Sale Number: 777
Sale Date:
1996 Rarities of the World

1857-60 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
54 bl 1c Blue, Ty. I, II (18, 20). Pl. 12, block of four, Ty. II-II/I-I, beautiful bright shade and fine impression, neat central strike of "Ridgeville Corners Ohio Oct." cds, top pair lightly creased with tiny thinning in L. stamp, still Fine and choice appearance, very rare used multiple, ex Caspary (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 5,000
55 c 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Three singles from a strip, Pos. 98, 99 and 100R4, tied together by lightly struck Illinois postmark on embossed lady's cover, left stamp appears uncancelled, small perf faults including some scissor separated, Fine and rare multiple franking of the scarce perforated Type Ia (Image Magnifier)

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E. 4,000-5,000 5,750
56 og 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Full original gum, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins showing wide break at T., Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983 and 1995 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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1,150 2,800
57 c 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Well-centered, natural paper crease, used with two 3c Dull Red (26) on 3c + 1c Red & Blue Star Die Entire (U28) to San Francisco, 10c transcontinental rate plus 1c carrier fee, stamps tied by several strikes of "New York Feb. 9" Ocean Mail cds with integral grid, 1861 usage, skillfully repaired small tears from opening at T.

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND UNIQUE CARRIER RATE USAGE.

Ex Eno, Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 8,000-10,000 8,500
58 c 1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red (24, 26). 3c strip of three and 1c tied by square grids on orange cover from Canada to Rochester N.Y., clear "Toronto U.C. Ju. 8 `59" cds and large "10" hs, small tear in L. 3c stamp, still Very Fine and extremely rare. The meaning of the 10 is unclear, though this may have originally rated as unpaid by the Toronto postmaster, who appears to have changed his mind, as the stamps were cancelled there, and there is no indication of Rochester requesting payment. Ex Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 0
59 c 3c Dull Red (26). Tied by "New-York Apr. 11, 1861" cds and grid on 7-Star Confederate Patriotic cover (similar to Dietz F7-4) to Southold, Long Island, Extremely Fine, rare design and a very rare Northern use of a Confederate patriotic envelope on the eve of the first guns of the Civil War, ex Judd, with 1974 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 2,200
60 nhbl 3c Dull Red, Ty. IIa (26a). Mint block of four, Pos. 44-45/54-55R10L, Pos. 55 showing double transfer, Extremely Fine, rare multiple in this post office fresh condition, with Carroll Chase's pencil plating note on back of one stamp (Image Magnifier)

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1,600 0
61   5c Indian Red (28A). Horizontal pair, full perfs all around, rich color, New Orleans cds, red exchange cds and red octagon ds (probably French), Extremely Fine, a beautiful and exceptionally choice pair, with 1973 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,750 0
62   5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical strip of three, rich color, tied by "New Orleans Dec. 22, 1858" cds, middle stamp with light diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 1973 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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8,000 4,250
63 c 5c Brick Red, 10c Green Ty. V (27, 35). Single 5c, block of four and single of 10c, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) vertical pair on back of double-rate (60c) Prussian Closed Mail cover to Prussia, additional 3c Red (26) on front, all tied by strikes of "Tolono Ill. Dec. 13" cds, flap torn open, affecting right 10c pair, 5c and bottom 1c, still Fine and colorful appearance, probably a unique combination of stamps - including the very rare 10c block - to pay the double P.C.M. rate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 3,000
64 c 5c Indian Red (28A). Three pairs and two singles, the two pairs at left arranged in block form, well-centered, rich color, four stamps have negligible faults, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) on folded letter to Brussels, Belgium, paying the 42c French mail rate for one oz. (a second 1c is missing), stamps tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 19, 1859" cds struck five times, black "Boston Am. Pkt. Jan. 28" exchange cds on back

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND UNIQUE - THE LARGEST NUMBER OF 5-CENT INDIAN RED STAMPS ON ONE COVER.

Ex Caspary, Rust, Kapiloff. Signed Ashbrook with notes on back. With 1992 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 10,000-12,000 0
65 og 5c Orange Brown (30). Original gum, h.r., well-centered with full perfs all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,050 1,350
66   5c Orange Brown (30). Full perfs all around, tied by red grid on large blue piece with ship endorsement "pr Steamship `Arabia'" and blue "12 Rs." hs, Very Fine, very attractive, used examples of the Orange Brown (issued in 1861) are very scarce, with 1996 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,050
67 c 5c Orange Brown (30). Vertical pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (20) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35), all tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. Aug. 5" double-circle ds on 1861 cover to San Francisco, filing number in blue pencil, very slightly reduced at left, 5c pair with tiny margin flaws, Very Fine and colorful, this 20c double transcontinental rate plus 1c carrier fee is scarce by itself - franked with a pair of the short-lived Orange Brown issue, it is probably unique - ex Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,500-3,500 2,800
68 c 5c Orange Brown (30). Horizontal strip of three, s.e. at R., each stamp in strip cancelled by red grid and tied between perfs on Sept. 1861 orange cover to Germany, indistinct New York exchange cds at R., clear "FRANCO" hs, cover with small tear at B., Fine, extremely rare used multiple of the 5c Orange Brown on cover, at last count Dr. Richard Searing recorded 38 covers - there are probably fewer than 50 extant, of which very few have strips of this size - unpriced in Scott, with 1973 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 4,000-5,000 0
69 c 10c Green, Ty. I, III (31, 33). Irregular block of three, Ty. II pair at top, Ty. I at bottom, tied together by "Michigan Bluff Cal. Sep. 15" cds on all-over Wells, Fargo & Co. illustrated cover to Virginia, design in brownish violet, endorsed "overland via Los Angeles" with ms. "10 P.D." express fee, some slight skillful mends in places along edges of cover, pair at top with tiny creasing, still Very Fine, handsome usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-2,500 1,600
70 c 10c Green, Ty. II (32). Horizontal strip of six, tied by three strikes of "New Orleans La. Feb. 15, 1858" cds on 1858 folded cover to Vera Cruz, black "7" struck below, fifth stamp with insignificant sealed tear, still Extremely Fine, a rare franking and spectacular cover, ex Caspary, Rust, Klein, with 1988 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 4,200
71 c 10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Pos. 64L, recut at top and bottom, full perfs all around, tied by "Portland O.T. Mar. 24, 1859" cds on yellow cover to Lowville N.Y., cover reduced at L., well clear of address, Very Fine, with 1973 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,400 1,900
72 c 10c Green, Ty. V (35). Strip of six, tied by "Edgartown Ms. Sep. 17" cds and odd roller-style cancel on 1860 yellow cover to Calcutta, India, franked for the French mail rate, red "40" credit and London cds, ms. "1' local charge, reverse with India receiving ds and red "New York Br. Pkt. Sep. 18" exchange cds, R. stamp with light margin crease, a Very Fine and rare usage, ex Krug, Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 2,600
73 c 12c Black (36). Horizontal pair tied by blue "Dubuque Iowa Jun. 21, 1861" double-circle ds, on Lincoln Railsplitter Campaign Cover to England, matching "Paid 24" arc handstamp, cover with small edge wear, right 12c stamp torn but not noticeably, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare use of a Lincoln campaign cover, another from the same correspondence brought $10,000 in our 1995 Rarities Sale (Image Magnifier)

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E. 6,000-8,000 6,000
74 c 12c Black (36). Horizontal strip of three, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and tied by large grids on 37c Prussian Closed Mail rate cover to "Grobin near Libau in Curland [Latvia] Russia", clear "Washington D.C. Sep. 17, 1860" cds, red crayon "14" credit, indistinct backstamp, one 12c with gum toning, 1c with perfs scissor trimmed, still Very Fine, rare eastern European destination (Image Magnifier)

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E. 4,000-5,000 4,000
75 c 12c Black (36). Two singles and vertical pair, the latter in a distinct intense shade, used with 3c Dull Red (26) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35) pair and single on cover to Rome, Italy, stamps tied by five strikes of "Charleston S.C. Jul. 19, 1859" cds, paying three times the 27c French mail rate, 12c pair with s.e., single 10c with corner fault, Very Fine, rare and colorful franking, ex Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-2,500 3,250
76 c 12c Black (36). Right margin block of four and three singles, tied by light Steubenville O. cds, used with two 3c Red (26) on triple-rate Prussian Closed Mail cover to Baden, partial New York exchange cds (Jan. 28), some edge wear, Fine and rare, ex West, Kapiloff, with Ashrook signature (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 0
77 c 12c Black (36). Block of four and single, pen-cancelled and tied by indistinct Louisiana cds in homemade red ink on buff cover to Baden, paying the double Prussian Closed Mail rate, red "N. York 14 Am. Pkt. Paid Feb. 12" exchange cds, 1859 pencil docketing on back, light edge wear, Fine and scarce, ex Kapiloff, with 1977 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,000
78 c 24c Gray Lilac (37). Beautiful color and centering, tied by neat large "Paid" grid on 1861 folded cover to Smyrna, Asia Minor, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 19 Apr. 23" exchange cds, bold London ds, ms. forwarding instructions at left: "Care of Jas. D. Brown Esq. Levant Warehouse St. Delans Place London", bottom flap missing, still Extremely Fine, very rare destination (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,900
79 c 1c Blue, Ty. V, 12c Black, Pl. 3, 24c Grayish Lilac (24, 36b, 37). Tied by red grids on cover to Grobin Libau, Russia (Latvia), 37c rate, red "New York Am. Pkt. Aug. 11" exchange cds on back, magenta and blue ms. rates, 24c is partly torn away at L. prior to use, but the overlapping 1c masks this flaw entirely, Very Fine and attractive appearance, extremely rare franking and usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,500
80 c 12c Black, Pl. 3, 30c Orange (36b, 38). Tied together by bold red grid on small fresh cover to Athens, Greece, paying the 42c Prussian closed mail rate, 12c additionally tied by boxed "Aachen/Franco" hs, reverse with neat red "New York Am. Pkt. Dec. 3" exchange cds and faint Athens cds in ultramarine, neat March 9, 1861 docketing at left and magenta "29" credit below stamps, ms. due markings front & back, small piece out of backflap, Extremely Fine and very rare usage, an absolutely stunning cover from the Reverend Hill find (Image Magnifier)

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E. 7,500-10,000 9,500
81 c 3c Dull Red, 30c Orange (26, 38). Tied by grids on 1861 cover to Seville, Spain, paying the British mail rate via France, red "Springfield Ms. May 31" double-circle ds and matching "PAID" hs with ms. "33," "12" credit deleted and large "2" added on face, blue "FRANCO" hs in frame, "N.York Am. Pkt Jun. 1" exchange cds in black, Extremely Fine, a beautiful 30c 1860 usage, very rare destination with this stamp, ex Piller, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 4,500
82 c 30c Orange (38). Horizontal pair, negligible corner crease at T.R., tied by red grids on Magnus patriotic to Prussia, paying twice the 30c Prussian closed mail rate, hand-colored design showing Revolutionary War soldier charging with rifle & bayonet, flag & battle drum in background, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 14 Paid Aug. 17" (1861) exchange cds struck twice, red "Aachen Franco" boxed hs

VERY FINE. THE ONLY REPORTED 30-CENT 1860 STAMP ON A MAGNUS PATRIOTIC. ONE OF THE GREATEST CIVIL WAR PERIOD USAGES EXTANT.

Ex Matthies, Haas, Paliafito, Grunin, Kapiloff. With 1992 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 8,000-10,000 10,000
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