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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: Broadway Post Office, New York

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
679
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 679, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New York5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom, tied by red grid cancel with matching "New-York Jul. 4" Independence Day circular datestamp, "Paid" straightline, back with red "Broadway Post Office 418 Broadway Cor. Canal St. New York" oval handstamp on 1848 folded letter to Erie Pa., right stamp tiny edge tear at top, left stamp tiny scissors-cut in bottom margin, Very Fine and extremely rare combination use, this is one of only two 1847 covers recorded in the USPCS on-line census, the other is the 10c cover offered in the following lot

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
680
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 680, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New York10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample margins to clear at top, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York May 27" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Galena Ill., red "Paid" straightline handstamp, reverse with red "Broadway Post Office 418 Broadway Cor. Canal St. New York" oval handstamp "Via Chicago" at upper left, Broadway marking affected by tear from opening the lettersheet, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare combination use, this is one of only two 1847 covers recorded in the USPCS on-line census, the other is the 5c cover offered in the previous lot, ex Craveri, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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681
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 681, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkHarriott's Broadway Post Office. Cor. Canal St. New-York, Harriott's Broadway Post Office. Cor. Canal St. New-YorkHarriott's Broadway Post Office. Cor. Canal St. New-York. Bold strike of red oval handstamp struck on back of brown cover to San Francisco, "New-York 40 Mar. 13" integral-rate circular datestamp, waterstaining at right of cover, some wear, Fine and scarce example of the first Broadway Post Office marking used on a 40c rate cover to California

E. 200-300
225
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682
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 682, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkHarriott's Broadway Post Office. Cor. Canal St. New-York, Harriott's Broadway Post Office. Cor. Canal St. New-YorkHarriott's Broadway Post Office. Cor. Canal St. New-York. Perfect strike of red oval handstamp on folded printed April 29, 1850 notice from the Law Department, City of New York, advising of a complaint and fine of $5.00 for "encumbering the sidewalk", reinforced splits, still Extremely Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
150
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683
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 683, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, Sept. 12, Cor. Canal St. New York, Broadway Post Office, Sept. 12, Cor. Canal St. New YorkBroadway Post Office, Sept. 12, Cor. Canal St. New York. Red double-line oval datestamp with "418 Broadway" address deleted, mostly clear strike on 1849 folded water-rent notice from Croton Aqueduct Dept. with printed "To the Water Taker" and manuscript street address, Very Fine, extremely scarce Harriott marking, ex Golden

E. 200-300
160
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684
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 684, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, New York, Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, New York. Balance of seven stampless covers or folded letters, each with red oval handstamp including "Harriott's Broadway" and "Broadway Post Office" versions, a few small flaws, Fine group

E. 300-400
325
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685
 
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 685, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (26L1), Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (26L1)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (26L1). Ample to large margins except touched at right, uncancelled, some colored-in scrapes in surface at left, affixed to Mar. 24, 1849 folded letter with "Harriott's Broadway Post Office. Cor. Canal St. New-York" oval handstamp and "Paid" to local street address, the Broadway Post Office stamps were used beginning in 1852 -- there are two recorded genuine 26L1 covers and they do not have the early large oval handstamp (see Stimmell Penny Post article, Jul. 1995, where this cover is listed and described as "unusually early") -- still an extremely rare stamp, of which some very clever counterfeits exist (Caspary had a counterfeit on cover), ex Sloane, Golden and Geisler, offered as a genuine off-cover stamp with Scott Retail of $1,000.00 uncancelled

E. 500-750
400
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686
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 686, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (26L1), Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (26L1)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Gold on Black Glazed (26L1). Clear margins to touched, uncancelled, typical glazed paper creasing, affixed to brown cover to Milledgeville Ga., "New-York 5cts. Aug. 23" circular datestamp, pencil 1852 notation, some edgewear and small stained spots, otherwise Fine, the Broadway Post Office stamps were used beginning in 1852 -- Stimmell records two recorded genuine 26L1 covers and they do not have the early large oval handstamp (see Stimmell Penny Post article, Jul. 1995, this cover pictured on p. 16 and is one of the two he regards as genuine), an extremely rare stamp, offered as a genuine off-cover stamp with Scott Retail of $1,000.00 uncancelled, ex Caspary

E. 750-1,000
400
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687
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 687, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2), Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2). Margins all around, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), margins to touched, both stamps tied by "New-York Jul. 12" circular datestamp on blue 1853 folded letter to Ithaca N.Y., slight toning of both stamps, some edge splits, otherwise Fine, a rare use, with 2013 P.F. certificate

2,750
425
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688
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 688, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2), Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2). Huge top margin, ample at right and slightly in at bottom, left side touched but covered by 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), three large margins, in at right, both stamps tied by "New-York Nov. 30" circular datestamp on blue 1853 folded letter to Ezra Cornell at Ithaca, small tear at top, Fine, a rare use and interesting letter -- Cornell, who later became a principal in Western Union Telegraph and amassed a fortune (which helped to create Cornell University), is being dunned for money during a difficult period in his financial life, ex Abt and Golden

2,750
500
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689
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 689, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2), Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2). Large margins all around, trace of cancel in right margin but not tied, on Steam Washing Machine advertising cover to local address, "Broadway Post-Office City Express 2 Cts." oval handstamp and "Paid" arc, stamp with some minor soiling, Very Fine, difficult to prove that this stamp originated, the 418 Broadway address in the printed advertising design is the address where Harriott launched his local post in 1848, offered on its own merits

E. 300-400
325
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690
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 690, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway City Express Post-Office 2 Cts, Broadway City Express Post-Office 2 CtsBroadway City Express Post-Office 2 Cts. Three covers, first clearly struck oval handstamp on small envelope to 519 Broadway address, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) tied by "Monticello N.Y. Aug. 5" circular datestamp, picked up by the local post for delivery from the post office, stamp with margin flaws from placement at edge of cover, other two stampless covers with clear strikes of oval handstamp and slanted "Paid" straightline, to New York City addresses, one with small erosion spot, Fine, scarce markings

E. 400-500
200
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691
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 691, Local Posts: Broadway Post Office, New YorkBroadway Post Office Jan. 9, Broadway Post Office Jan. 9Broadway Post Office Jan. 9. Red double-circle datestamp on cover to addressee in Washington D.C., forwarded to "B. Lockwood Broadway letter office N.Y." where red circle was applied, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by "Greenfield Ms. Dec. 15" circular datestamp, "Washington D.C. Jan. 7, 1860" circular datestamp and "Forwarded" straightline, opening tears extend just over top left edge, otherwise Fine, very rare marking and reported to be the latest known cover from this post, ex Blake and Schwartz

E. 300-400
325
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