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

United States
Stampless Markings by State

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8033
Symbol: C
Cat No: Collinsville

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image COLLINSVILLE CONN. Choice strike of axe-framed handstamp with "29 Aug." date in manuscript and matching "Paid 25" on folded cover to New York, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce marking, Collinsville Axe Company, which was the largest integrated axe manufacturer in the world during the mid to late 1800's, was headquartered here, with 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:54:50 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8034
Symbol: C
Cat No: Wilmington Del.

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image WILMINGTON * D. Clear strike of straightline handstamp with manuscript "Jany 28" date and "6" rate on 1794 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine strike on a fresh cover (Image)

E. $ 150-200

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Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:55:11 EST
Sold For 80

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8035
Symbol: C
Cat No: Wilmington Del.

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image WILMINGTON * D. Clear strike of straightline handstamp with manuscript "Sept. 3" date and "6" rate on 1794 folded letter to Philadelphia, slightly toned file fold and some ink smearing from address at left, Very Fine strike (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:55:44 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8036
Symbol: C
Cat No: Wilmington Del.

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image Wilmington Del. Stampless Covers. Eleven stampless covers and a few later stamped covers, all from or relating to Wilmington Del., best are 1794 and 1796 straightlines, the latter with the scarce "dropped W", others include circular datestamps, a couple railroad related items, etc., overall Fine group, see our website PDF for a complete scan (Image)

E. $ 200-300

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Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:56:19 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8037
Symbol: C
Cat No: Wilmington Del.

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image Delaware Civil War Related Covers. 13 covers with typed detailed write-ups, at least eight are demonstrably prisoner-of-war covers, including five bearing "Prisoner's Letter Examined Fort Delaware Del." oval handstamp, a couple with manuscript examiner markings, a Provost Marshal Official Business corner card cover to Wilmington, others, most franked with a single 3c Rose (65), mixed condition with some small faults to be found and a couple of the Fort Delaware strikes are less than bold, overall a Fine and interesting collection, see our website PDF for a complete scan (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:56:41 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8038
Symbol: C
Cat No: Baltimore

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image "BALTIMORE FEB. 3" (1788). Bold straightline datestamp with manuscript "2.16" dwt rate and "1/4" due in local currency on 1788 folded letter to Philadelphia, light vertical file fold, minor soiling, Very Fine, Maryland became a state on April 28, 1788, so this is a late Confederation Post use, ex Dr. Johnson (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 60.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:56:59 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8039
Symbol: C
Cat No: Haddonfield

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image Haddonfield N.J. Jan. 14 (1842). Perfect bold strike of negative postmark with date in manuscript, matching "12-1/2" rate on folded letter to Baltimore Md., Extremely Fine strike and a beautiful cover, with 2018 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 400-500

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Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:57:47 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8040
Symbol: C
Cat No: Cleveland

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image "Cleaveland, O. July 25" (1833). Beautiful strike of double-line framed datestamp in red, manuscript "25" cents rate on cover to Wallingford Conn., Extremely Fine strike of this attractive stampless period town datestamp, with 2015 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 200-300

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Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:58:13 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8041
Symbol: C
Cat No: Allentown PA

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image Allentown Pa. Nov. 3, 1864. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp with Due” in oval and manuscript 15cts" rate on buff cover with C. G. Hirner, Zoological & Anatomical Chemist, Allentown Pa.” illustrated design to Wurttemburg, Germany, N. York Brem. Pkt. 3 Nov. 5” 3c debit datestamp, blue AMERICA/UBER BREMEN” two-line handstamp, blue crayon rate, transit and receiving backstamps, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, a phenomenal design, C. G. Hirner marketed the Lehigh Cattle Powder, famous in its day as a blood purifier, as well as Farmer’s Union Cattle Powder which was marketed as a compound to increase quantity and quality of milk and butter, and several other cure-alls for cattle, he was awarded gold medals at World’s Fairs in Paris, Vienna, Philadelphia and Hamburg (Image)

E. $ 300-400

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Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:58:38 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8042
Symbol: C
Cat No: Philadelphia

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image Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 2 (1847). Clear strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "5" in circle handstamp on 1847 folded letter to Springfield Mass., Very Fine, used the day after the 1847 Issue was authorized for use, the postal agent did not arrive with the supply of stamps for Philadelphia until July 7 (Image)

E. $ 75-100

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Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:58:56 EST
Sold For 80
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8043
Symbol: C
Cat No: New Orleans

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image New Orleans La. Jul. 3. Circular datestamp with matching large "10" rate handstamp on 1846 folded letter to Philadelphia, inside with elaborate engraved "View of New Orleans First Municipality" depicting named buildings, waterfront and ships, partly clear strike of Philadelphia blue "R" (recorded) handstamp, contents of letter refer to a draft for $473, Very Fine, a beautiful design and scarce registered use (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:59:20 EST
Sold For 80

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