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Last Updated: 6-8-2018

Domestic Black Jack
Postal History

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              Bernard Faust Collection
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Carrier Covers

Image graphic 93 - "F" Grill - Philadelphia Carrier
2c Black, tied by blue Carrier marking and quartered cork cancel to small local ladies' cover, opened at the right. Nice eye appeal! $100.00

Image graphic 73 – Plate No. 50 imprint copy
2c Black, tied by blue New York (Station) A CDS to a street address within the city. Age spots on the front. Nice plate number copy. Signed on the back by John A. Fox. $195.00

Image graphic 93 – “F” grill – New York City
2c Black, tied by New York (Main) ”PO Received” duplex CDS to a street address within the city. Contents dated: “Long Island June 8th, 1869”, so the letter was carried into the city and mailed at the main post office. $50.00

Image graphic 93 – “F” grill – New York City - With “If Not Called for Label”
2c Black, tied by New York (Main) ”PO Received” duplex CDS to a street address within the city. FLS, contents regarding a bankruptcy. Blue return label reads: “If not called for in 10 days return to U.S. Marshall’s Office, No. 41 Chambers Street, New York.”  $100.00

Image graphic 73 – “Bootlegged” into New York City
2c Black, tied by Jun 25 New York city CDS. The letter enclosed is datelined: “London, June 1866” and is about an engraved plate being executed there. $125.00

Image graphic 73 – Baltimore, MD
2c Black, struck with blue open bar grid cancel, Baltimore CDS accompanies, on cover delivered by carrier to North High Street address. $50.00

Drop Letters

Image graphic 73 – Boston, Mass
2c Black, tied by duplex Boston Apr 1st CDS to full local drop cover. Boxed “Received Apr 1” marking on the back. Superb stamp! Ex-Blake $350.00

Image graphic 73 – Martinsburg WV
2c Black, tied by duplex Martinsburg 30 Sep ’65 duplex CDS to local drop letter with contents. $75.00

Image graphic 73 - Greenville, S.C.
Manuscript "Drop Letter". Interesting content: A third party is offering the reverend shares in the South Carolina Rail Road for 50 cents on the dollar. By February 15th, 1867 the rail road was on its way into bankruptcy. Great piece of history. $125.00

Image graphic 73 - Nebraska City, Neb.
2c Black, tied by duplex CDS. Bold negative star cancel ties stamp to local drop letter. $125.00

Image graphic 73 - Washington, D.C.
2c Black, tied by Washington, D.C. duplex CDS. Fresh, clean, full unsealed cover. Nice local use. $50.00

Image graphic 73 - Maysville, Ky.
2c Black, drop letter with an exceptionally well centered stamp tied by a target cancel. Cover reduced about ¼" at the left. Great eye appeal, an unobtrusive cancel. $150.00

Three-cent Domestic Covers

Image graphic 73 - Nicholasville, KY
2c Black, pair tied by Nicholasville, Nov 16, 1863 duplex CDS on full cover which is over paid by one-cent, going to Ohio. $100.00

Image graphic 73 – Strip of three
2c Black, tied by Philadelphia, Pa CDS to double weight cover going to Greencastle, Penna. Reduced 1’4” at left. Ex-Cole $100.00

Image graphic 87+63 – “E” grill – New York City
FLS with stamps tied by New York duplex CDS. Philadelphia P. Office , April 29, 1 A.M. receiving mark on the back. Docketed: “1868”. Second month of use for the Back Jack “E” grill. $100.00

Image graphic 73 – Tonganoxie, Kans.
2c Black, two singles struck with blue target cancels, Tonganoxie CDS accompanies on cover going to Indiana.  One-cent overpayment cover reduced ¼” at left. $100.00

Image graphic 73 - Old Town, Me.
2c Black, struck with "Paid 3" in arc cancel, on cover to Menasha, Wisconsin. Cover was underpaid by one-cent. Marked "Paid 3", possibly because the deficient postage was paid in cash at the time it was mailed. $150.00

Image graphic 63+73 - Albion, Michigan
1c Blue + 2c Black, struck with large "Paid 3" in arc cancels on domestic rate cover to Copper Hill, New Jersey. Albion, Mich. De c3 CDS accompanies. The "3" in the Paid cancel is especially large! Back stamped: "Herman Toaspern".

Image graphic 73 (Two singles) - Philadelphia, Pa.
1864, domestic rate cover, one-cent overpaid, to Whitefield, N.H. Note manuscript docketing: "Profile House July 12, Sent up here by mistake with ...". A Profile House, N.H. July 11 CDS accompanies. A most unusual Miss-sent cover. Ex-Rorke $150.00

Image graphic 73 - Pair - San Francisco, Cal.
2c Black, pair tied by quartered cork cancel, San Francisco, Cal. CDS accompanies. The stamps represent a one-cent over-payment of the 3c domestic rate. Slight reduction at the left. $100.00

Image graphic 73 - Two singles - Chicago to Davenport - East RPO cancel
2c Black, singles tied by indistinct CDS. To Rockford via the Chicago, Rock Island and Union Pacific R.R. Cover slightly reduced at the right. Ex-Rorke $125.00

Image graphic 73 - Pair - Independence, Oregon manuscript
2c Black, pair cancelled with pen strokes, on small cover to Jacksonville, Oregon. Contents included: letter dated April 15, 1966, about family and farming. The stamps represent a one-cent over-payment of the 3c domestic rate. $100.00

Image graphic 73+63 - Hohokus, N.J.
2c Black, 1c Blue struck with target cancel, CDS accompanies. Docketed inside: "Received Mar. 12th, '64", domestic use. Interesting town name. $75.00

Circular Covers

Image graphic 73 – Blue grid cancel
2c Black, struck with blue grid cancel on cover to Xenia, Ohio. Illustrated Hall’s Patent Concrete safe, four-page, black and red, circular enclosed. Joseph L. Hall & Co., Cincinnati, O. Docketed on back: “1866”. $50.00

Image graphic 73 – Marion, O.
2c Black, tied by fancy duplex Marion CDS to circular cove to Noble county, Ohio. Extremely well centered stamp. Ex-Judd & Cole. $150.00

Image graphic 73 – Wheeling, WV
2c Black, tied by blue duplex Wheeling CDS to full circular rate cover to Kingston, Ohio. Stamp is well centered! $150.00

Image graphic 93 – “F” grill Fancy leaf cancel
2c Black, tied by black “leaf:” cancel to full unsealed cover, to Conn. Lovely condition. $125.00

Image graphic 73 - Milwaukee, Wis.
2c Black, tied by Milwaukee 1866 duplex CDS on unsealed circular to Columbia, MO. The stamp is a four-margin absolute gem! Mounting paste on back, of no consequence. Ex-McClellan $275.00


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