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Sale 889 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2004

Category — Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2038
ngbl
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2038, Carriers and Locals(1c) Blue on Rose, Franklin Carrier Reprint (LO3), (1c) Blue on Rose, Franklin Carrier Reprint (LO3)(1c) Blue on Rose, Franklin Carrier Reprint (LO3).Bottom sheet margin block of fifteen, without gum as issued, couple light creases, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail is for two blocks of four and seven singles

800
450
2039°
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2039, Carriers and LocalsHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Three large margins, touched at R., tied by red ms. "X", red "Paid" handstamp and matching "Charleston S.C./10 Mar. 11" integral-rate datestamp on brown cover to South Glastonbury Conn., trivial cover edge faults, still Fine and rare, ex Middendorf, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $9,000.00 for a cover with stamp tied by handstamp, Scott Retail as off-cover stamp

1,000
1,000
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2040°
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2040, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y, U.S. City Despatch Post, New York, N.YU.S. City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y. Three folded letters from a young woman travelling in Europe to her family in New York City, all three forwarded from Paris, France, and given to the U.S. City Despatch Post for delivery, datelined Nismes Nov. 24, 1843, Rome Jan. 15, 1844, and Naples Feb. 13. 1844, more than 4pp each in a diminutive yet fully readable script, packed with commentary about travels and sightseeing in Europe, each has a red Greene & Co. Paris forwarder's oval backstamp, ship endorsement and readable strike of red U.S. City Despatch Post circular datestamp, one with ms. "1" rate, Very Fine, a remarkable group of transatlantic covers carried into New York City outside the mails and delivered by carrier

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2041
 
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2041, Carriers and LocalsU.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). Position 20R, huge even margins, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel, tiny corner crease at bottom left well outside of design, still Extremely Fine, ex Caspary, with 2001 P.F. certificate

500
325
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2042°
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2042, Carriers and LocalsU.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 even margins, tied by orange-red "U.S. City Despatch Post Feb. 15, -- O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on 1843 folded letter to local street address, Extremely Fine, ex Mason and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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2043
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2043, Carriers and LocalsU.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, light creases, cancelled by red "U.S." octagon and tied by red "New-York Oct. 3" circular datestamp on 1843 folded letter to Hudson N.Y., magenta rating for carriage from N.Y. City to Hudson, vertical file fold away from stamp, Very Fine

600
270
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2044°
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2044, Carriers and LocalsU.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). Ample to large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame (impression ties thru paper), red "New-York Jun. 29" circular datestamp on folded letter to Stockbridge Mass., sender's note at top "Despatch Office June 29th Paid", the postal clerk was careful to cross out "Paid" and rate the letter "12-1/2" due in blue, Very Fine, unusual usage, ex Abt and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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2045
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2045, Carriers and LocalsU.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., right stamp tiny thin at center and some light gum staining on front, Very Fine appearance, ex Caspary, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as two singles

800
300
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2045A
 
Carrier Reference Notes. Robert Meyersburg's reference library on carriers incl. notebooks and copies of Perry files and photos, must be carefully examined

E. 200-300
450
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2046°
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2046, Carriers and LocalsBlood'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). Block of 100 comprising four complete panes of 25 (none have period after "Blood's"), unused (no gum), large margins almost all around, vertical creases, one of which is slightly stained

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF BLOOD'S 15L14 STAMP.

Ex Lowe and Golden. With 1975and 2000 P.F. certificates.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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2047
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2047, Carriers and LocalsBlood'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 clear at right, cancelled by small red "1" in oval, "Blood's Penny Post Mar. 20, 2-1/2 P.M. Philada." double-circle datestamp on small cover to local street address, Extremely Fine

150
150
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2048
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2048, Carriers and LocalsBlood'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). Ample to large margins, tied by small "1" in oval cancel, "Blood's Penny Post Apl 20, 8 A.M. Philada." double-circle datestamp on cover to local street address, slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine

150
110
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2049°
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2049, Carriers and LocalsBouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1), Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1)Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1). Unused (no gum), three large margins, clear at left, vertical crease at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY SEVEN OR EIGHT REPORTED EXAMPLES OF BOUTON'S MANHATTAN EXPRESS STAMP.

The Manhattan Express was operated by William V. Barr as early as October 1845 until sometime soon after Valentine's Day 1847, when Barr sold out to John R. Bouton. The first stamp issued under Bouton's ownership is the 2c on Pink (17L1). Approximately seven or eight examples are known, uncancelled, some of which are used on covers.

4,000
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2050
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2050, Carriers and LocalsBouton'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). Ample to large margins, fine impression, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching "Bouton's City Dispatch Post" oval and "Paid" handstamp on folded cover to local addressee, 1848 docketing on back, Extremely Fine, a superb example of this "Rough and Ready" campaign stamp, with 1995 P.F. certificate

600
2,000
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2051
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2051, Carriers and LocalsBouton'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 to clear at left, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching "Bouton City Dispatch Post" oval on small cover to local street address, Nov. 1848 docketing, stamp has a peculiar "erased" area at center, upon which the cancel is struck -- one wonders if this stamp was re-used or if the sender did not agree with Bouton's pro-Taylor politics

E. 100-150
230
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2052
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2052, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Express Post, Mar. 15, 4 (O'Clock), Boyd's City Express Post, Mar. 15, 4 (O'Clock)Boyd's City Express Post, Mar. 15, 4 (O'Clock). Oval datestamp and "Paid/J.T.B." handstamp on local buff cover with red Barnum's Museums return card on flap, Very Fine

E. 100-150
220
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2053
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2053, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Crimson (20L43), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Crimson (20L43)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Crimson (20L43). Tied by light strike of "Paid" in circle handstamp on green envelope manufacturer's corner card cover to local address, purple oval "Boyd's City Dispatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y. Oct. 9, 1878" pmk., stamp with tiny tear, cover with trivial edge tears at top from opening, otherwise Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

300
435
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2054°
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2054, Carriers and LocalsCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 5c Blue (34L2), California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 5c Blue (34L2)California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 5c Blue (34L2). Top right corner sheet margin block of six, unused (no gum), large margins all around, rich color, some light surafce stains on back only, Extremely Fine appearance, very few blocks known, signed Sloane, Scott Retail as block of four and two singles

1,250
1,050
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2055
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2055, Carriers and Locals(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). Large margins, tied by ms. "X" on 1842 folded letter addressed in blue to the Postmaster of Simsbury Conn., red "New-York Apl 21" circular datestamp, ms. "f" for free delivery to a postmaster, Extremely Fine, a rare usage during the two-month period (April-May 1842) when letters carried by the City Despatch Post to the mails for delivery outside the city were cancelled in manuscript and received no local post markings, this example has the added feature of the postmaster's franking privilege, ex Caspary

E. 1,000-1,500
4,500
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2056
P
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2056, Carriers and Locals(Grieg's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Large Die Proof on Laid (40L1P1), (Grieg's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Large Die Proof on Laid (40L1P1)(Grieg's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Large Die Proof on Laid (40L1P1). Defaced die, Very Fine

E. 150-200
125
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2057
 
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2057, Carriers and Locals(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). Proof on card signed by Sperati, faint waterstain, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
260
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2058
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2058, Carriers and LocalsDouglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2), Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2)Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2). Tied by ornate purple handstamp on grocer's corner card cover to local street address, Extremely Fine and scarce, signed Sloane

500
600
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2059
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2059, Carriers and LocalsDouglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., 1c Orange (59L4), Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., 1c Orange (59L4)Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., 1c Orange (59L4). Intense shade, faint corner crease, tied by purple ornately framed "D" cancel on illustrated corner card cover with medals won at the Paris Exposition, local street address, small tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce 1870's New York City local, Sloane's notation below stamp

600
575
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2060°
 
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2060, Carriers and LocalsFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3). Ample to large margins, well-struck "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" circular handstamp, light corner crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY 10-12 EXAMPLES OF FLOYD'S GREEN STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US.

The Brown and Blue stamps were the first issued, and the Blue continued to be issued from 1860 through 1862. The Green stamps are known used only in October and November 1862, thus they appear to be the last printing, probably by Kimball & Waterman before the post was closed. The Blue is the most common, and the Brown is extremely scarce. The Green is by far the rarest, with only two recorded covers, six or seven used stamps off cover, and three unused stamps (two with original gum) known to us.

Signed Sloane

E. 3,000-4,000
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2061
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2061, Carriers and LocalsGordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3), Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3). Full margins, affixed to blue folded letter addressed to Paramus N.J., neat red "New-York 5cts. 25 Jan." integral-rate circular datestamp, adhesive defective at bottom left, otherwise Fine

650
210
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2062
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2062, Carriers and LocalsHale & Co., (6c) Light Blue (75L1), Hale & Co., (6c) Light Blue (75L1)Hale & Co., (6c) Light Blue (75L1). Large margins to just touched, dark shade and heavy print, slight creasing from application, cancelled by bold red framed handstamp on May 17, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City, slightly toned file fold, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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2063
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2063, Carriers and LocalsHanford'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). Phenomenal bottom right corner sheet margins, torn from sheet with slightly irregular margins just touching oval frame, red "Paid" cancel (impression ties thru paper), matching strike on buff cover to local street address, Very Fine, we have never seen another corner copy of this distinctive local-post stamp

E. 300-400
575
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2064°
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2064, Carriers and LocalsHussey'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, cover with small sealed tear at left, still Extremely Fine and rare, ex Schwartz, with 2004 P.F. certificate

400
525
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2065
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2065, Carriers and LocalsNew-York Penny Post Mar. 2, New-York Penny Post Mar. 2New-York Penny Post Mar. 2. Double-line circular datestamp on 1841 folded letter from Salem Mass. to New York City, file fold, Very Fine, this local post was the forerunner to Greig's City Despatch

E. 200-300
0
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2066°
 
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2066, Carriers and LocalsOne 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 10-1/2 AM 1856" circular datestamp on piece, Extremely Fine, signed Sloane, ex Schwartz, with 2004 P.F. certificate which declines opinion as to whether it originated on this piece

150
220
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2067
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2067, Carriers and LocalsOne 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). Type II, ample to large margins, gum toning, tied by "City Despatch May. 6 8 A.M. 1856" circular datestamp, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to slightly in, tied by "Washington D.C. May 6, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to Croom Md., Fine, attractive and scarce combination

E. 500-750
450
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2068
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2068, Carriers and LocalsPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L3), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L3)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L3). Part original gum, adherences on back, margins to in as usual, vertical crease, appears Fine

500
0
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2069
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2069, Carriers and LocalsLetter Express, San Francisco, Letter Express, San FranciscoLetter Express, San Francisco. Blue oval handstamp with horse & rider illustration, matching strike of "PAID" in frame on fresh locally addressed cover, Extremely Fine and choice example of this local post marking, ex Jessup

E. 500-750
525
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2070°
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2070, Carriers and LocalsSquier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Green, Imperforate (132L1), Squier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Green, Imperforate (132L1)Squier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Green, Imperforate (132L1). Large margins to cut in at bottom, ms. cancel and not tied, used on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Iowa City Ia., "Saint Louis Mo. Aug. 24, 1859" circular datestamp, Fine, the imperforate stamp used during Squier & Co.'s ownership is very rare on cover -- four reported in notes contained in Schwartz files, but we estimate 8-10 covers extant -- with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
900
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2071
c
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2071, Carriers and LocalsSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4). Three large margins, touched at upper left, hollow 6-point star cancel (not tied), red "New-York 5 cts. 15 Jan." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Somerville N.J., fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
190
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2072
c
Carriers and Locals Balance. Approximately 30 covers, nice group of both Blood's and Boyd's usages, few others incl. Messenkope's, West Town, 1LB8, few reference items not counted, mixed condition, few appear Fine

E. 750-1,000
700
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