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Lots 958-967 Lots 968-977 Lots 978-987 Lots 988-990

Lot 958    

Allen's City Dispatch, 1882, pink, few short perfs at right, tied by neat "Allen's City Despatch, 123 Clark Street, Dec 30, 1882" oval date stamp on locally addressed corner card cover, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce usage.
Scott Nos. 3L1    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $220

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Lot 959    

Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green, retouched die, tied by purple double bar cancel on cover to Fresno, additionally franked with 1890, 2¢ carmine (220) tied by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 12, 1894 " cds and bar duplex, reverse with purple Bicycle handstamp dated "Jul 12, 1894"; some light cover edge toning, Very Fine and choice.
Scott Nos. 12L2    $2,000.

Realized: $525

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Lot 960    

Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green, retouched die, tied by purple double bar cancel on cover to Fresno, additionally franked with 1890, 2¢ carmine (220) tied by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 10, 1894 " cds and bar duplex and additionally tying local, reverse with purple Bicycle handstamp dated "Jul 10, 1894"; some light cover edge toning, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 12L2    $2,000.

Realized: $500

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Lot 961    

Bicycle Mail Route, envelope, 1894, 25¢ brown, on 2¢ green on amber entire (size D) locally addressed to Arthur Banta at Victor Cyclery, canceled by purple double bar handstamp, 2¢ indicia canceled by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 18, 1894" duplex postmark, reverse with undated purple Bicycle handstamp, Very Fine, ex-Bleuler.
Scott Nos. 12LU2    $1,750.

Realized: $500

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Lot 962    

Blood's Despatch, 2 cts., sharp rimless circular handstamp and matching "Blood's Penny Post, Oct 29, 1858, 2½ P.M." double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Philadelphia originating in San Francisco with blue "Wells Fargo & Cos Express, S.Frans, 5 Oct." double circle datestamp with matching "Paid" oval handstamp, F.-V.F. and rare example of Wells Fargo using Blood's for a local delivery.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $425

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Lot 963    

Blood's Despatch, 2 Cts., circular rate handstamp with matching "Blood's Penny Post, Sep 13" cds cancelling on incoming 1855, 10¢ Nesbitt entire (U16) to Philadelphia, Pa., with "Wells, Fargo & Co., Paid" printed red frank at top, Very Fine and choice, choice and extremely rare usage of the Wells, Fargo & Co. red frank entire in combination with Blood's Penny Post carried completely outside of the U.S. mails.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 964    

Blood's Despatch, One-Cent, Pre-Paid, bold double-circle handstamp on blue folded cover to "Physicians to the Penitentiary, Philadelphia", entered mails with sharp blue "Philadelphia. Pa. '5 cts' Sep 6" integral-rate cds with rating over struck with blue circular grid and sharp "1" double-octagon drop rating, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Richardson.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 965    

Blood's Despatch, Special Messenger, clear strike of circular handstamp on oversized allover embossed Valentine cover with floral border Lady & Gentleman with sheep design, with elaborate enclosure with matching design and embellished with gold leaf motifs (possible E. Howland design), Very Fine, oversized Valentines of this period rarely encountered this nice.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $400

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Lot 966    

Blood's Despatch, 26-28 So. Sixth., sharp bold handstamp on blue local Philadelphia cover with blue "Philada. Pa., Jul 11" cds and matching double-framed "Free" handstamp to the Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

William M. Meredith was the Secretary of the Treasury from Mar. 8, 1849 to Jul. 22, 1850.

Realized: $200

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Lot 967    

City Despatch, red circular handstamp with bar across middle, matching "3" rating handstamp on Nov. 14th 1845 greenish folded letter to local street address, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Hollowbush, Schwartz, Morris; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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