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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
651
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 651, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Rochester N.Y. 1822-28, Rochester N.Y. 1822-28Rochester N.Y. 1822-28. Five covers, each with red handstamp markings, first two with dotted oval datestamp on folded letters from 1822, second strike in brownish red, next are two different styles of oval datestamps on folded letters from 1825 and 1828, both with matching boxed "PAID" with pointing hand handstamp, last is a folded cover without datestamp and with the boxed "PAID" with pointing hand handstamp, Very Fine group, two are ex "Mayflower" and the other three are ex Hahn

E. 500-750
300
652
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 652, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)"U. STATES" Shield Handstamp (Rouses Point N.Y.), "U. STATES" Shield Handstamp (Rouses Point N.Y.)"U. STATES" Shield Handstamp (Rouses Point N.Y.). Clear strike of fancy red handstamp with matching "Rouses Point N.Y. 8 Apr." (1853) circular datestamp, blue "East Harmony Vt. Apr. 6" circular datestamp and matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps applied at origin on small cover to Montreal, Canada, receiving backstamp, small piece out of flap, Very Fine, colorful and scarce, ex Hahn, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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653
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 653, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Sacket's Harbor May 12 (1815), Sacket's Harbor May 12 (1815)Sacket's Harbor May 12 (1815). Beautifully clear strike of negative double-line oval handstamp with "May" inserted at bottom and manuscript "12" (May 12, 1815) in blank center of oval, "30" War of 1812 surcharge rate (20 cents for 300-500 miles plus 50% surcharge) on folded letter to Burlington Vt., War of 1812 content including discussion of pay for officers and enlisted men, Extremely Fine, this oval handstamp originally had a negative eagle and shield design in the center (one recorded example, ex Frajola and Hahn, see Siegel Sale 1125, lot 438), only a few examples of the modified version are known (three according to Calvet Hahn, this the earliest known use), during the War of 1812 Sackets Harbor was the center of American naval and military activity for the upper St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
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654
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 654, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Sandy Hill N.Y. Half-Dime Rate Handstamp, Sandy Hill N.Y. Half-Dime Rate HandstampSandy Hill N.Y. Half-Dime Rate Handstamp. In red and green, red handstamp with matching "Sandy Hill N.Y. June 25" dotted oval datestamp on folded cover to Schuylerville N.Y. docketed 1846, slightly toned but a sharp detailed strike, green handstamp with matching "Paid" and "Sandy Hill N.Y. Dec. 11" dotted oval datestamp on 1845 folded letter to Albany, eagle design shows clearly, Very Fine, the rate marking was impressed from the reverse of a Capped Bust Half-Dime (minted 1829-37), these are the only two recorded examples according to Hahn, ex Hahn

E. 750-1,000
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655
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 655, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Sandy Hill N.Y. 1844-52, Sandy Hill N.Y. 1844-52Sandy Hill N.Y. 1844-52. Four covers, three with the dotted oval town datestamps, two in red and one in green, one in red is a folded letter with postmaster's free frank, green particularly well-struck on 1844 folded letter, final cover bears a circular datestamp and "3 Paid" handstamp, Very Fine group

E. 200-300
110
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656
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 656, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Salem N.Y. Oct. 29 (1825), Salem N.Y. Oct. 29 (1825)Salem N.Y. Oct. 29 (1825). Fancy circular town datestamp with serrated circle and negative "NY" in banner, manuscript date in red with matching "Paid 10" on folded letter to to Albany N.Y., Very Fine and scarce, ex "Mayflower"

E. 200-300
110
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657
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 657, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)SALEM NY, JUNE 15, SALEM NY, JUNE 15SALEM NY, JUNE 15. Bold strike of small red two-line datestamp, manuscript "6" rate on ca. 1830 folded letter to Cambridge N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex "Mayflower"

E. 200-300
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658
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 658, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Saratoga Springs N.Y. 1823-53, Saratoga Springs N.Y. 1823-53Saratoga Springs N.Y. 1823-53. Balance of seven covers, including four from early 1820s with the small style circular datestamps, in black, red and dark red, also two from 1846 with blue circular datestamps, last with Jan. 27 (1853) circular datestamp with "Paid 3" in circle handstamp on Franklin Fire Insurance illustrated cover to Fredonia N.Y., various docketing, Very Fine and attractive, a striking portrait of Franklin, prepaid without stamps before stamp use became mandatory in 1855, overall a Very Fine group

E. 400-500
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659
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 659, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Sardinia N.Y, Sardinia N.YSardinia N.Y. Fancy double-oval datestamp with ornamental frame struck in black with "5" handstamp (Oct. 14, 1845) and blue with "10" handstamp (May 1, 1847) on separate folded letters to Withersfield N.H. and Mt. Vernon R.I., Very Fine and scarce, both ex Dunsmoor, Mayer and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
375
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660
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 660, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Schoharie Court House N.Y, Schoharie Court House N.YSchoharie Court House N.Y. Three covers, first two with clear strikes of red rimless circular datestamp and manuscript "10" rates, first "October 14," (1816) date on folded letter to Albany, second "April 30" (1820) date on folded letter to Albany, Very Fine, Calvet Hahn notes only a few examples of this town marking exist, third cover an 1826 folded letter with red "SCHOHARIE,/COURT-HOUSE N.Y./July 24" three-line datestamp and forwarded with red "New-York July 26" circular datestamp and 'FORWARDED" framed handstamp, minor toning along fold, Very Fine, ex Hahn

E. 300-400
160
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661
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 661, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Schuylerville N.Y. 1841-43, Schuylerville N.Y. 1841-43Schuylerville N.Y. 1841-43. Three folded letters or covers with straightline handstamps, two from 1841 with two-line handstamp and manuscript dates, one with 1841 yeardate in the postmark which is unusual, third cover from 1843 with smaller style two-line handstamp, each with manuscript rates, Very Fine trio, two are ex "Mayflower"

E. 300-400
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662
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 662, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Sherwoods Corners N.Y. Apl. 11 (1846), Sherwoods Corners N.Y. Apl. 11 (1846)Sherwoods Corners N.Y. Apl. 11 (1846). Perfectly applied brown stencil town marking with circle of dots and dashes, date in manuscript on folded letter to Scipioville N.Y., manuscript "5" rate, few light toned spots at right, Extremely Fine example of this desirable marking, ex Dr. Johnson, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
275
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663
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 663, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)SLOATSBURG. N-Y. July 4 (1854), SLOATSBURG. N-Y. July 4 (1854)SLOATSBURG. N-Y. July 4 (1854). Straightline handstamp with odd punctuation and date in manuscript, "Paid 3" on blue folded letter to New York City, Very Fine Independence Day strike of this marking, used when stamps were available but their use was not compulsory

E. 200-300
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664
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 664, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Smyrna N.Y. July 18 (1849), Smyrna N.Y. July 18 (1849)Smyrna N.Y. July 18 (1849). Double-oval datestamp set from loose type with ornaments and crude rule pieces, perfectly struck with "V" in oval rate handstamp on small folded letter to Schaghticoke N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex Salzer and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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665
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 665, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)STAPLETON. N.Y, STAPLETON. N.YSTAPLETON. N.Y. Straightline datestamp on two separate covers paying different rates, one with "JULY 5" date (1849) and small "5" rate handstamp on folded letter to Van Deusenville Mass., other with "SEP. 22" date (1847) and small "10" rate handstamp on folded letter to Highgate Vt., latter slightly toned, otherwise Extremely Fine, attractive pair of covers from this Staten Island post office showing both the 5c and 10c 1847 rates

E. 400-500
300
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666
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 666, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)STAPLETON. N.Y. MAY 10 (1847), STAPLETON. N.Y. MAY 10 (1847)STAPLETON. N.Y. MAY 10 (1847). Straightline datestamp with neat "V" rate handstamp on tiny cover with equally tiny address to Utica N.Y., Extremely Fine, scarce and choice example from this Staten Island post office, ex Hahn

E. 300-400
225
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667
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 667, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)STAPLETON N.Y. SEPT 7 (1847), STAPLETON N.Y. SEPT 7 (1847)STAPLETON N.Y. SEPT 7 (1847). Straightline datestamp with "5 Paid" handstamp on blue folded letter to Poughkeepsie N.Y., couple small stains, still Very Fine, scarce Staten Island straightline, ex Dunsmoor, Meyer and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate not mentioning the small stains

E. 200-300
275
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668
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 668, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)STAPLETON N.Y. MAY 19, STAPLETON N.Y. MAY 19STAPLETON N.Y. MAY 19. Straightline datestamp with red manuscript "Paid 3" rate on brown cover to Ludlow Mass., Very Fine, scarce Staten Island marking, used later than the other examples in this sale with the 1851 rate, ex Jarrett and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
160
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669
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 669, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Tripes Hill, N.Y. Feb. 4th (1842), Tripes Hill, N.Y. Feb. 4th (1842)Tripes Hill, N.Y. Feb. 4th (1842). Perfect strike of straightline handstamp with blue manuscript date and "12-1/2" rate (80-150 miles) on folded letter to Greene N.Y., Extremely Fine, outstanding quality, ex Lehman and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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670
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 670, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Troy N.Y. 1823-53, Troy N.Y. 1823-53Troy N.Y. 1823-53. Ten covers, nine with neat red or blue town datestamps, earliest are from 1823-33 with three different styles of "Troy N.Y." in red serrated oval, large and small versions and additional large version missing the "Y" in "N.Y.", the blue markings on covers from 1845-51 period paying 5c-10c or 3c rates, nice range of additional markings including fancy "Paid", "Missent" and one with red "U. States" in arc on cover to Canada, fresh and Very Fine group, most are either ex Hahn or "Mayflower"

E. 500-750
425
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671
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 671, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)UTICA. APR. 11 (1800), UTICA. APR. 11 (1800)UTICA. APR. 11 (1800). Bold strike of red straightline datestamp with small-letter date, red manuscript "25" rate on folded cover to Albany NY, Extremely Fine, ex "Mayflower"

E. 200-300
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672
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 672, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Vernon N.Y. Jun. 29, Vernon N.Y. Jun. 29Vernon N.Y. Jun. 29. Red circular datestamp with "50 PAID" attached rate with "Paid" sideways, also manuscript "Paid 50" on folded cover to Albany N.Y., file fold, Very Fine and rare high denomination attached rate, reported by Calvet M. Hahn to be the highest known, the 1816-45 period rate for 91-150 miles was 12-1/2 cents, a quadruple attached rate handstamp could not have seen very much use, ex Hahn

E. 200-300
110
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673
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 673, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)VERONA. N.Y. DEC. 24 (1829), VERONA. N.Y. DEC. 24 (1829)VERONA. N.Y. DEC. 24 (1829). Bold strike of Christmas Eve straightline datestamp and "PAID" handstamp with manuscript "12-12" rate on folded letter to Albany N.Y., Very Fine, ex Lounsbery and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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674
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 674, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)WARDSBRIDGE/SEPT. 26 (1815), WARDSBRIDGE/SEPT. 26 (1815)WARDSBRIDGE/SEPT. 26 (1815). A magnificent strike of this two-line datestamp set in tiny italic type, matching "PAID" handstamp and red manuscript "18-3/4" rate on folded letter to Albany N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex Jarrett (and a prime example of "Jarrett Quality") and Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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675
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 675, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Westport N.Y. Straightlines, Westport N.Y. StraightlinesWestport N.Y. Straightlines. Three folded letters, earliest is 1832 yellow folded cover with "WESTPORT. N.Y. JULY" straightline datestamp in all caps with manuscript "25" day, lightly toned file fold, two later with "Westport, N.Y." upper/lower case straightline and manuscript dates, one in black (1840) and other in blue (1839) with matching "Paid" handstamp (ex Jarrett), Extremely Fine group, ex Hahn, each with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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676
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 676, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)White-Plains N.Y. Jun. 4 (1844), White-Plains N.Y. Jun. 4 (1844)White-Plains N.Y. Jun. 4 (1844). Bold strike of red circular datestamp with matching "PAID 18-3/4" rate handstamp on folded cover to Albany NY, Extremely Fine strikes from this Westchester County city, ex "Mayflower", with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
550
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677
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 677, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)Worcester N.Y. Sept. 3d (1839), Worcester N.Y. Sept. 3d (1839)Worcester N.Y. Sept. 3d (1839). Brownish-black stencil postmark with date in blue manuscript with "10" rate on greenish folded letter to Albany N.Y., minor stain on back, still Very Fine cover and a superb example of this rare stencil postmark, fewer than six reported, this is the basis for the tracing in ASCC on p. 265, ex Jarrett and Hahn

E. 200-300
110
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678
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 678, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)York-Ville N.Y. May 24, York-Ville N.Y. May 24York-Ville N.Y. May 24. Bold strike of dark red circular datestamp with matching "PAID" handstamp and "Paid 3" in circle handstamp on buff cover to Stowe Vt., Extremely Fine, wonderful quality, ex "Mayflower", with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
0
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679
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 679, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)New York Town Straightlines, 1801-48, New York Town Straightlines, 1801-48New York Town Straightlines, 1801-48. 13 covers on album pages with brief write ups, 11 are New York town straightline handstamps or datestamps, two are fancy octagonal blue double-line box datestamps from Taberg N.Y., the straightline towns include Delta, Elizabethtown, Griffin's Mills, Hamburgh, Jordanville, Manorkill, Schenectady (1801), Siloam, Wardsbridge, Warrensburgh (red) and Whitehall (red), nice condition covers with Very Fine strikes, a choice and desirable group

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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680
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 680, New York Stampless Postal Markings (U thru Y Towns, balances)New York Town Postmarks on Stampless Covers, New York Town Postmarks on Stampless CoversNew York Town Postmarks on Stampless Covers. More than 120 covers on album pages with brief write ups, all with New York town handstamps or datestamps in a range of styles and colors (does not include straightlines), just a few highlights include Caughnawaga from 1818 with manuscript date, green Delhi, Fredonia oval from 1825, bold large red "10" from Greene, Kinderhook in rimless arc with manuscript date, Kingston stencil, red Lebanon Springs with bold all-caps date, red New Rochelle double-circle, red Ovid double oval, diminutive outline oval from Tyrone, Westfield in arc, a great many others too numerous to mention, selected for choice condition with costs on some more than $100, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, many are ex Hahn, worth review of the attached PDF

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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