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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 55L1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 718, Local Posts: City Dispatch (Phila.) thru Dupuy & SchenckCummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1), Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1). Framelines show on all four sides, manuscript cancel with splashes of ink tying stamp, red oval "Cumming's Express 2 Ct." locomotive handstamp and red "New-York 5 cts. 14 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Catskill N.Y.

VERY FINE. THE CUMMINGS' "LETTER & HEART" STAMP ON ROSE PAPER IS FAR RARER THAN THE GREEN OR YELLOW -- PROBABLY NO MORE THAN FOUR OR FIVE GENUINE COVERS EXIST.

Alfred H. Cummings operated Cummings' City Post as early as December 1845 (earliest reported cover) through 1847. Alfred H. Cummings and Robert Wright joined to take over the City Despatch Post Office from Abraham Mead by March 1847. The distinctive stamps picturing Cupid (55L4-55L5) and a letter sealed by a heart (55L1-55L3) tie the post's activities to the Valentine season. All are very scarce, but the Rose 55L1 is the rarest of the Cummings "Letter & Heart" series -- Caspary had only one; Middendorf the same. The Rose covers we have located have November 1846 dates. At a later date, the "Cummings" name was erased from the plate, as evidenced by the one recorded 55L8 stamp (ex Ferrary, Caspary and Boker).

Ex Chapman, Hollowbush, Golden, Kuphal and Geisler. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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 1166, Local and Private Posts (Crosby thru Douglas)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1), Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1). Framelines show on all four sides, ms. cancel with splashes of ink tying stamp, red oval "Cumming's Express 2 Ct." locomotive handstamp and red "New-York 5 cts. 14 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Catskill N.Y.

VERY FINE. THE CUMMINGS' "LETTER & HEART" STAMP ON ROSE PAPER IS FAR RARER THAN THE GREEN OR YELLOW -- PROBABLY NO MORE THAN FOUR OR FIVE GENUINE COVERS EXIST.

Alfred H. Cummings operated Cummings' City Post as early as December 1845 (earliest reported cover) through 1847. Alfred H. Cummings and Robert Wright joined to take over the City Despatch Post Office from Abraham Mead by March 1847. The distinctive stamps picturing Cupid (55L4-55L5) and a letter sealed by a heart (55L1-55L3) tie the post's activities to the Valentine season. All are very scarce, but the Rose 55L1 is the rarest of the Cummings "Letter & Heart" series -- Caspary had only one; Middendorf the same. The Rose covers we have located have November 1846 dates. At a later date, the "Cummings" name was erased from the plate, as evidenced by the one recorded 55L8 stamp (ex Ferrary, Caspary and Boker).

Ex Chapman, Hollowbush, Golden and Kuphal. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $5,750.00

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800
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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
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1495, CornwellCummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1), Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1). Framelines show on all four sides, ms. cancel with splashes of ink tying stamp, red oval "Cumming's Express 2 Ct." locomotive handstamp and red "New-York 5 cts. 14 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Catskill N.Y.

VERY FINE. THE CUMMINGS' "LETTER & HEART" STAMP ON ROSE PAPER IS FAR RARER THAN THE GREEN OR YELLOW -- PROBABLY NO MORE THAN FOUR OR FIVE GENUINE COVERS EXIST.

Alfred H. Cummings operated Cummings' City Post as early as December 1845 (earliest reported cover) through 1847. Alfred H. Cummings and Robert Wright joined to take over the City Despatch Post Office from Abraham Mead by March 1847. The distinctive stamps picturing Cupid (55L4-55L5) and a letter sealed by a heart (55L1-55L3) tie the post's activities to the Valentine season. All are very scarce, but the Rose 55L1 is the rarest of the Cummings "Letter & Heart" series -- Caspary had only one; Middendorf the same. The Rose covers we have located have November 1846 dates. At a later date, the "Cummings" name was erased from the plate, as evidenced by the one recorded 55L8 stamp (ex Ferrary, Caspary and Boker).

Ex Chapman, Hollowbush and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1004, realized $5,250 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate.

5,750
4,000
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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 Number 830, Lot Number 597, Cummings City Post (New York NY)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1), Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1). Enormous margins all around -- possibly a left sheet-margin position -- ms. "#" cancel, tied by red "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N.York Feb. 1" route agent's circular datestamp with matching "5" rate handstamp on 1847 folded letter to Boston, small repaired spot at top center and reinforced file fold, stamp has minor abraded spot in upper left margin from placement at corner

VERY FINE. THE CUMMINGS' "LETTER & HEART" STAMP ON ROSE PAPER IS FAR RARER THAN THE GREEN OR YELLOW -- PROBABLY NO MORE THAN FOUR OR FIVE GENUINE COVERS EXIST, THIS BEING THE ONLY ONE TIED BY THE U.S. EXPRESS MAIL ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING.

Alfred H. Cummings operated Cummings' City Post as early as December 1845 (earliest reported cover) through 1847. As noted in the description of lot 567, Alfred H. Cummings and Robert Wright joined to take over the City Despatch Post Office from Abraham Mead by March 1847. The distinctive stamps picturing Cupid (55L4-55L5) and a letter sealed by a heart (55L1-55L3) tie the post's activities to the Valentine season. All are very scarce, but the Rose 55L1 is the rarest of the Cummings "Letter & Heart" series. The Caspary, Middendorf and Golden collections each had only one cover. The other Rose covers we have located have November 1846 dates. At a later date, the "Cummings" name was erased from the plate, as evidenced by the one recorded 55L8 stamp (ex Ferrary, Caspary and Boker).

E. 4,000-5,000
0
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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 1004, Cummingss City Post (New York NY)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1), Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose Glazed (55L1). Framelines show on all four sides, ms. cancel with splashes of ink tying stamp, red oval "Cumming's Express 2 Ct." locomotive handstamp and red "New-York 5 cts. 14 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Catskill N.Y.

VERY FINE. THE CUMMINGS' "LETTER & HEART" STAMP ON ROSE PAPER IS FAR RARER THAN THE GREEN OR YELLOW -- PROBABLY NO MORE THAN FOUR OR FIVE GENUINE COVERS EXIST.

Alfred H. Cummings operated Cummings' City Post as early as December 1845 (earliest reported cover) through 1847. As noted in the description of lot 999, Alfred H. Cummings and Robert Wright joined to take over the City Despatch Post Office from Abraham Mead by March 1847. The distinctive stamps picturing Cupid (55L4-55L5) and a letter sealed by a heart (55L1-55L3) tie the post's activities to the Valentine season. All are very scarce, but the Rose 55L1 is the rarest of the Cummings "Letter & Heart" series -- Caspary had only one; Middendorf the same. The Rose covers we have located have November 1846 dates. At a later date, the "Cummings" name was erased from the plate, as evidenced by the one recorded 55L8 stamp (ex Ferrary, Caspary and Boker).

Ex Chapman and Hollowbush

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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