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Unusual Stamps & Fancy Cancels


                                Page Last Updated  2-12-2019

Unusual Stamps and Fancy Cancels

Postmaster's Provisionals

Image graphic 9X1e – Without signature  Position 3, “even margins, cancelled solely by New York red grid, without, pen cancel, few small flaws including small thins and light horizontal crease, slightly toned, appears Very Fine. SCV: $1,050.00 Ex-Frelinghuysen $575.00

Image graphic 9X1 – With “ACM” initials
Position 35. “unused (no gum), large even margins, slightly tones. Blue back stamp barely shows thru at the bottom right, otherwise an Extremely Fine copy.” SCV: $1,500.00 Ex-Frelinghuysen $875.00

Image graphic 9X1 – With “ACM” initials
Position 30, “unused (no gum), large margins to clear includes sheet margin at right, minor edge wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine.” SCV: $1,500.00 Ex-Frelinghuysen $875.00


1847 Issue

Image 1 – 7 Bar blue grid
5c Red brown, sharp impression, four margins, with S-O-N dark blue seven bar grid cancel with PF certificate. $350.00

1851-57 Issue

1861-68 Issue

63 – Blue grid
1c Blue with near perfect centering, sound, blue rimless grid cancel. With clean PFC. A marvelous stamp! $150.00

63 – S-O-N revenue cancel
1c Blue S-O-N strike of "Housatonic Rail Road Co. Aug. 31, 1865" circular datestamp, choice well-centered with rich color, Very Fine. Probably used as a revenue stamp. Ex-Diamond $600.00

63 – Scarce used block of four with blue target cancels
1c Blue used block of four with blue target cancels and indistinct CDS. Typical centering for a used one-cent block. The internal perforations are solid. One of the more difficult used blocks to acquire from the 1861 issue. Ex-Born $500.00

63 – Cincinnati & Louisville Mail Route
1c Blue vertical strip of three on piece with two strikes of the Cincinnati & Louisville Mail Route steamboat cancel (Rarity 8 – 4 t0 6 known in 1979 in Alexander) Ex-Diamond $350.00

Image 69 - San Francisco Cog
12c Black, 100% strike, type 2 cog wheel, two shorter perfs, S/E GE-P30. $75.00

Image 69 – Geometric star
12c Black, 90% strike of star in geometric cancel, S/E SFE 41. $50.00

Image 73 – Blue NYC
2c Black, S/E GE-E 87 $100.00

73 – With “Chop” type cancel
2c Black well centered for the issue (design clears perforations on all four sides), tiny corner crease. With PF certificate which declines opinion as to whether or not it is a Japanese “chop” cancel. $95.00

Image 76 – Negative star
5c Brown, bold 95% strike. $75.00

Image 76 – San Francisco cog
5c Brown, 100% strike, type 2 cog wheel. $75.00

Image 76 – NYC Fancy
5c Brown, with NYC fancy (second state) S/E GE-P 39a. With PFC $125.00

76 with manuscript revenue cancel
A wonderful top row copy with a manuscript "R. C., Feby 8, 1684" cancel. This copy obviously came off a document that required a revenue stamp. $125.00

Image 87 – “E” grill – Blue wedges
2c Black, 90% strike.

Image 87 “E” grill – Blue
2c Black, large dot in circle. $50.00

Image 88 – “E” grill – Clover
3c Rose, full strike. $75.00

Image 94 – “F” grill - Negative star
3c Rose, full strike. $35.00

Image 94 – “F” grill – Clover
3c Rose, full strike.

1869 Issue

Image graphic 113 – On piece
2c Brown, tied to piece by bold “wedges” cancel. Well centered stamp with large margins. The cancel frames the “horse and rider” vignette. PSAG certificate. A gem! $175.00

Image 114 – Heart
3c Ultramarine, bold full strike.

Image graphic116 –  Grid cancel
10c Yellowish orange, attractive, well centered copy with bold grid cancel. Reperforated at right. PSAG certificate. $50.00

Image 116 – Negative star
10c Yellow, bold 95% strike. $125.00

Image graphic  120 – Wedge cancel
24c Green & violet, nicely centered used copy, reperforated at the right with “wedge” cancel. Deep fresh color with PSAG certificate. SCV: $650.00 $250.00

121 – On piece
30c Ultramarine & carmine reasonably centered stamp on piece tied by boxed “PAID” cancel, cork and manuscript cancels. Attractive copy with clean 2016 PSAG certificate. $350.00

Large Bank Note Issues

137 – Full strike of Chicago blue “Flag” cancel
6c Carmine, “I” grill, top row copy with imprint capture (National Bank) and 100% strike of a very rare blue Chicago “Flag” cancel (Cole FL-18). PF certificate mention a very very “tiny tear at right in fourth perf hole down”. Certainly negligible on this incredible stamp. One of the rarest Chicago blue cancel in existence. $2,375.00

Image 147 – Chicago
3c Green, with Chicago “Blue” but in black.

Image 148 – Cross
6c Carmine, bold 99% strike.

152 250
15c Bright orange, used with fancy cork cancel. APEX certificate
mentions nibbed perforations at the lower right.

Image 156 –Black
1c Ultramarine, tracks type cancel. $35.00

210 – Star within Star
Interesting, (FC55-14) $25.00

210 – Solid Star
2c Red-brown solid star over CDS. Ex-Blandford $25.00

210 – Masonic
2c Red-brown, 90% strike. Ex-Blandford $35.00

Image 213 – Masonic triangle
2c Green, 95% strike. $35.00

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