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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2011-03-02
The New Amsterdam Collection of City Despatch Post
 
Carte-de-Visite and Official Correspondence of Alexander M. Greig, Superintendent of the U.S. City Despatch Post. Four items of historical significance: 1) Carte-de-visite with three-quarter half-length portrait photograph of Alexander M. Greig with Matthew Brady imprint on front and back; 2) Letter on New York Post Office stationery dated Nov. 26, 1844, from Postmaster John Lorimer Graham to Alexander M. Greig acknowledging receipt of letter dated Nov. 25 tendering Greig's resignation as superintendent of the U.S. City Despatch Post, "in consequence of having determined to make Cuba your future residence", 3) Letter datelined "New York Nov. 30th, 1844" to "Alexander M. Gregg" (note phonetic spelling of last name), which states in part, " The undersigned, carriers in the 'Despatch' department of the New York Post Office, have learned, with regret, your determination to leave the service for foreign parts. They have, almost all of them, been connected with the Department since its formation, under You as their Chief, and they are not willing that the conexion should be severed without conveying to you their earnest sense of your uniform kindness, friendship, and faithful discharge of duty, towards them and the Government, whose servants they are.", signed by fifteen letter carriers; and 4) Letter datelined "Brooklyn 2nd December 1844" from Greig "To the Carriers of the U.S. City Despatch Post", acknowledging with gratitude their Nov. 30th letter, the cross-outs, corrections and the fact that this letter is with the others suggest that it is Greig's retained draft; an outstanding group, we are unaware of any other examples of Greig's photograph or similar correspondence

E. 750-1,000
1,700
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2010-12-08
The Beginning of Adhesive Postage in the United States
 
Sale Number 999, Lot Number 501, The New Amsterdam Collection of New York City Despatch Post Issues, 1842-52City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 1842-52 Issues, City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 1842-52 IssuesCity Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 1842-52 Issues. The "New Amsterdam" Collection, offered intact.

For the complete description with illustrated highlights, follow the link to: http://siegelauctions.com/2010/999/501descr.pdf

For a complete illustration of the contents of the collection, including certificates, follow this link: http://siegelauctions.com/2010/999/501.pdf

E. 200,000-300,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-12-09
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and Foreign Stamps and Covers
 
City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. Small group comprising No. 40L1 with original gum and pre-printing paper fold, No. 40L2 on cover, No. 40L4 on and off cover, also includes Nos. 40L1 added to a cover and Boyce's 2c (reference item) on July 1852 cover with ms. tie which may or may not originate, faults but a worthwhile group

E. 300-400
350
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U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-09
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History and General Foreign
 
City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. Small group comprising No. 40L1 with original gum and pre-printing paper fold, No. 40L2 on cover, No. 40L4 on and off cover, also includes Nos. 40L1 added to a cover and Boyce's 2c on July 1852 cover with ms. tie which may or may not originate, faults but a worthwhile group

E. 400-500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1995-05-04
U.S. Postal History
 
U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green, Blue, Green Glazed, Plating and Color Study Collection. Includes Nos. 6LB5 (6 used with red "U.S." cancels, a few intermediate Green/Blue-Green shades), 6LB5b (2 unused, 7 used with red cancels), 6LB5d (2 Deep Green early shades with red cancels plus 2 Light Green shades which might be changelings - not counted), very mixed condition but several Very Fine or Extremely Fine appearing stamps are present, a rare opportunity to acquire a large number of these carrier issues

3,475
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 745, Lot Number 208, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post, N.Y., Feb, City Despatch Post, N.Y., FebCity Despatch Post, N.Y., Feb. 11, 9 O'Clock, red Type I cds on folded letter datelined at Boston, Feb. 9, 1842, to Seth Low & Co., 8 Fletcher St., carried outside mails to N.Y.C., Very Fine, the City Despatch Post distributed advertising circulars from Feb. 1 to 7, 1842, this is The Earliest Recorded Letter Carried for a Patron, the key evidence proving that the Post commenced regular deliveries prior to Valentine's Day 1842

E. 2,000-2,500
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 745, Lot Number 209, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post, N.Y., Apr, City Despatch Post, N.Y., AprCity Despatch Post, N.Y., Apr. 29, 9 O'Clock, red Type II cds boldly struck, perfect blue oval "Forwarded From Howards Hotel New-York" on 1842 folded letter to Seth Low & Co., Extremely Fine, the Howard Hotel provided mail forwarding services for guests and was one of the City Despatch Post's citywide deposit points for mail, accompanied by engraved illustration of Howard Hotel (clipped from internal portion of this lettersheet to allow for display).

E. 500-600
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 745, Lot Number 219, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, Aug, U.S. City Despatch Post, AugU.S. City Despatch Post, Aug. 16, 9 O'Clock, bold orange-red Type I cds on 1842 printed notice, magenta ms. "1" rate, few tiny tears at edges, otherwise fresh and in excellent condition One of Two Recorded First Day Covers of The United States City Despatch Post, Marking The Takeover of Greig's Local Post by The U.S. Government. Ex Middendorf. With 1991 P.F. Certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 745, Lot Number 249, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, Jan, U.S. City Despatch Post, JanU.S. City Despatch Post, Jan. 18, 4 O'Clock, red Type II cds and matching "Free" in frame on small black-bordered Mourning cover, c. 1845, Autograph Free Frank "J. Tyler" at upper right, red "Washington City D.C. Jan. 17" cds, matching "Free" hs, addressed to Alexander Gardiner in N.Y.C. by his sister Julia Gardiner (Mrs. John Tyler), whose father, Senator Gardiner, was killed in Feb. 1844 when the "Peacemaker", a massive naval artillery gun, exploded on board the war-steamer Princeton during a demonstration hosted by President Tyler for dignitaries including Julia and her father, following this tragedy she eloped with President Tyler in June 1844, this cover was probably mailed in Jan. 1845, a Very Fine and Scarce Usage

E. 1,000-1,500
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 745, Lot Number 250, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, Dec, U.S. City Despatch Post, DecU.S. City Despatch Post, Dec. 16, 4 O'Clock, red Type II cds and matching "Free" in frame on black-bordered Mourning cover, c. 1844, Autograph Free Frank "J. Tyler" at upper right, red "Washington City D.C. Dec. 15" cds, addressed to Alexander Gardiner in N.Y.C. by Julia Gardiner (Mrs. John Tyler), black wax seal with initials "JT", skilfully cleaned, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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