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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 4LB14
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2117, Carriers, Local Posts and Independent MailsKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Large margins all around, tied by manuscript cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Charleston S.C. Mar. 5" circular datestamp on small cover to Abbeville S.C.

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE KINGMAN'S CARRIER STAMP USED ON COVER WITH THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

Eliab J. Kingman was Dr. John H. Honour's brother-in-law and served as the first assistant in Honour's Penny Post from its inception in 1849. It is reported that sometime in 1851, Kingman received his own appointment as a government carrier and divided the city's routes with Dr. Honour. According to the Faber account (Pat Paragraphs, 1981 Reprint, pp. 247-248), Kingman retired in March 1858 and was replaced by Joseph G. Martin, a relative to the Honour family through marriage. The Scott listings for the two Kingman's stamps are out of chronological sequence. The four-line type, 4LB15, preceded the three-line type, 4LB14, by at least three or four years. The format of 4LB14 matches the stamps printed for Martin, Steinmeyer and Beckman in 1858, 1859 and 1860, and it is probable that the same setting was used with the names changed as required. Kingman is reported to have retired in March 1858; based on dated examples, the 4LB14 stamp was probably issued in mid-1856 and not used after March 1858. Genuine covers are found in this time period.

Ex Meyersburg and Geisler. With 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificates.

6,000
5,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
og
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4283, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Original gum, h.r., large margins all around, minor gum crease and small thin in bottom left corner both negligible considering the superb appearance of this rarity

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST OFF-COVER EXAMPLES OF THE RARE KINGMAN'S THREE-LINE STAMP AND VERY ELUSIVE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

The Kingman three-line stamp, 4LB14, followed the four-line 4LB15 stamp by a few years. The format of 4LB14 matches the stamps printed for Martin, Steinmeyer and Beckman in 1858, 1859 and 1860, and it is probable that the same setting was used with the names changed as required. Kingman is reported to have retired in March 1858; based on dated examples, the 4LB14 stamp was probably issued in mid-1856 and not used after March 1858. Genuine covers are found in this time period.

Ex Caspary, where it realized $230 in 1957

1,400
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4284, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Ample margins to just in at upper left corner, faint crease, tied by manuscript "M" cancel (Joseph G. Martin), "Charleston S.C. Jan. 20, 1858" circular datestamp on piece of overseas cover, manuscript "(Bre)men Steamer", part of red boxed Franco transit, Fine appearance and very rare, what a cover this must have been, Eliab J. Kingman, Dr. Honour's brother-in-law, retired in March 1858 and was replaced by Joseph G. Martin, a relative by marriage, the "M" initial is believed to have been applied as a cancel by Martin to stamps bearing Kingman's name, ex Caspary

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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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
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1023, Charleston, South CarolinaKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Large margins all around, tied by ms. cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Charleston S.C. Mar. 5" circular datestamp on small cover to Abbeville S.C.

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE KINGMAN'S CARRIER STAMP USED ON COVER WITH THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

Eliab J. Kingman was Dr. John H. Honour's brother-in-law and served as the first assistant in Honour's Penny Post from its inception in 1849. It is reported that sometime in 1851, Kingman received his own appointment as a government carrier and divided the city's routes with Dr. Honour. According to the Faber account (Pat Paragraphs, 1981 Reprint, pp. 247-248), Kingman retired in March 1858 and was replaced by Joseph G. Martin, a relative to the Honour family through marriage. The Scott listings for the two Kingman's stamps are out of chronological sequence. The four-line type, 4LB15, preceded the three-line type, 4LB14, by at least three or four years. The format of 4LB14 matches the stamps printed for Martin, Steinmeyer and Beckman in 1858, 1859 and 1860, and it is probable that the same setting was used with the names changed as required. Kingman is reported to have retired in March 1858; based on dated examples, the 4LB14 stamp was probably issued in mid-1856 and not used after March 1858. Genuine covers are found in this time period.

Ex Meyersburg. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $6,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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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
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 730, Carriers and LocalsKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB1), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB1)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB1). Vertical pair, from the left side of the sheet with parts of adjoining stamps above and at right, large margin at left and just touched at bottom, tied by ms. cancel (pair has been lifted and reaffixed in a slightly different position), used on embossed Valentine cover to "Miss Bessie McKenzie, Rutledge St. above Bull St.", with original Valentine enclosure

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE KINGMAN'S THREE-LINE STAMP. A MAGNIFICENT RARITY.

Ex Hall and D.K. Collection. With 2001 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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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
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1192, Charleston, South Carolina (KingmanKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Comma after "Cents" variety, ample margins to just touching ornaments, ms. cancel, used with 3c Dull Red (11), large margins to slightly in, both stamps tied by "Charleston S.C. 3 Paid May 9" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Scuppernong N.C., 1856 docketing on flap

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TIED COMBINATION OF THE KINGMAN'S THREE-LINE CARRIER STAMP AND 3-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

Eliab J. Kingman was Dr. John H. Honour's brother-in-law and served as the first assistant in Honour's Penny Post from its inception in 1849. It is reported that sometime in 1851, Kingman received his own appointment as a government carrier and divided the city's routes with Dr. Honour. According to the Faber account (Pat Paragraphs, 1981 Reprint, pp. 247-248), Kingman retired in March 1858 and was replaced by Joseph G. Martin, a relative to the Honour family through marriage.

The Scott listings for the two Kingman's stamps are out of chronological sequence. The four-line type, 4LB15, preceded the three-line type, 4LB14, by at least three or four years. The format of 4LB14 matches the stamps printed for Martin, Steinmeyer and Beckman in 1858, 1859 and 1860, and it is probable that the same setting was used with the names changed as required. Kingman is reported to have retired in March 1858; based on dated examples, the 4LB14 stamp was probably issued in mid-1856 and not used after March 1858. Genuine covers are found in this time period. Other covers with untied stamps used prior to 1856 are most likely enhancements.

Ex Hessel and Piller

7,500
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2004-04-27
United States and Confederate States Postal History
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1142, CarriersKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Ample margins to slightly in, ms. "M" cancel, affixed to cut-to-shape piece, Fine

900
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2003-05-31
The D.K. Collection of U.S. Carriers & Locals
c
Sale Number 862, Lot Number 27, Carrier Departments (Charleston S.C.)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB1), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB1)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB1). Vertical pair, from the left side of the sheet with parts of adjoining stamps above and at right, large margin at left and just touched at bottom, tied by ms. cancel (pair has been lifted and reaffixed in a slightly different position), used on embossed Valentine cover to "Miss Bessie McKenzie, Rutledge St. above Bull St.", with original Valentine enclosure

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE KINGMAN'S THREE-LINE STAMP. A MAGNIFICENT RARITY.

From the same correspondence as lots 22 and 25. Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,500
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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 104, Kingmans City PostKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Typographic variety with straight bar at bottom of "2", large margins all around, uncancelled, small faint thin, really negligible considering the superb appearance of this rarity

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST OFF-COVER EXAMPLES OF THE RARE KINGMAN'S THREE-LINE STAMP.

As noted in the description of lot 101, the Kingman three-line stamp, 4LB14, followed the four-line 4LB15 stamp by a few years. The format of 4LB14 matches the stamps printed for Martin, Steinmeyer and Beckman in 1858, 1859 and 1860, and it is probable that the same setting was used with the names changed as required. Kingman is reported to have retired in March 1858; based on dated examples, the 4LB14 stamp was probably issued in mid-1856 and not used after March 1858. Genuine covers are found in this time period.

Ex Caspary and Lilly (where it realized $180 in 1967).

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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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
 
Sale Number 830, Lot Number 105, Kingmans City PostKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Three large margins, ample to clear at bottom, ms. "M" cancel (Joseph G. Martin)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF KINGMAN'S THREE-LINE CARRIER STAMP WITH THE DISTINCTIVE "M' MANUSCRIPT CANCEL.

Eliab J. Kingman, Dr. Honour's brother-in-law, retired in March 1858 and was replaced by Joseph G. Martin, a relative by marriage. The "M" initial is believed to have been applied as a cancel by Martin to stamps bearing Kingman's name.

Ex Caspary.

E. 750-1,000
800
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15 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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