United States and Confederate States of America Postal History from the 'Erivan' Collection
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  • Lot# : 201 Independent Mails, Private Mails and Express Companies

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    (Boston) WM. WYMAN LETTER OFFICES, 80 Court St. Boston, 3 Wall St. N. York red serrated boxed handstamp on Dec 10, 1844 docketed folded cover addressed to NYC, conjunctive red oval «OVERTON & CO.»S CITY MAIL OFFICE, 3 BROAD STREET» handstamp at center, Very Fine;rnWyman and Overton had an arrangement to handle each other»s mail and Overton ultimately purchased Wyman»s business before he died
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 202 Independent Carriers - Express Companies

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    (Philadelphia) CITY EXPRESS, 2 cts, POST oval handstamp at lower left of 1846 folded letter addressed to Philadelphia, datelined Wilmington, Feby 7th 1846, horizontal file fold passes just above the marking, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex-Alfred H. Caspary
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    Lot# : 203 Independent Carriers - Express Companies

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    (Philadelphia) “EAGLE” CITY POST and EAGLE POST, two separate covers; 1) red «EAGLE/CITY POST/AT/Adams Express/ 80 CHESTNUT ST". on locally used envelope; 2) red «EAGLE POST/ AT/ ADAMS» EXPRESS/ 2» on 1849 locally used folded letter, both mounted on single exhibit page with write up in German, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 260.00 USD

    Lot# : 204 Independent Carriers - Express Companies

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    (Philadelphia) EXPRESS POST two line handstamp on locally used Nov. 26, 1845 folded letter addressed to Philadelphia, ms. «To» before marking and «2 Cents» below marking. Extremely Fine use. Ex- George B. Sloane, Frank Hollowbush; rnThis marking is attributed to Calvin Tyson (by Robson Lowe) and the company was supposedly sold to D. O. Blood on November 24, 1846 (2 days before this letter was mailed). The top portion of this cover is illustrated in Volume II of the 1997 edition of the American Stampless Cover Catalogue on page 69.
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 260.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    Lot# : 205 Independent Carriers - Express Companies

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    (Philadelphia) STAIT’s DESPATCH POST, 3 covers, each with different red marking; 1) «STAIT»S DESPATCH POST/ AT/ Adams Esp»ss/ PAID/ & 48 S 3d ST., 1850 folded letter from Paterson NJ addressed to Philadelphia with blue «2» circle Post Office rate stamp; 2) «STAIT»S DESPATCH POST/ 2/ Adam»s Exp»s/ 48 S 3d St.» on circa 1850 locally used cover; 3) «STAIT»S DESPATCH/ 48/ SO- 3rd St/ PAID» on brown locally used cover; covers mounted on 2 exhibit pages with write up in German, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 206 Carriers Stamps Covers

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    4LB8, Honour's City Post, 1851 2c Black on bluish, large four margined stamp, uncancelled, at upper left of small locally used cover, Extremely Fine (Scott Catalogue value for an unused stamp $350, on cover not tied $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 207 Carriers Stamps Covers

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    9LB1, William's City Post, 1854 2c Brown, large to touching margins, pen cancelled but not tied on locally used cover, Very Fine, only 6 covers with this stamp are recorded, signed «Original Geo. B. Sloane» on reverse (Scott Catalogue value for a pen cancelled stamp tied on cover is $4,500 and a used stamp $4,000)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 208 Local and Private Posts

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    15L18, Blood's Penny Post, 1854 (1¢) Black, large margins to touching at right, tied by 1859 Philadelphia Pa octagonal date stamp to cover to Baltimore, Md with 3c Dull red, type III (Scott 26), both stamps creased by file fold; excellent bronze ad on reverse for Tobacco, Segars, Snuff and Leaf Tobacco illustrated with a cherub smoking a pipe and Indian Chief; small piece out of reverse of cover, does not affect the ad, Very Fine (Scott Catalogue value $350)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 209 Local and Private Posts

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    15L18, Blood's Penny Post, 1854 (1¢) Black, Two 1858 covers addressed to Delaware, each franked with single Blood»s and single 3c Dull red type III (26), all stamps tied by either Philadelphia postmarks or Blood»s date stamp, one cover with albino Tobacco Warehouse corner card (tear through corner card), the second cover with a toned Blood»s local; Fine (Scott Catalogue value for the two covers $700)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 210 Local and Private Posts

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    15LU5, 15LU6A, Blood's Penny Post1848/60 Red on white and Red on buff entires, Two different entires, former small sized envelope, locally used with 1856 Blood»s Despatch date stamp and the latter franked with 3c Dull red type II (Scott 11A) tied by blue Philadelphia date stamp and addressed to Delaware, Very Fine and attractive pair of covers (Scott Catalogue value for the two entires $425)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 211 Local and Private Posts

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    18L2, Bouton's City Dispatch, 1848 2c Black on gray blue, single with ample to large margins tied by two line «PAID BOUTON» company handstamp on locally used folded cover, matching large oval «BOUTON»S CITY DISPATCH POST» at top center, light creasing through company handstamp, otherwise Very Fine (Scott Catalogue value for stamp tied on cover $750)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 212 Local and Private Posts

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    20L1, Boyd's City Express, 1844 2c Black on green glazed surface paper, single with clear to large margins, red straightline «FREE» cancel, on 1844 printed meeting notice for the NY School for the Blind, locally addressed, light strike of large red boxed «BOYD»S CITY EXPESS POST JULY 26» at center, light file fold through marking, otherwise Very Fine (Scott Catalogue value on cover $4,000)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 850.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 USD

    Lot# : 213 Local and Private Posts

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    20L2, Boyd's City Express Post, 1844 2c black on yellow green, single with large margins to touching at right, red straight line «FREE» cancel on 1844 folded letter with red oval «BOYD»S CITY EXPRESS POST DEC 23» hand stamps and red «NEW-YORK DEC 25» date stamp, light file fold through stamp, otherwise Very Fine, (Scott Catalogue value $450)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 214 Local and Private Posts

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    20L4, Boyd's City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green, large margined single tied by red double circle «MONTREAL L. C. AP 25 1846» date stamp on front addressed to Rawdon, District of Montreal, Canada East. Red «NEW-YORK 10 cts 22 APR» origin date stamp, ms. «1/1» Canadian due rate; Extremely Fine and rare use
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 215 Local and Private Posts

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    20L7, Boyd's City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green (glazed), single with large margins all around tied by black cancel on locally used cover with straight line «PAID J. T. B.» and oval «BOYD»S CITY EXPRESS POST», Extremely Fine (Scott Catalogue value $175)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 216 Local and Private Posts

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    20L7, Boyd's City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green (glazed), single with ample margins to into at top, black cancel on cover addressed to Trenton, NJ, red «NEW YORK & PHILA. R.R. 27 DEC» transit mark and matching numeral «5» rate mark, stamp with small edge flaws at right, otherwise Very Fine (Scott Catalogue does not value a stamp cancelled, but not tied. Stamp tied on cover $175)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 217 Local and Private Posts

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    20L7, Boyd's City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green (glazed), two covers, 1) cut shape stamp with grid cancel, not tied, on large part of locally used folded cover with proper Boyd»s handstamps; 2) large margined stamp tied by red «NEW-YORK 10 cts 28 SEP» date stamp on folded cover addressed to Canandaigua NY (Scott Catalogue for stamp tied on cover $175, no value for stamp not tied)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 218 Local and Private Posts

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    20L47, 20L56, Boyd's City Dispatch, 1880 (1c) Black on lavender, 1882 (1c) Black on pink, two separate covers, former locally used, tied by magenta Boyd»s handstamp, latter on amber locally used cover with corner card for «Foreign Fruits» tied by magenta 1883 Boyd»s handstamp; Very Fine covers (Scott Catalogue for 20L47 is $300 and 20L56 is $100)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 219 Local and Private Posts

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    60L2, Dupuy & Schenck, 1846-47 (1c) Black on gray, single, clear to ample margins, tied by small piece of manuscript cancel on 1847 docketed locally used folded cover, red two line «DUPUY & SCHENCK PENNY POST» company handstamp to right of stamp, cover with small abrasion to right of stamp, otherwise Very Fine (Scott Catalogue value $1,000)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 270.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 220 Local and Private Posts

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    61L2, Eagle City Post, 1846 (2c) Black on white, 39 points, single with ample margins except just touching three points at right, manuscript cancelled (not tied) on 1849 locally used printed circular for Dissolution of Partnership, large red double circle company handstamp at right, light vertical file fold does not affect stamp or markings, otherwise Very Fine; signed on reverse «O.K. E. P.» (Elliot Perry); (Scott Catalogue value for a stamp on cover, not tied, is $1,000),
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 221 Local and Private Posts

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    69L3, Frazer & Co., 1845-51 2c Black on green, single with large margins all around, uncancelled, on locally used 1847 docketed folded cover which has some usage faults, otherwise Fine (Scott Catalogue for a stamp on cover, not tied is $3,500)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 222 Local and Private Posts

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    71L2, Glen Haven Daily Mail, 1854-58 1c Black on green glazed surface paper, uncancelled stamp, ample to large margins, small flaws as always, on large size envelope franked with a horizontal pair of 3c Dull red type 1 (Scott 11, also uncancelled) on cover addressed to NY City; cover with folds and edge wear, mounted on page with write up in German, Fine and scarce; many examples of this Local Post stamp are uncancelled on cover (Scott Catalogue value on cover $2,000, on cover tied by handstamp $3,750)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 223 Local and Private Posts

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    72L3, Gordon's City Express, 1848-52 2c Black on glazed green, single, large margins all around, uncancelled on 1849 folded letter addressed to Peekskill NY, red «NEW-YORK 5 cts 15 JUN» transit mark, Extremely Fine (Scott Catalogue on cover not tied is $650)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 224 Local and Private Posts

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    78L1, Hanford's Pony Express, 1845 2c Black on orange yellow, single, ample to large margins, not cancelled on 1847 folded letter addressed to Germantown Pa, red «NEW-YORK 5 cts 18 AUG» transit mark at right, light file folds do not affect stamp or markings, Extremely Fine (Scott Catalogue for a stamp on cover not tied is $1,250)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 225 Local and Private Posts

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    87L10, Hussey's Post, 1859 1c Rose red, single, ample to clear margins, tied by «HUSSEY 50 WM. ST. 1 CT PAID» company handstamp on folded wrapper with large ornate Hussey»s Post advertising handstamp on reverse, Extremely Fine; pencil signed inside «87L10, Stamp and usage on this cover guaranteed, Geo. B. Sloane», (Scott Catalogue for on cover, tied by handstamp is $400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 226 Local and Private Posts

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    87L43, Hussey's Post, 1872 Black, single, clear to ample margins, tied by purple target cancel on locally used Republic Fire Ins. Co. corner card, small cover tear into corner card, otherwise Very Fine (Scott Catalogue value for stamp on cover, tied by handstamp is $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 227 Local and Private Posts

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    87L46, Hussey’s Post, 1872 Green, single, large margins all around including sheet margin at bottom, tied by «Hussey»s Post PAID» handstamp on locally used cover, Extremely Fine (Scott Catalogue for a single stamp tied on cover by handstamp is $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 228 Local and Private Posts

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    Hussey’s Post Assortment, 5 covers used between 1866 and 1888 mounted on three exhibit pages with write up in German, 1) 1 ct PAID/ HUSSEY 50 WM. ST.; 2) 2 CT PAID/ HUSSEY 50 WM. ST.; 3) HUSSEY»S POST PAID/ 54 PINE STREET»; 4) magenta oval «HUSSEY»S POST PAID 54 PINE ST.»; 5) purple oval «HUSSEY»S SPECIAL, MESSENGER EXPRESS, PAID, 54 PINE ST.»; Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 229 Local and Private Posts

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    96L1, Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on pink glazed surface paper and 117L1, Pomeroy's Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on dull yellow, strip of three of the Letter Express stamp, manuscript cancelled and two single Pomeroy»s one creased by file fold on folded cover addressed to Norwich Conn, a Fine and unusual cover.rnIn the work «Eastern Independent Mail and Express Mail Companies, 1840-45» published in 2016, David W. Snow gives an excellent description of this long missing cover on page 410. He says that this is «... a triple conjunctive use on a folded letter sheet. This destination was within the territory of the American Letter Mail Co., although no markings ... reveal that.» He now feels that the origin of this cover was in Cleveland Ohio based on the docketing which was not available to him at the time he described this cover. The name of Heman Ely (1775-1852), who was a businessman of Elyria, Ohio, close to Cleveland, is on one of the backflaps. Ely operated the Lorain Iron Company. It definitely originated in Wells territory due to the presence of the three oval Letter Mail 5c stamps, equal to the 18¾ cent rate (15 cents when prepaid) specifically advertised for letter mail to Norwich, Conn. This cover is docketed «July 21, 1844» and as such it is the second earliest use of a Scott 96L1 which is recorded with an EKU of July 20, 1844. Mr. Snow notes that the last time this cover was publically seen was in a June 1957 Samuel C. Paige auction.rn
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 230 Local and Private Posts

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    101L3, Magic Letter Express, 1865 5c Black on brown, single, clear to touching margins, on Magic Letter Express broadside describing the company»s charges and pickup schedule, signed «Evans, Porter & Co.»; while the stamp is uncancelled, it is tied to the broadside by water staining, the broadside with multiple folds, Extremely Scarce as only 4 examples of the 5c value have been recorded and this is the only example on a broadside. An affidavit on the reverse states «This is to certify that the within attached stamp is an original one used by my father W. D. Porter ... with Mr. Evans in Richmond, Va. In 1864.» Datelined «Lynchburg, Va Augt. 25-03». Ex-Needham, John R. Broker, Jr. (Scott Catalogue value for unused is $8,000 and for a stamp on cover $24,000)
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 231 Local and Private Posts

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    109L1, G.A. Mills' Despatch Post, 1847 (2c) Black on green glazed surface paper, single, margins clear to into (some corner flaws), on 1847 folded cover addressed to Germany, the stamp appears to be tied by a French transit mark, but the ink on the stamp is a different color from that of the transit mark, so cover is offered «as is» and is otherwise Very Fine; (Scott Catalogue value for a stamp off cover is $500 and for a stamp uncancelled on cover is $1,400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 260.00 USD

    Lot# : 232 Local and Private Posts

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    112L2, One Cent Despatch, Baltimore Md, 1856 1c Red, single, large margins all around, tied by double circle «CITY DESPATCH OCT 14 8 P.M.» handstamp on 1856 folded cover addressed to NY City, franked with 3c Dull red type I (11) tied by blue Baltimore, Md date stamp, cover with light file folds that do not affect the stamps or markings, otherwise Very Fine, signed «genuine, Robson Lowe» on reverse (Scott Catalogue value for the local stamp tied on cover with Scott 11 is $2,250)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150.00 USD

    Lot# : 233 Local and Private Posts

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    122L1, Prince’s Letter Dispatch, 1861 Black, single, clear but uneven margins, with blue Prince»s handstamp, tied by «BOSTON MASS AUG 29» date stamp on brown cover with Portland corner card addressed to Boston, additionally franked with 3c Rose (Scott 65, cut into by opening of envelope), Fine and scarce use as only 11 covers are recorded with this stamp. Signed «genuine, Robson Lowe» on reverse (Scott Catalogue value for a stamp on cover tied by handstamp is $8,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 234 Local and Private Posts

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    129L1, Roche's City Dispatch, 1861 (2c) Black on green glazed surface paper, single, cut to shape, uncancelled on 1850 folded letter addressed to Brandywine (Pa.), proper large red «ROCHE NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL OFFICE» handstamp at lower left, light file fold passes through the right side of company handstamp; signed «original and in my opinion used on this cover Geo. B. Sloane» on reverse. 1995 Gronowski census published in the July issue of the Penny Post notes that nine covers exist, about half of which have stamps cut to shape. This cover is illustrated as Figure 5 and is noted in the census as belonging to Gronowski. (Scott Catalogue value for an unused stamp cut to shape is $1,750 and on cover, uncancelled, cut to shape, with certificate as $3,500). Given the provenance and Company handstamp this should qualify for a certificate
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 235 Local and Private Posts

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    130L3, Russell 8th Ave Post Office, 1854-58 (2c) Red on bluish, single, ample to touching margins (the spacing between these stamps was very small as can be seen by the frame line of the stamp to the right), uncancelled (tiny manuscript mark at upper right), on 1856 folded letter addressed to «Union Theo. Sem.»; Very Fine, signed on reverse «original Russell #130L3, Geo. B. Sloane; ex-Needham and John R. Broker, Jr.; It is thought that only 5 covers exist with this stamp, 4 of which have uncancelled stamps; (Scott Catalogue value for an uncancelled stamp is $900, a used stamp is $750 and it does not price an unused stamp on cover)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 USD

    Lot# : 236 Local and Private Posts

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    149L1, W. Wyman, 1844 5c black, single, exceptionally large margins, pen cancelled, not tied on undated folded cover addressed to NY City, proper fancy boxed red «W. WYMAN»S LETTER OFFICES» handstamp at left, horizontal and vertical file folds do not affect stamp or markings; a 2016 census records 37 covers, only 7 of which have a stamp tied on cover (Scott Catalogue value for a stamp on cover not tied is $1,750)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 237 Local and Private Posts

    Boyd’s City Post and Swarts' City Dispatch Post Cover Selection, 8 stampless covers mounted on four pages with write-up in German; comprised of 6 covers with Boyd»s markings and two with Swart»s markings; Very Fine
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 238 Westerns and Territorials

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    CARSON VALLEY U. T. DEC 25 legible strike on buff cover addressed to "Genl. Jas. W. Denver, Washington, D.C.", ms. «Paid 10» and «Free» (crossed out) at upper right; Very Fine and scarce cover; Stanley B. Ashbrook»s notes on the reverse speculate that this was probably mailed in 1855 when Denver was in Congress and notes that a «tracing of this post mark shown in Ashbrook Vol. 2 p. 319»; (The 1997 edition of the American Stampless Cover Catalogue placed a value of $2,000 on this marking) rnJames William "Jim" Denver (1817 - 1892) was an American politician, soldier and lawyer. He served in the California state government, as an officer in the United States Army in two wars, and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from California from 1855-57. He served as secretary and Governor of the Kansas Territory during the struggle over whether or not Kansas would be open to slavery. The city of Denver, Colorado, is named after him.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 950.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 USD

    Lot# : 239 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Les Fumeurs (the Smokers) French caricature illustrating Smokers and a Crowd Fabulous all over design in black on cover addressed to Union Conn, franked with 3c Dull red, type II (Scott 11A, pre-usage crease at the bottom), tied by Hartford CT date stamp, small scuff in the address panel, otherwise Very Fine and eye-catching; extremely scarce to find a French envelope used in the US; ex-Janos Gabriel
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 625.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 240 Westerns and Territorials

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    San Francisco News Letter with boxed “P.M.S.S per Sonora Oct. 20” printed illustrated propaganda news letter, number 31, addressed to Philadelphia, franked with 10¢ green, 1855 (Scott 14, three ample margins, just touching at bottom) tied by San Francisco Cal date stamp, news letter with a light vertical bend at center away from stamp and markings; Ex-Howard Lehman, Marc Haas
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 241 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    25, 26, 1857 3c Rose, Ty. I, Dull Red, Ty. II, two covers, matching illustrated Hyde»s Drove Yards Dunkirk NY corner card covers, first tied by "Cleveland O. Apr. 13, 1859" circular datestamp, second tied by "Dunkirk N.Y. Aug. 8" circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex-Drucker Family Collection (2003)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 242 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Rocky Mountain News, Printing black illustrated ad cover franked with 3c Dull red type III (Scott 26) tied by red target cancel, matching oily illegible date stamp which may read Boulder C. T. (Colorado Territory). an extremely scarce cover and a Fine usernThere is a similar cover to the same addressee illustrated in Jarrett»s Colorado Territorial and Pre-Territorial Postmarks on page 130. The building illustrated on this cover was situated in Denver and washed away in 1864.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050.00 USD

    Lot# : 243 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    James Allen Balloon Handstamp, Type I (Eagle and Shield on balloon) at left of circa 1864 cover addressed to «Prof. T. S. C. Lowe, «Aeronaut» Philadelphia Pa., franked with 3c Rose (Scott 65) tied by grid cancel, red double circle «Providence, RI Feb 24» date stamp at center. Very Fine; Illustrated as figure #80 in Robert Schoendorf»s "Catalog of Classic American Airposts and Aeronautica, 1784-1900" work; Ex-Robert Schoendorf
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 900.00 USD

    Lot# : 244 Westerns and Territorials

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    By The Overland Mail Stage via Placerville, Hurrah! railroad propaganda cover (D»Alessandris type D-1 with Davidson imprint) franked with 10c Green (Scott 68, small creases and impression from date stamp) tied by Sacramento City Cal. postmark, addressed to New Fairfield, Conn, cover with trivial edge flaws at right. Very Fine and extremely scarce; unlisted in the D»Alessandris census which lists three covers in this style, this becoming the fourth.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 USD

    Lot# : 245 Advertising Covers - Food and Agriculture

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    Great American Tea Company all over gray blue ad cover mentioning French Breakfast and Arabica Coffee, franked with 1863 2c Black (Scott 73) tied by NYC geometric, addressed to Taunton Mass; Reagles imprint on reverse; Extremely Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 270.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 246 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    73, 1863 2c Black, single tied by 4-pointed Star inside circle with dot at center of NY City on gray Great American Tea Company all over ad cover printed by Reagles and Co, cover with trivial edge flaws, otherwise Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 270.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 247 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    146, 1870 2c Red brown, single tied by segmented cork cancel on orange yellow Great American Tea Company corner card cover addressed to Brentwood NH, without date stamp but most likely from NY City, Extremely Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 65.00 USD

    Lot# : 248 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    158, 1873 3c Green, single with solid star cancel on J. H. Johnston Great Western Gun Works illustrated corner card with rifle, matching Pittsburgh Pa date stamp, addressed to St. Clairsville Ohio, Very Fine and choice; an extremely scarce gun cover missing from both the David Beals and John R. Biddle collections, ex-Janos Gabriel
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 260.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 249 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Great White River Flour and Grocery House, all over front and reverse multi-colored illustrated ad cover, franked with 2c Red brown (Scott 210) tied by barred oval killer of Pittsburgh, Pa., addressed to Washington, Pa; Extremely Fine and choice; a wonderful ad cover
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 250 Connecticut Postal History

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    Fancy Running Fox (S-E PA-D 6) excellent strike of this extremely scarce cancel ties 3c Rose (65) on cover addressed to Watertown, CT., cover with minor spotting from handling over the years; a Fine cover; Ex-Edward S. Knapp (1942) and Dr. John Robertson (private sale 1994)rnThis is one of the scarcer fancy cancels from Connecticut. A 2016 census records only 11 examples on cover of the cancel with the fox running to the right.
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 251 Connecticut Postal History

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    STONY CREEK CONN JUNE 6 bold strike of fancy blue ribbon type date stamp (S-E PM-TF 29) with manuscript day of the month ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on red, white and blue Union patriotic with portrait of General Butterfield facing right (Bischel 834, Walcott unlisted), additional strike at center, the stamp with tiny piece at left center and cover with trivial edge tears, mounted on exhibition page with adhesive. otherwise Very Fine; 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate, ex-John Bischel
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 252 Connecticut Postal History

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    Dog’s Head (Rohloff A-04) superb strike of eye catching cancel ties 3c Rose (65, natural straight edge at right) on cover addressed to South Britain, Conn, matching double circle Jan 17 »66 date stamp to the left of the cancel, cover with small water spot at top center just touches the date stamp and stamp with minor flaws otherwise Very Fine; Ex-Ms. Kattherine Matthies, Henry W. Houser, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 7 examples of this cancel on cover used between Jan 9 and Jan 23 1866, Rohloff felt that not more than 8 covers existed.
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 20,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 253 Connecticut Postal History

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    Eagle and Shield (Rohloff A-8, Type 2) well struck cancel and matching double circle Jan 15 »66 date stamp tie 3c Rose (65) on cover addressed to NY City, cover with trivial water spotting at right, otherwise Very Fine, Ex-Dr. Glen Jackson, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 6 examples of this difficult cancellation on cover used between Jan 11 and Jan 15 1866, Rohloff felt that not more than 5 covers existed.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 254 Connecticut Postal History

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    Duck on Water (Rohloff A-10) excellent full strike ties 3c Rose (65) on buff cover with matching Sep 21 »67 date stamp, addressed to Naugatuck Conn, double circle F. L. Allen handstamped return address at UL, cover with tear at top left which just touches corner card, otherwise Very Fine; Ex-Mattatuck Historical Society, Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records on 3 examples of this cancel on cover used between Spet 21 and Sept 24 1867, Rohloff thought that not more 5 covers existed. Illustrated in Rohloff book as figure 11.
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 255 Connecticut Postal History

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    Fish (Rohloff A-12) bold strike ties 3c Rose (65) on cover, matching double circle Au 18 »66 date stamp, addressed to Oxford Conn, cover opened irregularly at right and has a small cover corner repair at lower right, still a Fine example; Ex-Mattatuck Historical Society, Dr. John Robertson, John R. Boker, Jr. rnThe Crowe census records only 11 examples of this cancel on cover used between August 16 and August 31 1866, Rohloff thought that not more than five covers existed.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 19,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 256 Connecticut Postal History

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    Large Bee (Rohloff A-13) choice strike cancels 3c 1869 (Scott 114) on cover addressed to Aiken, South Carolina, Waterbury Mar 18 date stamp to left of stamp. an Extremely Fine cover; Philatelic Foundation certificate 259522 states that it is a genuine usage, but is not enclosed, ex-John R. Boker, Jr.rnThis cancel was only used between March 12 and March 31 1870. The Crowe census records 8 examples on cover, Rohloff felt not more than 8 covers existed.
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 257 Connecticut Postal History

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    Small Bee (Rohloff A-14) choice strike showing all of the details of the cancel and Waterbury Mar 12 date stamp tie 3c 1869 (Scott 114) on cover addressed to Fair Haven, Conn. a Very Fine use; ex-Gordon Eubanks (private sale 1995), ex-John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records 21 examples on cover, Rohloff estimated only 8 examples existed but that was before the Chase find in the 1980»s which added 7 examples, Illustrated in Rohloff as figure 16;
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 258 Connecticut Postal History

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    Man Smoking Pipe (Rohloff E-1, Type I) two bold strikes tie a pair of 3c Rose (Scott 65) to a small piece which shows an additional strike of a cancellation similar to Rohloff O-1 (barrel, but there are some differences), Extremely Fine piece as it is very difficult to find strikes as nice as this..rnCovers with this cancel are extremely scarce as the Crowe census has only recorded 10 examples on cover and Rohloff estimated that there were not more than 8 covers in existence. This cancel is rarely found in any off cover fancy cancel collection.
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 259 Connecticut Postal History

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    Soldier’s Head (Rohloff E-3) excellent strike ties 3c Rose (65) on cover addressed to Bridgeport Conn, matching double circle Feb 2 »66 date stamp, cover with light fold at the left not affecting the postmark or the adhesive, otherwise Extremely Fine; Ex-Mattatuck Historical Society, Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 4 examples of this cancellation on cover used between Feb 2 and Feb 13 1866, Rohloff felt that not more than 5 examples on cover existed. Illustrated in the Rohloff book as figure 71.
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 16,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 260 Connecticut Postal History

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    Woman in Bonnet, Facing Right (Rohloff E-10) nice strike cancels FRONT ONLY 3c Pink on white entire (U58) addressed to Wolcott Ct., matching Mar 4 date stamp, entire has been rebacked to appear as a complete cover, small cover tears at top left, Fine appearance; Ex-Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 12 examples of this cancellation on covers used between March 3 and March 17 1870, Rohloff felt that not more than 8 examples of this cancel existed on cover.
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450.00 USD

    Lot# : 261 Connecticut Postal History

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    Pumpkin (Rohloff G-2) excellent strike and matching Jul 24 date stamp tie 3c Red «F» grill (94) on cover addressed to Castleton VT, cover with trivial soiling and stamp with minor perf flaws, otherwise Very Fine; an excellent example of this popular cancellation; Ex-Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records 32 examples of this cancel used between July 3 and July 22 1869, Rohloff felt that not more than 15 examples of this cancel existed on cover.
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 262 Connecticut Postal History

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    Pear (Rohloff G-3) two separate strikes of this rare cancellation tie a horizontal pair of the 3c Rose (Scott 65) on cover addressed to Blackstone, Mass., lightly struck double circle Waterbury, Con Oct 14, 67 date stamp to the left of the pair, cover slightly reduced with a tear away from the date stamp and a toning band which just touches the postmark, but does not affect the stamp, a Fine examplernThis is the only example of a Waterbury Pear cancellation on cover recorded in the Crowe census, though Rohloff estimates that there may be as many as five covers, illustrated in the Rohloff book as figure 103.
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 263 Connecticut Postal History

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    Acorn (Rohloff G-4) nice strike of this intricate cancellation ties 3c 1869 (114) on Scovill House corner card addressed to Middletown Conn, light strike of matching Mar 3 date stamp, Very Fine; Ex-Edward S. Knapp, Dr. John Robertson, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 10 examples of this cancel on cover, used between Feb 23 and March 3 1870, Rohloff felt that not more than 5 examples on cover existed.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 264 Connecticut Postal History

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    Heart with Arrow Pointing Down to Right (Rohloff J-5, Type 1) bold sock-on-the nose strike cancels 3c Green (National printing, Scott 147), matching rimless Waterbury CT Feb 15 date stamp to the left, on cover addressed to Brooklyn NY, cover missing the lower right corner, otherwise Very Fine; PSE certificate 16439 which is not included, Ex-John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records 10 examples of this cancellation on cover, Rohloff estimated that only 5 existed, used only between Feb 14-15 in 1871.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 265 Connecticut Postal History

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    Heart with Arrow Pointing Down to the Right (Rohloff J-5, Type 1) excellent strike and matching Feb 14 date stamp tie 3c 1869 (114) on cover addressed to Plainville Conn, trivial gum toning around stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine; Ex-John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 10 examples of this cancel on covers used between Feb 14 and Feb 15 1871, Rohloff felt that not more than 5 examples of this cancel existed on cover.
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 800.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 266 Connecticut Postal History

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    Circle of Five Hears Enclosing a Star (Rohloff J-10 and S-4) excellent strike and matching double circle Oct 21 »67 date stamp tie 3c Rose (65) on cover addressed to Blackstone, Mass, Extremely Fine cover. Ex-John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 11 examples of this cancel on covers used between March 7 and Oct 26 1867, Rohloff felt that not more than 8 examples on cover exist.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 267 Connecticut Postal History

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    Initial “W”, Sans Serif (Rohloff K-12, Type 1) excellent strike ties 3c Red «F» grill (94) on cover addressed to Hydrographic Office, Washington DC, very light strike of date stamp at center, otherwise Very Fine; Ex-Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 6 examples of this cancellation on covers used between Dec 12 1867 and May 14 1868. Rohloff felt that not more than 8 covers exist. Illustrated in the Rohloff book as figure 145.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 268 Connecticut Postal History

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    Elm Leaf (Rohloff L-1) choice strike cancels 3c Rose (65) and matching double circle Aug 10 1866 date stamp ties stamp on cover addressed to Upton Maine, Extremely Fine cover and an excellent example of this intricate cancel; Ex-Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Broker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records 28 examples of this cancel used on covers between July 20 and Aug 16 1866, Rohloff felt that not more than 15 examples on cover exist.
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 450.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050.00 USD

    Lot# : 269 Connecticut Postal History

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    Maple Leaf (Rohloff L-10, Type 5) excellent strike cancels 1c postal card (UX5) addressed to Chester Conn, matching Waterbury Conn. May 29 (1878) postmark at left.; card with light toning band at center, otherwise Very Fine; 1990 PF certificate; Ex-Henry W. HouserrnThe Crowe census records 19 examples of this cancel on covers used between Jan 21 and Jun 28 1878. Rohloff estimated that not more than 8 examples on cover existed.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 270 Connecticut Postal History

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    Small Veined Leaf (Rohloff L-21) two choice strikes cancel 3c Green (Scott 158) and 3c Green entire (U159) addressed to Princeton NJ, faint Waterbury CT May 9 (1876) date stamp ties adhesive stamp, entire with Blake & Johnson corner card, entire is slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine; 1990 PF certificate; ex-Edward S. Knapp (1942), Ms. Katherine Matthies (1977) and Henry W. Houser (1990)rnThe Crowe census records only 11 examples of this cancel on cover, Rohloff estimated that not more than 15 covers existed,
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 271 Connecticut Postal History

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    Stylized Leaf, 10 Segments (Rohloff L-37, Type 6) excellent strike ties 3c Green (184) on cover addressed to New Haven, Conn, matching Aug 16 date stamp. Extremely Fine cover.rnThe Crowe census records only 3 examples of this cancel on covers used between May 12 and Oct 12 1881, Rohloff felt that not more than 8 examples on cover exists.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 272 Connecticut Postal History

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    Stylized Leaf, 11 Segments (Rohloff L-41, Type 1) excellent full strike ties 3c Green (207, natural straight edge at left) on cover addressed to Huntsville Conn, matching Jan 3 date stamp, Extremely Fine cover.rnThe Crowe census records only 2 examples of this cancel on covers between Jan 3 and Aug 1 1882. Rohloff felt that not more than 8 covers exist.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 55.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 273 Connecticut Postal History

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    “185” (Rohloff N-6) two excellent strikes, one cancels 3¢ green on white entire (U163) and one ties 3¢ green (158) on 1877 entire addressed to Princeton NJ, matching Feb 17 date stamp; entire with some tears along the top edge from opening, one into date stamp; o/w F-VF; Ex-Dr. John Robertson, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 5 examples of this cancel on covers used between Feb 17 and Feb 19 1877, Rohloff felt that not more than 8 covers exist.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 550.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 274 Connecticut Postal History

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    Bats, Baseball and Diamond (Rohloff O-2, Type 1) excellent strike ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on cover addressed to Blackstone Mass, lighter strike of Waterbury double circle Sep 10 67 date stamp to the left of the cancel; small cover tear at top just passes under the stamp and with a light cover crease at the lower right; overall Very Fine; ex-Dr, John Robertson (private sale 1994), Ex-John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records 6 examples of this cancel on cover used between Sept 2 and Sep 10 1867. This is the latest recorded usage of this cancel.
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 275 Connecticut Postal History

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    Buttonless Shoe (Congress Gaiter) (Rohloff O-12) excellent strike and matching Mar 26 date stamp tied 3c 1869 (114) on cover addressed to Aiken SC. Extremely Fine; Ex-Edward S. Knapp, William L. Moody, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records twelve examples of this cancel on covers used between March 19 and March 26 1870.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 276 Connecticut Postal History

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    Rosette, Eight Segments (Rohloff P-13, Type 4) excellent strike ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on cover addressed to NY City, also tied by double circle Waterbury Con Nov 1 »65 date stamp; cover with trivial toning, otherwise Very Fine; Ex-John R. Boker, Jr. .rnThe Crowe census records 10 examples of this cancel on cover used between Nov 1 1865 and July 15 1867 making this cover the earliest recorded use of this cancel, Rohloff estimated that not more than 8 covers exist.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 277 Connecticut Postal History

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    Rosette, Eight Segments (Rohloff P-19, Type 10) two covers mounted on Godden page with illustration of cancel; 1) franked with 3c Green (147) with Nov 22 date stamp and addressed to Minneapolis; 2) 3c Green on white entire (U163) with Nov 23 date stamp and addressed to Princeton, NJ, docketed 1876; an Extremely Fine pairrnThe Crowe census records 34 examples of this cancel used on covers between June 24 1875 and April 16 1883. Rohloff felt that not more than 15 covers exist.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 278 Connecticut Postal History

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    Shield, Five Bars, Closed Top (Rohloff Q-2, Type 2) bold strike ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on orange cover addressed to NY City, matching light strike of double circle Waterbury Conn Sep 12 »66 date stamp at left, cover with trivial light soiling, otherwise Very Fine; ex-John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records 18 examples of this cancel on covers used between Sept 11 and Oct 3 1866, Rohloff estimated that eight or less covers existed;
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,350.00 USD

    Lot# : 279 Connecticut Postal History

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    Shield, Seven Bars, Closed Top (Rohloff Q-3) excellent strike ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on cover addressed to Oxford (Conn.) matching double circle Waterbury Con Apr 8 »66 date stamp at left, Extremely Fine; ex-John R. Boker, Jr. rnThe Crowe census records 16 examples of this cancel used between March 17 and April 6 1866. Rohloff estimated that not more than eight covers existed; Extremely Fine cover,
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 280.00 USD

    Lot# : 280 Connecticut Postal History

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    Skull and Crossbones (Rohloff R-2, Type 2) excellent strike cancels 3c Pink on buff entire (U59), addressed to Saugatuck Conn, matching Apr 10 »66 date stamp, Extremely Fine use. Ex- Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 2 examples of this cancel on covers used between April 8 and April 17 1866, Rohloff felt that not more than 5 covers exist. Illustrated in Rohloff book as figure 264.
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 14,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 281 Connecticut Postal History

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    “A. J.” on Tombstone (Rohloff R-5) excellent strike ties 3c Red «F» grill (94) on dark buff cover addressed to Leverett Mass, matching Mar. 29 date stamp, adhesive with perf faults at bottom, otherwise a Very Fine use; Ex-Paul C. Rohloff, Gordon Eubanks, John R. Boker, Jr.rnThe Crowe census records only 10 examples of this cancel on covers used between March 26 and April 8 1869, Rohloff felt that only 5 covers exist. Illustrated in Rohloff as figure 267.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,050.00 USD
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 282 Georgia Postal History

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    Bust of Fremont (S-E PH-F 76) full strike in blue along with matching Atlanta Ga Sep 8 date stamp tie 3c Rose (Scott 65) on purple cover addressed to South Carolina; cover with minor edge wear, otherwise Fine.rnWhile Skinner-Eno describes this cancel as possibly being a bust of John C. Fremont, it has also been sold as a «Bust of U. S. Grant» which is an unlikely description as Grant was a Union General responsible for the South losing the War Between the States
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 283 Indiana Postal History

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    Seeing Eye (S-E FR-NMb 6) excellent strike of fancy blue cancel ties 3c Rose (65) on dark buff cover addressed to Dillsbury PA, matching Washington Ind. Sep 3 date stamp, Extremely Fine
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 284 Maryland Postal History

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    Bird in Wreath (S-E PA-B 12) choice strike of dark blue Sandy Spring Maryland fancy cancel ties 3c Red (Scott 65) on cover addressed to Washington DC with matching double circle quaker dated date stamp and an additional full strike of the cancel on the backflap, Very Fine
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 285 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Negative “UNION” Inside Pentagram with Negative Five Pointed Star with Additional Five Pointed Star at Center (S-E ST-C 15) choice bold blue strike of Mittineague Mass. fancy cancel ties 3c Rose (65) on cover with matching date stamp, addressed to Monson Mass, 1864 enclosure, Extremely Fine cover
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100.00 USD

    Lot# : 286 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Witch (S-E PH-F 44; Type 1) excellent strike of Salem Mass Dec 25 cancel ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on orange cover addressed to Haverhill NH, stamp with small crease at upper right, F-VF and attractive example of this difficult to find cancellation
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 287 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Witch (S-E PH-F 45, Type 2) choice strike of Salem Mass Jan 9 cancel ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on D. Pomroy red on orange ad cover with printed addressed for Orange Mass, cover with trivial docketing at left, otherwise Extremely Fine and eye-catching cover
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 288 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Masonic Square and Compass (S-E FR-M3a 11) excellent strike of negative cancel of South Wilbraham Ma ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on cover addressed to Ware Mass, cover with trivial light soiling, otherwise Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 289 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Cross with 1885 (Cole YD-148) bold strike of Stoneham Mass Aug 31 cancel ties 2c Red brown (Scott 210) on cover addressed to Forks of the Kennebec and redirected to Boston; cover with trivial edge flaws at the top; otherwise Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 290 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Negative “UNION” Inside 5-Point Star with 5-Point Star at Center (S-E ST-C 14) bold strike of West Hampton Mass Jun 11 1863 cancel ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on cover addressed to Washington DC; cover with trivial edge flaws and the UR corner of the stamp has been replaced with portions of another Scott 65, still Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 291 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Large Five Pointed Outlined Star (S-E ST-O 14) excellent strike of West Hampton Mass Apr 6 1869 cancel ties 3c Red «F» grill (Scott 94) on cover addressed to Springfield, Mass. Extremely Fine cover
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 292 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Negative Star of David with Hollow Center (S-E ST-6P 38) choice strike ties 3c Dull red, Type II (11A) with large margins all around including a sheet margin at bottom, on cover addressed to Groton Centre Mass, matching Worcester Mass Jun 12 date stamp at left., cover mounted on card with adhesive, otherwise Extremely Fine use; 1999 Philatelic Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 293 Mississippi Postal History

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    Negative Five Point Star with Pentagram at Center, bold strikes of fancy cancel (not noted in Skinner-Eno) tie 3c Dull red, type I (11) with very large margins including portions of the designs of the stamps above and below on 3c Red on buff entire (U 10) addressed to New Orleans, cover mounted on card with adhesive, otherwise Extremely Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 294 New York Postal History

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    “U S” in Shield (S-E PT-C12) choice strike and matching Albany NY date stamp tie 3c Rose (Scott 65) on official «Secretary of State, Albany NY» corner card cover addressed to Watertown NY; Extremely Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD

    Lot# : 295 New York Postal History

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    Three Leaf Clover (S-E PP-C 14) choice strike of Aurora NY Oct 1 cancel ties 3c Rose (Scott 65) on illustrated Mower and Reaper ad cover addressed to Rome PA; Extremely Fine cover and cancel
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 296 New York Postal History

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    “U S” in Circle (S-E PT-US 61) choice strike of Keeseville NY fancy cancel and town marking tie 3c Rose (Scott 65) on orange cover addressed to Essex Junction VT; Extremely Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 297 New York Postal History

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    Skull and Cross Bones (Cole SK-8) wonderful strike of Waverly NY 1886 fancy cancel on 1c Ultramarine (Scott 206), matching Waverly date stamp, on folded printed membership notice of the Mutual Relief Society; Extremely Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 140.00 USD
    Hammer price : 725.00 USD

    Lot# : 298 New York Postal History

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    Cogged Circle with Four Pointed Star and Dot at Center (S-E GE-C 99) bold strike ties 3c Rose (65) on all over gray Furniture ad cover addressed to Pittsburgh, PA, cover with minor toned spots along the left edge or at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 65.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 299 New York Postal History

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    Cogged Circle with Four Pointed Star and Dot at Center (S-E GE-C 99) excellent strike of 1862 NY City cancel and Nov 19 date stamp tie 3c Rose (Scott 65) on embossed «Fifth Avenue Hotel» corner card cover addressed to Cincinnati Ohio, Extremely Fine; this is a far better strike than the tracing in Skinner-Eno
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 300 New York Postal History

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    Elaborate Geometric with Center Square Divided into Eight Parts, not noted in Skinner-Eno but similar to S-E GE- E 100 which has a center square divided into four parts, ties 3c Rose (65) on 1862 American Agriculturalist illustrated ad cover addressed to Romeo Mich, matching NY City date stamp at top center, Extremely Fine; Ex-Louis Grunin
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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