Lot 139Brigg's Despatch 2, red negative circular handstamp on printed Sep. 8th 1848 Pennsylvania Railroad notice to "11 & Ridge Road" street address, manuscript "Spring Garden Missent & Fowd.", trace of blue Philadelphia cds, couple of small pieces torn from circular, still Very Fine, ex-Knapp, Golden, Vernon Morris Jr.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE RED NEGATIVE BRIGG'S DESPATCH "2" CIRCULAR HANDSTAMP.
Abt believed this circular and another from the same correspondence were addressed beyond the old Philadelphia city limits, and Brigg's chose to put them into the post office rather than go beyond his legal limits of delivery.
Lot 140Broadway Post Office, 1851 (1¢) black, cut-to-shape horizontal pair, each stamp cancelled by inverted "PAID" handstamp with matching inverted strike adjacent on small lady's embossed cover to local street address, matching partial strike of "Broadway City Express, Post-Office, 2 Cts" oval handstamp; restored top edge and small edge tear, no flap, Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26L2 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED PAIR ON FULL COVER. THIS IS FROM AN OLD-TIME COLLECTION BEING OFFERED TO AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Lot 141Dupuy & Schenck, 1846-48 (1¢) black on gray, large margins to just touching, tied by manuscript cancel, red "Paid" straightline handstamp on Jul. 9th 1847 folded letter to local street address, fresh and Very Fine use, ex-Hall, Geisler; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 60L2 $1,000.
A CHOICE USE BEARING THE DUPUY & SCHENCK BEEHIVE STAMP.
Lot 142Pomeroy's Letter Express, 1844, 5¢ red, true four large margins, manuscript "JS" cancel, on August 29th 1844 folded letter from Detroit Mich. to New York N.Y., manuscript "Collect 1/-" rating at top right, red "Boyd's City Express Post. Sep 4 9 O'C." framed postmark, Very Fine and exceptionally rare; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 117L5 $3,500.
A CHOICE CONJUNCTIVE USE OF THE POMEROY'S 5¢ RED STAMP, EXCEEDINGLY RARE ON COVER. THIS IS FROM AN OLD-TIME COLLECTION BEING OFFERED TO AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Lot 143Priest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) black on rose, margins to slightly in, uncancelled as always, effectively tied by gum toning thru lettersheet on folded cover to local street address, Very Fine and extremely rare, signed Perry and Sloane; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121L4 $2,000.
ONE OF TEN RECORDED COVERS WITH PRIEST'S 121L4 STAMP.
Lot 144Priest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) black on blue, mostly full margins to clear at right, uncancelled on dark buff cover to Burlington N.J., blue "Philadelphia. Pa. '5 cts' Dec 30" integral cds; faint toned spot at center, some edge wrinkles, Very Fine, ex-Lilly, Golden; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121L7 $3,250.
ONE OF TEN RECORDED COVERS WITH PRIEST'S 121L7 STAMP.
Lot 145Union Square Post Office, 1852, 1¢ black on light apple green, cut square with large margins, just touched at top, minor corner crease at bottom right, lightened pencil cancel, in combination with 1851 3¢ dull red, minor corner crease at top left, large margins to just touched at top right, tied by bold "New-York, Jun 3" cds on cover to Union Village, N.Y., Very Fine.
Scott No. 141L2 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A CHOICE TO-THE-MAILS USE OF THE UNION SQUARE LOCAL IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1852 3¢ ISSUE.