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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru Wyman

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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1328, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanSpaulding's Penny Post, Buffalo N.Y., 2c Carmine (156L2), Spaulding's Penny Post, Buffalo N.Y., 2c Carmine (156L2)Spaulding's Penny Post, Buffalo N.Y., 2c Carmine (156L2). Unused (no gum), large margins showing ornamental border and full text surrounding central design "Letters to the care of/Spaulding's Penny Post/are delivered as addressed/with dispatch", printer's ink smear at lower right, slight thin at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS REMARKABLE STAMP, ISSUED BY SPAULDING'S PENNY POST OF BUFFALO IN 1848. THE OTHER KNOWN EXAMPLE IS USED ON COVER AND HAS NEVER BEEN AVAILABLE THROUGH A PUBLIC OFFERING.

The large Letter Carrier stamp with text surrounding the border was first discovered about 1952 by Mrs. Frieda Bulger. The discovery example is used on a cover to Mrs. James Purdy in Mansfield O. with a faint Buffalo 10c integral-rate circular datestamp that appears to have "S" as the first letter of the month, which could only be September. The 10c integral-rate marking on the Purdy cover is not known used prior to December 1848 (reference: Calvet M. Hahn) and Spaulding sold the post in October 1849, so the 156L2 cover is probably a September 1849 usage. The Purdy cover was later sold to John R. Boker Jr. and never appeared at auction when the Boker collection was dispersed in the early 1970's. It is believed to reside in a European collection today. The off-cover 156L2 stamp offered here was acquired by David Golden in the Mar. 1, 1973, Robson Lowe auction, but the Lowe catalogue provides no information about its prior sales history.

Ex Golden and D.K. Collection. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

40,000
22,000
1329
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1329, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4). Block of 25, original gum, several Mint N.H., large margins to in at bottom, Positions 1 and 21 thin spots, natural pre-printing paperfold at bottom, Fine-Very Fine appearance, illustrated in Patton book on p. 40

600
160
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1330
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1330, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Red (143L1), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Red (143L1)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Red (143L1). Full margins to clear, neat strike of blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Nevada" (Cal.) oval datestamp, tiny corner crease at top right, thin spot at left, Very Fine appearance, with 1976 P.F. certificate as sound

800
275
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1331
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1331, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Green (143L2), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Green (143L2)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Green (143L2). Large margins to just in at bottom, rich color, cancelled by well-struck blue Running Pony oval datestamp clearly showing the Running Pony, few creases and tears

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 GREEN HORSE & RIDER FIRST ISSUE, WITH A CLEAR STRIKE OF THE RUNNING PONY OVAL DATESTAMP. PERHAPS A HALF-DOZEN ARE KNOWN IN USED CONDITION.

The $4.00 Green was used briefly during Rate Period 3 to pay the double $2.00 per half-ounce rate. Only one cover is recorded (FKW Census No. E105), and we have seen perhaps a half dozen genuinely cancelled stamps off cover.

6,000
1,600
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1332
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1332, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Large margins to clear, brilliant color, neat strike of blue San Francisco Pony Express Running Pony oval datestamp, faint corner crease at bottom right, Fine appearance

900
275
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1333, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Vertical pair, huge margins including left sheet margin, unused (no gum), top stamp horizontal crease, bottom left edge of selvage with crease, Very Fine appearance, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

600
375
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1334
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1334, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanWells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9), Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9)Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Bottom right corner margin block of six, other margins large to clear, brilliant color, top stamps horizontal crease, top four stamp few ink marks, Very Fine and attractive multiple

E. 200-300
325
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1335
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1335, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanW. Wyman, Boston Mass., 5c Black (149L1), W. Wyman, Boston Mass., 5c Black (149L1)W. Wyman, Boston Mass., 5c Black (149L1). Huge margins all around, neat manuscript "X" cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine

750
950
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1336
 
Carriers and Locals Balance. Album pages of unused and used, including Nos. 1LB6, 1LB7, 4LB20 used, 6LB5 pair on piece, 15L14 blocks of 20 and 25, 20L15 pane of 100 with many showing "CENTS", 20L35c, 40L1 unused and used, 40L2 used, 40L6 used, 71L4 used, 84L4 (used, defective, with 1984 PFC), 108L3A, 152L1, 143L7-143L9, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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