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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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Lots 152-156

Lot 152    

Philadelphia Full Rigged Ship, 1835 (29 Apr.) St. Pierre, Martinique to Baltimore Md. via Philadelphia, datelined folded letter carried by private ship, entered mails with red Philadelphia "Phila. 3 Jun" octagon datestamp and matching red Rigged Ship octagon handstamp with red manuscript "14½" due rating for 12½¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee; horizontal file fold, Very Fine.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

A CHOICE USE OF THE FANCY PHILADELPHIA FULL-RIGGED SHIP HANDSTAMP FROM MARTINIQUE.

The Philadelphia Rigged Ship handstamp was used only on incoming mail for addresses beyond the port. It is recorded used only from May 1834 to Nov. 9, 1835.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 153    

Pleasant Grove, Maryland, Allegany County, beautiful red printed combined townmarking and advertising corner card for the "Wood Type, Proof Presses for Stamps etc.", with woodcut whale and ribbons, on cover addressed to family member Sophia Zevely in North Carolina, with manuscript Zevely Free Frank, Very Fine, a rare postmark and an illegal use of the free franking privilege.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 154    

Port Royal S.C., Mar 14, 1863, double circle postmark on Col. E.D. Baker, "Killed at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia, Oct. 21st, 1861", red and blue mourning patriotic design showing weeping lady liberty with draped flag over portrait, Gates imprint, on cover to Switzerland with neat "Port Royal S.C., Mar 14, 1863" origin cds and matching "Due" oval with manuscript "21" cent rating for 21¢ French mail rate, endorsed "N.Y.V., Army Letter" and "via Southampton", black "New York '18' Mar 21" exchange debit cds, carried by HAPAG Line Teutonia from New York Mar. 21st to Southampton arriving Apr. 3rd, red Calais (4.3.63) transit cds, Laufenburg arrival backstamp, Very Fine and rare transatlantic patriotic use.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A STUNNING COL. E.D. BAKER MOURNING PATRIOTIC DESIGN BY GATES SENT FROM UNION SOLDIER AT PORT ROYAL S.C. TO SWITZERLAND.

In response to President Abraham Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers to help defend the nation's capital following the fall of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces in mid-April 1861, Col. E.D. Baker raised a regiment at the dawn of the American Civil War, recruiting soldiers from New York City and Philadelphia. Offered a commission as brigadier-general of volunteers on May 17, 1861, he declined the honor, opting instead to serve as the Colonel of the 71st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and Major-General of volunteers 1861. However, his tenure was short-lived. On October 21, 1861, he was killed in the Battle of Balls Bluff, Virginia.

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Current Opening Bid: $500

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Lot 155    

Scrantonia Pa, June 26, four lines in cross-section of railroad track frame clearly struck in red with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on folded letter to Wilkes Barre, Pa., Extremely Fine, a choice example of this rare pictorial postmark, Scrantonia is where railroad tracks were made.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 156    

Sherwoods Corners N.Y. "Apl 11.", perfectly applied brown stencil town marking with circle of dots and dashes, date in manuscript with matching "5" rating on light gray 1846 folded letter to Scipioville N.Y.; few light toned spots at right, Extremely Fine example of this desirable marking, Extremely Fine example of this desirable stencil marking, ex-Dr. Johnson, Ryterband; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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