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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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1851 Issue

Lots 523-532 Lots 533-541

Lot 523    

1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, double transfer, one inverted, pos. 81L1E, handsome example of this scarce and desirable plate variety, featuring mostly large margins and beautiful color, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jan 9" cds on printed 1851 circular for parasols and umbrellas addressed to Chillicothe Oh., Very Fine; signed and identified by Ashbrook on reverse, with 1981 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 8A var.    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A BEAUTIFUL ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PLATE VARIETY PAYING THE CIRCULAR RATE.

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Lot 524    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal pair, margins to touched, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La Sep 15" cds on blue 1856 folded cover to Intra, Italy, red "New-York, Br.Pkt., Sep 23" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Arabia from Boston Sep. 24th to Liverpool arriving Oct. 4th, red London (10.6) backstamp, French (10.6) transit and manuscript "17" decimes due rating, reverse with Paris (10.7), Torino (10.9) and Intra (10.10) arrival cds, Very Fine and attractive use at the 5c British open mail rate.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $500 - 750.

Although endorsed by the "Cambria" from Boston, she was an extra sailing from Boston and did not carry mails on Sep. 20th.

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Realized: $475

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Lot 525    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, double transfer variety, vertical pair, pos. 88-98L1L, large margins with crease between, rich color with both showing double transfer variety, used with 3¢ dull red (26), pos. 44R7, each tied by "New Orleans La., Mar 29" cds on 1857 blue folded cover to Paris, France, reverse with bold "Boston Br. Pkt. 8 Apr" exchange cds, red London (4.21) transit backstamp and "GB/1F60c" bulk debit handstamp, Calais (4.21) entry cds and matching "16" decimes due handstamp, Paris (4.22) arrival backstamp; some edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce use during three-months period.
Scott No. 9 var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Realized: $200

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Lot 526    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, two singles, one large margins, other touching, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), tied by circular grids cancels, red "Providence R.I., Jun 6" cds and "Paid" straightline to Paris, France, endorsed "Steamer 'America' via Boston & Liverpool", "Boston Br. Pkt, Jun 7" exchange backstamp, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line America, red London (6.20) transit backstamp, red Paris (7.21) arrival cds and black "26" decimes due handstamp; small stamp flaws, Very Fine and scarce transatlantic use to France.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Realized: $240

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Lot 527    

1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, pos. 78R5E, deep intense color, margins to touched at top, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), pos. 50R3, tied by red "Amherst Ms., Aug 30" cds, additional strike at bottom left on orange buff cover to Candendish Vt.; with 2002 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 10A    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Realized: $190

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Lot 528    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, "gash on shoulder" variety, clear to huge margins, neatly tied by Saratoga Springs, N.Y. cds on folded letter sheet to Milton, Vt., Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 11 var.    Estimate $75 - 100.

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Lot 529    

3¢ claret, type II, horizontal pair, pos. 57-58L2L, clear to large margins, tied by two strikes of circular grids, tied by "New-York, Apr 24" cds to Captain J.L. Folsom at San Francisco Cal., endorsed "per 'Georgia' " at top left, flap with bright red "Forwarded by William Depew, New-York" forwarder's oval, Very Fine and scarce early claret use with unlisted forwarder; with 2004 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 530    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, tied by bold "New-York, Jul 21, 1853" Zevely cds on blue folded letter with blind embossed "Mayhem Talbot & Co., Commission Merchants" shield corner card on flap; some staining, otherwise Very Fine strike of this scarce Crystal Palace cds.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Realized: $210

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Lot 531    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, full to large margins, brilliant color, tied by green "Littleton, N.H., Aug 8" cds on embossed ladies cover to Milford, Extremely Fine, a choice green town cancel usage.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Realized: $90

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Lot 532    

1855, 10¢ green, type I, horizontal strip of three, large margins to touched at left, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), three large to huge margins, each tied by circular grid cancel, matching "Greenfield Ms., Feb 17" cds on 1857 Blodgett correspondence cover to Shanghai, China, "New-York Br. Pkt., Feb 18" exchange cds with magenta "28" cent credit rating to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Feb 18th to Liverpool arriving Mar. 2nd, London Paid (3.3) transit cds, Hong Kong (4.29) arrival backstamp, pencil 1857 docketing at left, Very Fine, ex-Menaker, Mizuhara; with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 13    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

A WONDERFUL COVER PAYING THE 33¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO SHANGHAI PREPAID WITH A 10¢ TYPE I STRIP.

The 10¢ type I in a strip of three is unpriced by Scott.

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Realized: $2,500

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