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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3039

United States
Postmasters Provisionals

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 1
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Cat No: 3X1

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image 3X1, Baltimore, Maryland, 1845 5c Black on white, four complete framelines, manuscript canceled on blue folded letter sheet, with blue "Baltimore Md. Jan 12" cds and matching straight-line "Paid" and "5" in oval, addressed to Centreville, Penn, contents datelined "January 11, 1847," Extremely Fine, despite the stamp being untied we still regard this as one of the most attractive and fresh of all Baltimore provisional covers, no. 22 in the Hayes census, USPCS census no. 20115 (Scott $15,000) (Image)

CV. 5,000

Opening US$ 5,000.00
Sold...US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:35:19 EST
Sold For 5000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 2
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 3XU3

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image 3XU3, Baltimore, Maryland, 1845 10c Blue on buff, Black signature, signature with blue straightline "Paid" and "10" in oval above and below, respectively, with matching "Baltimore Md. Nov 26" cds at left, on envelope addressed to Huntsville, Ala, with original enclosure datelined "Baltimore Nov 26: 1845", cover with docketing at left, ever-so-slightly refolded, small pressure mark to right of address, Very Fine and rare, only six recorded in the USPCS census (this being 20079), no. 10 in the Hayes census (Scott $20,000)rnProvenance: Isleham Collection (R.A. Siegel Sale 662, 1986) (Image)

CV. 7,500

Opening US$ 7,500.00
Sold...US$ 7,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:35:55 EST
Sold For 7500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 3
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 5X1

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image 5X1, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1846 5c Black on buff, Position 10, on small neat folded letter addressed to Norwich Conn, cancelled by red PAID handstamp with another strong strike applied just to the right of the stamp, accompanying red "Brattleboro Vt Oct 20 "(1846) cds, stamp with fresh color and mostly large margins all around, Very Fine and choice; one of the finest known singles on an attractive letter; signed "W.H.C." Warren Colson); the USPCS census records 20 covers franked with the Brattleboro provisional, this being number 20209 (Scott $25,000)rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 967, 1955) (Image)

CV. 5,000

Opening US$ 13,000.00
Sold...US$ 13,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:37:29 EST
Sold For 13000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 4
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 10X1

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image 10X1, Providence, Rhode Island, 1846 5 Gray black, four singles; one each o.g., unused, used with a pen "check-mark" cancel (margin fault at the top just extends into the design) and a top left corner margin reprint with "G on backside, all well-margined, F-VF (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:39:12 EST
Sold For 800


1847 Issue (1-2)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 5
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Cat No: 1b

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image 1b, 1847 5c Orange brown, two overlapping singles tied on an envelope addressed to North Boston Mass (Turner correspondence) by red cork cancels with an accompanying red "Saint Louis Mo April 21 10" integral rate cds, stamps well-margined, top stamp a light natural paper wrinkle, fresh and Very Fine; USPCS census no 4675rnProvenance: Marc Haas (R.A. Siegel Sale 615, 1983) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 2,750.00
Sold...US$ 2,750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:40:51 EST
Sold For 2750


1851-56 Issue (5-17)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 6
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Cat No: 10A

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image 10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Type II, stunning top right corner margin single (10R1E) with wide margins the other sides tied on an envelope addressed to Hendrysburgh Ohio by strong strike of red "St Clairsville O. Oct 19" cds, envelope an imperceptible sealed break top left, an Extremely Fine 3c 1851 cover in every respectrnProvenance: Saul Newbury (R.A. Siegel Sale 240, 1961)rnLouis Grunin (Christie's-NY, Part I, 1987) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 3,500.00
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:43:17 EST
Sold For 3500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 7
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Cat No: 11A

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image 11A, 1851 3c Dull red, Type II, well centered single with rich color tied on a folded letter by neat black Spiral of Dots fancy cancel with a nice strike of red "Salem Ms. 5 May 3cts" cds and black "Paid" handstamp, the stamp with clear to wide margins incl portion of adjacent stamp at left, choice Very FinernProvenance: Louis Grunin (Christie's NY, Part I, 1987) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:46:53 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 8
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 14

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image 14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, top left corner margin single (clear to just cutting margins the other sides) tied on a small envelope with an ornamental border with all over botanical design, tied by Stockton Cal May 10 1857" cds, addressed to town in Massachusetts (?) and forwarded (illegible handwriting), envelope minor faults, Fine use (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:47:49 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 9
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 14

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image 14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, horizontal pair tied on an envelope addressed to Chandlerville Ill by a "Shasta Cal May 2" cds, docketing at left shows an 1857 use, stamps large to wide margins, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and choice (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 600.00
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:49:04 EST
Sold For 600


1857-61 Issue (18-39)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 10
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Cat No: 27

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image 27, 1858 5c Brick red, Type I, used alongside 1859 10c Green Type V (35) on folded letter sheet addressed to France, tied by "San Francisco Cal Aug 1 1860" cds, ms "Via Panama and the U.S.", nicely struck red "New York Aug 25 Paid 3" credit cds, blue French transit and red boxed "PD", four different French backstamps incl Riberac 7 Sept 60 arrival, slightly overlapping stamps with trivial gum soaked perfs, letter a horiz and vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 1,500.00
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:51:48 EST
Sold For 1500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 11
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 29

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image 29, 1859 5c Brown, Type I, pair tied on an envelope addressed to Pittsfield, New Hampshire by "Oroville Oct 3 1859" cds, stamps with some nibbed perfs (left stamp rounded corner), right stamp light corner crease, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, couple light hinge marks on the front side, Fine cross-country use (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:52:37 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 12
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Cat No: 35

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image 35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, horizontal strip of three (right stamp straddle-pane straight edge) tied on folded letter sheet addressed to France by nice strikes of "San Francisco Jun 11 1861" cds, ms "pr Steamer Golden Age", red "New York Jul 6 Paid 12" credit cds, French transit and boxed "P.D.", backstamped Paris transit and Podensac 20 Juil 61 arrival cancels, sound stamps on letter with light horiz file fold, Very Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:53:52 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 13
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Cat No: 36B

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image 36B, 1860 12c Black, pair tied on an envelope addressed to Liverpool England by light strike of "Wiscasset Me Jan 24" (1869) cds, ms "Steamer Niagara Via Boston & Halifax" and "Prepaid to Lpool", light red "19" credit handstamp, backstamped "Boston Br Pkt Jan 26", envelope mostly resealed along top, Very Fine use (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:54:41 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 14
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Cat No: 36B

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image 36B, 1860 12c Black, pair on an envelope addressed to London and then forwarded on to Rome, tied by light Binghamton NY (1858) cds, assorted London and Paris transit cancels and incl partial strike of a "Baring Brothers/ London" forwarding handstamp and a straight-line "VIA DI MARE", backstamperd Paris transit and Roma arrival, sound stamps on a cover with small faults, Fine usernProvenance: Henry C. Gibson (Ward Sale 12, 1944) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 220.00
Sold...US$ 220.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:55:30 EST
Sold For 220


1861-66 Issue (63-78)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 15
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Cat No: 70b

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image 70b, 1861 24c Steel blue, single with rich distinctive color tied on an envelope addressed to Manchester England by a blue circular grid with a matching "Skaneateles NY Dec 5" (1861) cds, manuscript "12/2 1861" and "12/16 1861" at the top, red "19" credit handstamp, backstamped Manchester DE 16 61, stamp with short perf on an envelope opened and reduced at the bottom plus a spindle hole near the cds, Fine use of this desirable shade (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:56:37 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 16
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Cat No: 78b

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image 78b, 1862 24c Gray, two singles combined with 1863 5c Red brown (75) tied on a folded letter addressed to Shanghai China (Augustine Heard correspondence) by Star in Circles cancels, partial strike of red N York Paid cds, red 1864 London "Paid," magenta ms. "32" credit, red "1d" local delivery handstamp, backstamped blue Hong Kong OC 26 64, sound stamps on letter with horiz file fold, Very Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:59:01 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 17
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 101

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image 101, 1869 90c Blue, F Grill, used with 12c F Grill (97) on an envelope addressed to Lima Peru, just tied by black cork killer cancels with the 90c also tied by crisp strike of "Panama MY 22 69" cds (British PO), a magenta "San Francisco May 8 Paid" cds at upper left, red crayon "3" and "72", the 12c trivial prf tip tong, 90c some blunted/ short perfs, letter a horiz file fold, still Very Fine and, in the words of renowned philatelist Jerome Wagshal, "..it is a philatelic gem of the first rank."; George Sloane notation on back "1867 issue 12c and 90c grilled 9x13/ From the collection of Rear Admiral AB Randall" and signed by Sloane; just two covers with the 90c F Grill are recorded, the other being a domestic use (Chronicle 140, pg 264)rnThe basic rate to Peru via Panama in May of 1869 was 34 cents per ½ ounce, making this a triple rate cover. rnIllustrated and discussed in an article by Jerome Wagshal, The Chronicle, 69 (Feb 1971), page 28-29 (mentions Philatelic Foundation certificate #21793 which does not accompany)rnProvenance: Marc Haas (Private Transaction, 1980) (Image)

CV. 25,000

Opening US$ 25,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:59:10 EST
Sold For 0


1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 18
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Cat No: 87b

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image 87b, 1868 2c Black, E Grill, Vertical half used as 1c, left half used with 1868 2c Black E Grill (87) on an envelope addressed to Willow Grove Pa, tied by a nice strike of negative "Pumpkin Face" fancy cancel with accompanying "Phila Pa Mar 26" cds, bisect pinhead surface scuff, full stamp some pulled perfs and rounded lower right corner, envelope some minor faults, still a Fine and unusual bisect/ fancy cancel combination (Scott $2,000; S-E PH-P11)rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)rnDr. John Robertson (Private Transaction (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:00:20 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 19
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Cat No: 93

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image 93, 1868 2c Black, F Grill, two singles alongside pair of 1887 3c Vermilion (214, natural straight-edge at right), all tied by light strikes of Pittsburgh cancels to multicolored locally-addressed Stars and Stripes and Cuban Flag patriotic, envelope opened at left and with some small backflap faults, still Very Fine and unusual (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 1,100.00
Sold...US$ 1,100.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:02:12 EST
Sold For 1100

1870-71 National Bank Note Without Grill (145-155)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 20
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Cat No: 150

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image 150, 1870 10c Brown, single franking on folded letter sheet addressed to Amsterdam, tied by red target cancel with accompanying "Baltimore Md Sep 15" (1871) cds alongside, red "New York Paid All Sep 16" cds, ms "via England" and "Paid all", backstamped Amsterdam 28 Sep 71, Very FinernProvenance: Edward S. Knapp (Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1941)rnJudge Robert S. Emerson (Private Transaction)rnWilliam L. Moody (H.R. Harmer Sale 615, 1950) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:03:32 EST
Sold For 475

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