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Sale 830 — The Hall Collection of Carriers, Locals & Western Expresses

Sale Date — Monday, 13 November, 2000

Category — Boutons Manhattan Express (New York NY)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
481
c
Sale Number 830, Lot Number 481, Boutons Manhattan Express (New York NY)Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1), Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1)Bouton's Manhattan Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Pink (17L1). Three large margins, just barely in at right, typical faint gum stains, uncancelled as usual, appears to have originated on folded cover to Washington D.C., red "New-York 5 cts. 9 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp, docketing indicates Sep. 6, 1847 origin date, file fold

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN OR EIGHT REPORTED EXAMPLES OF BOUTON'S MANHATTAN EXPRESS STAMP. ONLY FOUR COVERS ARE KNOWN.

The Manhattan Express was operated by William V. Barr as early as October 1845 until sometime during April 1847, when Barr sold out to John R. Bouton. The first stamp issued under Bouton's ownership is the 2c on Pink (17L1). Approximately seven or eight examples are known, uncancelled, including four used on covers. Although uncancelled, the stamp on this cover is used in the proper time period and it appears to have originated.

E. 2,000-3,000
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