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

United States

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8579
Symbol: C
Cat No: O88

image 1c and 10c War (O83, O88). 10c horizontal pair, wide margins, used with single 1c (few pulled perfs at top), all tied by segmented circular cork cancels, "Washington D.C. Apr. 20 4PM" circular datestamp on legal-size cover with "War Department, Office Commissary-General of Subsistence, Official Business" imprint and printed address to "Captain William H. Nash, Commissary of Subsistence, U.S. Army, Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory", slightly reduced and couple small tears at right, light toning band at left, Very Fine, scarce, the supply depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, was one of the country's largest until the removal of Native Americans from surrounding areas eliminated the need for many of the territorial forts, ex Starnes and Curtis (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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Sold...US$ 750.00

Closed..Jun-05-2020, 11:34:22 EST
Sold For 750
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8580
Symbol: C
Cat No: O87

image 2c, 7c War (O84, O87). Both with full margins and small edge flaws, tied by Washington D.C." duplex cancel on Adjutant General's Office imprint cover to Camp Douglas, Utah, edge tears and wear, still Fine and very presentable cover and an extremely rare use of the 7c War Dept. stamp, one of only three known (one of the other uses has a defective stamp), the 7c value was issued in 1873 to pay the single letter rate for Prussian Closed Mail and for mail to Denmark, the stamp was made obsolete for those purposes by the 1875 5c G.P.U. rate yet the Department continued to requisition the 7c value, no foreign uses are known, this and the two ex Lobdell covers offered in our Sale 1003 (lots 5508 and 5514) are the only known domestic uses (Image)

E. $ 300-400

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Sold...US$ 550.00

Closed..Jun-05-2020, 11:34:48 EST
Sold For 550

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