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US and Possessions
Stamps and Postal History


Carriers and Locals




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Lot 4256

Adams Express Co., Philadelphia, envelope franked with 3¢ imperf (#11), addressed to Chestertown, Ma., Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4257

Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle (Scott LO2), three-margin single used with a 3¢ dull red (26), each tied by a partial Washington Cy., D.C. c.d.s., Jan 8, 1858, at opposite corners of a folded address leaf to Philadelphia; 3¢ with some damaged perforations, otherwise Fine. Very scarce Washington D.C. usage.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4258

Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle (Scott LO2, 26), used with red star cancel on a handsome cover from Philadelphia to Natchez, Miss., with 3¢ perforated, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $160
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Lot 4259

Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle (Scott LO2), a nice four-margin single with dividing lines showing on two sides, tied by a red cork and used with a four-margin 3¢ dull red (11),which is tied by a blue Cincinnati c.d.s. on a clean 1855 cover to Bethany, O.; flap tear just visible at the top edge, otherwise Very Fine, includes original letter.
Scott $400+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4260

Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, period after "Paid" (Scott 4LB8a), large margins, pen canceled on an 1851 folded letter, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4261

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue (Scott 6LB3), used with a red "US in octagon" cancel (almost but not quite tied) on a handsome local New York cover, Very Fine, one of the nicest examples of this issue that can be found, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4262

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue (Scott 6LB3), four large margins, Very Fine, with a neat octagonal-boxed "U.S" cancel on an 1842 folded letter with a clear red Nov 29 City Despatch Post c.d.s., to a local Wall Street address; light all-over toning; letter with a central vertical file fold and internal separation, Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4263

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on blue (Scott 6LB5b), red US in octagon cancel, used on an 1846 folded letter sheet to the Bowery, in New York City, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4264

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on blue (Scott 6LB5b), used on 1844 folded letter sheet with US in octagon cancel, to New York City, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4265

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black (Scott 7LB11, 10), used (not tied) on a neat 1851 cover to Providence, R.I., Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4266

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black (Scott 7LB11, 11A), used (not tied, as typical) on a really neat cover to Troy, N.Y., with Philadelphia postmark neatly tying the customary 3¢ imperf, Very Fine.
Scott $325+.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 4267

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue (Scott 7LB12), 4 margins, used with red cancel (not tied, as common) on a local Philadelphia folded letter, Very Fine, ex-Gibson, Ward.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4268

Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black (Scott 15L13), acid-tied and tied, with a 3¢ brownish carmine (11A), mostly clear blue Nov 21 Philadelphia c.d.s., on an 1851 folded letter to Pluckamin, N.J., with a Blood's c.d.s. of the same date; both stamps with three-plus margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000 for acid-tied.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4269

Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black (Scott 15L13), acid-tied and used with a 3½-margin 1847 5¢ red brown (1) tied by two incomplete strikes of a blue "Philada. Pa./5 cts" c.d.s. on an 1851 folded cover from Philadelphia to Clearfield, Pa.; includes the original letter, Fine to Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $160
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Lot 4270

Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black (Scott 15L13, 11), acid tied and used with 3¢ imperf on a Jan. 1, 1853 cover to New Bedford, Mass., with a blue Philadelphia postmark tying the 3¢ and barely tying the Blood's Local; some cover stains, Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4271

Blood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac (Scott 15L14), acid-tied on a cover from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Pa. with a Mar 10, 1856 Blood's c.d.s. along with a handstamped "Due 5" and a clear Mar 10 Philadelphia c.d.s., the latter struck over the remnant of a previously-applied 3¢ stamp which had been removed, likely in the mistaken belief that the letter, which is addressed to a Pennsylvania legislator, should be postage-free., Fine to Very Fine and most unusual.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $120
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Lot 4272

Blood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black (Scott 15L18, 26), margins all around, tied on an 1858 tobacco advertising cover from Philadelphia to Baltimore; light file folds, Fine to Very Fine overall, quite attractive.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4273

Boyd's City Dispatch, envelope, 1867, 2¢ red on cream, horizontally laid paper (Scott 20LU14a), a nice local New York usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4274

East River Post Office, 1855 (1¢) black on green (Scott 62L4), used on a lovely neat cover to Newton, New Jersey, not tied (as usual) and with the very usual 3¢ imperforate, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4275

Floyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1¢) blue (Scott 68L1), tied by postmark on a neat Chicago cover, Very Fine overall, with 2013 P.F. certificate, which notes a "pre-use nick" on the stamp at bottom right.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400

If you collect "pre-use nicks", this could be the lot you've been longing for
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Current Bid $150
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Lot 4276

Floyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1¢) blue (Scott 68L1), extra large margins, tied by a clear "Floyd's/Penny Post/Chicago" double-oval on a locally addressed cover; small repaired nick at top, also "cover cleaned, the stamp lifted and [sy] inaccurately replaced" per the accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, with a 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4277

Gordon's City Express, 1848-52, 2¢ black on green (Scott 72L2), a somewhat rugged example with 4 margins but some wear, tied by red New York postmark (uncommon thus!) on a cover to Connecticut, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4278

Gordon's City Express, 1848-52, 2¢ black on green (Scott 72L3), genuine stamp with a small corner crease, uncancelled on a large part of a March 14, 1850 locally addressed folded outer address sheet, a Very Fine cover, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4279

Hanford's Pony Express, 1845, 2¢ black on orange yellow (Scott 78L1), uncanceled as usual, on an 1848 folded letter from New York to Litchfield, Ct. with clear red "New-York/5cts/Feb 3" c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine, signed A. Friedl, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4280

Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, 1849 (1¢) black on green (Scott 106L1), pencil-canceled and used with a 3½-margin 1847 5¢ red brown (1), Fine-Very Fine, tied by a red square grid on a small lady's envelope to Boston with a red "New-York, Apr 5" c.d.s.; the Local with "creases at top and the cover with a small tear at top," per the accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4281

Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (2¢) red (Scott 136L4), used with star cancel (not tied) on a cover from New York to Saratoga Springs, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4282

Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (1¢) pink (Scott 136L10), pen-canceled and tied, along with 3¢ dull red (11A), by a New-York c.d.s. on a cover to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; wax seal cut from back, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4283

Wells Fargo & Co., 1862-64, 25¢ blue (Scott 143L8), a Very Fine example with four large margins on a 3¢ pink on buff entire (U35) with a printed Wells Fargo frank, tied by a blue May 10 Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City, N.T. oval, to San Francisco; reduced somewhat at the left, otherwise Very Fine, Ex-Risvold.
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 4284

Wells Fargo & Co., 1862, 25¢ red on a U.S. 3¢ pink stamped envelope (Scott 143LU3 var.), a relatively clean mint entire, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4285

Wyman, 1844, 5¢ black (Scott 149L1), large margins, used with pen cancel on a neat folded letter from Boston (per docketing) to an address on Wall Street, Very Fine, ex-Malcom, Golden and Kuphal.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $600 - 800

With a note from Bill Langs that a similar cover sold in a Robert A. Siegel auction in 1998 for an astronomical price. So—astronomy buffs—get out your telescopes and magnify your bids accordingly
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Current Bid $600
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