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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Priest

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1654
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1654, PriestPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Bronze on Bluish Wove (121L2A), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Bronze on Bluish Wove (121L2A)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Bronze on Bluish Wove (121L2A). Margins to clear, cancelled by small ms. marks on cover to local address, ink offset from contents, small cover tears at left

VERY FINE AND VERY RARE. THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD USED EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE RECORDED, AND THE ONLY LOCAL USAGE.

Steven M. Roth records just one example of 121L2A, affixed to a cover postmarked Nov. 16 (ca. 1851) to Thomas Woolman, Burlington N.J. (ex J. W. Brown). We also offered one in our auction of the Hall Collection (Sale 830) which is pictured in the Ferrary sale catalogue on a different cover from the one it is currently on. This third example is the only one used locally. Ex Chapman.

E. 1,000-1,500
800
1655
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1655, PriestPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L3), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L3)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Yellow Wove (121L3). Large margins to just in at top, intense shade on bright paper, uncancelled as usual, used with 3c Dull Red (11), three full margins, in at left, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. ?" circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C.

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF PRIEST'S BLACK-ON-YELLOW STAMP, USED TO THE MAILS WITH THE 3-CENT 1851 ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONLY THREE 121L3 COVERS RECORDED IN ROTH CENSUS.

In addition to the three covers recorded in Roth census, there are at least two additional 121L3 stamps known off cover.

5,500
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1656
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1656, PriestPriest'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). Full margins to touched (unused (no gum), tiny corner crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

500
325
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1657
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1657, PriestPriest'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). Margins to just in, intense shade, tied by penstroke and used with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins to in, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 2" circular datestamp on cover to East Boston Mass.

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY NINE PRIEST'S DESPATCH BLACK-ON-PINK USAGES. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE AS THIS EXAMPLE IS TIED ON COVER.

Steven M. Roth's census lists eight covers with 121L4, and we have added one additional cover (ex Golden). Scott Retail as on cover, uncancelled and with certificate is $2,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
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1658
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1658, PriestPriest'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). Uncancelled as always, large margins to just touched, on large part of folded cover to local address, "Wilder & Spencer Sept. 16, 1851" docketing on back, faint file folds well away from adhesive

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONE OF ONLY NINE PRIEST'S DESPATCH BLACK-ON-PINK USAGES.

Steven M. Roth's census lists eight covers with 121L4, and we have added one additional cover (ex Golden). With note on back "Genuine and in my opinion used on this cover Robson Lowe"

2,500
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1659
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1659, PriestPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7). Unused (no gum), large margins to just in, deep rich color, fresh and Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

500
600
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1660
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1660, PriestPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7). Large margins to in, intense shade, uncancelled as always, on buff cover to Cain P.O. Pa., blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5cts. Feb. 14" circular datestamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF TEN RECORDED COVERS WITH PRIEST'S 121L7 STAMP.

This cover is among the nine listed in the Roth census, and we can add one additional cover, postmarked Feb. 12 (1852) to Blairsville N.J. (appreciation to Stephen Gronowski for this citation).

3,250
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1661
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1661, PriestPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7). Margins to in, uncancelled as always, used with 3c Dull Red (11), tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 18" circular datestamp on orange cover to Eastern Pa.#

FINE AND RARE. ONE OF TEN RECORDED COVERS WITH PRIEST'S 121L7 STAMP.

This cover is among the nine listed in the Roth census, and we can add one additional cover, postmarked Feb. 12 (1852) to Blairsville N.J. (appreciation to Stephen Gronowski for this citation).

3,250
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