VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN. ONE OF THREE RECORDED FIRST DAY USAGES FROM HARTFORD.
Three new stamps were created for use starting on July 1, 1851, after a change in the postal rates -- 1c, 3c and 12c. The basic rates became 1c for newspapers, circulars and drop letters (with an escalation for distance up until 1852), 3c for domestic letters sent up to 3,000 miles, and 6c for letters sent over 3,000 miles. The 1847 Issue was demonetized after July 1, 1851, when the new rates went into effect.
Ex Cabeen and Amonette. With 1969 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT COLUMBIAN USED ON JANUARY 2, 1893, THE SECOND DAY OF ISSUE AND A MONDAY.
The 2c Columbian was issued on January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday. Most post offices were closed on the first and so January 2 is the earliest known date from most post offices.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
A total of seven First Day covers are known of the 2c Trans-Mississippi issue. The last example we offered at auction, one of only two of any denomination cancelled in Nebraska, appeared in our Sale 849 and realized $12,000.00 hammer. With 1990 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST DAY USAGE OF THE ONE-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE ON AN EXPOSITION POSTCARD.
Probably fewer than ten First Day covers of this stamp are known. With 1973 American First Day Cover Society certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 11-CENT 1922 ISSUE FROM FREMONT OHIO.
Fremont was the official city of issue. Very few are known.
VERY FINE. A PRISTINE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE $1.00 1923 ISSUE USED FROM WASHINGTON D.C.
The dollar-value 1922 Issues are exceedingly rare on First Day covers.