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    West Meriden, Conn, "Devil & Pitchfork" (S-E PF-F 40) a marvelous strike showing most every detail of the devil, pitchfork and globe accompanied by a Jun 22 cds alongside, small envelope addressed to Wolcott Conn, opened and trivially reduced at right, envelope repair/ restoration to upper left corner, still Very Fine and one of the best known examples of this iconic cancel

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

    Lot# : 126 Fancy Cancels

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    South Hanson, Mass., "Locomotive", a nearly full strike on 1883 2c Red brown (210), fresh and Very Fine, a select example of this desirable cancel
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 127 Fancy Cancels

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    Worcester, Mass, "North-South Handshake," bold and remarkably clear strike ties 1879 3c Dark green (184) to cover to Abington, Mass, crisp strike of Worcester Mass Dec 16 cds alongside, cover with "College Holy Cross" corner card, cover very slightly reduced at right, small nick repaired at bottom right, Extremely Fine and choice showing every detail of this delightful Reconstruction-era cancel, certainly one of the finest examples in existence
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 575.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 128 Fancy Cancels

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    Owosso, MI, "Female Bust in Profile," (S-E PH-F 63), we feel we cannot improve upon the description used the last time this item was sold at public auction: "less-than-successful attempt at portraiture, the lady looking rather like a monkey, all of the grotesque details showing clearly in a full strike tying 3c Red, F Grill (94)" (R.A. Siegel Sale 771, 1995), Owosso, Michigan March/May(?) 18 cds alongside, on pink cover to Buffalo, New York, stamp with natural straightedge at right, Very Fine and rare cancel
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 900.00 USD

    Lot# : 129 Fancy Cancels

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    Glen, NY, "Horse and Rider," pair of 1861 3c Rose (65) each with recognizable strike of the whimsical Glen, New York "Horse and Rider," with September 21(?) double circle date stamp alongside, cover addressed to Mohawk, New York, an apparently contemporaneous docketing on reverse indicates "Answered Dec. 2nd, 1867," stamps with lightly toned or blunted perf tips and one with small tear, Very Fine, a wonderful example of this rare and attractive fancy cancel, of which few examples exist (Skinner-Eno PA-H 15)

    Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)

    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 130 Fancy Cancels

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    Coudersport, PA, "Male Bust in Profile," 2c, 5c, and 6c Banknotes each with attractive strike of this interesting fancy cancel, "Coudersport Pa., Dec 30" cds alongside (month handwritten), on registered cover to Philadelphia (manuscript "Reg. No. 52" at lower left), neatly opened at top, some light staining, still Very Fine and lovely cover with a rare and little-known fancy cancel (Cole JO-149, scarcity II+)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 131 Fancy Cancels

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    Harrisburg Pa., "Baby in Coffin", two strikes on locally addressed Valentine envelope (with enclosure), one cancels (but not tying) 1873 2c Brown (157), additional clear strike at far right with Harrisburg Pa Feb 16 cds, opened and bit reduced at right, stamp few short perfs, Very Fine overall, nice strikes of this macabre and rare cancel
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 450.00 USD

    Lot# : 132 Fancy Cancels

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    Harrisburg Pa., "Baby in Coffin", two bold strikes tie 1873 3c Green (158) to envelope addressed to McAllistersville Pa, Harrisburg Feb 24 cds also ties stamp, printed cc for "House of Representatives/ Commonwealth of Pennsylvania", stamp some blunted perfs, envelope a trivial bit of aging, Very Fine strikes of these elusive cancels
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 675.00 USD

    Lot# : 133 Fancy Cancels

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    Philadelphia, PA, "Pumpkin Face," (S-E PH-P 11), bold full strike ties 3c Red "F" Grill (94) to orange cover to New Franklin, Ohio, "Phila. Pa. Mar. 28" cds alongside, "Pierson & Landis, Jobbers of Cloths, Cassimeres & Vestings," printed cc, stamp slightly folded over top of cover, opened and ever-so-slightly reduced at right and partiallyalong bottom, Very Fine and attractive, a delightful example of this primitive fancy cancel
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 134 Fancy Cancels

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    Brattleboro Vt Negative "DK" (S-E LC-D1) (Daniel Kellogg, Brattleboro postmaster), clear strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to small envelope, partially struck Feb cds alongside, light aging but still Fine and attractive, postmaster Kellogg was responsible for a good number of fancy cancels appearing on the 1861 issue
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 135 Fancy Cancels

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    Milton, Vt, "US MAIL" in Circle, well struck cancel ties 1883 2c Red brown (210) to envelope addressed to West Townshend Vt. (backstamp), equally bold Milton Vt Jul 5 1886 cds at left, stamp a few gum soaked perfs, Very Fine and choice
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD
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