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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
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Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 54, Brainard & CompanyBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1). Unused block of four (no gum), large to huge margins including right sheet margin, sharp impression, a few creases in top pair and tiny stain spot in top right stamp

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE OF EITHER BRAINARD & COMPANY ISSUE. AN EXTRAORDINARY BLOCK, WHICH ONLY CAME TO LIGHT FIVE YEARS AGO.

None of the major collections of Independent Mails contained a multiple of the rare Brainard & Co. stamps, and no record of a multiple can be found in published or unpublished sources. This block of four surfaced in a 2011 Jacques C. Schiff auction and was acquired by Dr. Puliafito. It is the only recorded block of the Brainard Black or Blue stamps, and we know of no other multiples.

With 2011 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
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Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 55, Brainard & CompanyBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1). Large margins all around, cancelled by diagonal pen stroke, used on Sep. 16, 1844 folded letter from Troy N.Y. to New York City with street address for delivery, perfect condition

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE BRAINARD & COMPANY 5-CENT BLACK STAMP ON COVER FROM TROY, NEW YORK.

The Brainard & Co. Black stamps were used interchangeably on letters carried on the company's routes between New York City, Albany and Troy. This folded letter from Troy is one of the finest of all Brainard & Co. covers bearing stamps.

Signed Stern. Ex Frajola. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
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Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 56, Brainard & CompanyBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1). Cut octagonally, tied by pen line, red "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. Albany" oval handstamp on folded cover addressed in blue to New York City, pencil street address added for delivery, docketed with July 18, 1844 origin date, no side panels but it appears that is the way it was mailed, Fine, very rare and seldom found tied, ex Knapp and Schwartz

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4290, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1). Cut to shape, tied by pen stroke and affixed over manuscript "Paid 6-1/4 from Lansingburg" on July 23, 1844 folded letter from Lansingburg to New York, blue manuscript "Hale & Co. Express Paid" at left, toned file fold at bottom, Very Fine, a fascinating and enigmatic use, Lansingburg is only a few miles from Troy, the letter asks the recipient to return via Hale & Co. Express as they "have an office established at this place"

E. 500-750
800
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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 578, Independent Mails: Brainard & Co., Davenport & Co.Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black, 5c Blue (24L1-24L2), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black, 5c Blue (24L1-24L2)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black, 5c Blue (24L1-24L2). Three covers, each with single stamp cut to shape, first two with Black and Blue respectively, both genuinely used on 1844 north and southbound folded covers, Black stamp uncancelled and used to to Burlington Vt. from Albany, Blue stamp pen-cancelled and used to New York City, file folds including one thru Blue stamp which also has gum staining, Fine appearance and very scarce, includes a third cover with 5c Blue, pen cancel and "B" initial (Albany), we believe it has been added to a cover to Elizabethtown N.J with red New York Post Office circular datestamp, stamp is Fine, an argument could be made that it was sent down from Albany by Brainard and posted by them in New York for carriage to New Jersey but that is a stretch, counted as an off-cover stamp which is still scarce, Scott Retail for cut-to-shape untied stamps on two covers and one off-cover $6,900.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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
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Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1706, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., (unstated value) Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., (unstated value) Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., (unstated value) Black (24L1). Large margins, uncancelled, affixed to a folded letter with genuine "Forwarded by Brainard's Express, 125 Fulton St., N. York" red oval and "Collect/3/Cents" box handstamps, Fine, the greedy ignoramus who affixed the genuine Brainard & Co. stamp to the Brainard's Express cover did not realize they were two different companies, the stamp has a Scott value of $1,000 and the cover is worth $200-300 -- we leave it to the buyer to separate them

E. 400-500
350
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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
 
Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1586, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1). Cut round with full margins, cancelled by light red "Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co." framed handstamp (upside down), Very Fine, an attractive example of this scarce stamp, very rare with the Hale & Co. cancel

1,250
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-03
The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1046, 1844-45 Independent Mails (Brainard thru Hale)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1). Three large margins, in at left, tied by ms. stroke on undated folded cover to New York City, probably originating at Troy N.Y., circa 1844-45

A FINE AND FRESH COVER AND ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF INDEPENDENT MAILS. PROBABLY FEWER THAN A DOZEN EXAMPLES OF THE BLACK BRAINARD STAMP EXIST ON COVERS.

With 1990 P.F. certificate. Not listed in Scott as a single tied on cover

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-03
The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1047, 1844-45 Independent Mails (Brainard thru Hale)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1). Huge square margins, affixed with wafer, ms. "T" cancel (not tied), a remnant of a second stamp affixed to wafer at upper left, used on July 26, 1844 folded letter from Troy to Boston, no Brainard marking, conjunctive red "Forwarded by/American Mail Co./No. 12 State St. Boston" three-line handstamp, postscript to letter mentions use of express mail, ink smears at right, tiny tear in right margin of stamp

VERY FINE STAMP AND PRESENTABLE COVER. ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS WITH BRAINARD'S STAMP USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY SERVICE.

Brainard & Co. provided service from Troy, but not to Boston, thus the letter was given to American Letter Mail Co. (transfer point unknown). It is one of two covers known to us which show conjunctive use of a Brainard stamp with American Letter Mail Company.

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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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 1018, Brainard & Co.Brainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., (5c) Black (24L1). Unused (traces of gum), h.r., large margins, fresh and Very Fine

1,000
500
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