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Carrier & Local Issues

Lots 1954-1963 Lots 1964-1972

Lot 1954 /o   

Boston, Mass., 1849-50, 1¢ blue on slate, 20 singles in a partial plate reconstruction of 25, 4 unused and 16 used examples, used with a variety of cancels including diamond grid and red "circle of pearls" handstamps; some flaws, generally F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 3LB2; $2,360    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1955 ()   

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on rosy buff, no gum, wide margins, couple small surface scrapes slightly affecting design, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare with approximately eleven example known (virtually all having thins).
Scott Nos. 6LB2    $5,000.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1956    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1849-50, 1¢ black on rose, "LS", showing frameline at bottom, uncanceled on piece (which it did not originate), Fine, ex-Hind & Hall; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 7LB4    $500.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1957 ()   

American Express Co., 1856, 2¢ black on green, no gum, defective with facial scuffing and central nick at bottom, about Fine appearance, one of only six recorded examples, an affordable example of this great local rarity, ex-Tiffany.
Scott Nos. 4L1    $9,000.

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Lot 1958    

Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green, "San Francisco" error of spelling, complete sheet of 6, full o.g., flaws including couple small thins, some margin toning and faint crease affecting one stamp, Fine and rare, only four such panes have been recorded by Cooper.
Scott Nos. 12L1    $1,750.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1959    

City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ black on grayish, horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, large well balanced margins, bright and fresh, right stamp with small pre-printing paper fold, Extremely Fine; with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 40L1    $850.

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Lot 1960    

City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ black on grayish, large to huge margins, tied on piece by red "City Despatch Post, N.Y., Feb 23" (1942) circular date stamp used within the first few weeks of operation, stamp with light corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 40L1    $350.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1961 o   

Clark & Co., 1857, 1¢ red on yellow, blue boxed "Paid" cancel, margins ample to just touch frameline at top left, F.-V.F., a very rare stamp and especially in sound condition; signed G. Sloane, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 48L1    $900.

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Lot 1962    

Faunce's Penny Post and Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, 1885-86 (1¢) black on red, single of each, o.g., both fresh, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 152L1-153L1    $575.

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Lot 1963 ()   

Gahagan & Howe City Express, 1849-70, 5¢ light blue, no gum, clear to ample margins, bright and fresh, F.-V.F., a very scarce sound stamp.
Scott Nos. 70L1    $1,200.

Realized: $575

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Lots 1954-1963 Lots 1964-1972

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