Auction 25

Stamps and Postal History


1870-1888 Issues (Sc. #147-218)


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Lot 421

1870, 3¢ green, short transfer at bottom (Scott 147 var.), tied by fancy New York c.d.s. on a neat cover to Yonkers, 1871 docketing on the reverse, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce usage of this variety, Ex-Wagshall.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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$55
Lot 422
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1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), nicely centered, almost Very Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 423
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1870, 15¢ bright orange (Scott 152), exceptionally well centered, duplex cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 424
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1870, 24¢ purple (Scott 153), a wonderfully fresh and bright stamp with full margins, bold socked-on-the-nose strike of a rarely seen New York Foreign Mail cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, Ex - Kirke, Weiss and Luttenton.
Scott $210 ++. Weiss GE-C-U1.
Estimate $500 - 750

Weiss classifies this as very rare and notes that "…no example of this rare cancel has ever been seen or reported on cover or even on a piece of cover"
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Lot 425
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1870, 24¢ purple (Scott 153), well centered, neat light circle-of-wedges cancel, Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 426
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1870, 30¢ black (Scott 154), beautifully well centered, lightly canceled, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 427
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1873, 1¢ ultramarine, plate proof on card (Scott 156P4), corner margin block of 4, a gorgeous gem example, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Realized
$450
Lot 428

1873, 2¢ brown (Scott 157), tied by NYFM cancel on a New York City Delivery cover, with original 1873 enclosure, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce domestic NYFM look-alike.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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Lot 429
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1873, 3¢ green, plate proof on card (Scott 158P4), corner margin block of 4, huge margins and excellent color, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 430

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), a lovely example, beautifully well centered and with bright fresh color, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, genuinely never hinged examples of this classic issue are very scarce, with photocopy of 2014 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott $110 as hinged.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 431
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1873, 30¢ gray black (Scott 165), well centered, light grid cancel, Very Fine.
Scott $135.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 432

1875, 5¢ blue (Scott 179), tied by gorgeous geometric cancel on an Oct 15, 1876 cover to France, with red NEW YORK OCT 15 Exchange Office datestamp (Winter unlisted/Weiss 1); blue French entry postmark "PAQ FR BREST 2d 65/26 OCT'76, at top manuscript 'pr Amerique' (French Line), on the rear receiving postmark 'Lyon 27 OCT 76 (68); NYFM TR-S5; Weiss reports usage from 14/10/1876 to 7/12/1876 making this a second day usage! certificate notes part of address's name removed, Fine to Very Fine overall, only 22 exist, ex-Kirke, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 433

1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved (Scott 209), a lovely example, well centered with fresh color, o.g., never hinged, almost Very Fine, this issue is very difficult to find genuinely never hinged, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Realized
$160
Lot 434

1883, 4¢ blue green (Scott 211), lovely fresh color, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Realized
$250
Lot 435

1887, 3¢ vermilion (Scott 214), a premium example featuring near perfect centering within large margins and with bright fresh color, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Realized
$140
Lot 436

1887, 3¢ vermilion (Scott 214), lovely fresh color, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $180.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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$55
Lot 437
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1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), well centered, New York oval cancels, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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