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Lot 2379

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), two folded covers with stamps each tied with red square grid cancel and both with matching New York postmarks, one stamp with four full margins and the other stamp with three margins, both stamps with file creases, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $750.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2380

1847, 5¢ dark brown (Scott 1a), with three margins touching at bottom, tied by grid with "Walpole NH" c.d.s., on outer folded lettersheet, addressed to Boston MA, deep rich shade; tape stain bottom center, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2381

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), cancelled by red circular grid on outer folded letter sheet, with matching Richmond VA c.d.s., addressed to Philadelphia; scissor cut in margin lower left, Very Fine, ex Knapp, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2382

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), with manuscript cancel, that has been removed and tied to printed folded merchant invoice with added fake U.S. express mail cancel, stamp has a little more than three margins, just cutting in at left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $500 as single with pen cancel.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2383

1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), cancelled by blue fancy circle of wedges, with matching "Free" and "A. & St.L. & Kenbk. R.R. Sep" handstamps, on outer letter sheet, addressed to Lewiston ME, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2384

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, 5 lines recut in top left triangle (Scott 11A), position 95L1L, a beautiful copy of the stamp, tied at upper left of cover by a bold blue Cincinnati, O., Nov 21 c.d.s., placed such that the recuts are clearly visible; adequate margins left and top, full right (showing frameline of adjacent stamp), plus a wide bottom sheet margin, Very Fine cover, an exceptional piece for the 3¢ specialist.
Scott $200 off-cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2385

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, unofficial New York roulette (Scott 11 var.), tied by 1857 New York c.d.s. on embossed ad cover for commission merchant addressed to Brainard NJ; missing part of back flap, Fine to Very Fine, rare and desirable, 2013 PF certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2386

1856, 5¢ red brown, 10¢ green type III (Scott 12, 15), both Fine-V.F., margins to barely touching (5c) or slightly in at bottom (10c), both exceptionally fresh & attractive & tied by partial New Orleans c.d.s. on 7/1/57 printed circular to France, red New York "paid 12" transit CDS, appropriate backstamps, trivial horizontal filefold, not detracting, Very Fine cover, ex- Beane.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2387

1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), single, clear to large margins all around, straightline sans-serif "PAID" on buff cover addressed to Attica Ohio, matching "Camptonville, Cal Dec 24" at left; cover with light bends at left and center away from the stamp, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2388

1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), Fine-V.F. horiz. pair, ample margins to barely touching at right., tied on folded letter sheet to Nantes, France, additionally franked with 1¢ (9), V.G., in at top, all tied by grids, partial red New Orleans c.d.s., red New York "Am Pkt" 1/12/ (56) transit, various manuscript accountancy rates & appropriate backstamps fresh & attractive, Fine to Very Fine cover, ex- Beane.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2389

1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), tied by San Francisco CA reduced and refolded cover, addressed to Downiesville CA; additional cover faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2390

1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), tied to folded printed Baltimore prices current with blue circular grid cancel, addressed to Short Creek, OH, expertized by Ashbrook noting: type Ia only comes from the bottom row of plate four, this stamp has been plated as 100L4, the stamp clearly showing the well known "F" relief flaw under U, fabulous deep rich color and great type example showing full bottom margin; trivial tiny corner crease on top selvage, Fine to Very Fine, signed Ashbrook, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 2391

1857, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 21), tied by partial blue Petersburgh VA c.d.s. with integral "3 cts", on cover addressed to Meadlinbury VA, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2392

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), stamp tied to small cover with large Boston Paid cancel with matching double circle Boston, Mass postmark, for drop delivery within Boston, cover is sound, but stamp has small scrape at top left and short perfs at left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2015 Weiss certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2393

1857, 1¢ blue, type Va (Scott 24var), position 76R5, deep rich color & sharp impression, tied by New York c.d.s., addressed to Suffield CT, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2394

1857, 3¢ rose, type II (Scott 25A), tied by circular grid with Amesbury MA c.d.s. on petite ladies cover, addressed to South Danvers MA; light stain upper right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2395

1857, 3¢ dull red, type III (Scott 26), stunning GEM quality example neatly tied on attractive cover to Whitehall, NY by balloon size green "Hydeville, VT" town cancellation; an extraordinary stamp with an eye catching colored postmark, Extremely Fine, Ex: Haas.
Scott $160.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2396

1857, 3¢ dull red, type III (Scott 26), fascinating cover with original enclosure detailing the death of Col. Ellsworth; a choice stamp tied on 1861 cover to Portland, Maine, by "New York" c.d.s.; incredible letter with great contents; a wonderful piece of history, Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2397

1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV (Scott 26A), Plate 10 "Phantom E" variety, a beautifully hued copy, tied by Sep. 15 Clinton, NY c.d.s.; stamp clearly shows the phantom "E" in the lower right rosette and additional extraneous shading in the "H" of "THREE"; position 61R10 noted, Very Fine cover, possibly unique.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2398

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), horiz. strip of 3, right stamp position 23R1 showing defective transfer, Fine-V.F. & well centered for issue, tied on 1857 folded letter sheet to France by light New Orleans c.d.s.'s, blue New Orleans company oval, red Boston Paid 12 transit, appropriate backstamps, trivial vert. filefold, Very Fine cover, ex- Beane.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 2399

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), vertical strip of three tied by two strikes of New Orleans LA cds, on cover addressed to Nantes France, with red New York Paid and Paris receiver on reverse, a choice piece of postal history, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2400

1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), single, tied by red circular grid on large part of 1860 folded outer address sheet addressed to Hong Kong China, manuscript "overland mail, via Marseilles" at top and "Africa" (ship to be used) at lower left; red NY Br. Pkt transit mark at center; Hong Kong and red London backstamps; cover with a few bleach spots on the obverse otherwise, a Very Fine usage.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 2401

1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), tied by indistinct c.d.s. to cover addressed to Marshall NY; perf flaws, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2402

1861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink (Scott 64a), tied by "Belmont MA/Sep/9" c.d.s. on cover addressed to Deerfield MA, stamp overlaps top right corner, Fine to Very Fine, ex- Boyarsky.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2403

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), pair & single tied by targets and pen strokes with Jonesborough IL c.d.s. on cover addressed to Bremen Germany; right stamp with small tear and nick at bottom right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2404

1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), tied by bold Philadelphia Foreign Mail cancel (used only in August 1868) on cover to France, purple Philadelphia c.d.s. with integral "Paid/6", blue transit, appropriate backstamps including scarce "Service/Des Facteurs" straight line, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2405

1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), single, tied by attractive blue 8 point rosette cancel on small neat cover, matching Madison IND Aug 25 postmark to left of stamp, addressed to addressed to Selma Alabama; stamp with typical tiny perf flaws found on this issue, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive cover that is seldom seen used from a Northern state.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2406

1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), tied by target & Ionia MI c.d.s., to illustrated ad cover for Mutual Fire Insurance Co, with illustrated insurance policy; reduced at right, Very Fine.
Scott $260.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2407

1869, 3¢ ultramarine (Scott 114), red dots in circle, Naugatuck, CT fancy cancel, matching postmark at left; small cover tear at right does not affect the stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2408

1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), used with 10¢ (150), tied by cork cancels, red Boston "Paid All" c.d.s., manuscript "Via Southampton", addressed to India, appropriate back stamps including rare oval "Sea Post Office", Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2409
 
1873-82, 1¢ Franklin Bank Note collection (Scott 156//206), includes #156 with fifteen covers and eighteen used stamps, #182 with nine covers and sixteen stamps, and #206 with fifteen covers and twenty stamps, many ad covers and fancy & colored cancels, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600+ (Owner's).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2410

1873, 3¢ green, double paper (Scott 158a), with double paper tied by target cancel with Rowe MA c.d.s., on corner ad cover addressed to Charlemont MA, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $100 off cover.
Estimate $200 - 300

In 1876 the Continental Bank tried printing stamps on double paper to prevent cleaning and reusing. The upper portion was soft and porous so that any attempt to clean would result in destruction of the impression. The plan was unsuccessful and abandoned
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Lot 2411

1873, 15¢ yellow orange (Scott 163), used with 2¢, cancelled by grids with blue "Pocasset MA/1876" c.d.s., with red New York transit, large "10" debit, on cover addressed to Chile, manuscript "Via Panama"; light staining, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $340.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2412

1873, 30¢ gray black (Scott 165), used with 10¢ (161) both tied by grids, with purple San Francisco CA Registered hand stamp, addressed to Topeka KS, silver seal on reverse, docketing at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2413

1904, Louisiana Purchase complete (Scott 323-327), 1¢ (UX18) with complete set tied by St Louis Exposition Sta duplexes, exceptionally fresh & attractive, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2414

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia (Scott 500), tied by 1920 Lancaster PA machine cancel, addressed to Terre Hill PA, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2415

1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste (Scott 544), fabulous example of this extremely rare sheet waste issue, with warm rich color and sharp detailed impression, neatly tied on attractive advertising postcard for metal elbows used in ventilating systems, by black "Philadelphia, Pa, Aug 18, 1923" slogan cancellation; among the nicest of the 9 postcards that are known to exist, an incredible showpiece, Very Fine, 1978 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott $7,500+.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 2416

1923, 2¢ Harding, flat plate (Scott 610), First Day Cover on 117 x 70 mm mourning envelope with printed cachet by George Linn, fresh and clean, Very Fine. The first George Linn cachet and considered to be the very first U.S. cacheted FDC; known in five different sizes, only about 200, in total, are believed to have been produced.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2417

1923, 2¢ Harding, flat plate (Scott 610), First Day Cover on 117 x 70 mm mourning envelope with printed cachet by George Linn, fresh and clean, Very Fine, the first George Linn cachet and considered to be the very first U.S. cacheted FDC; known in five different sizes, only about 200, in total, are believed to have been produced.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2418

1929, Kans. Nebr., 1¢ to 10¢ (only missing 1½¢ Nebr.) (Scott 658-668, 669, 671-79), nearly complete first day cover set with Washington D.C. May 1, 1929 duplex cancels, serviced by C.E. Nickles and the finest group known, each with typed address to Dr. H.S. Paine of Miami Florida, a truly exceptional group of these early first day covers, Very Fine.
Scott $2,502.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

C.E. Nickles one of the great pioneer First Day Cover impressarios
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Lot 2419

1929, 1¢ Kans., FDC (Scott 658), pair tied by "Newton/Apr 15/1929/ Kans" wavy-line cancel on corner card cover; addressed locally and signed by Newton postmaster; tiny edge nicks top and right bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2420

1939, 3¢ New York World's Fair, FDCs (Scott 853), two covers with dark blue First ArtCraft cachet, Very Fine, scarce FDC.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2421

1962, 4¢ Dag Hammarskjold, yellow inverted, original printing, on FDC (Scott 1203a), corner margin block of four on a back-dated favor cancel of Oct. 20, 1962 (prior to issue date of Oct. 23), along with a Nov. 16, 1962 FDC of the reprinted stamp; indications of mounting on reverse, Very Fine, with 2018 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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