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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: Harnden thru Overton

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1272
 
MONEY REMITTED TO EUROPE THROUGH HARNDEN & CO. Black on blue design with fancy border, 11 x 9-1/4 in., text lists countries, ALSO, STEERAGE PASSAGE PROCURED, normal folds, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
80
1273
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1273, Independent Mails: Harnden thru Overton"Harnden's Express", "Harnden's Express""Harnden's Express". Sender's routing in pencil on Dec. 9, 1839 folded letter from Salem Mass. to New York City street address, ms. "Please deliver immediately", file folds, Very Fine early Harnden use, ex Schwartz

E. 100-150
190
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1274
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1274, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonJerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St. Boston, Jerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St. BostonJerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St. Boston. Framed handstamp with Collect box on folded letter to Portland Me., datelined "Bangor (Me.) Sep. 29, 1844" Very Fine, likely carried to Boston and then back to Portland, ex Schwartz

E. 100-150
225
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1275
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1275, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonJerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., Boston, Jerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., BostonJerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., Boston. Red framed handstamp with matching framed "Paid", used in conjunction with "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem.", struck twice incl. over the Jeorme handstamp, ms. "Express - paid" on Oct. 2, 1844 folded letter from Bangor Me. to Salem Mass., file fold thru markings at left, Very Fine and scarce conjunctive use, Jerome carried Hale's mail between Maine and Boston, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
700
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1276
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1276, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonJerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., Boston, Jerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., BostonJerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., Boston. Framed handstamp used in conjunction with Hale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), large margins to touching at sides, manuscript crossed-lines precancel, on Jul. 18, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Bangor Maine, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp, file fold does not affect stamp or markings, Very Fine and desirable conjunctive use, Jerome carried Hale's mail between Maine and Boston, conjunctive-use covers with Hale adhesives are very rare, ex Schwartz

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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1277
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1277, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonForwarded by Overton & Co., 29-1/2 State Street, Boston, Forwarded by Overton & Co., 29-1/2 State Street, BostonForwarded by Overton & Co., 29-1/2 State Street, Boston. Clear strike of oval handstamp with matching small "5" express rate on Aug. 13, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City street address, red "Forwarded by Overton & Co. 3 Broad Street, New York" oval, ms. "2" (local delivery charge) and "7" total, light file folds, one thru the Boston marking, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
950
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1278
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1278, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonForwarded by Overton & Co., 29-1/2 State Street, Boston, Forwarded by Overton & Co., 29-1/2 State Street, BostonForwarded by Overton & Co., 29-1/2 State Street, Boston. Perfect strike of oval handstamp with "Paid" straightline and ms. "Paid", on Dec. 17, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Portsmouth N.H., fresh and Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
400
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1279
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1279, Independent Mails: Harnden thru Overton(BOSTON MASS, (BOSTON MASS(BOSTON MASS.) PAID. Clear strike of Overton & Co. handstamp with ms. "+ Delivery" on Apr. 23, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Hartford Conn., central file fold and small stain at top, otherwise Very Fine cover and strike, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
225
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1280
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1280, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonOverton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street, Overton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad StreetOverton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street. Red oval and black "6" collect rate handstamp on Jan. 2, 1845 folded letter from Boston to New York City street address, slightly soiled horizontal file fold, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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1281
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1281, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonOverton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street, Overton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad StreetOverton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street. Red oval handstamp, red "PAID" straightline (used by both Pomeroy and Overton), ms. "paid 2c cts." and "Express" on undated folded letter to New York City street address, Very Fine, this cover without contents must have originated in upstate New York, carried by express and prepaid 2c for local delivery by City Mail Co. -- the "Paid" marking was first used by Pomeroy's Albany office, then by Overton on covers dated in early October 1844, the two companies had offices in the same building in Albany, and it seems certain that Overton inherited these devices when Pomeroy quit the mail business -- ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
200
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1282
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1282, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonOverton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street, Overton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad StreetOverton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street. Clear strike of red oval handstamp, pencil "8" rate (6c plus 2c local delivery charge) on Jan. 10, 1845 folded letter from Providence R.I. to New York City street address, slightly reduced at left of lettersheet when unfolded, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 100-150
110
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1283
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1283, Independent Mails: Harnden thru Overton(PEEKSKILL N.Y.) "Overton's Express Oct. 15th", (PEEKSKILL N.Y.) "Overton's Express Oct. 15th"(PEEKSKILL N.Y.) "Overton's Express Oct. 15th". Ms. marking and "Paid 6-1/4" express rate on Feb. 12, 1844 folded letter from Peekskill N.Y. to Quakertown N.J., carried to New York City where it entered U.S. mails with red "New York Oct. 15" circular datestamp and pen "10" collect rate (for 31 to 80 miles), express paid notation also crossed out, file fold and minor flap tear, Very Fine and interesting use, the 16-1/4c total paid was more than the regular mail rate would have been (12-1/2c for 81 to 150 miles) ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
325
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1284
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1284, Independent Mails: Harnden thru OvertonCity Mail Co., Office, 6 Wall Street, City Mail Co., Office, 6 Wall StreetCity Mail Co., Office, 6 Wall Street. Clear strike of framed handstamp, "Charleston S.C. Aug. 2" (1845) circular datestamp with matching "10" rate for over 300 miles, on mostly complete folded cover to New York City street address, missing one flap and one internal page, otherwise Very Fine, sent after the Independent Mail companies were put out of business by the new postal law that took effect July 1, the City Mail local post continued to operate, this is an unusual from-the-mails cover, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
300
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