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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Category — Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
605
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 605, Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)Wells & Co's. Express Mail From Chicago, Wells & Co's. Express Mail From ChicagoWells & Co's. Express Mail From Chicago. Clear strike of small 17mm circular handstamp at top left of Sep. 18, 1844 folded letter from Chicago to Sidney Shepard in Buffalo N.Y., manuscript "6-1/4" rate, Very Fine and extremely rare Wells' handstamp, ex Hahn

E. 500-750
300
606
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 606, Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1), Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1). Vertical pair, huge margins, slight oxidation as always, tied by smear from manuscript "X" cancels on folded cover to Detroit, probably originated in Cleveland, top stamp tiny tear in extreme top left corner, sealed tear at right and file fold at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce use between two midwestern cities, ex Gordon N. John, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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607
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 607, Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Green Glazed (96L2), Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Green Glazed (96L2)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Green Glazed (96L2). Huge margins to touched at bottom and left, manuscript cancel, tied by file fold on folded cover to Detroit, docketed Jul. 25, 1844 on back (additional docketing indicates letter was answered in 1848), but no indication of origin except for small red "Paid" handstamp that was used by Pomeroy's Auburn N.Y. office, probably a conjunctive use, stamp creased by the heavy file fold, otherwise Fine and very rare, ex Gordon N. John

E. 400-500
325
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608
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 608, Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Green Glazed (96L2), Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Green Glazed (96L2)Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Green Glazed (96L2). Vertical pair, large margins to just touched at bottom, tied by manuscript "X" cancels and file fold on Oct. 3, 1844 docketed folded cover to New York City, no indication of origin, bottom stamp creased by the file fold, Very Fine appearance and quite rare as a pair, the Green 96L2 is considerably rarer than the Pink 96L1, Power Search contains only two other pairs on cover -- one with defective stamps

E. 750-1,000
425
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609
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 609, Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)Letter Express (Wells), 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L3), Letter Express (Wells), 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L3)Letter Express (Wells), 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L3). Full margins to touched, slight oxidation as usual, light manuscript cancel on Feb. 8, 1844 docketed folded cover to New York City, stamp with light crease and scoring line which are not apparent except in cross-lighting, otherwise Very Fine

1,500
160
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610
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 610, Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)Letter Express (Wells), 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L3), Letter Express (Wells), 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L3)Letter Express (Wells), 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L3). Ample to clear margins, manuscript "X" cancel, tied by file fold on folded letter datelined "Detroit, August 22, 1844" to Buffalo N.Y., small sealed cover tear at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Pitt Petri

1,500
225
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611
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 611, Independent Mails: Letter Express (Wells)Letter Express (Wells), 5c, 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1, 96L3), Letter Express (Wells), 5c, 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1, 96L3)Letter Express (Wells), 5c, 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1, 96L3). Both cut to shape, first manuscript "X" cancel on Oct. 17, 1844 folded letter from Detroit to Buffalo N.Y., Very Fine, second cut octagonally, margins all around except just in at left, tied by red manuscript "X" cancel, also by file fold on folded August 28, 1844 letter from Detroit to Buffalo, Very Fine appearance and scarce tied by the red manuscript cancel, ex Pitt Petri

2,500
375
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