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Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995

Category — Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
334°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 334, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesPony Express, The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Sep. 25, Pony Express, The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Sep. 25Pony Express, The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Sep. 25. Large oval within circle datestamp clearly struck on 10c Green on White Entire (U40) with red and black printed Wells Fargo & Co. Pony Express frank used on East-to-West mail, printed script directive to "Agent of Pony Express, St. Joseph, Mo., For" with address to San Francisco, "New-York Sep. 20" cds and grid cancel embossed stamp, the entire has been expertly repaired at uppr right corner but not affecting embossed stamp or markings, Very Fine appearance, Pony covers originating in the East are rare

E. 6,000-8,000
9,000
335°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 335, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesPony Express, San Francisco, Jan. 26, Pony Express, San Francisco, Jan. 26Pony Express, San Francisco, Jan. 26. Blue oval Running Pony datestamp struck twice (once half off cover), blue dateless "The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, San Francisco, Cal." oval handstamp, green "St. Joseph Mo. Feb. 15" double-circle ds on 10c Green on White Nesbitt Entire (U15) to Sing Sing N.Y., this Jan. 26, 1861 Pony trip is unrecorded in Nathan book, top backflap and small wedge-shaped piece at top center have been expertly restored, Very Fine appearance,

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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336
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 336, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co., $1.00 Red (143L3), Wells, Fargo & Co., $1.00 Red (143L3)Wells, Fargo & Co., $1.00 Red (143L3). Clear to large margins, tied by bold "Pony Express Sacramento Aug. 1" blue oval on 10c Pale Green on Buff entire (U18a) with red printed frank, to Boston, 10c canceled by bold "New-York Aug. 15" (1861) cds, handstamped oval corner card on back from hardware store which also lists such useful items as "Powder Fuse Rope"; small opening nicks at top, letters of address strengthened, $1.00 lifted and replaced, Fine and rare, Scott does not list U18 in combination with this stamp, with 1967 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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337°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 337, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesLangton's Humboldt Express, 25c Brown (86L1), Langton's Humboldt Express, 25c Brown (86L1)Langton's Humboldt Express, 25c Brown (86L1). Ample margins, bold blue Langton's Unionville office oval hs and part of red New York exchange office "Paid" cds, indicating that this stamp was used on transtlantic mail, small thin, Very Fine appearance, a rare stamp used and believed to be unique with the exchange office marking

750
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 338, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesLangton's Humboldt Express, 25c Brown (86L1), Langton's Humboldt Express, 25c Brown (86L1)Langton's Humboldt Express, 25c Brown (86L1). Large margins to just touched at corner of frameline, tied by blue "Langton's Pioneer Express Unionville" oval handstamp on 3c Pink Entire (U63), black Langton's printed frank, addressed to Bidwell's Bar Cal. "Care of Capt. Singer"

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF LANGTON'S HUMBOLDT EXPRESS STAMP ON COVER, OF WHICH THERE ARE SIX RECORDED

The Humboldt Express was the last of six successive Western express services operated by Samuel W. Langton, who has been described by historians as the most energetic and persevering of the numerous expressmen of the period. Langton launched the Humboldt Express in February 1860 and oversaw its operation until his accidental death in 1864. Service was provided between the Humboldt mines in Nevada to Carson City, the state capital. For transportation across this difficult route, 25c was charged in addition to the $2.00 per letter fee. To facilitate prepayment of this surcharge, Langton issued the 1860 25c Brown adhesive stamp. The stamp, with its exceptionally detailed depiction of a stagecoach drawn by a four-horse team, is widely regarded as the finest example of a pictorial stamp issued by the numerous local posts operating in the United States between 1842 and the 1870's. The style, lettering, color and lithographic technique used to print Langton's stamp are identical to those of the Wells, Fargo & Co. pony express stamps of the same period, and it is accepted, though unproven, that the issues of both companies were made by the same printer.

This cover is one of six recorded usages with the Langton's stamp, of which one is a damaged front only and two of which are seriously defective. Ex Brown, Moody and Simpson

E. 50,000-60,000
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339°
ogbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 339, Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Complete unused sheet of 42, extra wide sheet margins (140 x 225mm), fine impression, shows all plate marks in outer margin, 20mm sealed tear in one stamp at left, slight corner crease and tiny edge tear in extreme edge of margin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COMPLETE SHEETS OF THE FIRST STAMP USED IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

This sheet has the widest margins of the known examples. In the perimeter one can see the outline of the plate, as well as the pressman's fingerprint in the lower right corner.

E. 25,000-35,000
30,000
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340
ogbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 340, Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Top right margin block of four, part o.g., penciled note in selvage dated 1897, Very Fine

2,000
2,600
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341°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 341, Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large even margins, tied by full clear strike of red "City Despatch Post N.Y. Feb. 24 1 O'Clock" Ty. I double-line cds on Feb. 23, 1842 folded letter headed "City Despatch Post 46 William St." and addressed to the President of New York Bank of Savings, a letter soliciting business and signed by Alexander M. Greig, Proprietor of the City Despatch Post, with original printed advertisement for the City Despatch Post describing services, listing names of patrons and stations operated by the post, the enclosure is cited in the letter and is original to this cover, minor aging and splits at edges of folds reinforced with archival tape, light toning

ONE OF THE EARLY USAGES OF THE CITY DESPATCH POST STAMP AND A SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ITS MANAGER, ALEXANDER M. GRIEG

Very few examples of the City Despatch Post printed circular have survived, this being the only one, to our knowledge, that carries a transmittal letter signed by Alexander M. Greig.

E. 3,000-4,000
8,000
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342
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 342, Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Full even margins, tied by red "City Despatch Post N.Y. Feb. 14" Ty. I double-line cds on folded cover with separate Valentine verse enclosure dated Feb. 14, 1842, hinge mended internally at folds, Fine and very rare, prior to this date most of the mail carried by the City Despatch Post comprised notices advertising its operation, one regular-service stampless cover dated Feb. 11 is recorded, ex Caspary, signed Perry

E. 1,000-1,500
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343°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 343, Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins incl. part of right sheet margin, cancelled by bold red "Free" in frame, not tied but impression carries thru to lettersheet, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. Feb. 18 9 O'Clock" Ty. I double-line cds on folded Feb. 17, 1842 printed notice to Col. Samuel Jones Mumford, contents regarding meeting to arrange military procession in honor of Washington's Birthday, this Feb. 18 cover is the earliest recorded use of the "Free" handstamp and the only strike in conjunction with the Type I cds

750
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344°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 344, Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins, faint ms. "X" cancel, tied by orange-red "New-York Aug. 8" government cds on 1842 folded letter to Union Corners N.Y., red ms. "18-3/4" rate; an extremely late use of Grieg's stamp - he was appointed as an official letter carrier by order of August 1, 1842, effective August 16; during the last months as a private post, it appears that letters carried to the mails were not postmarked by the City Despatch Post - this is the only recorded example of the stamp actually tied by the New York post office datestamp, ex C. E. Chapman, Caspary, signed Colson

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 345, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1). Large margins, tied by red "U.S. City Despatch Post Feb. 15 - O'Clock" Ty. I double-line cds on 1843 folded intra-city cover

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF GREIG'S STAMP USED BY THE UNITED STATES CITY DESPATCH POST CARRIER AND TIED BY THE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP

Ex Caspary, Hart. Signed Ashbrook and Colson

E. 10,000-15,000
8,000
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346°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 346, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1). Large margins to just touched, cancelled by orange-red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Aug. 20, 9 O'Clock" Ty. I double-line cds on small 1842 folded cover, one side panel missing, address with contemporary alteration

ONE OF THE FEW COVERS SHOWING USE OF GREIG'S STAMP AS A TRUE PROVISIONAL PRIOR TO THE SEPTEMBER 1ST ISSUE OF THE FIRST U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST STAMPS

Ex Middendorf. With 1991 P.F. certificate

5,000
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 347, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff Unsurfaced (6LB2), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff Unsurfaced (6LB2)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff Unsurfaced (6LB2). Unused, large even margins, slight thinning as always, Extremely Fine appearance, probably few than 10 copies extant

600
1,800
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 348, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Pos. 4-5R, unused top sheet margin pair, large margins all around, faint crease at upper right, still Extremely Fine, one of two recorded unused pairs of the first official United States postage stamp, issued by the U.S. City Despatch Post in 1842; the only example of Pos. 4R known to us that shows the sheet margin, which, on this example, reveals a distinct double transfer ofthe upper third of the design; a multiple of great philatelic signficance and rarity, ex Caspary and Middendorf

E. 2,000-2,500
5,000
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349°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 349, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Unsurfaced (6LB3). The true Apple Green shade, faintly cancelled, several tiny filled pinholes, Very Fine appearance, though the status of this color paper was questioned by students such as Elliott Perry, the discovery of Yellow Straw paper (see next lot) now expands the spectrum of papers used for the early printings to allow for this distinctive shade

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 350, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Yellow Straw Surface Colored Paper (6LB4 "A"), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Yellow Straw Surface Colored Paper (6LB4 "A")U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Yellow Straw Surface Colored Paper (6LB4 "A"). Three large margins, cut into bottom, bold red "U.S." in frame cancel; this stamp was discovered by our firm among the pages of a United States collection; it is a genuinely used carrier stamp on unglazed paper with yellowish surface coloring; the color differs from the Rosy Buff stamp and it is completely unlike the green and blue glazed papers

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 351, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Unused, brilliant early Green color, large even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, unused copies of this Dec. 1842 printing on Green paper are extremely rare, with 1994 P.F. certificate

650
900
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352°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 352, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Horizontal pair, large even margins, red "U.S." in frame cancels, true Green color of early printing, couple tiny enamel chips, still Extremely Fine, multiples of the U.S. City Despatch Post stamps are extremely rare, especially in this early shade and quality

1,200
1,150
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353°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 353, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Horizontal pair, large even margins, late printing, red "U.S." in frame cancels, scissors cut at upper right, few other trivial flaws, Very Fine appearance and very scarce multiple

E. 500-750
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354°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 354, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Horizontal strip of four, red "U.S." in frame cancels, large margins, creased with some cracking in enamel as a result, still Fine and extremely rare, only one larger used strip recorded

E. 750-1,000
575
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355°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 355, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large even margins, tied by red "U.S." in frame cancel struck twice, bold red "New-York Nov. 24" post office cds and blue ms. "18-3/4" rate on fresh 1842 folded letter to Walpole N.H., Extremely Fine and immaculate condition, use of any U.S. City Despatch Post issue on outbound mail is rare, this exampleof the first issue is of the greatest rarity, especially in this exceptionally choice quality

E. 2,000-2,500
2,000
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356°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 356, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large even margins, tied by red "U.S." in frame cancel on folded printed Dec. 20, 1842 bankruptcy notice, Extremely Fine Gem example of this rare stamp on cover, with 1985 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,050
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357°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 357, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins all around, tied by three strikes of red "U.S." in frame, matching red "U.S. City Despatch Post Nov. 5 9 O'Clock" Ty. I cds on 1842 folded letter, an unsigned love poem begging for forgiveness from a Miss Fulton, Extremely Fine

2,000
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358°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 358, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Two horizontal pairs - forming a block from upper left corner of right pane - and single, all with large margins, tiny tear at top of single, each stamp cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, middle pair tied by red "Paid" in arc, matching "New-York May 30" (1843) post office cds on folded cover to Philadelphia, blue ms. "12-1/2" rate, beneath the stamps is the ms. endorsement "Paid/3 cents for City Dispatch/12-1/2 cents for Philadelphia/Paid", the -1/2c difference between rate paid and franking probably made up in coin or disregarded by carrier

THE FINEST OF THE FOUR RECORDED COVERS TO PHILADELPHIA SHOWING USE OF THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST CARRIER STAMP TO PREPAY INTER-CITY POSTAGE

This cover from the Packard correspondence and the three covers from the Morris correspondence (see Caspary Sale 8, lots 378-380) mark the beginning of prepayment of inter-city postage by adhesive stamps in the Western hemisphere. Apart from their philatelic significance as extremely rare multiple frankings of the U.S. City Despatch Post stamp, they are of inestimable historical significance.

Ex Caspary, Pope. With 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 30,000-40,000
42,500
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359°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 359, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Horizontal strip of three and pair, deep intermediate Green/Blue-Green shade, minor creases, enamel cracks and small tears, arranged to appear as a block, each stamp cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, red "Paid" in arc and matching "New-York May 25" post office cds on folded letter datelined "Episcopal Seminary, New York, Wednesday May 24th 1843", contents regarding leased property, collection of rents, etc., blue ms. "12-1/2" rate

VERY FINE AND THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF ADHESIVE STAMPS TO PREPAY INTER-CITY POSTAGE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

This cover is the earliest of the four recorded examples of the U.S. City Despatch Post stamps used in multiple frankings to prepay the 3c carrier fee and 12-1/2 cents inter-city postage to Philadelphia; the cover offered in the previous lot was mailed five days later. In a subsequent letter from the same correspondent, T. Hollingsworth, he reveals the confusion between the New York City and Philadelphia post offices over prepayment by stating, "If the post office cheats again in respect to this letter please inform me - I have been reimbursed the other" (see Caspary Sale 8, lot 379). Evidently, the Philadelphia post office insisted on collecting postage and disregarded the New York City "Paid" and "12-1/2" rating, as well as the adhesive stamps.

A highly important piece of postal history, marking the origins of prepaid postage in America. Ex Caspary and Middendorf. With 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 30,000-40,000
37,500
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360°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 360, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesU.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Deep Blue shade of 1844-45 printing, three singles, tiny tear ion one and small enamel chips, cancelled and tied together by red "U.S." in frame cancels, red "Paid" in arc and matching "New-York Jun. 13" (1845) post6 office cds on cover front only, addressed in blue ms. to Ridgefield Conn., blue ms. "10" rate, stamps accepted as full prepayment or 1c paid in coin, a Fine and very rare usage, only six recorded covers showing use of the U.S. City Despatch Post carrier stamps to prepay inter-city postage, ec Caspary and Middendorf, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,000
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361°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 361, Carriers, Locals and Western Expresses(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y, (Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y(Greig) City Despatch Post, N.Y. Original printed announcement describing services of the City Despatch Post, expaned with paste-up to 9-1/4 x 14 in. and used to obtain signatures of patrons recommending the post to the public, signed by 29 different New York City businessmen, this was used to create the advertising circular with names appearing in print that was circulated in February 1842; minor splits at folds, still Fine and a unique historical document of the City Despatch Post

E. 750-1,000
2,600
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362°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 362, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesCity Despatch Post Advertising Card, City Despatch Post Advertising CardCity Despatch Post Advertising Card. Black on gray card, "CITY DESPATCH POST, Principal Office 46 William St. - The nearest Letter Box to this House is at" and pencil "No. 14 Tompkins place", additional text re letter pick-up times, the reverse bears thirteen strikes of eleven different New York City post office handstamps, including Too Late, Missent, Forwarded, Free, etc., all in red, a remarkable and possibly unique piece

E. 500-750
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363°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 363, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesJohn Lorimer Graham, John Lorimer GrahamJohn Lorimer Graham. Postmaster of New York, 1p ALS on Post Office letterhead, dated Nov. 26, 1844, letter accepting resignation of Alexander M. Greig as Superintendent of U.S. City Despatch Post carrier service "in consequence of having determined to make Cuba your future residence." Fine and historical

E. 300-400
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364°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 364, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesFarewell Letter to Alexander M. Greig, Signed by Fifteen Carriers of the U.S. City Despatch Post, Farewell Letter to Alexander M. Greig, Signed by Fifteen Carriers of the U.S. City Despatch PostFarewell Letter to Alexander M. Greig, Signed by Fifteen Carriers of the U.S. City Despatch Post. 1p LS datelined "New York Nov. 30th 1844" with heartfelt expression of gratitude, curiously addressed to "Alexander M. Gregg", not Grieg; signed by five carriers on front and ten on back, Very Fine and fascinating piece of New York City postal history

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 365, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesAlexander M. Greig, Alexander M. GreigAlexander M. Greig. Superintendent of U.S. City Despatch Post, 1p ALS "To the Carriers of the U.S. City Despatch Post" acknowledging their letter (see previous lot), with carte-de-visite of Greig by Matthew Brady, Very Fine, excellent collateral material

E. 300-400
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366°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 366, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesPhiladelphia Pa., U.S.P.O., 1c Blue (7LB12), Philadelphia Pa., U.S.P.O., 1c Blue (7LB12)Philadelphia Pa., U.S.P.O., 1c Blue (7LB12). Mostly large margins, neatly tied by red star on wrapper to York Springs, blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 May 4" cds and matching "Paid" in frame, Extremely Fine, ex Caspary

800
2,100
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367°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 367, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesAdams & Co.'s Express, 25c Black, Red Overprint (1L4), Adams & Co.'s Express, 25c Black, Red Overprint (1L4)Adams & Co.'s Express, 25c Black, Red Overprint (1L4). Unused, large margins showing inscription at sides, Extremely Fine Gem, a very rare California express adhesive, signed Sloane

E. 400-500
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368°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 368, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesPhiladelphia Despatch Post, (3c) Black on Grayish, Shading in Background, "R & Co" Initials (15L3 var), Philadelphia Despatch Post, (3c) Black on Grayish, Shading in Background, "R & Co" Initials (15L3 var)Philadelphia Despatch Post, (3c) Black on Grayish, Shading in Background, "R & Co" Initials (15L3 var). Unlisted as such in Scott but known to specialists, the No. 15L4 stamp with initials of predecessor post, a Fine copy tied by red cds on piece, ms. cancel, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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369°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 369, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesBrady & Co., 1c Red on Yellow (22L1), Brady & Co., 1c Red on Yellow (22L1)Brady & Co., 1c Red on Yellow (22L1). Lightly cancelled, sealed tear and tiny pinholes, light soiling, Very Fine appearance and a rare local stamp, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 600-800
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370°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 370, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesBrown's City Post, 1c Black on Glazed Yellow (31L2), Brown's City Post, 1c Black on Glazed Yellow (31L2)Brown's City Post, 1c Black on Glazed Yellow (31L2). Large even margins, tied by neat "Borwn's Despatch Paid" circle handstamp on blue envelope with red on white paste on label of William Brown, Extremely Fine, signed by Costales

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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371°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 371, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesClark & Co., 1c Red on Yellow (48L1), Clark & Co., 1c Red on Yellow (48L1)Clark & Co., 1c Red on Yellow (48L1). Part of blue oval cancel, Fine, a rare stamp - the Scott value is grossly understated - with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 600-800
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 372, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesFloyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1), Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1)Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1). Large margins, tied by neat strike of company "Sunburst" cancel on yellow cover with illustrated embossed corner card for Manhattan Life Insurance Co. in indigo, with design showing Indian, light wear, still Very Fine, beautiful and rare usage

E. 2,500-3,500
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 373, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesFloyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1), Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1)Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1). Margins to slightly in, tied by blue company oval on Union Patriotic with Wabash Ave. address, design in blue with eagle and shield, usually seen on small embossed envelopes as demonstrated by an accompanying lady's envelope with matching design and 3c Rose (65) tied by Farmington Ill. cds; Floyd's adhesive with horizontal crease ending in tear, cover reduced very slightly at top, just clear of design of stamp, otherwise Fine, one of the few known Floyd's usages on a patriotic cover

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 374, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesFloyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1), Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1)Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Blue (68L1). Large to huge margins, tied by oval "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" in blue, no flap, an exceptionally chice usage, Very Fine

1,750
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 375, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesFloyd's Penny Post, (1c) Brown (68L2), Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Brown (68L2)Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Brown (68L2). Large margins, tied by perfect strike of fancy "sunburst" cancel in black on orange cover to South Bend Ind., with 3c Dull Red (26) tied by large 12-bar grid in blue which also ties the Floyd adhesive, at left is a perfect bold strike of "Chicago Ills. Sep. 4" double-circle ds in matching blue

EXTREMELY FINE AND UNQUESTIONABLY THE FINEST OF ALL COVERS BEARING THE FLOYD'S PENNY POST STAMP

Of the three different colored Floyd's stamps, the Brown is much rarer than the Blue (the Green is known on only two covers). Ex Rohloff. Priced on cover in Scott at $4,250.00 (in italics), but unlisted with the 3c 1857 Issue

E. 12,000-15,000
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 376, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesFloyd's Penny Post, (1c) Brown (68L2), Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Brown (68L2)Floyd's Penny Post, (1c) Brown (68L2). Three large margins, cutting at top, tied by neat "Sunburst" cancel with company name, on cover to a Mrs. Lamb at 371 Michigan Ave., original Oct. 9, 1860 enclosure; cover slightly reduced along top, just into stamp at top right, Fine and rare

4,250
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 377, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesFriend's Boarding School, Barnesville O., (1c) Black (151L1), Friend's Boarding School, Barnesville O., (1c) Black (151L1)Friend's Boarding School, Barnesville O., (1c) Black (151L1). Type III, large to huge margins, affixed to back of cover with 2c Red Brown (210) cancelled by Maltese Cross, "Barnesville O. Oct. 31 11 AM" cds, addressed to Kansas, faint toning around edges, otherwise Very Fine, only fourteen Friend's Boarding School covers recorded by Ullom, of which four are Type III adhesives - as a further indication of rarity, not one cover was contained in the massive Middendorf collection

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 378, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesJones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1), Jones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1)Jones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1). Fine impression on fresh bright paper, one frameline shows, other sides in, affixed to original folded letter datelined "Brooklyn Aug'st 10th 1845" and carried by Jones to the mails, addressed to Hartford Conn., pencil "Paid", red "Paid" and "5" hs with matching "Brooklyn N.Y." cds; although the Jones stamp is uncancelled, as always, it is properly used on this letter and shows a gum "tie" through the lettersheet; we record eight examples of the Jones stamp, including three off-cover singles and five covers; Fine and extremely rare

E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 379, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesWesttown, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Type IV, ample margins, affixed to upper left corner of small cover addressed to Hanna M. Way, Westchester P.O., used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), large margins to just slightly in at top, tied by "Westchester Pa Aug. 16" cds on ca. 1854-56 drop rate cover, tiny opening tear at upper left corner, fresh and Extremely Fine, one other usage with the 1c is recorded, similar to this cover but different addressee

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 380, Carriers, Locals and Western ExpressesWesttown, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2), Westtown, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2)Westtown, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2). Type VI, large margins, tied by "Street Road Pa. Aug. 27" cds along with 3c Rose (65) on small oblong cover to Philadelphia, 1866 docketing at right, Extremely Fine Gem, virtually unobtainable tied in this manner

E. 2,000-2,500
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