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United States Stamps continued...

Carriers and Locals
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
987 c ImageNew-York Penny Post Jan. 29 10 O'C. Red double-line datestamp boldly struck on Jan. 25, 1840 folded letter to Nazareth Pa. with ms. "Via Easton" in same hand as address, red "New-York Jan. 29" circular datestamp, ms. "10" rate for 31-80 miles, Jan. 31 receipt docketing inside, Very Fine, according to the list compiled by Robert Meyersburg in the April 1996 Penny Post, this is the earliest known use of the New-York Penny Post handstamp, also a scarce use of this local to the post office for regular mails (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
988 c ImageNew-York Penny Post Feb. 10 3 O'C. Clear strike of red double-line datestamp and matching "Paid" on 1840 folded letter to New York street address, ms. "P.P. Assn. Postage Paid" (Penny Post Association) at top, receipt docketing along side, Very Fine, a very early prepaid New-York Penny Post cover with a scarce marking, Hahn records only two examples in red with "Paid" handstamp (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
989   Image(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Large even margins, clear strike of red "Free" in frame cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful used example of this historic issue (Image)

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275.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
990   ImageU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced, Black on Blue Glazed (6LB3, 6LB5b). One of each, both canceled by "U.S." in frame, large margins to full on first at top, few flaws incl. small tear and small thin on first, Very Fine appearance (Image)

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1,050.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
991 c ImageU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins all around, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel (impression ties thru paper), matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 2, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on small 1842 folded letter to local street address, minor edge nicks, Very Fine, this is the second day of use of the 6LB3 stamp, the first stamp printed and issued under U.S. authority (a Sep. 1 datestamped cover and a wrapper with an August docketing date are recorded) (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
992 c ImageU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Large margins, cancelled by light strike of red "U.S." in frame, matching partly clear strike of "U.S. City Despatch Post June 20, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local street address, file folds clear of stamp, some edge splitting and small piece out of back, otherwise Very Fine (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
993   Image(Mead's) City Despatch Post, (Cole's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2, 40L4). First with huge margins, red "Free" in frame cancel, affixed to cover but we believe it does not belong, tiny surface scuff associated with glazed paper, otherwise Extremely Fine Gem stamp, second bold "Paid" cancel, full to large margins, faint creasing, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as used singles (Image)

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350.00

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
994 TC Image(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Reprint Die Proofs on Colored Paper, Defaced Die Proof on Card (40L1TC, 40L1R). Two of first, on Red and Orange colored paper respectively, reprinted in 1892, one with tiny bit of surface crackling, defaced die proof 63 x 80mm, Very Fine group (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
995   ImageBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entires (12LU1, 12LU2). Unused, on 2c Green entires, one with few small indentations and mounting remnants on back, otherwise Very Fine (Image)

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400.00

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
996   ImageBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L2). Full sheet of six stamps, unused (no gum), selvage at sides, inconsequential tiny nick in bottom left corner of selvage, Very Fine, this sheet measures 64mm in height, which identifies it as the Jul. 9, 1892 first printing that was used to carry mail rather than the Jul. 16 printing after the post closed, lot also incl. block of four from defaced die (Image)

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E. 300-400

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
997   ImageConcord Bicycle Co. Public Messenger Service, 12-1/2c Orange Red and Gray Blue (unlisted). Wide margins to just clear at bottom right, natural s.e. at right, "F.H. Crapo Mgr" printed signature below design which depicts cupid on a highwheel, purple "Concord Bicycle Co. Concord N.H. F.H. Crapo Manager" three-line handstamp, two small thin spots in margin at top, Very Fine appearance, one of only approximately 10 copies known and the only example with the handstamp, an article by Gordon Stimmell in the April 1994 issue of the Penny Post (included) discusses Crapo's business activities from the early 1890's to 1897 and what little is known about the Concord Bicycle stamp, the exact dates of use for the stamp or precise nature of the service are unknown and no genuine covers are known, several of the recorded examples have severe faults, unlisted in Scott (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction

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