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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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1861-1866 Issue

Lots 89-98 Lots 99-108 Lots 109-112

Lot 89 o   

1861, 1¢ ultramarine, light fancy cog-wheel cancel, wide margins, rich true ultramarine color, Very Fine and choice, a rare and undercataloged color variety; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63a    $850.

A LOVELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 1¢ ISSUE IN THE ELUSIVE ULTRAMARINE COLOR.

We last offered an example bearing the same cancel and not as well centered as this example in April of 2014 which realized $2,100 hammer.

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Current Opening Bid: $600

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Lot 90    

1861, 3¢ rose pink, bright and fresh, tied by framed "Paid" handstamp on Abraham Lincoln 1860 Campaign envelope (Milgram AL-17) with beardless portrait design, red and blue crossed flags below, and blue "The Union, it must be preserved" caption below, "J.M. Whittemore & Co. Publishers. Boston." imprint, red "Boston, Mass, Oct 14" cds on 1861 off-white cover to Spencer Mass.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 64b    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A RARE PATRIOTIC 1860 BEARDLESS LINCOLN CAMPAIGN ENVELOPE.

The beardless Lincoln design was used for the 1860 Presidential Campaign. Whittemore & Co. added the American flags and caption in a separate printing process to create this exceptional Civil War patriotic design.

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Lot 91    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by "Washington D.C." duplex with four-ring cancel on Ocean Penny Postage illustrated propaganda design envelope, State 5a, J. Valentine imprint at left, Johnstone imprint at bottom, addressed to Weymouth Landing Mass.; sealed cover tears, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A REMARKABLE LATE USE OF THE OCEAN PENNY POSTAGE PROPAGANDA ENVELOPE IN THE UNITED STATES.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 92    

1861, 5¢ buff, used with 10¢ dark green (68a) and 30¢ orange (71), tied by magenta circular grid cancels, matching bold "Hartford Ct. Jan 21" cds on 1862 folded letter to Shanghai, China, red "Boston Br. Pkt. '40' Jun 22" credit exchange cds, red London Paid (2.5) transit cds, two strikes of red "Insuffystamped / Via Marseilles" two-line handstamp and red "1d" colonial credit handstamp, Hong Kong (54.11) transit backstamp; small stamp flaws incl. 5¢ with tiny perf tear, Very Fine.
Scott No. 67    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR EARLY SHADE FRANKING TO CHINA UNDERPAYING THE 45¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA MARSEILLES.

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Lot 93    

1861, 10¢ dark green, intense proof-like color and impression, cancelled by target cancel, matching "Stratham N.H., Jul 28" cds on cover to J.C. Wingate, U.S. Consul at Swatow, China, endorsed "Via California" at top left, San Francisco large magenta "PAID ALL" in circular handstamp, reverse with "Hong Kong, C, OC 5 69" transit cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 68a    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE LARGE SAN FRANCISCO "PAID ALL" HANDSTAMP.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,300

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Lot 94    

1861, 10¢ green, deep dark color, in combination with Danish West Indies 1866, 3¢ rose (Scott 2) on folded letter datelined "Kingston, Jamaica, 9 Nov 1866" to New York, 3¢ tied by target handstamp with matching "St. Thomas, 21 11, 1866" cds alongside, two strikes of "J.G. Douglas, St. Thomas W.I." forwarder handstamp and "N. York Steamship" circular handstamp applied upon arrival tying both stamps; cover with small expert repair and one panel silked, Very Fine and choice appearance, ex-Knapp; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE DANISH WEST INDIES AND UNITED STATES MIXED FRANKING USAGE.

This cover was carried privately from Jamaica to St. Thomas and then placed on the first sailing of the USBMSC "Guiding Star" which arrived in New York on November 26th.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,400

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Lot 95    

1861, 10¢ yellow green, rich color, short corner perf, tied by "San Francisco Cal, Jun 17" duplex with circle of wedges on cover to Canada West, used in combination with British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 5¢ rose (5) tied by black "1" in bars of New Westminster, reverse with partial New Westminster B.C. origin cds and partial arrival; minor paper loss on reverse, Very Fine, ex-Brouse.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A RARE MIXED FRANKING OF UNITED STATES AND BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND STAMPS ON A COVER FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CANADA SENT VIA SAN FRANCISCO.

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Lot 96    

1861, 10¢ yellow green, two singles, tied by bold encircled grid cancel duplexed with "San Francisco, Cal., Dec 14, 186" cds on orange cover from Vancouver V.I. to Philadelphia PA. blue "Post Office, Victoria Vancouver Island, Paid" oval frank handstamp; slightly rough opening at bottom, Very Fine; signed Holcombe.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 97    

1861, 10¢ yellow green, tied by cogwheel fancy cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal, Jan 23" double-circle datestamp on cover from Victoria, Vancouver Island to New York N.Y., clear strike of oval "Post Office, Victoria V.I." crown handstamp, original letter with separations datelined "Victoria, Vancouver Island, 20th Jany. 1862, Registrars Office Supreme Court", Very Fine, ex-R.V. Carr, Wilkinson.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 98    

1861, 10¢ yellow green, used with 5¢ brown (76), tied by two strikes of NYFM triangular grid cancel (Kirke 64-01-01 GR) on blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, vivid red "New York 'Paid 12' Apr 11" credit exchange cds, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Asia from Boston Apr. 12th to Queenstown arriving Apr. 23rd, Calais (4.25) entry cds, red "P.D." framed handstamp, reverse with Paris (4.25) and Bordeaux (4.26) arrival cds, Extremely Fine and rare NYFM cancel, ex-Skinner.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lots 89-98 Lots 99-108 Lots 109-112

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