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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1221
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1221, Carriers and LocalsBaltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8), Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8)Baltimore Md., 1c Black (1LB8). Huge right sheet margin, two others sides enormous, slightly in at top, tied by ms. "F" initial (J. S. Fusselbaugh) on yellow local cover with Equitable Society insurance company corner card, Mar. 1860 enclosure, Very Fine, scarce and very attractive, ex Schwartz and Wall

E. 500-750
1,200
1222
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1222, Carriers and LocalsSt. Louis "1 ct" in Frame, St. Louis "1 ct" in FrameSt. Louis "1 ct" in Frame. Perfectly struck handstamp -- the finest we have seen -- on large embossed Valentine cover to Miss Laura Scott at local street address, with beautiful green and white pictorial Valentine enclosure embellished with love poem in sender's hand, cover stained at top left, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce marking on an unusually beautiful Valentine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
650
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1223
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1223, Carriers and LocalsPhiladelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish (15L3), Philadelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish (15L3)Philadelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish (15L3). Large margins to clear, tied by "Chester Pa. Jul. 17" circular datestamp with day in manuscript, red "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 16" origination circular datestamp and manuscript "6" due marking, on 1844 folded letter to Chester Pa., light vertical file folds incl. one slightly affecting edge of adhesive which also has some slight soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA DESPATCH POST STRIDING MESSENGER STAMP USED ON COVER. ISSUED IN 1843, THIS IS THE WORLD'S FIRST PICTORIAL STAMP. IT IS ESPECIALLY RARE TIED BY A POSTAL MARKING.

This cover comes from a new find. The Chester Pa. datestamp and "forwarded" notation are present without any indication of the forwarding address or additional postage charge.

12,500
12,000
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1224
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1224, Carriers and LocalsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L16), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L16)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L16). Acid tied, used with "Blood's Despatch May 16" circular datestamp on cover to Germany, "N. York U.S. Pkt. 14 May 20" debit circular datestamp, "30" due marking, red "America Uber Bremen" handstamp at upper left, some overall soiling and wear incl. edgewear, still Very Fine, very unusual use of the Blood's without any additional postage to a foreign destination

E. 500-750
2,200
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1225
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1225, Carriers and LocalsBoyd'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, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp, matching "Boyd's City Express Post Oct. 28 12 O'C" oval datestamp on 1844 folded cover, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine

450
180
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1226
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1226, Carriers and LocalsSwarts' 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 to huge margins, small star cancel, filing crease thru stamp, used on 1854 blue folded letter to Bremerhaven, Germany, "N.York U.S. Pkt. 9 Oct. 7" debit datestamp, red crayon "10", sender's routing "from Steamer Herman of Bremen", file folds (one thru stamp), Fine, scarce U.S. packet use to Bremen, ex Golden and Kuphal

E. 300-400
1,000
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