Sale 262

United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Canada and the Maritimes
 
 
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Lot 410
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large margins, ample at bottom right, attractive light shade and fine impression, tied by blue "Troy N.Y. Dec. 11" c.d.s. on 1850 envelope to Montreal, Canada, manuscript "4½" at top red Montreal backstamp, light edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 411
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large margins to just touched lower right, tied by red grid and unusually neat "Albany N.Y. Nov. 30" c.d.s. on white envelope Montreal, Canada manuscript. "Paid to the Lines" above stamp and manuscript. "4½" pence due, 1850 receiving postmark on reverse; cover with horizontal file fold near bottom, stamp with additional pen cancel removed, Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1998 PSE Certificate.
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Lot 412
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins to barely touched bottom left, tied by red grid and matching "Rochester N.Y. Jul. 15" c.d.s. on 1848 folded cover to Cobourg, Canada, manuscript "9" due at upper right, red Queenston U.C. postmark. opposite stamp Cobourg backstamp; pressed out vertical file crease, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Sampson.
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Lot 413
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins, tied by blue grid, matching "Lockport N.Y. Jul. 16" c.d.s. on rebacked buff front to St. Catherines, Canada, manuscript." 4½" pence due, 1850 Queenston exchange postmark., Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 414
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), two overlapping singles, each four margins, tied together by red grids on buff envelop to Port Dover, Canada, faint red Albany N.Y. c.d.s., black Queenston U.C. Jan. 9, 1850 exchange postmark. and manuscript. "9" due, Simcoe backstamp; left stamp with tear, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 415
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, large margins to clear in two places, beautiful color from the reworked plate, tied by multiple strikes of blue "Philada. Pa. 10 May 7" c.d.s. on 1850 folded cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, manuscript per Steamer Cambria at top; small cover tear at top, pressed out file crease in right stamp, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1987 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 416
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, large margins in right stamp, full margins at left, cancelled by black grids (probably Albany, N.Y.) and tied by red "Montreal Ap. 17, 1851" c.d.s. on folded cover to Quebec, Canada, faint red "Steam/Boat" and red "10", black "U. States" in arc, red Quebec backstamp; lettersheet with tiny edge tears, left stamp with small faults, note on back by C.C. Hart indicates the original contents were dated Apr. 14th, Fine and unusual usage.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 417
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), two singles, ample to large margins, tied by multiple strikes of "Washington Railroad Oct. 24" c.d.s. in blue on 1850 folded letter (first page missing) to Toronto, Canada, manuscript "4½" rate and manuscript "prepaid"; stamps with horizontal file crease, Fine appearance.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

THE ONLY CROSS-BORDER EXAMPLE WITH THIS MARKING.
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Lot 418
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), large margins to in at top left, tied by multiple strikes of red grids, matching "U.S. Express Mail N. York, N.Y. Apr. 5" c.d.s. on front only to St. John, New Brunswick, manuscript "Mail Via Robbinstown Maine" at top, manuscript "Paid" struck and large "5 Due" written in blue ink at left; small toned spot from wax seal at center, Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 419
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins, excellent impression, tied by red square grid and matching "New-York Apl. 4" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter to Brockville, Canada, manuscript "via Morristown St. Lawrence Co. N.Y." at lower left, no due marking or receiving postmark; stamp with small toned spot in bottom right margin, otherwise Very Fine, uncommon manuscript routing instructions.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1988 P.F. Certificate.

As just the St. Lawrence River divides these towns, no Canadian postage was due.

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Lot 420
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample to large margins, tied by face-free "Troy N.Y. Aug. 10" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter and circular to Toronto, Canada, originating in New York City (letter) and Liverpool (Jul. 26th), black Queenston postmark at bottom manuscript "4½" rate at top, "26" written in pink pencil at bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Stollnitz.
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Lot 421
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins to clear at left, gorgeous shade, clear impression, tied by bold "Troy N.Y. Sep. 26" c.d.s. in blue on 1850 folded letter to Montreal, Canada, datelined New York City on the 24th, manuscript "4 ½" due marking also ties stamp at top, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
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