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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 40L1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 2124, Carriers, Local Posts and Independent Mails(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Huge even margins all around, tied by bold strike of red "Free" in frame, matching equally bold "City Despatch Post N.Y. 20 May 4 O'Clock" (1842) Type II double-line circular datestamp on folded letter to N.Y. street address, Extremely Fine Gem stamp tied on an immaculate cover, stunning quality, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
6,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2017-11-08
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2407, Carriers & Locals(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins all around, tied by red "City Despatch Post N.Y. Feb. 14 1 O'Clock" circular datestamp, Type I with inverted "N" on 1842 folded Valentine with purple printed ornate border with angels addressed to Maiden Lane in New York, with handwritten verses

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL VALENTINE USED WITH THE FIRST STAMP ISSUED IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.

This style of datestamp was used at the beginning of the City Despatch Post in early 1842. This is the earliest reported use of an adhesive stamp in the Western hemisphere on a Valentine. Other Greig's stamps are known on Valentines, but with cancels or markings that point to a later date of use. Perhaps one other is known from this early time period.

Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2407, Carriers & Locals(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)
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E. 5,000-7,500
21,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-12-15
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1527, Carriers and Locals(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Neatly cut with large octagonal margins, slight crease in top margin, tied by orange-red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. Jul. 5 9 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on small folded letter to local street address, Very Fine, ex Golden and Kramer, signed Perry, Scott Retail for tied on cover $2,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1732, Local Posts(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y, 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y, 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y, 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large even margins, canceled by red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. 20 Apr 1 O'Clock" Ty. I double-line circular datestamp on folded locally addressed cover with 1842 docketing on inside panel, manuscript note "Worth $12.00" might indicate contents but probably is a later philatelic appraisal, Extremely Fine stamp on an attractive cover, ex Koppersmith, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,100
850
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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
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4332, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Huge margins all around with framelines of adjacent stamps, couple tiny edge tears, cancelled by red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. 26 May O'Clock" (1842) double-line circular datestamp on small folded letter to Fulton St. address, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
425
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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
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4333, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins all around with framelines of adjacent stamps, slight edge toning at top, cancelled by bold red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. 23 Apr. O'Clock" (1842) double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to N.Y. street address, some cover wear and tears, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
400
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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 502, 1842-45 City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Huge margins all around with framelines of adjacent stamps at top and right, tied by red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. ? Apr. O'Clock" (1842) double-line circular datestamp, overall light toning and splits along folds, Extremely Fine stamp and attractive overall appearance, Scott Retail for tied on cover $2,500.00

E. 750-1,000
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2014-12-15
The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869
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Sale Number 1088, Lot Number 132, Independent Mails, Carriers & Locals(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Neatly cut with large octagonal margins, slight crease in top margin, tied by orange-red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. Jul. 5 9 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on small folded letter to local street address, Very Fine, ex Golden, signed Perry, Scott Retail for tied on cover $2,500.00

E. 500-750
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 397, Carriers and Locals incl. Pony Express(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins, deep impression, cancelled by well-struck red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. 29 Mar., 1 O'Clock" (1842) Type II double-line circular datestamp on folded letter originating in Paris, France, and forwarded by Greig's local post within New York City, lettersheet is complete but there must have been an additional internal sheet with dateline, written from Cornelia Ray (nee Prime) to her mother in care of the banking firm of Prime, Ward & King, red "Forwarded by Yr. Obdt. Sevnts. Greene & Co. Paris" two-line script handstamp on backflap, carried under cover to New York, forwarding address reads "No 22 Bond Street", immaculate condition

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE FOLDED LETTER SENT UNDER COVER FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK, THEN FORWARDED TO BOND STREET BY GREIG'S CITY DESPATCH POST.

Cornelia Ray was a member of the famous Prime family of New York, whose patriarch, Nathaniel, was the head of the preeminent banking firm, Prime, Ward & King. This letter was sent by Cornelia to her mother in March 1842, while she, her husband and their children were staying in Paris. This letter was carried under cover on a vessel that sailed from France to New York. On arrival it was forwarded to 22 Bond Street by the City Despatch Post at 1:00 p.m. on March 29. The privately-operated City Despatch Post was bought by the government in August 1842 and re-established as the U.S. City Despatch Post carrier department. Two similar covers are known from the same correspondence, sent in 1844 and bearing the United States City Despatch Post 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed carrier stamp (Siegel Sale 1005, lots 240-241).

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 398, Carriers and Locals incl. Pony Express(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large even margins, fine impression, red "Free" in frame cancelling stamp and struck again tying stamp on folded letter to local street address, partly clear red "City Despatch Post N.Y. Mar. 2, 9 O'Clock" Type II double-line circular datestamp, Extremely Fine stamp and choice cover, the first adhesive stamp issued in the Western hemisphere, ex White and Middendorf, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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46 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 5


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