26 Selected Lots, Page 1 of 3

 
FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 18L2, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 359, Carrier and Local Post Issues, Bouton's City Dispatch Post "Rough & Ready" stamp tied on cover

Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York, N.Y., 2¢ Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), large to full margins, tied by red "PAID/BOUTON" two-line handstamp, red "New-York 5cts. 24 May" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to York, Pennsylvania, May 27 answer docketing

Very Fine. A beautiful example of Bouton's City Dispatch Post stamp tied on an attractive cover.

The only United States stamps to depict a presidential candidate are the "Rough and Ready" designs issued by Bouton's City Dispatch Post and its successor firm, Swarts City Dispatch Post, which operated local mail services in New York City. The design is a profile portrait of Zachary Taylor, the Whig Party candidate in the 1848 election, with the campaign slogan "Rough and Ready." The earliest examples of the stamps are dated shortly before Taylor's nomination on June 7, 1848.

Bouton created the first design--one with leaf ornaments in the corners (Scott 18L1) and the other with dots in the corners (18L2). When Bouton sold out to Aaron Swarts in January 1849, Swarts continued to use Bouton's stamps until he could have his own printed. For a brief period, the name "Swarts" was written in pen across some of the Bouton stamps used under Swarts's ownership (136L13). By June 1849, after Taylor took office, Swarts was selling his own "Rough and Ready" stamps, modified by changing the name and deleting the "2 Cents" denomination, giving him flexibility to charge a different rate if necessary. Over the life of the "Rough and Ready" issues, Taylor was a presidential candidate, president-elect, sitting president, and finally a deceased president.

E. 750-1,000
1,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
c
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 773, Carriers and LocalsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins, tied by red "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, red "New-York 5cts. 5 Jul. " integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded cover to New Haven Conn., stamp with small tear at right, appears Very Fine, attractive cover bearing Zachary Taylor's image and the "Rough and Ready" slogan from his 1848 presidential campaign, ex Kuphal

E. 500-750
550
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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
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Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 668, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large to huge margins, small faults, tied by red "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching red "Bouton's City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on April 18, 1848 folded letter to local address, some cover edgewear and small tears touching the oval handstamp, Extremely Fine appearing stamp and an attractive use

1,000
750
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 669, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large to huge margins, small faults including a tear, tied by red "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching red "Bouton's City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on lace Valentine envelope to local address, missing top flap and tear at bottom right, appears Fine

1,000
425
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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
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Sale Number 970, Lot Number 107, Presidential Campaigns 1828-1860Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins, sharp impression on bright fresh paper, tied by red "PAID/BOUTON" two-line handstamp, matching "Boutons City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on folded cover with local street address, ca. 1848

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COVER WITH A TIED EXAMPLE OF THE BOUTON'S STAMP PORTRAYING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ZACHARY TAYLOR WITH THE "ROUGH & READY" POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SLOGAN.

The condition of this cover is unsurpassed and, in our opinion, superior to the two ex-Caspary and Middendorf tied examples, by virtue of the stamp's quality and placement. The "Rough and Ready" stamp, with a portrait of then-presidential candidate Zachary Taylor was issued by Bouton at a time when the first U.S. regular issue stamps were only one year old. Bouton's mixture of politics and postage put him far ahead of his time. A wonderful piece of philatelic Americana.

Ex Malcolm. This was in the David L. Jarrett U.S. Postal History collection sold by Christie's in 1990 and was reacquired by Mr. Jarrett in our Sale 773 in 1996.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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U.S. Stamps
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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 1104, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins to barely touched at bottom left, tied by clear strike of red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching "Bouton's City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on small embossed Valentine cover to local street address

VERY FINE. A CHOICE TIED EXAMPLE OF BOUTON'S "ROUGH & READY" STAMP ON AN EMBOSSED VALENTINE COVER.

The "Rough and Ready" stamp, with a portrait of then presidential candidate, Zachary Taylor, was issued by Bouton in 1848.

Ex Middendorf

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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U.S. Stamps
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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 1373, BoutonBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins, tied by red "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, "New-York 5cts. 5 Jul. " integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded cover to New Haven Conn., stamp with small tear at right, appears Very Fine, attractive usage

600
800
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U.S. Stamps
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-03-17
Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4625, Local Posts (Adams thru Bouton)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Ample margins, small tear at bottom, red "Paid" cancel, affixed to small cover to local street address (does not originate), red "Bouton's Manhattan Express" oval handstamp, Fine, the estimate reflects the two separated

E. 400-500
190
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U.S. Stamps
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2004-12-08
United States Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2050, Carriers and LocalsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Ample to large margins, fine impression, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching "Bouton's City Dispatch Post" oval and "Paid" handstamp on folded cover to local addressee, 1848 docketing on back, Extremely Fine, a superb example of this "Rough and Ready" campaign stamp, with 1995 P.F. certificate

600
2,000
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U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2004-12-08
United States Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2051, Carriers and LocalsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins to clear at left, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching "Bouton City Dispatch Post" oval on small cover to local street address, Nov. 1848 docketing, stamp has a peculiar "erased" area at center, upon which the cancel is struck -- one wonders if this stamp was re-used or if the sender did not agree with Bouton's pro-Taylor politics

E. 100-150
230
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26 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3