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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 145L1, 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
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 367, Carrier and Local Post Issues, One of the finest of the few known uses of the Westtown School local issue tied on the front of a cover alongside the 3¢ 1851 Issue

Westtown School, Westtown, Pennsylvania, (2¢) Gold (145L1), large to huge margins, used with 3¢ Dull Red, Type I (11), ample margins to barely in at lower right, tied together by "Westchester Pa. Mar. ? 1857" circular datestamp on cover to Kirks Mills, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with original Quaker-dated March 1857 folded letter and printed report card ("Register of Recitations") for February 9 through March 7, 1857

Extremely Fine and very rare combination of the Westtown Local stamp tied in combination with the 3¢ 1851 Issue on the front of a small cover. A magnificent cover with fascinating contents, including likely the earliest school report card we have ever encountered.

This local post carried mail between the post office and Westtown Quaker School for Girls, which is still in operation and, despite the name, is said to be the oldest continuously operating coeducational boarding school in America. Its small adhesive stamps were almost always affixed to the back flap of ladies' envelopes and sometimes to the front at the opposite side of U.S. postage, and therefore not tied since the post office paid no mind to the local stamp and was only focused on cancelling the U.S. stamp. Only the fortuitous placement of the Westtown stamp next to the 3¢ 1851 stamp on this cover resulted in a tying postmark. The use of this stamp on the address side, tied with the post office datestamp, is extremely rare, with probably fewer than four extant. The contents, including a report card, adds to its desirability.

Ex Joseph Hackmey.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-12-13
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 191, 1851-56 Postal History: Carriers & LocalsWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Enormous margins, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), margins to barely touched, tied together by "Westchester Pa. Jun. 14" circular datestamp on Quaker-dated 1854 folded letter to Philadelphia, 3c small gum spots

EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY FRESH. A MAGNIFICENT COVER WITH THE WESTTOWN LOCAL STAMP TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1851 ISSUE ON THE FRONT OF THE COVER.

This local post operated between the Westtown Quaker school for girls and nearby post offices. Its small adhesive stamps were almost always affixed to the back flap of lady's envelopes. The use of this stamp on the address side, tied with the post office datestamp, is extremely unusual and possibly unique.

Ex Jarrett, Piller and Kuphal. With 2007 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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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 Number 965, Lot Number 1275, Local and Private Posts (Westervelt thru Westtown, Balance Lot)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Three covers, first with local on back and used with No. 26 from Street Road Pa. to N.J.; second uncancelled on front of cover and used with No. 11 from Westchester Pa. to Philadelphia; third uncancelled on front of cover and used with 3c Rose (65) from Street Road Pa. to Ashley O., each with some slight wear, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine group, first with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
275
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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 1729, WesterveltWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Enormous margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), margins to barely touched, tied together by "Westchester Pa. Jun. 14" circular datestamp on Quaker-dated 1854 folded letter to Philadelphia, 3c small gum spots

EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY FRESH. A MAGNIFICENT COVER WITH THE WESTTOWN LOCAL STAMP TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1851 ISSUE ON THE FRONT OF THE COVER.

This local post operated between the Westtown Quaker school for girls and nearby post offices. Its small adhesive stamps were almost always affixed to the back flap of lady's envelopes. The use of this stamp on the address side, tied with the post office datestamp, is extremely unusual and possibly unique.

Ex Jarrett and Piller

4,500
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2001-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History/Foreign
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Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Study Collection (145L1-145L2). 16 stamps on separate covers, mounted on pages with extensive research notes, includes 8 of 145L1 and 8 of 145L2, broken down by type as follows: Ty. I (2), II (1), III (3), IV (1), IVa (1), V (1), VI (1) and VII (6), includes Ty. VII on drop-rate cover with 1c 1861, stamps uncancelled and affixed to front or back of cover as usual, minor faults, generally Fine, a very desirable collection of this Quaker school post

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Postal History - General
2001-03-06
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 834, Lot Number 736, Locals (CA Penny Post thru WesttownWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Type IV, large balanced margins, uncancelled, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), three large margins to just touching at top, slightly toned, tied by Westchester Pa. circular datestamp on small locally addressed cover, top backflap partly gone, otherwise Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Postal History - General
2001-03-06
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 834, Lot Number 737, Locals (CA Penny Post thru WesttownWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Type II, large margins to touching at top, uncancelled, small tear at bottom right, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. IIa (26a), tied by "Street Road Pa. June 15" ms. postmark on 1859 cover to Colerain O., Quaker-dated docketing, small edge tear, Very Fine, ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
160
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Postal History - General
2001-03-06
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 834, Lot Number 738, Locals (CA Penny Post thru WesttownWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Type IV, margins slightly in, uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to just in, tied by "Westchester Pa." circular datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, Fine, ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 150-250
95
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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
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Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1595, Westtown School (Westtown PA)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Type II, large margins to touching at top, uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (26), tied by ms. "Street Road Pa. June 15" postmark on 1859 cover to Colerain O., Quaker-dated docketing, small edge tear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
190
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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
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Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1596, Westtown School (Westtown PA)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Type IV, margins slightly in, uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to just in, tied by "Westchester Pa." circular datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, Fine

E. 100-150
150
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