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New York Foreign Mail (NYFM) Cancellations (#1)

Item # Description Price Picture
7128 #165, F+, sound, firm perfs all around, bearing an XF-superb strike of NYFM star geometric killer (Weiss GE-EP 9) and partial red exchange office postmark at left edge. A gorgeous high value NYFM fancy cancel, ex-Kirke. $250


7088 #149, fine, sound, bearing a VF+ SOTN strike of rare NYFM negative NYPO ("New York Post Office") killer (Weiss RE-L4). As often the case with the few known examples of this rare killer that was used for only a short period, the letter N is partially filled in due to rapid deterioration.  The letters "YPO" are quite distinct.  Ex-Kirke. SOLD
7081 #152, VF+, sound, brilliant vermilion color, canceled by a VF strike of a bright red crossroads killer (Weiss NYFM TR-C1 family). A gorgeous stamp. SOLD
7089 #153, F-VF, sound, bearing a VF strike of rare NYFM negative NYPO ("New York Post Office") killer (Weiss RE-L4). As often the case with the few known examples of this rare killer, the letter N is partially filled in due to rapid deterioration over the killer's short period of use.  The letters "YPO" are all readily discernible.  Ex-Kirke. $250
7087 #155, F-VF+, sound, bearing an XF-superb strike of very scarce NYFM killer (Weiss TR-M6) framing Perry's portrait. An exceptional example of this NYFM and incredibly scarce on the 90 Banknote value.  Beautiful stamp.  Ex-Kirke $325
7086 #159 block of 4, fine and intact with small corner crease at upper left, canceled by three fine strikes of NYFM geometric killer (Weiss GE-C7).Used blocks with fancy NYFM killers are extremely scarce. A great piece!  Ex-Kirke. $250
7070 #150, fine, tied by a VF strike of NYFM narrow circle of Vs killer (Weiss TR-W4 family) on VF intact external FLS to Holland, JUL 12 (1870) exchange office postmark, docketed p. Str. Holsatia (HAPAG Line), Amsterdam 24 JUL, 1870 receiver on reverse. $75
6983 #159, F-VF+, sound, bearing a VF+ strike of NYFM geometric killer, Weiss GE-EP 10. Attractive stamp and foreign mail fancy cancel. SOLD
5652 #161, F-VF, sound, tied by VF-XF strike of scarce NYFM geometric killer (Weiss GE-EN5) on VF, fresh, unreduced cover to France, VF red NEW YORK MAR 24 PAID exchange office date stamp, 1875 French receiving. This cover is not included in the Weiss census, which listed only 11 covers, including only one other 10 cover.  One quarter of back flap missing, but an otherwise very clean and attractive cover. SOLD
4932 #161, fine, sound, tied by VF+ strike of NYFM crossroads fancy killer (Weiss TR-C1 variety) on fine, intact mourning cover to France, JUL 25, 1874 use, London and French receiving marks, small cover faults.  Unlisted in Weiss, this is a scarce killer of a variety rarely found used this late (most crossroads are recorded in the early 1870s). SOLD
4107 #148, straddle margin copy, small faults, tied by XF strike of rare NYFM cross killer (Weiss TR-M5) on intact cover to Prussia.  Cover is postmarked FEB 12, 1873, verified by original correspondence.  The stamp pays the 6 cent NGU direct rate via Bremen.  Weiss reported only five covers with this killer, including only one other with the 6 cent National Lincoln (illustrated page 449 of Weiss, this cover being unlisted and having a superior strike of TR-M5).  Cover has a tiny fault at top left corner.  A wonderful example of a rare NYFM killer. $400


3443 #150, fine, tied by fine strike of NYFM grid killer, Weiss type TR-G36 showing the distinctive notch at middle edge, on VF FLS to Holland, NEW YORK PAID ALL DEC 26 (1872), back stamped AMSTERDAM 8 JAN 73. Attractive. $150



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