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

United States
Fancy Cancellations (other than Waterburys)

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 481
Symbol:
Cat No: 113

image Boy's Profile in Circle of White House Station, New Jersey

Boy's Profile in Circle, White House Station, New Jersey (Skinner-Eno PH-F 37), full and clear strike on 2¢ Brown (113), Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel which Skinner-Eno describes as a man's head, but we believe is better described as a boy, ex Eno and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:54:40 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 482
Symbol:
Cat No: 114

image Bearded Man's Profile (or Napoleon) fancy cancel of Corry, Pennsylvania

Bearded Man (resembles Napoleon on French stamps), Corry, Pennsylvania (Skinner-Eno PH-F 87), perfect strike on 3¢ Ultramarine (114), rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, the Skinner-Eno book does not list the origin of this fancy cancel, a cover bearing a pair of 3¢ 1869 Pictorials with this cancel surfaced in 1981, providing its origin, the stamp offered here was the right stamp in a strip of five illustrated in the 1869 Times (No. 29, May 1983, p. 12), this is by far the finest strike of the five, several of which are blurry, ex Eno and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 4,500.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:56:21 EST
Sold For 4500

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 483
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image The rare Hand Pointing West of West Point, Mississippi

Hand Pointing West, West Point, Mississippi (Skinner-Eno PH-HF 3), bold strike ties 3¢ Rose (65), "West Point Miss. Apr. 19" circular datestamp on buff cover to New Haven, Connecticut, Very Fine strike, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:57:21 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 484
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Peace Dove of New York City

Peace Dove, New York, N.Y. (Skinner-Eno PA-B 9), fantastic strike ties 3¢ Rose (65), straight edge at right, on small piece, Extremely Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel from New York City, although collectors have previously given this fancy cancellation the title "Bird on Nest", in our opinion it is more accurately described as the "Peace Dove", the design copies contemporary illustrations of a dove carrying the banner of peace, its use in April 1866 coincides with post-Civil War sentiments toward peace and reconstruction, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:57:41 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 485
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image Running Fox of Hockanum, Connecticut

Fox Running to the Right, Hockanum, Connecticut (Skinner-Eno PA-D 6), bold and essentially complete strike on 3¢ Rose (65), sealed tear at right, pulled perf and thinned at bottom, still an Extremely Fine strike of this popular and scarce fancy cancel, a history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded at www.ctpostalhistory.com--the Running Fox cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve this intricate fancy cancel, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:58:05 EST
Sold For 1800

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 486
Symbol:
Cat No: 78a

image Horse's Head of New York City on 24¢ 1861

Horse's Head, New York, N.Y. (Skinner-Eno PA-H 13) bold strike on 24¢ Grayish Lilac (78a), Very Fine, the Horse's Head and Union Soldier's Head cancellations are two of the more famous fancy cancellations used in New York City's foreign mail office, it is especially scarce on the 24¢ stamp, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:59:11 EST
Sold For 1100

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 487
Symbol:
Cat No: 71

image Horse's Head of Knoxville, Tennessee

Horse's Head, Knoxville, Tennessee (Skinner-Eno PA-H 1), bold and complete strike on 30¢ Orange (71), few flaws at top including sealed tear, Extremely Fine strike and very rare on the 30¢ stamp, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:59:34 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 488
Symbol:
Cat No: 65

image "N & W" with Star of Norwich & Worcester Railroad

"N & W" With Star, Norwich & Worcester Railroad (Skinner-Eno LC-N 4), bold and mostly complete strike on 3¢ Rose (65), Very Fine strike, one of the few fancy cancellations of the 1861 Issue period associated with a railroad, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 14:59:52 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 489
Symbol:
Cat No: 63

image The Salem "Witch Mark" on a 1¢ 1861

Witch Mark, Salem, Massachusetts (Skinner-Eno PH-F 44), perfect strike from what must be an early state of the device on 1¢ Blue (63), rich color, Extremely Fine strike, especially scarce on the 1¢ stamp, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 15:00:27 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 490
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Hand-drawn Flora cancellations from Tioga Centre, New York

Tall Fern and Plant, Tioga Centre, New York, two covers, each with a hand-drawn design, first is a plant with eight leaves and a center stalk which ties 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Gibson, Pennsylvania, "Tioga Centre March 23" manuscript postmark at left, second is an elaborate fern or tree which ties 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Susquehanna Depot, Pennsylvania, matching "Tioga Centre N.Y. Sept. 2" manuscript postmark, each has light crease affecting stamp, still Very Fine, an attractive pair of covers, ex Jennings (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,400.00


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 15:01:15 EST
Sold For 1400
Sale No: 1211
Lot No: 491
Symbol: C
Cat No: 65

image Two-Cent Coin of Marshall, Michigan--probably the finest strike extant

Two-Cent Coin, Marshall, Michigan (Skinner-Eno PO-Co 1), fantastic strike ties 3¢ Rose (65), boldly struck "Marshall Mich. Mar. 18" circular datestamp on buff cover to Lee Centre, New York, stamp with corner crease at bottom right, still Extremely Fine strike of this unusual cancellation device, the postmaster used a 2¢ coin which he inked and impressed on the stamp and cover, the 1861 2¢ was the first coin minted with the motto "In God We Trust", ex Grunin and Jennings (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

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


Closed..Oct-30-2019, 15:01:57 EST
Sold For 1300

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