Sale 337

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Carriers, Locals and Express Companies
 
 
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Lot 2388

Adams & Cos. Express Mormon Island, double line oval with ornaments, on cover from Boston to San Francisco, readdressed to Mormon Island, then carried by Adam's to Murderer's Bar ("Mur Bar"), manuscript "Fd 5" written below "Boston 10 Cts 22 May" c.d.s. and totaled 15c, with an additional express charge of "$1,25" written at bottom, Fine and rare double forwarded usage, with a seldom seen destination.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 2389

"Per Adams & Co. Express,", manuscript endorsement at top of buff cover as part of paste-up, to New York City street address with additional "Boyd's City Express Post Nov. 29" oval and matching "Paid/ J.T.D.", Fine, rare example of an express co's letter & parcel delivered to address by local post.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 2390

Allen's City Dispatch, 1882, red on yellow (3L3), single tied by purple company oval on blue envelope addressed locally, corner card for Machinery House, cover with edge nick at top and BR corner, small tear at left, Fine and rare, one of 9 recorded covers.
Estimate $400 - 500

Provenance: Hennan.
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Lot 2391
 
Barker's City Post, Towles City Post, six stampless covers, three of each, includes two Barker's Type G double circles with small "Paid" handstamp, Type F in red, two Towles Type A "2 Cents" ovals in black and red, and Type D oval on 1850 letter from East Thomaston, Fine-Very Fine, scarce group.
Estimate $750 - 1,000
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Lot 2392

Barker's City Post 10 Court Square, mostly well-struck double circle and small "Paid" handstamp, on 1856 circular for Gutta Percha Pipe, 7 pages of text including long list of testimonials dated '51-55, Very Fine, very scarce.
Estimate $200 - 300

Provenance: Emerson, Hann, Cipolla.
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Lot 2393

City Despatch D.O. Blood & Co. 2 Cts, double circle in red, clear strike on small white envelope with local address, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Provenance: Hollowbush, Kuphal.
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Lot 2394

Blood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black (15L8), margins except just in at top center, manuscript. "X" on buff cover to West Chester with blue "Philadelphia 5 Jan. 1" c.d.s., neat 1847 docketing at lower left, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 500

Expertization: signed in pen (!) on reverse by Pat Herst.
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Lot 2395

Blood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black (15L8), margins to touched, uncanceled, on cover to Troy, N.Y. with red straightline "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD" and red "New-York 10 cts 3 Mar." c.d.s., cover with small tear at B., stamp with some wrinkling from gum shrinkage, Fine and very scarce.
Estimate $400 - 500

Provenance: Mason, Hall.
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Lot 2396

Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black (15L13), margins all around, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Dec. 2" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Alexandria, Va. with red "WAY 5" struck at upper right, cover with some staining at top, Fine and rare. The letter was brought by Blood's to the railroad depot and struck on arrival in Baltimore. Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: Knapp.
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Lot 2397

Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black (15L13), four margins, acid cancel and tied by red "New-York 10 cts" on folded cover to Boston with red straightline "PHILADA. RAILROAD" struck neatly at top, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Provenance: Gibson.
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Lot 2398

Blood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac (15L14), margins to slightly in, acid canceled on 1856 folded letter to Postmaster General James Campbell in Washington with "FREE" handstamp and matching "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 27" c.d.s., neatly struck "Blood's Despatch Oct. 27 2 P.M. 1856" at lower right, interesting political contents, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2399

Blood & Co., envelope, 1848-60, red, laid paper (15LU7a), impressed on U.S. 3¢ envelope (No. U9), 3¢ entire to Wilmington Del. with black Philadelphia c.d.s., neat "Blood's Despatch Nov. 15 9 P.M. 1854" c.d.s., partly struck Wilmington backstamp on flap, some edge toning, still Fine, scarce.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2400

Boyd's Dispatch, envelope, 1878, red on orange (20LU40), canceled by purple "Boyd's City Dispatch 1 Park Place N.Y. May 7, 1880" oval datestamp, top and part of left flap torn away, tiny nick at upper right, Fine, rarely found used.
Estimate $400 - 500

Provenance: Abt.
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Lot 2401

Brady & Co., 1857, 1¢ red on yellow (22L1), large margins to clear at R., just in at BR, unused, small faults, VG-Fine, a rare stamp in any condition.
Estimate $400 - 500

Expertization: 2008 Weiss Certificate.
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Lot 2402

Brady & Co.'s Penny Post, 1860, 1¢ violet (23L1), unused, no gum, margins ample to clear except in at top, traces of toning at upper left edges, Fine appearance. A note in Scott states that the authenticity of this post has not been fully established, however the extreme scarcity, the lack of multiples and the frequently imperfect condition argue in its favor.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2403

Eagle City Post, 1850 (1¢) red on bluish (61L3 var.), small margins to touched, cracked plate variety, uncanceled as usual, on white envelope with 1854 printed enclosure for the Subscribers of the Sunbury & Erie R.R. Co., red "Staits Despatch Paid 48 So. 3rd St." in circle, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 2009 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2404

Grafflin's Baltimore Despatch, 1856, 1¢ black (73L1), margins to touching, barely in at upper right, red crayon "X" on mourning envelope front only with 3c Brownish Carmine (11) tied by blue Baltimore c.d.s., Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

Expertization: Signed Robson Lowe.
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Lot 2405

Grafflin's Baltimore Despatch, 1856, 1¢ black (73L1), uncanceled, separated irregularly at R., on cover to Dalton O. with 3c Dull Red (25) tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Oct. 5" c.d.s., 1857 contents, Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

Provenance: Kelly, Golden.
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Lot 2406

Hanford's Pony Express Post, three different ovals on two folded covers and a front, includes 2c horse & rider in red (Saratoga origin) and black (front), and rimless oval, "Hanford's/Pony/Express," Fine trio.
Estimate $400 - 500
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Lot 2407

Hanford's Pony Express, 1845, 2¢ black on orange yellow (78L1), mostly large margins, clear at R. bold pencil cancel, on folded letter dated June 27, 1847 and addressed to Fireplace, N.Y., red "New-York 5 cts 3 Jul." c.d.s., docketing at left, Fine, rarely seen Suffolk Co. destination.
Estimate $400 - 500
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Lot 2408
 
Kenyon's Letter Office New York, small red oval struck on three covers, postal markings incl. blue "5" in circle, N.Y. Express Mail with "5", and New York c.d.s. with integral "5 cts", first with no date, others 1849, Fine trio.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2409

Kidder's City Express Post, 1847, 2¢ black on pale blue (93L1), margins except just into top frame line, blue manuscript. "P.D." and manuscript. "IS" (Isaac Snedeker), creases and tiny scrapes, Very Good.
Estimate $400 - 500

Expertization: 2009 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2410

Metropolitan Post Office, 1852-53 (2¢) pale red on glazed (108L3), cut-to-shape, tied by "Metropolitan P.O. Dec. 20" c.d.s. with matching small framed "Paid/W.H. Laws" at top center, on printed circular in German, cover with small sealed tear at BR, Very Fine and rare, one of seven recorded covers with 108L3.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 2010 PF Certificate.

Provenance: Kuphal.
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Lot 2411

Mills' Despatch Post, 1847 (2¢) black on green (109L1), large margins to clear at R., unused on small buff piece, light horizontal crease and tiny surface scrapes, Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

Expertization: 2009 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2412

One Cent Despatch, 1856, 1¢ violet (112L1), ample margins to clear at left, well tied by neat "City Despatch May 21 2 P.M. 1856" c.d.s., repeated on U10 entire to Baltimore, 3c cancelled by Washington c.d.s., discreet docketing at left edge, some cover wear, Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Provenance: Hall.
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Lot 2413

Pomeroy's Letter Express, 1844, 5¢ black on yellow (117L1), four margins, canceled by pen strokes and manuscript. "C" on 1844 folded cover to New York, clear "Boyd's City Express Post. July 15 9 o'c" in red octagon, matching "PAID/J.T.B.", stamp with vertical file fold, Fine, early conjunctive usage.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2414

Priest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) black on rose (121L4), ample margins, part o.g. with some paper adherence, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

Expertization: 2009 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2415

Priest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) black on yellow (121L6), small margins to slightly in, unused, no gum, Very Good.
Estimate $300 - 400

Expertization: 2009 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2416

Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (2¢) red on blue (136L6), ample margins, canceled by crude Star in dark blue, on 1850 folded letter to New Orleans (Buchanan Carroll), red "New-York 10cts. 15 Aug." c.d.s. at far right, contents at one time included bills of lading for the ship President, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 2417

Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (2¢) black on blue gray (136L7), four large margins, rich color, tied by red "Paid" on white envelope to Middletown, Conn., red "New-York 5 cts 6 Nov." c.d.s. and matching "Paid" in arc, two penciled "5"s written by sender, Extremely Fine, handsome usage.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: Brown, Ackerman, Mason and Hall.
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Lot 2418
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co. (1Xa-E1d), die on bond in bluish black, cut to stamp size, small printing flaw top margin, tiny thin spot, Very Fine.
Scott $375
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