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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Local Posts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
965
ogbl
Allen's City Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Pink, Black, Red on Yellow (3L1, 3L2, 3L3). Sheet of 100 of each with selvage all around, original gum with most Mint N.H., few faults to be expected, appear Fine with a few Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks of four

2,456
1,000
966
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 966, Local PostsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Retouched Die (12L2), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Retouched Die (12L2)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Retouched Die (12L2). Large margins, tied by "Fresno Cal. Jul. 15 4:30PM 1894" circular duplex datestamp and used with 2c Carmine (220) natural s.e. at left and vertical crease, tied by oval grid of the duplex on cover to Fresno Cal., backstamped with Jul. 15, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, this inter-city service was established during the railroad union strike in 1894 by the Fresno agent for Victor bicycles, Arthur C. Banta -- service commenced on July 6 and was discontinued on July 18 when the strike ended -- only 380 letters were carried during the brief period of operation, Scott Retail $2,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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967
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 967, Local PostsBlood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18), Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18)Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black (15L18). Large margins to clear, tied by "Blood's Penny Post Philada. Aug. 2? 2-1/2PM" double-circle datestamp, second strike at left, on light yellow cover with blue Fitzgerald's Fine Art Journal cameo corner card to local address, missing small part of top flap, flaps opened, minor edgewear, Very Fine, ex Dr. Morris

E. 200-300
250
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968
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 968, Local PostsBouton's City Despatch Post, Bouton's City Despatch PostBouton's City Despatch Post. Red oval handstamp and matching "PAID/BOUTON" two-line handstamp on Feb. 24, 1848 printed circular to local street address, Extremely Fine, ex Knapp and Dr. Robertson

E. 200-300
350
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969
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 969, Local PostsBoyd's Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Sep. 28, 186?, Boyd's Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Sep. 28, 186?Boyd's Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Sep. 28, 186?. Circular datestamp with "PAID" in circle handstamp on cover to New York City street address with Wells, Fargo & Co. overall lithographed advertising design, illustration of headquarters at left, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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970
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 970, Local PostsCity Despatch Post, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post. Oval handstamp clearly struck on cover to Dr. G. A. Manwaring, 270 8th Ave., New York City, pencil "2" rate, enclosure is a part-printed marshal's notice ordering addressee to appear for a hearing on Apr. 17, 1858, most of backflap removed, still Very Fine, one of four recorded covers with this oval marking, all addressed in the same hand, this 1858 year-dated use places this post well past the years of the Mead-Cole operation and probably beyond Barry's involvement; see Perry's 100 Years Ago and Jarrett article in Chronicle 122 (May 1984), ex Hollowbush, Hahn and "New Amsterdam", with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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971
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 971, Local PostsGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green (71L4), Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green (71L4)Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green (71L4). Type IV with diamonds in all four corners, large top and bottom margins, in at sides, tied by "Scott N.Y. Dec. 9" circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Diamond Hill R.I., fresh and Fine, rare tied use of the Type IV stamp (they are normally left uncancelled), ex Golden

E. 500-750
1,400
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972
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 972, Local Posts2 Ct. Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Sep. 25, 2 Ct. Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Sep. 252 Ct. Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Sep. 25. Circular datestamp on cover to New York City address with pink overall lithographed "United States Life Insurance Co. 48 Wall St." design, depicting a shield at center, Very Fine and attractive, ex Middendorf, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
250
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973
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 973, Local PostsPaid Hussey's Post 50 William St, Paid Hussey's Post 50 William StPaid Hussey's Post 50 William St. Two locally addressed New York City covers with different styles of Hussey handstamps, first with three-lines in all caps, second with double oval, fresh and Very Fine pair of covers, latter ex Knapp, with 2014 P.F. certificates

E. 200-300
425
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974
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 974, Local PostsCollect 1 Ct./Hussey's Post/50 William St, Collect 1 Ct./Hussey's Post/50 William StCollect 1 Ct./Hussey's Post/50 William St. Three-line handstamp on yellow cover to Broadway address, contemporary pencil notation "Will collect next time", horizontal file fold below the marking, Extremely Fine and scarce, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
400
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975
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 975, Local PostsHusseys Post/50 Wm. St, Husseys Post/50 Wm. StHusseys Post/50 Wm. St. Two-line handstamp with post name in italics, "Collect/2cts." two-line handstamp on buff New York City cover to Wall Street address with embossed "Importers and Traders Bank" corner card, 1858 yeardate indicated in pencil but original contents no longer present, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
375
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976
c
Carriers and Locals Cover Balance. Six covers, including No. 136L4 used with 3c No. 11A to New Haven; 136L9 used with 11A to Macedon N.J.; No. 106L1 used with No. 11 to Cleveland O.; No. 10A used with Blood's circular datestamp to West Chester Pa.; No. 11A used with red star carrier handstamp to New Bern N.C. (with 1982 P.F. certificate); last is No. LO2 used with No. 11A to Woodburn Ky., some faults, overall appear Fine-Very Fine, each was offered as an individual lot in a past Siegel auction

E. 500-750
325
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