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United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Locals
 
 
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Lot 388
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, tied by partial blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts Aug. 1" c.d.s. on undated folded cover to Belair, Md. with Blood's Despatch, black & blue (15L10), margins to cutting, uncancelled as usual but tied by docketing, address with additional street instructions: "direct to lanes court between broad and 10th street No. 7" at lower left; cover without bottom flap and scattered natural bleach spots, 5¢ with light vertical file fold, Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1981 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Norcross.
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Lot 389
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to clear bottom, pen cancelled, on 1849 folded cover with Blood's 1¢ black on Gold (15L12) acid tied and additionally just tied by blue "Philada. Railroad Jun.11" c.d.s., to Culpepper C.H., Va; each stamp with file fold not mentioned in accompanying P.F. Certificate, Fine appearance, very scarce.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1984 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gibson.
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Lot 390
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to clear at right, tied by red "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD" straightline and matching square grid on buff envelope to Waterford, N.Y., Blood's 1¢ black on Bronze (15L13) fine copy acid tied at far right, red "New-York Dec. 4" c.d.s., Fine and scarce.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 391
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to slightly in top right, tied by red square grid on Apr. 9, 1851 folded cover to New York with Blood's 1¢ black on bronze (15L13), margins to touched, acid tied at upper right corner of cover, 5¢ cancelled on arrival without datestamp (as virtually always); local with pre-usage crease, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 392
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), margins to cutting at top left, tied by red square grid, no townmark on incoming envelope to New York with Blood's 1¢ black on bronze (15L13), ample margins, acid tied at upper left, Fine usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

This was placed aboard an east bound train by a Blood's employee and cancelled on arrival in New York; such covers were virtually never struck by a datestamp.

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Lot 393
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), two singles, each with margins to just in at bottom, deep shade and fine impression, tied by matching criss-cross pen cancels on buff envelope to Salem, N.C. with partly struck "Potomac Steamboat Feb. 16" c.d.s. in red and additionally franked with "Blood's Despatch", 1¢ black on Bronze (15L13) acid tied below left 5¢; local with small tear, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

VERY SCARCE COMBINATION OF LOCAL AND ROUTE AGENT'S HANDSTAMP.

Expertization: 1976 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 394
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, pen cancelled and tied by light strike of blue "Philada. Railroad Oct. 30" c.d.s repeated at far right, on white envelope to Delafield, Wis. with Blood's 1¢ black on Bronze (15L13) acid tied on flap; cover refolded at edges, Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1971 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 395
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), margins to cutting, used with Blood's 1¢ black on bronze (15L17), unusually bright and untarnished, both tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5 May 9" c.d.s. on small envelope to Eden Park, Wilmington, Del.; wax seal stain at center, Fine, rare with the local tied in this fashion.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 396
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), vertical pair, mostly large margins, except clear top left, fabulous deep rich color and superb impression, used with Blood's 1¢ black on bronze (15L17) acid cancelled, with both tied by two strikes of blue "Philada. 10 Apr. 15" c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to the Supt. of the Michigan Central R.R. in Detroit, postmark repeated at center, large manuscript "Paid" at upper left, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

ONE OF THE FINEST BLOOD'S USAGES IN EXISTENCE.

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Golden.
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Lot 397
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large to huge margins except clear at top right, clear impression, tied by multiple strikes of straightline "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD" on front only to Portland, Me., matching "New-York 10 cts. 22 Jul." c.d.s. ties Blood's (1c) black on Bronze (15L17) at upper right, fine copy with right sheet margins, additionally acid cancelled, 1849 docketing, right stamp with faint vertical. file crease, Very Fine usage, attractive and scarce.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Rohloff.
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Lot 398
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins except clear at bottom, bright color approaching brown orange, tied by two strikes of blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. May 10" c.d.s. on buff envelope to Ligonier with "Blood's Despatch One-Cent Pre-Paid" double circle with serrated rim, flawless strike at upper left, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

ONE OF ONLY FOUR 1847 COMBINATION COVERS RECORDED, VERY RARE WITH THIS HANDSTAMP.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Sampson.

This handstamp is known only from March through June 1851.

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Lot 399
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), vertical pair, bottom stamp with dot in "5", large margins to cutting, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 10 Mar. 10" c.d.s. on envelope with embossed border to St. Louis, clear strike of "Blood's Despatch Paid" double circle opposite pair, c.d.s. repeated at right; cover slightly reduced at top, Fine and rare.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

ONE OF TWO SUCH COMBINATION COVERS RECORDED.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Emerson.
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Lot 400
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, tied by red square grid on front only to Utica with Bouton's 2¢ black on gray blue (18L2), large margins, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" handstamp struck in traditional face-free manner, "New-York Jan. 30" c.d.s. at far right, Very Fine, very rare usage.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Hall.
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Lot 401
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins to in at bottom., tied by red square grid and "New-York Nov. 9" c.d.s. on front only to Oswego with Bouton's 2¢ black on gray blue (18L2), large margins to clear at right, intense shade, tied by red "Bouton/Paid" handstamp and N.Y. square grid Bouton handstamp repeated opposite stamp, blue manuscript "Paid 10¢" at top center, Fine and very rare usage.
Estimate 5,000 - 6,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO SUCH COMBINATIONS.

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Hall.
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Lot 402
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), margins touched to slightly in, tied by red square grid on envelope to New Brunswick, N.J. with Boyd's 2¢ black on green (20L4), large margins, grid cancel, at upper left, "New-York Feb. 12" c.d.s. struck between stamps; cover with light soiling, local with corner crease at top right, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1980 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 403
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large margins except clear at top right, handsome dark color and clear impression, tied by red square on white envelope to Albany with Boyd's 2¢ black on green (20L7), large margins, light grid cancel just ties, red "New-York Jan. 31" c.d.s. at center, Very Fine, attractive and scarce.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1990 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 404
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), margins to cutting, tied by red square grid,on immaculate 1849 folded letter to Philadelphia with Boyd's 2¢ black on green (20L7) cut to shape, well tied by black grid and red "New-York Mar. 13" c.d.s., Fine, very scarce with the Boyd's tied by the N.Y. postmark.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 405
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to clear, fine impression, tied by red square grid, small envelope to Boston with Messenkope's (1¢) black on green (106L1), pen cancelled at upper right, "New-York Apr. 3" c.d.s.; small edge wear, local with corner creasing, Fine and very scarce usage.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 406
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), four margins, tied by red square grid on 1849 folded letter to Poughkeepsie with Messenkope's 1¢ black on green (106L1), clear to large margins, tied by file crease and two light strikes of red "Paid" handstamp, "New-York Sep. 5" c.d.s. at center, manuscript "Paid" at upper left, Bank of Commerce letterhead, Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

RARE WITH THE LOCAL TIED BY THE PAID HANDSTAMP.
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Lot 407
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, rich color and superb impression from an early printing, tied by uncommon 7-bar red grid of New York on buff envelope to Cooperstown with G.A. Mills' 2¢ black on green, glazed (109L1), four margins, uncancelled as nearly always, placed at upper right corner, Oct. 9th c.d.s. opposite local; cover with light horizontal bend not affecting either stamp, Very Fine, a great 1847/local combination rarity.1997 PFC declines opinion as to whether the local stamp originated but we feel strongly that it belongs.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES.

Expertization: signed Richard Schwarts, Richard Frajola.

Provenance: Ring.
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Lot 408
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), full to large margins except touched bottom left corner, rich color, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Apr. 23" c.d.s. on buff envelope to Albany with faint strike of Swarts oval and matching underlined "Paid" at upper left, additional pencil "5"; edge wear, Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 409
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), mostly large margins, fine impression, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Feb 28" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter to Baltimore with Swarts' "Paid" handstamp struck boldly in red at upper left, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate.
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