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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1851
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company, Sep. 1. Blue shield datestamp and "C.O.D." in frame lightly struck on 1856 folded notice of the New York Republican Central Committee to local street address, Very Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
50
1852
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Large to huge margins, cancelled by black "Paid" in frame, matching strike in black on buff cover to local street address, blue "Metropolitan Errand & Carriers Express Company Aug. 7" shield-shaped datestamp, stamp has scissors cut in top margin and crease long left margin, still Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
150
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1853
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Large to huge margins showing part of adjoining stamp at right, slight crease in left margin, cancelled by blue "Paid" in frame, matching strike and "Metropolitan Errand & Carriers Express Company Aug. 22" shield-shaped datestamp on folded printed notice from Philadelphia firm to local NYC address, pencil street location at top, file fold, still fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
125
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1854
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Large to huge margins, cancelled by "Paid" in frame, "A. M. Hinckley & Cos. Express New York" oval handstamp on buff cover to local street address, horizontal fold, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
125
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1855
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Mechanically die cut, tied by one of two strikes of "Paid; in frame on cover to local street address, docketed Jul. 3, 1856, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
105
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1856
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Cut to shape with large margins, tied by "Paid" in frame, struck again on cover to local street address, some slight wear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
160
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1857
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Cut to shape with margins clear all around, deep shade and proof-like impression, cancelled by one of two strikes of "Paid" in frame on cover to local street address, pencil docketing, tear in flap extends just into lower edge, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
50
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1858
c
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Horizontal pair, cut to shape just touching design, uncancelled, used on buff cover to local street address, Fine and rare

E. 400-500
200
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1859
 
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y. Collection of several dozen genuine stamps and extensive group of proofs and reprints, includes 5c and 10c values, multiples, some used examples, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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1860
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1860, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3). Part original gum, margins clear to very slightly in, bright shade, Very Fine and extremely scarce

E. 500-750
250
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1861
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1861, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3). Original gum, margins clear to very slightly in, bright shade, slight crease, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce

E. 300-400
150
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1862
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Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3). Two, both unused (no gum), margins cut in and some splitting along embossed frame, bright shades, acceptable examples of this extremely scarce stamp

E. 300-400
150
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1863
og
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1863, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Glazed (108L3). Margins slightly in, very little surface coloring, tied by "Metropolitan P.O." circular datestamp on small piece, Fine and very rare, signed Sloane

E. 300-400
140
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1864
 
Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Red on Wove (108L4). Cut to shield shape with margins slightly in at places, lightly cancelled, Very Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
75
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1865
 
Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Red on Wove (108L4). Cut to shield shape with margins slightly in at places, cancelled by part of "Paid" in frame and New York City circular datestamp, Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
80
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1866
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Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue on Wove (108L5). Unused (no gum), cut to shield shape with margins slightly in, Fine

E. 100-150
60
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1867
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1867, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue on Wove (108L5), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue on Wove (108L5)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue on Wove (108L5). Cut to shape slightly into design, fine early impression on glazed paper (similar to 108L1-108L3A issues), uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to just touched, tied by "New-York Feb. 16" circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Philadelphia, scuffs along left edge, otherwise Fine and extremely scarce, probably Feb. 1858, the pattern of Metropolitan usages and "Express to Mail" label on the last two issues indicate that the post primarily (or exclusively) delivered mail to the post office

E. 750-1,000
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1868
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1868, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue (108L5), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue (108L5)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue (108L5). Cut to shield shape as always, black cancel (not tied), used with 3c Dull Red (11), mostly full margins slightly in at places, weak strike of "New-York Apr. 20, 1860 Paid" circular datestamp with blue ms. "New York" written over it, on buff cover to Little Falls, Minnesota Territory, Very Fine, scarce and unusual usage, ex Mason, Ackerman

E. 500-750
240
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1869
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1869, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Metropolitan P.O. Apr. 28, Metropolitan P.O. Apr. 28Metropolitan P.O. Apr. 28. Circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on cover to local street address, mostly clear strikes, Fine and very scarce

E. 150-200
150
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1870
ng
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1870, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)G. A. Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (109L1), G. A. Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (109L1)G. A. Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (109L1). Margins touching or slightly into framelines, uncancelled, slight creases and rounded lower left corner, otherwise Fine, rare

E. 400-500
350
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1871
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1871, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J, New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.JNew Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Blue embossed cameo on locally-addressed buff entire, "Newark N.J. Jul. 10, 1858" circular datestamp, with original enclosure on company letterhead informing the recipient he has a package at their office from N.Y. with $1.00 due., Extremely Fine and choice

E. 400-500
700
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1872
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1872, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J, New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.JNew Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Blue embossed cameo on buff entire to New York, faint "1" handstamp at top right, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
200
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1873
c
New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Blue embossed cameo on entire to Merwinesburgh Pa., ms. "in haste" at top, small faults at top, large part of backflap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
200
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1874
c
New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Blue belt-type embossed oval on entire to New York City, no markings, Very Fine, accompanied by a second entire with plain oval (faults)

E. 200-300
140
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1875
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1875, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J, New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.JNew Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Blue embossed cameo on buff entire to New Brunswick N.J., ms. "Answer to letter sent Dec. 8th one Packg 'Lewis Rappleyear' bal. $10. 1st Reg. U.S. Cav. Camp Stoneman Wash D.C.", Fine

E. 100-150
220
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1876
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1876, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J, New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.JNew Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Blue embossed cameo on orange entire, locally-addressed, with original company lettersheet datelined "Newark Feb. 20/63", Very Fine

E. 300-400
210
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1877
c
New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Five items comprising three orange entires with blue embossed cameo incl. two used to New York and one to Newark, latter reduced at right, one blue on orange adhesive, cut to shape and with small faults, and one brown on cream cut square with slightly different design, Fine group

E. 200-300
400
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1878
c
New York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1). Cut to shape, sealed tear, uncancelled and affixed to 1847 folded letter to Kinderhook N.Y. with red "New-York 5 cts. 20 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp, stamp genuine but cannot be guaranteed to have originated, nonetheless very scarce

E. 100-150
425
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1879
c
New-York Penny Post, Mar. 22. Double-line circular datestamp on 1841 folded letter to local street address, sender's routing "p Penny Post", Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
350
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1880
c
New-York Penny Post. Printed wrapper for New York Journal of Commerce ("3 Papers for 15 Cents, Delivered Regularly By The Penny Post Company"), Very Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
170
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1881
 
One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., Washington D.C., 1c Violet, Red (112L1, 112L2). Two of former (one used), four of latter (unused), minor faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,000
425
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1882
 
One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1). Large margins, tied by "City Despatch Sep. 8 10-1/2 AM 1856" circular datestamp on piece, Extremely Fine, signed Sloane

E. 100-150
170
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1883
c
One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1). Large margins to touching at left, tied by "City Despatch May 29 9 P.M. 1856" circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Baltimore, "Washington D.C. May 30, 1856" circular datestamp, ink stains -- one on stamp, which has been lightened -- otherwise Fine, ex Knapp, Grant

E. 200-300
325
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1884
c
City Despatch, Aug. 28, 4-1/2 P.M. 1856. Perfectly struck circular datestamp on cover to local Washington D.C. street address, neat 1856 doekting, Extremely Fine, very rare use of Wiley's marking without adhesive franking -- one other recorded (from Baltimore)

E. 300-400
250
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1885
 
One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (112L2). Full margins to touching at left, "City Despatch Nov. 6 2 P.M. 1856" circular datestamp, tiny scissors-cut in right margin, Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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1886
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Penny Express Co., 5c Black (114L1). Unused (no gum), top sheet margin, others sides ample to slightly in, Very Fine, the 5c Black is scarce

E. 200-300
280
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1887
ngbl
Penny Express Co., 5c Blue, Red (114L2, 114L3). Complete unused sheets of 32, slight wrinkling and toning in places, still an Extremely Fine and scarce pair of sheet

1,040
500
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1888
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Penny Express Co., 5c Blue, Red (114L2, 114L3). Two sets of blocks of four (three have corner margins), also two Blue and one Red, all unused (no gum), one set of blocks is slightly creased, otherwise Extremely Fine group

305
190
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1889
c
Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow (117L1). Large margins, magenta pre-cancel, used on folded cover to New York City street address, origin unknown, stamp slightly oxidized and small ink spot on "R", otherwise Very Fine, ex Hollowbush, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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1890
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1890, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Large margins, ms. "X" cancel, Extremely Fine and very rare

E. 200-300
350
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1891
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1891, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (119L1). Ample margins, ms. "X" cancel, Very Fine, rare, ex Caspary

E. 200-300
160
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1892
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1892, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (119L2), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (119L2)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (119L2). Huge margins, ms. "X" cancel, slight crease and nick at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare

E. 200-300
325
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1893
c
Price's City Letter Exp. 3 Everett House, Paid. Black oval handstamp clearly struck on small cover to local street address, Very Fine, a rare marking, probably three or four extant

E. 300-400
400
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1894
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1894, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4). Ample to large margins, very slight crease, still Very Fine, rare

E. 400-500
450
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1895
ogbl
Prince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (unstated value) Black (122L1). Complete sheet of 40, original gum, vertical crease, one has small thin, otherwise Extremely Fine, accompanied by a block of 12, single (unused) and two used singles, together with original Prince's bill of lading dated 1857

600
300
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1896
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1896, Local Posts (Metropolitan to Princes)Prince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (unstated value) Black (122L1), Prince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (unstated value) Black (122L1)Prince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (unstated value) Black (122L1). Ample margins, tied by red "Boston Mass." double-circle datestamp on piece with 3c Rose (65) tied by cork, Very Fine and attractive

E. 150-200
105
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1897
 
Prince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (unstated value) Black (122L1). Five, selected for cancellations, two have blue serrated oval company handstamp, three have red or black Boston datestamps and pencil "X" cancels, minor faults, Fine appearance, a very scarce group and desirable specialist's lot

E. 400-500
250
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