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2019 Rarities of the World continued...

Carriers, Local Posts and Independent Mails, cont.
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2129 c ImageFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Blue (68L1). Enormous Jumbo margins all around, dark shade and detailed impression, tied by perfect clear strike of "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" double-oval handstamp, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by blue grid, matching "Chicago Ills. Mar. 25" double-circle datestamp on cover addressed in blue to Grafton Mass., lightly cleaned

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB COMBINATION COVER WITH THE FLOYD'S PENNY POST BLUE STAMP AND 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

To-the-mails uses of this stamp are much scarcer than locally-addressed covers. Floyd's Penny Post covers with the 3c 1857, rather than the 3c 1861, are also extremely rare.

Ex Kuphal. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott used with No. 26 (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000


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2130   ImageFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3). Ample margins to well clear at upper left, lightly cancelled by "Floyd's Penny Post Chicago" circular handstamp, rich color on fresh paper, in past sales we described a minute tear in the lower right margin, which is barely if at all detectible and not mentioned on the P.F. certificate issued after the last time we offered it, ink manuscript on back, Very Fine and rare, only six or seven used examples are known off cover, ex Schwartz and Twigg-Smith, with 2006 P.F. certificate as "genuine" (Image)

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$ 3,250.00


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2131 c ImageFriends' Boarding School, Barnesville O., (1c) Black (151L1). Type I, huge margins, used next to 2c Red Brown (210), both stamps tied by "Barnesville O. Jan. 24" (1884) circular datestamp and quartered cork cancel on Friends' Boarding School corner card cover addressed by the superintendent Barclay W. Stratton to Joseph C. Stratton in Winona O., receiving backstamp, very fresh, slightly reduced at left

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE FRIENDS' BOARDING SCHOOL COVER WITH THE STAMP TIED, SENT FROM THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT.

The 2c rate and Scott 210 stamp did not exist before October 1, 1883, and the Friends' stamps went out of use after June 1884, so this January 24th cover must be an 1884 use, which is a much later Type I use than the December 1879 date given by Ullom (Penny Post, Apr. 1993).

Ex Malcolm, Golden and Kuphal. With 2011 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 2,750.00


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2132 c ImageGlen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y., 1c Black on Green Glazed, Ty. III (71L3). Large margins, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and tied by "Tully N.Y. Feb. 6" circular datestamp on orange cover to Cortlandville N.Y., stamps slightly overlapping, barely reduced at right, the Glen Haven stamp with light vertical crease, still Very Fine, scarce and attractive use, ex Kuphal, with 2011 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500


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2133 c ImageGordon's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion (72L1). Large margin at left, full at top and bottom, just touched at right, bright shade, bottom edge has touched-up fault, small sealed tear at top left, uncancelled as usual and used on small cover to local street address, red "New York Hotel J. B. Monnot" oval hotel forwarder's handstamp, red "New-York 2cts. Sep. 11" drop-rate circular datestamp, red wax seal

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE GORDON'S CITY EXPRESS VERMILION STAMP. THREE ARE KNOWN ON COVERS.

Ownership of this post is attributed through city directories to Samuel B. Gordon at 302 Rivington Street in New York City. Gordon is listed as a "letter carrier" in 1848-49 and 1849-50, and his name appears in 1850-51 as a "despatch post", all at the same address. The dates of known covers fit into this 1848 to 1850 time frame. (Source: Patton book, p. 177).

The Gordon's stamp on Green paper (glazed or unglazed) is scarce, but the same design on Vermilion glazed paper is a great rarity. Patton stated that he knew of six examples, including three on covers. We have located three covers and one piece: 1) uncancelled, on cover to Daniel Ross, W. 22nd St., with New York Hotel oval and New York 2c drop-rate Sep. 11 datestamp, the cover offered here, ex Caspary, Lilly, Golden, Kuphal and Geisler; 2) faulty upper left corner, uncancelled, used on cover to C. P. Fasby, P.O. Box 1886, with red New York 2c Oct. 30 drop rate datestamp, ex Earl of Crawford, Needham, Middendorf; 3) uncancelled, small black "Paid" handstamp on Feb. 2, 1849 folded letter to Mess. Sparkman & Truslau, ex Caspary and Hall (Sale 830, lot 655); and 4) tied by red New York datestamp on small piece of lady's embossed cover, ex Hollowbush and Golden (Sale 817, lot 1095).

Ex Caspary, Lilly, Golden, Kuphal and Geisler. With 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $15,000.00 (Image)

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E. $ 7,500-10,000


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2134   ImageHartford Conn. Mail Route, (5c) Black on Yellow Glazed (80L1). Position 12, huge margins to just in at lower right, showing significant portion of adjoining stamp at left and traces of two others at top, unusually fresh color and paper which is free of the oxidation often found on this stamp, manuscript "South" precancel with portion of second cancel at left, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 2,000.00


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2135 c ImageJenkins' Camden Dispatch, Camden N.J., (unstated value) Black, Fine Impression (89L1). Halstead Type 4, large even margins all around, tied by second of two bold red crayon strokes on blue locally-addressed cover

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STAMP ON A FRESH COVER. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE ELEVEN RECORDED JENKINS' 89L1 COVERS.

An overview of the post and the different stamp printings is provided in our Golden sale (Sale 817, lot 1273).

Ex Schwartz, Arch and Twigg-Smith. With 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 3,000.00


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2136 c ImageLetter Express (Wells), 10c Black on Pink Glazed (96L3). Huge to ample margins including bottom sheet margin, small margin tear at upper right far from design, light file fold usefully ties the stamp with a slight bend but does not cease it, conjunctive use with Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow (117L1), ample to full margins, light pre-printing paper fold not mentioned on certificate, manuscript "W&C" (Wells & Co.) cancel, on folded letter to New York City datelined "Cleveland July, 21, 1844", fresh and Extremely Fine cover and use, a rare mixed franking for conjunctive service, this cover travelled from Cleveland to New York City through Wells & Co. (Cleveland to Buffalo) and Pomeroy (Buffalo to New York City), the full rate (10c by stamps) was paid by the Wells & Co. stamp, and the Pomeroy stamp was affixed by Wells to credit Pomeroy with its half of the postage, ex Caspary, with 2007 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000


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2137 c ImageRussell's 8th Ave. Post Office, New York N.Y., (2c) Blue on Rose (130L1). Huge top margin showing part of adjoining stamp, large at left and just touching at right and bottom right, excellent impression on fresh paper, tied by "New-York 5 Cts Jan. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp on small folded letter to Suffern's Depot N.Y., sender's instructions "To the care of Judge Christie", letter dated Jan. 22, 1855

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SIX RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE RUSSELL'S LOCAL STAMP IN BLUE ON ROSE PAPER. ONLY THREE 130L1 COVERS HAVE THE STAMP TIED.

Although little documentation has been produced, the accepted history of the Eighth Avenue Post Office is that it was operated by James Price in 1854 and sold that year to David Russell. Price may have issued the unique Eighth Avenue Post Office stamp (Scott 63L1), which is reported to have been used in 1852. The portrait on the 120L1 stamp issued by Price is thought to be his own. Price's successor, David Russell, is listed at 387 Eighth Avenue in 1854 and then at 410 Eighth Avenue from 1855 until 1857-58. The 1855-56 directory lists his occupation as "express" and in 1856-58 it is given as "subpost." Price issued a stamp very similar in design to Russell's.

The following count of covers bearing Russell's stamps resulted from our survey of auction catalogues, the Boker collection, Sloane's notes and the Costales files: 130L1 Blue on Rose -- 6 (3 tied); 130L2 Black on Yellow -- 3 (1 tied but with 3c 1851 missing); 130L3 Red on Bluish -- 5 (1 tied); and 130L4 Blue Green on Green -- 1 stamp off cover (no covers known). The 130L1 Blue on Rose covers in our census are as follows: 1) Tied by "New-York 5 Cts. Jan. 23" due datestamp on 1855 folded letter to Mrs. Sarah Dougherty, Suffern's Depot N.Y., ex Grant, Knapp, Hall and Geisler, the cover offered here; 2) Used with 3c 1851, both tied by "New-York Jan. 3" (ca. 1855) datestamp on cover to Mrs. Geo. E. Adams, Brunswick Me., ex Boker; 3) Used with 3c 1851, both tied by "New-York Feb. 6" (ca. 1855) datestamp on cover to Pennington N.J., ex Caspary, Judd; 4) Tied by indistinct circular handstamp on cover to Richard Atkinson, 54 West St., ex Caspary, Middendorf; 5) Uncancelled with 3c 1851 tied by "New-York Mar. 20" (ca. 1855) datestamp on cover to Mr. H. M. Adams (city?), ex Lilly; and 6) Uncancelled on Apr. 4, 1856 folded letter from Colombia to Lanman & Kemp, 69 Water St., Russell's oval handstamp, Gronowski collection. We also record one off-cover stamp, ex Boker.

Ex Grant, Knapp, Hall and Geisler. With 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $27,500.00 (Image)

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E. $ 20,000-30,000


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2138   ImageUnion Square Post Office, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Rose (141L3). Large margins, tied by red Dunham's Union Square P.O. oval handstamp on piece

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ROSE UNION SQUARE POST OFFICE ISSUE IS EXTREMELY RARE IN USED CONDITION.

No used examples of the Rose 141L3 stamp were present in the Caspary, Boker, Middendorf, Golden or Hall collections. This is also the only example listed in Power Search.

Ex Schwartz and Twigg-Smith. Signed Sloane. With 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 3,000.00


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2139   ImageWhittelsey's Express, Chicago Ill., 2c Red (146L1). Large to huge margins, this position shows break in cliche at upper right, intense shade and impression, neatly cancelled by blue "Whittelsey's Letter Express" oval

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. UNQUESTIONABLY THE FINEST OF THE SIX RECORDED USED EXAMPLES. ASTOUNDING CONDITION FOR ANY LOCAL POST STAMP, BUT ESPECIALLY SO FOR THIS EXTREME RARITY.

According to Henry E. Abt's series on Chicago local posts (American Philatelist, Aug. 1957), Whittelsey & Co. started its express in late 1857. The 1857-58 Cooke's directory lists Whittelsey & Co. at 194 Lake Street, but the following year the firm does not appear -- it evidently folded, and the Whittelseys moved west. The proprietors are identified as Edmund A. and Samuel M. Whittelsey, who were first cousins, according to Dr. D. E. F. Easton (Scott's Monthly Journal, May 1956).

Apart from the ex Hall block of twelve, only a few unused singles are known, as well as six used examples. No covers are known.

Ex Golden and D.K. Collection. With 1999 and 2001 P.F. certificates (Image)

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$ 6,000.00


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