"Erivan" Collection Part VI
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  • Lot# : 1 Postmasters Provisionals

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    1X1, Alexandria, VA, 5c Black on buff, Type I stamp with 40 stars, cut to shape as always with margin slightly in at left, on front address panel only addressed to Columbia, PA, black "Alexandria D.C. Jul. 10» datestamp with matching boxed "5" and "Paid" handstamps, trivial crease at right, stamp lifted and repositioned, Very Fine, the discovery copy of the Alexandria provisional and therefore one of the most historically significant United States covers, in addition to being a showpiece in every regard (Scott $500,000 on cover)rn rnProvenance: John Kerr TiffanyrnDudley L. Pickman (Private Treaty)rnWarren H. Colson ("W.H.C." backstamp)rnEmory Coolidge (Private Treaty)rnWeill Brothers (Christie»s Robson Lowe, 1989)
    Start Price : 100,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2 Postmasters Provisionals

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    3X1, Baltimore, MD, 5c Black, framelines or parts on all four sides (complete at bottom and right), cancelled by neat blue "Paid" with additional strike at left, blue "Baltimore Md. Oct 17" (1846) datestamp, stamp tied by manuscript "Due 5" to folded letter to Frederick, Maryland, Very Fine stamp and cover, Hayes census #10, 1976 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $15,000)rnProvenance: Colonel Edward H. R. Green (Harmer, Rooke & Co., 1943)
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3 Postmasters Provisionals

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    8XU3, New Haven, CT, 5c Dull blue on buff, Blue signature, entire addressed to Hanover, NH, with red "New Haven Ct. Apr 6" datestamp (1846 use), handstamp characteristically faded but signature still bold, cover with overall toning, Fine, an enormous rarity as this is the only 8XU3 entire recorded (a cut square is also known, and one of only six New Haven provisional entires in any combination of inks/papers, just five of which are available to collectors (Scott $75,000)rn not in USPCS censusrnProvenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 3, 1922)rnArthur Hind (Charles J. Phillips Sale 1, 1933)rnAlfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 967, 1955)rnBernard D. Peyton (Isleham Collection, R.A. Siegel Sale 662, 1986)
    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 4 Postmasters Provisionals

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    9X1, New York, NY, 5c Black, Signed "ACM", tied to small piece by blue "NY" route agent marking (certificate calls it a Cuban marking), large margins all around, tiny surface scratch in the hair at right, Very Fine and attractive, photocopy of 1978 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 5 Postmasters Provisionals

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    9X1d, New York, NY, 5c Black, Signed "RHM", position 9, margins full to huge, tied by two red "Paid" in arc cancels on folded letter dated August 9, 1845 from New Hamburgh, NY, additional red "Paid" and manuscript "5" rate at top right, addressed to "Wm. Bird, Care of Walter Lowne, Esq., corner of Centre & Reade Sts., New York", from the James Lenox correspondence, Extremely Fine, a stunning combination of a fresh and large-margined stamp with rare initials attractively tied to an immaculate cover, arguably the finest "RHM" cover known, illustrated in Philip T. Wall's article in the August 1978 Chronicle (Vol. 30, No.3), detailing the Lenox corespondence (Scott $5,500)rnProvenance: John R. Boker, Jr. (Private transaction)rnLouis Grunin (Private transaction)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 6 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    1, 1847 5c Red brown, well-margined singles (includes portion of adjacent stamp at top) tied by blue "5" in circle (repeated at top right) to outer lettersheet addressed to Plattsburgh, New York, crisply struck "Alby & Buffalo R.R. 3 Apr" route agent datestamp, manuscript "under chg'd 5/10", Very Fine and attractive use
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 7 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    12, 1856 5c Red brown, margins large to touching, tied alongside overlapping 1857 1c Blue, Type V and 12c Black (24, 36) by magenta grids to "Election Returns, 1859." cover front only, "Hartford Ct. Mar 26 1859" datestamp, addressed to Roxbury, Connecticut, Very Fine and eye-catchingrnProvenance: Corey Long (R.A. Siegel Sale 948, 2007)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 8 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    12, 1856 5c Red brown, margins full to clear, tied by "New Orleans La Mar 9 1857" datestamp, manuscript "pr British Steamer via Liverpool", red "New York Br Pkt Mar 18" exchange office datestamp, black Calais transit cancel, framed Anglo-French "GB/1F60c" accountancy handstamp and "8" decimes due handstamp, March 30 British transit backstamp, Very Fine, attractive example of this stamp used at the tail end of the Three-Months period
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 9 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    12, 1856 5c Red brown, three clear to large margins (barely grazes at top), tied on folded letter addressed to Nantes, France by "New Orleans La May 4 1857" datestamp, red "New York Br Pkt Jun 2" exchange office and black "Etats-Unis Paq Brit A Calais" transit postmarks, "13" decimes due handstamp, backstamped Nantes, printed message from Hector Bossange (son of noted book dealer Martin Bossange), Very Fine
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 10 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    63, 1861 1c Blue, crisp impression and bright color, tied by red "New York City Paid 1ct. Jan 17" carrier datestamp to locally-addressed 1862 outer lettersheet, Very Fine and fresh
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 11 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    67, 1861 5c Buff, canceled by red circular grid with 10c Green (68, just tied) on 1862 cover addressed to France, blue "Paid" in oval of Wells, Fargo & Co., red "New York Paid 6 Apr 19" credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." with French transit postmark, three different French backstamps, filefolds do not affect stamps, Very Fine, a rare cover carried outside the mails to New York
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 12 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, two singles used with 1863 5c Brown and three 1861 12c Black (76, 69), paying 45c rate on cover front only to "Aden, Arabia, East India", each stamp with "candleflame in box" fancy cancel, "Kennebunkport Me Sep 18" datestamp ties two of the 12c, red London transit and red crayon credit, large piece of construction paper adhered to reverse which unfortunately has resulted in small internal tears, still Very Fine appearing and undoubtedly a rare franking to a superb destination
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 13 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, tied by bold strike of black leaf cancel to envelope with all-over ad for "The Great American Tea Company" addressed to Hardwick, Massachusetts, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 14 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    73, 1863 2c Black, tied to envelope with all-over ad for "The Great American Tea Company" depicting Chinese torture scenes, addressed to Barnard, Vermont, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 15 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    78, 1862 24c Lilac, tied along with 1861 1c Blue (63, clipped perfs left edge) and 10c Yellow green (68, 2) by circle of wedges cancels on envelope addressed to Shanghai, China with manuscript "via Southampton" routing instructions, accompanying red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Jun 20" datestamp alongside, red "24" credit, red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp and "London JY 1 63 Paid" transit cancel, backstamped "Hong Kong Au 17 63" and "Shanghae Au 24 63", Very Fine, cover pays the proper 45c rate by British Mail via Southampton, 1983 Philatelic Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 16 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    78, 1862 24c Lilac, tied with 1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65) by blue "Cincinnati O. May 29" duplex to yellow cover to Brieg, Silesia (now Brzeg, Poland), additional red "N. York Am. Pkt 7 Paid Jun 8" exchange datestamp and blue framed "Aachen 16-6 Franco" transit cancel, partially struck German backstamp, small piece of backflap out, a Very Fine and colorful cover
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 17 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    119, 1869 15c Brown and blue, Type II, tied with 1869 2c Brown, 6c Blue (113, 115) by circular grids to registered folded letter addressd to Napoli, Italy, accompanying red "New York Registered Aug 4" cds, straight-line "Paid All" just ties the 15c stamp, sender's dated 1869 handstamp at lower left, manuscript circled "R" and registry number, French and Italian backstamps, light file folds, Very Fine, a rare international registered use of the 1869 issue in addition to being an attractive three-color franking properly paying the 15c Italian Closed Mail rate plus 8c registry fee;rnProvenance: Erwin Griswold (H.R. Harmer Sale 2518, 1979)rnRyohei Ishikawa (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1993)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 18 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    119, 1869 15c Brown and blue, Type II, single franking just tied to 1870 cover addressed to Switzerland by "Highland Ill Apr 4" datestamp, neat strike of red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr 7", manuscript "Via Ostende" routing, backstamped Basel and Lausanne, Very Fine and fresh (Scott $800)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 19 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    120, 1869 24c Green and violet, canceled alongside two 10c Brown (150) on cover to Lima, Peru with "Portchester N.Y. Aug 4" datestamp alongside and a strong strike of red "New 24 York Aug 5" exchange datestamp, backstamped "Lima 1 Set 1870", Very Fine, 44c pays double the 22c rate to South America, according to the Searing census this is the only example of the 24c 1869 used with a 10c Banknote, a wonderful and unique franking, 1969 APEX certificate rnThe discovery of the "Davis" Correspondence of covers to Peru (also known as the "Portchester" Correspondence due to the origination of many of the covers) represented a watershed moment for collectors of high-value covers from the late 1860s and early 1870s (the full story of the discovery was told by Elliott Coulter in the 1982 Register of the 1869 Pictorial Research Associates). At least 12 covers bearing the 1869 24c stamp are known to have originated from this correspondence. The rate to South America via American Packet was reduced from 34c to 22c in March of 1870; therefore a 24c stamp would only be required on double-weight mail under the new rate.
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 20 Carriers Stamps

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    LO2, 1851 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier, four large margins, centrally struck red star cancel, locally-addressed within Philadelphia, pressed vertical filefold, Very Fine and fresh (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 21 Carriers Stamps

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    3LB2, Boston, MA, 1851 1c Blue, margins large to clear, tied by red cancel to 1850 embossed cover with 1847 5c Brown (1) tied by black grid, red "Boston 5 3 Oct" datestamp, addressed to Newington, Connecticut, original contents included, carrier stamp with small pre-application tear, Very Fine, one of only four recorded covers with the 1847 5c and second Boston carrier stamp, USPCS Census #3356 (Scott $12,500)rnProvenance: J. Waldo SampsonrnWeill Brothers (Signature on reverse)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 22 Carriers Stamps

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    5LB2, Brown & McGill's USPO Despatch (Louisville, KY), (2c) Blue, unused block of four with large margins showing complete framelines all around, Very Fine showpiece, an exceedingly rare stamp in multiples of any size (Scott $1,250)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 23 Local Stamps

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    15L13, 1850 Blood's Despatch (Philadelphia, PA), 1c Bronze on Black glazed, affixed to upper left of cover with 1847 10c Black (2, scissor cut at bottom) tied by blue grid, matching light Philadelphia datestamp alongside, April 23, 1850 docketing, addressed to Delafield, Wisconsin, cover with staining along top edge (ties the stamp) and tiny nick at left, local stamp small faults, still a Fine and rare use of a Blood's stamp alongside the 1847 10c, USPCS Census #11849 (Scott $9,000 for both stamps tied)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 24 Local Stamps

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    20L1, Boyd's City Express (New York, NY), 2c Black on green, large margins on three sides and clear at right, neat red "Free" cancel, matching red "Boyd's City Express Post. Aug19 3O'C" framed handstamp on locally-addressed folded letter, datelined 1844, Very Fine and attractive, only 18 examples of 20L1 on cover are reported by Larry LeBel with this certainly ranking amongst the most attractive (Scott $4,000)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 25 Local Stamps

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    20L17, Boyd's City Express, New York NY, 1c Black on lilac, single with clear to full margins tied by partly struck "Paid" in oval cancel, adjacent 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by New York duplex with target, on yellow envelope addressed to Claremont, New Hampshire, Very Fine use (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 26 Local Stamps

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    43L1, City Dispatch Post Office (New Orleans, LA), (5c) Black on green, 43L1, City Dispatch Post Office (New Orleans, LA), (5c) Black on green, margins large to full, tied by New Orleans datestamp on folded letter to «Mrs. Capt. W.H.T. Walker, Albany, New York», large handstamped «10» at upper right, lengthy letter from Captain Walker to his wife written while en route to New Orelans, Very Fine, the only example of this stamp on cover and one of only three copies in existence, one of the great local post rarities which has been missing from even the most advanced collectionsrnThe New Orleans City Dispatch Post Office stamp comes on both pink and green paper. Of the pink stamp only five examples are recorded (including three on cover). Another cover with the green stamp was offered in the Caspary and Lilly sales, although it is now known that the stamp did not originate. The third example is known only from Sloane»s records and has not been seen in decades. The husband of the recipient of this cover, William H.T. Walker, was promoted to major due to his service during the Mexican-American War and later served as a general for the Confederacy during the Civil War. In his lengthy letter to his wife he notes that he is returning to New Orleans, he mentions the unreliable mail service and his intention to resign at the conclusion of the war.rnLeonard Huber and Clarence A. Wagner's The Great Mail notes that the New Orleans City Despatch Post Office was first advertised in the Daily Picayune in April of 1847. The text of the advertisement reads:rnThe undersigned, having purchased of the late proprietors all the interest in the above Office, will continue the operations of the same, in the most efficient manner, and hope by prompt and faithful attention to its duties to render it deserving of public confidence and support. The principal office has been removed from its former location, and is now permanently established at No. 108 St. Charles street corner of Poydras. rnThe City Despatch Post is intended as a medium through which the public can be accommodated in the delivery of letters and communications to any point within the city limits. Postage on each Letter 5 cents, or 30 stamps for $1. It will include the delivery of Letters of every description, such as Business Letters, Bank Notices, Society Notices, Notices of Deaths, Circulars, Cards, Valentines, Invitations to Balls, Parties, etc. Also particular attention will be paid to carrying letters intended for mailing to the United States Post Office. Persons in whatever business, and any others, receiving letters, newspapers, &c., through the U.S. Post Office, wishing to avoid trouble and delay in obtaining them, can at their request, and by leaving their names and addresses at the principal office St. Charles street, have them placed in the Despatch Box, which is permanently located in the U.S. Post Office, and from which they will be immediately taken and delivered as directed, within one hour after the arrivals of the mail by experienced and faithful carriers, or if so ordered they will be retained at the principal Office until called for. rnLadies particularly will find this a convenient mode of obtaining letters, &c., as by it they will be relieved from the delay and inconvenience attending the reception of a letter at the U.S. Post Office, in consequence of the almost impervious crowd always assembled about the place of delivery. rnThe hours of the Despatch Office are from 9 A.M.. to 6 P.M. except Sundays, on which days they are from 12 to 3 o'clock.
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 27 Local Stamps

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    74L1, 1879 Guy's City Despatch (Philadelphia, PA), (1c) Pink, tied by clear strike of purple "Guy's City Dispatch 1123 Chestnut St." double-line oval handstamp to cover front to local street address, light edgewear, still Very Fine stamp and cancel (Scott $800 for cover)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 28 Local Stamps

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    84L2, Hopedale Penny Post (Milford, MA), (1c) Black on pink, Type 2, plain asterisks in corners, margins clear to large including left sheet margin, tied to small piece with 1851 3c Red (11), large portion "Milford Ms. May 13" datestamp, Extremely Fine (Scott $1,000)rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 1072, 1957)rnJohn R. Boker, Jr. (Private transaction)rnDavid Golden (R.A. Siegel Sale 817, 1999)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 29 Local Stamps

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    87L1, Hussey's Post, New York, NY, 1856 (1c) Blue, large margins all around, tied by crisp "Free" straightline handstamp to locally-addressed June 23, 1856 printed circular, "Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway, Up Stairs" in oval, Extremely Fine, an immaculate example of the first Hussey's issue stamp on cover (Scott $500)rnProvenance: Donald Malcolm (R.A. Siegel Sale 417, 1972)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 30 Local Stamps

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    93L1, 1847 Kidder's Express Post (Brooklyn, NY), 2c Black on blue, margins full to grazing at bottom, "YS" control initials from Isaac Snedeker and two penstroke cancels (one of which just ties), on folded letter to Somerville, New York, red "Brooklyn N.Y. Sept 1" datestap and matching two-line "Paid 10", reverse with faint strike of red Kidder's oval handstamp and additional "Paid", 1850 docketing, stamp small faults at bottom, still a Very Fine use of the rare Kidder's horse and rider stamp (Scott $4,500)rnThe addressee, Franklin B. Hough, was the first chief of the United States Division of Forestry and is sometimes referred to as the "father of American forestry".
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 31 Local Stamps

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    106L1, 1849 Messenkope's Union Square Post Office (New York, NY), (1c) Black on Green, two singles (one with pre-application crease) at top left and right of small locally-addressed envelope, each stamp tied by red "Paid" in arc, Extremely Fine, only a small handful of covers are known with two Messenkope's stamps paying the 2c rate, of which only two (the other ex-Golden) bear the red "Paid" in arc of the New York City post office, 1994 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $3,000)rnProvenance: Edgar Kuphal (R.A. Siegel, Sale 925, Nov 2006)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 32 Local Stamps

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    107L1, 1855 Metropolitan Errand & Carrier Express Company (New York, NY), 1c Red orange, cut to shape, tied by black framed "C.O.D." handstamp with second strike alongside, on locally-addressed folded letter, Very Fine, particularly attractive with Metropolitan's "C.O.D." handstamp (Scott $600)rnProvenance: Herman Toaspern (Backstamp)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 33 Local Stamps

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    120L1, 1854 Price’s Eighth Avenue Post Office (New York, NY), (2c) Red on bluish, margins full to grazing, affixed at upper left of cover with 1851 3c Dull red (11, left sheet margin) tied by New York datestamp, addressed to Bangor, Maine, Very Fine, only about seven examples of the Price's stamp are known to exist with this being one of just a few believed to have originated on cover, signed "Original & guaranteed, Geo B Sloane" (Scott $7,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 34 Local Stamps

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    144L9, 1864(?) Westervelt's Post (Chester, NY), (1c) Red on pink, margins large to clear, used alongside 1861 3c Rose (65) with grid cancel, "Chester N.Y. Mar 30" datestamp, addressed in Charles Westervelt's own hand to Monroe, New York, small backflap faults and light water staining, still Fine use with perhaps as few as four examples of this stamp on cover (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 35 Western Express Covers

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    "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois", "Pony Express San Francisco Aug. 18", running pony in blue on cover addressed to "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois», backstamped «Pony Express St. Joseph Aug 30" Running Pony in carmine, 1857 10c Green (35, few short perfs) at upper right tied by "Saint Joseph Mo. Aug 31 1860" datestamp, «Needs no answer» at right in what appears to be John George Nicolay's handwriting (previously attributed to Lincoln himself), light postal wear along edges, Very Fine cover carried on the second eastbound trip after the first rate reduction was published, one of ten covers with the distinctive "carmine pony" handstamp, but most importantly the only Pony Express cover addressed to Republican nominee and future president Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the 1860 election (FKW Census E13)

    This cover was carrived via Pony Express to Abraham Lincoln from an unknown sender in between the contentious convention of May 1860 and the general election in November. During this time Lincoln was quite reclusive, making few speeches and writing almost no letters. It is nearly impossible to imagine the future president's mindset at this time, with both the Republican Party and the United States on the brink of war. The fact that the only Pony Express cover addressed to Abraham Lincoln also bears one of the service's rarest markings (the carmine Running Pony) only enhances the appeal of this spectacular item. While we tend to err on the side of caution when using superlatives, the last time this cover was sold by Christie's in 1991 it was said to be "considered by many to be the most important Pony Express cover in existence". The prominance with which this cover has been featured in promotional material for the Parke-Bernet Knapp sale in 1941, the Nathan and Boggs book in 1962, and the Christie's sale of the "Edwards" Collection in 1991 (where it received both the front and back covers) certainly speak to the veracity of such a statement.rnProvenance: Edward S. Knapp (Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1941) rn"Edwards" Collection (Edward Grumbacher, Christie's-Robson Lowe, 1991)

    Start Price : 150,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 36 Western Express Covers

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    "Pony Express Oct 27 San Francisco," Blue "Running Pony," 10c Green Nesbitt entire with blue "The Central Overland California / & Pike's Peak / Express Company / Oct. 27 / San Francisco, Cal" datestamp and matching blue "Pony Express / Oct. 27 / San Francisco" Running Pony, black "The Central Overland California / & Pike's Peak / Express Company / Nov. 8 / St. Joseph, Mo." handstamp and November 10 St. Joseph circular datestamp, endorsed "Pr. Pony Express" and addressed to "Mssr. Wyman & Co., 53 Broadway, New York", "Rec'd Nov 13" docketing, rn (FKW Census E32)rnBarkhausen
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 37 Western Express Covers

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    "Paid. Central Overland Pony Express Company." 3c Nesbitt entire with printed "Paid. Central Overland Pony Express Company." frank at top and manuscript "2.50", rnblack "Pony Express / Jany 7 / Sacramento" handstamp (earliest recorded use of this marking and the only example in black), rngreen "Saint Joseph Mo Jan 22" double circle datestamp with matching gridrnaddressed to "Churchill Crittenden, Care Thos. T. Crittenden, Madison, Indiana"rnrepaired tears at top 1998 PSE certificate rn(FKW E52)
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 38 Western Express Covers

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    143L3, Wells, Fargo and Co. Pony Express, 1861 $1 Red, tied by "Pony Express San Francisco Jul. 3" (1861) Running Pony oval datestamp on 10c Green Star Die entire (U32) with red Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank, addressed to A. W. Canfield in New York City where a grid postmark was applied, stamp with margins to just cutting and with a portion of the adjacent stamp at top, rnFKW census E109 rnearly use as contract period began July 1rnScott $10,000
    Start Price : 20,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 39 Western Express Covers

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    143L7, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 1862-64 10c Brown, margins clear to ample, tied by blue «Wells, Fargo & Co. Carson City» oval datestamp to 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank, addressed to Virginia City, Nevada Territory. small piece of backflap out and trivial edgewear, a Very Fine and fresh example of this deceptively-rare stamp on cover (Scott $$5,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 40 Western Express Covers

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    143L8, Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 1862-64 25c Blue, single with margins large to just in, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express Gold Hill Utah" oval handstamp (same cancel on indicia) on 3c Pink entire (U35) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, envelope addressed to Folsom, California with an added oval "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express Folsom" handstamp on the printed frank, a clerk went a little overboard with the oval "Paid" handstamp striking it 19 times on the front side and another seven on the back along with six additional strikes of the Folsom Express handstamp and six applications of the oval "Wells, Fargo Prairie City" marking, cover with small pieces out and reduced at right just into indicia, Very Fine, one of the most eye-catching covers we can recall handling (Scott $4,750)rn
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 41 Western Express Covers

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    143L9, Wells Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 1862-64 25c Red, clear to full margins, vibrant shade, tied to 3c Pink on buff (U35) entire to Mrs. Clara B. Crittenden in San Francisco, blue "W.F. & Co. Virginia City N.T. Ju 15" (1864) postmark, pencil "65" and ink "37" route numbers, Very Fine and choice, 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $8,000)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 42 Western Express Covers

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    Southern Overland Mail and Express Company, "Barlow & Sanderson Proprietors, Principal Office, Pueblo, Col." cornercard, illustration of six-horse stage coach, franked with 1879 3c Green (184, not tied) with "Pueblo Colo. Oct 23" datestamp, addressed to Wappingers Falls, New York, cover reduced at right slightly into illustration, light staining, still Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 43 Fancy Cancels

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    Fish (Rohloff A-12), bold and complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65, short perfs at left) to cover to Saugatuck, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con Aug 18 '66" datestamp also ties, docketing at left, Extremely Fine strike and cover, a wonderful example of this rare marking, the Crowe census records 11 examples, 1982 Philatelic Foundation certificate no longer accompanies (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 755, 1993)
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 44 Fancy Cancels

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    Small Bee (Rohloff A-14), bold strike showing many of the fine details of this attractive cancel ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114, corner faults) to cover to Washington, Connecticut, "Waterbury Ct. Jan 31 "70" datestamp (manuscript date), docketing at top, left edge slightly reduced, Very Fine strike on a clean and fresh cover (Rohloff rarity "RRR", an underestimate)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 45 Fancy Cancels

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    Man Smoking Pipe, Type 1 (Rohloff E-1), sharp strike on 1861 3c Rose (65, s.e. at right), "Waterbury Con Aug 24 '67" datestamp alongside, cover addressed to Shelburne, Massachusetts, cover with light edge wear including small tears and piece out along the top, backflap torn, a Very Fine strike of this popular device and the earliest example recorded, Toaspern handstamp on reverse, Crowe census records 10 examples on cover (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 46 Fancy Cancels

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    Man With Hat, Type 1 (Rohloff E-4), also known as the Circus Clown, bold and complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) with "Waterbury Con Apr 30 '66" datestamp also tying, addressed to New Haven, Connecticut (Jacocks correspondence), Extremely Fine markings and cover, one of the rarest of all Waterbury cancels that was in use for two days with only three covers recorded, a gem in every regard (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 503, 1977)rnHenry W. Houser (Christie's-NY, 1990)rn
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 47 Fancy Cancels

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    Bridgeport Fireman (Rohloff E-6), complete strike showing "BF" in hat and most details of face ties 1861 3c Rose (65, lightly oxidized) to cover to Wurtsboro, New York, "Waterbury Apr 26 '66" datestamp alongside, Very Fine strike and cover, this famous and attractive cancel was only used between April 25 and May 8, 1866 (Rohloff rarity "RRR", an underestimate)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 48 Fancy Cancels

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    Woman in Bonnet, Facing Right (Rohloff E-10), full strike on a tiny ladies envelope addressed to New York City with "Waterbury Ct Mar 29" datestamp alongside, backside with an 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) tied by a partial second strike, imperceptibly reduced at right and left, Extremely Fine, a wonderful showpiece showing this classic Waterbury design as clearly as possible (Rohloff rarity "RRR")
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 49 Fancy Cancels

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    Tulip (Rohloff F-4), bold and complete strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65, faults) to cover to New York City, "Waterbury Con Oct 15 '67" datestamp alongside, additional "Due 3" marking, right edge of cover has been expertly added, Very Fine strike (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 50 Fancy Cancels

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    Pumpkin (Rohloff G-2), splendid strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114) to small ladies cover addressed to East Westmoreland, New Hampshire, "Waterbury Ct Jul 10" datestamp alongside, Very Fine, attractive and unusual (Rohloff rarity "RR")
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    Lot# : 51 Fancy Cancels

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    Heart with Arrow Pointing Down to Right (Rohloff J-5), bold and sharp strike ties 1870 3c Green (147) to cover to Hartford, Connecticut, "Waterury Ct. Feb 14" (1871) datestamp, original contents enclosed (an attractive invitation to a dance), light bleaching, Very Fine and attractive (Rohloff "RRRR")rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 52 Fancy Cancels

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    Initial "G", Type 1 (Rohloff K-7), attractive strike on 1861 3c Rose (65), "Waterbury Con Sep 8 '66" datestamp alongside, addressed to Saugatuck, Connecticut, docketing at left, small backflap faults, Very Fine and choice, signed "OK GE Jackson" (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Paul C. Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 53 Fancy Cancels

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    "W", Type 5 (Rohloff K-18), bold strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65, damaged) to envelope addressed to Saugutuck, Connecticut, "Waterbury Jul 14 '66" postmark alongside, Very Fine strike on a clean cover, pictured in Rohloff page 132 (Rohloff rarity "RRR")
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 54 Fancy Cancels

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    Three-Sectioned Leaf (Rohloff L-2), splendid strike showing the intricate detailing in the veins ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to envelope addressed to New Preston, Connecticut, "Waterbury Con Aug 25 '66" datestamp alongside, Very Fine in every respect, illustrated in Rohloff page 142 (Rohloff rarity "RR")rnProvenance: Mattatuck Historical Society (The Collectors Shop, 1959)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 55 Fancy Cancels

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    Leaf, Type 6 (Rohloff L-11), three nice strikes tie 2c Vermilion, 5c Blue (178-79) on 3c Green entire addressed to Germany, "Waterbury Conn. May 14" datestamp (1878 docketing), backstamped Ohrdruf, Extremely Fine markings and cover, a colorful usage to a rare destination, 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Henry W. Houser (Christie's-NY, 1990)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 56 Fancy Cancels

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    "185" (Rohloff N-6), full strike on an 1873 3c Green (158) on an envelope addressed to Jersey City, New Jersey, well-struck "Waterbury Conn Feb 19 10AM" (1877) datestamp alongside, Very Fine and fresh, a wonderful example of this popular cancel commemorating the number of electoral votes received by Hayes in the election of 1876 (Rohloff rarity "RRR")rnProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 57 Fancy Cancels

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    Left Handed Mug, Type 1 (Rohloff O-8), full and a partial strike tie two 1861 3c Rose (65, right stamp small tear at top) to envelope to Blackstone, Massachusetts, "Waterbury Ct Sep 16 '67" postmark, Extremely Fine strikes, this cancel was in use for only one day, illustrated in Rohloff page 181 (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Paul Rohloff (Private Transaction)rnGordon Eubanks (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 58 Fancy Cancels

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    Buttonless Shoe (Rohloff O-12), exceptional strike ties 1869 3c Ultramarine (114, small faults) to envelope with "Waterbury Ct. Mar 22" datestamp, addressed to Annapolis, Maryland and then forwarded to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, manuscript "If not called for..." docketing at left, small tears along top edge, Extremely Fine strike on an attractive and choice cover, this short lived cancel was only used between March 19 and March 26, 1870(Rohloff "RRRR")
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 59 Fancy Cancels

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    Skull & Crossbones, Type 1 (Rohloff R-1), clear strike ties 1861 1c Blue (63) on locally addressed envelope with "Waterbury Con Apr 13 '66" postmark, Extremely Fine and attractive, this cancel was in use only from April 13 to 14, 1866, 1993 Philatelic Foundation certificate does not accompany (Rohloff rarity "RRRR", although it is now known about 11 examples exist)rnProvenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 560, 1980)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 60 Fancy Cancels

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    Star and Crescent (Rohloff S-10), perfect strike ties 1861 10c Green (68) to envelope with "Waterbury Con Aug 29 '67" datestamp, addressed to "Saint John, New Brunswick, British America" (backstamped August 31), barely reduced at left and some minor soiling, Extremely Fine cancel on an attractive cover, particularly desirable to a foreign destination, illustrated in Rohloff page 228 (Rohloff rarity "RRRR")rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 503, 1977)rnDr. John Robertson (Private Transaction)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 61 Fancy Cancels

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    Anchor in Circle (Hebron, CT), full strike ties 1870 3c Green (147, short perf) on envelope addressed to Columbia, Connecticut, "Hebron Conn. Dec 27" datestamp, slightly reduced at right and wear on reverse, Very Fine strike (Cole RN-33)rnProvenance: Judge J. Richard Fay (R.A. Siegel Sale 662, 1983)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 62 Fancy Cancels

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    Framed "H" (Hockanum, CT), ties 1868 3c Red (94) to envelope addressed to Watertown, Connecticut, "Hockanum Con Jun 19" (1868) datestamp at left, just reduced at right, Very Fine strike (Skinner-Eno LS-H 26)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 63 Fancy Cancels

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    Skull and Crossbones (Fruitland, MD), sharp strike on 1883 2c Red brown (210) on envelope addressed to Philadelphia, accompanying "Fruitland, Md. Oct 11 1883" datestamp, Philadelphia backstamp, Very Fine and attractive (Cole SK-24)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 64 Fancy Cancels

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    "Fouled Anchor" (Fayville, MA), full strike on a 1870 3c Green (147) with accompanying "Fayville, Mass. Apr 8 1871" datestamp, envelope addressed to Athens, Vermont, original contents, tiny nick at top and reduced at left, Very Fine strike (Skinner-Eno PO-An 33)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 65 Fancy Cancels

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    Locomotive (South Hampton, MA), nearly complete strike on 1883 2c Red brown (210, trimmed perfs), Very Fine, as much of this famous cancel as could fit on a single stamp
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 66 Fancy Cancels

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    "Sun Face" (St. Louis, MO), exceptional strike ties 1873 3c Green (207, perfs blunted at top) to yellow envelope addressed to New Canton, Illinois, "St. Louis Mo. Apr 8" datestamp alongside, cover slightly reduced at left into cornercard, Extremely Fine, a spectacular cover (Cole JO-98)rnProvenance: Dr. John Robertson (Private transaction, 1994)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 67 Fancy Cancels

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    Eagle and 3-Bar Shield (Corry, PA), wonderful strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to envelope addressed to Simsbury, Connecticut, "Corry Pa. Aug 5" datestamp alongside, just reduced at left, Very Fine and choice (Skinner-Eno PT-E 4)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 68 Fancy Cancels

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    Negative "PM" (Louisville, KY), perfect strike in blue ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to cover to Richmond, Virginia, "Louisville Ky. Jul 5" datestamp alongside, Extremely Fine and fresh, a choice strike on an immaculate cover (Skinner-Eno LC-P 9)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 69 Fancy Cancels

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    Ornate "DK" (Brattleboro, VT), marvelous strike ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to a orange envelope addressed to Ewing, Massachusetts, "Brattleboro Vt Mar 8 1865" double-circle datestamp adjacent, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable cover, Daniel Kellogg was the postmaster of Brattleboro at the time of this cancel (Skinner-Eno LC-D 1)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 70 Fancy Cancels

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    Profile of Hooded Man (Lynchburg, VA), 1861 3c Rose (65, small tear) tied by bold strike of fancy cancel to orange cover to Lexington, Virginia, "Lynchburg Va Dec 12" datestamp alongside, cornercard for commission and forwarding merchant, Very Fine strike on an attractive cover (Skinner-Eno PH-F 30)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 71 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Our Army & Navy - Gen. Butler, Gen. Stringham", portraits in ovals with naval battle scene between, all-over design in gray green, addressed to Dr. Henry C. Angell in Vienna, Austria on reverse with unusual franking of 1860 12c Black (36B), 1861 1c Blue (63), and five 1861 3c Rose pink (64b, one with blunted perfs from placement), all tied by black Boston "Paid" in grid, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep 24" also ties two stamps, red boxed "Aachen 8 10 Franco", Vienna arrival handstamp on design side, Extremely Fine, a spectacular cover from the Angell correspondencernKatherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 72 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "In Union There Is Strength", 1861 12c Black (69, small internal tear) and six 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented corks to cover to Dr. Henry C. Angell in Paris, France, red and blue Whittemore "In Union There Is Strength" patriotic design at left, red "Boston 24 Jan 20 Paid" datestamp, red transit and boxed "PD" and French arrival datestamp on reverse, Very Fine, a spectacular Angell cover
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 73 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "History of Our Flag.", red and blue design with waving flag at left, well-centered 1860 24c Gray lilac (37) tied by black grid, red "Phila. Pa. Packet 3 Jun 7" (1861) datestamp, red June 22 London transit datestamp and backstamped Liverpool the next day, Extremely Fine, described as "gorgeous and matchless" in the sale of the Matthies collection and we find it difficult to add much elsernProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 74 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "All I Want Is To Be Let A Loan, $15,000,000. I'll Take Anything", caricature deriding Confederate scrip and currency on orange cover to Liverpool, England, well-centered 1860 24c Gray lilac (37a) tied by black grid and red "Phila. Pa." packet cancel, red "London Paid BT Jy 4 61" transit cancel and Liverpool backstamp, Magee imprint on reverse, Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp on a gorgeous coverrnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)rnMarc Haas (Private transaction)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 75 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Soldier & Flag, "R. Island Regiment", red and blue design on cover front only addressed to Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, franked with pair of 1860 12c Black (36B), tied by red circled "Paid" markings, manuscript "Pr Europa, via Boston" routing instructions, red "Providence R.I. May 28" and "Boston Br Pkt May 20 19" datestamps, "24" rate handstamp, Very Fine and rare with only a few examples of this design recorded
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 76 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Beauregard and Davis Taking Observations", large pictorial design in blue with Upham imprint, registered cover franked with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by two strikes of Washington, DC postmark, manuscript "Registered", "$10.00", and "1870" (registration number), addressed to Shoemakertown, Pennsylvania, includes original enclosure with embossed letterhead depicting General Winfield Scott, datelined "Washington DC Sep 15 '61" with message from soldier to his mother, Very Fine and certainly unique use of this caricaturernProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)rnJon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 77 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Colonial Soldier Holding Flag, red and blue design on cover franked with 1857 10c Green (35), tied by Salem, Massachusetts datestamp, red "U. States" exchange office handstamp at top, addressed to Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, minor edge toning, Very Fine (Walcott 2021 var)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 78 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Desperate Bayonet Charge at Battle of Winchester, March 23, Led by Gen. Tyler", caption below red and blue battle scene, J.G. Wells imprint on backflap, franked with 1861 1c Blue, 1863 2c Black (63, 73) tied or canceled by target with a Laporte, Indiana March 1 datestamp, addressed to North Leslie, Michigan, envelope opened roughly and a bit reduced at right, Fine and attractive (Walcott 748)rnErastus Tyler (1822-91) was a Union general in the Civil War and fought in many of the early battles in the Eastern Theater before being assigned command of the defenses of Baltimore. The First Battle of Winchester, fought on May 25, 1862, in and around Frederick County, Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia, was a major victory in Confederate Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 79 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Fate of Traitors.", blue imprint below red and blue design of hanging Jeff Davis, John G. Wells imprint, 1861 3c Rose (clipped left side) tied by "New York JA 30 62" Norton patent cancel, addressed to Montclair, New Jersey, trivial toned spot, Very Fine and rare, the only example of this short-lived patent cancel on a patriotic envelope (Walcott 901 var)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 80 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Floyd, of the C.S.A.", blue imprint below racoon design, cover franked with 1861 1c Blue (63) tied by black boxed "Paid", red "Boston Mass Oct 25" datestamp on locally-addressed cover, Extremely FinernProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 81 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "For the Union, Freedom and Unity, Vermont", beautiful multicolored Magnus design with Liberty holding a waving flag and a pastoral scene, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by bold "Washington DC Nov 3 1861" datestamp (inverted date), addressed to Brattleboro, Vermont, original enclosure on matching letterhead datelined "Oct 20, Camp Griffin, Virginia", cover with adhesive tape on reverse, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 82 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "In Union Is Strength" multicolor Flag and Shields design with Kimmel imprint below, 1857 3c Dull red (26) tied by "New York Jul 20 1861" duplex, addressed to Boston, Massachusetts, small edgebreaks/wrinkles, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 83 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Jeff, And His Pet", red design of a snake, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by target cancel with matching "Port Royal S.C. Mar 18" datestamp (1862 docketing on reverse), addressed to Exeter, New Hampshire, Very Fine and attractive (Walcott 1146)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
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    Lot# : 84 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Liberty Surrounded by Ornate Frame, red and blue design on yellow cover, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, crease) tied by "Philadelphia Pa Jun 20 1863" datestamp, addressed to Pulaski, New York, trivial soiling and black construction paper adhered to reverse, Very Fine appearance (Walcott 1594)rnProvenance: George Walcott (Robert Laurence Sale, 1935)rnJon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 85 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Loyal to the Union. State of Delaware", all-over red and blue design, Ridenburgh imprint on reverse, used to Hannover, Germany, black "Norfolk Va Oct 16 1862" datestamp and "15" rate handstamp, "N. York Am Pkt 5" debit, backstamped "Hamburg 1/11.62" and Norden arrival datestamp, Very Fine and attractive cover to a scarce destination
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 86 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Constitution Shall Be Preserved." red and blue dual panel design of military officer with sword and flag and shaking hands, cover franked with 1857 3c Dull red (26, crease) tied by straightline "Ship", large "2" handstamp and manuscript "due", red Boston datestamp, addressed to Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, one of only two patriptic covers with Boston "Ship" marking (Walcott 2024)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 87 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Strong Arm of the North", scarlet imprint above arm and hammer design, cover franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, trivial gum stain), tied by black target with matching "Clymers N.Y Jan 27" datestamp, addressed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Extremely Fine (Walcott 997 var)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 88 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Swamp Angel, Morris Island, S.C.", black design on stampless cover with soldier's letter docketing, postmarked Beaufort, South Carolina with "Due 3" handstamp, addressed to Unionville, Pennsylvania, some light toning and slightly reduced at left, still Fine and rare (Walcott 819 var)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 89 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "U.S. Naval Expedition", all-over multicolor Magnus design on cover addressed to to Apple Grove, Pennsylvania, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, perf faults) tied by quartered cork with matching "Washington D.C. Apr 28" datestamp alongside, light edgewear, Very Fine and attractive design (Walcott 718 var)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 90 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Two Flags and Shield in Border of Stars, all-over red and blue design with an 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington DC Nov 4 1861" datestamp, addressed to New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, tear at bottom and slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and eye-catching design (Walcott 2858)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 91 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Union Forever" shield within a star design on envelope addressed to Hillhouse Ohio, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by strong strike of blue "Cincinnati O. Feb 6" target duplex, Very Fine, one of two recorded examples
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 92 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    9X1, Austin, TX, 10c Black on white, stamp tied by light Austin double circle datestamp (second strike at left), cover with cornercard for "J.T. Hallett, Land and General Collecting Agent", addressed to "Doctor Clark, Hempstead, Austin Co., Texas", light edge wear and small breaks, stamp Very Fine, one of four recorded Austin 10c adhesive covers, two of which are on white paper and two of which are tied, a rarity of Confederate States philately (Scott $18,000 for untied on cover)rnThe Austin "cut-and-paste" provisionals were created and used by postmaster William Rust in mid-to-late 1862. Their discovery was first announced in the philatelic press in the July 1939 issue of the Texas Philatelist; for a more detailed discussion of these and other Texas provisionals, we recommend as always Charles W. Deaton's The Great Texas Stamp Collection.
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 93 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    11X1, Baton Rouge, LA, 2c Green, bright and fresh single with three clear margins, barely touched at bottom, tied by bold black "Paid" to orange drop letter addressed to "Mrs. Eliza L. McGinsey, Baton Rouge, La.", vertical crease away from stamp, missing backflap and other small faults confined to reverse, Very Fine appearace, the Crown census records only five covers with the 2c Baton Rouge provisional with this certainly ranking amongst the most attractive (Scott $50,000) rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956)rnH. Gray Muzzy (H.R. Harmer Sale 1764, 1967)
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 94 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    16XU1, Charleston, SC, 5c Blue on white entire, cover addressed to Greenville, SC, black "Charleston S.C. Aug 29 1861" datestamp, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 95 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    16XU4, Charleston, SC, 5c Blue on buff entire, used to Greenville, SC, "Charleston S.C. Sep 6 1861" datestamp, missing backflap, Very Fine, one of the most attractive Charleston provisional envelopes we have handled (Scott $2,250)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 96 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    19XU2, Columbus, GA, 10c Red entire, crisp, perfect strike of provisional marking with indistinct Columbus datestamp at top right, addressed to "Messrs. A. Keram & Bro., Petersburg, Virginia", cover expertly restored, Very Fine and attractive example, only six examples of this rare provisional recorded in the Crown census all used between August 6 and November 11, 1861 (Scott $3,250)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 97 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    33X2, Greenville, AL, 10c Red & blue, uncancelled as always on 1861 cover addressed to "Mr. D.B. Taylor, Care of Capt E.A. Perry, Pensacola Rangers, Florida Volunteers, Richmond, Virginia", black "Greenville Ala. Oct 13" datestamp, cover with small tear at top and backflap faults, Very Fine, one of only two 10c Greenville covers known (both from the same correspondence), one of the great rarities of the Confederate States, 1982 CSA certificate (Scott $47,500)rnProvenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 4, 1922)rnRarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 596, 1982)
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 98 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    35X1, Greenwood Depot, VA, 10c Black on Gray blue, cut hexagonally, tied by indistinct "Greenwood Depot" datestamp to neat homemade green envelope (made from sheet music) to "Rev. Paul Whitehead, Macfarland's P.O., Lunenburg Co, Va." as always, additional "Via Lynchburg", pencil docketing confirms 1862 year, Very Fine, of the six known Greenwood Depot provisional covers only two have the stamps tied, the other of which is in the British Library's Tapling Collection and is just barely tied, therefore we consider this to be the finest Greenwood Depot cover in existence (Scott $22,500 for untied on cover)rnRichard L. Calhoun in his 2012 work Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Virginia notes the existence of a total of six covers with this stamp and of that number, although only five are available to collectors as one is part of the Tapling Collection in the British Museum. The October 1887 issue of the American Philatelist reported that "Gilbert M. Bastable, of Catlett, Va.,...writes that he found five of these local stamps—all that are known to exist—in the correspondence of the Rev. Paul Whitehead, who sent him several thousand envelopes to examine."rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956)rnJosiah K. Lilly (R.A. Siegel Sale 317, 1967)
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 99 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    102XU1, Griffin, GA, 5c Black entire, provisional handstamp at upper right and "Griffin Ga Jun 5" (1862) datestamp at upper left, addressed to "J.W. Lester, Zollicoffer Rifles, Macon, Georgia", original contents included (datelined June 4th), barely reduced at right, minor soiling, Fine and rare with only five examples recorded in the Crown census (Scott $2,000)rnProvenance: Raynor Hubbell (Private transaction)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 100 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    38X1, Helena, TX, 5c Black on buff, unused with margins clear to large, tiny tone spots, light creases, Very Fine, the unique unused provisional from Helena, Texas (two 5c and two 10c stamps are known used), a world-class rarity not offered publicly in 54 years (Scott $22,500)
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
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