Sale Number: 824
Sale Date:
2000 Rarities of the World

1847 Issue On Cover
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
55 c 5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A). Position 81R1, large margins to clear at top right, beautiful rich color and impression, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Aug. 14" circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded letter to Norwich Conn., Very Fine and choice, ex Brown, Hart (Image Magnifier)

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56 c 5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B). Position 90R1, ample to large margins all around, tied by blue "Syracuse N.Y. 5 Sep. 6" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to New York City, inside bears illustration of railroad house and "Office of the Syracuse & Utica Rail Road" letterhead, Extremely Fine and choice usage of the 5c 1847 Double Transfer Type B, with 1978 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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57 c 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A). Position 1R1, full to large margins all around incl. top left corner sheet margin, tied by bold strikes of red square grid, matching "New-York Mar. 8" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Salisbury N.C., two light vertical file folds and small scuff away from stamp, Extremely Fine and choice, a rare example of the 10c 1847 Type A Double Transfer on cover, ex West (Image Magnifier)

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58 c 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. C (2-C). Position 2R1, ample to huge margins incl. part of adjacent stamp at bottom, tied by two neat strikes of vivid red grid, matching "Norfolk Va. Jun. 26" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to New York, vertical file folds and faint toning well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine and choice usage of the 10-cent 1847 Type C double transfer on cover, ex Sampson. Scott Retail for used off-cover is $2,000.00 (Image Magnifier)

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59 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large and even margins all around, bright color, affixed over ms. "Paid" and tied by perfectly struck red 4-ring target, matching strike of "Greenwich N.Y. Nov. 7" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to New York City, light file folds not affecting stamp

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COVER, AND ONE OF ONLY FIVE USAGES OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM GREENWICH N.Y., WITH THAT OFFICE'S DISTINCTIVE TARGET.

Of the five usages recorded from Greenwich N.Y., one is used in combination with a 10c stamp to Mass.

Ex Senator Ackerman and Chase. (Image Magnifier)

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60 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large and even margins all around, fresh color, cancelled by bold red 4-ring target, matching "Hanover N.H. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on lady's small embossed envelope to Taunton Mass.

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN IMMACULATE STAMP AND COVER.

One of only eight recorded usages of the 5c 1847 from Hanover N.H. Purchased from Burger in 1940 (Image Magnifier)

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61 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, deep rich color, tied by bold magenta grid, matching "Hartford Ct. Nov. 29" circular datestamp and "Paid" with pointing hand on blue 1848 folded letter to New London Conn., vertical file fold far from stamp, Extremely Fine and choice cover with the Hartford "Pointing Hand" struck in magenta (Image Magnifier)

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62   5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, dark color, tied by red "Paid" with matching "2" numeral handstamp on blue front only to Whitesborough N.Y., matching "Williamsburgh N.Y. Oct. 1" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine and choice, rare cancelled by the "2" numeral handstamp, there are no usages from Williamsburgh N.Y. recorded in the Alexander census (Image Magnifier)

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63 c 5c Deep Red Brown (1b). Huge margins all around including part of adjacent stamp at right, beautiful vibrant shade nicely contrasted by perfectly-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Dec. 25" Christmas Day circular datestamp on blue 1849 cover to South Easton N.Y.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN UNBELIEVABLY CHOICE 5-CENT 1847 ON AN IMMACULATE CHRISTMAS-DAY COVER.

This cover from the Catherine McKie correspondence was purchased in 1941 and has not been exposed to light or handled for 59 years. It is an extraordinarily fresh condition. (Image Magnifier)

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64 c 5c Red Brown (1). Huge even margins all around, bright color, tied by perfect strike of red-orange "Elmira N.Y. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Cooperstown N.Y.

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A SUPERB COVER IN EVERY RESPECT -- SHADE, CANCEL AND FRESHNESS -- AND, IN OUR OPINION, A RIVAL TO THE GEM 1847 COVERS POSTMARKED AT BENNINGTON AND BURLINGTON, VERMONT..

Purchased in 1950, this cover has had little exposure to light and handling, giving it remarkable freshness and color. (Image Magnifier)

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65 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, bright late shade, tied by blue "Auburn N.Y. Jan. 23" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on 1850 cover to Morris N.Y., Extremely Fine and choice, an unusually fresh cover, purchased from Eugene Costales in 1942 (Image Magnifier)

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66 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, incredibly bright and fresh color and sharp impression -- notation on back describes shade as Yellow Brown -- tied by perfectly struck black grid, matching "Wilkes Barre Pa. Apr. 13" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Tunkhannock Pa., vertical file fold far from stamp and markings, Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful cover (Image Magnifier)

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67 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around including part of adjacent stamp at left (small separation tear entirely in margin between stamps), tied by bold strike of red 7-bar large open grid, matching "Housatonic Railroad 5" in circle route agent's handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Newark Fri. Ev" to Lee Mass.

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE USAGE ON AN IMMACULATE COVER.

Ex Chase and Ackerman. (Image Magnifier)

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68 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins all around, bright shade, cancelled by bold blue numeral "5" handstamp, matching "Troy & Whitehall R.R. Oct. 8" route agent's circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to the State Attorney General in Albany N.Y., letter datelined "Fort Edward 7th Oct. 1849", faint vertical file fold well clear of stamp and markings

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED COVERS WITH THE TROY & WHITEHALL RAILROAD MARKING.

Ex Senator Ackerman. (Image Magnifier)

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69 c 5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins all around, dark shade, cancelled by perfectly-struck blue grid, matching "Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Mar. 6" route agent's circular datestamp on 1850 folded cover to Fayetteville N.C., file fold and tiny spindle hole well clear of stamp and markings

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE. ONLY NINE 5-CENT 1847 COVERS ARE RECORDED USED WITH THIS RAILROAD MARKING -- THIS IS ONE OF THE CLEAREST STRIKES.

Ex Chase and Ackerman. (Image Magnifier)

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70 c 5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins including part of adjoining stamp at top, ample at bottom, cancelled by blue "Paid" handstamp, second strike at left, matching "Eastern R.R. 4 Sep." route agent's circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to Saco Me., letter datelined "Portland Sept. 4, 1849", faint file fold far from stamp, Very Fine and choice railroad usage, ex Chase and Ackerman (Image Magnifier)

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71 c 5c Red Brown (1). Four, each has ample to large margins except one just in at bottom, bright shades, cancelled by black grids, two stamps cancelled by red "Paid" handstamp, additional strike at left, matching "Boston Mas. Mar. 18" circular datestamp and "20" rate handstamp on 1851 legal-size folded letter to Eastport Me., ms. "paid" at top right, faint vertical file folds barely affect two stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE QUADRUPLE-RATED USE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Since Eastport Me. is under 300 miles from Boston, this letter must have been paid at four-times the 5c rate. (Image Magnifier)

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72 c 10c Black (2). Large margins except at bottom left where a bit close but clear, sharp proof-like impression, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York 10 cts. 14 Jul." (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Louisville Ky., faint pressed-out vertical file fold far from stamp and markings

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE FOURTH EARLIEST RECORDED DATE OF USAGE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 STAMP. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EARLY USAGE.

The three earlier usages recorded are: 1) the famous July 2nd cover; 2) July 9 from New York to Galena Ill. (realized $5,750 in our Sale 799); and 3) July 10 usage from the same correspondence as the cover offered here (realized $6,500 in our Sale 814). Two other cover are also known used on July 14. (Image Magnifier)

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73 c 10c Black (2). Position 42L, large margins all around, bright impression, tied by red square grid, matching New-York 10 cts. 18 Jul." (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Detroit Mich., faint vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine third week usage of the 1847 issue (Image Magnifier)

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74 c 10c Black (2). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression on lightly blued paper, tied by well-struck "St. Louis Mo. Nov. 3/10" integral-rate circular datestamp, second strike at right, on blue 1850 folded letter to Philadelphia, tiny trivial tear at top edge of cover, horizontal file fold far from stamp and markings, Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful cover, the configuration of this St. Louis marking is very unusual (rate slug below date), ex Emerson and Moody (Image Magnifier)

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75 c 10c Black (2). Position 5L1, a magnificent top sheet-margin single with fine impression and large margins all around, tied by vivid orange-red grid in circle cancel on blue 1850 folded letter to Detroit Mich., matching "New-York Mar. 27" Ocean Mail type circular datestamp, vertical central file fold, Extremely Fine Gem, the New York City circular grid is scarce on the 1847 Issue, and the circular datestamp is the first Ocean Mail type (Image Magnifier)

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76 c 10c Black (2). Full to large margins, intense shade and fine impression, cancelled by brilliant red grid and tied by matching "Cincinnati O. Jan. 30 10" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to North Bridgewater Mass., Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful cover, ex Knapp and offered for the first time since that 1941 auction (Image Magnifier)

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77 c 10c Black (2). Three huge margins, ample at bottom, fine impression on bright paper, tied by red grid, additional strike of grid at right, matching "Washington City D.C. Aug. 20" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Salem Mass., ms. "Paid", small toned spot from wax seal on back, Very Fine and choice, ex Brown (Image Magnifier)

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78 c 10c Black (2). Position 55R1, large margins all around, pen cancel, affixed over ms. "Paid" and tied by blue "Washington Railroad Apr. 21" route agent's circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter northbound from Washington D.C. to Lansingsburgh N.Y., couple vertical file folds clear of stamp, Very Fine, this Baltimore & Washington Railroad route agent's marking is extremely rare on the 1847 Issue, ex Ackerman (Image Magnifier)

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79 c 10c Black (2). Full to large margins all around, sharp proof-like impression, tied by red New York square grid, matching "New-York Jun. 7" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Toronto, Canada West, clear strike of "Queenston U.C. Jun. 9, 1848" transit datestamp, Toronto Jun. 10 receiving backstamp, vertical file fold well clear of stamp and markings, fresh and Very Fine usage (Image Magnifier)

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80 c 10c Black (2). Horizontal pair, large margins mostly all around, ample at bottom right, deep shade, tied by red grids, matching "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. Apr. 25" route agent's circular datestamp on greenish folded cover to Philadelphia, from the Ludlow Beebee & Co. correspondence, scissors-cut in margin between stamps at top

EXTREMELY FINE PAIR AND SCARCE USAGE WITH AN UNUSUALLY CLEAR STRIKE OF THE U.S. EXPRESS MAIL ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING.

With 1988 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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