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 #182
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 (10 Apr) South Fork, Cal., double circle postmark (Williams unlisted) on cover to Ohio, franked with target canceled 3c Bank Note, cover tears and soiling, stated to be the only cover known from this town, signed W.Tatham
Envelope
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #183
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 1c blue, h.r., near perfect centering with wide margins, beautiful impression, fresh and v.f., with 1983 and 2003 PFCs,
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Catalog #182
Catalog Value $200
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #184
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 2c vermilion, 15c orange, n.h., the former with large margins all around, minute gum wrinkles, v.f.,
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Catalog #183,189
Catalog Value $970
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #185
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 3c green, straight edge at right, minor flaws, fancy "Kicking Mule" cancel, with 2003 PSE certificate
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Catalog #184
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #186
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 3c green, well centered, fancy "Skull and Crossbones" cancel, v.f., with 1988 PFC, ex-Wade Saadi
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Catalog #184
Unsold
Lot #187
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 5c blue, used on cover from New York, sent via San Francisco to U.S.S. "Monocacy" Asiatic Squadron, Yokohama, Japan, with transit and arrival pmks on back, some cover wear, fine usage to Japan
Envelope
Catalog #185
Unsold
Lot #188
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 6c dull pink, canceled by a virtually complete strike of "North-South Shaking Hands" fancy cancel, tiny thin speck and corner perf. crease at bottom left, beautiful strike, scarce and especially fitting on the Lincoln Issue (last sold in 2009 Siegel sale, $2,600 hammer)
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Catalog #186
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #189
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 6c pink, light diagonal crease at top left, perfectly struck fancy "Segmented Cogwheel with Negative Star in Center" cancel, v.f., with 2006 PFC
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Catalog #186
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #190
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 four se-tenant die proofs on proof paper, various colors, occasional thin spots, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #186-E1b/190E1c
Unsold
Lot #191
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 10c brown, without secret mark, with original gum, heavy hinge remnants, nice color and well centered, small thin spot and creases, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #187
Catalog Value $3,000
Unsold
Lot #192
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 30c full black, used, well centered, with 2011 PSE certificate graded "VF-XF 85" (SMQ $185)
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Catalog #190
Price Realized
$150.00

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