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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Category — Local Posts: Bouton`s thru Briggs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
666
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 666, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1), Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1)Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1). Large margins, gum stain, uncancelled as usual, used on brown cover to local street address, pencil "WB-- Deliver this without fail this day. Dean" and "Paid Bouton" printed in identical pencil, with Mar. 1, 1848, letter enclosure, couple minor stains in cover, Very Fine, one of seven or eight reported examples and one of only four covers, the Manhattan Express was operated by William V. Barr as early as October 1845 until sometime soon after Valentine's Day 1847, when Barr sold out to John R. Bouton, ex Schwartz and Geisler, with 2000 P.F. certificate that describes the "Paid Bouton" pencil notation as "non-contemporary" (an opinion with which we vehemently disagree), Scott Retail $4,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
750
667
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 667, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black, Leaves in Corners (18L1), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black, Leaves in Corners (18L1)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black, Leaves in Corners (18L1). Large margins to clear at right, red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp just ties to cover at right, removed and re-affixed with hinge on 1848 folded letter to Plymouth Center Conn., red "New-York 5cts. 8 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp, stamp with a couple tiny flaws and some edge toning on cover, appears Fine, this was offered in the Hall sale as not belonging to the cover, the stamp had become a bit shifted before that time and was covering the tying portion of the Bouton's handstamp, subsequent to the sale it was soaked to reveal the tie and re-affixed with a hinge in its presumed original position, on-cover examples of this first "Rough and Ready" issue are very rare, Scott Retail for on-cover $10,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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668
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 668, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large to huge margins, small faults, tied by red "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching red "Bouton's City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on April 18, 1848 folded letter to local address, some cover edgewear and small tears touching the oval handstamp, Extremely Fine appearing stamp and an attractive use

1,000
750
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669
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 669, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large to huge margins, small faults including a tear, tied by red "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching red "Bouton's City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on lace Valentine envelope to local address, missing top flap and tear at bottom right, appears Fine

1,000
425
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670
 
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 670, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2), Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2)Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large even margins, small tear at lower right and tiny corner crease, tied by "Paid Bouton" two-line handstamp, matching red "Bouton's City Despatch Post" oval handstamp on piece of cover, Very Fine appearance

250
90
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671
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 671, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, Bouton's City Dispatch PostBouton's City Dispatch Post. Partly clear red oval with "N" handstamp in matching ink on small folded cover to 469 Broadway, split along folds and small tear at top, otherwise Fine, a rare example of Bouton's "N" handstamp, only two or three are known, plus a small handful on Swart's and Broadway Post Office covers, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
225
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672
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 672, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y, Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.YBouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y. Balance of six covers, two with No. 18L2 adhesive, one stamp has a peculiar "erased" area at center, upon which the cancel is struck -- one wonders if this stamp was re-used or if the sender did not agree with Bouton's pro-Taylor politics (ex Golden), four others are stampless with Bouton City Dispatch Post red ovals, two of the stampless with toning or edgewear, overall Fine group

E. 400-500
360
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673
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 673, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBoyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1), Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1)Boyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1). Full to large margins, very poor (late?) impression with only part of the design visible, uncancelled, affixed to buff cover to Saxton's River Vt., the sender's "Paid All" notation at bottom left is unusual and seems to support the stamp's use on this cover, trace of New York datestamp at upper right, but no regular postage, a Fine example of this rare stamp -- approximately 12-15 examples are known, ex Golden and Geisler, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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674
 
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 674, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1). Huge margins all around preserving four framelines, cancelled by red "Free", matching perfect strike of "Boyd's City/Express Post/July 13 3 O'C." rectangular framed datestamp on card backed cover front only (from a printed school notice) addressed locally

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST BOYD'S "LARGE EAGLE" ADHESIVE ON A BEAUTIFUL COVER FRONT. A SUPERB STAMP AND PROBABLY THE FINEST EXTANT EXAMPLE.

Ex Ferrary. Scott Retail for full cover $4,000.00. Scott Retail as used stamp

1,000
1,600
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675
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 675, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L1). Large margins to slightly in at upper left, red "Free" cancel, matching but faint strike of "Boyd's City/Express Post/? O'C" rectangular framed datestamp on folded cover to local street address, stamp with diagonal crease, cover with splits and worn file folds

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE BOYD'S CITY EXPRESS "LARGE EAGLE" FIRST ISSUE ON COVER.

Only 18 covers have been reported by Larry LeBel

4,000
750
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676
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 676, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3). Cut octagonally and with margins clear to just touched, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp struck inverted, on illustrated Valentine cover to local address, slight edgewear, opened for display, Very Fine, ex Kuphal

500
325
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677
c
Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y. Balance of more than 20 covers, including 12 of the Eagle & Globe design of various types, a couple better, four of the Mercury series tied by handstamps, a few entires including two from the "Boyd's City Dispatch" series with company handstamp over indicia, also a couple stampless, some flaws or soiling, overall Fine group

E. 750-1,000
550
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678
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 678, Local Posts: Bouton`s thru BriggsBriggs Despatch Paid, Briggs Despatch PaidBriggs Despatch Paid. Bold strike of negative handstamp on blue folded cover to local Philadelphia address, vertical file fold thru marking, Very Fine strike, ex Kuphal

E. 300-400
275
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