Lot Details

January 2023

January 17-18, 2023 in New York City

Our January 2023 sales include the "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Postal History Part VIII, as well as a general sale of United States and worldwide stamps, covers, and collections.

LOT# : 51
Date: January 17, 2023

Local Stamps

129L1, Roche's City Dispatch (Wilmington, DE), 1850 (2c) Black on green,

uncancelled single on folded cover to Philadelphia, red "Roche's City Dispatch" in circle, bluish "Wilmington Del May 10" datestamp and matching "5" rate, stamp with pre-use vertical crease at right, the cover with a vertical file fold, one of six genuine recorded covers, three of which are cut rectangular, the majority of information about this short-lived local post can be found in Pat Paragraphs (reprint pages 459-60) and Stephen L. Gronowski's illustrated census in the Penny Post (July 1995), signed George B. Sloane, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $8,250)
Provenance: David Golden (R.A. Siegel Sale 817, 1999) 
D.K. Collection (Siegel Sale 862, 2003)

Scott 129L1
Starting Price: $2,000
Hammer Price: $2,000