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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: Pomeroy thru Wyman

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1285
ogbl
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1285, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanPomeroy & Co.'s Express, Pomeroy & Co.'s ExpressPomeroy & Co.'s Express. Orange on grayish-white (with brown occlusions (see Stimmell article in Penny Post, Aug. 1992), complete sheet of 12 with original gum, usual creasing and minor faults, still Very Fine, a remaindered sheet but nonetheless very scarce, ex Golden

E. 400-500
325
1286
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1286, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanLivingston, Wells & Pomeroy, Livingston, Wells & PomeroyLivingston, Wells & Pomeroy. Six covers, five are folded letters, most with ms. express designations representing different examples of various Pomeroy companies incl. Livingston Wells & Pomeroy, Livingston & Wells, Livingston & Pomeroy, Pomeroy's Express, one each with "Paid" or "Cd." handstamps, one with some staining but overall Very Fine, nice group of covers related to one of the great private express operations, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
500
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1287
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1287, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanPomeroy & Co. Express, Paid, Pomeroy & Co. Express, PaidPomeroy & Co. Express, Paid. Rimless red circular handstamp and ms. "Ford. by Pomeroy & Co." on Oct. 27, 1843 folded letter from New York City to Albany N.Y., file fold thru handstamp and contemporary ink blot below "Paid", Fine, very scarce marking, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
550
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1288
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1288, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru Wyman(ALBANY N.Y.) PAID 2, (ALBANY N.Y.) PAID 2(ALBANY N.Y.) PAID 2. Struck upside down in red, likely by two different handstamps, on Jul. 10, 1844 (no city designation) folded letter to the chief clerk of the State Banking Department in Albany N.Y., no other express or mail designations but based on the year and the 2c rate (U.S. drop rate was 1c in 1844) this is almost certainly a local delivery for 2c by Pomeroy, file fold between the two markings, Very Fine and fascinating cover, undoubtedly rare, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
325
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1289
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1289, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanForwarded by Pomeroy & Cos. Express, From Buffalo, Forwarded by Pomeroy & Cos. Express, From BuffaloForwarded by Pomeroy & Cos. Express, From Buffalo. Bold strike of red handstamp with matching "Paid" straightline, ms. "Paid 1111" and "Pomeroy & Co. Paid" on backflap of Nov. 11, 1843 folded letter from Buffalo to New York City street address, some edge splitting and heavy file folds, otherwise Fine, the strikes Extremely Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
900
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1290
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1290, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru Wyman(BUFFALO N.Y.) "Free from Pom. & Co.", (BUFFALO N.Y.) "Free from Pom. & Co."(BUFFALO N.Y.) "Free from Pom. & Co.". Manuscript express designation on folded letter from Pomeroy & Co. partner Henry Wells to the president of the Utica & Schenectady Railroad in Albany N.Y., datelined "Pomeroy & Comps. Office 158- Main St., Buffalo Sept. 14th, 1843", file fold at right, Very Fine, letter relates to complaints about railroad service

E. 300-400
425
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1291
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1291, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanForwarded by Pomeroy & Cos. Express, From New York, Forwarded by Pomeroy & Cos. Express, From New YorkForwarded by Pomeroy & Cos. Express, From New York. Clear strike of red handstamp on Sep. 29, 1843 folded letter to Albany N.Y., file folds and couple light stains, otherwise Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
600
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1292
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1292, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanPOMEROY'S MAIL, POMEROY'S MAILPOMEROY'S MAIL. Red straightline handstamp applied at Buffalo, matching truncated "Pomeroy & Cos. Express" handstamp and large "PAID" straightline applied on arrival at Albany on Jul. 22, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Albany N.Y., central file fold, Very Fine, a desirable combination of Pomeroy markings applied at different offices along the route, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
850
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1293
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1293, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/July 5 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/July 5 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/July 5 9 O'C. Clear strike of red rectangular framed datestamp with small "PAID" straightline applied by Pomeroy & Co., on Jul. 3, 1844 folded letter from Utica N.Y. to New York City street address, Extremely Fine conjunctive use, we have recorded this "Paid" on a Pomeroy off-cover Yellow paper stamp, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
750
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1294
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1294, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/July 10 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/July 10 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/July 10 9 O'C. Perfect bold strikes of red rectangular framed datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp on July 8, 1844 folded letter from Buffalo N.Y. to New York City, pencil street address, sender's ms. endorsement "Pomeroy's Express", "Paid" and red "Paid" handstamp applied by Pomeroy, file folds, Very Fine conjunctive use, ex Golden

E. 500-750
950
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1295
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1295, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/July 20 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/July 20 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/July 20 9 O'C. Red rectangular framed datestamp used in conjunction with "Pomeroy & Cos. Express" truncated handstamp, ms. "Collect 6-1/4" rate on undated folded cover to New York City street address, small tear at top, Very Fine and scarce Pomeroy/Boyd's conjunctive use, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
600
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1296
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1296, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 19 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 19 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 19 9 O'C. Red rectangular framed datestamp clearly struck on blue folded letter datelined Aug. 16, 1844 from Rochester to New York City street address, ms. "Collect 6-1/4" rate, Very Fine, based on origin and collect marking this is a conjunctive use with Pomeroy, ex Golden

E. 300-400
350
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1297
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1297, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/July 10 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/July 10 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/July 10 9 O'C. Red rectangular framed datestamp, ms. "Collect 4" and pencil "Collect 1/-" rates on Jul. 8, 1844 folded letter from Rochester to New York City, file folds, Very Fine, based on origin and collect marking this is a conjunctive use with Pomeroy

E. 300-400
700
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1298
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1298, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 19 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 19 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 19 9 O'C. Red rectangular framed datestamp clearly struck on folded letter datelined Rochester, Aug. 17, 1844, to New York City street address, ms. "Collect 6-1/4" rate, pencil "Coll 6", toned file fold, otherwise Very Fine, based on origin and collect marking this is a conjunctive use with Pomeroy, ex Golden

E. 300-400
350
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1299
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1299, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 16 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 16 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 16 9 O'C. Red rectangular framed datestamp on folded cover docketed on back Aug. 15, 1844 to New York City street address, ms. "Collect 6-1/4" rate and pencil "Collect", slightly toned file fold, otherwise Very Fine, scarce conjunctive use, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
160
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1300
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1300, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 5 9 O'C, Boyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 5 9 O'CBoyd's City/Express Post/Aug. 5 9 O'C. Red rectangular framed datestamp and "U.S. Express Mail, Boston Mass. Aug. 3" circular datestamp on 1844 Suffolk Bank, Boston, folded credit notice to New York City street address, no rate markings, file fold, Very Fine, rare conjunctive use of the Boston U.S. route agent marking with Boyd's handstamp for local delivery, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
1,100
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1301
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1301, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanPomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow (117L1), Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow (117L1)Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow (117L1). Large margins to just in at top, cancelled by ms. "C" applied by Rochester agent, conjunctive use with bold red "Boyd's City Express Post, Agst. 1 9 O'C" framed datestamp and "Paid/J.T.B." handstamp on folded cover from Rochester N.Y. to New York City street address, docketing indicates Jul. 30, 1844 origin, vertical file fold does not affect stamp or markings, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable conjunctive use

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1302
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1302, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanForwarded by A. Roberts & Co.'s Eastern Letter Express, Forwarded by A. Roberts & Co.'s Eastern Letter ExpressForwarded by A. Roberts & Co.'s Eastern Letter Express. Bold and clear strike of double-line oval handstamp, ms. "Paid 5" rate and "Single, paid" on folded cover to Concord N.H., backflap with Sep. 11, 1844 receipt docketing, light file folds, small amount of glue adhering to edge of backflap, Very Fine and scarce Independent Mail marking, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
1,100
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1303
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1303, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanWells & Co. Express Mail from Chicago, Wells & Co. Express Mail from ChicagoWells & Co. Express Mail from Chicago. Small circular handstamp perfectly struck on Sep. 9, 1844 folded letter from Chicago to Sidney Shepard in Buffalo, fresh and Extremely Fine, a remarkably choice example of this extremely rare Wells' Chicago handstamp, ex Abt and Golden

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1304
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1304, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru Wyman(Wells' Letter Express Collateral) Charging Marine Vignette, (Wells' Letter Express Collateral) Charging Marine Vignette(Wells' Letter Express Collateral) Charging Marine Vignette. 3c Rose (65), just tied by part of "Palmyra N.Y. Aug. 10" circular datestamp, clear second strike to left, on cover to Scipioville N.Y. with red and blue 13-Star circular Patriotic seal with American Marine and Flag, stamp with corner perf crease bottom left and cover slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, this is the same image as on the circular Wells' Letter Express stamps, the depiction of an American marine charging ashore with sword raised and Union Flag waving, and a naval vessel in the background, has been described as a commemoration of the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812

E. 150-200
200
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1305
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1305, Independent Mails: Pomeroy thru WymanWm. Wyman's Letter Offices, 8 Court St., Boston, 3 Wall St., N. York, Wm. Wyman's Letter Offices, 8 Court St., Boston, 3 Wall St., N. YorkWm. Wyman's Letter Offices, 8 Court St., Boston, 3 Wall St., N. York. Perfect strike of red framed handstamp and matching small "PAID" straightline, ms. "for delivery" with "6", "2" and "8" total for express charge plus 2c for local delivery, on Oct. 26, 1844 folded letter to New York City street address, Howland & Aspinwall correspondence, wear on one inside edge, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
375
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