Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
511
ogbl
Sale 933, Lot 511, Carriers and LocalsSteinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Pink (4LB20). Complete pane of ten signed by J. F. Steinmeyer Jr. in bottom margin, unused (no gum), small thins in sheet margins not affecting stamps

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A GREAT RARITY IN SHEET FORM, AND ONE OF THE FEW SIGNED BY STEINMEYER.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $2,250.00 as an unsigned pane (footnote attributes 50% premium to signature).

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
512
c
Sale 933, Lot 512, Carriers and Locals1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Large margins to in and showing part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by large "Paid" grid which also ties Boston Mass., 1c Blue, Penny Post (3LB2), red "Boston May 2" circular datestamp also ties carrier, on folded part-printed notice to local street address, vertical file folds incl. one affecting No. 9, otherwise Fine, scarce carrier and drop rate combination

E. 400-500
375
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513
c
Sale 933, Lot 513, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Cancelled by "U.S." in octagon, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Dec. 21 4 O'Clock" circular datestamp on 1844 folded cover, horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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514
c
Sale 933, Lot 514, Carriers and LocalsAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Three large margins, just in at bottom, cancelled by red handstamp, matching three-line New York office handstamp on folded cover to Fulton Street, probably originated in Boston, fresh and Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

850
300
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515
c
Sale 933, Lot 515, Carriers and Locals5c Red Brown (1). Pale shade, full margins to just touched, defective, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Nov. 20" integral-rate circular datestamp, second strike at right, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), ample margins to slightly in, acid cancel, on 1849 folded cover addressed to "Secretary of the Baltimore & Susquehanna Rail Road Company" in Baltimore Md., stamp affected by vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, not reported in the Alexander book

1,500
425
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516
c
Sale 933, Lot 516, Carriers and LocalsBlood's Penny Post Sep. 13 11 A.M. Philada. Double-circle datestamp and "2cts" handstamp on 10c Yellow Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U16) to Philadelphia, Wells, Fargo & Co. red printed frank, trivial repair on back, Very Fine, scarce conjunctive use of Wells, Fargo & Co. and Blood's for local delivery, ex Kramer

E. 400-500
250
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517
c
Sale 933, Lot 517, Carriers and Locals3c Rose (65). Tied by clear strike of "B & O R.R. Stevenson Aug. 4" double-circle datestamp and used with Blood's (1c) Bronze (15L16), acid tied, to Philadelphia, Very Fine, scarce with the stamp tied by the railroad marking

E. 200-300
225
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518
c
Sale 933, Lot 518, Carriers and LocalsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Large margins to slightly in, acid tied, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), grid cancel, "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 5" and Blood's datestamps on cover to Baltimore with Joseph Cressman's tobacco advertising corner card with illustration of Indian maiden and containers of tobacco products, creased in two directions, one thru 3c stamp, still Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
375
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519
E
Sale 933, Lot 519, Carriers and LocalsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, Die Essay on Bond (15L18-E). 28 x 38mm, with "Philadelphia" spelled out, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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520
E
Sale 933, Lot 520, Carriers and LocalsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Brown, Die Essay on Bond (15L18-E). 28 x 39mm, with "Philadelphia" spelled out, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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521
E
Sale 933, Lot 521, Carriers and LocalsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Green, Die Essay on Bond (15L18-E). 30 x 39mm, with "Philadelphia" spelled out, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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522
E
Sale 933, Lot 522, Carriers and LocalsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue, Die Essay on Bond (15L18-E). 30 x 39mm, with "Philadelphia" spelled out, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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523
TC
Sale 933, Lot 523, Carriers and LocalsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gray Blue, Trial Color Large Die Proof on Bond (15L18TC). 26 x 34mm, with "Philada." as on issued stamp, Very Fine, scarce

E. 500-750
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524
c
Sale 933, Lot 524, Carriers and LocalsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Tied by Blood's datestamp, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), cancelled by grid, "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 10, 1858" octagonal datestamp on cover to Baltimore with Joseph Cressman's tobacco advertising corner card with illustration of Indian maiden and containers of tobacco products, slightly reduced at left, cover with some wear affecting local, appears Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 300-400
600
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525
c
Sale 933, Lot 525, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2). Large margins, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp, matching "Boyd's City Express Post Mar. 13, 2 O'C" oval datestamp on 1843 folded printed circular for chimney ventilator, Very Fine

450
325
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526
c
Sale 933, Lot 526, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Pink (20L52). Tied by purple "Boyd's City Dispatch Apr. 7, 188?" datestamp on locally used cover with lithographer's and printer's corner card, minor edgewear, Very Fine

400
325
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527
c
Sale 933, Lot 527, Carriers and LocalsBrooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (28L4). Large margins to just in, tied by handstamp and used with 3c Rose (65), tied by indistinct circular datestamp on cover to Plattsburgh N.Y., the local with additional pencil cancel and small tear at top left, appears Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,750
500
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528
c
Sale 933, Lot 528, Carriers and LocalsCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Vermilion on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU7). Instructions and list of offices eight at left, grid cancel, to San Francisco street address, some wear incl. creasing, otherwise Very Fine, genuinely used examples of this entire are extremely rare (remainders were used to create forged Wells Fargo express usages), one of the fascinating aspects of this issue is that both the Penny Post oval and 3c U.S. stamp were embossed in the same color by George F. Nesbitt, with 1967 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,700
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529
c
Sale 933, Lot 529, Carriers and Locals(Cole's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "CC" (40L6). Large margins to just in, tied by indistinct handstamp, second strike of "City Despatch Post P.O. Sep. 25 - O'Clock" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to local street address, "Paid" handstamp at top and also on stamp, some wear, Very Fine

1,000
375
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530
c
Sale 933, Lot 530, Carriers and LocalsFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1). Large margins to clear, tied by blue "Floyd's Chicago Penny Post" oval handstamp on locally addressed cover, missing most of top flap, Very Fine

1,000
425
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531
c
Sale 933, Lot 531, Carriers and LocalsFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1). Large margins, tied by "Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago" oval handstamp on locally addressed cover, expertly repaired, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
225
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532
c
Sale 933, Lot 532, Carriers and LocalsHale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Cut to shape, tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co., New York" oval handstamp on 1844 folded letter to Boston, fresh and Very Fine

200
200
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533
TC
Sale 933, Lot 533, Carriers and LocalsMetropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 20c Dark Brown, Blue, Dark Green, Trial Color Plate Proofs (107L4TC). Large margins, Extremely Fine, scarce group

E. 750-1,000
650
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534
c
Sale 933, Lot 534, Carriers and LocalsSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Wove (136L8). Large margins to clear, tied by penstrokes and also by red "New-York 5cts. Aug. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp on small cover to Somers N.Y., ms. "Refused" on back in large script, stamp with slight wear, otherwise Very Fine, the Swarts Blue is scarce on cover

E. 300-400
700
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535
c
Sale 933, Lot 535, Carriers and LocalsSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9). Large margins, bright color, tied by Star in Circle cancel on blue 1851 folded letter to Boston, red "U.S. Express Mail N. York N.Y. Jan. 2?" circular datestamp and matching "5" handstamp, Very Fine, ex Judd

400
325
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536
c
Sale 933, Lot 536, Carriers and Locals1926, 5c Blue, Telegraph (16T69). Tied by bold strike of red "WUT" Western Union Telegraph oval handstamp on 2c Red entire (U432) to Liberty S.C., neat "Valparaiso Ind. Oct. 27, 1926" machine cancel, Dodge's Telegraph Railway corner card, slight wear, appears Fine, this appears to be a genuine use of the 5c stamp to pay Western Union's fee, rarely seen affixed to a cover

E. 200-300
250
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