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Sale 107: Gems of Philately

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1861-1866 Issue

Lots 2166-2175 Lots 2176-2185 Lots 2186-2194

Lot 2166    

1861, 1¢ blue, bottom imprint and plate no. 9 block of 12, each stamp dot in "U" variety, well centered with deep rich color, fresh and intact, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Lilly; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1861 ISSUE.

THIS IS LIKELY THE ONLY 1¢ 1861 ISSUE MINT NEVER-HINGED FULL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OUT OF THE 9 RECORDED.

Don Evans in his book "The United States 1c Franklin, 1861-67", records only eight full plate number and imprint multiples from Plates 9, 10 and 27. The Frelinghuysen sale had a block of 35 with full bottom imprint and plate no. 10 selvage not listed by Evans. For plate 9, there are only two recorded plate blocks of twelve, both are likely taken from one of the Chapin-listed larger multiples including the block offered here that comes from the ex-Lilly sheet of 98.

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Lot 2167 o   

1861, 3¢ rose, light unobtrusive cancel, precision centering within large oversized margins, rich bold color and detailed impression on bright paper, a Superb gem, a truly magnificent used stamp; with 2022 P.F. certificate Graded (S 98, SMQ $1,200).
Scott No. 65    $3.

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Lot 2168    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by Washington D.C. cds on cover to Mount Jackson, Pa., with multicolored dual panel Magnus Women and Patriotic Allegories & Smithsonian Institute designs, with original matching enclosure from Camp Pierpont (and docketed on cover) with multicolored Magnus Lady Liberty and U.S. Genl. Post Office; cover slightly reduced at right into stamp and a couple stain spots, otherwise Very Fine, a rare Magnus cover with matching enclosure.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lot 2169    

1861, 3¢ rose, slight soiling and corner nick from cover overlap, tied by light indistinct blue cds on "The Rose of Washington". patriotic cover in blue & red with four panel design showing Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, Geo. Washington statue, eagle and capitol building, addressed to Poland, N.Y.; small cover tear at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE USED EXAMPLE OF THIS "THE ROSE OF WASHINGTON" PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

A similar cover, but with no postmark and a stamp not tied (possibly not used), was offered in the Bischel sale and noted to be the only recorded example.

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Lot 2170    

1861, 3¢ rose, canceled by socked-on-the-nose "Fort Schuyler, N.Y., May 11, 1863" thimble cds on patriotic cover to Johnsonville, O., cover shows spectacular caricature design "Jeff. Davis Catching a Tartar. Columbia Aroused." in purplish violet showing Jeff Davis Tearing the Constitution in the Hand of Liberty with Her Other Hand Chocking Davis, Very Fine and choice; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND WONDERFUL JEFF DAVIS CARICATURE PATRIOTIC DESIGN IN COMBINATION WITH THE FANCY FORT SCHUYLER THIMBLE TOWNMARK.

The idiom "Catching A Tartar" is to encounter or be forced to reckon with someone or something that proves more powerful, troublesome, or formidable than one expected.

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Lot 2171    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by "Washington, D.C., Jan 20, 1862" on colorless embossed Flag patriotic cover to Victory Hills, N.Y., cds, the cover features a skillfully executed hand drawn pen illustration showing "Company E., 22nd Regiment, Reserve on Picket", the illustration depicts Soldier Scene, one Holding Turkey, with Contraband, Hut and Forest in Background, the embossed flag is incorporated into the design with the flagpole sloping into hut, additionally the original enclosure included with dual panel Magnus patriotic design showing Flag and Locomotive Scene and New York View, datelined "Camp Augner, Upton Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, Jan 18th, 1862", letter with interesting content regarding the cover illustration…"Eliza, this picture on this envelope is the picture of our Company reserve while on pickets. That Fellow that holds the turkey in his hand is myself, and that other fellow that holds his hand up to his nose is a contraband. Don't you think he looks like one?", Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST HAND DRAWN CARICATURE PATRIOTIC COVERS KNOWN - IN COMBINATION WITH A MAGNUS PATRIOTIC LETTERSHEET DESCRIBING THE HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATION. A WONDERFUL PIECE OF AMERICANA.

Contrabands were slaves who escaped to Union lines during the Civil War. When the conflict began, the North's aim was primarily to preserve the Union, not to end slavery. Slaves who escaped to Union lines early in the war were often returned to their masters.

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Lot 2172    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by "Washington, D.C., Feb 13" cds on a beautiful allover Romeo & Juliet Valentine envelope in red, brown & pale blue (virtually identical to the Civil War patriotic "Soldier's Farewell" envelope but with the figure of "Romeo" substituted for the Union soldier), to Elizabethtown, Pa., with Valentine enclosure with American flag clad tent vignette which opens to show soldier at desk with apparition of sweetheart in background, "True To Thee" verse below; cover with a couple small edge tears, Very Fine, an attractive example of this rare Valentine patriotic and enclosure.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 2173    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by fancy geometric and "New York, Oct 18" duplex postmark on reverse of cover to Scotia, N.Y., front with "Gallant Charge of the Hawkins Zouves at Roanoke Island" multicolored allover Magnus patriotic design, Extremely Fine; with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 2174    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by target cancel duplexed with "Detroit, Mich., Mar 7" double circle postmark on cover showing very rare early illustrated advertising design in black on for Cocked & Uncocked Thunderbolt Rifles, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Biddle.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST EARLY GUN ADVERTISING COVER IN EXISTENCE.

The Howard "THUNDERBOLT" was the brainchild of two brothers - Charles and Sebre Howard. Sebre is responsible for the basic design, Patent number 36,779 being registered in his name on October 28, 1862. This original patent describes a breech-loading lever-operated rifle.

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Lot 2175    

1861, 3¢ rose, couple nibbed perfs, tied by neat "Poolsvile, Md., Feb 4" cds on patriotic cover showing bronze Magnus "Camp Scene" design, to Dublin, N.H.; few light cover tone spots not detracting, Very Fine and choice, a very rare used Magnus patriotic design.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $500 - 750.

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