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United States Stamps continued...

Carriers and Locals continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
998   ImageConcord Bicycle Co. Public Messenger Service, 12-1/2c Orange Red and Gray Blue (unlisted). Wide balanced margins, natural s.e. at left, "F.H. Crapo Mgr" printed signature below design which depicts cupid on a highwheel, light corner crease bottom left, Extremely Fine appearance, one of only approximately 10 copies known, 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
999   ImageConcord Bicycle Co. Public Messenger Service, 12-1/2c Orange Red and Gray Blue (unlisted). Wide margins, natural s.e. at right, "F.H. Crapo Mgr" printed signature below design which depicts cupid on a highwheel, stamp is cut diagonally and pasted onto a piece, toned spot near bottom, back of piece with ms. "I knew Frank Crapo well and can vouch for its genuineness. W.W. Rich. The highwheel was used", Very Fine appearance, one of only approximately 10 copies known, 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 statement on the back of this stamp is mentioned), 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. 300-400

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1000   ImagePhiladelphia Despatch Post, Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, "R & Co." Initials (15L3). Shading lines in background, clear to large margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at left, affixed to small piece, red "3" handstamp, small toned spot in left margin, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Robertson & Co. Striding Messenger issue, with 1974 A.P.S. certificate (Image)

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750.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1001 og ImageHale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Unused, part original gum, manuscript "N.Y." which is apparently a control mark, full margins to just touching, small gum soak near top, Fine and scarce unused with the "N.Y." (Image)

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E. 150-200

SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1002 c ImageJones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1). Slightly cut in with framelines mostly complete on three sides, uncancelled as usual, appears to be genuinely used on beautiful embossed Valentine cover to Miss Jane Case, but accompanying P.F. certificate declines opinion on usage, no street address but delivered in Brooklyn, small closed tear at bottom of stamp is all but undetectable, slight light diagonal bend in stamp, original gum visible thru lace pattern of cover, Very Fine appearance, only nine covers and two fronts are recorded in our census, including the example offered here, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used, off-cover (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1003 og ImageWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L2, 143L4-143L5). Unused (no gum) with $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), missing only the $1.00 Red Second Issue, full to large margins, $4.00 Green with small thin spots, otherwise bright and fresh, Very Fine set, these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract, therefore, they have semi-official status (Image)

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980.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1004   ImageWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Large margins to barely touching at top right, clear strike of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, tiny thin spot and faint corner crease, appears Very Fine (Image)

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900.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1005   ImageWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Position 20 from bottom right corner of sheet, red pen line across shield, large margins showing parts of all four dividing crosses, "Pony Ex" written in bottom margin, Extremely Fine (Image)

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300.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1006   Carriers and Locals Balance. Album pages mounted with more than 150 items, wide range of companies with genuine stamps, reprints and some forgeries, highlights incl. used $2.00 Pony Express No. 143L1 (defective), Jenkins (89L1), used City Dispatch Phila. (41L1), Floyd's and others, very mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1007   ImageCarriers and Locals Balance (LO2, 1L2, 5L2). Three items, No. LO2 original gum with top sheet margin, No. 1L2 full margins to in at bottom, No. 5L2 ms. "X" cancel, Fine-Very Fine, last with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

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375.00

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction

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