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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 77L1
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United States
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 270, Carriers and Locals thru RevenuesT. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, clear of frameline all around, tiny Roman "X" impressed below "Paid" from type but virtually colorless, the stamp is tied by "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Aug. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter with Aug. 19, 1847 Quaker dateline, addressed to Friendsville Pa. with sender's routing instructions "Via N. York", small stain at upper left, splits along interior folds

VERY FINE. THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE AMONG THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING OF THE PHILADELPHIA LOCALS.

Very little information about the T. A. Hampton post is known. Different students have located the same 1852-53 city directory listing for Thomas A. Hampton, a printer located at Marshall and 5th, but nothing earlier. In his CCP article on Philadelphia locals (Nov.-Dec. 1994), Calvet M. Hahn attached special significance to the fact that tobacconists named Gilbert Harris and Benjamin Hampton occupied the same address at 11 North 10th Street during the relevant years. Although the first names do not match the local-post proprietors' names, Hahn believed that a family connection might exist that would link the two local posts. Steven M. Roth also noted the possibility of an association, based on the sequence of dated covers (Penny Post, Oct. 1993). Given the similarity of the stamps and the association of names and addresses, another possibility is that the Despatch Post was neither Harris's nor Hampton's individually, but that they were partners -- the stamps with each partner's name could have been a convenient accounting method. Nothing is impossible, given the paucity of documentation.

Roth records five genuine 77L1 covers. Hahn recorded seven, but he cast doubt on three of them (as well as all 77L2's) because they are used in August 1848 and September-November 1849, which he considered to be too late for this post. Other researchers are less inclined to dismiss such a significant group of artifacts without additional information. The eight reported examples of 77L1, all cut to shape, including seven covers and one stamp added to a cover, are listed here in chronological order: 1) Aug. 7, 1847 (content), to P. H. Purviance, Auditor General, Harrisburg Pa., John A. Fox sale, Sep. 8, 1978; 2) Aug. 23, 1847, tied by Philadelphia datestamp on folded letter from unidentified origin to Friendsville Pa., ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker, Golden, the cover offered here; 3) Oct. 5, 1847, to Daniel Blade, Easton Pa., ex Gibson, Golden; 4) Mar. 21, 1848, stamp cut in at bottom, no other details known, ex Worthington; 5) Aug. 22, 1849, stamp repaired at bottom, to Tho. Woolman, Burlington N.J., Siegel Sale Apr. 1, 1965; 6) Sep. 25, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Benjaline French "Present", Sloane's records; and 7) Nov. 22, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Miss Benjaline French, 390 N. 7th St., ex Boker, Golden; and 8) no date, stamp added to cover with Philadelphia "Ship" and "12" handstamps, ex Caspary, Middendorf.

This cover is of the greatest significance as it is the only known tied example of any of the Hampton stamps. It is also the only stamp known with the small colorless "X" impressed below "Paid".

Signed Robson Lowe. Ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
0
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-03
The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals
 
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1196, Local and Private Posts (Guys thru Hopedale)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, frameline complete all around, uncancelled, small ink stain and broken crease at bottom with small repair and red ink mark, affixed to Aug. 22, 1848 folded letter to Burlington N.J. with blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Aug. 22" integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine appearing stamp, there are eight reported examples of 77L1, including two or three added to covers, ex Gibson and Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate certifying the stamp and stating that it did not originate on this cover, Scott Retail $1,500.00 as an uncancelled stamp

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2007-06-16
2007 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 937, Lot Number 313, Carriers and LocalsT. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, frameline almost complete, uncancelled, used on folded letter on blue-line paper to Easton Pa., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Oct. 5" integral-rate circular datestamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP, OF WHICH ALL BUT ONE HAVE UNCANCELLED STAMPS. ONE OF THE GREAT LOCAL-POST RARITIES.

This cover is the third of seven 77L1 covers recorded. One other off-cover stamp is known.

Ex Gibson, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1149, realized $5,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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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
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1565, GrafflinT. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, frameline almost complete, uncancelled, used on folded letter on blue-line paper to Easton Pa., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Oct. 5" integral-rate circular datestamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP, OF WHICH ALL BUT ONE HAVE UNCANCELLED STAMPS. ONE OF THE GREAT LOCAL-POST RARITIES.

This cover is the third of seven 77L1 covers recorded. One other off-cover stamp is known.

Ex Gibson, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1149, realized $5,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-03-17
Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4884, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, clear of frameline all around, tiny Roman "X" impressed below "Paid" from type but virtually colorless, the stamp is tied by "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Aug. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter with Aug. 19, 1847 Quaker dateline, addressed to Friendsville Pa. with sender's routing instructions "Via N. York", small stain at upper left, splits along interior folds

VERY FINE. THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE AMONG THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING OF THE PHILADELPHIA LOCALS.

Very little information about the T. A. Hampton post is known. Different students have located the same 1852-53 city directory listing for Thomas A. Hampton, a printer located at Marshall and 5th, but nothing earlier. In his CCP article on Philadelphia locals (Nov.-Dec. 1994), Calvet M. Hahn attached special significance to the fact that tobacconists named Gilbert Harris and Benjamin Hampton occupied the same address at 11 North 10th Street during the relevant years. Although the first names do not match the local-post proprietors' names, Hahn believed that a family connection might exist that would link the two local posts. Steven M. Roth also noted the possibility of an association, based on the sequence of dated covers (Penny Post, Oct. 1993). Given the similarity of the stamps and the association of names and addresses, another possibility is that the Despatch Post was neither Harris's nor Hampton's individually, but that they were partners -- the stamps with each partner's name could have been a convenient accounting method. Nothing is impossible, given the paucity of documentation.

Roth records five genuine 77L1 covers. Hahn recorded seven, but he cast doubt on three of them (as well as all 77L2's) because they are used in August 1848 and September-November 1849, which he considered to be too late for this post. Other researchers are less inclined to dismiss such a significant group of artifacts without additional information. The eight reported examples of 77L1, all cut to shape, including seven covers and one stamp added to a cover, are listed here in chronological order: 1) Aug. 7, 1847 (content), to P. H. Purviance, Auditor General, Harrisburg Pa., John A. Fox sale, Sep. 8, 1978; 2) Aug. 23, 1847, tied by Philadelphia datestamp on folded letter from unidentified origin to Friendsville Pa., ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker, Golden, the cover offered here; 3) Oct. 5, 1847, to Daniel Blade, Easton Pa., ex Gibson, Golden; 4) Mar. 21, 1848, stamp cut in at bottom, no other details known, ex Worthington; 5) Aug. 22, 1849, stamp repaired at bottom, to Tho. Woolman, Burlington N.J., Siegel Sale Apr. 1, 1965; 6) Sep. 25, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Benjaline French "Present", Sloane's records; and 7) Nov. 22, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Miss Benjaline French, 390 N. 7th St., ex Boker, Golden; and 8) no date, stamp added to cover with Philadelphia "Ship" and "12" handstamps, ex Caspary, Middendorf.

This cover is of the greatest significance as it is the only known tied example of any of the Hampton stamps. It is also the only stamp known with the small colorless "X" impressed below "Paid", which has never been previously noted.

Signed Robson Lowe. Ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 20,000-30,000
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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 661, T. A. Hampton City Despatch (Philadelphia PA)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, frameline complete all around, uncancelled, small ink stain and broken crease at bottom with small repair and red ink mark, affixed to Aug. 22, 1848 folded letter to Burlington N.J. with blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Aug. 22" integral-rate circular datestamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP, OF WHICH ALL BUT ONE HAVE UNCANCELLED STAMPS.

Very little information about the T. A. Hampton post is known. Different students have located the same 1852-53 city directory listing for Thomas A. Hampton, a printer located at Marshall and 5th, but nothing earlier. In his Collectors Club Philatelist article on Philadelphia locals (Nov.-Dec. 1994), Calvet M. Hahn attaches special significance to the fact that tobacconists named Gilbert Harris and Benjamin Hampton occupied the same address at 11 North 10th Street during the relevant years. Although the first names do not match the local-post proprietors' names, Hahn believes that a family connection might exist that would link the two local posts. Steven M. Roth also noted the possibility of an association, based on the sequence of dated covers (Penny Post, Oct. 1993). Given the similarity of the stamps and the association of names and addresses, another possibility is that the Despatch Post was neither Harris's nor Hampton's individually, but that they were partners -- the stamps with each partner's name could have been a convenient accounting method. Nothing is impossible, given the paucity of documentation.

Roth records five genuine 77L1 covers. Hahn records seven, but he casts doubt on three of them, including the cover offered here, because they are used in August 1848 and September-November 1849, which he considers to be too late for this post. Other researchers are less inclined to dismiss such a significant group of artifacts without additional information. The eight reported examples of 77L1, all cut to shape, including seven covers and one stamp added to a cover, are listed here in chronological order: 1) Aug. 7, 1847 (content), to P. H. Purviance, Auditor General, Harrisburg Pa., John A. Fox sale, Sep. 8, 1978; 2) Aug. 23, 1847, tied by Philadelphia datestamp on folded letter from unidentified origin to Friendsville Pa., ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker, Golden (realized $12,500 hammer); 3) Oct. 5, 1847, to Daniel Black, Easton Pa., ex Gibson, Golden (realized $5,000 hammer); 4) Mar. 21, 1848, stamp cut in at bottom, no other details known, ex Worthington; 5) Aug. 22, 1848, stamp repaired at bottom, to Thos. Woolman, Burlington N.J., ex Gibson, Siegel Sale Apr. 1, 1965, the cover offered here; 6) Sep. 25, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Benjaline French "Present", Sloane's records; and 7) Nov. 22, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Miss Benjaline French, 390 N. 7th St., ex Boker, Golden (realized $4,000 hammer); and 8) no date, stamp added to cover with Philadelphia "Ship" and "12" handstamps, ex Caspary, Middendorf.

Ex Gibson. Offered as a genuine stamp, but not subject to certification as to usage.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-06-27
U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1784, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to circular shape, margins almost all around, uncancelled, affixed to a cover but does not belong, Very Fine and extremely rare stamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,350
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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
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Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1148, T. A. Hampton City Despatch (Philadelphia PA)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, clear of frameline all around, tiny Roman "X" impressed below "Paid" from type but virtually colorless, the stamp is tied by "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Aug. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter with Aug. 19, 1847 Quaker dateline, addressed to Friendsville Pa. with sender's routing instructions "Via N. York", small stain at upper left, splits along interior folds

VERY FINE. THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE AMONG THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING OF THE PHILADELPHIA LOCALS.

Very little information about the T. A. Hampton post is known. Different students have located the same 1852-53 city directory listing for Thomas A. Hampton, a printer located at Marshall and 5th, but nothing earlier. In his CCP article on Philadelphia locals (Nov.-Dec. 1994), Calvet M. Hahn attaches special significance to the fact that tobacconists named Gilbert Harris and Benjamin Hampton occupied the same address at 11 North 10th Street during the relevant years. Although the first names do not match the local-post proprietors' names, Hahn believes that a family connection might exist that would link the two local posts. Steven M. Roth also noted the possibility of an association, based on the sequence of dated covers (Penny Post, Oct. 1993). Given the similarity of the stamps and the association of names and addresses, another possibility is that the Despatch Post was neither Harris's nor Hampton's individually, but that they were partners -- the stamps with each partner's name could have been a convenient accounting method. Nothing is impossible, given the paucity of documentation.

Roth records five genuine 77L1 covers. Hahn records seven, but he casts doubt on three of them (as well as all 77L2's) because they are used in August 1848 and September-November 1849, which he considers to be too late for this post. Other researchers are less inclined to dismiss such a significant group of artifacts without additional information. The eight reported examples of 77L1, all cut to shape, including seven covers and one stamp added to a cover, are listed here in chronological order: 1) Aug. 7, 1847 (content), to P. H. Purviance, Auditor General, Harrisburg Pa., John A. Fox sale, Sep. 8, 1978; 2) Aug. 23, 1847, tied by Philadelphia datestamp on folded letter from unidentified origin to Friendsville Pa., ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker, the cover offered here; 3) Oct. 5, 1847, to Daniel Blade, Easton Pa., ex Gibson, offered in lot 1149; 4) Mar. 21, 1848, stamp cut in at bottom, no other details known, ex Worthington; 5) Aug. 22, 1849, stamp repaired at bottom, to Tho. Woolman, Burlington N.J., Siegel Sale Apr. 1, 1965; 6) Sep. 25, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Benjaline French "Present", Sloane's records; and 7) Nov. 22, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Miss Benjaline French, 390 N. 7th St., ex Boker, offered in lot 1150; and 8) no date, stamp added to cover with Philadelphia "Ship" and "12" handstamps, ex Caspary, Middendorf.

This cover is of the greatest significance as it is the only known tied example of any of the Hampton stamps. It is also the only stamp known with the small colorless "X" impressed below "Paid", which has never been previously noted.

Signed Robson Lowe. Ex Ackerman, Gibson and Boker.

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
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U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-11-15
The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1149, T. A. Hampton City Despatch (Philadelphia PA)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, frameline almost complete, uncancelled, used on folded letter on blue-line paper to Easton Pa., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Oct. 5" integral-rate circular datestamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP, OF WHICH ALL BUT ONE HAVE UNCANCELLED STAMPS. ONE OF THE GREAT LOCAL-POST RARITIES.

This cover is the third of seven 77L1 covers recorded (see list, lot 1148). One other off-cover stamp is known.

Ex Gibson and Boker.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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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
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Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1150, T. A. Hampton City Despatch (Philadelphia PA)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, frameline slightly cut into, uncancelled, used on small embossed cover to Miss Benjaline French, 390 North 7th Street, with letter enclosed from "Cresson" asking for a date, both the letter and envelope have colored diamond seals

VERY FINE. A CHARMING AND IMMACULATE COVER BEARING THE RARE HAMPTON LOCAL STAMP.

This cover is the latest of the seven recorded. Another cover from the same correspondence, dated Sep. 25, 1849 (by content), has an uncancelled 77L1 stamp affixed at upper right.

Ex Lilly and Lowe (who signed it as genuine).

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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