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

United States
1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8277
Symbol: C
Cat No: 151

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image 2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151). 12c vertical pair, deep shade, used with single 2c, cancelled by circular corks with "Council Bluffs Ioa. 10 Jan." (1871) circular datestamp on buff cover to Lund, Sweden, red "New York Paid All" transit datestamp, red crayon "8" credit, blue crayon "f3" German credit (re-stated in silbergroschen), receiving backstamp, cover and 2c stamp have small tears at top, otherwise Very Fine and scarce cover to Sweden, accepted as a double 14c NGU rate (as evidenced by "8" and "3" credits) despite 2c underpayment (there are no stamps missing), ex "Andromeda", with 2005 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 300-400

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Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:08:06 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8278
Symbol: C
Cat No: 151

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image 12c Dull Violet (151). Rich color, tied by grid and "Providence R.I. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on cover to Cronstadt, Russia, red New York transit also ties stamp, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed datestamp, 1871 receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine use paying the 12c NGU direct rate, with 1991 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 300-400

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Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:08:55 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8279
Symbol: C
Cat No: 163

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image 15c Yellow Orange (163). Tied by circular cork cancel, dark red "New York Registered Jul. 22" (1875) circular datestamp on registered cover to Constantinople, Turkey, J. E. Arapagian corner card, addressed in violet to Ohannes Effendi Hissarley at Bureau of Controls, manuscript registry numbers, red "Eingeschrieben" framed German registry handstamp, "Kaiserlich Deutsches Postamt 9 8 No. 1" backstamp, small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine, very scarce registered cover sent to Turkey during the first month of the new GPU/UPU, prepaid 5c plus 10c registry fee, ex "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 400-500

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Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:09:27 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8280
Symbol: C
Cat No: 158

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image 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (156, 158). 3c pair with traces of plate number captured at top, small faults, 1c overlapping edge, tied by lightly struck cancels, partly visible "Walla Walla Wash." Washington Territory circular datestamp on 3c Green entire to Lieut. Col. James Bassel, Egyptian Army, Cairo, Egypt, red "New York * Paid All * Mar. 5" transit datestamp, red crayon "10" credit to North German Union, re-stated "fr 4" credit, "P.D." handstamp ties one 3c, Trieste oval backstamp (Mar. 21), "Poste Egiziane" Alexandria and Cairo backstamps (Apr. 2, 1874), reduced at left, still Fine, addressed to one of 50 or so American military officers who went to Egypt in the 1870's to train and direct the army of the Khedive Ismail, Lieutenant-Colonel James Bassel served in Egypt for about one year before leaving for the Far East, this was correctly prepaid for the 16c North German Union Direct rate to Egypt via Brindisi, there was a HAPAG departure on Mar. 5 (Hammonia II) and an NGL departure on Mar. 7 (Rhein), ex Stever and "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 300-400

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Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:10:09 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8281
Symbol: C
Cat No: 160

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image 7c Orange Vermilion (160). Used with horizontal pair of 10c Brown (161), cancelled or tied by targets, "Kingwood W. Va. Sep. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Moradabad, India, sender's directive "Via Brindisi", red "New York Sep. 9" circular datestamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, 1876 docketing, left 10c light crease at top right, still Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce combination paying the 27c rate via Brindisi (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:10:43 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8282
Symbol: C
Cat No: 206

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image 1c Gray Blue (206). Two, tied by "Fort Scott Kan. Sep. 27" circular datestamp on 3c entire to Hong Kong, China, forwarded to Calcutta and then forwarded again to Bombay, India, "T" postage due mark, plethora of backstamps including "Missent to Calcutta", Very Fine and unusual use (Image)

E. $ 50-75

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Sold...US$ 90.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:11:10 EST
Sold For 90

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8283
Symbol: C
Cat No: 160

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image 7c Orange Vermilion, 10c Brown (160, 161). 10c pair and 7c single tied by target cancels and "New Haven Conn. May 2" circular datestamp on cover to Wellington, Cape of Good Hope, red "New Haven Conn./ May 2 5PM" datestamp at lower right, red "New York 1.10 May 3" credit datestamp (22c credit in centimes per GPU/UPU regulations), red London "Paid" datestamp, red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, Cape Town and Wellington receiving datestamps, slightly reduced at left, typical Landfear correspondence thin-paper envelope has slight creasing and small tears, still Very Fine, a colorful Bank Note cover with the 7c making up the 27c rate to Cape of Good Hope, ex Walter Hubbard, "Andromeda" and "Golden Oak" (Image)

E. $ 400-500

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Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:11:37 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8284
Symbol: C
Cat No: 184

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image 3c Green (184). Two horizontal pairs and single, tied by bold strikes of negative "11" cork cancels, "Boston Mass. Nov. 3" (1881) circular datestamps on cover to Natal, South Africa, various transits, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive, 15c non-UPU rate to Natal (Image)

E. $ 150-200

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Sold...US$ 90.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:12:14 EST
Sold For 90

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8285
Symbol: C
Cat No: 185

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image 5c Blue (185). Tied by "New York Jan. 13 1881" duplex datestamp on cover to Yokohama, Japan, routing instructions "Via San Francisco", with original enclosure, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 50-75

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Sold...US$ 120.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:12:53 EST
Sold For 120
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8286
Symbol: C
Cat No: 149, 160

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image 7c Bank Note Issues, Covers to Europe (149, 160). Seven covers to Europe, six are Scott No. 149, one Scott No. 160, all but one used in combination with another Bank Note stamp or on an entire, destinations include Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and England, three are corner card covers, nice variety of rates and transit markings, a few small flaws to be expected but overall a Very Fine and most colorful group (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:13:21 EST
Sold For 475

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