FINE-VERY FINE. ONE OF THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THE 1875 REPRINT OF THE EAGLE CARRIER WITH PERFORATIONS APPLIED IN ERROR.
Scott Retail as four blocks of four
FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF BISHOP'S BLUE CARRIER STAMP.
Henry S. Bishop was appointed to operate the Cleveland carrier department on December 21, 1853. Research by Elliott Perry shows that Bishop became an employee of the post office on July 1, 1854, but the city post continued to function, with or without his direct participation. Bishop issued two stamps: the 10LB1 Blue with blank oval, presumably designed to accommodate more than one denomination; and the 10LB2 Black with 2c value. Both are very rare
AN OUTSTANDING ARTIFACT OF PHILADELPHIA'S BLOOD'S PENNY POST. THE ULTIMATE DISPLAY PIECE FOR A LOCAL POST COLLECTOR.
We sold a similar example in our 2006 Rarities of the World sale (realized $4,000 hammer), but it had a portion of the front label missing and was also missing its lock. This example is in superior condition
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RECENTLY RECORDED PANE OF THE POMEROY'S LETTER EXPRESS STAMP IN DEEP MILKY BLUE ON PELURE PAPER, OF WHICH VERY FEW EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.
This pane is printed in the distinctive Deep Milky Blue shade on very thin, nearly transparent paper. Prior to the discovery of this pane, only a few examples of Scott 117L7 were known. The Philatelic Foundation has certified this as "onion-skin paper" (an unlisted variety of 117L7), but in our opinion there is no such thing as a Pomeroy stamp on "onion skin paper," and this paper matches the other known examples of Scott 117L7, so we are not really sure why the P.F. felt compelled to create a new unlisted paper variety to describe this pane.
With 2012 P.F. certificate.