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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, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas Seals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4351
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4351, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas Seals(Cummings and Wright) City Despatch Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (40L3), (Cummings and Wright) City Despatch Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (40L3)(Cummings and Wright) City Despatch Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (40L3). Full to large margins, lightly cancelled by red "Free" in frame, small thin spots, minor corner creases, still an Extremely Fine appearing example of this rare stamp, only approximately twelve are known and all have faults, as best we can determine, the 2c on Pink glazed paper (Scott 40L3) was first issued by Cummings & Wright (the earliest documented use is May 15, 1847 -- see Sale 830, lot 567), examples cancelled in red were probably used during the Cummings & Wright period, while the use of black ink probably signifies the change in ownership to Charles Cole (October-November 1847)

2,500
1,400
4352
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4352, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas Seals(Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellowish Buff Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L8), (Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellowish Buff Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L8)(Coles) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellowish Buff Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L8). Large margins, no discernible cancel, horizontal crease and small repair at center, affixed to small piece, Very Fine appearance, only 15 examples recorded, almost all of which are faulty, ex Mason, Ackerman and Hall, listed but unpriced in Scott off-cover

E. 750-1,000
500
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4353
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4353, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsCity Letter Express Mail, Newark N.J., 1c Red (45L1), City Letter Express Mail, Newark N.J., 1c Red (45L1)City Letter Express Mail, Newark N.J., 1c Red (45L1). Cut to heart shape, uncancelled, affixed to upper left corner of cover with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins all around, tied by "Newark N.J. Apr. 3" (1856-57) circular datestamp, addressed to Philadelphia, small nick at lower left, Very Fine and scarce stamp that probably did not originate on this cover, our records contain seven covers dated in late 1856 thru February 1857 (only four with stamps tied), and another four or five off-cover, this April usage is problematic whether it is 1856 or 1857, ex Hall

E. 400-500
300
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4354
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4354, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsCook's Dispatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Green (51L1), Cook's Dispatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Green (51L1)Cook's Dispatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Green (51L1). Large margins to clear at top, rich color, cancelled by single manuscript line, toning incl. spot at left, tiny thin at top, Fine appearance, an extremely rare local issue with only six recorded, this example is new to our records

3,000
600
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4355
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4355, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsDupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Glazed and Gray (60L1-60L2), Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Glazed and Gray (60L1-60L2)Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Glazed and Gray (60L1-60L2). First with large margins to clear of outer frameline at top, on small piece, impression of wax seal which was used to affix it to a Sep. 25, 1847 folded meeting notice (cut out of cover in an act of philatelic vandalism), faint vertical wrinkle, still Very Fine, ex Boker, second with full to large margins, light vertical crease, appears Fine

600
180
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4356
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4356, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsFrazer & Co., Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Green (69L3), Frazer & Co., Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Green (69L3)Frazer & Co., Cincinnati O., 2c Black on Green (69L3). Large to huge margins, neat pen cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this rare local-post issue, only seven covers are recorded and it is also extremely rare off-cover

2,750
1,800
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4357
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4357, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsGahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, 5c Light Blue (70L1), Gahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, 5c Light Blue (70L1)Gahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, 5c Light Blue (70L1). Unused (no gum), large margins to clear at top left, Fine and scarce, a Power Search review found only three other unused examples

1,200
475
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4358
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4358, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsGahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, 10c Black (70L4), Gahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, 10c Black (70L4)Gahagan & Howe City Express, San Francisco, 10c Black (70L4). Original brownish gum tones paper slightly, large margins, small thin under an old hinge, otherwise Very Fine and rare, ex Hall and Kuphal, this is the only example contained in Power Search

1,500
800
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4359
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4359, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on folded letter from Macao to New York, datelined "Macao, Dec. 6, 1844" with sender's ship directive "per 'Haugua'", Very Fine, carried from Macao to New York outside the mails, a similar cover to this one but addressed to Salem Mass. (Siegel Sale 1002, lot 3592) was given to forwarder Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail, this is an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., lot also incl. second cover with "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem" oval and collect box handstamp to New York

E. 500-750
1,600
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4360
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4360, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y, Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.YHanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y. Red oval handstamp on lace Valentine cover to local street address, small piece out of lace at upper right, Very Fine, only a few examples of this early Hanford's marking are known

E. 300-400
425
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4361
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4361, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1), Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1)Hanford's Pony Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Orange Yellow (78L1). Margins to in at top, slight surface rubbing, affixed to cover on which it did not originate, clear strike of red "Handford's Pony Express" showing spelling error and reversed "S" in name, matching straightline, addressed to Wall Street, file fold thru handstamp, Fine appearance, while we believe this genuine stamp did not originate on this otherwise genuine cover, the handstamp is rare with only a handful known to us

E. 400-500
200
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4362
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4362, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Rayed Asterisks (84L1), Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Rayed Asterisks (84L1)Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Rayed Asterisks (84L1). Large margins except just touched at top right, uncancelled on small piece, tiny scuff in right margin, otherwise Fine and scarce, ex Hall

800
250
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4363
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4363, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Plain Asterisks (84L2), Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Plain Asterisks (84L2)Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Pink Glazed, Plain Asterisks (84L2). Large to ample margins, uncancelled as usual, used with 3c Dull Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by "Milford Ms. Oct. 14" circular datestamp on cover to Dighton Mass., both stamps with toning and small tears, otherwise Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
850
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4364
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4364, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Yellow Wove (84L3), Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Yellow Wove (84L3)Hopedale Penny Post, Milford Mass., (1c) Black on Yellow Wove (84L3). Cut to shape (slightly into circle), small faults, affixed to piece, Fine appearance, although we have not kept records on the Hopedale Penny Post stamps, a review of Sloane's notes, the Costales files and significant local-post auction catalogues produced no more than eight different examples of 84L3, about half of which were cut to shape, ex Hall

900
325
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4365
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4365, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHumboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1), Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1)Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1). Original gum, large margins, rich color and detailed impression, showing every detail of this remarkable design with perfect clarity, insignificant tiny wrinkle in top margin (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), fresh and Extremely Fine, very few examples of this Western Express stamp exist with original gum, the last example we offered as such was in 2006, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate

1,750
1,300
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4366
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4366, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrappers (87LUP1-87LUP2), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrappers (87LUP1-87LUP2)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrappers (87LUP1-87LUP2). First Inscribed "82 Broadway" with "Free" handstamp and "Home Ins. Co. New-York" oval handstamp on yellow cover front only addressed locally, small tear at top, Very Fine, second inscribed "50 William St. Basement", bold strike with "PAID/G.HUSSEY" handstamp on brown wrapper to local address, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
200
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4367
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4367, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3), Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3)Hussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black, Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP3). Inscribed "50 William St. Basement", clear strike with "1 ct. Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Oct." circular datestamp on 1858 folded cover to local street address, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

650
300
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4368
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4368, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsJefferson Market P.O., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Pink Glazed (88L1), Jefferson Market P.O., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Pink Glazed (88L1)Jefferson Market P.O., New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Pink Glazed (88L1). Unused (no gum), three full to large margins, slightly in at top, creased and usual cracks in surface

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES OF THE JEFFERSON MARKET STAMP ON PINK PAPER ARE RECORDED. AN OUTSTANDING NEW YORK CITY LOCAL ISSUE.

The Jefferson Market P.O. was not officially connected to the New York Post Office, but used the "Post Office" designation in its name, much like Swarts and other contemporaries. The post is believed to have been operated by Godfrey Schmidt, who was listed in the 1850-51 city directory as Godfrey Smith at 6 Greenwich Avenue (source: Elliott Perry). Our records contain four examples of 88L1 (Pink paper), all uncancelled off cover, and four of 88L2 (Blue paper), used on separate covers.

Signed Sloane.

9,750
2,000
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4369
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4369, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsKellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch, Cleveland O., (1c) Vermilion (92L1), Kellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch, Cleveland O., (1c) Vermilion (92L1)Kellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch, Cleveland O., (1c) Vermilion (92L1). Large margins to touching at upper right, bright color, manuscript "X" cancel, thinned, Very Fine appearance and rare with fewer than 10 known off-cover (six covers recorded), ex Schwartz

1,750
275
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4370
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4370, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsMercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 5c Black, 10c Black (105L1-105L3, 105L6), Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 5c Black, 10c Black (105L1-105L3, 105L6)Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 5c Black, 10c Black (105L1-105L3, 105L6). No. 105L1 original gum, ample margins to just touched, 105L2 with large margins to touched, small scuff at upper left, had been affixed to 2c Black Jack Wrapper but cut out (wrapper does not accompany), 105L3 bright color and clear margins, 105L6 with tight but clear margins, handstamp cancel, overall Fine-Very Fine group

1,700
1,300
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4371
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4371, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsMercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 6c Black on Maroon (105L5), Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 6c Black on Maroon (105L5)Mercantile Library Association, New York N.Y., 6c Black on Maroon (105L5). Clear margins to touched at bottom, slight staining on back at top, still Fine and rare, the 6c Mercantile Library stamp is slightly larger than the 5c and 10c stamps, this is the only example contained in Power Search

2,250
2,400
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4372
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4372, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsMetropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1), Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1)Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Cut to shape with full margins all around, tied by "Paid" in oval handstamp, second strike to right, mostly clear strike of red "Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co. Jul. 15" fancy shield datestamp on cover to New York street address, some slight toning around stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a nice combination with the shield handstamp

600
170
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4373
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4373, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsNew York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1), New York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1)New York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1). Margins to just in at bottom, slight surface cracking, uncancelled and affixed to small piece, Fine appearance and scarce

1,200
275
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4374
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4374, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsOverton & Co., (6c) Black on Greenish (113L1), Overton & Co., (6c) Black on Greenish (113L1)Overton & Co., (6c) Black on Greenish (113L1). Three large margins, clear at bottom, manuscript cancel, small faults, Fine appearance, ex Golden

400
190
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4375
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4375, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsPips Daily Mail, Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Buff, Yellow, Dark Blue (116L2-116L4), Pips Daily Mail, Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Buff, Yellow, Dark Blue (116L2-116L4)Pips Daily Mail, Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Buff, Yellow, Dark Blue (116L2-116L4). Unused (without gum as issued), margins to touched in a few places, small flaws incl. thins on first and pinhole on second, Fine appearance

1,775
275
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4376
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4376, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsPomeroy's Letter Express, (5c) Black on Yellow, Value Incomplete (117L2), Pomeroy's Letter Express, (5c) Black on Yellow, Value Incomplete (117L2)Pomeroy's Letter Express, (5c) Black on Yellow, Value Incomplete (117L2). Ample to large margins, cancelled by faint red "Cd" handstamp, diagonal crease and slight thin, Very Fine appearance

1,500
600
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4377
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4377, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsPomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Deep Milky Blue on Pelure Paper (117L7), Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Deep Milky Blue on Pelure Paper (117L7)Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Deep Milky Blue on Pelure Paper (117L7). Margins to in at top left corner and bottom, beautiful rich color in the distinctive Deep Milky Blue shade, slight wrinkling, Fine appearance, the newly discovered full sheet of the Deep Milky Blue on Pelure was recently permanently lost in a foreign customs debacle, making this stamp much scarcer than it was in 2013

E. 200-300
250
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4378
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4378, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7). Three full margins, slightly in at bottom, uncancelled as always, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 19" circular datestamp on 1855 folded cover to New York, file folds incl. one thru right of 3c stamp, Very Fine and most attractive, only nine are listed in the Roth census, and we can add one additional cover, postmarked Feb. 12 (1852) to Blairsville N.J., with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

3,250
425
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4379
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4379, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsRobison & Co., Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (128L1), Robison & Co., Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (128L1)Robison & Co., Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (128L1). Tight margins but all four framelines present, trace of watery blue cancel, thinned, Fine appearance, an extremely rare local post issue, our records contain eight examples of 128L1, including seven off cover and the one on cover, five of the off-cover stamps are known to have faults

4,750
550
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4380
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4380, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsRoche's City Dispatch, Wilmington Del., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (129L1), Roche's City Dispatch, Wilmington Del., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (129L1)Roche's City Dispatch, Wilmington Del., (2c) Black on Green Glazed (129L1). Unused (no gum), cut to shape with large margins, Extremely Fine example of this local post rarity, only thirteen stamps are recorded (including six genuine covers)

2,250
1,000
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4381
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4381, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsStringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1), Stringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1)Stringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (134L1). Uncancelled, large margins to slightly in, affixed to small piece of brown cover which was addressed to Liberty Md. (cover does not accompany), Fine, ex Hall

500
130
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4382
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4382, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue Wove, Bouton's, "Swarts" at Top (136L13). Large to huge margins, deep shade, cancelled by Swarts' red oval handstamp, slight creases and tiny thin, Extremely Fine appearance, rare, ex Caspary and Hall

550
300
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4383
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4383, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (139L1), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (139L1)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (139L1). Cut to oval shape as always, excellent bold impression, margins mostly clear of frameline, used on piece with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), two full margins, other sides slightly in, both stamps tied by "New-York Apr. 15" circular datestamp, piece harshly described by the P.F. as slightly soiled, Very Fine and extremely rare example of this local stamp tied by the New York datestamp -- these were normally left uncancelled, it is only when the New York datestamp coincidentally struck the local stamp that a tying cancel occurred, as in this case, ex Caspary and Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate showing the piece larger at left

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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4384
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4384, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsThird Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow (139L3), Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow (139L3)Third Avenue Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow (139L3). Cut to oval shape as always, original gum, clear impression on brightly colored paper

VERY FINE. THE FINER OF THE TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE YELLOW THIRD AVENUE POST STAMP WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

Ex Perry and Schwartz. The other original-gum stamp (with a thin spot) is ex Lilly, Boker and Golden

2,250
1,500
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4385
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4385, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Green (143L2), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Green (143L2)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Green (143L2). Position 16, close margins to slightly in, rich color, neat strike of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp at right, thinned at top right, small repair at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 GREEN HORSE & RIDER FIRST ISSUE. PERHAPS A HALF-DOZEN EXIST IN USED CONDITION.

The $4.00 Green was used briefly during Rate Period 3 to pay the double $2.00 per half-ounce rate. Only one cover is recorded (FKW Census No. E105), and we have seen four or five genuinely cancelled stamps off cover.

With 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail at $1,250.00 fails to account for the sale of another used copy at $6,000 hammer in 2009 and the resale of the same stamp in 2013 for $13,000 hammer

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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4386
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4386, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00, 10c-25c Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5, 143L6R, 143L7-143L9), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00, 10c-25c Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5, 143L6R, 143L7-143L9)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00, 10c-25c Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5, 143L6R, 143L7-143L9). Complete sets of the Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony Express stamps, with the $1.00 Garter stamp present as a reprint, unused (no gum), mostly ample margins, some large and all at least clear, a tiny flaw or two but overall bright and fresh, Very Fine set and difficult to assemble in this condition, the Transcontinental set was issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status

1,235
1,000
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4387
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4387, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Block of four, unused (no gum), full to ample margins, Very Fine

750
350
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4388
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4388, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Position R9 showing the “Broken Leg” flaw, in which the horse’s front right leg is cut off where the background shading lines end, affixed to piece, cancelled by blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, margins to slightly in, few tiny edge tears, Fine appearance, this is the second used example of this plate variety we have seen

E. 500-750
750
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4389, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Unused (no gum), full to large margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

275
300
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4390
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4390, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Bluish, Cut Square (144LU3), Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Bluish, Cut Square (144LU3)Westervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Bluish, Cut Square (144LU3). 29 x 31mm, fresh and Very Fine, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 150-200
150
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4391
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4391, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsFriend's Boarding School, Barnesville O., (1c) Black (151L1), Friend's Boarding School, Barnesville O., (1c) Black (151L1)Friend's Boarding School, Barnesville O., (1c) Black (151L1). Type I, huge margins, uncancelled and affixed to backflap as almost always, 1c Ultramarine (156) paying drop rate, tied by Maltese Cross fancy cancel, "Barnesville O. Jun. 29" circular datestamp on cover to school mate, Quaker letter enclosure no longer accompanies, Very Fine, this local stamp is rarely seen with a 1c stamp, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
250
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4392
 
Carriers and Locals Collection Balance. Hinged on album pages, more than 375 items, a mix of many genuine stamps and numerous forgeries, better items include many genuine stamps with Scott Retail values over $100.00 (incl. No. 7LB13 at $550.00), the rarest issues are represented by reprints and forgeries, mixed condition with flaws to be expected, a fascinating collection which would be a minefield to the uninitiated, worth review as our estimate is no doubt conservative

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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4393
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4393, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsCarriers and Locals Stamp Balance, Carriers and Locals Stamp BalanceCarriers and Locals Stamp Balance. Two stockcards with 17 items, incl. Franklin Carrier reprints, range of carriers incl. 1LB6, 4LB20-21, 6LB9-11, locals with 20L35c, 114L2-3 blocks of four, 122L1, others and a couple reprints, nice condition overall, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail more than $1,700.00

E. 500-750
325
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4394
c
Carriers and Locals Cover Balance. Single cover stockbook with approx. 30 carrier and local covers, adhesives incl. Eagle Carrier with 3c 1851, Boston Carrier with 3c 1851, several Blood's incl. with 3c 1851, American Letter Mail, Boyd's, Pomeroy on a cover on which it did not originate, Brooklyn City Express, Hale, Messenkope, Swart's, West Town, also some stampless locals, lot also incl. approx. 30 other non-locals covers ranging from stampless to early 20th century, mixed condition, some are Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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4395
c
Carriers and Locals Covers. Nine covers, two are stampless with Boyd's or City Despatch handstamps, four franked with 2c Green Boyd's stamp, two with 1c 1851 tied by red or black City Delivery circular datestamp, perhaps the most interesting is a folded letter from Kingston, Jamaica smuggled to New York and with 1857 1c tied by "New York City Delivery 1ct" circular datestamp, mixed condition

E. 200-300
350
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4396
 
Carriers and Locals Off-Cover Balance. More than 100 items on album pages and in a stock book, large range of issues, the less expensive stamps are mostly genuine incl. several with Scott Retail values of more than $50.00, the better issues are forgeries, mixed condition but still a number of useful stamps present

E. 400-500
400
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4397
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4397, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7). Unused (no gum), huge margins all around, fresh color, couple creases, Extremely Fine appearance, a rare stamp, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
800
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4398
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4398, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsSanitary Fairs Collection (WV1/WV14), Sanitary Fairs Collection (WV1/WV14)Sanitary Fairs Collection (WV1/WV14). 10 issued stamps, eight unused, plus a group of proofs on stock cards, incl. Nos. WV1-WV4, WV6, WV8, WV11-WV12 used with "Great Central Fair June 17, 1864" circular datestamp cancels (10c with small crease and thin), WV13-WV14, WV15 present as a forgery, also group of Great Central Fair trial colors (WV12TC5-WV12TC6) incl. two blocks and nine singles, margins on the stamps generally to touching on one side, a few minor flaws to be found but overall Fine and attractive group of these scarce stamps, Scott Retail more than $5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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4399
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4399, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas Seals1907 Christmas Seal, Type I (WX1), 1907 Christmas Seal, Type I (WX1)1907 Christmas Seal, Type I (WX1). Used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Wilmington Del. Dec. 23 10-AM 1907" machine cancel on multicolored embossed Christmas Greetings postcard to local address, Very Fine, scarce use, Scott Retail $1,250.00 on cover

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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