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

1861-66 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
83 og 3c Pink (64). Original gum, natural gum creases (as often, not mentioned on certificate) and one short perf at L., Fine and rare, with 1980 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,750 0
84 og 3c Pink (64). Full original gum, bright color, skillfully reperfed at top, Fine appearance, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,750 2,300
85 ogbl 3c Lake (66). Block of four, bright fresh color, original gum, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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9,250 6,000
86 c 3c Pink (64). Bright fresh color, grid cancel, and used with 1c Blue (63) on "The Arms of the Keystone State" Union patriotic, with hand-colored design, "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 1" octagon ds, cover with faint small waterstains not affecting stamps, 3c with faint vertical crease from contents, still handsome and Very Fine, wtih 1976 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,400
87 c 3c Rose (65). Rich color and early pinkish shade, tied by "New-York Oct. 17 cds on multicolor Magnus patriotic with two panel design, "New York" with view of Manhattan, and "Empire State Soldiers" with locomotive and flag, addressed to James Magee, patriotic stationery publisher of Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, ex Haas (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 2,000
88 c 2c Black (73). Tied by San Francisco multi-bar framed grid on all-over patriotic ad cover for J. W. Wilder & Co.'s "Gigantic Polyorama of the War" with design in blue, featuring five military vignettes including marching troops, soldiers firing at each other, naval artillery, and a battle of the ironclads, includes framed and shaded area for stamp, addressed locally to the Postmaster, clear "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 14" double-circle ds, cover with trivial toned spot at far left, some paper adherence on back

A VERY FINE AND MAGNIFICENT DESIGN - ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE WITH THE 2c BLACK JACK.

The Northern craze for patriotic envelopes had waned by the time the 2c stamp was issued in the summer of 1863. Use of the 2c Black Jack on patriotic cover is rare - limited both by the time period and applicable postal rates for this stamp. Use from the West, where patriotics were quite scarce, is extremely rare. This example is remarkable for its design, origin and franking - a triple-rarity factor that is probably unique. Ex Jessup (Image Magnifier)

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E. 4,000-5,000 13,000
89 c 3c Rose (65). Tied by small segmented cork cancel and bold "Nevada City Cal. Sep. 26" cds on beautiful patriotic ad cover for J. W. Wilder & Co.'s "Gigantic Polyorama of the War" in red, with various military vignettes and framed area for stamp, small closed tears at top and small piece out of top, slightly affecting design which has been painted in, Very Fine appearance, very rare design, ex Jessup (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 3,750
90 c 1c Blue, 3c Rose, 2c Black (63, 65, 73). Each used on separate Sanitary Fair cover from Great Central Fair in Philadelphia, 3c in red, 1c & 2c with matching local addresses though the 2c has a printed "To the Postmaster" which has been deleted; 1c & 2c each with sealed cover tear, Very Fine appearing trio (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,500-3,500 2,500
91 c 3c Rose (65). Vertical pair, each tied by very bold "A.J." (Andrew Johnson) cancel in open frame, all in blue on cover with matching "Brattleboro Vt. Oct. 2" double-circle ds, Extremely Fine, a rare political fancy cancel. The Skinner/Eno catalog shows two states of this cancel, but the uncommon boldness of this strike, showing neither the full three-bar frame (LC-A 1) nor the bars completely worn away (LC-A 2), clearly confirms an intermediate state (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 3,750
92 c 24c Red Lilac (70). Well-centered, used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65) vertical pair on small cover to France, paying rate to France plus 1c carrier fee, stamps tied by matching bold circle of wedges, red "Paid New York 24 Feb. 25" exchange cds, choice and Very Fine, colorful and rare usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,200-1,500 1,300
93 c 1c Blue, 5c Buff, 24c Steel Blue (63, 67, 70b). 5c & 24c used with 1c pair, matching red grids, on 1862 cover to Germany, paying the Prussian Closed Mail rate plus 1c carrier fee, red New York exchange cds, Aachen transit, stamps with trivial small faults including corner crease and minute tear in 5c, still Very Fine, reputed to be a unique franking showing payment of the carrier fee, with 1989 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-2,500 3,750
94 c 24c Steel Blue (70b). Centered to R., tied by bold "Marblehead Mas. May 6" cds on unusual 1862 cover to England with sides decorated and sealed by selvage from a sheet of the Penny Red, tied at top by bold struck "Boston Br. Pkt. 19 Paid May 6" exchange cds, "PAID" hs, stamp with tiny perf tear at T., Very Fine, a striking conversation piece (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,200-1,500 1,200
95 c 24c Steel Blue (70b). Vertical pair, each with grid cancel on 1862 cover to England, bold "Marblehead Mass. May 20, 1862" double-circle ds, cover has been decorated and sealed by selvage from a sheet of Penny Reds, Boston and London postmarks tie, selvage additionally used on back flaps, horizontal file fold passes between stamps but does not crease or separate them, bottom stamp with small margin tear, Very Fine and rare (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 2,100
96 og 30c Orange (71). Bottom margin strip of four with full imprint and plate no. 7, original gum, vertical perfs showing strong shift to right, second stamp with pre-print paper crease, an extremely rare plate number multiple (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,200-1,500 2,700
97 ogbl 30c Orange (71). Block of four, o.g., h.r., bright color with full perfs virtually all around (one short at L.) and centered slightly to right with perfs clear of design in T.R. stamp, others with right side barely touching, wide bottom margin, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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4,100 2,700
98 og 90c Blue (72). Unused (no gum), well-centered, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,100 0
99 c 90c Blue (72). Used with 24c Red Lilac (70) and 30c Orange (71), each with bright early shade and impression, on intact large cover to England, paying six times the 24c rate, each with matching red grid of New York, 24c & 30c tied, light red Feb. 9 New York exchange mark, ms. "1.14" credit, endorsed at L. "pr Steamship China", 1862 Hitchen backstamp, stamps lifted and cover cleaned, Fine and attractive, very rare use of the 90c to England (Image Magnifier)

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E. 6,000-8,000 0
100 c 3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71). Tied together by bold "Paid" grid on 1861 folded letter to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Nov. 19" cds and oval Port Elizabeth datestamp on back, red "28" credit and bold "1d" local charge, London transit, stamps with bright fresh color, 30c an early shade with balanced margins three sides, barely touching at L., 3c with light bend in top margin, still Very Fine, very attractive usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,150
101 c 3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71). Two 3c used with 30c pair in early shade, unusually well-centered, full perfs all around, tied by three strikes of large "Paid" grid on double-rate 1862 folded letter to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red "Boston Am. Pkt. Paid Aug. 22" exchange cds on back, Extremely Fine - on-cover multiples of the 30c in this quality are virtually unobtainable (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,600
102 c 1c Blue, 5c Red Brown, 30c Orange (63, 71, 75). 30c pair in a beautiful bright early shade, tied together by three strikes of large "Paid" grid on 1862 folded letter to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 21" exchange cds on back, stamps with small faults, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare and colorful franking - the double-rate covers from the Howland correspondence are almost always paid with 30c and 3c pairs, rather than this three-color combination (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 2,900
103 c 2c Black (73). Used with 10c Green (68) and 30c Orange (71) on 3c Pink on White entire (U58) to famed inventor C.L. Goddard in Paris, France with all-over illustration for burring picker, reverse with all-over illustation showing Goddard's Burring Machine Works, in red, stamps tied by segmented cork cancels, light edge wear, Very Fine, beautiful and rare, ex Barkhausen (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 5,250
104 c 2c Black (73). Five singles, artfully overlapped in eyecatching fashion, tied together by grids on 1868 cover to Sharon, Canada, red embossed corner card "OVERLAND"%$, clear "Linden Ca. Feb. 26' double circle ds with ornaments, New Market and red Sharon backstamps, some gum soiling around perfs, still Very Fine - a unique showpiece (Image Magnifier)

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E. 4,000-5,000 3,500
105 c 2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73a). Left half used with 2c Black (73) and 3c Rose (65) on double-rate cover to Iowa, stamps tied by two strikes of "Bloody Run Pa. May" cds, 3c with single pulled perf, cover bit reduced at left, still Very Fine, very rare use of a Black Jack bisect on a double-rate cover, ex Gibson, with 1980 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-2,500 2,900
106 bl 5c Red Brown (75). Block of four, cancelled by multiple strikes of "New Orleans La. Jan. 9 `64" double-circle ds and target, bottom pair creased horizontally where evidently folded over edge of original cover, top pair with faint creasing along top, Fine appearance, the one other used block of the 5c Red Brown was thought to be unique as recently as the Iskikawa sale, this second known block is particularly desirable as a usage from Union-occupied New Orleans (Image Magnifier)

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6,750 3,500
107 ogbl 5c Black Brown (76a). Block of four, o.g., h.r., deep rich color and prooflike impression, T.L. stamp with tiny thin, still Fine, choice appearance and probably as fine as blocks of this stamp are known (Image Magnifier)

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3,400 0
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