Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — Three-Cent: Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
236
c
Sale 1242, Lot 236, Three-Cent: Carriers and LocalsMoody's Penny Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (1c) Black on Red Glazed (110L1). Type Ic with Comma, Position 4 according to our plating analysis, huge margins with part of adjoining stamp at bottom and sheet margin at right, just touched at left, tied by blue "Moody's Despatch 12 P.M. Sep. 29, 1856" circular datestamp, used with 3c Dull Red, Type I (11), large margins to just touching at right, tied by "Chicago Ill. Sep. 29, 1856" circular datestamp on buff cover to Dover N.H., Moody's stamp has slight internal wrinkle and tiny bit of surface coloring rubbed at right, these tiny flaws are utterly inconsequential and not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED COVERS WITH THE MOODY'S PENNY DISPATCH STAMP TIED. A DESIRABLE AND COLORFUL LOCAL POST COVER.

A total of 19 stamps are recorded, including a strip of 3 and 16 singles on and off cover. Our records contain seven Moody's Penny Dispatch covers with stamps: 1) 110L1 Type Ic with Comma, Pos. 4, repaired, Nov. 15, 1856 datestamp, tied with 3c 1851 on cover to Deerfield Mass., ex Hennan and Golden, last offered in Sale 1232, lot 1798; 2) 110L1 Type Ic with Comma, Pos. 7, Nov. 14, 1856 datestamp, tied with three 1c 1851s on cover to Middletown R.I., ex Caspary, Kuphal and Gross (Sale 1211, lot 368); 3) 110L1b Type III "Henny Dispatch" error, Pos. 8, Sep. 18, 1856 datestamp, tied with 3c 1851 on cover to Voluntown Conn., ex Rohloff, Kuphal and Gross (Sale 1211, lot 369); 4) 110L1 Type Ic with Comma, Pos. 4, Sep. 29, 1856 datestamp, tied with 3c 1851 on cover to Dover N.H., ex Brown, Knapp and Hall, the cover offered here; 5) reported 110L1 uncancelled on Oct. 9, 1856 cover, ex J. W. Kline, Abt article, no further details; 6) 110L1 Type Ic with Comma, Pos. 4, blue Moody's datestamp, not tied, with 3c 1851 tied by Chicago Jan. 5 datestamp, 1856 receipt docketing, uncertain use; and 7) 110L1 Type Ic, Pos. 7, Nov. 4, 1846 datestamp, tied with 3c 1851 on cover to Neillsburg Pa., ex "Lake Shore" (Sale 1075, lot 1202). Reviewing the list, it is obvious that there are only three 110L1 covers with the stamps tied in combination with the 3c 1851. Two of the four remaining covers are not tied, one is a combination with the 1c 1851, and the last is the 110L1b "Henny" error, which is in a class of its own.

Ex Brown, Knapp and Hall. With clear 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
12,000