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Sanitary Fair Covers
 
 
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Lot 3343

1863, 2¢ black (73), average centering, tied by two strikes of Apr. 14, 1864 Philadelphia Post Office postmarks on Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission cover used locally, design in red with imprint, "From Office of the Committee on Labor, Income and Revenues," opened at right, fresh & Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: Paliafito.
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Lot 3344

1863, 2¢ black (73), straddle copy tied by segmented cork cancel in blue on cover for the Northwestern Fair of the Sanitary Commission & Soldiers' Home with illus. of Commission shield at left, printed 4 page enclosure, stamp with tiny tear at bottom, the cover with some small thins on back, Fine and rare.
Estimate $500 - 750

Expertization: 2009 PF Certificate.
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Lot 3345

1863, 2¢ black (73), blue grid of Cincinnati, bold strike, not tied, on unsealed cover to Springfield, Ill. with printed text at top, "Head-Quarters Great Western Sanitary Fair," Fine & scarce.
Estimate $400 - 500
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Lot 3346

Committee for Relief of East Tennessee, imprint on cover to Adams, N.Y., franked with 2¢ Blackjack (#73), tied by light geometric cancel, sent by unsealed circular rate, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Expertization: 2003 PF Certificate.
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Lot 3347

Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pa., 1864, 10¢-30¢ complete (WV11-WV13), four of each value, affixed to large sheet (probably removed from a scrapbook) along with printed 1864 circular of the Post Office Committee soliciting contributions to the Fair, reverse with another circular, "Committee on Produce of The Great Central Fair," Fine and rare.
Estimate $400 - 500

Provenance: Fosdyke.
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Lot 3348

Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pa., 1864, 30¢ black (WV13), uncanceled single, few faults, on cover addressed to "Mr. W.R. Wister Central Fair," fresh & Fine. Wister was well-known at the time as a champion cricketeer.
Estimate $300 - 400

Provenance: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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Lot 3349

Sanitary Fair, Springfield, Mass., 1864, 10¢ lilac (WV14), clear margins to just touched, uncanceled on an unaddressed envelope as almost always, bold "Soldiers Fair Springfield Dec. 20, 1864" c.d.s. at upper left, small toned area in datestamp, Fine and rare.
Estimate $500 - 750
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