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Sale 965 — The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Category — Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1103
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1103, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1), Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1)Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1). Large margins, gum stain, uncancelled as usual, used on brown cover to local street address, pencil "WB-- Deliver this without fail this day. Dean" and "Paid Bouton" printed in identical pencil, with Mar. 1, 1848, letter enclosure, couple minor stains in cover

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN OR EIGHT REPORTED EXAMPLES OF BOUTON'S MANHATTAN EXPRESS STAMP. ONLY FOUR COVERS ARE KNOWN.

The Manhattan Express was operated by William V. Barr as early as October 1845 until sometime soon after Valentine's Day 1847, when Barr sold out to John R. Bouton. The first stamp issued under Bouton's ownership is the 2c on Pink (17L1). Approximately seven or eight examples are known, uncancelled, including four used on covers.

With 2000 P.F. certificate that describes the "Paid Bouton" pencil notation as "non-contemporary" (an opinion with which we vehemently disagree). Scott Retail $4,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
1104
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1104, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins to barely touched at bottom left, tied by clear strike of red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching "Bouton's City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on small embossed Valentine cover to local street address

VERY FINE. A CHOICE TIED EXAMPLE OF BOUTON'S "ROUGH & READY" STAMP ON AN EMBOSSED VALENTINE COVER.

The "Rough and Ready" stamp, with a portrait of then presidential candidate, Zachary Taylor, was issued by Bouton in 1848.

Ex Middendorf

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1105
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1105, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1), Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1)Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1). Full to large margins, very poor (late?) impression with only part of the design visible, uncancelled, affixed to buff cover to Saxton's River Vt., the sender's "Paid All" notation at bottom left is unusual and seems to support the stamp's use on this cover, trace of New York datestamp at upper right, but no regular postage, a Fine example of this rare stamp -- approximately 12-15 examples are known, ex Golden, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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1106
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1106, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1). Huge margins all around, cancelled by red "Free", matching "Boyd's City/Express Post/July 15 3 O'C." rectangular framed datestamp on folded printed school notice to local street address, stamp lifted and replaced, creased along right margin by a file fold, internal tear at right side of oval has been sealed

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL COVER BEARING THE FIRST BOYD'S ADHESIVE.

Only 18 covers with the Boyd Large Eagle stamp are reported in Larry LeBel's census.

Ex Abt and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $4,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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1107
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1107, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2). Large margins, rich color, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp, matching "Boyd's City Express Post Oct. 31" oval datestamp on cover to local street address, Very Fine, a pretty cover, Scott Retail $450.00

E. 300-400
225
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1108
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1108, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3). Huge margins to full, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp, matching "Boyd's City Express Post Sep 30 4o'c" oval datestamp on 1844 folded cover to local street address, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail $500.00

E. 300-400
325
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1109
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1109, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4). Two covers, one stamp cut to shape and tied by red handstamp to local street address, second also tied by red handstamp, addressed to "Collector, Port of New York, few flaws, both appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail $500.00

E. 200-300
110
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1110
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1110, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Cream (20L5), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Cream (20L5)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Cream (20L5). Cut to shape with margins to in, cancelled by ms. "C" on lady's cover with embossed border to local street address, fresh and Very Fine, the Boyd's 2c "social" stamp is scarce on cover, we have offered only one other since keeping computerized records (which was uncancelled), Scott Retail $1,750.00

E. 500-750
500
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1111
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1111, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green, Yellow Green Glazed (20L7, 20L7a, 20L8), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green, Yellow Green Glazed (20L7, 20L7a, 20L8)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green, Yellow Green Glazed (20L7, 20L7a, 20L8). Each used on cover and tied by handstamp, first to Baltimore Md., latter two to local street addresses, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail $460.00

E. 150-200
170
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1112
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1112, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Glazed White (20L9), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Glazed White (20L9)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Glazed White (20L9). Right sheet margin single, used with 3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11), large margins, both tied by "New-York Feb. 18" circular datestamp on orange cover to Philadelphia, 1c slightly oxidized as usual, also with small crease, still Extremely Fine and as choice as this scarce combination is known, ex Piller and Kuphal, Scott Retail $1,250.00

E. 750-1,000
450
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1113
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1113, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold (20L9), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold (20L9)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold (20L9). Cut to shape, margins to just in, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11) and both tied by grid, "New-York Mar. 9" circular datestamp on green Cast Steel Manufacturer's cameo corner card cover to Baltimore Md., light vertical file fold well away from stamps, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, attractive usage, Scott Retail for this combination of stamps on cover $1,250.00 with no premium for the cameo

E. 400-500
1,100
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1114
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1114, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L10), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L10)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L10). Two covers with singles tied by handstamp, to local street addresses, one is an embossed envelope, minor faults, Fine, Scott Retail $400.00

E. 150-200
110
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1115
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1115, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Olive Green (20L11), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Olive Green (20L11)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Olive Green (20L11). Huge margins, tied by "Paid J.T.B." handstamp, second strike at right, on 1856 folded letter to local street address, "Boyd's City Express Post June 8 9 O'C" oval datestamp, light toning at corners from mount, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $350.00

E. 150-200
225
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1116
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1116, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Brick Red (20L12), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Brick Red (20L12)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Brick Red (20L12). Huge margins, tied by light strike of "Paid J.T.B." handstamp on cover to local street address, faint "Boyd's City Express Post Dec. 29" oval datestamp, with original contents, trivial edgewear, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $500.00

E. 300-400
225
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1117
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1117, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Brick Red (20L12), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Brick Red (20L12)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Brick Red (20L12). Large margins to barely touched, tied by "Paid J.T.B." handstamp, second strike at right, on cover to local street address, light strike of "Boyd's City Express, ? 31" oval datestamp, cover with light central soiling from wax seal on back, Very Fine, Scott Retail $500.00

E. 200-300
150
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1118
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1118, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13). Enormous margins all around, tied by "Paid J.T.B." handstamps, third strike at top, on cover to local street address, neat "Boyd's City Express Post Sep. 18" oval datestamp, faint vertical file fold well away from stamp, corners with toning from mounts, otherwise Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, Scott Retail $400.00

E. 200-300
150
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1119
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1119, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Green (20L15), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Green (20L15)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Green (20L15). Large margins, rich color, tied by two strikes of "Paid J.T.B." handstamp, third strike at left, on small cover to local street address, bold "Boyd's City Express Post May ?" oval datestamp, the adhesive affixed over U.S. 1c stamp which was peeled off and left portion of the design at top, Very Fine, unusual, ex Knapp and with his lot label affixed, Scott Retail $400.00

E. 200-300
400
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1120
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1120, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L17). Tied by "Paid" in oval handstamp and used with 3c Rose (65), tied by large segmented cork on yellow cover to Poughkeepsie N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover, Scott Retail $500.00

E. 200-300
200
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1121
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1121, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18). Tied by "Paid" in oval handstamp and used with 3c Rose (65), cancelled by target, "New-York Apr. 2" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Washington Penn., trivial overall soiling, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $225.00

E. 100-150
100
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1122
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1122, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue Gray (20L18). Two covers, each with distinctly different papers with one a very pale shade (not tied), each used with 3c Rose (65), one to Nashua N.H., other to Dunkirk N.Y., trivial wear, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
90
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1123
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1123, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Dark Blue, 2c Black on Red (20L21, 20L23), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Dark Blue, 2c Black on Red (20L21, 20L23)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on Dark Blue, 2c Black on Red (20L21, 20L23). Three covers, incl. immaculate usage of No. 20L21 to local street address, second tied on cover to Trenton N.J., third is normal paper to local street address, minor wear, Fine-Very Fine, first with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
120
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1124
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1124, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L24), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L24)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Lilac (20L24). Large margins, tied by bold strike of "Boyd's Dispatch, 39 Fulton St. Mar. 12" double-circle datestamp on cover to local street address, large "Paid" in circle handstamp at left, Very Fine, ex C. E. Chapman (with his handstamp), Scott Retail $500.00

E. 200-300
500
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1125
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1125, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (20L25), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (20L25)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (20L25). Large margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by "Boyd's Dispatch 1 Park Place" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to local street address, stamp with some creasing, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail $500.00

E. 200-300
80
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1126
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1126, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac Laid Paper (20L35), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac Laid Paper (20L35)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac Laid Paper (20L35). Tied by "Paid" in circle, purple "Boyd's City Dispatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y. Jul. 17, 1878" oval datestamp on importer's advertising cover to local street address, Extremely Fine, ex Hall, Scott Retail $350.00

E. 300-400
900
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1127
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1127, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Gray on Roseate (20L36), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Gray on Roseate (20L36)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Gray on Roseate (20L36). Affixed upside down and tied by handstamp on paint and varnish dealer's corner card cover to local street address, purple "Boyd's City Dispatch, 1 Park Place, Jul. 18, 1877" oval datestamp, trivial toning at corners from mounts, Very Fine, Scott Retail $250.00

E. 150-200
350
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1128
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1128, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Crimson, Pink, Blue (20L43, 20L44, 20L45, 20L46), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Crimson, Pink, Blue (20L43, 20L44, 20L45, 20L46)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Crimson, Pink, Blue (20L43, 20L44, 20L45, 20L46). Each on separate cover and tied by purple oval Boyd's datestamp to local street address, No. 20L44 on illustrated awning dealer's corner card cover, No. 20L45 significantly reduced, Very Fine group, Scott Retail $1,100.00

E. 500-750
375
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1129
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1129, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lavender (20L47), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lavender (20L47)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lavender (20L47). Well-centered, tied by purple "Boyd's City Despatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y. Paid" circular handstamp on attorney's corner card cover to British Mercantile Ins. Co., Extremely Fine and scarce, ex Golden, Scott Retail $300.00

E. 200-300
110
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1130
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1130, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lilac Pink Laid (20L50), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lilac Pink Laid (20L50)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Lilac Pink Laid (20L50). Tied by purple "Boyd's City Despatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y., Paid, Sep. 14, 1882" oval datestamp on corner card cover to local street address, small tear at top, Very Fine, scarce, the Lilac Pink paper has less yellow in the paper than 20L49, ex Golden, Scott Retail $325.00

E. 200-300
130
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1131
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1131, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Pink (20L52), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Pink (20L52)Boyd'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, Scott Retail $400.00

E. 300-400
225
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1132
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1132, Local and Private Posts (Bouton thru Boyd)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Pink, Blue (20L53, 20L55, 20L56), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Pink, Blue (20L53, 20L55, 20L56)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Pink, Blue (20L53, 20L55, 20L56). Two each of first and last, each tied on cover to local street address, fresh and Very Fine group, Scott Retail $675.00

E. 200-300
120
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