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United States Postal History continued...

1851 Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1302 10A image1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II. Margins large to into frameline at top, canceled by complete strike blue fancy circle of wedges handstamp (look actually like a locomotive wheel) on fresh folded letter sheet to Lewiston, Me., with matching straight line "Paid" handstamp and "A. & St. L. & A. & Kenbk, R.R. 24" Sep cds, Very Fine, a lovely fancy cancel usage on the Atlantic & St. Lawrence & Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1303 10A image1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II. Horizontal pair, positions 9-10L1E, huge margins to full including right interpane corner margins, cancelled by unusual 7-bar segmented grid and tied by matching "Sonora Cal., July 12" three-ring cds on buff cover to Albion N.Y., couple stain spots and some edge wear, Very Fine and scarce orange brown use from Sonora, ex-Eubanks.
Scott No. 10A; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1304 11 image1852, 3¢ dull red, type I. Manuscript canceled on cover to Boston, Mass., with straight line "Prospect Ferry, Me." stencil postmark with manuscript date below; small stamp flaws and light cover wear, F.-V.F., a very rare stencil townmark, possibly unique.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1305 11 image1852, 3¢ dull red, type I. Large margins to just touched, tied by perfect bold "Owatonna M.T. Aug 15" Minnesota Territory balloon-style cds on light buff cover to Lenox, Ohio, Extremely Fine and choice strike, ex-Sampson, Chase, Eubanks.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
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1306 11 image1852, 3¢ dull red, type I. Slightly oxidized, tied by New York cds on 1856 printed cover to Rhode Island showing "Map of the Routes of the American Express", Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
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1307 11 image1852, 3¢ dull red, type I. Slightly defective, cancelled by straight line "Paid" handstamp on cover to Westminster, Ms., postmarked Milford, Ms. with "The Hopedale Community" printed propaganda at the left.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $150 - 200.

The Hopedale Community was founded in Milford, Massachusetts, in 1842 by Adin Ballou. He and his followers purchased 600 acres of land on which they built homes for the community members, chapels and the factories for which the company was initially formed. The area was later split from Milford and became the town of Hopedale, Massachusetts.

Ballou believed that he could create a utopian community blending the features of a factory town with those of a religion-based commune. The community stood for temperance, abolitionism, women's rights, spiritualism and education. 14 years after the land was purchased, Hopedale went bankrupt.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1308 11A image1852, 3¢ dull red, type II. Horizontal pair and single, large margins to clear, tied by blue segmented fancy grid cancels, matching "Marysville Cal. 'Paid by Stamps' May 21" cds on 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire to East Longmeadow Mass., flap with red "G.F. Nesbitt N.Y." circular embossing, docketing on back "Dated at Rush Creek May 9, 1855, May 12, three days later brother Homer arrived on Rush Creek"; right stamp in pair light crease at top right, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11A; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1309 11A image1852, 3¢ dull red, type II. Margins large to touching, tied by manuscript cancel on 1852 folded letter sheet to Caldwells, La., with matching manuscript "Logtown, La., July 20" circular town postmark, Very Fine, an attractive and very unusual manuscript townmark.
Scott No. 11A; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1310 11A image1852, 3¢ dull red, type II. Block of five, positions 6-7/16-17/27L1L, large margins to just in including top sheet margin, cancelled by clear strikes of "Steam" handstamps and tied by light strike of red "New Orleans La. Jan 13" cds on 1855 inbound legal-size buff cover, routing instructions at bottom left partly under stamps, docketed at right; few small faults including position 16 tear at left and bottom right stamp small piece out at bottom right, cover reduced at right, Fine and unusual quintuple-rate use.
Scott No. 11A; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1311 12 image1856, 5¢ red brown. Large margins all around, tied by "New Orleans La. Nov 16" cds on 1856 blue folded cover originating in Vera Cruz, Mexico to Bordeaux, France, neat "Vera Cruz 9 Novbae 1856" origin backstamp, endorsed "Via U.S." at top, blue "Forwarded by E.J. Forstal" oval backstamp, red "New York Br. Pkt. Nov 26" cds, carried by Cunard Line Europa, that departed New York Nov. 26th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 8th, red London (12.8) transit backstamp, Calais (12.9) entry cds and "13" decime due handstamp, Bordeaux (12.11) arrival backstamp; missing bottom flap, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Grunin, Mayer, Eubanks, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12; Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5¢ 1856 ISSUE USED ON COVERS ORIGINATING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

The other recorded use of the 5¢ on a cover originating outside of the United States was sent from Mexico in February 1857 (ex-Hubbard and Mayer).
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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1312 12 image1856, 5¢ red brown. A Relief from the top row of the plate, three large margins, just touched at left, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Sac. City, Dec 12" double-oval datestamp on legal-size orange buff cover to Marysville Cal. with printed black Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, additional strike of cancel on frank, pencil "this too heavy, DeKay collect on this", manuscript signed, 1859 date at bottom, intact Wells, Fargo wax seal on back; some slight edge wear, expertly restored at left where irregularly opened, Very Fine appearance, ex Dale-Lichtenstein, Eubanks, with 2006 P.F. certificate prior to restoration.
Scott No. 12; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COVERS WITH THE 5¢ 1856 ISSUE.

The other Wells Fargo Express use bearing the 5¢ 1856 issue was used from San Francisco in 1857.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1313 12 image1856, 5¢ red brown. Large margins all around, faint crease at bottom in margin only, tied by "Nauvoo Ills. Aug 20" cds, used with 10¢ green (15), cancelled by manuscript and tied by manuscript mark indicating double weight on 1857 folded letter to France, red "SHORT PAID" handstamp, 5¢ tied by "New York '6' Sep 2" debit cds, carried on Cunard Line Arabia that departed New York Sep. 2nd to Liverpool arriving Sep. 13th, magenta "15" rate crossed out by two strikes of "16" decimes handstamps, French entry cds and strike cancels 5¢, Lucon (9.16) arrival backstamp; address lightened, Very Fine appearance, This is the only recorded use of a "Short Paid" marking on a 5¢ 1856 Issue cover., ex-Patrick Henry, Mayer, Hackmey, Eubanks, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1314 14 image1855, 10¢ green, type II. Ample to large margns, tied by fancy blue grid cancel on cover to Hanover, N.H., matching "Marysville, Cal., Paid By Stamps" postmark at left; cover fold, Very Fine.
Scott No. 14; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1315 14 image1855, 10¢ green, type II. Large margins all around with deep rich color, tied by "Avon N.Y. Jul 20" cds on buff "United States Hotel, Avon Springs, New York, W. Cushing, Proprietor" handstamped corner card cover to Toronto, Canada West, 1857 docketing, light strike of receiving backstamp, Very Fine, ex-Eubanks, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 14; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
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1316 15 image1855, 10¢ green, type III. Large margins all around, tied by bold "San Francisco Cal. 20 Jun" cds on buff cover to Cambridgeport Mass. and forwarded to North Bridgewater Mass. with 3¢ dull red (11) large margins to clear including right sheet margin, tied by blue "Cambridgeport Mass. Jul 15" cds; slight cover wear, Very Fine and attractive forwarded use, ex-Pearce, Jessup, Eubanks.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1317 17 image1851, 12¢ gray black. Large margins except just in at top, tied by New York grid cancel on folded cover to Havana, Cuba and forwarded to Matanzas, carried as endorsed by American Packet Empire City to Havana where blue "NA" (ties 12¢) for North America origin and matching "2" and "1" due handstamps, light strike of March 1852 Havana backstamp; light toning bands at sides, otherwise Very Fine and scarce use to Cuba, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 17; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1857 Issue
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1318   image1853-59, Toppan Carpenter Casilear & Co. Stamp Contract Letters to J. Marron, 3rd Assist. Postmaster General. Remarkable group of approximately. 112 contemporary original and duplicate letters mostly concerning deliveries of 1¢ and 3¢ stamps, perforations and the new 1857 issue, noted includes April 4th 1853 letter concerning gum issues in detail: "…It is a matter of much surprise to use that there should be complaints now of the adhesiveness of the Stamps. We had supposed that they were now so perfect that complaint could not be made…", and additional commentary requesting and sending samples to correct gum, July 16th 1853 letter concerning distribution of Eagle carrier stamps: "As we are in doubt as to the wished of the Department in relation to the delivery of Despatch Stamps (or Carriers Stamps) we will feel much obliged if you will have the kindness to inform us whether we are right in supposing that we are at liberty to furnish said Stamps to any Postmaster of the United States who may apply and pay for the Same? We have already furnished some to the Post Master of this City and today we furnished 40,000 to James G Berrey Esq. Postmaster of your City - this we did under the statement & impression that you had authorized such deliveries…", Jan. 23rd 1854: "…We regret that we are unable to forward you a larger number of Stamps today, but the demand having exceeded our expectations we have not kept all the plates in hand - we will immediately put them all in press…", the Chicago, Apr. 3rd 1856 letter from E.W. Hedley, the inventor of Chicago Perfs enclosing a 3¢ sheet perforated using his machine: "…Some months since my attention was called by Col. R.K. Swift, Banker of this City to want said to be felt by the Post Office Department as well as the commercial community, of proper simple Machinery for the division of Postage Stamps. I have since then experimented to some extent on various plans for effecting this object and have very recently completed a chine, the results of which seem to correspond precisely with the English mode of separation…I have this day filed a Caveat in the Patent Office…Enclosed I send a Sample of three cent Stamps as perforated…" (This letter was missing but mentioned in Wagshal's article on Chicago Perfs), letters concerning acquiring a perforation machine April 7th 1856: "We have advice of the shipment of the "Perforator" which we ordered made for us several months since in England July 1st 1856: "…We are anxious to get possession of our perforating machine and put it in operation within the next week…" and July 7th 1856: "…Our object in getting possession of the machine was that we might by experimenting test its power and capacity, and thus be prepared to make our proposals…We will now pay the duties and take the machine from the Custom House at once…" and some detail on comparison of expenses to the British Government, April 24th 1856 concerning the new 24¢ stamp: "…We have now the pleasure of enclosing proofs of the new 24 Cents Stamp, which we beg you to have the kindness to present to the Postmaster General for his approval…", and additional letters from Toppan concerning perforation experiments and pricing, Oct 22nd 1856: "…I have completed experiments with your punching & Slitting machine & will give you the results…", Nov. 4th 1856: "…We have the honor to submit for your consideration the following proposals to contract for furnishing Postage Stamps (as heretofore) with the addition of perforation of each sheet (as per samples submitted by us)…", Jan. 5th 1857 concerning the perforation proposal: "…You say - 'It has been determined not to act upon any subject which can be properly considered as belonging to the succeeding administration' ", etc., wealth of first hand information, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

A REMARKABLE GROUP OF LETTERS FROM TOPPAN CARPENTER CASILEAR & CO. CONCERNING STAMP DELIVERIES AND CONTRACT ISSUES. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $4,000-6,000
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1319 24 image1857, 1¢ blue, type V, vertical strip of three. Each struck with Numeral "10" handstamps on cover to Maine, additionally tied by indistinct cds, Very Fine and unusual, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 24; Estimate $600 - 800. (Image1)

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Est. $600-800
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1320 24 image1857, 1¢ blue, type V. Horizontal pair with s.e. at left, tied by two strikes of the small double-circle New York City Delivery cds on square envelope addressed to "Hon. George Bancroft, the Great Historian of the Unit. States of N. A.", neat blue oval consular sender's cachet, the left stamp with natural straight edge at left, Very Fine, a nice example of the combined carrier and drop rates.
Scott No. 24; Estimate $300 - 400.

The addressee, founder of the United States Naval Academy, Secretary of the Navy, Ambassador to Great Britain and to Spain, was the pre-eminent American historian of the 19th century. His massive multi-volume History of the United States is still a basic reference today. While the sender's address may have been rather flowery, it hardly overstated the case.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $350.00
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1321 26 image1857, 3¢ dull red, type III. Tied by "Cleveland O. Jul 23, 1860" cds on cover with spectacular Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin campaign cover to Des Moines Iowa; design shows beardless Lincoln portrait design with "The Cold Water Candidate" heading and additional overprinting "Temperance and Freedom" advertising on face by "The Analyst" newspaper weekly of Cleveland Oh., flap with additional subscription info, minor flap opening tear, Very Fine and choice, with 2019 P.F. certificate. Milgram No. AL-36 var.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE LINCOLN AND HAMLIN "THE COLDWATER CANDIDATE" 1860 CAMPAIGN DESIGN OVERPRINTED WITH TEMPERANCE AND FREEDOM CAMPAIGN SENTIMENTS.

Temperance advocates embraced Lincoln as their choice for president in the 1860 election, naming him the "Cold Water" candidate. Envelope designs using this temperance theme are rare, and they were all published by M. H. Allardt of Cleveland. The Analyst newspaper was started in 1858 by J. A. Spencer, who apparently sold it to M. H. Allardt before 1860. Including this cover, we are aware of only four examples of the AL-36 design, but no other examples with the additional temperance overprint on face.
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Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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