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Sale 1071 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 May, 2014

Category — Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4313
TC
(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Trial Color Proof in Dark Green (LO1TC1). Die sunk on 117 x 154mm card, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine, scarce unlisted color

E. 400-500
250
4314
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4314, Carriers and LocalsBaltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1), Baltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1)Baltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1). Full margins to touched at top left, tied by "1" in circle handstamp on buff cover to Baltimore street address, part of backflap torn off which just nicks the corner of the cover above the stamp, small staple hole at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce tied by the "1" handstamp

1,000
350
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4315
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4315, Carriers and LocalsBaltimore Md., 1c Deep Green (1LB4), Baltimore Md., 1c Deep Green (1LB4)Baltimore Md., 1c Deep Green (1LB4). Type 3, faintly cancelled, large margins to just clear at left, Fine and rare, with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,000
275
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4316
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4316, Carriers and LocalsGreig and U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. Issues (40L1, 6LB3, 6LB5-6LB5b), Greig and U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. Issues (40L1, 6LB3, 6LB5-6LB5b)Greig and U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. Issues (40L1, 6LB3, 6LB5-6LB5b). Five stamps, the four Scott numbers listed plus one additional U.S. City Despatch Post stamp which has had its color altered, 40L1 original gum, huge margins, others used and all with ample to large margins, couple tiny thin spots, Very Fine or appear so, a nice group

2,525
600
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4317, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff (6LB2), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff (6LB2)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff (6LB2). Unused (no gum), full to large margins, slight thin spot as usual

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ON ROSY BUFF. APPROXIMATELY TEN ARE KNOWN.

We have tracked sales of the Rosy Buff paper for more than 20 years, and have seen only one without thins.

Ex Middendorf. With 1981 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,300
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4318, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Unused (no gum), large margins all around with framelines from two adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, the first "U.S. City Despatch Post" carrier issue on unsurfaced Light Blue paper is rare in unused condition

1,500
1,000
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4319
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4319, Carriers and LocalsU.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). Large margins all around, fresh color, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Jan. 10, 4 O'Clock" circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
450
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4320
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4320, Carriers and LocalsU.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 margins all around, rich color, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Feb. 10, 4 O'Clock" circular datestamp on 1843 folded letter to local street address, some ink staining at left and stamp with small surface rub, otherwise Very Fine, the Green shade was the first of the glazed paper printings

E. 200-300
140
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4321
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4321, Carriers and Locals5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large margins to clear, cancelled by manuscript "X", red "U.S. Express Mail N. York N.Y. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Boston, instructions at top "Penny Post will deliver this early", stamp with small corner creases at top right, Very Fine appearance, scarce and desirable use, the instructions told the Boston post office to deliver this by carrier and the 2c carrier fee was collected from the recipient, illustrated and described in Chronicle No. 226, May 2010, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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4322
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4322, Carriers and LocalsU.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). Three framelines, slight crease, uncancelled, used on 1849 folded letter to Wrentham Mass., blue "Philada. Pa. Oct. 4/10" integral-rate circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine appearance, rare with only 13-14 covers reported in the Lyons census (Penny Post, July 2006), only two or three are tied by the postmark, ex Golden, signed Lowe

E. 400-500
350
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4323
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4323, Carriers and LocalsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Blue Glazed (7LB7), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Blue Glazed (7LB7)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Blue Glazed (7LB7). Two framelines at top and right, slight crease, used on folded cover to Burlington N.J., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Dec. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp and "Paid" in frame, Fine appearance, very scarce, 17-18 reported in Lyons census (Penny Post, July 2006), ex Golden, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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4324
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4324, Carriers and LocalsPhiladelphia Pa., 1c Black on Vermilion Glazed (7LB8), Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Vermilion Glazed (7LB8)Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Vermilion Glazed (7LB8). Uncancelled as nearly always, margins to touched, on small piece from a buff cover which was addressed to Burlington, N.J., Very Fine and rare, with 1996 P.F. certificate showing the stamp on cover, Scott Retail as unused (unpriced as used off-cover)

700
180
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4325
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4325, Carriers and LocalsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Yellow Glazed (7LB9), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Yellow Glazed (7LB9)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Yellow Glazed (7LB9). Large margins at top and left, parts of framelines visible on other sides, uncancelled, used on blue ca. 1849 folded cover to New York, blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. May 15" integral-rate circular datestamp, one side of folds has been removed

VERY FINE. A RARE STAMP WITH ONLY EIGHT REPORTED EXAMPLES ON COVER.

Ex Caspary, Boker, Golden and D.K. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

4,000
1,100
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4326
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4326, Carriers and LocalsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue on Buff (7LB14), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue on Buff (7LB14)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue on Buff (7LB14). Pencil lines at left and bottom, part of adjoining stamp at bottom, other sides touched or slightly in, slight horizontal crease at bottom and natural paper flaw

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE CARRIER STAMP. NO MORE THAN A DOZEN EXAMPLES OF 7LB14 ARE REPORTED.

The Type C31 stamps were ordinarily left uncancelled; this probably was removed from a cover. The pencil lines at left and bottom are characteristic layout lines.

Ex Caspary, Boker, Golden and D.K. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,000.00.

3,250
1,000
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4327
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4327, Carriers and LocalsWilliams' City Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Brown (9LB1), Williams' City Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Brown (9LB1)Williams' City Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Brown (9LB1). Clear margins to just touched, neat red cancel, very faint horizontal crease, otherwise Fine and rare, ex Kuphal

4,000
2,100
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4328, Carriers and LocalsAdams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black, "Over our California lines only" (1L4), Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black, "Over our California lines only" (1L4)Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black, "Over our California lines only" (1L4). Unused (no gum), "LR" initials (L. Reed), large even margins, Extremely Fine and rare, with 1995 P.F. certificate, signed Sloane

750
275
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4329
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4329, Carriers and LocalsAdams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 50c Black, Cut Square Used as Adhesive (1LU3 variety -- see Scott footnote), Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 50c Black, Cut Square Used as Adhesive (1LU3 variety -- see Scott footnote)Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 50c Black, Cut Square Used as Adhesive (1LU3 variety -- see Scott footnote). Large margins, faint red Adams & Co. Georgetown Cal. oval datestamp, thin spot (deep with some translucency), otherwise Very Fine, a controversial California express company emission, but rare and desirable nonetheless

E. 400-500
225
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4330
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4330, Carriers and LocalsAmerican Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3), American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3)American Letter Mail Co., (5c) Blue on Gray (5L3). Large margins to clear at lower right, uncancelled, bottom right corner with brittle toned spot and small repair but the design is intact, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare

1,750
375
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4331, Carriers and LocalsBaker's City Express Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Pink (6L1), Baker's City Express Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Pink (6L1)Baker's City Express Post, Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Pink (6L1). Uncancelled, close margins but outer circle intact, unusual printed design on back (perhaps a reuse of paper from an earlier purpose), deep thin at top, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare local stamp with one of the more bizarre portrayals in philately -- Cupid carrying a letter and whip on horseback -- which more accurately depicts a zaftig bare woman riding a jackal

2,250
550
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4332, Carriers and LocalsBarnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Black on Yellow Glazed (7L1), Barnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Black on Yellow Glazed (7L1)Barnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Black on Yellow Glazed (7L1). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, dark shade on bright yellow paper, Extremely Fine, approximately ten covers are known with this stamp, which is also very scarce off cover, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,000
550
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4333
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4333, Carriers and LocalsBarnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Red (7L2), Barnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Red (7L2)Barnard's City Letter Express, Boston Mass., (unstated value) Red (7L2). Large margins to clipped at the corners, manuscript "MHB" initials of Moses H. Barnard, proprietor of the post, accompanying certificate states unused but we note a light pencil cancel, adhering to paper backing and with faults incl. a nick at bottom and thins, Fine appearance and extremely rare, we are aware of only two other examples including the unique cover offered in our sale of the Hall Collection (Sale 830, lot 413), with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as unused

1,000
900
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4334
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4334, Carriers and LocalsBayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1), Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1)Bayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne City N.J., 1c Black (9L1). Large margins to full, tied by bold strike of purple target cancel, matching "Bayonne City Dispatch, May 13, 1883" three-line handstamp on cover to local street address, fresh and Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

750
425
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4335
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4335, Carriers and LocalsPhiladelphia Despatch Post, (3c) Black on Grayish, Shading in Background, "R & Co" Initials (15L3 var), Philadelphia Despatch Post, (3c) Black on Grayish, Shading in Background, "R & Co" Initials (15L3 var)Philadelphia Despatch Post, (3c) Black on Grayish, Shading in Background, "R & Co" Initials (15L3 var). Four framelines visible, tied by red circular datestamp on small piece, also manuscript cancel, Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate calling it No. 15L4 (before the listings were clarified)

750
1,500
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4336
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4336, Carriers and LocalsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Initials in magenta, full margins all around, detailed impression with all of background lines showing clearly, light manuscript cancel, couple small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, "S.J.A." initials on back

600
850
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4336A
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4336A, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Express Post, May 6 9 O'C, Boyd's City Express Post, May 6 9 O'CBoyd's City Express Post, May 6 9 O'C. Red oval datestamp on May 22, 1845 folded letter from Lansingburgh N.Y. to local street address, ms. "Collect 6-1/4" and clear strike of "COLLECT/6/CENTS" handstamp, Extremely Fine, choice combination of inter-city Independent Mails and Boyd's local-post service, the "Collect 6 Cents" marking is very rare, covers from Lansingburgh were carried by Van Benthuysen and at an earlier period by Pomeroy, in May 1845 it is likely that this was carried by Overton, who took over Pomeroy's route, ex Golden

E. 500-750
900
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4337, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Orange Red (20L38), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Orange Red (20L38)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Orange Red (20L38). Large margins all around, very slightly oxidized, Extremely Fine and scarce trial color, ex Hall

750
275
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4338
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4338, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Post, New York N.Y., Light Blue on Yellow Laid (20LU6), Boyd's City Post, New York N.Y., Light Blue on Yellow Laid (20LU6)Boyd's City Post, New York N.Y., Light Blue on Yellow Laid (20LU6). D20/20mm, cut square, cancelled by Boyd's circular datestamp (39 Fulton St. type), toned mostly on back, otherwise Very Fine, rare

E. 200-300
110
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4339
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4339, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Post, New York N.Y., Red on Orange Wove (20LU9), Boyd's City Post, New York N.Y., Red on Orange Wove (20LU9)Boyd's City Post, New York N.Y., Red on Orange Wove (20LU9). Cut square, 28 x 33 mm, circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, rare used, Scott Retail $2,500.00 for entire

E. 200-300
130
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4340
og
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4340, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Yellow Wove, Die Ty. L67b (20LU19), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Yellow Wove, Die Ty. L67b (20LU19)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Yellow Wove, Die Ty. L67b (20LU19). Full corner, unused, Extremely Fine, this die type is unlisted for 20LU19

E. 200-300
0
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4341
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4341, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Laid, Second State (20LU26), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Laid, Second State (20LU26)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Laid, Second State (20LU26). Cut square, cancelled by Boyd's "Paid" in circle, tiny toned spot at top edge, still Extremely Fine, rare

E. 300-400
160
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4342
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4342, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Wove, Second State (20LU28), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Wove, Second State (20LU28)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Wove, Second State (20LU28). Cut square, cancelled by Boyd's circular datestamp (41 Fulton St. type), Extremely Fine, this paper shows very faint diagonal lines, but we classify it as wove, not laid paper

E. 200-300
0
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4343
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4343, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Laid (20LU29), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Laid (20LU29)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Red on Amber Laid (20LU29). Cut square, cancelled by Boyd's "Paid" in circle, trace of address, Very Fine and extremely scarce

E. 200-300
0
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4344
og
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4344, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Amber Laid (20LU30), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Amber Laid (20LU30)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Amber Laid (20LU30). Cut square, 30 x 33mm, Very Fine and extremely scarce

650
0
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4345
og
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4345, Carriers and LocalsBoyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value), Mercury Series Ty. IV-V (20LU34/20LU44), Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value), Mercury Series Ty. IV-V (20LU34/20LU44)Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value), Mercury Series Ty. IV-V (20LU34/20LU44). Eight cut squares, one Black and the others Red, papers incl. Amber, Orange and White, one with clear Boyd's 1882 oval datestamp, Very Fine group

E. 400-500
0
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4346
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4346, Carriers and LocalsBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1). Ample margins to touched at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), both stamps tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Aug. 23" circular datestamp on brown cover to Centreville In., slight toning, part of backflap missing, still Fine, scarce and attractive use with both stamps tied by the circular datestamp, with 1975 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4347, Carriers and LocalsBrowne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black on Red (30L1), Browne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black on Red (30L1)Browne's Easton Despatch, Easton Pa., 2c Black on Red (30L1). Unused (no gum), three enormous margins, full at top, small faults barely visible on face

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FIVE OR SIX KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE BROWN'S EASTON DESPATCH POST 2-CENT ON VERMILION, SCOTT 30L1.

The Easton Whig newspaper announced the establishment of Browne's Easton Despatch by William J. Browne, located at 4 North Third Street in Easton, on October 7, 1857. The announcement reads, in part: "...letters, notes, circulars, bank notices, invocations of whatever nature etc. Letters etc. may be left at the letter box and prepaid stamps can be obtained at the office at the rate of 2 cents per every distance not over two miles from the Courthouse, either in this state or in New Jersey." A later notice (Feb. 10, 1858) advertised Browne's post in connection with sending Valentines and mentioned service to Easton, South Easton and Philipsburg -- the latter a violation of the laws governing post roads.

Of the six 30L1 stamps located in our records, there is some doubt about the genuineness of an uncancelled stamp affixed to a cover, leaving four pen-cancelled stamps and the uncancelled stamp offered here.

With 2001 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail for a pen-cancelled stamp.

5,000
1,900
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4348, Carriers and LocalsCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 2c, 5c, 10c Blue (34L1-34L3), California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 2c, 5c, 10c Blue (34L1-34L3)California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 2c, 5c, 10c Blue (34L1-34L3). 2c and 5c unused (no gum), 2c with ample to large margins, 5c large margins including corner sheet margin, 10c original gum, h.r., three large margins, touched at left, Fine-Very Fine, two are ex Hall

1,425
425
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4349
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4349, Carriers and LocalsCalifornia Penny Post Co., 5c Black on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU3a), California Penny Post Co., 5c Black on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU3a)California Penny Post Co., 5c Black on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU3a). Addressed to San Francisco but uncancelled, Very Fine, ex Worthington

E. 750-1,000
550
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4350
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4350, Carriers and LocalsCalifornia Penny Post Co., 7c Vermilion on 3c Red, 5c Black on Buff Entire (34LU7, 34LU9), California Penny Post Co., 7c Vermilion on 3c Red, 5c Black on Buff Entire (34LU7, 34LU9)California Penny Post Co., 7c Vermilion on 3c Red, 5c Black on Buff Entire (34LU7, 34LU9). Unused, fresh and Very Fine, much scarcer than Scott values suggest

E. 300-400
225
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