VERY FINE. ONLY FOUR COVERS WITH THE BAKER'S CITY EXPRESS STAMP ARE RECORDED, THIS BEING THE FINEST EXAMPLE KNOWN.
A review of auction catalogues and Sloane's notes produced four covers with 6L1 (all uncancelled): 1) Dec. 8 (1849), to Carrolton Ky., ex Hollowbush, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 462, realized $10,500 hammer); 2) Dec. 12 (1849), bottom sheet margin stamp (finest known), to Jersey City N.J., the cover offered here, ex Knapp, Meyersburg (Siegel Sale 791, lot 145, realized $17,000 hammer); 3) Jan. 8 (1850?), corner of cover cut out and replaced, to Piqua O., ex Ferrary, Boker; and 4) used to forward letter from Cumberland Md. to Cincinnati, May 3, 1849, stamp has small repair, repositioned on cover, ex Bowers, Worthington, Caspary, Middendorf, Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 463, realized $9,000 hammer).
VERY FINE COVER WITH THE BARNARD'S CITY LETTER EXPRESS POST BLOCK ON YELLOW STAMP. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE FEWER THAN TEN COVERS REPORTED THAT WE HAVE OFFERED AT AUCTION.
Ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 466, realized $3,250 hammer). Signed Sloane.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TIED COMBINATION OF THE BAYONNE CITY DISPATCH STAMP AND BANK NOTE ISSUES.
Ex Arch (Sale 825, lot 1574, realized $2,200 hammer)