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United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Usage by State (New York)
 
 
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Lot 143
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, cancelled by faint red grid and tied by matching "Albany N.Y. Aug. 9" 32mm c.d.s. on small white envelope to Manorville, Long Island, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 144
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins, attractive shade and excellent impression, tied by red grid, matching "Albany N.Y. Nov. 28" c.d.s. with ornaments, on 1848 folded letter to Baltimore, file fold at center, Very Fine stamp and cover.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 145
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, cancelled by red "5", matching "Albion N.Y. Jul. 5" c.d.s. on buff envelope to Lockport with two line corner card of the Orleans Insurance Company; stamp with a trivial tiny toned spot in margin at top left, still Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM ALBION.

Expertization: 2002 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Knapp.

Albion received no 1847 stamps of either denomination.

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Lot 146
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large balanced margins, tied by blue "Auburn N.Y. Jan. 23" c.d.s., repeated at left, on bluish gray envelope to Morris, N.Y., Extremely Fine, handsome usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 147
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins, irregular but ample at left, pen cancelled, on 1849 folded letter to Washington, blue "Auburn N.Y. May 19" c.d.s. at lower left; stamp with tiny margin tear at top, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

ONE OF THREE RECORDED 10¢ COVERS FROM AUBURN.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 148
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), close but clear margins to ample at right, fine impression, tied by red grid, matching "Batavia N.Y. Dec. 11" c.d.s. on 1848 printed invitation for a "Whig Ball" in celebration of the election of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore with brief note in manuscript at bottom, all in gold on pale yellow; lettersheet with some edge wear, minor wrinkling, still Fine, believed to be unique.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 149
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly ample margins except just clear at left center, handsome 1849 shade, tied by red grids, matching "Bath N.Y. Dec. 5" c.d.s. on white envelope to Ithaca, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

RARE TOWN AND ONE OF ONLY A FEW 1847 COVERS WITH THIS OLD STYLE POSTMARK.
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Lot 150
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, rich color and sharp impression, tied by red herringbone cancel, matching "Binghamton N.Y. May 2" c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to Albany; toning and some wear along file folds, Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel on a choice stamp.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: 1973 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies.
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Lot 151
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), two singles, first with ample margins to clear at bottom, cancelled by black grid, on white envelope to Rose Clapp in West Haven with red "Binghamton N.Y. Feb. 19" c.d.s., other has large margins to touching two sides, tied by bright red grid, matching Aug. 27th c.d.s. and addressed to Miss Clapp in Black Rock; each cover with tiny edge tear, Very Fine and scarce pair of covers making a most appealing exhibit page.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

During the time span of this correspondence the more familiar Binghamton herringbone cancel was supplanted by a gridiron and the occasional pen cancel- this situation provided the basis for a number of clever fakes with the more valuable fancy herringbone added to cleaned or substituted stamps; the end result is that Binghamton covers with grid cancels have become quite scarce.

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Lot 152
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to just touching in two places, tied by very bold pen cancel on 1850 folded letter to Utica, N.Y. with partly struck "Brooklyn N.Y. Jan. 5" c.d.s. in red, contents mention a California newspaper being sent separately, Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 153
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), vertical pair, mostly large margins except top stamp in at left and clear at top, tied by blue grids, matching "Buffalo N.Y. Jan. 21" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter to Millard Fillmore, then the state comptroller in Albany, manuscript. "Due 10", docketing in Fillmore's hand, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Contents (from a friend, S.G. Haven, writing to Fillmore while waiting in court) indicate this contained an additional three letters, making this a quadruple rate; there is also an amusing reference to Nathan K. Hall, later postmaster general under Fillmore.

Shortly after this letter was sent, Fillmore resigned the comptrollership, having been elected vice president on the Whig Party ticket with General Taylor in November of 1848. The writer of the letter, Solomon Hall, was a partner in the firm of Fillmore, Hall and Haven
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Lot 154
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample margins, dark shade tied by bold blue grid, matching well struck "Buffalo N.Y. 10 Apr. 23" c.d.s. on buff envelope to South Norwalk, Conn.; cover with tiny erosion hole at lower right, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 155
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), ample to large margins to touched at lower left, tied by bold pen cancel on 1849 folded letter with partially struck "Canajoharie N.Y. 27 Aug." c.d.s. in black, to Harrison Square, Mass., Fine and very scarce.
Estimate 300 - 400

Interesting lengthy enclosure is headed "Sharon Springs" includes some comments on letters going astray: "Sharon post offices are as numerous as blackberries in cholera time, and unless Canajoharie is written upon the backs of your favors, they will be sure to find a last resting place in the General post office." etc.

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Lot 156
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample to large margins, dark shade, fine impression tied by red grid, matching rimless "Catskill N.Y. Dec. 10" postmark and "10" handstamp on 1849 folded letter to Columbus, O.; lettersheet with scattered natural bleach specks, still Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 10¢ COVER FROM CATSKILL.

Expertization: 2001 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 157
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins to clear at bottom, fine color and impression tied by neatly applied eight bar open grid in red, matching "Clarkson N.Y. Apr. 1" c.d.s. on 1848 folded note to Albion, Very Fine, rare cancel.
Estimate 500 - 750

ONE OF FOUR 1847 COVERS KNOWN FROM CLARKSON.

Clarkson received no 1847 stamps of either denomination.

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Lot 158
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), mostly ample to large margins except close at bottom prooflike color and impression, cancelled by vivid orange red grid, matching "Dansville N.Y. Oct. 24" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter to Toledo, Ohio, manuscript "Paid" at upper left, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

ONE OF THREE RECORDED 10¢ COVERS FROM DANSVILLE.
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Lot 159
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins, tied by pen strokes on 1849 folded letter to Cortlandville, N.Y., blue "Deposit N.Y. May 9" c.d.s.; stamp with vertical file crease, Fine appearance.
Estimate 300 - 400

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM DEPOSIT.

Expertization: clear 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 160
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), full margins to just in at bottom, tied by red grid, matching "Elmira N.Y. Feb. 14" c.d.s. on illustrated Valentine envelope to Dundee, N.Y. in bronze on gray, additional floral motifs on flap; cover with light central file fold, stamp with trivial tiny toned spot at top left, a beautiful and Very Fine usage. Illustrated in Alexander in the color section and on p. 365.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: clear 1975 and 1983 P.F. Certificates.
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Lot 161
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), full to ample margins, cancelled by blue "5" rate handstamp, matching "Elmira N.Y. Apr. 30" c.d.s. on large turned 1849 court letter to Rochester with attorney's letterhead, inside with red "Rochester N.Y. May 2" c.d.s., file folds not affecting stamp which has been lifted and replaced, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1980 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 162
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, lovely color and nice clear impression, cancelled by red "5" rate handstamp, matching "Elmira N.Y. Jul. 13" c.d.s. on turned 1849 court letter to Rochester, inside with red "Rochester N.Y. 5 Jul. 14", c.d.s., Very Fine, a rare and attractive usage.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 163
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample to large margins except clear top right, tied by orange red grid, matching "Elmira N.Y. Sep. 9" c.d.s. on light buff envelope to Colebrook, Ct.; slight edge wear, still Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

ONLY TWO 10¢ COVERS FROM ELMIRA ARE RECORDED.

Expertization: 2001 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 164
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), clear to large margins, tied by manuscript. "X" on grayish blue envelope to Princeton, N.J. with light strike of red "Flushing N.Y. Sep. 28" c.d.s.; stamp with small faults, Fine and very rare.
Estimate 300 - 400

ONE OF ONLY TWO 1847 COVERS FROM FLUSHING- THERE ARE NO 10¢ COVERS.

Flushing never received a supply of 1847 stamps.

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Lot 165
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), full to large margins, fine impression, cancelled by two strikes of blue "5", just tied at right, with third strike on turned 1847 folded cover to Lockport, matching "Geneva N.Y. Dec. 23" c.d.s., inside with blackish green "Lockport N.Y. Dec. 20" postmark., some internal separations at folds, Fine and unique.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 166
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), bottom sheet margin single, ample to large other sides, deep shade, placed next to address and tied by multiple strikes of blue grid, matching "Geneva N.Y. Dec. 2" c.d.s. on 1847 folded letter to New York; cover lightly cleaned, stamp with unnoticeable speck of ink from sender's pen, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 167
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to clear at bottom, beautiful early color and superb impression, tied by black "Glenn's Falls N.Y." c.d.s. with indistinct date, matching Roman Numeral "V" at right, on Jan. 9, 1848 folded letter to the telegraph office at Troy, incorrect "1847" in Jan. dateline but 1848 year date confirmed by receiver's note in manuscript, Very Fine, interesting contents relating to the telegraph business.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 USAGE FROM GLEN'S FALLS.

Glen's Falls never received a supply of 1847 stamps.

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Lot 168
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, bright shade and sharp impression, tied by green grid, matching "Gouverneur N.Y. Dec. 26" c.d.s. on Dec. 25, 1849 folded letter to North Egrimont, N.Y., Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM GOUVERNEUR.

Expertization: 1968 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 169
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins except just in at bottom right, bright attractive color, tied by nearly full strike of blue "Granville N.Y. May 30" c.d.s. on buff envelope to Orwell, Vt., fresh and Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

THE ONLY RECORDED USAGE FROM GRANVILLE.

Granville received 400 5¢ stamps.

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Lot 170
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, cancelled by red grid on buff envelope to Islip, N.Y. with matching "Greenport N.Y. Nov. 9" c.d.s. at far right, 1849 docketing just ties stamp, Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 171
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), full to large margins, handsome color with sharp impression, tied by green grid, matching "Ithaca N.Y. 11 Dec." c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to Elmira; lettersheet with some tears, worthy of restoration, stamp Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 172
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins to barely touched at left pretty shade, tied by black grid, matching "Jamestown N.Y. Jun. 19" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Buffalo, N.Y., Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 173
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, tied by black grid, matching "Jamestown N.Y. Jan. 23" c.d.s. on 1850 notice of trial; contents bleed through, Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 174
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1 var.), mostly large margins, beautiful color and superb impression, tied by on-the-nose "Keesville N.Y. Feb. 27" c.d.s., repeated at left, on 1849 folded letter to Windsor, Vt., Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

One of four recorded 1847 covers from Keesville.

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Lot 175
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, fine impression, tied by red orange grid and matching "Kingston N.Y. Jun. 15" c.d.s. on white envelope to Cheshire, Ct., Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

ONE OF THREE RECORDED 1847 COVERS FROM KINGSTON.

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gibson, Sampson.

Kingston received only 1,000 5¢ stamps and 50 10¢ stamps.

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Lot 176
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins to just in two places, excellent impression and color, tied by large manuscript "X" on 1850 folded cover with blue "Lansingburgh N.Y. Nov. 21" c.d.s. to Grand Rapids, Mich., fresh and Fine, unlisted in Alexander.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

THE ONLY KNOWN 10¢ COVER FROM LANSINGBURGH.

Expertization: 2001 P.F. Certificate.

Lansingburgh received just 100 10¢ stamps.

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Lot 177
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins except close at bottom, beautiful color and fine impression, cancelled by red "10" rate handstamp, matching "Little Falls N.Y. Sep. 12" c.d.s. on 1849 printed petition for Whig nominee for Canal Commissioner, with note at bottom from the nominee, Martin Priest, to Kingston, immaculate and Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED 1847 COVERS FROM LITTLE FALLS.

Little Falls received no supplies of either denomination.

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Lot 178
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), single with right sheet margin, close to ample other three sides, deep color and sharp impression, tied by bold blue grid, matching "Lockport N.Y. Aug. 2" c.d.s. on blue 1850 folded letter to Penn Yan with address and contents in blue ink, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 179
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), left sheet margin single, full to touched other sides, tied by heavy pen strokes on 1848 folded cover to New York with bluish green "Lockport N.Y. Nov. 2" c.d.s. at lower right, Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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