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Sale 800 — 1998 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 9 May, 1998

Category — Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
378
c
Sale Number 800, Lot Number 378, Carriers and LocalsRoche's City Dispatch, Wilmington Del., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (129L1), Roche's City Dispatch, Wilmington Del., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (129L1)Roche's City Dispatch, Wilmington Del., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (129L1). Cut to oval shape impinging on frameline, slight crease and three tiny pinholes, uncancelled, used on 1849 folded letter to Beverly Va., greenish blue "Wilmington Del. Nov. 20" cds and matching "5" rate hs, vertical file fold, minor toning

FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ROCHE'S CITY DISPATCH STAMP. ONLY THIRTEEN EXAMPLES RECORDED, INCLUDING SIX ON COVERS TO WHICH THEY BELONG.

A recent census by Stephen L. Gronowski, published in The Penny Post (Vol 5, No. 3, July 1995), lists four off-cover Roche's stamps and nine covers (this is believed to be number 8). Of the nine covers, three have stamps which appear to have been added.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
10,000
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