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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4314, Local Posts: Beesley thru G. CarterBlizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1), Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1)Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1). Original gum as applied to only the four corners, large margins all around on criss-crossed lines watermarked paper, inconsequential diagonal crease

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT STAMP ISSUED BY BLIZZARD MAIL, WHICH CARRIED MAILS FROM NEW JERSEY TO THE NEW YORK POST OFFICE DURING THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1888.

An article by Gordon Stimmell in the Penny Post (Jan. 1995) tells the story of W.H. Mitchell's Blizzard Mail issue -- the country's first emergency mail stamp. The stamp was created by Mitchell, a philatelist, for a temporary service to overcome significant mail delivery problems stemming from the Great Blizzard of 1888. The '88 storm was one of the most severe in United States history, with snowdrifts in excess of 50ft in some places. Mitchell posted a notice in front of his Bergen office stating "During the blockade on the railroad, mail, matter, letters only, will be taken direct from Bergen Point to the New York Post Office." The rate charged was 5c and the mode of transportation was by sleigh.

This is only the second example of this rarity we have offered. Illustrated in Scott Catalogue on p. 583

3,750
3,750
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 1292, BeesleyBlizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1), Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1)Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1). Unused (no gum), huge margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT STAMP ISSUED BY BLIZZARD MAIL, WHICH CARRIED MAILS FROM NEW JERSEY TO THE NEW YORK POST OFFICE DURING THE BLIZZARD OF 1888.

This is the only example of this rarity we have offered. Ex Schwartz (Siegel Sale 825, lot 1588, for $7,500 hammer). Scott value inexplicably ignores this past realization.

2,750
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-06-27
U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1588, Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1), Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1)Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1). Unused (no gum), huge margins, Extremely Fine, very rare -- a similar stamp realized $1,100 at auction a few years ago

E. 1,000-1,500
7,500
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