Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

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

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Category — Local Posts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3143
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3143, Local PostsBarr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1). Ample margins, two small ink dots (cancel?), untied as usual, on oatmeal cover to Salem N.C., blue "Lancaster Pa. Apr. 29" circular datestamp and "Paid 3" in oval, minor faint water stains, still Very Fine, an extremely rare Pennsylvania local post stamp--only a few covers with the Red stamp are known, this and the cover offered in the following lot represent two of the three covers listed in Power Search and sold in our auctions since 1993, ex Schwartz

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3144
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3144, Local PostsBarr's Penny Dispatch, Lancaster Pa., (unstated value) Red (8L1). Full margins all around, cancelled by pencil "X" (impression ties thru paper) and pen "X", used on oatmeal cover to local addressee, three vertical folds in cover do not affect stamp, Very Fine, an extremely rare Pennsylvania local post stamp--only a few covers with the Red stamp are known, this and the cover offered in the previous lot represent two of the three covers listed in Power Search and sold in our auctions since 1993, ex Worthington and Hall

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3145
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3145, Local PostsBayonne City Dispatch, Bayonne, N.J. 1c Black (9L1). Ample to large margins, tied by purple target cancel with matching "Bayonne City, May, 15, 1883, Dispatch Paid" three-line datestamp on locally addressed cover, Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate, accompanied by a second similar use but a cover front only

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E. 300-400
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3146
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3146, Local PostsD.O. Blood & Co, Philadelphia, (2c) Black (15L8). Two covers, first pen cancelled, on folded letter to Boston and forwarded to Beverly, Mass., blue "Philadelphia 10c Aug. 24" integral-rate circular datestamp, blue “Paid” handstamp and red Boston forwarding circular datestamp, second an uncancelled stamp on 1847 folded letter to Virginia, blurry strike of blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, Fine pair of covers

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E. 400-500
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3147
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3147, Local PostsD.O. Blood & Co., (unstated value) Blue & Black, Black on Pale Green (15L10, 15L11). Each on separate cover, first uncancelled, with Philadelphia circular datestamp to Bedford, Pa., second with open grid cancel, to Philadelphia street address, Fine

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E. 300-400
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3148
c
D. O. Blood & Co. Balance. 34 covers, including four stampless, few better including 15L9 (not tied, 1990 P.F. certificate), 15L11 (may not originate), 15L18 tied, few other better, nice group of the glazed issue, mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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3149
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3149, Local PostsBoyce's City Express Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (19L1). Ample margins to just in, partly clear impression on deep green paper, uncancelled but appears to have originated with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), large margins to just touched, tied by "New-York May 27" circular datestamp on small cover to Prattsburgh N.Y., ca. 1855, Extremely Fine, the Boyce's stamp is very rare either on or off-cover--approximately 12-15 examples are known, with 2000 P.F. certificate stating "Genuine Scott 19L1" but declining opinion as to usage, ex Ferrary, Mason and Ackerman

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E. 500-750
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3150
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3150, Local PostsBoyd's City Express and City Dispatch, New York N.Y. Balance of 27 covers with most periods present, all but one with adhesive stamp, some advertising including illustrated, a few slightly better including commercial uses of 20L35 and 20L50, mixed condition, mostly Fine or appear so

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E. 750-1,000
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3151
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3151, Local PostsBrooklyn, City Express Post, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1c Black on Blue, Black on Crimson (28L1, 28L3). Two covers, first pen-cancelled on U3 entire to Wis. with Brooklyn circular datestamp, other with red company oval and matching "Paid", stamp tied by black ring cancel, Fine

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E. 300-400
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3152
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3152, Local PostsBrowne & Co.'s City Post Office, Cincinnati O., 1c Black (29L1). Margins to touched, tied by “City Post” dateless circle handstamp with star at bottom on oatmeal cover to Cincinnati street address, stamp with tiny scrape, central file fold and some soiling, Fine

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E. 300-400
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3153
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3153, Local PostsCity Dispatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (41L1). Ample margins to just touching at bottom, tied by grid in circle cancel on oatmeal cover to local street address, small cover stain near top, still Very Fine, ex Kuphal

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500
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3154
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3154, Local PostsEagle City Post, Philadelphia, Pa. (1c) Blue on Bluish (61L4). Two covers used locally, one on printed 1850 railroad notice, uncancelled, with large red company handstamp, the other is pen cancelled, on cover with large red “Paid” in box handstamp, fresh and Fine

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E. 300-400
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3155
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3155, Local PostsEast River Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Green Glazed (62L4). Large margins, uncancelled, tied by gum toning thru paper, used on Feb. 9, 1858 folded letter to the Russian Consul at 260 4th Avenue, the writer is looking for work as an engineer or machinist in the "Rusuan Servace" (sic) and gives his address "near Avenue D", someone subsequently added a message regarding the application and forwarded the letter, first address crossed out and pencil "try 7 Broadway" written below, "Burns" below stamp, "U.S. Mail City Delivery/1/Feb. 10" double-circle carrier datestamp with corresponding "U.S. Mail/4 P.M./Delivery" timestamp with pencil "D" above (Station D), second 11 A.M. Station F timestamp, Very Fine, extremely rare use of the East River Post Office stamp on cover--an unusual combination of local-post and carrier service, ex Schwartz

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E. 750-1,000
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3156
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3156, Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red (87L3). Large margins all around, tied by Inscribed "50 William St. Basement", used with "Paid/G. Hussey" two-line handstamp, used in combination with Hussey's Post, 1858 Black handstamp (87LUP3) on yellow cover to local street address, some wear including cover tear at top, still Very Fine and rare combination

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E. 500-750
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3157
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3157, Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., (1c) Red (87L3). Two large margins, other sides slightly in, tied by "Free" on yellow cover to local street address, embossed insurance co. return card on flap, Fine stamp and fresh attractive cover, very rare, ex Golden, with 1975 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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3158
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3158, Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., 1c Brown Red (87L4). Ample to large margins, tied by "1 Ct. Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on yellow cover to local street address, insurance co. corner card, fresh and Extremely Fine, signed Sloane, ex Golden, with 1978 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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3159
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3159, Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., 1c Brown Red (87L4). Four, large margins to slightly in, tied by three strikes of "Paid/G. Hussey" two-line handstamp on buff cover to Brooklyn street address, insurance co.'s embossed return card on flap

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE MULTIPLE FRANKING OF THE HUSSEY'S POST 1858 ONE-CENT BROWN RED ISSUE.

Signed Sloane. Ex Hollowbush, Golden and Kuphal.

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3160
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3160, Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., 2c Brown, Dated 1863 (87L35). Two huge margins showing adjoining stamps at sides, other sides large to full, tied by "2 Ct. Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on insurance company's 1863 folded notice to local street address, handstamped corner card, some excess gum on stamp, Extremely Fine and very scarce, ex Hall and Geisler

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E. 400-500
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3161
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3161, Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Blue on Wove, Imperforate (87L70). Full margins, tied by purple "Special Message" straightline handstamp on cover with printed insurance co. address, Very Fine, ex Golden, with 1981 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3162
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3162, Local PostsHussey's Post, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Blue Handstamped Wrapper (87LUP2 var). With "Collect/2 cts." two-line handstamp and "Direction/Corrected/by G. Hussey/50 Wm. St." four-line handstamp on Jun. 19, 1858 folded insurance company notice to local street address, street number changed in pencil, Very Fine, rare use of Hussey's letter-box handstamp with Collect marking, ex Hall and Hahn

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E. 500-750
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3163
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3163, Local PostsHussey's/Special Message Post/50 William St. Basement. Large blue three-line handstamp (Hale Ty. PMS-n) on cover to local street address, Extremely Fine and scarce, ex Golden

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E. 200-300
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3164
c
Hussey's Post, New York N.Y. Balance of eight covers, all different, includes Nos. 87L4, 87L10, 87L40, 87L41, 87L49, 87L51, 87L73 and 87LE2, all tied by handstamps, 87L40 with P.F. certificate, some minor faults but overall a Fine and attractive group

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E. 750-1,000
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3165
c
Hussey's Post Collection. Comprehensive collection of stamps and covers in six binders, several better covers including 87L26, 87L38, 87L64, 87L65, 87L73, 87L74, 87L75, most are tied by handstamps, nice group of stampless from the Calvet Hahn collection (Sale 980, lot 3014), including several which would retail in the $300-400 range, several purchased at auction in that price range, several albums of stamps and reprints showing different position characteristics with some multiples or complete sheets, some faults to be expected, many Fine-Very Fine, an impressive collection assembled by a knowledgeable student

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3166
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3166, Local PostsKidder's City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pale Blue Glazed (93L1). Full margins to touched, cancelled by manuscript and pencil on wrapper addressed locally, the pencil is bit heavy and "ties" clearly on the back, Fine and unusual use, with 1966 letter from Elliott Perry stating the stamp originated (and complaining about Henry Needham)

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E. 400-500
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3167
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3167, Local PostsMetropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., 1c Red Orange (107L1). Large margins to full, tied by two strikes of “Paid” in octagon frame, third full strike at left, to Park Place address, stamp with light corner crease at top right

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E. 200-300
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3168
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3168, Local PostsSwarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Wove (136L8). Large margins to just in at upper left, rich color, tied by red "Paid" handstamp on 1849 folded letter to New Haven, Ct., fresh and Very Fine, the Swarts "Rough & Ready" stamp in Blue is very scarce on cover

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E. 200-300
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3169
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3169, Local PostsTeese & Co. Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Blue on Bluish (137L1). Full margins to touched top right, pen-cancelled with bold blue “Philadelphia Pa. 5cts May 30” integral-rate datestamp buff cover to New York, 1853 docketing, Fine

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E. 200-300
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3170
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3170, Local PostsWesttown School, Westtown, Pa., (2c) Gold (145L1, 145L2). Four covers, one of 145L2, all uncancelled, three on backs of covers with 3c Rose (65) on front and Street Road circular datestamps, one 145L1 on front of cover and tied by docketing, two with "Due 3" in pen, faults with a couple defective 3c stamps (including the No. 65 with the local stamp on front), appear Very Good-Fine

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E. 150-200
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3171
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3171, Local PostsCarriers and Locals Cover Balance. Nine covers, including three with 1c stamps with carrier cancels, one stampless with U.S.P.O. Dispatch octagonal datestamp, 6LB11 on cover, two Penny Post uses, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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3172
c
Local Posts Cover Balance. 34 covers, wide range of companies plus a few Western Express and Telegraph, some highlights include Nos. 37L1, 60L2, 106L1, 112L1, 141L2 tied with 13c 1851, interesting group of Swarts, 12LU1 unused entire, etc. very mixed condition with faults to be expected but some useful covers present, see our website PDF

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E. 1,000-1,500
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