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Sale 908 — Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails

Sale Date — Friday, 17 March, 2006

Category — Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4798
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4798, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brady & Co. City Despatch Post, 97 Duane St, Brady & Co. City Despatch Post, 97 Duane StBrady & Co. City Despatch Post, 97 Duane St. Blue oval handstamp and ms. "C.O.D. 2 cts" on fresh cover to local street address, Extremely Fine, very scarce, ex de Lisle

E. 500-750
1,050
4799
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4799, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brady & Co. City Despatch Post, 97 Duane St, Brady & Co. City Despatch Post, 97 Duane StBrady & Co. City Despatch Post, 97 Duane St. Blue oval handstamp with matching "Paid" in rectangular frame on brown printed illustrated advertising circular to local street address, clear strikes (oval partly off rough edge of circular), Fine condition, extremely scarce

E. 400-500
270
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4800
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4800, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brigg's Despatch 2, Brigg's Despatch 2Brigg's Despatch 2. Negative circular handstamp on printed Pennsylvania Railroad notice dated Sep. 8, 1848, to "Baldwin's Factory", ms. "SG" (Spring Garden), trace of blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, couple of small pieces torn from circular, soiled, otherwise Fine, extremely rare, ex Golden

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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4801
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4801, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brigg's Despatch 2, Brigg's Despatch 2Brigg's Despatch 2. Negative circular handstamp in black, unusually clear strike on back of Sep. 26, 1849 folded letter to local street address, Very Fine and rare, ex Gibson

E. 500-750
350
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4802
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4802, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brigg's Despatch Paid, Brigg's Despatch PaidBrigg's Despatch Paid. Negative circular handstamp in black, beautiful strike on ca. 1848 folded letter to local street address, Very Fine, remarkably choice strike of this rare handstamp

E. 750-1,000
500
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4803
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4803, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts, Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 CtsBroadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts. Red oval handstamp and matching slanted "Paid" on lady's small cover with Jenny Lind embossed corner card, to local street address, Very Fine, ex Perry

E. 300-400
200
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4804
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4804, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts, Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 CtsBroadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts. Red oval handstamp and matching slanted "Paid" on lady's small embossed cover to local street address, pencil note "Marriage certificate", Extremely Fine strike and cover

E. 300-400
600
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4805
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4805, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts, Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 CtsBroadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts. Oval handstamp with "Paid" in wide arc on brown cover to local street address, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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4806
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4806, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts, Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 CtsBroadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts. Oval handstamp with slanted "Paid" on blue cover to local street address, with Dec. 8, 1852 enclosure, Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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4807
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4807, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts, Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 CtsBroadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts. Oval handstamp with "Paid" in wide arc and "Paid/Swarts" in frame on cover to local street address, pencil "3 Ct", Fine, ex Golden

E. 150-200
80
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4808
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4808, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Broadway Post Office Jan. 9, Broadway Post Office Jan. 9Broadway Post Office Jan. 9. Red double-circle datestamp on cover to addressee in Washington D.C., forwarded to "B. Lockwood Broadway letter office N.Y." where red circle was applied, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by "Greenfield Ms. Dec. 15" circular datestamp, "Washington D.C. Jan. 7, 1860" circular datestamp and "Forwarded" straightline, opening tears extend just over top left edge, otherwise Fine, very rare marking, ex Blake and Schwartz

E. 300-400
300
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4809
ogbl
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4809, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2), Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2). Block of four, original gum, top pair small h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., large margins to close at bottom right, small scissors cut between bottom pair, Very Fine and scarce block, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,500
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4810
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4810, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Bronson & Fobes City Express Post, Aug. 22, 1856 2 PM, Bronson & Fobes City Express Post, Aug. 22, 1856 2 PMBronson & Fobes City Express Post, Aug. 22, 1856 2 PM. Perfect strike of circular datestamp on large part of folded printed notice, file folds and wear, Extremely Fine strike of this rare marking, according to Hahn's notes, city directories list G. F. Fobes (not Forbes) as the partner

E. 400-500
450
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4811
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4811, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Crimson (28L3), Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Crimson (28L3)Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Crimson (28L3). Large margins to just clear, slight corner crease, black cancel, 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), affixed over 2c and tied by red "U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1/Mar. 31" carrier circular datestamp, delivery timestamp at right on buff cover to New York City street address, most of backflap missing, reduced at top, slight wrinkles, still a Fine cover, extremely unusual combination of Brooklyn local post and New York City carrier service, ex Malcolm and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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4812
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4812, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Crimson (28L3), Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Crimson (28L3)Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Crimson (28L3). Large margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, cancelled by handstamp and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by "New-York Oct. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Middlebury Vt., with original 1857-dated enclosure, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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4813
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4813, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Dark Blue (28L5), Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Dark Blue (28L5)Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Dark Blue (28L5). Large margins, minor scuff in corner, tied by black cancel, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to touching at top, both stamps tied by bold "Brooklyn N-Y. Nov. 17" circular datestamp on brown cover to New Haven Conn., slight wear around edges, Very Fine, a very scarce tied usage, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
750
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4814
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4814, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Browne & Co.'s City Post, Paid, Browne & Co.'s City Post, PaidBrowne & Co.'s City Post, Paid. Red circular handstamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Crittenden Ky., blue "Cincinnati O. Jul. 19" circular datestamp, somewhat worn and soiled, still Fine with a clear strike of this scarce marking, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
230
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4815
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4815, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O, Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati OBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O. Bold red "City Post" in circle with blue "Cincinnati O. 5 May 2" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1853 folded letter to Charleston S.C., ms. "paid 1 cent" for Browne & Co. delivery to the mails, file folds, slight wear and small tear at bottom, still Extremely Fine, beautiful and colorful strikes, ex Knapp and Golden

E. 750-1,000
1,250
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4816
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4816, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1). Huge right sheet margin, other sides clear to slightly in, tied by "City Post" in circle handstamp on embossed Valentine cover to local street address, tiny edge tear at right, Very Fine and choice tied example of this scarce Cincinnati local, ex Mason and Hall

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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4817
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4817, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1). Large margins to in, crude attempt to drawn in corner at top right, tied by red "Browne & Cos. City Post Paid" handstamp, used with 3c Dull Red (11), margins to in and tied by blue "Cincinnati May 26" circular datestamp on cover to Newport Ky., some overall wear, appears Fine, scarce and attractive usage of this Cincinnati local post issue, ex Brown

2,750
1,000
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4818
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4818, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)California City Letter Express Co., San Francisco, 10c Green, Type I (33L3), California City Letter Express Co., San Francisco, 10c Green, Type I (33L3)California City Letter Express Co., San Francisco, 10c Green, Type I (33L3). Tips of side projections cut into, margins clear at top and large at bottom, usual ms. cancel, additionally cancelled by San Francisco circular grid and trace of datestamp, the word "Obsolete" is written in ink on back, two tiny tears, slight creases and toning

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED CALIFORNIA LETTER EXPRESS STAMP WITH A HANDSTAMPED CANCELLATION. THE DISTINCTIVE SAN FRANCISCO GRID AND DUPLEX DATESTAMP WERE USED IN THE MID-1860'S AND ON THIS STAMP THEY PROVIDE DEFINITIVE PROOF OF THE LEGITIMACY OF THE HOAG'S & MADISON'S POST.

This stamp is one of three confirmed examples of 33L3, including one in the British Library's Tapling collection. The other confirmed 33L3 available to collectors is the cover offered our Golden sale (Sale 817, lot 861). Of all used examples of the Hoag & Madison stamps, including covers and stamps cancelled by pen, only this stamp is cancelled by the San Francisco post office's distinctive grid. As such, it provides irrefutable evidence establishing the post's period of operation (mid-1860's) and the use of California City Letter Express stamps on mail sent through the mails.

Ex Ferrary, Mason and Golden. With 1956 and 1999 P.F. certificates and 1972 Friedl certificate co-signed by Bloch and Boker.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,750
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4819
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4819, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, California Penny Post Co., San FranciscoCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco. Clear strike of "Penny Post Co. San Francisco" circular handstamp on brown cover to local street address, corner with marking torn off and repaired, still a presentable and affordable example of this rare San Francisco local (examples on plain envelopes addressed locally are very rare)

E. 150-200
95
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4820
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4820, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, California Penny Post Co., San FranciscoCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco. Printed wrapper for New York Journal of Commerce used by the Penny Post Co. to distribute newspapers to San Francisco patrons, Very Fine

E. 100-150
260
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4821
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4821, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)G. Carter's Despatch. 90 N. Fifth St. Paid, G. Carter's Despatch. 90 N. Fifth St. PaidG. Carter's Despatch. 90 N. Fifth St. Paid. Small circular handstamp, much clearer strike than usual, with blue "Philada. Pa. 5 Mar. 22" cds on 1849 folded letter from the proprietor, George Carter, with interesting content re accounts with the post office, light wear and soiling along file fold, otherwise Very Fine, scarce marking, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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4822
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4822, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)G. Carter's Despatch. 90 N. Fifth St. Paid, G. Carter's Despatch. 90 N. Fifth St. PaidG. Carter's Despatch. 90 N. Fifth St. Paid. Small circular handstamp on two folded covers, much clearer strikes than usual, one with "Paid", other "2 Cts." rate, minor age spots, otherwise Very Fine, desirable pair of these scarce Philadelphia local-post markings

E. 300-400
170
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4823
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4823, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Forwarded by/CHOLWELL'S/(...?) Office, Forwarded by/CHOLWELL'S/(...?) OfficeForwarded by/CHOLWELL'S/(...?) Office. Three-line handstamp with couple of letters strengthened in ms. (contemporary?) on back of cover to Trenton N.J., partly readable strike of red New York & Phila. R.R. route agent's datestamp and matching "5" rate, letter enclosure datelined New York Nov. 16, 1849, faults, but the only recorded example of Cholwell's local post, with notes from Calvet M. Hahn re Cholwell

E. 400-500
325
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4824
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4824, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Despatch Post, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post. Large red double-circle handstamp without a date or rate ("t" of "Post" also seems to be missing from this clear strike), on folded cover docketed "Boorman & Johnstone 9 Mo 25/44" indicating New York City origin, Sep. 25, 1844, file fold with small tear at top, Very Fine, an enigmatic marking, which was the subject of an article by Richard Schwartz (The Penny Post, Jan. 1993), who speculates that the marking might be representative of Halsey's Despatch, the firm that D. O. Blood is said to have acquired in 1845, ex Golden (where it realized $2,200 hammer after a spirited bidding contest)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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4825
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4825, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Despatch, City DespatchCity Despatch. Red circle with two bars inside, no visible AM or PM designation and clogged letters indicating lengthy usage, with matching "3" rate handstamp on Very Fine folded letter carried outside the mails to Philadelphia street address, datelined "Fort Brooke U.S.A. Dec. 29, 1845" -- Fort Brooke is listed in Military Forts of the United States as a Florida garrison -- the writer made an error in dating the letter 1845, because he refers to "next July 1845", and the docketing copies the incorrect dateline -- assuming this was mailed in Dec. 1844 and arrived in Jan. 1845, the City Despatch marking falls into sequence with the five other recorded examples -- a great usage, ex Golden

E. 500-750
475
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4826
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4826, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Despatch/PM, City Despatch/PMCity Despatch/PM. Red handstamp with two bars across circle, bold blood-red strike and red crayon "3" rate on Jan. 27, 1845 folded letter from Mt. Pocono Pa. to Philadelphia street address, six recorded covers, including four listed by Steven M. Roth in his Penny Post article (Oct. 1993, p. 11)

E. 400-500
300
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4827
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4827, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Despatch/PM, City Despatch/PMCity Despatch/PM. Red handstamp with two bars across circle, partly readable red strike and ms. "3" rate on Mar. 5, 1845 folded letter from Clarksville Va. to Philadelphia street address, six recorded covers, including four listed by Steven M. Roth in his Penny Post article (Oct. 1993, p. 11)

E. 300-400
200
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4828
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4828, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Dispatch Paid, City Dispatch PaidCity Dispatch Paid. Perfect strike of circular handstamp on Apr. 18, 1860 printed notice of auction sale to local Philadelphia address, file fold, Very Fine, Hahn recorded four examples dated in 1860 (2/13, 4/18, 7/19 and 7/25)

E. 500-750
525
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4829
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4829, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1), City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1). Large margins to just in, tied by handstamp and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by "Philadelphia Pa. May 21, 1860" octagonal datestamp, on small cover to the wife of Howell Cobb in Washington D.C., fresh and Fine, scarce combination usage

E. 300-400
375
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4830
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4830, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1), City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1). Large margins to barely touched at bottom, grid cancel, "City Dispatch. Prompt Delivery. Jul. 14 11[AM]" circular datestamp on cover to local street address, stamp slight toned from gum, otherwise Very Fine, remarkably clear strike of the company datestamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
350
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4831
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4831, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1), City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1). Three large margins, clear at right, tied by circular grid cancel, "City Dispatch Paid." in circle on buff cover to local street address, some wear where writing has been erased, fold clear of stamp, faint waterstain at upper left, still Very Fine, very unusual handstamped marking with this scarce adhesive, ex Caspary and Schwartz, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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4832
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4832, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1), City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1)City Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1). Margins close or touching, tied by circular grid cancel on cover to local street address, opening slit at right and minor edgewear, stamp has either a slight crease or sealed tear at top left, otherwise Fine

500
260
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4833
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4833, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Express Post, Philadelphia Pa, City Express Post, Philadelphia PaCity Express Post, Philadelphia Pa. Red "City Express Post 2 cts." tombstone-shaped rimless handstamp on Jul. 24, 1846 blue folded letter from Oxford Pa. to Philadelphia street address, carried outside mails by "politeness of Mr. Fraser", Very Fine, ex Gibson

E. 400-500
625
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4834
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4834, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Express Post, New York N.Y, City Express Post, New York N.YCity Express Post, New York N.Y. Clear strike of "City Express Post 2 Cts." dateless circular handstamp with blank space before "City" (name was excised) on cover to Mexican Consul in New York City, ms. "Paid" (in ink) and "1c" in pencil, ms. "Collect 1c" in different hand, light toning and edgewear, Very Fine, this is the listing example of this "City Express Post" local

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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4835
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4835, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City P.O./2, City P.O./2City P.O./2. Small double-circle handstamp lightly inked in greenish-blue on Nov. 28, 1846 folded letter to local street address, Very Fine, extremely rare New York local

E. 500-750
400
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4836
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4836, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City P.O./2, City P.O./2City P.O./2. Small double-circle handstamp lightly inked in red and struck on large embossed Valentine cover to Miss G. E. Burritt, 97 Prince St., the cover is in immaculate condition, a Fine strike of this rare marking, believed to have been used in 1846, ex Schwartz

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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4837
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4837, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City P.O./2, City P.O./2City P.O./2. Small double-circle handstamp lightly inked in red on Mar. 23, 1846 folded letter to New York City street address, light stain at bottom, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
150
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4838
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4838, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Commercial Dispatch and Addressing Co., New York N.Y, Commercial Dispatch and Addressing Co., New York N.YCommercial Dispatch and Addressing Co., New York N.Y. Two covers with same manufacturer's corner card to local addresses, one with large cogged oval handstamp in violet with matching "SPECIAL ZAD" straightline, other with framed handstamp and "SPECIAL" straightline, also a third front only with oval, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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4839
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4839, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Cornwall's [sic] Madison Square Post Office, Cornwall's [sic] Madison Square Post OfficeCornwall's [sic] Madison Square Post Office. Oval handstamp with spelling error, clear strikes on front and back of 3c Red Nesbitt entire (U9) to Stokes N.Y., "New-York May 6" (ca. 1856) circular datestamp, stain spots, edge faults, otherwise Fine, rare, Cornwell started this post after May 17, 1855, and sold out to Bentley in August 1856, ex Hollowbush

E. 400-500
200
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4840
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4840, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Cornwell) Madison Square Post Office, (Cornwell) Madison Square Post Office(Cornwell) Madison Square Post Office. Oval handstamp with Cornwell's name removed, slightly doubled strike on small cover to local street address, pencil "Paid", Very Fine, technically, this is a Bentley usage of the Cornwell oval, ex Golden

E. 200-300
120
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4841
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4841, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Crosby's Special Message Post, 19 William St. N.Y, Crosby's Special Message Post, 19 William St. N.YCrosby's Special Message Post, 19 William St. N.Y. Blue oval handstamp on cover to local street address, minor opening tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare use of this marking on stampless cover

E. 200-300
200
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4842
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4842, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Cumming's Express Post, Cumming's Express PostCumming's Express Post. Red oval handstamp on attractive Valentine cover with embossed border and floral design, to local street address, Very Fine, a lovely example of this rare marking, Hahn note dates this to 1846, ex Golden

E. 750-1,000
550
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4843
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4843, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Cumming's Express, 2 Cts, Cumming's Express, 2 CtsCumming's Express, 2 Cts. Red oval handstamp with locomotive, much better strike than usual on Dec. 8, 1846 folded letter to local street address, small tear at top, Very Fine, only a few examples of this illustrated local-post marking are known, ex Hollowbush

E. 500-750
800
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4844
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4844, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Cummings' City Post, New York N.Y, Cummings' City Post, New York N.YCummings' City Post, New York N.Y. Halves of two different covers, one with red "Cummings City Post" Eagle and Stars framed handstamp, other with red "Cummings Express Post" oval, although these are only pieces the strikes are Very Fine and rare

E. 200-300
100
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4845
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4845, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Cutting's Despatch Post, Cutting's Despatch PostCutting's Despatch Post. Blue oval handstamp perfectly struck on folded Feb. 20, 1847 Washington's Birthday celebration notice to Col. A. Clemonds and officers under his command,Extremely Fine, this is the earliest recorded example of Cutting's Despatch Post, five examples reported, for background information go to: http://www.siegelauctions.com/1999/817/yf817162.htm#174, ex Lounsberry

E. 750-1,000
850
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4846
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4846, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Davis' One Cent Despatch, Davis' One Cent DespatchDavis' One Cent Despatch. Red circular handstamp boldly struck on back of embossed Valentine cover to local street address, minor toning, with Valentine enclosure that appears to belong (but cannot be guaranteed), Very Fine strike of this rare marking, ex Kelly (who recorded this as the only stampless Davis cover he had seen) and Golden

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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4847
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4847, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1), Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1)Davis's Penny Post, Baltimore Md., (1c) Black on Lilac (57L1). Type D (Position 4), right sheet margin, large at top, just touching corner ornaments at left, cancelled by red "Davis' One Cent Dispatch" circular handstamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOURTEEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARITY -- ONLY SIX ARE CANCELLED BY THE RED COMPANY HANDSTAMP.

Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,300
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4848
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4848, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)DeGroot's Express, DeGroot's ExpressDeGroot's Express. Lightly-inked red oval handstamp struck twice on small enamel cover to local street address with original Valentine enclosure, hand-written poem matches address, minor soiling and edgewear, Fine, this is the only recorded example of DeGroot's Express

E. 200-300
325
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4849
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4849, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Gray (60L2), Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Gray (60L2)Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Gray (60L2). Ample margins to barely in along outer frameline at upper left, tied by ms. check mark, red "Dupuy & Schenck/Penny Post" two-line handstamp on blue folded cover to Howland & Aspinwall in New York City, pencil "54 South" street address, fresh and Very Fine, a magnificent example of this distinctive local-post issue depicting a bee hive, the symbol of productivity; although there is no indication of origin, given the nature of Howland & Aspinwall's business, it is likely that this letter was brought to New York from another city outside the regular mails and given to Dupuy & Schenck for delivery, ex Schwartz

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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4850
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4850, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Dupuy & Schenck/Penny Post, Dupuy & Schenck/Penny PostDupuy & Schenck/Penny Post. Red two-line handstamp on Feb. 11, 1847 folded letter to local street address, lightly toned file fold, letter is an invitation to a meeting to raise money for Irish Famine victims, Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
160
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4851
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4851, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Despatch Post, 2 Cents, City Despatch Post, 2 CentsCity Despatch Post, 2 Cents. Red oval handstamp -- formerly Franklin City Despatch Post with name removed -- clearly struck on Sep. 20, 1847 folded letter to local street address, pen and pencil date notations, Very Fine, a well-researched article by Eric Karell (The Penny Post, July 2005), identifying the three recorded examples of Dupuy & Schenck stamps used with the altered "City Despatch Post" oval and correlating the dates (9/8, 9/17 and 9/25 in 1847) with other evidence that Dupuy & Schenck sold out to Bouton during the first week of September 1847, ex Caspary and Middendorf

E. 500-750
525
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4852
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4852, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Gray (60L2), Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Gray (60L2)Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Gray (60L2). Large margins to just touching outer framelines, red "Paid" cancel, reaffixed on Sep. 9, 1847 blue folded cover to 1 Hanover St., second strike of "Paid" and matching red "City Despatch Post, 2 Cents" oval handstamp -- formerly Franklin City Despatch Post with name removed -- neatly docketed on back, some skillful cosmetic improvements (accompanying certificate shows the cover before refolding)

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF DUPUY & SCHENCK STAMP AFTER THE POST WAS BOUGHT BY BOUTON IN SEPTEMBER 1847.

Accompanied by a well-researched article by Eric Karell (The Penny Post, July 2005), identifying the three recorded examples of Dupuy & Schenck stamps used with the altered "City Despatch Post" oval and correlating the dates (9/8, 9/17 and 9/25 in 1847) with other evidence that Dupuy & Schenck sold out to Bouton during the first week of September 1847.

Ex "German" Sale and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
700
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4853
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4853, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Eagle City Post at Adams' Express, Wilson's Buildings, Eagle City Post at Adams' Express, Wilson's BuildingsEagle City Post at Adams' Express, Wilson's Buildings. Clearly struck red handstamp on blue Nov. 19, 1850 folded letter from Wilmington Del. to Philadelphia street address, blue "Wilmington Del. Nov. 20" circular datestamp and matching "5" rate handstamp, file fold, Very Fine, late Eagle Post marking

E. 300-400
270
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4854
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4854, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Stait's Despatch Post/Adams' Exp's &/48 S. 3d St./2, Stait's Despatch Post/Adams' Exp's &/48 S. 3d St./2Stait's Despatch Post/Adams' Exp's &/48 S. 3d St./2. Perfectly struck vivid red handstamp on blue folded cover to local street address, Extremely Fine,

E. 200-300
325
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4855
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4855, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Stait's Despatch Post/2/Adams Exp'ss/48 S. 3d St, Stait's Despatch Post/2/Adams Exp'ss/48 S. 3d StStait's Despatch Post/2/Adams Exp'ss/48 S. 3d St. Red integral-rate handstamp and ms. "Paid 2 cts" on brown cover to local street address, slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
150
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4856
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4856, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Eagle City Post, Philadelphia Pa, Eagle City Post, Philadelphia PaEagle City Post, Philadelphia Pa. Two local covers with Stait & Co. yellow advertising labels, one "tied" by smudge of red ink, red "2" handstamp on folded printed notice, small nick in bottom of label, other with red "Eagle Post at Adams' Exp'ss 2" handstamp, tape stain along file fold, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
190
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4857
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4857, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Telegph. Office/(Send at)/Adams Exp'ss, Telegph. Office/(Send at)/Adams Exp'ssTelegph. Office/(Send at)/Adams Exp'ss. Red circular handstamp and matching "Free" in frame on Mar. 14, 1849 folded letter to local street address, ms. "7" (5c plus 2c) rate in contrast to "Free" marking, file folds, Very Fine, this telegraph delivery service operated as part of the Eagle City Post, ex Gibson

E. 150-200
350
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4858
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4858, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Specl. Messgr. from Eagle Post, 80 Chestnut St, Specl. Messgr. from Eagle Post, 80 Chestnut StSpecl. Messgr. from Eagle Post, 80 Chestnut St. Red circular handstamp with matching "2" and "5" rates in separate circles on brown cover to Philadelphia local street address, docketed "Cape May 'Anna', Aug 5th 1850", Very Fine, Hahn explains markings as 5c for "up river" rate and 2c for local Eagle Post charge

E. 100-150
100
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4859
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4859, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Specl. Messgr. from Eagle Post, 80 Chestnut St, Specl. Messgr. from Eagle Post, 80 Chestnut StSpecl. Messgr. from Eagle Post, 80 Chestnut St. Red circular handstamp with matching "2" and "5" rates in separate circles on brown cover to Philadelphia local street address, docketed "Cape May 'Anna', Aug 6th 1850", Very Fine, scarce Eagle Post marking

E. 100-150
130
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4860
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4860, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)East River Post Office, 23 Avenue D, East River Post Office, 23 Avenue DEast River Post Office, 23 Avenue D. Three-line red handstamp clearly struck on folded cover addressed in blue to "Broadway Post Office", Oct. 9, 1853 pencil date on back, part of flap removed, Very Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
675
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4861
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4861, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)East River Post Office, 23 Avenue D, East River Post Office, 23 Avenue DEast River Post Office, 23 Avenue D. Three-line handstamp struck twice with "Paid" straightline on brown cover to local street address, toned spots at right edge, Very Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
160
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4862
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4862, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)East River Post Office, 23 Avenue D, East River Post Office, 23 Avenue DEast River Post Office, 23 Avenue D. Three local covers with three-line handstamp, one with "Paid", one has adhesive stamp added, stains and faults, also incl. two unused envelopes with East River circular handstamp, scarce

E. 200-300
100
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4863
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4863, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L4), East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L4)East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L4). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), large margins, intense shade and impression on brilliant green paper, few rubbed spots in coating at top

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THE EAST RIVER POST OFFICE "18 AVE. D" STAMP. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE AND DISTINCTIVE STAMP, WITH ITS ILLUSTRATION OF A SIDEWHEEL SAILING VESSEL.

This pair was not listed in any of the auctions or photo records we consulted when preparing the Golden sale catalogue. In that sale, the ex-Caspary/Boker pair was described (as it always has been) as the only recorded multiple and realized $4,000 hammer. The pair offered here was acquired by the Halls from Charles J. Phillips in the 1920's.

Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,500
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4864
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4864, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)"E.D.B N.Y. Paid", "E.D.B N.Y. Paid""E.D.B N.Y. Paid". Oval handstamp on unused buff envelope and similar printed circle on buff envelope with Aug. 1868 date and "Circular--Catalogue" on address line, minor faults, Fine, rare, the printed envelope confirms the date and prepaid status of the handstamped envelope, not much else is known about "E.D.B."

E. 200-300
160
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4865
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4865, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd's Penny Post, Floyd's Penny PostFloyd's Penny Post. Circular handstamp with sunburst clearly struck on buff cover to principal of Ogden School, three printed enclosures incl. one for Spencerian writing method, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
325
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4866
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4866, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd's Penny Post, Floyd's Penny PostFloyd's Penny Post. Circular handstamp with sunburst on complete copy of General Regulations of the First Regt. Light Infantry (U.S. Zouave Cadets) of the Illinois State Troops, this was Col. Ellsworth's regiment, crease in cover thru marking, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
160
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4867
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4867, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd's Penny Post Chicago, Floyd's Penny Post ChicagoFloyd's Penny Post Chicago. Sunburst circular handstamp on backflap of cover with 3c Rose Pink (64b) tied by blue duplex grid and "Chicago Ills. Apr. 7" double-circle datestamp, to Berlin Wis., small faint waterstain at top left, Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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4868
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4868, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago, Floyd's Penny Post, ChicagoFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago. Blue double-oval handstamp on small cover to local street address, with original part-printed enclosure from Chicago Fire & Marine Insurance Co. dated Aug. 2, 1861, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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4869
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4869, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago, Floyd's Penny Post, ChicagoFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago. Mostly clear strike of circular handstamp, 3c Rose (65), tied by "St. Louis Mo. Sep. 28" duplex circular datestamp and target on yellow cover to Chicago street address, sender's routing "Floyds Penny Post", note on back indicates the sender was the son of P. R. Spencer, creator of the Spencerian handwriting method, Very Fine, ex Malcolm

E. 300-400
160
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4870
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4870, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Saint Louis Mo. May 7, 1863" circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Chicago, clear strike of "Floyd's Chicago Penny Post" handstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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4871
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4871, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd'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, tied by bold strikes of "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" circular handstamp on legal-size cover from St. Louis to local Chicago address, sender's directive "Care Floyd's Penny Post", 3c Rose (65) with clipped perfs at top, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Apr. 12., 1862" circular datestamp, slightly ragged opening at left, Very Fine and rare use of Floyd's stamp on inbound mail, ex Golden

E. 500-750
575
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4872
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4872, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd'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, small even margins all around, bright and fresh

VERY FINE. 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.

Ex Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,500
4,500
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4873
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4873, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd'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). Ample to large margins, well-struck "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" circular handstamp, light corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, rare, only six or seven used examples known off cover, signed Sloane

3,250
3,250
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4874
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4874, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Floyd'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). Ample margins to well clear at upper left, lightly cancelled by "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" circular handstamp, rich color and fresh, minute tear in lower right margin, Very Fine appearance, only six or seven used examples known off cover, ex Schwartz

3,250
1,700
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4875
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4875, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Frazer & Co., Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Green (69L3), Frazer & Co., Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Green (69L3)Frazer & Co., Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Green (69L3). Three large margins, clear of left frameline, uncancelled, used on grayish blue folded letter datelined "Cincinnati Dcr 1st 1847" to Mt. Auburn (a Cincinnati neighborhood), a poignant letter written by a gentleman to his lady friend the day after a lover's quarrel, accompanying certificate notes a picked-out inclusion, but given the nature of this cover and its recent discovery, this is probably just a natural paper flaw

EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY SEVEN COVERS BEARING THE FRAZER & COMPANY EAGLE STAMP ON GREEN ARE REPORTED. THIS EXAMPLE ON A LOVE LETTER IS RATHER EXTRAORDINARY.

Robert B. Meyersburg reported six covers with Frazer & Co.'s Green stamp (Penny Post, Aug. 1992), including three local usages and three covers delivered to the post office (postage unpaid). This recently-discovered cover becomes the seventh known.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800
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4876
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4876, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Gahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, Gahagan & Howe City Express, San FranciscoGahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco. Perfectly clear strike of blue "City. G. & H. Express, 423 Washn. St. S.E. Cor., Sansome St." double-line oval handstamp on yellow cover to local street address, Extremely Fine, scarce San Francisco local post, ex Clifford and Haas

E. 500-750
350
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4877
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4877, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Gahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, Gahagan & Howe City Express, San FranciscoGahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco. Perfectly clear strike of blue "City. G. & H. Express, 423 Washn. St. S.E. Cor., Sansome St." double-line oval handstamp on cover to local street address, reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
260
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4878
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4878, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)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)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3). Large margins, tied by red "New-York 9 Sep." circular datestamp (without rate) on 1848 folded letter to Newbury Vt., Very Fine

650
950
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4879
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4879, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)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)Gordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (72L3). Full margins, faint pencil cancel (not tied), used on folded cover to Middletown Conn, from the Chase correspondence, red "New-York 5 cts. 24 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp and "Paid" arc, Very Fine

E. 200-300
500
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4880
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4880, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Grafflin'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). Large margins to slightly in, red pencil "X" cancel (not tied), used on cover to local street address, vertical crease, otherwise Fine, ex Chapman, Abt and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
375
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4881
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4881, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Grand St./514/Post Office, Grand St./514/Post OfficeGrand St./514/Post Office. Blurry strike of red oval handstamp, pencil "Paid" and "B" on lady's small cover to local street address, docketed on back with Apr. 7, 1854 receipt date, possibility a stamp was removed from upper left, Fine, similar to the "Hudson St./514/Post Office" local handstamp, extremely rare

E. 400-500
300
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4882
og
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4882, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, (1c) Black on Red (153L1), Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, (1c) Black on Red (153L1)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, (1c) Black on Red (153L1). Original gum, small adherences, Very Fine, very scarce, the Hackney & Bolte and Faunce posts operated in Atlantic City for less than a year in 1886-87, with 1995 P.F. certificate

250
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4883
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4883, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1), Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1)Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red, Die Cut (153L1). Uncancelled, used with 2c Red Brown (210), tied by "Atlantic City N.J. Jun. 30, 1887 4 PM" duplex datestamp and cancel on locally-addressed cover, central vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, very rare genuine usage, ex Arch

E. 500-750
425
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4884
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4884, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)T. 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, clear of frameline all around, tiny Roman "X" impressed below "Paid" from type but virtually colorless, the stamp is tied by "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Aug. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter with Aug. 19, 1847 Quaker dateline, addressed to Friendsville Pa. with sender's routing instructions "Via N. York", small stain at upper left, splits along interior folds

VERY FINE. THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE AMONG THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING OF THE PHILADELPHIA LOCALS.

Very little information about the T. A. Hampton post is known. Different students have located the same 1852-53 city directory listing for Thomas A. Hampton, a printer located at Marshall and 5th, but nothing earlier. In his CCP article on Philadelphia locals (Nov.-Dec. 1994), Calvet M. Hahn attached special significance to the fact that tobacconists named Gilbert Harris and Benjamin Hampton occupied the same address at 11 North 10th Street during the relevant years. Although the first names do not match the local-post proprietors' names, Hahn believed that a family connection might exist that would link the two local posts. Steven M. Roth also noted the possibility of an association, based on the sequence of dated covers (Penny Post, Oct. 1993). Given the similarity of the stamps and the association of names and addresses, another possibility is that the Despatch Post was neither Harris's nor Hampton's individually, but that they were partners -- the stamps with each partner's name could have been a convenient accounting method. Nothing is impossible, given the paucity of documentation.

Roth records five genuine 77L1 covers. Hahn recorded seven, but he cast doubt on three of them (as well as all 77L2's) because they are used in August 1848 and September-November 1849, which he considered to be too late for this post. Other researchers are less inclined to dismiss such a significant group of artifacts without additional information. The eight reported examples of 77L1, all cut to shape, including seven covers and one stamp added to a cover, are listed here in chronological order: 1) Aug. 7, 1847 (content), to P. H. Purviance, Auditor General, Harrisburg Pa., John A. Fox sale, Sep. 8, 1978; 2) Aug. 23, 1847, tied by Philadelphia datestamp on folded letter from unidentified origin to Friendsville Pa., ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker, Golden, the cover offered here; 3) Oct. 5, 1847, to Daniel Blade, Easton Pa., ex Gibson, Golden; 4) Mar. 21, 1848, stamp cut in at bottom, no other details known, ex Worthington; 5) Aug. 22, 1849, stamp repaired at bottom, to Tho. Woolman, Burlington N.J., Siegel Sale Apr. 1, 1965; 6) Sep. 25, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Benjaline French "Present", Sloane's records; and 7) Nov. 22, 1849 (content), embossed cover to Miss Benjaline French, 390 N. 7th St., ex Boker, Golden; and 8) no date, stamp added to cover with Philadelphia "Ship" and "12" handstamps, ex Caspary, Middendorf.

This cover is of the greatest significance as it is the only known tied example of any of the Hampton stamps. It is also the only stamp known with the small colorless "X" impressed below "Paid", which has never been previously noted.

Signed Robson Lowe. Ex Ackerman, Gibson, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 20,000-30,000
0
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4885
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4885, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Handford's Pony Express, Handford's Pony ExpressHandford's Pony Express. Spelling error and reversed "S" in name, struck in red on Feb. 1847 folded Valentine to local street address, slightly toned, Fine and extremely rare, two are known to us and very few are believed to exist, ex Golden

E. 400-500
375
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4886
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4886, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hanford's Pony Express, Hanford's Pony ExpressHanford's Pony Express. Red oval handstamp on small green floral Valentine cover to local street address, Extremely Fine, only a few examples of this early Hanford's marking are known, this could be the finest

E. 300-400
475
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4887
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4887, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hanford's Pony Express, Hanford's Pony ExpressHanford's Pony Express. Correct spelling of name, red strike on Sep. 29, 1845 folded part-printed notice to local street address, file fold thru marking, still Very Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
80
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4888
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4888, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hanford's Pony Express Post 2 Cts, Hanford's Pony Express Post 2 CtsHanford's Pony Express Post 2 Cts. Red Horse & Rider oval handstamp on Oct. 27, 1847 folded letter to local street address, Fine

E. 150-200
95
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4889
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4889, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hanford's Pony Express Post 2 Cts, Hanford's Pony Express Post 2 CtsHanford's Pony Express Post 2 Cts. Horse & Rider oval handstamp on two local folded letters, 1849 and 1851 dates (latest recorded), toned, partly clear strikes, scarce

E. 150-200
80
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4890
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4890, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hartford Conn. Penny Post, Hartford Conn. Penny PostHartford Conn. Penny Post. Full but slightly blurry strike of "Hartford Penny-Post, 2 Cts." double-oval handstamp on local buff cover, "Not Found" straightline and piece of 3c Dull Red (11) still adhering, edgewear, still Fine, extremely rare local-post marking, only a few known

E. 200-300
150
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4891
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4891, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hudson St./514/Post Office, Hudson St./514/Post OfficeHudson St./514/Post Office. Red oval handstamp, mostly clear strike and "Paid" straightline on cover to local street address, pencil 1850 yeardate, Very Fine, extremely rare

E. 400-500
1,500
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4892
ng
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4892, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Blue, Thick Wove (87L52), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Blue, Thick Wove (87L52)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Blue, Thick Wove (87L52). Unused (no gum), margins all around, fresh and Very Fine, rare local, with 2001 P.F. certificate

750
1,050
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4893
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4893, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs, (Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs(Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs. Oval handstamp and matching "Free" clearly struck on blue folded notice of Mutual Life Insurance Co. dated May 15, 1856, to local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
475
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4894
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4894, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs, (Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs(Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs. Oval handstamp and "Free" on cover to local street address, Very Fine, scarce early Hussey marking, Hahn notes on back list six examples

E. 300-400
300
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4895
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4895, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs, (Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs(Hussey) Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway Upstairs. Red oval handstamp and matching "Free" on blue folded notice of Mutual Life Insurance Co. dated May 22, 1855, to local street address, Very Fine and rare early Hussey's usage, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
1,150
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4896
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4896, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1). Bold strike with "Free" straightline on Nov. 4, 1856 folded insurance co. notice to local street address, Extremely Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
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4897
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4897, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1). Clear strike with "Free" handstamp on blue Nov. 27, 1856 folded printed notice to local street address, file fold, Extremely Fine, very rare early Hussey's marking, illustrated in Byways of Philately (p. 93) and Perry book (p. 12), ex Golden, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
450
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4898
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4898, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1). Bold strike with "Free" straightline on folded cover to local street address, toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
180
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4899
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4899, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP1). Well-defined strike with "Paid/G. Hussey" handstamp on beautiful illustrated advertisement for refined sugar, dated Dec. 1, 1857, Very Fine

E. 300-400
180
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4900
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4900, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2). Clear strike with "Paid/G. Hussey" two-line handstamp on brown wrapper to local addressee, open at both ends (used to enclose printed matter), Very Fine, extremely rare, ex Golden

E. 500-750
600
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4901
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4901, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2). Clear strike with "Paid/G. Hussey" two-line handstamp on brown wrapper to local addressee, open at both ends (used to enclose printed matter), Extremely Fine

E. 500-750
450
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4902
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4902, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3). Bold "G. Hussey Paid 1 ct. Sep. 2" integral-rate circular datestamp on illustrated advertisement for refined sugar dated Sep. 1, 1858, to local street address, ink smear, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
270
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4903
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4903, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3). Perfectly clear strike and bold "1 ct Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St." circle on Oct. 2, 1858 folded insurance co. notice to local street address, Extremely Fine, rare, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
525
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4904
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4904, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3). Clear strike with bold "1 ct Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St." dateless circle handstamp on Oct. 2, 1858 folded printed notice to local street address, files folds (one thru handstamp), Very Fine

E. 300-400
260
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4905
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4905, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2 var), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2 var)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Manila, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2 var). With "Collect/2 cts." two-line handstamp and "Direction/Corrected/by G. Hussey/50 Wm. St." four-line handstamp on Jun. 19, 1858 folded insurance company notice to local street address, street number changed in pencil, Very Fine, rare use of Hussey's letter-box handstamp with Collect marking, ex Hall

E. 750-1,000
800
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4906
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4906, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3). Clear strike and "Collect/2 cts." handstamp on cover to local street address, Jan. 26, 1858 receipt docketing, opening tear at bottom, otherwise Fine, rare, ex Hale

E. 200-300
210
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4907
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4907, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Husseys Post/50 Wm. St, Husseys Post/50 Wm. StHusseys Post/50 Wm. St. Two-line handstamp and "Collect/2 cts." on buff cover to local street address, Extremely Fine, very scarce, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
280
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4908
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4908, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Collect 1 Ct./Hussey's Post/50 William St, Collect 1 Ct./Hussey's Post/50 William StCollect 1 Ct./Hussey's Post/50 William St. Three-line handstamp on buff cover to local street address, horizontal crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
700
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4909
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4909, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Collect 2 Cts./Hussey's Post/50 William St, Collect 2 Cts./Hussey's Post/50 William StCollect 2 Cts./Hussey's Post/50 William St. Three-line handstamp on buff cover to local street address, Oct. 15, 1859 receipt docketing, backflap removed and edgewear, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
160
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4910
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4910, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey 50 Wm. St. Paid -1/2 ct, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Paid -1/2 ctHussey 50 Wm. St. Paid -1/2 ct. Circular handstamp on unaddressed front, creases, Extremely Fine strike of this rare -1/2 cent rate marking, ex Golden

E. 100-150
750
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4911
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4911, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St., Jan, 1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St., Jan1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St., Jan. Circular handstamp with month slug only, boldly struck on auctioneer's blue oval cameo corner card cover to local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
0
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4912
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4912, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Apr. 11, 1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Apr. 111 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Apr. 11. Clearly struck datestamp and framed advertising handstamp on 1860 printed circular for artificial stone supplier in Roxbury Mass., Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
750
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4913
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4913, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St, 1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Circular handstamp perfectly struck on blue illustrated notice for The New-York Historical Society Publication Fund to local street address, Extremely Fine, ex Malcolm

E. 150-200
135
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4914
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4914, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St, 1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St1 Ct. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Circular handstamp and "With Paper" straightline on buff cover to local street address, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
550
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4915
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4915, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)3 Cts. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St, 3 Cts. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St3 Cts. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Two strikes of circular handstamp, one over a 1c rate handstamp on National Guard Veterans corner card cover to Brooklyn N.Y. street address, with original enclosure on letterhead dated Apr. 26, 1862, part of backflap removed and small stain, otherwise Extremely Fine, Brooklyn was a separate city, thus this is a Hussey's independent mail route usage, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
900
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4916
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4916, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)3 Cts. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St, 3 Cts. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St3 Cts. Paid, Hussey 50 Wm. St. Perfectly struck circular handstamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y. street address, small edge tears, otherwise Extremely Fine, Brooklyn was a separate city, thus this is a Hussey's independent mail route usage

E. 400-500
550
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4917
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4917, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Special/Message/Hussey's Post/50 Wm. St. Free, Special/Message/Hussey's Post/50 Wm. St. FreeSpecial/Message/Hussey's Post/50 Wm. St. Free. Four-line handstamp with "Free" curving upward (Hale Ty. PMS-h) on cover to local street address, minor opening tear at top, faint toning, still an Extremely Fine strike of this very rare marking, ex Golden

E. 300-400
210
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4918
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4918, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's/Special Message Post/50 William St, Hussey's/Special Message Post/50 William StHussey's/Special Message Post/50 William St. Three-line handstamp on National Guard Veterans corner card cover to local street address, Mar. 25, 1873 pencil date, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, rare

E. 150-200
85
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4919
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4919, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Hussey's Post, 54 Pine St. Paid, Hussey's Post, 54 Pine St. PaidHussey's Post, 54 Pine St. Paid. Blue circular handstamp on National Rifle Association illustrated corner card cover to local street address, Apr. 22, 1875 pencil date, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
600
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4920
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4920, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Jefferson Market P.O., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Blue Glazed (88L2), Jefferson Market P.O., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Blue Glazed (88L2)Jefferson Market P.O., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Blue Glazed (88L2). Large margins to just touching, uncancelled as usual, used on back of folded letter (in German) to Reading Pa., two datelines incl. Mar. 27, 1851, red "New-York 5 Cts. Apr. 15" integral-rate circular datestamp, opened for display, stamp has small surface scrapes and small tears, lettersheet has small tears and soiling

FINE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE JEFFERSON MARKET POST OFFICE STAMP ON BLUE PAPER -- EACH USED ON COVER, OF WHICH TWO ARE TIED.

The Jefferson Market P.O. was not officially connected to the New York Post Office, but used the "Post Office" designation in its name, much like Swarts and other contemporaries. The post is believed to have been operated by Godfrey Schmidt, who was listed in the 1850-51 city directory as Godfrey Smith at 6 Greenwich Avenue (source: Elliott Perry). In addition to the stamps issued by the Jefferson Market P.O., a stampless cover was reported by Thomas C. Mazza in The Penny Post (Jan. 1995). The stampless folded letter is addressed to Sing Sing N.Y. and bears a clear strike of a large Eagle-type frame containing "Jefferson Market Post Office/BY G. SCHMIDT & CO." in two lines. It also has a red New York Jun. 30 datestamp, and the letter is year-dated 1850. This 88L2 cover is clearly postmarked Apr. 15 (1851), which establishes at least a ten-month existence for the post, corresponding to the city directory listing for Godfrey Schmidt (Smith).

Our records contain four examples of 88L1 (Pink paper), all uncancelled off cover, and five of 88L2 (Blue paper) used on separate covers. The stamps were not cancelled by the post, but in two cases they are coincidentally tied by a postal marking. The five 88L2 examples are listed here: 1) tied on Mar. 8, 1851 folded letter to Germany, ex Caspary, Boker; 2) uncancelled (scissors cut), New York Jan. 4 (1851) datestamp on cover to Baltimore, ex Caspary, Hall (realized $6,500) 3) tied by New York datestamp on cover to Julia Lampher, no other details, John A. Fox sale, Oct. 27, 1950, Sloane's notes; 4) uncancelled, used on back of 1851 folded letter to Louis Kremp Mercer, Reading Pa., "New-York 5cts. Apr. 15" datestamp, letter in German gives 208 Grand St. address for writer, ex Schwartz, D.K. Collection, the cover offered here; and 5) uncancelled on cover to Adrian Mich., New York Dec. 6 (ca. 1850) datestamp, ex Needham, Harmer Rooke sale Jul. 11, 1963, lot 358 (appreciation to Stephen Gronowski for this citation).

Ex Schwartz and D.K. Collection. With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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4921
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4921, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 3, ample to clear margins, tied by pencil wavy line cancel on small Jan. 1, 1855 folded letter locally addressed to Hudson Sheeve (engineer with the West Jersey Ferry)

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF JENKINS' CAMDEN DISPATCH 89L1 ON COVER. THIS IS THE SCARCER TYPE 3 PRINTING.

An overview of the post and different stamp printings is provided in the description of lot 1273 in our Golden sale (www.siegelauctions.com/1999/817/yf817209.htm#222). Our records and information kindly provided by John P. Halstead contain eleven complete covers bearing 89L1 (either Halstead Type 3 or 4). The lithographed stamp was printed by Wagner and McGuigan, a Philadelphia firm, in June 1854 and January 1857. The eleven covers are as follows: 1) Ty. 4, two diagonal pen lines, not tied, with 3c 1851 on cover to James Shaw, Philadelphia, Sloane file, pictured in an article by Eugene Klein, Siegel Sale 853; 2) Ty. 3, tied by two red diagonal crayon lines on cover to Hudson Sheeve, Engineer at W. Jersey Ferry, ex Ferrary, Hall (Siegel Sale 830); 3) Ty. 4, tied by two diagonal red crayon lines on cover to P. L. Vorhees, N. Camden, ex Caspary, Middendorf; 4) Ty. 4, tied by wavy pen line on cover to Judge Carpenter, Trenton N.J., with Camden Jan. 18 datestamp and "5" rate (1855 or 1857, year?), ex Abt, Golden (Siegel Sale 817); 5) Ty. 3 on Mar. 24, 1856 folded invitation to Joshua J. Benson, ex Arch (Siegel Sale 825); 6) Ty. 4, tied by red crayon on cover to John Gardiner, ex Arch (Siegel Sale 825); 7) Ty. 4, tied by ms. lines on large Valentine cover to Miss Amy W. Brooks, ex Arch (Siegel Sale 825); 8) Ty. 4, ms. cancel, on cover to Eleanore H. Davis, Schwartz collection; 9) Ty. 3, uncancelled on Girard House (Phila.) corner cover to "Proprietor of Jenkin's Despatch", ex J. W. Brown collection; 10) Ty. 3, tied by ms. on cover to Joseph Frain, reported to Halstead by Gordon Stimmell; and 11) Ty. 3 tied by wavy pencil line on small folded Jan. 1, 1855 letter to Hudson Sheeve, ex Caspary, Hall (Siegel Sale 830), the cover offered here. The Type 4 lithographs are attributed by Halstead (Penny Post, Jan. 1991) to the January 1857 printing.

Ex Caspary and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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4922
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4922, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, three large margins, just slightly in at upper right, pencil cancel, used with 3c Claret (11), large margins to in on two sides, tied by "Camden N.J. Apr. 21" circular datestamp on cover to Philadelphia street address

VERY FINE. ONE OF ELEVEN RECORDED COVERS WITH JENKINS' CAMDEN DISPATCH LITHOGRAPHED STAMP (89L1), OF WHICH THIS IS THE ONLY TO-THE-MAILS USAGE WITH REGULAR POSTAGE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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4923
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4923, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (1c) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, large to huge margins all around, tied by second of two red crayon strokes on ornate large embossed Valentine cover to local street address

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY VALENTINE AMONG THE ELEVEN RECORDED COVERS WITH JENKINS' CAMDEN DISPATCH LITHOGRAPHED STAMP (89L1).

Ex Arch

E. 1,500-2,000
1,250
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4924, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1), Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Lithographed, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, full margins all around, tied by two red crayon lines on buff cover to North Camden street address, arithmetic notations, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine, only eleven 89L1 covers are recorded, ex Schwartz

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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4925
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4925, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., Important Archive of Documents, Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., Important Archive of DocumentsJenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., Important Archive of Documents. Six items: Aug. 3, 1853 invoice from Scattergood & Telfer to Jenkins for "Engraving Letter Stamp" (first woodcut typograph); Jun. 14, 1854 invoice from Wagner & McGuigan for "Printing 100,000 Dispatch Stamps" (lithograph); Jan. 20, 1857 invoice from Wagner & McGuigan for "10,000 Despatch Stamps" (lithograph); Oct. 9, 1859 invoice from Chas. R. Nichols for "Painting 19 Letter Boxes"; May 21, 1869 invoice from Wagner & McGuigan to Jenkins for 89L1 Reprint; and printed advertising billboard in black on pink card with woodcut typograph incorporated into design (ex Hollowbush); notes by George B. Sloane are included with this historically significant group

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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4926
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4926, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Kent Mills Packet Post, Kent Mills Packet PostKent Mills Packet Post. Embossed oval with ship vignette on dry goods wholesaler's printed advertisement, Very Fine, apparently delivered locally by Kent Mills post

E. 150-200
75
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4927
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4927, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Marc 12 0'C, Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Marc 12 0'CKidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Marc 12 0'C. Oval datestamp and "Paid" straightline with ms. "Paid 3 ct EGK" endorsement on blue 1847 folded letter to Brooklyn street address, Very Fine, Henry Kidder was the proprietor of the post, but the initials appear to read E.G.K. (possibly a relative), this is the only recorded example of a Kidder "Paid" endorsement

E. 500-750
400
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4928
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4928, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Nov 11 8 0'C, Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Nov 11 8 0'CKidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Nov 11 8 0'C. Oval datestamp struck twice over red "Boyd's City Express Post Nov. 10 2 O'C" oval datestamp and "Paid J.T.B." handstamp on cover to naval officer on board the U.S.N. Sloop Albany,, remnants of Boyd's adhesive removed by Kidder's, Very Fine, extremely rare, Sloane notes in pencil

E. 500-750
400
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4929
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4929, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Marc 11 0'C, Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Marc 11 0'CKidder's Brooklyn City Express Post, Marc 11 0'C. Oval datestamp on folded letter datelined 7 Washington Sq., Mar. 10, 1847, to Brooklyn Heights, handstamp applied over remnant of a stamp removed by sender (possibly a Walton's adhesive), lightly soiled, small tears, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare, accompanied by a Jul. 1, 1851 folded Masonic Lodge notice to Brooklyn street address with faint strike of red Kidder's oval

E. 150-200
105
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4930
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4930, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Libbey & Co.'s City Post, 10 Court Square, Libbey & Co.'s City Post, 10 Court SquareLibbey & Co.'s City Post, 10 Court Square. Three-line red handstamp and "Paid" straightline on ca. 1852 large Valentine cover to local street address, Very Fine, J. L. Libbey, an agent for Carr's Bangor Express and Favor's Express, started a local post in 1852 (evidently short-lived)

E. 300-400
525
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4931
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4931, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Lindsay's Mail and Express Delivery, Huntingdon Pa., (1c) Black on Buff Entire (unlisted in Scott), Lindsay's Mail and Express Delivery, Huntingdon Pa., (1c) Black on Buff Entire (unlisted in Scott)Lindsay's Mail and Express Delivery, Huntingdon Pa., (1c) Black on Buff Entire (unlisted in Scott). J. R. Carmon corner card, locally addressed, docketing dated Apr. 1, 1881, small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, accompanied by a second cover with similar imprint and First National bank corner card -- this local mail service was provided by Hugh Lindsay, publisher of The Semi-Weekly News in Huntingdon Pa., and is reported to have started in 1879 and ended in 1882 when the government suppressed it as an illegal post; the instructions on this envelope indicate how it worked, and an article by George Sloane (accompanies) provides some hearsay testimony about Lindsay and the post -- ex Malcolm and Golden

E. 200-300
210
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4932
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4932, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mason) N-Orls. City Express Post La. Feb. 19, (Mason) N-Orls. City Express Post La. Feb. 19(Mason) N-Orls. City Express Post La. Feb. 19. Large red circular datestamp with matching "Paid" straightline on ca. 1851 folded cover to local street address, ms. "Paid St. Louis Hotel M & W" in a different hand than address, dampstained and nibbled along edges and in "Orleans" of address, still very presentable with very clear strikes of these rare markings, ex Abt and Golden

E. 500-750
575
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4933
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4933, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Mason's Express, 23 Royal St, Mason's Express, 23 Royal StMason's Express, 23 Royal St. Small blue circular handstamp struck twice on cover of July 1850 edition of DeBow's Review to local street address, a bit age toned and faulty around edges, still Fine and exhibitable, extremely rare

E. 500-750
375
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4934
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4934, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)McIntire's City Express Post, New York N.Y, McIntire's City Express Post, New York N.YMcIntire's City Express Post, New York N.Y. Two covers, one with oval, other with straightline handstamp, each with local street address and forwarding notation, former has sealed tear, Fine

E. 150-200
105
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4935
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4935, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mearis') City Despatch, (Mearis') City Despatch(Mearis') City Despatch. Red two-line handstamp in rectangular ornamental frame, full strike on blue undated folded love poem to local street address, age bleach spots, refolded and reduced at left, otherwise Fine, only four or five examples of this marking are known

E. 400-500
260
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4936
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4936, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo, (Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo. Red double-line circle on Mar. 20, 1846 folded letter to Washington D.C., ms. "1ct" rate to the mails, blue "Baltimore Md. Mar. 20" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp (addressed to member of Congress), lightly toned file fold, Very Fine, Roth records only six covers with this handstamp, ex Hollowbush

E. 400-500
300
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4937
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4937, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo, (Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo(Mearis') City Despatch Post, Baltimo. Red double-line circle on Apr. 24, 1846 folded letter to New London Md., blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 27" circular datestamp and "5" in oval handstamp, edgewear and overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, Roth records only six covers with this handstamp

E. 400-500
300
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4938
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4938, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Mearis?) Despatch Post/3, (Mearis?) Despatch Post/3(Mearis?) Despatch Post/3. Double-line circular handstamp on back of embossed Valentine cover to Baltimore street address, with original Valentine enclosure and hand-written poem, Very Fine, extremely rare, only two recorded by Hahn

E. 500-750
250
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4939
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4939, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey), (Messenkope) "August 30, 1849, Union Square Post Office, Brodway [sic] New York City." Blue ms. postmark on bluish folded letter to East Hartford Conn., red "New-York 5 cts. 31 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp, accompanied by another cover by regular mail to same address, Very Fine, this is the earliest Messenkope cover recorded by Hahn

E. 300-400
250
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4940
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4940, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1), Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Full to large margins, tiny pen cancel, tied by red "N. York & N. Haven R.R. Jan. 12" route agent's circular datestamp with matching "5" rate handstamp on small cover neatly addressed to Madison Wis., Extremely Fine, the model of perfection, although Messenkope stamps are not especially rare on cover, this tied example with a New York & New Haven Railroad datestamp is in its own class, ex Schwartz

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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4941
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4941, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1), Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Full margins, affixed beneath 3c Orange Brown (10), large margins all around, faint corner crease, tied by bold strikes of black square grid (impression ties Messenkope's stamp), red "New-York Jul. 31" circular datestamp on buff cover to Pleasant Valley Conn., melodeon manufacturer's blue cameo illustrated advertising card on flap, Extremely Fine, an attractive and very unusual usage, first month of 3c 1851 Issue, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
750
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4942
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4942, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1), Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Large margins to just in, cancelled by neat ms. "X" on cover to Homer N.Y., red "New-York 5cts. 13 Jan." circular datestamp, fresh and Fine

E. 200-300
105
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4943
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4943, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)(Metropolitan) A. M. Hinkley & Cos. Express, New York, (Metropolitan) A. M. Hinkley & Cos. Express, New York(Metropolitan) A. M. Hinkley & Cos. Express, New York. Oval handstamp and "C.O.D." in frame on Feb. 19, 1856 folded letter to local street address, ms. "19/37", Very Fine, Hinkley was a partner in the Metropolitan Express, the use of this Hinkley oval coincides with Metropolitan covers

E. 100-150
160
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4944
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4944, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1), Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1)Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Large margins to barely in at one corner of frameline, tied by one of two "Paid" in oval strikes on Mar. 1, 1858 printed circular to local street address, minor splits along folds, still Extremely Fine, an unusually choice tied example of this distinctive New York local, ex Moody and Malcolm

E. 300-400
325
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4945
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4945, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 5c Dark Brown, 10c Blue, Dark Blue, Trial Color Plate Proofs (107L2TC, 107L3TC), Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 5c Dark Brown, 10c Blue, Dark Blue, Trial Color Plate Proofs (107L2TC, 107L3TC)Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 5c Dark Brown, 10c Blue, Dark Blue, Trial Color Plate Proofs (107L2TC, 107L3TC). Large margins, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
425
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4946
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4946, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape as always, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. 10" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on cover to W. W. Rose at local street address, small edge tears at top, stamp has light crease at top (basically a wrinkle near the edge)

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The Metropolitan Post Office (a private post despite the name) is believed to have been established just prior to January 1854 by Lemuel Williams, whose abbreviated name "L. Williams" and 162 Ninth Street address appear on the first octagonal stamp (108L1). Curiously, Williams is never identified with the Metropolitan Post Office nor any mail operation in the city directories. The 1854-55 and 1855-56 directories list William H. Laws as proprietor of the "Post Office" at 13 Bible House, which was located across from Williams' address. The 1856-59 directories list Laws at the same address, but the name "Metropolitan Post Office" is used. In 1859 Laws is listed with the business "Books", which suggests the end of his involvement with the post. A trade directory links Williams and Laws in a partnership at 162 Ninth Street. (Reference: Patton book, p. 228, and Perry correspondence).

Although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp. We record a total of seven covers with 108L3 (updated from our Golden sale), including six local usages with identical markings.

Ex Schenck and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,800
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4947
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4947, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)G. A. Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (109L1), G. A. Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (109L1)G. A. Mills' Despatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (109L1). Three margins, in at right, slight creases and surface cracks, uncancelled and affixed to a cover (did not originate according to 2000 P.F. certificate), Fine and rare stamp, Scott Retail off cover

500
500
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4948
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4948, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Mound City Despatch, 721 Olive St. (Saint Louis), A.M. Dec. 3, Mound City Despatch, 721 Olive St. (Saint Louis), A.M. Dec. 3Mound City Despatch, 721 Olive St. (Saint Louis), A.M. Dec. 3. Clearly struck purple datestamp on drug wholesaler's corner card cover to local street address, lightly soiled, Very Fine, rare (Hahn records two covers)

E. 100-150
170
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4949
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4949, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J, New Jersey Express Co., Newark N.JNew Jersey Express Co., Newark N.J. Six items mounted on pages from the Abt collection, includes Belt-type embossed oval on unused entire, another Belt cut square, three plain oval cut squares, and a plain oval entire with 3c 1861 tied by "Trenton N.J. Dec. 16, 1863" double-circle datestamp, to Inley & Bicknell's Bank Note Reporter in Philadelphia, slightly reduced at top, all very scarce, this express operated from late 1854 or early 1855 for at least five years (Perry, Pat Paragraphs reprint, p. 439), the 1863 cover offered here is probably a later philatelic usage, ex Abt and Golden

E. 400-500
325
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4950
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4950, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post Apr. 9 3 O'C, New-York Penny Post Apr. 9 3 O'CNew-York Penny Post Apr. 9 3 O'C. Red double-line datestamp and matching "Paid" on 1840 folded letter to General Theological Seminary on West 20th Street, pencil "pd 3c", lightly toned, file fold, still Very Fine example of this scarce red marking, Hahn records only two in red with "Paid" handstamp

E. 200-300
675
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4951
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4951, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post ? O'C, New-York Penny Post ? O'CNew-York Penny Post ? O'C. Red double-line datestamp boldly struck on Nov. 30, 1840 folded letter addressed in blue to Adjutant General in Washington D.C., red "New-York Nov. 6" circular datestamp and ms. "f" for free, Very Fine, scarce use of this local to the post office for regular mails, ex Kapiloff

E. 200-300
500
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4952
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4952, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post May 27-, New-York Penny Post May 27-New-York Penny Post May 27-. Double-line datestamp clearly struck on May 15, 1841 folded letter from Montreal, Canada, to New York City street address, refolded at left to hide faults, slightly toned, Very Fine appearance, rare example of privately-carried mail from Canada handled by this New York City local post

E. 300-400
500
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4953
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4953, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post Jun. --, New-York Penny Post Jun. --New-York Penny Post Jun. --. Double-line datestamp clearly struck on Jun. 7, 1841 folded letter from Baltimore to local New York City address, Very Fine, the only New York Penny Post cover from Baltimore recorded by Hahn

E. 150-200
400
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4954
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4954, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post Sep. --, New-York Penny Post Sep. --New-York Penny Post Sep. --. Double-line datestamp clearly struck on Sep. 9, 1841 docketed folded cover from Boston to New York, Very Fine, Hahn records this as latest use, ex Dunsmoor and Kapiloff

E. 150-200
375
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4955
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4955, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post Mar. 2, New-York Penny Post Mar. 2New-York Penny Post Mar. 2. Double-line circular datestamp on 1841 folded letter from Salem Mass. to New York City, file fold, Very Fine, this local post was the forerunner to Greig's City Despatch

E. 200-300
160
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4956
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4956, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post May (2)4, New-York Penny Post May (2)4New-York Penny Post May (2)4. Partly clear strike of double-line datestamp on May 22, 1841 folded letter from Troy N.Y. to New York City street address, Fine, ex Hollowbush

E. 100-150
55
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4957
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4957, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)New-York Penny Post May 28, New-York Penny Post May 28New-York Penny Post May 28. Double-line datestamp clearly struck on folded letter datelined Machias Me., May 15, 1841, to Howland & Aspinwall in New York, interesting content regarding sending letters to Honolulu via Mexico, file fold, Very Fine

E. 200-300
230
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4958
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4958, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Despatch Nov. 14, 8 A.M. 1856, City Despatch Nov. 14, 8 A.M. 1856City Despatch Nov. 14, 8 A.M. 1856. Clearly struck circular datestamp with "Paid" straightline on small cover to Baltimore street address, a rare One Cent Despatch stampless cover showing prepayment in cash, Extremely Fine, only two recorded (one for Baltimore, the other for Washington D.C., offered in the following lot), ex Kelly and Golden

E. 300-400
425
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4959
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4959, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)City Despatch, Aug. 28, 4-1/2 P.M. 1856, City Despatch, Aug. 28, 4-1/2 P.M. 1856City Despatch, Aug. 28, 4-1/2 P.M. 1856. Perfectly struck circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C. street address, neat 1856 docketing, Extremely Fine, very rare use of One Cent Despatch marking without adhesive franking -- one other recorded (from Baltimore, offered in the previous lot), ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
425
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4960
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4960, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1), One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1)One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1). Large margins to just in, tied by neat strike of "City Despatch Jul. 5, 1856" circular datestamp, second strike at right, used with 3c Dull Red (11), margins to in with guideline at left, tied by "Washington D.C. Jul. 5, 1856" datestamp, back of cover with blue Grocers and Variety Store embossed design, slightly reduced at right into 3c stamp which is also defective, still Fine

E. 400-500
210
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4961
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4961, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (112L2), One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (112L2)One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (112L2). Full even margins, vivid color, tied by "City Despatch Dec. 7 8 A.M. 1856" circular datestamp on yellow cover with Adams Express Co. Baltimore office corner card (stamp affixed over Adams name) to Miss Margarett Godman, Washington D.C., blue "Baltimore Md. Dec. 8" circular datestamp with space where 3c 1851 was removed, a turned usage with other side addressed to Dr. Harry. R. Godman, "Four miles from Terry's Depot, Mississippi", Very Fine, Dr. Godman's papers are held at the University of Southern Mississippi (McCain Library) and indicate that he moved to Terry Miss. sometime between 1860 and 1863, it is possible that this envelope was re-used during the war, a remarkable usage, ex Schwartz

E. 750-1,000
850
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4962
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4962, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Orphans Post Office, Orphans Post OfficeOrphans Post Office. Red circular handstamp legibly struck on folded letter (a biblical proverb) to Miss Maria Crane in Brooklyn, small ms. "50" which Hahn believed was a collect rate encompassing a charitable donation, edgewear and splits along folds, otherwise Fine, probably unique, with Konwiser article about this cover

E. 400-500
525
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4963
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4963, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Phila. Special Post June 1, Phila. Special Post June 1Phila. Special Post June 1. Lightly struck purple circular datestamp on buff cover to local street address, Fine, reported to be ca. 1850 but style of marking looks to us to be of a later vintage (1860's), the only recorded example

E. 150-200
105
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4964
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4964, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)POST, POSTPOST. Stencil arc and "Paid" straightline both applied in greasy red ink on brown cover to local Philadelphia street address, ms. "1849 from E. P. Jacobs" at lower left, "Compliments of the Season" label on backflap, age toned, otherwise Fine, this rare marking is similar to the "B. POST" stencil

E. 200-300
1,000
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4965
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4965, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1), Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1)Price's Eighth Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (120L1). Deep shade on strongly blued paper, huge margins at top and right (possibly a corner position), other sides clear to touching, uncancelled, appears to be properly used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to slightly in, affixed over ms. "Paid 3 cents" (which indicates local-post handling), tied by "New-York Jun. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Middlebury O., stamps lifted and reaffixed, local stamp has small tear at right, cover has been cleaned

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES OF PRICE'S EIGHTH AVENUE POST OFFICE STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US -- ALL BUT ONE ARE UNCANCELLED ON COVERS.

Although little documentation has been produced, the accepted history of the Eighth Avenue Post Office is that it was operated by James Price in 1854 and sold that year to David Russell. Price may have issued the unique Eighth Avenue Post Office stamp (Scott 63L1), which is reported to have been used in 1852; however, we do not know the basis of the 63L1 year date, because the one recorded example is on a cover without a letter, postmark or other indication of date. The portrait on the 120L1 stamp issued by Price is thought to be his own. Price's successor, David Russell, is listed at 387 Eighth Avenue in 1854 and then at 410 Eighth Avenue until 1857-58. The 1855-56 directory lists his occupation as "express" and in 1856-58 it is given as "subpost." Russell issued a stamp very similar in design to Price's.

We have located seven examples of Price's 120L1 stamp, all uncancelled, six of which are on covers (at least three did not originate). We cannot be certain this stamp originated, although the "Paid 3 cents" -- applied to the cover before the 3c 1851 was affixed -- is positive evidence that a local post was involved in bringing it to the post office for mailing. Such notations were usually made when a coin was given to the post.

Ex Caspary and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate as a genuine stamp but declining opinion as to usage.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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4966
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4966, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L6), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L6)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L6). Full margins to very slightly in, uncancelled, used on small embossed Valentine cover to Miss Sally Wheeler at local street address, envelope with scalloped flap and hand-painted bird design on flap (mended opening tear in flap), stamp has small creases and small tear at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIX PRIEST'S 121L6 COVERS ARE RECORDED IN ROTH CENSUS.

The Roth census (Penny Post, January 1994) lists six 121L6 covers, including four in combination with the 3c 1851. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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4967
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4967, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4). Large to huge margins, intense shade, uncancelled as usual, used on large part of folded cover (address panel and back panel) to local street address, tiny eroded spot at top, stamp is superb and lettersheet is otherwise clean

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND ONE OF NINE RECORDED PRIEST'S DESPATCH BLACK-ON-PINK USAGES.

Steven M. Roth's census lists eight covers with 121L4, and we have added one additional cover (see Golden sale, lot 1445). Not all of the recorded covers have stamps that necessarily originated.

Pencil note on back "Found in Phila. 1919." Ex Needham, Boker, Lilly and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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4968
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4968, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Putnam's Penny Post, Fitchburg, Mass, Putnam's Penny Post, Fitchburg, MassPutnam's Penny Post, Fitchburg, Mass. Boldly struck circular handstamp on back of cover to South Woodstock N.Y., address side with "Fitchburg Mass. Jan. 29" circular datestamp and ms. "Paid", sealed flap tear just barely affects marking, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare, Putnam sold out to Ira Younglove in 1857 and Putnam's name was deleted from the handstamp, only six examples are recorded by Hahn

E. 300-400
200
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4969
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4969, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Robinson's Dispatch, Robinson's DispatchRobinson's Dispatch. Purple oval handstamp on cover to New York City street address, Extremely Fine, Hahn notes indicate probably 1860's usage

E. 150-200
130
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4970, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Robison & Co., Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (128L1), Robison & Co., Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (128L1)Robison & Co., Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (128L1). Unused (no gum), ample to large margins, some faint soiling

VERY FINE. ONE OF OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN REPORTED OFF-COVER EXAMPLES OF ROBISON & CO.'S LOCAL-POST STAMP.

Robison & Co. was a relatively small local post in Brooklyn, New York. Elliott Perry located three Robisons in the city directory listings who were in the express business: Cornelius D. Robison at 140 Chambers, 1857-58; Francis Robison at 707 Greenwich, 1857-58; and William Robison at 64 Cedar, 1852-53. It is not known which, if any, of these men was the proprietor.

The most famous example of the Robison & Co. local-post stamp is the one tied on cover to Jas. H. Watson, 231 Henry Street in Brooklyn. The cover was discovered circa 1895 by F. E. Kneeland Jr., a Brooklyn teen-aged boy who found it while searching through a relative's papers. It passed to Ferrary, then to Caspary, and was later to become one of the cornerstones of the Boker collection. Other examples of Robison & Co.'s stamp must have been discovered in the 1860's, because catalogues published in 1864 and 1865 contain listings for a Robison & Co. post.

Our records contain eight examples of 128L1, including seven off cover and the one on cover. Five of the off-cover stamps are known to have small faults. The stamp offered here and possibly one other (shown in Sloane's records) are the two finest of the group.

Ex Lilly, Perry and Schwartz. With 2000 P.F. certificate

4,750
2,800
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4971
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4971, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Roche's City Dispatch, Roche's City DispatchRoche's City Dispatch. Large red circular handstamp on buff cover to local street address, Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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4972
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4972, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Roche's City Dispatch, Roche's City DispatchRoche's City Dispatch. Large red circular handstamp double struck on buff cover to local street address, minor edge faults, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
120
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4973
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4973, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Roche's City Dispatch, Roche's City DispatchRoche's City Dispatch. Large red circular handstamp boldly struck on cover to local street address, pencil "pd", Extremely Fine and rare, in this version the "City" was removed from the center

E. 300-400
350
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4974
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4974, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Smith's Pattern Bazaar, 914 B'Way, N.Y, Smith's Pattern Bazaar, 914 B'Way, N.YSmith's Pattern Bazaar, 914 B'Way, N.Y. Blue circular handstamp on brown wraper to Allentown Pa., pencil note "Phila Pa Feb. 1857", sealed tear at upper right corner, still Very Fine, rare

E. 200-300
150
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4975
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4975, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)J. A. Sparks Branch Post Office, New York N.Y, J. A. Sparks Branch Post Office, New York N.YJ. A. Sparks Branch Post Office, New York N.Y. "Branch Post Office, J. A. Sparks, 224 Bleecker St." oval handstamp struck in greenish-blue on 1848 folded letter to Lockport N.Y. with red "New-York 10 cts. 26 May" circular datestamp (faults) and in red on backs of two covers to New Milford Conn., each with red 5c integral-rate circular datestamp, scarce

E. 300-400
200
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4976
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4976, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac, Double Impression (WV14 var.), Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac, Double Impression (WV14 var.)Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac, Double Impression (WV14 var.). Unused (no gum), clear to huge margins except irregularly torn just into design at top left, second impression across bottom right corner and in the same intensity as the first, an eye-catching variety, discovered by us in an old-time collection and accumulation and to the best of our knowledge, the first to be offered for sale at auction, Scott Retail as normal stamp

210
300
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4977
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4977, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Squier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Green, Imperforate (132L1), Squier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Green, Imperforate (132L1)Squier & Co. City Letter Dispatch, St. Louis Mo., 1c Green, Imperforate (132L1). Ample margins except nicked at top right corner, ms. cancel and not tied, used with 3c Dull Red (26) tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Dec. 31, 1859" circular datestamp on buff cover to Galena Ill. cover slightly reduced and rounded at bottom right, otherwise Fine, the imperforate stamp used during Squier & Co.'s ownership is very rare on cover -- four reported in notes contained in Schwartz files, but we estimate 8-10 covers extant, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
350
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4978
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4978, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Stringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md, Stringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore MdStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md. "Baltimore City Despatch & Express, Paid" circular handstamp, part strike on Jan. 1851 printed notice from New York City to local Baltimore addressee, probably a bulk mailing from New York that by-passed post office and entered Stringer & Morton's post, Fine, unusual, ex Kelly and Golden

E. 150-200
105
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4979
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4979, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Blue Gray Wove (136L7), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Blue Gray Wove (136L7)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Blue Gray Wove (136L7). Ample to large margins, red "Paid" cancel, red "New-York 10 cts. Sep. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Ovid N.Y., neat 1849 ms. docketing, slight cover stains, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
260
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4980
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4980, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9). Large even margins, tied by clear strike of "Swarts' B. Post Office N.Y. Chatham Square" oval handstamp on locally addressed cover, bold "Paid" handstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

400
260
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4981
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4981, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9). Large margins, tied by well-struck oval "Swart's Post Office Chatham Square Feb. 12" oval with "Paid Swarts" handstamp on cover to New York street address, trivial toning mostly from wax seal on back, Very Fine

400
250
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4982
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4982, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9). Large margins to clear, tied by "Swart's Post Office, Chatham Square Dec. 6" oval handstamp on blue 1855 folded letter to local street address, hole in front from removal of wax seal, slight splitting along vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

400
80
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4983
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4983, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Swarts' Post Office, Chatham Square, Apr. 17, Swarts' Post Office, Chatham Square, Apr. 17Swarts' Post Office, Chatham Square, Apr. 17. Oval datestamp (attempted delivery) and second strike with Apr. 18 date on 1856 cover from U.S. Consulate in Switzerland to local street address, consulate handstamp on back, numerous transits on front and back, Very Fine, scarce use of local post to deliver transatlantic mail

E. 200-300
160
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4984
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4984, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Teese & Co. Penny Post, Philadelphia, (1c) Blue on Bluish (137l1), Teese & Co. Penny Post, Philadelphia, (1c) Blue on Bluish (137l1)Teese & Co. Penny Post, Philadelphia, (1c) Blue on Bluish (137l1). Large margins to barely touched, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 cts Sep. 10" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1852 folded letter to Gettysburg Pa., ms. "5" rate

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TEESE & CO. COVERS KNOWN. ONLY SIX RECORDED WITH THE STAMP TIED BY A CANCELLATION.

Steven M. Roth records twelve covers, including six tied examples, in his Oct. 1993 Penny Post article. We have located an additional cover to Baltimore with the 137L1 and 3c 1851 tied by a Philadelphia Jul. 21 datestamp. However, Roth's list includes a Fox-fake tied cover (ex Malcolm, Siegel Sale 417, lot 1903), which must be removed from the record, leaving six genuinely tied covers.

Ex Schwartz. With 1982 P.F. certificate

3,000
0
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4985
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4985, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Teese & Co. Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue on Bluish (137L1), Teese & Co. Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue on Bluish (137L1)Teese & Co. Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue on Bluish (137L1). Large margins to just touched, uncancelled as usual, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to barely in, tied by "Philadelphia Pa." circular datestamp on brown cover to Cincinnati O., discoverer's notation on back, Very Fine, scarce Philadelphia local modeled upon Blood's stamps, ex Gibson, with 1990 and 1998 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
500
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4986
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4986, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)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)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (139L1). Cut to oval shape as always, clear impression, slight diagonal crease, uncancelled, used on cover to Mrs. Mean, 58 East 30th Street, with directions "1st door East of 4th Avenue"

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER BEARING THE BLACK-ON-GREEN THIRD AVENUE POST STAMP.

Most of the genuine Third Avenue Post covers are to-the-mails usages. This is a rare intra-city usage within the area where the post operated.

Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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4987
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4987, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Towle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 Cents, Towle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 CentsTowle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 Cents. Clear strike of red oval handstamp and matching "Paid" on Sep. 8, 1849 folded Mercantile Library invitation to local street address "Over Whig Reading Room", Extremely Fine, ex Malcolm

E. 200-300
375
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4988
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4988, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Towle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 Cents, Towle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 CentsTowle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 Cents. Clear strike of red oval handstamp and matching "Paid" on small cover to local street address, light diagonal crease, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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4989
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4989, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Towle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 Cents, Towle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 CentsTowle's City Dispatch Post, 7 State Street, 2 Cents. Clear strike of red oval handstamp and matching "Paid" on cover to local addressee (pencil street address added by post), red "Nashua N.H. Jun. 22 " circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps, Very Fine, unusual and rare use of Towle to deliver a letter from the post office

E. 200-300
375
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4990
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4990, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Towle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State Street, 2 Cents, Towle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State Street, 2 CentsTowle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State Street, 2 Cents. Clear strike of red oval handstamp on locally used June 2, 1847 folded letter, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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4991
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4991, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Towle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State Street, 2 Cents, Towle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State Street, 2 CentsTowle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State Street, 2 Cents. Clear strike of red oval handstamp on blue folded cover to local street address, sharp file folds, Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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4992
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4992, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Union Despatch, Chicago Ill., 5c Red, Rouletted (unlisted in Scott), Union Despatch, Chicago Ill., 5c Red, Rouletted (unlisted in Scott)Union Despatch, Chicago Ill., 5c Red, Rouletted (unlisted in Scott). Pin-perf roulette, pencil cancel, few tiny creases, otherwise Fine, ex Burrus and Schwartz

E. 750-1,000
575
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4993
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4993, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Union Despatch, Chicago Ill., 5c Red, Rouletted (unlisted in Scott), Union Despatch, Chicago Ill., 5c Red, Rouletted (unlisted in Scott)Union Despatch, Chicago Ill., 5c Red, Rouletted (unlisted in Scott). Pin-perf roulette, s.e. at bottom, pencil cancel, heavy creases, otherwise Fine, rare

E. 750-1,000
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4994
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4994, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Union Post, New York N.Y, Union Post, New York N.YUnion Post, New York N.Y. Three-line handstamp "UNION/POST/HRS" in dark blue on Jul. 31, 1846 folded letter to New York City street address, some bleed-thru from contents, one back panel removed, Fine, extremely rare, only seven known to Hahn

E. 400-500
425
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4995
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4995, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Union Post, New York N.Y, Union Post, New York N.YUnion Post, New York N.Y. Three-line handstamp "UNION/POST/HRS" and matching "2" rate handstamp in blue on Sep. 7, 1846 folded letter from Clarkstown N.Y. to local New York City street address, Very Fine, Sloane notes in pencil, only seven examples recorded by Hahn

E. 400-500
375
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4996
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4996, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Union Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Blue on Green Glazed (140L3), Union Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Blue on Green Glazed (140L3)Union Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Blue on Green Glazed (140L3). Half of stamp still intact on Apr. 21, 1847 folded letter to Danbury Conn., red "New York 5cts Aug. 22" integral-rate circular datestamp, a genuine philatelic tragedy

E. 300-400
425
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4997
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4997, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Dunham's Union-Square Post-Office, Dunham's Union-Square Post-OfficeDunham's Union-Square Post-Office. Red oval handstamp clearly struck on blue folded letter datelined "Washington Jan. 30, 1850" to New York City street address, red "BALTIMORE R.R."%$ straightline and "5" in circle, Very Fine, scarce combination of local post and railroad route agent's markings

E. 150-200
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4998
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4998, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Dunham's Union-Square Post-Office, Dunham's Union-Square Post-OfficeDunham's Union-Square Post-Office. Red oval handstamp on Apr. 22, 1852 printed meeting notice and lady's small cover, both to local street addresses, former with "Paid" straightline, latter with "Paid" arc, Very Fine

E. 200-300
125
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4999
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4999, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Light Apple Green (141L2), Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Light Apple Green (141L2)Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Light Apple Green (141L2). Margins all around, used with 3c Dull Red (11), tied by "New-York Jan. 15" circular datestamp on small cover to Charleston, SC, gum used to affix the local stamp shows to left and beneath stamp, light cover bend, otherwise Fine

1,500
500
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5000
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 5000, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Walton's Brooklyn City Express Post. Feb. 14 1 O'C, Walton's Brooklyn City Express Post. Feb. 14 1 O'CWalton's Brooklyn City Express Post. Feb. 14 1 O'C. Oval datestamp on Valentine cover to local street address, with original love poem enclosed, Very Fine, probably no more than four or five Walton & Co. handstamped covers exist, this is recorded by Hahn as the earliest

E. 500-750
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5001
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 5001, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Walton's Brooklyn City Express Post. July 21 9 O'C, Walton's Brooklyn City Express Post. July 21 9 O'CWalton's Brooklyn City Express Post. July 21 9 O'C. Oval datestamp on undated folded letter (ca. 1846) to local street address, Very Fine, probably no more than four or five Walton & Co. handstamped covers exist, ex Mason

E. 500-750
425
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5002
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 5002, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8). Large margins to just touched at top left, intense shade, small corner creases, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Gold Hill U.T." oval handstamp, repeated on 3c Pink entire with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank to Folsom Cal., tiny edge tear at top and reduced at left

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS 25-CENT BLUE ON COVER.

With 1980, 1982 and 2003 P.F. certificates.

4,000
4,250
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5003
 
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 5003, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Two huge margins, other sides clear to touching, tied by ms. "4" due marking on piece with two 3c Dull Red (26) tied by bold "N. York Steamship" in dateless circle, part of address "Gray...Plymouth" indicates destination outside New York City, small thin in piece only

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S "DROPPED IN NEW YORK POST OFFICE" STAMP IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1857 ISSUE.

The purpose of 143LP1 was not to prepay the newspaper rate, but to prepay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. from California to New York. In this case, the letter entered the New York Post Office and was marked 4c due (plus the 6c postage) to make up 10c rate.

Ex Caspary and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Unpriced as used off cover in Scott.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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5004
og
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 5004, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Tete-Beche Pair (145L2a), Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Tete-Beche Pair (145L2a)Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Tete-Beche Pair (145L2a). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, large margins to barely in, Fine, extremely rare tete-beche multiple, ex Boker and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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5005
c
Sale Number 908, Lot Number 5005, Local Posts (Bdady thru Whittelsey)Whittelsey's Letter Express, Whittelsey's Letter ExpressWhittelsey's Letter Express. Blue oval handstamp on folded insurance company notice to local street address giving Dec. 6, 1847 expiration date for policy, Very Fine and extremely rare Chicago local post handstamp

E. 400-500
1,500
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