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Sale 99: The December Sale

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19th Century Issues

Lots 238-247 Lot 248

Lot 238    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, bottom margin single, with large margins around, in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red (11A) clear to large margins, on 1852 folded letter to South Santee, S.C., tied by blue "Charleston, S.C., Paid, Oct 15" cds, Very Fine, it is opined that the 1¢ cover the prepaid way fee carried by coastal vessel under contract with the post office, however it seems more probable that it simply paid the carrier fee to the Charleston post office.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $325

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Lot 239    

1851, 12¢ gray black, horizontal pair, clear to ample margins, canceled by bold red grid handstamps on 1856 cover to London, England forwarded to Vienna, Austria, red "New York, 19, Sep 17" exchange cds and blue manuscript "2/-" rating at London, pair tied by red entry cds, reverse with appropriate transit date stamps; cover edge nick at right and pair with small corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 17    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $230

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Lot 240    

1857, 12¢ black, plate I, two singles, slightly overlapping on cover to London, England, tied by waffle grid handstamps with matching "Albany, N.Y., Jul 31, 1860" cds and "Paid" handstamp, red "19" credit handstamp additionally tying stamps, red London entry cds; light cover edge wear and stamp flaws including nick in right stamp, Fine.
Scott No. 36    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lot 241    

1861, 1¢ blue, usage two days after July 1, 1863 rate change to two cents for local mails, tied by grid to local use cover, "Providence, R.I., Jul 3, 1863" postmark and due "2" rate handstamp (penalty, double 1¢ short prepayment), Very Fine, a wonderful example illustrating the rate change.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 242    

1861, 1¢ blue, pair and single, clipped off another envelope(s) and pasted on this cover, tied by bold six-section circular grid cancels to Westfield Mass., red "Boston Mass. Aug 20" cds, it was allowed to pass illegally through the mails; top left faulty, partial flap, Fine, a rare illegal reuse of stamps.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lot 243    

1861, 1¢ blue, red white and blue patriotic sticker used on orange buff cover with ends open bearing 1861, 1¢ blue tied by "Port Royal S.C. Jun 23" cds to Bellows Falls Vt. at the 1¢ circular rate, Very Fine, ex-Cipolla; sold "as is" as these can not be certified. Weiss No. M-R2.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $75 - 100.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 244    

1863, 2¢ black, tied by grid cancel on local embossed Valentine cover with original embossed pierced enclosure with couple and Cupid scenes, postmarked "Newton Upper Falls, Ms., Feb 14" town postmark, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 73    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $425

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Lot 245    

1866, 15¢ black, strip of three and single, tied by NYFM circle of wedges cancels, red "New York 'Paid 24' Jan 14" credit exchange cds, on 1867 European-size envelope with printed "Dramatique Italienne" corner card to Paris, France, blue Calais (1.26) entry cds and red framed "PD" handstamp; small stamp and cover faults, reduced at top, F.-V.F. and scarce four-times the 15¢ direct mail treaty rate.
Scott No. 77    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 246    

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, block of nine and single, tied by cork cancels, matching partial "Fond Du Lac, Wis. Sep 8" on large-size yellow cover to Worcester Mass.; some stamp flaws, reduced at right and addressee name re-inked, Fine and scarce large block use.
Scott No. 114    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $180

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Lot 247    

1873, 15¢ yellow orange, C.B.N.C. printing, used with 3¢ green (147), tied by quartered cork cancels duplexed with "Brooklyn N.y., Aug 22" cds on pink salmon envelope to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, sharp red "New-York '8' Aug 23" credit exchange cds, Argentine blue crayon due rating; 15¢ faults at right, right cover edge repaired, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 163    Estimate $100 - 150.

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