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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Baltimore, Maryland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1161
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1161, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1), Baltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1)Baltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1). Type 5, large margins, small tear at upper left, tied by pencil, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), perfs trimmed but design has Type V characteristics, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Oct. 11" circular datestamp on buff cover to local street address, crease thru carrier stamp, otherwise Fine, extremely rare combination of carrier fee and drop rate, from the same correspondence as lot 40 in Hall sale (Siegel Sale 830)

E. 500-750
1,100
1162
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1162, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2), Baltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2)Baltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2). Margins all around, deep shade, ms. "X' cancel, tied at upper left by blue "Baltimore Md. Feb. 25" circular datestamp, second full strike and red "10" handstamp on cover to Buchannon Carroll & Co. in New Orleans, Extremely Fine, very scarce tied usage and unusual 10c letter rate combination, ex Caspary, Middendorf

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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1163
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1163, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2), Baltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2)Baltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2). Large octagonal margins, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. May 7" circular datestamp along with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins, on buff cover to Philadelphia, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
550
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1164
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1164, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4), Baltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4)Baltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4). Large margins, deep shade, tied by pencil and also tied by "Baltimore Md. Nov. 24" circular datestamp with matching "1" in circle drop letter rate handstamp on brown folded cover, locally addressed

AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE GREEN BALTIMORE SEMI-OFFICIAL CARRIER. VERY FEW COVERS BEARING THIS STAMP ARE KNOWN, AND THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST OF THE TWO OR THREE WITH THE POSTMARK TYING THE STAMP.

The 1c Green and 1c Red on White are the rarest of the Baltimore semi-official carrier stamps. Many of the examples on cover are uncancelled or cancelled only by manuscript pen or pencil. Our survey of major carrier collections produced only two or three covers with the 1c Green satisfactorily tied by the government handstamp, of which this is superior in quality. It is also very rare as a drop letter usage.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
6,750
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1165
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1165, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Blue (1LB6), Baltimore Md., 1c Blue (1LB6)Baltimore Md., 1c Blue (1LB6). Large margins, used with 3c Rose, Ty. I (25), both tied by blue "Baltimore Md. May 29" circular datestamp on pink-lined envelope to Phila., Very Fine, scarce combination and exceptionally choice tied in this manner

1,350
1,000
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1166
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1166, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB7), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB7)Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB7). Large margins to touched at left, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), both stamps tied by blue "Baltimore Md. May 4" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Charleston S.C., 3c corner torn off before use, slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine and attractive, ex Moody

350
275
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1167
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1167, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8), Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8)Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8). Reconstructed pane of ten incl. Pos. 7 "Sent" and Pos. 2 Short Rays, unused except Pos. 9 tied on piece, minor faults, Fine and exhibit-worthy reconstruction

700
375
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1168
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1168, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8), Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8)Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8). Position 4, large margins, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), both stamps tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on small cover to Bendersville Pa., Extremely Fine, a beautiful tied combination

175
250
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1169
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1169, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Black, Short Rays (1LB8b), Baltimore Md., 1c Black, Short Rays (1LB8b)Baltimore Md., 1c Black, Short Rays (1LB8b). Position 2, ample to large margins, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), each stamp tied by blue "Baltimore Md." circular datestamp on small cover to New York City, 3c slightly oxidized, Very Fine

600
325
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1170
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1170, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB9), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB9)Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB9). Large margins, tied by ms. "King", the cancel of letter carrier Wm. J. King, on cover to Exchange Place, July 25, 1859 docketing at L., flap tear, still Extremely Fine, choice usage, ex Caspary, Middendorf

E. 400-500
550
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1171
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1171, Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Md., 1c Red, "SENT" (1LB9a), Baltimore Md., 1c Red, "SENT" (1LB9a)Baltimore Md., 1c Red, "SENT" (1LB9a). Position 7, full to large top and bottom margins, slightly in at sides, pencil "X" cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), both stamps tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Sep. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Frederick Md., 3c pulled perf at right, otherwise Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

500
225
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