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Sale 925 — The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1140
P
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1140, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Eagle Carrier, Large Die Proof on India (LO2P1), 1c Eagle Carrier, Large Die Proof on India (LO2P1)1c Eagle Carrier, Large Die Proof on India (LO2P1). Hybrid proof die sunk on full-size 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 in. card, Very Fine, as noted in Scott the Eagle Carrier large die proof exists only in hybrid form, scarce

800
650
1141
TC
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1141, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Eagle Carrier, Orange Trial Color Plate Proof in Wove (LO2TCa), 1c Eagle Carrier, Orange Trial Color Plate Proof in Wove (LO2TCa)1c Eagle Carrier, Orange Trial Color Plate Proof in Wove (LO2TCa). Full margins all around, Very Fine

350
250
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1142
TC
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1142, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Eagle Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO2TC), 1c Eagle Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO2TC)1c Eagle Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO2TC). Complete set of five colors, large margins to barely touched, FIne-Very Fine

560
450
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1143
ogbl
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1143, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Lower pane of 100 with imprint at bottom, original gum, many Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, upper right stamp and selvage repaired, a few selvage creases and tears, one just slightly affecting lower imprint block, a couple stamps thinned

A RARE PANE OF 100 OF THE ONE-CENT EAGLE CARRIER ISSUE.

Scott Retail as 22 blocks of four, two pairs and plate block of eight

6,990
2,500
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1144
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1144, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Vertical pair, large margins, cancelled by part strike of "(?)olesville" circular datestamp, creases not affecting appearance on face, otherwise Very Fine, exceedingly rare used pair

E. 300-400
275
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1145
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1145, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Vertical strip of three and single, ample margins to slightly cut in, faint red carrier cancels, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. 5 Mar. 26" integral-rate circular datestamp on piece, piece creased but not affecting stamps, apparently the strip was intended to prepay 3c regular postage, but the "5" rate datestamp indicates Philadelphia rejected this invalid form of prepayment, ex Seybold

E. 400-500
750
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1146
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1146, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Ample margins to slightly in, tied by bold blue "Cincinnati O. Feb. 24" circular datestamp on buff cover to Altkirch, Alsace, France, "New York 3 Feb. 29" debit datestamp (Leap Year 1860), "Et. Unis Serv. Br. A.C. K 13 Mars 60" receiving datestamp, "8" decimes due handstamp, Paris transits and Altkirch receiving backstamps, one backflap removed, sealed tear at bottom is almost unnoticeable

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EAGLE CARRIER COVERS TO FRANCE. AN OUTSTANDING USAGE.

Our records of Eagle Carrier covers contain eleven usages to foreign countries, including Canada (one cover from Philadelphia with 1c and 3c 1851 Issue, ex Meyersburg); Denmark (half-cover from Cincinnati with 3c 1851 Issue, ex Meyersburg); England (four from Philadelphia, from a correspondence discovered in 2000, one of which has eight 3c 1851 stamps and another has a pair of 12c 1851); France (two covers from Cincinnati, both ex Ezra D. Cole, Siegel Sale 747, both covers offered in this sale); Germany (one cover with 5c and 10c 1857 Issue, ex Hall, and another from Philadelphia); and Syria (from Cincinnati to Boston with 3c 1857, then carried outside the mails to Syria, ex Golden).

Ex Ezra D. Cole.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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1147
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1147, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Ample margins to just touched at right, used with eight 3c Dull Red (11) in vertical pairs, mostly ample margins, all stamps well-tied by multiples strikes of blue "Cincinnati O. Mar. 31" circular datestamp on small cover to London, England, and forwarded to Paris, France, red "3" credit handstamp, red "Paid 1856 19 AP 19" London receiving datestamp, brownish London "FW AP 21 1856" circular datestamp, Calais transit, British and French transit backstamps, ms. rates for forwarding postage, backflap removed, wrinkles and creases slightly affecting stamps, other small faults

A FINE AND SPECTACULAR 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE AND EAGLE CARRIER COMBINATION FOR THE CINCINNATI CARRIER FEE AND TRANSATLANTIC POSTAGE. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE GREATEST 1851 ISSUE CARRIER COVERS.

Our records of Eagle Carrier covers contain eleven usages to foreign countries, including Canada (one cover from Philadelphia with 1c and 3c 1851 Issue, ex Meyersburg); Denmark (half-cover from Cincinnati with 3c 1851 Issue, ex Meyersburg); England (four from Philadelphia, from a correspondence discovered in 2000, one of which has eight 3c 1851 stamps and another has a pair of 12c 1851); France (two covers from Cincinnati, both ex Ezra D. Cole, Siegel Sale 747, both covers offered in this sale); Germany (one cover with 5c and 10c 1857 Issue, ex Hall, and another from Philadelphia); and Syria (from Cincinnati to Boston with 3c 1857, then carried outside the mails to Syria, ex Golden).

This cover has a 3c credit marking corresponding to American Packet service to England under the U.S.-British postal treaty. It was probably carried by the Havre Line's Fulton, which departed New York on Apr. 5, 1856, and arrived at Southampton on Apr. 19.

Ex W. C. Michaels and Ezra D. Cole

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
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1148
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1148, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Large margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, both tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on brown cover to Blue Lick Springs Ky., Extremely Fine, a superb tied combination cover

E. 500-750
450
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1149
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1149, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Large margins to ample at bottom, tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Jan. 3" circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to General Land Office in Washington D.C., some ms. offset and fold at bottom of entire, otherwise Very Fine, scarce combination

E. 400-500
550
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1150
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1150, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins, tied by pencil "X" cancels on mostly complete folded cover to local street address in Cincinnati O., couple ink smears, one sideflap removed, otherwise Very Fine, rare use of Eagle Carrier pair to pay 2c intra-city carrier rate in Cincinnati, ex Seybold

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1151
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1151, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Full to large margins, bright color, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9) on D. O. Blood & Co., Red on Buff entire (15LU6A) to the Eastern Penitentiary in Philadelphia, each stamp cancelled by red star, 1c 1851 (small margins to slightly in) has been lifted and moved from its original position over red embossed stamp where traces of gum and toning effectively "tie" the stamp to the cover (same for LO2), vertical fold, minor edgewear, a Fine and remarkable cover, the usage is open to interpretation, possibly dropped in a Blood's box but deemed undeliverable and stamped by them with the carrier and drop postage, or perhaps the sender applied the stamps after determining that Blood's would not be able to deliver the letter to the penitentiary, ex Waterhouse and Middendorf

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1152
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1152, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Ample margins, dark shade, red cancel, used with pair of 3c Dull Red (11), full to large margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 2" circular datestamp on cover to San Francisco Cal., wax seal stain, otherwise Extremely Fine, very scarce Eagle Carrier usage on trans-continental cover

E. 400-500
1,000
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1153
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1153, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Ample to large margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), clear margins to slightly in, each stamp lightly cancelled by black grid, Eagle just tied at corner by red "Kensington Pa. Nov. 7" circular datestamp on buff cover to Pottsville Pa., slight edgewear, still Very Fine, scarce use of Eagle Carrier from Kensington, ex Caspary and Piller

E. 750-1,000
750
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1154
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1154, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Large margins to in at right, tied by red cancel, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to just touched, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on buff cover to a sailor on board the S.S. MIssissippi at Brooklyn N.Y. Navy Yard, minor edgewear, Fine

400
170
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1155
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1155, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Ample to large margins, tiny corner creases and minute tear at left, tied by red star cancel, red "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 3 cts. Feb. 16" integral-rate circular datestamp on embossed Valentine cover with origional decorative Valentine enclosure and hand-written poem, Very Fine, scarce and beautiful use of Eagle Carrier

E. 500-750
1,100
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1156
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1156, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Three full to large margins, in at right, faint red cancel (worn star?), blue "Philadephia Pa. 5 cts. Apr. 22" integral-rate circular datestamp on small cover to Raleigh N.C., fresh and Very Fine cover

500
225
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1157
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1157, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Large margins, brilliant color, red star cancel, red "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 3 cts. Mar. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp on small cover to Burlington N.J., sender's notation "Paid 3" and "Haste", Extremely Fine

500
200
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1158
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1158, 1851 One-Cent Eagle General Issue1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Large margins, bold red star cancel, matching "U.S.P.O. Despatch/Pre-Paid/One Cent" double-oval handstamp on pharmacist's printed notice addressed locally, the stamp has a small hole and some paper adherence which suggests it did not originate on this cover, offered as an off-cover stamp and genuine U.S.P.O. prepaid handstamp

E. 200-300
180
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