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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 57L1, 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
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Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1170, Local and Private Posts (Crosby thru Douglas)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1), Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1). Type F (Position 6), ample margins just touching corner ornaments, tied by red "Davis' One Cent Dispatch" circular handstamp on ca. 1856 brown cover to Capt. Wm. W. Virdin at the Western Hotel in Baltimore, blue embossed woodcut corner card of Fountain Hotel, cover has two small sealed edge tears, stamp lightly creased

VERY FINE. THE FINEST AND MOST OUTSTANDING OF THE FOUR RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE DAVIS'S PENNY POST STAMP.

Our records of 14 Davis's Penny Post stamps contain four genuine covers: 1) Ty. F, tied by red handstamp on Fountain Hotel corner card cover to Western Hotel, Baltimore, ex Hollowbush, Malcolm, Golden and D.K. (realized $11,000 hammer in 2003), the cover offered here; 2) Ty. F, with bottom right corner sheet margins, tied by red handstamp on back of cover to Miss Louise Senss (?), Baltimore, ex Caspary, Boker; 3) Ty. A, with top left sheet corner margins, uncancelled on small Valentine cover to Miss Caroline Lamden, ex Hollowbush, Golden; and 4) Type unknown, tied by red handstamp, ex Brown (5c 1847 stamp added to cover at the time -- possibly removed now). In addition to the genuine covers, there are other covers to which genuine Davis stamps have been added (all predate the post's existence). The cover census by Steven M. Roth (Chronicle 173) agrees with our data.

Ex Hollowbush (his partly erased cost code on back), Malcolm, Golden and D.K. Collection. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $11,000.00.

E. 10,000-15,000
11,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2003-05-31
The D.K. Collection of U.S. Carriers & Locals
c
Sale Number 862, Lot Number 71, Clark & HallDavis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1), Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1). Type F (Position 6), ample margins just touching corner ornaments, tied by red "Davis' One Cent Dispatch" circular handstamp on ca. 1856 brown cover to Capt. Wm. W. Virdin at the Western Hotel in Baltimore, blue embossed woodcut corner card of Fountain Hotel, cover has two small sealed edge tears, stamp lightly creased

VERY FINE. THE FINEST AND MOST OUTSTANDING OF THE FOUR RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE DAVIS'S PENNY POST STAMP.

Our records of 14 Davis's Penny Post stamps contain four genuine covers: 1) Ty. F, tied by red handstamp on Fountain Hotel corner card cover to Western Hotel, Baltimore, ex Hollowbush, Malcolm, Golden (realized $10,000), the cover offered here; 2) Ty. F, with bottom right corner sheet margins, tied by red handstamp on back of cover to Miss Louise Senss (?), Baltimore, ex Caspary, Boker; 3) Ty. A, with top left sheet corner margins, uncancelled on small Valentine cover to Miss Caroline Lamden, ex Hollowbush, Golden; and 4) Type unknown, tied by red handstamp, ex Brown (5c 1847 stamp added to cover at the time -- possibly removed now). In addition to the genuine covers, there are other covers to which genuine Davis stamps have been added (all predate the post's existence). The cover census by Steven M. Roth (Chronicle 173) agrees with our data.

Ex Hollowbush (his partly erased cost code on back), Malcolm and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $11,000.00.

E. 10,000-15,000
11,000
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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 1019, Daviss Penny Post (Baltimore MD)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1), Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1). Type F (Position 6), ample margins just touching corner ornaments, tiny triangular piece of paper at upper left has been previously described as an added corner, but this appears to us to be a small extraneous piece of the adjoining stamp that was clipped when separated, tied by red "Davis' One Cent Dispatch" circular handstamp on ca. 1856 brown cover to Capt. Wm. W. Virdin at the Western Hotel in Baltimore, blue embossed woodcut corner card of Fountain Hotel, some slight creasing in cover and mended tears in backflap

VERY FINE. THE FINEST AND MOST OUTSTANDING OF THE FOUR RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE DAVIS'S PENNY POST STAMP.

Our records of 14 Davis's Penny Post stamps contain four genuine covers: 1) Ty. F, tied by red handstamp on Fountain Hotel corner card cover to Western Hotel, Baltimore, ex Hollowbush, Malcolm, the cover offered here; 2) Ty. F, with bottom right corner sheet margins, tied by red handstamp on back of cover to Miss Louise Senss (?), Baltimore, ex Caspary, Boker; 3) Ty. A, with top left sheet corner margins, uncancelled on small Valentine cover to Miss Caroline Lamden, ex Hollowbush, offered in lot 1020; and 4) Type unknown, tied by red handstamp, ex Brown (5c 1847 stamp added to cover at the time -- possibly removed now). In addition to the genuine covers, there are other covers to which genuine Davis stamps have been added (all predate the post's existence). The cover census by Steven M. Roth (Chronicle 173) agrees with our data.

Ex Hollowbush (his partly erased cost code on back) and Malcolm.

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 1020, Daviss Penny Post (Baltimore MD)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1), Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1). Type A with top left corner sheet margins (Position 1), a superb uncancelled stamp used on small enameled Valentine cover to Miss Caroline Lamden, embossed flaps with "The Heart that can feel for another" label, accompanied by an ornate Valentine card which fits envelope (folded at top -- possibly original to cover)

EXTREMELY FINE -- AS FRESH AND CHOICE AS ONE COULD HOPE FOR. ONLY FOUR STAMPED COVERS RECORDED, OF WHICH TWO ARE VALENTINES FROM DAVIS'S BRIEF PERIOD OF EXISTENCE IN 1856.

This cover is No. 3 in the list of 57L1 covers provided in the previous lot description. The absence of a cancellation on this cover may reflect Davis's reluctance to mar the beauty of a Valentine, to which the sender affixed the stamp on front (see lot 1333).

Ex Hollowbush (acquired from Perry M. Fuller, a Baltimore stamp dealer, in 1954).

E. 10,000-15,000
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