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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Boston, Mass.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1459
c
Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1). Large margins, variety with ornament at upper left mostly missing, uncancelled, used on folded cover with Valentine enclosure dated Feb. 14, 1849, handwritten love poem to the addressee, contained within another folded cover, Extremely Fine, there is the remnant of another typeset label to the right of the carrier stamp

E. 150-200
110
1460
c
Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Large margins, rich color, tied by neat strike of red ring of pearls cancel on tiny embossed Valentine cover to Lowell Mass., "Boston 5 cts. 10 Feb." integral-rate circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a little gem, ex Caspary

E. 300-400
280
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1461
c
Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Full margins to touching, tied by ring of pearls cancel on buff cover to New York City street address, red "U.S. Express Mail Mass. Boston 24 Jul." route agent's circular datestamp and matching "5" due rate, "7" written over rate and "7 cts" due repeated at right -- 5c plus 2c carrier fee for delivery in New York City -- slight wear, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely unusual usage with 1c Boston carrier fee paid by stamp, 5c rate and 2c NYC carrier fee collect, and the U.S. Express Mail marking applied at Boston

E. 200-300
300
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1462
c
Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Large to huge margins, tied by red ring of pearls cancel, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to slightly in, tied by large "Paid" grid and red "Boston 3 cts. 17 Feb." circular datestamp on buff cover to Baltimore, 1854 docketing, slight edge wear, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1463
 
Boston Mass. Carrier Balance. 14 genuine stamps mounted with reference material, includes six 3LB1 and eight 3LB2, minor faults, most Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
100
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1464
c
Penny Post Paid. Grid in circle struck in red on cover of Sep. 1856 railroad company report and in black on 1854 folded letter with red timestamp on back, Very Fine, scarce

E. 100-150
85
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1465
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Large margins to touching at top, dark shade, tied by large "Paid" grid with red "Boston Mass. Oct. 5" double-line circular datestamp on bright buff cover to local street address, Very Fine and choice

E. 100-150
50
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1466
c
Boston Stampless Carrier Usages. Three folded letters, includes two with ms. "Penny Post" delivery instructions (1842, 1853), third has red "2" and Boston circular datestamp (1842), accompanied by a fourth cover with "2" circular rate, minor staining, still Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1467
c
Boston Carrier Usages. 14 covers, includes Nos. 7, 9, 24 and 63 (two) and 3LB1 paying 1c rates on separate covers, two others with Nos. 63 & 65 combined, another with No. 11 and 3LB2 (cover torn), three others with "Due 1 cent" for carrier fee, last two covers with timestamps on back, minor faults, overall Fine-Very Fine and exhibit-worthy group

E. 200-300
425
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