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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Carter

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1469
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1469, CarterG. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Blue on Buff Entire (36LU1), G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Blue on Buff Entire (36LU1)G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Blue on Buff Entire (36LU1). Embossed in upper right corner of cover to Philadelphia street address, 3c Brownish Carmine (11), small but mostly clear margins, tied by grid and "Baltimore Md. Feb. 18" (ca. 1852) circular datestamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF A HALF-DOZEN KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE CARTER'S DISPATCH ENTIRE.

About a half-dozen examples of the Carter's embossed entire are known, including three addressed to Caleb D. West in Philadelphia with 3c 1851 stamps. A December 1851 usage with the Orange Brown tied by the Philadelphia & Baltimore Railroad datestamp realized $3,000 hammer in our Golden sale. The others are early 1852 usages with Brownish Carmine shades tied by Baltimore datestamps. Carter's post is thought to have ceased operation in 1851, prior to the time these covers were mailed. Even if Carter's post still existed, it is unlikely that the Philadelphia post office would turn mail received from Baltimore or the railroad route agent over to a private local post for street delivery. The best explanation for these late usages of the embossed entire is that they were used simply as envelopes (see Steven M. Roth's article in The Penny Post, November 1992). They are nonetheless rare and desirable, and they are the basis of the Scott listings.

Ex Brown, Caspary, Ward and Hall.

1,750
0
1470
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1470, CarterG. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1), G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1)G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1). Huge margins at top and bottom, just in at sides, tied by ms. "X", blue "Philada. Pa. 5 Jul. 20" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C., fresh and Very Fine

225
250
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1471
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1471, CarterG. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1), G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1)G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1). Four covers, each bearing single, three tied by ms., one by blue Philadelphia circular datestamp (scuffed), destinations incl. Philadelphia (2), Warren Pa. and Baltimore, Fine-Very Fine, desirable and highly exhibitable group

900
550
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1472
ng
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1472, CarterCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Unused (no gum), large margins, rich color, faint creases, appears Very Fine

350
500
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1473
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1473, CarterCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Ample margin at right, touched at top and left, scissors-cut at bottom, small repaired corner in bottom right margin, tied by red "Towle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State St., 2 Cents" oval handstamp with matching "Paid." on blue folded cover to local addressee, circa 1849-50, ms. "Gone to California" indicating that addressee had left for the Gold Rush, side panels removed

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH THE CHEEVER & TOWLE STAMP TIED BY A HANDSTAMP.

Cheever & Towle's usual method of cancelling its stamps (if at all) was to apply a small "X" in manuscript, sometimes with an extra dash or two. This is the only cover in our records, the Sloane or Costales files that has the stamp cancelled and tied by the red oval marking.

Ex Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 902, realized $4,500 hammer)

5,000
6,250
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1474
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1474, CarterChicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1), Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1)Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1). Unused (no gum), margins mostly clear all around, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

800
450
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1475
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1475, CarterChicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1), Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1)Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1). Mostly large margins, ms. "X" cancel, a bit toned, couple tiny flaws, otherwise Fine, very scarce

1,250
0
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1476
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1476, CarterChicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown, Serrated Perforations (38L1 var), Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown, Serrated Perforations (38L1 var)Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown, Serrated Perforations (38L1 var). Ample margins on three sides showing very small traces of roulette at bottom, slightly in at right, uncancelled, bright color, used on lady's small embossed cover to local street address

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CHICAGO PENNY POST "BEEHIVE" STAMP WITH TRACES OF PERFORATIONS. NO MORE THAN THREE COVERS WITH THIS STAMP ARE KNOWN.

Ex Abt (illustrated in his Chicago series) and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 918, realized $4,250 hammer)

5,000
2,800
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