United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History - Stamp Auctions

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Lot 2 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History Postmasters Provisionals - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

9X1, New York, New York, 5c Black, "ACM" Connected, position 32, margins large to full, tied by red "New-York 5 cts 23 Dec" cds, two bold strikes of red arced "Paid" on the stamp (one of which also ties) and a third strike at top center, on folded lettersheet datelined December 22 to Longmeadow, Massachusetts, couple vertical file-folds one of which just grazes stamp's left edge (appears to run under stamp), Very Fine, especially attractive with the stamp tied by both the New York datestamp and "Paid" handstamp (Scott $750+)United States Postmasters' Provisionals

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Lot 18 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78) -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 18 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78) - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

101, 1869 90c Blue, F Grill, used with 12c F Grill (97) on an envelope addressed to Lima Peru, just tied by black cork killer cancels with the 90c also tied by crisp strike of "Panama MY 22 69" cds (British PO), a magenta "San Francisco May 8 Paid" cds at upper left, red crayon "3" and "72", the 12c trivial perf tip toning, 90c some blunted/short perfs, letter a horiz file fold, still Very Fine and, in the words of renowned philatelist Jerome Wagshal, "..it is a philatelic gem of the first rank."; George Sloane notation on back "1867 issue 12c and 90c grilled 9x13/ From the collection of Rear Admiral AB Randall" and signed by Sloane; just two covers with the 90c F Grill are recorded, the other being a domestic use (Chronicle Vol. 40, No. 4, page 264), the basic rate to Peru via Panama in May of 1869 was 34 cents per ½ ounce, making this a triple rate cover, illustrated and discussed in an article by Jerome Wagshal in The Chronicle, Vol. 23, No. 1 (February 1971), page 28-29 (mentions Philatelic Foundation certificate #21793 which does not accompany), 2021 Philatelic Foundation certificate which mentions additional traces of an orange red transit cancel on the 90c (Scott $100,000)

Provenance: Marc Haas (Private Transaction, 1980)

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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78)
Lot 13 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78) -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 13 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78) - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

69, 1861 12c Black, single used alongside 1861 3c Rose (65, natural s.e. at right) and 1863 2c Black (73, two singles), all cancelled or tied by indistinct Maryland double circle datestamp or cork killers, on small 1866 mourning cover to Lausanne, Switzerland, red "N. York U.S. Pkt Paid Sep 20" datestamp, red "16" credit handstamp over "5" in circle, blue "America Über Bremen Franco" ties one of the 2c stamps, all proper backstamps, docketing indicates October 9, 1866 receipt, the two 2c stamps folded over the top of the cover, Very Fine and attractive franking paying the 19c rate via Bremen or Hamburg.United States General Issues

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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78)
Lot 8 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1857-61 Issue (18-39) -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 8 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1857-61 Issue (18-39) - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, three singles tied by Boston "Paid" in grid handstamp to multi-page folded letter to Manila, Philippines, with 1860 24c Gray lilac (37) added to make the proper 33c rate, endorsed "Via Southhampton," "Boston Am. Pkt. Apr 20" and "Hong Kong Ju 23 60" backstamps, Very Fine appearance, the earliest known letter from the "Manila Find"

Provenance: "Manila Find" (H.R. Harmer Sale 2893, 1994)

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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1857-61 Issue (18-39)
Lot 3 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History Postmasters Provisionals -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 3 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History Postmasters Provisionals - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

9X1, New York, New York, 5c Black, "ACM" Connected, positions 37-40, large margins all around, tied by blue manuscript cancel to folded letter to Fort Wayne, Indiana (paying double the 10c rate), matching blue "20," red "New-York Sep 13" cds and "Paid" in arc, vertical file-fold affects second stamp, still Extremely Fine and attractive, one of only four covers bearing a strip of four of the New York Provisional, an outstanding gem in every regard (Scott $100,000)

In August of 1980, Philip T. Wall wrote an article in the Chronicle (Vol. 32, No. 3) detailing the five most outstanding New York Provisional covers known to him. Obvious choices were the Hasbrouck cover bearing a block of nine and strip of three, and the "MMJr." pair on cover to Bethany, Virginia. Wall, an admitted fan of multiple-rate covers, chose the three covers bearing strips of four that were known to him at the time to round out his top five.

Provenance: John F. Seybold (Purple handstamp on reverse)

O.S. Hart (Private Transaction)

Henry C. Gibson (Ward Sale 12, 1944)

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Lot 19 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122) -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 19 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122) - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

116, 1869 10c Yellow, well-centered single used alongside 1869 2c Brown, both tied by red grids to small mourning cover to "Mountain View P.O., Prince Edward Co., C.W.," matching red "Boston Mass. Mar 31" cds alongside

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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)
Lot 14 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78) -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 14 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78) - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

69, 1861 12c Black, two singles, used alongside two 1861 10c Green and an 1861 1c Blue (68, 63), stamps tied by red heart fancy cancels to cover to Hong Kong, China, red "Supplementary Mail" Type A octagonal handstamp, endorsed "via Southhampton" with corresponding April 20, 1863 London credit datestamp and crayon "40," backstamped Hong Kong July 9, backflap torn and slightly refolded, couple of stamps with minor perf faults from placement at the edge of the cover, Very Fine appearance, despite the lack of an American postmark it is believed this cover originated in Philadelphia, especially interesting with this enigmatic and attractive fancy cancelUnited States General Issues

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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1861-66 Issue (63-78)
Lot 9 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1857-61 Issue (18-39) -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 9 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1857-61 Issue (18-39) - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

28A, 1858 5c Indian red, Type I, vertical pair and single, all tied by "New Orleans La. Nov 20 1858" cds to cover to Lot-et-Garonne, France, endorsed "By steamer," red "New Paid York 12 Nov ??" credit datestamp, black "Et. Unis Serv. Br. A.C. 14 Dec 58" transit and boxed "PD" handstamps, couple of backstamps including Fumel, stamps with scissor-cut perfs, Very Fine and attractive, a vivid and fresh example of this distinctive shade (Scott $11,000 as used single and pair)United States General Issues

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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1857-61 Issue (18-39)
Lot 4 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History Postmasters Provisionals -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 4 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History Postmasters Provisionals - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

9X1b, New York, New York, 5c Black, Signed "A.C.M.," position 23, three large margins to clear at top, cancelled by blue pen strokes, red "New-York 5 cts. 30 Aug" cds with matching "Paid" in arc on 1845 folded letter to London, endorsed "per Boston Steamer," ms. "1/-" due rating, Very Fine, a choice example of the scarce "A.C.M." signature with periods, particularly on a cover sent overseas, 1993 Philatelic Foundation certificate does not accompany (Scott $2,750)

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 6, 1859:

Mr. Charles Mortimer Leupp, for many years well known as a prominent leather merchant, doing business at No. 20 Ferry street, committed suicide last evening at his residence, No. 33 Madison avenue, by shooting himself through the heart. Mr. Leupp, for six or eight years past, has been afflicted with occasional fits of depression, and for eight months past has been at times deranged. His friends were adopting measures to place him under restraint. An inquest was held this morning by Coroner Sherman, and a verdict in accordance with the facts was rendered. Deceased was 53 years of age, and there was nothing in his domestic, social, or business relations to have induced the commission of the act.

Mr. Leupp has a magnificent mansion on Madison Park—full of pictures and works of art—and was considered one of our most promising and cultivated men. His deplorable death will be deeply felt by a very wide circle of personal friends.

Mr. Leupp has been a widower for some years. He leaves an interesting family of children. His deceased wife was the daughter of the late Gideon Lee.

Provenance: Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sales 800 and 837, 1998 and 2001)

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Lot 20 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245) -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 20 - United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245) - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

230-35, 1893 1c-6c Columbians, fresh singles of the first six values in the set tied by "Philadelphia Pa." oval registry cancels to 7c Vermilion on amber entire (U88), addressed to John F. Seybold in Syracuse, New York, purple straightline "Registered" handstamp, Philadelphia and Syracuse registry backstamps, Very Fine and colorful

Provenance: Corey Long (R.A. Siegel Sale 948, 2007)

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United States 19th Century Stamps and Postal History 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)