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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 26    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, margins large to into framelines, canceled by bold red star handstamp with second strike alongside on fresh cover to Elizabethtown, Pa., red "Philadelphia, Pa., Paid 3 cts, May 13" cds at left; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Schwartz; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB12    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $375

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Lot 27 ()   

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, clear to large margins, canceled by red star handstamp on reduced street addressed cover front, with manuscript "J. Enese, Senate" free frank and blue "Harrisburg, Pa., Jan 14" cds, matching straight line "Paid" handstamp, with carrier stamp applied over portion of townmark, Very Fine, an extremely rare inbound free frank usage with carrier being applied after being received at the Philadelphia post office (early auction lot number still affixed); with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB12    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $425

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Lot 28    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, clear to large margins, on folded letter sheet to Philadelphia, with red "Kensington, Pa. Sep 6" origin cds and matching "5" rate handstamp obliterated be grid handstamp; some erasure of name in address panel, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare carrier usage between Kensington and neighboring Philadelphia, ex-Knapp & Meyersburg; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB12    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $475

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Lot 29    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, margins large to in at sides, on docketed 1853 folded letter to Williamsburgh, Pa., manuscript "5" rate and Philadelphia postmark unusually absent, F.-V.F., the latest recorded usage of the Philadelphia "blue" carrier issue; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB12    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 30    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ black, fine single just tied by red star handstamp on local P.O. box address cover with second strike alongside, clear blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 16" cds and matching "1" in octagon handstamp, Very Fine, ex-Hollowbush & Meyersburg; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB13    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

A UNIQUE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA BLACK CARRIER ON COVER PREPAYING THE DROP RATE TO THE POST OFFICE.

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Lot 31    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ black, clear to ample margins, neatly tied by red star handstamp on 1852 folded letter sheet to New York, in combination with 1852, 3¢ brownish carmine tied by blue "Philadelphia, Pa., May 15" cds, Very Fine and choice, ex-Piller & Kuphal; with 1984 & 2011 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 7LB13+11A    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A REMARKABLE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA BLACK CARRIER IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1851 3¢ ISSUE.

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Lot 32    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ black, left margin single with margins ample to just touching at lower left, tied by red star handstamp on incoming street addressed cover, in combination with clear to large margin 1852, 3¢ dull red tied by "Baton Rouge, La. Nov 9" cds, Extremely Fine, illustrated in Chronicle (no. 117, pg. 20), ex-Gibson & Wagshal; with 1985 P.F. certificate and R. Meyersburg attest.
Scott No. 7LB13+11A    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A TRULY REMARKABLE AND UNIQUE USAGE OF THE PHILADELPHIA "BLACK" CARRIER ISSUE USED ON A INCOMING COVER TO A STREET ADDRESS - A GREAT CARRIER RARITY.

Realized: $3,500

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Lot 33    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ black, margins large to just into framelines, canceled by red star handstamp on 1852 folded letter sheet to New York, in combination with 1852, 3¢ brownish carmine tied by blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 27" cds, Very Fine; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB13+11A; $3,250    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE EARLIEST OF TWELVE ON COVER USAGE OF THE PHILADELPHIA "BLACK" CARRIER ISSUE.

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Lots 16-25 Lots 26-33

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