Lot 23U.S.P.O. Dispatch Phila., Jan 5, 5 PM, octagonal carrier datestamp ties 1¢ blue (63), additional strike at top right, on locally addressed Philadelphia buff cover with Leeds Patent Ventilator Co. black cameo corner card with illustration of chimney ventilator, address in corner card crossed out; slightly reduced at top, 1¢ large tear at lower right, Very Fine appearance, a spectacular cameo design.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
The "U.S.P.O. DESPATCH, PHILA." octagon datestamp has been recorded from January 6th 1861 until April 9th 1862 at the main Philadelphia post office only. It was not used at any of the four Sub-Posts.
Lot 24U.S.P.O. Dispatch Phila., Feb 6, 8 AM, octagon datestamp ties 1¢ blue (63), second bold strike adjacent on light buff cover with blue "Freight Station Penna Rail Road" shield cameo corner card to local Philadelphia street address, receipt "Recd Feby 6th 1862" docketing, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 25U.S. Penny Mail, Phila. Pa., C, Jun 3, 5½PM, octagon datestamp ties 1¢ blue (63), used with 3¢ rose (65), both tied by "Philadelphia Pa., Jun 3, 1863" cds on cover with multicolor patriotic labels to Columbia Pa., small shield label also tied by Penny Mail datestamp; 3¢ with pre-printing paper fold and faulty, Fine and attractive carrier patriotic use; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
The 1¢ stamp pays the carrier fee and the 3¢ the domestic letter rate. Illustrated in "The United States 1¢ Franklin 1861-1867" by Don Evans on page 287, fig. 14-56.
Lot 26U.S. Penny Mail, Phila. Pa., A, Apr 11, 10½AM, octagon datestamp cancels 1¢ blue (U19) on buff entire and additional sharp strike at top center to local Philadelphia street address; reduced slightly at top with partial flap, Very Fine and clear strike of the U.S. Penny Mail datestamp; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $150 - 200.
The "U.S. PENNY MAIL, PHILA. PA" handstamp was reserved for branch offices and has been recorded from Summer 1861 until beyond July 1, 1863.
Lot 27U.S. Penny Mail, Phila. Pa., A, Jun 11, PM, fine strike of octagon datestamp ties 1¢ blue (63) on reverse of orange buff cover to local Philadelphia street address with blue "Joseph Maples, Sculptor & Marble Cutter" cameo corner card illustrated with a large monument, additional strike of U.S. Penny Mail octagon datestamp on front; toning on reverse, F.-V.F.
Estimate $400 - 600.