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1861-1867 Issues
 
 
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Lot 2069

1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), tied by Pottstown, Pa, town cancel on locally used dark buff cover; 9 Sept 1861 manuscript docketing at left; stamp with outer edge of town cancel impressed into the design, otherwise Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2070

1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), beautiful rich shade approaching the rare pigeon blood pink; on 1861 cover to Harrisburg, Penn; neat segmented cork cancel with partial strike of "Philadelphia" town cancellation; stamp with perforation faults at bottom, generally Fine, ex- Boyarsky.
Scott $775.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 2071

1861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink (Scott 64a), tied by blue grid cancel on cover to the St. Nicholas Hotel in New York City; matching double-circle "Louisville, KY Sep 10" c.d.s. at center; the stamp with a small corner crease at the upper left and repaired at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce and very seldom-seen shade, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 2072

1861, 3¢ rose, mis-perfed, showing parts of four different designs, tied by segmented cork cancel on orange cover addressed to Wooster, Ohio; lightly struck "Kansas City Mo." town mark at center; stamp with rounded corner and cover irregularly opened at right, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

A most spectacular and highly unusual mis-perforation, and rarely seen on cover
.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 2073

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), tied by straightline "LEB JUNC KY" handstamp of Lebanon Junction, KY, on orange cover addressed to Breese, IL; cover with trivial edge flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 2074

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), cancelled, not tied, with circular grid with 7 bars of Keeseville NY on Sept. 21 2861 cover addressed to Fair Haven VT, additionally franked with 3¢ 1857 (Scott 26) which the Post Office attempted to remove before cancelling with the same Keeseville grid cancel, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $200 - 300

Excellent example of an attempt to use the 3¢ 1857 after its demonetization
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Current Bid$100
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Lot 2075

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), 3¢ 1861, manuscript cancelled, placed over 3¢ Nesbitt indicia, addressed to Marion Ky, green Morganfield KY datestamp at left, a Very Fine cover, ex-Scott Gallagher.
Estimate $200 - 300

Proper usage of a demonetized postal stationery item
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Current Bid$100
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Lot 2076

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), attractive numeral "3" on cover to Littleton, Mass; neatly struck "Leominster, Ms., Apr. 26" c.d.s., Very Good to Fine.
Scott $3.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2077

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), single, tied by double circle Washington DC duplex with target killer on 3¢ Star Die (Scott U26) addressed to Plymouth Meeting PA, manuscript "41" at top center; stamp with small part of corner off at lower right and entire with light creases and slightly reduced at right, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200

As the indicia of the Star Die entire is not cancelled, this is an example of an attempted use after demonetization
.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2078

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), cancelled, not tied, by thin bar circular grid cancel on 3¢ Star Die (Scott U27), indicia without cancel, double-circle "DES MOINES IOA JUN 23 1862" datestamp at left.
Estimate $150 - 200

An example of an attempted use of the 3¢ Star Die after demonetization
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Current Bid$80
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Lot 2079

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), pinkish shade, cancelled by bold 7 bar circular grid on dark buff cover addressed to Canistota NY, later redirected to Lenox; additionally franked with uncancelled 3¢ 1857 (#26) at upper right; cover has two Oswego NY datestamps, one dated May 13 and one dated May 16 1862.
Estimate $150 - 200

An intriguing cover which can be looked at as an attemped use after demonization or a reuse of a cover with a stamp that was never cancelled. Based on postmarks it appears that the cover was held for the correct current postage
.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2080

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), tied by solid blue black star cancel (not noted in Skinner-Eno) on publisher of "Odd Fellow's Companion" corner card cover, printed mailing label affixed to another Lodge, Berrien Co., Mich; paper clip stain in ad, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200

Interesting cover which the previous owner felt represented a previously unknown printed/pre-cancel cancellation. He also notes that the absence of an identifying town and date of origin. There exists the additional possibility that this cover was prepared and not used, which would support the printed/pre-cancel theory
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Current Bid$80
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Lot 2081

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), over 50 items (plus one cover); multiples include a block of six, strips of three (2), four (2), five (2) and six; with 15 manuscript cancels and four misaligned; peruse please, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 2082

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), vertical pair with defects tied by grids with red New Bedford, MA, c.d.s., on cover addressed to San Francisco; "Advertised" handstamp on reverse; forwarded to Edus Landing, Fine to Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 2083

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), dark shade, horizontal pair tied by Leominster, MA "Stove Pipe" fancy cancels (Skinner-Eno GE-C 7) on 1867 cover addressed to Cambridge, New Brunswick; St. John and Gagetown backstamps; right stamp with a pulled perforation at lower right and some perforation faults at right; cover lightly cleaned and with a small repair in the lower left corner, Fine to Very Fine and attractive, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 2084

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), horizontal pair, tied by Hanover, NH duplex cancel on 1862 orange cover addressed to Montreal, Canada; Derby Line, VT exchange office postmark on front, backstamped Stanstead and Montreal; right stamp with small faults, attractive Very Fine appearance, ex-Vincent Greene, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 2085

1861, 10¢ yellow green (Scott 68), horizontal strip of six of the 10¢ and a horizontal pair of 3¢ rose (#65)—for a total 66¢ postage affixed; manuscript 1864 cancels, on cover addressed "In care of the American Consul" to Singapore India; red New York Pkt. and London transit marks; strip with edge faults along the top and the cover without backflap, Fine and scarce, ex-Starnes.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 2086

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), upper left corner single with full selvage tied by Nashville, TN, c.d.s. to cover addressed to Perry County with partially printed address; reduced & refolded, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 2087

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), two blocks of six, formerly a block of 12, tied to the reverse of a cover to Oxford, England, by San Francisco cogwheel cancels, paying the 24¢ rate; proper transit marks; cover somewhat soiled and with a few flaws, but nevertheless an outstanding Black Jack usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,940 as two blocks & two pairs.
Estimate $600 - 800

Sender originally tried to pay the postage with Revenue stamps, but this was disallowed and they were mostly removed from the front of the cover
.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 2088

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), extremely well-centered horizontal strip of five, tied by grid cancels on 1864 light buff cover from Calais, ME, to St. John, New Brunswick; proper backstamp; slightly reduced at top and without a small portion of the backflap, otherwise a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 2089

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), vertical strip of three tied by New York duplex cancels on cover addressed to Halifax, Nova Scotia; top stamp of strip with horizontal crease that breaks the paper, strip with a very faint toning band, Fine and attractive.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 2090

1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), horizontal pair, very faintly cancelled in blue, at lower left of orange cover addressed to Quebec, Canada, with matching double-circle Portsmouth VA postmark at upper right of the cover and numeral "20" at the upper left; proper backstamps; cover with light vertical file fold at center away from the stamps, a Very Fine usage.
Estimate $150 - 200

Rated as a double-rate usage and, as such, the 10¢ postage was for naught; still, an attractive franking
.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2091

1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), with blue segmented cork cancel, not tied, on dark buff Farmer's Insurance Company corner card addressed to Washington, ILL; matching FREEPORT ILLS AUG 16 postmark to left of stamp; stamp with usual minor perforation flaws and cover with a light vertical crease that passes under and creases stamp, otherwise Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 2092

1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), tied by quartered cork cancel on cover with matching "ST. LOUIS MO. DEC 2" postmark; addressed to Romeo, Michigan; cover slightly reduced at right just removing a couple perforations at the lower right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 2093

1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), single plus horizontal strips of four and five, on 1868 dark buff Registered cover addressed to Newburgh, NY; small "New York Registered Feb 4" postmark and quartered cork cancel tie strip of four on 1868-docketed cover; single stamp and right stamp of strip of three with pieces out and left stamp of same strip with vertical crease from folding over the left edge of the cover, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe and 1956 SPA (no photo) certificates.
Scott $9,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Catalogued as three pairs and two single stamps
.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 2094

1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), removed from cover to check the grill and hinged in place, attractive "Oakdale/ Mar 27/ Ind" manuscript cancellation; addressed to Newcastle, PA; cover slightly reduced at left and with trivial moisture spotting at right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 2095

1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (Scott 85C), a nicely centered example tied by bold target cancel on cover from Silver Spring, Md. to Dry Town, Amador Co., California; mostly clear Silver Spring c.d.s. at left, Apr 2, 1868; cover slightly reduced at right and skillfully cleaned, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 2096

1867, 2¢ black, E. grill (Scott 87), horizontal strip of five, tied by red New York cancels and matching Masonic Square & Compass fancy cancels on locally-used orange cover; left stamp with a pulled perf, left pair with small tears and right stamp with natural straight edge at right; cover with repaired tearing at top, Fine cover, pencil note on reverse of cover states, "Only known strip of Black Jacks with red Masonic cancel, also New York carrier", with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $995.
Estimate $300 - 400

Larger used multiples of this stamp are difficult to find; largest known used multiple is a strip of eight
.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2097

1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill split grill (Scott 88), on cover with grid cancel and Fairfax C.H., VA, c.d.s.; addressed to Farmwell, VA, Fine to Very Fine, listed but not priced in Scott, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2098

1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), dark blue shade, horizontal pair, tied by segmented cork cancels on light buff cover addressed to Diana Mills, VA; matching Richmond, VA postmark at center; cover with light water spotting, otherwise Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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