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United States
U.S. Stamps
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1666, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Variety with Pearl 18 turned left, huge margins, cancelled by five manuscript lines, red "Charleston S.C. Apr. 6/10" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, fresh and Extremely Fine, very rare, the "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue, they are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper, the Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7, ex Hessel and Golden

E. 1,000-1,500
750
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1667, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Variety with Pearl 18 turned left, ample to large margins, red crayon "X" (not tied), red "Charleston S.C. Mar. 27/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Baltimore, docketed 1850 on flap, Very Fine, the "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue, they are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper, the Lyons census (Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7, ex Boker and Golden

E. 500-750
450
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U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1668, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Orange Yellow shade of paper, three huge margins, clear at left, uncancelled (lifted and hinged in place), red "Charleston S.C. Feb. 26/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, docketed 1850 on flap, fresh and Very Fine -- although the stamp is hinged to the cover, this is a typical usage in the proper time period -- nevertheless the 1999 P.F. certificate declines opinion on whether it originated, ex Chapman, Caspary, Boker and Golden

E. 500-750
300
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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 545, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Cut into but bright color, uncancelled, red "Charleston S.C. Oct. 20 / 10" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded cover to New York City, forwarding notation, part of address crossed out (some erosion spots), a presentable example of this rare carrier department stamp, the "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue, they are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper, the Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7, ex Chapman and Meyersburg

E. 400-500
225
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2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 546, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Two large margins, slightly in at right, uncancelled, red "Charleston S.C. Jan. 21" (ca. 1850) circular datestamp and manuscript "20" due rate on brown cover to New York City street address, stained and small faults at upper right, stamp lightly soiled, otherwise Fine, the "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue, they are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper, the Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7, ex Hessel and Golden

E. 500-750
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2014-12-15
The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869
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Sale Number 1088, Lot Number 134, Independent Mails, Carriers & LocalsHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Three huge margins, ornaments touched at right, tied by red "Charleston S.C. Oct. 9/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on bright white cover to Thompson Conn., 1849 docketing, trivial flap tear and small opening tear at top right

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S 4LB5 STAMP TIED BY THE CHARLESTON DATESTAMP -- ONLY TWO OTHER SIMILARLY-TIED COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US.

The "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" stamp on Yellow paper was evidently the first of the rectangular typeset stamps that followed the first oval issue. This October 1849 use is very early (most others are used in 1850). We are aware of two other covers with this stamp tied by the red datestamp and used alone.

Ex Caspary, Boker and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1669, Carrier Departments: Baltimore thru New YorkHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Three huge margins, touched along ornaments at left, uncancelled, red "Charleston S.C. Mar. 5/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York City, receipt docketing with 1850 year date

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S 4LB7 STAMP USED ON COVER.

The "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue. They are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper. The Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7.

Ex Worthington, Caspary, Middendorf, Kuphal and Geisler. With 1991 and 2009 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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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 1018, Charleston, South CarolinaHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Three huge margins, touched along ornaments at left, uncancelled, red "Charleston S.C. Mar. 5/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York City, receipt docketing with 1850 year date

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S 4LB7 STAMP USED ON COVER.

The "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue. They are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper. The Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7.

Ex Worthington, Caspary, Middendorf and Kuphal. With 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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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 1181, Charleston, South Carolina (HonourHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Full margins, tied by red "Charleston S.C. Oct. 4/5" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Stateburg S.C., undated but 1849 usage based on postmark type, stamp has tiny scrape at top and light soiling or cancel

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S 4LB7 STAMP TIED BY THE CHARLESTON DATESTAMP -- ONLY TWO OTHER SIMILARLY-TIED COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US.

The "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" stamp on Yellow paper was evidently the first of the rectangular typeset stamps that followed the first oval issue. This October 1849 usage (year date based on postmark type) is very early (most others are used in 1850). We are aware of two other covers with this stamp tied by the red datestamp and used alone, one of which sold in our Golden sale for $8,000 hammer.

9,000
2,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2004-12-08
United States Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2039, Carriers and LocalsHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Three large margins, touched at R., tied by red ms. "X", red "Paid" handstamp and matching "Charleston S.C./10 Mar. 11" integral-rate datestamp on brown cover to South Glastonbury Conn., trivial cover edge faults, still Fine and rare, ex Middendorf, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $9,000.00 for a cover with stamp tied by handstamp, Scott Retail as off-cover stamp

1,000
1,000
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