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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Floyd

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1532
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1532, FloydFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1). Huge margins all around, dark shade, tied by perfect clear strike of "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" double-oval handstamp, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by blue grid, matching "Chicago Ills. Mar. 25" double-circle datestamp on cover addressed in blue to Grafton Mass., lightly cleaned

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB COMBINATION COVER WITH THE FLOYD'S PENNY POST BLUE STAMP AND 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

To-the-mails usages of this stamp are much scarcer than locally-addressed covers. Floyd's Penny Post covers with the 3c 1857, rather than the 3c 1861, are extremely rare.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
1533
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1533, FloydFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1). Large margins all around, deep shade, tied by clear strike of "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" circular handstamp on small cover to local street address, small mended nick at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex Knapp

1,000
600
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1534
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1534, FloydFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2). Large to huge margins, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), both stamps tied by grid, Floyd's stamp also tied by sunburst company handstamp, Extremely Fine and very rare, Scott Retail as used Floyd's

1,000
400
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1535
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1535, FloydFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2). Faults but mostly large margins, uncancelled, affixed to John R. Floyd's business card (American Express Co.) and signed by him, dated July 10, 1893, "1859" written in his hand below stamp (presumably his recollection of the year of issue), unusual exhibition item, ex Golden

E. 150-200
275
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1536
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1536, FloydFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Brown (68L2). Faulty, uncancelled, affixed to John R. Floyd's business card (American Express Co.) with Civil War veteran's logo, nice exhibit item

E. 150-200
120
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1537
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1537, FloydFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3). Original gum, h.r., large margins, few light toning spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. NO MORE THAN A DOZEN EXAMPLES OF FLOYD'S GREEN STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US, AND OF THESE ONLY TWO ARE IN SOUND UNUSED CONDITION.

John R. Floyd advertised the start of his Penny Post in July 1860. In June 1861, after the outbreak of the Civil War, Floyd sold the firm to Charles W. Mappa, but continued to assist in managing the post for several months before leaving for war in January 1862. Mappa in turn sold out to Kimball & Waterman in May 1862, and the post continued at least until November 1862 and then closed.

The Brown and Blue stamps were the first issued, and the Blue continued to be issued from 1860 through 1862. The Green stamps are known used only in October and November 1862, thus they appear to be the last printing, probably by Kimball & Waterman before the post was closed. The Blue is the most common, and the Brown is extremely scarce. The Green is by far the rarest, with only two recorded covers, six or seven used stamps off cover, and three unused stamps (two with original gum) known to us.

4,500
1,400
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1538
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1538, FloydFloyd's Penny Post, Floyd's Penny PostFloyd's Penny Post. Circular handstamp with sunburst perfectly struck on bright buff cover to agent of the Merchant's Despatch in Chicago, endorsed "Floyd Jan. 31/62" at lower left, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
550
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