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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1223

United States
1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8255
Symbol: C
Cat No: 138

image 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Three singles, vivid color and strong grill impressions, used with 3c Green (158), tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 21 4PM" (1874) duplex datestamp and quartered cork cancels on blue folded letter to Mont-Saint-Leger, France, red "New York P.D. 6 Feb. 4" credit datestamp, red London "Paid" transit datestamp (Feb. 14) and "PD" oval, Calais transit datestamp, French transit and receiving backstamps, a few gum toned perf tips, Very Fine, the 6c credit indicates 10c British Mail rate applied, the 24c prepayment does not fit with the correct progression (16c, 20c, 26c, 36c), one of the few covers extant with a multiple franking of the 7c 1870 Grilled Issue, ex "Andromeda", signed Ashbrook, with clear 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:55:52 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8256
Symbol: C
Cat No: 160

image 7c Orange Vermilion (160). Used with 2c Brown (157), tied by blurry strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, red "New York Paid All Aug. 4" (1875) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to St. Adresse, France, carried on Cunarder Russia, arriving Queenstown Aug. 13, boxed "PD" handstamp, Le Havre arrival datestamp, Very Fine 9c treaty rate cover, ex Walske (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:56:16 EST
Sold For 70

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8257
Symbol: C
Cat No: 159

image 2c Red Brown, 6c Dull Pink (146, 159). 2c pair, tied by light cork cancels, "Phila. Pa. Jun. 23" and red "Philad. Paid All Jun. 23" (1874) datestamps on back of plant grower's green and black illustrated corner card cover to Montpellier, France, additional advertising text on back, red crayon "6" credit, red "P.D." in circle in matching orange-red ink of Philadelphia backstamp, red London "Paid" Jul. 6" datestamp and "PD" in circle, Calais transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, small piece of backflap missing and slightly reduced at top, Very Fine, colorful British Mail rate cover to France, ex "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:56:53 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8258
Symbol: C
Cat No: 148

image 6c Carmine, 10c Brown (148, 150). Tied by diamond-shaped cork cancels, "Atlantic City N.J. Jul. 24" (1873) circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Paris, France, red "Philad. Paid All Jul. 25" and London "Paid" (Aug. 6) transit datestamps, red crayon "12" credit, Drexel Harjes & Co. blue oval forwarding handstamp and Philadelphia street address written at lower left, apparently sent back to Philadelphia outside the mails, stamps have slight creasing along top perfs from placement near edge of cover, still Very Fine, colorful example of 16c rate to France via England (progression was 10c, 16c, 20c, 26c, etc.), ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:57:35 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8259
Symbol: C
Cat No: 146

image 2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147). Two of each, tied by quartered cork cancel, red "New York Paid 6 Apr. 4" (1871) credit datestamp on yellow cover to Nevers, France, partly visible red London "Paid" datestamp (Apr. 14) and "PD" oval, Calais transit datestamp and receiving backstamp, small piece of backflap missing, 3c couple small flaws, otherwise Fine, scarce use of 10c British Mail rate to France prior to October 1871 publication of this rate -- a "Phantom" Rate cover, ex "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 60.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:57:53 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8260
Symbol: C
Cat No: 150

image 10c Brown (150). Cancelled by red 5-bar grid, matching "Baltimore Md. Sep. 20 9PM" circular datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, with illustrated Barnum's City Hotel advertisement on back red "New York Paid 6 Sep. 21" credit datestamp, red London "Paid" transit datestamp (Oct. 2) and "PD" oval, Calais transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, receipt docketing, slight edgewear, stamp has tiny perf flaws from placement at edge of cover, still Very Fine, red ink was used at the Baltimore foreign-mail desk, ex "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:58:35 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8261
Symbol: C
Cat No: 150

image 10c Brown (150). Rich color, tied by cork cancel and partly readable Cambridge Mass. circular datestamp on 1872 cover to Paris, France, red "Boston Paid Feb. 2" circular datestamp also ties stamp, red "6" crayon credit, red "Paid Liverpool Ship FE 16 1872" tombstone datestamp and red "Ship-Letter London Paid FE 17 72" datestamp and "PD" in circle, receiving backstamp, missing top flap, stamp with small corner crease at bottom right, appears Very Fine, unusual use of the Liverpool ship-letter marking, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 60.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:58:58 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8262
Symbol: C
Cat No: 157

image 2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158). Two of each overlapping, tied by two bold strikes of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EN5) on blue folded cover to Marseille, France, sender's blue oval datestamp and ship-name directive "Pr. S. S. Ville de Paris", red "New York Paid Mar. 20" (1875) circular datestamp and boxed "PD", blue Brest transit datestamp (Apr. 2), Paris and Marseille backstamps, toned along file fold, otherwise Fine, carried on the French Line, overpaid 1c for 9c rate, ex "Andromeda", with 1987 Alcuri certificate (Image)

E. $ 75-100

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 90.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 14:59:40 EST
Sold For 90

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8263
Symbol: C
Cat No: 161

image 10c Brown (161). Deep rich color, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-MP3), red "New York P.D. 6 Mar. 28" (1874) credit datestamp on blue folded cover to La Rochelle, France, red London "Paid" (Apr. 8) and Calais transit datestamps, stamp also tied by red oval "PD" handstamp, small piece out of cover beneath and just below stamp, not very noticeable and otherwise Very Fine, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 90.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:00:33 EST
Sold For 90

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8264
Symbol: C
Cat No: 161

image 10c Brown (161). Bright color, tied by clear strike of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-8P4) and red "New York Paid Jan. 16" (1875) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Rochelle, France, sender's ship directive, red "P.D." boxed handstamp, Calais transit datestamp, Very Fine, overpaid 1c for 9c rate, ex "Mercedes" and "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 60.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:00:53 EST
Sold For 60
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8265
Symbol: C
Cat No: 145

image 1c Ultramarine (145). Used with horizontal pair of 3c Green (147), tied by unusual geometric corks, "Jackson Mich. Apr. 14" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to Leipzig, Germany, various transits, Very Fine use paying 7c closed mail rate (Image)

E. $ 75-100

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 30.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:01:12 EST
Sold For 30

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