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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 104L1, Symbol IN ("NG")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 943, Carriers and Local PostsMenant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1), Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1)Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1). Unused (no gum), large margins to ample at top right, nicked at top right and vertical crease, faint soiling

ONE OF FIVE EXAMPLES OF THE MENANT & CO. LOCAL POST STAMP AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS. A GREAT PHILATELIC RARITY.

According to The Great Mail, Menant & Co.'s Express Post commenced operations in 1853 at 21 Conti Street and were still in business as late as 1856, although at a different address, 118 Exchange Place, near the post office.

The six examples of 104L1 in our records (all unused) are: 1) ex Souren and Hall, illustrated in The Great Mail (p. 133), 2012 Rarities sale, lot 273; 2) ex Middendorf, faults including hole at top right; 3) ex Caspary, thin and pinhole; 4) ex Kuphal and from our 1999 Rarities sale, vertical crease; 5) the copy in the British Library, Tapling Collection; and 6) the example offered here, which was not previously recorded in our census.

Scott value $15,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 273, Carriers and Locals thru RevenuesMenant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1), Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1)Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, small thin and light creases, faint soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR EXAMPLES OF THE MENANT & CO. LOCAL POST STAMP AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS. A GREAT PHILATELIC RARITY.

According to The Great Mail, Menant & Co.'s Express Post commenced operations in 1853 at 21 Conti Street and were still in business as late as 1856, although at a different address, 118 Exchange Place, near the post office.

The five examples of 104L1 in our records (all unused) are: 1) ex Souren and Hall, illustrated in The Great Mail (p. 133), the stamp offered here; 2) ex Middendorf, faults including hole at top right; 3) ex Caspary, thin and pinhole; 4) ex Kuphal and from our 1999 Rarities sale, vertical crease; and 5) the copy in the British Library, Tapling Collection.

Ex Souren and Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate.

15,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-11-15
The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1616, Menant thru MessenkopeMenant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1), Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1)Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, light vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MENANT & CO. LOCAL POST STAMP. A GREAT PHILATELIC RARITY.

According to The Great Mail, Menant & Co.'s Express Post commenced operations in 1853 at 21 Conti Street and were still in business as late as 1856, although at a different address, 118 Exchange Place, near the post office.

The four examples of 104L1 in our records (all unused) are: 1) ex Souren, illustrated in The Great Mail (p. 133), ex Hall and Sale 878 (realized $5,500); 2) ex Middendorf (faults incl. hole at top right); 3) ex Caspary (thins) and 4) the stamp offered here, a recent discovery, offered in Sale 811 (realized $22,000).

With 1998 P.F. certificate.

15,000
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2004-06-12
2004 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 571, Carriers and LocalsMenant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1), Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1)Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, small thin and light creases, faint soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MENANT & CO. LOCAL POST STAMP. A GREAT PHILATELIC RARITY.

According to The Great Mail, Menant & Co.'s Express Post commenced operations in 1853 at 21 Conti Street and were still in business as late as 1856, although at a different address, 118 Exchange Place, near the post office. The Scott Catalogue contains a footnote to No. 104L1 that reads "Only four examples are known. Two have Philatelic Foundation certificates." There is a total of four in our records (all unused with faults): 1) the stamp offered here, ex Souren, illustrated in The Great Mail (p. 133); 2) ex Middendorf (faults including hole at top right); 3) ex Caspary (thins) and 4) vertical crease, 1999 Rarities sale (realized $22,000 hammer).

Ex Souren. With 2001 P.F. certificate.

15,000
5,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-11-13
The Hall Collection of Carriers, Locals & Western Expresses
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Sale Number 830, Lot Number 714, Menant & Co. Express Post (New Orleans LA)Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1), Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1)Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, small thin and light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MENANT & CO. LOCAL POST STAMP. A GREAT PHILATELIC RARITY.

According to The Great Mail, Menant & Co.'s Express Post commenced operations in 1853 at 21 Conti Street and were still in business as late as 1856, although at a different address, 118 Exchange Place, near the post office. The Scott Catalogue contains a footnote to No. 104L1 that reads "Only four examples are known. Two have Philatelic Foundation certificates." There is a total of four in our records (all unused): 1) the stamp offered here, ex Souren, illustrated in The Great Mail (p. 133); 2) ex Middendorf (faults including hole at top right); 3) ex Caspary (thins) and 4) vertical crease, 1999 Rarities sale (realized $22,000 hammer).

Ex Souren.

25,000
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 9, Local PostsMenant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1), Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1)Menant & Co. Express Post, New Orleans La., 2c Dark Red (104L1). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, light vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MENANT & CO. LOCAL POST STAMP. A GREAT PHILATELIC RARITY.

The Scott Catalogue contains a footnote to No. 104L1 that reads "Only one genuine example is known. It has a Philatelic Foundation certificate." The stamp offered here also has a certificate, and it is the second of two stamps certified genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. There is a total of four in our records (all unused): 1) ex Souren, illustrated in The Great Mail (p. 133); 2) ex Middendorf (faults incl. hole at top right); 3) ex Caspary (thins) and 4) the stamp offered here, which is a recent discovery.

According to The Great Mail, Menant & Co.'s Express Post commenced operations in 1853 at 21 Conti Street and were still in business as late as 1856, although at a different address, 118 Exchange Place, near the post office.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
22,000
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