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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
129
 
New York. Eight items, 1760's-1830's, mostly letters from important but lesser known New Yorkers, better incl. Lewis R. Morris, Archibald Tappan, Romeyn Beck, few faults, generally Fine

E. 200-300
135
130
c
New York. Seven folded letters, used from 1785 to 1800, each with straightline handstamp, range of rates paid incl. 14, 24, 34, 38 and 58, four addressed to the Consul General of France at Boston, three to Philadelphia and one to France, all are fresh and Very Fine, interesting group

E. 500-750
300
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131
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 131, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)FLUSHING. N.Y, FLUSHING. N.YFLUSHING. N.Y. Red straightline handstamp and ms. "Aug. 27" and "6" rate on blue 1833 folded letter to NYC, Very Fine and choice

E. 100-150
50
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132
c
Flushing N.Y.. Collection of 63 covers and postcards, strength in stampless covers, 1830's-1860's, incl. Flushing Alley ms. pmk. on 1823 folded letter, few flaws, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
270
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133
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 133, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)"Head of Cow Neck N.Y. May 18th", "Head of Cow Neck N.Y. May 18th""Head of Cow Neck N.Y. May 18th". Manuscript pmk. with "18-3/4" rate on 1835 folded letter to Taunton Mass., couple faint toning spots, otherwise Very Fine and scarce town that later became Manhasset

E. 100-150
50
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134
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 134, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)"Hempstead, Queens Co. Aug. 13", "Hempstead, Queens Co. Aug. 13""Hempstead, Queens Co. Aug. 13". Manuscript pmk. with "12-1/2" rate on 1822 folded letter to Stamford Ct., usual light soiling, otherwise Very Fine, this is the earliest county cancel from Long Island

E. 100-150
130
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135
c
Long Island N.Y.. Collection of approximately 300 covers, strength in Queens and Suffolk Counties, better incl. Babylon ms., Cedar Swamp ms. on No. 26, "Dutch Kills Nov. 17, 1886" double-circle datestamp, fancy cancels incl. Glen Cove Maltese Cross and Shield, two Jamaica Skull and Crossbones, Roslyn fancy five-point star, also incl. small group of R.F.D.'s, mostly on pages with write-ups, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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136
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 136, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)Moringville P.O. Westchester Co. N.Y, Moringville P.O. Westchester Co. N.YMoringville P.O. Westchester Co. N.Y. Large framed red two-line handstamp with separate "Jan. 17" and "Paid" straightlines on buff cover to Natchez Miss., Very Fine and choice

E. 100-150
55
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137
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 137, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)Morrisania N.Y. Sep. 5, Morrisania N.Y. Sep. 5Morrisania N.Y. Sep. 5. Bold circular datestamp with matching spokes fancy cancel ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to "Mr. Melville C. Weeks, Kilpatrick Mounted Rifles, Co. A., Capt. Wales, Fortress Monroe Va.", embossed patriotic design on backflap, cover with small corner repair and lightened toned spot in address, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
70
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138
c
Queens and Suffolk Co. N.Y. Collection of 85 covers and postal cards with county postmarks, mostly 1880's, Queens (72) incl. Blissville, East Williston (6), Garden City (6), Hempstead (16) incl. one to Germany, Richmond Hill (9), Roslyn (7), Sea Cliff (5), Westbury Station (7), Suffolk incl. stampless Suffolk C.H. circular datestamp, few flaws, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
450
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139
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 139, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 31 Oct. 1862, New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 31 Oct. 1862New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 31 Oct. 1862. Circular datestamp on cover to Perth Amboy N.J., matching grid cancels on three 1c Blue (63), faults, Fine strikes and attractive

E. 150-200
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140
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 140, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 13 Feby. 1862, New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 13 Feby. 1862New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 13 Feby. 1862. Circular datestamp on cover to Baltimore, bold crossroads cancel ties 3c Rose (65), s.e. at right, remarkably fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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141
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 141, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 1 July. 1862, New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 1 July. 1862New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island 1 July. 1862. Circular datestamp on small cover to Perth Amboy N.J., bold grid cancel on 3c Rose (65), perf faults at left, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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142
c
New Brighton - N.Y. - Staten Island. Two covers, each with circular datestamp, one Dec. 1861 to Camden Me. and forwarded to Lincolnville, two 3c Rose (65) with pieces out, tied by grids, other cover Sep. 1862 to Lowell Mass., 3c Rose (65) tied by grid, stamp and cover with small faults, Fine strikes

E. 100-150
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143
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 143, Postal Markings by State and Territory (N.Y.)Stapleton N.Y, Stapleton N.YStapleton N.Y. Straightline datestamp on three 1847 stampless covers, two with matching bold small "5" to Van Deusenville Mass. third with matching bold "Paid 5" two-line handstamp, markings almost appear to be printed, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
280
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144
c
Staten Island N.Y. Collection. Approximately 575 covers and postal cards, 1815-1981, mostly 1880's-1920's, wide variety of towns, strength in Mariner's Island (28), New Brighton (50), Port Richmond (50), Russville (35), Stapleton (55), Tompkinsville (28), Totterville (28), West New Brighton (100), some to and from foreign destinations incl. two with Germany 4m Zeppelin (C37), few catapults, first flights, minor duplication, also incl. six volumes of research that is literally ready to be published regarding Staten Island Postal History incl. general history, postmasters with their staffs and pay, an outstanding collection formed by a dedicated collector

E. 750-1,000
750
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