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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.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
653
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 653, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black & Blue (15L10). Large margins at top and bottom, barely in at upper right, cancelled by penstrokes on small cover to Wilmington Del., blurry strike of blue Wilmington circular datestamp on back, Very Fine, this bicolored stamp is very scarce on cover and is usually uncancelled

1,750
850
654
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 654, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11). Huge margins to just clear at top, neat pen cancel (not tied), on brown cover to local address, original letter dated Dec. 3, 1849, small label affixed at bottom, Very Fine and very scare example of the oval Bird & Letter stamp on cover

1,250
3,000
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655
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 655, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12). Full margins to slightly into design at bottom, uncancelled, used on small bronze Valentine cover to local street address, Very Fine, a lovely and very scarce Valentine use of the Small "Paid" stamp

E. 400-500
1,100
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656
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 656, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (15L12). Full margins to slightly into design at top, tiny corner creases at bottom left, tied by 4-bar grid cancel on small embossed lady's envelope addressed locally, couple faint toning spots, appears Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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657
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 657, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three full to large margins, in at top, tied by two strikes of blue Philadelphia Jun. 2 (1851) circular datestamp, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), full margins to in at right, acid cancel, on folded letter to Bedford Pa., Fine combination use, the 1847 Issue was demonetized less than a month after this was mailed

2,000
650
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658
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 658, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two covers, both stamps full margins to just in, tied by blue Philadelphia circular datestamps on folded letters dated May 20, 1850 and April 27, 1851 respectively, to Washington and New York, both used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), first four margins, second in at left, acid cancelled, 5c stamp on first cover with small tear and crease from file fold, Fine appearing pair of combination covers, Scott Retail $4,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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659
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 659, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Vertical strip of three, ample margins to slightly in, tied by acid cancel on large enamel Valentine cover to local street address, "Blood's Despatch, Special Messenger" serrated circular handstamp, manuscript "3cts" next to strip, vertical crease and backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine, rare example of multiple paying portion of 5c special rate for same-day delivery of Valentines, ex Steinmetz and Haas (who paid $100 for this cover in 1966)

E. 400-500
300
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660
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 660, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Lilac (15L14). Two, ample margins to barely in, tied by acid cancels, "Blood's Despatch, Special Messenger" serrated circle handstamp and "Blood's Despatch Feb. 14, 10-1/2 A.M. 1856" circular datestamp on large embossed Valentine cover to local street address, manuscript "3c" at upper left indicate cash portion of 5c fee for guaranteed same-day delivery of Valentine, some toned spots just touching the datestamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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661
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 661, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, slightly oxidized, pen-cancelled, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Bronze on Black (15L17), acid tied and also tied by "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Jul. 27" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Westchester Pa., local with corner crease, still Fine and desirable with the local stamp tied by a circular datestamp

E. 750-1,000
425
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662
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 662, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Margins all around, pen-cancelled, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Bronze on Black (15L17), tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Jun. 29" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Mount Holly N.J., a few small cover edge tears, otherwise Very Fine, desirable with local stamp tied by the Philadelphia datestamp

E. 500-750
375
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663
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 663, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to clear margins, tied by pen cancel, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Bronze on Black (15L17), acid cancelled, red "Philada. Rail Road" straightline handstamp on folded letter (no dateline) to Cherryfield Me., some scuffing of cover around the local stamp, otherwise Fine

E. 500-750
600
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664
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 664, Local Posts: D.O. Blood & Co.Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa, Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia PaBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa. Five large format items handled by Blood's, two annual reports, one for Union Canal Co. with Blood's Feb. 26, 1856 circular datestamp, other from Indigent Widows' & Single Women's Society, franked with No. 15L18 Henry Clay stamp, Blood's Feb. 22, 1859 circular datestamp, embossed Valentine cover with No. 15L14 and No. 11, large cover with five No. 15L13 (cover badly acidified), finally nice multi-color illustration of "the Bachelor" pitch forked by and slung over the shoulder of the devil, stampless with Blood's City Despatch 2cts. double-circle datestamp, overall mixed condition but an interesting group

E. 500-750
350
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665
c
Important Collection of Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa. Huge collection of approximately 150 covers, full range of adhesive issues and stampless, many better including 9 of Nos. 15L5-15L6 Striding Messenger, 13 of 15L7-15L9, two of 15L10, three of 15L11, 10 of 15L18, 19 of the 15LU entires, more than 20 stampless and of course 70+ of the small format stamps beginning with 15L12, many covers franked with U.S. stamps, some flaws will be encountered including on the better stamped covers, overall Fine collection with a great many useful items, some accompanied by P.F. certificates, Scott Retail well over $20,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
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