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

American Letter Mail Company: Stampless Markings
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
43 c ImageForwarded by/American Mail Co./No. 56 Wall St.--N.Y. Red three-line handstamp with black "COLLECT." in ornamental frame handstamp on Jul. 18, 1844 folded letter from Philadelphia to Boston, half-inch tear at top clear of markings, otherwise Very Fine, Bowman records 12 examples of this type of "Collect" handstamp used at Philadelphia, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 100-150

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
44 c ImageAmerican Letter Mail Company, Office, 12 State Street, Boston. Red oval handstamp and matching Collect box handstamp on folded letter originating in Cavalla, Turkey, May 5, 1844, addressed to New York City, entered regular mails at Boston with part strike of red "Boston Mass. Oct. 4" circular datestamp, matching "Ship" handstamp and ms. "20-3/4" rate (18-3/4 plus 2c ship fee), returned to Boston by American Letter Mail Co., forwarding note on back dated Oct. 5, 1844, Very Fine, quite remarkable, sent from missionaries in Turkey to the U.S., entered government mails at Boston as a ship letter, then sent back to Boston by Independent Mail, ex Hall (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
45 c ImageForwarded by the American/Mail Co., from Newport, R.I. Tiny type in two lines between wavy-line rules, clearly struck with same style of "COLLECT." handstamp on Aug. 23, 1844 folded letter to Philadelphia (copy of Aug. 22 invoice), sender's directive "Express", red "Forwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia", manuscript "Charged 8th Mo 27", Extremely Fine, one of two recorded examples of this Newport R.I. marking (Bowman census gives date as Aug. 27 in error, Independent Mails book), ex Frajola (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
46 c ImageForwarded by the American/Mail Co., from Newport, R.I. Tiny type in two lines between wavy-line rules, clearly struck with same style of "COLLECT." handstamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, sender's directive "Hale & Co. Express", manuscript "Chg Ag/23", docketing indicates origin at Newport on Aug. 21, 1844, Extremely Fine, one of two recorded examples of this Newport R.I. marking (Bowman census gives date as Aug. 25 in error, Independent Mails book), ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
47 c ImageForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St., N.Y. Red oval handstamp and matching "Paid" straightline handstamp on small folded cover to medical officer on board the U.S.S. North Carolina at Brooklyn Navy Yard, red "Boyd's Brooklyn City Express Post Nov. 22 3 O'C" oval datestamp, blue manuscript "Paid", pencil "2 cts" for local delivery in Brooklyn, lightly cleaned, Very Fine, one of two recorded examples of conjunctive service between American Letter Mail Co. and Boyd's Brooklyn City Express Post (at this time Brooklyn was another city), see lot 302 for a Wyman and Boyd's Brooklyn conjunctive use, Sloane notes on back, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
48 c ImageForwarded by American Letter Mail Company, Office, 56 Wall St., N.Y. Red oval handstamp and matching Collect box handstamp and pencil "6" rate on undated folded letter from Philadelphia to New York City street address, taken to the American Letter Mail Co. office in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Despatch Post, partly clear strike of red "Phila Despatch Post" circular datestamp, slight wear at top, Very Fine, the only recorded cover showing conjunctive service between the Philadelphia Despatch Post and an Independent Mail company, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
49 c ImageGilman's Express, Office, No. 9 Court Street, Boston. Red oval handstamp and matching "Paid" straightline handstamp on folded cover to Boston, conjunctive service with red "American Letter Mail Company, Office, No. 12 State Street, Boston" oval handstamp perfectly struck, receipt docketing "John Appleton, Sept. 28, 1844" indicates probable origin at Portland, Very Fine, carried by Gilman from Portland to Boston on the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth and Eastern railroads, then handed to American Letter Mail Co. for service at Boston, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
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50 c ImageForwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada. Jan. 3 (1845). Red circular datestamp partly struck on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, conjunctive use with slanted "Paid" handstamp of unknown origin, Very Fine, the "Paid" is not recorded on any American Letter Mail Co. cover, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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