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1851 Issue

Lots 1488-1497 Lots 1498-1506

Lot 1488    

1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, double transfer, one inverted, position 81L1E, margins large to just in at right, tied by light grid handstamps on local November 1851 Lancaster O. printed insurance notice, Very Fine, this plate one early position is considered to be the finest example of the type IIIa; signed Ashbrook.
Scott No. 8A var.; $1,100 off cover    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1489    

1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, margins huge to just in at left, bright plate 1 early color, tied by Cincinnati, O., Dec 4 cds on illustrated insurance circular to Mexico, Ind.; stamp with vertical pre-printing paper crease and slight soiling at right, F.-V.F.; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8A    $950 on cover.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1490    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, three singles, middle stamp with major double transfer at top (position 5R1L), all tied by 1855 Pittsburgh, Pa. cds's on cover to Youngstown, O., Very Fine.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $120

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Lot 1491    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, large margins to touched, tied by "Washington D.C., Oct 13, 1855" cds on blue folded part circular to Salem Mass., forwarded to Marblehead Mass. with manuscript "Ford 2c" rating for forwarding due 2¢, docketed as received Oct. 17th 1855, F.-V.F., a scarce forwarded circular use.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $140

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Lot 1492    

1851, 3¢ orange brown, type I, position 81R1E, left margin single, tied by blue grid cancel on cover to Massachusetts, light red "Providence, R.I." cds and small red numeral "1" drop rate handstamp, light soiling, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 10    Estimate $75 - 100.

Realized: $80

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Lot 1493    

1852-56, 3¢ dull red, types I-II on cover, reference collection of approximately 215 covers on stockpages in binder, mostly single usages with most plated; nice array of townmarks, railroad, Blood's local combination, express mail, etc., many shades and plate varieties present including 87R5L doubling in "Three Cents" and rosettes, 99L3 showing two extra framelines at left, "66R2L" Gents variety, triangle recuts, etc.; condition varies with some nice items throughout (no photo).
Scott No. 11-11A    Estimate $600 - 800.

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Realized: $750

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Lot 1494    

1852-56, 3¢ dull red, types I-II cover balance, over 90 items in binder; single usages with many plated; nice array of townmarks, railroad & express mail, etc., many shades and plate varieties present, 4-margin examples,etc.; condition varies with many nice items present (no photo).
Scott No. 11-11A    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1495    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, clear to ample margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 13" cds on 1853 cover to Montreal, Canada, matching "10" rate handstamp, blue arched "U. States" exchange handstamp and "6" pence due handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 1496    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, strip of three, positions 55-57R3, used with 1¢ blue (9), both large margins to cut in, tied by three strikes of "New York Jan 5" ocean mail cds on cover to San Francisco Cal., 1855 receipt docketing at left, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $170

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Lot 1497    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, margins to cutting, tied by "Fall River Ms. Nov 15" cds on circa 1853 blue folded cover to Providence, R.I., matching "Steam" straightline handstamp; edge tear at bottom, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lots 1488-1497 Lots 1498-1506

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