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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 120L1, Symbol IN ("USED")
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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
 
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1236, Local and Private Posts (Prices thru Roche)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1), Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1). Deep shade on strongly blued paper, huge margins at top and right (possibly a corner position), other sides clear to touching, uncancelled, appears to be properly used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), ample margins to slightly in, affixed over ms. "Paid 3 cents" (which indicates local-post handling), tied by "New-York Jun. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Middlebury O., stamps lifted and reaffixed, local stamp has small tear at right, cover has been cleaned

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES OF PRICE'S EIGHTH AVENUE POST OFFICE STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US -- ALL BUT ONE ARE UNCANCELLED ON COVERS.

Although little documentation has been produced, the accepted history of the Eighth Avenue Post Office is that it was operated by James Price in 1854 and sold that year to David Russell. Price may have issued the unique Eighth Avenue Post Office stamp (Scott 63L1), which is reported to have been used in 1852; however, we do not know the basis of the 63L1 year date, because the one recorded example is on a cover without a letter, postmark or other indication of date. The portrait on the 120L1 stamp issued by Price is thought to be his own. Price's successor, David Russell, is listed at 387 Eighth Avenue in 1854 and then at 410 Eighth Avenue until 1857-58. The 1855-56 directory lists his occupation as "express" and in 1856-58 it is given as "subpost." Russell issued a stamp very similar in design to Price's.

We have located seven examples of Price's 120L1 stamp, all uncancelled, six of which are on covers (at least three did not originate). We cannot be certain this stamp originated, although the "Paid 3 cents" -- applied to the cover before the 3c 1851 was affixed -- is positive evidence that a local post was involved in bringing it to the post office for mailing. Such notations were usually made when a coin was given to the post.

Ex Caspary and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate as a genuine stamp but declining opinion as to usage.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-03-17
Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4965, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1), Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1). Deep shade on strongly blued paper, huge margins at top and right (possibly a corner position), other sides clear to touching, uncancelled, appears to be properly used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to slightly in, affixed over ms. "Paid 3 cents" (which indicates local-post handling), tied by "New-York Jun. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Middlebury O., stamps lifted and reaffixed, local stamp has small tear at right, cover has been cleaned

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES OF PRICE'S EIGHTH AVENUE POST OFFICE STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US -- ALL BUT ONE ARE UNCANCELLED ON COVERS.

Although little documentation has been produced, the accepted history of the Eighth Avenue Post Office is that it was operated by James Price in 1854 and sold that year to David Russell. Price may have issued the unique Eighth Avenue Post Office stamp (Scott 63L1), which is reported to have been used in 1852; however, we do not know the basis of the 63L1 year date, because the one recorded example is on a cover without a letter, postmark or other indication of date. The portrait on the 120L1 stamp issued by Price is thought to be his own. Price's successor, David Russell, is listed at 387 Eighth Avenue in 1854 and then at 410 Eighth Avenue until 1857-58. The 1855-56 directory lists his occupation as "express" and in 1856-58 it is given as "subpost." Russell issued a stamp very similar in design to Price's.

We have located seven examples of Price's 120L1 stamp, all uncancelled, six of which are on covers (at least three did not originate). We cannot be certain this stamp originated, although the "Paid 3 cents" -- applied to the cover before the 3c 1851 was affixed -- is positive evidence that a local post was involved in bringing it to the post office for mailing. Such notations were usually made when a coin was given to the post.

Ex Caspary and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate as a genuine stamp but declining opinion as to usage.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2004-04-27
United States and Confederate States Postal History
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1222, Independent Mails and Local PostsPrice's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1), Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1). Deep shade on strongly blued paper, huge margins at bottom and left (possibly a corner position), other sides clear to touching, uncancelled, affixed to folded cover with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins to slightly in, tied by New York circular datestamp to Oxford Furnace N.J., fake straightline "Price Despatch" handstamp which suggests stamp also did not originate on this cover, Fine stamp -- we have located seven examples of Price's 120L1 stamp, all uncancelled, six of which are on covers (at least three did not originate) -- offered as a genuine stamp but not to subject to certification as a genuine usage

600
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
 
Sale Number 830, Lot Number 740, Prices Eighth Avenue Post Office (New York NY)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1), Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1). Deep shade on strongly blued paper, huge margins at top and right (possibly a corner position), other sides clear to touching, uncancelled, appears to be properly used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to slightly in, affixed over ms. "Paid 3 cents" (which indicates local-post handling), tied by "New-York Jun. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Middlebury O., stamps lifted and reaffixed, local stamp has small tear at right, cover has been cleaned

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES OF PRICE'S EIGHTH AVENUE POST OFFICE STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US -- ALL BUT ONE ARE UNCANCELLED ON COVERS.

Although little documentation has been produced, the accepted history of the Eighth Avenue Post Office is that it was operated by James Price in 1854 and sold that year to David Russell. Price may have issued the unique Eighth Avenue Post Office stamp (Scott 63L1), which is reported to have been used in 1852; however, we do not know the basis of the 63L1 year date, because the one recorded example is on a cover without a letter, postmark or other indication of date. The portrait on the 120L1 stamp issued by Price is thought to be his own. Price's successor, David Russell, is listed at 387 Eighth Avenue in 1854 and then at 410 Eighth Avenue until 1857-58. The 1855-56 directory lists his occupation as "express" and in 1856-58 it is given as "subpost." Russell issued a stamp very similar in design to Price's.

We have located seven examples of Price's 120L1 stamp, all uncancelled, six of which are on covers (at least three did not originate). We cannot be certain this stamp originated, although the "Paid 3 cents" -- applied to the cover before the 3c 1851 was affixed -- is positive evidence that a local post was involved in bringing it to the post office for mailing. Such notations were usually made when a coin was given to the post.

Ex Caspary. Offered as a genuine stamp but not to subject to certification as a genuine usage.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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