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Lot 37

1852 Cleveland Ohio "Money Letter", bold and well struck fancy oval on 4/27/52 fls to New York, red "Cleveland.O. 3 Paid" 4/27 cds, ms "Paid", pencil "3" rate, Very Fine cover.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 38

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large margins, ample at top, striking deep shade and sharp impression from the reworked plate, tied by two strikes of red "5" and bold blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 1" c.d.s. on pale green folded letter to Philadelphia with blue "R", nearly invisible small cover tear at top, Very Fine usage and an Extremely Fine stamp.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: with 1977 P.F. certificate (calling this a brown orange).
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Lot 39

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), showing double transfer of "U", "POST OFFICE" and left numeral, full to large margins, fine impression, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Dec. 17" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter to Deposit, N.Y., Very Fine, rare variety on cover.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 40

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, dark shade, fine impression, tied by red "Camden S.C. Nov. 29" c.d.s. and matching grid on 1849 folded letter to Sumterville, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

ONE OF THREE RECORDED 1847 COVERS FROM CAMDEN.

Provenance: Craveri.
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Lot 41

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, fine impression, tied by blue "5" in oval on 1849 folded letter to Washington with matching "Baltimore Md. Jun. 2" c.d.s. and second strike of rate marking, Very Fine, very attractive usage.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: with 1981 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 42

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, clear impression and attractive shade with nice grayish cast, manuscript. "X" cancel, on July 28, 1849 folded letter to Baltimore with manuscript. "Way" at center, letter datelined "Wrightsville" (Pa.); very faint toned spot at left, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Craveri.

The seven recorded covers from Wrightsville, Pa. addressed to Henry James in Baltimore date from Apr. to Nov. 1849— four have Baltimore postmarks and are considered overpaid drop usages, the rest have only a manuscript "Way" marking. Mostly likely all these were carried by someone going to Baltimore by rail or stage— the way covers may have been handed to a stage line contractor.

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Lot 43

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), full to large margins, red cancel, matching "Ware Mas. Aug. 3" c.d.s. on small cover to Augusta, Maine; stamp with tiny tear at top, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM WARE.

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Craveri.
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Lot 44

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins at sides, full to clear at top and bottom, stunning color, tied by red square grid on buff envelope to a Mrs. David Stone, New York City, no contents, fresh and Very Fine. A handful of 5¢ 1847 covers are known addressed to either Philadelphia or New York which received a grid or numeral cancel but no townmarks after arriving on either a west or east bound train, though in this particular case a drop usage remains a possibility.
Estimate 300 - 400

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Craveri.
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Lot 45

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, bright color on particularly blued paper, tied by blue grid, matching "Palmyra N.Y. Sept 23" c.d.s. on 1850 envelope to Hamilton, Canada West with "Queentown U.C. Sep 25 1850" circular d.s., manuscript "4½" due, and arrival backstamps of Sept 26, stamp has three tears in various places, cover faulty at left and flap at back missing.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Craveri.
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Lot 46

1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), full to large margins, bold manuscript "X", fine impression on 1849 folded cover to Toronto, Canada, blue "Auburn N.Y. Mar. 26" c.d.s. and faint red Queenston exchange postmark, black Toronto backstamp; slight cover wear, stamp with tiny corner crease at lower right, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: with clear 1974 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Wenk, Craveri.
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Lot 47

1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), margins to cutting, rich color, tied by pen cancel on white envelope to Elizabethtown, N.J. with bold red "Elkton Md. May 28" c.d.s., black wax seal on reverse, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400

THE ONLY RECORDED USAGE FROM ELKTON.

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Craveri.

Elkton did not receive a supply of 1847 stamps.

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Lot 48

1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), mostly large to clear margins including large left sheet margin, clear at top right and bottom right, dark shade and fine impression, tied by pen strokes on 1849 folded letter to Columbus, O. with clear blue "Dayton O. Sep. 25" c.d.s. at left, Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Craveri.
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Lot 49

1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), large margins to clear at top left, late impression, tied by re square grid on May 17, 1851 folded letter (first page missing) to New York City, signed Rutter Patterson & Newhall and addressed to E.D. Morgan, the remaining contents suggest this was written outside of New York (most likely Canada), though it was the opinion of C.C. Hart that this was a drop usage, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate 400 - 500

Provenance: Hart, Craveri.
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Lot 50

1847, 10¢ black (2), large to huge margins showing part of adjoining stamp at top, red grid, "tied" by clear embossing of grid on reverse, matching "Charleston S.C. 10 Sep 7" c.d.s. on 1847 folded cover to Boston, Very Fine and early.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 51

1847, 10¢ black (2), position 70L, mostly large margins, closer at right, tied by red grid and matching "Boston 10 cts 23 Mar." c.d.s. on 1850 folded cover to New York with red "STEAM" struck near top center, manuscript "pd, stamp" (there is also a smear of pen ink on stamp, probably prior to being used); few light toned spots not affecting adhesive, otherwise Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: signed Ashbrook.

Provenance: Craveri.
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Lot 52

1847, 10¢ black (2), clear to large margins, just in at upper right, red grid, "tied" by horizontal crease at top on registered 1849 folded letter with blue "R" handstamp of Philadelphia, red "Boston 10 cts 19 Oct." c.d.s. at far right, Fine appearance and rare.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Craveri.
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Lot 53

1866, 15¢ black (77), Fine, paying 15¢ treaty rate to France, canceled by segmented cork handstamp, red "New York Paid 6 Sep 2" cds, red small boxed "PD", French receiver and appropriate backstamps internally forwarded to Marseille by French 20¢ (33), tied by dotted star town cancel, light soiling and slight edge wear, F-VF cover— attractive mixed franking.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 54

1866, 15¢ black (77), used with 3¢ green (147), 15¢ with trace of tiny scuff at bottom, both tied on 1871 registered cover to Switzerland by indistinct blue "Cincinnati O Mar 29" cds, additional similar strike below, red split ring "New York Registered Apr 1" cds, boxed "Charge", appropriate backstamps, barely reduced at left, Very Fine mixed issue usage.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 55

1870, 15¢ bright orange (152), fresh and exceptionally well centered single, target cancel, not tied on 6¢ (Reay issue), legal sized registered entire, with matching target cancel, to Muncie Indiana, "Dayton Wash (territorial) Oct 4, 1873" cds, ms "NO1" and "13916" ms "application for bounty of Dan Kimboll Co.D 41st 2nd cavl", various edge tears and small repair, Fine territorial usage and wolf bounty claim.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Landau, with his write-up.
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