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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Boyce

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1376
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1376, BoyceBoyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1), Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1)Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1). Unused (no gum) cut to oval shape, nice clear impression, frame just touched, tear at bottom right, otherwise Fine, only 12-15 examples are reported, this is the only off-cover example we have offered in all of the great Carriers and Locals auctions we have held over the past ten years, ex Golden

600
750
1377
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1377, BoyceBoyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1), Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1)Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1). Two large margins, cut in at top and right, just tied by pencil "X" on brown cover to post office box, black "New-York 1 ct. Jan. 8" drop-letter rate datestamp, some edgewear at bottom left

FINE. THE BOYCE'S CITY EXPRESS POST STAMP IS EXTREMELY RARE, WITH PERHAPS EIGHT TO TEN KNOWN ON COVERS AND ANOTHER FOUR OR FIVE OFF COVER.

Very little is known about Boyce's City Express Post. Nothing in the city directories ties any particular Boyce to the post, nor are there advertisements or source material to identify the proprietor. Covers are dated in late 1852 and April 1855.

The stamp on this cover is illustrated in Pat Paragraphs (reprint, p. 367). Ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 574, realized $4,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

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