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Auction Lot #129
Independent Mails
AMERICAN LETTER MAIL three trial color die proofs on India (not plate proofs). Black (thinned), red-brown, brown. Last on card. Cut down from larger size. Very rare. See Penny Post July 2004. Est. Value $300.
Catalog #5L1TC
Minimum Bid: $150.00

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Auction Lot #130
Independent Mails
AMERICAN LETTER MAIL with VF stamp on cover to Philadelphia tied by the black wash cancel used for a short time in early 1844 by ALM. Datelined New York, April 5, 1844. SCV $750
Catalog #5L1
Minimum Bid: $75.00

PRICE REALIZED
$75.00

Auction Lot #131
Independent Mails
AMERICAN LETTER MAIL two covers both FLS fronts. #5L2 with PF certificate 554096 , which states "It is a genuine use, the stamp and cover lightly toned" and small tear at top. #5L1 with pen cancel. See illustrations. sold "As is." SCV as single stamps $285
Catalog #5L1, 5L2
Minimum Bid: $75.00

PRICE REALIZED
$75.00

Auction Lot #132
Independent Mails
AMERICAN LETTER MAIL three F-VF stampless covers with different city markings. March 19, 1845 docketed cover with no contents to attorney with Boston oval receiving HS; February 23, 1845 docketed cover with no contents with New York oval receiving HS; August 1844 letter with contents from NYC with Philadelphia circle receiving HS. Est. Value $225
Minimum Bid: $75.00

PRICE REALIZED
$75.00

Auction Lot #133
Independent Mails
AMERICAN LETTER MAIL XF PROOF SHEET of 20 die sunk on card paper. Lyons Pricing Guide $450
Catalog #5L1
Minimum Bid: $150.00

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Auction Lot #134
Independent Mails
BIGELOW'S EXPRESS with contents dated March 6, 1851 from Clinton, MA to Winchendon, MA with MS "Paid 12 " under MS "Bigelows Express." Stain at bottom right. Est. Value $150
Minimum Bid: $60.00

PRICE REALIZED
$60.00

Auction Lot #135
Independent Mails
BRAINARD & CO. FLS dated "Sept 9th 1844" carried on Hudson River steamboat to Seth Low & Co in NYC with order for East Copal (African incense). VF cover with nice strikes of Troy oval HS and "6." Est. Value $275
Minimum Bid: $150.00

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Auction Lot #136
Independent Mails
GRAY'S LOWELL EXPRESS dated "Jan 26 1845" from Boston to Lowell, MA. Bottom of FLS torn off (perhaps by addressee) resulting in tear at right. Still a scarce F/VF cover with the typical light strike of Gray's HS. Est. Value $250
Minimum Bid: $150.00

PRICE REALIZED
$150.00

Auction Lot #137
Independent Mails
HALE & CO. blue stamp cut to shape tied by red Hales NY office HS (Gutman F-29) on VF FLS datelined "Boston June 21, 1845. Light strike of Hale marking struck on arrival in NYC mailed nine days before the Postal Act of 1845 ended independent mail company operations. SCV $200
Catalog #75L1
Minimum Bid: $80.00

PRICE REALIZED
$80.00

Auction Lot #138
Independent Mails
HALE & CO. VF FLS without contents and undated docketing that indicates it originated in Portsmouth, NH. Exceptional cover. Red stamp cut to shape not tied with vertical precancel line "P" and "NH" Portsmouth precancel initials and "13 Court Street" address on stamp stricken out. Sender's note at top "Paid with the / Deliver 8" (6c for transportation to Boston + 2c for local deliver) confirms. Gutman lists this as Type 3 Precancel and recorded six; Siegel Auction Galleries records seven. Est. Value $1000-2000
Catalog #75L2
Minimum Bid: $400.00

PRICE REALIZED
$540.00

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