Fancy Cancels

Waterbury Fancy Cancels
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  • Lot# : 109 Fancy Cancels

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    Eagle and Shield, Type 2 (Rohloff A-8), remarkably bold and crisp strike on 3c Pink stamped envelope, with "Waterbury Con Jan 11 '66" double circle datestamp alongside, addressed to Saugatuck, Conn (docketing indicates it arrived the next day), extremely light vertical creases well-away from cancel and indicia, adhesive tape on backflap, Extremely Fine and choice, an exceptional strike showing every fine detail of this intricate and attractive cancel, Rohlof rarity "RRRR" (no more than five examples known), while the Crowe census records only six examples of this difficult cancellation on cover used between January 11 and January 15, 1866 

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 30,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 110 Fancy Cancels

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    Running Chicken (Rohloff A-11), a nearly full strike with sliver of the cds at left, stamp small faults, Very Fine appearance, a marvelous example of this celebrated cancel, originally found in England, this is the only known example of this cancel on the 1869 6c issue

    Provenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel, 1994)

    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 16,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 111 Fancy Cancels

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    Small Bee (Rohloff A-14), fair strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) to orange cover to Southford, Conn, "Waterbury Ct. Feb 7" cds alongside, with original contents, opened and very slightly reduced at right and stamp with small perf faults, some light creases from enclosure, still Very Fine and attractive being particularly desirable on a 3c Pictorial, 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 : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 112 Fancy Cancels

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    Man Smoking Pipe, Type 2 (Rohloff E-2), exceptionally clear and crisp strike ties 1868 3c F Grill (94) to Brandon, Mississippi, "Waterbury Con Oct 8 '68" double circle date stamp alongside, cover with trivial light staining and slightly reduced at right well away from stamp, stamp with light diagonal crease, none of which detracts from the Extremely Fine cover, this is the only known example of this cancel on full cover and far and away the finest known strike, the Type 2 Man Smoking Pipe is substantially rarer than its Type 1 counterpart, in our opinion one of the most extraordinary Waterbury covers in existence, illustrated in Rohloff (page 66)

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

    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 45,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 113 Fancy Cancels

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    Bridgeport Fireman (Rohloff E-6), bold, somewhat worn impression just ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to cover to Saugatuck, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con May 7 '66" double circle date stamp alongside, wonderfully clean and fresh cover, bit of adhesive residue on reverse, stamp with small piece out at upper left, still Very Fine and attractive, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (no more than eight covers known) is certainly an underestimate, but despite the considerable number of covers known with this cancel it remains one of the most popular and desirable of all United States fancy cancels, certainly amongst the most recognizable and celebrated of all postal markings in the nation's history, signed Dr. Jackson but not included in his 1970 R.A. Siegel sale

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (Private Transaction)

    Paul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 114 Fancy Cancels

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    African American Profile (Rohloff E-8) 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) with exceptionally bold central strike of this distinctive pictorial cancel, June 22 Waterbury cds alongside, addressed to Bantam Falls, Conn, cover slightly reduced at left and stamp with some lightly toned perf tips, Very Fine, in our eyes one of the most spectacular of all Waterbury covers, on par with the famed "Running Chicken" cover, not just unique on cover but an absolutely perfect strike showing every detail, this cover has graced some of the finest fancy cancel collections ever formed, described as a "gem" in the Dr. Jackson catalogue (which was high praise when catalogue descriptions were rarely more than three lines long), 1990 and 2020 Philatelic Foundation certificates, illustrated in Rohloff (page 71, figure 79)

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

    Amos Eno (Richard C. Frajola Sale 25, 1986)

    Henry Houser (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1990)

    Start Price : 25,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 25,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 115 Fancy Cancels

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    Pumpkin (Rohloff G-2), mostly complete strike just ties 1861 1c Blue (63) to locally-addressed orange cover, "Waterbury Ct. Jul 12" cds alongside, some light overall wear and stamp with minor faults, Fine and attractive, Rohloff rarity "RR" (not more than 15 covers known) but the Crowe census records 32 examples of this cancel used between July 3 and July 22, 1869

    Provenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 116 Fancy Cancels

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    Heart With Arrow Pointing Down to Right (Rohloff J-5), bold strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine to cover to Belmont, New York, "Waterbury Ct. Feb 14" cds alongside (presumably an 1870 use), very fresh and clean and particularly desirable on the Pictorial issue, Very Fine and choice, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (no more than five examples recorded) although the Crowe census records 10 examples of this cancellation on cover
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 117 Fancy Cancels

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    Initial "W," Sans Serif, Type 2 (Rohloff K-13), fair strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65), "Waterbury Con Dec 12 '67" double circle date stamp also ties, cover addressed to Livingstonville, New York, neatly opened at top, exceptionally fresh, Very Fine, presumably the earliest recorded date and much earlier than Rohloff was aware of, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 copies known)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 118 Fancy Cancels

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    Three-Sectioned Leaf (Rohloff L-2), bold but somewhat worn strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to cover to Saugatuck, Conn, "Waterbury Con Aug 29 '66" double circle date stamp alongside, backflap torn and with portion missing, still Very Fine, a clean and attractive cover, Rohloff rarity "RR" (not more than 15 copies known), signed Dr. Jackson

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (Private Transaction)

    Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 119 Fancy Cancels

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    Stylized Leaf, Thirteen Segments, Type 1 (Rohloff L-49), complete strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (144) to neat ladies cover addressed to Middlebury, Conn, "Waterbury Ct. Nov 5" cds alongside, neatly opened at right, stamp with barest trace of toning on perf tips, light vertical crease through stamp does not detract from appearance at all, Very Fine, Roloff does not picture this cancel in his book and the only date he lists corresponds to this cover, for some reason he considered it to be rarity "RRR" (not more than eight copies recorded), although our records fail to turn up another example of this cancel either on or off cover, certainly rarer than meets the eye
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 120 Fancy Cancels

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    "100" (Rohloff N-5), bold perfect strike ties 1873 3c Green (158), "Waterbury Ct. Jun 12" cds alongside (presumed to be an 1876 use), addressed to Jersey City, NJ, Very Fine, an exceptionally clean cover that has been neatly opened at top, particularly desirable on a stamp rather than a stamped envelope, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 copies known)rnThis cancel was used for only a few days in June of 1876 to celebrate the Centennial of the United States of America. Postmaster Hill also carved a "76" (Rohloff N-4) for the same purpose.
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 121 Fancy Cancels

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    Left Handed Mug, Type 2 (Rohloff O-9), bold and sharp strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) to small cover addressed to New York City, "Waterbury Ct. Dec 4" cds alongside, cover has certainly seen better days with a ragged top edge, small piece out at top left, and long sealed vertical crease running under stamp, stamp however appears sound and a bit of professional restoration could transform this into a showpiece, a Fine cover with a lot of potential, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more than 8 examples of this cancel exist on cover) and a very early date of use

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

    John R. Boker Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 122 Fancy Cancels

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    Shield, Seven Bars, Closed at Top (Rohloff Q-3), impressive well-struck impression ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to cover to Saugatuck, Conn, "Waterbury Con Mar 19 '66" double circle date stamp alongside, docketing indicates cover received the next day, stamp with extra row horisz perfs, couple short perfs top right, some adhesive residue on reverse, still Extremely Fine and choice, Rohloff rarity "RRR" (not more then eight copies recorded) while the Crowe census records 16 examples of this cancel used between March 17 and April 6, 1866, illustrated in Rohloff (page 211)

    Provenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (Private Transaction)

    Paul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)

    Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

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

    Lot# : 123 Fancy Cancels

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    Shield, Nine Bars, Solid Top (Rohloff Q-5), bold, nearly-compelte strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) to small cover addressed to New York City, "Waterbury Ct. Dec 14" cds alongside, neatly opened at left, Very Fine and remarkably attractive, one of the scarcest Waterbury cancels, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (no more than five copies recorded) but we believe there to be just three covers bearing this marking

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

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : Bid
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 124 Fancy Cancels

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    Skull & Crossbones, Type 1 (Rohloff R-1), attractive strike ties 1861 1c Blue (63) to locally-addressed cover, "Waterbury Con Apr 13(?) '66" double circle date stamp alongside also just ties perf tips, cover opened and barely reduced at left, top edge and bottom right corner repaired, light even toning, still Very Fine and rare (particularly so on a 1c stamp), Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (not more than 5 examples known) although there are now believed to be about 11 examples recorded

    Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)

    John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

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