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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Adams & Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1043
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1043, Adams & Co.Adams & Co's. Express, 9 Court Street, Boston, Adams & Co's. Express, 9 Court Street, BostonAdams & Co's. Express, 9 Court Street, Boston. Green label affixed at left of 1848 folded cover to New York, ms. "With parcel" per Adams & Co. 4 Bird, label tied by horizontal file fold, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
1044
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1044, Adams & Co.Adams & Co. Coloma May 31, Adams & Co. Coloma May 31Adams & Co. Coloma May 31. Red oval datestamp and ms. "Kelsys $1.00" express fee notation on cover to Sacramento Cal., blue New York town circular datestamp and two strikes of "Paid 3" in circle for 6c rate, minor edge faults, colorful and Fine, carried by mail to Sacramento and then by express to the mining camps

E. 300-400
700
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1045
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1045, Adams & Co.Adams & Co's. Express 84 Washington St. Boston, Adams & Co's. Express 84 Washington St. BostonAdams & Co's. Express 84 Washington St. Boston. Blue embossed design at top left of buff cover to Marysville Cal., pencil "Oct. 23" and other dated docketing, some slight wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
275
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1046
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1046, Adams & Co.The Adams Express Co., 116 Chestnut St., Phila, The Adams Express Co., 116 Chestnut St., PhilaThe Adams Express Co., 116 Chestnut St., Phila. Red embossed design with winged horse on buff cover to Chestertown Mass., bearing 3c Dull Red (11) tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 24" circular datestamp, small spots, fresh and Very Fine, attractive cover

E. 200-300
300
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1047
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1047, Adams & Co.Adams & Co. Express, 16 Wall St. New York, Adams & Co. Express, 16 Wall St. New YorkAdams & Co. Express, 16 Wall St. New York. Red shield-type embossed corner card at top left of cover to Melbourne, Australia, with original enclosure datelined "Globe Hotel, Brooklyn, June 19, 1853", overall toning, otherwise Fine, Adams & Company's Australia operation was short-lived, beginning in May 1853 and folding in June 1855 (see Levy and Hahn articles in Collectors Club Philatelist, May-June 1982 and May-June 1990)

E. 500-750
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1048
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1048, Adams & Co.Adams & Co. American & European Express Melbourne, N.S.W, Adams & Co. American & European Express Melbourne, N.S.WAdams & Co. American & European Express Melbourne, N.S.W. Blue embossed corner card on top flap of cover to Sydney, New South Wales, readable strike of "Melbourne, Victoria OC 31, 1853" crown datestamp, receiving backstamp, ms. "4" due rate, Very Fine, scarce usage from Adams & Company's short-lived Australia operation

E. 750-1,000
600
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1049
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1049, Adams & Co.Adam's Express Co. New-Orleans May 14, Adam's Express Co. New-Orleans May 14Adam's Express Co. New-Orleans May 14. Partly clear circular datestamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to street address in New York City, carried in 1861 outside the mails and delivered by carrier, red "New York Paid City Delivery 1 ct. May 21" circular datestamp, ms. "2/" (two bits - 25c) express rate, fresh and Very Fine cover, available records indicate only three covers are known that show thru-the-lines express carriage from Confederate New Orleans and delivery by government carrier service, ex Gallagher and Meyersburg

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1050
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1050, Adams & Co.Adams Express Company, Burnside Expedition, Adams Express Company, Burnside ExpeditionAdams Express Company, Burnside Expedition. Purple four-horse caravan illustrated cover with 3c Rose (65), average, tied by segmented cork and "New-York 1863" double-circle datestamp, Nesbitt & Co. imprint on flap, Extremely Fine and fresh, scarce express company advertising cover

E. 750-1,000
600
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1051
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1051, Adams & Co.Adams Express Company, Port Royal, S.C., Adams Express Company, Port Royal, S.C.Adams Express Company, Port Royal, S.C.. Purple four-horse caravan illustrated cover with 3c Rose (65), average, tied by target, "Port Royal S.C. Mar. 14" double-circle datestamp, Nesbitt & Co. imprint on flap, some wear affects stamp, appears Very Fine, scarce express company advertising cover

E. 400-500
350
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1052
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1052, Adams & Co.Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Cincinnati O, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Cincinnati OForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Cincinnati O. Yellow label affixed partly over top edge of orange cover to Pittsburgh Pa., ms. "Prepaid" and "$47 -38/100", properly endorsed and rated "4/ Ch" (4 bits, or 50c, charged), Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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1053
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1053, Adams & Co.Forwarded by the United States Express Co., From Cleveland, Ohio, Forwarded by the United States Express Co., From Cleveland, OhioForwarded by the United States Express Co., From Cleveland, Ohio. Green label affixed to top right of legal-size Adams Express Company printed cover to Ottawa O., June 14, 1865 usage, five wax seals on back, some wear, adhesive with few faults, appears Fine

E. 200-300
160
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1053A
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1053A, Adams & Co.Adams & Co. Express, Adams & Co. ExpressAdams & Co. Express. Four different corner card covers, blue, red and green designs in various styles, one stampless, others have Nos. 26, 63 (s.e. into design) and 65, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 150-200
160
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