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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
621
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 621, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Jamaica Long-Island, N.Y. June 15, 1828, Jamaica Long-Island, N.Y. June 15, 1828Jamaica Long-Island, N.Y. June 15, 1828. Perfect strike of rimless town circle with unusual "Long Island" designation, manuscript date with year, "PAID" handstamp and "18-3/4" rate on Jun. 11, 1828 folded letter to Boston, light wear along file fold at right not touching any postal markings, still Extremely Fine, described in Postal History Journal (Feb. 1992) by Calvet M. Hahn as "unique...the only non-county geographic marking among New York stampless...earliest handstamp marking from Queens County", ex Dunsmoor, Mayer and Hahn, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
622
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 622, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Ketchams Corners N.Y. Nov. 25 (1845), Ketchams Corners N.Y. Nov. 25 (1845)Ketchams Corners N.Y. Nov. 25 (1845). Diminutive straightline handstamp with manuscript date and "Paid 5" on greenish blue folded letter to Attorney General John Van Buren in Albany N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex Jarrett and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate, John Van Buren was the son of President Martin Van Buren

E. 400-500
190
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623
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 623, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Kingsboro NY Feb. 11 (1840), Kingsboro NY Feb. 11 (1840)Kingsboro NY Feb. 11 (1840). Red italics straightline handstamp with blue manuscript date and "18-3/4" rate on folded letter to New York City street address, Extremely Fine, ex Jarrett and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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624
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 624, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Lansingburgh MAY 28th (1805), Lansingburgh MAY 28th (1805)Lansingburgh MAY 28th (1805). Clear strike of straightline handstamp with day in manuscript, "PAID" handstamp and manuscript "12-1/2" rate on neat folded letter to Farmington Conn., Very Fine cover and markings, ex Hahn

E. 200-300
110
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625
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 625, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)LaSalle. N.Y. Dec. 4th (1851), LaSalle. N.Y. Dec. 4th (1851)LaSalle. N.Y. Dec. 4th (1851). Red straightline handstamp with manuscript date, matching red "Paid 3" in arc handstamp on blue folded letter datelined at Niagara and addressed to Lewiston N.Y., Very Fine, scarce straightline from this Niagara County post office, ex Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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626
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 626, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Lockport N.Y. 1823-52, Lockport N.Y. 1823-52Lockport N.Y. 1823-52. Small group of five covers, earliest is 1823 with fancy manuscript postmark and matching "Free" postmaster's free frank, this is the earliest year date listed in ASCC, also two covers with the red "Lockport N.Y." double oval datestamp, 1830 and 1832, the latter a double-rate, last two from 1851-52 with blue circular datestamp and different styles of "Paid 3", Very Fine group with well-struck markings from the New York town that produced one of the unique postmaster's provisionals (6X1)

E. 400-500
200
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627
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 627, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Madrid N.Y. May 31 (1861), Madrid N.Y. May 31 (1861)Madrid N.Y. May 31 (1861). Circular datestamp on cover to Edinburgh, Scotland with red and blue "The Constitution" Patriotic design, depicting shaking hands with flag, "N.York Am. Pkt 21" debit circular datestamp, "1/-" shilling due, year-dated Edinburgh arrival backstamp, Very Fine and desirable example of this Patriotic design used to Scotland, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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628
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 628, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Moriah N.Y. 1839-41, Moriah N.Y. 1839-41Moriah N.Y. 1839-41. Two different types of straightline handstamps, earlier with "MORIAH N,Y./Oct, 8" (1839) two-line handstamp with asterisks at sides and odd punctuation, day inserted in blue manuscript, matching "12-1/2" rate on folded letter to Barnet Vt., manuscript "Missent & forwarded", faintly toned, second cover with "MORIAH.N.Y" straightline with "4 Sept" manuscript date and "6" rate on 1841 folded letter to Elizabethtown N.Y., Extremely Fine strikes and an attractive pair of these scarce straightlines, ex Hahn

E. 500-750
250
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629
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 629, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)MORINGVILLE P.O./WESTCHESTER CO. N.Y. (1860), MORINGVILLE P.O./WESTCHESTER CO. N.Y. (1860)MORINGVILLE P.O./WESTCHESTER CO. N.Y. (1860). Clear strike of two-line handstamp with "APR 18/1860" oval datestamp and "PAID" straightline on cover to Fair Haven N.Y., accompanied by two 1850s folded letters with same handstamp in red (light strikes), Very Fine trio, ex Dunsmoor, Mayer and Hahn

E. 400-500
300
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630
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 630, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Newport N.Y. Jul. 8, Newport N.Y. Jul. 8Newport N.Y. Jul. 8. Blue circular datestamp and large fancy "3" numeral with negative "Paid" in top bar rate handstamp on cover to Waterford N.Y., curiously the rate handstamp is struck over a blue "Paid" straightline, Extremely Fine, ex Dunsmoor, Mayer and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
425
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631
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 631, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)"NEWARK VALLEY. NY." Kissing Doves, "NEWARK VALLEY. NY." Kissing Doves"NEWARK VALLEY. NY." Kissing Doves. Single straightline with "March 2" blue manuscript date surrounded by ornate floral frame with entwined hearts and two kissing doves, to Clinton Conn., twice forwarded to North Guilford and New Haven, blue manuscript "18-3/4" rate applied in Newark Valley, forwarding from Clinton to N. Guilford charged 10c with matching manuscript postmark, blue "No. Guilford Ct. Mar. 29" manuscript postmark and an additional 6c charged for a total of 34-3/4c due from recipient, light toning

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE ROMANCE-INSPIRED POSTAL MARKING. CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HANDSTAMPED MARKINGS APPLIED TO 19TH CENTURY MAIL.

Perhaps three or four examples of this handstamp are known.

Ex Hahn. With 2014 P.F. certificate. ASCC value $7,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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632
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 632, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)(New York to Montreal, Canada, 1816, 1818) Canadian Surcharge Rates, (New York to Montreal, Canada, 1816, 1818) Canadian Surcharge Rates(New York to Montreal, Canada, 1816, 1818) Canadian Surcharge Rates. Two covers, first bold red "New York Nov. 28" (1816) circular datestamp with manuscript "18-1/2" (cents) for 150-400 miles under the new 1816 rates on cover to Montreal, Canada, "1N8" for the combined unpaid U.S. postage plus 9d Canadian, consisting of 4-1/2d for up to 60 miles, 1-1/2d Montreal special border fee plus 3d 50% War of 1812 surcharge, second postmarked Sep. 7 (1818), same U.S. rate but prepaid and so only 9d Canadian due, fresh and Very Fine pair of covers showing a combination of the new U.S. rates and the continued Canadian surcharge rates, ex Dr. Robertson

E. 300-400
160
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633
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 633, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)(New York to Montreal, Canada, 1818) Canadian Surcharge Rates, (New York to Montreal, Canada, 1818) Canadian Surcharge Rates(New York to Montreal, Canada, 1818) Canadian Surcharge Rates. Two covers, first red "New York Aug. 27" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp and manuscript "55-1/2" (cents) for 150-400 miles triple 1816 rate to Montreal, Canada, "2N3" for triple 9d Canadian, consisting of 4-1/2d for up to 60 miles, 1-1/2d Montreal special border fee plus 3d 50% War of 1812 surcharge, Very Fine triple-rate use showing a combination of prepaid U.S. rate and the continued Canadian surcharge rates (which could not be prepaid), second cover also from New York, unpaid 18-1/2c single rate with "1N8" Canadian due, Very Fine, ex Dr. Robertson

E. 400-500
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634
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 634, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Rathbun's Hotel, Broadway, New York, Rathbun's Hotel, Broadway, New YorkRathbun's Hotel, Broadway, New York. Two covers, first a folded letter from 1847 with red oval hotel handstamp and "New-York 5cts. 7 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp to Framingham Mass., second from 1848 with blue hotel handstamp with ribbons, red "New-York 5cts. 27 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp to Fabius N.Y., file folds, Very Fine pair of covers

E. 150-200
90
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635
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 635, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)OFFICIAL BUSINESS, OFFICIAL BUSINESSOFFICIAL BUSINESS./ Stamp Agency. Printed corner card on cover to Third Assistant Postmaster General A.N. Zevely in Washington D.C. with red and blue Eagle and Shield Patriotic design, "New-York Jun. 10" double-circle datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, wonderful quality, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
450
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636
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 636, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)New York Paid Quarterly Jul.? 1, 1867, New York Paid Quarterly Jul.? 1, 1867New York Paid Quarterly Jul.? 1, 1867. Circular datestamp on "E. Butterick, Reporter of Fashions, 589 Broadway N.Y." illustrated overall lithographed advertising cover to Callensburg Pa., including original contents, a small magazine on men's, women's and children's fashion for the Fall of 1867, back of cover also illustrates various 1860s garments, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, the earliest recorded use of this scarce marking, which was applied to periodical mailings to indicate that bulk postage had been paid (these mailings were rarely saved), with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
375
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637
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 637, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)New York City Stampless Covers, New York City Stampless CoversNew York City Stampless Covers. 20 covers, 12 are various styles of straightlines, mostly from 1790-1803, also one two-line "NEW/YORK" handstamp from 1760 (P.F. certificate), others include a 1733 letter to London with manuscript "Ship Lre", five others with clear strikes of clamshell fancy datestamp (three struck in red), selected for the superior quality of the markings and overall Very Fine-Extremely Fine condition, a wonderful group, most are ex Dr. Johnson, three P.F. certificates accompany

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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638
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 638, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)(Toronto, Canada, to New York N.Y. via Agency of the American Post Office at Niagara and Fort Niagara N.Y., 1808) "NIAG.A./FEB 25", (Toronto, Canada, to New York N.Y. via Agency of the American Post Office at Niagara and Fort Niagara N.Y., 1808) "NIAG.A./FEB 25"(Toronto, Canada, to New York N.Y. via Agency of the American Post Office at Niagara and Fort Niagara N.Y., 1808) "NIAG.A./FEB 25". Two-line datestamp containing the "A", struck at Fort Niagara post office on folded letter datelined "York U.C. 15 Febry. 1808", manuscript, "50" (cents) for over 500-miles rate, Very Fine, a wonderful cross-border cover, York was the name for Toronto until 1834, this cover was likely carried by favor to Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Agency of the American Post Office there (no evidence of Canadian postage paid or due), mail was transferred every other Thursday from the Agency to U.S. Fort Niagara (Feb. 25, 1808 was a Thursday), ex Dr. Robertson

E. 400-500
300
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639
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 639, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Agency of the American Post Office at Niagara and Fort Niagara N.Y, Agency of the American Post Office at Niagara and Fort Niagara N.YAgency of the American Post Office at Niagara and Fort Niagara N.Y. Six covers with two-line postmarks, four are dated between 1809-1813 with "NIAG" two-line datestamps, including one in red, three addressed to Albany and one to New York City, also two other covers from 1820s including "Niag.Falls" two-line datestamp in black and "Niagara Falls" two-line datestamp in red on cover from Canada (both with age acidification), Very Fine or appear so, each accompanied by brief write-up from the Dr. Robertson collection

E. 500-750
500
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640
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 640, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)North Shore N.Y. Jany. 17 (1842), North Shore N.Y. Jany. 17 (1842)North Shore N.Y. Jany. 17 (1842). Clear strike of double-circle handstamp in brown, date in manuscript along with "18-3/4" rate on folded letter to Naugatuck Conn., Extremely Fine and scarce, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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641
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 641, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Norwich (N.Y.) Oct. 22, 1825, Norwich (N.Y.) Oct. 22, 1825Norwich (N.Y.) Oct. 22, 1825. Clear strike of scalloped oval datestamp in red, very unusual style with first three numbers of yeardate included in the device, the "5" of "1825" in manuscript along with the month and day and "Paid 12-1/2" rate on folded cover to treasurer at Albany N.Y., Very Fine and very unusual, ex Dunsmoor, Mayer and Hahn

E. 300-400
300
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642
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 642, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)OAKS CORNERS N.Y. March 9th (1847), OAKS CORNERS N.Y. March 9th (1847)OAKS CORNERS N.Y. March 9th (1847). Straightline handstamp clearly struck with manuscript date, "5" in oval rate handstamp on folded letter to Canandaigua N.Y., lightly toned file fold not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, ex Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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643
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 643, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)ONEIDA. N.Y. APR. 4. 1830, ONEIDA. N.Y. APR. 4. 1830ONEIDA. N.Y. APR. 4. 1830. Unusual year-dated straightline datestamp perfectly and boldly struck with manuscript "Paid 12-1/2" rate on folded cover to Albany N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex Jarrett and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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644
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 644, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)PORT.BYRON.NY Aug. 5 (1828), PORT.BYRON.NY Aug. 5 (1828)PORT.BYRON.NY Aug. 5 (1828). Bold straightline handstamp with manuscript date and "6" rate on folded letter to Baldwinsville N.Y. "on Seneca River", Very Fine, scarce, ex Lounsbery and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
120
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645
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 645, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Port Henry NY 8 July, Port Henry NY 8 JulyPort Henry NY 8 July. Bold strike of unusual large rimless circular handstamp with date in manuscript, "PAID" handstamp and manuscript "Paid 5" on folded letter to E. Town N.Y., Very Fine, the listing example in ASCC, ex Hahn

E. 200-300
200
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646
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 646, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)PORTAGE. VILLE. NY./ JUNE 16th (1831), PORTAGE. VILLE. NY./ JUNE 16th (1831)PORTAGE. VILLE. NY./ JUNE 16th (1831). Clear strike of two-line datestamp with day in manuscript, "10" rate on folded letter to Geneva N.Y., receipt docketing of July 5 on front, Very Fine, strange that this took almost three weeks to reach its destination less than 80 miles away, ex Hahn

E. 200-300
100
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647
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 647, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)RANDOLPH CENTRE N.Y. Nov. 13 (1852), RANDOLPH CENTRE N.Y. Nov. 13 (1852)RANDOLPH CENTRE N.Y. Nov. 13 (1852). Perfectly struck straightline handstamp with manuscript date and "Paid 3" handstamp on buff cover to New Haven Conn., neat 1852 docketing, Extremely Fine, ex Jarrett and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
180
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648
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 648, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Richfield N.Y. Nov. 17 (1841), Richfield N.Y. Nov. 17 (1841)Richfield N.Y. Nov. 17 (1841). Clear stencil circular postmark with date in manuscript and "10" rate on folded letter to Albany N.Y., Very Fine and scarce, ex "Mayflower", with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
0
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649
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 649, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)Rochester NY/ May 26, Rochester NY/ May 26Rochester NY/ May 26. Clear strike of two-line datestamp, manuscript "Free" on folded cover to comptroller's office in Albany N.Y., pencil "1815" at bottom but no contents to confirm, fresh and Very Fine, ex Jarrett

E. 200-300
275
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650
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 650, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)ROCHESTEr/July, 11 (1816), ROCHESTEr/July, 11 (1816)ROCHESTEr/July, 11 (1816). Two-line datestamp with lower-case "r" in "Rochester", perfectly struck in brownish-black with matching "Paid" handstamp, large manuscript "Paid 37" double rate on folded letter to Albany N.Y., Extremely Fine, a choice strike of this oddly-configured town marking, ex Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
300
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