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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 11L3, 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 1080, Local and Private Posts (Adams thru Berford)Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3), Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3)Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3). Attractive well-balanced margins just touching or barely into tips of sawtooth points, uncancelled and affixed to buff cover to Gloucester Mass., neat strike of red "Forwarded by Loring Bros. & Co., Valparaiso" oval handstamp, bold "Steamship 10" in circle handstamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE BERFORD & CO. 10-CENT STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY A FEW ARE AVAILABLE AS SINGLE STAMPS.

Our records contain a total of seventeen 10c Berford & Co. stamps (11L3), but half of these are represented by one normal pair and three tete-beche pairs (11L3a). There are actually just eight 11L3/11L3a items, including five covers and three off-cover stamps.

Ex Kuphal. With 1994 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to whether the stamp originates on this cover. Scott Retail for uncancelled stamp is $5,000.00 (unpriced on cover).

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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 1288, BeesleyBerford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3), Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3)Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3). Attractive well-balanced margins just touching or barely into tips of sawtooth points, uncancelled and affixed to buff cover to Gloucester Mass., neat strike of red "Forwarded by Loring Bros. & Co., Valparaiso" oval handstamp, bold "Steamship 10" in circle handstamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE BERFORD & CO. 10-CENT STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY A FEW ARE AVAILABLE AS SINGLE STAMPS.

Our records contain a total of seventeen 10c Berford & Co. stamps (11L3), but half of these are represented by one normal pair and three tete-beche pairs (11L3a). There are actually just eight 11L3/11L3a items, including five covers and three off-cover stamps.

With 1994 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to whether the stamp originates on this cover.

5,000
2,800
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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 59, Berford & Co.Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3), Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3)Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3). Four, each cut to oval shape, lightly cancelled by red smears, two affixed over top edge (creased) of cover to "Capt. Walter Taber, Ship Louisiana, Paita", light pencil docketing "Dated July 6, 1852, Recd. Augt. 20, 1852", originated in New York City (Jul. 6) and sent via Panama (a label has been peeled off the back, probably applied by Berford or the forwarding agent), on arrival the ms. "Paita July 28, 1852" markings were applied (one tying two stamps) and in the same hand a note to Captain Taber is written on back (some missing words where label was removed): "I was in hopes of having some more letters...are all...come this...not forget the hard bread if you come this way to anchor", top flap refolded to flatten stamps

ANOTHER REMARKABLE COVER FROM THE TABER CORRESPONDENCE, BEARING FOUR OF THE SEVENTEEN KNOWN EXAMPLES OF BERFORD'S 10-CENT STAMP FOR THE 40-CENT EXPRESS RATE TO THE WEST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA. ONLY FIVE COVERS RECORDED WITH THE 10-CENT STAMP.

Our records contain a total of seventeen 10c Berford & Co. stamps (11L3), but half of these are represented by one normal pair and three tete-beche pairs (11L3a). There are actually just eight 11L3/11L3a items, including five covers and three off-cover stamps. These are listed in the description of lot 56.

Ex Chapman, Horner and Golden. With 1983 and 1999 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $16,500.00.

E. 15,000-20,000
11,000
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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 486, Berford & Co.s Express (New York NY)Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3), Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3)Berford & Co.'s Express, New York N.Y., 10c Violet (11L3). Four, each cut to oval shape, lightly cancelled by red smears, two affixed over top edge (creased) of cover to "Capt. Walter Taber, Ship Louisiana, Paita", light pencil docketing "Dated July 6, 1852, Recd. Augt. 20, 1852", originated in New York City (Jul. 6) and sent via Panama (a label has been peeled off the back, probably applied by Berford or the forwarding agent), on arrival the ms. "Paita July 28, 1852" markings were applied (one tying two stamps) and in the same hand a note to Captain Taber is written on back (some missing words where label was removed): "I was in hopes of having some more letters...are all...come this...not forget the hard bread if you come this way to anchor", top flap refolded to flatten stamps

ANOTHER REMARKABLE COVER FROM THE TABER CORRESPONDENCE, BEARING FOUR OF THE SIXTEEN KNOWN EXAMPLES OF BERFORD'S 10-CENT STAMP FOR THE 40-CENT EXPRESS RATE TO THE WEST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA. ONLY FIVE COVERS RECORDED WITH THE 10-CENT STAMP.

Our records contain a total of sixteen 10c Berford & Co. stamps (11L3), but half of these are represented by one normal pair and three tete-beche pairs (11L3a). There are actually just seven 11L3/11L3a items, including five covers and two off-cover stamps. These are as follows: 1) uncancelled on piece (or possibly a cover), Sloane records; 2) uncancelled off cover, faint stains, ex Middendorf; 3) uncancelled on cover to Gloucester Mass. with Loring Bros. Valparaiso forwarding oval, PFC declined opinion as to usage, Siegel Sep. 27-28, 1994 (Sale 761, lot 114); 4) uncancelled on cover from Bangor Me. to Chagres, described as 1853 usage in Sloane records, not verified; 5) four cut-to-shape singles on Jul.-Aug. 1852 cover to Paita, offered here; 6) one normal pair and one tete-beche pair on cover to Valparaiso, offered in the following lot; and 7) two tete-beche pairs on cover to Valparaiso, ex Mason, Sloane records.

Ex Chapman and Horner. With 1983 P.F. certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1994-09-27
United States Stamps and Covers
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 114, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBerford & Co.'s Express, 10c Violet (11L3), Berford & Co.'s Express, 10c Violet (11L3)Berford & Co.'s Express, 10c Violet (11L3). Margins to barely touching, uncanceled, on incoming cover to Gloucester Mass., red oval "Forwarded By Loring Brothers & Co. Valparaiso", "Steamship 10" hs, trivial soiling, Fine and rare usage, with 1994 P.F. certificate stating genuine stamp but declining opinion as to whether it originated on this cover; the Berford adhesives are seldom found canceled or tied to their covers, and, therefore, are accepted as originating on cover when used in the proper period on mail for which they were intended

E. 600-800
2,400
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