Sale 1101 — United States Carriers and Locals, Featuring the Gordon Stimmell Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Category — Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post Office

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
795
c
Sale 1101, Lot 795, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post Office5c Dark Brown (1a). Large to ample margins, slight internal wrinkle and tiny margin tear not mentioned on accompanying certificate, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Feb. 28" circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Baltimore Md., red "Paid" handstamp at top left applied by Swarts' City Dispatch Post, file fold, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
350
796
c
Sale 1101, Lot 796, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post Office5c Dark Brown (1a). Ample margins to touched, light corner crease, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Jul. 2" circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded letter to Rahway N.J., clear strikes of Swarts' "Letters for N. York City Direct to Chatham's Square Post Office" (on backflap) and "Post Office Swarts Chatham Square" oval handstamps, also "Paid" Swarts handstamp, mathematical notations on back and inside, Very Fine appearance and an unusual use, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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797
c
Sale 1101, Lot 797, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post Office5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color, large margins to touched at top, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Mar. 20" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Boston, red "Swarts Post Office N.Y. Chatham Square" oval handstamp, file folds, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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798
c
Sale 1101, Lot 798, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post Office5c Red Brown (1). Ample margins to just in at top right, red square grid cancel (not tied), matching "New-York May 4" circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded letter to Meriden Conn., mostly clear strikes of red Swarts' "Letters for N. York City Direct to Chatham's Square Post Office" (on backflap) and "Post Office Swarts Chatham Square" oval handstamps, file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine and an unusual use

E. 750-1,000
450
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799
c
Sale 1101, Lot 799, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post Office5c Red Brown (1). Two singles, slightly oxidized, tied by red square grids, matching "New-York Jan. 1" circular datestamp on 1848 legal-size cover to attorney in Poughkeepsie N.Y., clear strike of red "Swarts B. Post Office N.Y., Chatham Square" oval handstamp, file fold thru handstamp, Very Fine, with 1970 A.P.S. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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800
c
Sale 1101, Lot 800, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Light Red on Wove (136L4). Stone 2, large margins all around, pencil "X" cancel and tied by red "Paid" with second strike to left, matching "Post Office Swarts Chatham Square" oval handstamp on Mar. 12, 1850 folded cover to local street address (in pencil applied by Swarts), slight soiling, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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801
c
Sale 1101, Lot 801, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Dark Red on Blue Wove (136L6). Huge margins all around, exceptionally intense color, tiny scissors-cut in top right margin, cancelled by blue "Paid", struck again below, red "Swarts' B Post Office N.Y. Chatham Square" oval handstamp on embossed border lady's tiny cover to New York street address, original enclosure dated April 8 without year, some soiling around edges of cover, still Very Fine and colorful use with the intense red of the stamp and two different color company handstamps

E. 400-500
450
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802
c
Sale 1101, Lot 802, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Blue Wove (136L6). Large margins to touched at left, rich color, tied by 5-Point Hollow Star cancel on 1851 buff cover to Vershire Vt. "New-York 5cts. Apr. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp ties the "Rough and Ready" stamp, Very Fine and rare example of the Swarts stamp tied by New York datestamp, described by Perry in Chatham Square Post Office on p. 17, ex Frank M. Morgan

E. 400-500
400
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803
 
Sale 1101, Lot 803, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Blue Gray Wove (136L7). Large to full margins, uncancelled or trace of pencil cancel, used on 1849 folded letter to New Haven Conn., red "N. York & N. Haven R.R Aug. 10" route agent's circular datestamp and matching "5" handstamp, file fold, Very Fine, scarce cover carried by Swarts to the railroad route agent

E. 300-400
425
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804
c
Sale 1101, Lot 804, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Black on Light Green Glazed, Black on Blue Gray (136L1, 136L7). Balance of five covers and folded letters, three of Green and two of Blue Gray, stamps cancelled or tied by "Paid" handstamps, range of New York datestamps or Swarts ovals (no cover has both), some flaws to be found but overall a Fine group

E. 500-750
500
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805
c
Sale 1101, Lot 805, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Wove (136L8). Large margins, cancelled by red boxed "Paid" handstamp (not tied) on cover to reading Pa., red "New-York 5cts. 4 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp, cover tear at left, still Very Fine, the Swarts "Rough & Ready" stamp in Blue is very scarce on cover, ex Capary

E. 400-500
475
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806
c
Sale 1101, Lot 806, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Wove (136L8). Large margins, vertical crease and couple tiny edge tears, tied by red "Paid" handstamp, matching "Post Office Swarts Chatham Square" oval, cover edge and corner wear, appears Fine, this issue is very scarce on cover

E. 300-400
650
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807
c
Sale 1101, Lot 807, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue, "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14). Large margins to just in, cork cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), both stamps tied together by "New-York Sep. 30" circular datestamp on small cover to Canandaigua N.Y., Very Fine, signed Sloane

E. 200-300
400
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808
c
Sale 1101, Lot 808, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue "For the Mail" (136L14). Clear to large margins showing part of adjacent stamps at top and bottom, tied by small grid and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by "New-York Jul. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Binghamton N.Y., small repair at top and on backflap, appears Very Fine, ex Kuphal

E. 200-300
275
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809
c
Sale 1101, Lot 809, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeSwarts' City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Red, "For the U.S. Mail" (136L15). Large left and bottom margins, touched at right, cancelled by blue 5-Point Star, appears to have been added to a brown cover to New York street address, "Broadway City Express Post Office 2cts." oval handstamp and matching slanted "Paid", ex Sloane

E. 400-500
275
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810
c
Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y. Approximately 50 covers, most with stamps including each of the three face-different designs, several used with U.S. 3c 1851 Issue, many of the Zachary Taylor "Rough and Ready" stamps identified as to stone and shade, very mixed condition with flaws to be expected, some appear Fine, high Scott Retail value

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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811
c
Sale 1101, Lot 811, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeUnion Square Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Dark Green (141L1). Huge square margins to touching point of shield at top, manuscript cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), small margin flaw from placement at edge, both stamps tied by "New-York Mar. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C., Very Fine and scarce with both stamps tied together, Scott Retail $1,250.00

E. 500-750
700
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812
c
Sale 1101, Lot 812, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeUnion Square Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Dark Green (141L1). Cut to shape, pen cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), both stamps tied by "New-York Dec. 12" circular datestamp on embossed lady's small cover to Portville N.Y., Very Fine and scarce with both stamps tied together, Scott Retail $1,250.00

E. 300-400
375
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813
c
Sale 1101, Lot 813, Local Posts: Swarts City Dispatch thru Union Square Post OfficeUnion Square Post Office, New York N.Y. Balance of nine covers, six with No. 141L2 including one with two stamps tied together by pencil cancel, three cut to shape, three used with 3c 1851 Issue, one tied by handstamp and another by pencil, others untied, also No. 141L3 on a cover but we believe it does not originate (not handstamped), faults on a few but overall Fine appearance

E. 400-500
375
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