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    Enfield, Connecticut, "Waving Flag," bold strike of this stunning cancel ties 1883 2c Red brown (210) to an envelope Austerlitz NY with a full strike of "Enfield Conn Oct 14 1884) cds alongside, backstamped Chatham NY and with an embossed "For President James G. Blaine/ 1884" ad with side-view portrait on the backflap, Very Fine and choice (Cole FL-4)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 112 Fancy Cancels

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    West Meriden, Connecticut, "Padlock," complete strike on an 1861 3c Rose (65) affixed on an envelope with a "West Meriden Ct Sep 20" cds alongside, addressed to Putnam Conn, stamp natural straight-edge,envelope opened at left and partially along top left, fresh and Very Fine (Skinner-Eno PO-Pl 7)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 113 Fancy Cancels

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    Covington, Kentucky, "Circle of Shields," strong strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) on a small envelope with a partial strike of Covington Ky cds alongside, addressed to Lowell Mass, envelope opened at right and with a tiny edge nick and side flap missing, overall Very Fine and a most unusual and fascinating cancel (S-E PS-S 8)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 114 Fancy Cancels

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    Stoneham, Massachusetts, "Padlock with U S Mail," an essentially perfect strike ties 1883 2c Red brown (210) on an envelope addressed to Ithaca NY, Very Fine in every respect (S-E PO-Pl 3)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 115 Fancy Cancels

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    Canton, Mississippi, "Odd Fellows Three Links, Seeing Eye and Crossed Arrows," magnificent strike of this intricate cancel ties 1851 3c Dull red (11A) on an envelope addressed to "Buchannon Carroll & Co" in New Orleans, "Canton Ms. Oct 12" cds, stamp clear to large margins, envelope a few filing holes (as typical) and a small surface scuff in the address, still an Extremely Fine showpiece, the finest example of this cancel recorded (Skinner-Eno FR-NMb I)rnProvenance: William L. Moody (H.R. Harmer Sale 615, 1950)rnLouis Grunin (Christie's-NY, Sale 1, 1987)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 116 Fancy Cancels

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    Providence, Rhode Island, "Negative Face," clear strike ties 2c Vermilion on locally addressed envelope, sound stamp on an envelope with repairs, Very Fine appearance; unlisted in Skinner-Eno
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 117 Fancy Cancels

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    Brattleboro, Vermont, "Devil With Pitchfork," bold strike ties 1868 3c Rose C Grill (83) to an envelope addressed to NY City, accompanying 26 Nov cds, stamp some short perfs but Very Fine in every respect; much rarer than its West Meriden counterpart (S-E PH-F 41)rnThe addressee, Gen George Cullum (1809-92), was a soldier, engineer, and writer. Cullum served as a general in the Union Army during the Civil War, primarily in the Western Theater, and served as the 16th Superintendent at West Point. Following his retirement from the Army, he became a prominent figure in New York society, serving in many societies, and as vice president of the American Geographical Society.rnProvenance: Ryohei Ishikawa (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1993)
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 118 Fancy Cancels

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    Centreville, Virginia, "U S Mail," two strikes in blue on an envelope franked with 1879 1c, 2c (182-83), Centreville Feb 13 1883 dated postmark in blue at left, backstamped Fairfax C.H. the same day, stamps with faults at the top due to placement and somewhat rough opening, still a Fine example of these attractive cancels (similar to Cole US-150)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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