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Sale 965 — The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Category — Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1032
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1032, Philadelphia PennsylvaniaU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Black on Rose, "L S" (7LB4). Huge margins at bottom and left, touched at top and just shaved along right frameline, uncancelled, blue "Philada. Pa. 5 May 26" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue May 25, 1849 folded letter to Smithport Pa., sender's routing "Via Harrisburg & Bellefonte" (railroad), file fold clear of stamp

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE "LS" PHILADELPHIA CARRIER STAMP.

This May 26 postmark on a clearly-dated 1849 letter is an appropriate date of use of the "LS" stamp. The Philadelphia carrier service was reorganized in February 1849, and stamps were issued at that time. 12-15 7LB4 covers are reported in Lyons census (The Penny Post, July 2006).

Ex Caspary

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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