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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 (Swarts)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1251
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1251, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13). Two large margins, touched at top and right, uncancelled, tied by filing crease thru stamp, red "New-York 5 cts. 22 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp on greenish 1849 folded letter to New Haven, Fine, this is the first Swarts issue (the manuscript overprint was applied to the stock of Bouton's stamp), covers are rare, ex Golden

E. 500-750
350
1252
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1252, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Light Green Glazed (136L1), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Light Green Glazed (136L1)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Light Green Glazed (136L1). Large even margins, uncancelled, on part-printed folded notice from Oct. 1849 to local street address, red "Post Office, Chatham Square, Swarts" oval handstamp, stamp barely affected by faint horizontal file fold, Very Fine, ex Middendorf, Scott Retail $300.00

E. 150-200
225
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1253
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1253, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4). Large margins to full, cancelled by blue five-point design on 1849 folded letter to Oswego N.Y., red "Swarts' Chatham Square B. Post Office N.Y." oval handstamp, red "New-York 10cts. 24 Dec." circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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1254
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1254, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Blue Wove (136L6), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Blue Wove (136L6)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Blue Wove (136L6). Large margins, rich color, tied by five-point hollow star cancel on buff cover to Amity N.Y., "New-York 5cts. Aug. 21" integral-rate circular datestamp for charge due, slight cover wear, Very Fine, Scott Retail $400.00

E. 200-300
160
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1255
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1255, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)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). Uncancelled, used on July 31, 1849 folded letter to New Haven Conn., red "New-York 5cts. Aug. 1" integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Sinclair and Mason

E. 150-200
200
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1256
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1256, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Wove (136L8), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Wove (136L8)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Wove (136L8). Large margins to barely touched, tied by red boxed "Paid" handstamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, red "New-York 5cts. Jan. 4" integral-rate circular datestamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, ex Brown, Scott Retail $1,250.00

E. 500-750
800
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1257
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1257, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)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 in, bright color, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), both tied by "New-York Jan. 16" circular datestamp on buff cover to Macedon N.J., 3c with light corner creases, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 200-300
160
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1258
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1258, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)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 bold strike of "Swarts Chatham Square Post Office New York" oval handstamp on gray cover to local street address, neat "Paid Swarts" handstamp, missing top flap and small tear at top, stamp with light corner crease at top right, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail $400.00

E. 200-300
150
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1259
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1259, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Pink on Wove (136L10), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Pink on Wove (136L10)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Pink on Wove (136L10). Large margins, tied by handstamp, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "New-York Mar. 11" circular datestamp on lady's cover to Old Haddam Conn., with original 1858-dated enclosure, the Swarts with light corner crease, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail $800.00 on cover with No. 11

E. 300-400
250
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1260
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1260, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue, "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue, "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue, "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14). Large margins to touched, tied by cork and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) with ms. cancel, both tied by indistinct New York circular datestamp on cover to Paterson N.J., Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

E. 100-150
100
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1261
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1261, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14). On small cover to Chanceville N.J., with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) affixed on top of local stamp by letter carrier, tied by "New-York Aug. 4" circular datestamp, ms. "3", some faults, still an unusual usage, the Swarts carrier accepted 3c in coin and later affixed the 3c stamp to pay the postage, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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1262
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1262, Local and Private Posts (Swarts)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Red (136L15), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Red (136L15)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Red (136L15). Three large margins, just touched at left, used with 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), large margin at left, touched or slightly in on other sides, very lightly oxidized, 1c tied by blue 5-point star cancel used by Swarts, both stamps tied by "New York Feb. 14" Valentine's Day circular datestamp (with three slugs between month and day -- probably 1852) on small cover to a Miss Frances Lowe in New Brunswick N.J., small skillfully sealed opening tear at upper right, lightened stain spot at lower left

VERY FINE. PROBABLY FEWER THAN A HALF-DOZEN COVERS EXIST WITH THE SWARTS "FOR THE MAILS" STAMP IN RED. AN OUTSTANDING LOCAL AND 1851 ISSUE COMBINATION.

The Red "For the Mails" stamps were issued by Swarts in 1851 when the 1c rate was introduced. The Red stamps are far rarer than the Blue stamps of the same design, which followed sometime later. Caspary had a small piece and a repaired example on cover, while Middendorf had none at all. We have offered five different covers in the past 13 years.

Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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