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Sale 73: The March Sale

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Fancy Cancels - on Covers

Lots 1650-1659 Lots 1660-1665

Lot 1650    

"1870" in Circle Year Date of Nashotah, Wis., complete bold strike canceling on 1869, 3¢ ultramarine (couple short perfs), on cover to Philadelphia, Pa. with matching "Nashotah, Wis., Jan 31" cds, Very Fine, ex-Forster.
Skinner-Eno No. ND-Y16    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1651    

Devil with Pitchfork, clear strike duplexed with "West Meriden Conn., Jun 7" cds on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to Providence, R.I., blue "N.C. Stiles & Co., West Meriden, Conn. Presses and Dies." corner card handstamp, a Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel. Skinner-Eno No. PH-F 40.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

It is quite possible that Stiles & Co. was the company that created the fancy Devil & Pitchfork postmark device for the postmaster of West Meriden.

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Lot 1652    

Dewey, complete strike duplexed with "Webb City Mo. Sep 30" cds ties 2¢ carmine (279B) on illustrated Webb City College ad cover to La Grange Mo.; small edge tear, Very Fine and rare Spanish American War patriotic cancel.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

The Battle of Manila Bay was May 1, 1898 and this "DEWEY" fancy cancel celebrates Admiral Dewey.

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Lot 1653    

Glen Aubrey, N.Y., straightline postmark and manuscript "May 19" date ties 3¢ rose red (65), rich color, on light buff cover to Philadelphia Pa.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno No. PM-TS unlisted    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1654    

I. Field, P.M., bold strike of circular cancel ties 3¢ dull red (26), matching "Harrison Square Mass. Mar 22" cds on cover to North Bridgewater Mass., Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno No. LC-NP 9    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $230

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Lot 1655    

Kicking Mule, duplexed with "Port Townsend Wash, Nov 2 1882" cds on 1¢ light blue entire to Valparaiso, Chili, Rothschild Shipping Merchants corner card handstamp and purple oval backstamp, unsealed flap, fresh and Very Fine, The only recorded example of this popular fancy cancel used to this outstanding destination. Cole No. AN-22.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1656    

"L.B." in Octagonal Grid, clear strike on 3¢ dull red (26), nat. straddle line s.e. at right, trivial pulled perf, matching "West Hartford Ct. Aug 9" cds on cover North Stonington Conn.; slight cover discoloration not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine and scarce; with 2012 P.F. certificate. Skinner-Eno No. LC-L 1.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $1,050

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Lot 1657    

Maysville Way, Oct 11, sharp strike of blue cds with matching three-ring target on 3¢ green entire entire addressed to Genl. Kanty, Newport Barracks, Newport Ky., 1872 docketing, Very Fine and choice example of this rare Kentucky "Way" cds.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Maysville is 60 miles from Newport Ky.

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Lot 1658    

Negative "Union" in Star within Star cancel of West Hampton, Mass., complete strike tying 1861, 3¢ rose on fresh cover to Springfield, Mass., matching "West Hampton, Mass, Nov 11, 1865" cds, Very Fine and choice; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Skinner-Eno No. ST-C 14    Estimate $400 - 600.


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Lot 1659    

Patent Geometric Duplex of Albany, N.Y., full strike with "Albany, N.Y., May 22" cds on fresh Mechanics and Farmers' Bank corner card cover with printed Cooperstown, N.Y. address, with original 1863 enclosure, Very Fine and choice, ex-Wagshal. Scott No. 65.
Skinner-Eno No. PN-F 19    Estimate $75 - 100.

Realized: $40

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