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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Third Avenue Post Office

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1711
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1711, Third Avenue Post OfficeThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (139L1), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (139L1)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (139L1). Cut to oval shape as always, clear impression, tiny tear and creased by folds, used with 3c Dull Red (11), cut in, tied by "New-York Jun. 12" (ca. 1855-56) circular datestamp on small cover to Fredericktown Mo., cover has minor toned spots

FINE. EXTREMELY RARE USE OF BLACK-ON-GREEN THIRD AVENUE POST OFFICE STAMP.

Ex Chapman, Lilly, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1540, realized $1,800 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate.

1,600
1,200
1712
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1712, Third Avenue Post OfficeThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow (139L3), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow (139L3)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow (139L3). Cut to oval shape as always, beautiful clear impression on bright paper, some excess gum at right, uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample to huge margins, tied by bold "New-York Dec. 18" circular datestamp on greenish 1855 folded letter to Philadelphia, filing crease thru 3c stamp in right margin only

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE CHOICEST OF THE FOUR YELLOW THIRD AVENUE POST COVERS THAT ARE KNOWN TO US.

Ex Hollowbush and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1545, realized $4,250 hammer). Signed Sloane. With 1999 P.F. certificate

3,000
3,000
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1713
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1713, Third Avenue Post OfficeThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Blue (139L4), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Blue (139L4)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Blue (139L4). Cut to oval shape as always, bold dark impression on bright blue paper, uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to slightly in, rich color, tied by "New-York May 19" (ca. 1856) circular datestamp on bright white cover to Brunswick Maine

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF ALL THIRD AVENUE POST OFFICE COVERS. ONE OF TWO RECORDED 139L4 STAMPS -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN ON COVER.

The Sloane records show a 139L4 on piece with a 3c 1851, both stamps tied by a "New-York Apr. 15" circular datestamp.

Ex Caspary, Lilly, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1546, realized $7,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

7,750
9,500
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1714
og
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1714, Third Avenue Post OfficeThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Buff (139L6), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Buff (139L6)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Buff (139L6). Cut to oval shape as always, clear of frameline all around, large part original gum, clear impression, pinpoint thin speck, tiny scissors-cut in margin at upper right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THREE OR FOUR THIRD AVENUE POST STAMPS ARE REPORTED ON BUFF PAPER.

This stamp and one other (offered in the Golden sale, lot 1549, realized $2,100 hammer) are the only two confirmed examples of the Buff 139L6 stamp. A cover in the Caspary sale was described with a "Yellow Buff" stamp, but we are unable at this time to determine if it is actually Buff 139L6 or Yellow 139L3. There was also a stamp on cover in the Needham collection that was described as Buff 139L6 in the Harmer, Rooke & Co. sale, Mar. 6-7, 1951.

Ex Caspary, Mason, Lilly and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1548, realized $2,300 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,400
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1715
ng
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1715, Third Avenue Post OfficeThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (139L7), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (139L7)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (139L7). Cut to oval shape as always, small part original gum, slight thin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED THIRD AVENUE POST STAMPS ON PINK PAPER.

The Third Avenue Post Office was operated by S. Rothenheim in 1855 and 1856. Rothenheim was at one time a carrier for Boyd's post. The three recorded examples are as follows: 1) cut to shape, the stamp offered here, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1550, realized $4,750 hammer); 2) uncancelled on cover to Dobbs Ferry N.Y., ex Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 785, realized $6,000 hammer); and 3) uncancelled on cover to Nevada City Cal. with certificate stating stamp does not originate (we disagree), Siegel Sale 846 (realized $2,600 hammer).

Ex Mason, Lilly, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,250
2,800
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1716
ng
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1716, Third Avenue Post OfficeThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (139L8), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (139L8)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (139L8). Cut to oval shape as always, uncancelled, clear impression on mossy green paper

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE THIRD AVENUE POST STAMP ON GREEN COLORED-THRU PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE OF 139L8.

The only recorded used copy was offered in the Golden sale. Ex Lilly, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1551, realized $3,750 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,150
2,400
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