Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
277
c
1c, 2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1, JQ2). Two covers, first with JQ1 used as a postage due stamp with 1c stamp to Philadelphia, Sep. 1930 use, second cover with 2c used as postage due on legal-size cover with 2c stamp from Kansas City to Menasha Wis., Sep. 1913 usage, first with small waterstain, Fine-Very Fine and unusual, Scott value on covers $385.00

E. 150-200
0
277A
og
Sale 1262, Lot 277A, Air Post, Parcel Post1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Four original-gum pairs and three singles, one horizontal pair is Mint N.H., other three pairs with one Mint N.H. and one hinged stamp, one of those pairs with wide top sheet margin, also three right sheet margin singles, one Mint N.H. and two hinged, Fine-Very Fine, each individual item accompanied by a P.S.E. certificate, also P.S.E. certificates for the block of 17 from which these originate, Scott value without premium for the Mint N.H.

480
300
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278
ngbl
Sale 1262, Lot 278, Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails(1c) Blue on Rose, Franklin Carrier Reprint (LO3). Bottom sheet margin block of 15, without gum as issued, couple light creases, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail is for two blocks of four and seven singles

870
400
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278A
c
Sale 1262, Lot 278A, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8). Large margins to in at top, cancelled by penstroke, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Jan. 19" circular datestamp on buff cover to Philadelphia, top flap with blue embossed importer's oval which is partway missing from opening, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott value as tied $1,500.00

E. 500-750
275
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279
c
Sale 1262, Lot 279, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel, tied by matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 1, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to street address, lightly cleaned, stamp lifted and placed back

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST STAMP ISSUED UNDER THE POST OFFICE’S AUTHORITY.

Although no year date is shown, it is definitely September 1, 1842, because orange-red canceling ink was used in 1842, not 1843, and 6LB3 was superseded by other printings by September 1843.

Ex Middendorf, Golden and Kramer. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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280
c
Sale 1262, Lot 280, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Full to large margins, bright shade, tied by red "U.S." in frame cancel, red "New-York Aug. 9" circular datestamp on Aug. 8, 1843 folded letter to Newark N.J., blue manuscript "6" rate, small tear at top center, stamp has faint creasing along top margin from placement along edge of letter, still Very Fine, scarce use of carrier stamp on letter to a nearby New Jersey post office, ex "New Amsterdam"

E. 400-500
400
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281
c
Sale 1262, Lot 281, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green, Retouched Die (12L2). Large margins, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 19 10:30AM 1894" machine cancel and used with 2c Carmine (220), faults prior to use, on cover with Victor Cycles illustrated advertising corner card to San Francisco, purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration on back, Very Fine appearance, especially desirable with the bicycle theme corner card cover, 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 value with no premium for the advertising $2,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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282
c
Sale 1262, Lot 282, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6). Cancelled by neat strike of 7-bar grid on folded letter datelined "Tuckahoe June 1st 1848" to Philadelphia, manuscript "Paid 5" at top left, light vertical file fold does not affect stamp, the stamp with light corner creases, Very Fine appearance, ex Geisler, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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283
c
Sale 1262, Lot 283, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6). Large margins to slightly in, sealed tear at bottom right, cancelled by black dots, impression ties thru paper on Feb. 14, 1848 folded letter to local street address, Fine appearance, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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284
c
Sale 1262, Lot 284, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black (15L6). Large margins, affixed to buff cover to Judge Campbell, docketing at left, cover with small scotch tape stain at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, ex Gibson

E. 300-400
225
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285
c
Sale 1262, Lot 285, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsD. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L8). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by partly clear strike of blue "Phila. Pa. 5cts. Sep. 27" (1847) circular datestamp on gray folded letter to West Chester Pa., stamp slightly toned, still Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

950
275
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286
c
Sale 1262, Lot 286, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBlood's Penny Post Philada. Apl. 11 1858. Double-circle datestamp with "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 11, 1859" octagonal datestamp and manuscript "30" unpaid rate on buff cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, "New-York Br. Pkt. 23 Apr. 13" debit datestamp, manuscript "Per Prussian Closed Mail", carried on the Cunarder Persia, red Aachen transit backstamp, blue crayon "45" due, Very Fine and scarce Blood's cover to Germany, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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287
c
Sale 1262, Lot 287, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBlood's Despatch Oct. 2, 1855 4 -1/2 P.M. Circular datestamp with "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 2" circular datestamp and "30" unpaid rate handstamp on buff cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, "N. York U.S. Pkt. 14 Oct. 6" debit datestamp, red "24/9 KrR America Uber Bremen" handstamp at upper left and red crayon "34" due marking, carried on the Ocean Line's Washington, Very Fine and scarce Blood's cover to Germany

E. 400-500
250
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288
c
Sale 1262, Lot 288, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City/Express Post/July 10 9 O'C. Red rectangular framed datestamp, manuscript "Collect 4" and pencil "Collect 1/-" rates on Jul. 8, 1844 folded letter from Rochester to New York City, file folds, Very Fine, based on origin and collect marking this is a conjunctive use with Pomeroy, ex Hahn

E. 300-400
200
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289
c
Sale 1262, Lot 289, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3). Cut octagonally and with margins clear to just touched, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp struck inverted, red "Boyd's City Express Post Feb. 14 O'C" oval datestamp on illustrated Valentine cover to local address, slight edgewear, opened for display, Very Fine, ex Kuphal and Stimmell, Scott Value $500.00

E. 300-400
425
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290
c
Sale 1262, Lot 290, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Brick Red (20L12). Huge margins, tied by light strike of "Paid J.T.B." handstamp on cover to local street address, faint "Boyd's City Express Post Dec. 29" oval datestamp, with original contents, trivial edgewear, Extremely Fine, ex Geisler, Scott value $500.00

E. 300-400
550
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291
c
Sale 1262, Lot 291, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Dull Orange (20L13). Enormous margins, tied by "Paid/J.T.B." handstamp with additional strike to right, "Boyd's City Express Post Sep. 2 12" oval datestamp on cover to local street address, file fold and tears on backflaps, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and Very Fine cover, the Orange on White stamp was used briefly in 1856-57 and is very scarce on cover

E. 200-300
425
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292
ng
Sale 1262, Lot 292, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Blue on Red (20L29). Unused (no gum), large margins, some oxidation along a horizontal crease, otherwise Extremely Fine and very scarce, the three examples in this sale represent a decent percentage of the known examples, none are known used or with gum

1,500
275
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293
ng
Sale 1262, Lot 293, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Blue on Red (20L29). Unused (no gum), full to ample margins all around, couple thin specks and tiny scrape, Very Fine appearance and very scarce, the three examples in this sale represent a decent percentage of the known examples, none are known used or with gum

1,500
550
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294
ng
Sale 1262, Lot 294, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Blue on Red (20L29). Unused (no gum), margins to just in at bottom, small thin spots, Fine appearance and very scarce, the three examples in this sale represent a decent percentage of the known examples, none are known used or with gum, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,500
400
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295
E
Sale 1262, Lot 295, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c 1876 Imperforate Trial Colors (20L32-E). Nos. 20L32 and 20L34 mounted on page with nine different imperforate trial colors, contemporary note reads "These stamps were the essays for the present issue of Boyd's City Dispatch, the two upper (perforated) examples being adopted. Presented by the Proprietor. Apl. 1877.", Very Fine and extremely rare showpiece, ex Dos Passos and Golden

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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296
c
Sale 1262, Lot 296, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Brown on Yellow Glazed (20L34). Centered to left, horizontal crease at bottom, tied by handstamp cancel on Hardware and Cutlery illustrated cover to local street address, several strikes of "EUREKA FIRE HOSE CO." handstamp, cover with small tear at top, Fine and scarce tied use

E. 200-300
550
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297
ng
Sale 1262, Lot 297, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's City Dispatch, New York N.Y., 2c Brown on Yellow Glazed, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (20L34a). Unused (no gum), partly broken crease and another lighter crease, thin spot, otherwise Fine, acceptable condition for this rarity, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 300-400
300
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298
ng
Sale 1262, Lot 298, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBoyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Orange Red (20L43A). Unused (no gum), minute thin speck, Very Fine appearance, very rare, although unused and used Scott values are the same, this issue is much rarer in unused condition in our experience

150
170
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299
 
Boyd's City Express, Collection Balance. Balance in a box with an album and several envelopes of stamps and numerous covers, wide range of issues including some stampless, we note catalog values to $300.00 or even $500.00 for several items, also listed but unpriced items including No. 20LU31 entire (two unused examples), No. 20L33a on cover, also some reference material and group Hussey's Express for good measure, overall Fine-Very Fine, this is a balance of what was once a prominent exhibit collection so while anything truly rare is absent, some worthwhile material still to be found

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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300
c
Sale 1262, Lot 300, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsBronson & Forbes' City Express Post, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Black on Green (27L1). Huge margins, faint vertical wrinkle, uncancelled and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), tied by "Chicago Ill. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on buff paper dealers' embossed corner card cover to Dubuque Iowa, 3c stamp minor margin flaw from placement near edge, otherwise Fine and rare, fewer than a dozen Bronson & Forbes' covers are known and all but two have uncancelled stamps (Scott value for tied stamp on cover is $14,000.00), ex Stimmell, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
450
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301
 
Sale 1262, Lot 301, Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Full to large margins, tied by red "Free" in frame, matching "City Despatch Post N.Y. 30 May 4 O'Clock" (1842) double-line circular datestamp on locally addressed cover front only, Very Fine, ex Mirsky, Scott value as off-cover

350
400
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302
c
Sale 1262, Lot 302, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsForwarded Through Gilpin's Exchange Reading Room and Foreign Letter Office, N. York. Red oval handstamp on top flap of 1840 folded letter to Havre, France, red Jul. 2 receiving datestamp, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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303
c
Sale 1262, Lot 303, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct. Four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) with "Collect/6-1/4 Cents/for/Norwich Office" four-line handstamp (Ty. C11) on Aug. 23, 1844 folded letter addressed in blue to Worcester Mass., lightly inked but much clearer strikes than usual, Very Fine, the earliest recorded use of the Collect handstamp, Hale privately carried mail along the Norwich & Worcester Railroad route in 1844-45, a mail contract route agent was assigned to the 59 mile route in 1847 (see lot 26 for the earliest example of the route agent), ex Gutman

E. 200-300
275
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304
c
Sale 1262, Lot 304, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct. Four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) with "Collect/6-1/4 Cents/for/Norwich Office" four-line handstamp (Ty. C11) on Feb. 12, 1845 folded letter to Springfield Mass., red "Hale & Co.'s Mail Worcester" oval handstamp (Ty. F43) applied in transit, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Norwich to Springfield, thus the unusual combination of markings, Hale privately carried mail along the Norwich & Worcester Railroad route in 1844-45, a mail contract route agent was assigned to the 59 mile route in 1847 (see lot 26 for the earliest example of the route agent), ex Gutman

E. 400-500
250
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305
c
Sale 1262, Lot 305, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Position 5, square margins with top right corner sheet margins, huge at bottom, slightly in at left, Third State showing defective plate at right, cancelled by one of three bold strikes of red "Paid" cancel on May 14, 1845 folded letter from Staten Island to Boston, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" oval handstamp -- the first "Paid" was applied to the letter, then the stamp was affixed over the "Paid" and cancelled by a second strike, followed by a third strike positioned at left -- the "Paid" on the stamp is heavy enough to indent the paper thru the lettersheet, which leaves no doubt that the stamp originated, but the sequence of markings is very unusual, stamp has short faint horizontal crease, still Very Fine, this is the only Hale & Co. cover from Staten Island recorded by Gutman, illustrated in his Hale book (page 288) and Independent Mails book, ex Hall and Dr. Puliafito, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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306
 
Sale 1262, Lot 306, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsHartford Conn. Mail Route, (5c) Black on Yellow Glazed (80L1). Large margin at top with portion of adjoining stamp, ample to clear other sides, manuscript "X" cancel and "South" applied before use, bit heavy vertical crease and usual slight oxidation, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and seldom offered example of the manuscript "South"

2,000
225
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307
c
Sale 1262, Lot 307, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsJohnson's Free P.O. Box, Philadelphia Pa., Black on Orange (unlisted in Scott). Group of two covers and six off-cover labels depicting Abraham Lincoln, first with rectangular label (Ty. II) and with 1865 date affixed to back of folded cover franked with 2c Black (73), straight edge at left, tied by partly clear strike of Philadelphia Pa. double-circle datestamp and addressed to Baltimore Md., label with small bit of oxidation and tiny margin nick, file folds not affecting stamp or label, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate, second cover with 2c Black (73) and Type II label both affixed to front of cover, Black Jack cancelled by partly clear Philadelphia duplex, similar condition to the first cover, Fine, also three off-cover labels in Orange and three in Green, each Types I-III, few small faults, Fine and interesting group, the Johnson's Box labels are believed by some specialists to be advertising labels applied to letters taken from a local merchant's mail-drop box

E. 400-500
700
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307A
 
Sale 1262, Lot 307A, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00, 10c-25c Horse & Rider Issues (143L1/143L9). Four of the Transcontinental Horse & Rider stamps including unused $4.00 Green (143L2), $2.00 Green (143L4, two) and $4.00 Black (143L5), also used $1.00 Red (143L3), Virginia City issue with Nos. 143L7 (one used and one unused), 143L8 (one used and one unused) and 143L9 unused, few small faults, mostly Fine group

3,755
1,100
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308
 
Sale 1262, Lot 308, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00, $1.00 Red (143L1, 143L3). Both with identifiable strikes of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, faults including nicked corner on $2.00 and tear on $1.00, still scarce and collectable used examples

2,000
160
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309
c
Sale 1262, Lot 309, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8). Large margins to clear, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City N.T. Jul. 5" oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire (U34) with printed frank to San Francisco, some edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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310
 
Carriers and Locals Balance. Several binders in a box containing a wide range of material, hundreds of items, a decent amount of genuine low to mid-value stamps as well as genuine covers, but also many forgeries including the possibly better items, mixed condition, overall Fine

E. 400-500
900
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311
 
Sale 1262, Lot 311, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsCarriers and Locals Balance. Eight stamps and one fake, including unused Nos. LO2, LO3, 40L1, 143L3, also includes Providence R.I. No. 10X1 reprint, overall Fine-Very Fine, four with older certificates

E. 300-400
250
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311A
 
Carriers and Locals Accumulation. Lots of stamps on pages, loose and on sales cards, as is typical most of the better are fakes but a few genuine examples as well including a couple U.S. City Depatch Post and some Franklin and Eagle Carrier reprints, Fine or appear so

E. 150-200
350
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312
og
Sale 1262, Lot 312, Carriers, Locals and Independent MailsNational Sailor's Fair, Boston, 10c Green (WV3). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine, scarce

700
375
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