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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — The Brad Arch Collection of New Jersey Postal History (Auxiliary Markings)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
786
c
Swiftsure Stage. Manuscript "Swiftsure Mail" at lower left on folded letter to Somerville N.J., "Newark N.J. Mar. 16" double-oval datestamp, ms. "6" in red, waterstain at lower right and tiny tears at bottom, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
100
787
c
Swiftsure Stage. Manuscript "Swiftsure" on folded cover to Somerville N.J., ms. "10" and red "New York Aug. 14" circular datestamp, with letter datelined "Newark March 24th, 1811", Very Fine

E. 200-300
105
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788
c
New Jersey Stage Lines. 1797-1845, collection of nine covers to or from N.J. carried by stage, incl. one with ms. "Swiftsure mail" datelined "Philad. May 18th 1847" to Flemington N.J., two 1797 folded letters from Mt. Holly N.J. to Philadelphia, one with ms. "Mr. Peterson's stage", one with ms. "Care of the Morristown stage driver" and one with ms. "Care of the Camden stage driver"

E. 500-750
500
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789
c
New Jersey Inland and Coastal Waterways. Fifteen stampless folded letters, 1811-1850, and one stage boat receipt from 1790, to or from wide variety of N.J. towns on a diverse group of ships, incl. earliest recorded letter carried by sail from Red Bank, N.J., Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
750
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790
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 790, The Brad Arch Collection of New Jersey Postal History (Auxiliary Markings)Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.J, Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.JBelvidere Delae. R.R. N.J. Clear route agent datestamp on 3c Nesbitt (U2) to Princeton, with neatly struck "Lambertville B.D.R.R. Apr. 2 2d. Line." station agent (or railway official's) datestamp, tiny sealed tear at top, fresh and Very Fine, a rare combination of a route agent and station agent datestamps, Towle described this cover in the Chronicle as "one of the finest railroad covers known", ex Jarrett, pictured in Chronicle articles and in Simpson's U.S. Postal Markings

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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791
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 791, The Brad Arch Collection of New Jersey Postal History (Auxiliary Markings)Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.J. Oct. 19, Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.J. Oct. 19Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.J. Oct. 19. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (11) on buff cover to New York, "Lambertville B.D.R.R. Oct. 15 2d. Line" circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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792
c
Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.J. Jan. Clear circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on buff cover to Elbert Kochersperger Esq., Blood's Despatch, Philadelphia, Very Fine, ex Wyer

E. 200-300
200
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793
c
Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.J. Aug. 18. Light circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to close at bottom, second strike at left and three additional strikes on back, on buff cover to Port Richmond Pa., front top third of cover with repairs, back top third removed, appears Fine

E. 200-300
105
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794
c
Belvidere Delae. R.R. N.J. Light circular datestamp on 3c Nesbitt (U10) to Rugals Hill (?) Pa., Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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795
c
Belvidere and Delaware R.R. Co. Nov. 16, 1875 indistinct blue company circular datestamp on blue cover to "Charles Bartles Director B.D.R.R. Co., Flemington N.J" with printed and handwritten invitation to a company board meeting in Camden, part of backflap removed, also incl. 1866 receipt, Very Fine

E. 100-150
55
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796
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 796, The Brad Arch Collection of New Jersey Postal History (Auxiliary Markings)Railroad Service, Railroad ServiceRailroad Service. Framed hs on orange cover to "Charles Bartles Esq. Flemington N.J.", no other postal markings, with original letter on Belvidere, Delaware and Flemington Railroads, Lambertville N.J. letterhead datelined June 3, 1857, Extremely Fine, illustrated on p. 58 of MacDonald book

E. 150-200
85
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797
c
Railroad Service. Framed hs on buff cover to "Charles Bartles Esq. Flemington N.J." (Director of the B.D.R.R. Co.), with original letter on official letterhead "Belvidere Delaware and Flemington Railroads, Office of the Engineer and Superintendent, Lambertville, N.J." and dated Nov. 14, 1861, cover with edge faults and no backflap, appears Fine, MacDonald states two known

E. 100-150
75
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798
c
Camden & Amboy R.R. Two buff covers to New Brunswick N.J., with different embossed cameos showing a locomotive, ms. "Compy. Service" and 1855 ms. pmks., Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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799
c
Nov. 26. Bold huge red hs on stampless blue folded letter to Lambertville N.J., datelined "Princeton Nov. 26, 1855", pencil docketing indicates this was the cancel of the Princeton Station Agent of the Camden & Amboy R.R., Very Fine, rare, unlisted in MacDonald

E. 100-150
50
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800
c
Camden & Amboy R.R. Balance of eight items, incl. five covers, incl. one with receipt affixed to reverse of cover and one with company corner card and original letter on co. stationery, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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801
c
Camden & Atlantic Railroad Superintend'ts Office Aug. 10, 1883. Blue boxed circular datestamp on locally-addressed cover, reduced at left, with annual ticket to 1881 "Camden Horse Railroad", Very Fine, reportedly unique

E. 100-150
60
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802
c
Central R.R. of N.J. Manuscript "Central R.Rd. of N.J. Novem. 1st" at top, 3c Dull Red (11), large margins to into at top and right, tied by ms. "X" cancel on blue folded letter to Holyoke Mass., datelined "Whitehouse" (N.J.), Fine, reported to be the only example of this railroad

E. 200-300
220
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803
c
Central R.R. Mar. 31. Large circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on fresh cover to New Brunswick N.J., Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
350
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804
c
Central R.R. Balance of five covers and three different receipts with different Central R.R. cancels, covers incl. one with Engineer's Office embossed corner card, one with blue Superintendent's Office embossed cameo on backflap accompanied by original letter on official letterhead, and only known cover with "N.J. Centr. R.R." duplex cancel, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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805
c
D.L.& W. R.R. Bridgeville Jun. 10, 1879. Blue double-circle datestamp barely ties 1c Blue and 2c Vermilion (182, 183), ms. cancels, on cover to Pontine Mich., Fine, reportedly unique

E. 100-150
100
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806
c
Flemington 2d Line Flem. R.R. Aug. 11. Two strikes of circular datestamp on 3c Nesbitt (U2) to Reigles Ville N.J., small piece out on back, otherwise Very Fine, reportedly unique

E. 200-300
170
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807
c
Lambertville 2d Line B.D.R.R. Aug. 7. Light circular datestamp on buff cover to "Mr. C. Bartles, Flemington N.J." with original letter dated 1855, backflap reinforced, small waterstain in corner, appears Fine

E. 200-300
120
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808
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Jun. 25. Bold circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (11), enormous margins to in at bottom, on turned 3c Nesbitt entire (U10), with original letter, Very Fine

E. 100-150
55
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809
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Jul. 14. Cds ties 3c Dull Red (11), close to large margins with sheet selvage at right, on fresh cover to New York, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
50
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810
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Jul. 18. Well-struck circular datestamp ties 3c Rose (65) on yellow cover to Newark N.J., stamp with tiny tear at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
40
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811
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Jul. 23. Neat circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26), natural s.e at right, on small cover with red trim to Newark N.J., with original letter on matching stationery, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
75
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812
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Aug. 10. Bold circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on fresh yellow cover with blue embosssed cameo from Heath House, Schooleys Mountain Springs N.J. to Newark N.J., Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
260
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813
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Sep. 1. Circular datestamp ties 3c Rose (65), vertical pair, deep shade, on cover to Newark N.J., Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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814
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Printed corner card on cover with 2c Black (73), target cancel, "Hoboken N.J. Aug. 9, 1866" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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815
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Printed corner card on cover with 2c Black (73), target cancel, centered to left, "Hoboken N.J. Aug. 9 1866" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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816
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Feb. 4. Circular datestamp ties 3c Red, F. Grill (94) on orange cover to Newark N.J., "Cochran House, Newton N.J." corner card, with 1869 enclosure, Very Fine, ex White

E. 150-200
0
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817
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Two covers, first with circular datestamp tying 3c Rose (65) with 1c Blue (63) on reverse, other with circular datestamp tying 1c Blue and 3c Rose (63, 65) on covers to New York City, the 1c was affixed as pre-payment for the NYC carrier fee, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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818
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Two covers, each with circular datestamp tying 3c Ultramarine (114), one to Newark N.J., other to Morristown N.J., latter slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine duo

E. 150-200
75
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819
c
Morris & Essex R.R. Collection of 53 covers with couple additional stamps and receipts, most covers with 3c 1851-61 (11, 26 or 65) tied by "Morris & Essex R.R." circular datestamp, better incl. turned cover, M. & E. R.R. illustrated advertising cover, cover with "M. & E. R.R." circular datestamp, also incl. circular regarding dividend distribution (stamp clipped away), on Brad Arch's exhibit pages incl. title page, usual few faults, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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820
c
New Jersey R.R. Collection of six items, incl. three covers, incl. 1858 printed circular mailed to shareholders, one receipt with 2c Express (R9c), one free pass, Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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821
c
N. York & O. Midland Railroad, Godwinville New Jersey Dec. 31. Octagonal datestamp, 3c Green (158), natural s.e. at right, pen cancel, on yellow cover to Englewood N.J., couple light vertical file folds, otherwise Fine, illustrated on p. 17 in MacDonald book, reportedly unique

E. 100-150
90
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822
c
New York & Phila. R.R. Apr. 22. Bold circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (11), close to large margins with trace of adjoining stamp at top, on blue 1856 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, ex Brown, Gibson, Hicks, Wyer

E. 100-150
130
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823
c
Penn'a R.R. Co. Bull's Island N.J. Mar. 9, 1877 Blue oval datestamp, 3c Green (158) tied by quartered cork cancel on yellow cover to Lambertville N.J., faint diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
105
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824
c
Penn'a R.R. Co. Bull's Island N.J. May 23, 1877. Blue oval datestamp, 3c Green (158) tied by round cancel, matching "River Rock N.J. May 23" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Trenton N.J., reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Wyer, illustrated on p. 55 in MacDonald book, which states this cancel was only used in 1877

E. 100-150
80
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825
c
Penna. R.R. Co. Masonville N.J. Two covers, each with bold blue oval datestamp and 3c Green (158), to same address in N.Y., May 1881 and Jan. 1882, Very Fine, former illustrated on p. 61 of MacDonald book, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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826
c
Paterson Railroads. Collection of eleven railroad-related covers, incl. four stampless (three with red "Free" pmks.), seven with 3c Dull Red (11) on covers with embossed cameo for Locomotive Building companies, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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827
c
Rar. & Del. Bay R.R. N.J. Apr. 11. Circular datestamp, grid ties 3c Rose (65) on yellow cover to New York City, backflap removed, with 1864 railroad pass, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
130
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828
c
Rar. & Del. Bay R.R. N.J. Aug. 14, 1862. Double-circle datestamp, grid ties 3c Rose (65), double perfs at bottom, natural s.e. at right, on cover to "1st Artillery Reg't Conn. Vols., Washington D.C.", with original letter datelined "Long Branch Aug. 13th '62", interesting content regarding the draft, also incl. 1863 Raritan and Delaware Bay Railroad pass, Very Fine, ex Wyer, illustrated on p. 50 of MacDonald book

E. 300-400
475
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829
c
Trenton 2d Line B.D.R.R. Sep. 21. Well-struck circular datestamp on stampless yellow cover to Erwinna Pa., ms. "Mr. Dilts at Frenchtown, please forward this Canal Service", cover with horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, reportedly unique, illustrated on p. 56 in the MacDonald book

E. 200-300
180
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830
c
Tuckerton R.R. Nov. 11. Blue circular datestamp, matching circle of wedges ties 3c Green (184) on advertising cover for Beach Haven N.J. to Windsor Vt., minor toning, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
90
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831
c
United R.R. & Canal Co. Two covers, first with blue "United Canal & R. Rd. R.F. Stevens Auditor Co.'s of N.J. Feb. 28, 1870" circular datestamp on stampless cover to Farmingdale N.J., small faults at top, second with magenta "General Supt' & Office P.R.R. U.R.RD's of N.J. Div. Jersey City N.J. Feb. 5, 1881" circular datestamp on 3c Green entire with "N.Y. & Wash. Nightline Feb. 5, 1881" duplex to Perth Amboy N.J., Fine-Very Fine, these are reportedly the only known covers with these markings

E. 200-300
105
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832
c
Post Office Drafts to Railroads for Transporting the Mail. Three cancelled drafts, two to Morris & Essex R.R., other to Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural R.R., also incl. train ticket, two checks signed by then Third Asst. P.M. A. N. Zevely, and two signed by then P.O. Dept. Auditor H. St. Geo. Offutt, who served as First Assistant P.M.G. of the Confederacy, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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833
c
Railroad Ribbon Markers. Collection of 22 covers, nine postal cards and four tickets, 1870's-1900, most with blue oval or double-circle datestamp with name of railroad and town, incl. fifteen reportedly unique, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
375
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834
c
Railroad Stock Certificates. Two different, one from Camden & Amboy R.R. with 25c Insurance (R46c) affixed, other United Jersey Railroad and Canal Co. with 25c Blue & Black (R112) affixed, both stamps with ms. cancel and file fold thru stamp, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
55
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835
c
New Jersey Railroad Cover Balance. Collection of 46 covers and postcards, plus ten additional items, railroad markings incl. Morris & Essex, Tuckerton, Boonton Branch, New Jersey Southern, Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural, Camden & Burlington Co., few faults, mostly Fine-Very Fine with many seldom seen markings

E. 750-1,000
475
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