Sale 817 — The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Monday, 15 November, 1999

Category — Moodys Penny Dispatch (Chicago IL)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1383
c
Sale 817, Lot 1383, Moodys Penny Dispatch (Chicago IL)Moody's Penny Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (1c) Black on Red Glazed (110L1). Type Ic with Comma, Position 4 according to our plating analysis, tied by "Moody's Despatch Nov. 15 2 P.M. 1856" circular datestamp, used with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins to slightly in at lower right, both stamps tied by "Chicago Ill. Nov. 15, 1856" circular datestamp on buff cover to Deerfield Mich., cover is slightly worn, vertical crease at center clear of stamps, the Moody's is stamp is repaired at upper left with a sealed tear, part of the margin added, small part of ornamental border and cancel drawn in, the appearance is excellent

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COVERS WITH THE MOODY'S PENNY DISPATCH STAMP TIED. A DESIRABLE AND COLORFUL LOCAL POST USAGE.

Our records contain six Moody's Penny Dispatch covers with stamps: 1) 110L1 Ty. Ic with Comma, Pos. 4, repaired, Nov. 15, 1856 datestamp, tied with 3c 1851 on cover to Deerfield Mass., ex Hennan, the cover offered here; 2) 110L1 Ty. Ic with Comma, Pos. 7, Nov. 14, 1856 datestamp, tied with three 1c 1851's on cover to Middletown R.I., ex Caspary, also Siegel Sale 773; 3) 110L1b Ty. III "Henny Dispatch" error, Pos. 8, Sep. 18, 1856 datestamp, tied with 3c 1851 on cover to Voluntown Conn., ex Rohloff, Siegel Sale 773; 4) 110L1 Ty. Ic with Comma, Pos. 4, Sep. 29, 1856 datestamp, tied with 3c 1851 on cover to Dover N.H., ex Knapp, Brown; 5) reported 110L1 uncancelled on Oct. 9, 1856 cover, ex J. W. Kline, Abt article, no further details; and 6) 110L1 Ty. Ic with Comma, Pos. 4, blue Moody's datestamp, not tied, with 3c 1851 tied by Chicago Jan. 5 datestamp, 1856 receipt docketing, uncertain usage, see lot 1384 in this sale. Reviewing the list, it is obvious that there are only two 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. Given the rarity of this usage, the repaired stamp is excusable.

Ex Hennan.

E. 7,500-10,000
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