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

Sale Date — Monday, 15 November, 1999

Category — Roches City Dispatch (Wilmington DE)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1461
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1461, Roches City Dispatch (Wilmington DE)Roche'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). Neatly cut to oval shape with margins all around, uncancelled as always, used on small cover to Boston street address, blue "Wilmington Del. Oct. 16" circular datestamp (1849-50) and matching large "10" due handstamp, pencil "Box" at left

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE CHOICEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED GENUINE COVERS BEARING ROCHE'S CITY DISPATCH STAMP.

As noted in the description of lot 1461, the 129L1 census published by Stephen Gronowski in the July 1995 Penny Post lists nine covers, including three questionable usages and one "Unknown" entry that appears to be a duplicate listing. Of the five genuine 129L1 covers, three have cut-to-shape stamps. This is probably the finest of the five covers, in terms of quality.

Noted and illustrated by Elliott Perry in Pat Paragraphs (reprint, pp. 459-460).

E. 7,500-10,000
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