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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — New York, N.Y.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1486
c
U.S. City Despatch Post, May 1 -- O'Clock. Ty. II red circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to local street address, ms. "Paid 2 Cents" in sender's hand, red crayon "3" overstruck by red "Free" in frame (matches carrier datestamp), red "New-York May 1" circular datestamp and "Paid" arc, colorful and Extremely Fine, unusual use of the "Free" marking

E. 200-300
290
1487
c
U.S. City Despatch Post, Jan. 25, 9 O'Clock. Red Ty. I double-line circular datestamp on wrapper (front and one flap) to local street address, printed "Single. Paid." with pencil "2" notation, postal clerk's blue ms. "2" and a pencil "1 due" for carrier fee, red "Paid" arc over datestamp, Very Fine and unusual usage

E. 150-200
180
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1488
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1488, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1). Large to huge margins all around, bold orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel -- signifying carrier usage -- fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, one of the finest off-cover examples of the first carrier stamp extant, with 1977 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,600
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1489
 
U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Four, includes two unused (both creased) and two with red "U.S." cancel (small faults), Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance

2,000
650
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1490
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1490, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, red "U.S." in frame, Extremely Fine Gem, a choice example of the first stamp issued under U.S. authority

200
350
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1491
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1491, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, multiple strikes of red "U.S." in frame, Extremely Fine

200
0
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1492
 
U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green, Blue Green and Blue Glazed (6LB5, 6LB5b, 6LB5d). Eight stamps, includes scarce Green 6LB5d (with red "U.S."), range of Blue Green 6LB5 shades (one o.g., three with red "U.S.") and Blue 6LB5b (two o.g., one with red "U.S."), minor faults, generally Fine-Very Fine appearance

2,995
750
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1493
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1493, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel (impression ties thru paper), matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 2 9 O'Clock" Ty. I double-line circular datestamp on 1842 folded leter to local street address, torn across front, toned and edge faults, yet the stamp is Very Fine and this is the second day of use of the 6LB3 stamp, the first stamp printed and issued under U.S. authority (a Sep. 1 cover is recorded -- see Golden sale, lot 297 for details)

E. 500-750
650
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1494
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1494, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Large to huge margins, faint bend, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame (impression ties thru paper), red "New-York Mar. 17" circular datestamp and blue ms. "12-1/2" rate on ca. 1843 folded letter to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, the Green is a scarce early stamp, and it is rarely seen on outbound mail

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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1495
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1495, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Interesting pair of covers showing different treatment of mail to newspaper publishers -- both addressed to James Gordon Bennett, publisher of the Herald -- one stampless with red circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, other with 6LB5 cancelled "U.S.", matching circular datestamp, Very Fine, an ideal exhibition page

E. 300-400
500
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1496
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1496, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins, trivial corner crease, tied by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Aug. 11 4 O'Clock" Ty. II circular datestamp on folded letter from Brooklyn to NYC local street address, Very Fine

E. 200-300
120
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1497
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1497, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Ample to large margins, tied by two strikes of red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Apr. 24 9 O'Clock" Ty. II circular datestamp on folded letter to local street address, small mended tear at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
180
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1498
c
U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. Ten covers, three with Greig's Ty. I "City Despatch Post N.Y." circular datestamp (two in combination with Howard's Hotel oval), seven with "U.S. City Despatch Post" circular datestamp (one with Howard's Hotel oval, three with New York "2 cts" integral-rate circular datestamp), Very Fine group

E. 500-750
800
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1499
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1499, New York, N.Y.U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose (6LB9), U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose (6LB9)U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose (6LB9). Three full margins, clear at right, pre-use crease, ms. cancel, red "New York U.S. City Mail" in circle on lady's small cover to Albany N.Y. street address -- the "576 Broadway" confused the carrier, and the cover was makred "U.S. City Mail" before being turned into the main post office -- red "New-York 5 cts. 21 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp ties carrier stamp, Very Fine, extremely unusual combination of markings (the U.S. City Mail was typically not applied to outbound mail)

E. 200-300
150
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1500
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1500, New York, N.Y.U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose, Black on Yellow Glazed (6LB9, 6LB10), U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose, Black on Yellow Glazed (6LB9, 6LB10)U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose, Black on Yellow Glazed (6LB9, 6LB10). Each on cover, Rose uncancelled on lady's embossed envelope with "U.S./City/Mail" three-line handstamp, Yellow tied by "New York U.S. City Mail" in circle on Aug. 1851 folded letter, both strikes in red, Yellow stamp creased before use, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce markings

E. 200-300
220
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1501
 
U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose, Yellow, Buff (6LB9-6LB11). 13 genuine stamps mounted with reference material, includes 6LB9 (6), 6LB10 (3) and 6LB11 (4), most used, some uncancelled, minor faults, generally Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,020
450
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1502
c
New York City "Penny Post", 1793. Folded letter datelined "New York Jan. 11, 1793" to Philadelphia, interesting contents: "[your letter] was delivered to me by the penny post with the Philadelphia postmark on it cost me 2/8. If for the future you should send any more letters by the post do not send such a quantity of paper..." and instructions to use street address on letters to the writer, Very Fine, unusual 18th century carrier usage

E. 75-100
170
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1503
c
New-York 2 cts. Aug. 13. Red drop-rate circular datestamp struck over "New-York 10 cts" datestamp on folded letter from Geneva N.Y. to Nassau St. in New York City, sender's instructions "To be retained in New York till Mr. Livington returns from the country", red "Paid" arc and pencil "2" rate, soiled along file folds, Fine, unusual usage -- evidently carried by hand to New York and dropped into post office

E. 100-150
75
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1504
c
1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, large margins to in at bottom, bright shade, tied by red "New York" dateless circle on cover to local street address, Very Fine, extremely rare marking

E. 300-400
325
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1505
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Three huge margins, slightly in at bottom, tied by "New-York 1 Ct. Jul. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp on printed meeting notice from "New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb", Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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1506
c
1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Horizontal pair, scissors cut into design at top, tied by double-struck "U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1" datestamp on small green cover to local street address, timestamp at left, Very Fine cover, 2c prepaid rates are very scarce

E. 100-150
180
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1507
c
1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Four, dark shade, top perfs slightly blunted from placement near edge, tied by bold "New-York Sep. 28, 1860" duplex circular datestamp and grid on small cover to Trenton N.J., sender's notation "Ed. Please deliver tonight", Very Fine

E. 100-150
115
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1508
c
1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red (24, 26). Each cancelled by red grid, matching "N. York Am. Pkt. 14 Paid" credit datestamp used in error, crossed out, stamps tied by "New-York May 25" (1861) duplex on buff cover to member of state militia at Washington D.C., minor opening tear at top right, otherwise Fine, evidently sent to the foreign exchange office in error

E. 100-150
85
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1509
c
1c Blue (63). Few short perfs, tied by "New York 3 Nov. 6" debit datestamp on 1861 folded cover to Paris, France, red transit and "8" decimes due, Very Fine, scarce 1c payment of carrier fee on unpaid transatlantic cover

E. 200-300
350
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1510
c
1c Blue (63). Four, two creased (one lifted and replaced), tied by bold "New-York Mar. 13, 1863" double-circle datestamp and Star in Circle fancy cancel on cover to Hamburgh Conn., Very Fine appearance

E. 150-200
110
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1511
c
1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65). 1c several pulled perfs at right, each stamp tied by "New-York Mar. 30" double-circle datestamp and target on furniture maker's illustrated ad cover to Princeton N.J., Very Fine

E. 150-200
100
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1512
c
1c Blue (63). 9 covers with 10 stamps, each tied by "City Delivery" 1c integral-rate datestamps in red or black, also a cover with No. 24 tied by Station A datestamp, a few have minor faults, others Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
260
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1513
c
24c Red Lilac (70). Used with 1c Blue (63), both well-centered, tied by grids on blue cover to Staffordshire, England, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19 Jun. 10" credit datestamp, 1862 receiving backstamp, cover lightly creased, still Very Fine, scarce combination of carrier fee and transatlantic rate

E. 400-500
425
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1514
c
3c + 1c Red & Blue on Buff Star Die entire (U29). Cancelled by "New-York Jan. 27" duplex circular datestamp and grid, used to Stamford Conn., Very Fine and choice carrier usage

500
250
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1515
c
New York City Carrier Usages. Four covers, each has a different franking for 3c rate plus 1c carrier fee, No. 24 on 3c Nesbitt, No. 24 & 26, No. 63 on 3c Pink entire, and Nos. 63 & 65, couple minor faults, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 100-150
50
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1516
c
New York City Carrier Usages. covers, includes two "New York U.S. City Mail" circles in red, 12 circular "U.S. Mail City Delivery" datestamps with 1c or 2c integral-rates, 5 integral drop-rate datestamps, one ms. due and another free, some faults, overally Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
280
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1517
c
New York City Carrier Usages. 9 covers, includes No. 9 on local folded letter, No. 24 on 3c Star Die and No. 26 on 1c Star Die entires, two 1c Star Die entires wth red City Delivery datestamps, three No. 6LB9's and one 6LB11 on separate covers, minor faults, generally Fine, scarce and attractive group

E. 300-400
450
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1518
c
New York City and Brooklyn. Two covers with red "New-York 2 cts." integral-rate circular datestamps and three covers with Brooklyn datestamp and "1 Cent" straightline, one contains invitation and multicolored admission tickets to Croton Mills New Year's party, Very Fine group

E. 150-200
100
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1519
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Margins close to slightly in, tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. APr. 26" circular datestamp on orange cover to local street address, "1 CENT"%$ straightline overstruck by grid, fresh and Very Fine, signed Ashbrook

E. 200-300
500
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1520
c
1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red (24, 26). Each tied by "Williamsburgh N.Y. Aug. 28" circular datestamp on 1860 cover to Troy N.Y., Extremely Fine carrier usage from Williamsburgh

E. 200-300
325
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1521
c
1c Blue (63). Five covers, includes singles on two 1c Star Die entires from Boston, single on local Brooklyn cover, pair from Boston and strip of four from New York City, also a No. 24 on local Brooklyn cover, minor faults, attractive group

E. 200-300
200
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