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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Davis

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1499
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1499, DavisDavis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1), Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1). Type D, Position 4, large margins to just in at bottom ornaments, affixed to blue folded cover to Philadelphia to which it did not originatet#

THE ADHESIVE IS VERY FINE AND VERY RARE. ONE OF ONLY FOURTEEN RECORDED EXAMPLES.

Our records of 14 Davis's Penny Post stamps contain four on genuine covers and ten others either off cover or affixed to covers.

Signed Sloane and Jakubek.

2,750
800
1500
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1500, DavisDavis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac, "Pennq" for "Penny" (57L1a), Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac, "Pennq" for "Penny" (57L1a)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac, "Pennq" for "Penny" (57L1a). Type B (Position 2), cut to shape, red cancel

FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE "PENNQ" SPELLING ERROR, OF WHICH FOUR ARE RECORDED. THE "PENNQ" SPELLING ERROR WAS RECOGNIZED BY ELLIOTT PERRY IN 1959 AND LISTED IN SCOTT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2000.

The Davis's "Pennq Post" error was not noted by Denwood Kelly, and it remained unlisted in Scott for 40 years since Elliott Perry wrote to the U.S. Specialized editor, Eugene Costales, in April 1959, reporting the "Pennq" variety. Of the fourteen recorded 57L1 stamps, four come from Position 2, which we classify as Type B, in which the "q" character is used instead of "y".

8,250
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1501
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1501, DavisDouglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2), Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2)Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2). Tied by purple cancel on druggist's green lithographed advertising cover to local street address, minor opening tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce and attractive cover, ex Joyce and Golden

500
650
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1502
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1502, DavisDouglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., 1c Orange (59L4), Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., 1c Orange (59L4)Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., 1c Orange (59L4). Vivid color, short perf, tied by purple cancel on grocer's corner card cover to local street address, illustrated advertisement on back, edge faults and slight toning, otherwise Fine, very scarce, ex Golden

600
275
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1503
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1503, DavisDupuy & Schenck Penny Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Glazed (60L1), Dupuy & Schenck Penny Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Glazed (60L1)Dupuy & Schenck Penny Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Glazed (60L1). Mostly large margins, usual ms. check mark cancel, not tied, used on 1847 folded letter to St. Louis Mo., red "New-York 10 cts 7 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine, an attractive and very scarce use of the Dupuy & Schenck "Beehive" stamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1504
P
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1504, DavisDupuy & Schenck Penny Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Black Salesman's Sample Proof in Black on Wove (60L1P), Dupuy & Schenck Penny Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Black Salesman's Sample Proof in Black on Wove (60L1P)Dupuy & Schenck Penny Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Black Salesman's Sample Proof in Black on Wove (60L1P). A composite proof cut from salesman's sample book, the Dupuy & Schenck stamp included among examples of lathework, numerals and ornamental designs, Very Fine and fascinating piece

E. 750-1,000
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1505
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1505, DavisDupuy & Schenck/Penny Post, Dupuy & Schenck/Penny PostDupuy & Schenck/Penny Post. Red two-line handstamp on multicolored folded Valentine enclosure to local street address, fresh and Very Fine, unusual usage

E. 200-300
225
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