Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Carriers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
369
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 369, Carriers(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1), (1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1)(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1). Horizontal pair, original gum, margins slightly in to just clear, fine impression, slight creasing and small thin spots, otherwise Very Good-Fine, an enormously rare multiple of the original 1851 Franklin Carrier -- the Scott value of $10,000.00 for a pair carries a $1,000 premium over two singles, which reflects infrequent sales rather than true rarity

10,000
3,000
370
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 370, Carriers(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1), (1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1)(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1). Huge top and bottom margins showing parts of adjoining stamps, full at left, large to just touched at upper right, beautiful proof-like impression and rich color, cancelled by red "New York" dateless circle with small remnants of cover showing trace of tying cancel, small thin spot, thin and sealed tear at bottom (almost invisible), Very Fine appearance, New York City received the largest supply of the Franklin Carrier, but very few were used there, ex Perry

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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371
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 371, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), both stamps tied by "Aiken S.C. Jun. 27" circular datestamp on small cover addressed to Charleston

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S STAMP USED FROM AIKEN TO PREPAY THE CARRIER FEE IN CHARLESTON. AN EXTREMELY RARE CARRIER STAMP ON COVER AND ONE OF THE FINEST TIED EXAMPLES EXTANT.

The Honour's 4LB13 stamp is much rarer than is generally appreciated. Approximately 12-15 covers are known, but less than half of these have the stamp tied by a cancellation. This is the only 4LB13 cover postmarked outside Charleston -- we know of only two other Charleston carrier covers originating at other post offices (Raleigh N.C. and Clarksville Ga.).

With 1985 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
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372
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 372, CarriersSteinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB19), Steinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB19)Steinmeyer's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB19). Position 2, original gum, ample to large margins all around, faint gum stains as usual, repaired tear from top right almost to bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIX EXAMPLES OF THIS RARITY ARE KNOWN TO US.

Ex Perry.

5,000
1,200
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373
ng
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 373, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff (6LB2), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff (6LB2)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Rosy Buff (6LB2). Unused (no gum), full to large margins, slight thin spot as usual, Very Fine appearance, approximately ten examples of the Rosy Buff stamp are reported, ex Middendorf, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,300
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374
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 374, CarriersU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed, Double Impression (6LB5a), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed, Double Impression (6LB5a)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed, Double Impression (6LB5a). Large margins, clear second impression across upper and lower portions of design, red "U.S." in frame cancel, minor scrapes in green coating and faint crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, very rare, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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375
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 375, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue on Buff (7LB14), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue on Buff (7LB14)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue on Buff (7LB14). Pencil layout line at bottom, unusually clear impression, two full margins, slightly in at top and left, slight bend at lower right corner and faint thinning

A FINE-APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE CARRIER STAMP. NO MORE THAN A DOZEN EXAMPLES OF 7LB14 ARE KNOWN TO US.

The Type C31 stamps were ordinarily left uncancelled; this probably was removed from a cover. The pencil line at bottom is a characteristic layout line.

2,250
2,600
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376
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 376, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12). Two huge margins with trace of adjoining stamp, other sides ample to clear, vivid red star cancel, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 cts. Jul. 21" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to local address -- 5c rate did not apply -- Extremely Fine, this stamp is rarely found tied by the town datestamp, ex Ackerman, Hollowbush

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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377
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 377, CarriersU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Dark Blue (7LB12), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Dark Blue (7LB12)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Dark Blue (7LB12). Large side margins, mostly ample at top and bottom, remarkably dark shade and heavy impression, tied by red star on incoming folded letter to Philadelphia street address, red "New-York Feb. 13 Paid 3 cts." integral-rate circular datestamp, vertical file fold, Extremely Fine, rare use of the U.S.P.O. carrier stamp on inbound mail

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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