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Sale 925 — The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1131
E
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1131, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Dark Blue, Franklin Carrier Die Essay on Gummed Thick Rose Paper (LO1-E3 var), (1c) Dark Blue, Franklin Carrier Die Essay on Gummed Thick Rose Paper (LO1-E3 var)(1c) Dark Blue, Franklin Carrier Die Essay on Gummed Thick Rose Paper (LO1-E3 var). Top and bottom framelines, lathework impinging on oval and inner framelines, large margins, fully gummed, Extremely Fine, Meyersburg classified this as an extremely rare 1851 die proof produced by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., probably as a trial impression in the color and on the paper intended for the issued stamp, ex Meyersburg (Siegel Sale 791, realized $5,250 hammer)

E. 2,000-3,000
0
1132
E
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1132, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Vignette Die Essay on India (LO1-E2a), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Vignette Die Essay on India (LO1-E2a)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Vignette Die Essay on India (LO1-E2a). Seven different colors incl. Carmine, Red, Orange, Green, Dark Green, Dark Blue and Violet, three cut wide of die sinkage, others inside but large, couple trivial flaws, otherwise Very Fine

525
375
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1133
E
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1133, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Die Essay on India (LO1-E3a), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Die Essay on India (LO1-E3a)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Die Essay on India (LO1-E3a). Three different colors: Scarlet, Steel Blue and Green, each with large margins inside die sinkage lines, Very Fine

300
300
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1134
P
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1134, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Proof on India (LO1P1), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Proof on India (LO1P1)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Proof on India (LO1P1). Hybrid proof die sunk on full-size 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 in. card, some minor soiled marks, Very Fine, as noted in Scott the Franklin Carrier large die proof exists only in hybrid form, scarce

800
400
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1135
TC
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1135, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Franklin Carrier, Orange Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (LO1TCa), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Orange Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (LO1TCa)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Orange Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (LO1TCa). Large margins, small thin, Extremely Fine appearance, very scarce, with 1978 P.F. certificate

350
150
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1136
TC
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1136, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Franklin Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO1TC), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO1TC)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO1TC). Complete set of five colors, most with four margins, Franklin in Green cut in at B., otherwise Very Fine

560
500
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1137
ng
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1137, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1), (1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1)(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1). Unused (no gum), small but clear margins, characteristic shade and sharp impression of the original 1851 printing, light adhesive residue on back, Fine, a rare unused example of the Franklin Carrier stamp

5,500
0
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1138
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1138, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier, Double Transfer (LO1 var), (1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier, Double Transfer (LO1 var)(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier, Double Transfer (LO1 var). Strong double transfer in "Stamp", large margins to clear at bottom right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, cancelled by Philadelphia red star, perfectly clear strike of blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5cts Dec. 6" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to New York City street address, vertical crease, small edge tears at top sealed inside with paper

VERY FINE COVER. EIGHTEEN FRANKLIN CARRIER COVERS ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH ELEVEN ARE CANCELLED BY THE PHILADELPHIA RED STAR. THIS IS ONE OF TWO EXAMPLES OF THE MAJOR DOUBLE TRANSFER POSITION KNOWN ON COVER.

This cover shows proper use of the Franklin Carrier stamp in December 1851 to prepay the fee for carrier delivery to the post office for the regular mails. The Meyersburg census of Franklin Carrier covers, which has been revised with corrections, contains 18 confirmed examples. Included among the 18 covers are 3 from New York (each tied by the red circular datestamp, one of which is in the New York Public Library), one cover from New Orleans, and 14 covers from Philadelphia (3 tied by blue circular datestamp, 10 cancelled by red star but not tied, and one tied by red star).

The Scott-listed double transfer is found only on this position, in which the bottom label "Stamp" shows noticeable lines from a previous entry. Very few examples are known, and this is one of two recorded covers with the double transfer. The other cover realized $27,000 hammer in our sale of the Donald B. Johnstone collection (Sale 853, lot 2472). In the Johnstone sale catalogue we erred in describing his cover as the only known example of the double transfer on cover, because we relied on others' notes. We should have gone back to the 1956 Caspary sale description of this cover, which clearly describes this stamp as a double transfer variety.

Ex Worthington (with his "Bullfinches" pricing code on back, "2/05 New Eng. BUCIS" in pencil) and Caspary.

30,000
23,000
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1139
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1139, 1851 One-Cent Franklin General Issue(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1), (1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1)(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1). Large margins to barely in at right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, cancelled by Philadelphia red star, used on December 3, 1851 folded letter datelined in Philadelphia to "Tatham & Brothers, South St. Wharf, Phila.", neat receipt docketing on back, horizontal file fold well clear of adhesive

VERY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL COVER. EIGHTEEN FRANKLIN CARRIER COVERS ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH ELEVEN ARE CANCELLED BY THE PHILADELPHIA RED STAR.

This superb cover shows proper use of the Franklin Carrier stamp in December 1851 to prepay the fee for delivery within city limits by the carrier department, entirely outside of the regular mails. The Meyersburg census of Franklin Carrier covers, which has been revised with corrections, contains 18 confirmed examples. Included among the 18 covers are 3 from New York (each tied by the red circular datestamp, one of which is in the New York Public Library), one cover from New Orleans, and 14 covers from Philadelphia (3 tied by blue circular datestamp, 10 cancelled by red star but not tied, and one tied by red star).

Ex Seybold. With copy of 1980 P.F. certificate.

17,500
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