1851-56 Issue Covers

Selection of Classic British North America and United States Postal History from the Joseph Hackmey Collection
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  • Lot# : 76 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1851 1c Blue, Type II, strip of three (pos 4-6L4) with plate scratch between position 4 and 5, tied to envelope by blue WELLINGTON 0. JUL 2 cds, addressed to East Canaan Conn., stamps crisp color and impression, large margins to just clear at bottom left, part of backflap missing, light envelope wrinkle just affects upper right corner tip of stamp and well clear of design (not mentioned in cert), still a Very Fine use; ex-Rodgers, Hackmey; 2005 PF certificate
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 77 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1851 1c Blue, Type II, block of four, (pos 74/85L2), horizontal strip of five (pos 61-65L2) plus a right sheet margin single from the scarce plate 3 (pos 30L3 showing centerline) all affixed and ms. canceled on 10c Green on buff envelope (Scott U16) addressed to Mobile Ala., the block and strip also canceled by light red rimless STRAWBERRY VALLEY CALA May 17 cds (ms. date), margins often full, but some stamps with faults, envelope with missing backflap and worn edges, nevertheless a very rare California gold-rush cover paying the double trans-continental rate, mentioned in Ashbrook page 229, ex-Jeffreys, Hackmey; 1997 PF certificate
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 78 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 9
    9, 1851 1c Blue, Type IV, with vertical strip of three 1851 3c Red (Scott 11) tied by black circular grids on folded letter addressed to Mexico,1c also tied by oval VERA CRUZ 4 AGOSTO 1855, the 3c tied by red NEW ORLEANS AUG 1 cds, black "4" rating handstamp, 1c margins to just touching, 3c just clear to large margins and incorporation portion of adjacent stamp at top, a horizontal fold though stamps has been smoothed, Very Fine appearance; ex-Garrett, Hackmey, 1979 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,600.00 USD
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    Lot# : 79 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 9
    9, 1851 1c Blue, Type IV, horizontal strip of three (shows adjacent stamps at bottom) plus 3c Dull red (Scott 11) all tied to folded letter addressed to Nantes France by NEW ORLEANS La. JUL 20 cds, ms. "per Steamer Persia", "New York Br Pkt" and French transit cancel/ due marking on address side, British transit and French transit/ arrival backstamps, all stamps margins to cutting, cover with some light aging along a central horiz file fold, a Fine and attractive use; ex-Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 80 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1853/55 3c Brownish carmine, tied to an overall temperance INTEMPERANCE IS THE CURSE OF THE WORLD envelope by Romeo Mich town cancel, addressed to Detroit, Very Fine and choice; ex-Hackmey; 1999 PF certificate
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 81 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1853/55 3c Dull red, vertical block of eight tied to oversized embossed Valentine's envelope addressed to Manchester England by GRAND RAPIDS MICH FEB 3 cds, red Liverpool "PAID" transit cancel on face, backstamped Manchester FE 20, block ample to mostly large margins all round, small cover and extensive backflap repairs, Fine appearance; ex-Hackmey; 1999 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 82 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, two singles tied to large part folded letter sheet addressed to Nantes France by NEW ORLEANS DEC 5 cds, New York and French transit marks alongside, stamps fresh color and close to full margins all round, one stamp small scissor cut just into design, cover some light foxing along a central horiz file fold, Fine use, anelusive example of the 10c rate to France from this period; ex-Hackmey
    Start Price : 800.00 USD
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    Lot# : 83 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, vertical strip of three tied to folded letter sheet addressed to Bordeaux by NEW ORLEANS La. JUL 19 cds, black boxed "P.D." and red BOSTON PAID 12 29 JULY transit marks, several French transit/ arrival backstamps, stamps mostly full margins but close to just touched at right, light corner crease in lower stamp, still Very Fine and attractive; ex-Hackmey, illustrated in Frajola and Mayer (p 85); signed Ashbrook, 2005 PF certificate,
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 84 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, horizontal strip of three tied to envelope addressed to Bordeaux by NEW ORLEANS MAY 10 1857 cds, red NEW YORK PAID 12 MAY 19 and French transit cds alongside, backstamped various French transit and arrival cancels, stamps fresh color and ample to full margins three sides - just touching at top, Very Fine cover showing the fully prepaid 15c treaty rate to France; ex-Gibson, Ishikawa, Hackmey
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 85 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, along with 1855 10c Green Type II, IV horizontal strip of three (II, II, IV; 14, 14, 16; pos 72-74L, right stamp recut at top) all tied on small folded letter addressed to Geneve Switzerland by NEW ORLEANS DEC 19 cds (1857), red "P.D." and "12" (credit to Prussia) handstamps, backstamped New York Br Pkt and Geneve arrival, cover refolded to show complete strip of 10c (creased due to original placement), 5c clear to full margins except in at left, 10c large margins at top and bottom, close at left and just touching at right, still Very Fine cover sent via Prussian Closed Mail, illustrated in Frajola and Mayer (p122), ex-Hackmey, 2006 PF certificate
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 86 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, single with horizontal strip of three 1855 10c Green, type II and III (III-III-II, Scott 15, 15, 14, pos 1-3L1 with misplaced transfer positions 1L and 2L), tied to envelope addressed to Bienne Switzerland, red N. YORK Br PKT PAID & FEB 18" exchange office cds also ties the 5c, red boxed Aachen Franco and boxed "Franco Preuss:/ resp Vereinsl Ausg Gr" handstamps, backstamped appropriate transit and arrival cancels, 5c ample to large margins, 10c clear to large margins except just in at upper left, Very Fine and rare Prussian Closed Mail cover (about a dozen known addressed to Switzerland) especially with the rare 10c combination strip; ex-Hill, LeBow, Hackmey; 2005 PF certificate
    Start Price : 16,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 16,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 12,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 87 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, with added 1857 Franklin 1c Blue Type V and 12c Black Type I (Scott 24, 36) tied to legal-size pre-printed "Blank Election Returns, 1859." envelope by HARTFORD Ct. MAR 2 1859 cds, cover refolded, 5c clear to full margins and small corner crease bottom left, 1c with repair at top left, a scarce combination use to make up the 18c "sextuple" rate plus being a very late use of the 5c imperf; ex-Hackmey, illustrated in Frajola and Mayer (p 36), 2006 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,700.00 USD
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    Lot# : 88 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, with 1857 10c Green Type II (Scott 32) tied to envelope addressed US Consul at to Lyon France by large Boston PAID with accompanying red BOSTON 12 OCT PAID 12 cds, black French transit cds, backstamped BOSTON BR. PKT. 12 OCT. plus French transit and arrival marks; 5c well margined incl portion adjacent stamp at right, mended backflap tears, a Fine and rare franking, Very Fine; ex-Hackmey; 2006 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,800.00 USD
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    Lot# : 89 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 13
    13, 1855 10c Green, Type I, horizontal pair with 1c Blue Type IV (Scott 9, pos 2R1L) tied to small envelope addressed to Paris by grid cancels, forwarded to Liverpool, array of transit and arrival postmarks each side plus a Greene & Co./ Paris forwarding agent handstamp, 10c clear to wide margins three sides - just touching at right, 1c huge margins at top and left, into at bottom at right with small corner crease, o/w Very Fine; ex-Ishikawa, Hackmey
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 90 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 14, 15
    14, 15, 1855 10c Green, Types II, III, singles tied to lightweight folded letter datelined "Barcelona Agosto 4 / 1858" and addressed to Veracruz Mexico by circular grid cancels and the left stamp also by NEW ORLEANS OCT 1858 cds, blue oval "Canet Y Garvaleni/ Habana" forwarder handstamp next to handstruck "3" (reales) rate stamp, the left 10c (Type III) pre-affixing horizontal crease, cover light wrinkling from postal use; Fine; apparently carried outside the mails from Spain to New Orleans via Cuba and showing the double 10c direct American Packet rate to Mexico; ex-Ishikawa, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 91 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 15, 16
    15, 16, 1855 10c Green, Type III, IV, in a horizontal strip of three (pos 62-64L, 15, 15, 16 with #16 recut top and bottom), canceled by "criss cross" cancels on envelope addressed to Munchen Germany, PEACEDALE R.I. JUN 18 cds, red N YORK 7 AM PKT PAID exchange credit marking, red boxed Aachen transit , ms. "Via Prussian Closed Mail", backstamped 2-line MUNCHEN 10 JUL 1856, stamps ample to large margins except just in at right, some small stamp and cover faults, Fine appearance and a rare 10c combination strip on cover; ex-Ishikawa, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,600.00 USD
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    Lot# : 92 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 14
    14, 1855 10c Yellowish green, Type II, horizontal pair plus 1851 1c Blue Type II and 3c Claret (Scott 7, 11) all on envelope addressed to Belfast Ireland with black circular grid cancels (tying 1c, 3c), indistinguishable dispatch cds, red AMERICA LIVERPOOL PAID AP 20 1857 transit, backstamped Belfast AP 21, stamps with margins to cutting, envelope cleaned and slightly reduced at top plus missing backflap, still Fine; ex-Hackmey, 2003 RPSL certificate
    Start Price : 800.00 USD
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    Lot# : 93 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 14, 15
    14, 15, 1855 10c Green, Types II, III, Type II vertical pair, Type II single with added 1851 1c Blue Type IV vertical pair and single plus 1851 3c Red vertical strip of three (Scott 9, 11) all with black circular grid cancels and affixed on folded letter addressed to Nantes France, red NEW ORLEANS MAY 19 cds, appropriate 1855 transit/ arrival cancels both sides, stamps ample to cut-into margins, despite some small faults an attractive and rare cover, ex-Hackmey; 1999 PF certificate
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 94 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 14, 16
    14, 16, 1855 10c Green, Types II, IV, vertical pair (II, IV, pos 65/75L1) and 1c Blue Type IV, (Scott 9) all canceled by black circular grid and affixed on folded letter addressed to Bordeaux, NEW ORLEANS DEC 28 cds (1855) plus assortment of British and French transit and arrival cancels incl "8" (decimes) due, 1c good margins except just in at left, 10c issues full balanced margins and incl portion adjacent stamp at top, 10c Type IV small gum toning spot, Very Fine, a wonderful example of the 21c American Packet rate to France, reverse side with pencil notes by Chase, ex-Hackmey; 2005 PF certificate
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 95 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 15
    15, 1855 10c Yellowish green, Type III, horizontal strip of three tied on thin tissue-paper envelope addressed to Munich (with contents) by red circular grid cancels, NEW HAVEN Con. JAN 15 1856 cds alongside,red "7" credit handstamp, boxed Aachen transit, backstamped Boston Br Pkt transit and 2-line Munchen 1 FEB 1856 arrival, stamps very fresh color and ample to large margins all around, cover small edge repairs, still Very Fine, an outstanding cover showing the 30c rate to Bavaria via Prussian Closed Mail; ex-Hill, Hackmey; 2005 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 96 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 15
    15, 1855 10c Yellowish green, Type III, two singles plus a 1c Blue Type IV (Scott 9) all pen canceled and affixed on 3c envelope (Scott U9, also pen canceled) addressed to London, from there forwarded to different London address and franked with 1856 1d Rose red (Scott 20, uncanceled), black PLACE DALE R.I. JUL 6 cds, red London arrival mark and "3" handstamp, slightly overlapping stamps with margins to cutting, British stamp small fault, cover with edge staining and some imperfections, a rare combination cover; ex-Hackmey; 1999 PF certificate
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 97 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 17
    17, 1851 12c Black, plus 1851 1c Blue Type II (2) and 1855 10c Green Type II (Scott 7, 14) tied to envelope addressed to Liverpool by HOOSICK FALLS N.Y. AUG 24 cds (1857) adjacent "AMERICA PAID LIVERPOOL" transit; "19" marking, backstamped BOSTON Br PKT transit, envelope aged with tear at top right closed, stamps with light creasing at top; an attractive three-color franking; ex-Hackmey, 1999 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,800.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800.00 USD
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    Lot# : 98 1851-56 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 17a
    17a, 1851 12c Black, Diagonal bisect used on cover, top left half tied on envelope addressed to Louisville Kentucky by SAN FRANCISCO CAL. 16 JUN cds (1853), endorsed "per Steamship 'Northerner' 18 June"; "cameo" imprint of "F.B.B. & Co San Francisco" on backflap, stamp full margin at left, just in at top, the envelope repaired in the margins; otherwise Fine and attractive cover; a shortage of 3 c. stamps in San Francisco led to the use of bisected 12c stamps to pay the 6c letter rate from May until September 1853, when the bisects were prohibited in the East.
    Start Price : 2,400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,400.00 USD
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