VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF BLOOD'S 15L14 STAMP.
Ex Lowe and Golden. With 1975and 2000 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY SEVEN OR EIGHT REPORTED EXAMPLES OF BOUTON'S MANHATTAN EXPRESS STAMP.
The Manhattan Express was operated by William V. Barr as early as October 1845 until sometime soon after Valentine's Day 1847, when Barr sold out to John R. Bouton. The first stamp issued under Bouton's ownership is the 2c on Pink (17L1). Approximately seven or eight examples are known, uncancelled, some of which are used on covers.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY 10-12 EXAMPLES OF FLOYD'S GREEN STAMP ARE KNOWN TO US.
The Brown and Blue stamps were the first issued, and the Blue continued to be issued from 1860 through 1862. The Green stamps are known used only in October and November 1862, thus they appear to be the last printing, probably by Kimball & Waterman before the post was closed. The Blue is the most common, and the Brown is extremely scarce. The Green is by far the rarest, with only two recorded covers, six or seven used stamps off cover, and three unused stamps (two with original gum) known to us.