Lot 3335 /o/3¢ 1861 Specialized Collection. An award winning in depth study of the issue, attractively mounted on exhibit pages, with detailed descriptions, beginning with extensive group of essays & proofs & some specimens, including large multiples of some "Decalcomania" essays, progressive proofs & essays, etc; group of pre-printing paper folds & flaws; printing varieties, double perforations, straddle pane examples; the collection continues with stamp and cover examples of a wealth of cancel types & designs including every conceivable star cancel and a number of covers, most identified by design and town of origin; East Florida postal rates, shield cancels, crosses & crossroads, various geometric fancy cancels including circle of fancy wedges, hearts, stars, etc; postal markings such as "not called for", dated "U.S. D. L. O." marking; "forwarded", various Due, various Paid, steamboaad, steam, "registered" (strip of 3 with straight line registered, oval "N.Y. P.O. advertised"; "Free"; Quaker postmark with "Bird in a Wreath "from Sandy Spring, Md.; several trans-Atlantic with interesting rates & adhesive combinations with 3¢ multiples; numerous letter and numeral cancellations including strip of 5 with "30 in circle" cancels; Canada "Treaty Rate" combinations; "Flag of Truce" usage to P.O.W. camp at Point Lookout, Md; U.S. Sanitary Commission; Virginia City, N.T. with fancy geometric, crossroads cancel with central "T"; various San Francisco "Cogwheels"; patent defacing cancellations on & off cover; "Balt Paid" and many other Paid cancels; 5 attractive patriotic covers; lovely 3-color 30¢ rate to Paris with strip of 5 & single of 3¢, single 10¢ & single 2¢; examples of "A, C, D, Z, E & F" grills, double grills, split grills, double with split grills, etc; nice double rate mixed grill (E & F) on Piano advertising cover; various examples of Carrier Fee combinations; fiscal usages, etc; several telegraph covers; plus several stockbooks containing many hundreds of cancels and additional covers not mounted.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.