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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Boyd

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1378
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1378, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1). Full margins all around, red "Free" cancel, matching "Boyd's City/Express Post/Sep 17 3 O'C" rectangular framed datestamp on folded cover to local street address, 1844 docketing on back, stamp with some flaking of paper surface, otherwise Very Fine, rare Boyd's First Issue usage, only 18 covers have been reported by Larry LeBel

4,000
0
1379
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1379, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2). Clear to large rectangular margins, bold red "Free" cancel, matching "Boyd's City Express Post, Jan. 17 4 O'C" oval datestamp on greenish folded cover, Very Fine

450
160
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1380
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1380, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3). Cut octagonally and with margins clear to just touched, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp struck inverted, on illustrated Valentine cover to local address, slight edgewear, opened for display, Very Fine

500
200
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1381
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1381, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3). Cut octagonally and with margins full to just touched, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp, matching "Boyd's City Express Post Feb. 11 O'C" oval handstamp on illustrated Valentine cover, some slight overall wear, part of address scratched out, appears Fine, attractive usage

500
180
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1382
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1382, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green, Bisect (20L3 var), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green, Bisect (20L3 var)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green, Bisect (20L3 var). Bottom half, large margins other sides, cancelled by red "Paid" handstamp, matching "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." boxed handstamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, some slight wear, adhesive with creases not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, scarce bisected usage, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
300
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1383
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1383, Boyd5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two, large margins to barely touched, tied by red square grid, used with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), huge margins, cancelled by grid, on cover to Montreal, Canada, matching "New-York Mar. 21" circular datestamp, ms. "4-1/2" rating, 1848 receiving backstamp

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE COMBINATION FOR BOYD'S SERVICE TO THE POST OFFICE AND CROSS-BORDER RATE TO CANADA. FOREIGN USAGES ARE EXTREMELY RARE.

With 1980 P.F. certificate. Last offered in our Sale 773, where it realized $14,500 hammer.

E. 10,000-15,000
10,000
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1384
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1384, Boyd5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Beautiful early color and impression on deeply blued paper, large margins mostly all around, clear at lower left, used in combination with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), huge margins, natural gum crackling in surface enamel, 5c tied by bold red square grid and "New-York Aug. 7" (1847) circular datestamp, Boyd's local just tied by black cork, on small cover to Blairstown N.J., light wrinkling and toned spots may be easily reduced, Very Fine, a desirable 1847 and local combination one month after first general issue

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1385
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1385, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4). Large margins except where separated unevenly at left, used with 3c Orange Brown (10), margins to in and tied together with local by "New York Sep. 19" circular datestamp and both used as forwarding postage on blue 1851 cover originating in England, sent to New York and forwarded to Hyde Park N.Y., originating postage paid by G.B. 1sh embossed issue, tied by "36" numeral grid, appropriate transit markings, Very Fine, attractive and rare usage of the local stamp on a forwarded cover originating in England, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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1386
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1386, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4). Large margins, tied by grid and also ms. on Valentine cover to local address, red "Paid" handstamp at bottom right, stamp with corner crease at bottom left, appears Very Fine, attractive Valentine usage

250
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1387
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1387, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4). Cut to shape but with margins clear all around, tied by large grid on Valentine cover to local address, red "Boyd's City Express Post Feb. 14 O'C" handstamp, with original enclosure, some toning, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1388
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1388, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Cream (20L5), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Cream (20L5)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Cream (20L5). Small part original gum, large margins, Very Fine, scarce

350
550
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1389
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1389, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on White Unglazed (formerly 20L6), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on White Unglazed (formerly 20L6)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on White Unglazed (formerly 20L6). Oval cut, tied by black grid and red "New-York 5 cts. 10 May" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Albany N.Y., file fold, faint toning

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE BLACK ON WHITE STAMP FORMERLY LISTED BY SCOTT AS 20L6. IN OUR OPINION, THIS IS A GENUINE PAPER VARIETY WORTHY OF RE-LISTING. ONLY TWO RECORDED.

The 2c Black on White Unglazed stamp formerly listed in Scott as 20L6 was de-listed at the urging of specialists, such as Henry Abt, who were convinced that the paper was chemically treated to remove the green coating. Only two examples are known: the stamp on this May 1848 cover and another oval-cut stamp tied on a Nov. 25, 1848 folded letter (R. G. Kaufmann sale, Jun. 12, 1982). Based on our examination of these stamps, we are doubtful that they have been chemically bleached to remove color. Obviously, the black design was printed on the green enamel-coated paper. To remove the glaze and color, the black printing would be affected. Even if one was able to work around the black ink, the cancellation inks on these two examples would also be affected by bleaching, which they are not. Abt, an excellent researcher, was quick to dismiss the stamps on white paper as "unnecessary" in 1848; however, Abt did note that by spring of 1848 the plate had become worn and a new engraved plate was ordered (from which 20L7 was printed). Both 20L6 stamps are worn impressions, indicating that they were printed in late 1847 or 1848 from worn plates. Rather than dismiss these stamps as color-changelings, it is more plausible to speculate that a small printing on unglazed white paper was made toward the end of the plate's life, perhaps in an effort to produce impressions that were clearer than those on glazed green stock.

A great opportunity for the specialist who has the confidence to judge this issue fairly despite past prejudice.

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1390
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1390, Boyd5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to slightly in, used with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L7), both tied by red square grid on 1850 folded letter to Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., red "New-York Aug. 1" circular datestamp, 2c also canceled by black grid, both stamps with tiny insignificant corner creases

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION USAGE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE AND THE BOYD'S LOCAL STAMP, SCOTT 20L7.

Ex Stollnitz. We have only offered three other such combination covers in over ten years.

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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1391
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1391, Boyd5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, deep rich color, tied by red square grid and used with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green Unglazed (20L7a), uncancelled, on folded cover to New Milford Conn., red "New-York Jun. 19" circular datestamp, ms. "Paid 5", fresh and Very Fine, rare combination usage of the 2c unglazed with the 5c 1847 Issue

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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1392
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1392, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L7), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L7)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L7). Large margins all around, tied by red "New-York 5cts. 16 Feb." integral-rate circular datestamp on Valentine with few green hand-colored places, to Yonkers N.Y., minor edgewear, stamp with light crease at bottom left, appears Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 150-200
550
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1393
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1393, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L7), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L7)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L7). Large margins, tied by red "New-York Paid 3 Cts. Aug. 31" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Carthage P.O. N.Y., ms. "Pd. 3 in great haste" at top left, fresh and Very Fine, unusual usage

175
120
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1394
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1394, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L8), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L8)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L8). Huge margins incl. top right corner sheet margin, tied by handstamp, red "New-York Paid 3 Cts. Mar. 4" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Savannah Geo., ms. "Paid 3" and also large pencil "3", fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover

150
225
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1395
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1395, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Glazed White (20L9), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Glazed White (20L9)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Glazed White (20L9). Right sheet margin single, used with 3c Yellowish Rose Red (11), large margins, both tied by "New-York Feb. 18" circular datestamp on orange cover to Philadelphia, 1c slightly oxidized as usual, also with small crease, still Extremely Fine and as choice as this scarce combination is known, ex Piller

E. 300-400
425
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1396
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1396, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold (20L9), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold (20L9)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold (20L9). Cut to shape but margins clear, uncancelled, on oversize multicolored Valentine cover to local street address, with original enclosure which has elaborate lacework and multicolored paste-on, Very Fine, beautiful usage

E. 300-400
325
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1397
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1397, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13). Large and even margins, tied by two-line handstamp on yellow cover to Chambers St. and forwarded within New York City, "Boyd's City Express Post Dec. 13" oval datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Judd

400
160
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1398
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1398, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L14), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L14)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L14). Four margins, torn across corner before use and affixed, used with 3c Claret (11), margins to just in, both tied by "New-York May 5, 1857" circular datestamp on illustrated cover for Neptune Iron Works, black on buff, Fine and attractive appearance, ex Piller

E. 300-400
425
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1399
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1399, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L14), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L14)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L14). Four margins, cork cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied together by "New-York May 12" circular datestamp on fresh cover to Baltimore, Extremely Fine, ex Piller

E. 100-150
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1400
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1400, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red (20L16), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red (20L16)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red (20L16). Large margins, tied by "Boyd's City Post, 39 Fulton St., ? 4, 1864" circular datestamp on yellow cover to local street address, matching "Paid" in oval handstamp, Very Fine and pretty cover

200
250
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1401
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1401, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17). Large margins to clear, tied by "Paid" in oval cancel on 10c Yellow Green entire (U41) with Wells Fargo & Co. red printed frank, addressed to New York City and redirected to Westfield Mass., the local stamp used in combination with 3c Rose (65) for forwarding postage, tied by "New-York" double-circle datestamp, blue Wells Fargo & Co. handstamp beneath 3c, right edge reduced into embossed stamp, expertly extended with small part of 10c drawn in, Very Fine appearance, rare usage

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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1402
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1402, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17). Large margins, rich color, tied by well-struck purple "City Circular Dispatch Boyd's 1 Park Place" oval handstamp on locally used cover, fresh and Very Fine, philatelically-inspired but attractive nonetheless

250
160
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1403
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1403, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18). Large margins, light corner crease, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by target and "New-York 2 Jan." double-circle datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Waterford Me., Very Fine, attractive and scarce patriotic usage, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
500
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1404
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1404, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18). Large margins to clear, intense color, used with 3c Rose (65) and tied by target and "New-York 9 Nov." double-circle datestamp on cover to Hamilton College in Clinton N.Y., some slight wear, 3c small faults, otherwise Very Fine, attractive usage

225
225
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1405
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1405, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red (20L23), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red (20L23)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red (20L23). Large margins, tied by well-struck "Boyd's Dispatch, 39 Fulton St., Jul. 6, 1866" circular datestamp on orange cover to local address, neat "Paid" handstamp, stamp with small scuff, Very Fine

250
200
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1406
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1406, BoydBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (20L25), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (20L25)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (20L25). Huge margins incl. large part of adjoining stamp above, touched at bottom, tied by Boyd's circular datestamp on yellow cover with Lord & Taylor corner card, faint mounting stains at edges, still Very Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
140
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1407
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1407, BoydBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (20L35c), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (20L35c)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (20L35c). Original gum, h.r., large margins to clear at top and bottom, horizontal crease between stamps at center sensibly reinforced by hinge, other light creases, Very Fine appearance

400
180
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1408
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1408, BoydBoyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., Mercury Series Covers (20L45, 20L50, 20L55), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., Mercury Series Covers (20L45, 20L50, 20L55)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., Mercury Series Covers (20L45, 20L50, 20L55). Each tied by purple Boyd's handstamp on corner card cover to local street addresses, first two are non-philatelic usages, last tied by "City Circular Dispatch Boyd's 1 Park Place" oval (philatelic), Very Fine group

750
450
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1409
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1409, BoydBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Entire (20LU13), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Entire (20LU13)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Entire (20LU13). Cancelled by "Boyd's Dispatch, 39 Fulton St., Dec. 21, 1867" circular datestamp to local address, fresh and Very Fine

300
200
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1410
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1410, BoydBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Entire (20LU28), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Entire (20LU28)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Entire (20LU28). Cancelled by "Boyd's Dispatch, 1 Park Place, Jun. 21" double-circle datestamp to local address, minor wear, Very Fine

450
250
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1411
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1411, BoydBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., Postal Stationery, Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., Postal StationeryBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., Postal Stationery. Four, Nos. 20LU14 and 20LU17 (both Die Type L67b), 20LUX1 used and 20LUX9 unused, Very Fine

925
550
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1412
c
Boyd's Valentine Covers. Three stampless covers on exhibit pages, red or black oval datestamps, each with original enclosure, generally Fine

E. 200-300
200
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