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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1702
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1702, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. -- Original Circular Announcing Establishment of Post, (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. -- Original Circular Announcing Establishment of Post(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. -- Original Circular Announcing Establishment of Post. Printed notice folded and addressed to Chas. P. Leverick, 14 New St., two strikes of red "City Despatch Post N.Y. Mar. 2 9 O'Clock" Ty. I double-line circular datestamp, one shows space where Scott 40L1 has been removed, some toning, still an extremely rare circular (perhaps six to eight exist)

E. 750-1,000
1,250
1703
og
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1703, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Original gum, large margins, Extremely Fine and choice

400
300
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1704
og
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1704, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Positions 37-38, bottom left corner sheet margin pair, original gum, large margins, Extremely Fine

950
700
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1705
og
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1705, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Positions 1-4, horizontal strip of four, original gum, large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem strip

950
1,100
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1705A
og
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1705A, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Positions 37-41, bottom left corner sheet margin strip of five, original gum, creases affect four of the five stamps, still Extremely Fine appearance and an impressive exhibition item, Scott Retail as two pairs and single

2,300
575
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1706
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1706, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins, red circular datestamp, tiny corner crease at top left, Extremely Fine appearance

250
110
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1707
 
(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., Reprint Die Proofs. Two, each pulled from die, one on card showing crack, other on India showing crack and traces of previous engraving of Hephastus (Greek god of metallurgy), accompanied by American Mining Co. certificate with vignettes of Washington, Hephaestus and a large version of the Eagle on the American Letter Mail Co. stamp, Very Fine, ideal exhibition items

E. 300-400
150
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1708
 
(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., Sperati Reproductions. Three examples of Sperati's 40L1 reproduction, includes signed die proof, uncancelled single and an example tied on piece with reproduction of circular datestamp, each backstamped "Sperati Reproduction" and numbered, Very Fine

E. 300-400
575
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1709
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1709, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins, ms. "X" cancel, used on folded cover to Philadelphia, red "New-York Apl. 16" circular datestamp and red ms. "12-1/2" rate, file folds, Very Fine -- extremely rare use of Greig's stamp during the two-month period in 1842 (Apr.-May) when letters carried by the City Despatch Post to the mails for delivery outside the city were cancelled in manuscript and received no City Despatch markings -- ex Middendorf, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1710
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1710, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)City Despatch Post N.Y., Feb. 25, 9 O'Clock, City Despatch Post N.Y., Feb. 25, 9 O'ClockCity Despatch Post N.Y., Feb. 25, 9 O'Clock. Type I double-line circular datestamp on 1842 folded letter to Newark N.J., red "New-York Feb. 25" circular datestamp and ms. "6" rate, Very Fine, first-month use of City Despatch Post to deliver mail

E. 200-300
230
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1711
 
(Greig/Mead) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish, 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L1, 40L2 four). 40L1 and one 40L2 are in poor condition, others have minor faults and Very Fine appearance, scarce group

750
100
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1712
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1712, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, Black on Grayish, "CC" (40L4, 40L5), (Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, Black on Grayish, "CC" (40L4, 40L5)(Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, Black on Grayish, "CC" (40L4, 40L5). Former has ms. cancel, latter has "Paid" straightline, minor faults, both have large margins and generally Very Fine appearance

500
230
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1713
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1713, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)(Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "C" at Left Sideways (40L6b), (Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "C" at Left Sideways (40L6b)(Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "C" at Left Sideways (40L6b). Pos. 36 according to Perry plating, large margins, cancelled by black circular datestamp, slight crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, very rare -- listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
4,000
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1714
c
Coles City Despatch P.O. Double-circle handstamp on folded cover to local street address, Fine

E. 100-150
55
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1715
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1715, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)City Despatch Post, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post. Oval handstamp boldly struck on cover to John Bowen, 27 Grove St., New York City, magenta ms. "2" rate, fresh and Extremely Fine, one of four recorded covers with this oval marking, all addressed in the same hand, one of which is dated 1858, placing this post well past the years of the Mead-Coles operation and probably beyond Barry's involvement; see Perry's 100 Years Ago and Jarrett article in Chronicle 122 (May 1984)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,050
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1716
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1716, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)City Despatch, City DespatchCity Despatch. Red circular handstamp with bar across middle, matching "3" handstamp on Nov. 14, 1845 greenish folded letter to local street address, Very Fine and scarce, ex Hollowbush

E. 150-200
600
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1717
c
City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa. Red handstamp with two bars across circle (one "AM", two "PM"), three examples: bold blood-red strike on undated folded cover; mostly clear strike on Feb. 11, 1845 folded letter with tape-stained file fold; faint strike on Feb. 13, 1845 folded letter with tear, a scarce group -- this marking is described by Steven M. Roth in his Penny Post article (Oct. 1993, p. 11)

E. 200-300
110
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1718
c
City P.O./2. Small double-circle handstamp lightly inked in red and struck on large embossed Valentine cover to Miss G. E. Burritt, 97 Prince St., the cover is in immaculate condition, a Fine strike of this rare marking, believed to have been used in 1846

E. 1,000-1,500
1,050
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1719
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1719, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1), City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1)City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1). Clear to large margins, tied by grid in circle on brown cover to local street address, Very Fine, scarce

E. 500-750
375
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1720
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1720, Local Posts (City Despatch Posts)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1), City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1). Ample margins to just touching at bottom, tied by grid in circle on cover to local street address, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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