Lot 13615-Point Star Precancel, fancy cancel on 3¢ dull red (26), rich color, on cover with red "Barre Mass., Oct 12" cds to Albany N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex-Atherton, Duckworth; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE BARRE MASS. STAR PRECANCEL COVER IN WONDERFUL CONDITION.
Lot 13627-Segment Rosette, clear strike duplexed with "Waterbury Ct. Apr 16" cds on cover to Warren Conn., 1870 docketing at left, Very Fine.
Rohloff No. P-7 var. Estimate $200 - 300.
This strike is slightly different than the Rohloff 7-Segment illustrated examples.
Lot 13637-Sided Geometric Grid, bold strike ties 3¢ dull red (26) on buff cover to Oswego N.Y., matching "East Troy Wis. Nov 22" cds, Very Fine and choice strike; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Skinner-Eno No. GE-H 4 Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1364Circle of Wedges in Ring, perfect bold strike duplexed with "New-York, Mar 3 1863" cds ties 3¢ rose (65), pre-use fault at top, on light buff cover to St. Paul Minn., blue B. Westermann & Co. corner card handstamp, a Superb gem strike. Skinner-Eno No. GE-C 107.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1365Coin with Wreath & Shield, bold strike of fancy cancel includes a central quartered pie shape surrounded by wreath and a shield at top, on 3¢ rose (65), wide margins but faulty top corners, matching bold strike of "Wilkinsonville Mass. Mar. 23" cds on cover to Providence R.I.; some gum staining around stamp, missing backflap, Fine.
Whitfield No. 1160 Estimate $500 - 750.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CANCEL WHICH IS UNLISTED IN SKINNER-ENO.
Lot 1366Cross within Double Octagon, perfect bold strike duplexed with "New York May 23" cds ties 3¢ rose (65), short perf, on light buff Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York corner card cover to Albany N.Y., Very Fine and choice strike.
Skinner-Eno No. GE-H 11 Estimate $200 - 300.
Skinner questioned if this design was New York, this cover confirms his assumption.
Lot 1367Eagle, complete socked-on-the-nose strike duplexed with "Cambridge Mass. Nov 12" cds on 3¢ rose (65), couple short perfs, on small piece, Very Fine and choice strike.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1368Fancy Shield with Stars, a remarkable strike ties 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Roslyn, Long Island N.Y., sharp "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov 21 1863" cds; original 1863 enclosure accompanies; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno No. PS-FC 60 var. Estimate $500 - 750.
THE FINEST RECORDED STRIKE OF THIS BROOKLYN FANCY PATRIOTIC CANCEL.
The Skinner Eno tracing for this cancel is not as sharp as the strike here, which clearly shows an additional star at the top of the shield. This cancel is known used at two towns: Brooklyn N.Y. and South Norwalk Ct.
Lot 1369"Gin" Barrel, beautiful sharp strike in blue duplexed with "Chicago Ill, 9 Oct" cds on 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Winona Minn., 1873 message side, an Extremely Fine gem.
Cole No. Pi-14 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS "GIN" BARREL FANCY CANCEL OF CHICAGO.
The Chicago "Gin" Barrel is one of the best known and most distinctive of fancy cancellations used during the Bank Note era. It is know used only in September-October 1873.
Lot 1370"JDV" in Oval Grid, remarkable bold strike ties 3¢ green (184), small flaws, on cover to New Hampton N.J., matching bold "Blairstown N.J. 19 Sep 1879" cds, printed Blair Presbyterial Academy corner card, an exceptionally Extremely Fine strike.
Estimate $150 - 200.