Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021

Category — Local Posts and Independent Mails: Brainard thru Eagle City Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1769
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1769, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Brainard thru Eagle City PostCook's Dispatch, Baltimore Md., (1c) Green (51L1). Three large margins, touched at bottom, bright color, cancelled by single manuscript line that extends just over top edge of stamp onto cover, stamp did not originate on this cover, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), full margins to slightly in, tied by bluish-black "Baltimore Md. Apr. 4" rimless circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York City, docketing on inside flap but the year is torn away

VERY FINE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE COOK'S DISPATCH 51L1 STAMP.

Only six confirmed copies of the Cook's Dispatch stamp are known, including three on covers. This cover is listed in the Kelly and Roth surveys, but the stamp did not originate.

Illustrated in Kelly CCP series (Vol. 50, No. 4). Ex Needham, Middendorf and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400