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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 119L1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 1234, Local and Private Posts (Prices thru Roche)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Large margins, tied by ms. on cover to local street address, 1858 docketing, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $1,000.00

E. 500-750
350
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 1235, Local and Private Posts (Prices thru Roche)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Large margins, tied by ms. and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by "New-York Mar. 27" circular datestamp to Washington D.C., Very Fine, ex Middendorf, with 1998 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to whether this originates and so offered on its own merits

E. 500-750
400
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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
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1651, PinkneyPrice's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Three ample to large margins, oval frame touched at right, small diagonal crease at top right, tied by "U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1/Oct. 21" circular datestamp on cover to local addressee without street direction, lightly cleaned

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF PRICE'S CITY EXPRESS STAMP TIED BY THE NEW YORK CITY DELIVERY DATESTAMP. ONLY ONE OTHER 119L1 IS TIED BY A HANDSTAMP ON COVER.

Two different Price's are listed in the city directories of the period, but the proprietor of Price's City Express is still not known. The oval handstamp used by this post gives the address as 3 Everett House, which was located in Union Square; James E. St. John Price and Philo Price lived more than two miles away from Union Square. Dated covers exist from 1858; undated covers appear to be earlier usages. (Source: Elliott Perry, Pat Paragraphs reprint, pp. 452-453 and Patton book, p. 236).

Price's City Express covers are rare, and we record only two 119L1 covers that have handstamped markings tying the stamp. The other is a to-the-mails usage with a 3c 1857, both stamps tied by a New York Nov. 25 datestamp (ex Schenck). The use of the U.S. Mail City Delivery datestamp on this cover is most unusual; a similar Boyd's cover is described in the Abt CCP series (American Philatelist, Vol. 29, No. 4) and was offered as lot 632 in the Golden sale. It appears that Price took the cover to the post office, and it was held there as a drop letter, rated 1c due.

Ex Caspary, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1434, realized $4,250 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate.

5,000
6,000
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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
c
Sale Number 830, Lot Number 738, Prices City Express (New York NY)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Large to full margins, vivid color, tied by ms. "X" cancel on cover to local street address, docketing indicates Jul. 9, 1858 mailing date, Extremely Fine, very scarce and rarely seen tied on cover, ex German Sale

E. 750-1,000
675
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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 1434, Prices City Express (New York NY)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Three ample to large margins, oval frame touched at right, creased across upper right corner, tied by "U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1/Oct. 21" circular datestamp on cover to local addressee without street direction, lightly cleaned

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF PRICE'S CITY EXPRESS STAMP TIED BY THE NEW YORK CITY DELIVERY DATESTAMP. ONLY ONE OTHER 119L1 IS TIED BY A HANDSTAMP ON COVER.

Two different Price's are listed in the city directories of the period, but the proprietor of Price's City Express is still not known. The oval handstamp used by this post gives the address as 3 Everett House (lot 1439), which was located in Union Square; James E. St. John Price and Philo Price lived more than two miles away from Union Square. Dated covers exist from 1858; undated covers appear to be earlier usages. (Source: Elliott Perry, Pat Paragraphs reprint, pp. 452-453 and Patton book, p. 236).

Price's City Express covers are rare, and we record only two 119L1 covers that have handstamped markings tying the stamp. The other is a to-the-mails usage with a 3c 1857, both stamps tied by a New York Nov. 25 datestamp (ex Schenck). The use of the U.S. Mail City Delivery datestamp on this cover is most unusual; a similar Boyd's cover is described in the Abt CCP series (American Philatelist, Vol. 29, No. 4) and offered as lot 632 in this sale. It appears that Price took the cover to the post office, and it was held there as a drop letter, rated 1c due.

Ex Caspary and Boker.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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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 1435, Prices City Express (New York NY)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Full margins to touched at right, slight crease and small rubbed spot at top, ms. "X" cancel, used on folded printed invitation from Dr. William Parker to attend a meeting about etherization on June 24, 1858, fresh and Very Fine, rare, ex Richardson

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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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 1436, Prices City Express (New York NY)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Large margins, diagonal at upper right corner, slightly oxidized, ms. "X" cancel, used on cover to local street address, Very Fine and rare, signed Sloane, ex Chapman and Patton

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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