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1869 Issues, Covers (#1)

Item # Description Price Picture
6875 #114, VF strip of 3 + single, canceled CHICAGO, IL, DEC 17 (1869), on small intact cover to Dublin, Ireland, back stamped with scarce packet marking, H&R PACT, A, JA 2, 9, 1870. SOLD

6821 #114, fine, sound, tied by a superb, bold strike of a 5-point negative star killer with PHILADELPHIA, AUG 27 postmark on corner advertising cover, small reduction at right. This stunning star killer is unlisted in major references. $50

$45

6685 #113, fine, sound, not tied but clearly belonging on VF 2-sided advertising cover for Union Steam Coffee & Spice Mills, Philadelphia, Weikel & Smith Spice Co., proprietors. Spices for family and medical use. Beautiful, bold advertisement.  Gengazo is mix of Jamaican ginger, sugar, water and spices, a precursor to the patent medicine ("Jake") of the late 19th century that added alcohol. SOLD

6611 #114, fine, sound, tied by an XF-superb strike of large, negative triangle geometric killer with AUG 16 New York City postmark on VF intact cover. Killer is unlisted in Skinner-Eno.  It is possibly Masonic, similar to Putnam, CT GE-T 19.  A single other example of this killer on cover is reported postmarked AUG 20.  A beauty. SOLD
6603 #114, 2 fine copies, tied by two VF strikes of DETROIT, MI geometric killer and MAR 22 (1870) postmark on VF intact cover to Ontario, Canada, cover with Raw Furs and Skins corner advertisement, 3 mm tear at top affecting nothing. SOLD
6571 #114, VF, tied by an XF strike of fancy blue cross killer (Skinner-Eno CR-M 7) on a VF intact, fresh small cover, ALBANY, GA, MAY 11 (1870) postmark, original content. Stamp with invisible pre-affixing tear BR. Exceptionally attractive. $50
6615 #114, fine, sound, tied by red cork killer and matching red STAMFORD, CT., SEP 27 postmark on VF, fresh small cover, neatly opened at right. Nice. SOLD
6512 #114, fine, tied by WOOSTER, O killer on VF intact illustrated advertising cover picturing a photo album, for Teeple's New Photograph Gallery. Scarce, desirable, and early example of photography topic. Nice. SOLD
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 

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