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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 6LB3, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2425, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Huge margins to full at top left, cancelled by orange-red "U.S." in frame handstamp, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Dec. 9 -- 1 O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to New York City address, Very Fine and choice, ex Ryterband, with 1984 and 2011 P.F. certificates

1,000
550
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 747, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Huge margins to full at top left, cancelled by orange-red "U.S." in frame handstamp, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Dec. 9 -- 1 O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to New York City address, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 and 2011 P.F. certificates

1,000
1,100
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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 1528, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel, tied by matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 1, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to street address, lightly cleaned, stamp lifted and placed back

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST STAMP ISSUED UNDER THE POST OFFICE’S AUTHORITY.

Although no year date is shown, it is definitely September 1, 1842, because orange-red canceling ink was used in 1842, not 1843, and 6LB3 was superseded by other printings by September 1843.

Ex Middendorf, Golden and Kramer. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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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 1529, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, just tied by orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Oct. 24, -- 1 O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on 1842 Cincinnati O. law firm circular, manuscript "3" rate, Very Fine

2,500
700
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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 1713, Carrier IssuesU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins all around, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel (impression ties thru paper), matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 2, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on small 1842 folded letter to local street address, minor edge nicks, Very Fine, this is the second day of use of the 6LB3 stamp, the first stamp printed and issued under U.S. authority (a Sep. 1 datestamped cover and a wrapper with an August docketing date are recorded)

E. 500-750
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-03-16
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail
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Sale Number 1119, Lot Number 505, Private Ship Letters: Stamped and FrankedU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Position 2L, large to huge margins including frameline of adjoining stamp at right, bright and fresh, tied by red "U.S." in frame, clear strike of matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Jan. 31 4 O'Clock" Type II circular datestamp on greenish Dec. 5, 1842 datelined folded letter from Paris, France, to New York, endorsed per Havre packet of 8 Decbr. and carried on private ship out of the mails, manuscript "1" credit to post office for drop rate, sealed backflap tear extends to front just clear of datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP ON A REMARKABLE FOLDED LETTER SENT FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK VIA LE HAVRE, THEN DELIVERED BY THE UNITED STATES CITY DESPATCH POST CARRIER DEPARTMENT. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS STAMP USED ON A COVER FROM ABROAD.

A lengthy 1861 eulogy of the addressee, Dr. John W. Francis M.D., before the New York Medico-Chirurgical College, can be found at Google Books. Ex Caspary and Middendorf

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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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 504, 1842-45 City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, tied by orange-red "U.S." in frame struck twice and also by matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 7 9 O'Clock"(1842) double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to street address, manuscript "Paid", part of side panels removed, cleaned and strengthened along vertical file fold, still Very Fine, very early date, ex Meyersburg

2,500
350
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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 133, Independent Mails, Carriers & LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel, tied by matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 1, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to street address, lightly cleaned, stamp lifted and placed back

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST STAMP ISSUED UNDER THE POST OFFICE’S AUTHORITY.

Although no year date is shown, it is definitely September 1, 1842, because orange-red canceling ink was used in 1842, not 1843, and 6LB3 was superseded by other printings by September 1843.

Ex Middendorf and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
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Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1638, Carrier Issues incl. Specialized Eagle Carrier CollectionU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, cancelled by orange-red "U.S." in frame (tied by impression thru lettersheet), used on Sep. 13, 1842 folded letter to New York street address, redirected to Rye N.Y., faint red "Albany N.Y. Sep. 20" circular datestamp and ms. "12-1/2" rate, orange-red "New-York Sep. 22" circular datestamp and blue ms. "6" for forwarding, Very Fine and unusual use, ex Golden and Gordon N. John, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for untied ($2,500.00 for tied by handstamp)

1,000
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2012-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 991, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins all around, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel (impression ties thru paper), matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 2, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on small 1842 folded letter to local street address, minor edge nicks, Very Fine, this is the second day of use of the 6LB3 stamp, the first stamp printed and issued under U.S. authority (a Sep. 1 datestamped cover and a wrapper with an August docketing date are recorded)

E. 500-750
850
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55 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 6


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