1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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  • Lot# : 17 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, affixed but not cancelled on envelope addressed to Henderson, Minn, wonderful strike of Philadelphia Oct 31 1863 duplex, additional full and partial strikes of the iconic "Old Stamps Not Recognized" handstamp with an additional "Due 6" marking, stamp with some trimmed perfs lower left, unfortunately the cover is affixed to a thick black card obscuring any markings on the back side, Very Fine and attractive; 1977 and 1999 Philatelic Foundation certificates

    Provenance: Mark Haas

    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 18 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Red, Type III, straddle-margin single with complete dividing line and portion of the adjacent stamp at left, tied on envelope addressed to Howell Works, NJ by nice strike of Philadelphia Aug 29 1861 cds and near-perfect strike of the "Old Stamps Not Recognized" handstamp with accompanying "Due 3" handstamp at top, envelope with some tiny scuff marks along the right edge, opened and very slightly reduced at right, Very Fine use with outstanding strikes of all three markings and unusual with the "Old Stamps" handstamp tying the stamp; 1968 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $12,500)

    The 1857 issues (stamps and envelopes) were demonetized by the Post Office in August of 1861 and Philadelphia was one of the first offices to receive the 1861 issues. Envelopes were made available to the public on Aug 8 and the stamps on Aug 19 with an an exchange period (five days for envelopes, six days for stamps) allowing customers to trade in their 1857 issue envelopes and stamps. After the exchange period ended, any of the older stationery envelopes or envelopes with 1857 issue frankings would get the "Old Stamps Not Recognized" and postage due handstamps.

    Illustrated in Ashbrook "The US One Cent Stamp of 1851-57", Vol. II, 1938, pg 32

    Carroll Chase, "The 3c Stamp of the US 1851-57 Issue", 2nd edition, 1942, pg 208

    Lester Brookman, "The US Postage Stamps of the 19th Century", Vol I, 1966, pg 216

    Provenance: Carrol Chase

    Edward Knapp

    Samuel Richey

    Judge Robert Emerson

    Marc Haas

    Ryohei Ishikawa

    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 27,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 19 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    32-33, 1857 10c Green, Type II, III, vertical pair (top stamp type III) along with 1c Blue Type V (24, with part imprint at right) cancelled but not tied by black circular grids on envelope addressed to Mons, Belgium, red San Antonio Tex May 2 "Paid" (1858) cds, very lightly struck Boston transit cds, red boxed "P.D." handstamp ties 10c type II, ms "21" rate, French "Et; Unis Br. A.C." 30 Mai 59 transit cancel, French transit and arrival backstamps, 1c some trimmed perfs at upper left, envelope some wrinkling upper left corner and torn backflap, Very Fine use paying the rate via the French mails

    Illustrated in "Ashbrook Special Service"

    Provenance: Louis Grunin

    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 USD

    Lot# : 20 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1857 10c Green, Type V, vertical pair with straddle pane guideline at right plus 1c Blue Type V, 3c Dull red Type III (24, 26) cancelled by target with adjacent Owensboro Ky May 28 1861 cds on envelope addressed to Goslar (Hannover) Germany, red N York "12" Brem Pkt Paid Jun 8 credit cds, 3-line "America/ Uber Bremen/ Franco" handstamp, backstamped Goslar 25/6, 10c pair pre-affixing diagonal crease, envelope neatly opened and slightly reduced at left, couple corner bends lower right, Fine and attractive 3-color franking
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 450.00 USD

    Lot# : 21 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1857 10c Green, Type V, horizontal strip of six tied on yellow envelope addressed to "Calcutta E Indies" by Edgartown Ms. Sep. 17 (1860) cds and an unusual roller-style cancel, red New-York Br. Pkt. Sep. 18 transit cds, appropriate transit and receiving backstamps with red "40" credit and London cds, ms. "1" British colonial rate marking, right stamp with a barely noticeable crease in the right margin, cover neatly opened at left, Very Fine; a wonderful franking paying the double French rate to India

    Provenance: Emerson Krug

    Phillip Rust

    Leonard Kapiloff


    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,900.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 26 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    71, 1861 30c Orange, spectacular single franking cover to Schaan Liechtestein, tied by Wabash, Ind Sep 26 '65 target duplex, red N York Am Pkt Sep 30 "7 Paid" credit date stamp, boxed "Aachen 3 10/ Franco" transit date stamp, backstamped Bregenz (Austria) 14/10, Vaduz 15 Okt, Very Fine in every respect; Liechtenstein is not only one of the most desirable of destinations but to have it also addressed to a town other than Vaduz is almost unheard of and, in addition, it would have to be a highlight of any Indiana postal history collection

    Provenance: Henry Gibson

    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 625.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD
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