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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1223

United States
City Desdoatch Post

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8306
Symbol: C
Cat No: City Despatch Post

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image City Despatch Post, New York N.Y. 22 stampless covers, most on exhibit pages, mix of Types I and II circular datestamps, 1842-1846 uses including two with "Free" in frame handstamp, drop use with manuscript "2" rate, straightline "Forwarded" to Albany, another from Boston addressed to Seth Low, who was a prominent pharmaceutical merchant and the grandfather of Brooklyn and New York City Mayor and Columbia University President Seth Low (letter asks Low if "he is still in the drug business", "drug" then crossed out and changed to "brokerage"), many others, an interesting and Very Fine group, ex Hahn (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:36:53 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8307
Symbol: S
Cat No: 40L1

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image (Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (40L1). Original gum called "large part" on accompanying certificate but it covers essentially the entire back with small h.r., large to huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate (Image)

$ 375.00

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Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:37:17 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8308
Symbol:
Cat No: 6LB1

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Grayish (6LB1). Large margins, lightly struck orange-red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Aug. 24, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on cover front only to local street address, light stains and creases, Fine appearance and rare, the carrier stamp, 6LB1, can be distinguished from No. 40L1 only when cancelled with the "U.S."-designated cancel or postmark, only nineteen covers are contained in the Lyons census, as well as ten off-cover stamps, of the 6LB1 covers recorded by Lyons only 15 are confirmed as genuine full covers, ex "Gordon N. John" and Geisler, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott value for a full cover is $10,000.00, for an off-cover stamp $2,000.00 (Image)

E. $ 400-500

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Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:38:07 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8309
Symbol: C
Cat No: City Despatch Post

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, Sep. 30 - O'Clock. Mostly clear red circular datestamp and matching "Free" in frame on blue folded cover to local street address, lightly cleaned, Very Fine, extremely rare use of "Free" handstamp on carrier mail, ex Kapiloff and Hahn (Image)

E. $ 150-200

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Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:38:55 EST
Sold For 80

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8310
Symbol: C
Cat No: City Despatch Post

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 15 - O'Clock. Red circular datestamp struck on Valentine with fancy embossed flap to local street address, sealed with a blue label reading "Unity is Strength", adhesive at top left where a stamp may have been removed, accompanied by a beautiful pink lace-bordered enclosure with a Valentine message, dated Feb. 14, 1845, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 150-200

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Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:39:22 EST
Sold For 80

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8311
Symbol: C
Cat No: City Despatch Post

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 14 - O'Clock. Red circular datestamp struck overlapping with red "New-York 2cts. Feb. 14" (1846) integral drop-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to city address, with original letter enclosure, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 75-100

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Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:39:49 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8312
Symbol:
Cat No: 6LB3, 6LB5

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Unglazed and Glazed Papers (6LB3, 6LB5). Balance of five stamps, Nos. 6LB3, 6LB5 or 6LB5b, also No. 6LB3 affixed to a cover (does not originate and counted as an off-cover stamp), a couple with large margins including the one added to the cover, typical faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance (Image)

E. $ 400-500

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Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:40:24 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8313
Symbol: C
Cat No: 6LB5d

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Large to huge margins, distinctive Moss Green shade, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, which ties by impression thru paper, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Aug. 9, 1 O'Clock" (1843) Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded letter to local street address, stamp has tiny crack in enamel which is normal for this, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce use of the Green glazed paper stamp and absolutely wonderful quality, ex Kuphal (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:40:42 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8314
Symbol: C
Cat No: 6LB5d

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Huge margins all around, small flaw in top margin, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame and tied by matching "New-York Oct. 5" (1843) circular datestamp on folded letter to Hudson N.Y., magenta manuscript "12-1/2" cents rate for 81-150 miles, Very Fine appearance, scarce use of this issue to the post office for outbound mail (Image)

E. $ 200-300

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Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:41:28 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8315
Symbol: C
Cat No: 6LB5d

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Position 6R, large margins, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Dec. 21, 1 O'Clock" Type II circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local address, slightly soiled vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:42:03 EST
Sold For 150
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8316
Symbol: C
Cat No: 6LB5d

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image U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Dark Moss Green shade, crease cracks enamel as often seen, tied by red "U.S. City Despatch Post, Feb. 16, O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to city address, 1843 docketing confirms early Glazed paper use in Green shade -- this variation is rare -- also unusual for datestamp to be used as canceling device at this stage, vertical fold with slight toning, otherwise Fine and scarce, ex "Gordon N. John" (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 15:42:25 EST
Sold For 130

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