United States Stamps & Postal History
April 22, 2020

We are pleased to present our April 22, 2020 sale of United States Stamps and Postal History, featuring the collection of Richard Carl. With 740 lots, we have nice sections of Stampless Covers, Free Franks and Autographed letters, Postmasters' Provisionals, an excellent range of imperf. Classics and other 19th Century used and unused, including Fancy Cancels, Civil War Patriotics, Territorial covers, 20th Century with Regular Issues and Commemoratives to $5, Large Die Proofs, Modern Errors and varieties. Back of the book includes Air Post, Postage Dues and more, followed by Confederate States, U.S. Possessions and Large Lots and Collections. Scattered throughout are many graded stamps and plate blocks. Printed catalogs are available on request.

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Lot #37
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, type IA, position 98L4, unused with large part original disturbed gum, bottom sheet margin single, just touching at left, several small toned spots, brilliant rich color, fine and seldom offered unused 1c blue, type Ia with original gum and sheet margin, with 2019 PFC, ex-Caspary,
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value $45,000
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #38
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, type Ia, town cancel, full margins all around clearly showing the type characteristics, fresh color, a seldom seen stamp in sound condition, with 1992 and 2020 PFCs, the latter graded "VF 80" (SMQ $11,000)
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Catalog #6
Unsold
Lot #39
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, type IV, l.h., right margin single, margins just clear at top and left, fine, with 2000 PFC,
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Catalog #9
Catalog Value $725
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #40
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, type IV, used, full to huge margins all around including large parts of adjoining stamps at sides, a v.f. gem, with 2006 PSE certificate,
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Catalog #9
Catalog Value $90
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #41
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c dull red, bottom sheet margin single, with full margins on other sides, l.h., v.f., with 2005 PFC,
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Catalog #11
Catalog Value $250
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #42
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c dull red, bottom sheet margin block of four, unused without gum, with parts of adjoining stamps on all sides, tiny tear at outer margin at upper right, good color, fine positional piece
Box (*)
Catalog #11
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #43
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c dull red, used, large margins all around including substantial portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, with 2005 PFC and 2006 PSE certificate, the latter graded "Superb 98J" (SMQ $675)
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Catalog #11
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #44
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c dull red divided into five parts and affixed on four corners, vignette at center, tied by faint departure cds on cover addressed to Newark, N.Y., fine and inventive usage, with 2009 PFC
Envelope
Catalog #11
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #45
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c dull red, Pos.14L2L, green York, PA cancel, also perforated 3c red, green grid cancel, fine, the former with 2005 APS certificate
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Catalog #11,26
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #46
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 three covers, one with 3c dull red, canceled "3" on cover from Leominster to Concord, Mass; also 10c green, large margins, tied by red Port Clinton cancel on small cover (with contents) to San Francisco; plus 12c black, top sheet margin horizontal pair, tied by blue cancel on cover to England, minor cover wear, fine lot
Envelope
Catalog #11A,14,17
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #47
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 (Sep) cover franked with 3c red, used from Chicago Sept 1856, addressed to "Hon Abhm Lincoln, Springfield, Ill," some creases
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #48
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c red, canceled by pen cross on cover, with "Camp Floyd, UT Jan 14" (1859) dateline alongside, addressed to New York City, fine (on 9 November 1858, amid gun fire and patriotic music, the soldiers of Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, raised the United States flag above their newly completed garrison. Named for Secretary of War, John B. Floyd, the post housed the largest concentration of U.S. troops to that time, in what immediately became the third largest city in Utah. Camp Floyd was a product of the so-called "Utah War." Influenced by rumors of rebellion in Utah, President James Buchanan ordered 2,500 soldiers led by Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston to Utah. After a short stay at the north end of the valley, Johnston moved his men across a creek from present-day Fairfield where soldiers, aided by Mormon laborers and artisans, built Camp Floyd)
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #49
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 5c red brown, used, large margins all around, with 2007 PSE certificate graded "XF 90" (SMQ $1,300)
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Catalog #12
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #50
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, type II, used, large margins all around, v.f., with 2001 PFC,
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Catalog #14
Catalog Value $140
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #51
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, type II, used, huge margins all around including sheet margin at left, with 1991 PFC and 2004 PSE certificate, the latter graded "Superb 98" (SMQ $1,200)
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Catalog #14
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #52
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, Type III, used single with large margins all around, blue cancel, also 10c Type II used in 1856 on cover addressed to Mass., with oval "Wells Fargo & Co. Express San Francisco" handstamp, stamp tied by New York and blue "Paid" in oval, v.f.
Envelope O
Catalog #14,15
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #53
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, Type II, red cancel, large even margins, fresh and beautiful stamp
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Catalog #15
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #54
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 12c black, used, full, even margins all around, a beautiful stamp, with 2019 PSE certificate graded "XF-Sup 95" (SMQ $1,150)
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Catalog #17
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #55
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 12c black, used, full margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, v.f., with 2004 PFC,
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Catalog #17
Catalog Value $250
Price Realized
$240.00

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