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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 46L1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 1161, Local and Private Posts (Griegs thru Cressman)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1), City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1). Huge margins all around, appears to be a top left corner position, horizontal crease, uncancelled, used on May 15, 1845 folded letter to New York City Postmaster Robert H. Morris, red "Overton & Co.'s City Mail, Office, 7 Broad Street" oval handstamp, red crayon "0", the letter is a recommendation to appoint someone as a clerk in the post office

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THREE GENUINE COVERS BEARING THE CITY MAIL COMPANY STAMP ARE RECORDED -- ONLY SIX EXAMPLES OF 46L1 ARE KNOWN ON OR OFF COVER.

The City Mail Company was the successor to the New York office of Overton & Company, a letter-and-package express and foreign-mail forwarding agency founded by Richard Carleton Overton prior to July 3, 1844. The change in name was announced in the February 15, 1845, edition of the New York Daily Express and soon after the company's address changed from 3 Broad Street to 7 Broad Street. The handstamp on this cover shows the modified "3" appearing as a "7", reflecting the move.

Overton & Co. issued stamps in 1844 for use on inter-city letters (Scott 113L1); these are recorded on covers from Jul. 29, 1844 (see Hall sale, lot 370), through Jun. 30, 1845, the day before the independent mail firms were forced out of business by the July 1845 postal laws. The City Mail Co. issued its own stamps for use on city-delivery letters at 2c each. It is thought that these stamps were issued after the February 1845 announcement of the new City Mail Company. The ex-Caspary folded letter dated Jun. 18, 1844, is an improbable 46L1 usage, inasmuch as it predates both the issue date and documented formation of Overton & Company.

Three covers in the proper time period are recorded with 46L1: 1) uncancelled on May 15, 1845 folded letter to Robert H. Morris, red "Overton & Co. City Mail Office 7 [modified] Broad St." oval, ex Golden and Gordon N. John, the cover offered here; 2) cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied, creased) on Sep. 15, 1845 folded letter to Cornelius W. Lawrence, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", ex Boker; and 3) repaired stamp cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied) on Oct. 15 (1845) folded letter to Mr. Mathews, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", ex Hunter, Worthington, Mason, Richardson, Golden (realized $7,500). Including the two stamps added to covers (ex-Caspary and ex-Hall), the ex-Ferrary stamp (defective, off cover) and the three genuine covers listed above, we count a total of six examples of 46L1.

Signed Sloane. Ex Golden and Gordon N. John. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
7,000
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
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1484, City Dispatch thru City Mail Co.City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1), City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1). Ample margins to touching, appears sound but lifted, repaired and placed back in position, vivid red "Paid" cancel (slightly enhanced), matching partly clear strike of "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street" framed handstamp on Oct. 15 (1845) folded letter to local street address, slight soiling and wear along edges

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THREE GENUINE COVERS BEARING THE CITY MAIL COMPANY STAMP ARE RECORDED -- ONLY SIX EXAMPLES OF 46L1 ARE KNOWN ON OR OFF COVER.

The City Mail Company was the successor to the New York office of Overton & Company, a letter-and-package express and foreign-mail forwarding agency founded by Richard Carleton Overton prior to July 3, 1844. The change in name was announced in the February 15, 1845, edition of the New York Daily Express and soon after the company's address changed from 3 Broad Street to 7 Broad Street. The handstamp on this cover shows the modified "3" appearing as a "7", reflecting the move.

Overton & Co. issued stamps in 1844 for use on inter-city letters (Scott 113L1); these are recorded on covers from Jul. 29, 1844 (see Hall sale, lot 370), through Jun. 30, 1845, the day before the independent mail firms were forced out of business by the July 1845 postal laws. The City Mail Co. issued its own stamps for use on city-delivery letters at 2c each. It is thought that these stamps were issued after the February 1845 announcement of the new City Mail Company. The ex-Caspary folded letter dated Jun. 18, 1844, is an improbable 46L1 usage, inasmuch as it predates both the issue date and documented formation of Overton & Company.

Three covers in the proper time period are recorded with 46L1: 1) uncancelled on May 15, 1845 folded letter to Robert H. Morris, red "Overton & Co. City Mail Office 7 [modified] Broad St." oval, ex Golden and Gordon N. John; 2) cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied, creased) on Sep. 15, 1845 folded letter to Cornelius W. Lawrence, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", ex Boker; and 3) repaired stamp cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied) on Oct. 15 (1845) folded letter to Mr. Mathews, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", the cover offered here, ex Hunter, Worthington, Mason, Richardson, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 978, realized $7,500). Including the two stamps added to covers (ex-Caspary and ex-Hall), the ex-Ferrary stamp (defective, off cover) and the three genuine covers listed above, we count a total of six examples of 46L1.

Ex Hunter, Worthington, Mason, Richardson and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

8,000
6,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2003-11-14
The Gordon N. John Collection of U.S. Pre-July 1845 Stamps
c
Sale Number 868, Lot Number 2076, City Mail Co., New York, N.Y.City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1), City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1). Huge margins all around, appears to be a top left corner position, horizontal crease, uncancelled, used on May 15, 1845 folded letter to New York City Postmaster Robert H. Morris, red "Overton & Co.'s City Mail, Office, 7 Broad Street" oval handstamp, red crayon "0", the letter is a recommendation to appoint someone as a clerk in the post office

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THREE GENUINE COVERS BEARING THE CITY MAIL COMPANY STAMP ARE RECORDED -- ONLY SIX EXAMPLES OF 46L1 ARE KNOWN ON OR OFF COVER.

The City Mail Company was the successor to the New York office of Overton & Company, a letter-and-package express and foreign-mail forwarding agency founded by Richard Carleton Overton prior to July 3, 1844. The change in name was announced in the February 15, 1845, edition of the New York Daily Express and soon after the company's address changed from 3 Broad Street to 7 Broad Street. The handstamp on this cover shows the modified "3" appearing as a "7", reflecting the move.

Overton & Co. issued stamps in 1844 for use on inter-city letters (Scott 113L1); these are recorded on covers from Jul. 29, 1844 (see Hall sale, lot 370), through Jun. 30, 1845, the day before the independent mail firms were forced out of business by the July 1845 postal laws. The City Mail Co. issued its own stamps for use on city-delivery letters at 2c each. It is thought that these stamps were issued after the February 1845 announcement of the new City Mail Company. The ex-Caspary folded letter dated Jun. 18, 1844, is an improbable 46L1 usage, inasmuch as it predates both the issue date and documented formation of Overton & Company.

Three covers in the proper time period are recorded with 46L1: 1) uncancelled on May 15, 1845 folded letter to Robert H. Morris, red "Overton & Co. City Mail Office 7 [modified] Broad St." oval, ex Golden, the cover offered here; 2) cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied, creased) on Sep. 15, 1845 folded letter to Cornelius W. Lawrence, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", ex Boker; and 3) repaired stamp cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied) on Oct. 15 (1845) folded letter to Mr. Mathews, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", ex Hunter, Worthington, Mason, Richardson, Golden (realized $7,500). Including the two stamps added to covers (ex-Caspary and ex-Hall), the ex-Ferrary stamp (defective, off cover) and the three genuine covers listed above, we count a total of six examples of 46L1.

Signed Sloane. Ex Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
10,000
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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
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 977, City Mail Co. (New York NY)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1), City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1). Huge margins all around, appears to be a top left corner position, horizontal crease, uncancelled, used on May 15, 1845 folded letter to New York City Postmaster Robert H. Morris, red "Overton & Co.'s City Mail, Office, 7 Broad Street" oval handstamp, red crayon "0", the letter is a recommendation to appoint someone as a clerk in the post office

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THREE GENUINE COVERS BEARING THE CITY MAIL COMPANY STAMP ARE RECORDED -- ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES OF 46L1 EXIST ON OR OFF COVER.

The City Mail Company was the successor to the New York office of Overton & Company, a letter-and-package express and foreign-mail forwarding agency founded by Richard Carleton Overton prior to July 3, 1844. The change in name was announced in the February 15, 1845, edition of the New York Daily Express and soon after the company's address changed from 3 Broad Street to 7 Broad Street. The handstamp on this cover shows the modified "3" appearing as a "7", reflecting the move.

In 1844, Overton & Co. issued stamps for use on inter-city letters (Scott 113L1; see lots 1401-1404); these are recorded on covers from Aug. 1, 1844, through Jun. 30, 1845, the day before the independent mail carriers were forced out of business by the July 1845 postal laws. The City Mail Co. issued its own stamps for use on city-delivery letters at 2c each. It is thought that these stamps were issued after the February 1845 announcement of the new City Mail Company. The ex-Caspary folded letter dated Jun. 18, 1844, is an improbable 46L1 usage, inasmuch as it predates both the presumed issue date and the documented formation date of Overton & Company. Three covers in the proper time period are recorded with 46L1: 1) uncancelled on May 15, 1845 folded letter to Robert H. Morris, red "Overton & Co. City Mail Office 7 [modified] Broad St." oval, the cover offered here; 2) cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied, creased) on Sep. 15, 1845 folded letter to Cornelius W. Lawrence, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", ex Boker; and 3) repaired stamp cancelled by red "Paid" (not tied) on Oct. 15 (1845) folded letter to Mr. Mathews, red framed "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street", ex Hunter, Worthington, Mason, Richardson, offered in the following lot. Counting the ex-Caspary cover as an off-cover stamp, the three genuine covers and the ex-Ferrary stamp (defective, off cover), we show a total of five examples of 46L1.

Signed Sloane.

E. 20,000-30,000
13,000
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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
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 978, City Mail Co. (New York NY)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1), City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1)City Mail Co., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Grayish (46L1). Ample margins to touching, appears sound but lifted, repaired and placed back in position, vivid red "Paid" cancel, matching partly clear strike of "City Mail Co. Office 6 Wall Street" framed handstamp on Oct. 15 (1845) folded letter to local street address, slight soiling and wear along edges

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE CITY MAIL COMPANY STAMP, OF WHICH FIVE COPIES ARE KNOWN ON OR OFF COVER. ONLY TWO COVERS HAVE THE STAMP CANCELLED, BOTH BY THE VIVID RED "PAID". A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT LOCAL POST USAGE.

As noted in the previous description, after the ex-Caspary 46L1 cover dated Jun. 18, 1844, is removed from the record (an impossibly early usage), there remain just three covers used in the proper time period with the City Mail Co. stamp.

Ex Hunter, Worthington, Mason and Richardson.

E. 7,500-10,000
7,500
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