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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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Philadelphia - Semi-Official Carrier - 1850-52 Issues

Lots 16-25 Lots 26-33

Lot 16    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black, clear to large margins, pencil "X" canceled (impression effectively tying though to cover) on 1851 folded letter to the editor of the New York Herald in New York, in combination with full margin 1847, 5¢ red brown tied by blue smudge cancel, matching "Philada., Pa., 5 cts, Mar 30" cds, with anonymous letter containing a newspaper clipping written by the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society and sent…"hoping that you will give these infatuated women their deserts", Extremely Fine, ex-Gibson & Meyersburg, illustrated in Chronicle 152, p. 232; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB11+1    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST PHILADELPHIA "GOLD ON BLACK" CARRIER AND 1847 ISSUE COMBINATIONS KNOWN.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 17    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black, margins ample to just into frameline, small corner crease, tied by bold blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 28" cds on fresh locally addressed cover, with second strike of cds at center and matching "1" in octagon handstamp at right, reverse with allover illustrated Howell & Brothers, Manufacturers of Paper Hangings ad showing Factory Scene, cover with 1852 docketing at left, Very Fine and attractive, a rare example of the Philadelphia "Gold on Black" carrier issue on an advertising cover, ex-Emerson & Hall; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB11    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $600

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Lot 18    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black, clear to ample margins, tied by two strikes of red star handstamp on 1851 folded letter to New York, in combination with 1852, 3¢ experimental orange brown (plate 1L) tied by blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 27" cds; 3¢ stamp slightly oxidized with vertical file fold affecting, Very Fine appearance; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB11+11A    Estimate $500 - 750.

ONE OF THREE KNOWN ON COVER EXAMPLES OF THE PHILADELPHIA "GOLD ON BLACK" CARRIER TIED BY THE RED STAR CANCELLATION.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 19    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black, large margins to just touching at bottom left, pencil canceled on folded letter to New York, letter datelined "Philadelphia, 11 August 1851", in combination with 1851, 3¢ orange brown tied by deep red grid handstamp, matching "Kensington, Pa., Aug 11" cds alongside, Very Fine, an extremely rare usage of a Philadelphia letter with the Gold on Black carrier used for service to the Kensington post office, ex-Caspary & Meyersburg; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB11+10    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $625

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Lot 20    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black, margins large to just touching, tied by blue Philadelphia "2" in circle drop rate handstamp on locally addressed folded letter datelined "Apr. 22, 1851"; stamp with crease slightly breaking paper, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare local usage tied by the Philadelphia drop rate handstamp, ex-Ackerman & Hall; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB11; $600    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 21    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black, clear to ample margins, small corner crease, canceled by red star handstamp on cover to West Springfield, Mass., in combination with 1852, 3¢ brownish carmine tied by neat blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 3" cds, cover with green oval Southworth Manufacturing Company cameo corner card; light cover fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine, ex-Meyersburg; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB11+11    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 22    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, mostly large margins to just touching at bottom, deep color and thick late impression, tied by red star handstamp on 1852 local street addressed folded letter, with red "New York, Paid 3 cts, Feb 13" origin cds, with sender's notation "paid" alongside stamp for carrier service to the street address, Very Fine, an extremely rare inbound usage with carrier stamp applied by sender for delivery fee; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB12    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $525

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Lot 23    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, clear to large margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at right, tied by red star handstamp on 1850 cover to Spring Water, N.Y., additionally tied by blue "Philada., Pa., 10, Aug 25" integral rate cds, with original enclosure confirming year date, Very Fine and choice, the earliest recorded usage of the Philadelphia "blue" carrier issue, ex-Sheriff & Wagshal; with 1982, 1992 & 2010 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 7LB12; $1,250    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $425

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Lot 24    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, top sheet margin single, showing gash through "P" in "U.S.P.O." variety, gum soak and nick into frameline at right, on unsealed "Philadelphia, July 10, 1852" printed notice informing sender's relocation from Boston to Philadelphia, tied by "Boston, Mass., Jul 15" cds, F.-V.F., ex-Emerson & Meyersburg; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB12 var.    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A UNIQUE USAGE OF THE PHILADELPHIA BLUE CARRIER ISSUE ON PRINTED NOTICE TO BOSTON AND ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT.

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Lot 25    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, ample margins all around, canceled by red star handstamp on Kensington, Pa. locally addressed cover; cover wrinkling and a couple small sealed tears at bottom, F.-V.F., an extremely rare local usage of the Philadelphia Blue carrier in Kensington, ex-Seybold & Meyersburg; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB12    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lots 16-25 Lots 26-33

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