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  • Lot# : 5 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1b, 1847 5c Orange brown, two overlapping singles tied on an envelope addressed to North Boston Mass (Turner correspondence) by red cork cancels with an accompanying red "Saint Louis Mo April 21 10" integral rate cds, stamps well-margined, top stamp a light natural paper wrinkle, fresh and Very Fine; USPCS census no 4675rnProvenance: Marc Haas (R.A. Siegel Sale 615, 1983)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 6 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Type II, stunning top right corner margin single (10R1E) with wide margins the other sides tied on an envelope addressed to Hendrysburgh Ohio by strong strike of red "St Clairsville O. Oct 19" cds, envelope an imperceptible sealed break top left, an Extremely Fine 3c 1851 cover in every respectrnProvenance: Saul Newbury (R.A. Siegel Sale 240, 1961)rnLouis Grunin (Christie's-NY, Part I, 1987)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 7 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    11A, 1851 3c Dull red, Type II, well centered single with rich color tied on a folded letter by neat black Spiral of Dots fancy cancel with a nice strike of red "Salem Ms. 5 May 3cts" cds and black "Paid" handstamp, the stamp with clear to wide margins incl portion of adjacent stamp at left, choice Very FinernProvenance: Louis Grunin (Christie's NY, Part I, 1987)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 8 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, top left corner margin single (clear to just cutting margins the other sides) tied on a small envelope with an ornamental border with all over botanical design, tied by Stockton Cal May 10 1857" cds, addressed to town in Massachusetts (?) and forwarded (illegible handwriting), envelope minor faults, Fine use
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 9 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, horizontal pair tied on an envelope addressed to Chandlerville Ill by a "Shasta Cal May 2" cds, docketing at left shows an 1857 use, stamps large to wide margins, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and choice
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 10 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    27, 1858 5c Brick red, Type I, used alongside 1859 10c Green Type V (35) on folded letter sheet addressed to France, tied by "San Francisco Cal Aug 1 1860" cds, ms "Via Panama and the U.S.", nicely struck red "New York Aug 25 Paid 3" credit cds, blue French transit and red boxed "PD", four different French backstamps incl Riberac 7 Sept 60 arrival, slightly overlapping stamps with trivial gum soaked perfs, letter a horiz and vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 11 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    29, 1859 5c Brown, Type I, pair tied on an envelope addressed to Pittsfield, New Hampshire by "Oroville Oct 3 1859" cds, stamps with some nibbed perfs (left stamp rounded corner), right stamp light corner crease, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, couple light hinge marks on the front side, Fine cross-country use
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 12 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, horizontal strip of three (right stamp straddle-pane straight edge) tied on folded letter sheet addressed to France by nice strikes of "San Francisco Jun 11 1861" cds, ms "pr Steamer Golden Age", red "New York Jul 6 Paid 12" credit cds, French transit and boxed "P.D.", backstamped Paris transit and Podensac 20 Juil 61 arrival cancels, sound stamps on letter with light horiz file fold, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
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    Lot# : 13 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    36B, 1860 12c Black, pair tied on an envelope addressed to Liverpool England by light strike of "Wiscasset Me Jan 24" (1869) cds, ms "Steamer Niagara Via Boston & Halifax" and "Prepaid to Lpool", light red "19" credit handstamp, backstamped "Boston Br Pkt Jan 26", envelope mostly resealed along top, Very Fine use
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 14 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    36B, 1860 12c Black, pair on an envelope addressed to London and then forwarded on to Rome, tied by light Binghamton NY (1858) cds, assorted London and Paris transit cancels and incl partial strike of a "Baring Brothers/ London" forwarding handstamp and a straight-line "VIA DI MARE", backstamperd Paris transit and Roma arrival, sound stamps on a cover with small faults, Fine usernProvenance: Henry C. Gibson (Ward Sale 12, 1944)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 15 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    70b, 1861 24c Steel blue, single with rich distinctive color tied on an envelope addressed to Manchester England by a blue circular grid with a matching "Skaneateles NY Dec 5" (1861) cds, manuscript "12/2 1861" and "12/16 1861" at the top, red "19" credit handstamp, backstamped Manchester DE 16 61, stamp with short perf on an envelope opened and reduced at the bottom plus a spindle hole near the cds, Fine use of this desirable shade
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 16 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    78b, 1862 24c Gray, two singles combined with 1863 5c Red brown (75) tied on a folded letter addressed to Shanghai China (Augustine Heard correspondence) by Star in Circles cancels, partial strike of red N York Paid cds, red 1864 London "Paid," magenta ms. "32" credit, red "1d" local delivery handstamp, backstamped blue Hong Kong OC 26 64, sound stamps on letter with horiz file fold, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 17 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    101, 1869 90c Blue, F Grill, used with 12c F Grill (97) on an envelope addressed to Lima Peru, just tied by black cork killer cancels with the 90c also tied by crisp strike of "Panama MY 22 69" cds (British PO), a magenta "San Francisco May 8 Paid" cds at upper left, red crayon "3" and "72", the 12c trivial prf tip tong, 90c some blunted/ short perfs, letter a horiz file fold, still Very Fine and, in the words of renowned philatelist Jerome Wagshal, "..it is a philatelic gem of the first rank."; George Sloane notation on back "1867 issue 12c and 90c grilled 9x13/ From the collection of Rear Admiral AB Randall" and signed by Sloane; just two covers with the 90c F Grill are recorded, the other being a domestic use (Chronicle 140, pg 264)rnThe basic rate to Peru via Panama in May of 1869 was 34 cents per ½ ounce, making this a triple rate cover. rnIllustrated and discussed in an article by Jerome Wagshal, The Chronicle, 69 (Feb 1971), page 28-29 (mentions Philatelic Foundation certificate #21793 which does not accompany)rnProvenance: Marc Haas (Private Transaction, 1980)
    Start Price : 25,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 25,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 18 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    87b, 1868 2c Black, E Grill, Vertical half used as 1c, left half used with 1868 2c Black E Grill (87) on an envelope addressed to Willow Grove Pa, tied by a nice strike of negative "Pumpkin Face" fancy cancel with accompanying "Phila Pa Mar 26" cds, bisect pinhead surface scuff, full stamp some pulled perfs and rounded lower right corner, envelope some minor faults, still a Fine and unusual bisect/ fancy cancel combination (Scott $2,000; S-E PH-P11)rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)rnDr. John Robertson (Private Transaction
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 19 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    93, 1868 2c Black, F Grill, two singles alongside pair of 1887 3c Vermilion (214, natural straight-edge at right), all tied by light strikes of Pittsburgh cancels to multicolored locally-addressed Stars and Stripes and Cuban Flag patriotic, envelope opened at left and with some small backflap faults, still Very Fine and unusual
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
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    Lot# : 20 1870-71 National Bank Note Without Grill (145-155)

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    150, 1870 10c Brown, single franking on folded letter sheet addressed to Amsterdam, tied by red target cancel with accompanying "Baltimore Md Sep 15" (1871) cds alongside, red "New York Paid All Sep 16" cds, ms "via England" and "Paid all", backstamped Amsterdam 28 Sep 71, Very FinernProvenance: Edward S. Knapp (Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1941)rnJudge Robert S. Emerson (Private Transaction)rnWilliam L. Moody (H.R. Harmer Sale 615, 1950)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
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    Lot# : 21 1873-75 Continental Bank Note (156-66, 178-79)

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    157, 1873 2c Brown, tied on an envelope with an overall ad for "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" by cork killer, addressed to Abbeville Ga, stamp small fault lower right corner, cover missing backflap, Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 22 1873-75 Continental Bank Note (156-66, 178-79)

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    157, 1873 2c Brown, cancelled but not tied on an envelope with an overall ad for "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" by cork killer, addressed to Johnsonville Ohio, stamp some short perfssmall scuff in addresss, opened and slightly reduced at right, Fine
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    Lot# : 23 1873-75 Continental Bank Note (156-66, 178-79)

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    162, 1874 12c Blackish violet, used with 1873 10c Brown on enveloped addressed to India (Rev. Bissell correspondence), tied by black killer cancels with a lightly struck red Boston Paid May 6 cds plus red London Paid 18 MY 74 transit, crayon "1d" (Colonial rate) and "18" credit markings, ms "via Southampton", backstamped "Sea Post Office F 5 Jun:" and Ahmednuggur 18 Ju arrival, nicely centered stamps with fresh color, envelope opened and partially resealed along the top, Very Fine
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 24 1881-88 Re-engraved American Bank Note (205-218)

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    213, 1887 2c Green, 1888 use with 1c Ultramarine (212) along with frankings of Austria, Germany, and Japan all on an Austrian postal card which ultimately (we think) was delivered to an address in Germany, a plethora of postmarks front and back which include Bombay, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Alexandria, San Francisco, Wien, Hamburg, expected stamp and cover faults from this colorful and well-traveled card
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
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    Lot# : 25 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    241, 1893 $1 Salmon, used alongside 30c Orange brown and 50c Slate blue (239, 240) on cover to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, all three stamps tied by Washington March 1 machine cancels (presumably 1893 although year date is incomplete), 50c tiny tear, $1 slight surface scuffs, envelope some mounting remains on back side, still Extremely Fine, an attractive and colorful local use, Molesworth notation on reverse, illustrated in Richard Searing's "The One Dollar Columbian Stamp" (Chronicle Vol. 42, No. 2), (Scott $1,800)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 26 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

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    242, 1893 $2 Brown red, single tied by March 24, 1893 Philadelphia machine cancel, locally-addressed, barest trace of abrasion where it appears mounting tape was removed, still Extremely Fine and attractive, not recorded in the Searing or USPCS census (Scott $1,900)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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