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Sale 1088 — The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869

Sale Date — Monday, 15 December, 2014

Category — Independent Mails, Carriers & Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
133
c
Sale Number 1088, Lot Number 133, Independent Mails, Carriers & LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel, tied by matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 1, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to street address, lightly cleaned, stamp lifted and placed back

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST STAMP ISSUED UNDER THE POST OFFICE’S AUTHORITY.

Although no year date is shown, it is definitely September 1, 1842, because orange-red canceling ink was used in 1842, not 1843, and 6LB3 was superseded by other printings by September 1843.

Ex Middendorf and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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