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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

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Category — Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2423
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2423, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBaltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4), Baltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4)Baltimore Md., 1c Green (1LB4). Type 9, ample margins to slightly in, manuscript cancel, used with 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), ample margins to clear, tied by grid cancel, "Baltimore Md. Aug. 5" (1851) circular datestamp on folded cover to New York City, 3c very slightly creased (not mentioned on certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF THE BALTIMORE GREEN CARRIER STAMP AND 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN.

The 1c Green and 1c Red on White are the rarest of the Baltimore Carrier Department issues. Only a few covers are known with the 1c Green used in combination with regular postage.

Ex Middendorf and Geisler. With 1991 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
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2424
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2424, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBaltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB7), Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB7)Baltimore Md., 1c Red (1LB7). Three covers from the same correspondence to Frederick Md., each used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), two used in Baltimore, but one with both stamps tied by "Cincinnati O. Dec. 6" circular datestamp, obviously carried there with stamps affixed, docketing indicates 1858 or 1859 uses, few small faults mostly to covers, Fine-Very Fine group, Cincinnati cover with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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2425
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2425, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Huge margins to full at top left, cancelled by orange-red "U.S." in frame handstamp, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Dec. 9 -- 1 O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to New York City address, Very Fine and choice, ex Ryterband, with 1984 and 2011 P.F. certificates

1,000
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2426
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2426, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsU.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Buff Glazed, Pair, One Stamp Sideways (6LB11 var), U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Buff Glazed, Pair, One Stamp Sideways (6LB11 var)U.S. Mail, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Buff Glazed, Pair, One Stamp Sideways (6LB11 var). Single with unusually large margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at bottom with design sideways, also showing part of another adjoining stamp, tied on small piece by red circular datestamp, pencil "1" at center, the sideways portion with light diagonal crease at right, Very Fine appearance and very rare, only one unused complete pair is recorded (last offered in our sale of the "D.K." Collection), unpriced in Scott as unused, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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2427
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2427, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsAdams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black, "Over our California lines only" (1L4), Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black, "Over our California lines only" (1L4)Adams & Co.'s Express, Cal., 25c Black, "Over our California lines only" (1L4). Unused (no gum), "LR" initials (L. Reed), large margins, toned spot (mostly on reverse) and not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Extremely Fine, very rare, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate

750
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2428
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2428, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBlood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13)Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13). Two covers, first used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), neatly affixed overlapping and tied together by blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, "Blood's Despatch Dec. 31 2 P.M." double-line circular datestamp on small cover to Lancaster Pa., 3c stamp with creases, neat and Very Fine appearing small cover, second with No. 15L14 acid tied, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on 1857 cover to Iowa, 3c stamp pulled perf, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
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2429
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2429, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (20L35c), Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (20L35c)Boyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., (1c) Violet on Lilac, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (20L35c). Block of four with top sheet margin, original gum, minor wrinkles, Very Fine, rare block, Scott Retail as two pairs

800
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2429A
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2429A, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBrown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow, Green, Vermilion (31L2-31L3, 31L5), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow, Green, Vermilion (31L2-31L3, 31L5)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow, Green, Vermilion (31L2-31L3, 31L5). Four stamps tied on covers, one each of Yellow and Green, two of Vermilion -- both of which have additional Wm. M. Brown return labels, the latter three have typical rubbing of the paper and one Vermilion with tape stains along edges of cover, the Yellow is very choice, overall Very Fine or appear so, also includes a set of the unused stamps (31L1-31L5), an auction catalogue from Brown (No. 3, 1897) and a lovely S. Allen Taylor spoof of the Brown's stamp tied on a 2c entire

1,000
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2430
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2430, Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Original gum, huge even margins, deep shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with copy of 1984 P.F. certificate for a strip of three

375
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2431
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2431, Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1), (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1)(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large margins with adjoining frameline at right, red "Free" in frame handstamp, Extremely Fine, a handsome used example of the first stamp issued in the Western Hemisphere, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

350
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2432
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2432, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsHumboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1), Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1)Humboldt Express (Langton's), Nevada, 25c Brown (86L1). Large margins to full at lower left, color is just slightly faded, cancelled by neat strike of blue Langton's oval handstamp, appears Very Fine, with clear 2002 P.F. certificate

1,250
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2433
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2433, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsMessenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1), Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1)Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (106L1). Large margins to just touched at right, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), ample margins to just in at top, tied together by "New-York Apl. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Homer N.Y., Very Fine

E. 300-400
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2434
 
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2435
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2435, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsPomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Glazed (117L1), Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Glazed (117L1)Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Glazed (117L1). Large even margins, cancelled by heavily impressed red "Paid" cancel (tied by impression thru stamp and lettersheet), red "Boyd's City Express Post Mar. 6 9 O'C" oval datestamp for local delivery on folded cover to New York City street address, receipt docketing "Friendly Sons of St. Patrick", light soiling, Very Fine and enigmatic use, Pomeroy's Letter Express discontinued service gradually beginning in August 1844, but covers are known dated as late as September 16, 1844, the Boyd's oval on this letter came into use in September 1844, therefore, as a March 1845 cover it does not seem possible that Pomeroy could have been involved, however, the physical characteristics of the cover - notably the "Paid" tying the stamp where the serifs of the "P"are impressed thru the stamp and lettersheet - are convincing enough that we feel this represents an attempted (and successful?) late use of the Pomeroy's stamp, it is also interesting that this "Paid" marking was never used by Pomeroy, but is exactly like the type used by Hale & Co., if Hale did, in fact, carry this letter into New York City with the Pomeroy stamp affixed, this use becomes all the more fascinating, with 1998 and 2007 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
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2436
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2436, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9), Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9)Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red on Wove (136L9). Large margins all around, tied by "Swart's Post Office Chatham Square May 1" oval datestamp, "Paid/Swarts" in frame on small cover to local street address, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Hall

E. 300-400
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2437
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2437, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsOne Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1), One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1)One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet (112L1). Type II, large margins to clear at left, tied by "City Despatch May 21 2 P.M. 1856" circular datestamp on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Baltimore, "Washington D.C. May 21, 1856" circular datestamp, slightly worn, Fine and scarce, ex Hall

E. 400-500
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2438
 
Carriers and Locals, Stamp Balance. Carriers include Eagle block of six and two singles, also Franklin Reprint and perforated Eagle Reprint LO6, more than 20 Local issues including Bouton's 18L2, $1.00 Pony Express 143L3, many others including some reprints, fresh and nice condition throughout, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
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2439
c
Carriers and Locals Balance. Includes LO2 tied on cover with No. 11A, 1LB7 tied with No. 26 on cover to Frederick Md., No. 1LB8 tied on cover and used with No. 26 to Philadelphia, 5L2 on cover (not tied), 28L5 tied with No. 11A on cover to Philadelphia, No. 141L1 with pencil cancel (not tied) used with No. 11A, some faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
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