Sale 3038: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection of United States Stamps and Postal History Part I
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  • Lot# : 501 Postmasters Provisionals

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    9X1, 1846 5c Black, Signed ACM, Connected, tied on a folded letter addressed to Albany NY by red curved "Paid" with an additional strike plus a New York 15 Feb (1847) cds alongside, stamp full balanced margins, letter with couple vertical file folds not affecting stamp, Very Fine and scarce without a manuscript cancel; 1984 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 502 Postmasters Provisionals

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    9X1b var, 1846 5c Black, Signed "ACM" without periods, Not connected, horizontal pair (pos 21-22) tied by black pen strokes on a folded letter addressed to Geneva NY, red arced "Paid" and "New-York 2 Sep 10cts" cds, stamps ample to large margins all around, letter a central vertical file fold, Very Fine showing an unlisted variety of control initials; 1975 RPSL certificate
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 503 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1, 1847 5c Brown, tied on a folded letter addressed to Littleton NH by "on the nose" vibrant red "Burlington Vt. 13 Dec 5" (1850) cds, stamp bold color and margins just clear at left but large the other sides incl portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, letter couple vertical file folds not affecting stamp, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $575)
    Start Price : 180.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
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    Lot# : 504 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1, 1847 5c Red brown, two overlapping singles tied on a folded letter sheet addressed to Philadelphia by red circular grids with accompanying red "Boston 27 Feb 10 cts." cds, stamps full to wide margins, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 505 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1, 1847 5c Red brown, cancelled but not tied on a folded letter addressed to Cooperstown NY by blue circular grid with a well-struck matching blue "Utica N.Y. Sept. 7" double oval with fleurons below, stamp bold color and ample to wide margins including a portion of adjacent stamp at upper right, Very Fine and choice; 1992 Philatelic Foundation certificate(Scott $465)rnProvenance: Guido Craveri
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 170.00 USD
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    Lot# : 506 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1, 1847 5c Red brown, tied on a folded letter addressed to Providence RI by blue "Taunton Ms. May 12 5cts" cds, stamp worn impression and full to large margins, letter few vertical file folds not affecting stamp, Very Fine (Scott $550)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 507 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1a, 1847 5c Dark brown, horizontal pair cancelled but not tied on a folded letter addressed to New York by blue circular grid cancels with an accompanying Hunstville Al cds at left, stamps clear to wide margins, letter some light wrinkling not affecting stamps, Very Fine; signed E Diena and with his 1981 certificate (Scott $1,000 as used pair)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 508 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1a, 1847 5c Dark brown, tied on a folded letter addressed to Hartford Conn by red circular grid with an accompanying red "Boston 12 Aug 5 cts" (1847) cds alongside, stamp with rich color and four full to large margins, letter a light central vertical file fold, Very Fine; signed A Diena, E Diena, and Mondolfo, 1981 A Diena certificate (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 509 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1a, 1847 5c Dark brown, tied on a folded letter to Boston by partly struck red "U.S. Express Mail N York Nov 2" (1848) cds, stamp full to wide margins, letter light aging along a horiz file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and choice; signed E Diena and Sorani, 1981 E Diena certificate (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 510 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, two well-margined singles tied by light strikes of red square grid cancels on an envelope addressed to Columbus Ohio, New York Sep 14 cds at upper right, ms "Paid" left of stamps, envelope a bit of postal wear and multiple h.r. on back, Very Fine double-rate use; 1964 Philatelic Foundation certificaternProvenance: Guido Craveri
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 511 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, tied on a partly printed folded letter addressed to Connorsville Md by a blue circular grid with a matching blue "Philada. Pa. Jul 19 10cts" cds, stamp with large balanced margins, Extremely Fine and a rare 3rd-week use; 1983 and 1998 Philatelic Foundation certificates (Scott $1,050)rnProvenance: Saul NewburyrnMarc Haasrn"Sevenoaks"
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 512 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, tied on an envelope addressed to Salem Mass by red grid cancel with an accompanying red "Washington D.C. Sep 12 5 cts." cds, stamp clear to large margins, wax seal on the back of envelope removed causing portions of the flaps to be missing, Very Fine; 1999 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,000)rnProvenance: Guido CraverirnThe addressee is a member of the prominent Saltonstall family, a Boston Brahmin family notable for having had a family member attend Harvard University from every generation since Nathaniel Saltonstall—later one of the more principled judges at the Salem Witch Trials—graduated in 1659.
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 513 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, tied on a folded letter addressed to London C.W. (Canada) by red grid cancel with fair strike of New York Oct 19 (1849) at right, black "Queenstown U.C. Oct 21 1849" exchange office postmark plus ms "9" (pence) due marking, stamp full to wide margins, letter a couple light vertical file folds not affecting stamp, Very Fine;1992 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,000)rnProvenance: Guido Craveri
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
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    Lot# : 514 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, single (pos 63R) tied on a folded letter addressed to Somerset Ohio by three clear strikes of red "10" handstamp with a blue "Baltimore Md. Aug 11" cds at left, ms "Paid", stamp large balanced margins, Very Fine in every respect; signed Ashbrook and 1992 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,000)rnProvenance: Guido Craveri
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 515 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, tied on a folded letter addressed to Keokuk Iowa by a red square grid with red "New-York Mar 16" cds alongside, ms "Paid", some notations on back side incl one from Creighton C Hart that as of March 1960 this was the only 10c 1847 cover to Iowa known to him (more have surfaced but it is still a rare destination), stamp ample to full margins all around, cover central vertical file fold, Very Fine; 1996 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,000)rnProvenance: Guido Craveri
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
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    Lot# : 516 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, tied on an envelope addressed to South Boston Mass by red "Saint Louis Mo. Dec 2 10" cds with a second strike at the right, stamp ample to large margins, Very Fine cover from the Turner correspondence, 1974 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 517 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, pos 22R "jumbo margined" single cancelled but not tied on a folded letter addressed to Philadelphia by red cork cancel with a lightly struck red "Saint Louis Mo. 10 Mar 28" cds at right, stamp with four large balanced margins, few small foxing spots not affecting stamp, Very Fine (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 518 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, tied on a folded letter addressed to Dubuque Iowa by blue "Philada Pa. 10cts Feb 29" (1848) leap year cds with another strike at the right edge and a small portion at the upper right corner, ms "Paid", stamp ample to large margins incl a sliver of the adjacent stamp at bottom, cover light central file fold, Very Fine and attractive; "R.H.W. Co." (Weill Brothers) handstamp on back (Scott $1,050)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 519 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    2, 1847 10c Black, tied on a folded letter sheet addressed to Philadelphia by black pen "X" cancel with nice strike of blue "Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Feb 10" cds alongside, stamp large to wide margins, some cancel offset ink on back side, Very Fine and choicernProvenance: Henry C. Gibson
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 520 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    5A, 1851 1c Blue, Type 1b, horizontal top margin pair (pos 3-4R1E) with ample to huge margins tied on printed prices current addressed to Boston by a blue "Apalachicola Fla Paid 3 Apr 12" cds, stamps bright color and crisp impression, Very Fine and choice; a rare pair showing the "over 500 miles" circular rate use; 1976 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $16,000)rnProvenance: Judge Robert EmersonrnS.G. CohenrnDr. Leonard Kapiloff
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 521 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    7, 1851 1c Blue, Type II, single and horizontal pair cancelled but not tied on a ladies envelope addressed to Varna NY by black circular grids, black "Brooklyn N.Y. Jun 10" cds at left, stamps margins to just cutting, envelope torn backflap resulting in tiny edge break at the top away from stamps, Fine use
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 522 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    10, 1851 3c Orange brown, Type I, on a folded letter addressed to New Orleans datelined "Magnolia Hills 15th Oct/52", tied by well-struck black "STEAM" handstamp with a red "Steam Boat Southern Belle" double oval (Milgram #1285) and New Orleans Oct 19 cds, ms "Luxon" at lower left, stamp just clear to full margins, letter horiz file fold at bottom, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
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    Lot# : 523 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Type II, tied on a folded letter addressed to New York by crisp strike of black "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. May 31" (1853) cds, stamp just clear to large margins, light pre-affixing corner crease upper right, letter light horiz file fold just below stamp, Very Fine overall
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
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    Lot# : 524 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Type II, pos 79R5E, tied on an envelope addressed to New York by small Boston "Paid" with accompanying "1 Jan" (New Year's Day) cds, stamp rich color and well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice (Scott $190)rn
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    Lot# : 525 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    11, 1855 3c Dull red, Type I, tied on an envelope with blue cameo ad for "S.H. Kerfoot & Co/ Real Estate & Stock Brokers" by black "Chicago Ill. 27 Dec 1856" cds, stamp with some margins, trivial bit of wear along top and left edges, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 526 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    11, 1855 3c Dull red, Type I, tied on an envelope with ornate "State Agricultural Rooms, Albany, New York" printed cc byblack "Albany N.Y. Dec 12" cds, ms "No. 4", margins to cutting, envelope some light wrinkling, Fine use
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 527 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    12, 1856 5c Red brown, Type I, tied on folded letter datelined "Nvlle Orleans Dec 1856" addressed to Paris by black "New Orleans La. Dec 16" cds, partial red New York transit cds, handstamped British accountancy and French due markings, "16" decimes due handstamp, blue New Orleans merchant's handstamp, Calais American Packet entry cds, ms "By first Liverpool Steamer", British transit and Paris arrival datestamps on the reverse, stamp clear to large margins, Very Fine and choice, an attractive Three Months period use; 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,600)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 528 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    13, 1855 10c Green, Type I, tied on an envelope addressed to Jackson Calif by well struck black "Gales Ferry Ct. June 4" cds, stamp ample to large margins, a trivial bit of ink bleed from the cancel, Very Fine and choice; signed Jakubek and with his 1987 certificate (Scott $850)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 529 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, horizontal strip of four tied on a folded letter sheet addressed to Vera Cruz by partial strikes of black "New Orleans La Apr 1" (1856) cds, "5" handstamp lower right, sender's handstamp on back side, stamps with clear to full margins all around though right stamp with vertical creasing along the right edge, Very Fine cover from the Hargous correspondence, Judd's notes on back side postulate pos 35-38R1rnProvenance: M. Hubert Judd
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 530 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, tied on an envelope addressed to Willsboro NY by a perfect Collins-type "Patterson Cal. Feb 17" postmark, stamp full to wide margins, Very Fine in every respect; 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate; Illustrated in Coburn "Letters of Gold" (Scott $190)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
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    Lot# : 531 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, right margin single (wide margins the other sides) tied on an envelope addressed to Fort Madison, Iowa by nice strike of black "Coloma Cal. Oct 4" cds, some soiling on the back side, a Very Fine stamp on cover to a scarce destination (Scott $190)rnrnThe city of Fort Madison (named for Pres Madison) was established around the site of the historic Fort Madison (1808-13), which was the first permanent U.S. military fortification on the Upper Mississippi and the site of Black Hawk's first battle against U.S. troops, the only real War of 1812 battle fought west of the Mississippi. rn
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 532 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, tied on small envelope (138x57mm) addressed to Elizabethtown Ky by strong strike of black "Yreka Cal. Nov 20 1856" cds, ms "Charge 115", stamp full to large margins, cover some trivial toning, Very Fine (Scott $190)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 533 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    15, 1855 10c Green, Type III, tied on a folded letter addressed to San Francisco by nice strike of black "New York Jul 20" ocean mail cds, stamp full to wide margins, cover light central vertical file fold and a tiny edge break at top, still Very Fine and attractive; 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate(Scott $190)rnProvenance: Judge Robert EmersonrnAmos Enorn
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
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    Lot# : 534 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    15, 1855 10c Green, Type III, tied on an envelope addressed to Bridgeport Conn by neat black "Downieville Cal Jul 28" cds, stamp full to large margins, Very Fine (Scott $190)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 535 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    15, 1855 10c Green, Type III, tied on an envelope addressed to New Bedford Mass by black "waffle" cancel with an accompanying clear strike of black "Park's Bar Cal. 17 Apr" cds at lower left, stamp large to wide margins, Very Fine and choice; 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $190)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 536 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    15, 1855 10c Green, Type III, tied on an envelope addressed to Rochester NY by black "Santa Clara Cal. Jan 4" cds, stamp ample to huge margins incl portion of adjacent stamp at upper right, Very Fine; signed Jakubek (Scott $190)
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    Lot# : 537 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    15, 1855 10c Green, Type III, tied on an envelope addressed to San Francisco by partly struck black "Milford Conn Sep 4" cds, stamp full to wide margins, Very Fine and choice; signed Holcombe and with his 1986 certificate (Scott $190)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 538 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    17, 1851 12c Gray black, horizontal pair on a folded letter datelined "May 31st 1856/ Pr. Steamer 'Fulton' to Southampton May 21st" and addressed to London with forwarding to Paris, tied by red grid and French transit cancel, additional red "New York 3 May 31" credit date stamp at bottom and London "Paid" adjacent to stamps, ms"8" (decimes) due, backstamped "Paris/ Poste Restante" 15 Juin 56, stamps clear to ample margins, Very Fine; signed Holcombe and with his 1997 certificate (Scott $750)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 539 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    17a, 1851 12c Gray black, Diagonal half used as 6c, bottom right half tied on an envelope addressed to Boston by black "San Francisco Cal. 4 Jul" cds, stamp clear to full margins the other sides, envelope some light wrinkling along the sides slightly affecting the stamp, Very Fine; clear 1976 and 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $2,500)rnrnThe 12c stamp was bisected in San Francisco to pay the 6c transcontinental rate, effective July 1, 1851, due to a shortage of both 1c and 3c stamps. rnProvenance: Robert B. Meyersburg
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 540 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    19, 1857 1c Blue, Type Ia, unusually well centered single in that all the Type Ia characteristics are shown, tied on an envelope locally addressed in Boston by unobtrusive large circular "Paid" with red 18 Sep cds alongside, stamp some truly insignificant blunted perfs, Extremely Fine and rare described by Stanley Ashbrook to Waterhouse in May 1947 as "A gem, and in my humble opinion, on a par with the Newbury cover and the Brooks cover. These three are the finest that I have seen."; signed Holcombe and with his 1992 certificate (Scott $9,500)rnProvenance: Sir Nicholas WaterhousernDr Leonard Kapiloff
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 541 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    21, 1857 1c Blue, Type III, tied on envelope addressed to Ogden NY by nice strike of Saratoga Springs Dec 28 cds, envelope tiny edge break bottom center, Fine use (Scott $1,900)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 542 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    23, 1857 1c Blue, Type IV, used with single and pair of 1857 3c Claret (25 var), cancelled but not tied on an envelope addressed to Medfield Mass by blue "H B Cal/ Union Town Jun 8" double-circle cancel (Humboldt Bay) with an additional bold strike at lower left, stamps with bright fresh color, envelope some skilled edge repairs not affecting stamps, still Very Fine and an attractive way to make the 10c raternProvenance: Watt White
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 543 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    23, 1857 1c Blue, Type V, strip of three tied on an envelope with blue "C.W. Hillman & Co. Tobacco Commission Merchants" cameo ad, "New York Nov 13" cancels, addressed to Boston, Very Fine; 1991 Alex Rendon certificate
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 450.00 USD
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    Lot# : 544 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    23, 1857 1c Blue, Type V, strip of three tied on a small envelope by "Prattsville NY Jan 1 " cancels, addressed to South Valley NY, envelope with some small age spots and missing backflap, Fine use
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    Current Opening : 425.00 USD
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    Lot# : 545 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, tied on envelope (Carroll Hoy correspondence) by a nice strike of oval Regular Ouachita Passenger Packet Steamer Dr. Buffington (Milgram 362) in blue, envelope with some staple holes as often, still Very Fine and attractive; signed Holcombe and with his 1991 certificate
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 546 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, tied on an envelope by marvelous strike of blue "Chicago Supplementary Mail Jul 23" cds in blue, addressed to Lunenburg Vt, stamp rich color, envelope opened and slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and choicernProvenance: Louis Grunin
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 547 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, tied by "New York Apr 29 1861" cds to patriotic with Flag Facing Right design, addressed to Poplar Ridge NY, well-centered stamp with some nibbed perfs, envelope neatly opened at right, Very Fine and attractive (Walcott 2920, Weiss F-R-135)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 95.00 USD
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    Lot# : 548 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, tied by blue "Cincinnati O Aug 16: double circle cancel to patriotic envelope with General Winfield Scott plus Eagle and Flags (pub by Wells, NY), addressed to Philadelphia, stamp few short perfs, Very Fine and colorful (Walcott 2268, Weiss FP-WS-69)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 549 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, tied on an envelope by a nice strike of the Canton Miss "Lyre" fancy cancel with an accompanying well-struck Nov 30 cds at left, addressed to Corning NY, stamp pulled top right corner perfs, envelope slight irregular opening at left, Very Fine example of this attractive cancel
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 550 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, cancelled but not tied on an envelope by bold strike of the Lincoln Miss "PAID" handstamp with corresponding clear strike of November 24 cds at left, addressed to Somers Conn, nicely centered stamp on cover with some light edge wrinkling, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 551 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, tied on a small envelope with neat handpainted multicolor flower illustration at upper left, "Lewiston Me Aug 12" cds, addressed to North Pownal Me, stamp with a few blunted perfs, envelope opened at left, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 552 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    28, 1857 5c Red brown, Type I, horiz strip of three tied on a folded letter addressed to Nantes France by "New Orleans La Aug 31 1857" cancels, red Boston and black French transit cancels, framed "P.D." ties stamps, three French backstamps incl Nantes 22 Sept 57 arrival, right stamp light pre-affixing crease at top, Very Fine and attractive early use; Jack Molesworth notations on back, 1985 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $3,850 as a used strip of three)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
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    Lot# : 553 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    32, 33, 1857 10c Green, Type II, III, pair and four singles (top right single #33, others #32) tied on an envelope addressed to Berlin by red grid cancels with an accompanying red "N. York Am. Pkt Jul 17 PAID" cds, ms "Per Prussian Closed Mail" with boxed "Aachen Franco 31.7" handstamp tying block, couple of German backstamps, docketing on back side indicates 1858 mailing, sound stamps on envelope showing some edge wrinkling (especially at right), Fine double-rate use; 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,160 as used singles)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 554 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    33, 1857 10c Green, Type III, tied on an envelope addressed to Wests Mills Me by "Sacramento City Cal Sep 3» cds, well-centered stamp with corner crease, envelope opened and slightly reduced at left, Fine use (Scott $230)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 555 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, three singles (two overlap incl one with natural straight-edge at left) tied on an envelope addressed to Rathenow Germany by well-struck "Charleston SC Jul 28 1860" cancels, red "N York Br Pkt Aug 6" transit, ms "By Prussian Closed Mail" and accompanying red "Aachen Franco " handstamp, German transit backstamp, sound stamps, envelope some light wrinkling and slightly rounded top corners, Fine use; signed Jakubek and with his 1997 certificate
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 556 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, tied on an envelope with dark blue "H.W. Bragg & Co./ Coach, Carriage & Wagon" supplies business cameo ad, "Sacramento Cal May 4 1860" cds, addressed to Salisbury Vt and marked ms "Via Panama", stamp with rich color, envelope opened bit irregularly at left, Very Fine and attractive use
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 557 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, tied on a folded letter addressed to "Paris/ Canada West" by a blue circular grid with accompanying blue "Milwaukee Wis Apr 5 1861 cds", additional framed arced "U STATES" handstamp, three lightly struck Canadian backstamps incl Paris arrival, stamp with three wide margins, letter light central vertical file fold, Very Fine and attractive; Ward handstamp on back
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 558 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, vertical pair tied on an envelope addressed to Washington City DC by "San Francisco Cal Feb 20 1860" cds, ms "Via Panama", Fine use
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 559 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, tied on an envelope addressed to Unity Me by "Columbia Cal Jul 15 1861" cds, envelope opened at left and with a portion of back side flap removed, Fine use
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    Lot# : 560 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    36, 1857 12c Black, Plate 1, pair tied on an envelope with an embossed ad (shoe thread manuf.) addressed to Brechin Scotland by the large Boston "Paid" circular grid, bold red "19" credit marking alongside, backstamped "Boston Br Pkt Aug 30" cds and partially struck arrival cancel, Very Fine in every respect; 1987 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $850)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 561 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    36, 1857 12c Black, Plate 1, tied with 1857 3c Dull red (26) on a lightweight envelope addressed to Paris by black "Paid" in oval handstamp and red "New York Oct 30 Paid 3" cds, blue octagonal French transit cancel plus red boxed "PD", ms "Via Liverpool/ Steamer 27th/ Oct", backstamped French transit and Paris 20 Nov 58 arrival, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 562 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    38, 1860 30c Orange. single franking tied on an envelope addressed to Blomberg Germany by black circular grid, partial strike of red "N. York Am Pkt/ 7 Paid" credit cds, ms "per Prussian Closed Mail" with the boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, backstamped "Bromberg 23/4 1861", stamp vibrant color and few short perfs, envelope small edge break at lower right and backflap tear, still Very Fine (Scott $1,350)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 563 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    38, 1860 30c Orange. single franking on an envelope addressed to Paris by a black circular grid and a red oval "PD" handstamp, accompanying red "New York Dec 28 Paid 6" credit cds, London Paid and French (1861) transit cancels, sound stamp, envelope some slight aging and missing backflap, Fine use (Scott $1,350)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 564 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    63b, 1861 1c Dark blue, lovely shade, three large margins, tied by April 19 "U.S. Penny Mail Phila. Pa" octagon datestamp with second strike alongside, on small 1862 preprinted library notice, vertical file crease well away from stamp, Extremely Fine, rare local usage with a pretty shade, 1996 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $875 for used, unpriced on cover)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 565 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, stamp with bright color and exceptional margins all around, tied by wonderful strike of Albany, New York "U.S. in Wreath of Stars" fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PT-C 17), on remarkably clean cover to Townsend, Mass, Extremely Fine, a stunning combination of stamp, cancel, and cover in such high quality, a true gem
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 566 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, tied on an envelope with colorful Female with Flag and Shield plus "President's House" design Magnus patriotic design, well centered single (straight-edge and small scissor cut at left) tied by a clear strike of Washington DC double circle cancel, four mounting remainders on back side, Very Fine and quite attractive (Walcott 654, Weiss SC-DC-41)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 567 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, tied by Ottawa, Ill. double circle datestamp to immaculate red and blue Washington, Liberty, and Flags patriotic cover, addressed to North Chelsea, Mass, remarkably fresh and attractive, Extremely Fine, a lovely cover
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 568 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, tied by black target and April 30 St. Louis, Mo double circle datestamp, addressed to hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland, manuscript notation "Dead," also "22/$5.00/M.H.C.," Very Fine and interesting cover
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 569 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, attractive single tied by Zanesville, Ohio double circle datestamp to beautiful patriotic cover to New England, Ohio, design shows Liberty sitting amongst ornamentation, Andrew Jackson quote at top ("The UNION Must and Shall be Preserved."), very light edge wear, still a Very Fine and charming cover
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 570 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, tied on a patriotic envelope with Flags and Shield plus "Union" Stars border by "Alexandria Va Dec 8" cds (indistinct year date), addressed to Yohoghany Pa, sound stamp on envelope opened top and right and with small nick at lower right, paper adherences on back, Fine and attractive (Walcott 2858)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 571 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, tied on a small envelope with intricate hand-drawn floral design in black ink with 2-color US Flag in the lower left corner, circular grid cancel and cds of "Mast Yard NH", addressed to East Concord NH, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 572 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    65, 1861 3c Rose, tied on an envelope with eye-catching "McDonnell's Panoramic Voyage to Ireland" ad showing sailing ship and Irish harp, tied by Philadelphia Pa cds, envelope unobtrusive edge repair at the top, still Very Fine and a scarce design
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 573 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    67, 1861 5c Buff, tied with 1861 10c Green, 30c Orange (68, 71) by target cancels on a large envelope (172x117mm) addressed to Montelimart France, "Philadelphia Pa Feb 11 1862" cds (2nd very light strike alongside), red French transit cancel and framed "P.D." marking, French transit backstamps plus Montelimart 26 Fevr 62 arrival cancel, stamps with fresh color and slightly overlapping, envelope light central vertical fold and a bit of edge wrinkling, Fine 3-color franking paying the triple rate to France; signed Jakubek and with his 1984 certificate
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 574 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    67, 1861 5c Buff, tied to large part of a folded letter sheet addressed to Halifax, Nova Scotia by black "Paid" in oval, large numeral "5" due handstamp alongside, Halifax 1862 receiver on reverse, stamp rich color and attractive centering, vertical file folds away from stamp, Very Fine, a delightfully fresh and clean cover, nice ship-rate use; signed Holcombe and with his 1997 certificate (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 575 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    68, 1861 10c Green, block of three, tied to cover to Frankfurt, Germany by San Francisco cogwheels, matching May 10 San Francisco cds alongside, additional red "New York Am. Pkt. Paid 7 Jun" credit datestamp, blue boxed "Aachen/Franco" ties one stamp, ms "Per steamer", receiver on reverse, top right stamp with tiny tear, still Extremely Fine and choice coverrnProvenance: Henry C. Gibson
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 576 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    68, 1861 10c Green, two singles plus two additional 1861 1c Blue (63), on 1862 folded letter sheet addressed to Italy, cancelled by black circular grides with one of the 1c tied by red "New York Aug 19/ Paid 18" cds, red French transit and boxed "PD", backstamped Genova and Chiavari on Sept 2, letter sheet with light vertical file fold, Fine use, 1c overpayment of the 21c rate by French mail
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 577 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    70, 1862 24c Red lilac, tied on lilac envelope by a red "3 Cents" credit handstamp, light strikes of "Normal Ill Mar 8" cds and red London MR 8 66 receiver, addressed to "Camden Town London NW/ Old England", Very Fine; signed E Diena and with his 1985 certificate identifying the shade as "lilla grigio" (grey lilac)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 170.00 USD
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    Lot# : 578 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    70a, 1862 24c Brown lilac, tied by large circular "Paid" with accompanying "Boston Br Pkt Dec 24 19 Paid" integral rate cds on an envelope addressed to London, red London Paid JA 5 63 arrival cancel, ms "Pr Arabia", nicely centered stamp with rich color, envelope a light horiz bend at the bottom, Fine use
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 579 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    71, 1861 30c Orange, with 1861 10c Dark green, 1863 5c Brown (68a, 76) tied on an envelope addressed to Swatow China, tied by black square grid cancels with red London Paid 17 OC 65 transit, red "1d" (Colonial rate) handstamp and crayon "24" credit, backstamped red "Boston Am Pkt 5 Oct Paid" and "Hong Kong DE 12 65" transit cancels, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive 3-color franking; 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificaternThe addressee, J.C.A. Wingate (1830-1905) served as a US Consul in China for 25 years and was stationed at Swatow from 1863-73.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 580 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    71, 1861 30c Orange, single alongside 1861 5c Buff (67), each stamp struck by blue target cancel, matching blue "La Porte Cal May 13 1862" double circle date stamp, on cover addressed to Chantonnay, France, June 10 New York "24" credit handstamp, June 23 Calais transit cds, small red boxed "PD," Paris transit markings on reverse, Extremely Fine and choice with the 30c particularly well-centered, a wonderful cover from a scarce origin, 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 581 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    71, 1861 30c Orange, tied with 1861 3c Rose (65) on a folded letter sheet addressed to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope (Howland correspondence), nice strike of the large Boston circular "Paid" cancel, red London Paid AU 4 62 transit, indistinct oval cancel at left, ms "via England/ per Kangaroo", red crayon "12" credit and ms "1" (1p) Colonial rate, backstamped red "Boston Am Pkt Paid Jul 13" cds, Port Elizabeth oval receiver, sound stamps, letter sheet trivial bit of wrinkling, Very Fine cover showing the 33c rate to the Cape by British Mail via Plymouth
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 582 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    71, 1861 30c Orange, two singles struck by bold targets on cover to Paris, June 26, 1863 New Orleans double circle datestamp, red "New York Paid 12 Jul. 4" credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp and Calais transit marking, Paris receiver on reverse, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 583 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    71, 1861 30c Orange, tied on an envelope with embossed "Revere House" return address sent to Paris by circle of wedges cancel, red "Boston Paid 12/ 9 Nov" credit cds lower left, red 1868 French transit cancel and framed "PD", ms "via Liverpool", envelope neatly opened at right, Very Fine and choice; signed Holcombe and with his 1992 certificate (Scott $380)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 584 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, tied by light "Flushing NY Apr 9 '64" double circle and target duplex to all-over advertising cover for the "American Agriculturalist," addressed to West Dennis, Massachusetts, includes original enclosure (facsimile handwritten letter from editor Orange Judd), Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely example of this early advertising mass mailing and particularly desirable with a Black Jack, 1988 Philatelic Foundation certificaternProvenance:Harry F. AllenrnSteven MetzgerrnIllustrated in The Harry F. Allen Collection of Black Jack: A Study of the Stamp and Its Use, by Maryette Lane, figure 40
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 585 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, well-centered single tied by black straightline "Steam" from New Orleans, on cover addressed to Natchez, Miss, manuscript "Charles M. Gillis & Co, Circular, 1866" at left, some edge/corner reinforcement, still Very Fine and rare usernProvenance: Anthony RussornSteven Metzger
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 586 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, perfectly-centered stamp tied by light grid cancel to 1864 printed circular (Boston and New York Slate and Tile Company) from Newtonville to Methuen, Mass, Extremely Fine, a striking combination of a gem stamp on an immaculate cover, remarkably choice (Scott $75)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 587 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, pair and single tied on an envelope by segmented cork cancels with an accompanying "New York Aug 2" double circle date stamp, addressed to Poplar Ridge NY, stamps nicely centered, envelope opened at right and a rounded corner bottom right, still Very Fine double-rate use
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 588 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, well-centered single tied by bold "Peterborough N.H. Jan 8, 1866" double circle date stamp on immaculate unsealed white cover to Temple, NH, Extremely Fine in every respect (Scott $75)rnProvenance: Steve Metzger
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 65.00 USD
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    Lot# : 589 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, tied by black cork to unsealed orange cover to Johnsonville, Tenn, attractive illustrated cc for "Collins, Alderson & Co., Growers, Importers, and Wholesale Dealers in American, English, French, and German Garden, Field, and Flower Seeds" in Philadelphia, remarkably fresh and Very Fine, an attractive Black Jack cover with Jack Molesworth notations on the back (Scott $75)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 590 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, two slightly overlapping singles on an envelope with "Exchange Hotel/ New York" rubber stamp cc, addressed to Belchertown Mass, tied by "New York Dec 28" cds and circle of wedges duplex, one stamp light corner wrinkles, Fine and attractive; previous owner's notes on back
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 591 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    77, 1866 15c Black, well-struck black grid cancel with red "Providence R.I. Jul 17 1866" double circle datestamp alongside, on cover to Paris, France, red "Boston Paid 12 18 Jul" credit datestamp, red "Paid" in circle and boxed "P.D." (the latter just tying stamp), Calais transit on front and Paris receiver on reverse, manuscript "By the 'Cuba' from Boston July 18th," few sealed tears along top edge, still Very Fine and attractive (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 592 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    78a, 1862 24c Grayish lilac, tied on an envelope addressed to Birmingham England by bold circle of wedges cancel, light strike of red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19" credit cds, backstamped with senders Canal St /NY handstamp and Birmingham JA 13 66 receiver cds, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 593 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    78b, 1862 24c Gray, tied with two singles 1863 2c Black (73; all stamps slightly overlapping) on 1864 folded letter addressed to Bremen by circular grid cancels, red "N York Br Pkt Nov 3/ 7 Paid" credit cds, ms "p Str Scotia closed mail" with accompanying boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, one 2c stamp with some pulled perfs, Very Fine overall and a nice example of the 28c rate to Germany via Prussian Closed Mail; signed Jakubek and with his 1987 certificate
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 594 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    93, 1868 2c Black, F Grill, single tied by bold strike of New York City "Bee" fancy cancel to locally-addressed small drop cover, faint cds alongside, stamp with light staining at top right and some perf faults owing to placement, still Extremely Fine example of this rare and popular cancel from the New York Station B post office, 2002 Philatelic Foundation certificaternProvenance: Dr. Joseph F. RorkernSteve Metzger
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 595 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    93, 1868 2c Black, F Grill, single with natural straight-edge at left, cork cancel and tied by partial Boston cds on illustrated folded lettersheet to Norwich, Vt for Iron Highway Bridges from the National Bridge & Iron Works, beautiful woodcut of Patent Arched Cantilever Bridge, illustration repeated inside along with four additional vignettes, three pages of text, Very Fine, a spectacular illustrated letter
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 596 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    93, 1868 2c Black, F Grill, nicely-centered stamp on illustrated advertising cover from Oxford, Ohio for "Italian Queen Bees," in black on orange envelope, addressed to Springfield, Vt, slight edge wear, still Very Fine, scarce and interesting subject matterrnProvenance: Edward WordenrnSteve Metzger
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 597 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    95, 1868 5c Brown, F Grill, tied with 1868 10c Green F Grill (96, straight-edge) on an envelope addressed to Paris by target cancels and multiple postmarks with two strikes of "Holland Patent NY Dec 6" (1868), red "New York Dec 8 Paid 6" credit cds, blue French transit, Very Fine, includes original enclosure, an attractive grilled-issue frankingrnProvenance:Walter C. KleinrnJohn R Hill, Jr.
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 598 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    97, 1868 12c Black, F Grill, beautiful stamp with large balanced margins, tied by neat black cork cancel to folded lettersheet to Dundee, Scotland, red "Boston Paid. Nov 10" cds alongside, manuscript "St(eamer) Cuba, Nov 11, 1868," horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Extremely Fine, a choice stamp on a lovely cover, 1985 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 599 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    114, 1869 3c Ultramarine, bright and fresh single tied by black geometric cork and "San Francisco Cal. Feb 24" cds, orange cover with I.O.O.F. corner card, addressed to Independence Lodge, No. 58 in Railroad Flat, Calaveras County, includes attractive enclosure from the Office of the Grand Secretary, very slightly reduced at left, still Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 600 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    117, 1869 12c Green, on folded outer address sheet to Liverpool, England, tied by blue cork with matching "Savannah Ga. Dec 7" cds, blue Dec 7 1869 sender's handstamp at lower left, red "New York Dec 11" transit datestamp, December 22 "Liverpool/ U.S. Packet" receiver, horizontal file fold, still Very Fine and attractive, a colorful cover, 1980 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $450)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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