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Sale 965 — The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Category — Franklin and Eagle Carrier

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1001
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1001, Franklin and Eagle Carrier(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 and Kuphal. With copy of 1980 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for a cover from Philadelphia $17,500.00

E. 7,500-1,000
6,000
1002
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1002, Franklin and Eagle Carrier1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Ample margins, cancelled by Philadelphia red star cancel on June 1852 folded letter to local street address, file fold clear of stamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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1003
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1003, Franklin and Eagle Carrier1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Large margins to ample at bottom, tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Jan. 3" circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt (U10) entire to General Land Office in Washington D.C., some ms. offset and fold at bottom of entire, otherwise Very Fine, scarce combination, ex Kuphal

E. 400-500
375
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