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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History continued...

Noisy Carrier's
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
54 c image10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 55L1, recut at bottom, huge margins to just in at left, tied by "clamshell" cork grid, "Downieville Cal. Apr. 13" circular datestamp on orange cover with Noisy Carrier's illustrated miner's corner card to Richmond Va., marvelous depiction of miner panning for gold, exclaiming "I have got most enough", with "Noisy Carrier's, No. 77 Long Wharf, San Francisco" imprint, woodcut has "Anthony & Baker" imprint, stamp has small scored lines at bottom, trivial edgewear, but overall excellent condition, especially for a Gold Rush-era cover

VERY FINE. A UNIQUE USE OF THE SCARCE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV ON THIS RARE "I HAVE GOT MOST ENOUGH" ILLUSTRATED MINER'S COVER PUBLISHED BY NOISY CARRIER'S.

Ex Jessup, Haas and Grunin. (Image)

E. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
55 c image1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red (9, 11). Horizontal strip of three of 3c, margins to in, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Philadelphia, clear strike of "By Mail Steamer, From Noisy Carrier's" in ribbon handstamp, minor edgewear, stamps with small flaws

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FINEST OF THE FEW COVERS KNOWN WITH THIS RARE FORM OF NOISY CARRIER'S MARKING.

Of the various types of markings used by Noisy Carrier's forwarding office on outbound mail from San Francisco, this is one of the scarcest and most difficult to find clearly struck. This cover's impressive pedigree includes the fastidious collectors Louis Grunin and David Jarrett, which testifies to its exceptionally choice quality.

Ex Knapp, Jessup, Haas, Grunin and Jarrett (Image)

E. 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
56 c image3c Dull Red (11). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, tied by "San Francisco Cal. ? Feb." circular datestamp on brown cover to North Dighton Mass., clear strike of blue "NOISY CARRIER'S PUBLICATION HALL/LONG WHARF SAN FRANCISCO/CHARLES P. KIMBALL PROPRIETOR" three-line handstamp in very small type, minor overall wear

VERY FINE. THIS THREE-LINE HANDSTAMPS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL NOISY CARRIER'S MARKINGS. THE STRIKE ON THIS COVER IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE FINEST EXTANT.

Ex Jessup, Haas and Jarrett (Image)

E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
57 c image3c Dull Red (11). Large margins, bright color, tied by bold "San Francisco Cal. 17 Jan." circular datestamp on buff cover to Sacramento City Cal., clear strike of "NC-RR/POST" (Noisy Carrier River Route) two-line handstamp at left, struck again on back, Jan. 1857 docketing, stamp with tiny corner repair at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE "NC-RR/POST" MARKING.

According to the description of the "NC-RR/POST" cover in the 1982 Kelleher catalogue of the Dr. W. Scott Polland collection (lot 193): "one of only 4 known...this mail service by steamer between San Francisco and Sacramento was operated by Charles P. Kimball in 1857-58."

Ex Lehman, Baker and Haas. With 1969 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
58 c image3c Dull Red (11). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at top right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 16 Oct." circular datestamp on buff cover to South Cortlandt N.Y., clear strike of blue "Forwarded Via Independent Line, Ahead of Every Thing, From Noisy Carriers, San Francisco" handstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, an unusually clear strike of this very scarce Independent Line forwarder's handstamp, ex Grunin (Image) E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
59 c image3c Dull Red (11). Horizontal pair, large margins incl. sheet margin at right to slightly in, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 1 Jul." circular datestamp on buff cover to Brunswick Me., well-struck blue "From/Noisy Carrier's/Mail,/77 Long Wharf, S.F. Cal." framed handstamp, Very Fine, this marking is rarely struck with such clarity, ex Jarrett (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
60 c image10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large margins all around, tied by "San Francisco Cal. (15?) Jan." circular datestamp on buff cover to North Weymouth Mass., clear strike of "From/Noisy Carrier's/Mail,/77 Long Wharf, S.F. Cal." framed handstamp, "Quincy Ms. Jan. 31" receiving datestamp, Extremely Fine, an exceptionally attractive example of this scarce usage, carried by the Star of the West (Image) E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
61 c image3c Dull Red (11). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to just in, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (20), tied by "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 5, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Auburn N.Y., 1c also tied by "Noisy Carrier's Mail, San Francisco" oval handstamp, trivial overall wear, Very Fine, a beautiful cover, an unusual combination of imperforate and perforated issues used in conjunction with the scarce Noisy Carrier's oval, with 1992 P.F. certificate (Image) E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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