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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3047

United States
Stampless Covers - Free Franks
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2190
Symbol:
image Henry Dearborn, free frank on autograph letter signed as Jefferson»s Secretary of War, 1p, datelined "War Department, October 12th, 1807", addressed to Philadelphia, with "Free" and "Washington City Oct 13" handstamps, file folds, very fine, Henry Dearborn served as Secretary of War under Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1809 and was the namesake of Fort Dearborn, Chicago (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:08:05 EST
Sold For 100


Illinois Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2191
Symbol:
image "The Metropolis of the North West.", Eastman National Business College legal size cover with beautiful red and blue pre-fire view of Chicago, pair of 1861 3c Rose (65, one faulty) tied and "Chicago Ill. Jun 9" datestamp, addressed to North Brookfield, New York, cover with a few light bends a very fine example of this attractive design (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:08:34 EST
Sold For 275


1847 Issue Covers
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2192
Symbol: Cat No: 1

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image 1, 1847 5c Red brown, intermediate impression with wonderful deep color, dot in "S" variety, margins large to clear with portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, tied to folded letter by two strikes of red Chicago cds with third partial strike at left (datelined June 8, 1849), addressed to Oregon, Illinois, very fine and quite attractive (USPCS #1192) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:09:02 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2193
Symbol: Cat No: 1

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image 1, 1847 5c Red brown, worn plate impression, large margins all around including sheet margin at right, tied to folded letter by magenta grid with matching "Chicago Ill. Dec 11" cds at left, contents indicate an 1849 use, addressed to Joliet, Illinois, extremely fine, ex-Newbury (USPCS #1202) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:09:49 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2194
Symbol: Cat No: 1

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image 1, 1847 5c Red brown, horizontal pair, worn impression, large margins including portion of two adjacent stamps above, just in at bottom, red grid cancels with matching "Chicago Ill. 13 Feb" datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Whiteboro, New York, fine and attractive (USPCS #1230) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:10:29 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2195
Symbol: Cat No: 2

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image 2, 1847 10c Black, margins all around, tied by vivid red grid to 1851 cover to New York with matching "Chicago Ill. Feb 19" datestamp, docketed at top left, very fine (USPCS #1270) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:11:44 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2196
Symbol: Cat No: 2

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image 2, 1847 10c Black, clear to large margins, just tied by bright red grid to folded lettersheet to New York, matching "Chicago Ill. Aug 30" datestamp at left, very fine and handsome (USPCS #1257) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:12:36 EST
Sold For 650


1851-56 Issue Covers
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2197
Symbol: Cat No: 11 var

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image 11 var, 1855 3c Dull red, Type I, Chicago perforations (12½), tied by "Chicago Ill. Feb 17 1857" cds to 3c Red entire (U10) addressed to New Haven, Connecticut, very fine and attractive, a wonderful example of the unofficial Chicago perforations created by Elijah W. Hadley whose entire history can be found in articles by Jerome Wagshall and Wilson Hulme, II (Chronicle Vol. 38, No. 2 and Vol. 49, No. 2-3), 1983 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 1,000.00
Sold...US$ 1,000.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:13:08 EST
Sold For 1000


Postal Stationery - Entires and Wrappers
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2198
Symbol: Cat No: U28

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image U28, 1860 3c + 1c Red and blue on white, cover front with indistinct Chicago datestamp, black "Direct to North Branch Post Office Chicago Ills" handstamp at upper left, addressed to Washington City, DC, very fine appearance, purported to be the only known example of the compound Star Die used from Chicago (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 3,750.00
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:13:50 EST
Sold For 3500


Local and Private Posts
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2199
Symbol: Cat No: 3L1

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image 3L1, 3L3, Allen's City Dispatch Pink, Red on yellow, four covers, first two with 3L1 (pink), dated November 20 and 22, 1882, the first clearly tied by company handstamp, the second possibly tied on the perf tips (but clearly belongs); also two covers with 3L3 (red on yellow), dated January 16(?) and 20, 1883, the former tied by extraneous ink and the latter tied by company handstamp, most with small faults to the stamps or covers, a fine group (Scott $3,600) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:14:30 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2200
Symbol: Cat No: 68L1

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image 68L1, Floyd's Penny Post (1c) Blue, full margins, neatly tied by "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" handstamp to a from the mails, inbound legal size cover from St. Louis, manuscript "Care of Floyd's Penny Post", 1861 3c Rose (65) and "Saint Louis Mo. Apr 21 1862" datestamp, blue backstamp "Chicago Ill 21 P.M", cover barely reduced at left and few creases, very fine use of the blue Floyd's stamp used on an incoming cover (Scott $1,000) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:15:54 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2201
Symbol: Cat No: 68L2

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image 68L2, Floyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1c) Brown, margins except cut in at bottom right, tied by perfect strike of "Floyd's Penny Post" sunburst handstamp to a to the mails cover to Hamburg, Michigan, 3c Dull red (26) tied by "Chicago Ills Aug 6" double circle datestamp, cover small repair at top, very fine conjunctive use with US postage (Scott $4,250) (Image)

CV. 400

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


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:18:01 EST
Sold For 5000

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2202
Symbol: Cat No: 68L3

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image 68L3, Floyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1c) Green, large margins, tiny scissors cut at top edge, tied by neat strike of "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" handstamp to local use cover to Chicago, cover with tears at top, a very fine use, one of only two recorded covers bearing the Floyd's green stamp (the other a use on 3c Pink entire), a local post rarity (listed but unpriced in Scott; the 68L3 on 3c post office entire is listed at $20,000) (Image)

CV. 2,000

Opening US$ 7,000.00
Sold...US$ 7,000.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:21:07 EST
Sold For 7000

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2203
Symbol: Cat No: 96L2

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image 96L2, (Wells) Letter Express, 5c Black on green, single with margins ample to massive, tied by neat pen stroke, with sharp strike of "Wells & Co's Express Mail From Chicago" small handstamp in opposite corner, addressed to Buffalo, New York, datelined "Chicago Sept. 10 1844", vertical file-folds not affecting adhesive, very fine and attractive, we believe this to be the earliest recorded adhesive stamp used from Chicago, as well as one of 19 covers bearing this adhesive and one of 9 covers with this handstamp, a showpiece ideal for exhibition, signed Ward, ex-Lichtenstein (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 7,000.00
Sold...US$ 7,000.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:22:36 EST
Sold For 7000


Paper Americana - Politically Related
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2204
Symbol:
image "No Extension of Slavery," purple adhesive label with beardless Abraham Lincoln portrait and Rickey Mallory & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio imprint at bottom, on cover to Lancaster, Pennsylvania franked with 1857 3c Dull red (26, minor faults), "Chicago Aug 13" postmark, very fine, a beautiful use of this rare campaign label (Image)

CV. 400

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


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:23:34 EST
Sold For 1100

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2205
Symbol:
image "No Extension of Slavery," as previous lot but with blue adhesive label with beardless Abraham Lincoln portrait and Rickey Mallory & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio imprint at bottom, on cover to Lancaster, Pennsylvania franked with 1857 3c Dull red (26, minor perf faults), "Chicago Aug 1" postmark, Very Fine (Image)

CV. 400

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


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:24:14 EST
Sold For 1100


Illinois Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2206
Symbol: Cat No: 65

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image "Loyal to the Union. State of Illinois.", all-over red and blue patriotic design cover used to Utica, NY, Ridenburgh imprint on reverse, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by blue cork and "Chicago Ills. Dec 17" datestamp, very fine, ex-Walcott (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:24:43 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2207
Symbol:
image "Old Stamps Not Recognized", bold strike, in blue, at top left of cover addressed to Boston, attempted use of a demonetized 3c 1857 3c Dull red (26, straight edge at right) which remains uncancelled, matching "Chicago Ill Jun 13 1862" double circle datestamp, manuscript «373» notation, backstamped with their "Held For Postage" in oval, re-mailed with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Chicago Supplementary Mail Jun 22" datestamp, an extremely fine and attractive cover, the finest of the fewer than six reported and a Chicago showpiece, ex-Baker (Image)

CV. 5,000

Opening US$ 45,000.00
Sold...US$ 45,000.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:26:56 EST
Sold For 45000

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2208
Symbol: Cat No: 65

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image "Chicago Ill. Sep 15", datestamp with letter «U», 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented cork to Quimby correspondence cover to Concord, New Hampshire, the unique example of the 1863 Chicago postmark with the letter "U", the discussion in the Piszkiewicz speculates that this letter is either an error or represents the Toledo & Chicago railway route (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:27:25 EST
Sold For 300
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 2209
Symbol: Cat No: 65

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image 1863 Chicago Postmarks with Letters, nine covers, each franked with 1861 3c Rose (65), including: September 17, 24, and 27 (SB), September 30 and October 5 (X), October 19, November 5, and November 8 (RA), and November 12 (X), some with faults, a scarce and attractive group of covers, for a full discussion of the different letter-codes see chapter 6 of the Piszkiewicz book (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Sep-30-2021, 17:28:03 EST
Sold For 325

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