Sale 2Completed: June 8, 2024

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Lots 1261—1287

Official Covers and Stationery

  • Lot 1261

    Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢ yellow, nicely centered, tied by quartered cork cancel on wrapper with Department of Agriculture Official Business label to Westover Md., accompanied by two original Statistical Circulars to be filled out by three persons from different localities of the county, one filled out (some staining) and one blank; refolded with some wear, Very Fine.

    Scott No. O1   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $2,500.

    A RARE AGRICULTURE WRAPPER WITH THE ORIGINAL PRINTED RETURN CIRCULAR.

    Realized: $1100

  • Lot 1262

    Agriculture Dept., 1873, 3¢ yellow, perfs trimmed slightly at left, tied by cork cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C. Jul 24" cds on Department of Agriculture Official Business imprint cover to Brookville Md.; some number tallying, partial flap, cover clean with mionr top edge mend, Very Fine appearance.

    Scott No. O3   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $900.

    Realized: $450

  • Lot 1263

    Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine, some perf abrasion, canceled by quartered cork duplexed with "Washington D.C. Nov 19" cds on Executive Mansion imprint cover free franked by "C.C. Sniffen" as Personal Secretary to Boston Mass., docketed as from President Grant at upper left; edge wear, F.-V.F.

    Scott No. O12   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $1,200 as cover.

    Realized: $325

  • Lot 1264

    Interior Dept., 1873, 2¢ vermilion, tied by split cork on 1876 orange Department of the Interior Official Business imprint wrapper to Italy at the 2¢ printed matter rate, Faenza (2.12.76) arrival backstamp; refolded, Very Fine.

    Scott No. O16   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $500 - 750.

    Realized: $1100

  • Lot 1265

    Interior Covers, group of 14 covers including some Wash. D.C. fancies, O15 pair on Kirwin Ks. Land Office cover, O17-O18 on Pension Office cover, O20 tied by fancy Washington D.C. geometric, O20 on U.S. Patent Office cover, etc., some mixed condition, F.-V.F. group.

    Scott No. O16, O17-18, O20   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Realized: $500

  • Lot 1266

    Interior Dept., 1873, 3¢ vermilion, just tied by cork cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C., Jan 18" cds on Smithsonian Institute corner card granite cover to West Chesterfield Mass., the corner card depicts a large bust of James Smithson; small nick at bottom, reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. and attractive use.

    Scott No. O17   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Realized: $325

  • Lot 1267

    Interior Dept., 1873, 24¢ vermilion, canceled by cork duplexed with "Watertown, Dak., Jul 16" cds on 1879 legal size U.S. Land Office, Watertown Dak. Ter. penalty envelope sent registered to Waubay, Dakota Territory, contemporary blue docketing ties stamp; edge wear, repaired opening faults at right, Fine, 2¢ overpayment of quadruple 3¢ domestic rate plus 10¢ for registration .

    Scott No. O22   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

    Realized: $1600

  • Lot 1268

    Justice Dept., 1873, 3¢ purple, tied by segmented cork duplexed with "Washington D.C. Jan 21" cds on Department of Justice cover with red crimson Official Department seal corner card from the Goff correspondence to Clarksburgh W.V., " Due 6 " in circle handstamp for short payment of triple rate, "Extradition" docketing, Very Fine.

    Scott No. O27   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $575.

    Realized: $550

  • Lot 1269

    Justice Dept., 1873, 3¢ purple, left sheet margin single, tied by violet "Washington D.C. Sep 8, 1878" duplex on Department of Justice corner card cover from the Gen. Goff correspondence to Clarksburg W.V.; some gum toning, F.-V.F.

    Scott No. O27   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $575.

    Realized: $325

  • Lot 1270

    Justice Dept., 1873, 6¢ purple, wide margins, tied by quartered cork duplex with "Washington D.C., Oct 22" cds on Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury imprint cover from the Goff correspondence to Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1875 docketing at left, Very Fine.

    Scott No. O28   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $1,200.

    Realized: $550

  • Lot 1271

    Justice Dept., 1873, 15¢ purple, cork cancel, "Washington, D.C., Mar 29" cds on legal size red crimson Justice Department corner card cover to U.S. Marshal Frederick Douglass, U.S. Marshal, Washington D.C.; reduced a tad along top opening., fresh and Very Fine, 1¢ overpayment of 7-times 2¢ local rate , ex-Waud, Markovits .

    Scott No. O31   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

    ONE OF ONLY EIGHT RECORDED 15¢ JUSTICE COVERS.

    Realized: $1800

  • Lot 1272

    Navy Dept., 1873, 3¢ ultramarine, canceled by violet quartered cork duplexed with sharp "Washington D.C., May 14, 1878" cds on cover to Engineer on U.S. Frigate Minnesota in New York Harbor, bold New York May 15th arrival backstamp, fresh and Very Fine.

    Scott No. O37   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.

    Realized: $550

  • Lot 1273

    Navy Dept., 1873, 3¢ ultramarine, tied by quartered cork duplexed with "Washington D.C. Nov 17" cds on Navy Department, Bureau of Equipment and Recruitment imprint cover to Newburgh N.Y., original 1875 letter from sister looking for her sailor brother who she last heard from Dec. 25th 1864 in occupied New Orleans (that letter included also), and note from Bureau Chief requesting more information; small top edge tears and no flap, F.-V.F.

    Scott No. O37   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.

    Realized: $450

  • Lot 1274

    Post Office Dept., 1873, 1¢ black, strong impressions on bright paper, tied by cork cancels duplexed with "Detroit, Mich. Aug 15" cds on registered business yellow cover to Postmaster Clinton, Michigan; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and choice 1¢ strip use.

    Scott No. O47   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.

    Realized: $425

  • Lot 1275

    Post Office Covers, group of 9 covers including O47 unsealed cover, two O49 uses from Texas, O50 cover, O51 on cover (cat $400), O52 on cover ($1,000), etc.

    Scott Nos. O47//O52   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Realized: $400

  • Lot 1276

    State Dept., 1873, 2¢ dark green, tied by "Washington D.C. Aug 30" duplex with quartered cork on local cover with purple "Department of State" flap imprint to the Office of the Congressional Printer, Washington D.C., "Carrier, 31 Aug" backstamp, 1876 receipt docketing at left; open on three sides, Very Fine and rare 2¢ local use.

    Scott No. O58   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $1,000.

    Realized: $375

  • Lot 1277

    State Dept., 1873, 6¢ bright green, canceled by "6" in three-rings cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C. Feb 4, 1882" cds on light gray incoming consular cover with " United States Consulate, Callao (Peru.) " corner card to Decatur Ill., partial blue "Department of State" straightline at top left, Feb. 7th arrival backstamp; couple small stamp flaws; second 3¢ dark green (O59) use from correspondence but without corner card tied by same "6" in three-rings cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C. May 5, 1882" cds, light answer docketing on face; 3¢ light corner creases, Very Fine correspondence pair, only four recorded incoming consular covers from Peru .

    Scott No. O60   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $400 - 600.

    Realized: $1300

  • Lot 1278

    State Dept., 1873, 10¢ dark green, right selvage single, tied by violet "Washington D.C., Jun 13, 1878" duplex with quartered cork on large-size blue "Department of State, Official Business" shaded cover to Cleveland Ohio; reduced at top edge with nicks, Fine and rare 10¢ State use prepaying triple the 3¢ letter rate.

    Scott No. O62   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $2,000.

    Realized: $850

  • Lot 1279

    Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-3¢ brown, pairs of each, tied by strikes of four-ring cancels, matching "Sedwick Me. Jan 24" cds on legal-size cover to the Collector, Castine Me.; faults and staining, Fine and unusual franking for four-times the 3¢ letter rate.

    Scott No. O72-O74   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.

    Realized: $450

  • Lot 1280

    Treasury Dept., 1873, 7¢ brown, used with 2¢ brown (O73) , each tied by cork cancel duplexed with bold "Washington D.C. Feb 10" cds on legal-size "Treasury Department, Second auditor's Office" imprint cover to Newburgh N.Y., 1879 docketing at left, Very Fine.

    Scott No. O76   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Realized: $250

  • Lot 1281

    Treasury Dept. Covers, group of 12 covers including O72 drop cover, O72 unsealed cover; O74 on Office of General Appraiser, Port of Philadelphia imprint cover; O74 on advertised cover, O74 on The Mint of the United States at Philadelphia imprint cover; O77, O78 (3) on partial registered Mint imprint cover, F.-V.F.

    Scott Nos. O72//O78   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Realized: $850

  • Lot 1282

    Official Covers, balance group of 15 including War and Navy covers, note O83, O85 on double-weight local cover; O85 with Wash. D.C. fancy on Major J.H. Eaton Paymaster cover, O86 on Belleville Ill. advertised cover; O86 on advertised unclaimed cover; O37, O38 3¢, 6¢ Navy on Bureau of Navigation imprint cover, O27 on Department of Justice imprint cover, etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.

    Realized: $1300

  • Lot 1283

    War Dept., 1873, 6¢ rose, tied by bold quarted cork duplexed with "Washington D.C. Jul 9" 23mm cds on 3¢ War (UO22) cream entire with "Major J.H. Eaton, Paymaster, U.S.A., Washington D.C." corner card to Middlebourne W.V., 1873 receipt docketing at left; reduced a bit roughly at right, edge tears.

    Scott No. O86   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

    THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF BOTH THE WAR DEPARTMENT STAMP AND STATIONERY ISSUES, A REMARKABLE USE.

    Realized: $3250

  • Lot 1284

    Post Office Dept., 1874, 3¢ albino on lemon, two entires, first with embossing but lacking black indicia printing canceled by blue six-segment circular grid cancel duplexed with "Jacksonville Ill. Apr 1" cds to New York City, "Money Order Business." imprint; second uncanceled with albino indicia and "Registered Business" imprint addressed to New Ringgold Pa., Very Fine and unusual pair.

    Scott No. UO7 var.   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Realized: $600

  • Lot 1285

    War Dept., 1873, 24¢ dark red, used entire with "War Department, Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Official Business, Office at 'Bismark, D.T.' " penalty label pasted over indicia with preprinted address to Chief Signal Officer of the Army, Washington D.C., "Bismark, Dak. Aug 3" territorial duplex, "Washington D.C., Aug. 6th 1884" arrival backstamp; label creased to show indicia, Very Fine and rare penalty use.

    Scott No. UO28   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $500 - 750.

    Realized: $1200

  • Lot 1286

    War Dept., 1875, 3¢ red on cream, canceled by perfect Maltese Cross within Bars fancy cancel duplexed with "Auriesville N.Y., Dec 9, 1879" cds with preprinted address to Chief Signal Officer, U.S. Army, Washington D.C.; includes UO54 3¢ War blue entire canceled by "Sailor's Rest, Tennessee" cds with segmented star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine and striking pair.

    Scott No. UO53   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.

    Realized: $350

  • Lot 1287

    Official Postal Stationery Group, group of 30 mostly used entires including 18 Post Office and 12 War Dept., including some fancy cancels and postmarks, best are a range on War entires including large "Snellsburgh, Iowa" oval, "Half Day, Apr 4 1882, Lake Co. Ill." octagon, Snowhegan Me. open star, Kensington perfect maltese cross, etc., F.-V.F.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $500 - 750.

    Realized: $1700