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Sale 68: New York 2016

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Carrier - U.S. City Despatch Post

Lots 370-379 Lots 380-389

Lot 370    

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ Black on Grayish, Bottom Left Corner Margin Single, a magnificent example showing full sheet margin selvage, tied by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp on locally addressed 1842 folded letter sheet, with matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Oct. 18, 1 O'Clock" cds alongside; left sideflap missing, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Caspary, Boker, Klein and Kapiloff; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB1    $12,000.

THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE GREIG'S ADHESIVE USED PROVISIONALLY AS A GOVERNMENT SEMI-OFFICIAL CARRIER.

The sale of Greig's private post to the government post office was completed in mid-August of 1842. This issue was the first official usage of a postage stamp in the United States. There are approximately 15 verified genuine on cover usages recorded, with many not tied or in poor condition. This example is by far the finest extant.

Realized: $13,500

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Lot 371 ()   

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Rosy Buff, without gum, margins huge to just shaving frameline at right, slight thin spots as usual, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 6LB2    $5,000.

ONE OF APPROXIMATELY TEN EXAMPLES OF THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 3¢ ISSUE ON ROSY BUFF.

Realized: $2,200

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Lot 372 ()   

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Light Blue, without gum, ample to mostly large margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. 6LB3    $1,500.

A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 3¢ ON LIGHT BLUE.

Realized: $800

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Lot 373    

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Light Blue, huge margins showing complete dividing line on all sides, tied by red "U.S." in octagon handstamps on 1842 printed notice to merchant Moses Taylor, bold matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Dec. 31, 4 O'Clock" cds, Extremely Fine, ex-White, Knapp; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB3    $2,500.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 3¢ ON LIGHT BLUE ISSUE ON COVER.

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Lot 374    

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Light Blue, large to huge margins, tied by "U.S." in octagon handstamps on 1842 locally addressed folded letter, with matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Nov 24, 1 O'Clock" cds (type I), Extremely Fine, ex-Emerson, Hall.
Scott No. 6LB3    $2,500.

This first government printed adhesive stamp was on sale at the New York Post Office from about September 1, 1842. It was succeeded by the glazed paper issues.

Realized: $850

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Lot 375    

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Blue Green, two gem covers; each tied by red "U.S." in octagon handstamps on locally addressed 1843 folded letters, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post" cds's with one dated "Aug 2, 9 O'Clock" and other "Jul 24, 1 O'Clock", Extremely Fine; one with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A GEM PAIR OF USAGES WITH WONDERFUL EYE APPEAL.

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 376    

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Blue Green, large margins, canceled by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp on folded letter sheet to Hartford, Ct., with blue "Forwarded From, Howards Hotel, New-York." oval handstamp, red "New York, Mar. 29" cds and blue manuscript "12½" rating, Extremely Fine, a stunning cover, the Howard Hotel was a station for the U.S. City Despatch Post; with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE HOTEL FORWARDER USAGE BEARING THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 3¢ ON BLUE GREEN ISSUE.

Realized: $800

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Lot 377 ()   

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Blue, Three Singles, all tied together by red "U.S." in octagon handstamps on cover front to Ridgefield, Conn., red "New - York, Jun 13" cds and matching arched "Paid" handstamp with blue manuscript "10" rate, with stamps apparently accepted as payment of rate with additional 1¢ paid in cash; middle stamp with scissor separation cut in top left margin and trivial tiny enamel chipping, F.-V.F., ex-Caspary, Middendorf, Kapiloff and Kuphal; with photocopy of 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5b    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

ONE OF EIGHT USAGES OF THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST CARRIER ISSUES USED TO PAY POSTAGE ON INTER-CITY MAIL.

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Lot 378    

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Blue, two gem covers each franked with single and used locally, both in deep shade and with large even margins, first is a small envelope with adhesive (trivial enamel chipping) tied by single boxed "U.S." in red with matched "City Despatch Post, Jan 8, 1 O'Clock" postmark (type II), second is an envelope with adhesive tied by two strikes of boxed "U.S." in red with matched "City Despatch Post, May 13, O'Clock" (hour slug omitted postmark (type II), both are Extremely Fine and choice, first is ex-Knapp, Emerson.
Scott No. 6LB5b    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $900

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Lot 379 o   

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ Black on Blue, Double Impression, red "U.S." in octagon handstamp, large to huge margins showing dividing lines at sides, Extremely Fine; with 1974 and 1988 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 6LB5c    $850.

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 3¢ ON BLUE GLAZED PAPER BEARING A DOUBLE IMPRESSION.

Realized: $1,450

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