Sale 925 — The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Robison & Co. thru Russell

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1673
c
Sale 925, Lot 1673, Robison & Co. thru RussellRussell's 8th Ave. Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Bluish (130L3). Ample margins to just touching, top right corner skinned slightly before use, uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to touched, tied by "New-York Nov. 14" circular datestamp on buff cover to Springfield Mass., some excess glue around both stamps serves to confirm usage, with 1854 letter enclosed, gives writer's address at 367 West 24th Street, small tear in cover just above local stamp

FINE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED RUSSELL'S 130L3 COVERS, OF WHICH ALL BUT ONE HAVE UNCANCELLED STAMPS. ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE AND ELUSIVE OF NEW YORK CITY LOCALS.

Our census of covers bearing Russell's stamps includes five 130L3 Red on Bluish covers as follows: 1) Tied by "New-York 5 Cts. Oct. 9" (ca. 1854) due datestamp on lady's embossed cover to Miss Louise Summer, Middlebury O., ex Worthington, Caspary, Hall, D.K. Collection; 2) Uncancelled on cover to Mess. Mead, Taft & Dewey, 237 Broadway, ex Hollowbush, Boker; 3) Uncancelled on cover with 3c 1851 tied by "New-York Nov. 14" datestamp, 1854 enclosure from writer at 367 W. 24th St., the cover offered here, ex Abt, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1468, realized $5,250 hammer); 4) Uncancelled on Apr. 15, 1856 folded letter (late usage if correct) to Myron Barrett, Union Theo. Seminary, ex Needham, Boker; and 5) Cut to shape, uncancelled, with 3c 1851 tied by "New-York Nov. 5" (ca. 1854) datestamp on small cover to Miss Susan Magie, Bloomfield N.J., ex Caspary. We also record one off-cover 130L3 stamp (ex Lilly, Boker).

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

5,750
4,000