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United States
U.S. Stamps
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 862, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., 5c Blue (24L2). Large margins to clear, cancelled by single line of manuscript on folded letter datelined "Albany Oct. 29, 1844" to New York, red "PAID" handstamp, pencil "Paid" and "3" rate, stamp with small tear at right center, tiny tear in bottom left margin, otherwise Very Fine, rare, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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 57, Brainard & CompanyBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2). Large margins all around showing trace of adjoining stamp above, cancelled by brownish-violet manuscript "B" initial -- the earlier and more ornate version, presumably applied by Brainard in Albany -- used on July 5, 1844 folded letter from Albany N.Y. to Philadelphia, Cornelius & Co. correspondence, conjunctive service with Hale & Co. or American Letter Mail Co., no markings but Brainard & Co. used other Independent Mail companies to carry letters south of New York City, file fold

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF ANY BRAINARD & COMPANY STAMP. IT IS ALSO A RARE EXAMPLE OF CONJUNCTIVE SERVICE BETWEEN BRAINARD AND ONE OF THE LARGER COMPANIES THAT CARRIED MAIL BETWEEN NEW YORK CITY AND PHILADELPHIA.

This is the earliest date of all recorded Brainard & Co. covers, including stamped covers with 13 of the Black 24L1 and 19 of the Blue 24L2 (Gutman census, Independent Mails book).

The cover offered here bears the Brainard & Co. Blue stamp, cancelled by the "B" in manuscript, of which there are at least two distinct versions. Brainard & Co. provided service from Troy and Albany, but not to Philadelphia, thus the letter was given to Hale & Co. or American Letter Mail Co. (transfer point unknown).

We record four Brainard & Co. 5c Black 24L1 covers from Albany to Cornelius & Co. in Philadelphia, each of which involved conjunctive service between Brainard (Albany to New York City) and Hale (New York City to Philadelphia). The dates are July (docketed "Jul/44"), Sep. 3, Sep. 9 and Nov. 26 (with two Brainard stamps). In three cases, the Brainard stamp paid half of the postage, and the other half (Hale's share) was represented by a "6" due marking and Hale's Collect box. In this case, the Blue stamp pays for Brainard's service, but it is unclear how the additional postage for service beyond New York City was collected, or which company handled the letter.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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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 58, Brainard & CompanyBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2). Enormous margins including right sheet margin, cancelled by manuscript "F" initial of Hale's Troy agent L. Farwell, used on undated blue folded cover to New York City street address, sender's notation "1/Paid" corroborating use of stamp and Brainard's service

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF ALL RECORDED BRAINARD & COMPANY STAMPED COVERS.

An advertisement placed by Hale & Co. on June 22, 1844, identifies the firm's Albany agent as Brainard & Co. and its Troy agent as L. Farwell with an office at 200 River Street (later changed to 230 River Street). Covers from Troy are known with Brainard stamps initialed "F" (Farwell).

Collector's pencil source notation on back "Barron Sept. 1936". Ex Schwartz

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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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 59, Brainard & CompanyBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2). Large margins, cancelled by brownish-violet manuscript "B" initial -- the earlier and more ornate version, presumably applied by Brainard in Albany -- faint red "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. from Albany" oval and conjunctive red "American Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 12 State Street, Boston" oval handstamp on Aug. 23, 1844 folded letter from Albany to Boston, pencil "Paid/ALM" (American Letter Mail Co.), file folds clear of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING COVER BEARING THE RARE BRAINARD BLUE STAMP USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY SERVICE.

This cover bears the Brainard & Co. Blue stamp, cancelled by the "B" in manuscript, of which there are at least two distinct versions. The ornate "B" seen on this stamp is also found on a Blue 24L2 cover dated July 5, 1844, the earliest recorded use of any Brainard & Co. stamp (see lot 57). Other "B" cancels follow on Sep. 5, 1844, and in 1845, all of which are in a simpler style.

The cover offered here is one of only three Brainard & Co. stamped covers in our records showing conjunctive use with the American Letter Mail Company and one of only two with the Blue 24L2 stamp.

Ex Caspary and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate which opines that the stamp was lifted and replaced, which is utter nonsense.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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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 4288, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2). Large square margins, cancelled by violet manuscript "B" cancel, presumably applied by Brainard's agent in Albany, conjunctive use with red "American Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 12 State Street, Boston" oval handstamp on Sep. 12, 1844 folded letter from Albany to Boston, stamp with faint corner crease far from design

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING COVER BEARING THE RARE BRAINARD BLUE STAMP USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY SERVICE.

The description in our Hall sale (Siegel sale 830) for lot 238 provides our overall analysis of Brainard & Co.'s stamped covers and the origination of the Black vs. Blue stamps. The cover offered here bears the Brainard & Co. Blue stamp, cancelled by the "B" in manuscript, of which there are at least two distinct versions. Brainard & Co. provided service from Troy and Albany, but not to Boston, thus the letter was given to American Letter Mail Co. (transfer point unknown). The cover offered here is one of only three Brainard & Co. stamped cover in our records showing conjunctive use with the American Letter Mail Company and one of only two with the Blue 24L2 stamp.

Raymond Weill backstamp. Scott Retail as normal use (non-conjunctive) on cover $4,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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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 4289, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2). Cut to shape, manuscript "T" initial (Troy), tied by "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy." red oval handstamp, also tied by file fold which creases the stamp, red "Paid" straightline on Mar. 7, 1845 docketed folded cover to New York, Very Fine appearance, an exceptionally rare handstamp tied use of the Brainard Blue stamp, the Lyons census (The Penny Post, January 2006) reports sixteen covers with the Blue 24L2 stamp, but states that no more than fourteen of these are genuine uses, it lists a Mar. 7 1845 cover but from Albany

E. 400-500
400
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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 576, Independent Mails: Brainard & Co., Davenport & Co.Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2). Large to huge square margins all around, manuscript "B" initial (Albany), used on Feb. 8, 1845 folded letter to 49 Wall Street in New York City, file fold creases stamp which also has a tiny edge nick at top far from the design

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOURTEEN RECORDED COVERS BELIEVED TO BE GENUINE USES OF THE BRAINARD & CO. 5-CENT BLUE STAMP.

The Lyons census (The Penny Post, January 2006) reports sixteen covers with the Blue 24L2 stamp, but states that no more than fourteen of these are genuine uses. A cover from the same correspondence, sent the same date from Albany but to 36 Wall Street, was part of the Golden and Kuphal collections (Siegel Sale 925, lot 1020, realized $4,000 hammer)

4,500
950
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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 577, Independent Mails: Brainard & Co., Davenport & Co.Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2). Octagonally cut large margins, affixed with waffle-grid and wafer, red manuscript "B" initial (Albany), used on March 26, 1845 folded letter to 183 Broadway in New York City, stamp with small internal tear, some cover and stamp edge toning, appears Fine, a rare cover, the Lyons census (The Penny Post, January 2006) reports sixteen covers with the Blue 24L2 stamp, but states that no more than fourteen of these are genuine uses

4,500
550
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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 1707, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2). Large margins to in at top, ms. "B" cancel (Albany), used on Mar. 13, 1845 folded letter to New York City street address, some splits in folds, toning ties stamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOURTEEN RECORDED COVERS BELIEVED TO BE GENUINE USES OF THE BRAINARD & CO. 5-CENT BLUE STAMP.

The Lyons census (The Penny Post, January 2006) reports sixteen covers with the Blue 24L2 stamp, but states that no more than fourteen of these are genuine uses.

Ex Ferrary, Golden and Geisler. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $4,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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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 1587, 1844-45 Independent MailsBrainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., (5c) Blue (24L2). Large margins, bottom right corner added but purely for aesthetics as the repair is completely outside the design, manuscript "F" cancel applied by Hale's Troy agent, L. Farwell (Hale & Co. carried Brainard’s mail by L.I. steamboat and connecting rail during winter months), additional pen line cancel, Very Fine and rare

1,250
325
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