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

Lot 968    

City Despatch, D.B. Blood & Co. * 2 Cts *, red double-circle handstamp and Philadelphia Post Office blue "2" in double-circle drop rating handstamp on grayish pink cover to local Philadelphia East Side address, Very Fine and rare red handstamp strike in conjunction with the Philadelphia post office.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $450

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Lot 969    

City Despatch, D.B. Blood & Co. * 2 Cts *, double-circle handstamp on gray circa 1848 folded cover to local Philadelphia street address, black on yellow Blood & Co. City Despatch Label reading "When retailer wish fresh supplies of goods, they send orders to Wholesale Houses through Blood & Co's City Despatch, and thus avoid leaving their business."; file folds, some label toning, Very Fine and scarce label use.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 970    

City Despatch, D.O. Blood & Co., Paid, bold complete strike of circular handstamp on gray Oct. 5th 1847 Philadelphia folded letter to the Steward Penna. Hospital, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $280

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Lot 971    

Phila. Despatch Post - P.M., red circular "P.M." timestamp partly struck as usual with matching outlined "3" on Oct. 20th 1843 Philadelphia folded letter to the Clerk of the District Court of the U.S., pencil "try Chestnut opp. Mint" delivery notation, Fine and scarce Philadelphia Despatch use, The Earliest Recorded stampless use of the outlined "3" handstamp, ex-Carson, Hahn.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 972    

Blood & Co., 1845 (2¢) black, large margins to just touching bottom imprint, tiny scrape at top right corner, red "Paid" cancel, used on folded cover to local street address, a Very Fine and scarce use, ex-Hall; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L5    $800.

Realized: $675

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Lot 973    

Blood & Co., 1846 (2¢) black, large margins to just touched, tied by small black cross cancel and address ms. on gray folded Dec. 10, 1847 printed notice to local address, black on pink rectangular Blood's advertising label reading "Through Blood & Co.'s City Despatch, letters can be sent to the Post-office three times a day.", Very Fine and rare use with label, ex-Meyersburg; with 1989 and 1997 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 15L6    $1,250.

Realized: $625

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Lot 974    

Blood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black, uncancelled, used on flap of circa 1846 folded cover with blue "Philadelphia '5' Nov 20" integral-rate cds to Pottsbville Pa., light stain at bottom, stamp faulty and lifted partly for display, Fine and scarce use; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L7    $750.

Realized: $150

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Lot 975    

Blood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black, margins to in, manuscript "X" cancel, used on 1847 docketed folded cover with blue "Philadelphia '5' Jan 25" integral-rate cds to Commodore Warrington, Chief of the Bureau of Ordinance, Washington D.C., tied by file fold crease, Fine and scarce use; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L8    $500.

Realized: $230

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Lot 976 ()   

Blood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black, huge margins to slightly in at bottom, uncancelled and tied by toned spot on circa 1847-48 cover front with top flap only with blue "Philada. Pa. '5cts' Feb 3" integral-rate cds to Washington D.C.; stamp with top margin crease, Very Fine; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L9    $500.

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Lot 977    

Blood & Co., 1848 (2¢) gold on black, bright and fresh, tied by neat grid cancel on Dec. 27th 1858 blue folded letter to local street address; central vertical file fold, fresh and Very Fine use, ex-Gibson (backstamp); with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L12    $500.

Realized: $350

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