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Glen Allen
Star Pre-Cancellation


Dated items
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12 June 1871
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 491657
Single, pen cacel on printed corner card cover to Pomaria SC
Printed "GLEN ALLEN/VIRGINIA/1871" postmark at top with manuscript date
Is a genuine usage, the stamp Scott 146 Red Brown
The cover with water staining at bottom left

Although not a Star pre-cancel, recorded here as it is obviously related to this issue

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31 July 1876
Reported in the American Philatelist - February 1925
Scan Required
21 September 1876
Illustrated in the American Philatelist - December 1924 - Page 160
Reported in the American Philatelist - February 1925

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4 October 1876
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Ultramarine (156)
Rich color, tied by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Nelsonville O.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Oct. 4, 1876" printed datestamp, with several original enclosures
Slightly reduced at left and rounded corner at top left, otherwise Very Fine, very rare with the stamp tied by the precancel
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,050.00

seller - ivymontcpa on eBay
24 October 2014 - Buy it now - $1,253.75
APS certificate 156653

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27 December 1876
1c Ultramarine (156)
Cancelled by red Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Springfield Me.
Matching "Glen Allen Virginia Dec. 27, 1876" printed datestamp, Very Fine, scarce struck in red
Estimate $1500 - $2000
Sold $1,500.00

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13 March 1877
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 494040
With a narrow band of staining along the left edge on the reverse
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Ultramarine (156)
Cancelled by beautiful impression of red Glen Allen Star precancel on International Label Printing Establishment corner card cover to Forksville Penn.,
Matching "Glen Allen Virginia March 13, 1877" printed datestamp, moisture damage almost entirely confined to the right edge on back, appears Very Fine, a desirable and rare example of the Glen Allen precancel in red
ex Boker, lot includes a fascinating group of printing samples from the company
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $1,800.00

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6 April 1877
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Ultramarine (156)
Cancelled by red Glen Allen Star precancel on small piece
Matching "Glen Allen Virginia April 6, 1877" printed datestamp, few toned spots around stamp, otherwise Very Fine
Scarce struck in red Estimate $20 - $300
Sold $525.00

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23 April 1877
Scott 156
eBay seller -
Sold 16 October 2005
Price - $828.34

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5 November 1877
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Ultramarine (156)
Cancelled by red Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Turin N.Y.,
Matching "Glen Allen Virginia Nov. 5, 1877" printed datestamp, Very Fine, scarce struck in red
Estimate $1500 - $2000
Sold $5,750.00

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6 November 1877
Reported in the American Philatelist - February 1925
Scan Required
23 August 1878
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 139225

Enclosure

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31 October 1878
seller - ivymontcpa on eBay
24 October 2014 - Buy it now - $1,678.75
Two covers in the lot - the other dated 23 May 1883 with Philatelic Foundation certificate 422705
Philatelic Foundation certificate 100896

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25 April 1879
Illustrated in 'Stamps' - 23 May 1942

Illustrated in the Pre-Cancel Optimist - November 1942
Page 67

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28 April 1879
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 495033
The stamp with small faults
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182)
Tied by perfect impression of red Glen Allen Star precancel on International Label Printing Establishment advertising cover to Penn.,
Matching "Glen Allen Virginia April 28, 1879" printed datestamp inside advertising collar for the company
Stamp with small faults and gum soaks, light cover wrinkling, still a Fine appearing and very rare tied example of the red Glen Allen precancel, ex Boker
Estimate $500 - $750
Sold $1,300.00

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22 December 1879
29 May 1880
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182).
Jumbo margins, sharp Glen Allen Star precancel on International Label Printing Establishment corner card cover to Andover N.H. with red illustration on back
"Glen Allen Virginia May 29, 1880" printed datestamp, single toned perf tip at top, Extremely Fine, a magnificent example of this classic precancel on a huge stamp
ex Boker, with 1987 P.F. certificate, lot includes a fascinating group of printing samples from the company
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,500.00

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2 June 1880

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7 June 1880

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21 June 1880
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Ultramarine (156)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in red, to Forksville Pa.,
"Glen Allen Virginia June 21, 1880" printed datestamp, with original enclosures, trivial edgewear, Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $2,600.00
Enclosure 1     Enclosure 2     Enclosure 3

seller - ivymontcpa on eBay
24 October 2014 - Buy it now - $1,678.75
Covers with original enclosures

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24 December 1880
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 415746
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182)
Well-struck Glen Allen Star precancel tying stamp on corner card cover to Salem Mass.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Dec. 24, 1880" printed datestamp, blue advertisement on back
Very Fine, scarce tying the stamp
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $3,250.00

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7 April 1881
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 494041
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182).
Bold impression of Glen Allen Star precancel on buff International Label Printing Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in green, to Erie Penn.,
"Glen Allen Virginia April 7, 1881" printed datestamp, minor bottom flap nick, Very Fine, an extremely attractive example of this distinctive precancel
ex Boker, lot includes a fascinating group of printing samples from the company
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $850.00

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9 April 1881
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Ultramarine (156)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in green, to Binghamton N.Y.,
"Glen Allen Virginia April 9, 1881" printed datestamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,250.00

seller - ivymontcpa on eBay
24 October 2014 - Buy it now - $1,432.25
Covers with original enclosures
APS certificate - 156656

Enclosure 1     Enclosure 2

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10 June 1881

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29 September 1881
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182)
Rich color, cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on buff International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to New York N.Y.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Sep. 29, 1881" printed datestamp, some slight edgewear, Very Fine
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $1,400.00

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1 October 1881

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1 October 1881
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to Springfield Mass.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Oct. 1, 1881" printed datestamp, with original enclosures, slight toning around edges, Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,700.00

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21 February 1882
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on buff International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to Utica N.Y.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Feb. 21, 1882" printed datestamp, fresh and Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,700.00

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10 March 1882
Reported in the American Philatelist - January 1925
Owned by Mr E G Huntingdon of DeLand, Florida

1c - 1882 issue - reengraved, star inverted
Scan Required
27 March 1882
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to Albany N.Y.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Mar. 27, 1882" printed datestamp, Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,800.00

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12 May 1882
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel struck partly off of stamp on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to Williamson Pa.,
"Glen Allen Virginia May 12, 1882" printed datestamp, with original enclosures
Trivial edgewear, stamp with faults at top, otherwise Very Fine
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $1,600.00

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10 June 1882
Reported in the American Philatelist - December 1924
Owned by Mr Roy Frank and Mr Vic Rotnem (Dealers)

B/W illustration in the 'Collector Club Philatelist'
Volume XXX No. 6 - November 1951 - page 305

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3 August 1882
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to Chisten Pa.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Aug. 3, 1882" printed datestamp, some edgewear, Very Fine
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $900.00

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18 December 1882
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Dark Ultramarine (182)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to Forksville Pa.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Dec. 18, 1882" printed datestamp, with original enclosures, some overall wear, Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,600.00

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22 February 1883
Robert Siegel Auctions
2c Vermilion (183)
Bright color, cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel and tied by "Glen Allen Virginia Feb. 22, 1883" printed datestamp on small piece, fresh and Fine
Rare with the stamp tied by the circular datestamp Estimate $350
Sold $600.00

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23 May 1883
seller - ivymontcpa on eBay
24 October 2014 - Buy it now - $1,678.75
Two covers in the lot - the other dated 31 October 1878 with Philatelic Foundation certificate 100896
Philatelic Foundation certificate 422705

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27 February 1884
Illustrated in the Pre-Cancel Optimist - November 1942
Page 68

Lined star and beveled star used together

Illustrated in 'Stamps' wwekly - 10 July 1954

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5 March 1884
Robert Siegel Auctions
2c Vermilion (183)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on small piece, partial strike of "Glen Allen Virginia Mar. 5, 1884" printed datestamp
Very Fine and choice
Estimate $350
Sold $1,200.00

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28 May 1884
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Dolington Pa.,
"Glen Allen Virginia May 28, 1884" printed datestamp, with original enclosures and with some other collateral items incl. printing samples
Trivial edgewear, some toned spots, otherwise Very Fine
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $1,000.00

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29 May 1884
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Bright color, cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Forksville Pa.,
"Glen Allen Virginia May 29, 1884" printed datestamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $1,350.00

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18 July 1884

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24 November 1884
Reported in the American Philatelist - January 1925
Owned by Mr E A Young

1c - 1882 issue - reengraved - on piece
Scan Required
2 January 1885
Reported in the American Philatelist - February 1925
Scan Required
26 May 1885
Reported in the American Philatelist - January 1925
Owned by Mr Henry Look of Detroit

1c - 1882 issue - reengraved - cover
Scan Required
6 July 1885

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3 April 1886

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8 April 1886
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on buff International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Blanchard P.O. Pa.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Apr. 8, 1886" printed datestamp, with original enclosures, trivial wear, Very Fine
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $1,400.00

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8 April 1886
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Wolf Creek W. Va.,
"Glen Allen Virginia Apr. 8, 1886" printed datestamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine
Estimate $750 - $1000
Sold $1,000.00

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21 June 1886
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 414166
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Rich color, cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Label & Printing Establishment corner card cover to New York City
"Glen Allen Virginia June 21, 1886" printed datestamp, trivial edgewear, few lightly toned perf tips, Very Fine
Estimate $1000 - $1500
Sold $2,100.00

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3 August 1886

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4 August 1886
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 139224

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14 October 1886
Philatelic Foundation certificate - 139223

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18 August 1887
Reported in the American Philatelist - February 1925
Scan Required
7 September 1887
Robert Siegel Auctions
1c Gray Blue (206)
Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on small piece
"Glen Allen Va. Sept. 7, 1887" printed datestamp, Fine
Estimate $200 - $300
Sold $550.00

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8 September 1887

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16 September 1887

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