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 #250
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 1c blue, plate proof on corner, corner margin block of four, v.f.,
Box P
Catalog #247P4
Catalog Value $450
Unsold
Lot #251
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 1c (5), 2c and 5c, affixed on 2c stationery entire envelope by "Kicking Mule" cancels, used Dec. 1 1899 from Fort Townsend, Washington to San Francisco, address obliterated, with arrival pmk, some cover wear and toning, scarce "Kicking Mule" cancel struck 8 (!) times on a single cover
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #252
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 2c carmine Lake, type I, bottom imprint and plate no. 20 block of six, bottom stamps n.h., top stamps h.r., minor perf. separations at bottom, intense color, fresh and scarce plate block, with 2014 PFC, ex-Curtis collection,
Box *
Catalog #249
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #253
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 Postal counterfeits 2c perf. single, also perf. and imperf. pairs (the latter with small cross marks), plus 1932 2c carmine, all affixed on 1895 Post Office department "Counterfeit Postage Stamps" circular,
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Catalog #250(CF1-2)
Catalog Value $675
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #254
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 (19 March) Reef, Ariz. (Cochise), bold cds (Meyer 1, rarity 6) on cover to Chicago, Ill., matching target tying 2 carmine, with 1901 arrival pmk, stated to be the only known postmark from Reef, Arizona
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #255
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 2c carmine, Type II, top sheet margin single, n.h., fine, with 2019 William T. Crowe certificate,
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Catalog #251
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #256
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 4c dark brown, left margin part imprint single, l.h., v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #254
Catalog Value $200
Unsold
Lot #257
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 4c dark brown, corner margin single with dramatic foldover variety, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #254
Unsold
Lot #258
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 6c dull brown, bottom imprint and plate no. 28 block of six, h.r. at top, other five stamps n.h., perf. separations, fresh and fine plate block,
Box *
Catalog #256
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #259
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 15c dark blue, bottom imprint and plate no. 52 block of six, h.r., minor gum toning just showing through on front, deep color, fine,
Box *
Catalog #259
Catalog Value $4,750
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #260
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 15c dark blue, town cancel, well centered with jumbo margins, with 2018 PFC graded "VF-XF 85J" (SMQ $140 for "85" and $375 for "90")
O
Catalog #259
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #261
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $1 black, type I, used, well centered, v.f., with 2019 PSE certificate,
O
Catalog #261
Catalog Value $350
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #262
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $1 black, type II, right margin single, n.h., nicely centered, v.f., with 2019 PSE certificate,
**
Catalog #261A
Catalog Value $6,500
Unsold
Lot #263
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $2 bright blue, small hinge remnant, nice color, barely fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #262
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #264
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $2 bright blue, heavy h.r., nice color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #262
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #265
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $5 dark green, l.h., fresh color, with 2020 PSAG certificate graded "70" (SMQ $2,000)
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Catalog #263
Unsold
Lot #266
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $5 green, unused with gum but with some adherence, centered to top, natural inclusion in right margin, brilliant color (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #263
Catalog Value $2,100
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #267
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 2c-$1, ten different, handstamped Specimen in violet, h.r. (2c, 4c and 15c without gum), few straight edges, 10c with perf. fault, otherwise fine-v.f.,
S
Catalog #267-276S
Catalog Value $1,185
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #268
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 5c chocolate, top imprint and plate no. 190 block of six, bottom left and top center stamps l.h., others n.h., selvage and bottom right stamps with minor creases, well centered, v.f., with 1998 PFC,
Box *
Catalog #270
Catalog Value $675
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #269
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 8c violet brown, top imprint and plate no. 928 block of six, l.h. at bottom middle, other stamps n.h., perf. separations and thin at top selvage, stamps fine-v.f. (catalogued as singles without premium for plate block)
Box *
Catalog #272
Catalog Value $1,120
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #270
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 10c dark green, left margin part imprint single, n.h., v.f., with a photocopy of a 2018 PFC for a pair from which it originated,
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Catalog #273
Catalog Value $280
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #271
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 10c dark green, top imprint and plate no. 305 block of six, few small hinge slivers where few perf. separations sensibly reinforced, rich color, fresh and fine, with 2014 PFC, ex-Curtis collection,
Box *
Catalog #273
Catalog Value $1,750
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #272
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 $1 black, lightly canceled, near perfect centering, with 2019 PSE certificate graded "XF-Sup 95" (SMQ $1,000)
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Catalog #276
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #273
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 $2 bright blue, l.h., fresh color, fine, with 2020 PFC,
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Catalog #277
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #274
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 $2 dark blue, l.h., nicely centered, v.f., with 2018 PFC,
*
Catalog #277a
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #275
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 $5 dark green, used, fine, with 2018 PFC,
O
Catalog #278
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #276
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 $5 dark green, handstamped Specimen in violet, h.r., natural straight edge at right, fine,
S
Catalog #278S
Catalog Value $400
Unsold
Lot #277
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1897 2c rose carmine, block of four, n.h., fresh color, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as singles)
Box **
Catalog #279Bc
Catalog Value $3,400
Unsold
Lot #278
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1897 4c rose brown, bottom imprint and plate no.1333 block of six, l.h., fresh and fine,
Box *
Catalog #280
Catalog Value $700
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #279
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1897 10c orange brown, type II, top sheet margin single, n.h., fine, with a photocopy of a 2016 PSE certificate for a pair from which this came,
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Catalog #283
Catalog Value $450
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #280
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1897 15c olive, top imprint and plate no.264 block of eight, h.r. in the middle, other four stamps n.h., deep rich color, fine,
Box *
Catalog #284
Catalog Value $3,200
Price Realized
$650.00

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