Sale 830 — The Hall Collection of Carriers, Locals & Western Expresses

Sale Date — Monday, 13 November, 2000

Category — Jones City Express (Brooklyn NY)

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701
 
Sale 830, Lot 701, Jones City Express (Brooklyn NY)Jones' City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (91L1). Full bottom margin, slightly in on other sides, cancelled by ms. on small piece with red "5" handstamp of Brooklyn post office

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE STAMP ISSUED BY JONES' CITY EXPRESS.

It has been written that Jones' City Express existed from late 1844 through early 1845 (Patton book), but dated covers are known only as early as Jan. 29, 1845, and as late as Aug. 10, 1845. It is supposed that the proprietor was George G. Jones, based on the 1844 Brooklyn directory, listing him as an engraver with residence at Clinton Avenue and Jamaica Road. George G. Jones is listed in later directories as manager of the Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company in New York City (source: Abt notes). Conjunctive usages indicate that Jones linked with Boyd's in Manhattan for local city delivery and with American Letter Mail Co. and Hale & Co. for inter-city service (prior to July 1, 1845).

1,250
1,050