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United States Postal History including The Angel Collection continued...

Africa
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1393 c Image10c Green, Ty. V (35). Vertical strip of three, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Augusta Me. Mar. 15" (1860) circular datestamps on cover to the Third Assistant Engineer James Atkins aboard the U.S.S. Mohican at St. Paul de Loando, West Coast of Africa, with original 1860-dated enclosure, interesting contents, missing top flap

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1857 ISSUE ON A COVER TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY SLOOP-OF-WAR MOHICAN, WHICH WAS PATROLLING THE WATERS OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA IN SEARCH OF SLAVE-TRADING VESSELS.

St. Paul de Loando was the capital of the Portuguese colony of Angola and a known area of activity for slave traders. The cover is addressed to Third Assistant Engineer James Atkins on the U.S.S. Mohican, which was patrolling the waters off the African coastline. Later this same year the Mohican captured the slave-carrying ship Erie, whose captain, Nathaniel Gordon, was hanged in 1862, the first man condemned under an 1820 Federal law declaring slave-trading a form of piracy. In August 1861 she departed the African coast to take part in the Battle of Port Royal and blockade duty in the Civil War. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1394 c Image10c Green, Ty. V (35). Three, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by grid cancels, "Brunswick Me. Nov. 12, 1860" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" on buff cover to the Third Assistant Engineer James Atkins aboard the U.S.S. Mohican at St. Paul de Loando, West Coast of Africa, black "Boston Br. Pkt. Nov. 14" backstamp, red crayon "28" credit, Liverpool and London backstamps, minor edgewear, right 10c small tears

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1857 ISSUE ON A COVER TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY SLOOP-OF-WAR MOHICAN, WHICH WAS PATROLLING THE WATERS OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA IN SEARCH OF SLAVE-TRADING VESSELS.

St. Paul de Loando was the capital of the Portuguese colony of Angola and a known area of activity for slave traders. The cover is addressed to Third Assistant Engineer James Atkins on the U.S.S. Mohican, which was patrolling the waters off the African coastline. Later this same year the Mohican captured the slave-carrying ship Erie, whose captain, Nathaniel Gordon, was hanged in 1862, the first man condemned under an 1820 Federal law declaring slave-trading a form of piracy. In August 1861 she departed the African coast to take part in the Battle of Port Royal and blockade duty in the Civil War. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1395 c Image12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal strip of five, used with 5c Red Brown (28), tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Sep. 1858" circular datestamps on cover to Porto Grande, Cape Verde, red "New York Am. Pkt. Sep. 25" circular datestamp on back, magenta manuscript "40" credit changed to "44", some perf toning not mentioned in accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. THE 1857 12-CENT PLATE 1 STRIP OF FIVE IS AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE FRANKING, AND THE CAPE VERDE DESTINATION IS EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE IN THIS PERIOD.

Ex Seybold, Gibson, Gallagher and "Sevenoaks". With 1984 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $9,500.00
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1396 c Image30c Orange (38). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied together by target cancels on 1861 buff cover to the Bark America at St. Louis, Mauritius, "Holmes Hole Ms. Mar. 11" circular datestamp, manuscript "28" credit and "4-1/2" pence British charge, red London Paid transit datestamp (Mar. 25), bold Mauritius crown datestamp on back, cover slightly reduced at left, 3c has some short perfs at top

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW EXISTING COVERS TO MAURITIUS WITH THE 1857 ISSUE.

Ex Emerson, Piller, Gallagher and "Sevenoaks" (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
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1397 c Image30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Red Brown (75) and 10c Green (68), tied by circle of wedges cancels, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Nov. 20" (1863) backstamp on blue folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red crayon "24" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Dec. 3), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, transit and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover and especially desirable with the 5c Red Brown shade (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1398 c Image30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose Pink (64b), tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Am. Pkt. Paid Mar. 22" (1862) backstamp on folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red crayon "12" credit also ties 30c, red London Paid transit datestamp (Apr. 4), manuscript "1" (1p) Colonial rate, transit and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, fresh and Very Fine, especially desirable with the scarcer 3c Rose Pink shade (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
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1399 c Image5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Horizontal pair and single, used with 3c Green, H. Grill (136) and 10c Brown, H. Grill (139), each with fully evident grills, cork cancels with "Iowa Falls Ioa. Nov. 12" (1872) circular datestamp on blue linen-lined cover to Natal, South Africa, faint strike of red circular datestamp, crayon credits and rates including red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp crossed out and re-rated "4" pence, red London Paid transit datestamp (Nov. 30), "Received Open and Resealed..." in script handstamp, red wax seal on back, 10c with light vertical crease, some cosmetic improvements in addition to the linen lining

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE 1868 GRILLED ISSUE AND 1870 GRILLED BANK NOTE ISSUE COMBINATION ON COVER TO NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA.

This was franked for the 28c rate by British Mail via Southampton. With 1988 P.F. certificate not mentioning any faults (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
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1400 c Image24c Purple (153). Used with 1c Ultramarine (145) and 3c Green (158), tied by red cork cancels and matching "New Haven Ct. Jul. 21" (1874) circular datestamp on cover to Wellington, Cape Colony, South Africa, 24c New York credit datestamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Aug. 3), red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, Wellington and Cape Town receiving datestamps, sender's directive "Via Southampton" and carried by British Mail at the 28c rate, Very Fine, a colorful and rare use of the 24c 1870 Bank Note Issue to South Africa, ex Houser, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
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1401 c Image24c Purple (153). Used with 3c Green (147), tied by cork cancels with "New Haven Ct. Dec. 21" (1876) circular datestamp on tissue-paper cover to Wellington, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, red "New York 110 Dec. 22" credit datestamp (expressed in centimes), red London Paid transit datestamp, red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, Wellington and Cape Town receiving datestamps, 24c with light corner crease, cover with couple small edge tears, Very Fine, a colorful and rare use of the 24c 1870 Bank Note Issue to South Africa, carried by British Mail at the 27c rate (from Jul. 1, 1875) (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
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1402 c Image30c Gray Black (165). Used with pair of 2c Vermilion (183) and two singles of 10c Brown (188), tied by cork cancels, "New Bedford Mass. Feb. 1" (1881) circular datestamp on cover to the care of Captain Smith of the bark Clarice at St. Helena, red "New York Feb. 1" circular datestamp, crayon "220/2" (centimes) credit, red London Paid transit backstamp, additional small datestamp ties one 10c

VERY FINE AND RARE. A COLORFUL BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER TO A WHALING SHIP AT ST. HELENA.

This three-color franking paid double the 27c rate by British Mail via England. With 1990 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
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1403 c Image2c Vermilion (183). Used with 3c Green (207), tied together by "New York Jul. 6 '83" duplex datestamps on cover to Tamatave, Madagascar, Paris and Marseilles backstamps, cover tear just into left New York postmark, Fine, a rare Bank Note period destination, ex Gallagher (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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