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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Grafflin

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1558
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1558, GrafflinGrafflin's Baltimore Despatch, Baltimore Md., 1c Black (73L1), Grafflin's Baltimore Despatch, Baltimore Md., 1c Black (73L1)Grafflin's Baltimore Despatch, Baltimore Md., 1c Black (73L1). Margins except touched at right, used with 3c Rose Red (11), margins to just touched, tied together by blue "Baltimore Md. Dec. 30" cds on cover to Indiana, chemist's albino return card at left, faint waterstains around local stamp

A FINE AND RARE TIED COMBINATION OF GRAFFLIN'S STAMP AND THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,250
1559
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1559, GrafflinGrafflin's Baltimore Despatch, Baltimore Md., 1c Black (73L1), Grafflin's Baltimore Despatch, Baltimore Md., 1c Black (73L1)Grafflin's Baltimore Despatch, Baltimore Md., 1c Black (73L1). Unused (traces of original gum), margins to just in, slight toning (mostly from gum), otherwise Fine, with 1971 R.P.S. certificate

200
160
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1560
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1560, GrafflinGuy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Pink (74L1), Guy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Pink (74L1)Guy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Pink (74L1). Tied by clear strike of purple "Guy's City Dispatch 1123 Chestnut St." double-line oval handstamp on cover to local street address, couple small faint stains, Very Fine, scarce, ex Worthington and Golden

800
750
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1561
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1561, GrafflinGuy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue (74L2), Guy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue (74L2)Guy's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue (74L2). Tied by purple "Guy's City Dispatch, 1123 Chestnut St." double-line oval handstamp on cover to local street address, vertical fold (worn) and reduced at left, stamp with piece out at left prior to use, Fine, ex Worthington and Golden

1,500
800
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1562
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1562, GrafflinHackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (153L1), Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (153L1)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (153L1). Unused (no gum), couple painted-over surface scuffs, still appears Fine

250
80
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1563
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1563, GrafflinHackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (153L1), Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (153L1)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (153L1). Used with 2c Red Brown (210), both stamps tied by "Atlantic City N.J. Jun. 30, 4PM, 1887" circular datestamp and duplex numeral oval grid on cover to Philadelphia, receiving backstamp, cover with small diagonal crease at top left well away from stamps

ONE OF TWO COVERS KNOWN TO US WITH THE HACKNEY & BOLTE STAMP TIED IN COMBINATION WITH UNITED STATES POSTAGE.

This cover and its companion were contained in the Frank A. Hollowbush collection. They are both postmarked on June 30, 1887, and addressed to different persons. The post ceased service at about this time after one year of operation. A postal card with the Hackney & Bolte stamp tied on front is also known.

Signed Sloane. With 2002 P.F. certificate.

5,000
3,500
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1564
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1564, GrafflinHall & Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green (76L1), Hall & Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green (76L1)Hall & Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green (76L1). Large margins to just touched, tied by red "New-York 5cts. 11 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Poughkeepsie N.Y., some soiling, vertical file fold away from stamp, stamp with some light creases, appears Fine, scarce used on cover, none was offered on cover in any of our past auctions including Meyersburg, Golden or Hall, thus we believe the Scott value to be significantly outdated, signed Sloane, with 1998 P.F. certificate

750
2,000
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1565
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1565, GrafflinT. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1), T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1)T. A. Hampton City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (77L1). Cut to shape as always, frameline almost complete, uncancelled, used on folded letter on blue-line paper to Easton Pa., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Oct. 5" integral-rate circular datestamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP, OF WHICH ALL BUT ONE HAVE UNCANCELLED STAMPS. ONE OF THE GREAT LOCAL-POST RARITIES.

This cover is the third of seven 77L1 covers recorded. One other off-cover stamp is known.

Ex Gibson, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1149, realized $5,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,000
0
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1566
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1566, GrafflinHandford's Pony Express, Handford's Pony ExpressHandford's Pony Express. Red rimless oval handstamp with spelling error on small cover to local street address, with Valentine enclosure which notes "Leap Year" which would make this an 1848 usage, minor wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1567, GrafflinHanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1), Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1)Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1). Unused (no gum), clear to large margins, small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

300
350
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1568
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1568, GrafflinHanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow Glazed (78L1), Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow Glazed (78L1)Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow Glazed (78L1). Full margins all around, cancelled by faintly inked but heavily impressed "Paid", second strike at left on Mar. 12, 1848 folded letter to local address, Very Fine, the Hanford local stamp was rarely cancelled

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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