Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 December, 2022

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Category — City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3099
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3099, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.City Despatch Post N.Y. Feb. 18, 9 O'Clock. Type I double-line circular datestamp with "N.Y." inverted, struck in deep carmine on 1842 folded printed invitation to officers of "Artillery and Infantry of this City" to attend a meeting of the Committee of Arrangements for a Grand Military Fete in honor of Washington's Birthday, addressed to Col. Samuel Jones Mumford, Extremely Fine, this is the first type of datestamp used by the City Despatch Post, which started delivering regular mail about one week earlier, examples of this short-lived datestamp with inverted "N.Y." are rare, ex "New Amsterdam"

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E. 750-1,000
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3100
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3100, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large to huge margins all around, manuscript “X” cancel, red "New-York Apr. 30" (1842) circular datestamp on folded letter to East Hartford, Ct., manuscript "12 -1/2" cents due, light soiling and wear along file folds, otherwise Very Fine, this dates from the two-month period (April-May 1842) when letters carried by the City Despatch Post to the mails for delivery outside the city were cancelled in manuscript and received no local post markings--fewer than six City Despatch Post 40L1 covers to other cities are known

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E. 750-1,000
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3101
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3101, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large to huge margins, tied by orange-red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 24, 1 O'Clock" (1842) Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to local street address, file folds, some slight wear, otherwise Very Fine, ex Seybold and Hall, Scott value $2,500.00

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E. 300-400
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3102
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3102, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Huge margins all around, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame handstamp on Feb. 27, 1843 folded letter from famous real estate broker, James N. Wells, to property owner in Saratoga Springs N.Y., red "New-York Feb. 28" circular datestamp and blue manuscript "18-3/4" rate, stamp has been lifted and pressed to eliminate crease at lower left, still Very Fine, a choice and scarce "to the mails" carrier use, ex Meyersburg

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E. 300-400
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3103
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3103, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Two on separate covers, large to enormous margins, each cancelled by red “U.S.” with company datestamps, fresh and Very Fine

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E. 400-500
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3104
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3104, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.(Mead's) City Despatch Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2). Large even margins, few tiny rubbed spots in surface color, blue manuscript cancel, tied by red "New-York 10 cts. 15 Sep" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Farmington Maine, Extremely Fine, this falls into the period when the City Despatch Post Office was owned by Cummings and Wright, ex Golden

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E. 300-400
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3105
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3105, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y.(Cole's) City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y., 2c Black on Green, 2c Black on Vermilion, "CC" at sides (40L4, 40L6). Three covers, one of 40L4 and two of 40L6, the latter two are uses to the mails, all stamps with four margins, 40L6 covers addressed to Conn. and Philadelphia, small faults including 40L4 stamp with slight scuffing, 40L6 stamps slight oxidation as usual, Very Fine appearance

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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