Sale 1146 — U.S. and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016

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Category — Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1537
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1537, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized Collection3c Rose (65). Tied by segmented cork cancel, light town double-circle datestamp on Magnus red and blue illustrated Indian Head Patriotic cover to Carlisle Pa., accompanied by a Patriotic lettersheet with a similar design datelined Baltimore 1862, cover slightly reduced at right, some minor soiling, Very Fine appearing pair of Patriotic designs, the Indian Head served as the basis of the 1864 local stamp issued by Westervelt's Post

E. 300-400
200
1538
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1538, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y. Two covers with 3c 1861-67 Issues, first with mostly clear strike of "C.H. WESTERVELT'S/POST" two-line handstamp, "Middletown N.Y. May 21, 1862" double-circle datestamp, addressed to Paterson N.J. in Charles Westervelt's hand, Very Fine, second cover with partly clear strike of purple "WESTERVELT'S/DESPATCH" two-line handstamp, "Chester N.Y. Feb. 24" circular datestamp on buff cover to Poughkeepsie N.Y., small cover nick at bottom right, Fine, a rare pair of covers with these Westervelt's handstamps

E. 500-750
1,200
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1539
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1539, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Buff (144L1). Large margins, tied by clear strike of "Chester N.Y. Feb. 3" (1865) circular datestamp, used with 3c Rose (65), wide natural s.e. at right, tied by grid on cover to Middletown N.Y., July 3 1865 docketing also ties local stamp, Very Fine, extremely rare early and legitimate use of the Westervelt's Post stamp, ex Chapman, Caspary, Middendorf and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,400
750
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1540
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1540, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Buff (144L1). Used with 3c Rose (65), both stamps tied by grid cancel, local stamp also tied by some gum staining, "Chester N.Y. Jul. 17" circular datestamp on narrow cover to Paterson N.J., missing backflap and small nick at top, still Very Fine and rare tied example on cover, ex Grant and Knapp (with his lot no. label at bottom)

1,400
375
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1541
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1541, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Buff (144L1). Large margins, "tied" by some staining from gum, used with 3c Rose (65) which is tied by target, "Paterson N.J. Apr. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Chester N.Y., manuscript instructions at bottom left "Care of C.H Westervelt", slightly reduced at right, Fine and scarce combination, there are a number of covers known from Paterson N.J. sent care of Westervelt on arrival in Chester, the local stamp was likely affixed by the recipient on receipt, ex Kuphal, signed Sloane

1,000
500
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1542
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1542, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Lavender (144L2). Used with 3c Rose (65), both stamps tied by bold grid cancel, local stamp also just tied on corner by "Chester N.Y. Nov. 21" circular datestamp on buff cover to Paterson N.J., 3c stamp torn along with cover below it, local stamp slight toning from gum, otherwise Fine and extremely rare example of the Black on Lavender Issue tied on cover, ex Henry Needham and Schwartz, Scott Retail for on-cover use not tied

2,000
2,200
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1543
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1543, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Lavender (144L2). Uncancelled but "tied" by some slight gum staining at bottom, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by grid cancel, "Chester N.Y. Oct. 8" circular datestamp on buff cover to Paterson N.J., address in the hand of Charles Westervelt, local stamp slight toning from gum, cover irregularly reduced at right not affecting address, Fine and scarce example of the Black on Lavender Issue on cover, ex Henry Needham and Schwartz, Scott Retail for on-cover use not tied

2,000
400
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1544
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1544, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (1c) Black on Pink (144L9 var). Uncancelled, used with 3c Rose (65), "Chester N.Y. Nov. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Princeton N.J., addressed in the hand of Charles Westervelt, tiny cover tear at top, Very Fine and rare, clearly a genuine use based on the origination and the handwriting, ex Schwartz

E. 750-1,000
475
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1545
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1545, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Green (144L30). Margins all around, cancelled by segmented cork on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59), same cancel struck over indicia with "Chester N.Y. Mar. 12" (1868) circular datestamp, addressed to Orange County N.Y. with original enclosure dated Mar. 11, small piece missing from bottom and torn on back, Very Fine stamp and a scarce genuine use on cover, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
375
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1546
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1546, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., (unstated value) Red Brown on Orange entire (144LU3). 3c Rose, defective, cancelled by grid with "Chester N.Y. Aug. 20" circular datestamp, addressed to Woonsocket N.Y. in the hand of Charles Westervelt, Fine appearing and very rare legitimate use of a Westervelt's entire, possibly unique, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
1,400
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1547
 
Sale 1146, Lot 1547, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., Exhibit. 17 page mounted exhibit, a work in progress with each page showing material along with some empty spaces for items the collector probably intended to add, mostly stamps but also including three covers, one Magnus Patriotic cover with Indian Head design as adopted for the 144L9 stamp, wide range of stamps encompassing all three of the Post's designs, with singles and blocks (including sheet of six of 144L1), both originals and reprints/forgeries with each identified on the pages by types, paper colors, etc., also including the mysterious "Currency Delivery" stamp in a pair, Very Fine exhibit of this fascinating local post

E. 1,000-1,500
4,750
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1548
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1548, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., Cover Balance. Approximately 20 covers, including four different used Magnus Patriotics with Indian Head design as used on No. 144L9 (also two unused Patriotics), eight covers with the 144L9 Indian Head design on a range of papers, one with two strikes of the post's two-line handstamp, six covers with the General Ulysses S. Grant stamp on a range of papers (Nos. 144L29, 144L30, 144L40), these two groups used with 3c 1861 Issue or on 3c entire, mixed condition with flaws to be expected and many are difficult to prove they belong despite the Chester N.Y. datestamps (the one with the company handstamps has a P.F. certificate stating the Indian Head stamps does not belong), overall Fine appearing and scarce group, one good P.F. certificate accompanies

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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1549
 
Sale 1146, Lot 1549, Carriers and Locals cont., Westervelts Post Specialized CollectionWestervelt's Post, Chester N.Y., Balance of Collection. Substantial stamp balance plus a couple covers and unused entires on album pages and in folders, some genuine stamps are present along with a huge range of reprints/forgeries in every conceivable color and paper, even a card proof of the Grant design identified on album page as from the original wood block, some collateral material including photograph of Charles Westervelt and notes in his hand and a strip of three of the mysterious "Currency Delivery" stamp, Fine-Very Fine and useful balance, many hours of study await the buyer

E. 750-1,000
6,000
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1550
 
Carriers and Locals Accumulation. Small group of unused and used stamps and covers, including 3LB1 on cover, 6LB11 on cover, 137L1 block of 20 with few tete-beche, used 143L3 and 143L8, unused 143L2 and 143L4, nice group of Boyd's covers, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1550A
c
Hale & Co. Stampless Cover Balance. More than 80 covers with a wide range of Hale & Co. handstamp markings, also ten or so from other companies incl. one City Despatch Post and couple San Francisco Letter Express strikes, Fine-Very Fine balance

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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