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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 4LB13, 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 357, Carrier and Local Post IssuesOne of only five recorded covers bearing the Honour's City Post border-of-links carrier stamp tied in combination with the 3¢ 1851 Issue, and the only cover used from Aiken S.C, One of only five recorded covers bearing the Honour's City Post border-of-links carrier stamp tied in combination with the 3¢ 1851 Issue, and the only cover used from Aiken S.COne of only five recorded covers bearing the Honour's City Post border-of-links carrier stamp tied in combination with the 3¢ 1851 Issue, and the only cover used from Aiken S.C. to prepay the carrier fee in Charleston

Honour's City Express, Charleston, South Carolina, (2¢) Black on Bluish (4LB13), large margins, used with 3¢ Dull Red, Type I (11), both stamps tied by "Aiken S.C. Jun. 27" circular datestamp on small cover addressed to Charleston

Extremely Fine; very minor soiling and tiny erosion holes at top far from stamps.

This is one of only five examples of the Honour's border-of-links stamp tied in combination with the 3¢ 1851 Issue, and the only recorded use of the stamp from Aiken S.C. to prepay the Charleston carrier fee.

The border-of-links carrier stamp issued by Honour in late 1857 is extremely scarce. Evidence of 4LB13's rarity is the small number of examples contained in the Caspary, Boker, Hessel and Golden collections. Larry Lyons records twelve 4LB13 covers (The Penny Post, October 2007), but only five covers in our records have 3¢ 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied, and only this example is used from Aiken.

Ex Stanley M. Piller and Joseph Hackmey. With 1985 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
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 1711, Carrier IssuesHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Huge margins to in at top right, including large portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, ms "2" cancel, used with 3c Rose, Ty. I (25), sheet margin at left with centerline, tied by "Charleston S.C. Aug. 13, 1857" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Rochester N.Y., Very Fine and rare, only 12 genuine covers are recorded with the border-of-links stamp, which was issued by Honour's in late 1857, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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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 550, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Ample margins to slightly in at bottom left, tied with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) by "Charleston S.C. Mar. 11, 1858" circular datestamp on small cover to Lynchburg S.C., manuscript "2" on Honour's stamp also ties 3c stamp, backflap tear and small scattered toned spots

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TWELVE GENUINE COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE BORDER-OF-LINKS STAMP ISSUED BY HONOUR'S POST IN 1857-58. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US WITH 4LB13 TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.

The border-of-links carrier stamp issued by Honour in late 1857 is extremely scarce. Evidence of 4LB13's rarity is the small number of examples contained in the Caspary, Boker, Hessel and Golden collections. Larry Lyons records twelve 4LB13 covers (The Penny Post, October 2007), but only five covers in our records have 3c 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied.

Scott Retail $3,750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1197, Carriers and Locals, Western ExpressHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins to just in at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), both stamps tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 29, 1858" circular datestamp on small cover to Pittsfield Mass., repaired tear at upper right corner not affecting stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TWELVE GENUINE COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE BORDER-OF-LINKS STAMP ISSUED BY HONOUR'S POST IN 1857-58. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US WITH 4LB13 TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.

The border-of-links carrier stamp issued by Honour in late 1857 is extremely scarce. Evidence of 4LB13's rarity is the small number of examples contained in the Caspary, Boker, Hessel and Golden collections. Larry Lyons records twelve 4LB13 covers (The Penny Post, October 2007), but only five covers in our records have 3c 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied.

Ex Caspary and Kuphal. With 1993 Jakubek certificate. Scott Retail as tied by pen cancel $4,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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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 1021, Charleston, South CarolinaHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins to just clear in places, tied by tail of ms. "2", used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Charleston S.C. May 19, 1858" circular datestamp on small cover to Maysville S.C., the carrier stamp with a small scissor cut in the left margin

VERY FINE. ONLY TWELVE GENUINE COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE BORDER-OF-LINKS STAMP ISSUED BY HONOUR'S POST IN 1857-58. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US WITH 4LB13 TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.

The border-of-links carrier stamp issued by Honour in late 1857 is extremely scarce. Evidence of 4LB13's rarity is the small number of examples contained in the Caspary, Boker, Hessel and Golden collections. Larry Lyons records twelve 4LB13 covers (The Penny Post, October 2007), but only five covers in our records have 3c 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied.

Ex Hessel and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $4,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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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 1189, Charleston, South Carolina (HonourHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins to just in at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), both stamps tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 29, 1858" circular datestamp on small cover to Pittsfield Mass., repaired tear at upper right corner not affecting stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. PROBABLY FEWER THAN A DOZEN GENUINE COVERS EXIST WITH THE BORDER-OF-LINKS STAMP ISSUED BY HONOUR'S POST IN 1857-58. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US WITH 4LB13 TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.

A survey of auction catalogues and photo files produced only eleven 4LB13 covers, about half of which had no tying cancellation. Five covers in our records have 3c 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied.

Ex Caspary. With 1993 Jakubek certificate

4,000
2,400
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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 100, Honours City Express and Penny PostHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins to just clear in places, ms. "2" cancel (not tied), affixed to 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Sumpterville S.C., "Charleston S.C. Apr. 16, 1858" circular datestamp, part of backflap removed and opening nicks at top of entire, Extremely Fine stamp and possibly a genuine usage (this is the correct time period for 4LB13), but offered on its own merits, probably no more than a dozen genuine covers exist with the Honour's Border-of-Links stamp

E. 500-750
525
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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
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 371, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), both stamps tied by "Aiken S.C. Jun. 27" circular datestamp on small cover addressed to Charleston

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S STAMP USED FROM AIKEN TO PREPAY THE CARRIER FEE IN CHARLESTON. AN EXTREMELY RARE CARRIER STAMP ON COVER AND ONE OF THE FINEST TIED EXAMPLES EXTANT.

The Honour's 4LB13 stamp is much rarer than is generally appreciated. Approximately 12-15 covers are known, but less than half of these have the stamp tied by a cancellation. This is the only 4LB13 cover postmarked outside Charleston -- we know of only two other Charleston carrier covers originating at other post offices (Raleigh N.C. and Clarksville Ga.).

With 1985 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
0
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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
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Sale Number 817, Lot Number 260, 4LB13Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins to just clear in places, tied by tail of ms. "2", used with 3c Dull Red (26), tied by "Charleston S.C. May 19, 1858" circular datestamp on small cover to Maysville S.C.

VERY FINE. PROBABLY FEWER THAN A DOZEN GENUINE COVERS EXIST WITH THE BORDER-OF-LINKS STAMP ISSUED BY HONOUR'S POST IN 1857-58. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US WITH 4LB13 TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.

As described in the previous lot, the Honour's 4LB13 stamp is much rarer than its Scott value would suggest. A survey of auction catalogues and photo files produced only eleven covers, about half of which had no tying cancellation. Five covers in our records have 3c 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied.

Ex Hessel

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1996-03-26
U.S. Independent Mails
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Sale Number 773, Lot Number 60, Semi-Official Carrier Issues thru N.O.U.S. City PostHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), both stamps tied by "Aiken S.C. Jun. 27" circular datestamp on small cover addressed to Charleston

EXTREMELY FINE AND THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S STAMP USED FROM AIKEN TO PREPAY THE CARRIER FEE IN CHARLESTON.

With 1985 P.F. certificate. Listed in Scott and priced at $4,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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11 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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