United States Postal History

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Sale Sale3061 3061 United UnitedStates StatesPostal PostalHistory History October 26-27, 2022 October 26-27, 2022 Sale 3061 Sale 3061

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Sale 3061

United States Postal History, including:

The William B. Robinson Collection of Wisconsin Postal History The John D. Bowman Collection of Boyd’s City Express Post Postal History from the Collection of Steven M. Roth Selections from the Graham Booth, FRPSL Collection of Transatlantic Mails And material from other consignors

Auction Dates October 26, 2022 10am Eastern: The William B. Robinson Collection of Wisconsin Postal History (Lots 101-316) 2pm Eastern: The John D. Bowman Collection of Boyd‘s City Express Post (Lots 401-618) October 27, 2022 10am Eastern: Postal History from the Collection of Steven M. Roth (Lots 701-869) 1pm Eastern: Selections from the Graham Booth, FRPSL Collection of Transatlantic Mails (Lots 901-999) 3pm Eastern: United States Postal History and Collections (Lots 1001-1189)

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Charles Epting

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What Stories Will Your Collection Tell? At H.R. Harmer we view ourselves as stewards of the hobby, dedicated to both preserving great collections of the past and building great collections of the future. Following the recent sales of the Provera, Challenger and Boulder Collections, and with several powerful sales forthcoming, our team has proven its ability to expertly describe and market significant and specialized collections. When you consign with H.R. Harmer, you are joining a long list of discerning collectors who have appreciated the historical significance, romantic intrigue, and aesthetic beauty a world-class philatelic collection can embody. We pride ourselves in building strong relationships with our consignors and telling the story of their collection to our worldwide network of clients..

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Introduction In this catalogue we are pleased to be able to present several collections formed by some of the most distinguished and well-respected postal historians. While not necessarily linked in terms of their contents, I feel that these collections share a level of dedication and passion among their owners that is all too rare, and as such I felt they belonged together in one place. Introductions for both the William B. Robinson and John D. Bowman collections can be found at the start of their respective sections, and so I will not retread ground here. Instead I would like to focus on Steven M. Roth, a prolific researcher and writer whose material contained in this catalogue runs the gamut from the Revolutionary War to carrier mail. His articles in journals such as the Chronicle and Penny Post are essential to researchers (I find myself turning to his 1997 census of the local post covers of Baltimore frequently), but it is not a stretch to say that one of his greatest philatelic achievements yet may be the two-part article he published in the Collectors Club Philatelist earlier this year on East Coast stage coach mail. Many of the covers featured in the article are offered in this catalogue, and we are confident that such exemplary scholarship will result in considerable interest from the market. Whereas I have known Mr. Roth for a number of years, I am saddened that I never had the chance to meet Graham Booth, FRPSL, in person. Having been able to view two of his exhibits at Stockholmia 2019—and especially in working so closely with his material over the past few weeks—it is readily apparent what an exceptional collector and researcher Dr. Booth was. The covers in this catalogue are merely the beginning of the material we have in our office, representing primarily duplicates and items which did not make it into his exhibit collections. Our next sale will feature significantly more material from Mr. Booth’s holdings, which we are very much looking forward to. In the closing section of this catalogue can be found nice selections of Blood’s local post, Alaska and Colorado postal history, mail between the US and Japan, and much more. In particular the collections offered at the end of this sale, while not great in number, are of a very high quality. In closing, I would like to thank Mr. Bowman and Mr. Roth, as well as the families of Mr. Robinson and Mr. Booth, and all our additional consignors, for allowing us to bring such interesting, attractive, and important collections to market.

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Wisconsin Postal History The William B. Robinson Collection Bill Robinson started collecting stamps as a child in the 1950s as a distraction from a childhood illness. He would often spend his weekly allowance at the local stamp shop in Lake County, Illinois. In the mid-1960s, Bill made the move to Northeast Wisconsin where he attended Lawrence University in Appleton. At Lawrence, Bill made the acquaintance of Professor Steve Darling whom he had as a chemistry professor. Dr. Darling was not only a stamp collector but an avid postal history collector. He helped Bill in curating his own postal history collection. They remained lifelong friends. After settling in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1968 Bill became heavily involved with both the Green Bay Philatelic Society and the Wisconsin Postal History Society. He would serve as Vice President of the GBPS and also serve as auctioneer at their annual stamp show. The auction duties inspired him to make a business out of his passion. Over the next 40 years Bill would hold over 100 public auctions, open a retail store, grow his business with the internet, and work as a certified appraiser for estate collections. He would travel a five state area attending numerous shows and evaluating private collections. He had become the largest dealer in the Badger State. In all his travels, Bill was always mindful to add to his private collection. Bill held various offices with the Wisconsin Postal History Society but his favorite work was editor. He spent years editing and publishing the Badger State newsletter. His work included the old Michigan Territory, then Wisconsin Territory, and the early days of Badger statehood. Bill loved researching the ghost towns of the past and their associated postal history. Northern Wisconsin is peppered with old logging towns and mining towns that have disappeared with the passing of their heyday. Maybe you’ll spot one as you peruse the collection? Will Robinson (Bill’s Son) August 2022 The first image that comes to mind when I think of Wisconsin is Jean Nicolet’s landing on the shores of Green Bay in 1634, as depicted on a 1934 3c postage stamp. The second thing I think of is the June afternoon in 2009 when I won an ice cream-eating contest in Two Rivers, birthplace of the ice cream sundae. In the 375 years between those two events, Wisconsin has one of the most interesting histories of any state in the Union. After passing through the hands of Indiana Territory (1800-09), Illinois Territory (1809-18), and Michigan Territory (18181836), Wisconsin Territory was finally established in July of 1836. Initially Wisconsin Territory included all of present-day Minnesota and Iowa, as well as North and South Dakota east of the Missouri River, but by the time of statehood in 1848 Wisconsin’s present borders would be firmly established. Early in its history Wisconsin was essentially comprised of Native Americans, missionaries, fur traders, and soldiers—a makeup reflected in the letters originating from the region during the 1820s and 30s. Bill Robinson’s collection is filled with items from these early settlers, tracing the history of Green Bay from a remote trading post to the third largest city on Lake Michigan, the platting and development of Madison, and the unfortunate conflicts between the US Army and local Native tribes. Not since Arthur Van Vlissingen’s collection was sold by Robert A. Siegel in 1983 has such a comprehensive collection of Wisconsin postal history been offered at auction. Add to that nearly all of the key Wisconsin items from Floyd E. Risvold‘s collection, and the importance of the William B. Robinson Collection of Wisconsin Postal History becomes apparent. Earliest recorded uses, unique postmarks, and rare frankings abound. Bill Robinson’s collection is a wonderful example of what a state postal history collection can be, and we are pleased to be able to offer it for sale. Charles Epting September 2022


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

Michigan Territory: to 1836

Peter Buell Porter (1773-1844)

LotNo

101

6

Start Price

Detroit 23d March manuscript postmark on 1810 folded letter to “The Honorable Peter B. Porter in Congress” in Washington, DC, matching “Free” frank, interesting contents about the establishment of a garrison at Prairie du Chien and the usefulness of protecting the mouth of the Fox River at Green Bay, file folds and wear along the edges, these faults do not detract from the historical importance of this item

100

Fort Winnebago

General Hugh Brady (1768-1851)

102

6

Fort Winnebago—M. T. 20 July straight line town mark with manuscript date and “25” rate on 1831 folded letter to Brigadier General Hugh Brady in Detroit, letter written by Captain Joseph C. Plymouth contains a “detailed report of the encroachment of the whites upon Indian lands in the vicinity of the Fort”, extremely fine and rare, this is the earliest recorded postmark from Fort Winnebago and the only known example of this straight line handstamp, one of the gems of Wisconsin postal history, ex-Jarrett and Risvold

10

700


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

103

104

LotNo

Start Price

103

6

Fort-Winnebago M.T. Mar 16 bold strike of black circular datestamp with manuscript date and matching “25” rate, on 1832 folded letter to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, letter from soldier James Gardner to his aunt lamenting personal hardships at the fort and describing “depredations on Indians that were under the protection of the American Flag” (events that led to the outbreak of the Black Hawk War the following month), extremely fine strike, cover restored, the earliest recorded example of this marking and the earliest circular datestamp known from Wisconsin

150

104

6

Fort-Winnebago M.T. Apl 11 perfect strike of black circular datestamp with manuscript date and “25” rate on 1832 folded letter to Fort Niagara, New York, letter written by Lieutenant Edgar M. Lacy, vertical file fold does not detract, very fine and rare, ex-Ebach

250

Fort Winnebago and Agency House

105

6

Fort-Winnebago M.T. Nov.18 perfect strike of blue circular datestamp with manuscript date on 1832 folded letter to Milford, New York, red manuscript “Paid 25c” rate, letter written by Burley Follett (later mayor of Green Bay) with interesting contents about river travel and lead mining, extremely fine and colorful early cover

11

400


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

106

107

LotNo

Start Price

106

6

Fort-Winnebago M.T. Mar 22 black datestamp with manuscript date and “Paid 25” on 1833 folded letter to the American Home Missionary Society in New York, interesting contents about religious life at the fort, vertical file fold, very fine and rare

100

107

6

Fort-Winnebago M.T. Feb. 20 black circular datestamp with manuscript date and “25” rate on 1834 folded letter to Fort Niagara, New York, letter written by Cornelia Lacy (wife of Lieutenant Edgar Lacy) to her sister-in-law containing gossip about army life and requests for personal supplies, fine and rare

100

Chief of the Stockbridge Tribe

108

6

Fort-Winnebago M.T. June 17 black circular datestamp with red manuscript date, used as forwarding mark with manuscript “To Fort Howard” and rated „For’d 12½/37½), on folded letter datelined “May 28th 1834, Town of Niagara, County of Niagara (N.Y.)”, addressed “To the Chiefs of the Stockbridge Tribe of Indians residing near the Winebago Lake, South West from Green Bay, In the North west (Ter.) To the care of John W. Quinney.”, blue May 31 Buffalo double oval datestamp and manuscript “25” rate applied at origin, Quinney wrote “The above was recd. July 4th 1834 after having gone the rounds viz from Buffaloe to Green Bay, thence to Winnebago Fort at the Wisconsin & Fox Rivers prtage & back again to Green Bay Post Office”, light water stains and some splits along the folds, otherwise fine, a remarkable and important letter to Fort Howard (which has no recorded postal markings), one of the most outstanding covers in all of Wisconsin postal history, ex-Kramer

12

1500


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

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109

110

Start Price 6

6

Fort Winnebago Sep 7. MT. manuscript postmark with “25” rate on 1835 folded letter to Buffalo, New York, light wear and splitting along the edges, fine, one of just five recorded manuscript postmarks from Fort Winnebago, ex-Risvold

50

Grand Cakalin M.T. March 18th manuscript postmark on 1835 folded letter to New York City, matching “Free, Cutting Marsh, Post-Master”, datelined “Statesburg, near Green Bay”, interesting letter from missionary about the Stockbridge Indians, extremely fine, the latest known of three recorded covers from Grand Cakalin and one of the great rarities of Wisconsin postal history, ex-Valentine

500

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WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY Bird’s eye view of Grand Cakalin

LotNo

111

Start Price 6

Grand Cakalin M.T. April 30th manuscript postmark on 1833 folded letter to New York City, franked “Free, Cutting Marsh, Post-Master”, extremely fine, the earliest of the three recorded covers from Grand Cakalin and one of the gems of Wisconsin postal history, ex-Ebach and Schmalzredit

112

750

113

112

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Gratiot’s Grove, Ill. June 15 manuscript postmark on 1834 folded lettersheet to Governor George B. Porter in Detroit, endorsed “George Cubbage, P.M. Free”, very fine, Gratiot’s Grove was established in 1828 by Henry Gratiot and served as a fort during the Black Hawk War, only about eight covers are recorded

100

113

6

“Now at Green Bay, Lake Michigan”, incoming 1815 folded letter with “Washn. City Sep 29” datestamp, franked “Sup’t Gen’l Office” and handstamped “Free”, addressed to Matthew Irwin, Esq., docketing indicates the letter was received July 28, 1816 (10 months after it was sent), extremely fine, the earliest recorded piece of mail to or from Green Bay, six years before a post office was established, an extraordinarily rare cover, ex-Valentine

250

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WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

114

115

LotNo

Start Price

114

6

“Green Bay, Michigan Territory”, incoming cover from Fairview, Pennsylvania, postmarked September 9, 1823, light wear, fine, very early mail to Green Bay just two years after the post office opened

Offer

115

6

“Fort Howard, Green Bay”, 1824 incoming folded letter to Colonel John McNeal (commander at Fort Howard), “St. Louis Mo. Oct 20” circular datestamp and manuscript “50” rate, from Major H. Bradley, small faults, still very fine early mail to Green Bay

Offer

116

117

116

6

Green Bay M Ty March 5 red manuscript postmark with matching “50” rate on 1825 folded address sheet to Philadelphia, vertical file fold through postmark, otherwise fine and rare, one of the earliest recorded Green Bay postmarks

150

117

6

“Munnomunne, Green Bay Township, Sept.9.1825” dateline on folded letter from James D. Doty to New York City, postmarked Detroit September 19, manuscript “25” rate, splitting along the folds, still fineappearing and rare early letter

150

Rev. George Boyd (1788-1850)

Albert Gallatin Ellis (1800-1885)

118

6

Green Bay M Ty Nov 29 faded red manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on 1825 folded letter to Philadelphia, reduced letter from A.G. Ellis, fine, a rare and very early Green Bay postmark

15

50


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

119

LotNo

120

Start Price

119

6

Green Bay M Ty 4 January 1826 manuscript postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia, matching “25” rate, letter slightly reduced, contents pertain to local church business, very fine early marking and letter

100

120

6

Green Bay M.Ty Sept 23 red manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on 1827 folded letter to Detroit, Michigan, datelined “Ouisconsin Portage, Sept 4th, 1827”, very fine and historically-important, this letter took about 19 days to be carried privately down the Fox River to Green Bay where it entered the mails, written by John Kinzie (future Winnebago Indian Agent) it is the earliest historical account of the surrender of the famous warrior Red Bird, ex-Van Vlissingen and Risvold

250

121 122 Green Bay M T 20 Novr 1828 manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on folded letter to Philadelphia, written by A.G. Ellis requesting volunteers to work at a mission, very fine and rare early letter, ex-Van Vlissingen

100

Green Bay M Ty 4 July 1830 manuscript postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia, matching “25” rate, partial contents from Reverend Richard Fish Cadle asking for a carpenter and blacksmith in order to teach his Indian pupils these trades, very fine, an attractive and interesting cover from an important early Episcopal minister, ex-Van Vlissingen

100

123 124 Green Bay M Ty. 13 Sept 1830 slightly faded red manuscript postmark on folded lettersheet to “His Excellency Lewis Cass, Detroit, M.Ty.”, franked “Free Robt Irwin Jr. Postmaster”, fine marking, Cass was the second Governor of the Michigan Territory before adopting a number of other high-level government positions culminating in Secretary of State under President Buchanon

75

Green Bay M Ty 9 August 1832 manuscript postmark with matching “12½” rate on folded letter to Fort Winnebago, interesting letter from Mrs. Frances P. Irwin to her husband including a cholera outbreak and references to early settlers (Lacy, Kinzie, Rolette), very fine, ex-Ebach

100

121 122

6

6

123

6

124

6

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WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

125

LotNo

126

Start Price

125

6

Green Bay M Ty. 13 Augt 1832 manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on folded letter to Philadelphia, portion of letter removed, very fine marking and cover, ex-Van Vlissingen

50

126

6

Green Bay Mic Ty Nov 24 manuscript postmark on 1833 folded letter to Philadelphia, matching “25” rate, contains floor plan of Mission House (possibly part of fire insurance application), very fine and attractive

120

George Bryan Porter (1791-1834) Territorial Governor of Michigan

127

6

Green Bay—M. T. Dec 12th 1833 bold strike of black straight line town mark with manuscript date, matching “25” rate on cover to “His Excellency George B. Porter, Governor of Michigan, Detroit”, letter from noted fur trader John Lawe discussing his resignation as judge, file fold through postmark, still extremely fine strike, an important piece of early Wisconsin postal history, ex-Risvold

17

400


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

128

129

LotNo

Start Price

128

6

Green Bay—M. T. Jry 5 bold strike of black straight line town mark with red manuscript date, faded matching “25c” rate on 1834 letter sheet to Philadelphia, toned at right, letter removed, very fine strike of this rare early marking

300

129

6

Green Bay—M. T. March 2d black straight line town mark with manuscript date, faded matching “25” rate on 1834 folded letter to Philadelphia, right two-thirds of letter damaged although postmark is nearly unaffected, a serviceable example of this rare postmark, interesting contents regarding fire at mission, ex-Valentine

150

View of Fort Howard, Green Bay

130

130

6

131

6

131 Green Bay, M.T. Dec 20 red manuscript postmark on folded letter to Chicago, matching “18¾” rate, datelined “Fort Howard, Green Bay, 19th Dec 1834”, very fine marking and letter, ex-Chase, Sampson, Shmaltzreidt, and Van Vlissingen

100

“Green Bay, Michigan Territory”, incoming folded letter from Levi Hathaway in Rome, New York, postmarked May 10 (probably 1835) and addressed to Joshua Hathaway in Cincinnati, forwarded to Green Bay (June 10 Cincinnati postmark), forwarded back to Cincinnati before once again being sent to Green Bay (July 27 Cincinnati postmark), manuscript “Returned again”, light edge wear, otherwise fine and well-travelled, ex-Valentine

Offer

18


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

132

LotNo

133

Start Price

132

6

Green Bay MT Aug 3 red manuscript postmark on ca. 1835 incoming folded letter, postmarked Utica, New York June 30, initially addressed to Cincinnati, Ohio where it arrived July 8 and received a black datestamp, forwarded to Green Bay where it was once again forwarded to Cincinnati, finally re-forwarded back to Green Bay where it was eventually delivered, very fine, a wonderful and well-traveled cover, exValentine

100

133

6

Green Bay M.T. Oct 12 manuscript postmark on 1835 folded letter to Milwaukee, erroneously rated “18¾” and corrected to “12½”, letter from Franklin Hathaway, splitting along the folds, very fine marking

75

134

134 135

6

6

135

Green Bay MT Oct 19 incoming 1835 folded letter from Utica, New York, franked “Free. S. Beardsley” and with red “Utica N.Y. Sep29” double oval datestamp, manuscript postmark applied upon arrival in Green Bay and forwarded to Milwaukee, very fine, Beardsley was a member of the House of Representatives from New York and an ally of President Andrew Jackson

75

Green Bay MT. Nov 10 folded letter written October 14, 1835 in Savannah, Illinois and sent to Navarino, Wisconsin Territory at a rate of “18¾c”, received at Green Bay where manuscript cancel was applied and forwarded to Milwaukee, additional “12½c” rate for a total of 31¼c, light toning along vertical filefold, very fine and rare, ex-Valentine

100

John Bannister moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1834, and later resided in Fond du Lac where he served as deputy surveyor

136

6

Green Bay MT. Dec 2 red manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on 1835 folded letter to Canton, New York, family letter from John Bannister datelined Navarino, light wear, fine and rare, ex-Hale

19

50


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

Bird’s eye view of Green Bay

LotNo

137

Start Price 6

Green Bay M.T. Jun 25 serifed circular datestamp with manuscript date and matching “25” rate on 1836 folded letter to Springfield, Illinois, where an additional datestamp was applied and the letter forwarded to Westfield, Massachusetts (an additional 25c was charged for a total of 50c), splitting along file folds, very fine, one of just three recorded examples of this postmark, a great rarity of Wisconsin postal history

138

138 139

6

200

139

Menomonee M Ty March 23d 1835 manuscript postmark on large part folded letter to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, matching “25” rate, extremely fine and attractive, Menomonee only operated a post office from 1834 to 1837 and very few covers are recorded, ex-Hustis and Van Vlissingen

75

Mineral Point W.T. 5 Jan’y 1835 bold manuscript postmark with matching “Free” on folded letter to George W. Jones in Washington, DC, letter datelined 1836 (postmark is in error as Jones was not yet a delegate to the House of Representatives in January 1835), extremely fine and rare, ex-Hustis

100

20


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

Navarino at the head of Green Bay

LotNo

140

Start Price 6

Navarino MT. July 4 manuscript postmark on large part 1833 folded letter to Philadelphia, matching “25” rate, extremely fine and rare, ex-Hustis and Van Vlissingen

100

Albert Gallatin Ellis served as deputy surveyor of government lands from 1828-1833

141

142

6

6

Navarino MT. July 15 manuscript postmark on 1833 folded letter to Cincinnati, Ohio, matching “Paid 25” rate, written by A.G. Ellis regarding survey work at Grand Cacalin (now Kaukauna), some splitting along the folds, very fine and rare, ex-Risvold

150

Navarino MT. Sept. 12 bold manuscript postmark on 1833 folded letter to New York City, matching “25” rate, written by R.S. Satterlee and datelined Fort Howard, extremely fine, Navarino’s post office operated for only 16 months between 1833-34 before operations were transferred to Green Bay, ex-Sampson and Van Vlissingen

200

21


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

143

145

LotNo

Start Price

143

6

Navarino MT. March 17 faded manuscript postmark on 1834 folded letter from A.G. Ellis to Cincinnati, Ohio, “Paid 25” rate, some toning and splitting along the folds, fine and rare, ex-Esbach

75

144

6

“Navarino, Green Bay Co, M.T.”, incoming 1834 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway with “Galena Ills. Jun 4” postmark, manuscript “50” rate, carried to Fort Snelling where it was endorsed “Fort Snelling July 24 For’d” and an additional “50” rate (for a total of “1.00”), carried across then-Michigan Territory by military courier, small edge faults and vertical file fold, still a fine and magnificent cover with an unusual routing, a previous owner wrote “I showed it to Risvold and he was greatly impressed”

500

145

6

Navarino MT. June 20 bold manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 25” on 1834 folded letter from A.G. Ellis to Cincinnati, Ohio, extremely fine marking and letter sent just a month before this post office closed

150

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WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

146

LotNo

146

6

147

6

148

6

149

6

150

6

151

6

147

Start Price

“Navarino, M.T.”, December 21, 1834 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Navarino, datelined “T15N, R20E” (survey plate coordinates), manuscript “2c” rate, staining at top left and other small faults, still fine and interesting, the drop letter rate was 1c so the rating on this cover has not been properly explained (perhaps the drop rate was charged per sheet and this letter originally contained a second sheet)

50

Platteville MT March 24th manuscript postmark on 1829 (previously reported as 1827) folded letter to Hillsboro, Illinois, endorsed “Free, J.H. Roundtree, PM”, overall even toning, still fine and rare marking, by far the earliest recorded cover from Platteville (ASCC $300)

100

148 149 Prairie du Chien Mic T February 15th manuscript postmark on 1825 folded address sheet to Governor Lewis Cass in Detroit, franked “J.H. Lockwood, Postmaster, Free”, extremely fine, sent just four months after this post office was established, a rare and important early Wisconsin cover, ex-Risvold

250

Prairie du Chien MT Jany 19th manuscript postmark on 1828 folded letter to St. Louis, Missouri, matching “25” rate, written by Joseph Rolette to Pierre Chouteau of the American Fur Company, splitting along the folds, very fine marking, an interesting letter between two of the most prominent early fur traders

75

150 151 Prairie Du Chien Nov 16th 1831 red manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on folded letter to St. Louis, Missouri, some internal separations and vertical file fold through postmark, very fine and rare, ex-Risvold

75

“Rapides May 12th 1831” dateline on folded letter to Alexander J. Irwin at “Fort Winnebago, Ouisconsin Portage”, from Irwin’s wife Frances, carried privately outside of the mail, very fine and scarce Rapides became De Pere, ex-Van Vlissingen

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Wisconsin Territory: 1836-1848 View of Detroit

LotNo

152

Start Price 6

“Residence Episcopale Du Detroit, 11 Dec 1836” dateline on folded letter to Lyon, France, paid 25c to New York and carried by French packet, Le Havre transit and Lyon backstamp, interesting letter in French from Father Francis Badin regarding working with the “savages” of the Menomonee Tribe in Wisconsin Territory, very fine and rare, ex-Schaefer

153

150

154

153

6

Aztalan Wis Ty May 18 manuscript postmark on 1844 folded letter to East Chatham, New York, matching “Way 26” rate, lengthy interesting contents, very fine and scarce

40

154

6

Bloomington W.T Dec 25 manuscript postmark with matching “Free” on 1837 folded letter to George W. Jones in Washington, DC, very fine and rare, Bloomington’s post office only operated from 1837-38 and just a few covers are recorded

50

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155

156

LotNo

155 156

Start Price 6

6

Bridgeport Oct 25 manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on 1843 folded letter to Dubuque, Iowa Territory, datelined “T21N R16E”, letter describes surveying difficulties in the area, bit of ink staining, otherwise very fine and rare, the earliest recorded cover from Bridgeport, this office was only open from 1839-52

100

Bull Falls June 12, 1840 manuscript marking on folded letter to Milwaukee, faint red Fort Winnebago datestamp, franked “Free Geo. Stevens P.M. Almond N.Y.”, fine, Bull Falls never had a post office so this cover was carried privately to Fort Winnebago where it entered the mails

50

158 157

157 158

6

6

Burlington Wis.T. May 8 circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to Washington, DC, addressed to Representative George W. Jones and endorsed “Free”, interesting contents written by George Cubbage, very fine territorial cover

40

Burr Oak Wis Dec 14 manuscript postmark on small 1855 folded letter to Tübingen, Germany, matching “Paid 45” rate, black “N.York Br. Pkt. 23 Jan 1” credit datestamp, German backstamps, light toning, still fine and rare, the only recorded manuscript postmark from Burr Oak

50

159

159 160

6

160

Calumet Village WT April 16th manuscript postmark with matching “5” rate on 1846 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, fine and scarce, ex-Van Vlissingen

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Calumet Village WT June 5 manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 5” on immaculate 1846 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, contents include request to purchase land in Calumet, extremely fine and choice, ex-Valentine

75

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161

163

LotNo

161

Start Price 6

Cassville W.T Augt 4 manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on 1844 folded letter to Charleston, South Carolina, datelined “Prairie La Port” (Iowa Territory) and mailed across the river at Cassville, interesting letter from J.B. Cornish describing mining prospects and homes in the area, splitting along the folds, still fine and rare marking, ex-Valentine

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View of the City of the Four Lakes

162

6

163

6

City the Four Lakes W.T. Aug.19.1840 manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on folded lettersheet to “Peter Wagner Esq., Third Auditor of the Treasury” in Washington, DC, blue docketing at left (same ink used to cancel rate), extremely fine, although Madison is known as the “City of the Four Lakes” there was once a nearby post office which served as a rival in the selection of the state capital, the City of the Four Lakes post office operated intermittently from 1837-1841 to service the “paper town” of the same name, this is the only recorded cover from this office and one of the great rarities of Wisconsin postal history, for further discussion see Badger Postal History May 1998, ex-Mueller, 2003 APEX certificate

250

Dubuque W T Oct 28 crisp strike of circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to St. Louis, Missouri, manuscript “18¾” rate, datelined “Larson’s Landing, Iowa Ty”, lengthy letter with interesting content about travels in the area, edge stain at right away from postmark and some separations along the folds, very fine strike, ex-Valentine

50

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164

LotNo

165

Start Price

164

6

Duck Creek W.T April 21 manuscript postmark on 1841 folded letter to Vernon, New York, matching “Paid 50” rate, very fine

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165

6

Duck Creek W.T. Aug. 18 manuscript postmark on incoming 1841 folded letter from Northville, New York, originally addressed to Duck Creek, Wisconsin, then forwarded to Platteville where perfect strike of red “Plateville Wisc. Sep 6” datestamp was applied, then forwarded once again to Green Bay where it was finally delivered, very fine and attractive, a well-travelled cover

75

166

166

6

167

Duck Creek W.T. June 19. manuscript postmark on 1843 folded letter to New Orleans, Louisiana, matching “25” rate, long and interesting letter about the hardships of life in territorial Wisconsin, minor stains, fine

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167

6

Duck Creek W.T. May 28. manuscript postmark on 1845 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, matching “Free Solomon Davis, P.M.” frank, very fine and scarce

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168

6

Edwardsville W.T. 25 July black straightline handstamp with manuscript date and “10” rate on 1846 folded letter to Cortland Village, New York, vertical crease and unfolded for display, fine strike, very rare with just a few examples of this postmark recorded

200

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169

LotNo

170

Start Price

169

6

English Prairie W.T. Sept 24, 1841 manuscript postmark on folded letter to Dubuque, Iowa Territory, matching “10” rate, usual vertical file folds, very fine and rare, English Prairie was only in operation from 1838-41, ex-Risvold (ASCC $100)

50

170

6

Fair Play WT Dec 11 manuscript postmark on 1843 folded letter to Quincy, Illinois, matching “18¾” rate, very fine and rare

50

171

172

171

6

Falls St. Croix W. Ter. Dec 14 manuscript postmark on 1840 folded letter to Grand River, Michigan, matching “25” rate, light toning, otherwise very fine, the earliest recorded postmark from Falls St. Croix (now St. Croix Falls), ex-Risvold

50

172

6

Falls St. Croix July 11 manuscript postmark on 1842 folded lettersheet to St. Peter, matching “10” rate, splitting along the folds, very fine marking, Falls of St. Croix was established in 1840 and had its name changed to Saint Croix Falls in 1867, ex-Risvold

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173

173 174

6

6

174

Fort Madison W.T. July 13th red manuscript postmark on 1837 cover to Robert T. Lytle in Cincinnati, Ohio, matching “25” rate, small piece out at top affects postmark, otherwise fine and rare, Fort Madison only existed as part of Wisconsin Territory from 1836 until the establishment of Iowa Territory in 1838, ex-Risvold

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Fort Madison Wis.T. Mar 23 red circular datestamp on 1839 folded lettersheet to William B. Conway in Davenport, Iowa Territory, manuscript “12” rate, very fine strike and cover, Conway served as Secretary of the Iowa Territory until his death later the same year, ex-Risvold

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James Duane Doty played an important role in the development of Wisconsin LotNo

175

176

Start Price 6

6

Fort Snelling Augst 17 manuscript postmark on 1841 folded letter to Peoria, Illinois, matching “Paid 25” rate, datelined “Madison, Wisconsin August 13, 1841”, letter written by James D. Doty proposing an exchange of land in Illinois and Wisconsin, presumably carried by government messenger on horseback from Madison to Fort Snelling and than transported along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Peoria, very fine and rare

150

Fort-Winnebago M.T. Sept 24 black circular datestamp with manuscript date, matching “18¾” rate on 1836 folded letter to Dubuque, Wisconsin Territory, light wear, extremely fine strike, late use of this postmark after the establishment of Wisconsin Territory

200

Alexander J. Irwin (1799-1847) Merchant and Wisconsin Pioneer

177

6

Ft Winnebago WT Nov 26 manuscript postmark on 1836 folded letter to “Menomoneville (Green Bay)”, matching “12½” rate, datelined Belmont, letter from Alexander J. Irwin to his wife regarding the establishment of a new state capitol, very fine and rare, ex-Risvold

29

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178

179

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178

6

Fort-Winnebago W.T Mar 4 black circular datestamp with manuscript date, “M” in cancel replaced with handwritten “W”, on 1837 folded letter to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, franked “H. Merrill, P.M.”, letter from Henry Merrill about surveying the area, very fine, the unique example of the Fort Winnebago datestamp with manuscript “W”, an extraordinary Wisconsin cover

250

179

6

Ft Winnebago O.T. March 31 manuscript postmark on 1837 folded letter, manuscript “25” rate crossed out and replaced with “On public service”, addressed to General Nathan Towson in Washington, DC, very fine, the use of the letter “O” in this postmark has been the subject of speculation and has never been definitely explained, it most likely derives from the original French spelling “Ouisconsin”, ex-Risvold

100

View of Fort Howard

180

6

Green Bay M.T Jul 4 black serifed circular datestamp with red manuscript date, endorsed “On Public Service” and “Free” and addressed to U.S. Army Quartermaster General in Washington, DC, datelined Fort Howard, very fine, one of just a few recorded examples of this postmark, sent the day after Wisconsin Territory was established, a wonderful cover

30

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181

LotNo

181 182

6

6

182

Start Price

Green Bay WT Aug 9 red manuscript postmark on 1836 folded letter to Cincinnati, Ohio, manuscript “50” rate for double-weight letter, written by W.B. Houghton regarding a land sale, very fine and attractive, ex-Risvold

50

Green Bay, W. T. Sept 19 red straight line town mark with manuscript date, matching “25” rate on 1836 folded letter to Sconondoa, New York, extremely fine strike of this scarce early marking, ex-Risvold

200

183

184

183

6

Green Bay, W. T. Sept 19 red straight line town mark with manuscript date, matching manuscript “12½” rate on 1836 folded letter to Milwaukee, letter written by J.W. Beall, very fine strike and cover

100

184

6

Green Bay, W. T. Sept 27 red straight line town mark with manuscript date and matching “25” rate on 1836 folded letter to Milwaukee, letter written by J.W. Cotton, slightly reduced and small repairs, still very fine appearance, ex-Valentine

100

185

185

186

6

6

186

Green Bay, W. T. Oct 29 red straight line town mark with manuscript date, matching “$1.00” rate on 1836 folded letter to Versailles, Kentucky, letter from James Duane Doty discussing territorial legislature at Belmont (Madison would not become the capitol until the following month), datelined “Astor, Green Bay”, quadruple-rate cover because of enclosed certificate mentioned in the letter, very fine with historicallyinteresting contents, despite there never being an Astor post office in Wisconsin Doty was an agent for John Jacob Astor and attempted to name a town for him, ex-Hustis and Van Vlissingen

150

Green Bay, W.T. Nov 14 red straightlne postmark with manuscript date and matching “25” rate on 1836 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, letter from J.W. Cotton wanting to sell land at “City of the 2nd Lake”, very fine and choice, ex-Kann and Valentine

100

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LotNo

187

Start Price 6

Green Bay, W.T red straightline postmark with illegible manuscript date, matching “12½” rate, on folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, letter datelined December 25, 1836, written by J.W. Cotton, extremely fine and choice, ex-Valentine

James Duane Doty

188

189

6

6

200

George Wallace Jones

Green Bay, W. T. Dec 27 red straight line town mark with manuscript date, matching “Free” frank on 1836 folded letter to Washington, DC, letter from James D. Doty to Congressional Delegate George W. Jones discusses selling a stake in the town of Madison ($100 for 1/24th interest), Doty lost to Jones in the election of 1835 and later turned to land speculation, very fine letter with great historical interest

200

Green Bay, W.T. Mch 2 red straightline postmark with manuscript date (1837) on large folded letter originating in London, England in September 1836, addressed to “Green Bay, Mich. Terr” (news had not reached London about the establishment of Wisconsin Territory), carried privately to New York City where it entered the mails, forwarded to Peoria, Illinois upon arrival in Green Bay, manuscript “$1.50” rate, despite the size this is actually one large sheet and was twice marked “Single Sheet” (despite weighing nearly two ounces),fine, rare and spectacular use

100

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190

LotNo

191

Start Price

190

6

Green Bay, W.T. Mch 31 red straight line postmark with manuscript date on 1837 folded letter, matching “25” manuscript rate, letter datelined “Deansburg” (now Brothertown), interesting contents about daily life, fine, ex-Van Vlissingen

100

191

6

“Fort Howard, June 12 1837” dateline on folded letter to Peoria, Illinois, indistinct red Illinois postmark (carried privately) manuscript “18¾” rate, fine, letter contains news of Fort Howard, Fort Crawford, and Fort Snelling (Green Bay, Waukegan, and Minneapolis-St. Paul)

75

192

193

192

6

Green Bay WisT. Jul 7 red circular datestamp on 1837 folded letter to Boston, manuscript “25” rate, fine, most likely the earliest recorded use of this datestamp as the red straight line is also known to be used on the same date, ex-Van Vlissingen

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193

6

Green Bay WisT. Oct 1 incoming 1837 folded lettersheet postmarked “Washington City D.C. Sep 4”, endorsed “Treasury Department, Free” with additional red “Free” handstamp, addressed to Governor Henry Dodge, postmarked Green Bay upon arrival and forwarded to Mineral Point, very fine and attractive, ex-Van Vlissingen

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195 194 Green Bay WisT. Mar 7 red circular datestamp on 1838 folded lettersheet to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, manuscript “12½” rate, letter from Charles C. P. Arndt (who was infamously killed on the floor of the Wisconsin legislature by James Russell Vineyard), very fine

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Green Bay WisT. Mar 16 red circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway Jr. in Milwaukee, manuscript “12½” rate, letter from Henry S. Baird about sale or rental of a farm, fine, ex-Valentine

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194 195

6

6

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197

196

LotNo

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196

6

Green Bay WisT. Aug 10 black circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to Secretary of War Joel R. Poinsett in Washington, DC, matching straight line “Free” and franked “H. Hubbard, U.S.S.” (Henry Hubbard was a Senator from New Hampshire), very fine and attractive, ex-Van Vlissingen

50

197

6

Green Bay WisT. Aug 15 black circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to Gilbert Rodman in Washington, DC, manuscript “25” rate, letter from James D. Doty about his election prospects, fine

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198

198 199

6

6

199

Green Bay WisT. 10 Oct black circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to Martinsburgh, New York, manuscript “25” rate, lengthy and interesting letter discussing the trip from New York to Wisconsin and daily life in Green Bay, fine strike, ex-Sampson and Van Vlissingen

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Green Bay WisT. 10 Oct black circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to Stockbridge, Wisconsin Territory, manuscript “10” rate, very fine strike of this scarce postmark, the addressee of this cover, John W. Quinney, left New York for Wisconsin in the early 1820s as a sachem and diplomat for the Stockbridge Tribe, ex-Chase and Leiterman

50

200

201

200

6

Green Bay WisT. Dec 5 perfect strike of black circular datestamp on 1838 folded letter to Milwaukee, manuscript “12½” rate, contains list of landowners from undersheriff David Bush, very fine, ex-Valentine

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201

6

Green Bay WisT. Oct 7 bold red circular datestamp on 1839 folded letter to Major General Thomas S. Jesup in Washington, DC, endorsed “On Public Service” and with red straight line “Free” handstamp, letter datelined Fort Howard, fine and attractive, ex-Risvold

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202

203

LotNo

Start Price

202

6

Green Bay WisT. Mar 7 bold and crisp red circular datestamp on 1843 folded lettersheet to Madison, Wisconsin, manuscript “18¾” rate, extremely fine strike, ex-O’Brien and Van Vlissingen

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203

6

Green Lake W.T. Oct. 3 manuscript postmark with matching “5” rate on 1846 folded letter to Milwaukee, upon arrival blue “Milwaukee Wis. Oct 12” circular datestamp was applied along with matching “Forwd” straightline and “5” in dotted circle, forwarded to Summit, New Jersey, very fine and attractive, ex-Risvold

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204

205

204

6

Lancaster W.T. Nov 25 manuscript postmark with matching “10” rate on large-sized 1845 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, very fine and scarce

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205

6

Manitowoc June 3 manuscript postmark with matching “12½” rate on 1838 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway in Milwaukee, very fine and fresh, the earliest recorded postmark from Manitowoc, ex-Valentine

75

206

206 207

6

207

“Steam-Boat”, scroll handstamp in blue on folded letter datelined “Manitowoc June 17 ‚47”, manuscript “10” rate on cover to Buffalo, New York, endorsed “by S.Boat”, very fine and choice

50

Manitowoc Rapids Feb 12 manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on 1837 folded letter to George W. Jones in Washington, DC, where a red March 5 datestamp and straightline “Free” were applied, forwarded to Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin, letter from James D. Doty regarding land speculation, very fine postmark and cover that originated in and was forwarded to Wisconsin Territory

100

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208

LotNo

208 209

6

209

Start Price

Menomonville Apl 5 manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 25” on 1837 folded letter to Peoria, Illinois, datelined “Mission Buildings, Green Bay”, letter from Daniel E. Brown about church business, very fine and scarce

100

Milwaukee Aug 11th W.T. slightly faded red manuscript postmark with matching “25” rate on 1836 folded letter to Utica, New York, fine postmark from the year after Milwaukee’s post office opened

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211 210

210

6

“2” (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), manuscript drop letter rate on 1845 folded letter to Joshua Hathaway, datelined “Green Lake, Sept 20th”, very fine and attractive, scarce territorial drop letter, ex-Valentine

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211

6

Montrose W.T. July 1. 1838 manuscript postmark on small folded letter to Washington, DC, endorsed “Free H.S. Austin P.M.”, letter datelined “Montrose (formerly Fort Des Moines)”, very fine, the unique postmark from Montrose while a part of Wisconsin Territory, the first Fort Des Moines existed from 1834-1837 before becoming the town of Montrose, which was home to many early Latter Day Saints members

75

212

213

212

6

Neenah Wis April 12 manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 10” rate on 1847 cover to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, light wear along the folds, fine, one of the earliest covers from Neenah, ex-Van Vlissingen

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213

6

New Diggings W.T. Sept 9 manuscript postmark in blue with matching “25” rate on 1844 folded letter to Coventry, Connecticut, light wear, very fine marking, the earliest recorded postmark from New Diggings, ex-Valentine

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214

215

LotNo

Start Price

214

6

New Diggings Dec 8th W.T. bold strike of straightline postmark with manuscript date on 1845 folded letter to Cumberland Center, Maine, manuscript “10” rate, lengthy letter with interesting contents about pioneer life, extremely fine strike, ex-Risvold

150

215

6

New Diggings WT Mar 9 black straightline town mark with manuscript date, matching “10” in circle rate handstamp on 1846 folded letter to New York City, from Reverend John Lewis regarding church business, very fine and rare, ex-Risvold

150

216

216 217

6

6

217

New Diggings, W.T. May 19 italic town mark in arc with manuscript date, “10” in circle rate handstamp, on 1847 folded letter to Derby Line, Vermont, light wear and bleaching, fine and rare, ex-Van Vlissingen and Valentine

150

New Diggings, W.T. July 10 italic town mark in arc with manuscript date, “10” in circle rate handstamp, on 1847 folded letter to New York City, very fine and rare, ex-Risvold

150

218

218 219

6

6

219

Per C.P. Green endorsement on December 5, 1836 letter privately carried from Madison to Green Bay, written by Alexander J. Irwin to his wife, small tears, otherwise very fine, Irwin writes “An opportunity occurs of sending a letter by Charles Green who has been appointed a special messenger to proceed to Green Bay...Charles Green will be returning in a few days ad you will have an opportunity of writing by him”, ex-Van Vlissingen

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Plover WT Jany 7 manuscript postmark on 1848 folded letter to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, matching “Paid 10” rate, letter datelined “1st Dec 1847” requesting a medical journal, fine and scarce territorial use

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View of Prairie Du Chien

LotNo

220

Start Price 6

Prairie Du Chien Dec. 1. three-line datestamp with manuscript “25” rate on 1836 folded letter to St. Louis, Missouri, written by noted fur trader Joseph Rolette, very fine, the only known strike of this postmark in private hands and one of the great rarities of Wisconsin Territory postal history, ex-Wagner, Van Vlissingen, and Risvold

38

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221

222

LotNo

Start Price

221

6

222

6

Prairie du Chien W.T. Mar 15 blue manuscript postmark on 1840 folded letter to “Gen’l Joseph M. Street, U.S. Ind. Agy. Sac’s & Foxes, Fairfield, I.T.”, franked “J.P. Street, P.M. Free”, endorsed at lower left “Dr. Lowe will please forward as heretofore & oblige, J.P.S.”, vertical file folds, otherwise very fine, ex-Risvold

50

Prairie Du Chien Wis. Oct 9 red circular datestamp on 1843 folded letter, matching straightline “Free” and endorsed “On Public Service”, datelined Fort Crawford, addressed to General Thomas S. Jesup in Washington, DC and including a report on repairs to the fort, vertical file folds and internal repairs, very fine and attractive, ex-Risvold

40

223

223 224

6

224

Spring Prairie Wis Jan 4th manuscript postmark on 1848 folded letter to Adrian, Michigan, overall wear and splitting along the folds, fine and scarce marking, ex-Valentine

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Stockbridge W.T. March 28. manuscript postmark on 1844 folded letter to “Mr. John W. Quinney, Care of the Hon. Henry Dodge, House of Representatives” in Washington, DC, franked “Free, Cutting Marsh, P.M.”, minor wear, otherwise very fine, earliest recorded cover from Stockbridge, sent to Quinney while in Washington, DC on tribal business, ex-Chase and Van Vlissingen

50

225

225 226

6

226

Troy W.T. Dec. 22. manuscript postmark on 1839 folded letter to Danville, Illinois, matching “18¾” rate, overall wear and splitting along the folds, the earliest recorded cover from Troy

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Waupun WT. Nov 19 manuscript postmark on 1845 folded letter to Wyoming, Pennsylvania, matching “10” rate, very fine, the earliest recorded cover from Waupun, ex-Van Vlissingen

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Wisconsin Statehood: from 1848

227

228

LotNo

227 228

Start Price 6

6

Albany Wis May 31 black circular datestamp ties 1861 30c Orange (71) to 1866 cover to France, red “Chicago Ill Paid 24” and boxed “PD”, French backstamps, just reduced at right, stamp and cover small faults, fine and scarce

50

Albion Wis Sep 2 datestamp with matching grid tying 1861 24c Red lilac (70) to cover to Clayton West, England, red “N York Br. Pkt. Paid 19 Sep 7” credit datestamp, Huddersfield backstamp, light edge wear, otherwise fine

50

229

229

6

230

230

Alma Wis. Sep 28 circular datestamp on registered cover to Alfred, Maine, franked with 1868 15c Lincoln and 1869 3c Ultramarine (98, 114), each with black target, cornercard for the American House hotel, very fine and scarce

75

Almond Wis Jan 22 manuscript postmark on 1852 folded letter to Dubuque, Iowa, manuscript “5” rate, vertical file folds, very fine, the unique manuscript postmark from Almond

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232

231

231

6

Appleton Wis July 30 manuscript postmark with matching “10” rate on 1849 folded letter to Dubuque, Iowa, datelined “Grand Chute”, very fine, an extremely early letter from the year Appleton’s post office was established, ex-Van Vlissingen

40

232

6

“Appleton, Wis”, embossed ladies cover, 1851 1c Blue (9) with socked-on-nose “10” in circle cancel, original illustrated Valentine enclosed, one flap missing, otherwise very fine and attractive

50

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233

234

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233

6

Avoca Wis July 26 manuscript postmark on cover with 1857 1c Blue strip of three (positions 12-22-32L8), each stamp with neat pen cancel, addressed to Claremont, New Hampshire, just reduced at right, very fine and attractive use

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234

6

Bangor Wis 1 Sep circular datestamp on cover to Remsen, New York, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by Masonic “G” in compass fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno FR-M1c 13), reduced at top and right and small stain, fine strike

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235

235 236

6

236

Bell Center Wis June 27 manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 3” rate on 1857 cover to Caneadea, New York, letter datelined Marietta, very fine and unique

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Beloit Wis. Sep 9 circular datestamp duplexed with “KKK” in circle (Cole ML-116) on 1874 1c Postal card to Milwaukee, very fine

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237

238

237

Brandon Wis. May 2 three bold strikes tie three 1857 1c Blue (two with small faults) to cover to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, additional straightline “Advertised”, light wear to edges, very fine appearance, an eyecatching use

50

238

Buck Creek Wis Jan 2 small circular datestamp with manuscript date on ca. 1872 3c Green entire to New York City, negative framed “PML” fancy cancel for Postmaster Philander M. Lelarke, very fine and rare

50

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239

LotNo

239 240

6

6

240

Burns Wis Jun 28 blue double circle datestamp on red and blue “Our Country” flag and globe patriotic cover to Jefferson, Wisconsin, franked with 1857 3c Dull red (small fault) with manuscript cancel, just reduced at right, otherwise very fine

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Calumet Wis. T Apr 2 red rimless circular datestamp with manuscript date on 1850 folded lettersheet to Governor Nelson Dewey in Madison, manuscript “Paid 5”, vertical file fold through postmark, fine and scarce

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241

241

6

242

242

Cassville Wis Jul 10 circular datestamp on orange cover to Frankfurt, Germany, 1861 30c Orange (71) tied by black grid, red “Chicago Ill Am Pkt 7 Paid” and boxed “Aachen 3 Franco” handstamps (the latter of which also ties), sealed backflap tear, very fine and attractive

75

Cedarburg Wis. Aug 5 double circle datestamp on 1858 cover to Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Germany, single and pair of 1857 10c Green tied by manuscript, endorsed “Franco per Hamburg Steamer”, red “N.York Hamb Pkt Paid 20 Aug 16”, several German backstamps, light wear along top and bottom edges, still fine and rare use, ex-Van Vlissingen and Thayer

100

243

243 244

6

6

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244

Clifton Monroe Co. Wis Sept 28 manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 3 cts” rate on cover to Greenfield, New Hampshire, light toning, very fine marking, the unique manuscript postmark from Clifton, ex-Valentine

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Cooperstown Wis. Jun 28 circular datestamp ties 1869 10c Yellow (116, faults) to cover to Switzerland, red “New York Paid All Br Transit Jul 2” datestamp, Basel and Martigny backstamps, light overall wear, still fine and rare use, ex-Van Vlissingen

40

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245

246

LotNo

245

Start Price 6

246

Fort Winnebago WisT. Dec 22 red circular datestamp on ca. 1851 cover to George W. Lawe (Indian subagent for the Menominees) in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, franked with 1851 3c Orange brown (pen cancel), bit of extraneous figuring, fine and attractive, the only example of this cancel on a cover with an adhesive stamp, ex-Chase and Grant

75

Fort Winnebago WisT. Feb 17 circular datestamp with matching “5” in circle rate handstamp, on 1852 folded letter to “A. Botkin’s Assembly” in Madison, very fine, a late use of this postmark four years after statehood

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247

248

247

6

Fountain, Wis. October 23 two-line straightline handstamp on 1855 cover to Chambly, Quebec, manuscript “Paid 10”, faint red exchange handstamp, small nick at left, very fine strike and cover

50

248

5

Green Bay Wis. Nov 24 datestamp on cover front only to Salonica, Turkey (now Thessaloniki, Greece), franked with 1851 3c Dull red with black grid, marked “Paid 21”, endorsed “Care of Henry Hill, Esq., Mission House, Boston” who added the notation “The 21c postage mentioned below should not have been paid at Green Bay, & so I have informed the Postmaster there”, numerous faults to both stamp and cover, still an extraordinary destination and use

Offer

Green Bay Wis. Feb 19 circular datestamp ties 1857 3c Dull red to beautifully illustrated advertising cover for the “Northern Wisconsin Law, Land and Collection Office”, eagle motif at center, addressed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, very fine and choice, ex-Albright

50

249

6

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LotNo

250

Start Price 6

251

6

252

6

Green Bay Wis Jun 12 1861 double circle datestamp, matching black grid ties 1857 3c Dull red to cover to Madison, Wisconsin, spectacular red and blue American flag with canon patriotic design with “American House, Green Bay, Wis. by Richard J. Bogart” imprint, light wear and slightly reduced at right, still very fine and extremely attractive, one of the most impressive patriotic covers from Wisconsin, ex-Van Vlissingen

100

251 252 Hanchettville Wis Jun 14 manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 3” rate on cover to Oberlin, Ohio, very fine and rare, this office only operated 1848-62

Offer

Horicon, Wis. Sept 2 blue oval handstamp with manuscript date on ca. 1852 cover to Clayton, New York, matching “Paid 3” rate, very fine and rare, ex-Valentine (ASCC $250)

50

253

254

253

6

Hortonville, Wisconsin, D.E. Woodward, P.M. three-line straightline postmark on cover to North Yarmouth, Maine, matching “Paid” in circle, cover light wear including small nick at bottom left, fine and rare, Woodward was postmaster from 1854-58 and 1860-61

Offer

254

6

Hustisford Wis Nov 30 circular datestamp ties 1857 10c Green (33) to cover to Sacramento, California, fine and scarce

Offer

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LotNo

255

Start Price 6

Kenosha Wis. Apr 17 circular datestamp ties 1847 5c Brown (1, additional pen stroke also ties) to 1851 cover to Columbus, Wisconsin, forwarded to Portage City with April 26 Columbus datestamp and manuscript “For’d 5”, vertical file fold just affects right edge of stamp, otherwise very fine and rare use, this is the only recorded 5c cover from Kenosha which received 1,200 stamps, ex-Van Vlissingen

256

400

257

256

6

Kilbourn City Wis Sep 14 circular datestamp on cover to Traverse City, Michigan, 1861 3c Rose (65) with black grid, lyrics to the traditional Irish song “Robin Adair” at left (Howells imprint), just reduced at right, otherwise very fine, scarce Civil War-era design

Offer

257

6

Kingston July 12 Wis manuscript postmark with matching “10” rate on 1850 folded letter to Forestdale, Vermont, interesting contents about Indians, light wear, fine and scarce, ex-Stoet

Offer

258

258 259

6

259

Lapointe Wis. April 1st 1850 manuscript postmark with matching “10” rate on folded letter to St. Clair, Michigan, interesting mining contents, light wear, very fine and rare marking, ex-Risvold

50

Little Bull Falls Wis March 1 manuscript postmark on cover to Deposit, New York, matching “Paid 3” at upper right, 1854 docketing, very fine marking, the only recorded cover from Little Bull Falls which operated from 1852-57

Offer

45


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260

261 LotNo

Start Price

260

6

Little Chute Wis Augt 30th 1852 manuscript postmark with matching “5” rate on folded letter to Philadelphia, very fine, from this office’s first period of operation (1849-53)

Offer

261

6

“Forwarded by the United States Express Co. From Madison, Wis.” green express label on cover to Wrightstown, Wisconsin, heavy wear to both cover and label, still fine and scarce

Offer

263

262

262 263

6

6

Madison Wis Feb 3 circular datestamp ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to 1862 cover to Cedar Lake, Wisconsin, red and blue American flag, Constitution, and shaking hands patriotic design, “Up with the banner of the free!” verse and “Bliss, Eberhard & Festner, Madison, Wis.” imprint, contents datelined Camp Randall, very fine and beautiful

100

Magnolia Wis. Oct 29 1890 datestamp with perfect strike of large anchor fancy cancel tying 1c Small Banknote to cover to Beloit, slightly reduced at right, extremely fine strike of this rare and impressive cancellation (Cole RN-32)

40

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WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

LotNo

264

Start Price 6

Markesan Wis. Feb 13 manuscript postmark with matching “Paid 5” on ca. 1850 cover to Chicago, beautiful multicolor Valentine enclosure, light wear to cover, fine, the unique manuscript cancel from Markesan

265

265 266

6

Offer

266

Menasha Wis. Aug 16 perfect strike of circular datestamp in blue on cover to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1851 3c Dull red with pen cancel, very fine and attractive

Offer

“Menomonee Pay Grounds” in America, State of Wisconsin, incoming stampless cover from Tournai, Belgium, mailed on December 18, 1854 and carried by steamer Asia from Liverpool on December 23, arrived in Boston January 4 where the next day a “Boston Br. Pkt. 5 Jan 5” datestamp was applied, sent to Marinette, Wisconsin before making it to its final destination, letter was prepaid 16 decimes in Belgium and marked 5c postage due in Boston, an additional 5c due was (unusually) charged in Marinette for a total of 10c due, very fine, an extremely rare incoming foreign cover forwarded to the Menomonee Indian reservation, ex-Mueller

100

47


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La Fayette Grover (1823-1911) would become the 4th Governor of Oregon in 1870

LotNo

267

Start Price 6

Mineral Point WisT. Mar 17 red circular datestamp on folded address sheet with 1847 10c Black (2) addressed to Philadelphia, stamp with small toned spot at bottom left, otherwise extremely fine and choice, the only recorded 10c on cover from Mineral Point (three bisects are known) which received 800 stamps, 1999 Philatelic Foundation certificate

268

400

269

268

6

Mishicott Wis Oct 23 datestamp on 1868 cover to Johnsbach, Germany, franked with 1863 5c Brown and 1868 10c Yellow green (76, 96) with target cancels, endorsed “Via Hamburg per Steam”, red boxed “Hamburg Franco” handstamp, very fine and choice

100

269

6

Mountain Wis Nov 16 blue manuscript postmark on ca. 1865 cover to Allegany, New York, 1861 3c Rose (65) with matching pen cancel, cover with “To An Old Friend” poem (Howells imprint), very fine and attractive

50

48


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

LotNo

270

271

272

Start Price 6

6

6

Myra Wis Mar 21st manuscript postmark on “The Washington Grape” patriotic cover depicting Jefferson Davis as a fox, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, faults) with pen cancel, light wear and toning, still a fine and rare use of this attractive design, ex-Thayer and Van Vlissingen

50

Nashotah, four covers and a card, including four year-dated fancy cancels: 1868 3c Grilled issue with “1869” in circle (Skinner-Eno ND-Y 15), 3c Pink entire with “1870” in circle (Skinner-Eno ND-Y 16), and 3c Green entires with “1871” and “1872” in circles (Cole YD 17 and YD19), plus postal card with advertisement for “Nashotah Mission” on reverse, all fine to very fine and attractive

100

Nelson’s Landing June 21 manuscript postmark on 1849 folded lettersheet to New York City, “Paid 10” rate, very fine, one of just two covers recorded from this short-lived Buffalo County office (1848-1850)

Offer

49


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY View of New Glarus

LotNo

273

274

Start Price 6

6

New Glarus, Wis 24 9 1851 two-line straightline handstamp with manuscript date, applied as receiving backstamp on folded letter with integral address leaf from Strasbourg, France, August 16 origin datestamp, endorsed “Steamer via Liverpool”, “Br. Packet Boston Sep 5” exchange office datestamp applied upon arrival in the US, manuscript “5” due for postage to Wisconsin, cover edge wear and splitting along the folds, very fine strike, the unique example of the New Glaurus straightline and one of the gems of the Robinson Collection, ex-Risvold

500

North Elk Grove Wis. Jan 27 datestamp on 1865 cover to Leamington, England, red and blue “The Union For Ever” star-in-shield patriotic design, two 1861 12c Black singles with black targets, red “Boston Br. Pkt 19 Paid Feb 1” datestamp and Leamington arrival backstamp, stamps and cover with faults, still fine appearing and rare transatlantic patriotic use, ex-Van Vlissingen

100

50


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275

276

LotNo

Start Price

275

6

Orange Feb 19 Wis manuscript postmark with “Paid 3” rate on cover to Columbus, Wisconsin, very fine, one of two recorded manuscripts from Orange (1859-84)

Offer

276

6

Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A.J.S. perfect strike of large oval postmark (Cole VL-52) ties 1c Ultramarine Banknote pair to wrapper to Kent, England, light wear, extremely fine, one of Wisconsin’s most striking fancy cancels

75

277

277

6

278

6

278

Peatville Wis June 14 1862 manuscript postmark ties 1861 3c Rose (65, stains) to patriotic cover to Orion, Wisconsin, blue “A Loyal State, Wisconsin” design with state shield, light wear, very fine appearance, exVan Vlissingen

Offer

Plum Grove Wis Apr 26 manuscript postmark within two hand-drawn faces, franked with 1851 3c Dull red with manuscript cancel on ca. 1856 cover to Cassville, Wisconsin, extremely fine, a wonderful and whimsical fancy manuscript cancel

Offer

279

279 280

6

6

280

Portage City Wis. Dec. 19. manuscript postmark on cover to New Haven, Connecticut, matching “10” rate, 1850 docketing, very fine, the earliest recorded cover from Portage City and the only manuscript marking

Offer

Portland Wis Jan 9 circular datestamp on purple “Protect the Union” patriotic cover with Washington on horseback (Reagles imprint), franked “Free G.R. Fray P.M.”, addressed to Columbus, Wisconsin, light toning, fine and attractive

Offer

51


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281

LotNo

282

Start Price

281

6

Prairie Du Chien Wis. Jun 7 1858 two strikes of circular datestamp tie vertical pair and single 1851 1c Blue to cover to Poughkeepsie, New York, light toning along top edge barely affects one stamp, very fine appearance

Offer

282

6

Prairie du Chien Wis Sep 17 circular datestamp on 1860 cover to Toulouse, France, franked with 1860 5c Brown and 1857 10c Green each tied by grid cancel, red “New York Paid 3 Sep 22” datestamp and boxed “PD”, black Havre octagon ties 5c, French backstamps, very fine and choice, an attractive transatlantic use from Wisconsin, ex-Rohloff

100

283

284

283

6

Richland City, Wis. Nov 12 straightline town mark with manuscript date on ca. 1855 cover to Horse Heads, New York, light “Paid 3” handstamp, fine and rare, the only recorded example of this postmark, ex-Koch

40

284

6

Ridgeway Wis June 18. manuscript postmark on 1848 folded letter to Westminster, Massachusetts, matching “10” rate, slightly reduced, very fine, one of just four recorded manuscript postmarks from Ridgeway

Offer

285

286

285

6

Shaw-Wu-No Wis Mar 10 circular datestamp ties 1861 3c Rose (faults) to “The Constitution” red and blue patriotic cover (Keen imprint), addressed to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, backflap torn, very fine and attractive

40

286

6

Spring Green, Wis Dec 30 faint manuscript postmark on cover to Bible House, New York, franked with vertical strip of three of 1857 1c Blue (24, small faults), fine and attractive

Offer

52


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287

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Start Price

287

6

Stevens Point Wis Aug 8 1861 black circular datestamp, matching grid ties 1857 3c Dull red to framed Washington with flags patriotic cover to Stowe, Vermont, very fine and choice

50

288

6

Waucousta Wis June 5/62 manuscript postmark on red and blue American flag “Protect It!” patriotic cover, matching “Free” endorsement, addressed to the Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, DC, very fine and attractive, ex-Van Vlissingen

50

289

290

289 290

6

6

Waupaca Wis. May 12 large circular datestamp on cover to Angelica, New York franked with vertical strip of 1851 1c Blue, each with pen cancel, light wear and vertical crease through top stamp, very fine appearance

Offer

Wausau Wis Jun 8 red circular datestamp on ca. 1853 cover to Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, light wear, very fine strike, earliest recorded marking from Wausau

Offer

53


WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

291

292

LotNo

291 292

6

6

Start Price

West Bend Wis Jul 25c circular datestamp with matching grid tying 1857 3c Dull red to cover to Milwaukee, red and blue American flag patriotic design with “Then conquer we must, the our cause is so just” verse, “H. Niedecken & Co., Milwaukee” imprint, light wear and missing backflap, otherwise very fine and attractive, ex-Van Vlissingen

50

Whitewater Wis. Feb 10 circular datestamp ties 1851 1c Blue horizontal strip of three (small faults) to cover to Athens, Ohio, fine appearance, very attractive

50

293

294

293 294

6

Winchester Wis Dec 18 manuscript postmark on red and blue American flag “Protect It!” patriotic cover to North Scriba, New York, 1861 3c Rose with manuscript cancel, slightly reduced at right, otherwise very fine

50

Young Hickory Wis July 23 manuscript postmark on 1848 folded letter to Chesterville, Ohio, endorsed “Way 11”, very fine, one of two recorded covers from Young Hickory, mailed just two months after statehood, ex-Stoet

75

54


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Wisconsin Postal History Collections and Balances LotNo

Start Price

295

6

Better Wisconsin Postal History Balance, small carton with several hundred covers, we note (in no particular order and by no means comprehensive): letters from the Hathaway correspondence, Hortonville straightline on 1851 3c, 1858 Fort Howard manuscript. 1864 Green Bay forwarded to Little Suamico, 1862 Big Suamico manuscript on patriotic cover, 1887 Frydenland manuscript, Lind rimless datestamp on 1857 3c, 1843 Green Bay red circular datestamp to Maryland, 1842 letter datelined Fort Crawford, 1835 Homer NY to Menomineeville, Bridgeport manuscript, 1845 Osborn’s Bridge NY to Green Bay, 1862 Kingston patriotic cover, and much more, mixed condition to be expected but generally fine or better, ideal for the Wisconsin postal history collector or dealer, a wonderful lot which needs to (Photo = www ) be viewed to be appreciated

500

296

6

Wisconsin Postal History Collection by County, 16 binders organized by county, ranging from 1830s/1930s, a wonderful selection of markings and office, note better throughout including Evanswood, Lind, Manitowoc, and Rock Spring manuscripts, Uniontown datestamp (post office open 1884-86), earliest recorded Antigo (1885) three binders of Brown County, a binder of hunting and logging RPPCs, and much more, generally fine to very fine, ideal for the Wisconsin state postal historian as a collection such (Photo = www ) as this would be difficult to duplicate, viewing a necessity

400

297

6

Green Bay Postal History Collection 1839/53, approximately 55 folded letters and covers, very nearly all territorial uses, mostly red circular datestamps but note 1839 blackish purple, most with owner’s note, contents generally of historical interest throughout, generally very fine or better, a wonderful foundation (Photo = www ) collection with many ex-Van Vlissingen, few ex-Risvold, etc

200

298

6

Early Wisconsin Postal History Group, approximately 53 covers in a binder, mostly stampless but a few 1851/57 3c covers, better including (manuscript less otherwise noted) 1844 Fort Winnebago circular datestamp, 1845 Geneva Bay, 1849 Hustisford, 1848 Manitowoc Rapids, 1853 Marquette, 1851 Nelson’s Landing, 1859 Peatville, 1851 Plover boxed handstamp, 1850 Theresa, 1850 Union Grove, and 1862 (Photo = www ) Vienna, mixed condition but mostly fine or better, a scarce group overall

150

299

6

Wisconsin County/Postmaster Postmarks, approximately 80 covers, mostly Banknote-era but some earlier, wide variety of markings with little duplication, marked retail values to about $75-100, mixed (Photo = www ) condition but strikes generally very fine, an attractive and desirable group

200

300

6

Wisconsin Fancy Cancel Collection, approximately 200 covers in three binders, ranging from manuscript cancels through about the 1920s, note better including Beloit negative “OK”, Cedarburg “HB” monogram in oval, Fall River “X” geometric on 1861 3c, Fort Howard “FH”, Ft. How. & Chic. RPO negative “S”, various Kenosha “K’s, Mauston “Paid” on 1861 3c, Monroe “AK”, Nashota “1871”, Oshkosh large-format fancy cancel on 1c Banknote, Pewaukee “Paid” on 1869 3c, Watertown “W” and shield, and West Eau Claire Shield on 1861 3c, plus several wheels of fortune and various 20th Century fancy cancels (including “Apple”-ton), mixed condition but most strikes fine to very fine or better, an interesting and (Photo = www ) attractive group

250

United States Balance with Wisconsin Focus, large carton with several hundred covers and postcards, dating from the 1820s through late 20th Century, a good number of manuscript cancels including Kenosha and Green Bay WI, Lime Spring and Unique IA, etc., advertising covers and postcards, some philatelic material from the 1960s/70s but the older material more than makes up for it, mixed condition (Photo = www ) but much fine to very fine, worth a close inspection

200

Wisconsin Philatelic Literature Collection, large carton filled with literature dedicated to Wisconsin postal history, including runs of the Badger Postal Historian, WPHS monographs, auction catalogues, newspaper clippings, and more, as well as some original notes and research from William B. Robinson, (Photo = www ) an ideal lot for students of the state, impossible to duplicate

50

301

302

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Michigan Upper Peninsula Postal History

303

304

LotNo

Start Price

303

6

“Copper Harbor June 23rd 1846” dateline on folded letter to Boston, carried privately to Detroit where it entered the mails with a July 2 postmark, interesting letter from Samuel W. Hill, agent for the Quincy Mining Co. about his prospecting in the region, very fine, Copper Harbor’s post office didn’t open until 1860

50

304

6

Eagle River Oct 25 Mich manuscript postmark with matching “10” rate on 1846 folded letter to Mount Vernon, Ohio, vertical file fold through postmark, otherwise very fine, Eagle River’s post office opened in 1845

Offer

Conglomerate Hills near Fort Wilkins

305

6

Fort Wilkins Mich Nov 13 manuscript postmark with matching “5” rate on 1846 folded letter to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, very fine, Fort Wilkins was established in 1844 and named for Secretary of War William Wilkins, in 1846 all but a single caretaker were sent to serve in the Mexican-American War

56

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WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

306

308

LotNo

Start Price

306

6

Greenland Oct 29/59 Mich manuscript postmark on embossed ladies cover to Omena, Michigan, matching “3” rate, small faults, still fine and attractive cover from the year after this office opened

Offer

307

6

Hancock Mich Jul 29 circular datestamp on large-sized cover franked with 1861 30c Orange (71) with grid cancel, addressed to New York City, very fine and scarce domestic use of the 30c stamp to pay 10-times the first class rate

75

Keewenkn Bay Mich Jan 3 manuscript postmark on 1846 cover to Woonsocket, Rhode Island and forwarded to Boston, manuscript “paid 10” crossed out and replaced with blue “5” handstamp, fine, this office’s name was changed to Keweenaw Bay on November 2, 1846 and finally L’Ance in 1865, ex-Allen

75

308

6

309

309 310

6

310

“Michilimackinac Sept. 12th 1835” dateline on folded letter carried privately to Joshua Hathaway in Green Bay, fine, letter mentions a deposit of $1,500 for lands owned by Hathaway

Offer

Minesota Mine Ontonagon Co Mich 19 Dec circular datestamp on cover to Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1851 3c Dull red with matching grid, very fine and scarce

50

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WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY

311

312

LotNo

Start Price

311

6

Minesota Mine Ontonagon Co Mich 31 Dec crisp strike of circular datestamp on 3c Nesbitt entire to Pontiac, Michigan, slightly reduced at left, very fine, ex-Taylor

Offer

312

6

N W Mines L.S. Mich Mch 1 manuscript postmark on cover with pen-cancelled 1851 3c Dull red, addressed to Hamilton, Virginia, some staining, very fine marking, a rare cover, the “L.S.” in the postmark stands for Lake Superior

75

313

314

313

6

National Mich. July 29 perfect strike of circular datestamp ties 1857 3c Dull red to cover to Windsor, Vermont, 1861 docketing at left, extremely fine and rare, this office was only open from 1861-63

50

314

6

Ontonagon Mich. Dec 26 magenta circular datestamp with matching handstamped “5” on 1851 folded letter to Detroit, fine and scarce

Offer

315

6

Penna Mine Mich Nov 10 circular datestamp on cover to South Butler, New York, 1861 3c Rose (65) with bold strike of “Paid 3” in circle, light wear and just reduced at right, otherwise very fine

40

316

6

Michigan Upper Peninsula Postal History Balance, approximately 17 covers plus a few other documents, mostly dating from the 1850s/90s, nice variety of handstamped and manuscript markings, generally fine to very fine, worth a look for the specialist

50

58


Boyd’s City Express The John D. Bowman Collection Like many others, I watched my father buying new US issues and putting them into his album. When I was old enough to have an allowance, I also rode my bicycle to buy some new issues from the post office in Huntsville, Alabama. I put stamps aside during high school and college, but started attending the Birmingham Stamp Club in my 30s. I became interested in revenues and “flyspecking”, and later carriers and locals. At first I was reluctant to buy many of the authentic stamps, partly because of cost and partly because there were so many forgeries. I began to learn more about the forgeries, and when I realized that many were produced in the 1860s, I decided they were collectible in their own right. In 1990, I got wind of a new organization devoted to carriers and locals, and became an early member (number 14). After some years, the president Steve Roth and editor Gordon Stimmell stepped down and the society went dormant for a short time. Larry Lyons and I decided to step in, and I became president while Larry was the new editor. Today, more than thirty years after its inception, the Carriers and Locals Society has a new president and editor and remains committed to its original goals of scholarship and discovery. I have collected US revenues, taxpaids, and 19th Century state revenues over the years, and have written articles in several journals, including the Chronicle, The Penny Post, the American Revenuer, the American Philatelist, the State Revenue News, and the United States Specialist. Although it is difficult to part with my Boyd’s collection of thirty years, it is time for me to devote time to some other collections and dust off some articles never finished. John D. Bowman September 2022 A blessing and a curse of local stamps is that, for many companies, there exists so little material that it would be difficult to fill up an album page (let alone an entire exhibit frame). There are relatively few local posts that can individually be developed into an in-depth collection, with mint multiples, printing varieties, and various on-cover uses. This is compounded by the fact that a number of local posts are known only from their postage stamps and, if researchers are lucky, fleeing mentions in contemporaneous newspapers. Constructing the narrative of a local post is exceedingly difficult; the owners of these companies were generally more concerned with eluding government restrictions than preserving their own legacies. I often wonder how many local post companies came and went without leaving any sort of documentation or evidence. Which brings us to John Bowman’s collection of Boyd’s City Express Post, the rare local post collection which has both the diversity of material and historical context to tell a truly fascinating story. When Boyd’s was founded New York City’s population was less than 500,000; by the time the company ceased issuing stamps it was over two million. As such, the company serves as a lens through which we can view the rapidly-changing world over the course of the 19th Century. John’s collection features many unique and superlative items, from complete mint sheets to earliest known uses. A good number of Scott catalogue-listed items trade hands so infrequently that their listed values serve merely as guideposts rather than gospel. There are certain issues for which mint stamps are nearly impossible to find, and others that were hardly (if ever) used legitimately. Postal stationery issues, both envelopes and bank notices, are scarce at best. We are very proud to be able to bring John Bowman’s collection of Boyd’s City Express Post to auction, as it represents one of the most definitive holdings of this company ever assembled. In addition to the numerous articles on Boyd’s that Bowman has authored—no fewer than 28 in The Penny Post alone—we hope that this catalogue will serve as a reference work for future collectors who take on the challenge of telling the story of what is undoubtedly one of America’s most important local posts. Charles Epting September 2022


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

Conjunctive Uses: 1844-45 Independent Mails

View of Troy

LotNo

401

Start Price

Forwarded By Brainard & Co. From Troy, mostly clear red oval handstamp on April 2, 1845 folded letter from Troy to New York City, manuscript “Collect 6¼” rate, red boxed “Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co.” handstamp, turned over to Boyd’s for delivery in New York with red “Boyd’s City Express Post Apr 3 9o’c” oval handstamp, extremely fine triple conjunctive use, Boyd’s service is much more frequently seen on Pomeroy’s covers than Hale & Co.

60

400


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

402

Start Price 6

Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence, red oval handstamp on September 16, 1844 folded letter to New York City street address, red “Boyd’s City Express Post Sep 17 9o’c” boxed handstamp, light wear, very fine conjunctive use

75

View of Frankfort

403

404

6

6

20L2, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on yellow green (Second Issue), margins large to just in at top, red “Free” cancel, on December 17, 1844 folded letter to Frankfort, Maine (Captain Atwood correspondence), manuscript “Coll 6cts” and “By Express”, red boxed “Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co.” handstamp, light wear, very fine, this cover was carried by Hale & Co. to Boston where it was handed over to Jerome & Co. for delivery to Maine, a scarce triple conjunctive use

100

20L2, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on yellow green (Second Issue), large margins, top left corner nicked and light surface scuffs, red “Free” cancel, on December 28, 1844 folded letter to Frankfort, Maine (Captain Atwood correspondence), manuscript “By Express”, red boxed “Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co.” handstamp, very fine, this cover was carried by Hale & Co. to Boston where it was handed over to Jerome & Co. for delivery to Maine, a scarce triple conjunctive use

100

61


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS View of Albany

LotNo

405

406

Start Price 6

6

Forwarded by Hale & Co., red oval handstamp on 1845 folded letter to Albany, New York, Boyd’s 1845 2c Black on bluish green (20L3, octagonal margins) tied by matching “Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co.” boxed handstamp, red “Boyd’s City Express Post Feb 24 4o’c” oval, very fine and rare, this letter was picked up by Boyd’s and delivered to Hale who in turn carried the letter to Albany,

250

Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co., red boxed handstamp on 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, red “Boyd’s City Express Post Jun 14 4o’c” oval handstamp, very fine and attractive, a very late conjunctive use as the independent mails ended June 30, 2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate

250

62


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

407 408 LotNo

Start Price

407

6

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), large margins, surface faults, cancelled by red “Free” and tied by vertical file fold to June 24, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Troy, New York, endorsed “p. Hall + Co. Ex Mess” and with red boxed “Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co.” handstamp, probably handed over to Brainard’s in Albany for ultimate delivery, despite stamp faults still a very fine and attractive cover, this is the latest known Boyd’s conjunctive use as the independent mails were discontinued just six days later by order of the US Post Office

100

408

6

96L1, Letter Express (Wells), 1844 5c Black on pink, margins full to large (two corners slightly clipped), neat manuscript “X” cancel, on July 20, 1844 folded letter from Buffalo to New York City (street address added), red “Boyd’s City Express Post July 23 9o’c” boxed handstamp, manuscript “Collect 6¼”, very fine, based on this and other similar covers it appears that the Wells stamp may have been accepted by Pomeroy’s for service from Buffalo to New York City, the collect notation was applied by Boyd’s to indicate postage due from Pomeroy’s, ex-Golden

200

409

410

409

6

Boyd’s City Express Post Sep 18 9o’c, red boxed handstamp on incoming folded letter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, datelined September 11, 1844, serviced by Wells and Pomeroy’s, manuscript “Collect 1” for a combined rate of 6¼c plus 6¼c totaling 12½c (1/-), vertical file fold, a very fine conjunctive use and only one of two Wells covers known from Milwaukee

100

410

6

117L1, Pomeroy’s Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on yellow surface-colored paper, margins large to clear, slightly oxidized, manuscript “C” cancel, red “Boyd’s City Express Post July 8 3o’c.” boxed handstamp alongside with matching straightline “Free” on 1844 incoming folded letter to New York City, vertical file folds including one through stamp, otherwise very fine conjunctive use, a rare use of Boyd’s red “Free” to indicate prepayment by the sender

100

63


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

411

412

413

Start Price (6)

6

6

117L3, Pomeroy’s Letter Express, 1844 5c Blue on thin bond, margins full to grazing, manuscript cancel, on cover front only with red “Boyd’s City Express Post July 28 9o’c” boxed handstamp and matching “Paid J.T.B.”, very fine appearance, use of a Pomeroy’s stamp other than 117L1 is rare on a Boyd’s cover

100

117L1, Pomeroy’s Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on yellow surface-colored paper, margins large to full, cancelled by red “Cd.” and tied by vertical file fold to July 28, 1844 folded lettersheet to New York City street address, red “Boyd’s City Express Post Agst 1 9o’c” boxed handstamp with matching “Paid J.T.B.” alongside, very fine appearance despite crease, ex-Golden

200

117L1, Pomeroy’s Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on yellow surface-colored paper, top left corner sheet margins, other margins large, slightly oxidized, cancelled by red “Cd.” handstamp (impression ties through paper), additional “C” and “H” manuscript cancels, on August 8, 1844 folded letter from Albany to New York City (street address added), red “Boyd’s City Express Post Aug 10 3o’c” boxed handstamp, vertical file folds away from stamp, very fine and attractive conjunctive use, ex-Hall

200

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BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

George Eltweed Pomeroy, Sr. founder of Pomeroy’s Letter Express

LotNo

Start Price

414

415

6

117L1, Pomeroy’s Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on yellow surface-colored paper, large margins, cancelled by red “Paid” straightline of Albany, matching “Pomeroy’s Mail” two-line arc handstamp, on August 13, 1844 folded letter from Albany to New York City (street address added), red “Boyd’s City Express Post Aug 14 9o’c” boxed handstamp, vertical file folds including one through stamp (pressed out), very fine conjunctive use, particularly rare with Albany “Paid”, ex-Hall

400

Boyd’s City Express Post Aug 31 9o’c, red boxed handstamp on 1844 folded letter datelined Rochester, New York August 27, carried via Pomeroy’s to Boyd’s in New York City for delivery to street address, manuscript “Collect 6¼”, vertical file fold through handstamp, otherwise very fine conjunctive use

100

65


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

Conjunctive Uses: Later Companies

LotNo

416

417

Start Price 6

6

Per Adams & Co. Express, manuscript endorsement at top of paste-up cover to New York City street address, black “Boyd’s City Express Post Nov 29 9” oval and matching “Paid J.T.B”, fine and scarce conjunctive Adams and Boyd’s use

150

Bamber & Co.’s Express, W.B. Hardy’s Office, Oakland, first scroll-type frank on 1867 3c Pink entire to New York City, manuscript “By Steamer” at lower left, blue January 10 Bamber’s and Wells Fargo San Francisco handstamps, black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St.” datestamp with matching “Paid”, barely reduced at right, very fine and scarce

200

Freeman & Co‘s. Express office

418

6

Freeman & Co’s. Express San Francisco, red oval handstamp on ca. 1855 cover to New York City, blue embossed cornercard for “Freeman & Co. Atlantic States Express” and advertising company backstamp, black “Boyd’s City Express Post Jul 23 12” oval, backflap faults, very fine and rare with only four recorded Freeman to Boyd’s covers, a wonderful cover, ex-Schwartz

66

300


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

419

LotNo

420

Start Price

419

6

Greenhood & Newbauer Northern Express, printed frank on 3c Pink entire to New York City, blue “Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco Feb 18” oval datestamp, upon arrival black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Mar 14 1867” and “Paid” applied, reduced at right into indicia, otherwise fine and scarce conjunctive use, ex-Caspary

75

420

6

Gregory’s Atlantic and Pacific Express, Forwarded by Thompson & Handcock, 140 Pearl St. N.Y., mostly clear strike on ca. 1854 folded cover from Honda, Colombia (then the Republic of New Granada) to General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera in New York City, manuscript “Paid”, black “Boyd’s City Express Post Nov 5 4” oval and matching “Paid J.T.B.”, very fine, Mosquera had previously served as the President of New Granada and would later serve as the first President of the United States of Colombia, an interesting Boyd’s use with a forwarding handstamp

150

421

421

422

423

6

6

6

422

Hanford’s Pony Express Post 2 Cts., slightly faded red handstamp on locally-addressed folded letter, red “Boyd’s City Express Post July 7 12” oval alongside, letter datelined July 4, 1848, addressee’s name removed, otherwise fine, the only known conjunctive use between Boyd’s and Hanford’s, apparently the cover was given to Hanford’s in New York City on July 4 and when they were unable to deliver it they gave it to Boyd’s three days later, a great local post rarity

150

Kidder’s City Express Post, red oval handstamp on cover with 2c Black on yellow green Boyd’s stamp (20L7a), addressed to South Brooklyn, New York, stamp uncancelled with some fading and stains, cover with light stains, tear at bottom left, and slightly reduced at sides, fine appearance, one of two conjunctive uses of Boyd’s and Kidder’s (other with stamp removed), a great local post rarity, ex-Schwartz, 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate

250

Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Apr 30, blue oval handstamp on legal-sized 6c Pink entire, Wells Fargo printed frank, addressed to New York City, black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. May 25 1867” circular datestamp and matching “Paid” applied upon arrival, light wear, very fine conjunctive use

100

67


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS Wells, Fargo & Co. office in San Francisco

425

424

LotNo

424

6

425

6

Start Price

Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Feb 10, blue oval handstamp on 3c Pink entire with printed company frank to New York City, black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Mar 2” datestamp and matching “Paid” in circle, pencil “Closed”, light creases and small tears in flap, fine and scarce use

150

Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Feb 8, blue oval on 3c Pink entire to New York City, blue handstamped “Banks & Co San Francisco” cornercard, endorsed “per Steamer”, and carried aboard the PMSS steamer Golden Age, black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Mar 5 1867” circular datestamp and matching “Paid” applied upon arrival in New York, roughly reduced at right just into indicia, otherwise very fine and attractive

150

426

427

426

6

Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Nov 18, blue oval handstamp on 1865 3c Pink entire with black Wells Fargo frank, addressed to New York City, carried via PMSS steamer Constitution, black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Dec 14” circular datestamp and matching “Paid”, very fine and scarce conjunctive use

150

427

6

Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City, Montana Nov 1868, blue double circle handstamp on 3c Pink entire with printed company frank, addressed to New York City, black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St.” datestamp and “Paid” in circle applied upon arrival, one of only two such Wells Fargo covers originating from Virginia City to Boyd’s, as well as the latest known Wells Fargo to Boyd’s cover

150

68


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

Stampless Covers

429 428 LotNo

Start Price

428

6

Boyd’s City Express Post May 17 12o’c, red oval with two strikes of matching straightline “Free” on 1845 folded letter to the “J.G. Bennett, Esq, Editor of the New York Herald”, carried outside the mails from Southbridge, Massachusetts where this letter originated, very fine, fewer than six recorded examples of Boyd’s free delivery to the press (a policy Boyd had in place from the beginning), all from the spring of 1845

100

429

6

Boyd’s City Express Post August 8, black oval datestamp and matching “Paid J.T.B.” framed handstamp on incoming cover (ca. 1857) from Paris to New York, manuscript “Boyd 4o’c Aug 8” at top left, blue “Livingston, Wells & Co., Bankers, Paris” handstamp, “N. York Am. Pkt. 21 Aug 7” debit datestamp, couple small toned spots, very fine and unusual use, carried under separate cover from Paris to an unknown London forwarder before reaching the New York mails, ex-Hahn

150

Boyd’s Brooklyn City Express Post

430

431

430

6

Boyd’s Brooklyn City Express Post Sep 12 9o’c, red oval datestamp on September 9, 1844 folded letter from Freehold to New York City street address, vertical file folds including one through marking, very fine and rare, the earliest recorded Boyd’s Brooklyn cover, this service was only in place from September 1844 to May 1845, ex-Golden

200

431

6

Boyd’s Brooklyn City Express Post Sep 12, red oval on incoming folded letter, bootlegged from Philadelphia (datelined September 6, 1844), addressed to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Brooklyn, fine and interesting

100

69


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS View of Brooklyn

432

LotNo

432 433

6

6

433

Start Price

Boyd’s Brooklyn City Express Post Nov 23 3o’c, red oval datestamp on 1844 folded letter to Brooklyn, franked with Boyd’s 1844 2c Black on yellow green (20L2), margins large to just grazing at bottom, manuscript “X” cancel, very fine, the only recorded combination of this stamp and handstamp, exSchwartz, 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate

200

Boyd’s Brooklyn City Express Post Mar 2 o’c, red oval handstamp on 1845 folded letter addressed within Brooklyn, contents make reference to a court case beginning March 14, very fine strike and cover, this service was only in place from September 1844 to May 1845

100

1844 First Issue (20L1)

434

Reward of Merit, 1839 certificate awarded to a “Miss Betsey Preston” for “Diligence and good Behaviour”, the left vignette depicts the same “eagle on globe” design used for the first Boyd’s issue (and adapted for later stamps), small faults, still a fine and attractive piece of ephemera, as there is no known preproduction material for the first Boyd’s stamps this is the perfect frontispiece for an exhibit

70

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BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

435

Start Price 3

20L1, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on green (First Issue), two full margins, just in at top and left, bold red “Free” cancel, light surface wear, about fine appearance, a rare used example of the first Boyd’s issue, very few off-cover stamps are known (Scott $1,000)

200

Looking towards Hanover St. in New York City

436

(6)

20L1, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on green (First Issue), margins large to just in at top, cancelled with red straightline “Free”, on cover front only to local street address, red boxed “Boyd’s City Express Post June 27 9 o’c” handstamp, vertical creases including one through stamp, very fine appearance, the earliest recorded use of the first Boyd’s adhesive just 10 days after John T. Boyd opened for business, an important local post item, ex-Golden (Scott $4,000 for full cover)

71

1500


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

View of Peekskill

LotNo

437

Start Price 6

20L1, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on green (First Issue), large margins all around, tied by red “New-York Jul 8” circular datestamp to 1844 folded letter to Peekskill, New York, additional red “Free” straightline, manuscript “2” (probably a Boyd’s marking) and “10” rate, pencil “Paid”, very fine, an extremely rare to-the-mails use of the first Boyd’s stamp, only about 18 covers with this stamp are known with this being a fairly recent discovery (2003) in a family correspondence, it has never been offered publicly before and ranks amongst the most important and desirable Boyd’s covers in existence (Scott $4,000) Only about 22 covers with this stamp are recorded. An illustrated census was recently published by John D. Bowman, David Wilcox, Ph.D., and Lawrence LeBel in the April 2022 Penny Post (Vol. 30, No. 2).

72

2000


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1844 Second Issue (20L2)

438 439 LotNo

Start Price

438

6

20L2, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on yellow green (Second Issue), large margins, cancelled with red straightline “Free” on printed letter to local street address, matching boxed “Boyd’s City Express Post Sep 12 3o’c” handstamp, stamp tied by docketing, small corner creases, otherwise very fine and attractive, this is the earliest known use of the second Boyd’s issue and one of two uses with the red octagonal postmark, 1993 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $450)

200

439

(6)

20L2, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on yellow green (Second Issue), full margins, small tear and enamel chips at bottom, red “Free” cancel and matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Dec 30 2o’c” oval handstamp on 1844 cover front only to Princeton, New Jersey, red “New-York Dec 30” datestamp, manuscript “10” rate, small tear at top and clipped corner, despite faults this is a very rare and early tothe-mails Boyd’s use, ex-Abt and Golden

100

440

441

440

6

441

6

20L2, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on yellow green (Second Issue), margins large to clear at top, small surface scuffs as usual, red “Free” cancel and matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Jan 2 2o’c” oval handstamp on 1845 folded letter to Exeter, New York, manuscript “8” rate, red “New-York Jan 2” datestamp, very fine, an early Boyd’s to-the-mails cover

150

20L2, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on yellow green (Second Issue), margins mostly large, tied by red “Paid” to 1845 folded letter to Setauket, Long Island, matching red “Boyd’s City Express Post Feb 6 2o’c” oval, red New York datestamp and manuscript “10” rate, very fine and attractive to-the-mails use (Scott $450)

150

73


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1845 Third Issue (20L3)

443

442 LotNo

Start Price

442

6

20L3, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on bluish green (Third Issue), margins large to just touching at right, tied by red “Free” handstamp with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Feb 14 o’c” oval (no delivery time for Valentine’s Day), cover with small tears, otherwise very fine and attractive, the earliest known use of the Third Issue Boyd’s stamp (Scott $500)

200

443

6

20L3, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on bluish green (Third Issue), cut octagonal, tied by red “Free” handstamp with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Feb 19 9o’c” oval, red “New-York Feb 19” datestamp and “18¾” manuscript rate on 1845 folded letter to South Egremont, Massachusetts, light overall wear, still fine and rare to-the-mails use (Scott $500)

100

444

444

6

445

6

445

20L3, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on bluish green (Third Issue), cut octagonal, tied by red “Free” handstamp with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Feb 27 2o’c” oval, red “New-York Feb 27” datestamp and blue manuscript “25” rate on 1845 lettersheet to Lebanon, Tennessee, very fine and choice to-the-mails use (Scott $500)

150

20L3, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on bluish green (Third Issue), large margins, couple trivial corner creases, red “Free” cancel and matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Mar 12 4o’c” oval datestamp on 1845 folded letter to Cincinnati, Ohio, stamp tied by red “New-York Mar 13” datestamp, manuscript “25” rate, very fine to-the-mails use of the Third Issue Boyd’s stamp, ex-Abt and Golden

200

74


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1845 Fourth Issue (20L4-20L5)

LotNo

446

Start Price 2

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), unused with large even margins, affixed to card, very fine, note from Bowman indicates “this is the only unused 20L4 that I have found in over 30 years of looking”, a great rarity (Scott listed but unpriced)

447

447 448

6

6

449

6

450

6

250

448

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), large margins, light surface wear, cancelled with red “Free” on 1845 folded letter to Troy, New York, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post May 30 2o’c” oval, manuscript “12½” rate and red “New-York May 30” datestamp, very fine, the earliest recorded use of the fourth Boyd’s issue

100

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), margins in at top and bottom and light surface wear, red cancel and matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Aug 11 2o’c” oval on 1845 folded letter to local street address, very fine appearance

50

450 449 20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), four huge margins, faint red cancel, used on 1845 folded letter to Toronto, Canada, red “New-York 10 cts 29 Aug” integral-rate datestamp, manuscript “10” rate, black “City of Toronto Se 2” datestamp in arc, vertical file fold away from stamp, gum toning ties stamp through paper, fine and scarce cross-border cover, ex-Golden

75

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), large margins, tied by red cancel with matching “Paid J.T.B.” and “Boyd’s City Express Post Sept 8 9o’c” oval on 1845 folded letter to local street address, very fine and attractive combination of markings, a pretty cover (Scott $250)

100

75


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

451

452

LotNo

451

452

6

6

Start Price

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), octagonal margins just in at left, red cancel, on 1845 folded letter from the Captain Atwood correspondence, sent prepaid with blue “Philadelphia Pa. Oct 22” datestamp and matching “5” in circle to New York City street address, forwarded by the New York City post office to Frankfort, Maine with red “New-York 10cts. 23 Oct” datestamp, very fine, a rare legitimate attempted use of a Boyd’s stamp on incoming mail

100

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), huge margins, black cancel, on 1847 folded letter to Philadelphia, red “New-York 5cts 16 Oct” handstamp, upon arrival in Philadelphia forwarded to Carlisle, Pennsylvania with blue “Philadelphia Pa. Oct 18” datestamp and matching “Forwarded” in oval, horizontal crease affecting stamp, very fine appearance, an attractive and colorful cover

100

453

454

453 454

6

6

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), huge margins, black grid cancel, on 1848 cover to Saint John, New Brunswick, red “New-York 10cts 16 May” integral-rate datestamp with matching “Paid” in arc, endorsed “Paid 10 - to the Lines”, May 20 arrival backstamp, lower left corner with stamp re-affixed, otherwise fine and attractive cross-border use

50

20L4, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Black on green (Fourth Issue), cut to shape, tied by black grid on incoming folded lettersheet from Liverpool, postmarked November 10, 1848 and carried aboard Cunard’s Cambria (departed November 11), manuscript “1/” rate, arrived in New York on November 25 and rated “24” due (retaliatory period), received by “Care of” addressee and reposted through Boyd’s, red “Boyd’s City Express Post Nov 28 12” oval and matching “Paid J.T.B.”, stamp small fault from placement, otherwise very fine and attractive, a wonderful use on an incoming transatlantic cover

200

76


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

455

Start Price 2

20L5, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Gold on cream (Fourth Issue), large margins including frameline at left, vivid color without a trace of the oxidation so often seen on this issue, without gum, tiny hinge remnant, very fine and choice (Scott $600)

150

View of New York City

456

6

20L5, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1845 2c Gold on cream (Fourth Issue), large margins, on locallyaddressed 1848 folded letter, red “Boyd’s City Express Post Dec 15 2” oval handstamp at right, certificate mentions “small area of ink smearing at bottom and a small surface scuff in the “O” of “Boyd’s” which we feel do not detract from the lovely appearance of this cover, very fine, fewer than six covers are known with the Fourth Issue gold “social” stamp (most of which have the stamp cut to shape), this cover certainly ranking amongst the finest, 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,750)

77

250


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1848 Fifth Issue (20L7)

LotNo

457

Start Price 1/ 4

20L7 var, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed, Partially erased transfer (Fifth Issue), irregular block of 13, variety the fourth stamp of the bottom row (tiny tear at bottom), original gum, small faults including light creases, very fine appearance

459

458

458

6

459

6

100

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), die cut stamp tied by black grid with matching “Paid J.T.B.”, red “Boyd’s City Express Post Jan 8 9” oval on 1849 folded letter to local street address, very fine and choice, the earliest recorded Boyd’s die cut stamp on cover

75

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), large margins, tied by black grid to folded letter to Philadelphia, red “New York & Philadelphia R.R. Apr 25” datestamp and matching “5”, letter datelined “New York Bar April 24th 1849”, written by Captain Stephen Coulter to his “Dear fond beloved devoted wife” while waiting for the tide to lift the Maid of Orleans past the sand bar it was stranded on to reach the Atlantic Ocean, very fine, the letter was given to a pilot boat captain to mail on his return to New York City, it was handed to an agent of Boyd’s at the dock who in turn took it to the train station where it was accepted by the route agent, Captain Coulter evidently paid the pilot in cash (2c to Boyd’s, 5c to the post office), an extraordinary Boyd’s use, for more information see John D. Bowman’s article “Crossing the Bar: A Letter Carried by Pilot Boat Captain to Boyd’s City Express” in the May 2017 Chronicle (Vol. 69, No. 2)

400

78


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

460

462

LotNo

460

Start Price 6

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), die cut stamp tied by black grid and red “New-York 3cts 18 Aug” datestamp to ca. 1849 cover to New Brunswick, New Jersey, pencil “2 ct” at top left, very fine and attractive tied example

50

461

(6)

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), two die-cut singles tied by black corks to ca. 1850 redirected cover front, matching black “Boyd’s City Express Post Oct 27 2” oval and “Paid J.T.B.”, very fine, the only recorded use of two examples of this issue on cover

100

462

6

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), large octagonal margins, black cork cancel, on 1850 folded lettersheet to Philadelphia, red “New York & Phlia. R.R. Dec 23” datestamp and matching “5” rate handstamp, fine and choice, taken to the train agent after the post office had closed

50

20L7a, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on yellow green (Fifth Issue), large margins, preapplication crease, tied by black grid to 1850 folded lettersheet to Wurttemberg, Germany, delivered by Boyd’s directly to Havre Line ship (not handled by the US post), entered the French mails with red “Outre-Mer Le Havre 26 Sept. 50” double circle datestamp, rated “22” due with additional “18/4” in crayon (18kr to France, 4kr to Germany), French and German backstamps, light wear and bleaching around the edges, still a fine and rare Transatlantic Boyd’s cover, 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate

200

463

6

79


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

464

465

LotNo

464 465

Start Price 6

6

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), margins large to full, black cork cancel, on 1850 envelope to Baltimore, red “New York & Phlia. R.R. Dec 28” datestamp and matching “5” rate handstamp, fine and attractive, taken to the train agent after the post office had closed

50

20L7 var, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed, Partially erased transfer (Fifth Issue), large margins including framelines at top and bottom, tied by black cork, black “Boyd’s City Express Post Jan 23 9” oval handstamp and matching “Paid J.T.B.” on 1851 cover to local address, very fine, stamp clearly shows arc through eagle’s torso which was not completely erased from a previous entry, a desirable on-cover example of this variety

75

467 466

466

6

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), large margins, cork cancel, on cover addressed to New York City post office box, red “New-York 2cts Apr 28” integral-rate datestamp, very fine, Boyd’s carried this cover to the post office where it was “dropped”, an unusual use, ex-Schwartz, 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate

75

467

6

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), die cut stamp with black cork cancel, on 1851 cover to Philadelphia with red “New-York Paid 3cts Oct 25” datestamp, pencil “Paid 05”, fine and attractive to-the-mails use

Offer

20L7, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1848 2c Black on green glazed (Fifth Issue), die cut stamp tied by red “New-York Paid 3cts. Oct 2” datestamp to 1851 folded letter to Peekskill, New York, additional black cork cancel, pencil “3” and manuscript “Paid 5”, stamp small fault from cover crease, fine appearance, attractive tied to-the-mails use

50

468

6

80


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1852 Sixth Issue (20L8-20L9)

View of Washington DC

LotNo

469

470

471

Start Price 6

6

6

20L8, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1852 2c Black on green (Sixth Issue), huge margins including four complete frame lines, black cork cancel, tied by “New-York May 27” datestamp to 3c Nesbitt entire addressed to Washington, DC, extremely fine and attractive, a scarce to-the-mails use on a government stamped envelope

150

20L8, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1852 2c Black on green (Sixth Issue), large margins, tied by black cork cancel to 3c Nesbitt entire addressed to Philadelphia, “New-York Jun 3” datestamp, very fine and attractive to-the-mails use on a government stamped envelope

100

20L8, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1852 2c Black on green (Sixth Issue), die cut, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” with several additional strikes alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Feb 8” oval on 6c Green Nesbitt entire, redirected by Boyd’s to new street address, very fine and rare use of a Boyd’s stamp on a 6c entire, ex-Knapp

150

81


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

472

473

Start Price 2/ 4 20L9, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1852 2c Gold (Sixth Issue), bottom sheet margin block of 15, bright white

6

paper and fresh gold color (no oxidation), without gum, extremely fine, the largest known multiple for the issue

100

20L9, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1852 2c Gold (Sixth Issue), full margins, slightly oxidized as usual, used alongside 1853 3c Dull red (11A), both tied by black “New-York Jan 23” datestamp to cover to Craigville, New York, very fine and attractive use, 2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate

200

474

474 475

6

6

475

20L9, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1852 2c Gold (Sixth Issue), margins large to full, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike and “Boyd’s City Express Post May 29 9” oval on 1856 cover to local street address, stamp light toning, still very fine and attractive, only about two dozen covers recorded (Scott $750)

150

20L9, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1852 2c Gold (Sixth Issue), die cut stamp tied by two strikes of black “Paid J.T.B.” handstamp with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Sep 26 2” oval on locally-addressed cover, gold ink lightly oxidized, still very fine and scarce, only about two dozen covers known

100

82


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1854 Seventh Issue (20L10)

476

477

LotNo

476 477

478

479

Start Price 6

6

6

6

20L10, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1854 2c Black on green (Seventh Issue), margins large to just in at bottom, tied by black “New-York 5cts. Nov 11” integral rate datestamp to 1854 mourning cover to Baltimore, original enclosure, very fine and choice to-the-mails use (Scott $200)

75

20L10, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1854 2c Black on green (Seventh Issue), die cut, tied by black cork with matching “New-York 5cts Dec 11” integral rate datestamp alongside, on 1854 folded letter to Troy, New York, very fine to-the-mails use, one of four die cut examples of the seventh Boyd’s issue known on cover

50

20L10, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1854 2c Black on green (Seventh Issue), die cut, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” (second strike alongside) to 1855 cover with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post May 7 9” oval, stamp small faults, very fine appearance, rare die cut stamp on cover

50

20L10, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1854 2c Black on green (Seventh Issue), two to-the-mails uses, first with stamp cut square (tied by black cork) on Bulls Head Hotel cornercard cover to Jay, New York; second stamp cut octagonally on cover to Mt. Pleasant, New York; each with red “New-York Paid 3 cts.” datestamp and additional pencil notation, each with faults, still fine and presentable pair of covers (Scott $400)

75

83


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1855-56 Eighth Issue (20L11-20L13, 20L23)

LotNo

480

Start Price 2/ 4 20L11, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1855 2c Black on olive green (Eighth Issue), vertical pair and irregular

block of three, margins large to huge all around, without gum, small faults, very fine, a block of 15 is known of this issue with these being the only other recorded multiples (Scott $325 as singles)

481

481 482

483

6

6

6

75

482

20L11, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1855 2c Black on olive green (Eighth Issue), enormous margins, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” two line handstamp with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Dec 17” oval on 1855 cover to local street address, very fine and choice, the earliest recorded use of the green Eighth Issue stamp which was only in use for about a year (Scott $350)

150

20L11, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1855 2c Black on olive green (Eighth Issue), margins large to clear at top, cancelled with black two-line “Paid J.T.B.” handstamp with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post May 25 9o’c” oval, on 1856 cover to local street address with “Hudson River Railroad Service” cornercard from 12th Street Station, very fine and scarce, this stamp was only used for about one year (Scott $350)

100

20L11, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1855 2c Black on olive green (Eighth Issue), die cut stamp tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Jun 14 9” oval on locally-addressed illustrated invitation to a meeting of the Eleventh Regiment, New York State Militia (“Washington Guard”), very fine and attractive use (Scott $350)

100

84


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

484

485

Start Price 6

6

20L11, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1855 2c Black on olive green (Eighth Issue), huge margins, tied by “New-York June 19” datestamp alongside 1851 3c Dull red (11) to 1856 cover to Cornish Flat, New Hampshire, manuscript “Mail Direct”, extremely fine, a wonderful to-the-mails use of one of the scarcer Boyd’s issues which was in use for only about one year

200

20L12, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Brick red on white (Eighth Issue), huge margins, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Jun 24 4” oval on 1856 folded letter to local street address, very fine, the earliest recorded use of the eighth issue brick red stamp, the brick red and orange stamps were is use for only a few months each in 1856 (Scott $500)

200

View of Untersteinach

486

6

20L12, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Brick red on white (Eighth Issue), margins clear to just in, tied by black “N.York Am. Pkt. 23 Aug 16” integral rate datestamp to cover to Untersteinach, Bavaria, sent unpaid via Prussian Closed Mail and marked 45kr postage due upon arrival in Aachen, several backstamps, bottom right corner and backflap out, despite faults a rare Boyd’s use to a foreign destination

85

100


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

487

488

LotNo

Start Price

487

6

20L12, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Brick red on white (Eighth Issue), die cut stamp tied by “New-York Nov 17” datestamp to 1856 cover to Greenfield Hill, Connecticut, black “Held For Postage” handstamp suggests cover was deposited at post office collection box and held until November 21, when a 3c stamp (since removed) was purchased and applied by the sender, fine and interesting use

50

488

6

20L12, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Brick red on white (Eighth Issue), large to huge margins, on 1856 cover to Garnavillo, Iowa franked with 1851 3c Dull red (11), tied by “New-York Nov 21” datestamp, cornercard for the Bull’s Head Hotel (which may have had a collection box and sold Boyd’s stamps to guests), Boyd’s stamp tied by recipient’s docketing, very fine and attractive to-the-mails use (Scott $500)

200

489

489 490

1

2

490

Reverse

20L13, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Dull orange on white (Eighth Issue), horizontal pair (plate B, positions 16-17), huge margins all around, full original gum, extremely fine and choice, the only recorded multiple of this issue

100

20L13a, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Dull orange on white, Printed on both sides (Eighth Issue), unused single (plate B, position 6), bright color and huge margins, reverse with portions of two stamps (plate B, positions 6 and 11), trivial internal crease, very fine and extremely rare with just three known examples of this attractive error (Scott listed but unpriced)

200

Rev. Jacques Judah Lyons (1813-1877)

491

6

20L13, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Dull orange on white (Eighth Issue), die cut, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” two-line handstamp with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post May 14 9o’c” oval, on 1856 cover to local street address, light wear and tiny edge nick, fine and scarce, the earliest recorded example of the eighth issue dull orange stamp (Scott $400)

86

100


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

493

492 LotNo

Start Price

492

6

20L13, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Dull orange on white (Eighth Issue), enormous margins, cancelled by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike alongside, “Boyd’s City Express Post Jul 10.2” oval on locally-addressed 1856 cover, embossed advertisement for “Frothingham & Newell & Co. Boots and Shoes” on backflap, very fine and attractive (Scott $400)

100

493

6

20L13, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Dull orange on white (Eighth Issue), die cut stamp tied by black cork, on cover with 1851 3c Dull red (11) addressed to Cape May, New Jersey, August 2, 1856 New York City datestamp, very fine and attractive to-the-mails use

75

Fulton St. & Market in New York City

494

495

494

6

20L13, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1856 2c Dull orange on white (Eighth Issue), margins huge full at top, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Sep 22.12” oval on locally-addressed 1856 cover, embossed cornercard for commission merchant, light wear and wrinkles, fine use (Scott $400)

100

495

6

20L23, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 2c Black on red (Later Printing of Eighth Issue), full margins, tied by black “Boyd’s City Dispatch 39 Fulton St. May 2 1866” circular datestamp with matching “Paid” on locally-addressed cover, stamp light oxidation, still fine and attractive, the earliest recorded use of the 1866 2c issue on cover, the plate from the 1855-56 stamps was used by the Blackhams to prepare new 2c stamps in 1866 (Scott $250)

100

87


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1857 Ninth Issue (20L14)

LotNo

496

497

Start Price 1/ 4

6

20L14, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1857 2c Black on green (Ninth Issue), complete sheet of 100, mostly original gum, small faults mostly confined to the edges, fine appearance, the unique intact sheet, also accompanied by mint sheet of 20L15 which was hurriedly modified from the same plate

200

20L14, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1857 2c Black on green (Ninth Issue), margins large to grazing, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Mar 27 12” oval on locally-addressed cover, 1857 dated letter enclosed, stamp with small faults, very fine appearance, the earliest known use of the ninth issue Boyd’s stamp

50

88


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

Madison Square

LotNo

498

Start Price 6

20L14 var, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1857 2c Black on green, “Sewing machine” perforations (Ninth Issue), large margins, tied by two strikes of black “Paid J.T.B.” with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Ma 27 12” on 1857 locally-addressed cover, “Madison Square Post Office” oval handstamp at top right with Cornwall’s name removed (after Bentley assumed operations of the post), stamp with imperceptible tear at top, very fine appearance, this stamp does not have the “serrated perforations” listed in Scott but rather rough perforations similar to those produced by sewing machine on other issues, ex-Schwartz, 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate

499

200

500

499

6

20L14, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1857 2c Black on green (Ninth Issue), horizontal pair, margins large except one stamp with clipped corner, cancelled by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Apr 5 9” oval on cover local street address, very fine, one of two recorded used pairs of the ninth Boyd’s issue, writing on front may be docketing or it may represent a return message to the sender

100

500

6

20L14, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1857 2c Black on green (Ninth Issue), upper right margin vertical pair tied by several strikes of black “Paid J.T.B.” to cover to local street address, September 23, 1857 docketing on reverse, stamps with scissor cut between and small creases and faults, still very fine appearance, one of two recorded used pairs of the ninth Boyd’s issue, the reason for two stamps is unknown but may be due to weight or distance

100

89


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

501

Start Price (6)

20L14, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1857 2c Black on green (Ninth Issue), large margins, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” handstamp to January 1860 issue of the American Medical Gazette (front cover only), second strike alongside and matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Jan 9 12” oval, light wear, very fine and attractive use

75

The Bible House at Astor Place, New York City

502

6

20L14, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1857 2c Black on green (Ninth Issue), large margins, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” with second clear strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post May 5 9” oval on locally-addressed 1860 cover, embossed cornercard for American Bible Society, original enclosure, very fine, the latest known use of this issue

90

50


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1860 Tenth Issue (20L15)

LotNo

503

504

Start Price 6

6

20L15, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1860 1c Black on green (Tenth Issue), margins large to just in at top, tied by faint black “Paid J.T.B.” with second strike alongside, matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Jun 11 4” oval on 1860 cover to local street address, very fine and choice, the earliest known use according to Henry Abt, this stamp was in use for only about three months before Boyd’s ceased operations (Scott $400)

150

20L15a, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1860 1c Black on green, “Cents” instead of “Cent” (Tenth Issue), margins mostly full to large, small corner crease, tied by several strikes of black “Paid J.T.B.” with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Jun 16 9” oval to 1860 folded letter to local address, tear at top center affecting Boyd’s handstamp, fine appearance, the only recorded example of the “1 Cents” error on cover (Scott $450)

250

George Pope Morris (1802-1864) American Editor (The Home Journal), poet and songwriter

505

(6)

20L15, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1860 1c Black on green (Tenth Issue), die cut, tied by several strikes of black “Paid J.T.B.” with matching “Boyd’s City Express Post Jul 16 9” oval on cover front only to local street address, light staining, otherwise fine, one of two known covers with die cut tenth issue stamps, this stamp was in use for just three months

91

75


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

View of Hudson

LotNo

506

507

Start Price 6

(6)

20L15, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1860 1c Black on green (Tenth Issue), large margins, small surface faults, cork cancel, on cover to Hudson, New York with 1857 3c Dull red (26) tied by “New-York Jul 19 1860” datestamp, manuscript “6 paid” and “3” at top, cover small piece out at bottom left, very fine tothe-mails use, the latest recorded Boyd’s cover before the company closed for business on July 27, 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate

200

20L15, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1860 1c Black on green (Tenth Issue), large margins, tied by black “Paid J.T.B.” handstamp to August 1860 issue of the American Medical Gazette (front cover only), second strike alongside and matching “Boyd’s City Express” oval, light wear, very fine and attractive use, this stamp was in use only three months, this journal demonstrates that during 1860 Boyd’s had reduced rates for periodicals as well as letters

150

92


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1861 Eleventh Issue (20L16-20L22)

510 508

LotNo

508

Start Price

1860 Boyd’s City Express Business Card, announcing the reopening of Boyd’s on December 24, 1860 under the ownership of the Blackhams, includes a table of delivery times and list of rates, vertical crease, very fine and rare, a wonderful piece of collateral material, illustrated in Abt’s series about Boyd’s, ex-Hale

509

2/ 4 20L16, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 2c Black on red (Eleventh Issue), complete sheet of 100, top row

510

6

100

tête-bêche, without gum, several large repaired tears and surface faults, still fine appearance, very rare

100

20L16, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 2c Black on red (Eleventh Issue), large margins, tied by “Boyd’s City Post 39 Fulton St Sep 15” circular datestamp with matching “Paid” in oval alongside, on cover to local street address, 1864 handstamped cornercard, very fine and choice (Scott $225)

100

93


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

511

513

LotNo

511

512 513

514

515

6

1

6

6

6

Start Price

20L16, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 2c Black on red (Eleventh Issue), margins large to grazing, tied by black “Boyd’s City Post 39 Fulton St” handstamp with matching “Paid” alongside on locally-addressed cover, light oxidation as usual, very fine (Scott $225)

75

20L17, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on lilac (Eleventh Issue), bottom right sheet margin vertical pair with most of adjacent stamps at left, original gum, creases and other small surface faults, regardless of condition or Scott catalogue value this issue is deceptively scarce in multiples of any kind

Offer

20L17, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1c Black on lilac (Eleventh Issue), die-cut, tied to locally-addressed cover by black handstamp with “Boyd’s City Express Post Jan 14” oval alongside, matching two-line “Collect 1 Cent.”, manuscript “Rec’d Jan.10.1861”, stamp somewhat oxidized and other small faults, otherwise fine, the earliest recorded use of this stamp and the earliest known cover serviced by the Blackhams, although the intracity delivery fee was 2c some customers only prepaid 1c (Scott $250)

100

514 515 20L17, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on lilac (Eleventh Issue), margins large to full, used alongside 1861 3c Rose (65), both stamps tied by “New-York Jun 27 1862” double circle datestamp to cover addressed to South Easton, Pennsylvania, cover with vertical crease and large repaired tear at right center away from stamps, very fine appearance, a rare and attractive use, 1994 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $500)

150

20L17, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on lilac (Eleventh Issue), margins large to just in, used alongside 1861 3c Rose (65) on cover to Wassaic, New York, stamps tied by “New-York Jan 12” datestamp and diamonds in circle killer, Boyd’s stamp small faults and cover damaged at top left, otherwise fine (Scott $500)

75

94


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

516

Start Price 6

20L17b, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on lilac, “1” inverted (Eleventh Issue), large margins, tied by black “Paid” in circle, also tied by “New York Jan 20 1863” datestamp cancelling 1861 3c Rose, additional Boyd’s 1c Black on lilac at upper right, on large part cover front to Sherman, Connecticut, very fine example of this rare variety, although this is a to-the-mails use the purpose of the second Boyd’s stamp is unknown (Scott unpriced used or on cover)

150

Revere House Hotel and Dining Room on Broadway in New York City

517

518

6

6

20L17, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on lilac (Eleventh Issue), horizontal pair tied by “Boyd’s City Post, 39 Fulton St. Jan 14 1864” circular datestamp, matching “Paid” in oval, on locally-addressed cover, embossed cornercard for “Revere House”, part of top edge missing, left stamp with small scissor cut mentioned for strict accuracy, otherwise fine appearance, this is the only known used multiple of the 1c Black on lilac, rarely two 1c stamps were used to prepay local delivery, ex-Schwartz

300

20L18, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on blue gray (Eleventh Issue), two large margins, others just touching, tied by blue company handstamp to locally-addressed cover, matching two-line “Collect 1 Cent.”, enclosure dated July 16, 1861, very fine and rare with blue postage due handstamp, under the Blackhams both 1c and 2c rates were in place leading to occasional underpayment, ex-Abt and Golden (Scott $250)

150

95


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

519

520

LotNo

519

520

Start Price 6

6

20L18, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on blue gray (Eleventh Issue), die cut, tied by black “Boyd’s City Express Post” oval to all-over advertising cover for William L. Purdy & Co. ( “silks, shawls, cloaks, dress goods, linen, embroideries, and dry goods generally”) with additional printed ad inside, two-line “Collect 1 Cent.” handstamp, locally-addressed, vertical creases through stamp, otherwise very fine appearance, due 1c because rate for intra-city delivery was 2c (Scott $250)

100

20L18a, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on blue gray, “Cents” instead of “Cent” (Eleventh Issue), large margins, tied by black “Boyd’s City Express Post” oval to locally-addressed cover, matching “Paid” in oval, illustrated “New York Leader” advertisement, extremely fine and choice example of this variety, ex-Schwartz (Scott $250)

150

521

523

521 522 523

6

522

20L18a, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 1c Black on blue gray, “Cents” instead of “Cent” (Eleventh Issue), full margins, used alongside 1861 3c Rose (65) on cover to Clinton, New York, both tied by “NewYork 9 Nov” double circle datestamp and target, stamp with surface cracks at left and right, very fine appearance, 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate

100

2/ 4 20L21, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 2c Gold on dark blue (Eleventh Issue), complete sheet of 100, top

6

row tête-bêche, without gum, several creases between stamps and other small faults, very fine appearance, one of two intact sheets (Scott $4,000 as ten tête-bêche pairs and 80 singles)

300

20L21, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1861 2c Gold on dark blue (Eleventh Issue), tied by purple “City Circular Dispatch, 1 Park Place, Boyd’s” oval handstamp to locally-addressed cover, very fine and fresh, a scarce cover despite its possible philatelic origin, signed Sloane (Scott $150)

75

96


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1866 Twelfth Issue (20L24-20L25)

LotNo

524

525

Start Price 1/ 4

6

20L24, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on lilac (Twelfth Issue), complete sheet of 100, original gum, small faults, very fine and attractive, the unique complete sheet, ex-Chapman, also accompanied by reprint sheet on non-glazed paper

250

20L24, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on lilac (Twelfth Issue), two singles, margins full to just in and right stamp with pre-application crease, tied by black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St.” datestamp to locally-addressed cover, May 29, 1866 docketing at right, very fine, the earliest recorded use of the lilac stamp and the only known use of two lilac stamps on cover, a great Boyd’s rarity

300

97


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

526

527

LotNo

Start Price

526

6

20L24, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on lilac (Twelfth Issue), large margins, tied by “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Sep 4 1866” circular datestamp to locally-addressed cover, matching straightline “Paid”, real estate broker cornercard, very fine and choice, a pretty cover (Scott $500)

527

6

20L24, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on lilac (Twelfth Issue), large margins, small preapplication tear, tied by “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Sep 3 1867” circular datestamp, matching “Paid” in circle, on locally-addressed cover with “American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” cornercard, small tears at top, otherwise fine, the latest known use of the lilac stamp, ex-Abt and Golden

200

150

528

529

528

5

20L24, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on lilac (Twelfth Issue), tied along 1861 3c Rose (65) on small piece by company handstamp and segmented cork cancel, pre-application crease, very fine appearance, unique use of this issue with a United States stamp

Offer

529

1/ 4

20L25, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on blue (Twelfth Issue), complete sheet of 100, original gum, small faults, very fine and unique

150

98


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

View of Broadway in New York City

LotNo

Start Price

530

6

20L25, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on blue (Twelfth Issue), large margins, tied by two strikes of black “Paid” in circle to locally-addressed cover, very fine and fresh (Scott $500)

100

531

6

20L25, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on blue (Twelfth Issue), margins large to grazing at top, tied by company handstamp to yellow locally-addressed cover, Lord & Taylor cornercard, very fine and choice, 2000 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $500)

75

20L25, Boyd’s City Express Post, 1866 1c Black on blue (Twelfth Issue), horizontal pair tied by several strikes of black oval handstamp to small piece, large margins all around, left stamp small tear, very fine and rare, one of two known used pairs (the other on cover)

50

532

5

99


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1874 Thirteenth Issue (20L26-20L29)

533

534 LotNo

Start Price

533

2/ 4 20L26, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Light blue (Thirteenth Issue), complete sheet of 100, faults including

534

3/ 2 20L26, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Light blue (Thirteenth Issue), reconstructed setting of ten subjects

creases and reinforced tears, fine appearance, the unique sheet of this issue, one of the great Boyd’s rarities This sheet provided the basis for identifying the ten transfer types in a January 2001 Penny Post article (Vol. 9, No. 1). (2x5), four stamps unused and six used, mostly large to full margins, very fine, this setting was repeated 10 times to make a sheet of 100 (Scott $380)

100

400 100


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Company

LotNo

535

Start Price 6

20L26, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Light blue (Thirteenth Issue), margins large to just in at top right, tied by black “Paid” in circle to locally-addressed cover, cornercard for “China, Glass, & Earthenware”, cover with tear at top and slightly reduced at left, very fine appearance, one of just three known covers (one philatelic), plus a cover front, an extremely rare and desirable cover, signed Bartels (Scott unpriced on cover)

536

536 537

3

3

300

537

20L28, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Black on red (Thirteenth Issue), large margins, crayon cancel, very fine and choice, one of two recorded examples of the 1874 2c black on red, both this stamp and the 2c blue on red (20L29) were produced as color trials and perhaps used postally, 2016 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott listed but unpriced used)

300

20L29, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Blue on red (Thirteenth Issue), large margins, light crayon cancel, small thin at top, still very fine and scarce, both this stamp and the 2c black on red (20L28) were produced as color trials and perhaps used postally, chemical changes in the pigments sometimes make it difficult to tell the two issues apart, 2016 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott listed but unpriced used)

300

1877 Fourteenth Issue (20L30-20L34)

538

2

1877 Trial Color Proofs (Fourteenth Issue), five trial color proofs including red on yellow, blue on yellow (corner fault), red on blue, blue on red (oxidized), and red on red (crayon cancel also seen on 20L29), all of which are present in an April 1877 presentation set of nine trial color proofs (ex-Dos Passos and Golden), additionally a blue on blue example with what may be faked “Paid” in circle cancels, despite small faults a very fine and rare group

101

200


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

539

LotNo

539 540

1

3

540

6

Start Price

20L31, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 2c Lilac on roseate laid (Fourteenth Issue), vertical laid lines, margins clear to just touching ornaments at left, original gum, very fine and choice, the only recorded mint example of this issue, a great rarity (unlisted mint in Scott)

250

20L31, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 2c Lilac on roseate laid (Fourteenth Issue), vertical laid lines, margins mostly full or touching, in at left, cancelled by black “Paid” in circle, very fine and rare with just a small handful of examples known (Scott listed but unpriced)

200

541

541

542

543

20L32a, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 2c Lilac on grayish wove (Fourteenth Issue), cancelled by black “Paid” in circle to locally-addressed cover, cornercard for “Railway, Machinists’ and Engineers’ Supplies”, very fine and rare with probably fewer than six known (Scott $200)

100

542

2

20L34a, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 2c Brown on yellow glazed, Imperforate horizontally (Fourteenth Issue), unused single (position 9), horizontal crease with hinge reinforcement, very fine appearance, a rare error (Scott listed but unpriced)

100

543

6

20L34, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 2c Brown on yellow glazed (Fourteenth Issue), tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1 Park Place” oval handstamp to cover to Larchmont, New York, cover with small tear at top, otherwise very fine and attractive, one of just six examples of this stamp known on cover (unpriced in Scott)

100

544

544 545

6

545

20L34, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 2c Brown on yellow glazed (Fourteenth Issue), tied by faint purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1 Park Place” oval handstamp to cover with local address, pencil “No number” and returned, very fine and choice, one of just six examples of this stamp known on cover (unpriced in Scott)

100

20L34, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 2c Brown on yellow glazed (Fourteenth Issue), toed by black “Paid” in circle with matching New York City datestamp, on Lehn & Fink envelope ( “Depot for Salicylic Acid”) with local street address, reduced at left and light staining, still fine and usual with this handstamp, only six covers with this stamp are known (unpriced in Scott)

50

102


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1877 Fifteenth Issue (20L35-20L36)

LotNo

546

547

548

Start Price 6

6

20L35, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 (1c) Violet on lilac (Fifteenth Issue), tied by black “Paid” in circle to cover with local street address, purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1 Park Place N.Y., Jul 19 1878”, illustrated cornercard for “McMann & Russell”, small faults including repaired corner, very fine appearance (Scott $450)

150

20L35a, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 (1c) Red lilac on lilac (Fifteenth Issue), tied by black “Paid” in circle, purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y. Nov 4, 1878” oval handstamp alongside, on illustrated importer’s advertising cover to local address, minor opening tears along top edge, otherwise very fine and attractive, ex-Golden (Scott $450 for violet)

150

20L35b, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 (1c) Gray lilac on lilac (Fifteenth Issue), tied by black “Paid” in circle, purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y. Jul 22, 1878” oval handstamp alongside, on Ives Patent Lamp Co. all-over illustrated advertising cover to local address, trivial creases, very fine, ex-Hall (Scott $450 for violet)

150

103


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

Start Price

549

1/ 4

20L35c, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 (1c) Violet on lilac, Imperforate horizontally (Fifteenth Issue), block of four (positions 5-6/7-8), original gum, very fine and scarce (Scott $800 as two pairs)

150

550

6

20L36, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 (1c) Gray on roseate (Fifteenth Issue), tied by black “Paid” in circle with purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1 Park Place., Jul 11 1877” oval handstamp alongside on locallyaddressed cover, light gum staining also ties stamp, without backflap, fine and rare, the earliest of just four known covers bearing this issue (Scott $325)

150

20L36, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1877 (1c) Gray on roseate (Fifteenth Issue), tied by black “Paid” in circle with purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1 Park Place., Jul 18 1877” oval handstamp alongside, on paint and varnish dealer’s cornercard cover to local address, cover with trivial toning from corner mounts, very fine and rare, one of just four covers known with this issue, ex-Geisler (Scott $325)

200

551

6

104


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1878-81 Sixteenth Issue (20L37-20L50)

552

LotNo

553

554

Start Price

552

2

20L37, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Black on pink wove (Sixteenth Issue), large margins, bright color, without gum, very fine and scarce (Scott $400)

75

553

2

20L38TC, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Black on brown red surface colored wove (Sixteenth Issue), two singles, first imperforate, second perforated vertically, without gum, small faults including thins and surface scrapes, still fine appearance, unlisted in Scott in this color

100

20L38, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Black on orange red surface colored wove (Sixteenth Issue), margins large to full, cancelled with company oval handstamp ( “1 Park Place” type) and crayon cancel, light wrinkles and oxidation, still fine and rare (Scott $500)

150

554

3

555

555

2

556

557

558

20L39, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Black on crimson surface colored wove (Sixteenth Issue), large margins, bright color, without gum, small creases and thin spot at top right, fine appearance, 2000 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $450)

100

556

2

20L40, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Black on salmon laid (Sixteenth Issue), margins in at top and bottom, fresh color, without gum, fine appearance (Scott $450)

Offer

557

2

20L41, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Black on lemon laid (Sixteenth Issue), large margins, bright color, without gum, very fine and choice in all respects (Scott $450)

100

558

2

20L42, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Black on lilac pink wove (Sixteenth Issue), large margins, fresh color, without gum, small thin, very fine appearance (Scott $450)

100

559

6

20L43, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 (1c) Black on crimson (Sixteenth Issue), tied by black “Paid” in circle to locally-addressed cover, purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Oct 19 1878” oval alongside, cornercard for glass importers, pulled perf at top left, still very fine and attractive (Scott $300)

75

105


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

LotNo

560

Start Price 6

20L43A, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 (1c) Black on orange red (Sixteenth Issue), tied by black “Paid” in circle to locally-addressed cover, purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Jul 5 1878” oval alongside, reduced at left into cornercard, cover small stains and stamp minor faults, fine appearance (Scott $1,000)

561

200

562

561

6

20L44, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 (1c) Black on pink (Sixteenth Issue), perforated 11, tied by black “Paid” in circle with purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. May 1879” oval alongside on pink all-over “Gibsboro White Lead Color & Varnish Works” illustrated advertising cover, local street address, barely reduced at right, very fine and choice (Scott $200)

75

562

6

20L44, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 (1c) Black on pink (Sixteenth Issue), perforated 12, tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Oct 7 1879” oval to all-over gray “Safety Lanterns” illustrated advertising cover, local street address, very fine and attractive (Scott $200)

75

20L45, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1879 (1c) Black on blue (Sixteenth Issue), two locally-addressed covers, both perforated 11, first with “Boyd’s City Despatch No. 1 Park Place” oval in purple tying stamp, second with same handstamp in black alongside, very fine and scarce pair of covers (Scott $400)

100

563

6

106


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

564

LotNo

565

Start Price

564

6

20L46, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1879 (1c) Blue on blue (Sixteenth Issue), perforated 12, tied by black “Paid” in circle to locally-addressed cover, faint purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Mar 8 1879” oval alongside, reduced at left and small tear at top, very fine appearance, the earliest recorded use of this stamp and one of just two dated covers (Scott $400)

100

565

6

20L46, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1879 (1c) Blue on blue (Sixteenth Issue), perforated 11, tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Apr 19 1879” oval, very fine and rare, the latest recorded use of this stamp and one of just two dated covers (Scott $400)

100

566 567 20L47, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1880 (1c) Black on lavender (Sixteenth Issue), tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Apr 7 1881” oval to locally-addressed cover, attractive illustrated cornercard for “Heppenheimer & Maurer Lithographers, Engravers & Printers”, small repaired tear at top, very fine and attractive (Scott $300)

75

20L47, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1880 (1c) Black on lavender (Sixteenth Issue), perforated 12, tied by purple “Boyd’s City Despatch 1 Park Place Paid.” circle handstamp to locally-addressed cover, very fine and fresh, ex-Middendorf (Scott $300)

100

566

6

567

6

568

569

568

6

20L50, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1880 (1c) Black on lilac pink (Sixteenth Issue), perforated 12½, tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Jun 17 1880” oval to locally-addressed cover, cornercard for “Hermetically Sealed Goods”, very fine and choice, the earliest known use (Scott $325)

75

569

6

20L50, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1880 (1c) Black on lilac pink (Sixteenth Issue), perforated 12½, tied by purple “Boyd’s City Despatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Paid Jul 8 1881” oval to locally-addressed cover, cornercard for India rubber goods, very fine and scarce (Scott $325)

75

107


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1881 Seventeenth Issue (20L51-20L54) View of Park Place

570

571

LotNo

570 571

6

Start Price

20L52, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1881 (1c) Black on pink wove (Seventeenth Issue), tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Paid Jan 9 1882” oval to Metropolitan Telephone and Telegraph Company cover to local street address, slightly reduced at left and small tear at top, otherwise very fine and scarce, the earliest recorded use of this stamp on laid paper (Scott $125)

50

20L52, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1881 (1c) Black on pink wove (Seventeenth Issue), tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Paid Jun 1 1882” oval to locally-addressed cover, handstamped cornercard, barest trace of toning on perf tips, very fine, the earliest known use of this stamp (Scott $400)

100

572

573

572

6

20L52, Boyd’s Dispatch, (1c) Black on pink wove (Seventeenth Issue), tied by purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Paid Jan 10 1883” oval to gray all-over advertising cover for “William F. Uptegrove & Bro. Steam Band and Veneer Saw Mill” to Montgomery, New York, small tears along top edge, still very fine appearance (Scott $400)

100

573

6

20L54, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1881 (1c) Black on lilac pink laid (Seventeenth Issue), perforated 12x12 (just in at bottom), tied by purple “Boyd’s City Despatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y., Paid Dec 21 1881” oval handstamp to locally-addressed cover, cornercard for S.B. Goodale & Co. real estate brokers, cover with small toned spot at bottom right, very fine and deceptively rare, 2000 Philatelic Foundation certificate, ex-Golden (Scott $200)

100

108


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1882 Eighteenth Issue (20L55-20L56)

574

576

LotNo

574

Start Price 6

575

6

576

6

20L55, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1882 (1c) Black on blue (Eighteenth Issue), perforated 16, tied by purple “City Circular Dispatch 1 Park Place Boyd’s” oval handstamp to locally-addressed cover, very fine and choice, ex-Middendorf (Scott $225)

50

575 20L56, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1882 (1c) Black on pink (Eighteenth Issue), four covers, each with stamp tied by purple “Boyd’s City Despatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Paid” oval, covers include: July 11, 1882 with Health Department cornercard and purple serifed “Special”; November 20, 1882 with sans-serif “Special.”, ex-Knapp; January 6, 1883 with matching Maltese cross; and February 19, 1883 with cornercard for lithographers and printers; all very fine and choice, a nice selection of markings used on the last Boyd’s stamps (Scott $400)

150

20L56, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1882 (1c) Black on pink (Eighteenth Issue), perforated 12, tied by purple “Boyd’s City Despatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Paid Oct 24 1885” oval to locally-addressed cover, Silk Association of America cornercard, extremely fine, the latest known legitimate use of a Boyd’s stamp, an important cover, ex-Golden

100

109


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1864 First Issue Postal Stationery (20LU1-20LU11A)

577

LotNo

578

Start Price

577

1

20LU1, Boyd’s City Post, 1864 Red on white laid entire (First Issue), mint entire, trivial stain at lower right, very fine and choice, ex-Golden (Scott $175)

50

578

1

20LU5, Boyd’s City Post, 1864 Blue on amber laid entire (First Issue), mint entire, very fine and choice in all respects, offset ink inside envelope indicates this is an original and not a reprint (Scott $175)

50

1867 Second Issue Postal Stationery (20LU12-20LU21)

579

580

579

1

20LU12(a), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on white laid entire (Second Issue), mint entire, light stains at left, still fine and extremely rare, ex-Chapman and Schwartz, signed Sloane (Scott listed but unpriced)

150

580

1

20LU12(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on white laid entire (Second Issue), mint entire, trivial toning and vertical crease, still very fine and exceedingly rare, ex-Schwartz (Scott listed but unpriced)

150

581

6

20LU12(a), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on white laid entire (Second Issue), black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Oct 10” datestamp, locally-addressed, bit of extraneous ink, very fine and rare, signed Sloane (Scott $800)

300

110


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

582

583

LotNo

Start Price

582

6

20LU13(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on amber laid entire (Second Issue), mint entire, light aging, still very fine and rare (Scott listed but unpriced)

100

583

6

20LU13(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on amber laid entire (Second Issue), bold “Boyd’s Dispatch 41 Fulton St. Delivy 9A.M. Jun 17” double circle datestamp, locally-addressed, very fine and choice in all regards (Scott $300)

150

584

584 585

6

6

585

20LU13(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on amber laid entire (Second Issue), black “Boyd’s Dispatch 41 Fulton St.” double circle handstamp, locally-addressed, very fine and choice, ex-Chapman (Scott $300)

150

20LU14(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on cream laid entire (Second Issue), black “Boyd’s Dispatch 41 Fulton St.” double circle datestamp, locally-addressed, extremely fine and choice (Scott $300)

150

586

587

586

1

20LU15(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on yellow laid entire (Second Issue), mint entire, indicia lightly oxidized and bottom left corner nick, otherwise very fine and scarce, Sloane’s notation on front (Scott listed but unpriced)

100

587

1

20LU16(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on orange laid entire (Second Issue), mint entire, fresh and very fine, rare (Scott listed but unpriced)

200

111


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

Walter A Wood Mowing & Reaping Machine Company LotNo

588

589

Start Price 6

6

20LU16a(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on orange laid entire, Stamp at upper left (Second Issue), mostly-clear black “Boyd’s Dispatch 41 Fulton St.” double circle handstamp, extremely fine and fresh, ex-Chapman, signed Sloane (Scott listed but unpriced, $300 for stamp at upper right)

200

20LU18(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 Red on cream wove entire (Second Issue), two used entires, first 137x80mm with “39 Fulton St.” type datestamp, second 152x84mm with “41 Fulton St.” type datestamp, both very fine, Boyd’s prepared envelopes in different sizes to satisfy customer requirements (Scott $600)

150

590

591

590

6

20LU20(b), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on orange wove entire (Second Issue), mostly clear black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St. Feb 16 1867” datestamp, locally-addressed, roughly opened at right just into indicia, otherwise fine, extremely rare regardless of faults (Scott listed but unpriced)

100

591

6

20LU21(a), Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1867 2c Red on blue wove entire (Second Issue), black “Boyd’s Dispatch 39 Fulton St Feb 8 1866” datestamp, locally-addressed, trivial backflap fault does nothing to detract from the rarity of this cover, very fine, an extraordinary use (Scott $400)

250

112


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1874-75 Third Issue Postal Stationery (20LU22-20LU28)

592

593 LotNo

Start Price

592

1

20LU23, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Red on cream laid entire, First state of die (Third Issue), mint entire, tiny tone spot at top, very fine and choice (listed but unpriced in Scott)

100

593

6

20LU23, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Red on cream laid entire, First state of die (Third Issue), black company oval handstamp (39 Fulton St. type), locally-addressed, wrinkles and small tears, without backflap, very fine appearance (Scott $200)

50

594

595

594

6

20LU24, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1874 2c Red on amber wove entire, First state of die (Third Issue), black Boyd’s double circle datestamp (1 Park Place type), locally-addressed, very fine and choice (Scott $200)

75

595

6

20LU28, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1875 2c Red on amber wove entire, Second state of die (Third Issue), black Boyd’s double circle datestamp (1 Park Place type), printed address label, very fine and rare (Scott $450)

100

113


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1877-78 Fourth Issue Postal Stationery (20LU29-20LU32)

LotNo

Start Price

596

1

20LU30, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1878 Red on amber laid entire (Fourth Issue), mint entire, very fine and choice, ex-Schwartz (Scott listed but unpriced)

150

597

6

20LU30, Boyd’s City Dispatch, 1878 Red on amber laid entire (Fourth Issue), purple “Boyd’s City Dispatch 1 Park Place, N.Y. Sep 13 1879” oval datestamp, Gulden’s Mustard cornercard, local address, light wrinkles but otherwise very fine and rare, ex-Hall (Scott $650)

300

1878 Fifth Issue Postal Stationery (20LU33-20LU42)

American Lead Pencil Company

598

6

20LU40, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Red on orange laid entire (Fifth Issue), purple “Boyd’s City Despatch 1 Park Place May 5 1880” oval, local street address, very fine and choice, the yellow green, orange, and fawn papers are rare for this issue (Scott $350)

114

200


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

1878 Sixth Issue Postal Stationery (20LU43-20LU44A)

LotNo

599

Start Price 6

20LU43, Boyd’s Dispatch, 1878 Red on white laid entire (Sixth Issue), purple “Boyd’s City Despatch 1 Park Place Paid May 3” oval, local street address, very fine and rare (Scott $450)

100

1874-83 Bank Notices (20LUX1-20LUX13)

600

601

600

1

20LUX2, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1875 2c Black, mint entire, creased and with light water staining, still fine appearance, very rare, ex-Schwartz (unlisted mint in Scott)

75

601

6

20LUX3, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1876 2c Black, dated April 28, 1876, trivial edge wear and horizontal crease, very fine and rare, ex-Golden (Scott $250)

50

602

603

602

6

20LUX3 var, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1876 2c Black, “Pecial” error, dated July 18, 1876, vertical crease, the word “Special” in the top line is missing the “S”, very fine and rare (Scott $250 for normal)

50

603

6

20LUX5, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1877 2c Black, dated March 23, 1877, very fine and rare (Scott $400)

75

115


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

604

LotNo

605

Start Price

604

6

20LUX6, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1878 (1c) Black, Three officers in masthead, dated November 27, 1878, light wear and creases, very fine appearance, rare (Scott listed but unpriced)

75

605

6

20LUX6a, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1878 (1c) Black, Four officers in masthead, dated February 25, 1878, very fine and rare, ex-Golden (Scott listed but unpriced)

75

606

607

606

6

20LUX7, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1879 (1c) Black, Small year date and city, dated March 11, 1880, horizontal crease and trivial corner faults, very fine and rare (Scott $250)

50

607

6

20LUX8, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1879 (1c) Black, Large year date and city, dated June 17, 1879, very fine and rare (Scott $250)

50

608

609

608

6

20LUX9a, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1880 (1c) Black, Three officers in masthead, dated May 20, 1880, trivial wear, very fine and rare (Scott $400)

75

609

6

20LUX10, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1881 (1c) Black, dated March 9, 1881, very fine and extremely rare (Scott listed but unpriced)

350

116


BOYD‘S CITY EXPRESS

610 610

LotNo

Start Price

610

1

20LUX11, Importers’ & Traders’ National Bank, 1883 (1c) Black, mint entire, horizontal crease and bottom left corner nick, otherwise very fine and extremely rare (Scott listed but unpriced)

450

611

1

20LUX12, National Park Bank, 1881 (1c) Black, mint entire, very fine and rare, used examples of this notice are not known (Scott $300)

50

612

3/ 2/ Boyd’s City Express Post “Eagle on Globe” Stamp Balance, includes mint/unused: 20L7 (5), 20L8 (2), 1 20L9, 20L10 block of four and faulty strip of three, 20L11 (die cut), 20L14 (die cut single and block

Boyd’s City Express Post Collections and Balances of four), 20L16a block of four, and 20L17 (5); used: 20L2, 20L3 (crease), 20L4 (14 including double transfer) 20L5 (faults), 20L7 (2), 20L8 (2), 20L9, 20L10 (4), 20L11, 20L12 (2), 20L13 (2), 20L14 (2, one die cut), and 20L17; additionally includes “plate C” reprints of 20L11 (two singles, pair, and pane of 25) and 20L13 (pane of 25), some faults to be expected (especially given the fragile paper used for some issues), generally fine to very fine, view to appreciate, a wonderful opportunity with many different (Photo = www ) shades/printing varieties represented

613

3/ 2 Boyd’s City Express Post “Eagle on Globe” Die Cut Stamp Group, includes unused: 20L9, 20L10, 20L14,

614

3/ 2 Boyd’s 1877/80 Mint and Used Stamp Balance, includes unused: 20L32, 20L34, 20L35, 20L36, 20L45

and 20L15; used: 20L7, 20L12, and 20L13, few small faults, generally fine and attractive, a useful group (Photo = www ) of these stamps sold at a slight premium as a convenience to customers

500 Offer

(2), 20L46, and 20L47 block of four; used: 20L32, 20L35 (2), 20L36, 20L43, 20L45 (2), and 20L46; few not counted because of faults, a useful and difficult group, close inspection recommended (Photo = www )

75

615

6/ (6)

Boyd’s City Express Post Cover Balance, small group including 20L16 (5), 20L18 front only, 20L21, 20L44 (two fronts only), and 20L56, most with faults but still mostly presentable and scarce, viewing (Photo = www ) recommended

100

616

1

Boyd’s City Post First Issue Postal Stationery Group, includes (mint entires): 20LU1 (three legal size, one reduced), 20LU5, 20LU6, 20LU10, and 20LU11A, some presumed to be reprints although it is difficult to tell with mint examples and further research is required, few small faults but generally very (Photo = www ) fine, a scarce group

150

617

6/ 1 Boyd’s City Dispatch Postal Stationery Balance, includes mint envelopes: 20LU16, 20LU33, 20LU34,

618

6

20LU35, 20LU38, and 20LU44 (2); used envelopes: 20LU13, 20LU14, 20LU22, 20LU33, 20LU34 (2), 20LU35, 20LU37 (2), 20LU38 (3), 20LU43, and 20LU44 (3); additionally 20LUX4 with manuscript “Cancelled” (faults) and 20LUX9 mint, as well as two pre-cancelled stationery envelopes with saw-tooth oval handstamp, some faults to be expected but generally fine to very fine or better, a wonderful group (Photo = www ) which would be difficult to duplicate

400

Advanced Boyd‘s City Express Post Collection, approximately 150 items in total, all identified and accompanied by Mr. Bowman‘s notes, adhesives on cover including 20L2 (3), 20L3 (2), 20L4 (14, three from the Captain Atwood correspondence), 20L7 (11), 20L8 (4), 20L10 (3), 20L11 (2), 20L12 (2), 20L13, 20L14 (4), 20L16, 20L17-18 (8), 20L23 (3), 20L25, 20L35, 20L36, 20L43 (2), 20L44, 20L46, 20L47 (2), 20L53, 20L54 front, and 20L56 (4), also 41 stampless covers arranged chronologically with Bowman handstamp types identified for each, stamped envelopes including 20LU18, 20LU38 (3), and 20LU44, bank notices including 20LUX3 and 20LUX9, and more, generally fine to very fine, an extraordinary holding which will provide a wonderful foundation for an advanced collection, the amount of research that has already been done by Mr. Bowman is invaluable to the student of local posts (Scott $19,000+, (Photo = www ) not counting stampless

5000

117


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Postal History from the Collection of Steven M. Roth

British Colonial Period and Revolutionary War

701

LotNo

701 702

6

6

702

Start Price

“New York” [1764], two-line handstamp on incoming folded letter from England to Philadelphia, endorsed “p the Hayfield Capt Macky” at lower left, manuscript “3.16” [dwt] due (3dwt postage plus 16dwt ship fee), converted to local currency in Philadelphia with manuscript “1/9” (1sh 7d postage plus standard 2d carrier fee), very fine

50

“Baltimore” [1774], partial backstamp on folded letter to Philadelphia datelined “Balt 2d July 1774”, manuscript “2.16” [dwt] rate (converted to 1sh 4d in Philadelphia), very fine This letter is dated the same day that William Giles Goddard announced his “Constitutional American Post” in the Maryland Journal. There is no way to tell if this folded letter was carried from Baltimore to Philadelphia by Joseph Bryan, a rider employed by Goddard to carry mail over this route, or if it was (more likely) carried by the dying Parliamentary Post.

100

American privateers as blockades during the Revolutionary War

703

6

Savannah to Scotland Blockade-Run Mail [1780], folded letter internally datelined “Savanay Jouly the 23 1780”, written by an English seaman on leave in Savanah, sent by private ship to Portsmouth, England where it received a two-line “Portsmouth Ship-Lre” handstamp, from there carried overland to London and its destination in Dunbar, Scotland, address panel faded and some light wear, still fine, British forces occupied Savannah from December 29, 1778 to June 11, 1782, during which time Americans blockaded the harbor with privateers and navy ships

118

75


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

705

Brigadier General Jethro Exum Sumner

704 LotNo

Start Price

704

6

705

6

(Halifax, North Carolina) [1781], April 1781 folded lettersheet to “The Hon’ble Brigadier General [Jethro] Sumner in Halifax [North Carolina]”, endorsed “On Public Service” and “p. Express”, very fine, Sumner, at this time, was the commander of troops in North Carolina, having recently been attached to General Nathanael Greene, and before that attached to General Horatio Gates

75

(Military Express to Fredericksburg, Virginia) [1781], folded letter addressed to Richard Young in Fredericksburg, a civilian contractor supplying the American army with food and supplies, marked “Public Service” and “pr. Express, A Snead”, upon arrival endorsed “Rec’d from Maj Claiborne 13 april 81”, vertical file folds, otherwise very fine, Richard Claiborne was attached to Lafayette’s army in Virginia in the lead to the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown

75

706

706 707

6

707

“Boston 4 Oct 1781”, dateline on folded letter to North Haven, Connecticut, endorsed “Care of Mr. Daggett”, carried outside of the mails, very fine, such private carriage of a letter was only legal so long as the carrier did not receive remuneration

50

France to Boston Blockade-Run Mail [1782], folded letter datelined “Bordeaux 26 Jan 1782”, carried aboard an American vessel which ran the British blockade and entered the mails at Cape Fear, North Carolina, marked “forw’d 10” [d] due for ship fee and postage to Boston via Suffolk, very fine, during this period the British imposed a blockade along the East Coast as both they and the Americans awaited news of the peace negotiations taking place in Paris as a result of Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown on October 19, 1781

75

119


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Postmaster Free Franks Ebenezer Hazard United States Postmaster General from 1782-1789

708

LotNo

708

6

709

709

Start Price

“Free Eben Hazard” [1784], free frank from Ebenezer Hazard on folded letter to Norwich, Connecticut, some light wear and toning, very fine signature, sent while Hazard was Postmaster General of the Confederation Congress Ebenezer Hazard was appointed the Postmaster for New York City in 1775. He left that post to become the Surveyor of the Posts in 1776. In 1782, the Confederation Congress appointed him Postmaster General. George Washington, who had several disputes with Hazard concerning the use of stages to carry the mail and the carriage of newspapers in the mail, refused to appoint Hazard as the first postmaster general under the Constitution when Washington became president in 1789.

75

“Free Eben Hazard” [1787], free frank from Ebenezer Hazard on folded lettersheet to Philadelphia, small pieces out including top right corner and above address, very fine signature, addressed to Matthew Carey, a printer working in Philadelphia, written while Hazard was serving as Postmaster General under the Confederation Congress

75

Confederation and Early Republic Postal History Connecticut Dudley Woodbridge

710

6

Dudley Woodbridge, Postmaster of Norwich [1787], three incoming folded letters to “Dudley Woodbridge, Esq., Merchant”, Norwich’s first postmaster from 1782 to 1789, postmasters had the authority to send and receive free mail so long as the letters involved postal business, these concern the sale of wine and an overdue debt with no mention of postal business in any of the three letters, first with “Boston” straightline and “21/MA” Franklin mark and improperly handstamped “Free”; second originally rated “1.8” [dwt] in Boston but improperly crossed out in either Boston or Norwich and allowed to pass free; third correctly rated “2” [dwt] by Providence post office due to the personal nature of the letter, light wear, very fine and interesting group demonstrating confusion over what mail qualified for franking privilege

120

Offer


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Georgia

LotNo

711

Start Price 6

“State of Georgia, Columbia County, March the 28th, 1791”, dateline on folded letter addressed to “Mecklenburg County, Virginia, near Delony’s Tavern”, carried privately out-of-the-mails, some splitting along the folds, very fine

Offer

Indiana

Major Jean François Hamtramck

712

6

[Fort Vincennes], folded lettersheet addressed to “Major Hamtramck, Commaning Officer, Fort Vincennes”, endorsed “Express” and carried outside of the mails, aged at right and trivial ink erosion, very fine early use, Jean François Hamtramck was the commanding officer at Fort Vincennes from 1787 to 1792, military express mail was fairly common during the Revolutionary War and again during the War of 1812 but is rare during peacetime

75

Maine

713

6

“Parsonsfield April the 2d 1792”, dateline on folded letter to Boston, manuscript “2” [dwt] rate for a distance of 101-200 miles, very fine, until 1798 when a United States post office opened there Parsonsfield operated as a private subscription post office serviced by post riders paid for by its patrons

121

50


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Maryland

714

LotNo

715

Start Price

714

6

“Baltimore October 26 1782”, two-line black handstamp on reverse of folded letter to Philadelphia, rated “2.16” [dwt], fine, although a faint strike this is an important marking as it is the first American handstamp with an integral year date, recorded in both black and red

75

715

6

Baltimore Port of Entry [1786], incoming folded letter datelined “Surinam 24 Juin 1786”, addressed to Philadelphia, manuscript “2.16” [dwt] rate for 2dwt postage and 16gr ship fee, very fine and scarce early cover from the Dutch colony of Suriname, it is not known why the Baltimore post office did not place any postal markings on this cover, although based on the 2dwt rate both New York and Boston are excluded as possible ports of entry

75

716 717 “Baltimore, Oct. 4” [1787], small straightline postmark on partial folded lettersheet to Providence, Rhode Island, manuscript “4.16” [dwt] rate, very fine strike and cover

50

“Baltimore, Nov 25” [1787], small straightline postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia, matching “Paid:” handstamp with manuscript “8” [d] rate paying the postage and standard carrier fee, very fine strike and cover

50

716

6

717

6

718

718 719

6

6

719

“Balt. August 27” [1789], straightline postmark (Kendall Type 10) on folded letter to New York City, manuscript “2.16” [dwt] rating and converted into local currency at receiving post office with manuscript “1/4” (1sh 4d), very fine strike and cover

50

“Baltimore • dec 10” [1789], straightline postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript “4” [dwt] rating at origin, local currency in Philadelphia expressed as “1/10” (1sh 10d, with postage adjusted per the inflation table plus the standard 2d carrier fee), very fine strike and cover

50

122


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

LotNo

720

6

721

6

721 720 “Baltimore.March.29.” [1790], straightline postmark on folded letter to Port Tobacco, Maryland, manuscript “1” [dwt] rate converted to specie with additional manuscript “15”, light file folds, extremely fine strike “Baltimore April 23” [1790], straightline postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia originating in Lisbon, Portugal, endorsed “p the Asia”, turned over to the Baltimore postmaster upon arrival in the US, marked “Sh” to indicate ship carriage and rated “2.16” (2dwt postage for 100-200 miles plus 16gr ship fee), local currency equivalent of “1/4” (1sh 4d) applied in Philadelphia, very fine, the expected port of arrival for this letter should have been Philadelphia, transient ship letters through Baltimore are scarce

722

723

Start Price

50

100

725

722

6

“Baltimore,March.3” [1791], straightline postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript “2” [dwt] rate, upon arrival in Philadelphia converted to local currency (10d) plus the standard 2d carrier fee for a total of “1/” (1sh), very fine strike and cover

50

723

6

“Balt. April 18” [1791], straightline postmark (Kendall Type 14) on folded letter to New York City, manuscript “5.8” [dwt] for double rate letter, converted into local currency with “2/8” (2sh 8d), very fine strike and cover

75

William Tilghman

724 725

6

6

“Frederik Town Oct 5” [ca. 1788], straightline handstamp on partial folded letter to Chester Town, Maryland, matching “Paid” handstamp and manuscript “6” [d] rate reflecting the 2dwt rate converted to British pounds sterling, cover light wear and toning, very fine strike, according to Siskin one of four recorded uses of this postmark in private hands, the 2dwt rate reflects the 25% reduction in rates in April 1788 (ASCC $2,000)

400

“April 21 George Town Marland Potomack” [1788], dateline on folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript “Post Paid 2.16” [dwt] reflecting the old, higher rate prior to the rate reduction of April 5, 1788, the Philadelphia postmaster crossed out the “.16” in a different ink leaving the correct rate of 2dwt, some light staining, otherwise fine

50

123


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Massachusetts

726

LotNo

726

727

6

727

“Boston 27/MA” [1785], red straightline postmark and Franklin mark on folded letter to New York City, originating in Lisbon, Portugal and carried privately to Boston, not turned over to the Boston postmaster as was required but rather deposited in the general delivery box (therefore not marked “Ship” and not charged a ship fee), rated “6.16” [dwt] for double-weight and converted to local currency in New York with manuscript “3/4” (3sh 4d), light wear and ink erosion, fine

75

“Boston July 20 1785”, dateline on folded letter to New York, manuscript “3.8” [dwt] rate, additional “1/8” for local currency conversion in New York, no Boston postal markings, very fine

Offer

728

728 729

730

6

6

6

Start Price

729

“Boston. 3/MA” [1787], straightline postmark with Franklin mark on letter originating in L’Orient, France, addressed to Philadelphia, manuscript “4.16” [dwt] rate representing the 301-400 mile postage plus 16gr ship fee, manuscript “2/2” (2sh 2d) local currency conversion in Philadelphia, very fine and scarce

100

“Boston 3/IY” [1787], straightline postmark with Franklin mark (July 3) on folded letter to New York City bootlegged from French Guiana, rated “3.8” (3dwt 8gr) for a distance of 200-300 miles, local currency in New York expressed as “1/8” (1sh 8d), light foxing, otherwise fineThis folded letter was bootlegged from French Guiana to Boston, where the ship’s captain did not turn the letter in to the Boston postmaster as he was required to do, but instead deposited the folded letter in the general delivery box. Therefore, it was not marked “Ship” (or its equivalent) and the captain did not receive the ship captain’s fee (16gr). The Boston post office treated the letter as any other letter mailed at Boston, placing it in a closed bag and sending it to New York.

50

(Boston) “3/SE” [1787], Franklin mark on incoming folded letter to Greenwich, Rhode Island, originated in Rotterdam, Netherlands, marked “Sh” as ship letter and rated “8.16” [dwt] for quadruple-weight plus 16gr ship fee (regardless of weight), small tape repairs and toning, otherwise very fine

50

124


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Samuel Coates (1748-1830)

731

LotNo

731

732

6

6

732

Start Price

“Boston 11/NO” [1787], straightline postmark with Franklin mark on folded letter to Philadelphia, bootlegged from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Boston where it entered the mails and was rated “8” [dwt] due, converted to local currency in Philadelphia with a manuscript “3/6” (3sh 4d for postage plus standard 2d carrier fee), vertical file folds, very fine strike and cover, curiously this letter would have cost the same if mailed directly from Portland as it did passing through Boston

50

“Boston 30/DE” [1787], straightline handstamp and Franklin mark on folded letter to New York City, manuscript “3.8” [dwt] rate, converted to “1/8” (1sh 8d) local currency in New York, very fine and attractive

50

733

734

733

6

“Boston 1/AP” [1789], straightline postmark with Franklin mark, manuscript “5.8” [dwt] due (double rate), local currency conversion omitted, very fine

50

734

6

“Boston 11/AV” [1789], straightline postmark with matching Franklin mark (August 11) on folded letter to New York City, manuscript “2.16” [dwt] due in Boston, converted to “1/4” in New York (1sh 4d), very fine

50

735

736

735

6

“Boston May 13” [1790], straightline postmark on folded letter from French Guiana to New York City, properly rated “3.8” (3dwt 8gr) representing the 2dwt 16gr postage from Boston to New York plus the 16gr ship fee, New York local currency equivalent expressed as “1/8” (1sh 8d), very fine, a nice companion to lot 729, which was bootlegged and not handled properly

50

736

6

“Boston Sept 4” [1791], straightline postmark on 1791 folded letter to Philadelphia, rated “12” at right as a triple weight letter due to two enclosed currency notes (unfortunately no longer present), when arrived in Philadelphia the letter was rated “5/2” representing the local currency conversion (5sh) plus the standard 2d carrier delivery fee, very fine

50

125


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

737

LotNo

737 738

6

6

738

Start Price

Boston Port of Entry [1792], incoming folded letter to Newburyport, Massachusetts, originating in Amsterdam dated January 6, 1792, marked “Sh” for ship letter upon arrival in Boston and rated “4.16” [dwt] postage for quadruple-rate plus 16gr ship fee (the letter contained an invoice and two pieces of currency), very fine

75

“Boston Apr 8” [1792], straightline postmark on folded letter addressed to Newburyport, Massachusetts, originating in London, endorsed “Sh” as a ship letter and rated “1.16” [dwt] (representing 1dwt postage plus the 16gr ship fee), endorsed “Sloop Stevens” at lower left, light stains, very fine

50

739

740

739

6

“Boston May 3” [1792], straightline postmark on folded letter to Berwick, Maine, erroneously rated “1.8” [dwt] as the postage should have been 2dwt for a distance of 101-200 miles, very fine, until a United States post office opened there in 1796, Berwick was operated as a private subscription post office serviced by post riders paid for by its patrons, postage was calculated between Boston and the post office nearest to the destination town (in this case, Portland)

75

740

6

“Boston. Ms. Jan 16” [1803], circular datestamp with matching “Paid” handstamp on folded letter to Berwick, Maine, manuscript “10” [c] rate, endorsed at lower left “The postmaster is requested to convey this as soon as rec’d”, very fine cover on which the sender requested from-the-mails carrier service

50

New Hampshire

Portsmouth Harbor

741

6

“Portsmouth October 17” [1785], red two-line postmark on folded letter to Boston, manuscript “2” [dwt] due, without the local currency equivalent usually expressed, very fine strike and cover (ASCC $350)

126

50


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

742

LotNo

743

Start Price

742

6

“Portsmouth January 31” [1786], two-line red handstamp on folded letter to Boston, manuscript “2” [dwt] rate, very fine strike and cover (ASCC $350)

50

743

6

“Portsmouth February 3” [1786], two-line red handstamp on folded letter to Boston, manuscript "2" [dwt] rate, very fine strike and cover (ASCC $350)

50

744

744

745

6

6

745

“Portsmouth May 27” [1786], two-line black handstamp on folded letter to John Langdon in New York City, sent free of charge as Langdon was a member of the Confederation Congress but not marked as such as the franking privilege lodged with the recipient and not the sender, very fine, Langdon was a signer of the Constitution, one of the first two senators from New Hampshire, and the third Governor of New Hampshire

50

“Portsmouth July, 25” [1787], red two-line postmark on folded letter to New York City, addressed to “The Honorable Samuel Holten Esq.”, a member of the Eighth Confederation Congress, as such sent free of charge, light file folds, very fine, Holten was a representative from Massachusetts and signed the Articles of Confederation

50

746

746 747

6

6

747

“Portsmouth September 2” [1791], two-line datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, franked “District of N. Hampshire Supervisors Office, Free”, vertical file folds, otherwise very fine, under the Ordinance of 1782 mail could be sent free to the heads of the Departments of Finance, War, and Foreign affairs, and as such this letter to an accountant in the Department of War qualified for the franking privilege

50

“Portsmouth April 28 1792”, dateline on folded letter to Salem, Massachusetts, manuscript “1” [dwt] rate reflecting a distance of up to 60 miles after the rate reduction of April 1788, very fine

Offer

127


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

New Jersey

748

LotNo

748 749

6

6/

749

Start Price

“Eliz. Town. Oct. 18, 1790”, dateline on prepaid folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript “paid 1.8”, very fine, because there was no postage to collect from the addressee the Philadelphia post office did not express the postage in local currency

Offer

“Trenton March 17th, 1787”, dateline on folded letter to New York City, manuscript “Paid 2” [dwt] rate, very fine, this cover does not have any postal markings as was the practice at the time, only one cover from New Jersey during the Confederation Period has been reported with a postmark

Offer

New York

750

6

751

6

750 751 “N York. Aug. 10” [1785], straightline postmark on folded letter to New York City, originating in Cape Francois, Canada, manuscript “2d” rating representing the private ship fee for mail addressed to the port of entry, very fine, this “port of entry” rate is very rare, as generally such covers were not deposited to the post office but were left for their recipients at coffee houses and taverns

75

“N-York. Mar: 15” [1786], straightline postmark on folded letter to Hartford, Connecticut, matching “Free” handstamp, vertical file fold, otherwise very fine, this letter was sent on public business by John Pierce, Quartermaster General of the Army, to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., a commissioner appointed to settle Revolutionary War debts between the state of Connecticut and the United States

75

A Southwest view of New York City

752

6

“N-York * May 27” [1787], straightline postmark on folded letter to Boston, manuscript “10” representing the postage due in specie (rather than the typical 3dwt 8gr), as such the Boston post office did not have to calculate the local currency equivalent, very fine

128

50


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

753

LotNo

753 754

755

6

6

6

754

Start Price

“New-York” [1790], straightline postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia, datelined “St. Croix 6 July 1790”, rated “3.8” [dwt] upon arrival in New York City for double-weight postage plus the 16gr ship fee, converted to local currency in Philadelphia with manuscript “1/7” (1sh 7d, also includes standard 2d carrier fee), vertical file fold, very fine

50

New York Port of Entry [1791], folded letter originating in Falmouth, England January 7, 1791 with partial Falmouth handstamp, addressed to New York City, manuscript “pd 1/” for the required prepaid British sea postage, carried privately aboard the ship Portland, no United States postage as the letter was delivered in the port of entry, very fine

50

“N. Landing Octob. 25th” [1784], dateline on folded letter to New York City, carried privately out-of-themails from North Landing, Long Island to Manhattan via Long Island Sound, small repairs, very fine

Offer

Pennsylvania

756

6

“Philada. Aug’st 31st 1785”, dateline on folded letter to London, handed to ship’s captain at the Philadelphia harbor for conveyance to England without entering the US postal system, upon arrival in Leith, Scotland a scarce two-line “Leith/Ship-Lre” handstamp was applied and the letter was rated “5” [d] for 1d ship fee and 4d inland postage, in London “13/OC” Bishop mark applied and postage calculated at “1/6” (1sh British sea postage and 6d inland postage), very fine

129

75


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Rhode Island

757

LotNo

757 758

6

6

758

Start Price

“N*P” [1785], handstamp on folded letter to New York City datelined “Lisbon, the 10th May 1785”, postmarked upon arrival in Newport, Rhode Island, rated “4” [dwt] and marked “Sh” as a ship letter (postage was 3dwt 8gr plus the 16gr ship fee for the total of 4dwt), converted to local currency (2sh) in New York, fine and rare, only two or three examples of this postmark are recorded (ASCC $1,750)

150

“New Port” [1791], straightline handstamp and manuscript “J. Richardson Free” frank on folded letter to Providence, Rhode Island, datelined “Newport 18th March 1791”, light aging, fine strike, 1998 APEX certificate

50

Vermont

759

6

“Shaftsbury January 17th 1790”, dateline on folded letter to Troy, New York, endorsed “Mr. W. Niles”, a silversmith and post rider residing in Shaftsbury, light wear and splitting along folds, very fine appearance. As of 1790, Vermont refused to sign the Articles of Confederation and become part of the United States because it was engaged in unresolved boundary-line disputes with the states of New York and New Hampshire. They operated their own independently funded postal system from 1783 to 1791, when it became a state. During the Republic period, Vermont established state post offices that were not part of the US postal system in several cities. This is one of five reported covers carried as part of the Vermont Republic Postal system, none of which have any postal markings.

150

Virginia

View of Alexandria

760

6

“Alex, Feby 22.” [1790], straightline postmark on folded letter from Dumfries, Virginia to Philadelphia, rated with manuscript “2” [dwt] at origin, converted to local currency in Philadelphia with “1/” (1sh), very fine, carried by Van Horne’s Alexandria to Philadelphia Stage Line

130

50


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

761

LotNo

762

Start Price

761

6

“Fredb’g July 27” [1788], straightline postmark on folded letter to Philadelphia, with manuscript “2.16” [dwt] for a distance between 200-300 miles, local currency conversion in Philadelphia of “1/4” (1sh 4d), very fine, this handstamp was only in use for seven weeks, ex-Skinner (ASCC $500)

75

762

6

“Norfolk, Va March 18, 1787”, dateline on folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript “22” [d] rate representing the 300-400 mile rate in local currency (plus the standard 2d carrier fee), very fine

50

763

763

764

6

6

764

“By the way of Richmond” [1784], endorsement at lower left corner of folded lettersheet to Portsmouth, Virginia, manuscript “2” [dwt] rating for a distance of 61-100 miles, upon arrival in Portsmouth the postage was converted to 6d plus a 2d way fee for a total of “8d”, vertical file fold, very fine early way letter, although the place of origin of this letter is unknown that information is not important since the postage is calculated from the location where the letter entered the mails

75

“Richmond, May 3” [1790], straightline postmark between two lines on folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript “2.16” [dwt] rating for a distance of 200-300 miles after the 1788 rate reduction, “1/4” (1sh 4d) local currency conversion, very fine (ASCC $500)

40

765

765

6

766

6

766

“Richmond, Nov 30” [1790], straightline postmark between two lines on folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript “5.8”[dwt] rate for double weight letter, “2/6” (2sh 6d) conversion to local currency, very fine (ASCC $500)

50

“Williams,B.G. Sept 20” [1790], handstamp on folded letter sheet to Richmond, Virginia, matching “Paid” handstamp and matching “1.8” [dwt] rate, letter written and signed by George Wythe, trivial ink erosion, very fine and choice, Wythe was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and professor at the College of William & Mary, his most prominent students included Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and Henry Clay

100

131


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Easten Stagecoach Mail to 1860 New England

767 768

LotNo

767

6

768

6

Start Price

Bangor-Belfast Stage Line, undated cover addressed to Stockton, Maine, “Penobscot Exchange CoffeeHouse Belfast” cornercard, endorsed “By Belfast Driver”, very fine, this cover was carried privately outside of the mails by stage

50

Boston to New York Stage, two folded letters from the same correspondence, each with straightline “NLondon” postmark (July 14, 1799 and March 24, 1801), manuscript “8” due rating for a distance under 40 miles, endorsed “Stage”, both very fine, these covers were carried along the Lower Post Road from New London to Saybrook, Connecticut following the coastal, shore route

75

769

770

769

6

Dedham Stage Line, 1831 folded letter to Augusta, Maine, manuscript “Dedham Me June 30” postmark and matching “18¾” rate, endorsed “Lumber dealer opposite the Stagehouse”, very fine

50

770

6

Hartford to New York Stage Line, 1796 folded letter to New York City, black two-line “Hartford Dec. 26.” handstamp (known 1796-98) and manuscript “12½” rate (100-160 miles), endorsed “Stage”, very fine, the Upper and Middle Post Roads converged at Hartford and operated as a single, merged road onward to New Haven and New York

75

Montpelier to Burlington, Vermont Stage, folded letter datelined “Burlington Jan 20 1836”, addressed to Randolph, Vermont, red “Montpelier VT Jan 23” datestamp and manuscript “6” due rating, endorsed “With a parcel to go by stage from Montpelier”, light wear, still very fine, this cover was carried by stage coach out-of-the-mails from Montpelier to Burlington where it was placed in the mails

75

771

6

132


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

772

LotNo

772 773

6

6

773

Start Price

Portland Stage Line, 1837 folded letter addressed to Brunswick, Maine, red “Portland Me. Dec 20” datestamp and matching “Paid” handstamp, additional manuscript “Paid” and “6” rate, endorsed “by Stage”, very fine, this letter was carried privately from Saccarappa by stage to Portland where it entered the mails

75

Stavers’ Portsmouth Flying Stage Coach Line, folded letter addressed to Portsmouth datelined “Boston 19 Sept 1786”, endorsed “P stage”, fine, this letter was carried outside-the-mails on the stage line established in 1784 by John Stavers, running between Portsmouth and Boston

50

774

775

774

6

Stavers’ Portsmouth Stage, folded letter addressed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, datelined “Boston Dec 31 1789”, manuscript “Way 1.8” rate (61-100 miles), very fine, letter makes reference that the sender would “give the letter to Stavers”, who had a contract to carry the mails between Boston and Portsmouth,

50

775

6

Stavers’ Portsmouth Stage, folded letter datelined “Portsmouth N.H. Stage Office, Nov. 22, 1832”, addressed to Boston, written by the postmaster of Waldoboro and sent free as a traveling postmaster, red “Portsmo N.H. Nov 25” datestamp and matching straightline “Free”, very fine

50

New York

View of Oswego

776

6

Oswego to Rome Stage, undated folded letter addressed to Rome, New York, red “Oswego N York Aug 23” datestamp, manuscript “10” rate, endorsed “To be left at the stage house” very fine

133

50


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

777

LotNo

778

Start Price

777

6

Parker’s Goshen Mail Stage Line, 1794 folded letter to Goshen, black straightline “Albany Nov. 6” postmark, manuscript “12½” rate (distance of100-150 miles), very fineThe first stage service West of Albany, running on the West side of the Hudson River, began in May 1793, and was operated by Moses Beale. Jason Parker, the former post rider, competed with Beale for this contract, and in 1794 won the mail contract to carry mail from Albany to Goshen. The folded letter was written and signed by Peter W. Yates of Albany. Yates had been a member of Albany’s Committee of Correspondence in 1775, a member of the Continental Congress in 1786, and a virulent Anti-Federalist during the debates concerning the ratification of the Constitution.

100

778

6

Van Wyck’s Stage Line, Albany manuscript postmark on folded letter to New York City, datelined “Albany 7 Febry 1786”, manuscript “2.16” [dwt] rate converted into “1/4” (1sh 4d) local currency in New York City, very fine, the Albany manuscript postmark on this cover is not a post office marking but rather a private mail marking used by Van Wyck for mail originating at Albany, this is the only recorded example of this marking and the basis for the ASCC listing, ex-Peltz The post office at Albany, NY opened in 1782 as a state funded and operated post office. In June 1785, the legislature of the State of New York granted a ten year monopoly to Isaac Van Wyck and his associates to operate stages to carry passengers and all mail between Albany and New York City. This grant gave rise to a state operated mail system along the east side of the Hudson River until July 31, 1792 when the Albany post office became part of the Federal system under the Constitution.

200

779 781 Van Wyck’s Stage Line, 1789 folded letter to New York City with “Albany :2” straightline handstamp and manuscript “1/” rate, light foxing, very fine, this handstamp was a private mail marking used by Van Wyck’s stage line on mail originating at Albany and not one used by the post office

100

779

6

780

6

Van Wyck’s Stage Line, three folded letters from Albany, first “Albany” straightline with “24/IY” [1790] Franklin mark on folded letter to New York City, manuscript “15” rate, reinforced vertical crease; second “Albany, Feb.5” [1794] straightline and large “Paid” in double circle on folded letter to New York City, manuscript “15” rate; third “Albany, Dec*14” [1794] straightline and matching “Free” on folded letter to Representative Henry Glen in Philadelphia, small faults but generally fine to very fine, all carried by Van Wyck’s Stage Line (whose monopoly ended in June 1795)

100

781

6

Van Wyck Stage Line, folded letter to New York City datelined “Hudson Nov 18 1794”, two-line “Hudson. Nov 13.” datestamp and manuscript “Free”, very fine, the Van Wyck Stage line that had a monopoly on mail from Albany to New York City from 1785 to 1795, with Hudson being added as a stage stop in 1794This letter was sent free using the franking privilege for postmasters per the Act of 1792, although was an improper use of the franking privilege by the sender (Cotton Gelson, the first postmaster of Hudson) since the folded letter did not pertain to post office business.

100

134


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Mid-Atlantic

782

LotNo

782

783

6

6

783

Start Price

Allentown Stage, folded letter to Philadelphia, datelined “Allentown Oct 8 1773”, endorsed “P stage”, very fineThis folded letter was carried by the Allentown stage from Allentown to either Burlington or Bordentown, where the letter was given over to one of two stage lines. The Burlington Stage Line and the Bordenton & New York Stage Line competed at this time over the same route. It is not be possible to tell which of these stage lines carried this letter because of the absence of some notation on the cover or within the folded letter.

75

Bordentown or Burlington Stage, folded letter addressed to Hydestown, New Jersey datelined “Philadelphia 20th Sept. 1788”, endorsed “p Stage”, very fine, this cover was carried either by the Burlington or Bordentown stage, but as both companies used the same route and there is no indication in the letter it is impossible to tell which

75

784

785

784

6

Bordentown or Burlington Stage, folded letter sheet addressed to Hidestown, New Jersey datelined “Philadelphia 5 June 90” and endorsed “Stage”, very fine, this letter would have been carried via either the Burlington or the Bordentown stage who competed over the same route

75

785

6

Burlington Stage, 1796 folded letter to Philadelphia datelined “Allentown Aug’t 16 96”, endorsed “By stage” at lower left and “B” on reverse, overall wear and toning, still fine appearanceThe Burlington Stage Line and The Bordentown & New York Stage Line competed at this time over the same route. Normally, it would be impossible to tell which stage line carried this letter because of the absence of some notation on the cover, but in this case the contents mention “Mr. Shore’s Boat, Burlington”. The letter is endorsed “B” which possibly refers to the Philadelphia/Burlington Stage Boat since the letter “B” commonly was used to reference travel of mail by water.

100

Camden to Medford Stage, undated cover addressed to “near Medford N.J.”, endorsed “Care of Medford Stage Man”, very fine, ex-Hahn

Offer

786

6

135


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

787

788

LotNo

787

Start Price 6

Cumberland Stage, folded letter sheet addressed to Philadelphia, datelined “Cumberland N Jersey July 5th 1790” and endorsed “Stage”, very fine, this cover was carried via stage from Cumberland to Cooper’s Ferry (present day Camden), where the stage boarded the Philadelphia stage boat for carriage across the Delaware River to Philadelphia

50 50

788

6

Head of Elk to Baltimore Stage, folded letter to Baltimore, Maryland datelined “Elk July 12 1770”, endorsed “p. Stage”, very fine, the first post office in Head of Elk (now Elkton) wouldn’t open until 1776

789

6

Inslip and Cumming Stage Line, 1787 folded letter sheet to Philadelphia with straightline “Baltimore Dec. 2” datestamp, very fineIn September 1785, Congress instructed the Postmaster General to establish contract stage coach routes from Portsmouth, Maine to Savannah, Georgia. After a reluctant start, in 1787 Postmaster General Hazard entered into contracts with stage lines to service both main post routes and many cross-routes. One such route covered the mail from Philadelphia to Baltimore, in both directions, and involved the use of a stage boat to cross the Delaware River. The contract for this stage route was held by Messrs. Inslip & Cumming, who also held the contract to carry the mail between New York City and Philadelphia. Under the Philadelphia to Baltimore contract, Inslip & Cumming were required to make five trips per week in each direction.

100

Inslip & Cumming Stage Line, 1788 folded letter originating in Scotland and addressed to Philadelphia, straightline “New York nov 4” datestamp, manuscript “1.8” rate, bit damaged after such a long journey but still fine appearanceThis cover was carried to the United States from Scotland by private ship, entering the United States mails at New York. The mail from New York arrived in Philadelphia via stage every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The stages made their way to Indian Queen Tavern at 15 South Fourth Street and the George Tavern on the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets before finally going on to the Philadelphia Post Office.

75

Inslip and Cumming Stage Line, 1795 folded letter to Philadelphia, straightline “N York Mrh 28” datestamp, manuscript “20” rate and endorsed “Double Letter”, very fine, the Inslip & Cumming Stage Line had a contract for mail between New York and Philadelphia during this time, with mail arriving in New York every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

50

789

790

791

6

6

790

136


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

792 793

LotNo

792

6

Start Price

Marlton Stage, folded letter to Camden, New Jersey datelined “Marlton January 10 1841”, endorsed “Care of J. Garner Stage Driver”, very fine Based on the admonition, it appears that the sender of this cover left it for the stage driver at some place of convenience (for example, an inn or a store). The cover then was carried out-of-the-mails to its destination, Camden. The United States mail offered service on this route, but the sender chose to send the cover via the independent stage carrier.

50

793

6

Moorestown Stage, folded letter to Camden, New Jersey (formerly Cooper’s Ferry), datelined “Moorestown July 22 1846”, endorsed “per Stage”, very fine

Offer

794

6

Morrisville Stage, folded letter to Morrisville, Pennsylvania datelined “Philadelphia April 24th 1822”, endorsed “by Stage”, very fine, this cover would likely have traveled directly from Morrisville to Philadelphia (a distance of just 32 miles), although no record of such a route has been found

50

795

795

6

Mount Holly Stage, three 1797 folded letters from the same correspondence sent from Mount Holly, New Jersey to Philadelphia, each endorsed “Care of the Stage”, fine to very fine These folded letters were carried from Mount Holly by stage to Cooper’s Ferry. At Cooper’s Ferry, the stage was placed aboard the stage boat and ferried across the Delaware River to Philadelphia at the foot of Arch Street, not far from the location to where the folded letters were addressed. Several stage lines passed through Mount Holly at this time on the way to Philadelphia so it is not possible to identify which specific stage line carried these letters.

137

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LotNo

796

Start Price 6

Mount Holly Stage, two 1824 folded letters addressed to Mount Holly, New Jersey, originating in Philadelphia, endorsed “by stage”, both very fine, several stage companies passed through Philadelphia on the route to Mount Holly, so it is not known what company carried the letters in this correspondence

797

797

798

6

6

50

798

Patterson Stage Line, folded letter addressed to Paterson, New Jersey, datelined “Newark Nov 10 1841”, endorsed “per Stage”, very fine, this letter was carried out of the mails to Patterson via Belleville and Aquakanonck, letter reads in part “I have concluded to send by the Paterson Stage a few trifles for your pantry” suggesting that this letter was carried by the Paterson Stage Line rather than the Newark Stage Line or Belleville Stage Line

50

Pioneer Fast Stage Line, 1847 folded letter to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, “New Lisbon O. Jan 23” datestamp, letter contents pertain to a lawsuit brought against the Pioneer Fast Stage line, letter is folded to display quote: “And Further I want you to look among the papers and letters of Silas Moore for all letters relative to the Pioneer Line of Stages from Zadok Street, Henry Mail, John Diver, or D & S Watson, and send them to me immediately by mail, as I think from them I may get some testimony”, very fine and interesting This line ran from Cleveland to Pittsburgh with stops at Bedford, Hudson, Ravenna, Deerfield, Salem, and New Lisbon on to Wellsville on the Ohio River. At Wellsville, passengers were met by steamboats which conveyed them to Pittsburgh. The one-way trip took 30 hours. In January 1847, suit was brought against the stage line for failure to pay for horses and failure to account to stockholders for way fees.

75

138


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799

LotNo

799

800

801

6

6

6

800

Start Price

Stretch’s Cumberland to Philadelphia Stage Line, folded letter dated January 11, 1841 to Philadelphia, black “Bridgeton N.J. Jan 12” double circle datestamp, manuscript “10” rate, very fine, postscript in the letter reads: “You had better forward papers by mail–new district orders having prohibited the stage drivers from carrying any letters sealed or unsealed” (reflecting recent governmental efforts to prevent private companies from carrying mail without a contract) This stage line left Hall’s Tavern in Bridgeton on the Cohansey River for Philadelphia via Deerfield and Cooper’s Ferry. At Cooper’s Ferry, it connected with the Philadelphia stage boat.

75

Swift-Sure Stage Line, 1811 folded letter to Somerville, New Jersey, red “New-York Aug 14” datestamp, manuscript “10” rate, endorsed “Swiftsure”, very fine, this is one of five reported covers endorsed with the Swift Sure name, ex-KramerThe Swift-Sure Stage Line commenced business on June 28, 1799, running stages daily between New York City and Philadelphia along the shorter Old York Road route as a quicker alternative to the Burlington Stage and the Bordentown Stage lines. In 1807, the Old York Road route was declared a post road by Congress. On April 28, 1810, the Swift Sure Line received the mail contract for this route. The Line held the mail contract until 1837 when the contract was given to the railroad. SwiftSure advertised being the fastest of the passenger stage coaches, making the journey in around 30 hours.

100

Swift-Sure Stage Line, 1819 folded letter addressed to Somerville, New Jersey, oval “Newark New Jersey Mar 16”, manuscript “6” rate, endorsed “Swiftsure Mail”, staining at bottom right, otherwise very fine, this is one of five reported covers that bears the Swift-Sure name

100

802

803

802

6

Warren Stage, undated cover addressed to Townville, Pennsylvania, “Carver House General Stage Office” corner card, endorsed “at Tryonville station agt hand this to them when they come along”, very fine

100

803

6

Floyd’s Hotel and Stage Office, undated cover to Norfolk, Virginia, “Edenton N.C. July” circular datestamp and “Paid 3” in circle handstamp, ornate corner card advertising the stage office, very fine

50

139


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804

805

LotNo

804

805

Start Price 6

6

Holden’s Stage and Express Wagons, 1855 cover to Port Carbon, Pennsylvania, endorsed “Per Holden Stage”, 1851 3c Dull red (11) tied by black “Steam” handstamp, red “New Orleans La Apr 8” datestamp, very fine, a remarkable cover carried by three different modes of transportation This cover is an example of the symbiotic relationship among stage, steamboat and railroad lines (in this case in Louisiana). This cover would have been carried on the Opelousas and Great Western Railroad to Bayou Lafourche. At Bayou Lafourche, it would have been put on the stage coach and carried to Thibodaux, where it then was placed on a steamboat heading to New Orleans.

100

Pleasant Retreat to Nashville, Tennessee Stage, folded letter datelined “Pleasant Retreat Nov 29 1845”, addressed to the Lewis, Kentucky, blue “Nashville Te. Dec 1” datestamp and matching “5” in cog rate, endorsed “Stage”, very fine, as the Pleasant Retreat post office wouldn’t open until 1852 this letter was carried privately by stage to Nashville, where it entered the mails

50

806

806

807

808

6

807

Nashville, Tennessee to Florence, Alabama Stage, 1852 folded letter sheet addressed to stage agent in Nashville, Tennessee, “Lawrenceburg Tenn Feb 8” datestamp with manuscript “5” rate, folded to display contents, very fine This letter reads: “The stage line from the city of Nashville to Florence leaves this place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2 o’clock p.m. for Florence Ala. and the same line leaves here every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 2 o’clock in the morning for Nashville. This line is a four-horse coach line and is the only stage through this place”

50

6/ 2 Willtown Stage Line, folded letter dated December 28, 1831 addressed to Georgetown, South Carolina,

6

manuscript “Way 11” (10c postage due plus 1c way fee), endorsed “Pr Wilton Stage”, fine, this cover was most likely given to a stage driver near the Willtown Plantation along the stage route (with the endorsement “Wilton” being a phonetic misspelling), this origination would correctly place the cover within 30-80 miles of Georgetown indicative of the 10c due rate

75

Stage Mail Balance Collection, 11 covers from the late-18th and early-19th Centuries, most endorsed “By Stage”, “Per Stage”, or with a way marking, also 1857 3c on cover with “Gould House, Valparaiso, Indiana” cornercard advertising stage services, some faults to be expected but generally fine to very fine, (Photo =  ) an interesting group which would lend itself well to further research and investigation

100

140


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Carrier Service Mail Baltimore, Maryland

809

810

LotNo

Start Price

809

6

1LB3, Baltimore, MD, 1c Blue, margins large to full, just tied by pen cancel to locally-addressed cover, bit of water staining, otherwise very fine (Scott $150)

Offer

810

6

1LB3, Baltimore, MD, 1c Blue, margins huge to touching with left sheet margin and portion of adjacent stamp at top, affixed but not cancelled on locally-addressed cover, light wear, very fine (Scott $150)

Offer

811 812

811

6

1LB6, Baltimore, MD, 1c Blue “Eye”, margins huge to in at left, affixed to locally-addressed cover (small stains appear to just tie), extraneous figuring on both sides, fine and scarce (Scott $400)

50

812

6

1LB7, Baltimore, MD, 1c Red “Eye”, margins large to touching, tied by pencil to locally-addressed cover, 1857 docketing at top left, very fine (Scott $300)

50

813

814

813

6

1LB7, Baltimore, MD, 1c Red “Eye”, large to full margins, tied by manuscript “K” cancel (for carrier John King) to locally-addressed lettersheet, 1860 docketing, very fine use (Scott $300)

50

814

6

1LB7, Baltimore, MD, 1c Red “Eye”, margins full to grazing, tied by pencil cancel alongside 1857 3c Dull red tired by blue “Baltimore Md. Mar 5” datestamp, embossed corner card for “Dealer in Guano, Grain & Seeds”, 1858 docketing, very fine and attractive, ex-Emerson (Scott $350)

75

141


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815

816

LotNo

Start Price

815

6

1LB7, Baltimore, MD, 1c Red “Eye”, margins large to grazing frameline, tied by manuscript “H”, 1857 3c Dull red tied by blue “Baltimore Md. Apr 23” datestamp (also just ties carrier), cover addressed to Philadelphia, very fine, the “H” cancel indicates service by either John Hutton or John J. Halton (Scott $350)

60

816

6

1LB7, Baltimore, MD, 1c Red “Eye”, margins large to grazing at top, used alongside 1857 3c Dull red on cover to Rockford, Illinois, both tied by blue “Baltimore Md. May 23” datestamp, very fine and fresh (Scott $350)

75

817

818

817

6

1LB8, Baltimore, MD, 1c Black “Horseman”, margins large to full, pen cancelled on undated folded lettersheet to Hillsboro, North Carolina, 1857 3c Dull red tied by blue “Baltimore Md. Nov 23” datestamp, light edge wear, very fine (Scott $225 for tied)

Offer

818

6

1LB8, Baltimore, MD, 1c Black “Horseman”, margins large to grazing frameline, tied by manuscript cancel to 3c Star die entire (U27) addressed to Philadelphia, blue “Baltimore Md. Mar 15” datestamp, 1861 docketing, fine and attractive (Scott $250)

50

819

820

819

6

1LB9, Baltimore, MD, 1c Red “Horseman”, margins huge to full, tied by pencil “J” (for carrier Samuel Jarden) to locally-addressed cover, without backflap and small tear at top, very fine appearance, Jarden served as a carrier from 1855 through May 1859 (Scott $175)

50

820

6

1LB9, Baltimore, MD, 1c Red “Horseman”, margins huge to clear with portion of adjoining stamp at left, tied by pencil cancel to locally-addressed cover, very fine and attractive use (Scott $175)

50

142


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View of Baltimore LotNo

821

Start Price 6

“Balt Paid”, small blue double circle handstamp ties 1861 3c Rose (short perfs) to cover to Carvers Harbor, Maine, matching “Baltimore Md. Aug 27” datestamp alongside, just reduced at left, very fine, this marking was reported by Perry, Simpson, and Kelly on printed circular mail but this cover was sealed and therefore would not qualify, we believe that in this instance the handstamp indicates carrier service in lieu of an adhesive stamp

Offer

Boston, Massachusetts

822

823

822

6

3LB1, Boston, MA, 1c Blue, affixed to 1850 cover to Providence, New Jersey, red “Boston 5cts 11 May” datestamp, couple file folds, stamp with bit of gum staining as is typical for this first pelure issue, otherwise very fine (Scott $150)

Offer

823

6

3LB2, Boston, MA, 1c Blue, margins large to full, on cover to Northborough, Massachusetts, 1857 3c Dull red tied by black grid, red “Boston 3cts 26 Oct” datestamp alongside, light wear, fine (Scott $325)

70

824

825

824

6

“11 O’Clock Delivery Jun 19”, fancy framed red carrier delivery handstamp on reverse of cover from Gardiner, Maine, 1851 3c Dull red with blue grid cancel and matching datestamp alongside, very fine and choice example of this attractive handstamp

100

825

6

“11 O’Clock Delivery Jun 23”, fancy framed red carrier delivery handstamp on reverse of embossed ladies cover, 1851 3c Dull red tied by “Stonington Conn. Jun 27” datestamp, small faults to backflap barely affect handstamp, very fine and attractive

50

143


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LotNo

826 827

828

6

6

6

826 827 “3 O’Clock Delivery Mar 18”, fancy framed black carrier delivery handstamp on reverse of cover postmarked “N Swansy, Ms Mch 17”, 1851 3c Dull red with pen cancel, few repaired tears and light wear, otherwise fine, this marking is much rarer in black than it is red

Start Price

75

“3 O’Clock Delivery May 12”, fancy framed red carrier delivery handstamp on reverse of 1854 folded lettersheet, 1851 3c Dull red (position 54L1L) postmarked “Cambridge Mass May 12”, manuscript “Penny Post”, vertical crease, very fine

75

“Rockville Md. Oct 23”, circular datestamp ties 1861 1c Blue and 3c Rose (63, 65) to cover to Boston street address, very fine, although attempts by a sender in one city to prepay the carrier fee in a destination city almost always failed, the presence of a street address and the absence of any due marking from the Boston post office suggest that this might be an extremely rare instance of such prepayment for from-the-mails carrier service According to the August 1862 U.S. Mail & Post Office Assistant: There is a somewhat prevalent impression that the affixing of a penny stamp to an otherwise prepaid letter, designed to be forwarded by mail, will pay the carrier’s fee when it arrives at the place of destination, and many letters, thus prepaid, are received at New York and other offices employing carriers. The impression is entirely erroneous. When a mail letter is deposited in a U.S. lamp-post box or other receptacle provide by Government, to be carried from thence to the post office, the extra penny stamp is then requisite to pay the carrier’s fee for delivering to the office. In all other cases, any prepayment of a penny beyond the regular rate, is simply money thrown away.

50

Charleston, South Carolina

829

6

830

6

829 830 4LB8, Charleston, SC, 2c Black on bluish, clear margins, tied by pen cancel to locally-addressed cover, repaired tear through cover affects left corner of stamp, very fine appearance (Scott $700 for tied by handstamp)

50

4LB8, Charleston, SC, 2c Black on bluish, full margins, pen cancel, used on cover to Lowell, Massachusetts with 1851 3c Dull red (11) tied by blue “Charleston S.C. Paid Sep 29” datestamp, cover faults including piece out at upper left, still a fine to-the-mails use (Scott $300)

50

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Cincinnati, Ohio

View of Cincinnati

LotNo

831

Start Price 6

LO2, 1c Blue Eagle Carrier, full margins, used alongside 1857 3c Dull red, both tied by blue “Cincinnati O. Mar 24” datestamp to cover to Camden, Ohio, water stains and folds, fine appearance (Scott $700)

50

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

832

6

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania “1” in Circle, 1861 3c Rose (63, perforation tip toning) tied by handstamp indicating carrier fee paid in cash, “Harrisburg Pa Dec 17 1862” double circle datestamp alongside on cover to Norristown, Pennsylvania, slightly reduced at right; second cover dated May 1, 1863 with same cancel (not tying), very fine, this marking has erroneously been stated to be a precancel in the past

50

Kensington, Pennsylvania

833

6

LO2, 1c Blue Eagle Carrier, large margins with full framelines at top and bottom, tied by red grid and used with 1851 3c Dull red to 1854 cover to Danboro, Pennsylvania, matching “Kensington Pa. Feb 20” datestamp, stamp with minuscule pre-application crease, very fine and attractive, one of 27 covers recorded with the Eagle Carrier used from Kensington

145

250


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Lowell, Massachusetts

View of Lowell

LotNo

834

Start Price 6

Lowell, Massachusetts Carrier Star, incoming cover with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by “New Orleans, La Dec 18 ’62” double circle datestamp and target, neat strike of black star handstamp, very fine, it is believed that this handstamp was used to alert the carrier to the absence of a street address

50

New Orleans, Louisiana

835

836

835

6

“N.O.U.S. City Post Feb 12”, green snow shovel handstamp with matching “Car.2” in oval on 1852 folded letter, red New Orleans February 12 datestamp and matching “Steam 5” in circle indicating 5c postage and 2c non-contract steamboat fee due to the vessel’s captain, very fine combination of markings

50

836

6

“N.O.U.S. City Post Aug 24 8.A.M.”, green snow shovel handstamp on cover to New York City, red “New Orleans La 5 Aug 24” integral-rate handstamp, without backflap, otherwise fine, the green snow shovel was in use from late 1851 through February 1853

Offer

837

838

837

6

“N.O.U.S. City Post Sep 15”, blue snow shovel handstamp and matching “Car.2” in oval on incoming cover, red New Orleans September 15 datestamp, black two-line “Way 5” handstamp indicating 5c due for postage and 1c due to the contract vessel’s captain because there was no route agent aboard to process the cover, very fine and attractive

50

838

6

“N.O.U.S. City Post Dec 14”, blue snow shovel handstamp on 1853 drop letter, faint red “Paid 1” in circle and matching December 13 datestamp, blue “Car.1” in oval handstamp indicates 1c due from the recipient for carrier service, overall toning, still rare as only five “Car.1” markings have been reported

Offer

146


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

View of New Orleans

LotNo

839

Start Price 6

“N.O.U.S. City Post [Feb] 19”, blue circular datestamp on incoming folded letter, matching “Car.2” in oval, black “Belleville Ill. Feb 9” datestamp and numeral “5”, 1856 docketing, fine and attractive, “Car.2” handstamp indicates 2c due carrier for delivery from-the-mails

75

New York, New York

840

841

840

6

6LB3, New York, NY 3c Black on light blue, four large balanced margins, tied by red “US” in octagon handstamp to locally-addressed printed circular dated December 20, 1842, extremely fine, unusual without a circular date stamp, ex-Pope, Kapiloff, and Geissler, 1985 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $2,500)

400

841

6

6LB5, New York, NY 3c Black on Blue green glazed, margins large to ample, cancelled by red “U.S.” in octagon, matching “City Despatch Post U.S. Jan 23 9 O’Clock” datestamp at lower left, on 1843 locallyaddressed folded letter, very fine and choice, signed Meyersburg (Scott $600 for tied)

100

842 843

842 843

6

6LB9, New York, NY 1c Black on rose, full margins, tied by clear strike of red “New-York 5ct 23 Jul” integral-rate datestamp to cover to Cherry Valley, New York, matching “Paid” in arc, very fine, a choice and attractive cover (Scott $350)

120

6LB9, New York, NY 1c Black on rose, three margins including sheet margin at top, in at bottom, tied by red “New-York 5cts” integral-rate datestamp to cover to New Canaan, Connecticut, fine use (Scott $350)

75

147


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844

845

LotNo

Start Price

844

6

6LB10, New York, NY, 1c Black on yellow, four full margins, pencil stroke cancel, on 1850 folded letter to Philadelphia, red “New York 5cts Sep 9” handstamp, stamp diagonal creases at bottom right, otherwise fine, 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificate (Scott $100)

Offer

845

6

6LB11, New York, NY 1c Black on buff, margins large to just touching, tied by red “New-York 10cts Jan 11” integral-rate datestamp on cover to Canton, New York, fresh and very fine, scarce tied in this fashion, ex-Myersburg (Scott $250)

50

846

846

847

6

6

847

“City Despatch Post U.S. Jun 8 10 O’Clock”, red circular datestamp on 1844 bootlegged incoming folded letter, manuscript “1” (indicating 1c postage due the post office of the 3c to be collected by the carrier), letter originated in Boston and was carried to New York City outside of the mails, given directly to the carrier department at the general post office (thereby avoiding full postage for the distance between Boston and New York), vertical filefolds, very fine

Offer

“U.S. Mail, City Delivery, 1 Mar 3”, two strikes of black double circle handstamp tie horizontal pair of 1857 1c Blue (positions 44-45L8) to locally-addressed cover, very fine, cover placed in the drop letter box at the general post office and charged 1c drop letter postage + 1c carrier fee

50

848

848 849

6

6

849

“U.S. Mail, City Delivery, 1 Nov 18”, bold strike of black double circle handstamp ties 1857 3c Dull red to locally-addressed cover, light wear and backflap faults, very fine strike, this cover is either 2c overpaid (if never passed through the general post office) or 1c overpaid (if charged 1c drop letter postage plus 1c carrier fee)

40

“U.S. Mail, City Delivery. Paid 2 Jan 2”, red double circle datestamp on 1858 printed circular, additional black octagonal “U.S. Mail 1.P.M. Delivery” handstamp, very fine, 2c paid the 1c drop letter postage plus 1c carrier fee

Offer

148


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

850

851

LotNo

850 851

Start Price 6

6

“U.S. Mail, City Delivery, 1 Sep 26”, black double circle handstamp ties 1857 1c Blue to 1859 locallyaddressed folded letter, very fine, this cover never passed through the post office but was handled only by the carrier department so drop letter postage was not charged

40

U28, 1860 3c + 1c Red and blue on white, indistinct New York duplex, addressed to Charlottesville, Virginia, blue oval “Advertised” handstamp on reverse and manuscript “1” on front, light wear, still a fine and attractive use (Scott $400)

75

852

852 853

6

6

853

U28, 1860 3c + 1c Red and blue on white, crisp “New-York Mar 12 1861” duplex, addressed to Bristol, Rhode Island, very fine and fresh, a choice example of the scarce compound star die envelope (Scott $400)

120

“New-York P.O., Station C, 1 Aug 1”, black circular datestamp ties 1861 1c Blue to locally-addressed cover, very fine and fresh, station markings “A” through “F” reflected the designated city post office stations while “G” reflected mail handled by the carrier department at the main post office

Offer

View of New York City

854

6

“New York Apr 23 6”, black debit datestamp on 1862 cover to Paris, France, franked with 1861 1c Blue (63) tied by black grid, otherwise sent entirely unpaid, carried by Cunard’s Asia arriving May 4, marked “16” due in Paris, very fine and interesting use, the adhesive stamp pays the carrier fee to-the-mails as was required

149

50


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

855

LotNo

856

Start Price

855

6

7LB11, Philadelphia, PA, 1c Gold on black glazed, mostly full margins, red star cancel, tied by vertical file fold to 1852 locally-addressed cover, very fine appearance, signed Bartels (Scott $325 for uncancelled)

50

856

6

7LB11, Philadelphia, PA, 1c Gold on black glazed, full margins, tied by blue “Philada Pa. 5cts Jul 14” datestamp to cover to Rockland, Maine, manuscript “Prepaid 5”, stamp small enamel chips and backflaps partially missing, fine appearance (Scott $550)

50

857

858

857

6

7LB12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1c Blue, margins large to full, tied by red star and blue “Philadelphia Pa. 5cts Oct 9” handstamps to 1854 folded letter to New Hope, Pennsylvania, internal piece of lettersheet missing just affects appearance at right, otherwise very fine and attractive, ex-Perry (Scott $2,500)

400

858

6

7LB12, Philadelphia, PA, 1c Blue, margins large to clear, centrally-struck red star cancel, on 1854 folded letter sheet to New York City, 1851 3c Dull red tied by black ( “Philadelphia Pa Jul 11” datestamp, couple file folds, very fine and attractive, ex-Perry (Scott $750)

100

859

860

859

6

LO2, 1c Blue Eagle Carrier, large margins to touching at top, used alongside 1851 3c Dull red, both tied by crisp “Philadelphia Pa Jul 24” datestamp in black to folded lettersheet to Baltimore, 1855 docketing, very fine and choice (Scott $500)

100

860

6

LO2, 1c Blue Eagle Carrier, margins full to just in at right, red star cancel and just tied by thumbprint to cover to New York City, 1851 3c Dull red tied by black “Philadelphia Pa. May 17” datestamp, fine and attractive, ex-Waterhouse (Scott $400)

100

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861

LotNo

862

Start Price

861

6

LO2, 1c Blue Eagle Carrier, margins clear of design including frameline at bottom, cancelled by red star on 1853 folded letter to a Philadelphia street address, very fine (Scott $500)

75

862

6

Philadelphia Red Carrier Star, 1851 3c Dull red tied by blue “Philadelphia Pa. Jun 14” datestamp to 1852 cover to Clarksville, Virginia, red star handstamp indicating carrier fee paid directly to the carrier in cash, very fine

Offer

863

864

863

6

Philadelphia Red Carrier Star, 1851 3c Dull red tied by blue “Philadelphia Pa Aug 5” datestamp to cover to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, red star handstamp indicates payment of carrier’s fee in cash, very fine

Offer

864

6

“U.S.P.O. Despatch Pre-Paid One Cent”, black double oval handstamp on horizontal pair of 1857 3c Dull red with “Philadelphia Pa Aug 18” octagonal postmark alongside, on small folded cover to New York City, manuscript docketing ties stamps, vertical file fold through left stamp, cover slightly reduced at left, very fine, a rare use of this carrier marking, ex-Chapman, Gibson, Emerson, and Cipolla, 2015 Philatelic Foundation certificate

200

“Advd. 1Ct.”, two-line black handstamp on 3c Red Star die entire, postmarked “New-York Nov 6 1860” and sent to Philadelphia street address, framed black “Rec’d Nov. 10” handstamp, after unsuccessful delivery cover was marked “not Carrier” and initialed by the carrier, as there is no evidence of having been sent to the Dead Letter Office this cover was presumably collected and the advertised fee paid, horizontal crease, very fine appearance

Offer

865

6

151


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

LotNo

866

867

868

869

Start Price 6

6

6

6

“Our Country”, waving flag and floating globe red and patriotic design with verse below ( “Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just...”), franked with 1857 1c Blue and 3c Dull red (faded), “Philadelphia Pa Jun 17 1861” octagonal datestamp, addressed to soldier in 20th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, light wear and toning, fine and scarce to-the-mails carrier use on a patriotic envelope

50

“The Father of his Country”, red and blue George Washington medallion patriotic design, 1861 1c Blue and 3c Rose (63, 65) tied by targets with “Philadelphia Pa Jan 21 1862” datestamp alongside, addressed to soldier in the 5th Cavalry Regiment at Camp Cliffbourne, very fine and attractive to-the-mails carrier use on a patriotic envelope

75

“U.S. Penny Mail Phila. Pa. Aug 13 2½PM”, backstamp on cover franked with 1861 1c Blue and 3c Rose (63, 65), postmarked “Philadelphia August 13, 1862”, originally addressed to Niagara Falls, New York where it was marked “3c Forwarded” and returned to Philadelphia, the Carrier Department attempted redelivery to the sender at Sterling Avenue but could not locate him at that address (“Not at Sterling”), black “Advertised” in oval before eventual delivery to a new address (“127 S. 4th St”), very fine and interesting cover

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Spectacular Carrier Cover Balance Collection, approximately 75 covers many of which are written up on exhibit pages, adhesives including LO2 on cover with 26 from Washington (untied), LO2 tied on local Cincinnati cover, 1LB2, 1LB8, 1LB9, 3LB2 (2), 6LB5, and 6LB10 (faults), as well as various markings including a New Orleans blue snow shovel and "Car.2" in oval, New York red "City Despatch Post" circle, Philadelphia black "U.S. Penny Mail" octagon, also covers from Richmond and St. Louis, a huge variety of uses including fromthe-mails, to-the-mails, drop letters, etc., some faults to be expected but mostly fine or better, an extraordinary foundational collection for someone looking to learn more about carrier service in the mid-19th Century, Mr. Roth’s accompanying notes take away a lot of the guesswork and provide a fantastic starting point for further (Photo =  ) research, we highly recommend viewing scans of the entire collection on our website

500

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Selections from the Graham Booth, FRPSL Collection of Transatlantic Mails

Transatlantic Mail To June 1848

901

LotNo

901

902

903

6

6

902

Offer

Gibraltar to Petersburg, Virginia (January 13, 1848), datelined folded letter with black framed “Gibraltar Paid” handstamp, red manuscript “4/-” rate, arrived Southampton January 29, carried via Cunard Line’s Hibernia from Liverpool departing January 30 and arriving New York February 16, red “New York Ship Feb 17” datestamp, blue manuscript “22” rating for 20c inland postage and 2c ship fee, horizontal fold and light stains, fine

50

Bristol, England to New York City (May 6, 1848), folded letter posted unpaid and sent to London, marked with red framed “Return’d for Postage” on reverse and returned to Bristol, 1sh packet fee paid when reposted in Bristol, carried by Cunard’s Hibernia departing Liverpool May 13 and arriving New York May 27, red “6” in circle applied upon arrival, very fine and attractive, ex-Winter

200

904

904 905

6

6

Start Price

Williamsburg, New York to Newcastle, England (December 16, 1847), folded letter with red “New-York 5cts. 16 Dec” datestamp and “Paid” in arc, missed the December 16 sailing of the Britannia from Boston so carried by Cunard’s Hibernia on the line’s first departure from New York, departing January 2 and arriving Liverpool January 16, “America/Liverpool Ja 16 1848” transit and Newcastle arrival backstamps, cover faults, fine appearance, ex-Biales and Boettger

905

New York City to London, England (May 10, 1848), folded letter carried on the maiden return voyage of Cunard’s America, departing New York May 10 and arriving Liverpool May 22, backstamped London the following day, manuscript “1/-” packet rating, fine cover from a scarce voyage

50

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to London, England (June 19, 1848), folded letter with blue “Philada Pa. 5cts Jun 19” and framed “Paid” prepaying 5c inland postage to New York, endorsed “per Herman Steamer” (an American packet), but since transatlantic postage was not prepaid the New York post office sent via Cunard’s Acadia as an unpaid ship letter, arrived Liverpool July 5 and rated “1/-” due, very fine, ex-Barwis

100

153


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

1848 Retaliatory Period

906

LotNo

906 907

6

6

907

100

New York City to Cognac, France (July 5, 1848), carried on Cunard’s Cambria on its first retaliatory rate voyage from Boston, departing July 12 and arriving Liverpool July 24, red boxed “Colonies &c Art.13.” applied in London, Paris backstamp, very fine, scarce voyage

75

908

908 909

6

6

Start Price

Liverpool, England to New York City (June 24, 1848), folded letter franked with two 1sh Pale green paying double-letter rate, Liverpool backstamp, carried by Cunard’s Caledonia on the first retaliatory rate voyage departing June 24 and arriving New York July 8, marked “48” due upon arrival in New York under the new Retaliatory Act, right stamp reaffixed, very fine, ex-Tabeart

909

Sheffield, England to Newark, New Jersey (July 14, 1848), blue Sheffield datestamp, prepaid 1sh and carried on Cunard’s Europa on its maiden voyage, departing Liverpool July 15 and arriving Boston July 27, red “Boston Ms. Ship Jul 27” and “29” handstamps for 24c transatlantic and 5c inland postage, light edge wear, fine and rare, ex-Pullin

100

Boston, Massachusetts to Cognac, France (July 25, 1848), red straightline “Paid”, carried by Cunard’s Niagara departing Boston July 26 and arriving Liverpool August 6, red London backstamp and matching boxed “Colonies &c Art.13.”, French entry datestamp and manuscript due marking, very fine retaliatory rate cover

50

Cunard’s ‘Acadia’

910

6

Liverpool, England to Brandywine Mills, Delaware (July 29, 1848), reattached folded letter, 1sh Pale green pays packet rate while 1d Red and 2d Blue pay 3d late fee, carried on Cunard’s Acadia departing Liverpool July 29 and arriving Boston August 13, red “34” retaliatory rate handstamp of Boston for 24c transatlantic and 10c inland postage, small edge faults, fine appearance, ex-Shephard

154

100


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

911

LotNo

912

Start Price

911

6

South America to London, England via New York City (August 18, 1848), carried under cover to New York, red “Forwarded by Howland & Aspinwall New York” oval backstamp, pencil “24” rating applied in New York, carried aboard Cunard’s Cambria departing New York August 30 and arriving Liverpool September 14, red London arrival backstamp (September 15) and manuscript “1/-” due, very fine and rare

50

912

6

Palermo, Sicily to New Orleans, Louisiana via London (August 18, 1848), mailed to London via Marseilles, arrived September 1 and paid ½d upon receipt, forwarded to New Orleans and carried via Cunard’s Europa departing Liverpool September 2 and arriving New York September 14, red “New York Ship Sep 14 34cts.” for 24c Transatlantic retaliatory rate and 10c inland postage, very fine and scarce

50

913

914

913

6

Halifax, Nova Scotia to New York City (August 23, 1848), faint red “Halifax Paid Au 23 1848” origination postmark, prepaid “1/-” at Halifax, carried on Cunard’s Britannia departing Halifax August 23 and arriving Boston August 26, rated “29” due on arrival (24c Retaliatory rate plus 5c inland postage), light wear and toning, still fine and scarce, the retaliatory rate applied to all foreign packets bringing mail into the US regardless of origin and so included British North America

50

914

6

New Orleans, Louisiana to Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 3, 1848), black New Orleans datestamp and matching “Paid” with “34” rate handstamp, carried by Cunard’s Niagara departing New York September 13 and arriving Liverpool September 25, red London transit backstamp (September 26) and manuscript “1/8” debit rating to Holland, reverse with rare red “Eng. Corresp. Over’s Hage.” two-line handstamp, small part of address enhanced, otherwise very fine

50

Bremen, Germany to Petersburg, Virginia (September 12, 1848), black “S.T.P.A. Bremen. 12/9” origination postmark and matching “Franco”, manuscript “1/6” (1sh6d) credit marking to Great Britain, departed Liverpool September 16 via Cunard’s America and arrived New York September 29, red “New York Ship Sep 30 34cts.” for 24c Transatlantic retaliatory rate and 10c inland postage, very fine and extremely rare, ex-Winter

150

915

6

155


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

LotNo

916

917

6

6

916 917 Glasgow, Scotland to Mobile, Alabama (September 29, 1848), folded letter prepaid 1sh, carried from Liverpool via Cunard’s Britannia on her penultimate westbound voyage, departing September 30 and arriving New York October 17, red “New York Ship 34 Oct 17” handstamp for 24c ocean passage and 10c inland postage to Mobile (a total retaliatory rate of 34c), received October 25, missing backflap and light overall toning, still fine Brussels, Belgium to Charleston, South Carolina (October 17, 1848), addressed to Charleston, South Carolina, manuscript “1/8” (1sh8p) rate paying postage from Belgium to US border, endorsed “Per next English Steamer from Liverpool”, left Liverpool by Cunard’s Hibernia October 21 and arrived Boston November 4, charged “34” upon arrival (24c 24c Transatlantic retaliatory rate plus 10c inland postage), light edge wear, a very fine and rare example of a Retaliatory Rate cover originating in Belgium

918

918

919

6

6

Start Price

50

100

919

Liverpool, England to New Orleans, Louisiana (October 27, 1848), octagonal “Paid At Liverpool Oct 27 1848” handstamp, paid 1sh packet rate, carried on Cunard’s America departing October 28 and arriving New York November 8, scarce red “New-York Ship 34cts. Nov 9” retaliatory rate handstamp for 24c transatlantic and 10c inland postage, few file folds, very fine appearance, any retaliatory rate mail incoming to New Orleans is rare, ex-Tickell

100

New York City to Copenhagen, Denmark (November 13, 1848), carried via Cunard’s Hibernia departing Boston November 15 and arriving Liverpool November 27, “America Liverpool No 27 1848” backstamp and London transit, manuscript “1/6” (1s6d) debit rating, internal tears repaired with archival tape, very fine and scarce, ex-Wood

50

920

921

920

New York City to Cognac, France (November 21, 1848), folded letter carried on Cunard’s America on its final retaliatory rate voyage, departing New York November 22 and arriving Liverpool December 4, London boxed “Colonies &c Art.13.” transit handstamp, Boulogne transit and Cognac backstamp, very fine

50

921

New York City to Cognac, France (November 28, 1848), folded letter carried on Cunard’s Acacia on its final voyage (and third retaliatory rate voyage), departing Boston November 29 and arriving Liverpool December 12, red boxed “Colonies &c Art.13.”, various backstamps including Liverpool and Cognac, very fine

75

156


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

1848-49 Restored Rates

922

923

LotNo

922

Start Price 6

923

Persia to Palmer, Massachusetts via Edinburgh (December 22, 1848), partial folded letter from missionary in Persia with disinfection slits, originally addressed to Monson, Massachusetts, carried privately to Edinburgh where it entered the mails with red “Paid at Edinh. Dec 22 1848” split ring datestamp and manuscript “1/” rating, London and Liverpool backstamps, carried by Cunard’s America departing Liverpool December 30 and arriving Boston January 12, red “Boston Ship Jan 12” entry datestamp and matching “7” rate handstamp for inland postage plus 2c ship fee, red “Monson Ms. Jan 15” datestamp, forwarded to Palmer with manuscript “12” due rating, very fine and attractive, a rare forwarded and disinfected restored rate cover

200

Heidelberg, Germany to Greenville, Virginia (January 16, 1849), privately carried to England and paid “1/”, carried on Cunard’s Niagara on its only restored rate voyage, departed Liverpool January 27 and arrived Boston February 11, red “Boston Ms. Ship Feb 12” and “12” for 10c inland postage and 2c ship letter fee, cover faults including tear at top, still fine and scarce origin, ex-Boettger

75

924

925

924

6

Gloucester, Massachusetts to Saint-Malo, France (January 22, 1849), privately carried to Boston, travelled via Cunard’s America on its only restored rate voyage, departed Boston January 24 and arrived in Liverpool February 4, London February 5 transit and French receivers, letter regarding fish business, very fine and scarce

50

925

6

London, England to New York City (January 26, 1849), endorsed “Steamer via Halifax”, paid double letter packet rate of “2/”, carried on Cunard’s Niagara on its only restored rate voyage, departed Liverpool January 27 and arrived Boston February 11, red Boston datestamp and “12” rate for double the 5c inland rate plus 2c ship letter fee, very fine, mail carried on this voyage is very scarce

50

157


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Transatlantic Mail 1849-59

926

LotNo

926 927

6

6

927

Offer

Liverpool, England to New York City (March 23, 1849), folded letter carried on Cunard’s Niagara, departing Liverpool March 24 and arriving Boston April 7, black “Boston Ms Ship Apr 7” with matching “24” and “19 cents” handstamps, very fine, early use of “24” the month after the treaty rate was implemented, ex-Boettger

Offer

928

928

929

6

6

Start Price

London, England to New York City (March 23, 1849), folded lettersheet prepaid at 4sh (four times the February 1849 treaty rate), carried on Cunard’s Niagara departing Liverpool March 24 and arriving Boston April 7, red straightline “Paid” and manuscript “20” for four times 5c credit, small faults, fine and early treaty rate use, ex-Boettger

929

New York City to Cologne, Prussia (April 20, 1849), folded letter endorsed “via Liverpool + Ostende”, prepaid 10c for double the 5c British packet rate, carried on Cunard’s Europa departing New York May 2 and arriving Liverpool May 14, London transit, black boxed “America per England” applied in Aachen, debit of “3/-” to Prussia and marked “36¾” Sgr postage due, backstamped Cologne, very fine, scarce early treaty rate cover, ex-Boettger

150

Boston, Massachusetts to London (May 28, 1849), paid 48c in cash (light pencil) for double the 24c treaty rate, “38” crayon credit, carried on Cunard’s Canada departing New York City May 30 and arriving Liverpool June 12, London receiver, very fine, ex-Boettger

Offer

Cunard’s ‘Europa’ and ‘America’

930

6

Singapore to Boston, Massachusetts (September 1, 1849), put aboard a ship in Singapore by forwarding agents Boustead & Co., travelled via packet to Suez and Marseilles, received by Baring Bros. & Co. in London on October 27 and rated 2sh 3d postage due, Baring Bros. paid the postage from Singapore to London and put the letter back into the mail unpaid on November 2, red “24” and black “19 cents” handstamps for treaty rate postage, carried on Cunard’s America departing Liverpool November 3 and arriving New York November 17, very fine, a rare origin for an incoming letter, ex-White and Shephard

158

150


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

931

932 LotNo

Start Price

931

6

Modbury, England to Dover, New Hampshire (November 13, 1849), Modbury, Devon straightline, blue Ivybridge November 14 datestamp, paid 1sh and carried on Cunard’s Canada to New York (departing Liverpool November 17 and arriving December 1), red “Br Packet Paid 24 1 Dec” (unusual without city name, Winter only records this marking for four months) and matching “5 cents”, scarce origin for transatlantic mail, ex-Boettger

Offer

932

6

Morrisville, Pennsylvania to Mahon, Menorca (November 25, 1849), cover addressed to the “U.S. Ship St. Lawrence”, with original contents from the sister of a surgeon on the ship, manuscript “Paid 29” (overpayment of 5c), carried aboard Cunard’s America from New York departing November 28 and arriving Liverpool December 12, red London backstamp and boxed “Colonies &c. Art.13.” handstamp, sent via railroad from Calais and Paris to Marseilles, forwarded to Mahon via Perpignan and Palma, Spanish blue "11.R." due handstamp, very fine, a rare destination

100

933

934

933

934

6

New York City to Carduff Kelly, Ireland (November 26, 1849), folded letter with sender’s forwarding marking used as cornercard, carried by Cunard’s America departing New York November 28 and arriving Liverpool December 12, marked “Not Known” in Ireland and forwarded to London Dead Letter Office, from there sent to the Dead Letter Office in Washington, DC where it was processed on May 17, 1851 (probably due to a large backlog of letters), returned to New York May 30, 17 months after originally being sent, very fine, transatlantic letters returned to the DLO are uncommon

100

New York City to Cognac, France (November 27, 1849), folded letter carried on the final voyage of Cunard’s Caledonia from Boston, departing December 5 and arriving Liverpool December 18, red boxed “Colonies &c Art.13.” handstamp and Calais transit, Cognac backstamp, very fine and rare, ex-Feldman

50

159


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

935

936

LotNo

Start Price

935

6

Dundee, Scotland to San Francisco, California (December 21, 1852), folded letter from the US Consulate in Dundee, crayon “1/2½” (for the 1sh transatlantic rate plus 2½ west coast surcharge), carried on Cunard’s America to Boston, then N.Y. & San Francisco Steamship Line’s Uncle Sam to Aspinwall and its Winfield Scott to San Francisco, very fine, ex-White and Shephard

75

936

6

San Francisco, California to Cognac, France (February 20, 1858), red “San Francisco, Cal Paid Feb 20 1858” datestamp with manuscript “60” rate (paying four times the 15c French mail rate), endorsed “Via Panama & New York”, red “New York Paid 18 Mar 17” datestamp, French backstamps, very fine and rare rate

50

937

938

937 938

6

Yreka, California to London, England (August 1, 1859), cover franked with three 1855 10c Green (35) tied by Yreka dates taps, carried via Panama to New York, then to Southampton on September 7, red “London Paid Se 7” arrival datestamp, cover and stamps with small faults, still very fine appearance, cover overpays the 29c rate by 1c, ex-Starnes

75

California to Sunderland, England (July 5, 1859), indistinct California datestamp ties two 1857 10c Green, types II and III (32, 33) to 10c Green Nesbitt entire, red New York “3” credit handstamp, carried by Vanderbilt Line’s Ariel departing New York July 30 and arriving Southampton August 12, London transit datestamp and Sunderland backstamp, overall toning, still fine, 30c postage prepaid the 29c west coast rate with a 1c convenience overpayment, ex-Richardson, signed Ashbrook

100

160


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Transatlantic Mail 1860-71

939

LotNo

939 940

6

6

940

San Francisco, California to Neumark, Prussia (January 5, 1860), red “San Francisco 30 Paid Jan 5 1860” datestamp on large envelope, red “New York Br Pkt 7 Paid Feb 1” transit datestamp, carried aboard Cunard’s Africa to Liverpool, Aachen transit and Neumark backstamp, very fine, rare use of the “30 Paid” handstamp for Prussian Closed Mail rather than double the 15c rate to France

75

San Francisco, California to Mauzé, France (July 11, 1862), folded lettersheet sent at the unpaid 15c treaty rate, black “15” rate handstamp of San Francisco, endorsed “By Overland Mail” (Central Overland stagecoach to St. Louis), “New York 3 Aug 5” transit datestamp, carried on Cunard’s Asia departing Boston August 6 and arriving Queenstown August 16, Calais transit and Mauzé backstamp, very fine, ex-Needs

50

941

941

6

942

Start Price

942

San Francisco, California to Bordeaux, France (October 30, 1865), franked with 1863 5c Brown and strip of four 10c Green (76, 68) tied by San Francisco targets, paying the 45c triple rate under the 1857 convention, carried overland to New York where it received a red “New York Paid 36 Nov 21” datestamp, carried via Cunard’s Cuba departing Boston November 22 and arriving Queenstown December 1, Calais and Paris transit and Bordeaux arrival datestamps, very fine

75

San Francisco, California to Cognac, France (November 10, 1865), folded letter sent at three times the 15c unpaid French mail rate, black “Unpaid” in circle and “45” rate handstamps of San Francisco, endorsed “Steamer Via Panama”, black “New York 9 Dec 5” credit handstamp, transit/arrival datestamps from Calais, Paris, Bordeaux, and Cognac, French “16” due, very fine and rare combination of markings

100

Inman’s ‘City of Washington’

943

6

St. Louis, Missouri to Thurles, Ireland (March 27, 1866), black March 27 St. Louis datestamp on folded letter, black “N. York Am. Pkt 21 Mar 31” credit datestamp, carried aboard the Inman Line’s City of Washington which lost her propeller early in the voyage but proceeded by wind, the ship lost her rudder on April 12 and this cover was transferred to the Galway Line’s Propontis in the mid-Atlantic, backstamped Cork April 27 where large “1s-” due handstamp was applied (twice the 6d rate), very fine and interesting delayed cover, ex-Feldman

161

75


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

944

LotNo

944 945

6

6

945

100

Birkenhead, England to San Francisco, California (November 14, 1868), mourning cover franked with Great Britain 6d Lilac, tied by “Birkenhead No 14 68” duplex, magenta “San Francisco Paid All” exchange datestamp, Pacific Insurance company backstamp, very fine use

Offer

946

946

947

6

6

947

Silver Mountain, California to London, England (March 9, 1869), cover franked with 1861 12 Black (69), faint “Silver Mountain Cal. Mar 9” double circle datestamp, endorsed “Via Steamer”, red “New York Paid All Mar 30” transit, carried aboard Cunard’s Siberia arriving Queenstown April 11, red “London Paid 12 Ap 69” datestamp ties adhesive, original contents, small faults along top edge, very fine use from a rare origin, ex-Needs

75

Liverpool, England to San Francisco, California (October 14, 1869), blue cover franked with three Great Britain 6d Lilac, tied by “Liverpool 14 Oc 69” duplexes, magenta “San Francisco Paid All Oct 31” arrival datestamp, minor discoloration, very fine

50

948

948

949

6

6

Start Price

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Paris, France (July 7, 1868), cover franked with 1866 15c Black (77, one toned perforation), tied by black grid to 3c Pink entire to Paris, France, purple “Philadelphia 6 Jul 7” exchange datestamp, blue Calais entry (July 19), red boxed “PD”, light vertical file fold away from stamp, very fine and attractive

949

San Francisco, California to La Tremblade, France (January 15, 1871), franked with 1869 10c Yellow (116), quartered cork cancel, red New York “6” credit handstamp, red “PD” in oval, London and Calais transit datestamps, stamp lifted and thinned and with tiny hole in bottom right of “1”, very fine appearance, this cover pays a phantom 10c rate to France per 7½ grams, known to the post office but not the general public, 2004 Philatelic Foundation certificate

100

Sacramento, California to London, England (September 30, 1871), cover franked with 1869 6c Ultramarine (115), tied by “Sacramento Cal. Sep 30” datestamp, carried by railroad to Chicago and by Allen Line’s Nestorian fro Quebec, October 17 London receiver, edge faults, still a fine and rare 6c Pictorial use from California, ex-Kramer

75

162


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Mixed Frankings (US and other Countries)

950

LotNo

951

Start Price

950

6

London, England to Newark, New Jersey (August 12, 1859), mourning lettersheet franked with Great Britain 1sh Green, tied by London duplex, originally addressed to New York City, carried aboard Cunard’s America departing Liverpool August 13 and arriving Boston August 27, red “Paid” and “5 cents” handstamps, forwarded to Newark, New Jersey with 1857 3c Dull red tied by August 30 New York datestamp, light wear and stamps with creases, still a fine and attractive use, ex-Baron

75

951

6

New York to Royston, England (July 5, 1871), indistinct postmark on cover franked with 1870 6c Carmine Banknote (148), paying the 1870 Treaty Rate on 1871 cover to Royston, England, backstamped London July 5, redirected to London with Great Britain 1d Red placed precisely over the US adhesive, July 6 Royston postmark and July 7 London backstamp, very fine and choice, three ships arrived in London July 4 (Cunard’s Calabria, Inman’s City of Paris, and N.G.L.’s Bremen)

100

New Orleans, Louisiana to Ribeauvillé, Germany (June 19, 1872), cover franked with 1870 10c Brown Banknote (150), black grid and matching “New Orleans La. Jun 13” datestamp, red “New York Paid All Br. Transit Jun 19”, forwarded to Paris with Germany 1872 1gr Rose and 2gr Ultramarine Small Shield tied by Rappoltsweiler datestamps, very fine and rare mixed franking, a colorful and attractive cover

250

952

6

953

953

954

6

6

954

London, England to Bradford, Massachusetts (November 27, 1872), Great Britain 1d Pink stationery envelope uprated with pair of 1d Red, tied by November 27 London duplexes, originally addressed to Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, carried by Inman Line’s City of Brussels, red “New York Paid All Dec 10” entry datestamp, forwarded to Bradford, Massachusetts with 3c Green Banknote tied by December 11 Hanover datestamp, very fine, ex-Baron

50

United States to Oxford, England (February 19, 1873), cover of unknown origin franked with three overlapping 1870 2c Red brown Banknotes (146), paying the 1870 Treaty Rate to London, carried by the Guion liner Nevada departing New York on February 19 and arriving Liverpool March 2, where it received a red Liverpool Packet handstamp, then franked with Great Britain 1d Red and reposted on March 4 to Christ Church College in Oxford where it arrived the next day, light wear, very fine and attractive mixed franking

100

163


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

955

956

LotNo

Start Price

955

6

956

6

Liverpool, England to Middletown, Virginia (July 23, 1874), cover franked with Great Britain 3d Rose tied by July 23, 1874 Liverpool duplex, originally addressed to Baltimore, Maryland, carried by Inman Line’s City of Paris, red “New York Paid All Aug 3” entry datestamp, forwarded to Middletown, Virginia with 3c Green Banknote, August 4 Baltimore datestamp, light toning, very fine use

Offer

Denver, Colorado to Paris, France (March 15, 1878), cover franked with 1873 3c Green Banknote (158), small faults, tied by black cork to 3c Green stamped envelope to Paris (overpaying by 1c the UPU rate), postmarked Denver, Colorado March 15, 1878, blue “Forwarded by Munroe & Co., 7 Rue Scribe Paris” oval handstamp, forwarded to Seville with France 30c Brown paying redirection fee, light wear, very fine and attractive, ex-Pacetti

100

957

958

957

6

Easton, Pennsylvania to Cork, Ireland (August 27, 1886), cover franked with 1875 5c Taylor (179), redirected back to Easton on August 27, 1886, franked with Great Britain ½d Green and two 1d Lilac paying UPU ½ oz rate, September 7 arrival backstamp, light toning and stamps small faults, fine and colorful appearance

75

958

6

New York City to London, England (July 21, 1890), cover franked with 1888 5c Garfield (216), redirected to New York City upon arrival in London and franked with Great Britain 2½d Jubilee, July 21 Bedford Street postmark, New York July 30 arrival backstamp, 5c stamp small faults, very fine and attractive mixed franking

50

A street in San Francisco

959

6

San Francisco, California to London, England (October 26, 1893), cover franked with three 1890 5c Chocolate (223) with cork cancels, red “Registered Oct. 26, 1893, Station K, San Francisco Cal.” four-line datestamp on cover to London, England, New York registry label ties stamps, forwarded to Brixton Hills with postage paid by pair of Great Britain 1½d Violet & green tied by “Registered North Kensington W. 13 No 93” datestamps, various New York and British backstamps, very fine and scarce, ex-Angel

164

75


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Short-Paid Transatlantic Mail Cunard’s ‘Africa’

960

LotNo

960 961

6

6

961

75

Newcastle, England to Providence, Rhode Island (May 29, 1862), folded letter franked with Great Britain 4d Pale red, tied by “Newcastle-on-Tyne My 29 62” duplex, carried by Cunard’s Africa departing Liverpool May 31 and arriving Boston June 13, upon arrival black “Br. Packet 24 Boston. 13 Jun” datestamp applied for 24c due, very fine, the transatlantic rate was still 1sh when this letter was sent

100

962

962

6

963

(6)

Start Price

Liverpool, England to West Haverford, Pennsylvania (February 19, 1853), cover franked with 1sh Pale green, deemed to be overweight and struck with green “38 Cents” due handstamp, carried on Cunard’s Cambria departing Liverpool February 19 and arriving Boston March 5, black “Br Packet Boston. Mar 5” and matching “48”, manuscript “Short Paid”, light overall wear, fine use

963

Dundee, Scotland to Andover, Massachusetts (December 4, 1863), folded letter franked with Great Britain 1d Red and 9d Straw, tied by “Dundee De 4 63” duplexes, carried aboard Cunard’s Australasian departing Liverpool December 5 and arriving New York December 18, upon arrival “N.Y. 24 Br. Pkt Dec 4 U.S. 35 Notes” depreciated currency handstamp, two strikes of two-line “Insufficiently Stamped” handstamp, vertical file fold through 1d stamp, otherwise fine

50

Sterling, Iowa to Hull, England (April 17, 1867), cover front franked with 1862 24c Red lilac (70), prepaying the single-weight rate to the UK, red “New York Br. Pkt 19 Apr 17” datestamp applied initially crediting the UK with 19c for British packet paid mail, then re-weighed in New York where it was found to be over ½ ounce so black “N. York Br. Pkt 10 Apr 17” and “Short Paid” in oval handstamps were applied, carried aboard Cunard’s Java departing New York April 17 and arriving Queenstown April 27, while on board struck with the very scarce “2/-” due handstamp, backstamped Hull upon arrival, stamp and front both with small faults, still fine and rare use, the 1849 Anglo-US Treaty only allowed for unpaid or fully prepaid mail, partial prepayment was ignored with such mail being treated as wholly unpaid

100

165


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

964

965

LotNo

Start Price

964

6

Londonderry, Ireland to Newark, New Jersey (May 15, 1868), franked with 6d Lilac tied by Derry datestamp, deemed to be overweight and stamped with “Over ½oz Insufficiently Paid” three-line handstamp, crayon “12” due (twice the deficiency), carried by Cunard’s Scotia from Queenstown May 17 and arriving New York May 26, “New York US 22 Notes May 26” depreciated currency handstamp, trivial wear at left, still very fine

75

965

6

Liverpool, England to Saco, Maine (November 30, 1869), cover franked with Great Britain 1d Red, tied by “Liverpool 30 No 69” duplex, black two-line “Insufficiently Paid” handstamp, carried aboard Cunard’s Palmyra departing Liverpool the same day and arriving in Boston December 12, crayon “16” and straightline “In U.S. Notes” handstamp showing 16c due, very fine

75

966

967

966

6

Birmingham, England to Chicago, Illinois (February 24, 1874), envelope franked with three Great Britain 1d Red, tied by “Birmingham Fe 24 74” duplexes, black “Insufficiently Prepaid” in oval, carried aboard Cunard’s Batavia departing Liverpool February 24 and arriving Boston March 9, upon arrival blue two line “U.S. Currency 13” handstamp applied, small tears including one through middle stamp, fine appearance

75

967

6

Queenstown, Ireland to Manitou, Colorado (October 22, 1875), cover franked with Great Britain 2½d Claret, tied by “Queenstown Oct 22 75” duplex, manuscript “25” deficiency, probably carried by Allen Line’s Scandinavian to Quebec, in Chicago two-line blue “U.S. Currency 15” handstamp applied, small tears and overall wear, still fine appearance

Offer

Cunard’s Java

968

6

London, England to Yonkers, New York (November 26, 1875), mourning cover franked with Great Britain ½d Rose and two 1d Red, all tied by “London No 26 75” duplexes, deemed to be overweight and struck with black “T” handstamp (first year of use), carried on Cunard’s Java departing Liverpool November 28 and arriving New York December 8, black “New-York Due 15 cts Dec 8” datestamp, small tears, very fine appearance

166

75


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

969

LotNo

969 970

6

6

970

75

Kendal, England to Rinbeck, Iowa (February 13, 1877), cover franked with three Great Britain 1d Red (small faults), tied by “Kendal Fe 13 77” duplexes, marked “30” centimes for the shortfall, probably carried by Allan Line’s Sardinian, black two-line “U.S. Currency 14” handstamp, light wear, still fine

Offer

971

971

972

973

6

6

6

Start Price

Liverpool, England to Charleston, South Carolina (February 25, 1876), envelope franked with Great Britain 2½d Claret tied by “Exchange Liverpool 25 Fe 76” duplex, deemed to be overweight so black “T” handstamp applied, upon arrival in New York black “New York Due 15 cts. Mar 16” due datestamp applied, small faults, very fine appearance

972

London, England to Utica, New York (November 4, 1879), cover underfranked with Great Britain 1d Red, tied by “London W.C. No 4 79” duplex, black “T” handstamp, carried from Queenstown by Inman Line’s City of Montreal, upon arrival in New York black “U.S. Charge to Collect 4 Cents” handstamp applied alongside two 2c postage due stamps, arrived in Utica December 3 where it was advertised, later marked “Unclaimed” and sent to the Dead Letter Office, where the postage due adhesives were removed and the cover returned to England under separate cover, backflap faults, very fine and interesting use, ex-White

100

Queenstown, Ireland to Syracuse, New York (September 13, 1880), cover franked with Great Britain ½d Rose and two 1d Red brown, all tied by “Queenstown Se 13 80” duplexes, upon arrival 10c Brown postage due (J5) applied, black “New York Sep 25 Due 10 Cents” opera glass with “T” and “25” handstamps, Syracuse backstamp, light wear, fine

50

Uddingston, Scotland to Painesville, Ohio (May 25, 1881), cover franked with Great Britain 2½d Blue (small faults), tied by “Uddingston My 25 81” duplex, horizontal pair of 5c Brown postage due adhesives (J4) with crayon cancel, “New York Jun 5 Due 10 Cents” and “T Centimes 25” opera glass handstamps, very fine

50

167


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Transatlantic Printed Matter

974

975

LotNo

Start Price

974

6

Liverpool, England to Boston, Massachusetts (July 19, 1847), “Stitt, Day, & Co.’s Prices Current of American Produce”, 1d impressed newspaper tax mark, framed “Paid at Liverpool Jy20 1847” and “2” handstamps, carried by Cunard’s Hibernia departing Liverpool July 20 and arriving Boston August 2, trivial ink erosion, very fine and scarce

50

975

6

Baltimore, Maryland to Liverpool, England (June 20, 1855), folded outer lettersheet, 2c printed matter rate prepaid by horizontal pair of 1851 Type IV 1c Blue (9, positions 81-82L1L), tied by blue postmark, carried by Cunard’s Africa departing Boston June 20 and arriving Liverpool July 1, large green “2” due handstamp, fine and attractive

50

976

977

976

6

New Orleans, Louisiana to Liverpool, England (March 12, 1856), folded outer lettersheet with the 2c printed matter prepaid by two 1851 Type IV 1c Blue (9), tied by light New Orleans datestamp, blue framed “Open Printed Circular”, carried by Cunard’s America departing Boston March 12 and arriving Liverpool March 27, large black “2” due handstamp, very fine

50

977

6

Liverpool, England to Kennebunk, Maine (June 9, 1860), “Boult, English, & Brandon’s Freight Circular” franked with Great Britain 1d Red (faults), carried aboard Cunard’s Asia departing Liverpool June 9 and arriving New York June 21, black “2” due handstamp upon arrival in New York (only example known on incoming printed matter), very fine, ex-Winter

50

New Orleans, Louisiana to Liverpool, England (November 14, 1868), vertical pair of 1868 3c Red “F” grill (94) on large part printed circular (missing left hand internal page), paying the 6c book rate of January 1, 1868, very fine example of this short-lived rate, ex-Tabeart and Wood

150

978

6

168


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

Supplementary Mail

979

LotNo

979

6

980

980

“Supplementary Mail”, red Type A handstamp on 1858 folded letter to Cognac, France, red “New York Paid 12 Jul 21” datestamp, carried by Cunard’s Africa arriving in Liverpool August 2, Calais and Paris transit markings and August 4 arrival backstamp, very fine, ex-Wood

50

“New York Sup. Paid Oct 2”, red Type E datestamp ties 6c Dull pink (159) alongside 30c Gray black (165), both stamps tied by black corks to cover to Montpellier, France, carried by NGL’s Necker to Southampton, backflap missing and small repairs along top edge, very fine, these stamps combine to pay double the 9c Treaty rate to France plus 18c supplementary fee, ex-Noel and Walske

100

981

981

6

982

6

982

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Jan 4 79”, Type F duplex ties 5c Taylor to 5c Blue stamped envelope to Bremen, Germany, carried by N.G.L.’s Oder, January 16 arrival backstamp, very fine and choice, ex-Hogg and Markovits

75

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid May 22 80”, Type F duplex ties 10c Brown Banknote (187) to cover to London, England, arrival backstamp, very fine

Offer

983

983 984

6

Start Price

984

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Sep 4 80”, Type F duplex ties 30c Black Banknote (165) to cover to Vienna, Austria, carried by Inman’s City of Richmond to Queenstown, then transited through London and Aachen before arriving September 13, small faults along top edge, very fine appearance, 30c stamp pays the UPU 1½ oz 15c rate plus the supplementary fee of the same amount

100

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Oct 9 80”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie pair of 5c Taylor (185) to folded letter to Bordeaux, France, carried on NGL’s Rhein, French arrival datestamp also ties, very fine

Offer

169


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

985

986

LotNo

985 986

Start Price 6

6

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Nov 20 80”, two strikes of Type F duplex tying 1c Blue and 2c Vermilion Banknotes to 1c Liberty postal card addressed to Warrington, England, printed illustrated return address on reverse, horizontal crease, colorful and fine appearance

100

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid May 21 81”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie 2c Vermilion Banknote to 2c Liberty postal card to Speyer, Germany, June 1 arrival backstamp, light wear, very fine, ex-Login and Kristol

50

987

988

987

6

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid May 3 84”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie 15c Red orange Banknote to 5c Brown entire to Charleroi, Belgium, endorsed “per steamer Arizona”, “Supplementary Mail, May 3/84, 9:30 PM” docketing on reverse, May 13 arrival backstamp, very fine and attractive cover, ex-Kristol

50

988

6

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Jul 5 84”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie 5c Garfield (205) to 5c Brown entire (U222) to Vienna, Austria, carried on Inman Line’s City of Chicago, Vienna backstamp, very fine, ex-Kristol

Offer

989

989 990

6

990

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid May 27 86”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie 5c Garfield and 10c Brown Banknote (205, 209) to 5c Brown entire (U222) to Bremen, Germany, carried by White Star’s Republic, German backstamp, very fine, ex-Kristol

50

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Jun 17 86”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie two 5c Garfield (205) to 2c Brown entire (U277) to Ischl, Austria, 2c convenience overpayment, carried by White Star’s Germanic, arrival backstamp, very fine, ex-Kristol

50

170


UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY

991

992

LotNo

Start Price

991

6

“New York Supplementary Paid Mar 10 88”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie 5c Garfield (205) to 5c Blue entire (U330) to Berlin, Germany, carried on Cunard’s Aurania, German backstamp, very fine, ex-Kristol

Offer

992

6

“New York Supplementary Paid Apr 10 89”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie 5c Garfield (216) to 5c Blue entire (U330) to Bremen, Germany, carried on NGL’s Lahn, German backstamp, light toning to cover and stamp, still fine, ex-Kristol

Offer

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Nov 2 89”, multiple strikes of Type F duplex tie three pairs of 2c Green Banknotes (213) to 10c Brown entire (U190) to Paris, France, overpaid 2c out of convenience or confusion, Paris receiver, light vertical file fold, very fine and attractive, ex-Kristol

50

993

994

995

994

6

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Oct 7 93”, Type F duplex on 1c Columbian entire (U348) to Hamburg, Germany, carried by CGT steamer La Bretagne, Paris transit datestamp and Hamburg backstamp, small tears at top, very fine, although severely underpaid there is no sign of missing stamps, it is possible the entire was mistaken for a 5c envelope and the supplementary fee paid in cash, ex-Kristol

50

995

6

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Dec 20 93”, Type F duplex ties 10c Columbian (237) to cover to London, England, additional purple “Late Mail” handstamp (considered by Piszkiewicz to be a post office marking), carried by White Star’s Teutonic, London backstamp, very fine and scarce

50

171


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996

997 LotNo

996 997

Start Price 6

6

“N.Y. Supplementary Paid Sep 30 94”, two strikes of Type F duplex tie 1c, 2c, and 5c Small Banknotes (219, 220, 223) to 2c Green entire (U311) to London, England, arrival backstamp, very fine and colorful franking, ex-Kristol

Offer

“New York Supplementary Paid Apr 20 95”, Type F duplex ties 5c Chocolate (255) to 5c Brown entire (U223) to Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, carried on Cunard’s Lucania, Swiss backstamp, very fine, exKristol

Offer

A street in New York City

998

999

998

6

“New York 1-30 97”, magenta Type G oval ties 50c Orange (275) to legal-sized cover to Paris, France (Warnier correspondence), carried by Cunard’s Campania, Paris arrival datestamp, very fine and scarce

100

999

6

“New York P Apr 7 10AM 97”, two strikes of duplex tying 1895 2c Carmine to 2c Liberty postal card to Antwerp, Belgium, endorsed “per Majestic”, Antwerp receiving datestamp, light creases, very fine and rare, White Star’s Majestic sailed at noon so her normal mails would have closed at 9 AM, ex-Gundel and Kristol

75

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united states postal history

19th Century Covers 1847 Issue

Henry Farnum (1806-1855)

LotNo

1001

1002

Start Price 6

6

1, 1847 5c Red brown, horizontal pair, margins large to barely touching at lower right (portion of adjacent stamp at left), tied to 1849 folded letter sheet to Philadelphia by three strikes of blue “10” in oval, matching “Baltimore May 11” datestamp at left, delivered to New York by mistake where red “Missent” and “Forwarded” straightline handstamps were applied along with a “New-York May 12” datestamp, right stamp tiny corner crease, extremely fine, a beautiful and desirable example of auxiliary markings on an 1847 issue cover, ex-Newell, 1985 and 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificates

1200

1a, 1847 5c Dark brown, margins full to clear, early impression in dark shade, tied by red grid to folded lettersheet to Boston, matching “New-York Jan 1” datestamp alongside, datelined “London 15 December 1848”, carried outside the mails to New York and then by mail to Boston, very fine and attractive use, exMatthies, Boker, and Gross, 2020 Philatelic Foundation certificate

400

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1851-56 Issue

LotNo

1003

Start Price 6

11, 1856 3c Brownish carmine, margins full to just touching at bottom right, tied by perfect “Chicago Ill. Ju 19 1857” datestamp on cover to Macomb, Illinois, beautiful illustrated advertisement for “Prairie Farmer Works” with horse-drawn “self-raking reaper and mower”, extremely fine and fresh, an outstanding illustrated cover, ex-Morton, 2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate

250

1861-66 Issue Elisha Hunt (1804-1883) Judge and diplomat of the Kingdom of Hawaii

1004

1005

1004

6

65, 1861 3c Rose, tied by straightline “U.S. Ship” handstamp to cover to Providence, Rhode Island, matching “Philadelphia Pa May 21 1864” datestamp, barely reduced at right, extremely fine and choice

50

1005

6

65, 1861 3c Rose, strip of three and single tied by black grids with matching “Bangor Me Dec 28” datestamp alongside, on 1865 cover to “Hon. Elisha H. Allen, Honolulu, Sandwich Islands”, very fine, Allen served as Minister Plenipotentiary from the Kingdom of Hawaii to the United States from 1856 until his death in 1883

150

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1006

1007

LotNo

Start Price

1006

6

1007

6

69, 1861 12c Black, pair tied by blue target cancels on 1870 cover to Saint-Côme, France, red February 5 New York datestamp, numerous backstamps, cover with horizontal crease, fine

1008

6

1869 Pictorial Issue Cover Group, five covers including two Scott 112 drop covers; 114 on cover from Belfast, New York; 116 pair (faults) on cover from Philadelphia to Cuba; and 118 on faulty cover to (Photo = 1 www) France, mixed condition throughout, nevertheless a useful group

68, 1861 10c Green, used alongside four 1861 3c Rose (65), all tied by circle of wedges cancels to 1867 cover to Chiavari, Italy, red “New York Paid 18 Mar 9” credit datestamp, French transit and boxed “PD”, Italian backstamps, stamps small faults, fine use

Offer 50

1869 Pictorial Issue 100

1870-88 Bank Note Issues The following lots demonstrate the versatility of the 6c Banknote issues from a postal history perspective—domestic and foreign uses, fancy cancelations, auxiliary markings, and more. Many originate from the collection of Bill Ainsworth, whose exhibits of Abraham Lincoln stamps and postal history remain a high water mark.

1009

1009 1010

6

6

1010

137, 1870 6c Carmine, “H” grill, natural straightedge at right, tied by negative “8” duplexed with “New York Jun 14” datestamp on 1873 cover to Montreal, Canada at the 6c treaty rate, “Montreal Q Ju 16 73” arrival backstamp, slightly reduced at right, very fine, ex-Ainsworth

75

148, 1870 6c Carmine, tied by clear strike of split grid (Weiss TR-G34) to 1873 cover to Hannover, Germany, red “New York Paid All Direct Jan 4” exchange datestamp, red Bremen framed handstamp, partial January 18 arrival backstamp, slightly reduced at left, very fine and rare cancel

50

175


united states postal history

1011

LotNo

1012

Start Price

1011

6

148, 1870 6c Carmine, tied by Sun Face fancy cancellation duplexed with “St Louis Mo Jul 26” datestamp on cover to Germany, red “New York Paid All Direct Jul 27” exchange datestamp, fine, ex-Ainsworth

100

1012

6

148, 1870 6c Carmine, tied by cork cancel to 1873 cover to London, England, in “Care China TransPacific Steamship Co.”, “Oakland Cal. Oct 14” datestamp, red New York exchange datestamp, black “Insufficiently Paid” also ties, “6” due, November 3 London backstamp, corner fault, fine, ex-Ainsworth

50

1014

1013

1013

6

148, 1870 6c Carmine, tied by “Winchester Mass Oct 11” duplex to 1871 cover to Liverpool, England, red October 12 Boston transit also ties, Liverpool arrival, forwarded to Birkenhead with large “1d” handstamp, very fine, ex-Ainsworth

50

1014

6

148, 1870 6c Carmine, used alongside 2c Brown Banknote (146), tied by NYFM negative “10” (Weiss REN6) on 1873 cover to St. Gallenkappel, Switzerland at the 8c Swiss Closed Mail rate, matching “New York Nov 3” datestamp, red “New York Paid All Via Hamburg Nov 6” exchange datestamp, arrival backstamps, very fine, the only example of this cancel on a NYFM cover, illustrated in Weiss (page 227), ex-Ainsworth

75

1015 1016 148, 1870 6c Carmine, two singles used alongside 2c Brown Banknote (146), tied by NYFM grids (Weiss TR-G22) to 1877 cover to Paris, France at the 10c rate (4c overpaid), red “New York Paid 6 May 6” exchange datestamp, endorsed “Via England” and with red London transit, Calais May 18 entry handstamp, very fine, the only recorded example of this NYFM cancel, illustrated in Weiss (page 333), exAinsworth

50

148, 1870 6c Carmine, cover with 3c Green Banknote (147) tied by “Westborough Mass Sep 17” duplex on cover to Burlington, Vermont, forwarded with 6c Carmine tied by “Burlington Vt Sep 19” duplex at 6c treaty rate to Montreal, Canada, very fine and interesting use

50

1015

6

1016

6

176


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1017 1018

LotNo

Start Price

1017

6

148, 1870 6c Carmine, tied by blue Chicago duplex with circle of wedges to 1871 cover to Liverpool, England, red “New York Feb 11” transit also ties, “February 22 Liverpool arrival, forwarded by” Brown, Shipley & Co. Liverpool" oval to New York City with Great Britain 3d Rose tied by February 23 Liverpool duplex, very fine and colorful, ex-Ainsworth

75

1018

6

148, 1870 6c Carmine, tied to legal-sized cover to Chatsworth, Illinois by blue four bar grid with matching “Chicago Ill. Dec 17” datestamp alongside, very fine and scarce double-weight cover with a Chicago blue cancel

50

1020 1019

1019

6

148, 1870 6c Carmine, black cork and matching “Old Point Comfort Va Jun 5” double circle datestamp on 1873 cover to James Matley of Company “F” of the 38th United States Colored Infantry Regiment in Richmond, Virginia, June 14 Richmond advertised datestamp and “Returned to Writer”, very fine piece of Americana, Matley was wounded at the Battle of Chaffin‘s Farm in 1864

50

1020

5

159, 1873 6c Dull pink, cancelled by full strike of fouled anchor on large locally-addressed piece, “Hebron Conn Nov 7” datestamp alongside, fine and scarce

50

1021

6

165, 1874 30c Black, used alongside 6c Dull pink Banknote (159), tied by two NYFM geometrics (Weiss GE-EP3) to 1875 cover to Pont-de-Vaux, France at double the 9c treaty rate plus 18c supplementary mail fee, red “New York Paid Dec 4” exchange datestamp, blue crayon “2” for double weight, Calais entry and framed “PD” handstamp, forwarded to Paris with various backstamps, very fine, a rare 30c Banknote use on supplementary mail

150

1022

6/ 3/ 1881/88 Banknote Stamp and Cover Collection, approximately 20 covers and various mint and used 1/ 4 blocks and singles mostly of the 1c-10c values, mounted on old-time exhibit pages, generally fine to very

fine, viewing of scans on our website is recommended

177

(Photo = 1 www)

50


united states postal history

United States Mail To and From Japan

LotNo

1023

1024

Start Price 6

6

“Japan Jan 23. 1864” manuscript origin notation, black “San Francisco Cal. Feb. 26, 1864” double circle datestamp and matching “SHIP.12” due handstamp on cover to Ellington, Connecticut, endorsed “p ‘Henry Brigham.’ via San Francisco”, March 22 receipt docketing, “W & Co. Japan” embossed backflap, tiny opening fault at top right, otherwise very fine, the Henry Brigham departed Yokohama January 29 and arrived San Francisco February 25, very scarce and attractive, ex-White

300

“Japan Mch 7, 1865” manuscript origin notation on cover to Ellington, Connecticut, endorsed “p. Lucy E. Ashby”, with black “San Francisco Cal. Apr 10 1865” double circle datestamp and matching “SHIP.12” due handstamp, embossed “W & Co. Japan” on backflap, some light wear including small tears, still very fine, the Lucy E. Ashby arrived in San Francisco from Yokohama on April 9

250

A street in Yokohama

1025

6

150, 1870 10c Brown, incoming 1872 cover to West Boxford, Massachusetts, postmarked “Yokohama Japan Oct 23” and carried by the PMSS Japan, stamp tied by “San Francisco Cal Nov 15” datestamp and quartered cork, barely reduced at right, very fine and attractive, 1982 ISJP certificate

178

100


united states postal history ‘Benjamin Sewell’

1026

1027 LotNo

Start Price

1026

6

158, 1873 3c Green, tied by black “X” handstamps to 3c Green entire to Tokyo, Japan, “Columbus O. Jul 6 4PM” datestamp alongside, bold magenta “Too Late” oval handstamp, San Francisco and 1880 Yokohama backstamps, very fine and scarce

200

1027

6

161, 1873 10c Brown, used alongside 2c Brown and 3c Green (157, 158), tied by corks to 1875 cover from Brunswick, Maine to American Consul in Yokohama, Japan, endorsed “Ship ‘Benj. Sewell’ via San Francisco”, July 23 Yokohama receiving backstamp, small piece of backflap out, very fine cover paying the short-lived 15c treaty rate to Japan

100

1029 1028

1028

6

163, 1873 15c Yellow orange, tied by quartered cork with “Washington D.C. Dec 22 8PM” datestamp to 1875 cover to Yokohama, Japan, reverse with large blue “Third Auditor‘s Office. Dec 22 1875” sender‘s handstamp and red “Yokohama Paid All Jan 29” double circle datestamp, small faults including upper left corner replaced, very fine appearance, rare example of the short-lived 15c treaty rate

75

1029

6

U222, 1882 5c Brown on white entire, cancelled by “Ship” straightline handstamp, matching “Yokohama Japan 18 Mar 1886” datestamp, addressed to Assistant Engineer aboard the USS Ossipee in Yokohama, very fine and scarce inbound ship letter, 1981 ISJP certificate

75

1030

3

United States Postage Stamps Used In Japan, small group including “Hiogo Japan” double circle handstamp on 71, 100, and 113; “Hiogo Japan.” handstamp on 158 rejoined pair; and “Yokohama Japan” datestamp on 116, 148 (2), 150, and 205, small faults such as corner creases and short perforations on a (Photo = 1 www) few, fine to very fine appearance, a scarce and desirable selection

250

179


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D.O. Blood & Co. D.O. Blood & Co. was founded by Daniel Otis Blood and Walter H. Blood in 1845 and succeeded the Philadelphia Despatch Post (the third entity in the world to issue an adhesive postage stamp). Until the early 1860s it was the city’s largest and longest-lived local post. For anyone interested in learning more about the company’s operations we recommend the exceptional series of articles by Dr. Vernon R. Morris, Jr. in The Penny Post.

D. O. Blood & Co. office was first located to the left of Girard‘s Bank in Philadelphia

LotNo

1031

Start Price 6

15L7, D.O. Blood & Co., 1846-47 (2c) Black, cut square, on 1846 folded cover to Baltimore with blue “Philadelphia 5 Sep 14” integral rate datestamp, very fine and fresh, Morris Census #12, ex-Bowman and Morris, 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $750)

1032

1032 1033

6

(6)

150

1033

15L12, D.O. Blood & Co., 1848-54 (2c) Gold on black glazed, margins mostly clear of framelines, tied by acid cancel to February 26, 1849 folded letter to local street address, very fine and scarce, Morris Census #15, ex-Richardson and Morris (Scott $200)

50

15L13, D.O. Blood & Co., 1848-54 1c Bronze on black glazed, acid cancelled on 1850 front only to Cambridge, Massachusetts, red “New-York 10 cts. 23 Jan” integral rate datestamp and matching “Philada Rail Road” straightline, very fine and attractive combination of markings, Morris Census #9, ex-Gibson, Knapp, and Morris, 2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $75)

75

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united states postal history

1034

1035

LotNo

Start Price

1034

6

1035

6

15L14, D.O. Blood & Co., 1848-54 (1c) Bronze on lilac, acid tied on November 12, 1858 folded cover to Wheeling, Virginia, 1851 3c Dull red (11) tied by “Philadelphia Pa Nov 12” datestamp, readdressed to Philadelphia with straightline “Forwarded” handstamp, second 1851 3c Dull red (11) partially covers Blood‘s handstamp and tied by “Wheeling Va Nov 13” datestamp, light wear, still a fine and attractive use, Morris Census #213, ex-Morris (Scott $375)

100

15L14, D.O. Blood & Co., 1848-54 (1c) Bronze on lilac, acid tied to locally-addressed cover with blue cameo cornercard for “Daily National Argus”, “Blood‘s Penny post Apl 21 5PM Philada” double circle datestamp, 1857 docketing at left, light wear along edges, very fine appearance, a scarce advertising use with a Blood‘s adhesive, Morris Census #250, ex-Morris

50

1037 1036

1036

6

1037

6

1038

6

15L14, D.O. Blood & Co., 1848-54 (1c) Bronze on lilac, acid tied to 3c Nesbitt entire (U10) addressed to Skippackville, Pennsylvania, black “Philadelphia Pa. Feb 2” datestamp and “Blood‘s Despatch Feb 2 9P.M. 185?” company handstamp, few backflap tears, otherwise very fine and attractive use, Morris Census #225, ex-Morris

50

15L17, D.O. Blood & Co., 1848-54 (2c) Bronze on black glazed, tied by blue green “Richmond & Potomac RR Apr 12” datestamp to 1849 folded letter to Culpepper Courthouse, Virginia, matching “5” rate handstamp, vertical tear away from stamp and markings, very fine appearance, Morris Census #34, ex-Morris, 2011 APEX certificate (Scott $225)

75

15L18, Blood‘s Penny Post, 1858 1c Black, margins mostly large with complete framelines at top and bottom, tied by red “Blood‘s Penny Post Nov 22 9A.M. Philada” handstamp with second clear strike at bottom on 1858 cover to Reading, Pennsylvania, 1857 3c Dull red (26, faults) tied by black Philadelphia octagon, very fine and attractive use, Morris Census #82, ex-Morris (Scott $350)

75

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1039

1040

LotNo

Start Price

1039

6

15L18, Blood‘s Penny Post, 1858 1c Black, portions of all four framelines, tied by black “Blood‘s Penny Post May 16 2½P.M. Philada” handstamp with additional “1” in oval cancel on cover to Mount Holly, New Jersey, 1857 3c Dull red (26) tied by “Philadelphia Pa. May 16 1859” octagon, very fine and attractive use, Morris Census #190, ex-Morris (Scott $350)

75

1040

6

15L18, Blood‘s Penny Post, 1858 1c Black, three full framelines, cancelled by black scarab with matching “Blood‘s Penny Post Mar 7 10½A.M. Philada” company handstamp on cover to local street address, cornercard for the “Insurance Company of the State of Philadelphia”, very fine and choice, Morris Census #190, ex-Morris (Scott $150)

75

“City Despatch D.O. Blood & Co. 2 Cts.” (ASCC Type 4), two covers, first mostly-clear strike in black on small embossed cover to local street address, second complete strike in red on locally-addressed illustrated cover, a very fine and attractive pair

100

1041

6

1042

1042 1043

6

6

1043

“Blood‘s Despatch. 28 So. Sixth” (ASCC Type 9), clear strike of black circular handstamp on ca. 1849 folded lettersheet to Treasury Secretary William M. Meredith in Washington, DC, blue “Philada Pa. Nov 16” datestamp and matching boxed “Free”, minor edge wear, very fine and rare, ex-Knapp

150

“Blood‘s Despatch Pre-Paid. One-Cent.” (ASCC Type 11), perfect strike of black serrated circle handstamp on March 15, 1851 folded letter to New York City, blue integral rate Philadelphia datestamp, extremely fine and choice, ex-Gibson and Morris, 1999 Philatelic Foundation certificate

75

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Civil War Postal History Union Patriotic Covers LotNo

Start Price

1044

6

“34th Ind‘a Morton Rifles”, all-over purple design with Governor Morton and Colonel Cameron, addressed to Hookstown, Pennsylvania, 1861 3c Rose (65, natural straightedge at left) with target cancel, “Valparaiso Ind Apr 23 1863” datestamp alongside, just reduced at right and light edge wear, fine (Photo = 1 184) appearance

50

1045

6

“The Constitution”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by blue grid with partial matching Cincinnati datestamp to cover to Sunbury, Ohio, red and blue shaking hand design with waving flag and Constitution, verse below reads “We march forth unitedly, confronting all our foes; together we swear our flag to bear, wherever a (Photo = 1 184) free wind blows!”, slightly reduced at left into design, otherwise very fine

50

1046

6

Gen. McClellan, Commander of the Federal Force on the Potomac, embossed portrait with waving flag, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by Washington, DC double circle datestamp, cover addressed to Island Falls (Photo = 1 184) Plantation, Maine, red and blue trimmed backflaps, very fine and scarce patriotic design

100

“Loyal to the Union, State of Illinois”, spectacular all-over red and blue with Lady Liberty and American flag, Wells imprint on reverse, addressed to soldier in Washington, DC, 1861 3c Rose (65) with blue grid cancel and matching “October 22, 1861 Peoria, Illinois” datestamp alongside, slightly reduced at right, very fine and beautiful

100

“One of the ‚Flowers‘ of the Rebel Army...”, 1861 3c Rose pink (64b) tied by “Syracuse NY Dec 9 1861” datestamp to cover to Cortland, New York, caricature of a soldier with the caption “One of the ‚Flowers‘ of the Rebel Army, provided with a pair of seven-league boots”, stamp with vertical crease at right and several toned spots, very fine, only a few examples of this design recorded, 2009 Philatelic Foundation (Photo = 1 184) certificate

100

Soldier, Flag, and Tents at U.S. Capitol, red and blue patriotic design on cover front only to Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1861 3c Rose (65, perforations cut in on two sides) tied by “Westborough Ms. Jan 3 1862” datestamp, black “Advertised” in oval and “Not Called For.” handstamps, very fine appearance(Photo = 1 184)

50

1047

6

1048

6

1049

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1050

6

Soldier on Horseback, design in purple on cover to Canastota, New York, free-franked “Jno F. Potter, M.C.” (John F. Potter of Wisconsin), “Washington D.C. Dec 12 1861” datestamp, bit ragged at left, otherwise (Photo = 1 184) very fine, Potter served in the House of Representatives from 1857-63

50

1051

6

“The Union Forever, Secured and Defended”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by quartered circle cancel to cover to Cincinnati, matching “Buckhannon Va. Oct 10” datestamp, on red and blue all-over “The Union Forever, Secured and Defended” patriotic design with Colonial soldier and Zouave, stamp and cover (Photo = 1 184) small faults, very fine appearance

50

“U.S. Christian Commission, Soldier‘s Letter”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by blue target duplexed with Cumberland, Maine datestamp to cover to Lebanon, Pennsylvania, just reduced at left and stamp tiny (Photo = 1 184) faults, very fine

Offer

1052

6

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Confederate States Stamps and Covers

LotNo

1053

6

Start Price

Greenville Ten. Jul 24 circular datestamp on cover to Cedartown, Georgia, matching “Paid” and “5” handstamps (Type A), original enclosure, light water stains at left and wear along top edge, very fine (Photo = 1 185) markings, signed Kimbrough (CSA Handbook $300)

50

1054

6

1 var, 1861 5c Green, White shirt, large margins, tied by “Richmond Va. Sep 20 1862” datestamp to cover to Liberty, Virginia, cover with lightened edge stain at left, very fine and attractive example of this variety, (Photo = 1 185) 2013 Philatelic Foundation certificate

50

1055

6

9b, 1863 10c Gray blue, “T-E-N”, large margins, tied by “Montgomery Ala. May 29” datestamp to homemade cover to Benton, Alabama, stamp with light stain and small surface abrasion at right edge, envelope with piece replaced at upper right corner and reduced at right, very fine appearance, 2004 CSA (Photo = 1 185) certificate (Scott $1,500)

100

11, 1863 10c Blue, three covers: single with manuscript “X” cancel and matching “Junction Va Oct 12th 63” postmark on cover (reduced at left, missing portion of backflap) addressed to “Rapid Ann Sta O.&A. R.R.” (Orange and Alexandria Railroad); greenish blue shade single (Scott 11c) tied by “Richmond Va Nov 17” datestamp on cover with embossing on backflap addressed to Charleston, South Carolina; and single tied by “Staunton Va Jun 31” datestamp on cover addressed to Blacksburg, Virginia; some typical (Photo = 1 185) minor flaws from use, fine group

50

11c, 1863-64 10c Greenish blue, never hinged vertical block of 15, very fine and choice, 2018 CSA certificate (Scott $450 as singles)

50

1056

1057

6

0

186


united states postal history LotNo

1058

1059

Start Price 6

6

Better Confederate States Cover Group, includes Scott 1 with four margins on cover to Shawsville, Virginia, piece out at top left corner with contents; 4 with bottom sheet margin on cover to same addressee as previous, original contents with war news; 7 pair on cover to Boonville, North Carolina, Richmond postmark with day and year inverted (Powell type 3J); and 11 on both sides of turned cover (Photo = 1 www) front only; small faults to be expected but generally a fine and interesting group

100

Confederate States Postal History Group, eight covers including Scott 6 (two covers with pairs, one with two singles), 7 (pair on cover), 11 (two covers), and 12 (two covers, one with Army of Northern Virginia grid), additionally Scott 7 pair on piece and Mobile 5c Provisional (58X2) tied to piece (small faults), (Photo = 1 www) mixed condition throughout but generally fine appearance

100

Advertising Covers 1060

6

1061

6

1062

6

“Adams Express Company”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by large grid with New York datestamp to cover to Philadelphia, blue embossed cornercard, endorsed “Immediate”, light toning, very fine and attractive (Photo = 1 185)

50

“Bates Numbering Machine”, illustrated advertising cover to Trenton, New Jersey, franked with 1909 2c Carmine horizontal coil (353) tied by July 1, 1909 Brooklyn machine cancel, very fine and choice (Scott (Photo = 1 185) $375)

50

“Dr. Higgins‘ Great Antalgica”, two slightly-overlapping 1861 3c Rose singles (65) tied by targets to cover to Old Lyme, Connecticut, matching Palmer, Massachusetts datestamp, beautiful illustrated advertisement with eagle atop wreath, very fine and attractive

50

1063

6

“Hearth & Home”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by black grid with matching New York datestamp to cover to Ravena, Ohio, beautiful illustrated advertisement showing a farmhouse and beehive, “Pettingill, Bates & Co., 37 Park Row, New York” imprint, barely reduced at left, very fine and attractive cover (Photo = 1 185)

50

1064

6

John W. Scott‘s Junior Weekly Letter, 13 stamped envelopes with J.W. Scott cornercard, ranging from March to October 1897, each with original newsletter enclosure, light wear, still fine and interesting for (Photo = 1 www) the philatelic historian

Offer

1065

6

“Monitor Mower and Reaper Works”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by circle of V‘s with “Williamsburgh NY Feb 23” datestamp alongside to cover to Branford, Connecticut, purple illustrated advertisement, very fine (Photo = 1 185) and attractive

Offer Offer

1066

6

“Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by “Cincinnati O. May 15” double circle datestamp duplexed with grid to cover to Sandwich, Illinois, illustrated advertisement (Photo = 1 188) for the firm‘s Cincinnati branch office, small corner faults, still very fine

1067

6

“Western Union Telegram”, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by “Adrian Mich May 15 1862” datestamp to orange cover to chaplain in the 3rd Ohio Cavalry in Monroeville, Ohio, slightly reduced at left, very fine

1068

6

(Photo = 1 188)

Offer

Advertising Cover Group 1898/1918 approximately 63 covers, many with illustrated advertisements, note many attractive covers such as multicolored National Starch Co. (Karo), Peninsular Stove Co., Roberts Numbering Machine Co., Franklin Oil & Gas Co., American Electric Fuse Co., Smith Premium Typewriter Co., and Oliver Typewriter Co., some small faults but generally fine to very fine, a choice and (Photo = 1 www) desirable group

200

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Postal History By State Alaska

LotNo

Start Price

1069

6

Caro, Alaska. Nov 11 1907 P.M., Helbock type 1 on registry return receipt to Tanana, Alaska, very fine, ex(Photo = 1 188) Hall (Helbock RF 7)

1070 1071

6

Circle Alaska Dec 15 1905, Helbock type 1 on UX18 to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, very fine (Helbock (PhotoRF = 16) 188)

50 Offer

6

Circle Alaska Nov 28 1906, Helbock type 1 on registry return receipt to Fairbanks, Alaska, filling punches, (Photo = 1 188) very fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1072

6

Cleary, Alaska. July 1 P.M. 1907, Helbock type 1 on registry return receipt to Tanana, Alaska, very (Photo = 1 188) fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1073

6

Coldfoot Alaska. Jan 23 1907. Helbock type 2 on registry return receipt to Tanana, Alaska, very (Photo = 1 188) fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1074

6

Douglas, Alaska. Rec‘d. Aug 15 9 AM 1906, Helbock type 7 on registry return receipt to Hadlock, (Photo = 1 188) Washington, very fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1075

6

Fort Yukon Alaska Sep 21 1907, Helbock type 1 on registry return receipt to Tanana, Alaska, very (Photo = 1 189) fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1076

6

Fort Yukon Alaska 24 Aug 1909, Helbock type 1 on registry return receipt to New York City, small tear at (Photo = 1 189) bottom right, otherwise very fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1077

6

Fort Yukon, Alaska. Jul 22 A.M. 1922, Helbock type 2 on UX18 to Fort Gibbon, Alaska, lightly toned, still (Photo = 1 189) fine, one of two known (Helbock RF 7)

50

1078

6

Hadley, Alaska Apr 21 1917 A.M., Helbock type 1 on UX27 to Connellsville, Pennsylvania, very (Photo = 1 189) fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

View of Tanana

1079

1080 Hot Springs Alaska 2-10-04, Helbock type 2 manuscript postmark on registry return receipt to Tanana, Alaska, postmark ink a bit smudged, still very fine (Helbock RF 8)

150

1079

6

1080

6

Hot Springs Alaska 2-10-04, Helbock type 2 manuscript postmark on registry return receipt to Tanana, Alaska, very fine (Helbock RF 8)

150

1081

6

Iditarod, Alaska. Aug 30 1912 5pm, Helbock type 2 on UX22 to Los Angeles, California, some toning, (Photo = 1 189) very fine strike (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1082

6

Kokrines, Alaska. June 19 A.M. 1907, Helbock type 1 on registry return receipt to Tanana, Alaska, very (Photo = 1 189) fine, ex-Hall (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

191


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1083

6

Nome Alaska. Jun 23 1900, Helbock type 2 on UX14 to Phoenix, Arizona, central crease and some water (Photo = 1 189) staining, very fine strike (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1084

6

Nome Alaska. June 26 1900, Helbock type 2 on UX 14 to New York City, small repairs and faults, fine (Photo = 1 189) strike (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1085

6

Nulato Alaska Jan 26 1907, Helbock type 1 with manuscript date on registry return receipt to Tanana, (Photo = 1 190) Alaska, very fine, the latest known use (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1086

6

Richardson Alaska 4-24-1907, Helbock type 1 manuscript postmark on registry return receipt to Tanana, (Photo = 1 190) Alaska, very fine (Helbock RF 7)

50

1087

6

Richardson Aka 10/11/09, Helbock type 1 manuscript postmark on registry return receipt to Tanana, (Photo = 1 190) Alaska, very fine, ex-Hall (Helbock RF 7)

50

1088

6

Registered, Saint Michael, Alaska. Aug 12 1907, Helbock Type 8 on registry return receipt to Tanana, (Photo = 1 190) Alaska, very fine (Helbock RF 6)

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1089

6

Registered, Saint Michael, Alaska. Aug 17 1907, Helbock Type 8 on registry return receipt to Tanana, (Photo = 1 190) Alaska, very fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1090

6

Registered, Saint Michael, Alaska. Aug 26 1907, Helbock Type 8 with manuscript date on registry return (Photo = 1 190) receipt to Tanana, Alaska, very fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1091

6

Sunrise, Alaska. Apr 1 1912, Helbock type 6 on UX14 to Hampton, Illinois, light creasing, otherwise very (Photo = 1 190) fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1092

6

U.S.S. Chicago. Seward Alaska Jul 11 P.M. 1937, Helbock type 3 on UX27 to West Chester, Pennsylvania, (Photo = 1 190) some toning, still very fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1093

6

Udakta Alaska Oct 23 1905, Helbock type 2 on UX14 to East Orange, New Jersey, some toning along (Photo = 1 190) edges, fine (Helbock RF 6)

Offer

1094

6

Alaska 20th Century Territorial Postal Card Collection, approximately 389 postal cards arranged alphabetically, the vast majority of which are territorial uses (although we note a few statehood), all Helbock rarity factor 1-4 (up to $50), some light wear to be expected, generally very fine, an extraordinary (Photo = 1 www) group of non-philatelic uses, owner‘s inventory available upon request

250

Alaska Territorial Postmarks “Rarity 5” Group, 20 postal cards and registry return receipts all with Alaskan territorial postmarks rated Helbock RF 5 ($50-100), including Chena, Chicken (with unlisted “Eagle, Alaska Rec‘d” backstamp, Eagle, Fairbanks, Gulkana, Haines, Hot Springs, Nulato, Rampart, Richardson, Seldovia, and Teller), light duplication, generally very fine strikes and cards, inventory (Photo = 1 www) available upon request

100

1095

6

1096

6

Alaskan Territorial Postal Cards to Foreign Destinations, 12 postal cards (one statehood) sent from Alaska to foreign destinations, mostly to England, France, and Germany but note 1910 Douglas to Japan, some with interesting messages including several from a missionary, generally very fine and interesting, (Photo = 1 www) inventory available upon request

100

1097

6

Alaska Territorial Advertising Postal Card Group, approximately 38 cards with printed advertisements or government notices, including Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Co., Sears Roebuck, Railway Express Agency, Alaska Steamship Co., and others including a 1933 advertisement for a Kodiak brown bear (Photo = 1 www) expeditions, generally very fine and interesting

50

1098

6

Alaska 1956 Department of Health Postal Reply Cards, approximately 193 incoming reply cards (UY13r) to the Alaska Department of Health, all originating from various post offices throughout Alaska, light duplication particularly among the larger cities, all but Healy Fork, Tanacross, and Fairbanks North Pole Rural Station Helbock rarity factor 1 but this doesn‘t reflect the scarcity of non-philatelic covers from some of these towns, light wear to some cards but generally very fine, owner‘s inventory available upon (Photo = 1 www) request

50

1099

6

Alaska APO and Naval Postal Card Group, 39 cards (28 APO, 11 Naval), nearly all 1940s/50s, mostly (Photo = 1 www) Helbock rarity factor 1-2, generally very fine, a useful and interesting assortment

Offer

1100

6

Alaska HAM Radio Postal Card Group, group of 16 cards ranging from 1929/62 (two statehood), note better including 1929 Unalaska, 1935 Seattle & Seward, and 1946 APO 729 (Shemya Island), generally (Photo = 1 www) very fine and choice, owner‘s inventory available upon request

Offer

Alaska Incoming Postal Cards 1906/81. group of 25 cards incoming to Alaska from various destinations, all but a couple territorial, note better including 1906 Washington, DC to Seward, 1909 Registered Return Receipt Chicago to Chicken, 1912 Kansas City to Chicken, and 1918 AEF Field Post Office to (Photo = 1 www) Anchorage, light wear, generally fine to very fine, viewing recommended

Offer

Alaska Postal Cards with Interesting Messages, group of 19 postal cards, mostly 1900s/60s, each selected for the content of the message, mostly commentary on the weather, local landmarks, disasters, etc., (Photo = 1 www) generally very fine and fun to read

Offer

Alaska Postal History Miscellany, approximately 35 covers and cards, including small run of 1956 cards to the Alaska Department of Health, APOs, penalty covers, incoming advertising covers, and more, (Photo = 1 www) generally fine to very fine, an interesting group worth a look

Offer

1101

6

1102

6

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6

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Colorado In our June 2022 auction we offered manuscript postmarks from the Donald Beuthel collection. The following lots comprise the remainder of Mr. Beuthel’s collection of Colorado postal history, including several balance lots that will certainly prove interesting to the state postal history collector.

LotNo

Start Price

1104

6

“Via Pikes Peak Express” manuscript notation on cover franked with 1857 3c Dull red, tied by “Saint Louis Mo. Jun 13 1860” datestamp, addressed “Denver City, KT”, without backflap and top edge replaced, otherwise very fine

50

1105

6

Bent‘s Fort Col Mar 23 double circle datestamp on cover to Elmira, New York, ragged edges and stamp (Photo = 1 190) removed, very fine strike, the earliest of the three recorded examples of this postmark

Offer

1106

6

Byers Colo. 27 Dec datestamp with 1c Postal card to Ellsworth, Maine, message datelined “Denver Dec 26th 75”, horizontal crease, still fine, the only recorded territorial postmark from Byers, ex-Bauer(Photo = 1 194)

50

1107

6

Castle Rock Colo Jul 9 9-AM 1928, flag cancel ties 1c Franklin to picture postcard (Cheyenne Lodge) to Anderson, Indiana, very fine, one of just three recorded examples of this postmark, the rarest flag cancel (Photo = 1 194) from Colorado

75

1108

6

Castle Rock Colo Aug 7 2-PM 1928, flag cancel ties 1c Franklin to picture postcard (Pioneer Monument in Denver) to Aurora, Illinois, very fine, one of just three recorded examples of this postmark, the rarest flag cancel from Colorado, pictured on the front cover of the August 2014 Colorado Postal Historian (Photo = 1 194)

50

1109

6

Chapin Colo Feb 5 1894 datestamp and target on 2c Green entire to New London, Connecticut, printed (Photo = 1 194) cornercard, fine example of this four year post office (1890-94), ex-New

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1110

6

Chemung, Colo. Jan 17 1910 four-bar datestamp ties 1c Green to postcard to Hastings, Michigan, very (Photo = 1 194) fine strike, this post office only operated 1906-10

Offer

1111

6

Crook Weld County Colorado Nov 12 1883 purple sawtooth postmark with matching grid on 2c Brown (Photo = 1 194) Banknote, addressed to Aledo, Illinois, very fine and attractive

50

1112

6

Deane, Colo Oct 3 1881 datestamp with duplexed star in circle ties 3c Green banknote to cover to Caruth, North Carolina, light wear, very fine strike, the only recorded postal marking from Deane (1879-84)

1113

6

Decatur Colo. Feb 22 1889 datestamp and target on 1c Postal card to Fort Collins, Colorado, filing holes (Photo = 1 194) and light wear, fine strike, the earliest recorded postmark from this three year office (1888-91)

Offer

1114

6

Fort Lyon, C.T. Apr 10 1863 circular datestamp with matching target tying 1861 3c Rose (65) to cover to (Photo = 1 194) Denver City and redirected to Big Thompson, Colorado, manuscript “Due 3”, very fine

50

(Photo = 1 194)

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196


united states postal history View of Fort Lyon

LotNo

Start Price

1115

6

Fort Lyon Col. Jan 23 black datestamp with matching target tying 1868 3c Grilled issue to cover to Worcester, Massachusetts, very fine and choice, ex-Newburn

100

1116

6

Fort Lyon Colo. Feb 7 1874 octagonal postmark in black with second strike tying 3c Green Banknote to cover to Charles Town, Virginia, original enclosure, slightly reduced at left and stamp small faults, (Photo = 1 194) otherwise fine, only a few examples of this postmark recorded

50

Fort Lyon Colo. 31 1876 octagonal datestamp in purple, matching targets tie pair of 3c Green Banknotes to cover to La Crosse, Wisconsin, light wear and reduced at left, very fine strike, only a few examples of (Photo = 1 195) this postmark recorded

50

1117

6

1118

6

Julesburg Col watery blue handstamp with matching grid on 3c Green Banknote cover to Island Pond, (Photo = 1 195) Vermont, original enclosure, very fine

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1119

6

Kit Carson Colo. Apr 1 datestamp with matching grid on 3c Green Banknote cover to Mora, New Mexico, cornercard for “Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants”, reverse with all-over illustrated street (Photo = 1 195) scene advertisement, barely reduced at right, very fine and attractive

50

1120

6

Pueblo, Colo Mar 18 blue straightline ties 2c and 10c Banknotes to registered cover to Milwaukee, (Photo = 1 195) Wisconsin, backflap out, very fine and attractive

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1121

6

Rock Ridge, Colo. Jan 24 1880 magenta double circle datestamp with duplexed stock intertwined “US Mail” (Cole US-148) on 3c Green entire to St. Louis, just reduced at right, very fine, the earliest recorded (Photo = 1 195) example of this postmark

50

1122

6

Ruff Colo. Oct 16 1890 datestamp and target on 1c Postal card to McLeansboro, Illinois, very fine, the (Photo = 1 195) earliest recorded postmark from Ruff, only in operation 1889-96

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1123

6

Sedalia Colo. Sep 16 datestamp and duplexed target on 1c Postal card to Denver, reverse datelined “Plum, Sept 16, 1874”, very fine, one of two recorded territorial postmarks from Sedalia (the other on (Photo = 1 195) a piece), ex-Bauer

50

Sedalia, Colo. Mar 11 1888 purple circular datestamp on cover to Buffalo Creek, Colorado, franked with 2c Green Banknote with matching target, receiving postmark at left, edge wear and stamp small nick, (Photo = 1 195) otherwise very fine, ex-Engert

50

1124

6

1125

6

Toledo Colo. Apr 24 1888 double rim circular datestamp duplexed with wheel of fortune ties 2c Green Banknote (toned perforations) to cover to Decatur City, Iowa, additionally the same device used as a (Photo = 1 196) receiver on a September 24, 1887 (earliest known use), both fine

50

1126

6

Walsenburgh Col. Feb 1 datestamp and duplexed target on 1c Postal card to Santa Fe, New Mexico, reverse with blue 1876 receiving datestamp, very fine, the only recorded territorial postmark from (Photo = 1 196) Walsenburgh, ex-Bauer

50

Early Denver Postal History Collection, exhibit collection covering the first 60 years of Denver‘s history in two binders, approximately 110 covers and postcards spanning the 1860s to 1910s, we note 14 territorial covers, early statehood covers, fancy cancels, duplexes, and machine cancels, all fine to very fine and (Photo = 1 www) well-organized

100

1127

6

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1128

Start Price 6

Denver Metropolitan Area Independent Post Offices Collection, exhibit collection in two binders containing approximately 135 covers and postcards arranged alphabetically, on pages with historical data about the various offices, primarily 20th Century but some earlier (including a few territorial), better items including Denver territorial with negative “M”, earliest recorded Petersburgh, Sanatorium, (Photo = 1 www) and Villa Park, generally fine to very fine

75

Bent County Postmark Collection, exhibit collection of approximately 135 covers arranged alphabetically in two binders, mostly 20th Century but some earlier, includes notes on dates of use, postmaster, and other historical data, note a few better including early Arlington, earliest recorded Catlin, and Fort Lyon (Photo = 1 www) “wheel of fortune”, overall fine to very fine

50

1129

6

1130

6

Douglas County Postmark Collection, exhibit collection of approximately 75 covers arranged alphabetically in two binders, most mounted on pages with the years the post office was in operation, the dates of the postmark, and other information, includes short-lived offices such as Bethesda, Perry Park, (Photo = 1 www) Pine Grove, and Spring Valley, mostly fine to very fine, worth a close look

50

1131

6

Colorado Manuscript Cancel Balance, eight covers and cards including 1867 Bear Canyon with enclosure, ca. 1877 Fort Collins, 1867 Fort Lyon, 1871 Grant, 1877 Greenhorn, 1877 Higbee, 1872 Littleton, and 1908 New Fort Lyon postcard, some faults to be expected, most markings fine or better, attractive and (Photo = 1 www) useful group

150

1132

6

Colorado Flag Cancel Collection, exhibit collection of approximately 145 covers and postcards in two binders, most of the 73 major varieties known from 38 towns in Colorado are represented, including several examples of cancellations with short lifespans and rare varieties, all fine to very fine(Photo = 1 www)

50

1133

6

Colorado Machine Cancels to 1930, exhibit collection of approximately 190 covers in two binders, arranged by manufacturer including American, Barry, Columbia, Doremus, International, and Universal, wide variety of towns with an emphasis on the larger cities, some rare and short-lived varieties represented, (Photo = 1 www) overall a very fine and well-organized collection

50

Better Colorado Postal History Group, approximately 64 covers and cards mostly written up on album pages, ranging from the territorial period through 20th Century fancy cancels, numerous highlights including 1898 Arkansas Valley Fair advertisement, 1888 Bee (only known postmark), 1898 Denver Mountain and Plain multicolored advertisement, 1898 Denver flag cancel, 1860s Fort Garland, 1860s Fort Sedgwick, 1920 Harbourdale, 1869 Julesburg, Las Animas possible territorial use, 1863 Mountain City, 1870 Pueblo, and 1860s Spanish Bar, mixed condition throughout but generally fine or better, (Photo = 1 www) worth a close look for the specialist

200

Balance of the Don Beuthel Collection of Colorado Postal History, several thousand covers housed in 62 binders, arranged alphabetically by county (plus duplicates for many counties), heavy emphasis on modern (post-1950) material but plenty of earlier covers as well including DPO‘s, advertising, each cover mounted and written up with dates of operation for the post office, most covers fine to very fine or better, unlikely to be any great rarities but still an extraordinary amount of material which would be nearly (Photo = 1 www) impossible to duplicate, viewing highly recommended

500

1134

1135

6

6

New Jersey

1136

6

Peapack N.J. July 24th black oval rimless datestamp with manuscript date, “Paid 5” on 1850 folded letter to Summit, New York, very fine strike and cover, a rare marking (ASCC $1,250)

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New Mexico

1137 1138 LotNo

1137 1138

Start Price 6

6

Glorieta. N. Mex. Jul 23 1881 type 1 postmark on cover to Le Roy, Kansas, targets tie or cancel 1c Ultramarine, 5c Blue, and 10c Brown Banknotes, straightline registry handstamp, light wear and 1c stamp faults from placement, very fine and scarce

50

Tres Piedras N. Mex May 29 188 bold type 2 circular datestamp (missing last digit of year), matching negative “R” handstamps cancel pair of 2c and 10c Banknotes on registered legal-size cover to Moro, New Mexico, some edge wear and tears affecting stamps, very fine strike, an attractive cover, ex-Kriege

100

New York 1139

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Utica N.Y. Jul 12 datestamp on 1858 cover to Market Harborough, England, fancy “Paid” in scroll handstamp, manuscript “24” for treaty rate, red “19” and “Paid in America/Liverpool” transit handstamps, (Photo = 1 196) arrival backstamp, very fine

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Washington

1140

6

Cowlitz PO W.T Oct 27th 1853 manuscript postmark with matching “10” rate on envelope to Mokelumne Hill, California, light wear and corner out, very fine marking, Washington Territory was established March 2, 1853 making this one of the earliest uses from Cowlitz

150

State Postal History Collections 1141

6

Better State Postal History Collection, approximately 125 folded letters and covers all selected for interest or attractiveness, many better/interesting including 1814 Christiana DE, 1846 Philadelphia PA letter to Mormons in Nauvoo IL, 1847 Little Rock IL manuscript, 1909 Longlake IL datestamp, 1880 Victoria IL county/postmaster datestamp, 1856 Manti IA manuscript, 1859 Emporia KA territorial use, 1861 Henryville KA, 1861 Gloucester MA drop letter, 1861 Fair Haven MN manuscript, 1822 Cape Girardeau MO, etc., (Photo = 1 www) generally fine to very fine with a few faults throughout, viewing a requirement

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20th Century Covers Airmail Covers LotNo

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1142

6

C4, 1923 8c Dark green, tied by August 15, 1923 Washington, DC first day machine cancel to Worden(Photo = 1 196) serviced cover, very fine (Scott $400)

80

1143

6

C5, 1923 16c Dark blue, tied by August 17, 1923 Washington, DC first day machine cancel to Worden(Photo = 1 196) serviced cover, very fine (Scott $600)

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1144

6

C6, 1923 24c Carmine, tied by August 21, 1923 Washington, DC first day machine cancel to Worden(Photo = 1 196) serviced cover, very fine (Scott $750)

150

1145

1146 C14, 1930 $1.30 Graf Zeppelin, tied by April 19, 1930 Washington, DC first day machine cancel to card to Pennsylvania, appropriate cachets, couple trivial creases, very fine (Scott $900)

180

1145

6

1146

6

C15, 1930 $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, tied by April 19, 1930 Washington, DC first day machine cancel to cover to California, appropriate cachets, very fine (Scott $1,000)

200

1147

6

C15, 1930 $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, tied by April 24, 1930 Lakehurst, New Jersey machine cancel to cover to (Photo = 1 196) Brooklyn, appropriate cachets, very fine (Scott $575)

100

1148

6

USS Akron and Macon Collection, approximately 400 covers, mostly commemorations of various flights and memorials of the loss of both ships, huge variety of cachets, a wonderful assortment for the airship (Photo = 1 www) enthusiast or for individual resale

500

1149

6

“Damaged in Mail Plane Accident at Huron, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1928 6P.M.”, three-line purple handstamp on cover to Portland, Oregon, cover with some damage and wear, accompanied by correspondence with (Photo = 1 196) various collectors about the history of this cover, very fine

Offer

1150

6

Western Air Lines Flight No. 34 (February 26, 1954), large part of a cover from the Georgia Public Service Commission which survived the crash, accompanied by a letter from the Post Office Department, (Photo = 1 200) very fine and scarce

Offer

1151

6

Delay Due to Air Mail Interruption Near Salt Lake City, Utah Dec. 15 1936", four-line purple handstamp on legal-sized cover, very fine, AM 13 flight crashed into a mountain killing all seven aboard (Photo = 1 200)

Offer

1152

6

Sprawling US Airmail Collection 1920s/30s, approximately 1,500 covers, mostly first flights or airshow commemorative covers, appears to be some better early flights and pilot autographs, huge variety of (Photo = 1 www) different cachets and frankings, close inspection is bound to prove fruitful

1500

201


united states postal history

First Day Covers

LotNo

Start Price

1153

6

367, 1909 2c Lincoln, used alongside 4c Chocolate, tied by Canton, Ohio February 12, 1909 first day flag cancel to cover to Midvale, Ohio, reduced at left and adhesive residue on reverse, very fine appearance (Photo = 1 200) (Scott $500)

100

1154

6

559, 1923 7c Black, two covers, first tied by May 1, 1923 Niles, Ohio first day machine cancel to cover to Youngstown, Ohio, second May 1, 1923 Washington, DC first day duplex to locally-addressed cover, very (Photo = 1 200) fine and scarce pair (Scott $460)

90

1155

6

561, 1923 9c Rose, tied to 1c Green stamped envelope by January 15, 1923 Washington, DC first day (Photo = 1 200) machine cancel to New York City, very fine (Scott $190)

Offer

1156

6

614-16, 1924 1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary, three covers each with complete set, tied by May 1 first day Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mayport, Florida; and Albany, New York handstamps respectively, (Photo = 1 www) very fine trio of items (Scott $450)

90

1157

6

957, 1948 3c Wisconsin Centennial, May 29, 1948 Madison machine cancel, hand-painted Dorothy Knapp cachet, barest trace of toning along top, very fine and attractive

150

1158

6

E15, 1927 10c Gray violet, tied alongside 2c Vermont by Washington, DC November 29 1927 first day (Photo = 1 200) duplex, second strike alongside, addressed to New York, very fine and scarce ($130)

Offer

1159

6

Impressive Pre-WWII First Day Cover Collection, by our rough approximation about 4,000 covers ranging from the early 1920s through World War II, sorted by issue with numerous event covers interspersed chronologically, highlights too numerous to mention but the early binders alone include 551 and 576 combination (7), 555 (4 Hodgenville, Scott $350 each), 557 (8 including 3 New York), 558 (2), 559 (7 including 2 Niles), 560 (3), 561 (4), 562 (4), 563, 564 (4 Washington, 4 Caldwell, 3 Boston), 565 (3 Washington, Scott $400 each, plus Muskogee with APEX certificate, Scott $1,250), 566 (Scott $575), 567 (Scott $600), 568 (Scott $650), 569 ($800), 570 (Scott $1,500), 606, 612 (4), 614-16 (19, various cities), 617-19 (17 including Washington, Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, Boston, and Lynn), 620-21 (20), 622 (13 including two North Bend, Scott $200 each), 623 (20), 692 (2), 693 (4), 694 (4), 695 (3), 696 (2), 698 (5, Scott $300 each), 699 (Scott $350), 700 (3, Scott $300 each), 701 (Scott $400), C4, C5, C6, C7 (8), C8 (4), C9 (15), E12 (Scott $500), E13 (2, Scott $400 each), E14 (2), E15 (5), E16 (2), QE1, QE2, QE3, and QE4, better later covers including Prexies complete to the $5, variety of different cachets for each issue (including hand-painted and first cachets), generally very fine with covers selected for their eye-appeal, an incredible holding which would take ages to duplicate, ideal for continuation or resale, difficult to do (Photo = 1 www) this lot justice in words but we are confident the buyer will not be disappointed

5000

202


united states postal history LotNo

1160

Start Price 6

Massive Modern First Day and Commemorative Collection 5,500+ covers in four large cartons dating from the early 1940s up to the early 2000s, a large variety of cachet designs throughout, including several signed by their designers, and at least a dozen Goldberg designs, commemoratives include many each of space exploration, presidential inauguration, and notable U.S. events, a selection of World War Two patriotic covers, some 1960s first flights and airmails, 20+ express mail high-value postage first-day covers, several with multiples, vast majority of items in very fine condition and well organized chronologically, an excellent (Photo = 1 www) opportunity for a dealer to replenish stock, a close inspection would definitely prove worthwhile

1000

Presidential Covers

1163

1161

1161

6

Woodrow Wilson 2nd Inauguration, picture postcard of Wilson with March 4, 1917 Washington, DC machine cancel, message reads “We arrived here last eve. to see the great parade tomorrow...”, light postal wear, very fine and scarce

75

1162

6

Herbert Hoover 1928 Election, red and blue “Hoover and Curtis” portrait design, 2c Valley Force (Photo = 1 200) postmarked “East Pembroke N.Y. Nov 6 P.M. 1928” (election night), very fine

Offer

1163

6

Herbert Hoover Inauguration, multicolored “Man of the Hour” cachet, pairs of ½c Nathan Hale and 2c Norse-American tied by March 4, 1929 Washington, DC duplexes, very fine and scarce

50

1164

6

Presidential Autograph Group, seventeen autographs from Presidents and their families, some on cards, some on commemorative covers, definitely some auto-pen signatures but many original, signatures include Gerald R. Ford, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Richard Nixon, Pat Nixon, Julie Nixon, (as Julie Nixon on one and Julie Nixon Eisenhower on two) Tricia Nixon, (Photo = 1 www) David Eisenhower, Several signatures repeated, all very fine condition

150

Exposition Covers 1165

1166

6

6

1870s/1930s Fairs and Expositions Collection, highlighted by approximately 140 Columbian Exposition postal cards, many identified by UPSS number, mix of mint and used, a very useful selection; additionally better material from other expos including U218 and U219 used with typewritten addresses from the Centennial Exposition (11 and 28 recorded, respectively), 1900 Texas State Fair Barry machine cancel, 1901 Buffalo postcard with October 26 Bomar BO1-19 cancel, and much more, generally fine to very (Photo = 1 www) fine, an extraordinary lot for the specialist

500

World‘s Fair Postcard Collection 1898/1915, impressive holding of cards identified by Bomar number, including 8 1898 Trans-Mississippi expo cards (including EX90, 91, 93, 94, 95, and 98, UPSS $70 each), 1901 Pan-American (11), 1904 St. Louis (155), 1905 Lewis and Clark (140), 1907 Jamestown (261), 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific (37), 1915 Panama-California (22), and 1915 Panama-Pacific (79), better including 1904 hold-to-light cards, Fortress Monroe April 26 first day of 1907 Jamestown Expo, etc., all priced at approximately $3-15 retail with some higher, some light wear but mostly fine to very fine, a wonderful (Photo = 1 www) holding ripe for further research or breakdown for individual sale

1500

203


united states postal history

Postal Stationery and Postcard Collections LotNo

1167

1168

Start Price 6

6

Extraordinary Postal Stationery Balance from the Collection of Dr. Larry C. Parks, several hundred envelopes and cards, we note better including UPSS 2158-33 mint, 585-8 mint, 3425-46 used, 3704-23 unused, S4-TCe, S4-TCi, S4-TCza, S4-TCzd, S5-TCa, S14b2 used, S75a mint, MR1E-GBb, MR17 mint (faults) and unused, several multi-ad cards including Corn Flakes and Blue Label Chili Sauce, several stamped envelope ad collar cut squares, numerous postal card plate varieties all neatly identified, and much more, words cannot adequately capture what is in this lot so we encourage you to view photos on our website, Dr. Larry C. Parks was an extraordinary collector and this lot benefits from his many decades of research

1000

Pioneer Postcard Collection, approximately 190 cards, mix of mint and used, most major manufacturers represented including American Souvenir Card Co., Livingston, Rost, Kropp, Kreh, etc., subjects including Great White Fleet, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, White Mountains, Spanish American War, and many others, an incredible collection which would be difficult to replicate, generally fine to very fine, viewing recommended

500

1169

6

Pioneer Postcard Group, approximately 125 pioneer postal cards from the turn of the 20th Century, mostly used with many uprated to foreign destinations, additionally a few mint multi-advertisement cards (Blue Label, Corn Flakes, etc.), majority fine to very fine, an attractive and useful group

200

1170

6

Extensive Advertising Postal Card and Postcard Collection, roughly 1,000 cards housed in nine binders plus loose material, ranging from about the 1880s through the mid-20th Century, we note several binders of “salesman will call” cards, Valentines, and Christmas cards although the vast majority are printed advertising cards, mix of government postal cards and adhesive stamps, an incredible variety of different designs represented, many marked at retail from a few dollars to well over $100, generally fine to very fine, whether preparing a collection/exhibit of early advertising cards or looking for an ideal dealer stock this lot is simply incomparable and would take a lifetime to duplicate, viewing images on our website is essential to fully get a sense of what is included

2500

1171

6

US Postal Cards Used in Territories/Possessions, group of 16 cards including 1883 Butte City, Montana; 1884 Aberdeen, Dakota Territory; 1891 Cordes, Arizona registered packet receipt; 1901 San Francisco to Pahala, Hawaii (Honolulu and Pahala backstamps); and 1902 Fort Worth to Apache, Oklahoma Territory (arrival backstamp), to name a few, generally fine to very fine, an interesting and useful group

50

1172

6

Interesting Postal Card Group, approximately 44 cards selected for cancellations or messages, we note Mattapoisett, MA negative “76” cancellation, several Boston negatives, “Damaged by cancelling machine” auxiliary markings, advertisements for everything from corsets to caskets, and more, some postal wear but generally fine to very fine, worth a close inspection

50

US Postal Cards to Foreign Destinations, 11 cards plus one incoming to Olympia, Washington from Russia, includes 1896 card to Haarlem and forwarded to Paris, 1915 card to Cologne, 1916 card to Milan returned to Chicago, and 1938 card to Basutoland, wide variety of auxiliary and postal markings, some postal wear but generally a fine to very fine group

Offer

1173 1174

6

6

20th Century Postal Stationery Assortment, approximately 800 envelopes, postal cards, and reply cards to about the mid-20th Century, majority mint with some FDCs and commercial uses, all fine to very fine

50

1175

6

Sprawling Post Card Accumulation, large carton with thousands of cards, better sections including Zieher cards, leather post cards, RPPCs, and more, primarily US but a bit of worldwide, generally fine to very fine, a wonderful group that could prove rewarding with a little bit of work

500

1176

6

Large Postcard Assortment, approximately 800 picture postcards, mix of used and mint, majority mid20th Century but some earlier, all fine to very fine

50

Postal History and Cover Collections and Balances 1177

6

Impressive Postal History Balance, large carton filled with binders of covers, including but not limited to RFDs, machine cancels, RPOs, illegal postal stationery cutouts, aerograms, auxiliary markings, advertising, fancy cancels including Boston numerals, and more, even note a few Confederate covers/ letters, mixed condition to be anticipated but many fine to very fine or better, an extremely useful group which essentially serves as a ready-made dealer stock (or could provide many hours of entertainment for an intrepid collector)

1000

1178

6

19th Century Cover Group, three cover, including Scott 26 pair tied to 1860 folded legal deposition by green West Point, Kentucky datestamp, 68 on cover to the US Consul in Panama, and 70 on cover to Reading, England, all fine to very fine

75

204


united states postal history LotNo

1179

Start Price 6

United States 19th Century Postal History Group, approximately 18 items, better include Scott 35 on cover from Portland, Maine to Montreal with “U.States.” in arc; 65 and 69 on cover from New Brunswick, NJ to Frankfurt; 87 on cover to New York City; and 96 on cover from Chicago to Berlin; also a few first issue postage due covers and other miscellany, mixed condition throughout, better covers generally fine to very fine

100

1180

6

1860/75 Scotland to New York Correspondence, 12 covers incoming from Wishaw or Edinburgh, mix of stampless and adhesives, all with original contents, variety of different markings, generally fine and interesting

Offer

1181

6

1909/15 2c Perfin Group, 13 covers including cornercards/perfins from Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Credit Clearing House of New York, Fairbanks-Morse, etc., some small faults, generally fine

Offer

1182

6

United States Cover Group, box of about 1,200 mixed US covers, first approximately 700 ship and naval covers (including special events, Arctic expeditions, paquetbot, etc.), followed by about 500 assorted covers primarily from the 1880s to 1920s, including advertising, official mail, stationery entires, mourning covers from the Banknote era, and much more, generally fine to very fine, should prove interesting and worthwhile with a closer look

250

1183

6

United States Covers and Postcards Selection, approximately 60 covers and postcards, stampless covers including 1835 Philadelphia to New York, 1840 York PA, 1841 Lancaster PA, 1840, 1851 New Orleans, and Mobile AL “Way 11”; a few postcards and stationery entires including some 1990s used official stationery, a varied and interesting group with most items fine to very fine

150

Large 20th Century Cover Assortment, box of over 1,000 covers total, including approximately 350 airmail covers including first flights and events, about 100 computer vended stamps on cover, and over 700 20th Century commercial covers including transportation coil plate number singles, all fine to very fine

100

1184

6

1185

6

United States Miscellaneous Cover Group, approximately 44 items, mostly modern, we note (in no particular order): officials including O139 on cover, 1906 mailer‘s permit, 1888 Smithsonian penalty envelope, “Return to sender, Delivery forbidden by judicial sentence” auxiliary marking, and several modern APO covers, mostly very fine, an eclectic mix worth a look

Offer

1186

6

World War II Cover Collection, approximately 1,000 covers, including first day covers of WWII-related issues (Overrun Countries, etc.), soldier‘s mail, patriotic covers, and much more, generally very fine, ideal for resale or for further continuation, difficult to amass in this quantity

500

1187

6

World War II V-Mail and Aerograms, two binders of US V-Mail and one binder of British WWII aerograms, several hundred items total, many marked at retail $5-15, generally very fine and interesting

100

1188

6

Naval Cover Accumulation, approximately 1,500 covers, primarily from the 1930s/40s, huge variety of different cachets and vessels, mostly very fine, close inspection could pay off as these were accumulated by a knowledgeable collector, a fantastic opportunity for the naval collector or dealer

1000

TOPICAL COLLECTIONS 1189

6

Massive Space Cover Collection, two large cartons filled with approximately 3,000 covers (a conservative estimate), dating from rocket flights of the 1930s through shuttle flights of the 1980s, many different missions, launches, and events, autographs throughout including Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, and more, generally very fine, an excellent opportunity for the collector or dealer

IMPORTANT NOTICE Additional images of collections can be viewed on our website at www.hrharmer.com 205

2000


HEINRICH KÖHLER Germany’s Oldest Stamp Auction House

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Auction

Auction Dates

H.R. Harmer, USA

Fine Stamp Auctions, founded in 1940.

Postal History Sale

26–27 October 2022

Autumn Auction , incl. The ERIVAN Collection – United States 8

13–15 December 2022

21 October 2022

Spring Auction, incl. The ERIVAN Collection – United States 9

June 2023

March 2023

Corinphila Auctions, Switzerland

The oldest stamp auction house in Switzerland, founded in 1919.

International Auction

28 November–3 December 2022

International Auction

5–10 June 2023

5 March 2022

John Bull, Hong Kong

The oldest stamp auction house in Hong Kong, founded in 1975.

Autumn Auction

December 2022

30 September 2022

Spring Auction

June 2023

March 2023

Corinphila Veilingen, Netherlands

HEINRICH KÖHLER

Fine Stamp Auctions, founded in 1974.

Spring Auction

16–18 March 2023

30 December 2022

Autumn Auction

14–16 September 2023

30 June 2023

Heinrich Köhler, Germany

Germany’s Oldest Stamp Auction House

Consignment Deadline

The oldest stamp auction house in Germany, founded in 1913.

Spring Auction, incl. The ERIVAN Collection – German States 9

20–25 March 2023

15 January 2023

IBRA 2023 Special Auction The ERIVAN Collection – Germany since 1872

27 May 2023

Autumn Auction, incl. The ERIVAN Collection – German States 10

20–25 March 2023

15 July 2023

H.R. HARMER

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(c) Dispute Resolution: All disputes and claims arising out of or relating to events and actions covered herein, brought by or against us, shall be resolved by mediation or binding arbitration in accord with the procedures set forth below. This provision does not apply to claims brought by the Buyer directly against the Consignor, including, but not limited to any action brought pursuant to the rescission provisions noted above.

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURES 13.

(a) Within 30 days of written notice that there is a dispute, the parties or their representatives may meet at a time and place mutually agreed upon, to mediate their differences. If the parties agree, a mediator acceptable to the parties shall be selected. The mediator shall be an attorney, trained in mediation techniques and familiar with commercial law and the UCC. The mediator’s fees shall be shared equally and paid by all parties. At the mediation, all parties shall have actual authority to settle the dispute. Any statements made during, and all aspects of, the mediation process shall be kept confidential and shall not be admissible in any subsequent arbitration or judicial proceeding. Any resolution shall be confidential. (b) If the parties cannot agree to mediation, or if mediation does not resolve the dispute, or in any event no longer than 60 days after receipt of written notice referred to above, the parties shall submit the dispute for binding arbitration before a single neutral arbitrator jointly selected, or absent agreement, selected from the panel of Arbitrators provided by the American Arbitration Association (AAA ). If, within 15 days, the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then AAA shall select one (1) person as arbitrator in accord with AAA rules. The arbitrator shall be an attorney, experienced in commercial law and with the UCC. The arbitrator shall be required to follow the law in making his award, and the award shall be in writing and shall set forth findings of fact and legal conclusions. (c) The arbitration shall occur within 60 days of the selection of the arbitrator, in New York County, New York, unless the parties agree to another location. Discovery and the procedure for the Arbitration shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, follow the procedures and policies of AAA governing commercial arbitration, subject however to the following modifications: All arbitration proceedings shall be confidential. None of the parties nor the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content or results of the arbitration without the written consent of all parties. The parties shall attempt to agree on the issues to be arbitrated, or identify the disputed issues in writing no later than 45 days prior to arbitration. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, discovery, if any, shall be limited as follows: (​ a) Requests for no more than 10 clearly identified categories of documents, to be provided to the requesting party within 14 days of written request therefore; (b) Depositions: No more than two (2) per party, provided however, the deposition(s) are to be completed within one (1) day; (c) Compliance with the above shall be enforced by the arbitrator in accord with New York law. Each party shall have no longer than eight (8) hours to present its position. The entire hearing before the arbitrator shall not take longer than three (3) consecutive days, unless all parties agree otherwise in writing. (d) The award shall be made in writing no more than 30 days following the end of the proceeding. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party shall bear its own attorney’s fees and costs in connection with the proceedings and shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator.


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H.R. HARMER

Email

45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2607

Dealer References

New York, NY 10111 Phone: (929) 436-2800 Fax: 714.389.9189 Email: info@hrharmer.com Website:www.hrharmer.com

New York Resale Number Please supply shipping address if different from above. Please bid for me in accordance with your Terms and Conditions of Sale, which I have read and agree to. I have indicated below my maximum bid for each lot. I understand that you will execute my bids at one bid increment over the next highest bid and that you will not use my maximum bid unless necessary to secure the lot.

Please limit my total purchases to: $

I agree to pay for all purchases immediately upon notification.

(not including Buyer’s Premium) Note: Limits of less than $1000 are respectfully declined.

I understand a buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the total of my purchases. Signed______________________________________________

BIDS BELOW THE LISTING START PRICE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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Please charge my purchases to my Master/Visa/Discover Card Credit card payments will be subject to a 4% convenience fee. # _________________________________________________ Exp.___________________________CCV#________________ Billing Zip Code: ______________________________________

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A Buyer’s Premium of 18% will be added to the hammer price of each lot.

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Bidding Increments Up to $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . Increase by $5 $100 to $250 . . . . . . . . . . Increase by $10 $250 to $750 . . . . . . . . . . Increase by $25 $750 to $1,000 . . . . . . . . . Increase by $50 $1,000 to $2,500. . . . . . . . Increase by $100 $2,500 to $5,000. . . . . . . . Increase by $250

$5,000 to $10,000. . . . . . . Increase by $500 $10,000 to $25,000. . . . . . Increase by $1,000 $25,000 to $50,000. . . . . . Increase by $2,500 $50,000 to $100,000 . . . . Increase by $5,000 Above $100,000 . . . . . . . . Auctioneer’s discretion

A Buyer’s Premium of 18% will be added to the hammer price of each lot.

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H.R. H Harmer H.R. armer October 26-27, 26-27, 2022 2022 October

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