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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 2119, Carriers, Local Posts and Independent MailsAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Position 13, ample margins to mostly clear at right, tied by manuscript "DB" cancel on June 7, 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to New York, red "Forwarded By American Mail Co. No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada." in circle with matching "Paid" straightline handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO TIED EXAMPLES AMONG THE TWELVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE BLUE EAGLE STAMP OF AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY.

This use of the rare Blue Eagle stamp probably occurred soon before the independent mail firms were effectively abolished by the government. On July 1, 1845, the postage rate for distances under 300 miles was reduced to 5c per half-ounce. By the same Act of Congress, Federal law prohibited the carrying of letters by private companies between cities where the Post Office Department offered inter-city mail service. American Letter Mail Company, which had aroused popular support for cheaper domestic postage, was a catalyst for the 1845 legislation. However, it could no longer sustain its fight with the government over mail routes and closed on June 30, 1845.

The Large Eagle stamp in Blue is recorded on covers dated from August 1844 through June 1845, with about half of the reported covers addressed to Hopkins & Weston in New York. The Blue and Black color scheme for the American Letter Mail Co. Large Eagle stamps, which lack a denomination (unlike their predecessor issue, the Small Eagle), may have been modeled upon Great Britain's 1840 Penny Black and Two-Pence Blue. The Blue stamp was used for the single rate, but its original purpose might have been to pay a double rate.

Ex Perry, Schwartz and "Gordon N. John". With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 861, 1844-45 Independent MailsAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Full margins to just in, cancelled by manuscript "J.G." initials cancel applied by agent John Gray on June 16, 1845 folded letter to New York City, light strike of red "Forwarded By American Mail Co. No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada." in circle with matching "PAID" handstamp, stamp with small scissor-cut at bottom left, cover with vertical file fold well away from adhesive

FINE. ONE OF TWELVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE BLUE EAGLE STAMP OF AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY.

The Large Eagle stamp in Blue is recorded on covers dated from August 1844 through June 1845, with about half of the reported covers addressed to Hopkins & Weston in New York.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
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Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 40, American Letter Mail Company: Blue  Eagle IssueAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Margins mostly clear of inner framelines, tied by manuscript "J. Gray" cancel applied by agent John Gray on June 13, 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to New York, red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada." circular handstamp with matching "Paid" straightline, one panel of lettersheet removed and refolded slightly at bottom

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO TIED EXAMPLES AMONG THE TWELVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE BLUE EAGLE STAMP OF AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY.

This use of the rare Blue Eagle stamp probably occurred soon before the Independent Mail firms were effectively abolished by the government. On July 1, 1845, the postage rate for distances under 300 miles was reduced to 5c per half-ounce. By the same Act of Congress, Federal law prohibited the carrying of letters by private companies between cities where the Post Office Department offered intercity mail service. American Letter Mail Company, which had aroused popular support for cheaper domestic postage, was a catalyst for the 1845 legislation. However, it could no longer sustain its fight with the government over mail routes and closed on June 30, 1845.

The Large Eagle stamp in Blue is recorded on covers dated from August 1844 through June 1845, with about half of the reported covers addressed to Hopkins & Weston in New York. The Blue and Black color scheme for the American Letter Mail Co. Large Eagle stamps, which lack a denomination (unlike their predecessor issue, the Small Eagle), may have been modeled upon Great Britain's 1840 Penny Black and Two-Pence Blue. The Blue stamp was used for the single rate, but its original purpose might have been to pay a double rate.

Ex Gibson, Middendorf, Roth and Kuphal.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
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Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 41, American Letter Mail Company: Blue  Eagle IssueAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Margins to just touching frame, manuscript "DB" cancel (not tied), used on June 12, 1845 folded cover (portions of flaps missing) from Philadelphia to New York, red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. No. 101 Chestnut St. Philda." circular handstamp with matching "Paid" straightline handstamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWELVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE BLUE EAGLE STAMP OF AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY.

This use of the rare Blue Eagle stamp probably occurred soon before the Independent Mail firms were effectively abolished by the government. On July 1, 1845, the postage rate for distances under 300 miles was reduced to 5c per half-ounce. By the same Act of Congress, Federal law prohibited the carrying of letters by private companies between cities where the Post Office Department offered intercity mail service. American Letter Mail Company, which had aroused popular support for cheaper domestic postage, was a catalyst for the 1845 legislation. However, it could no longer sustain its fight with the government over mail routes and closed on June 30, 1845.

The Large Eagle stamp in Blue is recorded on covers dated from August 1844 through June 1845, with about half of the reported covers addressed to Hopkins & Weston in New York. The Blue and Black color scheme for the American Letter Mail Co. Large Eagle stamps, which lack a denomination (unlike their predecessor issue, the Small Eagle), may have been modeled upon Great Britain's 1840 Penny Black and Two-Pence Blue. The Blue stamp was used for the single rate, but its original purpose might have been to pay a double rate.

Ex Golden. Backstamped Toaspern. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
 
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 42, American Letter Mail Company: Blue  Eagle IssueAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Three large margins, full at bottom, manuscript "EHB" cancel, tiny pinhole in letter "E" of cancel caused by pen, slight thin spot, Very Fine appearance, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
425
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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
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Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 572, Independent Mails: American Letter Mail Co.American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Cut close all around with parts of inner framelines showing, manuscript "X" cancel, used on folded cover to New York City, red "Forwarded by the American Mail Co., Office, 56 Wall St., N.Y." oval handstamp applied on arrival (probably originated in Philadelphia), manuscript "Paid", docketed with Jan. 15, 1845 origin date, file folds clear of stamp

FINE. ONE OF TWELVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE BLUE EAGLE STAMP OF AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY.

This use of the rare Blue Eagle stamp probably occurred shortly before the independent mail firms were effectively abolished by the government. On July 1, 1845, the postage rate for distances under 300 miles was reduced to 5c per half-ounce. By the same Act of Congress, Federal law prohibited the carrying of letters by private companies between cities where the Post Office Department offered inter-city mail service. American Letter Mail Company, which had aroused popular support for cheaper domestic postage, was a catalyst for the 1845 legislation. However, it could no longer sustain its fight with the government over mail routes and closed on June 30, 1845.

The Large Eagle stamp in Blue is recorded on covers dated from August 1844 through June 1845, with about half of the reported covers addressed to Hopkins & Weston in New York. The Blue and Black color scheme for the American Letter Mail Co. Large Eagle stamps, which lack a denomination (unlike their predecessor issue, the Small Eagle), may have been modeled upon Great Britain's 1840 Penny Black and Two-Pence Blue. The Blue stamp was used for the single rate, but its original purpose might have been to pay a double rate.

Ex Geisler and Dr. Morris. With 1988 and 2009 P.F. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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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
 
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 573, Independent Mails: American Letter Mail Co.American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Cut close all around but with framelines intact, manuscript "X" cancel, used on cover front only from a folded letter to New York City, faint strike of red American Mail Co. handstamp with matching "Paid" straightline, note on back indicates June 23, 1845 date which would make it a very late use (American Letter Mail Co. closed on June 30, 1845), the stamp is Very Fine and a rare sound example, only 12 genuine full covers bearing the Large Eagle stamp in Blue are recorded, dated from August 1844 through June 1845, with about half of the reported covers addressed to Hopkins & Weston in New York as on the front offered here, Scott Retail as used off-cover

1,750
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4330, Carriers and LocalsAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Large margins to clear at lower right, uncancelled, bottom right corner with brittle toned spot and small repair but the design is intact, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare

1,750
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2011-06-21
United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 1669, Independent MailsAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Clear margins to just in at bottom, pen-cancelled and "tied" to folded cover along with (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. No. 56 Wall St. -- N.Y." three-line handstamp, docketing inside indicates June 18 (no year date), the combination of these two stamps on cover is highly unlikely as as the June 1845 uses of 5L3 fall well outside the period of known uses of 5L2, as such one of the two stamps does not belong on the otherwise genuine cover, the No. 5L3 is genuine and scarce and is offered on that basis, Scott Retail for 5L3 off-cover

1,750
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1002, Lot Number 4058, Local and Private Posts - Adams thru GreigAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Ample margins except barely shaved along top frameline, unusually sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, ms. "#" cancel (on small piece), Very Fine and rare

1,750
800
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22 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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