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United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Inland Waterways
 
 
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Lot 364
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, large margins to cutting at bottom center, tied by blue grids on buff envelope to Poughkeepsie with matching "Steam-Boat" in fancy scroll handstamp and "Buffalo N.Y. Oct. 20" c.d.s.; cover with small tear at top, left stamp with small creases, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Sampson, Meroni, Ring, Kapiloff, Hilmer.
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Lot 365
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins, tied by blue grid on white envelope to Poughkeepsie with matching "Steam-Boat" in fancy scroll handstamp and "Buffalo N.Y. 10 Sep. 9" c.d.s.; wax seal removed from reverse, Very Fine, very scarce.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 366
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), two singles still attached at top, rich deep shade and superb impression, tied by bold pen strokes on 1848 folded letter from Louisville to New York with bold red "STEAM" straightline and matching "Cincinnati 10 Aug. 16" c.d.s.; lettersheet with natural paper bend which passes under left stamp, Very Fine and rare, attractive usage. Illustrated in Alexander, p. 557.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1979 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 367
 
1847, 10¢ black, diagonal bisect (2a), lower right half with large margins, well tied by enormous manuscript. "X" on folded cover to New York with bold blue "Lake Champlain S.B. Nov. 2" c.d.s., matching "Paid" and "5" equally well struck, cover with a few minor toned spots at lower left, Very Fine, an eye-catching usage; Illustrated in Alexander, p.808.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

THE ONLY RECORDED BISECT WITH THIS MARKING AND ONE OF ONLY TWO WITH A ROUTE AGENT DATESTAMP.

Expertization: 1971 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Porris.
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Lot 368
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), vertical pair, full to large margins, tied by red grids on white envelope to Grahamville, N.C. with clear red "Potomac Steamboat Oct. 6" c.d.s.; part of address crossed out, pair with small crease at upper right, Fine and very scarce.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 369
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), margins to cutting, tied by blue grid and matching "2cts." in double line circle on June 19, 1851 folded letter with clear strike of blue "Troy & New York/Steam Boat" boxed handstamp at left, to Schenectady from Troy; stamp with pressed-out vertical file crease ending in minute tear, Fine appearance, late usage.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1971 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 370
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, worn impression, tied by blue "Troy N.Y. Mar. 27" c.d.s. on front only to Albany with clear strike of "Troy & New York/Steam Boat" boxed handstamp at left, Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook. 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 371
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, ample margins to slightly in at top, late impression, tied by red grids and matching "New Orleans La. Feb. 15" c.d.s. on buff envelope to Straford, Ct. with red "Steamer Hecla" oval with central ornament, light but readable strike; cover with edge wear, Fine and very rare.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

ONLY A FEW 1847 COVERS EXIST WITH NAME-OF-BOAT MARKINGS.

Provenance: Dick.
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Lot 372
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), horizontal pair, mostly large margins just in top left, handsome color and superb impression, tied by pen cancel, on 1850 folded cover to Louisville, blue "STEAM" manuscript "pr. Magnolia" at upper left, horizontal crease through pair, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1985 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Ring.
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