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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale - 1124

The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of Independent Mails

American Letter Mail Company: Small Eagle Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1 TC ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Small Eagle, Proofs, Stamps and Collateral (5L1P1, 5L1TC, 5L1). Seven items, includes Black die proof on India, card mounted, two trial color die proofs in Dull Blue and Dull Red on India (minor hinge thins), single with original gum and complete sheet of 20 unused (no gum, probably a remainder from the estate of Lysander Spooner, the founder), two examples of Eagle vignette on security printing including $100.00 1845 Treasury Note, Municipality No. Two, with Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson imprint (signed and cancelled, some missing paper from ink erosion) and 1851 promissory note (lithographed version), stamps and proofs are Very Fine or similar appearance, a desirable group of American Letter Mail Co. Small Eagle items well-suited for exhibition (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black, Thick Paper (5L1). First printing, full to large margins, less than usual faint gum toning for this printing, cancelled by clear strike of red "6" rate handstamp, used on Apr. 8, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Boston with street address for delivery, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb cover and the only recorded use of the "6" cent collect handstamp to cancel an American Letter Mail Co. adhesive stamp, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
3 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black, Thick Paper (5L1). First printing, two on separate folded letters to Boston, first is Feb. 9, 1844 from Philadelphia with four-margin stamp cancelled by manuscript "X", pencil "2c" for local delivery charge, second is Mar. 12, 1844 part-printed shipping bill of lading with full-rigged ship illustration, used from New York City, stamp has ample margins to in at top, magenta brush cancel, Very Fine covers, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Vertical pair, large margins, each stamp cancelled by red "Paid" (impression ties thru paper), matching "Forwarded by/American Mail Co./No. 56 Wall St.--N.Y." three-line handstamp on double-rate folded cover to New York City with street address added for delivery, July 1 docketing (1844 -- probably from Boston)

EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINEST OF ONLY SIX MULTIPLES OF THE AMERICAN LETTER MAIL SMALL EAGLE STAMP RECORDED ON COVER (ALL PAIRS). AN OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MAIL USE.

Our records contain just six Small Eagle pairs used on five covers and one front. This four-margin pair with handstamped "Paid" cancels on a pristine cover is the finest of the group.

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
5 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Full to large margins, sharp impression, tied by exceptionally clear strike of red Field of Stars cancel on Mar. 9 1844, folded letter from Boston to New York City with street address for delivery, pristine and Extremely Fine, an outstanding example of this early fancy cancellation, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
6 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Position 4 with double transfer at top, full to large margins, tied by red Field of Stars cancel on Mar. 29, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City, addressed in blue to Front Street with number added by ALMCo. office in pencil, slight wear along file fold, Extremely Fine, a beautiful and very scarce tied Small Eagle, Sloane's pencil notes, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
7 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Large even margins, cancelled by sharp strike of red "Paid", tied by impression thru paper on undated folded cover to New York City with street address added in pencil, probably originated in Boston, Extremely Fine, exceptionally choice example of the Small Eagle on cover, ex Emerson and Hall, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
8 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Three large margins, clear to ample at top, cancelled by manuscript "#", partly clear strike of red "Forwarded by/American Mail Company/Office 12 State Street, Boston" three-line handstamp on folded cover to New York City with street address added for delivery, Very Fine, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
9 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Full to large margins, double transfer, cancelled by red handstamped killer, matching "Forwarded by/American Mail Co./No. 56 Wall St.--NY" three-line handstamp on folded cover to New York City, handstamped on arrival, probably originated in Boston, Extremely Fine, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $450.00
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10 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Ample margins to slightly in, manuscript cancel, used on Aug. 3, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Boston, red "Forwarded by/American Mail Co./No. 12 State St.--Boston" three-line handstamp, Very Fine, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $350.00
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11 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1). Three enormous margins, ample at bottom, cancelled by red handstamped killer, matching "Forwarded by American Letter Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia" circular handstamp on folded cover to New York City, pencil street address, docketed with Aug. 6, 1844 origin date, Very Fine, a perfect strike of this circular handstamp, which was used briefly in 1844, ex Hall, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction

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