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Sale 1223 — U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 4-5 June, 2020

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Category — City Despatch Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8306
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8306, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post, New York N.Y, City Despatch Post, New York N.YCity Despatch Post, New York N.Y. 22 stampless covers, most on exhibit pages, mix of Types I and II circular datestamps, 1842-1846 uses including two with "Free" in frame handstamp, drop use with manuscript "2" rate, straightline "Forwarded" to Albany, another from Boston addressed to Seth Low, who was a prominent pharmaceutical merchant and the grandfather of Brooklyn and New York City Mayor and Columbia University President Seth Low (letter asks Low if "he is still in the drug business", "drug" then crossed out and changed to "brokerage"), many others, an interesting and Very Fine group, ex Hahn

E. 500-750
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8307
og
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8307, City Despatch Post(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 called "large part" on accompanying certificate but it covers essentially the entire back with small h.r., large to huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

375
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8308
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8308, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1). Large margins, lightly struck orange-red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Aug. 24, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on cover front only to local street address, light stains and creases, Fine appearance and rare, the carrier stamp, 6LB1, can be distinguished from No. 40L1 only when cancelled with the "U.S."-designated cancel or postmark, only nineteen covers are contained in the Lyons census, as well as ten off-cover stamps, of the 6LB1 covers recorded by Lyons only 15 are confirmed as genuine full covers, ex "Gordon N. John" and Geisler, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott value for a full cover is $10,000.00, for an off-cover stamp $2,000.00

E. 400-500
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8309
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8309, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, Sep. 30 - O'Clock, U.S. City Despatch Post, Sep. 30 - O'ClockU.S. City Despatch Post, Sep. 30 - O'Clock. Mostly clear red circular datestamp and matching "Free" in frame on blue folded cover to local street address, lightly cleaned, Very Fine, extremely rare use of "Free" handstamp on carrier mail, ex Kapiloff and Hahn

E. 150-200
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8310
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8310, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 15 - O'Clock, U.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 15 - O'ClockU.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 15 - O'Clock. Red circular datestamp struck on Valentine with fancy embossed flap to local street address, sealed with a blue label reading "Unity is Strength", adhesive at top left where a stamp may have been removed, accompanied by a beautiful pink lace-bordered enclosure with a Valentine message, dated Feb. 14, 1845, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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8311
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8311, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 14 - O'Clock, U.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 14 - O'ClockU.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 14 - O'Clock. Red circular datestamp struck overlapping with red "New-York 2cts. Feb. 14" (1846) integral drop-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to city address, with original letter enclosure, Very Fine

E. 75-100
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8312
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8312, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Unglazed and Glazed Papers (6LB3, 6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Unglazed and Glazed Papers (6LB3, 6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Unglazed and Glazed Papers (6LB3, 6LB5). Balance of five stamps, Nos. 6LB3, 6LB5 or 6LB5b, also No. 6LB3 affixed to a cover (does not originate and counted as an off-cover stamp), a couple with large margins including the one added to the cover, typical faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
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8313
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8313, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Large to huge margins, distinctive Moss Green shade, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, which ties by impression thru paper, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Aug. 9, 1 O'Clock" (1843) Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded letter to local street address, stamp has tiny crack in enamel which is normal for this, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce use of the Green glazed paper stamp and absolutely wonderful quality, ex Kuphal

E. 500-750
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8314
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8314, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Huge margins all around, small flaw in top margin, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame and tied by matching "New-York Oct. 5" (1843) circular datestamp on folded letter to Hudson N.Y., magenta manuscript "12-1/2" cents rate for 81-150 miles, Very Fine appearance, scarce use of this issue to the post office for outbound mail

E. 200-300
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8315
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8315, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Position 6R, large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Dec. 21, 1 O'Clock" Type II circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local address, slightly soiled vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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8316
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8316, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Dark Moss Green shade, crease cracks enamel as often seen, tied by red "U.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 16, O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to city address, 1843 docketing confirms early Glazed paper use in Green shade -- this variation is rare -- also unusual for datestamp to be used as canceling device at this stage, vertical fold with slight toning, otherwise Fine and scarce, ex "Gordon N. John"

E. 100-150
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8317
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8317, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Ample to large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, which ties by impression thru paper, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Jun. 27, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on ca. 1843 diminutive folded letter to local street address, Very Fine, ex Caspary and Hall

E. 150-200
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8318
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8318, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Interesting pair of covers showing different treatment of mail to newspaper publishers -- both addressed to James Gordon Bennett, publisher of the Herald -- one stampless with red circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, other with No. 6LB5 cancelled "U.S.", matching circular datestamp, also includes a cover with overall New York Herald lithographed design and 3c Bank Note, with printed enclosure (slightly toned), still Very Fine, an ideal exhibition page

E. 200-300
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8319
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8319, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins all around and free of the enamel cracking so often seen, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Feb. 22, O'Clock" circular datestamp small cover to city address, some slight wear at bottom of file fold, Very Fine stamp on an attractive cover

E. 100-150
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8320
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8320, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green and Blue Glazed (6LB5, 6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green and Blue Glazed (6LB5, 6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green and Blue Glazed (6LB5, 6LB5b). Two covers, both stamps cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching U.S. City Despatch Post circular datestamps, first with Aug. 14 date and second with unclear date, on covers addressed locally, couple very minor stamp flaws, first appears Fine, second is Very Fine

E. 100-150
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8321
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8321, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Huge to large margins, tied by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Nov. 5, 8 O'Clock" circular datestamp on cover to city address, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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8322
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8322, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching faint strike of Type II circular datestamp on cover to local address, manuscript "3", vertical file fold has slight toning (well away from stamp), Very Fine

E. 100-150
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8323
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8323, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins to full, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Apr. 11, 4 O'Clock" circular datestamp on Nov. 17, 1844 folded letter to city address, stamp with some minor cracks in enamel as is typical, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 100-150
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8324
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8324, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large even margins, deep shade, red "U.S." in frame cancel strongly impressed (ties thru lettersheet), red "New-York May 18" circular datestamp and blue manuscript "25" cents rate for over-400 miles also ties stamp, on ca. 1845-46 folded cover to Charleston S.C., stamp has a few scratches in enamel as often seen, appears Extremely Fine, a choice and rare use of the Blue carrier stamp on mail to South Carolina from the Mitchell correspondence, ex "Gordon N. John"

E. 200-300
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8325
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8325, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, partly clear strike of matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, May ?, O'Clock" (1844) circular datestamp on folded letter to Broadway street address, fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
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8326
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8326, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large margins, tied by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Oct. 7, 9 O'Clock" circular datestamp on light green folded letter addressed to "Collector of the Post" in New York, some minor soiling along edges, still Very Fine, ex Gliedman

E. 100-150
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8327
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8327, City Despatch PostU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Two covers, first with large margins to full at top, tied by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Feb. 17, 6 O'Clock" (1845) circular datestamp on folded letter to Wall Street address, stamp with some typical minor creasing and small tears, letter with splits, appears Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate, second cover bears a stamp with huge margins to ample at top, tied by multiple strikes of red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Feb. 11, O'Clock" circular datestamp on folded cover, stamp with minor creasing and small edge tear, appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
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8328
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8328, City Despatch Post(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2), (Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2)(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2). Huge margins to just touched at bottom, red "Free" in frame handstamp cancel, impression ties thru paper, matching "City Despatch Post P.O. Dec. 28, 1 O'Clock" circular datestamp on ca. 1846 folded cover to local street address, Very Fine, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
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8329
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8329, City Despatch Post(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2), (Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2)(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2). Huge margins to barely touched at upper right, red "Free" in frame handstamp cancel with matching "City Despatch Post P.O. Jan. 7, 1 O'Clock" circular datestamp on diminutive cover to Pearl Street address, back of cover with a hole but the stamp is fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
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8330
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8330, City Despatch Post(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2), (Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2)(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2). Huge margins all around, uncancelled on Jan. 29, 1847 folded letter to Chautauqua Corners N.Y., red "New-York Feb. 1" circular datestamp with matching "10" in circle handstamp, manuscript "Chg" notation, stamp with just a bit of rubbing in the top left margin, slightly toned file folds not affecting the stamp or markings, Very Fine, used during the brief period of Mead's ownership (the post was taken over by Cummings & Wright in March 1847)

E. 200-300
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8331
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8331, City Despatch Post(Mead's and Cole's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black, with and without "CC" (40L2, 40L4, 40L5), (Mead's and Cole's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black, with and without "CC" (40L2, 40L4, 40L5)(Mead's and Cole's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black, with and without "CC" (40L2, 40L4, 40L5). Group of six off-cover stamps, including three No. 40L2, two 40L4 and one 40L5, two of the 40L2 with large margins, red "Paid" in frame and pen cancels, one 40L4 with large margins, the other separated roughly with large margins to in, No. 40L5 also with large margins, black "Paid" cancel, the usual small faults to be expected including scuffs on the glazed papers, Very Fine appearing and scarce group, several are ex Schwartz, Scott value $1,750.00

E. 150-200
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8332
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8332, City Despatch PostCity Despatch Post P.O. -- 9, -- 0'Clock, City Despatch Post P.O. -- 9, -- 0'ClockCity Despatch Post P.O. -- 9, -- 0'Clock. Revived circular datestamp (month replaced by a slug and blank time) in typical brownish-red color on Oct. 8, 1849 blue folded letter from Newark N.J. to New York City street address, no rate indicated, manuscript docketing, Very Fine, see page 23 of The City Despatch Post 1842-1852 Issues for other examples of this revived datestamp usage, all are dated in late 1849 and early 1850, ex Hahn

E. 100-150
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8333
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8333, City Despatch Post(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4). Ample to large margins, small closed tear and small scrape, cancelled by "Paid" (not tied) on cover addressed simply to "New York", red "New-York Oct. 31 2cts" integral drop-rate circular datestamp, the sender's signature at lower left and U.S. country designation in address indicate British origin, probably bootlegged into New York City and given to Cole's, without a street address Cole's had to bring it to the post office, small ink erosion hole at left of cover, Fine appearance and unusual, ex Golden, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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8334
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8334, City Despatch Post(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4). Large margins to touched at upper left, crease and some typical enamel scraping, cancelled by bold "Paid" handstamp on small folded cover to city address, red "New-York May 21 2cts" integral drop-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine appearance

E. 150-200
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8335
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8335, City Despatch Post(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L4). Balance of two covers, both stamps with small faults, to-the-mails uses with first on cover to Connecticut, second on Feb. 23, 1850 docketed cover to Maryland, red New York 5c integral-rate circular datestamps, latter cover with edge wear, Fine appearance

E. 100-150
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8336
 
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8336, City Despatch Post(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L6), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L6)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L6). Tight margins, grid cancel, sound and Fine

400
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8337
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8337, City Despatch Post(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L6), (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L6)(Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed, "CC" at Sides (40L6). Position 32, large margins, oxidized as usual, slightly creased, cancelled by four-bar rectangular grid, red "New-York 5 cts. 18 Nov." (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Boston, Very Fine appearance, the Vermilion "CC" stamp is very scarce on cover and even rarer on "to the mails" covers, ex Kapiloff

E. 400-500
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