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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 4LB11, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 356, Carrier and Local Post Issues, One of only three recorded covers bearing the Honour's Penny Post stamp and 3¢ 1851 Issue fully tied by a Charleston datestamp

Honour's Penny Post, Charleston, South Carolina, (2¢) Black on Bluish (4LB11), large margins all around, used with 3¢ Dull Red, Type I (11), ample margins to just into frameline at top, both stamps tied by blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Oct. 19" (ca. 1855) circular datestamp on manila cover to Mrs. Jane B. Miller in Effingham, South Carolina

Extremely Fine. One of only three recorded covers with the Honour's Penny Post stamp and the 3¢ 1851 issue each fully tied by the Charleston circular datestamp.

The Honour's stamp bearing the legend "Penny Post" is extremely rare. Only approximately 13-15 covers are known. Of those, only seven have a cancellation that ties the carrier stamp (six of which are used with 3¢ 1851 or U10) and only three covers have the Charleston datestamp tying the carrier stamp--the cover to Ireland, the cover offered here and its twin from the Golden sale, addressed to Rev. Miller at Effingham, postmarked on the same day, October 19 (ca. 1855). Because the Honour's stamp was usually placed opposite the U.S. postage, it is rarely found tied by the circular datestamp.

Ex Rep. Ernest R. Ackerman, John and Katherine Hall, and Joseph Hackmey.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-12-13
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 173, 1851-56 Postal History: Carriers & LocalsHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Three large margins, touched at top, tied by manuscript "2", used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), also with three large margins and touched at top, tied by "Charleston S.C. Paid Nov. 2" circular datestamp on small 1855 folded letter to Sumterville S.C.

VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED COVERS WITH A FULLY-TIED COMBINATION OF THE RARE HONOUR'S "PENNY POST" STAMP AND 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

The Honour's "Penny Post" stamp is extremely rare, with only 13-15 covers believed to be genuine, including five on which the carrier is tied.

Ex Lichtenstein, Hollowbush and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1710, Carrier IssuesHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB11). Large margins to touched at upper right, bold manuscript "2" cancel, used with 3c Claret, Ty. I (11), natural diagonal pre-printing crease, tied by "Charleston S.C. Apr. 1?" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Baltimore, Md., light vertical folds, Very Fine, a lovely example of this rare stamp on cover with fewer than 15 examples known, from our 1974 Rarities of the World sale and ex Karrer, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 549, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Mostly full to large margins, just touched at upper right, tied by manuscript "2" on cover addressed to J. F. Steinmeyer on Calhoun Street in Charleston, John F. Steinmeyer Jr. (presumably the addressee) was a Charleston carrier known philatelically for Steinmeyer's City Post stamps, overall toning, backflap removed and reduced at top, still Fine, a rare use of the Honour's 7LB11 stamp and especially desirable addressed to another carrier

E. 750-1,000
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-03
The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1020, Charleston, South CarolinaHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Ample to large margins, tied by ms. cancel on 3c Red Nesbitt (U10) entire to Savannah Ga., blue "Charleston S.C. Paid 7 Sep." (ca. 1855) circular datestamp, vertical crease at center, piece of backflap missing

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED NESBITT ENTIRES WITH THE RARE HONOUR'S "PENNY POST" STAMP.

The Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 19 4LB11 covers, including two 3c Nesbitt entires.

Ex Caspary and Hall. With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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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 1188, Charleston, South Carolina (HonourHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Large margins, ms. "H" initial, bold blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Oct. 17" circular datestamp, red sender's oval handstamp on folded 1851 printed export report to New York City, sender's endorsement "Open printed sheet...Prepaid...Key Box 65", Extremely Fine stamp, this stamp was not issued until the mid-1850's and did not originate on this 1851 circular, ex Caspary and Meyersburg

E. 750-1,000
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-03-17
Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4445, Carrier Stamps and MarkingsHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Three large margins, slightly in at left, cancelled by ms. "2" (not tied), used with 3c Brownish Carmine (11), full margins to slightly in, tied by blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Jul. 3" circular datestamp on small embossed cover to Effingham S.C., from the Miller correspondence, Honour's stamp has small sealed tear and appears to have been lifted and reaffixed

FINE. A RARE COMBINATION OF THE HONOUR'S "PENNY POST" STAMP AND 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

The Honour's "Penny Post" stamp is extremely rare, with only 13-15 covers believed to be genuine, including 5 on which the carrier is tied.

Ex Caspary and Schwartz

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-03-17
Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4446, Carrier Stamps and MarkingsHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Margins to in, cancelled by pencil "2" and used with 3c Dull Red (11), tied by blue Charleston S.C. circular datestamp on cover to Eatonton Geo., Fine, rare combination, only 13-15 reported, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
350
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2002-12-19
U.S. Postal History & Foreign
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Sale Number 853, Lot Number 2538, Carrier Department IssuesHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Three full margins, touched at bottom, ms. "2" cancel, "tied" by light stain on brown cover to Hampstead in North Charleston, ms. "Pd. Bellinger" which is a most unusual marking for Honour's carrier service, Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
900
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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 95, Honours City Express and Penny PostHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Large margins all around, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to just into frameline at top, both stamps tied by blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Oct. 19" (ca. 1855) circular datestamp on manila cover to Mrs. Jane B. Miller, Effingham S.C.

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED COVERS WITH A COMBINATION OF THE RARE HONOUR'S "PENNY POST" STAMP AND 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THREE KNOWN COVERS WITH THE "PENNY POST" STAMP TIED BY THE CHARLESTON DATESTAMP.

The Honour's stamp bearing the legend "Penny Post" is extremely rare. With the emergence of the Hall collection, three new entries have been made to our census for the Golden sale. Our records now contain 14 genuine covers, including 6 with the 3c 1851, 2 on U10 entires, 5 singles used alone (one to Ireland, one on a part cover -- see lot 95), and one pair on a Valentine cover. Of the 14 covers, only 7 have a cancellation that ties the carrier stamp (6 of which are used with 3c 1851 or U10). Only 3 covers have the Charleston datestamp tying the carrier stamp: the cover to Ireland, the cover offered here and its twin from the Golden sale, addressed to Rev. Miller at Effingham, postmarked on the same day, October 19 (ca. 1855). Because the Honour's stamp was usually placed opposite the U.S. postage, it is rarely found tied by the circular datestamp.

Ex Ackerman. This is probably the first time this cover has ever been offered at auction.

E. 10,000-15,000
10,500
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20 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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