Sale 1260 — 2022 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Category — Local Posts and Independent Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
135
c
Sale 1260, Lot 135, Local Posts and Independent MailsHartford Conn. Mail Route, (5c) Black on Yellow Glazed (80L1). Position 9, full to large margins showing frameline of adjoining stamp above, manuscript "Hartford" precancel, cancelled by pen "X", affixed with red wax wafer on folded cover (with part of content) to New York City, docketed as originating in Hartford on Dec. 10, 1844, pencil "2" for local delivery, file fold clear of stamp, some water stains around stamp, presumably from someone trying to lift it before realizing it was affixed with wax

VERY FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HARTFORD MAIL STAMP WITH "HARTFORD" MANUSCRIPT OVERPRINT APPLIED BEFORE MAILING.

Ex Golden and Dr. Puliafito. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
136
og
Sale 1260, Lot 136, Local Posts and Independent MailsPomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Greenish Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1). Two strips of three rejoined to form the original block of six, Positions 5-7 and 9-11 on the plate of 40, large margins to full at left, bright color, few flaws including bottom strip with horizontal crease which causes a couple small paper breaks, top left stamp tiny thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR RARITY OF INDEPENDENT MAILS AND CLASSIC UNITED STATES PHILATELY. THIS RECONSTRUCTED BLOCK OF SIX CONTAINS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLES OF THE POMEROY'S LETTER EXPRESS 1844

5-CENT BLACK ON GREENISH YELLOW.

Prior to the sale of this block in our Sale 1101 (Stimmell collection), in all of our auctions dating back to 1993 and Rarities sales since 1964, we had not offered even a single unused example of the Pomeroy 5c on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1). Unlike the common unused stamps on thick wove and thin bond, which are remainders, there were no supplies of this first issue left to collectors.

Ex Sloane, Stimmell and Dr. Puliafito. With 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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137
c
Sale 1260, Lot 137, Local Posts and Independent MailsPomeroy's Letter Express, (5c) Black on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper, Value Incomplete (117L2). Large to huge margins, beautiful bright Lemon Yellow shade, cancelled by perfectly clear red "Cd." (impression ties thru paper) on Jul. 10, 1844 folded letter from New York City to chief clerk of the New York State Bank Department at Albany, stamp has trivial pre-use corner crease at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE 21 RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE EXTREMELY RARE POMEROY FIRST ISSUE WITH BLANK VALUE TABLET.

This stamp comes from one of the positions on the plate with the value "20 for $1" incomplete ("$1" removed). This state of the plate was used only for printing stamps in Black on Yellow paper. The Independent Mails book reports 21 covers with the Value Incomplete stamp in the Pomeroy census.

Ex Gordon N. John, Geisler and Dr. Puliafito. With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,400
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138
c
Sale 1260, Lot 138, Local Posts and Independent MailsStaten Island Express Post, Staten Island N.Y., 3c Vermilion (133L1). Ample margins to just barely in, brilliant color, tied by pen line, additional manuscript "Stapleton N.Y. Mch 6" postmark and "5" rate on blue folded cover to Stockbridge Mass., docketed 1850, addressee's name inked over, file fold

FINE. ONLY THREE OF THE SEVEN RECORDED STATEN ISLAND EXPRESS POST 3-CENT COVERS HAVE TYING CANCELLATIONS. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE STAMP USED TO DELIVER A LETTER TO THE MAILS.

Ex Golden and Geisler. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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