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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — East River thru Faunce

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1525
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1525, East River thru FaunceEast River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L3), East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L3)East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L3). Cut to shape, uncancelled, appears to have originated on small cover to local street address with red "East River/Post Office/23 Avenue D" three-line handstamp, stamp lifted and replaced, surrounded by a water stain, Fine, extremely rare use of the "23 Av. D" stamp, illustrated in Patton book (p. 160), ex Chapman, Caspary, Middendorf and Golden

E. 1,000-1,500
850
1526
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1526, East River thru FaunceEast River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L4), East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L4)East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L4). Vertical pair, original gum, large margins, fine clear impression on deep green paper, slight negligible crease at upper left

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THE EAST RIVER POST OFFICE "18 AVE. D" STAMP. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE AND DISTINCTIVE STAMP, WITH ITS ILLUSTRATION OF A SIDEWHEEL SAILING VESSEL.

This pair was featured on the cover of the 1973 Robson Lowe sale of a portion of the Boker Carriers and Locals collection.

Ex Caspary, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1045, realized $4,000 hammer)

2,500
1,800
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1527
ng
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1527, East River thru FaunceEssex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1), Essex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1)Essex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1). Ample margins, unused (no gum), small faults, otherwise Very Fine, rare, ex Hall, signed Sloane

1,250
700
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1528
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1528, East River thru FaunceEssex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1), Essex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1)Essex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1). Small but ample margins, uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to touching, tied by double-struck "New-York Mar. 11" (ca. 1856) circular datestamp on buff cover to Springfield Mass., Extremely Fine, appears to be a genuine usage (but cannot be guaranteed) -- Coster's story of the Essex Letter Express basically states that three or four ex-carriers of various city posts joined together in 1856 and issued the Essex Letter Express stamps to the public, then disbanded and kept the proceeds -- if true, it is possible that some mail was carried -- ex Ferrary, Mason and Schwartz, a cover in our November 1999 Golden sale realized $1,700 hammer and this cover realized $1,600 in Sale 824

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1529
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1529, East River thru FaunceJabez Fearey & Co.'s Mustang Express, Newark N.J., Black on Red Glazed (66L1), Jabez Fearey & Co.'s Mustang Express, Newark N.J., Black on Red Glazed (66L1)Jabez Fearey & Co.'s Mustang Express, Newark N.J., Black on Red Glazed (66L1). Large margins, original gum, slightly creased and oxidized, still Very Fine, extremely rare

275
275
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1530
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1530, East River thru FaunceFaunce's Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1), Faunce's Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1)Faunce's Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1). Unused (no gum), small scuffs, appears Very Fine

225
120
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1531
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1531, East River thru FaunceFaunce's Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1), Faunce's Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1)Faunce's Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1). Large margins to in at top, tied by Philadelphia circular datestamp on small piece, Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to the cancellation

350
120
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