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Stamps and Postal History

1861-1883 Issues

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Lot 721

1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (Scott 62B), well centered stamp tied to cover by "Paid" in lozenge, red Boston MA town cancel, a lovely cover, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 722

1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), two 1867 covers from Mobile, Ala. to France, each franked with a poorly centered horizontal pair and with all appropriate markings including red "New Paid York/ 24" exchange office c.d.s.s; one cover with torn corner from opening and slightly damaged stamp, the other Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 723

1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), bright and fresh, tied by circle of V's on 1869 cover to London, England, red "New York Oct. 30" c.d.s. and manuscript "By first steamer" with Nov 9 London receiving datestamp, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 724

1870, 30¢ black (Scott 154), tied by red NYFM cancel with matching New York town cancel, Paris receiver, addressed to Paris, France; tear at top right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 725

1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), tied by a neat First Day "Saint Clair Mich., Oct 1, 1883" duplex on an attractive cover to Providence, R.I., "River Side Driving Park and Breeding Stables" corner card, backstamped Providence, Oct 3; extensive professional repairs, Very Fine appearance, with a 2006 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 726

1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), VG-Fine, tied by LOCKPORT, NY, Oct. 1, 1883, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE duplex on Smith's Suspension Carriage Wheel Manuf'g Co. advertising cover to Gaines, NY, with Albion, Oct. 1, backstamp. Scarce and desirable first day of usage cover, a Very Fine cover, with 2014 P.F. and 2003 A.P.S. certificates.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 727

1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), Very Fine, cancelled by JAMESTOWN, NY, Oct. 1 (1883), FIRST DAY OF ISSUE duplex on illustrated WM. HARROP, China, Glass and Queens Ware, advertising cover to Buffalo, NY, with Oct. 1, REC'D backstamp. Lot includes letters from Richard B. Graham and Randy Neil attesting to its probable authenticity, both concluding a very high likelyhood that it is., an extremely attractive example of this scarce FDC, lovely stamp and cover, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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