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Lot 581

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 3R1E tied on printed circular by Washington D.C. c.d.s. to Cadiz Ohio, the stamp has margins all around except barely touching lower right, with lovely color and a light cancel, the stamp and cover are Very Fine.
Scott $8,500

A FRESH AND CHOICE 1851 1¢ TYPE 1B ON COVER.

Expertization: with 1987 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 582

1851, 1¢ blue, type III (8), plate 4, relief c, tied on small cover to Portsmouth VA., the stamp has very large balanced margins all around, deep rich plate 4 color, grid cancel, and clear breaks at top and bottom, cover has a small stain bottom left (not mentioned in cert), an Extremely Fine stamp on a Fine cover.
Scott $1,900

Expertization: with 1989 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 583

(Temperance), "The State That Gives This Boon Will Be Blessed", illustrated overall temperance cover to Boston, Mass, 3¢ (11A), left sheet margin single, Very Fine, tied by Math, Me. 8/23/(53) c.d.s., Very Fine cover.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 584

(Temperance), "The Maine Law is Triumphant", printed overall temperance cover with 3¢ (11A), just Fine, faint corner fault, tied by grid, matching Bath, Me. 1/12/(52) c.d.s., advertising backflap for "Book, Card and Fancy Printing, executed by Thurston & Co., Portland", Very Fine cover.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 585

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (36), fine pair, tied on registered cover to Scotland by West Union, Iowa 8/11/59 cds, red New York 8/20/59 transit, ms "Paid Reg No 4" at top, red London transit "Paid 9/2/59" cds, matching crown registered handstamp, Edinburgh 9/3/59 backstamp, normal edge wear and light soiling, F-VF cover, scarce "registered" usage.
Scott $850
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Lot 586

1861, 3¢ pink (64), tied on cover with grid cancel, matching "Aurora Nov 12, 1861, Il" double circle cancel to Lewistown Ills., stamp has stunning color, couple short perfs, Fine usage with contents.
Scott $775

Expertization: with 1980 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 587

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" c.d.s., additional similar strike below, red split ring "New York" Registered Apr 1" c.d.s., boxed "Charge", appropriate backstamps, barely reduced at left, Very Fine mixed issue usage.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 588
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Lot 589

1873, 6¢ dull pink (159), horizontal pair used with two 3¢ (158) paying 18¢ rate to Yokohama, Japan, originally mailed with one 3¢, additional stamps later placed over 3¢ to make up rate, all tied or tied together by attractive fancy cork cancels, Columbus, O. 9/1 CDS, boxed "collect charge" obliterated by cork cancel upon paying additional rate, San Francisco transit and magenta Yokohama receiving backstamps, adhesives with small flaws, unusual and interesting usage, Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 590

[To Peru] 1873, 6¢ dull pink (159), vertical pair, used with 5¢ (179) on FLS to Peru, all Fine and tied by crossroads cancels, blue company 8/31/76 DC handstamp, red "12" credit handstamp, magenta "San Francisco Paid All" 8/31 CDS, additionally franked on reverse with Peru 5¢ (J2) pair (torn upon opening, as usually seen), tied by 1876 Lima/Principal CDS, cover front separated from back, a very scarce combination cover, Very Fine.
Estimate 150 - 200

Expertization: with 2011 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Landau.
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Lot 591

Port Townsend, Wash. "Kicking Mule" Fancy Cancel, five complete and well struck examples on two pairs of 2¢ (279B) and 2¢ (286), paying registered rate to San Francisco, faint blue Registered, Port Townsend SL handstamp, appropriate backstamps, tiny cover edge nicks and flaws, still Very Fine cover.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 592
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1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, horizontal coil (491), F-VF, perfs at right slightly blunted from machine separation, but intact, tied on window envelope by Chicago Ill, 1/2/17 machine cancel earliest documented use on cover, stamp removed and replaced (to verify watermark), barely reduced and small edge tear at right, a little toning, Very Fine usage.
Scott $1,100+

THE 1916 2¢ TYPE II UNWATERMARKED IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE ON COVER, PROBABLY NO MORE THAN 5 KNOWN, THIS COVER IS ALL THE MORE DESIRABLE BEING THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USAGE.
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Lot 593

1923, 1¢ deep green (552a), tied by December 26, 1923 Washington, D.C. machine cancel, the Earliest Documented Use, on a picture postcard, Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300

Expertization: with 2001 A.P.S. certificate.

Provenance: "Pioneer".
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