Cal. Paid by Stamps Dec. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Sharon, Ohio, missing top flap, Extremely Fine, the Marysville large "killer" was originally created to cancel pairs of 3¢ stamps used for the 6¢ rate, this is a superb example on a choice 10¢ 1855 Type I stamp, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:43:54 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 472
Symbol:
Cat No: 11A

image Full and bold strike of Running Stag fancy cancel of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Running Stag, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts (Skinner-Eno PA- Dr 1), bold strike on 3¢ Dull Red, Type II (11A), large margins to in, Very Fine strike, this cancel often appears as an ill-defined blob but the example offered here shows far more detail than normally seen, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:44:54 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 473
Symbol:
Cat No: 26

image Little Piggy of Sandisfield, Massachusetts

Little Piggy, Sandisfield, Massachusetts (Skinner-Eno PA-E 1), fantastic strike on 3¢ Dull Red, Type III (26), small thin spot at top left, Extremely Fine strike of this rare and desirable fancy cancellation, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:45:50 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 474
Symbol:
Cat No: 24

image Perfect strike of red 5-Point Star with "PAID" of Bonds Village, Massachusetts, on 1¢ 1857 Issue

5-Point Star with "PAID", Bonds Village, Massachusetts (Skinner-Eno ST-C 18) bold strike in red on 1¢ Blue, Type V (24), choice centering, small spot of manuscript likely from address at bottom right, Extremely Fine strike on an Extremely Fine stamp, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:46:48 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 475
Symbol:
Cat No: 29

image "34" in Star fancy cancel of Hatfield, Massachusetts

"34" in Star, Hatfield, Massachusetts (Skinner-Eno ST-C5), bold strike with clear "34" at center cancels 5¢ Brown (29), single short perf at top right, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, Hatfield was founded in 1660 and is near Springfield, the "34" refers to the number of states in the Union, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:47:45 EST
Sold For 1500

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 476
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Washington's Profile--the West Fairlee, Vermont, postmaster's tribute to the 3¢ 1861 Issue

Washington's Profile, West Fairlee, Vermont (Skinner-Eno PH-F 36), bold strike on 3¢ Rose (65) with sheet selvage, mostly clear "West Fairlee Vt. Nov. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Newbury, Vermont, few small cover edge tears, Extremely Fine strike of this remarkable fancy cancel carved by West Fairlee postmaster Edmund P. George, this was the subject of a 2015 article by Richard Marek (Chronicle 248), in which he reported the discovery of a third cover and convincingly showed that the profile is a replica of Washington's profile on the 3¢ 1861 stamp, ex Slawson, Beals, Sheriff and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:50:28 EST
Sold For 16000

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 477
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image The remarkable cameo portrait of Calais, Vermont

Portrait Inside Octagon, Calais, Vermont (unlisted in Skinner-Eno), delicately carved cameo portrait in a chamfered frame, perfect strike on 3¢ Rose (65), straight edge at left and double perfs at top, neat "Calais Vt. Apr. 18" double-circle datestamp on cover to Boston street address, stamp and cover have a few trivial toned spots, Extremely Fine strike, accompanied by a second cover from the same correspondence mailed two days later showing a fair strike of the same marking, these are reported to be the only two known examples of this remarkable fancy cancel, probably the handiwork of postmaster Ira Kent (the only other fancy credited to Calais is a simple "OK"), unlisted in Skinner-Eno or Slawson's Postal History of Vermont, acquired by Mr. Gross in the 1994 Siegel sale of the Sapperstein collection (Sale 761) and offered to the market for the first time in 25 years (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:51:26 EST
Sold For 1300

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 478
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Bold and essentially complete strike of the West Meriden Devil & Pitchfork

Devil & Pitchfork, West Meriden, Connecticut (Skinner-Eno PF-F 40), perfect and nearly complete strike on 3¢ Rose (65), all details of the devil, pitchfork and globe are clearly visible, few pulled perfs at left, Extremely Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, ex Jennings, for a history of this remarkable fancy cancel go to www.ctpostalhistory.com, a fascinating article on this subject by William Duffney also appeared in the most recent Congress Book (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:52:38 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 479
Symbol:
Cat No: 71

image Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel of New York City

Union Soldier's Head, New York, N.Y. (Skinner-Eno PH-F 72), bold strike on 30¢ Orange (71), trivial perf crease at top left, Very Fine strike of this distinctive fancy cancel, the creation and use of this fancy cancel in the Spring of 1866 coincided with the return of soldiers from the Civil War, it is known on at least one domestic cover, but apparently the cancelling device migrated to the foreign-mail exchange office, where it was used to cancel stamps on mail to foreign countries, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:53:12 EST
Sold For 400
Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 480
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Man in the Moon and Star of Boston

Man in the Moon and Star, Boston, Massachusetts (Skinner-Eno PH-F 91), neat strike cancels 3¢ Rose (65), light corner crease at bottom right, pulled perf at bottom right, Very Fine strike, a rare cancel, ex Eno and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:53:40 EST
Sold For 225

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