VERY FINE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED 1847 COVERS WITH A CHARLESTON CARRIER STAMP -- EACH AN HONOUR'S ISSUE -- THREE OF WHICH ARE 5-CENT COMBINATIONS. A MAGNIFICENT COVER FOR THE 1847 COLLECTOR OR CARRIER SPECIALIST ALIKE.
There are two 10c 1847 covers recorded with the oval Honour's stamp (4LB1 and 4LB2) and three covers with the 5c 1847 used in combination with Honour's 4LB7 or4LB8a. The other two 5c covers are double-rate frankings. This is the only single franking, and the absence of the Charleston post office datestamp suggests that it might have been urgently prepared for the train trip to Columbia.
From the Hall collection. Last offered in our 1965 sale of Philip H. Ward's Carriers and Locals.
EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE COMBINATION OF THE 1847 ISSUE AND BOUTON'S "ROUGH AND READY" LOCAL-POST STAMP, INSPIRED BY ZACHARY TAYLOR'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. THIS IS ONE OF FIVE RECORDED 1847 AND 18L2 COMBINATIONS -- IT IS THE ONLY ONE WITH A U.S. EXPRESS MAIL ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING.
Ex Mason, Ackerman and Norcross.