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

Sale Date — Monday, 15 November, 1999

Category — Swarts City Dispatch Post (New York NY) (Part I)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1503
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1503, Swarts City Dispatch Post (New York NY) (Part I)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13). Large margins to just touching at top left, bold "Swarts" overprint, tied by red "Paid", second strike and matching "Post Office, Swarts, Chatham Square" oval handstamp on embossed Valentine cover addressed in blue to local street address, some faint stains

VERY FINE. THE BOUTON'S STAMP WITH MANUSCRIPT OVERPRINT IS THE FIRST SWARTS ISSUE AND IS EXTREMELY RARE. THERE ARE PERHAPS TEN COVERS EXTANT, DATED IN LATE JANUARY AND EARLY FEBRUARY 1849, SOON AFTER SWARTS' ACQUISITION OF BOUTON'S CITY DISPATCH POST.

In our cursory survey of auction sales and other sources, we counted eight 136L13 covers. Allowing for covers not known to us, it is unlikely that more than ten covers exist.

Ex Hollowbush.

E. 2,000-3,000
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