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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = Swarts, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 1812, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Overton thru Westtown, BalancesSwarts' Branch Post Office, Chatham Square. Ornately-framed Eagle handstamp with "BRANCH POST OFFICE" straightline and manuscript "Chatham Square" in magenta ink, matching "2 Paid" on folded Valentine poem to local street address, pencil "near William" street location probably written by Swarts, docketed "Jan. 1847" -- the month Swarts opened his Chatham Square Branch Post Office -- waterstain affects magenta ink very slightly

FINE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE SWARTS "BRANCH POST OFFICE" HANDSTAMP ARE REPORTED TO EXIST -- THE EARLIEST MARKING USED BY ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL NEW YORK CITY LOCAL POSTS.

Aaron Swarts' was employed by the Post Office Department at Chatham Square in 1845 and 1846. On January 5, 1847, the Chatham Square branch was discontinued, leaving area residents and businesses without a convenient nearby post office. Aaron Swarts saw his opportunity and on January 15th announced the opening of his local post at 6 Chatham Square, advertising it as the Branch Post Office, although there was no official connection at all to the government Post Office. The cover offered here is a folded Valentine poem, undated by the sender but docketed "Jan. 1847" upon receipt. The marking was made from a standard metal device with space at center for the insertion of type. The words "Branch Post Office" are set in type, and the "Chatham Square" notation is written in magenta ink, along with the rate "2 Paid". One other example is recorded, also with staining (Siegel 2005 Rarities sale, lot 546).

Ex Mason, Abt and Golden.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
c
Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., Balance of Stampless Covers. 18 folded letters or covers, variety of markings including ovals in red, black and blue, to and from post office, one with Messenkope's oval, some faults, generally Fine, several ex Abt and all ex Golden

E. 300-400
225
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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
c
Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y. Approximately 50 covers, most with stamps including each of the three face-different designs, several used with U.S. 3c 1851 Issue, many of the Zachary Taylor "Rough and Ready" stamps identified as to stone and shade, very mixed condition with flaws to be expected, some appear Fine, high Scott Retail value

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
c
Sale 1063, Lot 1790, Local Posts cont: City Dispatch thru Whittelsey`s, Group LotsSwarts' B. Post Office N.Y. Chatham Square. Red oval handstamp on large bronze on bluish gray Valentine cover addressed in blue to local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
1,300
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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
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Swarts' Post Office, Chatham Square, New York, N.Y. 24 stampless covers on exhibit pages, variety of handstamps, incl. Types 2, 3, 6, several covers with multiple strikes, also several "Paid" and "Paid Swarts" handstamps, variety of destinations both local and outside N.Y. City, most are Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
450
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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
c
Sale 925, Lot 1707, SwartsSwarts' B. Post Office, N.Y. Chatham Square. Bold oval handstamp on embossed Valentine cover to local street address, with small Valentine (possibly original), Very Fine

E. 150-200
120
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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 4983, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Swarts' Post Office, Chatham Square, Apr. 17. Oval datestamp (attempted delivery) and second strike with Apr. 18 date on 1856 cover from U.S. Consulate in Switzerland to local street address, consulate handstamp on back, numerous transits on front and back, Very Fine, scarce use of local post to deliver transatlantic mail

E. 200-300
160
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2005-06-04
2005 Rarities of the World, Part 2
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Sale 896, Lot 546, Local PostsSwarts' Branch Post Office, Chatham Square, New York N.Y.. Ornately-framed Eagle handstamp with "BRANCH POST OFFICE" straightline and ms. "2 Paid" in magenta ink and "Paid" in pencil on folded letter to local street address, docketed "Jan. 1847" -- the month Swarts opened his Chatham Square Branch Post Office -- waterstained

FINE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE SWARTS "BRANCH POST OFFICE" HANDSTAMP ARE REPORTED TO EXIST. THE EARLIEST MARKING USED BY ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL NEW YORK CITY LOCAL POSTS.

Aaron Swarts' was employed by the Post Office Department at Chatham Square in 1845 and 1846. On January 5, 1847, the Chatham Square branch was discontinued, leaving area residents and businesses without a convenient nearby post office. Aaron Swarts saw his opportunity and on January 15th announced the opening of his local post at 6 Chatham Square, advertising it as the Branch Post Office, although there was no official connection at all to the government Post Office. The cover offered here was docketed "Jan. 1847" upon receipt (the letter is datelined "Wednesday evening", either Jan. 20 or 27). The marking was made from a standard metal device with space at center for the insertion of type. One other example was in the Abt and Golden collections.

Ex Mason.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2001-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History/Foreign
c
Sale 841, Lot 1648, LocalsPost Office, Swarts, Chatham Square. Red oval handstamp and red "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York Jul. 6" route agent's circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Boston, Swarts' "Letters for N. York City..." red oval on back, Very Fine, scarce combination of markings

E. 100-150
110
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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
c
Post Office/Swarts/Chatham Square. Red oval handstamp (a bit faint) on quadruplicate folded letter sent from New York City Feb. 27, 1849 to Laguna, Mexico, where forwarded to addressee, forwarding notation on back, rectangular and oval town markings, "3" rate, Fine, most unusual -- evidently taken by Swarts to a private mail forwarder, conveyed to Mexico, then placed into mails and removed once again by a private forwarder

E. 300-400
140
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