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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Independent Mails and Local Posts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1160
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1160, Independent Mails and Local PostsAmerican 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, cancelled by elaborate penstrokes on March 1845 folded letter from New York to Boston, light strike of red oval handstamp, vertical file fold well clear of stamp and marking, Fine

350
95
1161
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1161, Independent Mails and Local PostsBayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne N.J., 1c Black (9L1), Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne N.J., 1c Black (9L1)Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne N.J., 1c Black (9L1). Large margins, tied by purple target, matching "Bayonne City, May, 15, 1883, Dispatch" three-line datestamp on local La Tourette cover with faults incl. most of top flap gone, otherwise Fine

750
350
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1162
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1162, Independent Mails and Local PostsPhila. Despatch Post Jan, Phila. Despatch Post JanPhila. Despatch Post Jan. Light strike of red circular datestamp with matching hollow "3" handstamp on folded letter datelined "Columbia S.C. Feb. 13th 1844" to Philadelphia, endorsed at bottom left "Per favor of Mr. G.P. Lorde", Very Fine, scarce usage, carried outside of the mails where given to this Blood's forerunner, ex Burger

E. 400-500
375
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1163
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1163, Independent Mails and Local PostsCity Despatch, D.O. Blood & Co. 2Cts, City Despatch, D.O. Blood & Co. 2CtsCity Despatch, D.O. Blood & Co. 2Cts. Well-struck double-circle datestamp on cover to local address, endorsed "Private, Opened by Mistake" on top flap and with original contents, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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1164
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1164, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's Despatch 28 So. Sixth, Blood's Despatch 28 So. SixthBlood's Despatch 28 So. Sixth. Clearly struck handstamp on cover to Secretary of the Treasury in Washington D.C., blue "Philada. Pa. Nov. 16" circular datestamp and matching framed "Free" handstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, ex Knapp

E. 200-300
160
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1165
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1165, Independent Mails and Local PostsCity Despatch D.O. Blood & Co. Paid, City Despatch D.O. Blood & Co. PaidCity Despatch D.O. Blood & Co. Paid. Red handstamp on locally addressed buff cover, some slight wear, Very Fine, scarce struck in red

E. 100-150
50
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1166
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1166, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's Despatch One-Cent Pre-Paid, Blood's Despatch One-Cent Pre-PaidBlood's Despatch One-Cent Pre-Paid. Clear strike of red serrated circle handstamp on blue folded cover to Beckley P.O. Va., light strike of blue "Philadelphia Pa. May 3" circular datestamp, Very Fine, scarce in red

E. 300-400
550
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1167
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1167, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's Penny Post Dec. 15 10-1/2 A.M. Philada, Blood's Penny Post Dec. 15 10-1/2 A.M. PhiladaBlood's Penny Post Dec. 15 10-1/2 A.M. Philada. Double-circle datestamp and "2cts" handstamp on 10c Green Nesbitt entire (U16) to Philadelphia, red printed frank, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co.s Express S. Frco 11 Nov." double-circle datestamp, endorsed "pr. "Golden Age"", slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, attractive example of Wells Fargo using Blood's for local delivery, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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1168
c
D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish (15L4-15L6). One of each, No. 15L4 with large piece out of top and creased but genuinely used on small Aug. 28, 1845 folded letter, No. 15L5 with red "Paid" cancel but defective and added to a Washington D.C. "Way" cover with Blood's marking (scarce in its own right), No. 15L6 uncancelled on May 1848 folded letter, scarce group

E. 200-300
125
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1169
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1169, Independent Mails and Local PostsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5, 15L6), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5, 15L6)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5, 15L6). One of former and two of latter, full to large margins, light cancels, No. 15L5 with thins, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

650
300
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1170
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1170, Independent Mails and Local PostsD. 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). Three, two unused (one defective, other with small faults), third with red "Paid" cancel (small faults), scarce

500
105
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1171
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1171, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood'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 locally addressed folded meeting notice from Young Men's Association of the First Baptist Church, Blood's handstamp at left, also with small "Free Air-Free Sea-Free Soil" label, Very Fine

E. 100-150
200
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1172
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1172, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood'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, "Free Jas. R. Church MC" congressional free frank on cover to Washington D.C., blue "Philada. Rail Road Jan. 1" route agent's circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, some edgewear, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 150-200
75
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1173
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1173, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Acid tied on folded cover to post office box, Blood's datestamp, "Drop 1ct" in circle and "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 3, 1860" octagonal datestamp, Fine, scarce use of Blood's and drop-letter rate

E. 150-200
260
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1174
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1174, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Acid tied on green Merchants' Hotel all-over advertising cover to local address, light strike of Blood's datestamp, barely reduced, Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1175
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1175, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Cancelled by acid, used with 3c Dull Red (11) and tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 4" circular datestamp on small cover to Wilmington Del., Blood's datestamp at right, with "Fremont will thrash the Wheatland Sheaf" label (refers to Buchanan and his home), Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1176
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1176, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Acid tied, used with 3c Dull Red (11), both stamps tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 3" circular datestamp on Burning Fluids cameo corner card cover to Bethlehem Pa., clear strike of Blood's datestamp, Very Fine, beautiful cover

E. 300-400
450
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1177
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1177, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Acid tied, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), cancelled by grid, "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 11" octagonal datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag and Sailor Patriotic cover to Fortress Monroe Va., Blood's circular datestamp at left, slightly reduced at right and some minor soiling, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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1178
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1178, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Acid tied, used with 3c Rose (65) which is tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 2 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Zanesville O., Bloods datestamp at bottom right, some waterstaining affects address, Fine, scarce late use, Blood's discontinued service on Jan. 10

E. 100-150
50
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1179
c
Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Four covers, incl. three used with 3c Dull Red (11), fourth is tied by handstamp, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine

1,325
150
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1180
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1180, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L17), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L17)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L17). Acid tied on blue 1849 folded cover to member of Congress, Washington D.C., blue "Baltimore Rail Road Feb. 9" route agent's circular datestamp with matching "Free" struck over "5" rate, light green Blood's advertising label on back, horizontal file fold, Very Fine

E. 100-150
130
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1181
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1181, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18), Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18)Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Large margins incl. part imprint at bottom, clear strike of "Blood's Penny Post Sept. 29 Philada." double-circle datestamp on orange cover with blue Commission Merchant's cameo corner card to local address, Very Fine

E. 150-200
400
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1182
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1182, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18), Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18)Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Large margins, minor defects, tied by "Drop 1ct" handstamp on locally addressed cover, octagonal "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 2, 1860" datestamp, Very Fine, charged 1c due by the post office, ex Moody

E. 100-150
350
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1183
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1183, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18), Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18)Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Large margins to just in, scissors-cut at bottom right in margin, uncancelled, on red and blue Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover to local address, light strike of Blood's June 3 circular datestamp, some edgewear, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
270
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1184
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1184, Independent Mails and Local PostsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU5b), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU5b)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Red on White Entire (15LU5b). On 3c Red Nesbitt (U9), cancelled by light strike of "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 8" circular datestamp, addressed to Kate Kochersperger at Lambertville N.J. by the proprietor of the post, 1857 docketing, Very Fine

250
220
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1185
c
Blood's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa. Nine covers and one front only, range of markings and usages incl. three used with No. 11, one on 3c entire, few faults, most Very Fine

E. 200-300
260
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1186
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1186, Independent Mails and Local PostsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp and also by red "New-York 5 cts 22 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to New Haven Conn., faint vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine -- the "Rough and Ready" stamp, with a portrait of then presidential candidate, Zachary Taylor, was issued by Bouton at a time when the first U.S. regular issue stamps were only one year old -- with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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1187
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1187, Independent Mails and Local PostsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13). Enormous margins, tied by "Paid/J.T.B." handstamp, faint "Boyd's City Express Post" oval datestamp on cover to local street address, with enclosed doctor's invoice dated Jan. 1, 1857, Very Fine, the Orange on White stamp was used briefly in 1856-57 and is very scarce on cover

400
250
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1188
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1188, Independent Mails and Local PostsBrady & Co.'s Penny Post, Chicago Ill., 1c Violet (23L1), Brady & Co.'s Penny Post, Chicago Ill., 1c Violet (23L1)Brady & Co.'s Penny Post, Chicago Ill., 1c Violet (23L1). Full margins, short light red pen stroke at right leaving most of design clearly visible, vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine

650
200
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1189
ng
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1189, Independent Mails and Local PostsBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1). Three large margins incl. traces of adjoining stamp at right, close to into at left, unused (no gum), tiny corner crease, Fine, signed Sloane

175
260
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1190
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1190, Independent Mails and Local PostsCarnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, 10c Rose, Blue "X" Ovpt. (35L2), Carnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, 10c Rose, Blue "X" Ovpt. (35L2)Carnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, 10c Rose, Blue "X" Ovpt. (35L2). Large to huge margins, original gum, paper h.r. and adherences, Very Fine

200
260
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1191
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1191, Independent Mails and Local PostsCarnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, (5c) Rose (35L1), Carnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, (5c) Rose (35L1)Carnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, (5c) Rose (35L1). Huge margins, cancelled by blue Gahagan & Howe oval, tiny pinhole and corner crease in margin, still Extremely Fine, ex Schwartz

300
150
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1192
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1192, Independent Mails and Local PostsCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Cut to shape (as often found), cancelled by small ms. "X" at 8 o'clock leaving most of design clearly visible, used on locally addressed folded letter, remarkably fresh and Very Fine, extremely rare -- only 21 covers recorded in Stimmell (see Penny Post, Aug. 1991) and many of these have circular-cut stamps

500
260
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1193
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1193, Independent Mails and Local Posts(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Huge even margins, lightly cancelled by red "Free" in frame, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of the first stamp issued in the Western Hemisphere, with 1988 P.F. certificate

275
800
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1194
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1194, Independent Mails and Local Posts(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish, Sperati Reproduction (40L1 Sperati), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish, Sperati Reproduction (40L1 Sperati)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish, Sperati Reproduction (40L1 Sperati). Three large margins, into at left, tied by red "Free" in frame cancel on small blue piece with datestamp at left (all Sperati's creation), Very Fine, with 1990 Holcombe certificate (stating genuine)

E. 100-150
250
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1195
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1195, Independent Mails and Local Posts(Mead's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, With and without "CC" (40L2, 40L4), (Mead's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, With and without "CC" (40L2, 40L4)(Mead's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, With and without "CC" (40L2, 40L4). Former with large even margins, neat blue ms. "X" cancel, latter with wide irregular margins, three pen strokes, both with usual minor scuffs associated with glazed paper, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

350
200
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1196
ng
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1196, Independent Mails and Local PostsCressman & Co.'s Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (53L1), Cressman & Co.'s Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (53L1)Cressman & Co.'s Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (53L1). Full margins, uncancelled, on small piece of album page with ms. "Cressmann & Co." at top, Very Fine, ex Caspary and signed Sloane

250
500
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1197
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1197, Independent Mails and Local PostsFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1). Enormous margins, cancelled by black "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" circular handstamp and part of blue Chicago grid, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

125
160
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1198
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1198, Independent Mails and Local PostsFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1). Large to huge margins, tied by clear strike of "Floyd's Penny Post" sunburst in circle handstamp, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by blue grid and matching "Chicago Ills. Jan. 3" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Mich., Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,600
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1199
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1199, Independent Mails and Local PostsFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2). Large even margins all around, rich color, neatly cancelled by Floyd's circular sunburst handstamp, small faults not visible on face, Extremely Fine appearance, a scarce stamp

850
550
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1200
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1200, Independent Mails and Local PostsGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed (71L3), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed (71L3)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed (71L3). Large margins, tiny corner crease, uncancelled as usual, used on printed Glen Haven Water Cure illustrated advertising circular to Stanwich Conn., vignette of women washing babies, bold "Homer N.Y. Paid" circular handstamp used only on printed matter, Very Fine, rare use of the Glen Haven "supplementary post" stamp to carry circular to nearby post office, where it entered mails as prepaid printed-matter, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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1201
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1201, Independent Mails and Local PostsGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green (71L4), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green (71L4)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green (71L4). Huge margins, remarkable paper fold, shows wide blank area across stamp -- opened up and pressed for effect -- pen cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Schwartz

350
375
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1202
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1202, Independent Mails and Local PostsGordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green, Black on Green Glazed (72L2, 72L3), Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green, Black on Green Glazed (72L2, 72L3)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green, Black on Green Glazed (72L2, 72L3). Affixed to individual covers, uncancelled, red New York integral-rate datestamps, file folds (one stamp creased), Fine

1,300
450
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1203
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1203, Independent Mails and Local PostsGordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (72L2), Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (72L2)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (72L2). Large margins, light corner crease at top left, affixed to buff cover to Greenwich Conn., red "New-York 5 cts 22 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine

650
425
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1204
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1204, Independent Mails and Local PostsGuy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Pink (74L1), Guy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Pink (74L1)Guy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Pink (74L1). Two on separate corner card covers to local street addresses, both tied by purple "Guy's City Dispatch, 1123 Chestnut St." double-line oval, one stamp with right sheet margin, two short perfs, negligible brown spots mostly on back, other stamp has two small tears, Very Fine appearance, one ex Jarrett

1,600
1,200
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1205
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1205, Independent Mails and Local PostsHackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1), Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). Tied by grid portion of Atlantic City duplex cancel on small piece (probably a Postal Card), Very Fine

375
400
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1206
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1206, Independent Mails and Local PostsHanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1), Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1)Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1). Full to large margins, small light red "Paid" cancel with bolder second strike at center, on locally addressed folded cover with 1848 receving docketing, central vertical file fold clear of stamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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1207
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1207, Independent Mails and Local PostsHanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1), Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1)Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1). Two, uncancelled on folded covers, one dated 1847 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, each with vertical file folds clear of stamps and markings, Very Fine

E. 400-500
400
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1208
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1208, Independent Mails and Local PostsHartford Conn. Mail Route, (5c) Black on Yellow Glazed (80L1), Hartford Conn. Mail Route, (5c) Black on Yellow Glazed (80L1)Hartford Conn. Mail Route, (5c) Black on Yellow Glazed (80L1). Full even margins, slightly smudged ms. "X" cancel, two small scuffs, otherwise Fine

2,000
170
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1209
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1209, Independent Mails and Local PostsHopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Rayed Asterisks (84L1), Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Rayed Asterisks (84L1)Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Rayed Asterisks (84L1). Huge margins at top and left, close at bottom and right, four small pen strokes, small filled surface scrape at bottom left, otherwise Fine example of this scarce stamp

800
210
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1210
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1210, Independent Mails and Local PostsHumboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1), Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1)Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1). Clear to large margins, neat ms. "May 22/" cancel, small diagonal crease, Fine appearing example of this elusive Western Express stamp

1,250
1,000
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1211
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1211, Independent Mails and Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., 2c Blue, Dated 1870 (87L41), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., 2c Blue, Dated 1870 (87L41)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., 2c Blue, Dated 1870 (87L41). Ample to large margins, tied by "2 Ct. Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Jan. 15" circular datestamp on cover to local street address, slight edge wear, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

500
400
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1212
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1212, Independent Mails and Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., 25c Gold on Blue Glazed, Special Delivery (87LE5), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., 25c Gold on Blue Glazed, Special Delivery (87LE5)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., 25c Gold on Blue Glazed, Special Delivery (87LE5). Large margins, tied by "Paid/G.Hussey" two-line handstamp, "Answer by Bearer" straightline on cover to local street address, Extremely Fine and rare, ex Schwartz

400
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1213
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1213, Independent Mails and Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., 2c Blue, Dated 1865 (87L38), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., 2c Blue, Dated 1865 (87L38)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., 2c Blue, Dated 1865 (87L38). Two, tied by circular datestamp on legal-size lithographed insurance co. cover to local street address, docketed on back, edge faults and stamps creased, still a Fine and very scarce multiple usage, ex Schwartz

475
850
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1214, Independent Mails and Local PostsJenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, original gum, small h.r., ample to large margins, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful example of this very scarce stamp -- see our Golden sale (Sale 817), lot 1273 for an overview of the various printings

350
280
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1215, Independent Mails and Local PostsLetter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1), Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1). Large to huge margins, uncancelled, used on Oct. 17, 1844 folded letter from Detroit to Buffalo N.Y., file fold thru stamp, which is also slightly gum stained, otherwise Very Fine cover

1,000
160
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1216, Independent Mails and Local PostsLetter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1), Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1). Cut to oval shape, uncancelled, used on Oct. 8, 1844 folded letter from Detroit to Buffalo N.Y., file fold thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, accompanied by People's Line freight receipt with same vignette

1,000
105
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1217, Independent Mails and Local PostsLetter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1), Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1). Huge margins to ample at top, ms. "X" cancel, used on Aug. 1844 folded cover to Buffalo N.Y., docketed with date but no origin (probably Cleveland), bottom panel missing, file fold thru stamp which has faults, presentable and very rare on cover

3,500
325
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1218, Independent Mails and Local PostsWm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1), Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1)Wm. E. Loomis Letter Express, San Francisco Cal., (5c) Rose (98L1). Three huge margins, clear at right, blue "Paid" cancel, small crease and scissors cut at right, otherwise Very Fine, rare in used condition, ex Schwartz

650
575
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1219, Independent Mails and Local PostsOne Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1), One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1)One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1). Large margins, tied by "City Despatch Sep. 8 10½ AM 1856" circular datestamp on piece, Extremely Fine, signed Sloane, ex Schwartz

150
0
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1220, Independent Mails and Local PostsOne Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (112L2), One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (112L2)One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (112L2). Full margins to touching at bottom, "City Despatch Nov. 25 2 P.M. 1856" circular datestamp, light staining on back does not show thru, appears Very Fine

250
210
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1221, Independent Mails and Local PostsPenny Express Co., 5c Black (114L1), Penny Express Co., 5c Black (114L1)Penny Express Co., 5c Black (114L1). Unused (no gum), ample margins to just touching, tiny inclusion at top, Very Fine, the 5c Black is scarce and attractive

300
0
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1222, Independent Mails and Local PostsPrice's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1), Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1). Deep shade on strongly blued paper, huge margins at bottom and left (possibly a corner position), other sides clear to touching, uncancelled, affixed to folded cover with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins to slightly in, tied by New York circular datestamp to Oxford Furnace N.J., fake straightline "Price Despatch" handstamp which suggests stamp also did not originate on this cover, Fine stamp -- we have located seven examples of Price's 120L1 stamp, all uncancelled, six of which are on covers (at least three did not originate) -- offered as a genuine stamp but not to subject to certification as a genuine usage

600
750
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1223, Independent Mails and Local PostsPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4). Three large margins to just touching at left, unused (no gum), Very Fine example of this rare local

500
210
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1224, Independent Mails and Local PostsSquier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Rose Brown, Rouletted (132L2), Squier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Rose Brown, Rouletted (132L2)Squier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Rose Brown, Rouletted (132L2). Full even margins, small neat ms. "S & Co." cancel, intact rouletting at right, two small thins, Very Fine appearance

250
190
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1225, Independent Mails and Local PostsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8). Huge margins to just touched incl. large part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by blue oval handstamp and ms. "Aurora Feb. 24, 1863" docketing on 3c Pink entire (U34) with Wells, Fargo imprint to San Francisco, entire cancelled by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Aurora" oval handstamp, Very Fine, scarce

3,500
2,600
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1226, Independent Mails and Local PostsWells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, For Publishers' Use, Newspaper (143LP10), Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, For Publishers' Use, Newspaper (143LP10)Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, For Publishers' Use, Newspaper (143LP10). Enormous margins, just in at bottom left, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express San Diego Cal." oval handstamp on small folded wrapper to San Diego, Very Fine

1,750
525
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New York Locals. Five covers, incl. Boyd's 20L11, Swarts No. 136L9, two with Overton handstamps, one with Broadway City Express handstamp, last with 107L1, few faults, mostly Fine

E. 400-500
300
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