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

Pomeroys Letter Express, cont.
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
278 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Lake on Thin Bond (117L6). Full to large margins, beautiful rich color and impression, cancelled by red "Paid" handstamp (impression ties thru paper), used on Aug. 6, 1844 blue folded letter from New York City to Albany, from the A. Flagg (Albany Comptroller) correspondence

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE POMEROY LAKE STAMP CANCELLED BY A HANDSTAMP ON COVER. PROBABLY THE FINEST SINGLE FRANKING EXTANT.

Of the 15 recorded Pomeroy's Letter Express 5c Lake covers known to us (this number corroborated in Independent Mails book), this is the only one with a handstamped cancellation instead of manuscript.

Ex Hall and Geisler. With 2001 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
279 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Lake on Thin Bond (117L6). Ample to large margins, deep rich color and sharp impression, manuscript "RLC" cancel, red "POMEROY & CO.'S/EXPRESS" two-line handstamp with parts of circle at sides (probably applied at origin) on Jul. 31, 1844 blue folded letter from New York City to chief clerk of State Bank Department at Albany, file fold thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, rare initialed cancel (similar to the "NYk" in lot 280 and probably written by same person), ex Petri (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
280 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Lake on Thin Bond (117L6). Ample to large margins, rich color, manuscript "NYk" (New York) cancel ties thru paper on Aug. 18, 1844 blue folded letter to Utica N.Y., written in two directions (some bleed-thru of writing), file fold thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, the only recorded example of this "NYk" cancel (similar to the "RLC" in lot 279 and probably written by same person) (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
281 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Lake on Thin Bond (117L6). Horizontal pair, large margins to slightly in at bottom, each stamp with manuscript "WCS" cancel, used on Jul. 30, 1844 part-printed legal notice with enclosed subpoena judgement for mortgage foreclosure, from New York City to Buffalo, sender's notation "2 Paid" for double rate, file folds clear of stamps

FRESH AND VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED PAIR OF THE POMEROY'S LETTER EXPRESS 5-CENT LAKE ON COVER.

Multiples of any of the Pomeroy's Letter Express stamps on cover are extremely rare. The Lake printing is exceedingly rare in any form of multiple, and we record one unused block of four and this pair on cover.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
282 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Lake on Thin Bond (117L6). Ample margins to just touching, tied by manuscript cancel, matching "Collect 6" due notation applied by Wells' Letter Express on folded cover to Detroit Mich., docketing indicates Aug. 14, 1844 origin in New York City, from the Hall correspondence (see Overton lots 240-242), small stain at top, file folds, Very Fine and extremely rare westbound Pomeroy-Wells conjunctive usage, illustrated in the Independent Mails book (Pomeroy's Letter Express chapter), ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
283 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Orange Red on Thin Bond (117L5). Positions 12/16/20, vertical strip of three, true Orange Red printing, large margins all around, bright shade, each stamp with neat manuscript cancel, used on Aug. 16, 1844 triple-rate folded letter from Albany to Norwich N.Y., red "POMEROY'S/MAIL" two-line handstamp with "Pomeroy's" arched, matching "Paid" handstamp, both markings probably applied at Albany office, letter concerns the return of a shipment of ale, receipt docketing indicates "Letters" which must mean there were enclosures that required the additional two stamps, top and bottom stamps with faint creases from file folds (only the top so described on certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE POMEROY'S LETTER EXPRESS ORANGE RED ON COVER AND ONE OF THE FEW COVERS EXTANT WITH ANY PRINTING IN A MULTIPLE LARGER THAN A PAIR.

One other multiple of the Orange Red stamp on cover is recorded -- the vertical pair offered in lot 284. The stamps on these covers are the true Orange Red shade, not to be confused with Lake.

Illustrated in Independent Mails book. Ex Petri and Frajola. With 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
284 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Orange Red on Thin Bond (117L5). Vertical pair, large margins to ample at upper right, each cancelled by small manuscript "X", used on undated blue folded cover with part of letter, probably originated in Albany N.Y., addressed to Milwaukee Wis., apparently carried by Wells' Letter Express

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED MULTIPLES OF POMEROY'S ORANGE RED STAMP ON COVER.

The other recorded multiple is a strip of three on a folded letter from Albany to Norwich N.Y., dated August 16, 1844, which is offered in lot 283. The stamps on these covers are the true Orange Red shade, not to be confused with Lake.

Illustrated in Independent Mails book. Ex Geisler. With 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
285 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Orange Red on Thin Bond (117L5). True Orange Red printing, which is often confused with Lake, large margins, trivial corner creases, cancelled by manuscript "Paid", lightly inked tiny red "PAID" straightline at right applied by Pomeroy's office in Utica N.Y., red "Boyd's City Express Post, July 3 9 O'C" framed datestamp on 1844 folded letter from Alfred Churchill (hotel proprietor in Utica) to Dater, Miller & Co. in New York City, probably mailed on July 1 or 2, file fold, lettersheet is slightly toned (not beneath stamp, which effectively ties it) and a bit fragile with some splitting along folds

VERY FINE. THIS EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ORANGE RED PRINTING ON COVER IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF A POMEROY'S LETTER EXPRESS STAMP OTHER THAN THE BLACK ON YELLOW FIRST PRINTING.

Illustrated in Independent Mails book. Ex Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
286 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Blue on Thin Bond (117L3). Large margins to just in at bottom, tied by single penstroke on blue folded cover to New York City, receipt docketing "1844, E. F. Smith & Co., Aug. 2d", this firm was located in Rochester N.Y. where the Pomeroy Blue stamps usually originate, Very Fine, a rare example of the Blue stamp tied on cover, signed Meyersburg, ex Geisler, with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
287 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Blue on Thin Bond (117L3). Horizontal pair, large margins to slightly in, creased, manuscript cancels, used on folded letter datelined Rochester, Jul. 31, 1844 (second dateline Aug. 4), to Boston street address, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. Albany" handstamp, a son writing to his father, followed by a second letter written by a third party, pencil docketing, Fine appearance, this letter was carried by Pomeroy from Rochester to Albany, then by Hale & Co. to Boston, the stamps paid the Pomeroy 5c and Hale 5c rates, no more than six pairs of Pomeroy's Blue stamp on cover are recorded, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 284), ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
288 c ImagePomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Blue on Thin Bond (117L3). Horizontal pair, huge margins to clear at bottom right, slight corner crease at bottom left, manuscript "X" cancels, tied by bleed-thru from address at lower left on July 1844 folded letter from Rochester to Boston street address, a son writing to his father, talking about July 4th fireworks and asking for an extra 25 cents to buy a better fishing pole, followed by a second letter written by a third party, fresh and Very Fine, this letter was carried by Pomeroy from Rochester to Albany, then by Hale & Co. to Boston, the stamps paid the Pomeroy 5c and Hale 5c rates, no more than six pairs of Pomeroy's Blue stamp on cover are recorded, ex Malcolm and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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