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LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
961     12LU2 imageBicycle Mail Route, envelope, 1894, 25¢ brown. On 2¢ green on amber entire (size D) locally addressed to Arthur Banta at Victor Cyclery, canceled by purple double bar handstamp, 2¢ indicia canceled by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 18, 1894" duplex postmark, reverse with undated purple Bicycle handstamp, Very Fine, ex-Bleuler.
Scott Nos. 12LU2; $1,750. (Image1)

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Scott $1,750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
962       imageBlood's Despatch, 2 cts. Sharp rimless circular handstamp and matching "Blood's Penny Post, Oct 29, 1858, 2½ P.M." double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Philadelphia originating in San Francisco with blue "Wells Fargo & Cos Express, S.Frans, 5 Oct." double circle datestamp with matching "Paid" oval handstamp, F.-V.F. and rare example of Wells Fargo using Blood's for a local delivery.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

Est. $500-750
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
963       imageBlood's Despatch, 2 Cts. Circular rate handstamp with matching "Blood's Penny Post, Sep 13" cds cancelling on incoming 1855, 10¢ Nesbitt entire (U16) to Philadelphia, Pa., with "Wells, Fargo & Co., Paid" printed red frank at top, Very Fine and choice, choice and extremely rare usage of the Wells, Fargo & Co. red frank entire in combination with Blood's Penny Post carried completely outside of the U.S. mails.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
964       imageBlood's Despatch, One-Cent, Pre-Paid. Bold double-circle handstamp on blue folded cover to "Physicians to the Penitentiary, Philadelphia", entered mails with sharp blue "Philadelphia. Pa. '5 cts' Sep 6" integral-rate cds with rating over struck with blue circular grid and sharp "1" double-octagon drop rating, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Richardson.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
965       imageBlood's Despatch, Special Messenger. Clear strike of circular handstamp on oversized allover embossed Valentine cover with floral border Lady & Gentleman with sheep design, with elaborate enclosure with matching design and embellished with gold leaf motifs (possible E. Howland design), Very Fine, oversized Valentines of this period rarely encountered this nice.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)

Est. $250-350
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
966       imageBlood's Despatch, 26-28 So. Sixth. Sharp bold handstamp on blue local Philadelphia cover with blue "Philada. Pa., Jul 11" cds and matching double-framed "Free" handstamp to the Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

William M. Meredith was the Secretary of the Treasury from Mar. 8, 1849 to Jul. 22, 1850.
(Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
967       imageCity Despatch. Red circular handstamp with bar across middle, matching "3" rating handstamp on Nov. 14th 1845 greenish folded letter to local street address, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Hollowbush, Schwartz, Morris, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
968       imageCity Despatch, D.B. Blood & Co. * 2 Cts *. Red double-circle handstamp and Philadelphia Post Office blue "2" in double-circle drop rating handstamp on grayish pink cover to local Philadelphia East Side address, Very Fine and rare red handstamp strike in conjunction with the Philadelphia post office.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
969       imageCity Despatch, D.B. Blood & Co. * 2 Cts *. Double-circle handstamp on gray circa 1848 folded cover to local Philadelphia street address, black on yellow Blood & Co. City Despatch Label reading "When retailer wish fresh supplies of goods, they send orders to Wholesale Houses through Blood & Co's City Despatch, and thus avoid leaving their business."; file folds, some label toning, Very Fine and scarce label use.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
970       imageCity Despatch, D.O. Blood & Co., Paid. Bold complete strike of circular handstamp on gray Oct. 5th 1847 Philadelphia folded letter to the Steward Penna. Hospital, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
971       imagePhila. Despatch Post - P.M. Red circular "P.M." timestamp partly struck as usual with matching outlined "3" on Oct. 20th 1843 Philadelphia folded letter to the Clerk of the District Court of the U.S., pencil "try Chestnut opp. Mint" delivery notation, Fine and scarce Philadelphia Despatch use, The Earliest Recorded stampless use of the outlined "3" handstamp, ex-Carson, Hahn.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
972     15L5 imageBlood & Co., 1845 (2¢) black. Large margins to just touching bottom imprint, tiny scrape at top right corner, red "Paid" cancel, used on folded cover to local street address, a Very Fine and scarce use, ex-Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L5; $800. (Image1)

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Scott $800

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
973     15L6 imageBlood & Co., 1846 (2¢) black. Large margins to just touched, tied by small black cross cancel and address ms. on gray folded Dec. 10, 1847 printed notice to local address, black on pink rectangular Blood's advertising label reading "Through Blood & Co.'s City Despatch, letters can be sent to the Post-office three times a day.", Very Fine and rare use with label, ex-Meyersburg, with 1989 and 1997 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 15L6; $1,250. (Image1)

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Scott $1,250

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
974     15L7 imageBlood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black. Uncancelled, used on flap of circa 1846 folded cover with blue "Philadelphia '5' Nov 20" integral-rate cds to Pottsbville Pa., light stain at bottom, stamp faulty and lifted partly for display, Fine and scarce use, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L7; $750. (Image1)

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Scott $750

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
975     15L8 imageBlood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black. Margins to in, manuscript "X" cancel, used on 1847 docketed folded cover with blue "Philadelphia '5' Jan 25" integral-rate cds to Commodore Warrington, Chief of the Bureau of Ordinance, Washington D.C., tied by file fold crease, Fine and scarce use, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L8; $500. (Image1)

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Scott $500

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
976 ()    15L9 imageBlood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black. Huge margins to slightly in at bottom, uncancelled and tied by toned spot on circa 1847-48 cover front with top flap only with blue "Philada. Pa. '5cts' Feb 3" integral-rate cds to Washington D.C.; stamp with top margin crease, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L9; $500. (Image1)

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Scott $500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
977     15L12 imageBlood & Co., 1848 (2¢) gold on black. Bright and fresh, tied by neat grid cancel on Dec. 27th 1858 blue folded letter to local street address; central vertical file fold, fresh and Very Fine use, ex-Gibson (backstamp), with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L12; $500. (Image1)

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Scott $500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
978     15L13 imageBlood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black. Acid tied, neat "Blood's Despatch, Apl 23, 9. P.M." double-ring cds on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to touched, "Way" cancel and matching "Baltimore Md., Apr 24" cds overstruck with "Apr 26" cds to Chestertown Md.; tears bottom right, F.-V.F. and scarce Baltimore "Way" use.
Scott Nos. 15L13; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
979     15L14 imageBlood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac. Two, ample margins to barely in, tied by acid cancels, "Blood's Despatch, Special Messenger" serrated-circle handstamp and "Blood's Despatch, Feb 14, 10-1/2 A.M., 1856" cds on large embossed Valentine cover to local street address, manuscript "3¢" at upper left indicate cash portion of 5¢ fee for guaranteed same-day delivery of Valentine, some toned spots just touching the datestamp, otherwise Very Fine, otherwise Very Fine and scarce special delivery use, ex-Stimmell, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L14; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
980     15L14 imageBlood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac. Uncancelled, "Blood's Despatch, May. 4, 10½ A.M." double-ring cds on buff cover with blue "H. Belfield & Co. Brass Founders" oval cameo corner card and blue "Philadelphia. Ps. '5cts' May 4" integral-rate cds to Annapolis Md., Very Fine and attractive use, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L14; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction

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