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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: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding Messenger

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
645
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 645, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding Messenger"Daniel O. Blood, Esq., Letter Office, Philadelphia Penn, "Daniel O. Blood, Esq., Letter Office, Philadelphia Penn"Daniel O. Blood, Esq., Letter Office, Philadelphia Penn." Address on letter from Salisbury Md. datelined Feb. 5, 1842, manuscript postmark "Salisbury Md. Feb. 7" with "18-3/4" rate, letter is a note to Blood indicating that his services were being used to forward the letter to the recipient, this is also confirmed by manuscript "the P.M. will please send this to the direction immediately" some edgewear and mathematical pencil notations inside, Fine, Blood did not take over the Philadelphia Despatch Post until 1845

E. 300-400
375
646
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 646, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerCity Despatch D. O. Blood & Co. 2 Cts, City Despatch D. O. Blood & Co. 2 CtsCity Despatch D. O. Blood & Co. 2 Cts. Perfectly clear bold strike of red handstamp on locally addressed Dec. 1846 folded letter, some slight toning, Very Fine strike and scarce in red

E. 150-200
500
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647
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 647, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "D.O.B. & Cos." Initials (15L4). Ample to large margins all around, detailed impression with all of background lines showing clearly, cancelled by manuscript, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 30" circular datestamp with matching "5" in double-circle handstamp on 1845 folded cover to Nazareth Pa., file fold does not affect the adhesive

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST COVERS WITH THE RARE PHILADELPHIA DESPATCH POST ISSUE ISSUE WITH BLOOD'S MANUSCRIPT OVERPRINT.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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648
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 648, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Full to ample margins, pen cancel and tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 5" circular datestamp, matching "10" in double-circle handstamp on folded cover to Rochester N.Y., cover missing one panel and stamp with light toning, Fine appearance and rare example of the D. O. Blood & Co. Striding Messenger stamp tied by the Philadelphia datestamp

E. 400-500
850
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649
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 649, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Large margins to touched at top, pen-cancelled on small neatly addressed cover sent locally, stamp with small scuff at top and light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, ex Brown

800
650
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650
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 650, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L5). Large margins to clear, affixed over backflap of small Valentine envelope with front and back ornate floral design in black and blue, includes small illustration of a young boy playing a clarinet, addressed locally to a young lady, stamp was torn when opened but has been expertly sealed, Extremely Fine appearance, a striking and outstanding Valentine use of the D. O. Blood & Co. Striding Messenger stamp

E. 500-750
4,750
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651
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 651, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6). Large to full margins all around, small dots cancel, used on edge embossed lady's small envelope addressed locally, Extremely Fine, a lovely small cover with the last of the Striding Messenger stamps, ex Boker

1,250
1,300
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652
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 652, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co., Striding MessengerD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6), D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6)D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6). Large margins to just touched at lower left, small dots cancel, used on diminutive lady's envelope addressed locally, stamp with a hint of toning, still Very Fine, this issue is scarce on cover

1,250
850
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