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Sale 980 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 December, 2009

Category — Carriers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2957
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2957, Carriers1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Cancelled by red star and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), both tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on small cover to New York, Very Fine

400
300
2958
ogbl
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2958, Carriers(1c) Blue on Rose, Franklin Carrier Reprint (LO3), (1c) Blue on Rose, Franklin Carrier Reprint (LO3)(1c) Blue on Rose, Franklin Carrier Reprint (LO3). Block of 50, the bottom half of left pane from the Group III printing, with part of Toppan Carpenter imprint in upper left sheet margin and corner plate crack at bottom left, minor fault to be expected in a multiple of this size, still Very Fine and an outstanding exhibition item, Scott Retail for blocks and singles (including plate crack premium but not the imprint, which is listed but unpriced in Scott)

2,800
850
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2959
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2959, CarriersBaltimore Md. 1c Black (1LB8), Baltimore Md. 1c Black (1LB8)Baltimore Md. 1c Black (1LB8). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied together by blue "Baltimore Md. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Carlisle Penn., trivial wear, Very Fine, ex Knapp

E. 150-200
225
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2960
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2960, Carriers11 O'Clock Delivery, Penny Post Delivery (Boston), 11 O'Clock Delivery, Penny Post Delivery (Boston)11 O'Clock Delivery, Penny Post Delivery (Boston). Five covers, 1847-1850, one of former and four of latter, former light strike of fancy frame handstamp with "Oct 8" on back, "Colton NY Oct 5" circular datestamp and "Paid 5" circular handstamp on front, each of the latter with "Penny Post Delivery" in ms. and with "New-York 5 cts" circular datestamps, few small faults but overall Very Fine group of these Boston carrier markings

E. 200-300
275
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2961°
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2961, Carriers(Honour's) City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black (4LB3), (Honour's) City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black (4LB3)(Honour's) City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black (4LB3). Three huge margins, ample at bottom, tied by ms. "H", blue "Charleston S.C. 5 cts. 7 Oct." (ca. 1854) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue cover to Flintsville S.C., a few minor bleached spots touch stamp, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare with Honour's "H" cancel, ex Hessel and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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2962
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2962, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8). One full margin, others slightly in, red crayon cancel, two strikes of blue "Charleston S.C. 5 cts. Feb. 17" integral-rate circular datestamp on embossed Valentine cover to a young lady in Camden S.C., with accompanying Valentine (may or may not be original to cover), Very Fine, a beautiful and rare use of the Honour's carrier stamp, MacBride note on back

E. 200-300
950
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2963
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2963, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8). Ample margins, pencil cancel, used on embossed Valentine cover to local street address, with Valentine enclosure, toned spots seem to tie the two together, vertical fold in cover, Fine, a lovely and scarce usage

E. 200-300
275
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2964
ng
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2964, CarriersSteinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB19), Steinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB19)Steinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB19). Position 10, unused (no gum), usual gum stains in paper, large margins to touched at bottom, couple tiny thin specks

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FIVE OR SIX EXAMPLES OF THIS STEINMEYER ISSUE ARE RECORDED.

With 1995 P.S.E. certificate

4,500
850
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2965
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2965, CarriersNew Orleans Carrier Usages, New Orleans Carrier UsagesNew Orleans Carrier Usages. Six covers, includes three stampless with "N.O.U.S. City Post" snow-shovel datestamps in green and blue, two have matching "Car. 2" oval handstamp (one from Biloxi Miss.), two others with "N.O.U.S. City Post" circular datestamps, one stampless, other to the mails example on 3c Nesbitt (U2) to Greenville Ala., last from Arkadelphia Ark. with "New Orleans La. Mar. 3" red circular datestamp, black "5" due handstamp and "Drop 1" two-line handstamp, one snow-shovel cover defective, otherwise just a few minor faults, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
400
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2966
c
City Despatch Post N.Y. 22 stampless covers, most on exhibit pages, mix of Types I and II circular datestamps, 1842-1846 usages, incl. two with "Free" in frame handstamp, drop usage with ms. "2" rate, straightline "Forwarded" to Albany, another from Boston addressed to Seth Low, who was a prominent pharmaceutical merchant and the grandfather of Brooklyn and New York City Mayor and Columbia University President Seth Low (letter asks Low if "he is still in the drug business", "drug" then crossed out and changed to "brokerage"), many others, an interesting and Very Fine group

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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2967
 
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2967, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Huge margins showing three complete dividing lines, sharp impression and nicely blued paper, attractive red "U.S." in Octagon cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Vernon Morris, with 1994 P.F. certificate

500
1,700
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2968
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2968, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, cancelled by red octagonal "U.S." and tied by red "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 5 1 O'Clock" circular datestamp on small 1842 folded letter to local street address, ms. "Paid 3cts." at top right, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,600
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2969
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2969, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins, tied by red "U.S." in octagon and also by matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Apr. 24 1O'Clock" circular datestamp on locally addressed 1843 folded letter, small tear at top of cover, stamp with light corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance

600
225
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2970
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2970, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins, tied by red "U.S." in octagon, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Mar. 20 4 O'Clock" circular datestamp on locally addressed 1843 folded letter, tear at top of stamp which also has tiny corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance

600
180
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2971
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2971, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Tied by red "New-York Feb. 25" circular datestamp on locally addressed folded cover, ms. "1" drop rate, stamp with some creasing and tears, otherwise Fine, unusual to have post office datestamp on a U.S. City Despatch Post cover carried within city limits

600
190
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2972
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2972, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, cancelled by red octagonal "U.S." and tied by red "U.S. City Despatch Post, 10 O'Clock, Sep. 7" circular datestamp on small folded letter to local street address, Extremely Fine

750
250
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2973
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2973, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large even margins, tied by red "U.S." in octagon, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Oct. 23 1 O'Clock" circular datestamp on locally addressed folded letter, stamp with few creases, appears Very Fine

750
160
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2974
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2974, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, cancelled by red handstamp, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Jul. 23" circular datestamp on locally addressed 1844 folded letter, some splitting along folds, vertical file fold at right far from adhesive, some slight overall toning, otherwise Very Fine

750
110
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2975
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2975, CarriersU.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow Glazed (6LB10), U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow Glazed (6LB10)U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow Glazed (6LB10). Ample to large margins, tied by single pencil stroke, used with 5c Red Brown (1), margins to in at bottom, tied by red square grid on buff cover to North Natick Mass., red "New-York May 10" circular datestamp, ms. "Paid" above carrier stamp, 5c with some soiling, 1c with typical surface flaws (stamp partly lifted to confirm it originated), Fine usage

1,500
550
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2976
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2976, CarriersU.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Buff Glazed (6LB11), U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Buff Glazed (6LB11)U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Buff Glazed (6LB11). Clear to ample margins, slightly oxidized, small ms. cancel, used with 5c Brown (1), margins all around, late printing and poor impression, 5c tied by red square grid, 1c tied by red "New-York Jul. 2" circular datestamp on small brown cover to Philadelphia, minor wear and tiny edge tears, still Fine, extremely rare tied in this manner, Scott Retail as not tied

3,000
1,700
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2977
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2977, CarriersNew York City Carrier Usages, New York City Carrier UsagesNew York City Carrier Usages. 33 stampless covers, most on exhibit pages, wonderful variety of New York City carrier handstamps, circular datestamps incl. "New York/U.S. City Mail", "New York City Delivery", "U.S. Mail City Delivery" (with and without "Paid" at top), framed handstamps incl. "U.S. Mail P.M. (A.M.) Delivery" (with and without the letter at top), also incl. several station markings, few others, some with faults, overall condition Fine-Very Fine, a worthwhile group

E. 400-500
900
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2978
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2978, CarriersPhiladelphia Pa. Carrier Usages, Philadelphia Pa. Carrier UsagesPhiladelphia Pa. Carrier Usages. Nine stampless covers, nice variety of carrier and other markings, incl. six with "U.S.P.O. Despatch" (without eagle, with and without serifs), one with "Drop 1ct." and "U.S.P.O. Despatch Phila." octagon struck twice (once with date and time, once with time only), another with "Paid 1ct" circular handstamp (similar to the "Drop 1ct") on 1854 cover to Bellefonte PA., final two with 2c Phila. docket notation and carrier ms. check mark respectively, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 200-300
170
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2979
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2979, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L P" (7LB1), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L P" (7LB1)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L P" (7LB1). Large margins at bottom and right, uncancelled, used on Aug. 15, 1850 blue folded letter to Winchester Va., faint blue circular datestamp and framed "Paid", notation at upper right "postage 5 / carrier 1 / 6 cents", fresh and Very Fine, rare (12-15 covers reported by Lyons), ex Hessel and Golden

2,000
600
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2980
ng
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2980, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB13). Type V, Position 23, unused (no gum), three full margins, in at left, Fine and extremely rare unused example of the Black 7LB13 stamp, ex Middendorf, with 1991 P.F. certificate

750
325
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2981
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2981, CarriersU.S.P.O. Despatch/Pre-Paid/One Cent, U.S.P.O. Despatch/Pre-Paid/One CentU.S.P.O. Despatch/Pre-Paid/One Cent. Double-oval handstamp cancels pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) on large part of folded cover to New York City, "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 18" double-octagon datestamp, pair tied by docketing and vertical file fold, Fine, very rare, ex Chapman, Emerson, Gibson and Meyersburg

E. 200-300
350
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2982
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2982, CarriersCarriers Markings Balance, Carriers Markings BalanceCarriers Markings Balance. Eight covers representing various town carrier usages, incl. Providence R.I. and Portsmith N.H. with ms. "Penny Post", West Farmington N.Y. ms. "Free" to postmaster and "P. Hathaway mail carrier", Harrisburg Pa. showing 5c plus 2c carrier fee for 7c paid, Charleston S.C. ms. "Care of Penny Post" (2 covers), finally two with Philadelphia carrier check marks, a few have faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 500-750
500
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2983
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2983, CarriersCarriers Balance, Carriers BalanceCarriers Balance. Eleven covers, range of adhesives incl. Nos. LO2, 1LB7, 3LB2 (2), few other better, generally mixed condition but still a useful group

E. 750-1,000
400
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