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

Overton & Company continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
246 c Image(Overton & Co.) "COLLECT/6"CENTS". Three-line handstamp in a distinctive font, perfectly struck on May 22, 1845 folded letter from Lansingburgh N.Y. to local street address, manuscript "Collect 6-1/4", red "Boyd's City Express Post, May 6 9 O'C" oval datestamp, Extremely Fine, choice combination of intercity Independent Mails and Boyd's local-post service, the "Collect 6 Cents" marking is very rare, a comparison of the elements of this marking with the Overton "6" and the small-type handstamp (lots 244 and 247) provide convincing visual evidence that this was carried by Overton, who took over Pomeroy's Albany-New York City route, ex Golden and Hahn (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
247 c ImageForwarded by Overton & Co., 29-1/2 State Street, Boston. Oval handstamp and "6" rate handstamp on Apr. 11, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Gardner Me., handed to American Letter Mail Co. for transport, red "American Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 16 States Street, Boston" oval handstamp struck over Overton's, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 150-200

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
248 c ImageOverton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street. Clear strike of red oval handstamp and black "Paid" handstamp on Jan. 1, 1845 folded letter from Concord N.H. to New York City street address, manuscript "Paid 6", Very Fine, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
249 c ImageCity Mail Co./Office/6 Wall Street. Clear strike of red framed handstamp on Aug. 25, 1845 blue folded letter from Boston to New York City street address, small manuscript "2" rate for local delivery, Very Fine, sent after the Independent Mail companies were put out of business by the new postal law that took effect July 1, the City Mail local post continued to operate and obviously was clandestinely handling intercity mail (Image)

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E. $ 150-200

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction

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