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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1820
 
Jay's Dispatch, Richwood's Dispatch, La Hoyt, Iowa. The complete collection including ten covers and additional off-cover stamps, original letter from stamp dealer J. C. Jay on his colorful letterhead, three covers with U.S. postage removed or damaged, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, these posts probably had some utilitarian value beyond their philatelic inspiration

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
1821
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1821, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, large to huge margins all around, tied by second of two red crayon strokes on ornate large embossed Valentine cover to local street address

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TEN RECORDED COVERS WITH JENKINS' CAMDEN DISPATCH LITHOGRAPHED STAMP (89L1).

An overview of the post and different stamp printings is provided in the description of lot 1273 in our Golden sale (www.siegelauctions.com/1999/817/yf817209.htm#222). Our records and information kindly provided by John P. Halstead contain ten complete covers bearing 89L1 (either Halstead Type 3 or 4). The lithographed stamp was printed by Wagner and McGuigan, a Philadelphia firm, in June 1854 and January 1857. The ten covers are as follows: 1) Ty. 4, two diagonal pen lines, not tied, with 3c 1851 on cover to James Shaw, Philadelphia, Sloane file, pictured in an article by Eugene Klein; 2) Ty. 3, tied by two diagonal crayon lines (red?) on cover to Hudson Sheeve, Engineer at W. Jersey Ferry, ex Ferrary; 3) Ty. 4, tied by two diagonal red crayon lines on cover to P. L. Vorhees, N. Camden, ex Caspary, Middendorf; 4) Ty. 4, tied by wavy pen line on cover to Judge Carpenter, Trenton N.J., with Camden Jan. 18 datestamp and "5" rate (1855 or 1857, year?), ex Abt, Golden (where it realized $7,500 hammer); 5) Ty. 3 on cover to Joshua J. Benson, private collection; 6) Ty. 4, tied by crayon (red?) on cover to John Gardiner, private collection; 7) Ty. 4, tied by ms. lines on large Valentine cover to Miss Amy W. Brooks, the cover offered here; 8) Ty. 4, ms. cancel, on cover to Eleanore H. Davis, Schwartz collection; 9) Ty. 3, uncancelled on Girard House (Phila.) corner cover to "Proprietor of Jenkin's Despatch", ex J. W. Brown collection; and 10) Ty. 3, tied by ms. on cover to Joseph Frain, reported to Halstead by Gordon Stimmell. In addition, we record another 89L1 Ty. 3 tied by wavy pencil line on part cover to Hudson Sheeve, dated Jan. 1, 1855, ex Caspary. The Type 4 lithographs are attributed by Halstead (Penny Post, Jan. 1991) to the January 1857 printing.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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1822
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1822, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, large even margins all around, tied by second of two bold red crayon strokes on blue locally-addressed cover

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STAMP ON FRESH COVER. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE TEN RECORDED JENKINS' 89L1 COVERS.

A listing of the ten covers appears in the description for the previous lot. This cover is No. 6 in our census.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1823
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1823, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 3, ample margins, slightly in at left, red cancel, used on funeral invitation dated March 24, 1856, locally addressed to Joshua Benson

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF JENKINS' CAMDEN DISPATCH 89L1 ON COVER. THIS IS THE SCARCER TYPE 3 PRINTING.

Of the ten covers in our Golden census, only four have Type 3 stamps. This cover is No. 5 in our census.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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1824
ng
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1824, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, unused (no gum), ample margins, Very Fine

200
200
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1825
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1825, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., 1c Black on Grayish, Typeset (89L3), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., 1c Black on Grayish, Typeset (89L3)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., 1c Black on Grayish, Typeset (89L3). Halstead Type 1, large margins, couple negligible faults, tied by single pen stroke on buff cover to Franklin S. Hovey, Philadelphia

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE JENKINS' CAMDEN DISPATCH TYPESET STAMP, OF WHICH TWO ARE POSITIVELY KNOWN ON COVERS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL LOCAL ISSUES.

As noted in the overview provided in lot 1273 in our Golden sale catalogue, the typeset stamp is not known on a dated cover that allows us to place it in the sequence of Jenkins' issues. As a typeset stamp, it would appear to be the first issue in 1853, prior to production from the Scattergood & Telfer woodcut. However, its "One Cent" denomination suggests that it might have come at the end, after the February 1861 announcement of a rate reduction from 2c to 1c. The stamp's rarity as a short-lived issue is explainable in either circumstance.

We record four examples as follows: 1) uncancelled, on cover to Geo. Billmeyer, ex Golden (sold after the auction); 2) tied by pen line on cover to Franklin S. Hovey, Philadelphia, the cover offered here; 3) reported used on cover from Philadelphia to Lancaster, Halstead article (Penny Post, Jan. 1991), and 4) pen cancel, ex Ferrary, Caspary, Middendorf.

E. 5,000-7,500
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1826
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1826, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Kellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch, Cleveland O., (1c) Vermilion (92L1), Kellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch, Cleveland O., (1c) Vermilion (92L1)Kellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch, Cleveland O., (1c) Vermilion (92L1). Ms. "X" cancel, large margins to touching at upper right, thinned, Very Fine appearance and rare

750
800
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1827
c
By Kenyon's Foreign Letter Office N. York. Red oval handstamp, lightly inked but clearly struck on Oct. 14, 1847 folded letter from Liverpool to New York City, sender's routing "p. Niagara" crossed out and redirected "Caledonia", marked "Consignee", street address and rating applied in blue at Kenyon's office, Very Fine and rare usage

E. 200-300
80
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1828
c
Kenyon's Letter Office, New York. Red oval handstamp on three folded letters, two to Boston -- one has U.S. Express Mail datestamp partly struck -- and one to Philadelphia with blue "5" in circle, Fine group

E. 150-200
75
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1829
c
Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post. Two covers, one has mostly clear strike of long black oval, to a young lady on Pierrepont Street -- Feb. date and evidently a Valentine usage -- other a tiny cover with letter from Philadelphia to Brooklyn "Care of Mr. Russell, Long Island Rail Road Office", smaller red oval handstamp, Very Fine pair, scarce

E. 200-300
105
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1830
c
Kinsley, & Co. Express, From 1 Wall St. New York. Red oval, old device with "Gay" name removed after Gay and Kinsley split, clear lightly-inked strike on May 4, 1849 folded letter from Boston to New York City street address, directed "Gay & Co.", Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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1831
c
Libbey & Co.'s City Post, 10 Court Square [Boston]. Three-line red handstamp on small cover to Rouse's Point N.Y., 3c Brownish Carmine (11), large margins to clear, tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston 3 cts. 27 Mar." (ca. 1852) integral-rate circular datestamp, some minor toning, still Fine, very scarce local-post marking

E. 100-150
130
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1832
c
Lindsay's Mail and Express Delivery, Huntingdon Pa., (1c) Black on Manila Entire (unlisted in Scott). T. Wilday Black corner card, locally-addressed, used after post was suppressed, stamp removed from upper right, "Huntingdon Pa. Mar. 2, 1883 " circular datestamp, some wear, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1833
c
Lindsay's Mail and Express Delivery, Huntingdon Pa., (1c) Black on Buff Entire (unlisted in Scott). Cottage Planing Mill Co. corner card, locally-addressed, slightly rough opening at right, otherwise Very Fine, accompanied by an unused entire with different instructions for mailing, Glazier & Bro. corner card -- this local mail service was provided by Hugh Lindsay, publisher of The Semi-Weekly News in Huntingdon Pa., and is reported to have started in 1879 and ended in 1882 when the government suppressed it as an illegal post; the instructions on the unused envelope indicate how it worked

E. 150-200
230
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1834
og
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1834, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1), Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1)Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1). Part original gum, huge margins, creased, otherwise Extremely Fine

150
210
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1835
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1835, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1), Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1)Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1). Three huge margins, clear at right, blue "Paid" cancel, small crease and scissors cut at right, otherwise Very Fine, rare in used condition

400
550
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1836
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1836, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1), Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1)Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1). Three large margins, touched at top, blue "Paid" in frame cancel, thinned, Fine appearance, rare in used condition

400
0
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1837
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1837, Local Posts (Jays Dispatch to Messenkopes)McIntire's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Pink (99L1), McIntire's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Pink (99L1)McIntire's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Pink (99L1). Margins slightly into design, cancelled by "U.S. Mail City Delivery/1" New York City carrier datestamp, minor faults, still Fine appearance, very rare and unusual

E. 100-150
50
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1838
c
McINTIRE'S POST 2 Maiden Lane. Straightline handstamp struck with "Collect" oval in conjunction with "Collect" oval handstamp yellow cover from Worcester Mass. to New York City street address, with Mar. 2, 1860 enclosure, horizontal fold, otherwise Very Fine, one of several covers showing that McIntire and other express companies had an arrangement whereby express letters would be delivered locally in New York City, ex Knapp

E. 100-150
290
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1839
c
McIntire's City Express Post, Paid. Large oval handstamp on cover to local street address, accompanied by a buff cover with "McIntire's Post 2 Maiden Lane" straightline and "Paid" in frame (to which a 99L1 stamp has been affixed), Very Fine pair

E. 150-200
105
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1840
c
Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 5c Black on Yellow (105L2). Large margins to just touched, small scuff at upper left, uncancelled, affixed to 2c Black Jack Wrapper with printed address, form on reverse has sender's name and address and folio number filled in, but it was never mailed, Very Fine, rare

E. 500-750
700
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1841
ng
Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 5c Blue (105L3). Three huge margins, in at left, uncancelled on unused form, Fine

120
105
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1842
ng
Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 5c Blue (105L3). Full margins all around, uncancelled on unused form, Very Fine

120
130
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1843
c
Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 5c Blue (105L3). Two, moved from original positions to disguise tear completely thru one stamp, large margins to slightly in, used on form with blue Dec. 18, 1875 oval datestamp, Fine appearance, the Mercantile Library Association stamps were a form of receipt for prepaid delivery of books ordered from the library, the 10c rate was instituted in 1875

E. 200-300
125
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1844
 
Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y. Three items: Mercantile Library conrer card covers with 1c & 3c 1861 tied by New York duplex; corner card cover with Hussey's purple oval (acidified and brittle at edges); and an unused 2c Bank Note entire with printed return address -- unusual group

E. 150-200
100
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1845
c
Messenger Service, New York N.Y. "Health Circular" legal-size cover to local street address with red printed Mercury design, blue diamond grid cancel, Very Fine, ex Worthington

E. 100-150
50
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1846
og
Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Vertical strip of three, original gum, ample margins to slightly in, creases mostly in margins, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, very scarce multiple

E. 300-400
350
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1847
c
Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Full margins, affixed beneath 3c Orange Brown (10), large margins all around, faint corner crease, tied by bold strikes of black square grid (impression ties Messenkope's stamp), red "New-York Jul. 31" circular datestamp on buff cover to Pleasant Valley Conn., melodeon manufacturer's blue cameo illustrated advertising card on flap, Extremely Fine, an attractive and very unusual usage, first month of 3c 1851 Issue

E. 750-1,000
475
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1848
c
Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Large margins to just touched at right, ms. cancel, tied by red "New-York 5cts 21 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp on small cover to Boston, with 1847 letter enclosure, Very Fine and rarely found tied by New York datestamp, signed Perry

E. 400-500
450
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1849
c
Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Large margins, ms. cancel (not tied), red "New-York 5cts 20 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Madison Conn., fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
105
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1850
 
Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Three genuine stamps mounted with reference material, includes two used and one on front with Dunham oval, Very Fine

E. 200-300
105
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