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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 108L3, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 152, Carriers & LocalsMetropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape as always, tied by readable strike of "Metropolitan P.O. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on piece of cover, Very Fine and scarce

275
250
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 779, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMetropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape, margins to slightly in at upper right, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. Mar. 15" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on cover to Luther Bradish at local street address, very fresh and clean, Very Fine, only seven covers recorded, although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp, Scott Retail $3,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1781, Local Posts cont: City Dispatch thru Whittelsey`s, Group LotsMetropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Without the "PRO" in "PROPRIETOR", cut to shape, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. (Dec?) 12" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on small cover to Luther Bradish at local street address, very fresh and clean

VERY FINE. AN IMMACULATE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The Metropolitan Post Office (a private post despite the name) is believed to have been established just prior to January 1854 by Lemuel Williams, whose abbreviated name "L. Williams" and 162 Ninth Street address appear on the first octagonal stamp (108L1). Curiously, Williams is never identified with the Metropolitan Post Office nor any mail operation in the city directories. The 1854-55 and 1855-56 directories list William H. Laws as proprietor of the "Post Office" at 13 Bible House, which was located across from Williams' address. The 1856-59 directories list Laws at the same address, but the name "Metropolitan Post Office" is used. In 1859 Laws is listed with the business "Books", which suggests the end of his involvement with the post. A trade directory links Williams and Laws in a partnership at 162 Ninth Street. (Reference: Patton book, p. 228, and Perry correspondence).

Although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of seven covers with 108L3 (updated from our Golden sale), including six local uses with identical markings.

Ex Chapman, Caspary, Judd, Golden and Geisler. With 2000 P.F. certificate specifically noting the missing "Pro" variety. Scott Retail $3,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-03
The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1226, Local and Private Posts (Metropolitan thru Pinckney)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Without the "PRO" in "PROPRIETOR", cut to shape, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. (Dec?) 12" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on small cover to Luther Bradish at local street address, very fresh and clean

VERY FINE. AN IMMACULATE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The Metropolitan Post Office (a private post despite the name) is believed to have been established just prior to January 1854 by Lemuel Williams, whose abbreviated name "L. Williams" and 162 Ninth Street address appear on the first octagonal stamp (108L1). Curiously, Williams is never identified with the Metropolitan Post Office nor any mail operation in the city directories. The 1854-55 and 1855-56 directories list William H. Laws as proprietor of the "Post Office" at 13 Bible House, which was located across from Williams' address. The 1856-59 directories list Laws at the same address, but the name "Metropolitan Post Office" is used. In 1859 Laws is listed with the business "Books", which suggests the end of his involvement with the post. A trade directory links Williams and Laws in a partnership at 162 Ninth Street. (Reference: Patton book, p. 228, and Perry correspondence).

Although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of seven covers with 108L3 (updated from our Golden sale), including six local usages with identical markings.

Ex Chapman, Caspary, Judd and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate specifically noting the missing "Pro" variety. Scott Retail $4,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-11-15
The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1629, Metropolitan Post Office thru MillsMetropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape as always, tied by clear strike of "Metropolitan P.O. Dec. 20" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on undated folded printed circular written in German, to E. A. Matheson at local street address

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The Metropolitan Post Office (a private post despite the name) is believed to have been established just prior to January 1854 by Lemuel Williams, whose abbreviated name "L. Williams" and 162 Ninth Street address appear on the first octagonal stamp (108L1). Curiously, Williams is never identified with the Metropolitan Post Office nor any mail operation in the city directories. The 1854-55 and 1855-56 directories list William H. Laws as proprietor of the "Post Office" at 13 Bible House, which was located across from Williams' address. The 1856-59 directories list Laws at the same address, but the name "Metropolitan Post Office" is used. In 1859 Laws is listed with the business "Books", which suggests the end of his involvement with the post. A trade directory links Williams and Laws in a partnership at 162 Ninth Street. (Reference: Patton book, p. 228, and Perry correspondence).

Although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of seven covers with 108L3 (updated from our Golden sale), including six local usages with identical markings.

4,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-03-17
Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4946, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape as always, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. 10" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on cover to W. W. Rose at local street address, small edge tears at top, stamp has light crease at top (basically a wrinkle near the edge)

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The Metropolitan Post Office (a private post despite the name) is believed to have been established just prior to January 1854 by Lemuel Williams, whose abbreviated name "L. Williams" and 162 Ninth Street address appear on the first octagonal stamp (108L1). Curiously, Williams is never identified with the Metropolitan Post Office nor any mail operation in the city directories. The 1854-55 and 1855-56 directories list William H. Laws as proprietor of the "Post Office" at 13 Bible House, which was located across from Williams' address. The 1856-59 directories list Laws at the same address, but the name "Metropolitan Post Office" is used. In 1859 Laws is listed with the business "Books", which suggests the end of his involvement with the post. A trade directory links Williams and Laws in a partnership at 162 Ninth Street. (Reference: Patton book, p. 228, and Perry correspondence).

Although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of seven covers with 108L3 (updated from our Golden sale), including six local usages with identical markings.

Ex Schenck and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2003-05-31
The D.K. Collection of U.S. Carriers & Locals
c
Sale Number 862, Lot Number 91, Metropolitan Post Office thru RussellMetropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape as always, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. Dec. 20" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on folded printed notice in German to local street address

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The Metropolitan Post Office (a private post despite the name) is believed to have been established just prior to January 1854 by Lemuel Williams, whose abbreviated name "L. Williams" and 162 Ninth Street address appear on the first octagonal stamp (108L1). Curiously, Williams is never identified with the Metropolitan Post Office nor any mail operation in the city directories. The 1854-55 and 1855-56 directories list William H. Laws as proprietor of the "Post Office" at 13 Bible House, which was located across from Williams' address. The 1856-59 directories list Laws at the same address, but the name "Metropolitan Post Office" is used. In 1859 Laws is listed with the business "Books", which suggests the end of his involvement with the post. A trade directory links Williams and Laws in a partnership at 162 Ninth Street. (Reference: Patton book, p. 228, and Perry correspondence).

Although not year-dated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of seven covers with 108L3, including six local usages with identical markings.

Ex Schwartz. Scott Retail $3,000.00.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-11-13
The Hall Collection of Carriers, Locals & Western Expresses
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Sale Number 830, Lot Number 720, Metropolitan Post Office (New York NY)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape as always, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. 10" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on cover to W. W. Rose at local street address, small edge tears at top

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The Metropolitan Post Office (a private post despite the name) is believed to have been established just prior to January 1854 by Lemuel Williams, whose abbreviated name "L. Williams" and 162 Ninth Street address appear on the first octagonal stamp (108L1). Curiously, Williams is never identified with the Metropolitan Post Office nor any mail operation in the city directories. The 1854-55 and 1855-56 directories list William H. Laws as proprietor of the "Post Office" at 13 Bible House, which was located across from Williams' address. The 1856-59 directories list Laws at the same address, but the name "Metropolitan Post Office" is used. In 1859 Laws is listed with the business "Books", which suggests the end of his involvement with the post. A trade directory links Williams and Laws in a partnership at 162 Ninth Street. (Reference: Patton book, p. 228, and Perry correspondence).

Although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of seven covers with 108L3 (updated from our Golden sale), including six local usages with identical markings.

Ex Schenck.

E. 2,000-3,000
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-11-15
The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1371, Metropolitan Post Office (New York NY) (Part I)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. (Dec?) 12" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on small cover to Luther Bradish at local street address, very fresh and clean

VERY FINE. AN IMMACULATE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SIX COVERS ARE RECORDED.

Although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of six covers with 108L3, including five local usages with identical markings.

Ex Chapman, Caspary and Judd.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-11-15
The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1372, Metropolitan Post Office (New York NY) (Part I)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape, deep shade, uncancelled, affixed to orange cover to Summit Wis. with 3c Rose, Ty. I (25) tied by "New-York Oct. 7" (1857) circular datestamp, Very Fine, used in proper time period but cannot be guaranteed to have originated

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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