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One-Cent 1861-68 Postal History

                                                Page last updated: 10-23-2017

One-Cent Local Drop Rate

63 – Cameo advertising cover
1c Light blue, tied by blue Cincinnati duplex CDS to blue embossed cameo corner card for “Law Publishers”. Cover lightly soiled, can be removed. Ex-Diamond. $200.00

92 – “F” Grill
1c Blue, tied by Allentown, PA CDS to small ladies cover, with stamp paying the local drop rate. Ex-Diamond $200.00

One-Cent Carrier Fee

63 – Bootleg from England
1c Blue, cover bootlegged from Liverpool, England. From Boyes Marx & Co., Liverpool, carried outside the mails via ship to New York where it was handed over to a forwarder, Impreght & Forstnir, New-York. They paid the one-cent fee for carrier service to the addressee. Stamp tied by red New York carrier marking. Ex-Pacetti $500.00

63b+65 – Certified Dark Blue
1c Dark Blue & 3c Rose, each tied by New York Apr 17 CDS and paying the carrier fee plus the domestic rate to Washington, D.C. Outstanding full small cover with PF certificate. The dark blue is now recognized as a very scarce shade. $750.00

63+64a – Pigeon Blood Pink
1c Blue & 3˘ Pigeon blood pink (corner crease and perf flaws at right), on cover to Chester Pa. tied by matching grid cancels and partial  Philadelphia, Pa 1861 CDS. One-cent prepaid the carrier fee to the mails plus three-cents domestic postage. Very Fine, a very attractive and rare usage. Photocopy of 1973 P.F. and 2015 P.F. certificates. THE FINEST OF ONLY THREE RECORDED 1˘ BLUE AND 3˘ PIGEON BLOOD PINK COMBINATION USAGES. SCV: $5,500.00  Ex-Alexander, Lee; & Pacetti. Photocopy of 1973 P.F. and 2015 P.F. certificates. $4,250.00 

Circular Rate

 63 – To the Mayor of Boston
1c Blue, tied by S-O-N Cambridge, Mass CDS to outer sheet of FLS. “Frederic Walker Lincoln Jr. (February 27, 1817 – September 12, 1898) was an American manufacturer and politician, serving as the sixteenth and eighteenth mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1858–1860 and 1863–1867, respectively.” Ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Lee, & Pacetti $450.00

63 – Patriotic Circular
1c Light Blue shade, tied by New Yok CDS to FLS. Three page printed patriotic circular by Goupil & Co., 772 Broadway, New York. Page 1 – “Our Banner in the Sky” poem, page 2 & 3 – “History of the Stars and Stripes.” Interesting circular! Ex-Diamond $100.00

63+U9 – Dedham Bank embossed corner card
1c Blue+1c entire, struck with cork killer on full unsealed envelope, accompanied by Dedham, Mass CDS. Ex-Barkhausen & Diamond $125.00

63 - Unsealed circular
1c Pale Blue shade, tied by indistinct CDS on full unsealed envelope. Well centered stamp with natural straight edge at right. Ex-Diamond $50.00

63 – Troy, NY 1862
1c Bright Blue shade, tied by nine bar open grid killer, accompanied by Troy, NY, May 14, 1862 CDS, on full unsealed envelope. The stamp is XF, great shade! $125.00

63 – Cross border rate circular
1c Blue, struck with grid cancel, accompanied by Calais, Me, Dec 21, 1861 CDS at left. Canadian due “1” manuscript marking, unsealed circular. Back stamped Kingston and St. Johns. This cover has been in many outstanding collections: Ex-J. David Baker, Haas, Lee, Robertson & Pacetti $950.00

Domestic Three-cent Rate

63+73 – Chicago 1864 Blue duplex
1c Blue+2c Black, tied by blue Chicago, Mar 5, ’64 duplex CDS. Striking full cover with great eye appeal going to Minnesota. $300.00

92+93 – Pair of “F” Grills
1c Blue+2c Black, tied by New York CDS to printed bankruptcy notice with additional writing, which keeps it from going at the circular rate. Philadelphia receiving mark on the back. A rather scarce usage! $300.00

63 – Strip of three
1c Blue, “Daniel Allen & Co. Commission Merchants, Boston.” Domestic letter rate to Hardwick, Mass. The blind embossed corner card has been gently highlighted with an HB pencil. It comes with a photo copy of the exhibit page from the gold medal exhibit of the late Donald Evans. $75.00

63 - Colorado Territorial
1c Blue, pair and a single, stuck with cork circle of wedges killer, accompanied by a Mountain City, C.T., Feb 2, 1862 CDS. Roughly opened at the right. Ex-Bauer $250.00

63 – Orford, NH
1c Bright Blue strip of three, tied by two strikes of Oford, NH, Oct 22 CDS. Early shade, full cover opened at the left. Great eye appeal with PSAG certificate. $150.00

63 – December 1861 use
1c Blue strip of three, tied by red Boston CDs and “boxed PAID” cancels, on full cover going to Bangor, Maine. Well centered strip, early shade, fresh, clean cover. $250.00

63 – Early J. Walter Scott order letter
1c Blue, three singles, tied by New York 1869 duplex CDS to Morristown, NJ. Original enclosure documenting the order enclosed. The stamps are not present. This letter would have been mailed near the end of his first year in the stamp business in New York City. A very rare piece of philatelic ephemera!

Domestic Usages with other Values of the 1861-68 Issue

63+65 (Strip of three) - Norton patent cancel
1c Blue & 3c Rose, struck with an 8-bar Norton patent cancelling device. Ten-cent overland rate to California. Hazel Green, Wisconsin CDS. Ex-Donald Evans $150.00

63+67 – Double rate
1c Blue & 5c Buff, tied by duplex New York, Jan 29, 1862 and paying twice the domestic rate to Newark Valley, New York. Full canary colored cover, sound stamps, one a lovely buff. Ex-Wilson Born $750.00

63+75 – Double rate
1c Blue & 5c Red-brown, two straight edge copies making up the double the half ounce domestic rate from West Meriden, CT to Providence, R.I. in August of 1863. Attractive full cover. Ex-Wilson Born $300.00

63+75 – Double rate
1c Blue & 5c Red-brown, tied by six bar open grid killer, New York, Dec. 20, 1862 CDS accompanies, going to New Orleans. Carried on the streamer “Marion,” a scheduled mail ship on the West Indies routes. Tape stain at bottom could be conserved.   Ex-Donald Evans. $250.00

63+76 – Double rate
1c Blue & 5c Brown, tied by duplex New Orleans, Apr. 15, ’64 CDS, to FLS going to New York. Attractive double rate. Ex-Diamond. $350.00

63+76 – Double rate
1c Blue & 5c Brown, struck with four ring target killer, Minooka, ILL CDS accompanies. Five-cent has a straight edge at right with a pane divider line.  Cover reduced half inch at left. With PF certificate Ex-Rohloff, Lee & Pacetti. $350.00

63+76 – Double rate
1c Blue & 5c Brown, struck with four bar open grid killer and Trenton, N.J., Mar 21, 1862 CDS on large illuminated State of New Jersey, Department of State envelope. Reduced one inch at right, water stain at bottom, and edge faults. Ex-Diamond $100.00 

Foreign Usages with other Values of the 1861-68 Issue

63+65 pair+69 – Used to Switzerland
1c Blue, 3c Rose & 12c Black, send from Peoria, Illinois in June of 1867 to Switzerland via New York then Bremen. Red New York and “15” marking on front. Appropriate black Swiss receiving marks on the back. 19c in postage paid. Full cover with top left three-cent trimmed. Ex-Wilson Born $225.00

92+96 pair – Used to Switzerland
1c Blue & 10c Green both “F” Grills, tied by target killers. An 1869 use from Antwerp, OH to Signai, Switzerland with the stamps paying the 21 cent rate.  Signai and Berne receiving marks on the back. Ex-Diamond $475.00

63+68(x2) – Used to Switzerland
1c Blue & 10c Green, an 1866 use from Natchitoches, LA to Switzerland with the stamps paying the 21 cent rate. Cormondreche and Berne receiving marks on the back. Ex-Diamond  $375.00

63(x2)+65+68 – Used to Germany
1c Blue, 3c Rose & 10c Green, paying the 15 cent rate to Hanover, Germany, Stamps tied by Philadelphia, Pa, May 16, 1862 CDS and red New York exchange office marking. German receiving mark on the back. Missing top portion of the back flap. With PF certificate. $550.00

63(x2)+65+68 – Used to Galt, Canada West
1c Blue, 3c Rose & 10c Green, sent from Downieville, Cal., Jan 15, 1863 paying the 15 cent for over 3,000 miles from point of origin to the border crossing. Red “PAID” and “15” in octagon on front. Very light foxing, flap tear on back, reduced about a half inch at left. Ex-Wilson Born $750.00

Other Usages

63+146 – Late use
1c Blue & 2c Red-brown, tied by double strike of White’s Corners, Pennsylvania CDS on cover going to Groton, New York. A late use of a one-cent 1861 issue stamp. The two-cent Banknote is missing a portion at the top left. Ex-Donald Evans $75.00


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