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1857 1¢-3¢ Issues

Lots 861-870 Lots 871-875

Lot 861    

1857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 2, Position 1R12, A Relief with straddle-pane margin and centerline at left, used with 3¢ dull red (26), tied by grid and "New-York, Aug 15" cds on buff cover to Ravenna, Ohio, fresh and Very Fine carrier use, ex-Neinken, Wagshal and Celler.
Scott Nos. 20    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $400

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Lot 862    

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, two covers with singles, first with position 60L4, scissor trimmed at right, rich color, tied by blue "Orford N.H. Nov 2" cds on 1857 printed circular to Nashua N.H., second with position 89L4, deep rich color, tied by "New-York, Oct 8" cds on light buff unsealed cover to Kingston N.Y., F.-V.F. pair, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 23    $1,050.

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Realized: $500

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Lot 863    

1857, 1¢ blue, type V, horizontal pair, tied by partial "New Orleans La., Jan 23" cds on blue 1858 printed circular to Ghent, Belgium, endorsed "Per First Steamer via Liverpool", carried by Cunard Line Europa from New York Feb. 3rd to New York arriving Feb. 15th, Gand (2.17) arrival backstamp and large magenta "15" due rating, Very Fine and scarce 2¢ printed matter use to Belgium.
Scott Nos. 24    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $425

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Lot 864    

1857, 1¢ blue, type V, tied by "Philadelphia Pa., Jul 15" cds on 1859 Lippincott & Co. Publishers printed sheet to Clermont-Ferrand, France and forwarded to Aigueperse, carried by Cunard Line Asia from New York Jul. 20th to Liverpool arriving Jul. 31st, red French (8.1) entry cds and magenta "15c" centimes due rating, backstamps include Aihueperse (8.3) arrival cds; 1¢ surface flaw, Very Fine and scarce transatlantic printed matter use, ex-Winter.
Scott Nos. 24    Estimate $300 - 400.

Sent in French Treaty Mails at the newspaper rate, but underpaid by 1¢. New York allowed the circular to go underpaid.

Realized: $240

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Lot 865    

1857, 1¢ blue, type Va, pair and single, positions 13/23R5, 93R5, tied by two strikes of "Lancaster Pa., Jul 30, 1858" cds on orange buff cover to Goldsboro Pa.; single tiny tear, pair well centered with wide margins, a Very Fine and scarce Type Va use.
Scott Nos. 24 var.    $1,000 as singles.

Realized: $300

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Lot 866    

1857, 1¢ blue, type Va, three wide margin singles, positions 54R5, 58R5, 47R5, tied by two strikes of "Milford Ms., Feb 8, 1859" cds on cover to Yazoo City Miss.; center 1¢ perfs slightly trimmed at bottom, a Very Fine and scarce Type Va use.
Scott Nos. 24 var.    $1,000 as singles.

Realized: $250

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Lot 867    

1857, 1¢ blue, type V, staddle-line pair, scissor trimmed, tied by "New Orleans La., Feb 15, 1860" cds on fresh printed circular to Brugg, Switzerland, endorsed "Via France", carried by Havre Line Arago from New York Mar. 3rd to Havre arriving Mar. 17th, indigo French (3.17) entry octagon, Brugg (3.19) arrival backstamp and red crayon "15" rappen due rating, Very Fine and scarce printed matter use by American Packet direct via France, ex-Winter.
Scott Nos. 24    Estimate $200 - 300.

Circular sent at the 2¢ printed matter rate to Switzerland direct via France, charged 15 rappen due in Switzerland, while those sent via England required 20 rappen. Those carried by American Packet are less common.

Realized: $250

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Lot 868    

1857, 1¢ blue, type Va, position 7L5, wide margins, bright and fresh, tied by neat "Portland Me., Paid, Nov 9" cds on fresh 1858 printed notice to Hallowell Me., Very Fine and attractive Type Va use.
Scott Nos. 24 var.    $400.

Realized: $180

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Lot 869    

1857, 1¢ blue, type Va, position 4L5, rich color, intense detailed impression, tied by "Huntingdon, Pa. Feb 14" Valentine's Day cds on orange drop cover, flap tear and toned perf, F.-V.F. and scarce Type Va use.
Scott Nos. 24 var.    $400.

Realized: $230

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Lot 870    

1857, 1¢ blue, type V, position 24L5, margins to just in, rich color and strong impression, tied by blue "Balt. Paid" double-circle third-class postmark on gray Jan. 2nd 1858 Baltimore printed prices current to Fallston Md., Very Fine and early Type Va use, accompanied by Ashbrook photo where he incorrectly attributes stamp to plate 6 as the EKU, ex-Neinken, Wagshal.
Scott Nos. 24    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $270

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Lots 861-870 Lots 871-875

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