Sale 817 — The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Monday, 15 November, 1999

Category — American Express Co. (New York NY)

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 817, Lot 441, American Express Co. (New York NY)American Express Co., New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (4L1). Uncancelled but with adherence on back suggesting prior use, heavy thin which breaks paper at "Po" of "Postage", other slight surface abrasions, still presentable and a great rarity among New York City locals -- researchers have argued over the origins of this post, but the best evidence available indicates that it was run briefly in 1856 as American Express Co. (no relation to the well-known firm by the name name) by proprietors Smith and Dobson, and was changed to Smith's City Express Post after Dobson departed -- ex Abt

E. 1,000-1,500