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Sale 1101 — United States Carriers and Locals, Featuring the Gordon Stimmell Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Category — Carrier Departments: Boston

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
532
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 532, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1), Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1)Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1). Huge margins at left and bottom, full at right and border just touched at top, tied by red "Boston 10 Cts. 24 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp on blue cover to Charleston S.C., Extremely Fine, a remarkably choice tied example -- this carrier is almost always left uncancelled, ex Hind, White, Knapp and Hall

E. 200-300
325
533
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 533, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1), Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1)Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1). Dark shade, large margins to just touching tips of corner ornaments, tied by red "Boston 5 cts. 6 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Keene N.H., Very Fine, an unusually choice tied use

E. 200-300
325
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534
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 534, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1), Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1)Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1). Large margins to clear of corner ornaments, unusually bright paper with only one small gum toned spot, tied by ring of pearls cancel, red "Boston 5 cts. 5 Jul" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp on small cover to Brooklyn N.Y., with 1850 letter enclosure, neat docketing, Extremely Fine, exceptionally choice quality

E. 200-300
550
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535
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 535, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1), Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1)Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1). Ample margins to just touched, minor wrinkles and slight scuff in "P" of "Penny", uncancelled on blue folded cover to East Boston, red "Boston 17 May 2cts" (1850) 2-cents integral-rate datestamp, Fine, very scarce 2c marking with carrier stamp, ex Meyersburg

E. 200-300
350
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536
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 536, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1), Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1)Boston Mass., 1c Blue on Pelure (3LB1). Eight on separate covers, includes six tied by handstamped cancels, seventh tied by manuscript (stamp is "eyeglasses" typographic variety), eighth is affixed face down and shows mirror image thru pelure paper, six with 5c or 10c integral-rate datestamps, several with ring of pearls cancel (one in red), minor gum toning as usual, some other trivial faults (one creased by file fold), Fine-Very Fine, a far-above-average group of the first Boston carrier department stamp on cover, most acquired as individual lots in name sales for $150-200 hammer each

E. 750-1,000
550
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537
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 537, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB1-3LB2), Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB1-3LB2)Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB1-3LB2). Used on covers including 11 of former (one front only, two others tied), 5 of latter (four tied and one nearly so by diamond cancel), no regular postage stamps but about half with integral-rate datestamps, also includes stampless cover with "Penny Post Paid" integral-grid handstamp, two additional 3c 1851 covers, one endorsed "Penny Post" and other with red carrier backstamp, minor faults, most are Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
275
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538
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 538, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2), Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2)Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Large margins to slightly in at bottom right, red crayon cancel, used with 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), clear to large margins including top sheet margin, tied by small "Paid" grid cancel, carrier stamp tied by red "Boston 3 cts. 10 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Northfield Mass., 3c slight wrinkling, cover creased at upper right clear of stamps, lightly soiled, Fine and scarce combination, ex Seybold and Kuphal

E. 200-300
225
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539
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 539, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2), Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2)Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Large even margins, tied by red ring of pearls cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), full to large margins, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston 3 cts. 15 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp on small cover to Canton Mass., 3c color slightly faded, couple toned spots, still Very Fine, scarce and attractive tied 1851 carrier combination

E. 200-300
170
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540
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 540, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2), Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2)Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Large margins to just barely touched at left, tied by ring of pearls cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), ample to full margins, tiny corner crease, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Jul 18" circular datestamp on brown cover to Brooklyn N.Y. street address (probably delivered by carrier), pencil note on back indicates letter was dated 1854 but it no longer accompanies cover, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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541
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 541, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2), Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2)Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Large margin at bottom, full to slightly in other sides, red manuscript cancel and tied by red "Boston 6 cts. 19 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp, used with two 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), one ample to large margins, other cut into label by sender, tied by large "Paid" grid cancels on cover to San Francisco, slight edgewear, otherwise Fine, an attractive and rare 1851 carrier combination cover prepaid at 6c transcontinental rate

E. 300-400
325
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542
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 542, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2), Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2)Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Seven on combination covers, including six with 3c 1851 and one 3c Red Nesbitt entire, all but one tied by handstamped or manuscript cancel, each with red Boston circular datestamp, several with stamp faults, most have minor cover faults, still a Fine and desirable group, the 3c Nesbitt is especially choice

E. 750-1,000
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543
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 543, Carrier Departments: BostonBoston Carrier and Drop Covers, Boston Carrier and Drop CoversBoston Carrier and Drop Covers. Five covers, two with 1c-3c combinations, one 1851 and 1857 Issues (9, 26), other 1861 Issue (63, 65), 3c Nesbitt entire with "O'Clock Delivery" fancy framed handstamp in red on back, stampless Jul. 1845 with red "2", some faults including heavy crease thru cover with No. 9, Fine appearing group

E. 200-300
225
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