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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2024/01/01, Catalogue = 4L1, Symbol IN ("USED")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
 
Sale 1063, Lot 1723, Local Posts: Adams thru Cummings & WrightAmerican Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Uncancelled, margins mostly clear of ornaments, slightly creased with minor surface disturbances, small tear at bottom, mounted on paper with notation "Ferrary Sale June 18/24"

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL LOCAL POST STAMPS -- FIVE GENUINE EXAMPLES ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

Researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the same name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed. Several excellent forgeries of this stamp exist (the example in the Golden sale is evidently one of the forgeries). An article by William W. Sammis (Penny Post, April 2005) reports a fifth genuine copy of 4L1.

Ex Ferrary, Schwartz and Kuphal. With 2009 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $9,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
 
Sale 973, Lot 280, Local PostsAmerican Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Uncancelled, margins mostly clear of ornaments, slightly creased with minor surface disturbances, mounted on paper with notation "Ferrary Sale June 18/24"

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL LOCAL POST STAMPS -- FIVE GENUINE EXAMPLES ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

Researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the name name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed. Several excellent forgeries of this stamp exist (the example in the Golden sale is evidently one of the forgeries). An article by William W. Sammis (Penny Post, April 2005) reports a fifth genuine copy of 4L1.

Ex Ferrary and Schwartz (Siegel Sale 824, lot 380, realized $8,000 hammer)

9,000
2,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-06-07
2008 Rarities of the World
 
Sale 958, Lot 741, Carriers and LocalsAmerican Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Uncancelled, margins mostly clear of ornaments, slightly creased with minor surface disturbances, mounted on paper with notation "Ferrary Sale June 18/24"

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL LOCAL POST STAMPS -- FIVE GENUINE EXAMPLES ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

Researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the name name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed. Several excellent forgeries of this stamp exist (the example in the Golden sale is evidently one of the forgeries). An article by William W. Sammis (Penny Post, April 2005) reports a fifth genuine copy of 4L1.

Ex Ferrary and Schwartz (Siegel Sale 824, lot 380, realized $8,000 hammer)

9,000
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
 
Sale 925, Lot 1274, AdamsAmerican Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Uncancelled, margins mostly clear of ornaments, slightly creased with minor surface disturbances, mounted on paper with notation "Ferrary Sale June 18/24"

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL LOCAL POST STAMPS -- FIVE GENUINE EXAMPLES ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

Researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the name name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed. Several excellent forgeries of this stamp exist (the example in the Golden sale is evidently one of the forgeries). An article by William W. Sammis (Penny Post, April 2005) reports a fifth genuine copy of 4L1.

Ex Ferrary and Schwartz (Siegel Sale 824, lot 380, realized $8,000 hammer)

9,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2002-05-18
2002 Rarities of the World
 
Sale 846, Lot 2406, Local Posts and Independent MailsAmerican Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Cancelled by "Paid" in oval, large margins, minor white spots in surface coloring, vertical crease and thins

ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL LOCAL POST STAMPS -- PERHAPS THREE OR FOUR GENUINE EXAMPLES EXIST.

Researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the name name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed. Several excellent forgeries of this stamp exist, but we are confident that this example is genuine, although it is a typographic variation with 15 fleur ornaments (instead of 14). This is the only recorded example with the "Paid" cancel.

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-05-13
2000 Rarities of the World
 
Sale 824, Lot 380, Locals (A thru E)American Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Uncancelled, margins mostly clear of ornaments, slightly creased with minor surface disturbances, mounted on paper with notation "Ferrary Sale June 18/24"

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL LOCAL POST STAMPS -- PERHAPS THREE OR FOUR GENUINE EXAMPLES EXIST.

Researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the name name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed. Several excellent forgeries of this stamp exist (the example in the Golden sale is evidently one of the forgeries).

Ex Ferrary.

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-11-15
The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
 
Sale 817, Lot 441, American Express Co. (New York NY)American Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Uncancelled but with adherence on back suggesting prior use, heavy thin which breaks paper at "Po" of "Postage", other slight surface abrasions, still presentable and a great rarity among New York City locals -- researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the name name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed -- ex Abt

E. 1,000-1,500
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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2024/01/01, Catalogue = 4L1, Symbol IN ("USED")

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