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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — Carriers & Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
150
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 150, Carriers & Locals3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid cancel, "Frankford Pa. (Jun.?) 29" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Wheeling Va., sender's directive "in care of Penny Post" at lower left, two bold strikes of "Penny Post" oval handstamps, stamp with pulled perf at bottom, some slight overall soiling, otherwise Very Fine, very unusual, this was the subject of an article in the Chronicle (Jan. 2009), Wheeling was the most important city in western Virginia, in about 1860 the McLain brothers established a penny post in their drug store, they would get the mail from the main post office and distribute it to boxes, to be collected by the recipients, it was a forerunner to the idea of sub-post offices.

E. 500-750
600
151
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 151, Carriers & LocalsHumboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1), Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1)Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1). Ample margins to clear at top left, beautiful color and impression, cancelled by red "Paid" straightline and by part of blue handstamp, red is a very unusual and rare colored cancel on this stamp, small fault bottom margin, Very Fine appearance

1,250
350
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152
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 152, Carriers & LocalsMetropolitan 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 as always, tied by readable strike of "Metropolitan P.O. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on piece of cover, Very Fine and scarce

275
250
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153
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 153, Carriers & LocalsPrice's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (119L2), Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (119L2)Price's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (119L2). Square margins, manuscript "X" cancel (not tied), used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "New-York Jul. 19" circular datestamp on small cover to Bremo Bluff Va., Very Fine and rare example of this stamp, which appears to have originated on this cover

E. 400-500
425
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154
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 154, Carriers & LocalsPriest'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). Full margins to touched, uncancelled as always, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 1" circular datestamp on ca. 1855 buff cover to Boston, "Blood's Despatch Boston" embossed seal on flap, Very Fine and most attractive, only nine are listed in the Roth census, and we can add one additional cover postmarked Feb. 12 (1852) to Blairsville N.J.

4,250
375
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155
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 155, Carriers & LocalsWells, 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). Ample margins to touched at bottom, tied by blue "Pony Express San Francisco Jul. 13" (1861) Running Pony oval datestamp on full corner of (10c) Buff entire with about half of Wells, Fargo & Co. red printed frank, the full cover was mailed to Europe, back with strikes of two European transit datestamps including Switzerland and another (possibly Ticino region), Very Fine and desirable, only six full Pony Express covers are recorded addressed to foreign countries, this was a $500,000 cover before it was reduced to a piece

E. 750-1,000
425
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156
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 156, Carriers & LocalsWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Printed frank on 10c Yellow Green on White entire (U40) from Vancouver Island to Springfield Ill., with British Columbia, 1869, 5c on 3c Bright Red, Perf 14 (9), tied by blue "35" in barred oval cancel, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria, Jun. 11" oval datestamp, printed address cut out and pasted on front (possibly as a label or from a separate paste-up entire), slightly reduced at left, Very Fine mixed franking express cover

E. 300-400
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157
 
Carriers & Locals, Collection Balance. Old-time collection balance mounted in a Scott album, most interesting is Brainard & Co. 5c Blue (24L2) on a folded cover dated May 29, 1844, which would be the earliest known use by more than a month, but we are not convinced it originates, still a scarce used stamp and offered as is, rest of the album contains a variety of off-cover and on-cover locals, including American Letter Mail covers (5L1, also 5L3 which did not originate), range of Blood's covers, Brown & Co. 1c (29L1, Scott Retail $1,000.00), Cole's City Despatch Post No. 40L6 on cover which probably did not originate, East River on cover (62L4), Hanford tied on piece (78L1), Wells Letter Express pair with Boyd's oval (96L1, Scott Retail $1,000.00), three unused Pony Express and three used Virginia City Pony Express off-cover, mixed condition with flaws to be found, still a decent balance with some better items

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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