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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = Mearis, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Grade
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
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Sale 1232, Lot 1793, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Floyd's thru Moody's(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo. Red double-line circle clearly struck on ca. 1846 folded cover to New York City, red "Baltimore Railroad Apr. 6" route agent's circular datestamp, blue manuscript "5" rate, forwarded in New York with part strike of red Boyd's City Express Post oval datestamp and matching "Paid/J.T.B." two-line handstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a colorful and unique combination of markings, including the rare Mearis' City Despatch Post circle, the Baltimore route agent's datestamp and Boyd's oval for forwarding, ex Caspary aand Golden

E. 750-1,000
1,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale 1232, Lot 1794, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Floyd's thru Moody's(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo. Red double-line circle on Apr. 28, 1846 folded letter to local addressee, manuscript "3" rate -- the enigmatic "3" is not one of Mearis's published rates -- somewhat toned, file fold, otherwise Fine, Roth records only six covers with this handstamp, in addition to the disputed adhesive made from the same marking (see Chronicle 173), ex Boker and Golden, illustrated in Kelly's CCP series (Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 153)

E. 300-400
225
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale 1232, Lot 1795, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Floyd's thru Moody's(Mearis') City Despatch. Red two-line handstamp in rectangular ornamental frame, detailed strike and manuscript "Paid" on Jun. 1, 1846 blue folded letter to Baltimore City Hall

VERY FINE. ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES OF MEARIS' "CITY DESPATCH" FRAMED HANDSTAMP ARE RECORDED.

Adding the cover from our Golden Sale 817, lot 1343, to the three listed by Steven M. Roth in his Feb. 1997 Chronicle article, there is a total of four examples of this marking. However, one is struck on a front only (lot 1338 in Golden sale).

Ex Kelly and Golden. Illustrated in Kelly's CCP series (Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 156).

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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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
c
Sale 980, Lot 3019, Local and Private PostsMearis' City Despatch Post, Baltimore Md., 2c Black on Gray (103L5). Unlisted Type I, Position 5 in our plating analysis ("City Despatch" in sans-serif type, "M. W. Mearis" in small block letters, floral ornaments -- similar to Kelly Type H), fragment of stamp remaining, initialled "MWM", red "CITY/DESPATCH" two-line handstamp in rectangular ornamental frame on undated front only to local street address, file fold, only four recorded examples of the rectangular "City Despatch" handstamp, this being the only one with the Mearis adhesive, three of the four are listed by Steven M. Roth in his Feb. 1997 Chronicle article on Baltimore locals, ex Abt and Golden

E. 500-750
275
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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 925, Lot 1614, Loomis thru MearisMearis' City Despatch Post, Baltimore Md., 2c Black on Gray (this type unlisted in Scott). Unlisted Type K, Position 9 in our plating analysis ("City Despatch" in serifed type, "M. W. Mearis" in large block letters), approximately one-third of stamp remaining, initialled "MWM", red "City Despatch Post Baltimo." double-line circular handstamp on undated folded letter to local street address, file fold, faint toning

ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS BEARING FRAGMENTS OF MEARIS' CITY DESPATCH POST 2-CENT STAMP.

The ex-Caspary se-tenant pair originally had a fragment of the adjoining stamp below at lower left, which showed part of the "City Despatch" label (the margin was later trimmed to improve the appearance). The fragment showed a serifed typeface used for "City Despatch" and floral corner ornaments, which rule out any of the other 2c types -- we call it Type K. The cover offered here bears the only example of the type, which would probably be given its own Scott number (103L1A) if it was a complete stamp.

Ex Kelly (illustrated in his CCP series, Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 153) and Golden

E. 500-750
400
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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 925, Lot 1615, Loomis thru MearisMearis' City Despatch Post, Baltimore Md., 2c Black on Gray (103L5). Unlisted Type I, Position 5 in our plating analysis ("City Despatch" in sans-serif type, "M. W. Mearis" in small block letters, floral ornaments -- similar to Kelly Type H), fragment of stamp remaining, initialled "MWM", red "CITY/DESPATCH" two-line handstamp in rectangular ornamental frame on undated front only to local street address, file fold

ONE OF TWO RECORDED FRAGMENT USAGES OF MEARIS' CITY DESPATCH POST 2-CENT STAMP.

This front previously had a label adhering to lower left with a Hanford's Penny Post handstamp, which has been removed. There are only four recorded examples of the rectangular "City Despatch" handstamp, this being the only one with the Mearis adhesive. Three of the four are listed by Steven M. Roth in his Feb. 1997 Chronicle article on Baltimore locals.

Ex Abt and Golden.

E. 500-750
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 908, Lot 4935, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mearis') City Despatch. Red two-line handstamp in rectangular ornamental frame, full strike on blue undated folded love poem to local street address, age bleach spots, refolded and reduced at left, otherwise Fine, only four or five examples of this marking are known

E. 400-500
260
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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 908, Lot 4936, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo. Red double-line circle on Mar. 20, 1846 folded letter to Washington D.C., ms. "1ct" rate to the mails, blue "Baltimore Md. Mar. 20" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp (addressed to member of Congress), lightly toned file fold, Very Fine, Roth records only six covers with this handstamp, ex Hollowbush

E. 400-500
300
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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 908, Lot 4937, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo. Red double-line circle on Apr. 24, 1846 folded letter to New London Md., blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 27" circular datestamp and "5" in oval handstamp, edgewear and overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, Roth records only six covers with this handstamp

E. 400-500
300
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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 817, Lot 1337, Mearis City Despatch Post (Baltimore MD) (Part II)Mearis' City Despatch Post, Baltimore Md., 2c Black on Gray (this type unlisted in Scott). Unlisted Type K, Position 9 in our plating analysis ("City Despatch" in serifed type, "M. W. Mearis" in large block letters), approximately one-third of stamp remaining, initialled "MWM", red "City Despatch Post Baltimo." double-line circular handstamp on undated folded letter to local street address, file fold, faint toning

ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS BEARING FRAGMENTS OF MEARIS' CITY DESPATCH POST 2-CENT STAMP.

As noted in the description of lot 1335, the ex-Caspary se-tenant pair originally had a fragment of the adjoining stamp below at lower left, which showed part of the "City Despatch" label (the margin was later trimmed to improve the appearance). The fragment showed a serifed typeface used for "City Despatch" and floral corner ornaments, which rule out any of the other 2c types -- we call it Type K. The cover offered here bears the only example of the type, which would probably be given its own Scott number (103L1A) if it was a complete stamp.

Ex Kelly and illustrated in his CCP series (Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 153).

E. 750-1,000
600
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