VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE RARE HONOUR'S CITY POST STAMP ON BLUISH PELURE PAPER.
The "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue. They are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper. Both are extremely rare. The Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists ten 4LB5 covers.
Ex Caspary and Middendorf
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S 4LB7 STAMP USED ON COVER.
The "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue. They are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper. The Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7.
Ex Worthington, Caspary, Middendorf and Kuphal. With 1991 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED NESBITT ENTIRES WITH THE RARE HONOUR'S "PENNY POST" STAMP.
The Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 19 4LB11 covers, including two 3c Nesbitt entires.
Ex Caspary and Hall. With 2003 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. ONLY TWELVE GENUINE COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE BORDER-OF-LINKS STAMP ISSUED BY HONOUR'S POST IN 1857-58. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US WITH 4LB13 TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.
The border-of-links carrier stamp issued by Honour in late 1857 is extremely scarce. Evidence of 4LB13's rarity is the small number of examples contained in the Caspary, Boker, Hessel and Golden collections. Larry Lyons records twelve 4LB13 covers (The Penny Post, October 2007), but only five covers in our records have 3c 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied.
Ex Hessel and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $4,000.00
VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED COVERS WITH A COMBINATION OF THE CHARLESTON "CITY POST" CARRIER STAMP AND 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
Larry Lyons records only nine full covers with 4LB3 (The Penny Post, October 2007). Only three of these are used in combination with a 3c stamp (all No. 11's). There are two other fronts with this combination.
Ex Lichtenstein and Golden. Signed Bloch. With 1968 Friedl certificate. Scott Retail $4,500.00
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE KINGMAN'S CARRIER STAMP USED ON COVER WITH THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE.
Eliab J. Kingman was Dr. John H. Honour's brother-in-law and served as the first assistant in Honour's Penny Post from its inception in 1849. It is reported that sometime in 1851, Kingman received his own appointment as a government carrier and divided the city's routes with Dr. Honour. According to the Faber account (Pat Paragraphs, 1981 Reprint, pp. 247-248), Kingman retired in March 1858 and was replaced by Joseph G. Martin, a relative to the Honour family through marriage. The Scott listings for the two Kingman's stamps are out of chronological sequence. The four-line type, 4LB15, preceded the three-line type, 4LB14, by at least three or four years. The format of 4LB14 matches the stamps printed for Martin, Steinmeyer and Beckman in 1858, 1859 and 1860, and it is probable that the same setting was used with the names changed as required. Kingman is reported to have retired in March 1858; based on dated examples, the 4LB14 stamp was probably issued in mid-1856 and not used after March 1858. Genuine covers are found in this time period.
Ex Meyersburg. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $6,000.00