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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2024/01/01, Catalogue = 102L2, Symbol IN ("USED")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
 
Sale 973, Lot 294, Local PostsMason's New Orleans City Express, New Orleans La., 2c Black on Yellow (102L2). Mostly large margins just touching corner ornaments, criss-crossed red grid cancel, affixed to a piece with red "Mason's Express 23 Royal St." small circle handstamp but did not originate, when held to light the stamp shows thins which are not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance and rare, from the Estate of Dr. Hubert C. Skinner, with 2009 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,100
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-11-13
The Hall Collection of Carriers, Locals & Western Expresses
 
Sale 830, Lot 712, Masons New Orleans City Express (New Orleans LA)Mason's New Orleans City Express, New Orleans La., 2c Black on Yellow (102L2). Huge top margin showing bit of adjoining stamp, other sides mostly large except just in at bottom right corner, red grid cancel (not tied), red "New Orleans La. 5 Nov. 19" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Philadelphia, file folds, Very Fine example of the rare Mason's stamp; however, unless it can be proven that Mason continued to carry mail after the New Orleans carrier department was established in August 1851, we do not believe that a usage as late as November 1851 is possible -- ex Grant and not among the six Mason 2c covers listed in our census (see Golden sale, lots 1328-1330) -- estimated value based only on off-cover stamp

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2024/01/01, Catalogue = 102L2, Symbol IN ("USED")

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