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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: Jones City Express thru Jays Dispatch

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
772
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 772, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchJones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1), Jones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1)Jones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1). Three covers or fronts, first is a new item to our census, stamp with small faults, uncancelled and affixed to folded cover to Pittsburgh Pa., red "Brooklyn N.Y. Oct. 8" circular datestamp and matching "10" handstamp for over-300 miles rate, cover with soiling and flaws, second uncancelled on part of 1845 folded letter with one flap, clear red "Boyd's Brooklyn City Express Post June 11, O'C." oval handstamp, creased from letter fold and rubbed on face, #6 in our census (Siegel Sale 164, lot 759), third with a bit more than half of the stamp (torn) on front only to Isaac Wendell, Philadelphia, with red American Letter Mail Co. (Phila.) circle and framed Collect handstamp, #8 in our censuse, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1283), first cover in this lot is accompanied by a 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
850
773
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 773, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchKidder's City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Blue Glazed (93L1), Kidder's City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Blue Glazed (93L1)Kidder's City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Blue Glazed (93L1). Two covers, first manuscript "IS" (Isaac Snedeker) control initials on stamp, full to clear margins, faults including nick and tear, red "Brooklyn N.Y. Mar. 25" circular datestamp with matching "10" handstamp on brown cover to Somerville N.Y., turned and reused on Apr. 2, 1851 to Houseville N.Y., some wear and opened for display, missing top and bottom flaps, still Fine appearing and very scarce use, second stamp defective and partly peeled off, on cover to Somerville, light Brooklyn circular datestamp and "Paid 10" handstamp, again turned and reused to Houseville on Oct. 30, 1851, cover flaws, interesting and scarce use, in early 1847, Wellington Walton sold out to Henry Kidder, whose "Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post" oval handstamp is recorded as early as Mar. 11, 1847, Kidder operated the post with the help of Isaac and George Snedeker, who were brothers, Kidder sold out to the Snedeckers in 1851, and the post continued under their ownership until 1854 when it was sold to others, the Kidder's 93L1 stamp was issued during Kidder's ownership and used after the Snedekers acquired ownership, Scot Retail $9,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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774
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 774, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMcMillan's Despatch Post, McMillan's Despatch PostMcMillan's Despatch Post. Small circular handstamp perfectly struck on blue folded notice of note payable on "27/30 Apl" (no year date, 1855 use) to local addressee, Extremely Fine, only three or four examples of this rare Chicago local-post marking are known, ex Middendorf and Hahn and from our 2006 Rarities sale

E. 750-1,000
750
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775
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 775, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMessenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1), Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Full margins, small pre-use edge tear, used with 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), affixed slightly overlapping local stamp and both tied together by "New-York Jan. 24" circular datestamp on fresh small envelope to Canandaigua N.Y., 3c stamp light pre-use crease, Very Fine appearance, a lovely cover, ex Knapp

2,000
700
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776
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 776, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMessenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1), Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Balance of four covers, all used alone and untied, one initials cancel, New York or railroad route agent datestamps, three to N.Y., Mass. or Conn., one to Toronto, Canada, unfortunately a vandal has removed one-third of the front that would have had the U.S. postage franking, the others with flaws of a less serious degree and these appear Fine, one is quite nice and Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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777
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 777, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMetropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company, Jul. 29, Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company, Jul. 29Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company, Jul. 29. Clear strike of red shield datestamp on blue cameo "Metropolitan Hotel Broadway New York, Simeon Leland & Co. Proprietors" shield design corner card cover to Boydton Va., 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) tied by "New-York July 29" circular datestamp, stamp with right edge faults and cover with staining/soiling around edges and on back, Very Fine appearance, a colorful and desirable to-the-mails use of the shield datestamp on a blue shield corner card

E. 500-750
450
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778
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 778, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMetropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1), Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1)Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Balance of five covers, four with No. 107L1, three tied by "Paid" handstamp, fourth untied but cancelled by same handstamp and with huge margins, two are cut to shape, also unused No. 107LU1 entire, some minor cover edgewear, one cut-to-shape stamp oxidized, Fine

E. 300-400
450
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779
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 779, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMetropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Pale Red on Glazed (108L3). Cut to shape, margins to slightly in at upper right, tied by partly readable "Metropolitan P.O. Mar. 15" circular datestamp with "Paid/W. H. Laws" framed handstamp on cover to Luther Bradish at local street address, very fresh and clean, Very Fine, only seven covers recorded, although undated, it is our opinion that this cover could not have been mailed any earlier than 1856, based on the use of the "Metropolitan P.O." and "Paid/W. H. Laws" markings, as well as the worn impression of the 108L3 stamp, Scott Retail $3,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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780
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 780, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMetropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Red, 1c Blue on Wove (108L4-108L5), Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Red, 1c Blue on Wove (108L4-108L5)Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Red, 1c Blue on Wove (108L4-108L5). Three covers, one Red and two Blue, cut to shape, used with 3c 1851 Issue (one a pair), one blue stamp tied, the other uncancelled, red cancelled by well-worn Laws framed handstamp, minor flaws, two covers with edge or corner tears, appear Fine

E. 400-500
500
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781
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 781, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchMoody's Penny Dispatch, Chicago Ill, Moody's Penny Dispatch, Chicago IllMoody's Penny Dispatch, Chicago Ill. Perfect strike of blue "Moody's Despatch Oct. 2, 12 A.M." circular datestamp, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), ample margins to slightly in, tied by "Chicago Ill. Oct. 27, 1856" circular datestamp on buff cover to Hamburg Tenn., fresh and Extremely Fine, what little is known about Moody's Penny Dispatch comes from original research by Dr. Clarence Hennan and Henry E. Abt, with additional information provided by Elliott Perry, Abt's series on Chicago locals was published in the American Philatelist (June 1957-January 1958), city directories point to Robert J. Moody as the proprietor

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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782
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 782, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchNew York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1), New York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1)New York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1). Rectangular margins ranging from huge to touched at top, typical glazed paper crackling, affixed to folded cover to New Haven Conn., red "New-York 5 cts. 20 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp, contents no loner present but pencil 1847 notation, Very Fine appearance, scarce in any condition and desirable with rectangular margins

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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783
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 783, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchNew York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1), New York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1)New York City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (111L1). Cut to shape, sealed tear, uncancelled and affixed to 1847 folded letter to Kinderhook N.Y. with red "New-York 5 cts. 20 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp, stamp genuine but cannot be guaranteed to have originated, nonetheless very scarce, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
225
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784
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 784, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchPrice's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion and Green Glazed (119L1-119L2), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion and Green Glazed (119L1-119L2)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion and Green Glazed (119L1-119L2). Two covers, both cut to shape, Green paper stamp showing frameline all around, manuscript "X" cancels (not tied), used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) tied by New York circular datestamps, Vermilion paper stamp on Beebe & Co. corner card, addressed to Cooperstown N.Y., 3c stamp with small edge tear, other to Middletown Conn., Very Fine appearing pair of covers

E. 500-750
450
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785
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 785, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchPriest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Blue Wove (121L7). Large bottom margin to in at sides, intense shade, uncancelled as always and affixed to Jan. 13, 1852 folded letter to Doylestown Pa., blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5cts. Jan. 12" circular datestamp, Very Fine and rare, approximately ten are known, Scott Retail $3,250.00

E. 500-750
650
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786
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 786, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchPrince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (no value) Black (122L1), Prince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (no value) Black (122L1)Prince's Letter Dispatch, Portland Me., (no value) Black (122L1). Large margins, couple small toned spots at top, tied by cork and by blue "Prince's Express 9 Milk St." in serrated oval on 3c Pink entire (U58) to Hinsdale N.H., "Boston Mass. Jun. 23 5 A.M." circular datestamp, original June 21, 1869 datelined letter from Portland Me., overall soiling

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL INDEPENDENT MAIL USES FROM THE ONLY STEAMBOAT CARRIER TO ISSUE STAMPS AND THE ONLY STAMPED PRINCE'S COVER WITH THE 9 MILK SREET ADDRESS.

Prince's Letter Dispatch was established by J. H. Prince of Portland, Maine, and carried mail by steamboat to Boston, which is probably why it continued to function without government interference as late as 1869. The pictorial stamps used by Prince were engraved and printed by Lowell & Brett of Boston (Lowell's imprint appears below the steamboat vignette). Although an abundant supply of unused stamps reached philatelic hands, genuinely used stamps are extremely rare. Larry Lyons records 11 Prince 122L1 covers, including fronts only (The Penny Post, October 2002).

The Scott Catalogue has two separate listings for this stamp tied on cover with No. 65 or No. 94. The former is priced at $8,000.00, and the latter at $4,750.00. It is unlisted on the 3c entire

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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787
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 787, Local Posts: Jones City Express thru Jays DispatchJay's Dispatch, Richwood's Dispatch, La Hoyt, Iowa, Jay's Dispatch, Richwood's Dispatch, La Hoyt, IowaJay's Dispatch, Richwood's Dispatch, La Hoyt, Iowa. Red Richwood's Dispatch stamp with letter carrying pigeon affixed over James C. Jay corner card and tied by fancy blue handstamp, pair 1c Ultramarine (212) tied by target (between perfs) on cover addressed to Quaker City Philatelist in Philadelphia, "La Hoyt Ioa. Feb, 9, 1888" circular datestamp, reverse with beautiful advertising design for Merchant's Gargling Oil, Philadelphia receiving backstamp, Very Fine, this post probably had some utilitarian value beyond its philatelic inspiration, Merchant's Gargling Oil produced one of the iconic Match & Medicine private die stamp designs, depicting a horse (RS178-179)

E. 400-500
1,000
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