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1869 3¢ Pictorial Issue including Special Color Cancellation Collection

Lots 1549-1558 Lots 1559-1568 Lots 1569-1578 Lots 1579-1587

Lot 1549    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, nicely centered, tied by blue Masonic Negative Square & Compass fancy cancel, matching "Painted Post N.Y. Aug 31" cds on cover to New York N.Y.; edge tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, a beautiful and rare cancel.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 1550    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, matched correspondence pair of covers from Farmland Ind. to Highland Oh. with Magenta and Green strikes of fancy Six-Pointed Star cancels, magenta strike dated Dec. 20th and green dated Feb. 14th; each with some light soiling and reduced slightly at left.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $725

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Lot 1551    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, tied by blue circle of wedges cancel duplexed with "Savannah Ga. Aug 21" cds on A.A. Solomons & Co. Druggist red shaded ad on blue Patented "Murphy's Improved Letter Envelope" to A.H. Stephens at Crawfordsville Ga.; minor opening tears at top, Very Fine and attractive; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 1552    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, tied by green cork cancel duplexed with "Murfreesborough Tenn. Dec 30" cds on dark orange cover to Nashville Tenn., neat 1869 docketing at left, Very Fine and choice true green cancel.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 1553    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, tied by bold strike of orange circular grid cancel, matching "Saxton River Vt., Oct 8" cds on cover to Amherst Mass.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and striking example of a true orange cancel, ex-Bingham.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $300 - 400.

Hi-res scan of stamp.

Realized: $850

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Lot 1554    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, tied by green "Paid 3" in circle fancy cancel on cover to Boston Mass., "Henniker N.H. Aug 18" cds; couple ink marks, Very Fine, The only recorded example of this "Paid 3" cancel in Green on the 1869 Issue.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1555    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, rich color, tied by dark green target cancel duplexed with "Russellville Ark, Oct 11" cds on orange cover from the H.B. Shaw correspondence to Alfred Me.; minor perf flaws, F.-V.F. and rare green cancel from Arkansas.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $260

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Lot 1556    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, group of three covers, each with red Millersburg Oh. cds and different cancel, comprising Star fancy cancel to Wooster Oh.; segmented cork to Lucas Oh.; 10-Point Star cancel to Lucas Oh. (contemporary typed Millersburg notation), F.-V.F. group.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $300 - 400.

Complete Images.

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Lot 1557    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, exceedingly well centered, tied by bold strike of red Square & Compass fancy cancel, matching red "Greenfield Ill. Mar 9" cds on cover to Carlinville Ill., Very Fine and scarce masonic color cancel on the 1869 Issue.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1558    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, four singles, each tied by blue cork cancel duplexed with "Savannah Ga. Dec 5" cds on blue Wilson correspondence cover to Liverpool, England, red "New York Dec 8" exchange cds, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Scotia from New York Dec. 8th to Queenstown arriving Dec. 17th, red Liverpool Paid (12.18) arrival cds; horizontal file fold, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $325

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Lots 1549-1558 Lots 1559-1568 Lots 1569-1578 Lots 1579-1587

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