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The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of Independent Mails continued...

Brainards Express
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
61 c ImageForwarded by Brainard's Express, 82 Washington St., Boston. Red oval handstamp and "Collect/3/Cents" box handstamp perfectly struck on Apr. 29, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Boston street address, Very Fine, this is the first 3c intercity rate in the U.S., only twelve covers are recorded, including eight from Boston (Gutman census, Independent Mails book), ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
62 c ImageForwarded by Brainard's Express, 125 Fulton St. N. York. Clearly struck red oval handstamp and matching "Paid" straightline handstamp on blue Jun. 13, 1845 folded letter from Boston to New York City, Extremely Fine, only four of the twelve recorded Brainard's Express covers have the New York marking and three have the "Paid" handstamp (Gutman census, Independent Mails book), ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 c ImageForwarded by Brainard's Express, 125 Fulton St., N. York. Red oval handstamp and "Collect/3/Cents" box handstamp on Apr. 4, 1845 folded letter from London, England, to New York City, street address added in blue manuscript, minor erosion from ink thru lettersheet, Fine, this is the first 3c intercity rate in the U.S., only twelve covers are recorded and this is the only one originating outside the U.S. (Gutman census, Independent Mails book), ex Hahn (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
64 c Image"Brainards Express Paid 6". Unusual style of red manuscript express marking, faint but readable "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany" oval handstamp and matching "Paid" straightline on Jun. 26, 1845 folded letter from Albany to New York City street address, mailed four days before ban on Independent Mails, Very Fine, extremely rare Brainard & Co. marking, ex Hahn (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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