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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 15L5
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Symbol
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1727, Local PostsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Margins all around, small "X" cancel on Apr. 12, 1847 datelined folded letter to local address, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

800
500
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 648, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Full to ample margins, pen cancel and tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 5" circular datestamp, matching "10" in double-circle handstamp on folded cover to Rochester N.Y., cover missing one panel and stamp with light toning, Fine appearance and rare example of the D. O. Blood & Co. Striding Messenger stamp tied by the Philadelphia datestamp

E. 400-500
850
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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 Number 1101, Lot Number 649, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Large margins to touched at top, pen-cancelled on small neatly addressed cover sent locally, stamp with small scuff at top and light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, ex Brown

800
650
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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 Number 1101, Lot Number 650, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Large margins to clear, affixed over backflap of small Valentine envelope with front and back ornate floral design in black and blue, includes small illustration of a young boy playing a clarinet, addressed locally to a young lady, stamp was torn when opened but has been expertly sealed, Extremely Fine appearance, a striking and outstanding Valentine use of the D. O. Blood & Co. Striding Messenger stamp

E. 500-750
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1728, Local Posts: Adams thru Cummings & WrightD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Four blocks of 12 (each a so-called pane), unused (no gum), forming a reconstruction of two-thirds of the original multiple of 72 from which five of the seven recorded blocks were cut (see notes below), margins generally large but just touching on two blocks, faint stains, some minor creases and small faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BREATHTAKING COMPILATION OF RARE MULTIPLES. WITH THE ADDITION OF TWO MORE PANES OF TWELVE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PRESENT THE ORIGINAL BLOCK OF 72, WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE THE SIZE OF A COMPLETE SHEET AS PRINTED FOR D. O. BLOOD & CO.

Our records contain five intact panes of twelve, one pane of twelve severed in half and rejoined, and one block of eleven (bottom right stamp removed). We have determined that six of the seven panes come from different clusters of positions on the lithographic stone, each showing distinctive subject alignment and plate flaws. The seventh multiple (the severed pane) is an exact duplicate of one of the six clusters. Blood advertised stamps for sale at the rate of 25c per dozen; therefore, it follows that printed sheets comprised 72 subjects, which could be divided into six units of a dozen stamps for convenient sale.

The four blocks offered here are shown here as separate units and in the composite photo joined together in their original positions in the larger multiple. Assuming the sheet comprised six blocks of twelve (Blood's sale units), the letters A thru F may be used to identify the six distinctive pane arrangements. We offer A, D, E and F in this lot. If a serious philatelist were so inclined, he could acquire units B and C (C was last offered in Shreves Wampler sale) and reconstruct the complete printed sheet of one of the world's first stamps. Few philatelic artifacts would rival such an item.

As identified in the composite photo, the features and pedigrees of the blocks are: Position A) plate flaw at lower right of second stamp/third row, ex Schwartz; Position D) ex Hall; Position E) squeezed cliche and missing imprint on second stamp/third row, ex Gibson and Golden; and Position F) plate flaw at left of first stamp/second row, with 1998 P.F. certificate.

Regarding the other three recorded panes and their relationship to the 72-stamp multiple, one pane is intact and comes from Position C; its bottom margin aligns with the top of Position F in this lot. The severed pane is a duplicate of Position A and therefore could not have been part of the larger multiple reconstructed here. The pane with one stamp cut out from lower right does not match Positions A, C, D, E or F, and so logically becomes Position B, but its margins do not align with the multiples offered here, and therefore it must come from another sheet. Because all are creased horizontally between the second and third rows, we believe that the seven panes (possibly more and definitely from two sheets) were divided and folded when they were stored and discovered. The staining in the same relative positions on the panes also indicates that they were stacked together when the staining occurred. There is no written record of their discovery to confirm our speculations.

Ex Gordon N. John. Scott Retail $22,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
12,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1729, Local Posts: Adams thru Cummings & WrightD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Large margins, unobtrusive black cancel on folded printed meeting notice for Philadelphia Rail Road Co. dated July 13, 1847, light vertical file fold well away from stamp, fresh and Very Fine, ex Gibson and Hill, with 2008 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $800.00 as not tied with certificate

E. 400-500
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1730, Local Posts: Adams thru Cummings & WrightD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Full to large margins, tied by impression of small dots cancel thru paper on blue folded cover to local street address, docketed June 21, 1847, left side panel removed, still Very Fine, ex Sheriff, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
c
Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1643, Local PostsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Large margins all around, light pen cancel, on brown cover to Philadelphia street address, some minor water staining along edges, Very Fine, with 2008 Weiss certificate

800
275
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale Number 1002, Lot Number 4060, Local and Private Posts - Adams thru GreigD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Large margins, ms. "X" cancel, used on Jan. 26, 1847 folded letter to local street address, contents mentions using Blood's Despatch, Very Fine, ex Hollowbush, Schwartz and John

E. 500-750
450
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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 1087, Local and Private Posts (Bicycle Mail Route thru Blood)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Uncancelled and used on cover to Providence R.I., blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. May 7" integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Hyzen

E. 300-400
325
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