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Sale 104: The Alan Parsons Collection

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19th Century Issues on Cover

Lots 2021-2030 Lots 2031-2040 Lots 2041-2044

Lot 2021    

1847, 5¢ red brown, horizontal pair, full well balanced margins and deep color, tied by red numeral "5" handstamps on folded letter to Lyme, Conn., with matching partial "Elmira, N.Y., Sep 12" cds, Extremely Fine, ex-Rust, Boker & Gross.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A BEAUTIFUL MULTIPLE USAGE OF THE 1847 5¢ ISSUE TIED BY NUMERAL RATEMARKER HANDSTAMPS.

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Current Opening Bid: $525

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Lot 2022    

1847, 5¢ red brown, margins large to slightly in at bottom, tied by red grid handstamp on ornate bronze floral bordered Valentine cover to Dundee, N.Y., matching "Elmira, N.Y., Feb 14" Valentine's day cds; cover with faint horizontal fold, otherwise Very Fine; with 1975 & 1983 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A WONDERFUL 1847 5¢ ISSUE ON VALENTINE COVER BEARING A VALENTINE'S DAY POSTMARK.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 2023 ()   

1847, 5¢ dark brown, ample to large margins and bold color, tied by orange red "Elmira, N.Y., Dec 10" cds and matching grid handstamp on folded letter sheet to Butternuts, N.Y.; side flaps missing, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 1a    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2024    

1847, 5¢ orange brown, ample to large margins, cancelled by orange grid with matching "Elmira N.Y. Dec. 18" circular datestamp at left on a clean, fresh 1849 turned folded letter to Bath N.Y.; inside with red Dec 22 Bath N.Y. cds and matching "5" handstamp, addressed to Elmira; contents of both letters inside; some internal splitting of folds, still Very Fine, an unusual usage of the scarce orange brown shade., ex-Sampson, Dick; identified and signed Ashbrook.
Scott No. 1b; $800    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2025    

1847, 10¢ black, ample to large margins all around, sharp proof-like impression, tied by numerous criss-crossing pen strokes, neat red "Corning N.Y. Jul 1" cds on 1848 cover to Nantes, France, endorsed "Pr Steamer from N. York" at top, carried by Cunard Line Britannia from New York Jul. 5th to Liverpool arriving Jul. 19th, red London (7.20) transit backstamp matching red "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, stamp also tied by orange-red "Angl. Boulogne 21 Juil. 48" entry cds, manuscript "18" decimes due rating, Nantes (7.22) arrival backstamp, with enclosure datelined "East Painted Post N.Y. June 30th 1848", Extremely Fine, ex-Hayes, Haas, Rose, Craveri, Hackmey, Gross.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED 10¢ 1847 ISSUE COVERS TO FRANCE.

The 10¢ 1847 issue prepays the domestic U.S. postage to the port of New York for over 300 miles. According to the France-England postal treaty of 1 June 1843, the English transit and sea postage was 10 decimes (equivalent to 20c U.S.) per 7.5 grams (0.2646 ounces) to be debited from England to France indicated by the red "Colonies &c. Art. 13" marking applied in London. The French inland rates, also set out in the 1843 treaty, varied according to distance.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,500

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Lot 2026    

1851, 1¢ blue, type II, huge margins to clear with wide left sheet margin and bits of adjacent stamps visible at top & bottom; cancelled by bold grid on a clean blue folded letter to Elmira, N.Y., Very Fine.
Scott No. 7    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2027    

1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, four mostly large margins, tied by clear red "N. York & Erie R.R., 2 Mar" c.d.s. (Towle 125-B-2 var. - day above month - RF-V) on cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A    Estimate $500 - 750.

A STUNNING COVER IN PERFECT CONDITION.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 2028    

1851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type I, gorgeous four-margin single, plated by Chase as position 4L6, tied by blue weak-but-readable Elmira, N.Y. cds, Feb 18 (1856), according to a Chase note on the cover, the earliest use of plate 6 that he had seen; on a clean orange cover with a colorless embossed Chemung Canal Bank, Elmira, N.Y. corner card and including the original enclosure, a partly printed Bank form, with the year date, Very Fine, ex-Wagshal.
Scott No. 11 var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $210

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Lot 2029    

1851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type I, large margins to just in at bottom, deep color, tied by New York cds on illustrated New York and Erie Railroad, Fast Freight Line corner card cover showing Locomotive, address to the President of the Boston & Worcester R.R. in Boston, Very Fine and attractive; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $110

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Lot 2030    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, an extremely fine single with fresh color and huge margins, including full sheet margin at left and partial at bottom (position 91L4), tied by "Urbana N.Y. Feb. 14" cds on cover to Penn Yan N.Y.; cover missing small part of bottom flap and has a tiny tear at bottom, still Very Fine and most attractive.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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