1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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  • Lot# : 14 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    9, 1851 1c Blue, Type IV, right margin strip of five (pos 96L1-100L1) showing guide line at right plus bottom margin pair (pos 94L1-95L1) tied on 3c Nesbitt entire addressed to Pittsburgh by light/ partial strikes of San Francisco Cal March (1857) cancels, back side with full impression of "R,E, Raimond/ General Shipping and Commission Merchant" oval handstamp featuring clipper ship design, strip of five has been lifted and replaced (center stamp light creases), cover docketing at left and opened at bottom, a Fine transcontinental use

    Positions 96 and 97 show unusual recut varieties in that the engraver failed to make the recut line connect at the left with the outer frame line of the stamp.

    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 15 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Type II, tied on envelope addressed to Buffalo by strike of blue circular "2cts" grid with accompanying Troy NY Aug 25 cds and boxed "Troy & New York Steamboat." handstamp, stamp overstruck with circular grid. ms "Due" and circled "7cts" (to make up the 10c rate to Buffalo) handstamp applied at Troy, two-margined stamp with intense color, envelope with some trivial light edge wear, Very Fine and likely a unique use

    Provenance: Louis Grunin

    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100.00 USD

    Lot# : 16 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    11A, 1851 3c Dull red, Type II, single tied by Epping NH cds on ladies envelope with ornate hand-drawn border extending on to the backflap and featuring framed illustration of a castle on the front side and a lute-carrying minstrel and bird on the back, three-margined stamp on a Very Fine and eye-catching envelope
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD
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