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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Baker

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1275
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1275, BakerBaker's City Express Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Pink (6L1), Baker's City Express Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Pink (6L1)Baker's City Express Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Pink (6L1). Full bottom sheet margin and large margins all around, razor cut across top, minor wrinkles, red "Cincinnati O. 10 Dec. 12" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Jersey City N.J.

VERY FINE. ONLY FOUR COVERS WITH THE BAKER'S CITY EXPRESS STAMP ARE RECORDED, THIS BEING THE FINEST EXAMPLE KNOWN.

A review of auction catalogues and Sloane's notes produced four covers with 6L1 (all uncancelled): 1) Dec. 8 (1849), to Carrolton Ky., ex Hollowbush, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 462, realized $10,500 hammer); 2) Dec. 12 (1849), bottom sheet margin stamp (finest known), to Jersey City N.J., the cover offered here, ex Knapp, Meyersburg (Siegel Sale 791, lot 145, realized $17,000 hammer); 3) Jan. 8 (1850?), corner of cover cut out and replaced, to Piqua O., ex Ferrary, Boker; and 4) used to forward letter from Cumberland Md. to Cincinnati, May 3, 1849, stamp has small repair, repositioned on cover, ex Bowers, Worthington, Caspary, Middendorf, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 463, realized $9,000 hammer).

Ex Knapp

12,500
13,500
1276
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1276, BakerBarnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Black on Yellow Glazed (7L1), Barnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Black on Yellow Glazed (7L1)Barnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Black on Yellow Glazed (7L1). Large margins, uncancelled as always, used on Jul. 21, 1845 folded letter from New York City, carried privately to Boston and given to Barnard's for delivery, faint pencil "Due 2 cts." at top left -- stamp probably applied as a receipt -- very slight wear along folds

VERY FINE COVER WITH THE BARNARD'S CITY LETTER EXPRESS POST BLOCK ON YELLOW STAMP. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE FEWER THAN TEN COVERS REPORTED THAT WE HAVE OFFERED AT AUCTION.

Ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 466, realized $3,250 hammer). Signed Sloane.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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1277
ng
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1277, BakerBarr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1), Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1)Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1). Unused (no gum), clear to ample margins, sealed tear well into design, small thin, Fine appearance, very scarce, ex Hall

1,000
400
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1278
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1278, BakerBarr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Black on Green (8L2), Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Black on Green (8L2)Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Black on Green (8L2). Original gum, h.r., ample margins, tiny corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine and scarce, undercatalogued in Scott

250
275
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1279
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1279, BakerBarr's Penny Dispatch Collateral Photographs, Barr's Penny Dispatch Collateral PhotographsBarr's Penny Dispatch Collateral Photographs. Three photographs, one shows the store, others are of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Barr, photo of Mr. Barr with ms. "Compliments of Elias Barr", photo of store taken ca. 1868, Very Fine collateral items

E. 100-150
140
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1280
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1280, BakerBarr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Black on Green (8L2), Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Black on Green (8L2)Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Black on Green (8L2). Large margins to just in, cancelled by two tiny penstrokes and affixed to buff cover to Lancaster Pa., Very Fine and very rare, with 1995 P.F. certificate stating that the stamp is genuine but declining opinion as to whether it originates on this cover

E. 300-400
400
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1281
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1281, BakerBarr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1), Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1)Barr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1). Large margins to just in, cancelled by ms. "X" at center and tied by trailing penstroke at left and also by some slight toning from gum, on embossed Valentine cover to Lancaster address, with original enclosure, Valentine with overall toning spots which also affect stamp and help to confirm that it originated on this cover, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare Pennsylvania local post stamp -- only a few covers with the Red stamp are known -- this is the only one we have seen with the stamp tied, Scott Retail as not tied

2,000
4,500
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1282
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1282, BakerBayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1), Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1)Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1). Used with 1c Gray Blue and 2c Vermilion (183, 206), local stamp tied by purple target cancel, all three tied by "Bergen Point N.J. May 19" duplex cancels on cover to New York City, slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TIED COMBINATION OF THE BAYONNE CITY DISPATCH STAMP AND BANK NOTE ISSUES.

Ex Arch (Sale 825, lot 1574, realized $2,200 hammer)

2,750
2,500
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1283
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1283, BakerBayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1), Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1)Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1). Large even margins, used with 3c Green (207), small faults, both stamps tied by "Bergen Point N.J. Jun. 14, 1883" duplex cancel on buff locally-addressed cover with printed "Agent, Adams Express Company" crossed out, slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine, rare tied combination, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,100
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1284
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1284, BakerBayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1), Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1)Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1). Large margins, tied by purple target, matching "Bayonne City, May 15, 1883, Dispatch Paid" three-line handstamp on cover to Bergen Point N.J., few toned spots affect stamp and cover, otherwise Very Fine, attractive and scarce usage, ex Judd

750
600
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