Sale 262

United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Usage by State (New York)
 
 
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Lot 180
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins, bright shade and clear impression, cancelled by criss-cross pen, on buff orange envelope to Homer, N.Y., clear red "Ludlowville N.Y. Apr. 28" c.d.s. at left, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM LUDLOWVILLE.

Ludlowville received no 1847 stamps either denomination.

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Lot 181
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to clipped at upper right corner, deep color and very fine impression, tied by blue "5" matching, "Macedon N.Y. Feb 5" c.d.s. on ca. 1848 folded cover to Canandaigua; stamp with pre-usage crease and tear at top, Fine appearance.
Estimate 300 - 400

ONE OF FOUR RECORDED 1847 COVERS FROM MACEDON.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

No supplies of 1847 stamps were sent to Macedon.

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Lot 182
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, tied by blue "Norwich N.Y. Dec. 17" c.d.s. on cover to Mannsville, N.Y., bit reduced at left, Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750

ONE OF TWO RECORDED 5¢ COVERS FROM NORWICH.

Norwich received no 1847 stamps of either denomination.

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Lot 183
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), ample to large margins, superb impression and deep rich color, well tied by bold pen strokes on buff cover to Utica with large manuscript. "5" at right and oily red "Oswego N.Y. Jul. 10" c.d.s., cover with some edge wear, Fine usage and scarce.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 184
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), four ample margins, bright shade and fine impression, tied by red grid, matching "Oswego N.Y. Apr." c.d.s. on buff envelope to Poughkeepsie with an additional "Paid" handstamp which was struck out in pen, Very Fine and unusual.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 185
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a var.), large margins to cutting at bottom, very deep shade cancelled by three strikes of blue "10", tied at left on 1848 folded letter to Cortlandville, matching "Owego N.Y. Apr. 28" c.d.s., stamp with some toning at left, Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 186
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), four ample to large margins, short transfer at top, tied by several blue grids, matching "Owego N.Y. 24 Jun." c.d.s. on white envelope to Fayetteville, N.C., Fine and scarce.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

ONLY TWO 10¢ COVERS RECORDED FROM OWEGO.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 187
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, bright shade tied by red "Perry N.Y. 25 Oct." c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Rochester, cancelled on arrival by bright red grid, Very Fine, an unusual usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM PERRY.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Sampson.
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Lot 188
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), large margins at top and right, clear to slightly in other sides, superb impression and rich color, pen cancelled, on small buff envelope to West Milton, N.Y., partly struck blue "Petersboro N.Y. Apr. 12" c.d.s., original 1849 mourning stationery enclosure; stamp with small corner crease, otherwise exceptionally fresh, Fine and rare.
Estimate 300 - 400

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM PETERSBORO.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Petersboro received no supplies of either denomination. Additionally, this petite style envelope is seldom found with the 1847 issue.

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Lot 189
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins bright shade, neat red grid, "tied" by light embossing of grid on reverse, matching "Potsdam N.Y. Oct. 5" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to the President of the Northern R.R. Co. in Malone, exceptionally fresh, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 190
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), margins to cutting, tied by neat "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Feb. 7" c.d.s. in red on white envelope to New York, Fine and very scarce.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 191
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, bright shade and clear impression, tied by bold "Rochester N.Y. 5 Jan. 6" c.d.s. on white envelope to Clifton Springs, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 192
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), ample to large margins to clear top left, beautiful color and superb impression, tied by red grid, matching "Rochester N.Y. Feb 17" c.d.s. on 1848 folded letter to Dansville with printed letterhead of "Office General Agency Columbus Insurance Co.", Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 193
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, large margins to clear at bottom left, handsome color and impression from the reworked plate of 1850, tied by red grids, matching "Rochester N.Y. Jun. 30" c.d.s. on 1851 folded letter to New York, the last day of validity of the 1847 issue, manuscript "Paid" written inside postmark; cover with some bleed-through of contents, still Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

A RARE AND DESIRABLE LAST DAY COVER.
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Lot 194
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), mostly large margins, ample at top, lightly applied red grid, matching "Rochester N.Y. Aug. 14" c.d.s. on 1847 folded letter to New York, manuscript "Mail, Paid" at lower left, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

THE EARLIEST RECORDED 10¢ COVER FROM ROCHESTER.

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 195
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, small corner crease bottom left, bright shade and clear impression, tied by manuscript "X" on 1850 folded cover with rimless "Rouses Point N.Y. Jan 11" postmark, to Elizabethtown, N.Y., Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM ROUSES POINT.

Rouses Point received just 200 5¢ stamps and 50 10¢ stamps.

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Lot 196
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins except just in bottom right, cancelled by four strikes of "Paid" in blue, tying at bottom left, matching "Salina N.Y. 5 Jun." c.d.s. on 1851 folded letter to Fort Edward, Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 500

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED 1847 COVERS FROM SALINA.
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Lot 197
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample to large margins, tied by bold 8-bar grid struck twice in blue, matching "Paid" and "Silver Creek N.Y. March 7" c.d.s. with date in manuscript on double rate 1849 folded letter to Albany, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM SILVER CREEK.

Expertization: 1996 P.F. Certificate.

No 1847 stamps of either denomination were sent to Silver Creek.

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Lot 198
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, mostly large margins, fine impression, each with red grid, matching light strike of "Suffolk C.H. N.Y. Mar. 4" c.d.s. double rate on buff envelope to Sag Harbor; pair with tiny scissors cut at top between stamps only, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM THE SUFFOLK COURT HOUSE.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Suffolk C.H. received no 1847 stamps of either denomination.

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Lot 199
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, beautiful early shade and impression, tied by blue grid, matching "Syracuse N.Y. Aug. 20" c.d.s. on 1847 folded letter to Albany, bold manuscript "Paid" opposite stamp, a desirable second month usage and the earliest recorded 1847 cover from here, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 200
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, dark and attractive late shade, tied by bold blue "Syracuse N.Y. 5 Feb. 28" c.d.s. on 1851 folded letter to Cortlandville, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Haas.
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Lot 201
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, bright shade, tied by bold blue "Syracuse N.Y. 5 Sep. 26" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to New York; stamp with tiny tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies.
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Lot 202
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), short transfer at top, large margins to clear bottom, tied by red grid, matching "Syracuse N.Y. Dec. 13" c.d.s. on 1848 folded cover to Detroit, manuscript. "pd" opposite stamp, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

ONE OF FOUR RECORDED 10¢ 1847 COVERS FROM SYRACUSE.
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Lot 203
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large margins, ample at left, beautiful color and superb impression, tied by bold "Troy N.Y. Dec. 21" c.d.s. on blue envelope (McKie correspondence) to South Easton, N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 204
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to well clear at bottom, deep handsome shade and clear impression, tied by bold "Troy N.Y. Jul. 12" c.d.s. in a very dark blue, on buff envelope to South Easton, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1985 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 205
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large margins, ample at lower left, beautiful shade with clear impression, tied by bold "Troy N.Y. 5 cts 16 Apr" c.d.s. in blue on bluish gray envelope to South Easton, N.Y., 1849 docketing at left; wax seal partly removed from reverse, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

A HANDSOME USAGE AND VERY UNCOMMON WITH THE INTEGRAL RATE.
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Lot 206
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly ample to large margins, rich color on noticeably blue paper, blue grid, matching bold "Utica N.Y. Sept. 7" double oval with ornaments, on immaculate white lettersheet to Cooperstown N.Y. dated 1850, Very Fine and handsome.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1992 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 207
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), clear to large margins, tied by blue grids on white envelope to Providence, R. I. with "Utica N.Y. Oct. 1" c.d.s. with line underneath date, partly struck off cover's edge, original 1850 enclosure; envelope with barest hint of toning near top (not affecting stamp), One of only two 1847 covers with the Utica circlular date stamp---all others bear the familiar double oval, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

It appears as though the postmark was deliberately struck off the envelope's edge, presumably to eliminate the integral rate found at the bottom of the device, probably a "10". The other cover known with this postmark also has the c.d.s. partly struck off the cover's edge in similar fashion.

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Lot 208
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to clear bottom left, cancelled by pen squiggle, clear "Waterford N.Y. Oct. 4" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Boston, manuscript "Paid" at upper left, fresh and Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Waterford received no 1847 stamps at all, but five 5¢ covers and one 5¢/10¢ combination usage are recorded from there.

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Lot 209
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), bottom sheet margin singles, large margins to touching other sides, clear to touching at other sides, deep rich color and early impression, tied by red "Paid" struck in criss-cross fashion on squarish folded cover to New York with twice struck "West Point N.Y. Feb 29 " Leap Year c.d.s., once in blue, once in red, addressed in bold blue ink with matching "Paid" in frame; a remarkable and Very Fine usage. Illustrated in color in Alexander and on p. 543.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM WEST POINT.

Provenance: Seven Oaks.

For date specialists, this is the most elusive of usages in the 1847 period, as only one leap year occurred during the lifetime of this issue.

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Lot 210
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, fine impression, cancelled by red "2" handstamp and tied by red "paid", matching "Williamsburg N.Y. Oct. 1" c.d.s. on front only to Whitesborough, N.Y., Very Fine, a great rarity with this drop rate handstamp used as a canceller, and possibly unique.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM WILLIAMSBURG.

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.

Williamsburg received no 1847 stamps of either denomination.

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