Waterbury Fancy Cancellations
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  • Lot# : 78 Connecticut Postal History

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    Elephant, Type 2 (Rohloff A-2), elephant's hind legs and tail on cover to New Haven with "Waterbury Con Apr 18 '68" double circle datestamp, 1861 3c Rose (65) with the rest of the elephant did not originate on the cover but perfectly completes this remarkable fancy cancel, a note on the reverse explains: "Olin H. Clark found this with other letters in a trunk - he looked carefully, but never found the stamp. I call it 'The Olin H. Clark Bisected Elephant.' (E.S. Knapp 1938)," stamp with natural s.e. at right and tiny repair at lower left, Extremely Fine appearance, a spectacular cover with an interesting story and an impeccable provenance, Rohloff rarity "RRRR"rnProvenance: Edward S. Knapp (Parke-Bernet Galleries Part Two, 1941)rnKatherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 503, 1977)rnHenry Houser (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1990)rnRarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 863, 2003)
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 79 Connecticut Postal History

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    Dog's Head (Rohloff A-4) wonderfully bold and complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to Saugatuck, Connecticut, January 23, 1866 cds alongside, docketing at left indicates received the following day, stamp with an insignificant pulled perf, Extremely Fine, an incredible and immaculate cover with one of the most popular of all Waterbury cancels, Rohloff rarity "RRR" while the Crowe census records only seven coversrnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 80 Connecticut Postal History

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    Small Bee (Rohloff A-14), exquisite strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (144) to cover addressed to Aiken, South Carolina, "Waterbury Ct. Mar 8" cds also ties, cover opened at left, Extremely Fine and fresh, the unpublished Crowe census records 21 covers with this cancel, this representing the most bold and complete use, Rohloff rarity "RRR"
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 81 Connecticut Postal History

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    Man With Hat, Type 2 (Rohloff E-5), incredibly bold strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to cover addressed to Saugatuck, Connecticut, with "Waterbury Con Apr ?? '66" double circle datestamp alongside (docketing indicates April 23 arrival), cover with light bends from contents, Extremely Fine, a delightful strike of one of the most attractive and popular of all Waterbury cancels, a gem in every way and befitting the most advanced collections of fancy cancels, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" and illustrated on page 68 of his bookrnProvenance: Dr. Glenn Jackson (not in his R.A. Siegel sale but pencil notation on reverse)rnPaul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 37,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 82 Connecticut Postal History

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    Woman In Bonnet, Facing Right (Rohloff E-10), crisp complete strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) to cover to Aiken, South Carolina, with matching "Waterbury Ct. Mar 7" cds alongside, small edge faults where opened at left, still Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful example of one of the more whimsical of Postmaster John Hill's designs, Rohloff rarity "RRR" with 12 covers recorded in the unpublished Crowe census
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 83 Connecticut Postal History

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    Three-Leaf Shamrock, Type 6 (Rohloff F-13), 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) tied to small piece of Internal Revenue official business envelope by attractive strike of clover and matching "Waterbury Ct Dec 25" (Christmas Day) cds, piece affixed to cardstock, stamp with light perf tip toning, still Very Fine, Rohloff rarity "RRRR"
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 84 Connecticut Postal History

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    Pumpkin (Rohloff G-2), 1861 1c Blue (61) strip of three (s.e. at right), with three bold strikes of the beautiful Waterbury pumpkin, center strike complete, partial cds on left stamp, Very Fine example of this popular cancelrnProvenance: Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 85 Connecticut Postal History

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    Circle of Six Hearts (Rohloff J-8), complete strike ties bright and fresh 1868 1c Blue "F" Grill (92) to locally-addressed cover, stamp also tied by "Waterbury Ct. Apr 24" cds, backflap torn, Extremely Fine and fresh, Rohloff rarity "RRR" although the unpublished Crowe census records only five covers with this design, particularly nice on the 1c "F" Grill
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 86 Connecticut Postal History

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    Circle of Five Hearts Enclosing a Star (Rohloff J-10), nice strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to small cover to Fair Haven, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con Oct 26 '67" cds alongside, stamp with faults including corner out, missing backflap, still Very Fine and attractivernProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 87 Connecticut Postal History

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    Initial "W" With Serifs at Top, Type 1 (Rohloff K-14), cancel ties 2c Black Jack (73) with June 11, 1866 cds alongside, on exceptionally fresh cover addressed to Wolcott, Connecticut, imperceptibly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive, Rohloff rarity "RRR"
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 88 Connecticut Postal History

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    Initial "W" With Serifs at Top, Type 3 (Rohloff K-16), somewhat faint but distinct strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to orange cover to Woodbury, Connecticut, February 16, 1866 cds alongside, cover reduced at left and several tears repaired by tape on the inside (adhesive just showing through), still a Fine appearing example of this cancel with a remarkably well-centered stamp, Rohloff rarity "RR," illustrated in Rohloff (page 131)rnProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : Bid
    Hammer price : 650.00 USD

    Lot# : 89 Connecticut Postal History

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    Maple Leaf, Type 4 (Rohloff L-9), bold strike on 1873 1c Ultramarine (156), with matching "Waterbury Conn. Feb 15 5PM" cds alongside, on beautifully embossed locally-addressed valentine, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive, a lovely and ornate cover, Rohloff rarity "RRR"
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 90 Connecticut Postal History

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    Stylized Leaf, Twelve Segments, Type 1 (Rohloff L-43), bold strike on 3c Green entire (U163) with matching "Waterbury Conn. May 2 10AM" cds alongside, addressed to Princeton, New Jersey, printed cornercard, docketing indicates 1878 usage, opened at top, Very Fine and fresh, Rohloff rarity "RRR" with about nine covers recorded
    Start Price : Bid
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 91 Connecticut Postal History

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    "Shoo Fly" (Rohloff M-2), complete strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) to small orange piece (partial cds also ties), Extremely Fine and attractive, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" (not more than 5 examples of this cancel exist on cover) while the unpublished Crowe census has recorded only 3 examples (we count four, including an 1861 3c cover, a 1c Banknote cover offered in our first Erivan sale, an 1869 3c on piece ex-Gross, and the stamp offered here)rnProvenance: Irwin Weinberg (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 92 Connecticut Postal History

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    Negative "3" in Octagon (Rohloff N-1), mostly-complete strike ties 1873 3c Green (158) to cover to Bridgeport, Connecticut, "Waterbury Dec 17 5PM Conn." cds alongside (most likely 1879), opened at top and a few nibbed perfs due to the stamp's placement, still Very Fine, a lovely example of this rare late-period Waterbury cancel, Rohloff rarity "RRRR"
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 93 Connecticut Postal History

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    Negative "7" in Circle (Rohloff N-3), nearly complete strike ties 1873 3c Green (158) to cover to Camanche, Iowa, "Waterbury Dec 1 3PM Conn." cds alongside [1879?], cover with some light edge wear and small tears but still Very Fine and attractive, a nice example of this rarely-encountered cancel, Rohloff rarity "RR"
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 94 Connecticut Postal History

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    Masonic Square and Compass (Rohloff O-4), lovely crisp and complete strike on 1861 3c Rose (65), with August 31, 1867 cds alongside tying the stamp, on cover addressed to Danbury, Connecticut, few trivial aging spots, still Very Fine and attractive, only three covers known all used between August 31 and September 2, this being one of the two earliest, Rohloff rarity "RRRR" and illustrated in Rohloff (page 179)rnProvenance: Gordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD

    Lot# : 95 Connecticut Postal History

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    Mortar and Pestle, Type 2 (Rohloff O-6), bold and nearly complete strike cancels but does not tie 1869 3c Ultramarine (114), natural s.e. at left, with "Waterbury Jul 3 Ct." cds alongside, on neat little cover addressed to Castleton, Vermont, few minuscule edge breaks, an Extremely Fine and attractive example of the Type 2 mortar and pestle, Rohloff rarity "RRRR", 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate 99998 no longer accompanies
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 96 Connecticut Postal History

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    Buttonless Shoe/Congress Gaiter (Rohloff O-12), remarkable bold and complete strike just ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) with March 21 cds alongside, on pristine cover to Aiken, South Carolina, a Very Fine and attractive cover with the ever-popular buttonless shoe of Waterbury, Rohloff rarity "RRRR"
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 97 Connecticut Postal History

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    Skull & Crossbones, Type 3 (Rohloff R-3), bold and mostly-complete strike on 1869 3c Ultramarine (114), Very Fine and scarce with a Rohloff rarity of "RRRR"rnProvenance: Irwin Weinberg (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 98 Connecticut Postal History

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    Skull & Crossbones, Type 4 (Rohloff R-4), nice strike of this distinctive cancellation on 1868 3c F Grill (94), "Waterbury Dec 1 Ct." cds alongside, cover addressed to Jersey City, New Jersey, stamp with a few gum-soaked perfs and part of backflap out, small tracing of the cancel has been taped to the cover at lower left, still Very Fine and attractive, illustrated in Rohloff (page 220), and our records have failed to turn up another example of this likely-unique cancel, Rohloff rarity "RRRR"
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD
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