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Sale 103: The APS Auction

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1861-1866 Issue

Lots 712-721 Lots 722-731

Lot 712    

1861, 3¢ pink, s.e. at left, tied by "Washington D.C., Oct 21, 1861" cds on all-over blue "The Loyal States, Union, Massachusetts" patriotic cover to South Framingham Mass., endorsed "From the 11th Reg't Mass. V." at top, Reagles flap imprint; slightly rough opening at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 64    $1,400.

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Lot 713    

1861, 3¢ pink, bright color, tied by bold "Gallipolis O. Sep 12" cds on orange cover with blue Sailor leaning on Cannon patriotic design addressed to Rainsboro, Ohio, Mumford & Co. imprint at left; reduced at right, Fine and scarce pink patriotic use.
Scott No. 64; $1,400    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 714    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by large circular grid cancel and "Hicksville N.Y. Sep 17" cds on yellow cover with beautiful red and blue hand-drawn design addressed to Mount Pleasant N.J., 1866 docketing; light stain, Very Fine and striking hand-drawn illustrated cover, ex-Scott Gallagher.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 715    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by "Syracuse N.Y., Nov 12" cds on buff cover with green "Syracuse House" flap cameo to Chicago Ill., forwarded with blue "Chicago, Ills, Nov 14" cds and matching fancy "Forwarded 3" oval handstamp to Saratoga Springs N.Y.; flap tear affects cameo, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce Chicago auxiliary marking, ex-Mitchell.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 716    

1861, 5¢ brown yellow, two pairs and single, left pair and single with nat. s.e. at right, each canceled by manuscript, blue "Goodyears Bar, Cal. May 14" cds with matching ms. day on yellow cover to Philadelphia Pa., endorsed "Per Steamer via Panama" at top; missing sixth stamp at right, first and third stamps with tears, Fine appearance; with 1986 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 67a    $5,500 as used singles.

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Lot 717    

1861, 10¢ green, used with 3¢ rose (65) pair, each canceled by partial four-ring target, matching "Bishop Hill, Ill. Mar 26" cds ties pair on orange cover to Soderhamn, Sweden at the 16¢ NGU Direct mail rate, New York "6" cent credit handstamp, carried by NGL Line Union from New York Apr. 2nd to Bremen arriving Apr. 14th, red "Bremen/Franco" (4.14) boxed transit and red "Weiterfr. 2-1/2 Sgr." boxed credit handstamp (equivalent to the 6¢ credit), Soderhamn (4.18.68) arrival backstamp; 10¢ tear at top, a Very Fine and rare use at the 16¢ NGU Direct rate to Sweden.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

The 16¢ North German Union Direct Mail to Sweden was in effect only from January 1st 1868 to May 30, 1869.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 718    

1861, 30¢ orange, nat. s.e., tied by grid cancel, purple "Phila., Direct Paid All, Apr 23" exchange cds on 1868 folded letter to Leipzig, Germany at three-times the 10¢ NGU direct mail rate, red crayon "3" indicating triple rate, carried by NGL Line Hermann from New York Apr. 30th to Bremen arriving May 12th, red "Bremen, Franco, 12/5 68" framed transit, arrival backstamp, Very Fine and rare Philadelphia exchange cds.
Scott No. 71    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 719    

1863, 2¢ black, used with 24¢ grayish lilac (78a), tied together by grid cancels, red "N. York, Brem. Pkt., Paid, Apr 25" cds on double-rate 1867 cover to Oldenburg, Germany prepaid at the 1867 13¢ rate via Bremen Mail, red crayon "20" cent credit for double rate, carried by NGL Line Deutschland from New York Apr. 25th to Bremen arriving May th, Oldenburg (5.8) receiving backstamp; flap tear and some minor soiling and corner wear, Fine and very rare rate, Very Fine and rare, ex Allen, Faust, Freidrich Mayer.
Scott No. 73    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED PROPERLY PREPAID USES AT THE SPECIAL 13¢ BREMEN MAILS RATE TO OLDENBURG, THIS BEING THE ONLY DOUBLE-RATE EXAMPLE.

In February 1867, the rate to Oldenburg via Hamburg Mail increased to 15¢ for a period of 10 months, until December 1867. However, the rate to Oldenburg via Bremen Mail remained at 13¢. The special Bremen 13¢ rate (5½ sgr) consisted of 10¢ international transit (4½ sgr) plus 3¢ (1 sgr) German inland postage. In the United States, this 13¢ tariff was practically unknown and the few emigrant letters to Oldenburg were mostly franked with 15¢ out of ignorance - so overpaid.

References: Illustrated in "The Harry F. Allen Collection of Black Jacks" by Lane on p. 52.

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Lot 720    

1863, 2¢ black, strip of three, used with 3¢ rose (65), tied by circular grid cancels duplexed with "Washington D.C. Aug 23" cds on orange buff cover to Glen Cove, Long Island N.Y. at three-times the 3¢ letter rate; reduced at left, Very Fine combination franking.
Scott No. 73    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 721    

1863, 2¢ black, used with 1¢ blue (63) and 3¢ rose (65), each tied by quartered cork with rim cancels, matching "Watkins, N.Y." cds on yellow cover to North Parma N.Y.; reduced slightly at right, 2¢ s.e. at bottom and tiny tear, F.-V.F. and colorful double-weight three-color franking.
Scott No. 73    Estimate $150 - 200.

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