19th Century General Issues - Stamp Auctions

Lot 18 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 18 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

10c green, Type II, large margins on three sides, barely touching at foot, tied by San Francisco Oct 20 c.d.s. to exceptional "San Francisco News Letter" illustrated newspaper, with printed "P.M.S.S. / Per Sonora / Oct. 20" (1857) at upper left, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, cover with lovely depiction of eagle, steamship, locomotive, etc, printed along top of internal masthead "The News Letter is sold by all Wells, Fargo & Co Agents throughout the State of California", light vertical filing fold, a rare and most attractive example of this infamous publication of Frederick Marriott; with 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.  

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19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue
Lot 24 - 19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 24 - 19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

3c lake, imperforate on stamp paper, trial color block of eight, large even margins all around, showing complete "Engraved by the National Bank Note Company City of New York / No. 52 Plate" inscription in lower margin, never hinged, natural vertical paper crease through two stamps, a fresh and rare inscription proof block; with 2023 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

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19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue
Lot 19 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 19 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

10c green, Type III, horizontal strip of three, mostly large margins all around, touching at upper left, tied to cover by "Peace Dale R.I. / Feb / 20" c.d.s., to Berlin, Germany, endorsed "Via Prussian / Closed Mail" in manuscript, red "N York 7 Br. Pkt Paid / Feb 24" transit c.d.s. and boxed "Aachen 10/3 / Franco", c.d.s. arrival backstamp (12 Mar), moisture stain at left, a lovely franking and otherwise very fine, with 2023 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

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19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue
Lot 13 - 19th Century General Issues 1847 issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 13 - 19th Century General Issues 1847 issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

5c red brown, four large balanced margins, postmarked with ideal strike of Burlington, Vermont c.d.s. in red (Feb 16), a beautiful stamp in all respects, extremely fine.

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19th Century General Issues 1847 issue
Lot 25 - 19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 25 - 19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

12c black vertical pair, with 3c ultramarine horizontal pair, postmarked with black grid cancellations, "Wellesborough Pa / Jul / 26" double-circle c.d.s., to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 6 / Jul / 27" credit datestamp and boxed "P.P.", blue "Cherbourg" 1869 c.d.s. ties 12c pair, filing fold just clear of adhesives, a fine and desirable double-rate cover.

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19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue
Lot 20 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 20 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

12c gray black, horizontal strip of five, ample to large margins all around, cancelled with multiple neatly-struck Cincinnati c.d.s. in blue, trace of red cancellation at lower left, positions 2-3 with light wrinkles, not detracting from the exceptional visual appeal of this rare multiple; with 2023 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue
Lot 14 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 14 - 19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

10c Green, Type II, horizontal pair (pos 16-17R1), large margins on three sides, just clear at right, with 1851 1c Blue, Type IV, tied to folded letter to Paris, France, by light strikes of red grid cancels "Providence RI” (23 Jul) c.d.s. alongside, manuscript endorsement "Per Steamer 'Collins Line' via New York & Liverpool," lightly-struck red “PAID” and black Calais entry c.d.s. , "8" (decimes) due mark struck in black, backstamped with British transit (6 Aug) and next-day Paris receiver, 1c stamp with colored-in surface scrapes at left in red of grid, else a fine and scarce Collins Line usage to France; with 2020 Philatelic Foundation certificate; ex Drucker Family. 

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19th Century General Issues 1851-56 Issue
Lot 26 - 19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 26 - 19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

24c brown lilac vertical pair and 5c brown, tied to cover to Shanghai, China, with circular black grid cancels, faint red "N.York Br. Pkt Paid / SP 29" c.d.s., red "32" manuscript and "1d" red handstamped credit markings, red "London / Paid" split-ring transit, endorsed "via Marseilles" in red, partial "Hong Kong / NO 17 / 63" transit and "Shanghai / NO 24" c.d.s. backstamps, back flap mostly removed, trivial edge wrinkles, a lovely franking to a sought-after destination; signed Jakubek BPP, with his 1987 certificate.

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19th Century General Issues 1861-66 issue
Lot 21 - 19th Century General Issues 1857-60 Issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 21 - 19th Century General Issues 1857-60 Issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

12c black with 3c dull red vertical pair, uprating 3c Nesbitt entire to Madrid, Spain, cancelled with neatly-struck PAID straight-lines, clear "Brunswick Me / Jul / 16 / 1860" c.d.s. also overstruck PAID, adjacent "New York Am. Pkt / Jul / 21" c.d.s. in red, endorsed "via London / Am Packet" and "By Ocean Steamers / to the care of the American Minister" in manuscript, blue Spanish "8Rs" due marking, London (2 Aug) transit and Madrid (5 Aug) c.d.s. arrival backstamps, refolded along top, just clear of perforations, a beautiful example of the 21-cent American Packet rate to Spain, with 2001 and 2023 Philatelic Foundation certificates; ex Piller, Sevenoaks. 

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19th Century General Issues 1857-60 Issue
Lot 15 - 19th Century General Issues 1857-60 Issue -  H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

Lot 15 - 19th Century General Issues 1857-60 Issue - H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

3c dull red, Type II, horizontal strip of seven, positions 11R3-17R3, margins clear to large, including sheet margin at left, fresh color, cancelled with large part strikes of Greensburg c.d.s., scissor cut in margin betwee 13-14 and 15-16, else a scarce and fine multiple; backstamped Brettl BPP, Alcuri, and Jakubek.

H. R. Harmer Inc 3070 – ERIVAN X

19th Century General Issues 1857-60 Issue