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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: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & Towle

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
692
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 692, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleBronson & Forbes' City Express Post, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Black on Green (27L1), Bronson & Forbes' City Express Post, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Black on Green (27L1)Bronson & Forbes' City Express Post, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Black on Green (27L1). Huge margins, faint vertical wrinkle, uncancelled and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), tied by "Chicago Ill. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on buff paper dealers' embossed corner card cover to Dubuque Iowa, 3c stamp minor margin flaw from placement near edge, otherwise Fine and rare, fewer than a dozen Bronson & Forbes' covers are known and all but two have uncancelled stamps (Scott Retail for tied stamp on cover $14,000.00), with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
693
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 693, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleBrooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (28L1), Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (28L1)Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on Blue (28L1). Mostly large margins, tied by "Paid" straightline with matching "Brooklyn City Express Post 2cts." oval handstamp on buff cover to Brooklyn address, Extremely Fine, perfection

400
600
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694
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 694, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleBrooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y, Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.YBrooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y. Balance of 12 covers, including No. 28L2 tied by Brooklyn N.Y. double-circle datestamp and used with No. 65 to Broadway in Manhattan, stamp creased, Fine appearance and scarce, six of No. 28L3 including three used with 3c 1851-57 issue, one of 28L4 used with 3c 1857 Issue, four of 28L5, also one stampless, faults to be expected but overall Fine appearing and colorful group

E. 1,000-1,500
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695
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 695, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c-2c Black (29L1-29L2), Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c-2c Black (29L1-29L2)Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c-2c Black (29L1-29L2). 1c with margins to just in at left, uncancelled, affixed to 1856 folded letter with defective 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) tied by blue Cincinnati circular datestamp, letter datelined Feb. 14, 1856 which is too late for this post so does not originate, stamp is Fine, 2c margins to in, affixed to non-contemporary envelope, Very Good, Scott Retail as unused

350
150
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696
og
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 696, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Vermilion on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU7), California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Vermilion on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU7)California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Vermilion on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU7). Unused, small ink mark in address line, Very Fine, also including unused No. 34LU8, Very Fine

375
275
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697
 
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 697, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCarnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, (5c) Rose (35L1), Carnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, (5c) Rose (35L1)Carnes' City Letter Express, San Francisco, (5c) Rose (35L1). Huge margins, soiling and scuff at upper right, tied by part of blue cancel on large part of cover front addressed to San Francisco, Very Fine appearance, with 1983 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as used off-cover

300
160
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698
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 698, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleG. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1), G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1)G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1). Ample margins to clear, tied by manuscript "X", red "New York & Phila. R.R. 7 Jan" railroad circular datestamp with matching "5" on 1850 folded letter from Philadelphia to Rahway N.J., stamp slightly toned, central file fold, Fine and rare use, brought by Carter's to the railroad route agent, cancelled on arrival in New York City, where it entered the regular mails as an unpaid letter

E. 300-400
225
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699
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 699, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleG. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black, Blue Wash (36L1 var), G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black, Blue Wash (36L1 var)G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black, Blue Wash (36L1 var). Strong blue wash over whole stamp, small manuscript cancel on part of folded letter with one backflap to Washington D.C., blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Jan. 12" integral-rate circular datestamp, stamp with slight scuff at top, otherwise Fine, rare variety footnoted in Scott, ex Gibson

E. 200-300
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700
c
G. Carter's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 2c Black (36L1). Balance of 16 stamped and four stampless covers, range of destinations for the stamped covers, pen cancels including some tied, one identified as ribbed paper and two others with red wash sometimes seen on these, faults to be expected and some margins cut in, some appear Fine, one P.F. certificate accompanies, Scott Retail as on cover tied by pen cancel $3,600.00

E. 750-1,000
550
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701
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 701, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleTowle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State St., 2 Cents, Towle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State St., 2 CentsTowle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State St., 2 Cents. Clear strike of red oval handstamp on folded cover to State Street Boston, file fold thru handstamp, still Extremely Fine, ex Boker and Middendorf

E. 200-300
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702
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 702, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleTowle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State St., 2 Cents, Towle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State St., 2 CentsTowle & Co. Letter Delivery, 7 State St., 2 Cents. Red oval handstamp with matching "Paid" handstamp on large Valentine cover to local street address, with original enclosure which is quite elaborate and colorful, some toned spots, Fine, ex Kuphal

E. 300-400
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703
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 703, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleTowle & Co., New York, Towle & Co., New YorkTowle & Co., New York. Seven stampless covers, two different red oval handstamp styles, one on a lace Valentine cover (faintly struck), Fine group

E. 300-400
325
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704
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 704, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Cut to shape, red "Towle's City Post, 10 Court Sq." oval handstamp struck close to but just missing tying the stamp, on cover to local address, small stain at top, still Very Fine, scarce, with 2010 P.F. certificate

500
600
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705
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 705, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Cut to shape, tiny nick at bottom, manuscript "X" and "II" cancels (afternoon delivery) on locally-addressed cover, appears Fine

500
250
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706
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 706, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Cut to shape, cancelled by small manuscript "X" at 8 o'clock leaving most of design clearly visible, used on locally-addressed folded letter, remarkably fresh and Very Fine

500
325
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707
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 707, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Square-cut margins, full to large on three sides, barely in at bottom, cancelled by manuscript "X", used on Oct. 12, 1848 blue folded letter to local street address, Very Fine, extremely rare with square-cut margins, only 21 covers recorded by Stimmell (see Penny Post, Aug. 1991) and many of these have circular-cut stamps, ex Schwartz

1,500
1,300
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708
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 708, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Cut to shape, deep rich color, uncancelled, red "Boston 5cts. 9 Jul." integral-rate circular datestamp on July 9, 1850 blue folded letter to New York City, fresh and Very Fine, a particularly choice example of the Cheever & Towle issue used to the mails, signed Sloane, ex Middendorf

500
900
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709
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 709, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Cut octagonally, margins just in on a few sides, deep rich color, uncancelled or tiny trace of a cancel, red "Boston 10cts. 12 Jan." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to New Orleans, Very Fine, the earliest example recorded by Stimmell and a nice use to-the-mails and sent over-300 miles to New Orleans

600
375
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710
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 710, Local Posts: Bronson & Forbes thru Cheever & TowleCheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1), Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1)Cheever & Towle, Boston Mass., 2c Blue (37L1). Balance of three covers, two cut to shape and one square cut margins, two manuscript cancels, one uncancelled (to the mails and Boston 10c integral-rate circular datestamp), each toned and or soiled, otherwise Fine

2,700
300
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