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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Carriers and Locals Group Lots and Collection Balances

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4384
 
Balance of the Gordon Stimmell Off-Cover Carriers and Locals Collection. Outstanding collection balance neatly arranged in a stock book, the rarest and choicest condition stamps have been removed and are offered individually but what remains covers the full range of companies, both Carriers and Locals, with many better stamps present, Mr. Stimmell's expertise also ensures that the vast majority of these are originals and not reprints or forgeries, mixed condition with flaws to be expected on the better stamps

AN EXTENSIVE AND VALUABLE OFF-COVER COLLECTION OF CARRIERS AND LOCALS. THE NUCLEUS FOR AN ADVANCED COLLECTION.

The list of companies is too extensive to detail here but just a few of the better sets or singles include Hartford Mail Route (80L1, unused, repaired), United States and City Despatch Post N.Y., Jones' City Express (91L1), Boyce's City Express (19L1), Gahagan & Howe, Bouton's and many others.

E. 7,500-1,000
13,000
4385
 
Carriers and Locals, Off-Cover Stamp Collection. Substantial collection in mounts on large yellow index cards, organized by company, more than 98% are genuine issues with just a few reprints or forgeries, each card with typed highlights of the issue and identifying features, also a few loose items incl. sheets and multiples, Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and well-researched collection formed in the early 1970's

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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4386
 
Carriers and Locals, Collection. Extensive collection mounted on pages with descriptions of the various companies, the best "stamps" are forgeries and many of the middle-of-the-road examples are forgeries as well, there are also many genuine stamps incl. a few slightly better, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
1,300
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4387
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4387, Carriers and Locals Group Lots and Collection BalancesCarriers, Cover Balance, Carriers, Cover BalanceCarriers, Cover Balance. 15 covers, two are stampless, one general issue (LO2) and a nice range of city carrier departments incl. Baltimore, Boston, Charleston (Honour's 4LB13), New York and Philadelphia, mixed condition with a few cut-in stamps and one stained, Fine appearing group

E. 500-750
700
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4388
c
Carriers and Locals, Cover Balance. Approximately 50 covers, wide range of companies and adhesives, some stampless, many are locals but also some Western Express and U.S. 1851-57 Issue covers showing carrier handling, a number of better items incl. Charleston 4LB8 cover, American Letter Mail 5L2 cover (one stamp replaced), Eagle City Post 61L2 on large cover, one with a yellow Eagle City Post label, two Pomeroy 117L1 covers, unused Cal. Penny post entire, Kidder's City Express handstamp on Valentine, mixed condition but several attractive covers present

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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4389
 
Carriers and Locals, Cover Balance. Approximately 30 covers, range of companies, several better incl. United States City Despatch Post cover and single (6LB5b), range of stampless and stamped, mixed condition but overall a Fine appearing group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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4390
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4390, Carriers and Locals Group Lots and Collection BalancesLocal Post Stampless Covers, Local Post Stampless CoversLocal Post Stampless Covers. 17 covers, nice range of companies and markings incl. New York Penny Post, Bouton's, Dunham's Union Square, Broadway Post Office, Barker's City Post, Harnden's, Swart's, Overton, Eagle City and Kenyon's, a couple with edge staining but most are Very Fine, a nice group

E. 500-750
750
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4391
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4391, Carriers and Locals Group Lots and Collection BalancesLocal Post Stamps on Covers, Local Post Stamps on CoversLocal Post Stamps on Covers. Balance of 20 covers with local post adhesives, nice range of companies incl. Brooklyn/Boyd's combination, Gordon's, City Dispatch Philadelphia, Floyd's, Wells' Letter Express, Messenkope's used with 5c 1847 Issue (1), extensively repaired, another used with 3c 1851 Issue (11A), others, mixed condition, overall Fine appearing and colorful group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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4392
 
Local Post Sheets. Several interesting items incl. full sheet of Cincinnati City Delivery (39L1) with each stamp cancelled by purple target, also uncancelled sheet, sheet of 32 of Penny Express Co. "Bear" stamp (114L2, Scott Retail $650.00), sheet of 50 of Well, Fargo Publishers' Paid Issue (Scott Retail $535.00), others, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
550
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4393
c
Miscellaneous Balance with Local Posts. More than 20 covers, the balance of an old-time carrier and local collection, three stampless, incl. one with manuscript "Express Mail", one multicolor Patriotic with 3c 1857 Issue (26), modern covers incl. two Rattlesnake Island "Local Post" and two Shrub Oak "Local Post" (Herman Herst), Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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4394
 
George B. Sloane Carriers and Local Reference Files. 36 folders, each organized by company, containing pages of photos, clippings, articles, letters and in many cases stamps -- some genuine incl. good group of American Letter Mail, group of Pomeroy -- also extensive forgeries and reprints, research is from the Sloane files, Levi clipping records as well as some from Gordon Stimmell and others, fascinating group

E. 400-500
3,250
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4395
 
Carriers and Locals, Forgery and Reference Collection. Huge collection mostly housed in mounts on large pink and blue index cards, nearly all are reprints and forgeries, cards with typed highlights identifying the different types of forgeries, Fine-Very Fine, a well-researched reference collection formed in the early 1970's long before the assistance available from the Lyons books

E. 300-400
1,600
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