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Sale 95: Gems of Philately

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Fancy Cancels

Lots 4056-4061

Lot 4056    

3¢ 1851-57 Issue Cancellation Collection, collection of over 600 stamps including many pairs and multiples housed on stock pages with a wide variety of cancellations with many on piece, includes railroads, express mail, red N.Y. carriers, section of "Way" markings, "Free", section of "Paid" and "Paid 3" markings, grids, colors, fancy cancels including stars, circle of wedges, blue cross, Crucifix of Sunderland Vt. on piece, blue 3-Leaf Clover, large "B" of Bridgeport, Conn., arrowhead, Spiral of Dots in Circle of Salem Mass., Shield of Plymouth Hollow Conn., two pairs on piece tied by "N. York Steamship" circular handstamp, two-line Steam Ship handstamps, "Steamboat", "Steam" including on "Steamer Natchez No. 2" front, "Steamer J.P. Pargoud", N.Y. ocean mail cds's, unusual townmarks including straight lines, ovals, green "Newport Mich." cds, "Tucson N.M." early territorial cds, Wells Fargo Express, Chicago Supplementary, "Jenny Lind Cal Feb 25" manuscript postmark on #26 vertical strip of five, auxiliary markings, etc.; some duplication, condition varies, F.-V.F., a wonderful collection with many better strikes.
Scott No. 10-11A, 25-26    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

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Realized: $7,250

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Lot 4057    

Arrow, two bold crossed strikes tie 3¢ rose (65), matching "Cambridge N.Y., Nov 18" cds on light buff cover to Salem, N.Y.; cover reduced at left and lower left corner restored, otherwise Very Fine and rare fancy cancel.
Skinner-Eno No. PO-Wt unlisted    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS PICTORIAL FANCY CANCELLATION.

Realized: $725

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Lot 4058    

Glen Allen Star Precancel, cancel on 1¢ gray blue (206) on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Forksville Pa., "Glen Allen Virginia May 29, 1884" printed datestamp, enclosures include terms chit and a beautiful illustrated enclosure for check designs with bottom designs similar to the Glen Allen postmark, Very Fine and choice.
Cole No. PC-12    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A WONDERFUL GLEN ALLEN STAR PRECANCEL USAGE WITH MATCHING ILLUSTRATED ENCLOSURE.

Realized: $950

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Lot 4059    

Pointing Hand with integral "G", bold strike ties 1¢ blue (156) and 2¢ brown (157), matching fancy bold "Granger, Ind., Sep 21, 1875" date stamp with first letter "G" forming the circular date stamp on gray shaded cover to Adrian, Mich.; cover slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine, ex-H.J. Baker & A. Beane Jr.; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Whitfield No. 579    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A REMARKABLE COMBINATION OF FANCY TOWN MARK AND POINTING HAND CANCELLER FROM GRANGER, INDIANA.

Realized: $750

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Lot 4060    

Three Leaf Clover, bold strike fancy cancel duplexed with partial "New-York City, Oct 5" cds ties 2¢ black (73) on all-gray shaded ad cover for Geo. W. Alexander Bookbinder to local street address; N. Orr & Co. Illuminated Envelope imprint on flap, Very Fine and rare New York City Local mail fancy cancel.
Skinner-Eno No. PP-C unlisted    Estimate $500 - 750.

As a sign of rarity, this New York City local mail cancel was not recorded by Skinner in the Skinner-Eno book or his article on New York cancellations.

Realized: $500

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Lot 4061    

19th Century Fancy Cancellations on Cover, important collection comprising approximately 200 covers and postal cards with full better range of fancy pictorials, geometrics, letters, stars, leaves, crosses, New York Foreign Mail cancels, N.Y. City domestics, etc.; highlights includes such noteworthy cancellations as the Lynchburg Va. "Man with Top Hat"; Bloomington Ill. "Negative Six-Point Star of David" on 1¢ #112 strip of three; "Woodsville Pa." fancy oval postmark cancel; Monticello, Florida blue "Top Hat"; Hartford Conn. "Eagle on Shield"; Tunkahannock Pa. "Mask"; Mitchell, Dakota Terr. "Three-Leaf Clover"; South Columbia Cal. "Indian Head"; Philadelphia "Heart"; New York City "U" in Star of David; New York "Devils Mask", Magnolia Wisc. Large "Anchor", several different version of the of the Pittsburgh "Skull and Crossbones in Coffin"; Pittsburgh Pa. Negative "Pointing Hand"; Richfield Springs N.Y. Negative "EAH"; Pittsburg Pa. Negative "HR"; City of Sherman Texas purple "OK"; Princeton Ill. Negative "79"; Fredericksburg "Arrowhead"; Thorntown Ind. "Skull & Crossbones"; Oswego N.Y. "Face with Eyebrows; Bloomington Iowa. Negative "Face"; Syracuse N.Y. negative "US" in grid; NYFM Circular Geometric; NYFM Star Geometric; West Berkeley "Shoe" on 3¢ War Dept. piece; Berlin Wisc. Bottle Stopper "4" in Negative Star of David; Providence R.I. "Jack-o-Lantern"; St. Louis Mo. "Eagle; Greenfield Mass. negative "Skull & Crossbones" in Circle; Belfast N.Y. "Japanese Fan"; Chicago Ill. Blue "Fouled Anchor" in Diamond; University of Va. "UV" in Circle and Oval; Savannah Ga. "Pinwheel"; New York City "Propeller"; and many many more; mostly clear strikes, minor faults in stamps or covers but selected for attractiveness, F.-V.F. collection with many superior strikes and tremendous value.
Estimate    $10,000 - 15,000.

AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF THIS CLASSIC AMERICAN ART FORM THAT WOULD TAKE YEARS TO ASSEMBLE A COMPARABLE HOLDING.

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