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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 15L4
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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2120, Carriers, Local Posts and Independent MailsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Full to large margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 22" circular datestamp with matching "5" in double-circle handstamp on folded cover to New York City street address, receipt docketing confirms 1845 year date

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST TIED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE BLOOD'S FIRST STRIDING MESSENGER ISSUE WITH MANUSCRIPT CONTROL MARK.

The Striding Messenger stamp, issued in 1843 by the Philadelphia Despatch Post and adopted by D. O. Blood & Co., is the first pictorial stamp in the world. It depicts a gargantuan letter carrier -- the "City Despatch Post" bag slung over his shoulder -- stepping over the Merchant's Exchange Building, which housed Philadelphia's post office. The image conveys the private posts' superior speed and reliability.

Illustrated in Chronicle (No. 220, p. 318). Ex German Sale, Brown, Hurd, Hall and Jarrett

E. 5,000-7,500
7,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 647, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Ample to large margins all around, detailed impression with all of background lines showing clearly, cancelled by manuscript, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 30" circular datestamp with matching "5" in double-circle handstamp on 1845 folded cover to Nazareth Pa., file fold does not affect the adhesive

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST COVERS WITH THE RARE PHILADELPHIA DESPATCH POST ISSUE ISSUE WITH BLOOD'S MANUSCRIPT OVERPRINT.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4336, Carriers and LocalsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Initials in magenta, full margins all around, detailed impression with all of background lines showing clearly, light manuscript cancel, couple small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, "S.J.A." initials on back

600
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2011-06-18
2011 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 143, Carriers and LocalsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Full to large margins, detailed impression with all of background lines showing clearly, cancelled by manuscript, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 8" circular datestamp with matching "5" in double-circle handstamp on 1845 folded letter to New York City

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE BLOOD'S FIRST ISSUE WITH MANUSCRIPT CONTROL MARK.

Ex Hollowbush, Schwartz and Gordon N. John.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-03-25
The David L. Jarrett Collection of Propaganda Covers
c
Sale Number 970, Lot Number 11, Postal ReformD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." initials (15L4). Full to large margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 22" circular datestamp with matching "5" in double-circle handstamp on folded cover to New York City street address, receipt docketing confirms 1845 year date

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST TIED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE BLOOD'S FIRST STRIDING MESSENGER ISSUE WITH MANUSCRIPT CONTROL MARK.

The Striding Messenger stamp, issued in 1843 by the Philadelphia Despatch Post and adopted by D. O. Blood & Co., is the first pictorial stamp in the world. It depicts a gargantuan letter carrier -- the "City Despatch Post" bag slung over his shoulder -- stepping over the Merchant's Exchange Building, which housed Philadelphia's post office. The image conveys the private posts' superior speed and reliability.

Illustrated in Chronicle (No. 220, p. 318). Ex German Sale, Brown, Hurd and Hall.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-12-20
United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1064, Martin Richardson BloodD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Large margins to touching, uncancelled, used on 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to Boston, red "PHILADA. RAILROAD"%$ straightline handstamp and matching "New-York 10 cts. 16 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp, stamp has minor creases and small faults from creasing in lettersheet, overall Very Fine appearance, rare use of the Blood's overprinted Striding Messenger issue

E. 500-750
2,400
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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
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish (15L4-15L6). One of each, No. 15L4 with large piece out of top and creased but genuinely used on small Aug. 28, 1845 folded letter, No. 15L5 with red "Paid" cancel but defective and added to a Washington D.C. "Way" cover with Blood's marking (scarce in its own right), No. 15L6 uncancelled on May 1848 folded letter, scarce group

E. 200-300
125
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2003-11-14
The Gordon N. John Collection of U.S. Pre-July 1845 Stamps
c
Sale Number 868, Lot Number 2058, D.O. Blood & Co., PhiladelphiaD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Full to large margins, detailed impression with all of background lines showing clearly, cancelled by ms., blue "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 8" circular datestamp with matching "5" in double-circle handstamp on 1845 folded letter to New York City

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE BLOOD'S FIRST ISSUE WITH MANUSCRIPT CONTROL MARK.

Ex Hollowbush and Schwartz.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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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 435, D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia PA (15L4-15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." initials (15L4). Full to large margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 22" circular datestamp with matching "5" in double-circle handstamp on folded cover to New York City street address, receipt docketing confirms 1845 year date

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST TIED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE BLOOD'S FIRST ISSUE WITH MANUSCRIPT CONTROL MARK.

Ex German Sale, Brown and Hurd.

E. 2,000-3,000
9,000
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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 436, D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia PA (15L4-15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Small but clear margins all around, ms. cancel, used on Aug. 16, 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to New York City street address, red "PHILDA. RAIL ROAD" straightline handstamp and ms. "5", Very Fine, extremely rare and unusual use of Blood's first issue on railroad cover, ex Mason

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 15L4

12 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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