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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
109
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 109, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Full margins showing two frame lines, used with 1857 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) strip of three on orange cover to Monterey O. and both tied by two strikes of "Cincinnati O. May 21" double circle ds and grid duplex in blue, middle 1c with faint toned spots and 1c carrier with tiny crease entirely in corner margin, cover slightly reduced at L., far from address, Fine, attractive and rare usage

E. 1,500-2,000
4,500
110
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 110, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Large margins to just in at B., used with 3c Rose (65) and both tied by bold "Washington D.C. Jun. 23, 1862" cds on cover to Providence, clear "Missent & Forwarded" in truncated box with no indication of where it went astray, Very Fine, a great rarity, one of two known examples of this stamp used with the 3c 1861 Issue, probably the result of someone cleaning out a desk drawer

E. 1,000-1,500
4,750
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111
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 111, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBaltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8), Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8)Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8). Large margins to just in at R., used on cover with 3c Pink (64) and both tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Aug. 28, 1861" cds, stamp well-centered with s.e. at R., cover slightly reduced, just into address, Fine, rare and unlisted combination

E. 300-400
325
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112
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 112, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Well-centered, tied by red "New-York Paid 1 Ct. Mar. 20" cds on locally used cover, black "C/U.S. Mail 4 P.M. Delivery" in octagon frame, possibly an overpayment of a 1c + 1c drop & carrier payment, small sealed tear at R., still Very Fine

E. 100-150
400
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113
c
3c 1861 Carrier Usages. Five covers, each with No. 65, includes single from Cleveland to Hartford with ms. "Penny Post"; single (faulty) tied by balloon-style Manorville N.Y. cds on cover to Brooklyn with ms. "2c due carrier"; 3c pair with No. 63 from New York (portion of back missing); cover with No. 63 and 65 each tied by Brooklyn N.Y. cds; 3c with No. 63 pair from Point Comfort, Va. with soldier's presumably attempting to pay carrier fee in Bethlehem, some small faults, interesting and scarce group

E. 300-400
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114
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 114, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBerford & Co.'s Express, 10c Violet (11L3), Berford & Co.'s Express, 10c Violet (11L3)Berford & Co.'s Express, 10c Violet (11L3). Margins to barely touching, uncanceled, on incoming cover to Gloucester Mass., red oval "Forwarded By Loring Brothers & Co. Valparaiso", "Steamship 10" hs, trivial soiling, Fine and rare usage, with 1994 P.F. certificate stating genuine stamp but declining opinion as to whether it originated on this cover; the Berford adhesives are seldom found canceled or tied to their covers, and, therefore, are accepted as originating on cover when used in the proper period on mail for which they were intended

E. 600-800
2,400
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115
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 115, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBlood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Acid tied on United States Theatre. 1861. Programme Union caricature (probably Magee) cover to Marine Barracks, Washington D.C., Blood's company cds and "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 8, 1861" octagon ds with pencil "3", original enclosure with letterhead of soldier raising flag, written by wife asking if her husband could be transfered to the Philada. Navy Yard so he would be closer to her, cover reduced at T., touching design in one corner, no flap, otherwise Fine, scarce usage

E. 150-200
160
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116
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 116, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBlood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Four margins, acid canceled, well tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 16, 1861" cds on cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by large target, Blood's cds in lower left corner, Very Fine and choice, accompanied by large part of cover with another 15L14 tied together with No. 65 by Phila. cds

E. 200-250
85
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117
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 117, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBlood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's Penny Post, (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Large margins to just touched at R., used with 3c Rose (65) and both nicely tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 7, 1862" cds on small insurance notice with red c.c. at T., additional Philadelphia octagon on back, 3c with s.e., Very Fine and pretty, very scarce use of the Blood's without an acid cancel or co. datestamp

E. 150-200
325
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118
c
Boyd's City Express, 1c Black on Lilac (20L17). Nine covers and one piece, all in combination with No. 65 incl. one carrier usage with No. 63 & 65 (local cut to shape), mixed condition

E. 150-200
375
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119
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 119, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBoyd's City Express, 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18), Boyd's City Express, 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18)Boyd's City Express, 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18). Margins to touched at T., used with 3c Rose (65) and both tied by partial New York cds on buff cover to Athens, N.Y., Fine, ex dos Passos

E. 100-150
220
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120
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 120, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBoyd's City Express, 1c Black on Lilac (20L24), Boyd's City Express, 1c Black on Lilac (20L24)Boyd's City Express, 1c Black on Lilac (20L24). Full to large margins, used with 3c Rose (65) and both well tied by "New York Jan. 8" double circle and target duplex on cover to Geddes, N.Y., 1c also canceled by "Paid" in oval, Very Fine

E. 150-200
230
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121
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 121, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueBrooklyn City Express, 1c Black on Green (28L2), Brooklyn City Express, 1c Black on Green (28L2)Brooklyn City Express, 1c Black on Green (28L2). Margins except touched at T.R. corner, tied by "Brooklyn N.Y Apr. 16, 1864" double circle on small cover with 3c Rose (65) tied cork cancel, original enclosure which explains in part the remarkable shaky hand of the address, 1c with corner crease, Fine appearance, rare, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 250-350
400
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122
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 122, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueFloyd's Penny Post. Chicago, Floyd's Penny Post. ChicagoFloyd's Penny Post. Chicago. Clear cds struck front & back of gray cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by blue target and Chicago Ill. cds, edge wear and stains, very scarce

E. 100-150
220
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123
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 123, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueMessenkope's Union Square Post Office, 1c Black on Green (106L1), Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, 1c Black on Green (106L1)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, 1c Black on Green (106L1). Two covers, each with single, first with 3c Dull Red (11) placed partly over it and both tied by "New York Feb. 20" 3-bar cds, other with uncanceled 1c and red "New York 5cts Mar. 6" cds, covers with matching illust. ad for melodeons in indigo on buff, first with tiny surface flaws from placement of 3c, Fine exhibit pair

E. 300-400
325
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124
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 124, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssuePrince's Letter Dispatch, Black on Off-White (122L1), Prince's Letter Dispatch, Black on Off-White (122L1)Prince's Letter Dispatch, Black on Off-White (122L1). Margins all around, tied by red "Boston Mass. Feb. 15" double circle on large yellow piece with 3c Rose (65) tied by quartered cork cancel, faint cancel to the left of local, piece clipped to ressemble a tiny cover with most of back flap remaining and first line of address visible, Very Fine appearance, very rare, Scott Retail $2,000.00 for a complete cover

E. 300-400
625
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125
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 125, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueStaten Island Express Post, 3c Vermilion (133L1), Staten Island Express Post, 3c Vermilion (133L1)Staten Island Express Post, 3c Vermilion (133L1). Full to large margins except just clear at B.L., tied by ms. "X" and very faint strike of red "New-York" cds on Nov. 1849 folded letter to Bellevilleport Mass, red "Boyd's City Express Post" oval (this company connected with the Staten Island Express for delivery in Manhattan), Very Fine, a very rare New York local usage (the Caspary collection contained one 3c cover, uncanceled, and a 6c cover with similar ms. cancel)

E. 2,000-2,500
2,300
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126
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 126, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueWestervelt's Post, (1c) Black on Buff (144L1), Westervelt's Post, (1c) Black on Buff (144L1)Westervelt's Post, (1c) Black on Buff (144L1). Large margins, well tied by "Chester N.Y. Feb. 3" on cover to MIddletown, N.Y., 3c Rose (65) at far left tied by grid and docketing "From G.D. Davies", 1865 docketing at T.R., very slightly reduced at L., discreet dealer's hs on face, Very Fine and choice, very rare, ex Caspary

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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127
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 127, Carriers and Local Posts incl. 3c 1861 IssueWestervelt's Post, (1c) Red on Pink (144L9), Westervelt's Post, (1c) Red on Pink (144L9)Westervelt's Post, (1c) Red on Pink (144L9). Margins all around, uncanceled, on cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Chester N.Y. Jan. 10" and open grid, soiling and toning, 1c with gum staining and 3c with small tear, accompanying this is Westervelt in Black on Salmon, also uncanceled on cover from same correspondence with No. 65 and a third example, in Black on Light Brown, also with No. 65, different correspondence, but all with Chester postmarks

E. 300-400
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128
c
Westervelt's Post, 2c Black on Yellow (144L29). Margins to barely touched at L., uncanceled on back of small oblong cover to New Jersey, light Chester N.Y. cds and 3c Rose (65) canceled by grid, Fine, offered on its merits

E. 75-100
135
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129
c
Westtown School, 2c Gold (145L1, 145L2). Three covers, first with uncanceled 145L1 on flap of forwarded cover with Bennetts Square Pa. cds,, others are uncanceled 125L2 used to seal flap on oblong cover and third example, on face of cover, uncanceled but "tied" by pencil docketing, each with No. 65 tied by Street Road Pa. datestamp, first and last stamps faulty from opening, this post operated between the Quaker girls' school and nearby post offices

E. 250-350
210
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