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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 1176, Charleston, South Carolina (HonourHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2). Darker shade of paper, cut to shape, slightly impinging on oval frame, cancelled by two faint pen strokes, affixed with red wax wafer to Jun. 26, 1850 folded letter to New York, red "Charleston S.C. Jun. 26/10" integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" straightline, stamp has trivial wrinkles caused by wafer and a small tear

FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE HONOUR'S OVAL STAMP ON YELLOW PAPER, THREE OF WHICH ARE USED ON COVER. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CARRIER STAMPS.

John H. Honour, Superintendent of the Charleston Penny Post, advertised the commencement of carrier service in the Charleston Mercury on May 9, 1849. The earliest recorded Honour's cover is postmarked May 24, 1849, establishing the oval stamp on Yellow paper (Scott 4LB2) as the likely first issue of the Charleston carrier stamps. The same design on Brown Rose paper (4LB1) is recorded with July and August 1849 dates. The wording and configuration are identical to the contemporary Boyd's Eagle & Globe stamps (without the Eagle vignette).

We record four examples of the oval stamp on Yellow paper: 1) May 24, 1849 cover, ex Chapman, Caspary, Boker, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 206, realized $15,500 hammer); 2) Jul. 18, 1849 cover, used with 10c 1847, ex Caspary, Middendorf; 3) Jun. 26, 1850, the cover offered here, ex Ferrary, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 207, realized $6,500 hammer); and 4) Cut to shape, off cover, uncancelled, ex Lilly.

Ex Ferrary and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott.

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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 206, 4LB1 -4LB2Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2). Huge margins -- octagonal in overall shape but of such enormous dimensions that a fully rectangular-cut stamp is contained within -- uncancelled, used on May 24, 1849 folded letter to Cincinnati O., red "Charleston S.C. May 24/10" integral-rate circular datestamp, corner with stamp has been torn out of letter and reaffixed, file folds

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND ATTRACTIVE COVER -- THE EARLIEST OF ALL RECORDED HONOUR'S CARRIER COVERS. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COVERS WITH THE HONOUR'S OVAL STAMP ON YELLOW PAPER. DESCRIBED BY HERBERT BLOCH IN THE 1956 CASPARY SALE AS "BY FAR THE FINEST OF ALL OVAL HONOUR'S STAMPS" -- AN OPINION THAT STILL HOLDS TRUE.

John H. Honour, Superintendent of the Charleston Penny Post, advertised the commencement of carrier service in the Charleston Mercury on May 9, 1849. This cover, postmarked May 24th, is the earliest of all recorded Honour's covers and establishes the oval stamp on Yellow paper (Scott 4LB2) as the likely first issue of the Charleston carrier stamps. The oval design on Brown Rose paper (4LB1) is recorded with July and August 1849 dates.

We record five examples of the oval stamp on Yellow paper: 1) May 24, 1849, the cover offered here, ex Chapman, Caspary, Boker; 2) Jul. 18, 1849, used with 10c 1847, ex Caspary, Middendorf; 3) Jan. 24, 1850, to New York (Siegel Sale 164); 4) Jun. 26, 1850, the cover offered in the following lot; and 5) Cut to shape, off cover, uncancelled, ex Lilly.

Ex Chapman, Caspary and Boker. Unlisted as a single used alone on cover.

E. 10,000-15,000
15,500
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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 207, 4LB1 -4LB2Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB2). Darker shade of paper, cut to shape, slightly impinging on oval frame, cancelled by two faint pen strokes, affixed with red wax wafer to Jun. 26, 1850 folded letter to New York, red "Charleston S.C. Jun. 26/10" integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" straightline, stamp has trivial wrinkles caused by wafer

FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COVERS WITH THE HONOUR'S OVAL STAMP ON YELLOW PAPER. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CARRIER STAMPS.

As detailed in the previous description, there are five examples of Scott 4LB2, including four used on covers, two of which are cut in this oval shape. This is the latest of the 4LB2 dates, which begin on May 24, 1849 (lot 206), and the noticeably darker shade of paper suggests that this stamp may have come from a later printing.

Ex Ferrary. Scott does not list 4LB2 used alone on cover.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,500
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