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Lot 28 - United States

Lot 28 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

84L2, Hopedale Penny Post (Milford, MA), (1c) Black on pink, Type 2, plain asterisks in corners, margins clear to large including left sheet margin, tied to small piece with 1851 3c Red (11), large portion "Milford Ms. May 13" datestamp, Extremely Fine (Scott $1,000)rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 1072, 1957)rnJohn R. Boker, Jr. (Private transaction)rnDavid Golden (R.A. Siegel Sale 817, 1999)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 23 - United States

Lot 23 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

15L13, 1850 Blood's Despatch (Philadelphia, PA), 1c Bronze on Black glazed, affixed to upper left of cover with 1847 10c Black (2, scissor cut at bottom) tied by blue grid, matching light Philadelphia datestamp alongside, April 23, 1850 docketing, addressed to Delafield, Wisconsin, cover with staining along top edge (ties the stamp) and tiny nick at left, local stamp small faults, still a Fine and rare use of a Blood's stamp alongside the 1847 10c, USPCS Census #11849 (Scott $9,000 for both stamps tied)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 34 - United States

Lot 34 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

144L9, 1864(?) Westervelt's Post (Chester, NY), (1c) Red on pink, margins large to clear, used alongside 1861 3c Rose (65) with grid cancel, "Chester N.Y. Mar 30" datestamp, addressed in Charles Westervelt's own hand to Monroe, New York, small backflap faults and light water staining, still Fine use with perhaps as few as four examples of this stamp on cover (Scott $3,000)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 29 - United States

Lot 29 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

87L1, Hussey's Post, New York, NY, 1856 (1c) Blue, large margins all around, tied by crisp "Free" straightline handstamp to locally-addressed June 23, 1856 printed circular, "Notice & Circular Distributing Office, 82 Broadway, Up Stairs" in oval, Extremely Fine, an immaculate example of the first Hussey's issue stamp on cover (Scott $500)rnProvenance: Donald Malcolm (R.A. Siegel Sale 417, 1972)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 24 - United States

Lot 24 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

20L1, Boyd's City Express (New York, NY), 2c Black on green, large margins on three sides and clear at right, neat red "Free" cancel, matching red "Boyd's City Express Post. Aug19 3O'C" framed handstamp on locally-addressed folded letter, datelined 1844, Very Fine and attractive, only 18 examples of 20L1 on cover are reported by Larry LeBel with this certainly ranking amongst the most attractive (Scott $4,000)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 30 - United States

Lot 30 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

93L1, 1847 Kidder's Express Post (Brooklyn, NY), 2c Black on blue, margins full to grazing at bottom, "YS" control initials from Isaac Snedeker and two penstroke cancels (one of which just ties), on folded letter to Somerville, New York, red "Brooklyn N.Y. Sept 1" datestap and matching two-line "Paid 10", reverse with faint strike of red Kidder's oval handstamp and additional "Paid", 1850 docketing, stamp small faults at bottom, still a Very Fine use of the rare Kidder's horse and rider stamp (Scott $4,500)rnThe addressee, Franklin B. Hough, was the first chief of the United States Division of Forestry and is sometimes referred to as the "father of American forestry"."Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 25 - United States

Lot 25 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

20L17, Boyd's City Express, New York NY, 1c Black on lilac, single with clear to full margins tied by partly struck "Paid" in oval cancel, adjacent 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by New York duplex with target, on yellow envelope addressed to Claremont, New Hampshire, Very Fine use (Scott $500)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 31 - United States

Lot 31 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

106L1, 1849 Messenkope's Union Square Post Office (New York, NY), (1c) Black on Green, two singles (one with pre-application crease) at top left and right of small locally-addressed envelope, each stamp tied by red "Paid" in arc, Extremely Fine, only a small handful of covers are known with two Messenkope's stamps paying the 2c rate, of which only two (the other ex-Golden) bear the red "Paid" in arc of the New York City post office, 1994 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $3,000)rnProvenance: Edgar Kuphal (R.A. Siegel, Sale 925, Nov 2006)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 26 - United States

Lot 26 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

43L1, City Dispatch Post Office (New Orleans, LA), (5c) Black on green, 43L1, City Dispatch Post Office (New Orleans, LA), (5c) Black on green, margins large to full, tied by New Orleans datestamp on folded letter to «Mrs. Capt. W.H.T. Walker, Albany, New York», large handstamped «10» at upper right, lengthy letter from Captain Walker to his wife written while en route to New Orelans, Very Fine, the only example of this stamp on cover and one of only three copies in existence, one of the great local post rarities which has been missing from even the most advanced collectionsrnThe New Orleans City Dispatch Post Office stamp comes on both pink and green paper. Of the pink stamp only five examples are recorded (including three on cover). Another cover with the green stamp was offered in the Caspary and Lilly sales, although it is now known that the stamp did not originate. The third example is known only from Sloane»s records and has not been seen in decades. The husband of the recipient of this cover, William H.T. Walker, was promoted to major due to his service during the Mexican-American War and later served as a general for the Confederacy during the Civil War. In his lengthy letter to his wife he notes that he is returning to New Orleans, he mentions the unreliable mail service and his intention to resign at the conclusion of the war.rnLeonard Huber and Clarence A. Wagner's The Great Mail notes that the New Orleans City Despatch Post Office was first advertised in the Daily Picayune in April of 1847. The text of the advertisement reads:rnThe undersigned, having purchased of the late proprietors all the interest in the above Office, will continue the operations of the same, in the most efficient manner, and hope by prompt and faithful attention to its duties to render it deserving of public confidence and support. The principal office has been removed from its former location, and is now permanently established at No. 108 St. Charles street corner of Poydras. rnThe City Despatch Post is intended as a medium through which the public can be accommodated in the delivery of letters and communications to any point within the city limits. Postage on each Letter 5 cents, or 30 stamps for $1. It will include the delivery of Letters of every description, such as Business Letters, Bank Notices, Society Notices, Notices of Deaths, Circulars, Cards, Valentines, Invitations to Balls, Parties, etc. Also particular attention will be paid to carrying letters intended for mailing to the United States Post Office. Persons in whatever business, and any others, receiving letters, newspapers, &c., through the U.S. Post Office, wishing to avoid trouble and delay in obtaining them, can at their request, and by leaving their names and addresses at the principal office St. Charles street, have them placed in the Despatch Box, which is permanently located in the U.S. Post Office, and from which they will be immediately taken and delivered as directed, within one hour after the arrivals of the mail by experienced and faithful carriers, or if so ordered they will be retained at the principal Office until called for. rnLadies particularly will find this a convenient mode of obtaining letters, &c., as by it they will be relieved from the delay and inconvenience attending the reception of a letter at the U.S. Post Office, in consequence of the almost impervious crowd always assembled about the place of delivery. rnThe hours of the Despatch Office are from 9 A.M.. to 6 P.M. except Sundays, on which days they are from 12 to 3 o'clock. "Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 32 - United States

Lot 32 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

107L1, 1855 Metropolitan Errand & Carrier Express Company (New York, NY), 1c Red orange, cut to shape, tied by black framed "C.O.D." handstamp with second strike alongside, on locally-addressed folded letter, Very Fine, particularly attractive with Metropolitan's "C.O.D." handstamp (Scott $600)rnProvenance: Herman Toaspern (Backstamp)"Erivan" Collection Part VI

H. R. Harmer Inc January 26, 2022: “Erivan” Collection Part VI

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps