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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Browne & Co. thru Brown

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1435
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1435, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1). Margins to just in, nick at right, tied by well-struck blue "Cincinnati O. 5 Nov. 16" circular datestamp on blue 1852 folded cover to Philadelphia, fresh and Very Fine, a choice tied example of this Cincinnati local

1,000
800
1436
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1436, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1). Full margins to in, used with 3c Dull Red (11), both stamps tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Feb. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover to West Elkton O., fresh and Fine, scarce and attractive usage of this Cincinnati local post issue

2,750
800
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1437
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1437, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 2c Black (29L2), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 2c Black (29L2)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 2c Black (29L2). Usual tight margins just barely in, used with 3c Dull Red (11), tied together by blue "Cincinnati O. Oct. 26" circular datestamp on brown cover to Mount Pleasant O., a bit worn and wrinkled

FINE. THE BROWNE & COMPANY 2-CENT IS A GREAT RARITY ON COVER, ESPECIALLY TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

The 1c stamp, 29L1, was designed with the "Brown & Co." spelling error. The correct spelling, Browne (with an "e"), appears on the 2c stamp and the markings used by the post. If the spurious Cincinnati "Dec. 7" carrier and local covers are disregarded, this is believed to be the only known combination tied in this manner.

Ex Piller. With 1959 P.F. certificate

4,000
0
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1438
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1438, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrowne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black on Red (30L1), Browne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black on Red (30L1)Browne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black on Red (30L1). Ms. cancel, mostly ample margins, heavy thin breaks paper

ONE OF FIVE OR SIX KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE BROWN'S EASTON DESPATCH POST 2-CENT ON VERMILION, SCOTT 30L1.

The Easton Whig newspaper announced the establishment of Browne's Easton Despatch by William J. Browne, located at 4 North Third Street in Easton, on October 7, 1857. The announcement reads, in part: "...letters, notes, circulars, bank notices, invacations of whatever nature etc. Letters etc. may be left at the letter box and prepaid stamps can be obtained at the office at the rate of 2 cents per every distance not over two miles from the Courthouse, either in this state or in New Jersey." A later notice (Feb. 10, 1858) advertised Browne's post in connection with sending Valentines and mentioned service to Easton, South Easton and Philipsburg -- the latter a violation of the laws governing post roads.

Of the six 30L1 stamps located in our records, there is some doubt about the genuineness of an uncancelled stamp affixed to a cover, leaving four pen-cancelled stamps and one uncancelled stamp.

5,000
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1439
ogbl
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1439, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrowne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black (30L3), Browne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black (30L3)Browne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black (30L3). Block of six comprising four stamps at right and the pair at lower left, separate horizontal sheet-margin pair affixed at upper left (slightly overlapping margins), original gum, bright and fresh paper, creases with a few tiny breaks in paper

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF THE RARE BROWNE'S EASTON DESPATCH ENGRAVED STAMP.

The engraved stamp with a portrait of Washington, 30L3, was the subject of recent scholarly study by Larry Lyons (The Penny Post, April 2006). In his article, he documents at least 37 examples and reconstructs the original plate layout using the multiple offered here. This block of six and pair, and three or four additional pairs, are the only known multiples. Lyons assigns Positions 2-3, 4-5/7-10 to this block and pair.

Ex Weekes, Souren, Boker, Lilly and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 850, realized $5,500 hammer). Scott Retail as block of six and pair.

7,350
0
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1440
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1440, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Colored Glazed Paper (31L1-31L5), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Colored Glazed Paper (31L1-31L5)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Colored Glazed Paper (31L1-31L5). Complete set of colors, each with paper adherence and pencil "OK J. W. Scott", Red has tear, otherwise Very Fine, this 1876 local post was operated by the stamp dealer William P. Brown for philatelic purposes

1,000
1,200
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1441
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1441, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Glazed Yellow (31L2), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Glazed Yellow (31L2)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Glazed Yellow (31L2). Large even margins, tied by neat "Brown's Despatch Paid" circle handstamp on blue envelope with red on white paste-on label of William Brown, Extremely Fine, signed by Costales, with 1995 P.F. certificate

800
1,200
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1442
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1442, Browne & Co. thru BrownBrown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5). Large margins all around, tied by neat strike of "Brown's Despatch Paid" handstamp on cover to local address, with Wm. P. Brown label at top left, fresh and Very Fine, an immaculate cover, with 1995 P.F. certificate

800
1,200
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