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Sale 896 — 2005 Rarities of the World, Part 2

Sale Date — Saturday, 4 June, 2005

Category — 1851 Franklin and Eagle Carrier Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
510
c
Sale Number 896, Lot Number 510, 1851 Franklin and Eagle Carrier Stamps(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1), (1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1)(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1). Large to full margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, cancelled by Philadelphia red star, used on March 9, 1852 folded letter datelined in Philadelphia to "Messrs. Tatham & Brothers, 8 St. Wharves, Philada", neat receipt docketing on back, vertical file folds well clear of adhesive, stamp with faint toned spot at top left, trivial cover edge tears

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND A BEAUTIFUL COVER. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE EIGHTEEN FRANKLIN CARRIER COVERS RECORDED IN THE MEYERSBURG CENSUS, OF WHICH ELEVEN ARE CANCELLED BY THE PHILADELPHIA RED STAR.

This superb cover shows proper use of the Franklin Carrier stamp in March 1852 to prepay the fee for delivery within city limits by the carrier department, entirely outside of the regular mails. The Meyersburg census of Franklin Carrier covers, which has been revised with corrections, contains 18 confirmed examples. Included among the 18 covers are 3 from New York (each tied by the red circular datestamp, one of which is in the New York Public Library), one cover from New Orleans, and 14 covers from Philadelphia (3 tied by blue circular datestamp, 10 cancelled by red star but not tied, and one tied by red star).

Ex Seybold and Gibson. With 1983 P.F. certificate. Last offered to the market in our 1983 Rarities sale.

E. 15,000-20,000
13,000
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