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Posted 07/16/2015   6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add TexasGunny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
First one I've seen with an actual street address. I google mapped 18 New Street in New York City, and all that is there now are skyscrapers. This is courtesy of Carroll & Stephens on an R82c.

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Posted 07/16/2015   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back in the late 1800s, New Street was next door to the NY Stock Exchange, so it makes perfect sense that the firm Carroll & Stephens was located there. It was probably an office building accommodating all sorts of similar firms.
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Posted 07/16/2015   6:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a revenue stamp, and this is not a postal cancellation. Probably the device used by the merchant who attached the revenue stamp to the original document.

Hopefully a revenue collector will jump in and clarify this for us.
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Posted 07/16/2015   6:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TexasGunny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I noticed that New Street was one block over from Wall Street when looking at Google Maps. Yep, I'm aware that it is a Revenue stamp. I used the search function at the Revenue-Collector website and didn't get any hits for Carroll & Stephens. No luck with Google either.
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Posted 07/16/2015   6:53 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, street addresses on revenue handstamps are quite common.
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Posted 07/16/2015   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TexasGunny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. I was just the first one that I have seen.
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Posted 07/16/2015   7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Almost certainly they were some kind of financial or insurance agents, that mostly what was there even then. This is pretty much the center of the island that far south. Closer to the water on both sides were much more diverse business areas.
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Posted 07/16/2015   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I google mapped 18 New Street in New York City, and all that is there now are skyscrapers.

Trinity Church was likely the tallest structure in the city at that time.
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Posted 07/16/2015   10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was the tallest structure in North America at one time. At this point the Equitable Life Building was under construction but was not completed until 1870; it was the tallest inhabited building in the world at that time. However Trinity Church was the tallest structure until the New York World Building in 1890.
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Posted 07/16/2015   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's hard to imagine.
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Posted 07/16/2015   11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you have ever stood next to Trinity Church it is possible to imagine it. It's a tall spire, about 281 feet.
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Posted 07/17/2015   06:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Although this may not relate to the company shown in the cancel, it is taken from an 1880 financial page of a newspaper showing that 18 New Street, NYC was apparently an office building accommodating a number of financial and brokerage firms back in the day:

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Posted 07/17/2015   09:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As Revenuecollector noted - street addresses are quite common. A quick search through a stockbook found these. interesting that these are all ovals from the 1868-69 period - probably the same device manufacturer.

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Posted 07/17/2015   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TexasGunny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is interesting that they are all ovals. Now keeping my eye open for a non-oval street address.
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Posted 07/17/2015   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If you have ever stood next to Trinity Church it is possible to imagine it. It's a tall spire, about 281 feet.

I was thinking about it standing out in, or as, the skyline. You could probably see it from Chambers street. I can't imagine that.

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Posted 07/17/2015   8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If one stood by City Hall Park and there was no traffic on Broadway (as if that will ever happen) it might almost be possible to see it now, if the subway entrance is not in the way.
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