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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Locals (Bloods)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
717
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 717, Locals (Bloods)Philadelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "R & Co." Initials (15L3), Philadelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "R & Co." Initials (15L3)Philadelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "R & Co." Initials (15L3). On thin paper with clear background lines, margins all around except lower corners where trimmed away, small red outline "3" cancel, blue ms. "18-3/4" rate, red "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 11" circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to Lynchburg Va., cover stained and stamp with minor toning, otherwise Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate, the Scott Catalogue still errs in differentiating between 15L3 and 15L4 by the presence of background lines -- 15L3 has the "R & Co." control mark and comes from printings with and without background lines, while 15L4 has the "DOB & Co." control mark applied to stamps with the background lines (from a supply on hand when Blood took over the City Despatch Post)

E. 500-750
375
718
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 718, Locals (Bloods)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Full to large margins, tiny margin tear, small black cross cancel, used with black on yellow rectangular Blood's advertising label ("When a paid Stamp is on a Letter sent by Blood's City Despatch, no other charge it made for its delivery") on small blue folded letter dated Nov. 11, 1847, trivial tape stains in bottom corners, according to P.F. the stamp has been lifted and moved to upright orientation -- we doubt it -- in our opinion a Very Fine example of the famous Striding Messenger stamp, ex Meyersburg, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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719
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 719, Locals (Bloods)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L7), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L7)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L7). Cut to shape, red "Paid" cancel, blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 May 14" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Princeton N.J., Very Fine, this circular type adhesive ("City Despatch Post" at center) is much rarer than is generally perceived -- the three circular types (15L7-15L9) were used on outbound letters carried by Blood's to the post office, ex Meyersburg, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
475
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720
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 720, Locals (Bloods)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8). Cut square and slightly into outer circle, uncancelled with tiny ink stain, on Feb. 26, 1847 folded letter to New York City with red "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD" straightline and blue ms. "5" rate, Fine, very scarce, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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721
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 721, Locals (Bloods)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8). Cut to shape, uncancelled, blue "Philadelphia 5 cts. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Wilmington Del., light soiling from failed attempt to remove docketing, central vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
125
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722
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 722, Locals (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13). Acid tied on 1850 folded letter to Cincinnati O., datelined "Philada. July 6th 1850", blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 7" circular datestamp and "Wy 10" applied in transit, light vertical file folds do not affect adhesive, Very Fine way usage

E. 200-300
400
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723
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 723, Locals (Bloods)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Red on Buff Entire, (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU2, 15LU5), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Red on Buff Entire, (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU2, 15LU5)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Red on Buff Entire, (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU2, 15LU5). Former light grid cancel and small embossed Blood's shield on backflap, small stain, latter cancelled by perfectly struck "Blood's Despatch Jan. 17 4-1/2 P.M. 1856" circular datestamp, small owner's backstamp, both to local street address, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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724
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 724, Locals (Bloods)Blood's Despatch, Special Messenger, Blood's Despatch, Special MessengerBlood's Despatch, Special Messenger. Two different types of Special Messenger handstamps on covers to local street addresses, minor faults but clear strikes, Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
170
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725
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa. Ten covers with eight different cancels incl. three large circles, one franked with No. 15L18, one with 3c Dull Red (11), others stampless, two with advertising labels, Fine

E. 400-500
375
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