Lot 66(Chicago, Ill.) Flag, perfect bold strike in blue duplexed with "Chicago, Ill, 15 Nov" cds ties 3¢ green (158), s.e. at right, on light buff Mason & Hamlin Organ Co. corner card cover to Saranac Mich.; reduced slightly at left, an Extremely Fine and choice strike.
Cole No. FL-18 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
ONE OF THE RAREST CHICAGO BLUE FANCY CANCELS, THE ONLY RECORDED ON-COVER EXAMPLE WITH THE 1870-88 BANK NOTE ISSUE.
There are only three recorded usages of this rare Chicago Blue cancellation, two strikes on postal cards and the cover offered here.
Lot 67(Chicago, Ill.) Three-Leaf Clover, complete perfect bold strike in blue duplexed with "Chicago Ill., May 11" cds on postal card to Akron Oh., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Skinner; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Berg No. CL-1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A GEM STRIKE OF THIS SCARCE CHICAGO BLUE FANCY CANCEL.
Lot 68Five-Point Star with Center Hole, perfect bold strike ties 3¢ dull red (26), matching sharp "Jersey Shore Pa.Dec 4" cds on orange buff cover with Blackwell House illustrated corner card showing hand holding card to Laconia N.H., an Extremely Fine gem usage.
Skinner-Eno No. ST-D 19 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 69Kicking Mule of Port Townsend, Wash., complete strike duplexed with "Port Townsend, Wash. Oct 1, 1883" cds cancels unsealed 1c blue (U113) entire to Bordeaux, France at the 1¢ printed matter rate; minor toning top right edge, Very Fine and scarce printed matter use abroad.
Cole No. AN-11 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 70Pointing Hand with large "G" inside, bold strike of fancy cancel ties 1¢ ultramarine (145) and 2¢ brown (157), matching "Granger, Ind., Sep 21, 1875" datestamp in the form of a large "G" on granite cover to Adrian Mich.; small stamp flaws not noted on cert, Very Fine, ex-Hugh J. Baker, Arthur Beane Jr.; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Whitfield No. 517 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A HIGHLY UNUSUAL COVER WITH A GREAT COMBINATION OF FANCY CANCEL AND DATESTAMP.
Lot 71"Seeing Eye", choice strike duplexed with sharp "Washington Ind. Sep 3" ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Dillsburg Penn., Very Fine and choice; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Skinner-Eno No. FR-NMb 6 Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
A FABULOUS STRIKE OF THIS SPECTACULAR MASONIC FANCY CANCEL.
Lot 72U.S. and Negative Stars in Wreath, bold complete strike duplexed with "Albany N.Y. Oct 6" cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Dorset Vt., Very Fine and choice strike of this patriotic fancy cancel.
Skinner-Eno No. PT-C 17 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 73(Waterbury, Ct.) 6-Bar Shield, perfect bold strike duplexed with full "Waterbury Con, Jul 27 '67" double-circle datestamp on 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire to Middlebury Conn.; repaired tear, choice and Extremely Fine appearance.
Rohloff No. Q-10 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A GEM STRIKE OF THIS RARE WATERBURY 6-BAR SHIELD FANCY CANCEL.
Lot 74(Waterbury, Ct.) Circle of Hearts around Star, bold strike duplexed with "Waterbury Con, Oct 26 '67" cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Springville Pa., Very Fine; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Rohloff No. J-10 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE WATERBURY CIRCLE OF HEARTS AROUND STAR FANCY CANCEL.
Lot 75(Waterbury, Ct.) Skull & Crossbones, bold fancy cancel duplexed with "Waterbury Con, Apr 16 '66" double-circle datestamp ties 3¢ rose (65), trivial toned perf, on cover to Wilton Conn., original "Waterbury Conn, April 15, 1866" datelined letter accompanies, Extremely Fine and rare; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Rohloff No. R-1 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
A REMARKABLE STRIKE OF THE WATERBURY SKULL AND CROSSBONES FANCY CANCEL.
William T. Crowe records twelve covers with this cancel, used between Apr. 13 and Apr. 18, 1866.