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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Westervelt

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1725
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1725, WesterveltWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lavender (144L2), Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lavender (144L2)Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lavender (144L2). Large margins, "tied" by some staining from gum, used with 3c Rose (65) which is tied by target, "Paterson N.J. Apr. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Chester N.Y., ms. instructions at bottom left "Care of C.H Westervelt", slightly reduced at right, Fine, scarce combination, the Westervelt's did not see use on this incoming cover but was likely affixed by recipient on receipt, signed Sloane

E. 150-200
550
1726
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1726, WesterveltWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Red on Pink (144L9), Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Red on Pink (144L9)Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Red on Pink (144L9). Full to large margins, bright color, used with 3c Rose (65), both stamps tied by 10-bar grid, "Chester N.Y. Mar. 12" (ca. 1864-65) circular datestamp on cover to Paterson N.J.

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FEW TIED EXAMPLES OF THE WESTERVELT POST 1864 INDIAN HEAD ISSUE ON COVER.

We are aware of at least four covers with this Westervelt Post stamp tied by a handstamp. Comparing this cover with our photo records, we feel confident saying the quality of this example surpasses the others.

Ex Knapp, Schenck and Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 791, realized $1,800 hammer).

2,000
3,750
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1727
ngbl
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1727, WesterveltWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Buff (144L1), Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Buff (144L1)Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Buff (144L1). Complete sheet of six, unused (no gum), large margins, Extremely Fine, only two sheets of the First Issue are reported in Patton book (p. 306), ex Golden, Scott Retail $240.00 as singles

E. 400-500
650
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1728
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1728, WesterveltWestervelt's Post Balance, Westervelt's Post BalanceWestervelt's Post Balance. Five items, incl. unused Nos. 144L2, 144L9, 144L29 strip of three, 144L30 and 144L40, appear Fine-Very Fine

300
375
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1729
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1729, WesterveltWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1). Enormous margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), margins to barely touched, tied together by "Westchester Pa. Jun. 14" circular datestamp on Quaker-dated 1854 folded letter to Philadelphia, 3c small gum spots

EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY FRESH. A MAGNIFICENT COVER WITH THE WESTTOWN LOCAL STAMP TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1851 ISSUE ON THE FRONT OF THE COVER.

This local post operated between the Westtown Quaker school for girls and nearby post offices. Its small adhesive stamps were almost always affixed to the back flap of lady's envelopes. The use of this stamp on the address side, tied with the post office datestamp, is extremely unusual and possibly unique.

Ex Jarrett and Piller

4,500
7,500
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1730
ogbl
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1730, WesterveltWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2). Type VII, block of six, unused, dried gum, large margins, creased, otherwise Very Fine, the largest multiple of this stamp in private hands, ex Boker, Chapin and Golden, with 1973 P.F. certificate

1,000
600
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1731
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1731, WesterveltWesttown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold (145L2). Type VII, three large margins, touched at top, used with 3c Green (158), both stamps tied by target cancel, "Street Road Pa." circular datestamp on cover to Tecumseh Mich.

VERY FINE. A FABULOUS COVER WITH THE WESTTOWN LOCAL STAMP TIED ON THE FRONT OF THE COVER.

By this point of the Westtown School's mail service, the practice of affixing adhesive stamps to the backs of envelopes was well established. Among covers from the 1853 to 1869 period, one regularly encounters uncancelled stamps affixed to the front.

2,250
1,500
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