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1857 Issue




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Lot 4073

1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), pair (natural straight edge at right) and single, barely tied by grid cancels on a cover with neat Saratoga Springs, N.Y. postmark, addressed to a lady in Flint, Michigan, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,675.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4074

1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), a pretty plate 4 single with the perfs into the design at the bottom, cutting off the type characteristics, but plated as position 98R4, tied by a light grid cancel on a clean, locally addressed Boston cover, Very Fine. A more affordable example of the rare type Ia on cover., with a 2008 P.F. certificate identifying the position.
Scott $9,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4075

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 4, a Fine single, position 91L4, tied by a partial Jan 29 New Orleans c.d.s. on an 1859 Prices Current to Philadelphia, Very Fine, with a 2017 P.F. certificate identifying the position.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4076

1857, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 21), strong and bright example, tied to locally addressed folded letter (Protest of a Promissory Note) by clear Syracuse NY postmark dated DEC 3 1857; stamp nicely centered for top and bottom ornaments, with a few scissors-blunted perforations at top left; plate and position numbers penciled at bottom left of cover face (though not noted or verified on accompanying certificate), Very Fine, a nice first-year usage, with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4077

1857, 1¢ blue, types III & IIIa (Scott 21, 22), two of the rare type IIIa and a type III, all with the perfs into the design at the top cutting off the top frame break but plated as positions 66R4, 60R4 & 70R4, the last two just showing a bit of the sheet margin imprint on the right perforation tips, tied by Camden, Me. on a small, neat cover to Belfast, Me., Fine to Very Fine. An affordable example of two rare type IIIs on cover., with a 2011 P.F. certificate identifying the position.
Scott $4,075.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4078

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), a Fine strip of 3, positions 86-88R1L, tied by light Chicago c.d.s.'s on a cover to North Hadley, Mass.; left stamp with a few shortish perforations at the left, cover with a small piece out at the upper left edge, Fine, with 2017 P.F. and 2005 A.P.S. certificates.
Scott $2,750 strip off cover.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4079

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), position 74L1L, recut once at top and once at bottom, nice margins for this issue, used on a printed bank cover to Utica, N.Y.; a bit of a cover stain at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4080

1857, 3¢ rose, type II (Scott 25A), position 57R2L, tied by Hatfield, Mass. c.d.s. on a small cover to New York, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 4081

1857, 3¢ rose, type II (Scott 25A), position 47R3, tied by blue White Plains, N.Y. c.d.s. on a cover to Auburn, upstate New York, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4082

1857, 3¢ rose, type II (Scott 25A), position 30L5L, tied by Portland, Me. PAID c.d.s. on a Maine cover, with a hardware merchant's handstamped corner card, Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4083

1857, 3¢ rose, type II (Scott 25A), position 21R3, decent centering, tied by town cancel on cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4084

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), vertical strip of 3 tied by partial New Orleans c.d.s.'s, Apr 4, 1859, on a folded Prices Current to Saintes, France with a red "New Paid York/12" exchange office c.d.s., backstamped Saintes on Apr 27; the strip, the top stamp clipped at the and the bottom stamp with small perforation tears, has been lifted and replaced, the cover cleaned and slightly refolded, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $6,000 strip off cover.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4085

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), horizontal strip of 3 tied by New Orleans c.d.s.'s, Oct 12 (1858), on a folded letter to Nantes, France with a red "New Paid York/12" exchange office c.d.s.; right stamp with slight perforation faults at the right and partly separated, left stamp damaged at the top, cover with a small tear at the top, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $6,000 strip off cover.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4086

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), horizontal pair tied by a New Orleans c.d.s., May 4, 1859, on a folded address leaf from New Orleans to Barcelona, Spain with a red "New-York/ Br. Pkt." exchange office c.d.s. and London, La Junquera and Barcelona backstamps; left stamp with slightly blunted perforations at the lower left, Fine to Very Fine, with a 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4087

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), used with a 10¢ green type V (35) on an 1859 folded address leaf from New Orleans to Port Vendres, France via New York and Paris; 10¢ with partial imprint on the left perforation tips (position 41L2); 5¢ with a few shortish perforations at the top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4088

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I + 12¢ black (Scott 28, 36), used on a fresh and attractive 1859 folded letter from New York via Liverpool to France, Very Fine.
Scott $1,550.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4089

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), vertical strip of 3 tied by incomplete New Orleans c.d.s.'s, Aug 11 (1859), on a folded letter to Nantes, France with a red "New Paid York/12" exchange office c.d.s., backstamped Paris and Nantes on Aug 31; horizontal file fold, bottom stamp of strip with a small corner crease due to edge placement, Fine to Very Fine, with a 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,000 strip off cover.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4090

1857, 5¢ bright red brown, type I (Scott 28b), used with a 10¢ green type III (33), both Fine, tied by a light New Orleans c.d.s.'s, May 25, 1858, on a folded letter to Bordeaux, France with a red "Boston/Paid/12" exchange office c.d.s. with black "Boston Br. Pkt." c.d.s. on the reverse, backstamped Paris and Bordeaux on Jun 15-16; 10¢ stamp with a right inter-pane margin and guide line; first page of letter removed and name of addressee cut out of address, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with a 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4091

1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), horizontal strip of 3, perforations just in at the bottom but leaving enough "shell" for positive identification, tied by weak Mobile, Ala. c.d.s.'s, Jan 1, 1858, on a neat cover to Dresden, Saxony with a red "N. York 7 Am. Pkt/Paid/Jan 6" exhange office c.d.s. and a red boxed "Aachen 22 Franco" German entry handstamp; flap tears, strip with slight perforation damage at the left, otherwise Very Fine. An exceedingly rare usage - Scott lists a strip of 3 but leaves it unpriced (a pair plus a single totals $3,500 off cover.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4092

1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), strip of 3 paying the Prussian Closed Mail single rate on cover from Grisly Bear House, Placer County, California to Württemberg, Very Fine, quite nice for covers to Germany in this period.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4093

1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), a Fine single tied by a choice strike of a Columbia, Cal. c.d.s., Apr 4, 1859, on a clean cover to New Sharon, Me., Very Fine, identified and signed by Ashbrook.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4094

1857, 10¢ green, types II & IV (Scott 32,34), horizontal pair with partial left sheet margin, positions 1-3L1, the right stamp being recut at the top, tied by mostly clear Columbia, Cal. c.d.s.'s, May 4, 1858 on a cover to Bangor, Me.; stamps centered well to the left, cover reduced just a bit at the left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,690 pair & single off cover.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4095

1857, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 32), a fresh, Fine-Very Fine horizontal strip of 3 with right inter-pane margin, tied by New Orleans c.d.s.'s, Dec 30, 1857, on a folded letter to Nantes, France with a red "New Paid York/21" exchange office c.d.s. and red French entry c.d.s.; backstamped Nantes on Jan 19, Very Fine.
Scott $600 off cover.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4096

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), pair with Louisville, Ky. postmark, used on a court cover to Houma, Louisiana, Fine to Very Fine, an uncommon domestic usage.
Scott $700 as stamps off cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4097

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), pair on a lovely neat 1858 cover from Boston to London, England, Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4098

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), vertical pair tied by a neat blue Cincinnati, O., Jun 27 grid duplex on a bright yellow 1861 cover to Medbury, England with a red Jul 10 London entry c.d.s. struck over a red "3" credit handstamp, backstamped Ivybridge and Medbury, both Jul 13; couple small opening tears at the top where the cover has also been reduced, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4099

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), horizontal pair canceled by two black grids with a clear Charleston S.C. c.d.s., Aug 30, 1860, on a neat folded letter to Carlisle, England with a manuscript "Pr Mail Steamer, Via New York", a red "19" credit handstamp struck on the stamps and a Sep 16 Carlisle backstamp; docketing on the reverse runs onto the top front, Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4100

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), tied by New York duplex cancel in red on a tissue paper cover to England, with London transit cancel and Stafford backstamp; numerous cover wrinkles and creases (tissue paper wrinkles easily), Fine to Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,065.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4101

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), two singles, originally a horizontal pair paying the quadruple rate via British service entering France at Calais, grid-canceled and tied by a light "New Paid York/48" exchange office c.d.s., May 19 (1861), on a cover to Paris, France with an Apr 4 French entry c.d.s. and two different French backstamps; the cover, which has been cleaned and has small tears and missing part of top flap, all from opening, the stamps have been neatly lifted and replaced, Fine to Very Fine, with 1988 A.P.S. & 2021 Crowe certificates.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 4102

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), used on a double rate cover from Washington, D.C. via New York to France, with several French backstamps; some light cover creases and wrinkles, Fine to Very Fine overall, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $375
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