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United States Stamps continued...

3c 1851-57 Issues - Railroads and Waterways continued...
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616 c Image3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Bright shade, ample to large margins all around, tied by bold strike of blue framed "Troy & New York Steam Boat" handstamp, matching "2cts" in circle, on blue folded cover to Utica N.Y., docketing on back dated Oct. 8, 1851


This cover is illustrated and described in detail on pp. 232-234 of Vol. II of Ashbrook's The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-57. The "Troy & New York Steam Boat" framed marking was used on letters received at Troy from non-contract steamboats carrying mail on the Hudson River. The 2c marking indicates the amount charged by the Troy postmaster, but as recently explained by Daniel J. Ryterband (Chronicle 263), there was no official justification for assessing this fee. In late 1851 or early 1852, the practice of collecting the additional 2c was discontinued.

Ex Richey, Malcolm and Hall. (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
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617 c Image3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Ample to full margins, vivid color, tied by manuscript "Way 1 Cent" stagecoach way mail marking, matching "Sutton N.H. Dec. 15" postmark on border embossed lady's small cover to Amherst N.H., Very Fine and scarce, stagecoach operators with mail contracts picked up mail along their routes and deposited it at the next scheduled stop with a post office, these stagecoach "Way" markings are much scarcer than those applied on steamboats, the Sutton N.H. markings are Rarity 10 in the Simpson book, with 1988 P.F. certificate calling the stamp Dull Red (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $425.00
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618 c Image3c 1851-57 Issues on Steamboat Covers. Eight covers, one with No. 10A with red "STEAM" straightline, others bear Nos. 11 or 26, including a variety of "Steam" or "Steamboat" markings plus name-of-boats including Bayou Bell, Regular Ouachita Passenger Packet and Lake Superior Iron City, some minor stamp faults to be found except the Iron City cover with a defective stamp, overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive group (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
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