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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 7LB18, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-10-12
The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue
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Sale 1242, Lot 230, Three-Cent: Carriers and LocalsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Rectangular margins just into handstamp, grid cancel (off top edge--not tied), used with 3c Dull Red, Type I (11), margins all around, slightly oxidized, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 4" (1856) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York City street address, file folds including one thru carrier stamp, effectively tying it to the cover

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA U.S.P.O. DESPATCH CARRIER STAMP ON THE IMPRINT SHEET MARGIN OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE, SCOTT 7LB18.

The Philadelphia carrier stamps printed on the sheet selvage of imperforate 1c 1851 stamps hold a unique position in United States philately. Elsewhere in the world there are very few instances in which sheet selvage was used to produce adhesive stamps--the Emory Va. Confederate provisional and early stamps of Zanzibar come to mind as other examples. Two handstamps were used to create the Philadelphia carrier stamps: the Eagle oval (Scott type C31), which produced 7LB16, and the large oval (type C32), from which 7LB18 was made. Several specialists in United States carrier issues have speculated that the U.S.P.O. handstamped adhesives (7LB14, 7LB16 and 7LB18)--used when other printed carrier stamps were available--were prepared by one or more carriers and affixed by them to show receipt of the carrier fee when paid by coin.

Ex Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale 1239, Lot 526, 1851-60 IssuesU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Small rectangular-cut stamp showing only one-quarter of the handstamp and part of the 1c 1851 design at top, well-tied by grid cancel, used with strip of three of 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), Positions 48-50R2, left stamp double transfer, large margins to slightly in, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 11" circular datestamp on buff cover to Alexandria Va., backflap reattached and center 1c stamp slight creasing

A FINE AND REMARKABLE COVER WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF THE U.S.P.O. CARRIER 7LB18 AND THE ONE-CENT 1851 STAMP THAT PROVIDED THE PAPER FOR THIS CARRIER ISSUE. AN INTRIGUING USE OF A FRACTIONAL STAMP.

The Philadelphia carrier stamps printed on the sheet selvage of imperforate 1c 1851 stamps hold a unique position in United States philately. Elsewhere in the world there are very few instances in which sheet selvage was used to produce adhesive stamps -- the Emory Va. Confederate provisional and early stamps of Zanzibar come to mind as other examples. Two handstamps were used to create the Philadelphia carrier stamps: the Eagle oval (Scott type C31), which produced 7LB16, and the large oval (type C32), from which 7LB18 was made. The earliest known use of the 1c 1851 from Plate 2 is Dec. 5, 1855, which points to this being an 1856 use.

Several specialists in United States carrier issues have speculated that the U.S.P.O. handstamped adhesives (7LB14, 7LB16 and 7LB18) -- used when other printed carrier stamps were available -- were prepared by one or more carriers and affixed by them to show receipt of the carrier fee when paid by coin. This cover supports the theory that these stamps were not really sold to the public, because the use of a fraction of a stamp would be highly suspect if it was intended to show the carrier that prepayment was made. However, a carrier who received a coin and simply needed to mark the letter as fully paid would feel free to affix a fraction of a stamp, especially if his supply was running low.

Ex Golden and Dr. Morris. With 1981 and 2011 P.F. certificates.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale 1239, Lot 527, 1851-60 IssuesU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Lightly-struck U.S.P.O Despatch oval handstamp on what appears to be 1c 1851 sheet margin with some blue plate wash, uncancelled, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), horizontal strip of three, ample margins to cut in, rich color, tied by two strikes of large "Paid" grid cancel and red "Boston 3 cts. 1 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia street address with instructions "Please delivery immediately", receipt docketing dated 1852, file folds, one of which creases stamp at right

THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE PHILADELPHIA 7LB18 CARRIER STAMP ON AN INBOUND COVER.

Based on accepted genuine examples, it appears that the Philadelphia carrier stamps on 1c 1851 adhesive sheet margins came into use in 1856 and are known only on "to the mails" covers from Philadelphia. However, this cover predates the 1856 examples by slightly more than three years, and the use of the carrier stamp to pay for delivery from the mails is unusual. The street address and instructions to "deliver immediately" support the idea that the carrier affixed the stamp as a form of receipt and/or accounting for a coin received when he delivered the letter. The cover's provenance also supports its genuineness: the "CEC" handstamp at lower left identifies C. E. Chapman as a previous owner, which dates the cover to the early part of the 20th Century.

Ex Chapman, Gibson, Bailar and Dr. Morris. With 1990 and 2018 P.F. certificates, both of which state this is a genuine usage of Scott 7LB18 on cover

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-25
The Benjamin Franklin Bailar Collection: A Study of the First PMG
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Sale 1105, Lot 2542, 1851 Franklin Carrier Issue and LocalsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Clear strike of handstamp on bottom right corner selvage with part of 1c Blue, Type II (7) stamp impression from Position 100R2, used with vertical strip of three of 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), Positions 75/85/95R2, large margins to in, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 9" (1856) circular datestamps on buff cover to Marlton N.J., bottom stamp in strip with small scissors-cuts at bottom, missing top flap, some overall wear and waterstaining

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA U.S.P.O. DESPATCH CARRIER STAMP MADE FROM THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER SHEET MARGIN OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 PLATE 2, SHOWING PART OF POSITION 100R2 AND USED WITH A VERTICAL STRIP FROM A FEW ROWS ABOVE ON THE SAME PLATE (AND PROBABLY THE SAME SHEET).

The Philadelphia carrier stamps printed on the sheet selvage of imperforate 1c 1851 stamps hold a unique position in United States philately. Elsewhere in the world there are very few instances in which sheet selvage was used to produce adhesive stamps -- the Emory Va. Confederate provisional and early stamps of Zanzibar come to mind as other examples. Two handstamps were used to create the Philadelphia carrier stamps: the Eagle oval (Scott type C31), which produced 7LB16, and the large oval (type C32), from which 7LB18 was made. These were probably necessary after supplies of the Eagle Carrier ran out in 1856. The earliest known use of the 1c 1851 from Plate 2 is Dec. 5, 1855, which points to this being an 1856 use.

The U.S.P.O. handstamped carrier adhesives on 1c sheet selvage are used in combination with 1c 1851 stamps to an unusually high degree, which we believe indicates both the regular postage and handstamped adhesives were provided together by the carrier.

Ex Colonel Green and Gibson. With 1974 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
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Sale 1002, Lot 4044, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Large margins with "Toppan, Carpenter" portion of imprint, handstamped impression incomplete, uncancelled, used on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Hartford Conn., "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 23" circular datestamp, small skinned spot in cover next to carrier stamp

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING IMPRINT EXAMPLE OF THE U.S.P.O. CARRIER STAMP ON ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE SHEET SELVAGE.

The Philadelphia carrier stamps printed on the sheet selvage of imperforate 1c 1851 stamps hold a unique position in United States philately. Elsewhere in the world there are very few instances in which sheet selvage was used to produce adhesive stamps -- the Emory Va. Confederate provisional and early stamps of Zanzibar come to mind as other examples. Two handstamps were used to create the Philadelphia carrier stamps: the Eagle oval (Scott type C31), which produced 7LB16, and the large oval (type C32), from which 7LB18 was made. These were probably necessary after supplies of the Eagle Carrier ran out in 1856.

Ex Caspary and Golden.

9,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
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U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Lightly-struck U.S.P.O Despatch oval handstamp on what appears to be 1c 1851 sheet margin with some blue plate wash, uncancelled, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), horizontal strip of three, ample margins to cut in, rich color, tied by two strikes of large "Paid" grid cancel and red "Boston 3 cts. 1 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia street address with instructions "Please delivery immediately", receipt docketing dated 1852, file folds, one of which creases stamp at right

THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE PHILADELPHIA 7LB18 CARRIER STAMP ON AN INBOUND COVER.

Based on accepted genuine examples, it appears that the Philadelphia carrier stamps on 1c 1851 adhesive sheet margins came into use in 1856 and are known only on "to the mails" covers from Philadelphia. However, this cover predates the 1856 examples by slightly more than three years, and the use of the carrier stamp to pay for delivery from the mails is unusual. The street address and instructions to "deliver immediately" support the idea that the carrier affixed the stamp as a form of receipt and/or accounting for a coin received when he delivered the letter. The cover's provenance also supports its genuineness: the "CEC" handstamp at lower left identifies C. E. Chapman as a previous owner, which dates the cover to the early part of the 20th Century.

Ex Chapman and Gibson. With 1990 P.F. certificate which reads "genuinely used on cover and with the right stamp heavily creased in fold". Offered on an "as is" basis.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2010-10-21
The Wagshal Collection, Part 3: 3c 1851-57 Issues
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Sale 996, Lot 3151, 3c Dull Red - Carrier & Local CombinationsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Large margins with "& Cincinnati" of imprint at top, tied by the same oval handstamp used to produce the 7LB18 stamp and used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), tied by bold strike of "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 14" circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Wilmington Del.

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS REMARKABLE CARRIER STAMP. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE WHICH IS TIED BY THE SAME PHILADELPHIA OVAL CARRIER HANDSTAMP USED TO PRODUCE THE CARRIER STAMP.

The Philadelphia carrier stamps printed on the sheet selvage of imperforate 1c 1851 stamps hold a unique position in United States philately. Elsewhere in the world there are very few instances in which sheet selvage was used to produce adhesive stamps --- the early stamps of Zanzibar from a much later period immediately come to mind. Two handstamps were used to produce the Philadelphia carrier stamps, this being the larger version, which is usually found partly or weakly struck. This example, a bold strike with rectangular margins showing a large part of the imprint, is among the two or three finest known stamps, and the usage on cover is extremely rare, especially tied by the same marking used to produce the carrier stamp.

With 1990 note from Robert B. Meyersburg.

E. 5,000-7,500
13,000
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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 925, Lot 1252, Philadelphia Pa. (U.S.P.O.)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Top and bottom margins scissors-cut with small trace of 1c 1851 side ornaments at bottom, sides torn mostly clear of handstamp, uncancelled, used on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 21" (ca. 1856) circular datestamp, vertical fold thru embossed stamp, carrier stamp lifted to remove surrounding gum smears (still "tied" thru cover by brownish gum)

VERY FINE ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA U.S.P.O. DESPATCH CARRIER STAMP ON THE SHEET MARGIN OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

The Philadelphia carrier stamps printed on the sheet selvage of imperforate 1c 1851 stamps hold a unique position in United States philately. Elsewhere in the world there are very few instances in which sheet selvage was used to produce adhesive stamps -- the Emory Va. Confederate provisional and early stamps of Zanzibar come to mind as other examples. Two handstamps were used to create the Philadelphia carrier stamps: the Eagle oval (Scott type C31), which produced 7LB16, and the large oval (type C32), from which 7LB18 was made. These were probably necessary after supplies of the Eagle Carrier ran out in 1856.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,400
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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 817, Lot 395, U.S.P.O. (7LB18)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Large margins with "Toppan, Carpenter" portion of imprint, handstamped impression incomplete, uncancelled, used on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Hartford Conn., "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 23" circular datestamp, small skinned spot in cover next to carrier stamp

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING IMPRINT EXAMPLE OF THE U.S.P.O. CARRIER STAMP ON ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE SHEET SELVAGE.

Ex Caspary.

E. 3,000-4,000
8,000
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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 817, Lot 396, U.S.P.O. (7LB18)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black (7LB18). Rectangular margins just into handstamp, grid cancel (off top edge -- not tied), used with 3c Dull Red (11), margins all around, slightly oxidized, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 4" circular datestamp on blue 1856 folded letter to New York, file folds, one thru carrier stamp, effectively tying it to the cover, otherwise Fine, extremely rare, with 1962 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to usage on this cover

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 7LB18, Symbol IN ("COVER")

13 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2