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Sale 1005 — The New Amsterdam Collection of City Despatch Post

Sale Date — Wednesday, 2 March, 2011

Category — Post-1852 City Despatch Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
316
c
Sale Number 1005, Lot Number 316, Post-1852 City Despatch Post(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellowish Buff Glazed (40L8), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellowish Buff Glazed (40L8)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellowish Buff Glazed (40L8). Remnant of stamp peeled off locally-addressed cover, apparently removed at the time of mailing and before "Paid E N Barry" was applied, Barry ran a local post in New York City, an intriguing cover, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
375
317
c
Sale Number 1005, Lot Number 317, Post-1852 City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post. Oval handstamp clearly struck on cover to Dr. G. A. Manwaring, 270 8th Ave., New York City, pencil "2" rate, enclosure is a part-printed marshal's notice ordering addressee to appear for a hearing on Apr. 17, 1858, about half of backflap removed and faint overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, one of four recorded covers with this oval marking, all addressed in the same hand, this 1858 year-dated usage places this post well past the years of the Mead-Cole operation and probably beyond Barry's involvement; see Perry's 100 Years Ago and Jarrett article in Chronicle 122 (May 1984), ex Hollowbush and Hahn

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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