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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Local Posts (Bloods)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1594
 
D. O. Blood. Signature on Apr. 12, 1841 payment receipt for advertising in Daily Public Ledger, Blood was cashier and chief clerk of this publisher from 1837 to 1845 (according to Robson Lowe write-up), minor stain spots, still Fine, an ideal exhibition item

E. 100-150
300
1595
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8). Cut to shape, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts Oct. 14" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Germantown Pa., Very Fine, extremely scarce tied usage, ex Duckworth

E. 400-500
525
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1596
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8). Ample margins to just touched, ms. "X" cancel (not tied), blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 Jan. 6" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Norristown Pa., lightly soiled file fold, Very Fine and scarce, ex Hollowbush

E. 200-300
180
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1597
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8). Ample margins, uncancelled, blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts Nov. 5" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter Yardville N.J., minor staining, Fine, scarce

E. 100-150
60
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1598
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1598, Local Posts (Bloods)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L9), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L9)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L9). Large margins with trace of adjoining stamp at top, tied by blue "N. York & Phila. R.R. Jun. 22" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" on small blue cover to Pittsfield Mass., Very Fine, this stamp is extremely rare tied on cover, and the railroad usage is even more remarkable

E. 750-1,000
2,200
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1599
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L9). Two huge margins, others clear, tied by ms. "Way 5" with blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 11" circular datestamp on large part of folded cover to Hancock Md., docketed 1848, portion of cover left of file fold removed, file crease thru stamp, still presentable and very rare Way usage

E. 400-500
325
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1600
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L9). Three huge margins, touched at right, uncancelled, used on 1848 folded letter to Bangor Me., blue "Philada. Pa. 10 cts. Jul. 27" integral-rate circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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1601
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1601, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10). Two, unused (no gum), margins clear to just into frameline, rich color (different shades) and impression, each has a sealed tear, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce

E. 100-150
270
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1602
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1602, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10). Full margins to just touching, uncancelled, used on Sep. 1, 1848 folded letter from Philadelphia to New York City, red "5" in circle applied at NYC after arrival from train, sealed tear at top, some splits and wear along folds, still Fine, very rare usage -- accompanied by another folded cover to NYC with "Blood's Despatch Pre-Paid One-Cent" circular handstamp and same red "5" in circle applied on arrival

E. 400-500
750
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1603
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1603, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11). Huge margins, cancelled by "Blood's Despatch/One-Cent/Pre-Paid" serrated circle handstamp, slight thins in margins, Extremely Fine appearance, extremely rare use of this handstamp on the Bird & Envelope stamp

E. 300-400
350
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1604
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1604, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11). Three huge margins, touched at top, cancelled by 6-bar grid (impression ties thru paper), used on folded letter to local street address, fresh and Very Fine, extremely scarce use of the oval Bird & Letter stamp

E. 500-750
800
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1605
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1605, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11). Ample to large margins except oval just shaved at top, usual grid cancel (not tied), used on Jul. 8, 1848 folded letter to local street address, stamp slightly affected by file fold, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce

E. 300-400
300
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1606
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1606, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12). Ample margins to just touching, tied by small 4-bar grid cancel on 1849 folded cover to local street address, side panels removed, fresh and Very Fine, the "Paid" stamp is the rarest of the small Blood's issues, this tied example is extraordinary

E. 750-1,000
900
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1607
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1607, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12). Ample margins to in at bottom, uncancelled, used on small narrow Valentine's cover to local street address, the "Paid" stamp is the scarcest of the small Blood's issues

E. 750-1,000
500
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1608
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1608, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12). Ample margins to just in, tied by small 4-bar grid cancel on Dec. 22, 1848 folded letter to local street address, Blood's advertising label at upper right, Very Fine, the "Paid" stamp is the rarest of the small Blood's issues, this tied example is extraordinary

E. 300-400
230
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1609
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1609, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12). Ample margins, tiny corner crease at top right, on small cover to Newtown N.Y., blue "Philadelphia Oct. 17" circular datestamp and matching "5" hs, Very Fine

400
160
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1610
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1610, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13). Complete pane of 24, unused (no gum), margins slightly in, vivid bronze color

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE PANE OF THE SMALL BRONZE "ONE CENT" STAMP, OF WHICH FOUR OR FIVE ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

A pane with original gum realized $1,150 hammer in the Golden sale.

E. 500-750
325
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1611
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13). Large margins to slightly in, tied by "Blood's Despatch Mar. 1 2 P.M." circular datestamp and also by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 2" circular datestamp with matching "1" in octagon drop rate on folded letter to local street address, Very Fine and unusual combination of Blood's and drop usage

E. 100-150
280
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1612
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13). Margins to just touched, acid tied on cover to New York City, bold red "5" hs, Very Fine

225
75
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1613
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13). Seven covers and one front, all unusual usages including "Way 5", "Philada. Rail Road" (one cover, one front), tied usages, Valentine, minor faults, generally Fine

E. 500-750
250
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1614
ngbl
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1614, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Complete pane of 25, unused (no gum), ample to large margins, slight crease, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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1615
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Vertical strip of three, ample margins to cut in at top, tied by acid cancel, "Blood's Despatch Special Messenger" serrated circle handstamp on large embossed Valentine cover to local street address, vertical folds, backflap removed, toning and edge wear, still Fine, very rare example of 3c Special Messenger usage

E. 500-750
1,050
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1616
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Vertical pair, large margins except at right, tied by acid cancel, "Blood's Despatch Jun. 20, 2 P.M." circular datestamp on Presbyterian House corner card cover to local street address, vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine, scarce 2c rate

E. 150-200
700
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1617
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Acid tied, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), faults, tied by "Blood's Despatch" circular datestamp on small folded letter from Perth Amboy to Philadelphia street address, evidently stamped for either government or Blood's delivery, Fine appearance and very unusual

E. 200-300
260
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1618
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Mostly clear to ample margins, tied by acid cancel, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 26, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Princeton N.J., blurry Blood's datestamp, Very Fine, late usage -- Blood's closed on Jan. 11, 1862 -- ex Gibson

E. 100-150
95
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1619
ogbl
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1619, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue & Pink on Bluish (15L15), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue & Pink on Bluish (15L15)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue & Pink on Bluish (15L15). Block of 20 (a pane with right column removed), large margins, original gum, Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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1620
TC
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1620, Local Posts (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black & Buff Trial Color Proof on Bluish (15L15TC), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black & Buff Trial Color Proof on Bluish (15L15TC)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black & Buff Trial Color Proof on Bluish (15L15TC). Bottom right corner block of four, full margins, fresh and Very Fine, a very rare trial color

E. 400-500
190
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1621
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue & Pink on Bluish (15L15). Ample margins to touching, tied by acid cancel, "Blood's Despatch Apl. 6, 8 A.M." circular datestamp, blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 Apr. 6" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1854 folded letter to Ashland O., forwarded twice with "Ashland O. Apr. 12" circular datestamp and "5", blue "Hudson O. Apr. 28" circular datestamp and ms. addition totalling 15c postage, the Blood's stamp is tied by the blue Hudson datestamp, Very Fine and unusual

E. 300-400
200
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1622
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L16). Three full margins, in at top, tied by acid cancel, "Blood's Despatch May 8 10-1/2 A.M." circular datestamp, used with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins to just in, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. May 8" circular datestamp on cover to New York City, 3c stamp lightly creased from placement at top, still Fine, this Blood's "Penny Post" stamp is quite scarce

E. 150-200
75
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1623
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L16). Large margins to just touched, tied by acid cancel on cover to local street address, with enclosure dated Feb. 17, 1854, notice of a family death, Extremely Fine, the Blood's "Penny Post" stamp is very scarce, ex Hollowbush

E. 150-200
75
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1624
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L17). Large margins to touching, tied by blue "Philada. Pa 5 Dec. 16" integral-rate circular datestamp with line thru "5" (indicating free) on folded cover to U.S. congressman in Washington D.C., Extremely Fine, scarce usage

E. 100-150
50
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1625
c
Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Full margins to slightly in at top, cancelled by small oval grid, used with 3c Dull Red (26), both tied by part strike of "U.S.P.O. Despatch/Pre-Paid/One-Cent" oval on small piece, Very Fine and extremely unusual

E. 150-200
75
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1626
 
Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Two, each cancelled by red Blood's Penny Post datestamp, one has full margins and couple tiny faults, other has ample margins to touching, Very Fine, scarce with the company datestamp in red

E. 100-150
50
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1627
c
Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Large margins, tied by perfect strike of small oval grid, "Blood's Penny Post Feb. 25, 3 P.M. Philada." double-circle datestamp on X. Basin (perfumery) illustrated corner card cover to local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
1,150
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1628
c
Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Ample margins to clear at right, tied by red "Blood's Penny Post Nov. 23, 5 P.M. Philada." double-circle datestamp on buff cover to local street address, Very Fine, very scarce with company datestamp in red

E. 200-300
150
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1629
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU1). Cancelled by 4-bar grid, locally-addressed with "Henry Reed" signature at lower left (Philadelphia statesman), Extremely Fine, very scarce

E. 300-400
350
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1630
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU5). Clear "Blood's Despatch Apl. 12 9 P.M." circular datestamp, blue "Phila. & Baltimore R.R. Apr. 12" route agent's circular datestamp and matching "5" handstamp, addressed to U.S. senator in Washington D.C., backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1631
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU5). Locally addressed, "Blood's Despatch Feb. 14, 10-1/2 A.M. 1856" circular datestamp, minor flap tear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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1632
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on Buff Entire (15LU6A). Uncancelled, local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
50
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1633
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on Buff Entire (15LU6A). Addressed to Elbert Kochersperger, Blood's Dispatch, Philadelphia, red "Erie Pa. 3 Paid Aug. 13" integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine, from a small group of Blood's entires addressed to Kochersperger from other post offices, ex Malcolm

E. 200-300
475
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1634
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on Brown Entire (15LU6Ab). Locally addressed, "Blood's Despatch May 10, 10-1/2 A.M. 1856" circular datestamp, Very Fine and rare

E. 300-400
475
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1635
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on Buff Entire (15LU6A). Uncancelled, local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
50
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1636
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU7). Additionally franked with (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), large margins to touched at bottom, tied by acid cancel, "Blood's Penny Post Dec. 26, 10-1/2 A.M. Philada." double-circle datestamp, locally-addressed, Very Fine

E. 200-300
190
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1637
c
City Despatch D. O. Blood & Co. 2 Cts. Large double-circle due handstamp on blue cover to local street address, Blood's vermilion advertising label at upper right, Extremely Fine, ex Lamborn

E. 100-150
210
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1638
c
City Despatch D. O. Blood & Co. 2 Cts. Red large double-circle due handstamp on cover to local street address, Very Fine

E. 100-150
125
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1639
c
D. O. Blood & Co., 1846-48 Stampless Markings. Four folded letters, includes three with "City Despatch * D. O. Blood & Co. * Paid" circle, one with "City Despatch * D. O. Blood & Co. * 2 Cts." double-circle, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
325
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1640
c
Blood's Despatch Paid. Double-circle handstamp on three covers, one lightly stained, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
150
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1641
c
Blood's Despatch. Six covers, double-circle with "Paid" (two) and "2 Cts." (four), all clearly struck, one has Blood's ad label, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
150
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1642
c
Blood's Despatch Mar. 31 10 A.M. Circular datestamp on small cover to a doctor at Eastern Penitentiary, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 1" circular datestamp and matching "1" drop-rate handstamp, with enclosure, Very Fine

E. 100-150
55
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1643
c
Blood's Despatch 2 Cts. Rimless circular handstamp with "Blood's Penny Post Jul. 28, 2-1/2 P.M. Philada." double-circle datestamp on 10c Green Nesbitt entire to Philadelphia street address, Wells, Fargo & Co. red printed frank, reduced slightly at left, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
375
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1644
c
Blood's Despatch 2 Cts. Rimless circle handstamp on three covers, two with different types of Blood's circular datestamp, Extremely Fine group

E. 100-150
160
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1645
c
Blood's Special Messenger. Four covers, one serrated circle, others with same double-line circle, minor faults, but attractive covers with clear strikes of these scarce markings

E. 400-500
250
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1646
c
Blood's Despatch/One-Cent/Pre-Paid. Serrated double-circle handstamp on three covers, one with printed address to Comm. of Pensions and blue "Free" handstamp, one local usage and the third to the mails, minor faults, Fine covers with bold strikes

E. 100-150
170
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1647
c
Blood's Despatch. 14 covers, various "Blood's Despatch" small circular datestamps, some with 28 So. Sixth St. address, a few better usages, minor faults in some, generally Fine-Very Fine, also includes two covers with local addresses and "Blood's Dispatch & Coal Office" seal on flaps

E. 200-300
260
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1648
c
"Per Blood's Dispatch Phila." Manuscript endorsement on folded letter datelined "Madison House, 11th & Market, Philadelphia, Oct. 13, 1852" to John Tucker, President of Reading Railroad, marked "Private" and "Answer wanted", writer states "The Bearer of this will wait for answer" (Blood's Special Messenger service) at the end of an intriguing letter regarding pay-offs for securing the Pottsville mail contract on behalf of the railroad, Very Fine, most unusual

E. 200-300
850
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1649
c
Blood's Usages. Six covers, each has Blood's small 1848-54 Issue and an unusual marking, including "U.S.P.O. Dispatch Phila." carrier octagon, "Free", "Drop 1ct.", "1" in octagon and "Way" (with 3c 1851), minor faults, all Fine appearing, excellent exhibit group

E. 400-500
325
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1650
c
Blood's Despatch Markings. Seven, 1850's circular datestamps and "Paid" circle types, a few unusual usages such as journal cover, also includes an unused envelope with "Blood's Despatch Envelope" embossed seal on flap, minor faults, Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1651
c
Blood's Despatch, 1848-55 Issue Covers. 52 covers, includes Nos. 15L13 (9), 15L14 (16), 15L15 (6), 15L16, 15L17 (3), 15L18 (9), 15LU4 (4), 15LU7, 15LU9, also includes small group of items -- advertising card, covers with stamps added, etc. -- wide range of frankings and markings, some better usages, faults and cut-in stamps to be expected, still Fine with many presentable covers

E. 750-1,000
625
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1652
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Cover Balance. 14 covers, stamps incl. 15L5, 15L13, 15L14, 15L17 and 15L18, some tied in combination with 3c 1851-57, two "Way" usages to Baltimore and Washington D.C., some have faults, generally a Fine group

E. 400-500
450
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1653
 
D. O. Blood & Co., Collection Balance. A few hundred items, loose and mounted in album, most are stamps, some proofs, reference items and cut squares, a few covers, minor faults to be expected, but overall Fine-Very Fine condition, a wonderful opportunity for the local post student and Blood's specialist

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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