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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 7LB4, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 1689, Carrier Departments cont: Philadelphia thru St. LouisU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Huge margins at bottom and left, touched at top and just shaved along right frameline, uncancelled, blue "Philada. Pa. 5 May 26" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue May 25, 1849 folded letter to Smithport Pa., sender's routing "Via Harrisburg & Bellefonte" (railroad), file fold clear of stamp, Extremely Fine, this May 26 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is an appropriate date of use of the "LS" stamp, 12-15 7LB4 covers are reported in Lyons census (The Penny Post, July 2006), ex Caspary and Geisler

E. 750-1,000
750
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 277, Carriers` StampsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Framelines at top and bottom and parts of sides, uncancelled, blue "Philada. Pa. 5 May 1(2)" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue May 12, 1849 folded letter with beautiful illustrated Merchant's Canal Line shipping receipt enclosed, file folds

A VERY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE "LS" PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMP.

This May 12 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is an appropriate date of use of the "LS" stamp. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time. Lyons reports 12-15 covers with 7LB4.

3,000
1,000
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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
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1032, Philadelphia PennsylvaniaU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Huge margins at bottom and left, touched at top and just shaved along right frameline, uncancelled, blue "Philada. Pa. 5 May 26" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue May 25, 1849 folded letter to Smithport Pa., sender's routing "Via Harrisburg & Bellefonte" (railroad), file fold clear of stamp

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE "LS" PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMP.

This May 26 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is an appropriate date of use of the "LS" stamp. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time. 12-15 7LB4 covers are reported in Lyons census (The Penny Post, July 2006).

Ex Caspary

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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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
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1243, Philadelphia Pa. (U.S.P.O.)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Framelines at top and bottom and parts of sides, uncancelled, blue "Philada. Pa. 5 May 1(2)" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue May 12, 1849 folded letter with beautiful illustrated Merchant's Canal Line shipping receipt enclosed, file folds

A VERY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE "LS" PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMP.

This May 12 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is an appropriate date of use of the "LS" stamp. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time. Lyons reports 12-15 covers with 7LB4.

3,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-03-17
Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails
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Sale Number 908, Lot Number 4509, Carrier Stamps and MarkingsU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Large margins all around including left sheet margin, uncancelled, used on folded letter to Lancaster Pa. dated March 10, 1849, blue "Philada. Pa. Mar. 13/5" integral-rate circular datestamp, very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. THE EARLIEST RECORDED DATE FOR ANY OF THE U.S.P.O. PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMPS AND ONE OF FIVE REPORTED COVERS WITH THE "LS" STAMP.

A few covers and pieces dated in late March and early April are found with the 1849-50 carrier stamps, but most do not have evidence of the year and cannot be reliably dated. This March 13 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is the earliest use, even assuming the other March dates without the year indicated are 1849 usages. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time.

Ex Emerson, Knapp, Gibson, Golden and D.K. Collection. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $2,500.00.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2003-05-31
The D.K. Collection of U.S. Carriers & Locals
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Sale Number 862, Lot Number 44, Carrier Departments (Philadelphia Pa.)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Large margins all around including left sheet margin, uncancelled, used on folded letter to Lancaster Pa. dated March 10, 1849, blue "Philada. Pa. Mar. 13/5" integral-rate circular datestamp, very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. THE EARLIEST RECORDED DATE FOR ANY OF THE U.S.P.O. PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMPS AND ONE OF FIVE REPORTED COVERS WITH THE "LS" STAMP.

A few covers and pieces dated in late March and early April are found with the 1849-50 carrier stamps, but most do not have evidence of the year and cannot be reliably dated. This March 13 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is the earliest use, even assuming the other March dates without the year indicated are 1849 usages. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time.

Ex Emerson, Knapp, Gibson and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $2,500.00.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2002-12-19
U.S. Postal History & Foreign
c
Sale Number 853, Lot Number 2578, Carrier Department IssuesU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Complete bottom frameline and part of top, uncancelled, used on folded letter datelined "Cheltenham May 15th 1849" to New York City, blue "Philada. Pa. May 17/5" integral-rate circular datestamp, letter mentions trips to "town" (thus the two-day delay in posting), small waterstain effectively ties stamp to cover

VERY FINE. ONE OF FIVE REPORTED COVERS WITH THE "LS" PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMP.

This May 17 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is an appropriately early use of the "LS" stamp. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time.

Ex Hollowbush

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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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
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 354, U.S.P.O. (7LB4-7LB5)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Large margins all around including left sheet margin, uncancelled, used on folded letter to Lancaster Pa. dated March 10, 1849, blue "Philada. Pa. Mar. 13/5" integral-rate circular datestamp, very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. THE EARLIEST RECORDED DATE FOR ANY OF THE U.S.P.O. PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMPS AND ONE OF FIVE REPORTED COVERS WITH THE "LS" STAMP.

A few covers and pieces dated in late March and early April are found with the 1849-50 carrier stamps, but most do not have evidence of the year and cannot be reliably dated. This March 13 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is the earliest use, even assuming the other March dates without the year indicated are 1849 usages. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time.

Ex Emerson, Knapp and Gibson.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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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
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 355, U.S.P.O. (7LB4-7LB5)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Margins showing traces of frameline, uncancelled, used on Sep. 1, 1849 folded letter to Philadelphia street address, ms. "2", Very Fine, extremely rare with only 5 reported covers, ex Boker

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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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
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 356, U.S.P.O. (7LB4-7LB5)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Large bottom margin, parts of two other framelines show, small tear at left, uncancelled, affixed to small white cover to Orwigsburgh Pa., blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Jan. 28" integral-rate circular datestamp, Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to stamp originating, Scott value as off-cover stamp

275
375
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12 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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