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Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Carriers and Locals: Stamps and Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1909
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1909, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Three different shades -- one could be classified as Green 6LB5d and another as Blue 6LB5b -- on separate covers with red "U.S." in frame cancels and circular datestamps, stamps cut in or small faults, covers show wear, Fine appearing group

E. 150-200
300
1910
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1910, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Huge margins to clear at bottom left, tied by light strikes of red "U.S." in frame, matching light strike of "U.S. City Despatch Post Feb. ? 4 O'Clock" circular datestamp on folded New York Patent Sugar Refinery invoice dated Jan. 6, 1846 to local address, stamp with tiny cracking near top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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1911
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1911, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Large to huge margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, which ties by impression thru paper, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post June 6, 9 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on 1843 folded letter to local street address, Extremely Fine, scarce use of Green glazed paper stamp, ex Mason, Ackerman and Hall

E. 300-400
400
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1912
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1912, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose (7LB6), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose (7LB6)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose (7LB6). Large top margin, frameline at right, uncancelled, used on front only to Newtown Pa., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Jan. 19" integral-rate circular datestamp, faint stains, Fine stamp (only 10 reported covers), ex Caspary and Hall

E. 200-300
325
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1913
ogbl
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1913, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversAdams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black on Pink Glazed Card (1L3), Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black on Pink Glazed Card (1L3)Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black on Pink Glazed Card (1L3). The so-called "Poker Chip" stamp, rumored to have circulated in California saloons during the Gold Rush era, complete sheet of 40, one stamp (Position 30) shows retouched flaw over bottom right "25", large margins, vertical crease, Very Fine appearance

2,000
1,500
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1914
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1914, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Three large margins, in at left, cancelled by red brush stroke, red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. No. 56 Wall Street -- N.Y." three-line handstamp on July 25, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City street address, light soiling along fold, Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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1915
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1915, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1), American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1)American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Early printing on Thick Paper, three large margins, touched at top, manuscript cancel, used on Feb. 24, 1844 folded part-printed bill of lading from New York City to Boston, stamp has tiny toned spot, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
180
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1916
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1916, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6). Full margins to slightly in, faint gum toning, cancelled by small black "X" handstamp, not tied as usual, used on lady's small cover to local street address, Fine, the third Striding Messenger issue is rare on cover, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
300
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1917
TC
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1917, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and Covers(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Reprint Die Proofs on Colored Paper, Defaced Die Proof on Card (40L1TC, 40L1R), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Reprint Die Proofs on Colored Paper, Defaced Die Proof on Card (40L1TC, 40L1R)(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, the 40L1 reprints are footnoted in Scott "It is believed only four sets were made. Value, each reprint $500.00"

E. 300-400
350
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1918
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1918, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and Covers(Greig) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish, Sperati Reproduction (40L1 Sperati), (Greig) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish, Sperati Reproduction (40L1 Sperati)(Greig) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish, Sperati Reproduction (40L1 Sperati). A frighteningly accurate reproduction, full margins, part of circular datestamp at top left, also German reproduction of the 5c New York Postmaster's Provisional with "Falsch" printed at bottom, Very Fine pair

E. 200-300
130
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1919
og
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1919, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green, $4.00 Black (143L3-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green, $4.00 Black (143L3-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green, $4.00 Black (143L3-143L5). Unused (no gum), each with paper h.r. at top, $4.00 small thin spot, Very Fine appearing set

565
425
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1920
og
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1920, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Large margins, cancelled by single pen stroke, thins and large adherence, appears Very Fine, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
600
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1920A
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1920A, Carriers and Locals: Stamps and CoversCarriers and Locals, Old Time Forgery Collection, Carriers and Locals, Old Time Forgery CollectionCarriers and Locals, Old Time Forgery Collection. Album pages with more than 600 items, vast range of companies and types, some of which go back the earliest days of the "art", large number of Pony Express, in addition to the carriers and locals is a large showing of Confederate forgeries, U.S. Newspapers and U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals including St. Louis Bears and a Milbury Mass., a desirable old-time collection that should be viewed to be fully appreciated

E. 750-1,000
3,750
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