Lot 1300City Despatch, PM, bold blood-red handstamp with two bars across circle on Feb. 7th 1845 folded letter from the Franklin House to local street address, the letter is datelined 1844 but docketed 1845, which is the accurate year for sequence with the other recorded cover; file folds, Very Fine strike, One of only 12 recorded examples of this Philadelphia Despatch Post handstamp., ex-Hollowbush, Golden, Morris; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
From December 1842 until June 1844, the only local post in the United States was the Philadelphia Despatch Post.
Lot 1301Bayonne City Dispatch, 1883, 1¢ black, clear to ample margins, tied by purple target handstamp on fresh locally addressed cover, matching "Bayonne City Dispatch, May 15, 1883" date stamp alongside, Very Fine.
Scott No. 9L1; $750 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1302Blood's Despatch 2 Cts., double-circle handstamp with six-point stars, on 1847 printed notice with Blood's pink advertising label on reverse reading "The speedy, prompt and careful delivery of messages of all kinds, by Blood & Co's City Despatch, can be had through no other medium."; docketed "July 13th 1847" on reverse, Very Fine, ex-Morris; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1303Blood's Despatch, 26 28 So. Sixth, perfect sharp strike of cds on 1850 cover with red "Boston, 10 cts, 31 Aug" integral-rate cds to Philadelphia, cds crossed out and remailed via Blood's with red "Way 5" handstamp to Baltimore Md., Very Fine and unusual Bloods Way use.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1304Blood's Despatch 2 Cts, perfect strike of double-circle due handstamp on gray April 1848 folded letter to local street address, Extremely Fine, ex-Golden; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1305Blood's Despatch, One-Cent, Pre-Paid, perfect bold strike of serrated double-circle handstamp with blue "FREE" rating handstamp on buff cover with preprinted "Official Business" endorsement and address to Commissioner of Pensions, Washington D.C.; two small tears at top, reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Swartz, Morris; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1306Blood's Despatch, Jun 9, 1856, 4½ P.M., neat cds with bold "Blood's Despatch 2 Cts." rimless due handstamp on blue 1856 folded letter addressed locally to Mount Vernon House; pencil "Unpaid", Very Fine (photo on web site).
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1307Blood & Co., 1846 (2¢) black, full to large margins, small "X" cancel, used on gray Jan. 29th 1848 folded letter to local street address; split along folds and slightly toned, otherwise Fine, Fine and scarce use, reported to be the latest known use of this stamp, ex-Richardson, Morris; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L6 $1,250.
Lot 1308Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black, acid tied on orange buff cover with red "New-York, 10cts. 31 Dec" integral-rate cds and matching "Philada. Rail. Road" route agent straightline handstamp to Pembrooke N.H., Very Fine, ex-Morris; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L13 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1309Blood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac, acid cancel and tied by "Philadelphia Pa., Sep 16, 1861" cds on "J.F & E.B. Orne, Philadelphia" corner card cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by six-ring target cancel to Baltimore Md., Very Fine.
Scott No. 15L14 Estimate $200 - 300.