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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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1861-62 Issues

Lots 771-780 Lots 781-790 Lots 791-800 Lots 801-805

Lot 771    

1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design, trivial short perf, tied by target cancel, matching "Lynn, Mass., Mar 8, 1862" cds on light buff cover to San Francisco Cal.; barely reduced at right, Very Fine and scarce 10¢ first design use.
Scott No. 62B    $2,100.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 772    

1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design, position 10L, s.e. at right showing plate guidemark at top right, neatly tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Oct 28, 1861" cds on folded letter sheet to Danville, Pa.; minor cover edge wear, Very Fine, a very scarce early on cover usage of the 1861 10¢ First Design.
Scott No. 62B; $2,100    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 773    

1861, 1¢ blue, used with 1857 3¢ dull red (26), pencil cancelled, both tied by "Philadelphia Pa., Mar 27" cds on attempted mixed franking of a carrier rate cover to Cincinnati Oh., reverse with indistinct "U.S. Penny Mail, Phila. Pa." octagon datestamp, manuscript "Due 3, Old Stamp not recognized" notation, docketed as answered March 31, 1863; 3¢ small flaws, Fine and rare demonetized use; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A RARE ATTEMPTED DEMONETIZED USAGE OF THE 3¢ 1857 ISSUE.

Philadelphia apparently accepted the use of the 3¢ 1857 Issue as prepaying of the 3¢ letter rate, but it was not accepted at Cincinnati and as a result was marked "Due 3".

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Lot 774    

1861, 1¢ blue, small flaws, tied by neat strike of "Ship 5" handstamp on incoming ship cover paying the 6¢ rate for domestic ship letter being delivered by the Post Office locally, to Boston and locally addressed to there, with manuscript "Per Bark Asor" and received, reverse with Boston receiving cds; small ink spot at bottom right edge, Very Fine, a very rare domestic incoming ship letter cover bearing the Boston "Ship 5" rate handstamp.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $600 - 800.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 775    

1861, 1¢ blue, horizontal pair, in combination with 1861, 10¢ green on 1861, 3¢ pink entire to Konigsau, Germany, all tied by "Lexington, Ky., Jan 9" origin cds's, red "N. York, Brem Pkt., 12 Paid, Jan 18" cds and blue Bremen transit handstamp, NGL Line Steamship "Bremen" prepaid the 15 cent treaty rate, Atlantic transit of 20 days to Bremen (delayed at Southampton until February 5th); small cover tear at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 63+68+U35    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 776    

1861, 1¢ blue, dot in U, plate 9, three singles, small faults, tied by two strikes of "Philadelphia Pa. Oct 22 1861" cds on lady's cover to Sanbury Pa., D. O. Blood & Co. 1¢ bronze (15L14), acid tied, paid the carrier fee to the mails by private carrier, "Bloods, Penny Post, Oct 22, 1861" cds, F.-V.F.; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63 var.    Estimate $400 - 600.

Illustrated and discussed in Donald Evans, The United States 1¢ Franklin 1861-67, pg. 164, fig. 10-1.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 777    

1861, 1¢ blue, two singles, tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Feb 1?" double-circle datestamp on 1863 printed circular to La Rochelle, France at the 2¢ printed matter rate, red French (3.21) entry cds and matching "15" décimes due handstamp, reverse with La Rochelle (3.22.63) arrival cds, Very Fine and rare printed matter use.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 778    

1861, 1¢ blue, clipped off another envelope(s) and pasted on this cover, tied by bold six-section circular grid cancels to Westfield Mass., red "Boston Mass. Aug 20" cds, it was allowed to pass illegally through the mails; top left faulty, partial flap, Fine, a rare illegal reuse of stamps.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 779    

1861, 1¢ blue, tied by "U.S.P.O. Dispatch, Phila, Nov 19, 8 AM" octagonal carrier cancel on orange buff local cover prepaid for the 1¢ drop rate, Very Fine, ex-Dos Passos, James Lee; "Rauh" handstamp. Skinner-Eno No. PM-CR 15.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $80

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Lot 780    

1861, 1¢ blue, exceedingly well centered, tied by "Boston Ms 'Paid' May 1 1862" cds on cover to Dudley Mass. at double the unsealed 1¢ circular rate, manuscript docketing at left "An Act relating to Poll Tax & Taxes of Corporations Recd. May 3d. 1862"; flap partly sealed and reduced slightly at right from opening, Very Fine circular use with a gem pair.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lots 771-780 Lots 781-790 Lots 791-800 Lots 801-805

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