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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 8LB3
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 279, Carriers` StampsU.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Ample to large margins except touched at top, cancelled by "1 ct" in frame, tiny thin spot and small diagonal corner crease

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY OFF-COVER STAMP AMONG THE FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER (8LB3). A REMARKABLE CARRIER STAMP THAT WAS MODELED UPON THE ONE-CENT 1851 FRANKLIN DESIGN AND THE 3-CENT SILVER "TRIME".

Elliott Perry theorized that the design of this stamp was a cross between the 1851 1c stamp (ornamental border) and the 1852 3c silver coin known as a "fish-scale" or "trime", which had the shield in six-point star design (see Pat Paragraphs, reprint, pp. 263-264). The concept was "something between" 1c and 3c. Although previous reports date the stamp and covers to 1857, one of the Valentine covers has an enclosure that appears to have originated with the cover and is clearly dated 1853 (Siegel Sale 920).

Our records contain just five examples of 8LB3: 1) "1 ct" cancel, off cover, the stamp offered here, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 425, realized $20,000 hammer); 2) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Edwin Harrison, ex Middendorf; 3) used on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, dated Feb. 13, 1857, ms. "X" cancel (not tied) and "Paid" straightline, ex Bulger, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2403; 4) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Miss St. Denis, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2404; and 5) cut to oval shape, tied by "Paid" in arc on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, Siegel Sale 920, lot 273.

Ex Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

22,500
5,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2007-12-19
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History
 
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2522, CarriersU.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Ample to large margins except touched at top, cancelled by "1 ct" in frame, tiny thin spot and small diagonal corner crease

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY OFF-COVER STAMP AMONG THE FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER (8LB3). A REMARKABLE CARRIER STAMP THAT WAS MODELED UPON THE ONE-CENT 1851 FRANKLIN DESIGN AND THE 3-CENT SILVER "TRIME".

Elliott Perry theorized that the design of this stamp was a cross between the 1851 1c stamp (ornamental border) and the 1852 3c silver coin known as a "fish-scale" or "trime", which had the shield in six-point star design (see Pat Paragraphs, reprint, pp. 263-264). The concept was "something between" 1c and 3c. Although previous reports date the stamp and covers to 1857, one of the Valentine covers has an enclosure that appears to have originated with the cover and is clearly dated 1853 (Siegel Sale 920).

Our records contain just five examples of 8LB3: 1) "1 ct" cancel, off cover, the stamp offered here, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 425, realized $20,000 hammer); 2) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Edwin Harrison, ex Middendorf; 3) used on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, dated Feb. 13, 1857, ms. "X" cancel (not tied) and "Paid" straightline, ex Bulger, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2403; 4) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Miss St. Denis, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2404; and 5) cut to oval shape, tied by "Paid" in arc on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, Siegel Sale 920, lot 273.

Ex Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

22,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2007-06-16
2007 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 306, Carriers and LocalsU.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Ample to large margins except touched at top, cancelled by "1 ct" in frame, tiny thin spot and small diagonal corner crease

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY OFF-COVER STAMP AMONG THE FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER (8LB3). A REMARKABLE CARRIER STAMP THAT WAS MODELED UPON THE ONE-CENT 1851 FRANKLIN DESIGN AND THE 3-CENT SILVER "TRIME".

Elliott Perry theorized that the design of this stamp was a cross between the 1851 1c stamp (ornamental border) and the 1852 3c silver coin known as a "fish-scale" or "trime", which had the shield in six-point star design (see Pat Paragraphs, reprint, pp. 263-264). The concept was "something between" 1c and 3c. Although previous reports date the stamp and covers to 1857, one of the Valentine covers has an enclosure that appears to have originated with the cover and is clearly dated 1853 (Siegel Sale 920).

Our records contain just five examples of 8LB3: 1) "1 ct" cancel, off cover, the stamp offered here, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 425, realized $20,000 hammer); 2) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Edwin Harrison, ex Middendorf; 3) used on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, dated Feb. 13, 1857, ms. "X" cancel (not tied) and "Paid" straightline, ex Bulger, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2403; 4) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Miss St. Denis, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2404; and 5) cut to oval shape, tied by "Paid" in arc on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, Siegel Sale 920, lot 273.

Ex Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

22,500
0
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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
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1261, St. Louis Mo. (U.S. Penny Post)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Ample to large margins except touched at top, cancelled by "1 ct" in frame, tiny thin spot and small diagonal corner crease

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY OFF-COVER STAMP AMONG THE FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER (8LB3). A REMARKABLE CARRIER STAMP THAT WAS MODELED UPON THE ONE-CENT 1851 FRANKLIN DESIGN AND THE 3-CENT SILVER "TRIME".

Elliott Perry theorized that the design of this stamp was a cross between the 1851 1c stamp (ornamental border) and the 1852 3c silver coin known as a "fish-scale" or "trime", which had the shield in six-point star design (see Pat Paragraphs, reprint, pp. 263-264). The concept was "something between" 1c and 3c. Although previous reports date the stamp and covers to 1857, one of the Valentine covers has an enclosure that appears to have originated with the cover and is clearly dated 1853 (Siegel Sale 920).

Our records contain just five examples of 8LB3: 1) "1 ct" cancel, off cover, the stamp offered here, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 425, realized $20,000 hammer); 2) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Edwin Harrison, ex Middendorf; 3) used on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, dated Feb. 13, 1857, ms. "X" cancel (not tied) and "Paid" straightline, ex Bulger, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2403; 4) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Miss St. Denis, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2404; and 5) cut to oval shape, tied by "Paid" in arc on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, Siegel Sale 920, lot 273.

Ex Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

22,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-10-17
United States Rarities
c
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 273, Carriers and LocalsU.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Cut to oval shape, tied by one of two strikes of curved "Paid" handstamp on 8 x 5-1/8 inch embossed Valentine cover to "Mrs. Scoot, Sixth Street above Morgan, St. Louis, Mo.", with Valentine enclosure, elaborately embellished with gilt and enamel decoration, sender's love poem datelined "St. Louis Feb 12, 1853", part of Valentine enclosure is torn away, the cover is in excellent condition

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER (8LB3), OF WHICH ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN IN TOTAL. A REMARKABLE STAMP, WHICH WAS MODELED UPON THE ONE-CENT 1851-57 FRANKLIN STAMP AND THE 1852 3-CENT SILVER COIN.

Elliott Perry theorized that the design of this stamp was a cross between the 1851 1c stamp (ornamental border) and the 1852 3c silver coin known as a "fish-scale", which had the shield in six-point star design (see Pat Paragraphs, reprint, pp. 263-264). The concept was "something between" 1c and 3c.

Although previous reports date the stamp and covers to 1857, this has an enclosure that appears to have originated with the cover and is clearly dated 1853. Our records contain just five examples of 8LB3: 1) "1 ct" cancel, off cover, ex Golden, Siegel Sale 817, lot 425; 2) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Edwin Harrison, ex Middendorf; 3) used on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, dated Feb. 13, 1857, ms. "X" cancel (not tied) and "Paid" straightline, ex Bulger, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2403; 4) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Miss St. Denis, Siegel Sale 846, lot 2404; and 5) cut to oval shape, tied by "Paid" in arc on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, the cover offered here.

Ex Bulger. Accompanied by 1857 3c "trime" silver coin. Scott Retail for a fully-margined stamp tied by handstamp is $55,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
12,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2002-05-18
2002 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 846, Lot Number 2403, Carriers StampsU.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Huge top margin with dividing line and trace of adjoining stamp, large margin at right and clear at left, slightly in at bottom, cancelled by ms. "X", perfectly struck "Paid" straightline on 10-1/4 x 8-1/4 inch gilt-and-lace decorated Valentine cover to "Mrs. Scoot, Sixth Street above Morgan Street next door to No. 170, St. Louis, Moissori", with original Valentine enclosure, elaborately embellished with gilt and enamel decoration, sender's love poem to "Mrs. Scoott" dated "Feb 13/57", with the exception of a small missing piece of lace at the upper right of cover, both the cover and enclosure are in excellent condition

EXTREMELY FINE. THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF THE FOUR RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER (8LB2), OF WHICH ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN IN TOTAL. A REMARKABLE STAMP, ISSUED CIRCA 1857 AND MODELED UPON THE ONE-CENT 1851-57 FRANKLIN STAMP AND THE 1852 3-CENT SILVER COIN.

Elliott Perry theorized that the design of this stamp was a cross between the 1851 1c stamp (ornamental border) and the 1852 3c silver coin known as a "fish-scale", which had the shield in six-point star design (see Pat Paragraphs, reprint, pp. 263-264). The concept was "something between" 1c and 3c. Our records contain just five examples of 8LB2: 1) "1 ct" cancel, off cover, ex Golden, Siegel Sale 817, lot 425; 2) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Edwin Harrison, ex Middendorf; 3) used on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, dated Feb. 13, 1857, ms. "X" cancel (not tied) and "Paid" straightline, ex Bulger, the cover offered here; 4) tied by "1 ct" in frame on cover to Miss St. Denis, the cover offered in lot 2404; and 5) cut to oval shape, tied by "Paid" in arc on large Valentine cover to Mrs. Scoot, Sloane photo.

Ex Bulger. Scott Retail for off-cover 8LB3 is $22,500.00

E. 30,000-40,000
32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2002-05-18
2002 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 846, Lot Number 2404, Carriers StampsU.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Large to huge margins except touched at bottom left, tied by framed "1 ct" handstamp with second strike at left on cover to "Miss St. Denis, Corner Plum & 3rd (at Mr. L'Hussieur), St. Louis Mo.", small mend in backflap

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF FOUR COVERS KNOWN WITH THE RARE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER STAMP. THIS COVER IS THE FINEST OF THE THREE TIED EXAMPLES. A REMARKABLE AND OUTSTANDING CARRIER USAGE.

The description for lot 2403 contains a complete record of the 8LB3 examples known to us. Of the three tied usages, one has a stamp that is cut to the shape of the design (No. 5 on the list), and the other has a stamp with faults (No. 2). This small cover with a sound four-margin stamp is arguably the finest of all known examples.

Ex C. Corwith Wagner

E. 30,000-40,000
52,500
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