Sale 1019 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 1-2 March, 2012

Category — Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
987
c
Sale 1019, Lot 987, Carriers and LocalsNew-York Penny Post Jan. 29 10 O'C. Red double-line datestamp boldly struck on Jan. 25, 1840 folded letter to Nazareth Pa. with ms. "Via Easton" in same hand as address, red "New-York Jan. 29" circular datestamp, ms. "10" rate for 31-80 miles, Jan. 31 receipt docketing inside, Very Fine, according to the list compiled by Robert Meyersburg in the April 1996 Penny Post, this is the earliest known use of the New-York Penny Post handstamp, also a scarce use of this local to the post office for regular mails

E. 500-750
6,500
988
c
Sale 1019, Lot 988, Carriers and LocalsNew-York Penny Post Feb. 10 3 O'C. Clear strike of red double-line datestamp and matching "Paid" on 1840 folded letter to New York street address, ms. "P.P. Assn. Postage Paid" (Penny Post Association) at top, receipt docketing along side, Very Fine, a very early prepaid New-York Penny Post cover with a scarce marking, Hahn records only two examples in red with "Paid" handstamp

E. 400-500
2,900
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989
 
Sale 1019, Lot 989, Carriers and Locals(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large even margins, clear strike of red "Free" in frame cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful used example of this historic issue

275
1,100
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990
 
Sale 1019, Lot 990, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced, Black on Blue Glazed (6LB3, 6LB5b). One of each, both canceled by "U.S." in frame, large margins to full on first at top, few flaws incl. small tear and small thin on first, Very Fine appearance

1,050
225
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991
c
Sale 1019, Lot 991, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins all around, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel (impression ties thru paper), matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 2, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on small 1842 folded letter to local street address, minor edge nicks, Very Fine, this is the second day of use of the 6LB3 stamp, the first stamp printed and issued under U.S. authority (a Sep. 1 datestamped cover and a wrapper with an August docketing date are recorded)

E. 500-750
850
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992
c
Sale 1019, Lot 992, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Large margins, cancelled by light strike of red "U.S." in frame, matching partly clear strike of "U.S. City Despatch Post June 20, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local street address, file folds clear of stamp, some edge splitting and small piece out of back, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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993
 
Sale 1019, Lot 993, Carriers and Locals(Mead's) City Despatch Post, (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2, 40L4). First with huge margins, red "Free" in frame cancel, affixed to cover but we believe it does not belong, tiny surface scuff associated with glazed paper, otherwise Extremely Fine Gem stamp, second bold "Paid" cancel, full to large margins, faint creasing, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as used singles

350
160
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994
TC
Sale 1019, Lot 994, Carriers and Locals(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Reprint Die Proofs on Colored Paper, Defaced Die Proof on Card (40L1TC, 40L1R). Two of first, on Red and Orange colored paper respectively, reprinted in 1892, one with tiny bit of surface crackling, defaced die proof 63 x 80mm, Very Fine group

E. 500-750
325
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995
 
Sale 1019, Lot 995, Carriers and LocalsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entires (12LU1, 12LU2). Unused, on 2c Green entires, one with few small indentations and mounting remnants on back, otherwise Very Fine

400
250
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996
 
Sale 1019, Lot 996, Carriers and LocalsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L2). Full sheet of six stamps, unused (no gum), selvage at sides, inconsequential tiny nick in bottom left corner of selvage, Very Fine, this sheet measures 64mm in height, which identifies it as the Jul. 9, 1892 first printing that was used to carry mail rather than the Jul. 16 printing after the post closed, lot also incl. block of four from defaced die

E. 300-400
0
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997
 
Sale 1019, Lot 997, Carriers and LocalsConcord Bicycle Co. Public Messenger Service, 12-1/2c Orange Red and Gray Blue (unlisted). Wide margins to just clear at bottom right, natural s.e. at right, "F.H. Crapo Mgr" printed signature below design which depicts cupid on a highwheel, purple "Concord Bicycle Co. Concord N.H. F.H. Crapo Manager" three-line handstamp, two small thin spots in margin at top, Very Fine appearance, one of only approximately 10 copies known and the only example with the handstamp, an article by Gordon Stimmell in the April 1994 issue of the Penny Post (included) discusses Crapo's business activities from the early 1890's to 1897 and what little is known about the Concord Bicycle stamp, the exact dates of use for the stamp or precise nature of the service are unknown and no genuine covers are known, several of the recorded examples have severe faults, unlisted in Scott

E. 400-500
200
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998
 
Sale 1019, Lot 998, Carriers and LocalsConcord Bicycle Co. Public Messenger Service, 12-1/2c Orange Red and Gray Blue (unlisted). Wide balanced margins, natural s.e. at left, "F.H. Crapo Mgr" printed signature below design which depicts cupid on a highwheel, light corner crease bottom left, Extremely Fine appearance, one of only approximately 10 copies known, an article by Gordon Stimmell in the April 1994 issue of the Penny Post (included) discusses Crapo's business activities from the early 1890's to 1897 and what little is known about the Concord Bicycle stamp, the exact dates of use for the stamp or precise nature of the service are unknown and no genuine covers are known, several of the recorded examples have severe faults, unlisted in Scott

E. 400-500
200
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999
 
Sale 1019, Lot 999, Carriers and LocalsConcord Bicycle Co. Public Messenger Service, 12-1/2c Orange Red and Gray Blue (unlisted). Wide margins, natural s.e. at right, "F.H. Crapo Mgr" printed signature below design which depicts cupid on a highwheel, stamp is cut diagonally and pasted onto a piece, toned spot near bottom, back of piece with ms. "I knew Frank Crapo well and can vouch for its genuineness. W.W. Rich. The highwheel was used", Very Fine appearance, one of only approximately 10 copies known, an article by Gordon Stimmell in the April 1994 issue of the Penny Post (included) discusses Crapo's business activities from the early 1890's to 1897 and what little is known about the Concord Bicycle stamp (the statement on the back of this stamp is mentioned), the exact dates of use for the stamp or precise nature of the service are unknown and no genuine covers are known, several of the recorded examples have severe faults, unlisted in Scott

E. 300-400
150
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1000
 
Sale 1019, Lot 1000, Carriers and LocalsPhiladelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "R & Co." Initials (15L3). Shading lines in background, clear to large margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at left, affixed to small piece, red "3" handstamp, small toned spot in left margin, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Robertson & Co. Striding Messenger issue, with 1974 A.P.S. certificate

750
500
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1001
og
Sale 1019, Lot 1001, Carriers and LocalsHale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Unused, part original gum, manuscript "N.Y." which is apparently a control mark, full margins to just touching, small gum soak near top, Fine and scarce unused with the "N.Y."

E. 150-200
80
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1002
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1002, Carriers and LocalsJones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1). Slightly cut in with framelines mostly complete on three sides, uncancelled as usual, appears to be genuinely used on beautiful embossed Valentine cover to Miss Jane Case, but accompanying P.F. certificate declines opinion on usage, no street address but delivered in Brooklyn, small closed tear at bottom of stamp is all but undetectable, slight light diagonal bend in stamp, original gum visible thru lace pattern of cover, Very Fine appearance, only nine covers and two fronts are recorded in our census, including the example offered here, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used, off-cover

1,500
1,700
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1003
og
Sale 1019, Lot 1003, Carriers and LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L2, 143L4-143L5). Unused (no gum) with $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), missing only the $1.00 Red Second Issue, full to large margins, $4.00 Green with small thin spots, otherwise bright and fresh, Very Fine set, these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status

980
800
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1004
 
Sale 1019, Lot 1004, Carriers and LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Large margins to barely touching at top right, clear strike of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, tiny thin spot and faint corner crease, appears Very Fine

900
400
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1005
 
Sale 1019, Lot 1005, Carriers and LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Position 20 from bottom right corner of sheet, red pen line across shield, large margins showing parts of all four dividing crosses, "Pony Ex" written in bottom margin, Extremely Fine

300
1,200
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1006
 
Carriers and Locals Balance. Album pages mounted with more than 150 items, wide range of companies with genuine stamps, reprints and some forgeries, highlights incl. used $2.00 Pony Express No. 143L1 (defective), Jenkins (89L1), used City Dispatch Phila. (41L1), Floyd's and others, very mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
800
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1007
 
Sale 1019, Lot 1007, Carriers and LocalsCarriers and Locals Balance (LO2, 1L2, 5L2). Three items, No. LO2 original gum with top sheet margin, No. 1L2 full margins to in at bottom, No. 5L2 ms. "X" cancel, Fine-Very Fine, last with 2009 P.F. certificate

375
110
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