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United States
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Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1955, Carriers, Locals & Independent MailsFloyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3). Large margins, tied by "Floyd's Chicago Penny Post" handstamp on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) to Atlanta Ga., cancelled by target and "Chicago Ill. Nov. 3, 1862" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced where opened a bit roughly at right, faint vertical file fold at center, the Floyd's with light corner margin crease at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. NO MORE THAN A DOZEN EXAMPLES OF FLOYD'S GREEN STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US. THIS IS THE FINER OF THE TWO KNOWN COVERS.

John R. Floyd advertised the start of his Penny Post in July 1860. In June 1861, after the outbreak of the Civil War, Floyd sold the firm to Charles W. Mappa, but continued to assist in managing the post for several months before leaving for war in January 1862. Mappa in turn sold out to Kimball & Waterman in May 1862, and the post continued at least until November 1862 and then closed.

The Brown and Blue stamps were the first issued, and the Blue continued to be issued from 1860 through 1862. The Green stamps are known used only in October and November 1862, thus they appear to be the last printing, probably by Kimball & Waterman before the post was closed. The Blue is the most common, and the Brown is extremely scarce. The Green is by far the rarest, with only two recorded covers, six or seven used stamps off cover, and three or four unused stamps (three with original gum) known to us.

Ex Geisler. With 2005 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $20,000.00

E. 10,000-15,000
7,000
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 1184, Local and Private Posts (Floyds thru Grafflins)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3), Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3)Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago Ill., (1c) Green (68L3). Large margins, tied by "Floyd's Chicago Penny Post" handstamp on 3c Pink entire (U35) to Atlanta Ga., cancelled by target and "Chicago Ill. Nov. 3, 1862" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced where opened a bit roughly at right, faint vertical file fold at center, the Floyd's with light corner margin crease at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. NO MORE THAN A DOZEN EXAMPLES OF FLOYD'S GREEN STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US. THIS IS THE FINER OF THE TWO KNOWN COVERS.

John R. Floyd advertised the start of his Penny Post in July 1860. In June 1861, after the outbreak of the Civil War, Floyd sold the firm to Charles W. Mappa, but continued to assist in managing the post for several months before leaving for war in January 1862. Mappa in turn sold out to Kimball & Waterman in May 1862, and the post continued at least until November 1862 and then closed.

The Brown and Blue stamps were the first issued, and the Blue continued to be issued from 1860 through 1862. The Green stamps are known used only in October and November 1862, thus they appear to be the last printing, probably by Kimball & Waterman before the post was closed. The Blue is the most common, and the Brown is extremely scarce. The Green is by far the rarest, with only two recorded covers, six or seven used stamps off cover, and three unused stamps (two with original gum) known to us.

With 2005 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $27,500.00

E. 15,000-20,000
12,000
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