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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 134L1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale 1232, Lot 1811, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Overton thru Westtown, BalancesStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md. Two covers, first stampless with "Baltimore City Despatch & Express, Paid" circular handstamp, far better strike than usual on Nov. 1, 1850 blue folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript "5" rates, appears to be a railroad way usage without handstamped markings, file folds, Very Fine and extremely rare, ex Kelly and Golden, second cover bears (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1), usual dark impression, crease resulting in nearly severed corner, uncancelled, used on folded cover to Hagerstown Md., blue "Baltimore Md. Nov. 22" circular datestamp and red "5" handstamp, Fine, ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
c
Sale 1117, Lot 4378, Local Posts: Magic Letter Express, Richmond thru Westervelt`sStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Grazed (134L1). Uncancelled and affixed to 1850 blue folded letter to Cincinnati, part of letter sheet missing so origin unknown, blue “Baltimore Md. Nov. 29” circular datestamp with red “Way” straightline and “10” struck over “5”, this clearly originated outside of Baltimore, it may have been privately carried to Baltimore and taken by Stringer & Morton to the post office where it was treated as a way letter and charged 10c for the over-300 miles rate, offered on its own merits, with 1975 A.P.S. certificate declining opinion on whether the stamp originated, Scott Retail as an unused stamp $500.00

E. 300-400
250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
c
Sale 1101, Lot 794, Local Posts: Ricketts & Hall thru Stringer & MortonStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Two covers, first stamp slight crease, uncancelled, used on cover to Philadelphia, blue "Baltimore Md. Oct. 29" circular datestamp and red "5" handstamp, Fine, second stamp full margins with small corner nick, on cover to local address, Fine

1,300
250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-12-09
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale 980, Lot 3030, Local and Private PostsStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Margins all around, unusually clear impression, uncancelled (as are most known examples) but nicely tied thru lettersheet by gum toning, used on light blue folded cover delivered from Baltimore to Philadelphia street address outside the mails, no government postal markings, docketing on flap "1850 Chester Cty Balto" indicates 1850 year date and Baltimore origin

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE RARE STRINGER & MORTON STAMP ON A LETTER CARRIED OUTSIDE THE MAILS AND DELIVERED IN ANOTHER CITY, AN ACT PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Stringer & Morton's City Despatch operated for only three months from October 1850 through January 1851. The stamps are stylistically identical to the Blood's stamps (Scott 15L12, 15L13 and 15L17). Steven Roth records fourteen Stringer & Morton's City Despatch covers with the adhesive stamp (Chronicle 173, pp. 20-21). Three of these are addressed to Philadelphia; the two other covers have Baltimore datestamps and "5" rates for government postage (the local service brought the letters to the post office). This example is remarkable in that the street address and lack of government postal markings or postage strongly suggest that a Stringer & Morton's carrier delivered the letter all the way to Philadelphia, an illegal inter-city letter conveyance. The receipt docketing confirms delivery, and, if the post office had been involved -- even receiving the letter as way mail -- markings would have been made to indicate postage paid or due. In the past there has been speculation that the proprietors, Stringer and Morton, were at one time involved in the local post(s) of another city.

Ex Brown

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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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 965, Lot 1249, Local and Private Posts (Russells thru Stringer & Morton)Stringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Uncancelled, used on blue folded cover to Baltimore, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $700.00

E. 400-500
400
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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
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Sale 965, Lot 1250, Local and Private Posts (Russells thru Stringer & Morton)Stringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Uncancelled, affixed to cover to local street address, small nick at top right, otherwise Fine, the stamp may not originate, Scott Retail $700.00

E. 200-300
180
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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 925, Lot 1682, StoneStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Margins all around, unusually clear impression, uncancelled (as are most known examples) but nicely tied thru lettersheet by gum toning, used on light blue folded cover delivered from Baltimore to Philadelphia street address outside the mails, no government postal markings, docketing on flap "1850 Chester Cty Balto" indicates 1850 year date and Baltimore origin

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE RARE STRINGER & MORTON STAMP ON A LETTER CARRIED OUTSIDE THE MAILS AND DELIVERED IN ANOTHER CITY, AN ACT PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Stringer & Morton's City Despatch operated for only three months from October 1850 through January 1851. The stamps are stylistically identical to the Blood's stamps (Scott 15L12, 15L13 and 15L17). Steven Roth records fourteen Stringer & Morton's City Despatch covers with the adhesive stamp (Chronicle 173, pp. 20-21). Three of these are addressed to Philadelphia; the two other covers have Baltimore datestamps and "5" rates for government postage (the local service brought the letters to the post office). This example is remarkable in that the street address and lack of government postal markings or postage strongly suggest that a Stringer & Morton's carrier delivered the letter all the way to Philadelphia, an illegal inter-city letter conveyance. The receipt docketing confirms delivery, and, if the post office had been involved -- even receiving the letter as way mail -- markings would have been made to indicate postage paid or due. In the past there has been speculation that the proprietors, Stringer and Morton, were at one time involved in the local post(s) of another city.

Ex Brown

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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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 925, Lot 1683, StoneStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Slight crease, uncancelled, used on 1850 bill of lading to Buchanan Carroll & Co., New Orleans, blue "Baltimore Md. Nov. 17" circular datestamp and red "10" handstamp, Fine, ex Kelly and Golden

700
350
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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 925, Lot 1684, StoneStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Listed only on Black, but this stamp is definitely printed on reddish glazed paper, slight creases, uncancelled, used on blue 1850 folded letter to Philadelphia, blue "Baltimore Md. Nov. 19" circular datestamp and red "5" handstamp, file folds, minor toning, Fine, an intriguing stamp worth further study to determine if indeed the paper is a new color variety, ex Golden

700
250
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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 925, Lot 1685, StoneStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore, (1c) Gold on Black (134L1). Large margins to barely touched, uncancelled on small Nov. 14, 1850 folded letter with local address, proper time period for this rare Stringer & Morton's stamp, Very Fine, this could be ex Caspary

700
400
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