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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
676
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 676, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAdams & Co. Express, San Francisco, California, Adams & Co. Express, San Francisco, CaliforniaAdams & Co. Express, San Francisco, California. Red shield corner card on brown cover with ms. "D.H.H." (D. H. Haskell) initials, addressed to "Mr. Danl. N. Haskell, Editor 'Transcript' Boston Mass." -- a relative of one of the principals of Adams' California business -- minor stains at right, otherwise Very Fine, illustrated in Nathan

E. 500-750
150
677
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 677, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailMoney Package Forwarded by American Express Co. From Camp Dennison, O, Money Package Forwarded by American Express Co. From Camp Dennison, OMoney Package Forwarded by American Express Co. From Camp Dennison, O. Orange label on cover to Ravenna O., ms. "$100.00" at top left, five wax seals on back, label with light crease, cover edge faults, still Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
120
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678
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 678, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailForwarded by American Mail Co. Nov. 28 from No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada, Forwarded by American Mail Co. Nov. 28 from No. 101 Chestnut St. PhiladaForwarded by American Mail Co. Nov. 28 from No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada. Red circular handstamp and "Paid" straightline on blue folded letter of introduction for H. Allen Taylor, datelined "Baltimore Nov. 19, 1844", intended to be hand-carried to Philadelphia by Mr. Taylor, who was unable to meet with addressee and added a note in blue "Circumstances prevent my having the pleasure of delivering this letter to you in person. I have therefore taken this mode of offering my services...", street address also added in blue, Extremely Fine, it is uncertain whether this was carried from Baltimore to Philadelphia by Mr. Taylor or by American Letter Mail Co. -- regular ALMCo. service south of Philadelphia ended in March 1844 -- in either case, it is a very unusual use of this firm's services

E. 300-400
375
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679
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 679, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailForwarded By/American Mail Company/[Office 56 Wall Street N.Y, Forwarded By/American Mail Company/[Office 56 Wall Street N.YForwarded By/American Mail Company/[Office 56 Wall Street N.Y.]. Vivid orange-red three-line handstamp and matching "Paid" on July 2, 1844, folded letter beautifully addressed in blue to Philadelphia, very clear strikes but with bottom address line off the edge of the letter (deliberately?), Extremely Fine, this type of straightline handstamp is rare, especially from New York

E. 300-400
325
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680
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 680, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.Y, Forwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.YForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.Y. Partly clear red oval handstamp and matching sans-serif "Paid", conjunctive use with red "Boyd's Brooklyn City Express Post, Sep. 26 9 O'C", partly readable strike on folded letter datelined Philadelphia, Sep. 26, 1844, to Brooklyn and delivered by Boyd's, fresh and Fine, carried by American Letter Mail in Philadelphia to Boyd's in Brooklyn at a very early stage of the latter's service in Brooklyn, only three or four ALMCo./Boyd's conjunctive covers are known to us

E. 400-500
550
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681
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 681, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 16 State Street, Boston, American Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 16 State Street, BostonAmerican Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 16 State Street, Boston. Red oval handstamp and ms. "Gilmans Express" (in hand of address) on Jun. 11, 1845 folded letter from Bangor Me. to Boston, no indication of rate paid or collect, mildew stain at top, otherwise Fine, very scarce conjunctive use during the last month of the Independent Mails -- Gilman's connected with American Letter Mail Co.

E. 200-300
350
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682
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 682, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 16 State Street, Boston, American Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 16 State Street, BostonAmerican Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 16 State Street, Boston. Red oval handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Ellsworth, March 29, 1845" from Maine to Boston, ms. "Jerome & Co. Express" in sender's hand, no indication of rate paid or collect, Extremely Fine and rare conjunctive usage between Jerome & Co. and American Letter Mail Co.

E. 200-300
375
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683
c
American Letter Mail Co., Hartford Conn. Two usages to Hartford with ms. "8" collect rates (6c plus 2c local delivery): Aug. 1844 folded letter with red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia" circular handstamp and additional ms. "6"; other a folded cover with red framed "Collect 6-1/4 cts. New York Office", Very Fine, American Letter Mail Co. covers to or from Hartford are scarce (see lot 705)

E. 200-300
190
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684
c
American Letter Mail Co. Collection. 35 folded letters or covers, one with 5L1 tied by filing crease (two others have 5L1's added), majority stampless with good range of markings incl. ovals, circles, rates and Collect boxes from Boston, New York and Philadelphia, some with handstamps of two different offices, one rare black "Paid" straightline, generally Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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685
c
American Letter Mail Co. Stampless Covers. Nine, variety of markings, incl. three-line handstamps, circles and Collect boxes, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
280
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686
P
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 686, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailSmall Eagle Vignette, Composite Die Proof in Black, Small Eagle Vignette, Composite Die Proof in BlackSmall Eagle Vignette, Composite Die Proof in Black. Die sunk on India, composite die with three-quarter portrait of a gentleman (whose identity is unknown to us), "Durand, Perkins & Co. New York" imprint below eagle, Extremely Fine, the only recorded example of this composite die

E. 400-500
1,100
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687
TC
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 687, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (5L1TC), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (5L1TC)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (5L1TC). Five colors: Black, Brown, Dull Blue, Green and Dull Red, each with large margins, minor hinge soaks and thins, otherwise Very Fine, each of these rare proofs shows scratches on the die, indicating a later impression

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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688
TC
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 688, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (5L1TC), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (5L1TC)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (5L1TC). Two colors: Dull Blue and Dull Red, each with huge margins, minor hinge thins, Extremely Fine appearance and rare, each proof shows scratches on the die, indicating a later impression

E. 500-750
500
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689
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 689, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Gum toned as often for this early printing, large margins, ink wash cancel, used on folded letter to New York City datelined "Boston, Jany. 26th 1844" -- two days after Boston office opened -- Very Fine, only a few American Letter Mail covers from January 1844 are recorded -- service commenced on January 23 (NYC to Philadelphia) and the earliest recorded cover is docketed as originating from Philadelphia on January 25, followed by two January 26 covers (one from Baltimore, ex Golden, and the cover from Boston offered here)

E. 500-750
425
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690
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 690, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Large margins, tied by red field of dots cancel on folded cover to New York City street address, May 17 (1844) docketing, Extremely Fine, a remarkably choice tied example of the Small Eagle stamp

E. 500-750
525
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691
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 691, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Position 4 with double transfer at top, large margins, tied by red oval of stars cancel on Mar. 29, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City, addressed in blue to Front Street with number added by ALMCo. office in pencil, slight wear along file fold, Extremely Fine, a beautiful and very scarce tied Small Eagle usage

E. 500-750
900
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692
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 692, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Position 4 with double transfer at top, full margins to clear at top, tied by two pen strokes, red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. No. 26 Wall St. -- N.Y." three-line handstamp on Jul. 20, 1844 folded letter from Philadelphia to Boston street address, pencil "2" for local delivery charge, Very Fine

E. 400-500
675
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693
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 693, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Three large margins, in at left, cancelled by red brush stroke, red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. No. 56 Wall Street -- N.Y." three-line handstamp on July 25, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City street address, light soiling along fold, Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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694
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 694, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Thick Paper (First Printing), Positions 4-5, horizontal pair, left stamp double transfer at top, large margins all around, faint gum toning as often with this early printing, ms. "X" cancels, sender's "Paid" notation beneath pair on Feb. 4, 1844 folded letter from Philadelphia to Boston street address, ms. "2 cts Due" for local delivery charge, some wear and splits along folds (reinforced with hinges), trivial scuff in top margin of pair

VERY FINE. THE EARLIEST OF FIVE RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THE AMERICAN LETTER MAIL SMALL EAGLE STAMP ON COVER (ALL PAIRS). AN OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MAIL USAGE.

Our records contain just five Small Eagle pairs on four covers and one front only (offered in lot 695). These are listed chronologically as follows: 1) Feb. 4, 1844 folded letter to Tileston & Hollingsworth, Phila. to Boston, ms. "X" cancels, 2c delivery charge, the cover offered here; 2) May 28, 1844 folded letter to Tileston & Hollingsworth, Phila. to Boston, ms. "X" cancels, 2c delivery charge, Robson Lowe sale, Oct. 26, 1973; 3) ca. June-August 1844 front only to Jasigi & Goddard, NYC? to Boston, red "Paid" cancels, Boston handstamp, offered in lot 695; 4) vertical pair, red "Paid" cancels, on Jul. 1, 1844 folded cover to Buck & Peters, Boston to NYC, red NY handstamp, ex Duckworth, Schwartz; and 5) Sep. 14, 1844 docketing on folded cover (unknown origin) to E. Bingham, Detroit, pair used with Letter Express 96L3a bisect, Siegel Sale 784, lot 2200.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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695
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 695, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Horizontal pair, torn from sheet with mostly large margins except at sides where slightly scraping design, two strikes of vivid red "Paid" cancel (impressions tie thru paper) on cover front only to Boston, matching "Forwarded by/American Mail Company/Office 12 State Street, Boston" three-line handstamp -- this marking was used from June to August 1844 -- fold barely affects pair, Very Fine appearance, only five Small Eagle pairs are recorded on covers, including this front (see lot 694 for census details)

E. 750-1,000
675
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696
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 696, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Full to large margins, early printing on Thick Paper with usual gum toning, tied by magenta brush "X" cancel on Feb. 19, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City, Very Fine

E. 200-300
260
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697
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 697, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Early printing on Thick Paper, three large margins, touched at top, ms. cancel, used on Feb. 24, 1844 folded part-printed bill of lading from New York City to Boston, stamp has tiny toned spot, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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698
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 698, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Full to large margins, tied by two pen strokes on blue folded letter with printed "Union Transportation Line" text and illustration of train (Nesbitt imprint), Jan. 17, 1845 from New York City to Philadelphia, cancelling ink has caused erosion spot in right margin, otherwise Very Fine, unusual absence of ALMCo. markings at this time

E. 200-300
180
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699
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 699, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Full to large margins, tied by brush cancel on Mar. 22, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Philadelphia street address, Very Fine, not pretty but typical of ALMCo. usage prior to the intruction of handstamps

E. 200-300
110
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700
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 700, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Ample margins to slightly in, tied by brush cancel on folded cover, Porter correspondence from Boston to Philadelphia street address, Fine, used prior to introduction of handstamps in Mid-May 1844

E. 150-200
75
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701
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 701, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Large margins to clear at top, tied by brush cancel on docketed May 11, 1844 folded cover to Philadelphia, Fine, used just before handstamps were introduced mid-May 1844

E. 150-200
50
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702
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 702, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Large margins to slightly cut in, tied by red brush cancel on undated folded list of bad debts to New York City street address, probably Feb. 1844 usage based on Thick Paper stamp and cancel, Fine

E. 150-200
50
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703
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 703, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Two huge margins, others touching or slightly in, cancelled by brush on folded cover, Porter correspondence from Boston to Philadelphia street address, Fine, used prior to introduction of handstamps in Mid-May 1844

E. 150-200
50
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704
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 704, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Large to huge margins all around, uncancelled but tied by gum toning, used on Sep. 22, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Troy N.Y., small red "PAID." straightline handstamp applied by Wm. Wyman

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE CONJUNCTIVE USAGE, INVOLVING WYMAN'S AND AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY FOR TRANSPORTION FROM BOSTON TO TROY.

This cover is comparable to the Wyman-ALMCo.-Pomeroy triple-conjunctive usage from Boston to Buffalo in our Golden sale (lot 452), which was the subject of an article by Richard Schwartz (The Penny Post, Apr. 1995). However, in this case, only two firms were involved, because the American Letter Mail Co. maintained offices in Albany and Troy. The sender gave the letter to Wyman, whose main office was located in Boston and whose principal route was New York-Boston. Because Wyman did not serve Troy, the letter was given to ALMCo. in Boston for transmission to its Troy office via Albany. The stamp prepaid the ALMCo. postage. We can speculate that Wyman, who did nothing but convey the letter to ALMCo. within Boston, probably applied the stamp after collecting 5c from the sender.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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705
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 705, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Margins mostly clear of framelines, cancelled by blue ms. "EHB" agent's initials, used on Dec. 27, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Hartford Conn. with pencil "2" local delivery charge, faint stains around address, still Very Fine, extremely rare use of American Letter Mail Co. stamp to Hartford (see lot 683)

E. 750-1,000
600
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706
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 706, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Full to ample margins, cancelled by bold ms. "X" (bleed ties thru paper), used on August 6, 1844 folded letter from Providence R.I. to Potowome (now Potowome in East Greenwich R.I.), Extremely Fine, a very early use of the Large Eagle, which is believed to have been issued in August 1844 (eku Aug. 5), and a rare route between locations in Rhode Island

E. 750-1,000
0
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707
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 707, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Corners neatly clipped by sender, uncancelled, tied by gum toning and bleed-thru from descenders of "single paid" sender's notation on folded cover to Newport R.I., small ms. "2" indicating local delivery charge and American Letter Mail Co. usage, Very Fine, extremely rare Rhode Island usage, probably from another Rhode Island location

E. 400-500
325
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708
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 708, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Huge margins to clear of outer frameline at right, ms. "X" cancel, red "Forwarded by American Letter Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia" circular handstamp and matching "Paid" on Aug. 17, 1844 folded letter to New York City, Very Fine and early Large Eagle usage, this circular handstamp was used briefly in 1844

E. 500-750
0
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709
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 709, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Large margins to clear of outer frameline at top, uncancelled, used on Jun. 4, 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to Hopkins & Weston in New York City, red American Letter Mail Co. New York oval handstamp and matching "Paid" straightline, slight wear along folds, otherwise Very Fine, late use of the Large Eagle stamp

E. 500-750
375
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710
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 710, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Large margins to clear at right, sealed tear at lower left, ms. "X" cancel, used on undated folded cover addressed in blue to Howland & Aspinwall in New York City, red American Letter Mail Co. New York oval handstamp, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
350
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711
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 711, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Large margins, ms. "X" cancel, tied by filing crease on Swiftsure Transportation Line illustrated bill of lading to Troy N.Y., dated Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1844, red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada. Oct. 15" circular handstamp, overall even toning, Fine, very scarce Large Eagle usage to Troy

E. 300-400
325
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712
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 712, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Unusually poor impression, probably the result of dry paper, ample margins to barely in at left, ms. cancel (not tied), used on Mar. 26, 1845 illustrated bill of lading from Boston to New York City, red American Letter Mail Co. New York oval handstamp, file folds, Fine

E. 200-300
75
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713
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 713, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Large margins to just touching outer frameline at top, cancelled by vivid red "Paid" straightline (impression ties thru paper), used on Aug. 10, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Philadelphia, file fold thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, early Large Eagle usage and rare with "Paid" cancel

E. 200-300
230
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714
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 714, Locals (Adams & Co. thru American Letter MailAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Large margins to clear at lower right, uncancelled, bottom right corner with brittle toned spot and small repair but the design is intact, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare

1,000
850
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715
 
American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1, 5L2). Balance of collection, comprising Small Eagle multiples with original gum -- pane of 20, blocks of 8, 6 and 4, and a pair (all thin paper) -- used singles on thin (2) and thick papers, and a Sep. 1844 folded letter with cut-in single (file crease thru stamp, but a late usage of Small Eagle); Large Eagle incl. two off cover, one with pen cancel, other red "Paid" (scarce), also a damaged cover to Bath Me. (probably delivered by another firm), faults to be expected, still a worthwhile group of these scarce issues

E. 500-750
525
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716
P
American Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle Reprints from Original Plate (5L1 var). Dozens of stamps and panes incl. Frank P. Brown pane showing rust spots, singles in a variety of colors, Henry Reprints in different colors incl. double impression block and pane with perforations, three Holton panes on card and one pane on thin paper, also a small group of forgeries, a fascinating study of philatelic mischief

E. 750-1,000
850
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