Fancy Cancellations - Waterbury, CT
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  • Lot# : 97 Fancy Cancels

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    Eagle and Shield, Type 1 (Rohloff A-7), impeccable, crystal-clear strike of this incredibly intricate and beautiful fancy cancel ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to large piece, adjacent double circle "Waterbury Con Jan 15 '66" cancel also ties perfs, addressed to West Cheshire, Connecticut, appears to be a little less than half of the original envelope with backflap still attached (how anyone could mutilate this cover is beyond our comprehension), calling this strike Extremely Fine does not do it justice, as it is superlative in every sense, we believe this to be not just an essentially perfect strike of one of John Hill's foremost designs, but one of the most gorgeous strikes of any fancy cancel in all of philately, illustrated in Rohloff (page 17) and rarity "RRRR" (not more than 5 examples known), 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (Private Transaction)

    Katherine Matthies (Robert A Siegel, Sale 503, January 1977)

    Henry W. Houser (Christie's NY, December 1990)

    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 10,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 98 Fancy Cancels

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    Large Bee (Rohloff A-13), exceptionally crisp and clear nearly-complete strike (design is too large to be contained completely within the stamp) on 1869 1c Buff (112) with a small part of date stamp and a few extraneous fingerprints, rounded upper right corner, still Extremely Fine and rare, a delightful stamp rnProvenance: Stephen D. Brown (Harmer, Rooke/ London, Oct-Nov 1939)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 99 Fancy Cancels

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    Small Bee (Rohloff A-14) handsome ladies cover with 1869 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by bold strike of the attractive "Small Bee," adjacent "Waterbury CT. Mar 15" circular date stamp, cover addressed to Shelburne, Massachusetts, stamp with very lightly toned perf tips but cover otherwise exceptionally tidy, Extremely Fine and probably as fine a cover with this cancel as exists, signed George B. Sloane, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 copies known - an underestimate)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 100 Fancy Cancels

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    Man Smoking Pipe, Type 1 (Rohloff E-1), bold strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to handsome cover addressed to Bridgewater, Connecticut, adjacent "Waterbury Con Aug 24 '67" double circle date stamp, light staining on reverse, backflap with some faults, stamp with few ragged perfs, still Extremely Fine, a gorgeous strike of one of the most celebrated Waterbury cancels with every bit of detail clearly visible, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 examples of this cancel exist on cover)rnProvenance: Henry Houser (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1990)
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 101 Fancy Cancels

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    Bridgeport Fireman (Rohloff E-6), nice strike of this popular fancy and "Waterbury Con May 9 '66" double circle cancel both tie 1861 3c (65) on cover addressed to Saugatuck, Connecticut, cancel bold and fairly clear but missing part of base of head (similar to Rohloff E-6A), cover fresh and Very Fine, an attractive example of one of the most popular of all Waterbury cancels and one inspired by the the annual Bridgeport Fireman's Parade through Waterbury; Rohloff Rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 copies known - an underestimate)

    Provenance: Paul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 USD

    Lot# : 102 Fancy Cancels

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    Man With Derby (Rohloff E-7), very nearly complete strike on 1861 3c (65), bold impression that shows nearly entire design, trivial corner crease and a few blunted perfs, Very Fine and attractive example of this elusive cancel

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn E. Jackson (Robert A. Siegel Sale 369, 1970)

    Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 103 Fancy Cancels

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    Woman in Bonnet Facing Right (Rohloff E-10) crisp and pretty strike ties 3c 1869 (114) to exceptionally clean cover, "Waterbury CT Mar 3" circular date stamp alongside, addressed to Aiken, South Carolina (several other covers from this same correspondence known with this same cancel), stamp with few short/ pulled perfs at left and bottom and a light corner crease, still Extremely Fine, one of the nicest strikes of this popular cancel showing all intricate details in the woman's frowning face, 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate #232767 (does not accompany); Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 copies known)

    Provenance: Henry Houser (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1990)

    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 104 Fancy Cancels

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    Woman in Snood (Rohloff E-12) bold and crystal-clear strike of this stunning cancel ties 1867 1c Blue grilled to small piece with "Waterbury, CT Feb 15" circular date stamp, stamp with rough or short perforations in places and piece with 5mm break at top (well away from stamp and cancel), Extremely Fine, without a doubt the finest known example of the incredibly rare Woman in Snood, illustrated in Rohloff (page 73), 1975 Philatelic Foundation certificate #49348 (does not accompany)

    Only three examples of this fancy cancel are known: an 1869 1c single with a partial strike, an 1869 1c on piece with a partial date stamp, and the piece offered here. With no complete covers known, this is one of the absolute rarest of all Waterbury fancy cancels.

    Provenance: Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    Louis Grunin (Robert A. Siegel Sale 469, 1975)

    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 105 Fancy Cancels

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    Three-Leaf Shamrock, Type 1 (Rohloff F-8), bold, crisp strike showing the fine details just ties 1870 1c Ultramarine (134) to ca. 1872 cover to Southbury, Connecticut, "Waterbury CT. Dec 16" date stamp alongside, stamp with a few short perfs and cover with light creasing but otherwise Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this rare design, certainly one of the finest known, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 examples of this cancel exist on cover), 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate #214431 does not accompany

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn E Jackson (R.A. Siegel Sale 369, March, 1970)

    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 106 Fancy Cancels

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    Pumpkin (Rohloff G-2) attractive strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65), "Waterbury CT Jul 17" circular date stamp, on cover addressed to Wolcott, Connecticut, stamp with a bit of toning and corner crease, cover neatly opened at right though with a small tear at bottom right and a little bit of aging on the top and bottom edges, still Very Fine, an attractive example of this cancellation, Rohloff rarity "RR" (not more than 15 covers known)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 107 Fancy Cancels

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    Heart With Arrow Pointing Down to Left, Type 1 (Rohloff J-3) 1873 1c Ultramarine (156) with an absolutely perfect strike of this rare cancel (not tied), matching and equally superb "Waterbury CT. Feb 14" circular date stamp at left, on spectacular embossed Valentine envelope locally addressed to "Miss Mary Chase, Waterbury," cover with small internal tear below stamp and mounting adhesive on reverse, neither of which detracts from this absolutely delightful cover, Extremely Fine and desirable, it is hard to imagine a Valentine much more spectacular than this one, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (not more than 5 examples known)

    Provenance: Provenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (R.A. Siegel Sale 369, 1970)

    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 9,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 108 Fancy Cancels

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    Initial "G," Type 2 (Rohloff K-8) orange cover franked with three 1867 3c "F" grill (94) each being tied by a clear strike of segmented "G" cancel with a matching "Waterbury, CT. Jan 28" at left, backstamped "Carrier Jan 29" (1866), addressed to Hydrographic Office in Washington, DC, cover a bit ragged at the corners and each stamp with tiny faults mostly confined to the perfs, still a Very Fine and attractive cover, one of only two known to us, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (not more than five covers known), illustrated in Rohloff (page 126, figure 141)

    Provenance: Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 109 Fancy Cancels

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    Initial "W," Sans serif, Type 2 (Rohloff K-13), somewhat faint strike ties 1869 1c Buff (112) to locally-addressed cover, additional partial strike of both "W" and "Waterbury CT Jan 7" date stamp at top of cover, stamp a light crease, envelope with torn backflap, still a Very Fine and attractive cover, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 examples of this cancel exist on cover)

    Provenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 110 Fancy Cancels

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    Initial "W" With Serifs at Top, Type 4, (Rohloff K-17), nice strike ties 1861 1c Blue (63) to orange locally-addressed cover, "Waterbury Con Jul 8 '66" tying as well, cover faulty with large piece of backflap missing, numerous stains and tears (some repaired), slightly reduced at right (does not effect stamp or cancel), still a Fine cover with a bold and attractive strike, Rohloff rarity "RR" (not more than 15 copies known)

    Provenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : Bid
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 111 Fancy Cancels

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    Elm Leaf (Rohloff L-1), bold strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to orange cover addressed to New York, "Waterbury Con Aug 1 '66" double circle datestamp alongside (also ties), stamp with few short perfs, cover with a number of faults including large tears at top (some sealed), ever so slightly reduced at both sides, still a Very Fine strike of this rare and desirable cancel showing every vein of this intricate design, Rohloff rarity "RR" (not more than 15 copies known)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 112 Fancy Cancels

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    Three-Sectioned Leaf (Rohloff L-2) bold and mostly complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to United States Internal Revenue Official Business cover to Naugatuck, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con Aug 31 1866" double circle date stamp alongside also ties, cover reduced and roughly opened at right with resulting faults to the stamp, likewise upper left corner clipped (both have been replaced by modern paper to improve appearance), light overall staining and some innocuous figuring, still Very Fine example of this scarce cancel, especially interesting with IRS corner card, Rohloff rarity "RR" (not more than 15 copies known)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 575.00 USD

    Lot# : 113 Fancy Cancels

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    "US" (Rohloff M-3), bold and beautiful strike ties 1861 3c Rose (26) to cover to Saugatuck, Connecticut, double circle "Waterbury Con Feb 5 '66" cancel alongside, torn backflap (hinge mending at top) and a tiny edge break just above cancel, still Very Fine, a gorgeous strike on a clean cover, signed by Dr. Glenn Jackson but not in his 1970 R.A. Siegel Sale, Rohloff rarity "RR" (not more than 15 copies known)

    Provenance: Paul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 114 Fancy Cancels

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    "185," (Rohloff N-6), perfect bold strike socks (but does not tie) a 1873 3c Green (158) right on the nose, "Waterbury Conn. Feb 19 11AM" circular date stamp alongside, local "Dickinson & Clark" paper stock dealers corner card, slightly reduced at left, still Extremely Fine, commemorates the victory of Rutherford B. Hayes in the 1876 presidential election, pictured on page 174 in Rohloff and with rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 copies known)

    The presidential election of 1876 is, to this day, considered to have been one of, if not the, most contentious and controversial election in American history. Voter turnout was a record 81.8%, a figure which will surely never be matched again. Republican nominee Rutherford B. Hayes bested Democrat Samuel J. Tilden by a margin of 185-184, the closest result ever. The 1876 election also holds the distinction of being the only presidential election in which the losing candidate has received a majority of the popular vote (rather than merely a plurality, which has occurred five times). Connecticut voted for Tilden by a narrow margin of 2.37%, making it the first time since 1852 that a Democratic presidential candidate won the state.rn

    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 115 Fancy Cancels

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    Bats, Baseball and Diamond, Type I (Rohloff O-2), crisp and clear strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to small piece, trace of date stamp at left, stamp with few toned/ short perfs, some trimmed perfs upper right (resulting from cutting piece from cover), otherwise Extremely Fine, an exceptional strike of this desirable cancel

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (R.A. Siegel Sale 369, 1970)

    Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 116 Fancy Cancels

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    Left-Handed Mug, Type 2 (Rohloff O-9) bold, perfect strike of this lovely cancel on (most of) an 1869 3c Ultramarine (114), "Waterbury CT Dec 28" circular date stamp at left, small envelope opened top and left addressed to Middlebury, Connecticut with additional manuscript "Please forward," cover with small edge faults, stamp missing entire top portion (obviously contemporaneous as cancel ties), still Extremely Fine, impossible to imagine a nicer strike of this popular cancel, pictured in Rohloff (page 182) and rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 examples of this cancel exist on cover)

    Provenance: Stephen D. Brown (Harmer, Rooke/ London, Oct-Nov 1939)

    Dr. Glenn Jackson (R.A. Siegel Sale 369, 1970)

    Paul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 21,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 117 Fancy Cancels

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    Skull & Crossbones, Type 1 (Rohloff R-1), bold strike on two 1863 5c Brown (76, right stamp straddle pane margin), left stamp tied by double circle "Waterbury Con Apr 14 '66" date stamp, addressed to "Portland, St. John, New Brunswick, British America", backstamped St John, cover with light overall wear including minor tears and creases, still Extremely Fine, an exceptional combination of an attractive cancel and a cover to a foreign destination and the only known Waterbury cancel on a 5c 1863 issue cover; truly remarkable, illustrated in Rohloff (page 218) and with rarity "RRRR" (not more than 5 examples known)

    Provenance: Henry Houser (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1990)

    Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 21,000.00 USD
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