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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1581
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1581, Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)Bentley's Madison Square, Bentley's Madison SquareBentley's Madison Square. Double-circle handstamp and "Paid" clearly struck on small narrow cover to local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
230
1582
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1582, Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)Berford & Co's Express. Paid, Berford & Co's Express. PaidBerford & Co's Express. Paid. Large double-line oval handstamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, "San Jose Cal. Jul. 21" circular datestamp, Very Fine, one of the scarcer express markings

E. 200-300
475
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1583
ogbl
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1583, Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L2), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L2)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L2). Pane of six, original gum, faint toned spot, otherwise fresh and Extremely Fine

225
90
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1584
ogbl
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1584, Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Imperforate Vertically (12L2a), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Imperforate Vertically (12L2a)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Imperforate Vertically (12L2a). Block of six, original gum, two center stamps misaligned, slight crease, small holes in right margin, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1585
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1585, Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Retouched Die (12L2), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Retouched Die (12L2)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Retouched Die (12L2). Large margins except where clipped at right, used with 2c Carmine (220), both stamps tied by "Fresno Cal. Jul. 15 4:30 PM 1894" duplex circular datestamp and grid on cover to Fresno, backstamped with Jul. 15, 1894 "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, bottom right corner eaten away (restorable), scarce

E. 500-750
250
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1586
 
Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., Study Collection. Seven items, includes No. 12L1 unused, used (defective) and with Aug. 2, 1894 datestamp, 12L2 pane of six, two unused and 12L2a, small faults, scarce group

700
280
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1587
c
"Pr Bigelow's Express. Rail Road Service". Sender's ms. route notation on Oct. 31, 1851 folded letter from Boston to Charlestown N.H., file folds, Very Fine

E. 100-150
55
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1588
ng
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1588, Local Posts (Bentleys Madison Square to Blizzard Mail)Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1), Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1)Blizzard Mail, New York N.Y., 5c Black (163L1). Unused (no gum), huge margins, Extremely Fine, very rare -- a similar stamp realized $1,100 at auction a few years ago

E. 1,000-1,500
7,500
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