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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 55L7, Symbol IN ("USED")
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U.S. Stamps
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1772, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Brainard thru Eagle City PostCummings' City Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Vermilion Glazed (55L7). Ample to large margins, uncancelled, faint pre-use crease, affixed to printed notice from Methodist Book Rooms inviting the addressee, Rev. D. Terry, to attend a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5 (Nov. 5 fell on a Thursday in 1846), two strikes of red oval "Cumming's Express 2 Cts." locomotive handstamp, the stamp's use on the notice is logical but most recent P.F. certificate declines opinion on whether it originated

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CUMMINGS' CITY POST 2-CENT OVAL STAMP, 55L7, OF WHICH ONLY FIVE ARE KNOWN.

Our records contain five examples of 55L7: 1) unused, slight crease and thin spots, ex Richardson, Golden and Kuphal (Sale 925, lot 1498); 2) unused, crease, thins, ex Boker and Golden (Sale 817, lot 1014); 3) repaired, affixed to a cover, ex Middendorf; 4) unused, right sheet margin, horizontal crease, ex Burrus and Hall (Sale 830, lot 600); and 5) faint pre-use crease, affixed to Nov. 1846 folded notice to Rev. D. Terry with locomotive handstamp struck twice, ex Chapman, Caspary, Lilly, Richardson and Golden, the example offered here.

Ex Chapman, Caspary, Lilly, Richardson and Golden. With 1980 and 2001 P.F. certificates, the latter declining opinion on whether the stamp originated (and also not mentioning a pre-use crease). Scott value $8,250.00 as off-cover stamp

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 55L7, Symbol IN ("USED")

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