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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1775
c
Sale 825, Lot 1775, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). With 2c Red Brown (210), both tied by "Atlantic City N.J. Jun. 30, 1887 4 PM" duplex datestamp and cancel on locally-addressed cover, slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE HACKNEY & BOLTE STAMP -- EXTRAORDINARILY RARE TIED TO COVER.

Ex Hollowbush

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
1776
c
Sale 825, Lot 1776, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). Uncancelled, used with 2c Red Brown (210), tied by "Atlantic City N.J. Jun. 30, 1887 4 PM" duplex datestamp and cancel on locally-addressed cover, central vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, very rare genuine usage

E. 750-1,000
475
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1777
c
Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). Uncancelled, used with 2c Red Brown (210), tied by "Atlantic City N.J. May 22, 1887 3 PM" duplex datestamp and cancel on cover to Cleveland O., cover with small corner fault and part of backflap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 500-750
240
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1778
og
Sale 825, Lot 1778, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). Original gum, slight bend, still Very Fine

175
230
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1779
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Sale 825, Lot 1779, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). Unused (no gum), Very Fine

175
200
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1780
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Sale 825, Lot 1780, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). Affixed to piece, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate (declining opinion as to use on this piece)

175
160
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1781
c
Hale & Co., (6c) Light Blue (75L1, 75L5). Two of former (one cut to shape) and one of latter (cut to shape), used on three folded letters, both 75L1's from Philadelphia with "R" cancels (one stamp badly creased), 75L5 from Providence with "N" cancel, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
400
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1782
c
Sale 825, Lot 1782, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hale & Co., (6c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Square margins touching design, tied by two strikes of red "Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co." handstamp on folded leter to state senator in Albany, signed "John Jay" at lower left, Very Fine and choice

E. 200-300
400
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1783
c
Sale 825, Lot 1783, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Despatch Post * T. A. Hampton * Paid. Large double-circle handstamp on Aug. 14, 1847 folded letter to local street address, bold strike, some reinforced erosion and toning along file fold, Fine, very rare marking, only three or four known

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1784
 
Sale 825, Lot 1784, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to circular shape, margins almost all around, uncancelled, affixed to a cover but does not belong, Very Fine and extremely rare stamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,350
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1785
c
Sale 825, Lot 1785, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Handford's Pony Express. Spelling error and reversed "S" in name, lightly-inked strike in red on Aug. 29, 1846 folded letter to local street address, Fine and extremely rare -- only three or four examples of the "Handford's" marking are reported -- ex Chapman

E. 200-300
250
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1786
c
Sale 825, Lot 1786, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hanford's Pony Express. Red rimless oval handstamp with correct spelling of Hanford's name on folded cover to local street address, docketed May 5, 1846, file fold, Very Fine strike

E. 100-150
50
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1787
c
Sale 825, Lot 1787, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hanford's Pony Express Post 2 Cts. Black Horse & Rider oval handstamp on Jul. 1, 1848 folded letter to local street address, full strike, Very Fine

E. 100-150
95
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1788
c
Sale 825, Lot 1788, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hanford's Pony Express Post 2 Cts. Black Horse & Rider oval handstamp lightly struck on 1848 folded letter to Institution for the Blind, red "Boyd's City Express Post Jul. 7 12" oval datestamp, addressee's name but out, otherwise Fine, extremely rare conjunctive usage

E. 100-150
75
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1789
c
Sale 825, Lot 1789, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1). Two, first has three ample margins, in at bottom, cancelled by one of two small red "Paid" cancels on large part of folded cover to local street address, second has ample to large margins, uncancelled, added to an Aug. 1845 folded letter with red New York circular datestamp (did not originate -- too early for adhesive usage)

E. 150-200
75
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1790
c
Sale 825, Lot 1790, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1). Two, uncancelled on folded covers, one to New Haven with red New York circular datestamp, other to local street address with red "Paid" and Hanford's Horse & Rider oval, the latter tied by toning, Very Fine

E. 400-500
525
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1791
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Sale 825, Lot 1791, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)A. M. Hinkley's Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red on Bluish (82L1). Unused (no gum), large margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, the genuine Hinkley's stamp is very rare (in contrast to the ubiquitous reprints)

275
0
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1792
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A. M. Hinkley's Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red on Bluish (82L1). Unused (no gum), large margins, rich color, slight crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare

275
210
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1793
c
Sale 825, Lot 1793, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hoogs & Madison Dispatch Post, San Francisco, 10c Black entire. Printed horse and banner stamp on 3c Pink entire with Truman & Chapman's Express, S.F. & S.J. (San Jose) Rail Road printed frank shows illustration of railroad cars, ms. line thru "Truman" "Hoogs & Madison Dispatch Paid" double-circle, ms. "November 24th/64" postmark, used to San Jose, Very Fine, believed to be the only combination of this local post and western express frank, ex Polland, Haas, Edwards

E. 1,000-1,500
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1794
c
Sale 825, Lot 1794, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hope's Express. Large label in black on red glazed paper, brown mucilage stains, 3c Claret (11), ample margins to just into at right, ms. "X" cancel, on blue folded letter to Philadelphia, with original printed circular enclosure, letter datelined "Somerville N.J. Aug. 30 1852", Very Fine, unusual and rare combination of express label and U.S. postage

E. 400-500
625
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1795
c
Sale 825, Lot 1795, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Hope Express Co. Printed corner card "Hope Express Company" and monogrammed "HEC" in magenta on yellow, no postal markings but used to Oxford N.J., with original letter on Western Union Telegraph Co. letterhead, couple folds, also incl. two unused entires incl. one with same design in magenta on buff and one with blue cameo on white, latter with toning on bottom half, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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1796
c
Hope Express Co. Two covers, one with printed information at left to Washington N.J., other with ms. "Hope's Express" and "Free A.D.H." (A.D. Hope) at top to "Editor of Newark Daily Advertiser", with two business related notes, both written by A. D. Hope

E. 150-200
110
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1797
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Sale 825, Lot 1797, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Humboldt Express, Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1). Unused (no gum), full even margins, thin spot and slight crease, Very Fine appearance

600
400
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1798
 
Sale 825, Lot 1798, Local Posts (Hackney & Bolte toHumboldt)Humboldt Express, Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1). Three margins are ample to touching, in at left, blue oval Star City handstamp, faults, an acceptable copy of this very rare stamp

750
125
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1799
c
Langton's Pioneer Express, Virginia City. Large blue oval handstamp clearly struck on buff cover to Downieville, black printed frank, with May 29, 1860 letter, Extremely Fine, no indication of rate paid -- an indentation from the oval handstamp rim is visible on the back of the envelope, yet the thick letter shows no impression, which leads us to conclude that the envelope was prepared with the handstamp in advance of use

E. 200-300
350
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