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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 6LB4, Symbol IN ("NG")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale 1187, Lot 778, Carriers and LocalsU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Unsurfaced (6LB4). Position 2L, large margins to huge at top, unused (no gum), detailed impression on distinctive colored-thru "Apple Green" paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE UNITED STATES CITY DESPATCH POST STAMP ON GREEN UNSURFACED COLORED-THRU PAPER. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CARRIER ISSUES.

The unsurfaced colored-thru papers used for the first U.S. City Despatch Post stamps were Rosy Buff (4LB2), Light Blue (4LB3) and Green (4LB4). Approximately ten Rosy Buff stamps are known, all unused and most thinned, which are regarded as trial impressions on paper that was not regularly issued. The Light Blue paper was regularly issued and is the most common of the three (it is known used). The elusive Green paper -- the true 6LB4 -- is evidently genuine, although the Scott Catalogue footnote alludes to "some authorities" claiming it is a color changeling (possibly based on Elliott Perry's negative commentary in his 100 Years Ago, p. 25). Only three examples are known to us, each unused without gum: the stamp offered here, the ex Caspary and Lilly stamp offered in Sale 1150 (lot 1308), and the Extremely Fine stamp offered in our sale of the Hall Collection (Sale 830, lot 137). These are probably trial-color impressions, similar in status to the Rosy Buff.

With 1991 and 2007 P.F. certificates

11,500
5,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale 1150, Lot 1308, Carrier IssuesU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Unsurfaced (6LB4). Large margins to full, unused (no gum), detailed impression on distinctive colored-thru "Apple Green" paper

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE UNITED STATES CITY DESPATCH POST STAMP ON GREEN UNSURFACED COLORED-THRU PAPER. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CARRIER ISSUES.

The unsurfaced colored-thru papers used for the first U.S. City Despatch Post stamps were Rosy Buff (4LB2), Light Blue (4LB3) and Green (4LB4). Approximately ten Rosy Buff stamps are known, all unused and most thinned, which are regarded as trial impressions on paper that was not regularly issued. The Light Blue paper was regularly issued and is the most common of the three (it is known used). The elusive Green paper -- the true 6LB4 -- is evidently genuine, although the Scott Catalogue footnote alludes to "some authorities" claiming it is a color changeling (possibly based on Elliott Perry's negative commentary in his 100 Years Ago, p. 25). Only two examples are recorded, both unused without gum: the stamp offered here, ex Caspary and Lilly, and the Extremely Fine stamp offered in our sale of the Hall Collection (Sale 830, lot 137) which was acquired by the Halls from Nassau Stamp Company in 1932. These are probably trial-color impressions, similar in status to the Rosy Buff.

Ex Ferrary, Caspary and Lilly. With 1967 P.F. certificate issued to Raymond H. Weill after purchase in the Lilly sale

11,500
5,000
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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 830, Lot 137, 6LB4-6LB5U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Unsurfaced (6LB4). Bottom sheet margin and huge margins all around, unused (no gum, as is the other known example), intense impression on distinctive green paper colored thru

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE UNITED STATES CITY DESPATCH POST STAMP ON GREEN UNSURFACED COLORED-THRU PAPER. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CARRIER ISSUES.

The unsurfaced colored-thru papers used for the first U.S. City Despatch Post stamps were Rosy Buff (4LB2), Light Blue (4LB3) and Green (4LB4). Approximately ten Rosy Buff stamps are known, all unused and most thinned, which are regarded as trial impressions on paper that was not regularly issued. The Light Blue paper was regularly issued and is the most common of the three (it is known used). The elusive Green paper -- the true 6LB4 -- is evidently genuine, although the Scott Catalogue footnote alludes to "some authorities" claiming it is a color changeling (possibly based on Elliott Perry's negative commentary in his 100 Years Ago, p. 25). Only two examples are recorded, both unused without gum: the Extremely Fine stamp offered here, which was acquired by the Halls from Nassau Stamp Company in 1932, and the ex-Caspary and Lilly stamp, which is also unused and Extremely Fine. These are probably trial-color impressions, similar in status to the Rosy Buff.

Unpriced in Scott. This is the first 6LB4 to reach the market in 25 years -- the Boker, Middendorf and Golden collections lacked this stamp.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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