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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2024/01/01, Catalogue = 91L1, Symbol IN ("USED")
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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 925, Lot 1600, JohnsonJones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1). Large margins to just touching frameline, slight puckering caused by gum drying over time, tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Corner of Wall and Water St. New York" oval handstamp with red Collect box struck at right on piece (top third of a folded cover), tear in piece clear of stamp

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAMP AND PHENOMENAL CONJUNCTIVE USE WITH HALE & COMPANY'S INDEPENDENT MAIL ROUTE.

It has been written that Jones' City Express existed from late 1844 through early 1845 (Patton book), but dated covers are known only as early as Jan. 29, 1845, and as late as Aug. 10, 1845. It is supposed that the proprietor was George G. Jones, based on the 1844 Brooklyn directory, listing him as an engraver with residence at Clinton Avenue and Jamaica Road. George G. Jones is listed in later directories as manager of the Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company in New York City (source: Abt notes). Conjunctive usages indicate that Jones linked with Boyd's in Manhattan for local city delivery and with American Letter Mail Co. and Hale & Co. for inter-city service (prior to July 1, 1845).

We record seven covers and two fronts (or pieces) with the 91L1 stamp: 1) uncancelled, used on Feb. 17, 1845 folded letter to John Jay, New York City, red Boyd's oval, ex Caspary, Boker, Lilly, Golden, Gordon N. John, (Siegel Sale 868, lot 2077, realized $7,500 hammer); 2) uncancelled, used on cover to Junins L. Taylor, local addressee, "Paid" straightline, ex Caspary; 3) cut to shape, used with American Letter Mail Co. 5L2 cut to shape (tied), on folded cover to Counsellor Gieloeu (spelling?), Philadelphia, red Am. Letter Mail oval (NYC) and circle (Phila.) handstamps, ex Patton (Robson Lowe sale, Mar. 1, 1973, lot 1604); 4) uncancelled, ms. "Paid" on cover to J.D. & C.S. Pratt, East Chatham, N.Y., ex Boker; 5) uncancelled on Aug. 10, 1845 folded letter to Wm. Danforth, Hartford Conn., red Brooklyn datestamp and "5" rate, Siegel 1995 Rarities sale; 6) described as "Uncancelled on cover pmk. Boyd's Brooklyn City Express. Creased from letter fold and rubbed on face. Rare.", Siegel Sale 164, lot 759, no photo; 7) uncancelled on turned folded cover to Jno. W. Mitchell, New York City, red Brooklyn datestamp and "5" rate, ex Golden, (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1282, realized $3,000 hammer); 8) part of stamp (torn) on front only to Isaac Wendell, Philadelphia, with red American Letter Mail Co. (Phila.) circle and framed Collect handstamp, ex Golden; and 9) tied by Hale & Co. oval with Collect box on large piece, the item offered here, Siegel Sale 358, lot 1004.

E. 1,500-2,000
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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
 
Sale 830, Lot 701, Jones City Express (Brooklyn NY)Jones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1). Full bottom margin, slightly in on other sides, cancelled by ms. on small piece with red "5" handstamp of Brooklyn post office

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE STAMP ISSUED BY JONES' CITY EXPRESS.

It has been written that Jones' City Express existed from late 1844 through early 1845 (Patton book), but dated covers are known only as early as Jan. 29, 1845, and as late as Aug. 10, 1845. It is supposed that the proprietor was George G. Jones, based on the 1844 Brooklyn directory, listing him as an engraver with residence at Clinton Avenue and Jamaica Road. George G. Jones is listed in later directories as manager of the Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company in New York City (source: Abt notes). Conjunctive usages indicate that Jones linked with Boyd's in Manhattan for local city delivery and with American Letter Mail Co. and Hale & Co. for inter-city service (prior to July 1, 1845).

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