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1857 1¢ & 3¢ Richard Celler Plating Studies & 5¢-24¢ Issues

Lots 876-885

Lot 876    

1857, 1¢ blue, types V, Va, plate 5 cover group, group of 7 printed notices and covers, single positions 63L5, 5R5, 39R5, 68R5, 70R5, 73R5 each canceled by town cds, and 91-93R5 strip of three with ms. cancels from Oceola Mo. to St. Louis Mo. (93R5 missing bottom right corner), all are type Va except 63L5; few tiny flaws, Fine and rare group of Plate 5 cover, couple covers ex-Neinken.
Scott Nos. 24, 24 var.    approximately $3,140 as singles.

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Realized: $700

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Lot 877    

1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, plated cover collection, collection of over 525 covers mostly plated with many plates, varieties, shades, centerlines, etc, few interesting uses including advertising and color postmarks, few off-cover plated stamps; quality a little mixed as usual with this type of collection, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 26, 26 var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Realized: $1,900

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Lot 878    

1857, 3¢ dull red - plated covers, collection of 73 plated #26 covers comprising 13 plate 23, 15 plate 24, 14 plate 25, 9 plate 26, 12 plate 27, 10 plate 28, generally plated by KG, general mixed condition, good lot for the specialist (no photo).
Scott Nos. 26    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Realized: $260

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Lot 879    

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I, horizontal pair, attractive well centered pair, tied by "New Orleans, La., May 4, 1859" cds on blue folded letter sheet to Barcelona, Spain, endorsed via England with red "New - York, Br. Pkt., May 11" exchange cds, Spanish bold "8.R.s" inland rate handstamp, reverse with red London (5.24) and La Junquera (5.27) transits, Barcelona (5.28) arrival cds; left stamp few blunted perfs, Very Fine and choice; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 27; $3,500 as used off-cover pair    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE DOUBLE BRITISH OPEN MAIL RATE USAGE BEARING A PAIR OF THE 1858 5¢ BRICK RED TYPE I ISSUE.

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Lot 880    

1859, 5¢ brown, type I, used with 10¢ green (32), tied by two strikes of "Lowville N.Y., Mar 12" cds on orange cover to France, black "New York '18' Mar 13" debit cds and framed "Short Paid" handstamp struck partly off cover, carried by Glasgow & N.Y. Line New York from New York Mar. 13th to Glasgow arriving Mar. 28th, sharp "Et. Unis Serv. Am. 29 Mars 58" entry cds for American Packet and ms. "16" decimes due rating, reverse with Paris (3.30) transit and Fayl-Billot (3.31) arrival cds, a Very Fine and scarce shortpaid use carried by the Glasgow & N.Y. Line.
Scott Nos. 29    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 881    

1859, 5¢ brown, type I, vertical pair, in combination with 1859, 10¢ green, type V, vertical strip of three (35) on cover addressed to the U.S. Frigate "Congress" in Rio Janeiro, Brazil, all tied by "New Orleans, La., Aug 18, 1859" cds's, magenta manuscript ratings and reverse with "New York, Am. Pkt., Aug 27" exchange cds; stamps scissor separated and bottom 5¢ with flaws from cover overlap, Very Fine appearance.
Scott Nos. 29    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Realized: $450

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Lot 882    

1857, 10¢ green, type I, fine single with large margins and strong color, tied by partial "Sacramento City, Cal." cds on Reed & Herrick merchant shield corner card cover to New York, Very Fine; with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 31; $1,300    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $180

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Lot 883    

1857, 10¢ green, type II, two singles and strip of four, right two stamps damaged, used with 5¢ red brown (28), tied by multiple strikes of blue "Norfolk Va., Apr 4, 1859" cds on cover to Funchal, Madeira, "Boston, Am. Pkt., Apr 8" exchange backstamp and red crayon "44" cent credit to G.B., carried by Inman Line Kangaroo from New York Apr. 9th to Liverpool arriving Apr. 23rd, red London Paid (4.25) transit cds, Portugal "160" reis due handstamp; stamps with small faults including some perf toning, Fine and rare 1857 Issue use at the 65¢ rate to Madeira; signed Ashbrook on reverse.
Scott Nos. 32 (2), 33 (3), 34    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

References: "Mail Between the United States and Portugal via British Mails, 1840-75: Part 2", Richard F. Winter, Chronicle 269, Feb. 2021, p. 82. Reverse.

Realized: $950

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Lot 884    

1859, 12¢ black, plate III, two misperfed singles, top left s.e., used with 10¢ green (35), corner faulty, each tied by circular grid cancels, matching "Bloomsburg Pa. Feb 18" cds on blue 1859 folded letter to Quito, Ecuador, New York red "24" credit handstamp, endorsed "Care of Th: V. Clark, Esq., U.S. vice Consul, Guayaquil, Ecuador" at bottom left, a F.-V.F. use paying the 34c rate by American Packet then British Packet via Panama.
Scott Nos. 36B    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $525

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Lot 885    

1860, 24¢ gray lilac, vertical pair, tied NYFM red circular grid cancels, matching "N. York, Br. Pkt. '38' Apr 30, 1861" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from Boston May 1st to Liverpool arriving May 12th, red "London, Paid, 12 MY 61" arrival cds; flap tears and some edge wear, Very Fine and scarce vertical pair on cover.
Scott Nos. 37    $1,000 + as single to England.

Cover was prepaid two-times the 24¢ treaty rate with a two-times the 19¢ credit to G.B.

Realized: $850

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Lots 876-885

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