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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2024/01/01, Catalogue = 25L1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
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2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
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Sale 1179, Lot 2609, Carriers and Locals: Local PostsBrigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Buff (25L1). Cut to shape and affixed to white card, most of outer frame line present, small flaws, otherwise Fine, a very rare stamp with 10 or fewer known on any color paper, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
375
United States
U.S. Stamps
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
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Sale 1063, Lot 1754, Local Posts: Adams thru Cummings & WrightBrigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow (25L1). Huge bottom margin showing dividing line and adjoining stamp, clear impression on bright yellow paper, usual small ms. "X" cancel, used on folded letter datelined "Philadelphia, Jun. 6, 1848", to Washington D.C., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Jun. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp partly torn away with top right corner of address panel, the letter is otherwise sound

VERY FINE STAMP AND A RARE COVER. ONLY NINE BRIGG'S DESPATCH "HAND & ENVELOPE" STAMPS ARE KNOWN ON ANY COLOR OF PAPER -- THIS STAMP ON DISTINCTLY YELLOW PAPER IS ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED 25L1'S ON COVERS.

Patton's history of Brigg's Despatch follows earlier accounts in attributing ownership to George W. Briggs, who Patton states is listed in Philadelphia city directories as a "currier" (mis-spelling for carrier) from 1841 through 1855. Based on surviving stamps and covers, Brigg's started his post in 1848 and probably closed the business in 1850. His office was located at 61 South 8th Street. Blood's office was located at 48 South 3rd Street in 1848 and moved to 28 South 6th Street in 1849. The similarity in design and issue dates between the Brigg's "Hand & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps and Blood's "Dove & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps suggests that Brigg's was a small copycat post.

Ex Caspary, Hall and Kuphal. Scott Retail $11,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
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Sale 973, Lot 282, Local PostsBrigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose (25L1). Three large margins, slightly in at left, ms. "X" cancel (not tied), used on blue folded cover to Wm. H. Newbold in Philadelphia, blue "5" in circle handstamped rate marking applied by Philadelphia post office, ms. "Paid" in sender's hand, docketed "G. S. Robbins & Son, Nov. 11, 1849"

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE STAMP, OF WHICH SEVEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

This Brigg's usage is enigmatic. There is no street address for Wm. H. Newbold, but the sender did mark the letter "Paid", and the Brigg's stamp is cancelled (but not tied). The docketing identifies the sender as George S. Robbins & Son, a well-known New York City firm. The cover entered the Philadelphia post office and was rated "5" with their distinctive blue handstamp. If the stamp originated on this cover and Brigg's was involved, it must have been carried outside the mails to Philadelphia and given to Brigg's for delivery -- without a street address, the cover was dropped at the post office. Refusing to accept it as a drop letter, Philadelphia rated it 5c due. The alternate explanation is that the cover came into Philadelphia by railroad and was never handled by Brigg's, which would of course make the stamp superfluous to the cover. Because of the possibility that this genuine 25L1 stamp has been added to the cover, it is offered on its own merits.

Ex Souren, Gibson, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate affirming the genuineness of the stamp but declining opinion as to whether it originated on this cover

E. 4,000-5,000
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
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Sale 973, Lot 283, Local PostsBrigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow (25L1). Huge bottom margin showing dividing line and adjoining stamp, clear impression on bright yellow paper, usual small ms. "X" cancel, used on folded letter datelined "Philadelphia, Jun. 6, 1848", to Washington D.C., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Jun. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp partly torn away with top right corner of address panel, the letter is otherwise sound

VERY FINE STAMP AND A RARE COVER. ONLY NINE BRIGG'S DESPATCH "HAND & ENVELOPE" STAMPS ARE KNOWN ON ANY COLOR OF PAPER -- THIS STAMP ON DISTINCTLY YELLOW PAPER IS ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED 25L1'S ON COVERS.

Patton's history of Brigg's Despatch follows earlier accounts in attributing ownership to George W. Briggs, who Patton states is listed in Philadelphia city directories as a "currier" (mis-spelling for carrier) from 1841 through 1855. Based on surviving stamps and covers, Brigg's started his post in 1848 and probably closed the business in 1850. His office was located at 61 South 8th Street. Blood's office was located at 48 South 3rd Street in 1848 and moved to 28 South 6th Street in 1849. The similarity in design and issue dates between the Brigg's "Hand & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps and Blood's "Dove & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps suggests that Brigg's was a small copycat post.

Our records of the "Hand & Envelope" issue contain two off-cover stamps (one added to a cover) and seven covers, including the unique example on Blue paper (25L2, ex Golden). The design of the stamp is stylistically identical to Blood's "Dove & Envelope" (15L11), issued about the same time in 1848. Although the Scott Catalogue describes 25L1 paper as "Yellow-Buff", a comparison of the two 25L1 stamps offered in the Golden sale shows that one is on Yellow paper (as is the stamp on the cover offered here) and the other is on Rose paper (Golden lot 786). Other recorded 25L1 stamps are not available for comparison (nor are there any color photographs or accurate descriptions), so it is impossible to say how many are Yellow or Rose, or if other color varieties exists. The 25L1/25L2 examples we record (updated from the Golden sale) are as follows: 1) 25L1, Yellow paper, cut to shape, ms. "X" cancel, on Jul. 26 (1847-48) local folded letter to Wilkins, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 785, realized $10,500 hammer); 2) 25L1, Rose paper, ms. "X", on folded letter with Philadelphia "5" handstamp, docketed Nov. 11, 1849, PFC "decline opinion" as to use, ex Souren, Gibson, Boker, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 786, realized $9,500 hammer); 3) 25L1, Yellow paper, ms. "X" cancel, Jun. 7, 1848 folded letter to Rev. Ward, Washington D.C., part blue Philadelphia datestamp, the cover offered here, ex Caspary, Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 508, realized $6,250 hammer); 4) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, tied by Philadelphia Jun. 29 datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Pennypacker, West Chester Pa., ex Boker; 5) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, on local cover to Burrows, Costales photo files; 6) 25L1, smudged cancel (pen?), added to a cover to Adele U. Picot, Jul. 18 datestamp, Harmer, Rooke sale, Mar. 6-7, 1951, lot 241, and P.F. records as "did not originate"; 7) cut to shape, pen cancel, faults, Lyons collection; 8) 25L1, Yellow paper, ms. "X" cancels, Jul. 26 (1848) datestamp on folded letter to Mary A. Clark, Norwalk Conn., private collection; and 9) 25L2 on Blue paper, on printed circular to 28 S. Front St., Southwark, blue Philadelphia May 20 (or 30) datestamp, PFC "decline opinion" as to use, ex Caspary, Boker, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 787, realized $7,000).

Ex Caspary and Hall.

11,500
1,500
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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 965, Lot 1134, Local and Private Posts (Brady thru Browns)Brigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose (25L1). Three large margins, slightly in at left, ms. "X" cancel (not tied), used on blue folded cover to Wm. H. Newbold in Philadelphia, blue "5" in circle handstamped rate marking applied by Philadelphia post office, ms. "Paid" in sender's hand, docketed "G. S. Robbins & Son, Nov. 11, 1849"

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE STAMP, OF WHICH SEVEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

This Brigg's usage is enigmatic. There is no street address for Wm. H. Newbold, but the sender did mark the letter "Paid", and the Brigg's stamp is cancelled (but not tied). The docketing identifies the sender as George S. Robbins & Son, a well-known New York City firm. The cover entered the Philadelphia post office and was rated "5" with their distinctive blue handstamp. If the stamp originated on this cover and Brigg's was involved, it must have been carried outside the mails to Philadelphia and given to Brigg's for delivery -- without a street address, the cover was dropped at the post office. Refusing to accept it as a drop letter, Philadelphia rated it 5c due. The alternate explanation is that the cover came into Philadelphia by railroad and was never handled by Brigg's, which would of course make the stamp superfluous to the cover. Because of the possibility that this genuine 25L1 stamp has been added to the cover, it is offered on its own merits.

Ex Souren, Gibson, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate affirming the genuineness of the stamp but declining opinion as to whether it originated on this cover

E. 4,000-5,000
0
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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 925, Lot 1416, BradwayBrigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow (25L1). Huge bottom margin showing dividing line and adjoining stamp, clear impression on bright yellow paper, usual small ms. "X" cancel, used on folded letter datelined "Philadelphia, Jun. 6, 1848", to Washington D.C., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Jun. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp partly torn away with top right corner of address panel, the letter is otherwise sound

VERY FINE STAMP AND A RARE COVER. ONLY NINE BRIGG'S DESPATCH "HAND & ENVELOPE" STAMPS ARE KNOWN ON ANY COLOR OF PAPER -- THIS STAMP ON DISTINCTLY YELLOW PAPER IS ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED 25L1'S ON COVERS.

Patton's history of Brigg's Despatch follows earlier accounts in attributing ownership to George W. Briggs, who Patton states is listed in Philadelphia city directories as a "currier" (mis-spelling for carrier) from 1841 through 1855. Based on surviving stamps and covers, Brigg's started his post in 1848 and probably closed the business in 1850. His office was located at 61 South 8th Street. Blood's office was located at 48 South 3rd Street in 1848 and moved to 28 South 6th Street in 1849. The similarity in design and issue dates between the Brigg's "Hand & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps and Blood's "Dove & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps suggests that Brigg's was a small copycat post.

Our records of the "Hand & Envelope" issue contain two off-cover stamps (one added to a cover) and seven covers, including the unique example on Blue paper (25L2, ex Golden). The design of the stamp is stylistically identical to Blood's "Dove & Envelope" (15L11), issued about the same time in 1848. Although the Scott Catalogue describes 25L1 paper as "Yellow-Buff", a comparison of the two 25L1 stamps offered in the Golden sale shows that one is on Yellow paper (as is the stamp on the cover offered here) and the other is on Rose paper (Golden lot 786). Other recorded 25L1 stamps are not available for comparison (nor are there any color photographs or accurate descriptions), so it is impossible to say how many are Yellow or Rose, or if other color varieties exists. The 25L1/25L2 examples we record (updated from the Golden sale) are as follows: 1) 25L1, Yellow paper, cut to shape, ms. "X" cancel, on Jul. 26 (1847-48) local folded letter to Wilkins, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 785, realized $10,500 hammer); 2) 25L1, Rose paper, ms. "X", on folded letter with Philadelphia "5" handstamp, docketed Nov. 11, 1849, PFC "decline opinion" as to use, ex Souren, Gibson, Boker, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 786, realized $9,500 hammer); 3) 25L1, Yellow paper, ms. "X" cancel, Jun. 7, 1848 folded letter to Rev. Ward, Washington D.C., part blue Philadelphia datestamp, the cover offered here, ex Caspary, Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 508, realized $6,250 hammer); 4) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, tied by Philadelphia Jun. 29 datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Pennypacker, West Chester Pa., ex Boker; 5) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, on local cover to Burrows, Costales photo files; 6) 25L1, smudged cancel (pen?), added to a cover to Adele U. Picot, Jul. 18 datestamp, Harmer, Rooke sale, Mar. 6-7, 1951, lot 241, and P.F. records as "did not originate"; 7) cut to shape, pen cancel, faults, Lyons collection; 8) 25L1, Yellow paper, ms. "X" cancels, Jul. 26 (1848) datestamp on folded letter to Mary A. Clark, Norwalk Conn., private collection; and 9) 25L2 on Blue paper, on printed circular to 28 S. Front St., Southwark, blue Philadelphia May 20 (or 30) datestamp, PFC "decline opinion" as to use, ex Caspary, Boker, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 787, realized $7,000).

Ex Caspary and Hall.

11,500
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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
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Sale 830, Lot 508, BriggBrigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow (25L1). Huge bottom margin showing dividing line and adjoining stamp, clear impression on bright yellow paper, usual small ms. "X" cancel, used on folded letter datelined Philadelphia, Jun. 6, 1848, to Washington D.C., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Jun. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp partly torn away with top right corner of address panel, the letter is otherwise sound

VERY FINE STAMP AND A RARE COVER. ONLY NINE BRIGG'S DESPATCH "HAND & ENVELOPE" STAMPS ARE KNOWN ON ANY COLOR OF PAPER -- THIS STAMP ON DISTINCTLY YELLOW PAPER IS ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED 25L1'S ON COVERS.

Patton's history of Brigg's Despatch follows earlier accounts in attributing ownership to George W. Briggs, who Patton states is listed in Philadelphia city directories as a "currier" (mis-spelling for carrier) from 1841 through 1855. Based on surviving stamps and covers, Brigg's started his post in 1848 and probably closed the business in 1850. His office was located at 61 South 8th Street. Blood's office was located at 48 South 3rd Street in 1848 and moved to 28 South 6th Street in 1849. The similarity in design and issue dates between the Brigg's "Hand & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps and Blood's "Dove & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps suggests that Brigg's was a small copycat post.

Our records of the "Hand & Envelope" issue contain two off-cover stamps (one added to a cover) and seven covers, including the unique example on Blue paper (25L2, ex Golden). The design of the stamp is stylistically identical to Blood's "Dove & Envelope" (15L11), issued about the same time in 1848. Although the Scott Catalogue describes 25L1 paper as "Yellow-Buff", a comparison of the two 25L1 stamps offered in the Golden sale shows that one is on Yellow paper (as is the stamp on the cover offered here) and the other is on Rose paper (Golden lot 786). Other recorded 25L1 stamps are not available for comparison (nor are there any color photographs or accurate descriptions), so it is impossible to say how many are Yellow or Rose, or if other color varieties exists. The 25L1/25L2 examples we record (updated from the Golden sale) are as follows: 1) 25L1, Yellow paper, cut to shape, ms. "X" cancel, on Jul. 26 (1847-48) local folded letter to Wilkins, Golden (realized $10,500 hammer); 2) 25L1, Rose paper, ms. "X", on folded letter with Philadelphia "5" handstamp, docketed Nov. 11, 1849, PFC "decline opinion" as to use, ex Souren, Gibson, Boker, Golden (realized $9,500 hammer); 3) 25L1, Yellow paper, ms. "X" cancel, Jun. 7, 1848 folded letter to Rev. Ward, Washington D.C., part blue Philadelphia datestamp, ex Caspary, the cover offered here; 4) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, tied by Philadelphia Jun. 29 datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Pennypacker, West Chester Pa., ex Boker; 5) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, on local cover to Burrows, Costales photo files; 6) 25L1, smudged cancel (pen?), added to a cover to Adele U. Picot, Jul. 18 datestamp, Harmer, Rooke sale, Mar. 6-7, 1951, lot 241, and P.F. records as "did not originate"; 7) cut to shape, pen cancel, faults, Lyons collection; 8) 25L1, Yellow paper, ms. "X" cancels, Jul. 26 (1848) datestamp on folded letter to Mary A. Clark, Norwalk Conn., private collection; and 9) 25L2 on Blue paper, on printed circular to 28 S. Front St., Southwark, blue Philadelphia May 20 (or 30) datestamp, PFC "decline opinion" as to use, ex Caspary, Boker, Golden (realized $7,000).

Ex Caspary.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,250
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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 817, Lot 785, Briggs Despatch (Philadelphia PA)Brigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow (25L1). Cut to oval shape with margins clear almost all around, yellow paper, usual small ms. "X" cancel, ms. "Paid" on folded letter datelined Philadelphia, July 26 (no year, circa 1848), to 21 Clark Street in Southwark, there is an unusual and not very noticeable condition feature: a series of sewing-needle punctures across bottom and left, about ten tiny holes thru stamp, effectively tying it

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY EIGHT BRIGG'S DESPATCH "HAND & ENVELOPE" STAMPS ARE KNOWN ON ANY COLOR OF PAPER -- THIS STAMP ON DISTINCTLY YELLOW PAPER IS ONE OF SIX RECORDED 25L1'S ON COVERS.

Patton's history of Brigg's Despatch follows earlier accounts in attributing ownership to George W. Briggs, who Patton states is listed in Philadelphia city directories as a "currier" (mis-spelling for carrier) from 1841 through 1855. Based on surviving stamps and covers, Brigg's started his post in 1848 and probably closed the business in 1850. His office was located at 61 South 8th Street. Blood's office was located at 48 South 3rd Street in 1848 and moved to 28 South 6th Street in 1849. The similarity in design and issue dates between the Brigg's "Hand & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps and Blood's "Dove & Envelope" and Small "Paid" stamps suggests that Brigg's was a small copycat post.

Our records of the "Hand & Envelope" issue contain two off-cover stamps (one added to a cover) and six covers, including the unique example on Blue paper (25L2, offered in lot 787). The design of the stamp is stylistically identical to Blood's "Dove & Envelope" (15L11), issued about the same time in 1848. Although the Scott Catalogue describes 25L1 paper as "Yellow-Buff", a comparison of the two 25L1 stamps offered in this sale shows that one is on Yellow paper (the cover offered here) and the other is on Rose paper (lot 786). The other recorded 25L1 stamps are not available for comparison (nor are there any color photographs or accurate descriptions), so it is impossible to say how many are Yellow or Rose, or if other color varieties exists. The 25L1/25L2 examples we record are as follows: 1) 25L1, Yellow paper, cut to shape, ms. "X" cancel, on Jul. 26 (1847-48) local folded letter to Wilkins, the cover offered here; 2) 25L1, Rose paper, ms. "X", on folded letter with Philadelphia "5" handstamp, docketed Nov. 11, 1849, ex Souren, Gibson, Boker, offered in the following lot; 3) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, Jun. 7, 1848 folded letter to Rev. Ward, Washington D.C., part blue Philadelphia datestamp, ex Caspary; 4) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, tied by Philadelphia Jun. 29 datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Pennypacker, West Chester Pa., ex Boker; 5) 25L1, ms. "X" cancel, on local cover to Burrows, Costales photo files; 6) 25L1, smudged cancel (pen?), added to a cover to Adele U. Picot, Jul. 18 datestamp, Harmer, Rooke sale, Mar. 6-7, 1951, lot 241, and P.F. records as "did not originate"; 7) cut to shape, pen cancel, faults, Lyons collection; and 8) 25L2 on Blue paper, on printed circular to 28 S. Front St., Southwark, blue Philadelphia May 20 (or 30) datestamp, ex Caspary, Boker, offered in lot 787 in this sale.

The content of this letter is amusing. It is written by a young orphan girl to her cousin, who she accuses of spreading "slander" about the orphaned girl and her brother. The tone is best summed up by the closing line, "...all this talk must be stopped, those that injure lonely orphans will be come up with some day."

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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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 817, Lot 786, Briggs Despatch (Philadelphia PA)Brigg's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose (25L1). Three large margins, slightly in at left, ms. "X" cancel (not tied), used on blue folded cover to Wm. H. Newbold in Philadelphia, blue "5" in circle handstamped rate marking applied by Philadelphia post office, ms. "Paid" in sender's hand, docketed "G. S. Robbins & Son, Nov. 11, 1849"

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE STAMP, OF WHICH SEVEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

Details of the eight recorded Brigg's Despatch stamps (25L1 and 25L2) are provided in the previous lot description. This Brigg's usage is enigmatic. There is no street address for Wm. H. Newbold, but the sender did mark the letter "Paid", and the Brigg's stamp is cancelled (but not tied). The docketing identifies the sender as George S. Robbins & Son, a well-known New York City firm. The cover entered the Philadelphia post office and was rated "5" with their distinctive blue handstamp. If the stamp originated on this cover and Brigg's was involved, it must have been carried outside the mails to Philadelphia and given to Brigg's for delivery -- without a street address, the cover was dropped at the post office. Refusing to accept it as a drop letter, Philadelphia rated it 5c due. The alternate explanation is that the cover came into Philadelphia by railroad and was never handled by Brigg's, which would of course make the stamp superfluous to the cover. Because of the possibility that this genuine 25L1 stamp has been added to the cover, it is offered on its own merits.

Ex Souren, Gibson and Boker.

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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