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S.S. Tahiti

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A presentation on the S.S. Tahiti by Dr. Charles DiComo.

Postmarks and Cancellations

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Thanks to Tony Zingale and the Hamilton Township Philatelic Society for allowing us to share his presentation. Click here to see more interesting presentations on their site!

Postmarks and Cancellations

Kennett Square, PA

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Kennett Square, PA

Kelleher Sale 5102 – May 31, 2020

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Kelleher Sale 5102 – May 31, 2020

The John Barwis Collection of Philadelphia Postal History

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Philadelphia Cancellations

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Sescal Auction – Oct 4-6, 2019

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Sescal Auction – Oct 4-6, 2019

Gross Auction – Oct 29/30, 2019

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Gross Auction – Oct 29/30, 2019

Barwis Auction – Oct 5, 2019

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Barwis Auction – Oct 5, 2019

D. O. Blood & Co. 15L4

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D. O. Blood & Co. 15L4

D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (3c) Black on Grayish, “D.O.B. & Cos.” Initials (15L4).

Full to large margins, tied by blue “Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 22” circular datestamp with matching “5” in double-circle handstamp on folded cover to New York City street address, receipt docketing confirms 1845 year date.

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST TIED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE BLOOD’S FIRST STRIDING
MESSENGER ISSUE WITH MANUSCRIPT CONTROL MARK.

The Striding Messenger stamp, issued in 1843 by the Philadelphia Despatch Post and adopted by D. O. Blood & Co., is the first pictorial stamp in the world. It depicts a gargantuan letter carrier — the “City Despatch Post” bag slung over his shoulder — stepping over the Merchant’s Exchange Building, which housed Philadelphia’s post office. 

Illustrated in Chronicle (No. 220, p. 318). Ex German Sale, Brown, Hurd, Hall and Jarrett

2019-06-26 2019 Rarities of the World Sale 1205

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