Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

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

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

Category — Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4328
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4328, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sChicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown, Serrated Perforations (38L1 var), Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown, Serrated Perforations (38L1 var)Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown, Serrated Perforations (38L1 var). Unused (no gum), large margins showing roulettes on three sides, margin split at right which was probably caused by the rouletting process, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare, we record only three examples of the Chicago Penny Post "Beehive" stamp with perforations, with 1956 P.F. certificate declining opinion on the roulettes but they are absolutely genuine, listed with roulettes only on cover (with Scott Retail of $5,000.00)

E. 1,000-1,500
650
4329
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4329, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sChicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1), Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1)Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1). Unused (no gum), huge margins all around, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb unused example of the Chicago Penny Post "Beehive" stamp, surely one of the finest known, signed Springer

800
475
Back to Top
4330
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4330, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sChicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1), Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1)Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1). Unused (no gum), margins showing full framelines all around, just touched in a couple places, accompanying certificates states "light crease at top" which we fail to detect, fresh and Very Fine example of the Chicago Penny Post "Beehive" stamp, with 1984 P.F. certificate

800
350
Back to Top
4331
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4331, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sChicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1), Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1)Chicago Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Orange Brown (38L1). Margins touching to slightly in, cancelled by "Chicago Penny Post E. T. Cooke, Sup't." circular handstamp, affixed to yellow cover to Brooklyn with 3c Rose (65) tied by blue target and matching "Chicago Ill. Sep. 24, 1863" double-circle datestamp, some ink smears, minor opening nick at upper right, this cover comes from the Hennan collection, but in our opinion the 38L1 stamp did not originate, offered on its own merits, a rare used stamp in any case, ex Golden, Scott Retail as used $1,250.00

E. 500-750
450
Back to Top
4332
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4332, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Huge margins all around with framelines of adjacent stamps, couple tiny edge tears, cancelled by red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. 26 May O'Clock" (1842) double-line circular datestamp on small folded letter to Fulton St. address, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
425
Back to Top
4333
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4333, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins all around with framelines of adjacent stamps, slight edge toning at top, cancelled by bold red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. 23 Apr. O'Clock" (1842) double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to N.Y. street address, some cover wear and tears, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
400
Back to Top
4334
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4334, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2), (Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2)(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2). Large to huge margins, brilliant color, cancelled by light strike of red "Free" in frame, second strike to right on 1847 folded letter to Wall Street address, red "P.O. City Despatch Post Apr. 9" circular datestamp, file fold, Very Fine, Mead's new 2c stamps from the reworked plate were delivered by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch on Dec. 6, 1846, with 1951 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
190
Back to Top
4335°
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4335, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "C" at Right Inverted (40L4a), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "C" at Right Inverted (40L4a)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "C" at Right Inverted (40L4a). Position 36 with right "C" in mirror image (so-called "Inverted C"), large margins to touched at upper left, clear impression on bright green paper, neat manuscript cancel clear of "CC" initials, creases causing some cracks in enamel (endemic to this issue)

ONE OF FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE POST OFFICE CITY DESPATCH 2-CENT "INVERTED C" PLATE VARIETY ON ANY TYPE OF PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY CONFIRMED EXAMPLE ON GREEN PAPER. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF LOCAL POSTS.

Only one subject on the plate of 42 (Position 36) shows the so-called "Inverted C" variety, which was caused when a mirror-image letter punch was used to enter the righthand "C". The mirror-image punch left a right-reading engraved letter on the plate, which in turn produced a mirror-image printed letter "C". The Scott Catalogue lists this variety as "C at right inverted", but in fact it is a mirror image of the letter "C". We have photographs of five different examples of Position 36, including three we can positively identify by paper type: Green (40L4a, the stamp offered here), Grayish (40L5a on cover, Mazza collection) and Yellowish Buff (40L8a, the stamp offered in lot 314). Our records contain black-and-white photographs of two other examples, but we cannot identify the paper color (one off cover and another on a cover with 3c 1851 overlapping).

Ex Lilly, Cunliffe and "New Amsterdam." With 2009 P.F. certificate.

4,000
4,000
Back to Top
4336
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4336, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, "CC" (40L5), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, "CC" (40L5)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, "CC" (40L5). Large to full margins, neat strike of "Paid" straightline cancel, retains much of its original gum which causes a couple if small spots at edges, still Very Fine

900
850
Back to Top
4337
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4337, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`s(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, "CC" at Sides, Manuscript "C" Control Mark (40L5c), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, "CC" at Sides, Manuscript "C" Control Mark (40L5c)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Grayish, "CC" at Sides, Manuscript "C" Control Mark (40L5c). Large margins all around, small "C" initial between "Two" and "Cents", lightly cancelled by part of "Paid" straightline, Extremely Fine, only approximately fifteen examples are recorded of the 2c with Manuscript "C" Control Mark

1,000
550
Back to Top
4338
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4338, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sCity Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Red (160L1), City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Red (160L1)City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Red (160L1). Large margins, diagonal crease at lower right, affixed to brown cover and "tied" by fake "Paid" arc cancel, the red "New-York 2 cts." circular datestamp is genuine, as is the stamp itself, which is rare, Elliott Perry and George Sloane were convinced that this cover and three others like it, with the "Paid" in arc tying the stamp, were made by a dealer who cut up a block and made up covers with singles, ex Hall, Scott Retail as genuine unused stamp $3,000.00 as used $4,000.00

E. 500-750
650
Back to Top
4339
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4339, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sClipperton Island-San Francisco, (unstated value) Violet Brown (Unlisted in Scott), Clipperton Island-San Francisco, (unstated value) Violet Brown (Unlisted in Scott)Clipperton Island-San Francisco, (unstated value) Violet Brown (Unlisted in Scott). Well-centered, purple W. Frese & Co. double-circle cancel, used with 5c Chocolate (270) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Aug. 17, 12:30 PM 95" circular datestamp and duplex numeral oval grid on cover to Birmingham, England, W. Frese & Co. San Francisco corner card

A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COVER FRANKED WITH THE CLIPPERTON ISLAND PRIVATE FRANKING STAMP.

Clipperton Island lies 670 miles southwest of Mexico in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It was an important source of guano fertilizer and home to 150-200 miners at the time the Clipperton Island stamp was issued for use on mail carried from the island to San Francisco. This cover to England entered the mails at San Francisco and is additionally franked with the proper 5c U.S. postage for the U.P.U. rate. Very few other Clipperton Island covers are known.

E. 2,000-3,000
0
Back to Top
4340
og
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4340, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sCornwell's Madison Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Blue, Reddish Brown and Brownish Red on White (52L1-52L2), Cornwell's Madison Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Blue, Reddish Brown and Brownish Red on White (52L1-52L2)Cornwell's Madison Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Blue, Reddish Brown and Brownish Red on White (52L1-52L2). One of each, representing the three issued colors, first two part original gum, last no gum, large margins to touched, the Brownish Red with particularly large margins at top and bottom, flaws incl. thins on first and crease on second, Fine appearing set of these scarce stamps

2,700
850
Back to Top
4341
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4341, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sCressman & Co.'s Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (53L1), Cressman & Co.'s Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (53L1)Cressman & Co.'s Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (53L1). Full margins, uncancelled, on small piece of album page with manuscript "Cressmann & Co." at top, Very Fine, ex Caspary and Middendorf, signed Sloane

350
200
Back to Top
4342
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4342, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sCrosby's City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Carmine, Orange Brown (54L1), Crosby's City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Carmine, Orange Brown (54L1)Crosby's City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Carmine, Orange Brown (54L1). Three stamps, first two Carmine with Crosby 19 Willaim Street oval datestamp cancels, third in a distinct Orange Brown shade on buff paper, large margins, a few flaws, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
190
Back to Top
4343
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4343, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sCrosby's City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Carmine (54L1), Crosby's City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Carmine (54L1)Crosby's City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Carmine (54L1). Large margins to in at lower right, tied by "Crosby's City Post, New York, 19 William St." oval datestamp on illustrated window ventilator corner card to local street address, opened slightly roughly at top not affecting stamp, Very Fine

750
325
Back to Top
4344
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4344, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sDouglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2), Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2)Douglas' City Despatch, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue (59L2). Tied by purple fleurons cancel on blue corner card cover to New York City address, Very Fine, extremely scarce and attractive cover with a clearer cancel than we have seen before

500
300
Back to Top
4345
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4345, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sEast River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L3), East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L3)East River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L3). Uncancelled, three ample margins, clear at left, tiny surface scrape as usual for this type of paper, still Very Fine, the 23 Ave. D stamp is rare and this is one of the choicest examples in existence, ex Caspary and Middendorf

1,000
600
Back to Top
4346
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4346, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sEssex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1), Essex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1)Essex Letter Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Red Glazed (65L1). Unused (no gum), full margins except nicked in lower left corner, faults incl. crease and thins, otherwise Fine, a rare stamp

1,250
325
Back to Top
4347
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4347, Local Posts: Chicago Penny Post thru Faunce`sFaunce's Penny Post, Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1-153L1), Faunce's Penny Post, Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1-153L1)Faunce's Penny Post, Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, Atlantic City N.J., (1c) Black on Red (152L1-153L1). Two of first and one of second, unused (no gum), small scuffs on the 152L1 stamps as usual, appear Very Fine, Faunce and Hackney & Bolte posts operated in Atlantic City for less than a year in 1886-87

900
425
Back to Top
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy