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

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

Category — Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1227
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1227, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressCollect 6-1/4 cts. New York Office, Collect 6-1/4 cts. New York OfficeCollect 6-1/4 cts. New York Office. Clear strike of framed handstamp on Jul. 7, 1844 folded letter from New York to Boston, carried by American Letter Mail Co., file folds well away from marking, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
700
1228
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1228, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.Y, Forwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.YForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.Y. Partly clear red oval handstamp with "Paid" handstamp on folded letter datelined "Baltimore June 24th, 1845" to New York, ms. "Paid" at top and pencil street address "93 Water", light file folds, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
500
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1229
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1229, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressAmerican Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia, American Letter Mail Company, PhiladelphiaAmerican Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia. Small ornate framed "Paid" handstamp with ms. "8" rate (6c prepaid + 2c local delivery charge) on July 18, 1844 folded letter from Philadelphia to Hartford Conn., light file folds do not affect the markings, fresh and Very Fine, scarce marking, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
225
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1230
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1230, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressForwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Forwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, PhiladelphiaForwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Clear strike of red circular datestamp and matching sans-serif "PAID" straightline, conjunctive use with red "Boyd's City Express Post, Sep. 1 9 O'C" datestamp, perfectly struck, on folded letter datelined "Phila. Aug. 29, '44" to New York and delivered by Boyd's, light file folds and tiny tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and rare, ex Hollowbush, only a few ALMCo./Boyd's conjunctive covers are known to us, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
2,200
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1231
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1231, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.Y, Forwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.YForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.Y. Red handstamp with pencil "8" due (6c plus 2c local delivery charge), red "Overton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street" handstamp on Mar. 7, 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to New York, some minor wrinkling, Very Fine, carried by American Letter Mail Co. and turned over to City Mail Co. for local delivery, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
700
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1232
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1232, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressBoyd's Brooklyn City Express Post, Sep. 24 9 O'C, Boyd's Brooklyn City Express Post, Sep. 24 9 O'CBoyd's Brooklyn City Express Post, Sep. 24 9 O'C. Light but readable strike of red oval datestamp on folded letter datelined "Philadelphia, Sep. 23, 1844", to Brooklyn and delivered by Boyd's, red sans-serif "PAID" straightline handstamp unlike any marking used by Boyd's but identical to the American Letter Mail Co. "Paid" used by their Philadelphia office in this period -- therefore, this is a conjunctive use carried by American Letter Mail in Philadelphia to Boyd's in Brooklyn, at a very early stage of the latter's service in Brooklyn, Very Fine, ex Golden, only a few ALMCo./Boyd's conjunctive covers are known to us

E. 500-750
1,500
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1233
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1233, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressAmerican Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia, New York, American Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia, New YorkAmerican Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia, New York. Five folded letters, three from Philadelphia, first two with ornate framed "Collect 6" in red and "Collect" in black handstamps on letters to Boston, also "Forwarded by American Letter Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia" circular datestamp with matching "Collect" and "6" on cover to New York, red "Forwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St. N.Y." and "Collect" box handstamp on folded letter originating in New London Conn., last with small "Collect" straightline from New York to Boston, clear markings and Very Fine group, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
750
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1234
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1234, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressAmerican Letter Mail Company, American Letter Mail CompanyAmerican Letter Mail Company. Six stampless covers each with red handstamp, several different markings represented incl. one from Chester Pa., two from Philadelphia, one from Boston (ex Knapp), one from New York, one from Philadelphia in 1844 with "Collect" handstamp, last from Philadelphia in Feb. 1845 with red "6" handstamp, overall Fine-Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
475
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1235
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1235, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressAmerican Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, American Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia, New York, BostonAmerican Letter Mail Company, Philadelphia, New York, Boston. Balance of eight folded letters, variety of handstamps with the ovals and circles, also New York office three-line handstamp and couple with collect box, most interesting item is folded letter with the Philadelphia office circular handstamp and ms. "Collect 37-1/2 cents", most likely contained six letters unpaid at 6-1/4 cents each, lot also contains a Jan. 25, 1844 newspaper clipping from Boston Courier announcing service, few flaws to be found but overall Fine-Very Fine group, ex Schwartz

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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1236
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1236, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black (5L1). Margins mostly clear of framelines, cancelled by blue ms. "EHB" agent's initials, used on Dec. 27, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Hartford Conn. with pencil "2" local delivery charge, faint bleeding of address from light cleaning, still Very Fine, extremely rare use of American Letter Mail Co. stamp to Hartford, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
500
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1237
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1237, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Black on Gray (5L2). Huge margins, tied by ms. cancel, red "Forwarded by American Letter Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia" circular handstamp on undated folded cover to Philadelphia, some intact contents indicating Boston origin, sealed tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate, this circular handstamp was used briefly in 1844

E. 200-300
300
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1238
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1238, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressForwarded by Bates & Co. from New Bedford, Forwarded by Bates & Co. from New BedfordForwarded by Bates & Co. from New Bedford. Clear strike of red oval handstamp and Collect box with pencil "12-1/2" rate written over 6c on folded letter datelined Feb. 26, 1845 from New Bedford to New York City, ms. address, Very Fine, E. C. Bates operated a letter express between New Bedford, Boston and New York City in 1844 thru mid-1845, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
350
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1239
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1239, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressForwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy, Forwarded by Brainard & Co. from TroyForwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy. Red oval handstamp and "Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co." box on Jun. 17, 1845 folded letter from Troy to New York City street address, ms. "Hale" at bottom, Very Fine, scarce conjunctive use, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
800
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1240
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1240, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressForwarded by Brainard's Express, 125 Fulton St., N. York, Forwarded by Brainard's Express, 125 Fulton St., N. YorkForwarded by Brainard's Express, 125 Fulton St., N. York. Clear strikes of red oval handstamp and "Collect/3/Cents" box on cover to New York City street address, fresh and Very Fine, choice example of the first 3c rate in the U.S., ex Middendorf and Schwartz

E. 400-500
950
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1241
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1241, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressH. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.), H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.)H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.). Clear strikes of red oval handstamp and matching framed "Collect 6-1/4 Cents" handstamps on Nov. 4, 1844 folded letter from Newburyport to North Andover Mass., Very Fine, Crofoot operated his letter express between Newburyport and Boston in 1844 thru mid-1845, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
600
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1242
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1242, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressH. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.), H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.)H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.). Red oval and matching framed "Collect 6-1/4 Cents" handstamp on folded letter datelined Feb. 10, 1845 to New York City address, conjunctive use with Hale & Co. Boston oval, file folds, Fine and scarce, Crofoot operated his letter express between Newburyport and Boston in 1844 thru mid-1845, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
700
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1243
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1243, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressH. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.), H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.)H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.). Red oval handstamp and matching framed "Collect 6-1/4 Cents" handstamp on Jan. 1845 and Apr. 1845 folded letters to New York City, mostly readable strikes, Fine, ex Golden

E. 150-200
275
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1244
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1244, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressH. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.), H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.)H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport (Mass.). Red oval handstamp and matching framed "Paid" handstamp on Mar. 15, 1845 folded letter to Boston, missing one page and small hole but interesting content remains incl. "I commend to your attention (an article) by John Neal called 'Instinct of Childhood', in which a gentleman persuades his child to release her birds from the cage and the child afterwards applies the same arguments to the condition of her father's slaves.", Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
275
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1245
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1245, Independent Mails: American Letter thru Gilman`s ExpressGilman's Express, Office, No. 9 Court Street, Boston, Gilman's Express, Office, No. 9 Court Street, BostonGilman's Express, Office, No. 9 Court Street, Boston. Red oval handstamp struck partly off top of folded cover to Boston street address, fresh and Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 100-150
190
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