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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Carriers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1133
c
1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Two covers, each with 3c Dull Red (11), both cancelled by red star (one tied), few small faults, Fine-Very Fine, one with 2002 P.F. certificate

800
130
1134
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1134, CarriersBaltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4), Baltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4)Baltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4). Type 1, three huge margins, in at top, rich color, several distinct plate flaws, tied by ms. lines on small blue piece, Fine, very rare, ex Golden

850
190
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1135
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1135, CarriersBaltimore Md., 1c Blue (1LB3), Baltimore Md., 1c Blue (1LB3)Baltimore Md., 1c Blue (1LB3). Tied by ms. "X" and used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), tied by blue "Baltimore Md." circular datestamp on folded 1857 printed circular to local address, small hole and stain affects cover, otherwise Fine, rare usage combining 1c carrier free and 1c drop rate, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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1136
ng
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1136, CarriersBaltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB5), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB5)Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB5). Pos. 10, unused (no gum), large even margins, wonderful color and impression on bright paper, small pressed out crease at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, the red-on-white stamp is one of the rarest of the Baltimore Carrier stamps -- even rarer than the Green 1LB4

2,250
0
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1137
c
Baltimore Carriers. Four covers, incl. 1LB7 used with No. 26 to Port Royal Va., 1LB7 on locally addressed cover, 1LB7 used with No. 26 to Petersburg Va., 1LB3a tied by penstrokes on locally used cover (ex Hind), few faults, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1138
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1138, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8). Large margins to slightly cut in, affixed to blue locally addressed cover front, "Charleston S.C. 1" with large numeral cancel, Fine

E. 200-300
550
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1139
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1139, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, "Cens" (4LB8b), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, "Cens" (4LB8b)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, "Cens" (4LB8b). Position 2, later state showing dropped period after "Post", gap between "N" and "O" of "Honour's", lower right pearl out of alignment, ample margins to just touched, tied by ms. "4", prepaying carrier's delivery fee on cover originating in Yance's Ferry S.C., to Charleston street address, 3c Dull Red (11), large margins, ms. cancel, "Yance's Ferry S.C. May 2" circular datestamp, with original 1854 letter enclosure

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER FROM YANCE'S FERRY TO CHARLESTON WITH A STAMP USED TO PREPAY THE CARRIER'S DELIVERY FEE. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE HONOUR'S "CENS" ERROR ON A COVER POSTED OUTSIDE CHARLESTON.

In the Golden sale catalogue (lot 234), we detailed our record of three covers to Charleston with carrier stamps accepted as prepayment. The cover offered here is a fourth example, and is the only one mailed at Yance's Ferry S.C. and the only one with the "Cens" error. The other three covers are: 2) Honour's 4LB13 from Aiken S.C., Siegel Sale 773 (realized $3,750); 3) Honour's 4LB8 from Clarksville Ga., ex Golden (realized $3,000), and 4) Kingman's 4LB15 name-erased variety from Raleigh N.C., ex Golden (realized $3,000).

Ex Mason and Hall.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1140
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1140, CarriersHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Ample to large margins, ms. cancel, small internal tear and corner crease, otherwise Very Fine

375
325
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1141
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1141, CarriersHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Three large margins, clear at bottom, light pencil cancel, on blue locally addressed cover front, Fine

E. 200-300
250
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1142
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1142, CarriersKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Ample margins to slightly in, ms. "M" cancel, affixed to cut-to-shape piece, Fine

900
325
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1143
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1143, CarriersSteinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Pink, Black on Yellow (4LB20, 4LB21), Steinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Pink, Black on Yellow (4LB20, 4LB21)Steinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Pink, Black on Yellow (4LB20, 4LB21). Original gum, Pink with wide sheet margin at right, otherwise full to large margins all around, original gum, h.r., Very Fine-Extremely Fine. Yellow signed Sloane

400
400
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1144
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1144, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large balanced margins, red "U.S." in frame cancel, Extremely Fine

500
325
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1145
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1145, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Four, Positions 2, 8, 9 and 14R, large margins to slightly in, small faults, tied by red "U.S." in frame cancels and red "New-York Aug. 23" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" arc and blue ms. "12½" on 1843 folded letter to Philadelphia, sender's endorsement "paid single", one stamp at the right has fallen off, leaving a blind impression of the "U.S." in frame cancel, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare example of the United States City Despatch carrier issue used to prepay inter-city postage (eight known), ex Seybold and Hall

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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1146
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1146, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Position 6R, large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in octagon, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Dec. 21, 1 O'Clock" Type II circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local address, vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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1147
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1147, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Ample to large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, which ties by impression thru paper, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Jun. 27, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on ca. 1843 folded letter to local street address, Very Fine and scarce, ex Caspary and Hall

E. 300-400
150
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1148
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1148, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Interesting pair of covers showing different treatment of mail to newspaper publishers -- both addressed to James Gordon Bennett, publisher of the Herald -- one stampless with red circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, other with 6LB5 cancelled "U.S.", matching circular datestamp, also incl. cover with all-over New York Herald design with printed enclosure (slightly toned), still Very Fine, an ideal exhibition page

E. 400-500
300
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1149
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1149, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Jan. 22, 9 O'Clock" Type II circular datestamp on 1845 folded letter to local address, tiny corner crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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1150
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1150, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in octagon, matching faint strike of Type II circular datestamp on cover to local address, ms. "3", vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
120
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1151
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1151, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, cancelled by "U.S." in octagon, matching faint strike of Type II circular datestamp on 1845 folded letter to local street address, fresh and Very Fine, ex Caspary

E. 300-400
200
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1152
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1152, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Position 17L, large margins, bright shade, tied by red "U.S." in octagon, light strike of matching circular datestamp on small cover to local address, missing part of backflaps, stamp rubbed in places, still Fine

E. 150-200
105
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1153
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1153, CarriersU.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose (6LB9), U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose (6LB9)U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Rose (6LB9). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, tied by red "New-York 5 cts 6 Feb." integral-rate circular datestamp on bronze and blue Valentine cover, red "Paid" arc, pencil "5" rate, address partly erased, stamp with few slight creases, otherwise Very Fine, scarce with such wide margins and tied by the circular datestamp on a Valentine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1154
c
Charleston, New York Carriers. Four covers, incl. 3LB2, 4LB8, 6LB5, 6LB9, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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1155
ng
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1155, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L P" (7LB1), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L P" (7LB1)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L P" (7LB1). Ample margins to into, unused (no gum), central thin, appears Fine

450
260
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1156
ng
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1156, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "H" (7LB3), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "H" (7LB3)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "H" (7LB3). Large bottom margin, parts of framelines other sides, unused (no gum), small thin at bottom, appears Very Fine

275
300
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1157
og
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1157, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12). Pos. 7-8, rejoined horizontal pair, large margins all around except left stamp touching at left, original gum, small h.r., Very Fine, ex Caspary, Scott Retail as two singles

800
0
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1158
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1158, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13). Ample margins to just touching, cancelled by red star, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to slightly in, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 16" (ca. 1852) circular datestamp on brown cover to Waterford N.Y., second strike of red star on cover, etiquette label on backflap

VERY FINE. APPROXIMATELY TWELVE TO FIFTEEN EXAMPLES OF THE BLACK LITHOGRAPHED CARRIER STAMP ARE REPORTED, AND ONLY THREE ARE KNOWN IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1851 ISSUE.

Ex Gibson and Hall

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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1159
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1159, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13). Right sheet margin, other sides large to clear at bottom, red star cancel, affixed to reduced legal-size buff cover to William M. Meredith at South 4th Street, black "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 2" circular datestamp and "1" drop rate in octagon, stamp may have originated but cannot be guaranteed, a Very Fine rarity even as an off-cover stamp, ex Hall

E. 750-1,000
575
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