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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Glen Haven Daily Mail, Gordon

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1550
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1550, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Dark Green, Ty. I (71L1), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Dark Green, Ty. I (71L1)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Dark Green, Ty. I (71L1). Margins to clear, uncancelled as always, used on small cover with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11) tied by "Homer N.Y. Feb. 13" (ca. 1859) circular datestamp, to Varna N.Y.,

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED COVERS WITH THE RARE GLEN HAVEN DAILY MAIL 71L1 STAMP.

The Glen Haven Daily Mail differs from most local posts in that it served an area in which there was no post office by bringing mail to neighboring post offices. Beginning in the late 1840's, Glen Haven became a popular health resort and location of water-cure sanitariums. In 1848 Glen Haven also became the site of women's dress reform, led by Amelia Jenks Bloomer, for whom a particular type of ladies' undergarments were nicknamed. A post office was established in Glen Haven in 1859, which ended the Daily Mail operation. (Source: Patton book, pp. 320-322).

Beginning around 1854, typeset stamps were used on letters from Glen Haven, always in conjunction with United States postage. The one-cent supplemental fee paid for a letter to be brought to the post office at Scott, about three miles away, or, if the roads were favorable, to Homer, about ten miles from Glen Haven. The stamps remained in use until very early in 1859, probably stopping at the time the post office was established. Although the Scott Catalogue lists 71L1 as the first stamp in the series, it is almost certainly the last printed and used. Only five genuine 71L1 and one 71L1a covers are known to us. Four are dated in October-December 1858 or January 1859. This February usage is the latest known. The 71L2-71L4 types were used during the five years prior to 1859. The great rarity of 71L1 makes sense if it comes from a printing that occurred just before the service was terminated in 1859.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

6,250
3,250
1551
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1551, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed, Ty. II (71L2), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed, Ty. II (71L2)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed, Ty. II (71L2). Large margins, few tiny flaked spots in enamel, used with 3c Brownish Carmine (11) and both tied by "Scott N.Y. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on small white cover to Bonsack's Va.

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE TIED COMBINATION OF THE GLEN HAVEN DAILY MAIL STAMP AND 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

The Glen Haven stamps are almost always uncancelled. This rare tied usage of the early Type II adhesive is extremely rare and unlisted in Scott.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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1552
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1552, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed, Ty. III (71L3), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed, Ty. III (71L3)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed, Ty. III (71L3). Large margins, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) and tied by "Tully N.Y. Feb. 6" circular datestamp on orange cover to Cortlandville N.Y., stamps slightly overlapping, barely reduced at right, the Glen Haven stamp with light vertical crease, appears Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage

2,000
1,400
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1553
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1553, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green, Ty. IV (71L4), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green, Ty. IV (71L4)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green, Ty. IV (71L4). Margins to just in at right, used with 3c Brownish Carmine (11) and tied by "Scott N.Y. Aug. 12" circular datestamp on cover to Warren O., water cure physician's blue woodcut corner card, scroll and quill pen design, 1857 docketing, light soiling, 3c average, Glen Haven stamp with small faults, minor flap faults, handsome and Very Fine appearance, Glen Haven was the location of water cure physicians

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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1554
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1554, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green, Ty. IV (71L4), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green, Ty. IV (71L4)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green, Ty. IV (71L4). Block of three with original gum that has turned a very dark shade of brown (shows thru in places), large margins, top left stamp has diamonds in corners, bottom two have ornaments, creased and other minor faults, otherwise Very Fine and still the only recorded multiple of any Glen Haven Daily Mail stamp, ex Hollowbush and Hall

900
700
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1555
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1555, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion (72L1), Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion (72L1)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion (72L1). Large margin at left, full at top and bottom, just touched at right, bright shade, bottom edge has touched-up fault, small sealed tear at top left, uncancelled as usual, used on small cover to local street address, red "New York Hotel J. B. Monnot" oval hotel forwarder's handstamp, red "New-York 2 cts. Sep. 11" drop-rate circular datestamp, red wax seal

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE GORDON'S CITY EXPRESS VERMILION STAMP. THREE ARE KNOWN ON COVERS.

Ownership of this post is attributed through city directories to Samuel B. Gordon at 302 Rivington Street in New York City. Gordon is listed as a "letter carrier" in 1848-49 and 1849-50, and his name appears in 1850-51 as a "despatch post", all at the same address. The dates of known covers fit into this 1848 to 1850 time frame. (Source: Patton book, p. 177).

The Gordon's stamp on Green paper (glazed or unglazed) is scarce, but the same design on Vermilion glazed paper is a great rarity. Patton stated that he knew of six examples, including three on covers. We have located three covers and one piece: 1) uncancelled, on cover to Daniel Ross, W. 22nd St., with New York Hotel oval and New York 2c drop-rate Sep. 11 datestamp, the cover offered here, ex Caspary, Lilly, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1094, realized $23,000 hammer); 2) faulty upper left corner, uncancelled, used on cover to C. P. Fasby, P.O. Box 1886, with red New York 2c Oct. 30 drop rate datestamp, ex Earl of Crawford, Needham, Middendorf; 3) uncancelled, small black "Paid" handstamp on Feb. 2, 1849 folded letter to Mess. Sparkman & Truslau, ex Caspary, Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 655, realized $10,000 hammer); and 4) tied by red New York datestamp on small piece of lady's embossed cover, ex Hollowbush, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1095, realized $6,250 hammer).

Ex Caspary, Lilly and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

15,000
10,500
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1556
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1556, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (72L2), Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (72L2)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (72L2). Huge margins to clear, uncancelled, used on lady's small cover with red "New York 5cts. Jun. 8" integral-rate circular datestamp to Albany N.Y., Very Fine

650
475
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1557
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1557, Glen Haven Daily Mail, GordonGordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3), Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3). Large margins, tied by light strike of red "New-York 5 cts. 25 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp buff homemade cover to Northville Ct., matching red "Paid" in arc handstamp, pencil "Paid" notations probably applied by the local post, Very Fine, attractive tied usage

650
650
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