Sale 925 — The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006
Category — Stone
Stone's City Post, New York N.Y. Beautiful clear strike of "Stone's City Post" circular handstamp in red and pencil "2" rate on Valentine cover to Mr. E. T. Cox at 205 Division St. in New York City, lace design on backflaps and etiquette label on back, original lace and decorative Valentine enclosure with handwritten poem dated Feb. 14, 1848, parts of backflaps torn away
VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE STONE'S CITY POST HANDSTAMP.
According to a note by George B. Sloane, this post was probably operated by E. Lamb Stone, who served as a clerk in Harnden's New York office (1839), agent in Harnden's Philadelphia office (1840), agent for Thompson & Co. in Albany (1844), and partner with Pullen (1845) and Pullen, Virgil & Co. (1849). The other recorded cover (ex Hahn) realized $6,250 hammer in our Sale 896.