VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL COVER WITH THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV 1851 ISSUE PLACED PERFECTLY INSIDE A BLUE STAMP COLLAR ADVERTISEMENT FOR PRINTING MATERIALS AND PAPER. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DROP-RATE COVERS WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
Ex Grunin, Gabriel, Rogers and Hackmey. With 1968 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE AND EAGLE CARRIER STAMP TO PAY THE CARRIER FEE PLUS DROP-LETTER POSTAGE.
This cover was included in the "Cleveland" album, an 1890's cover collection consigned to our firm in 1994. The combination of the 1c 1851 and the Eagle General Carrier Issue (essentially part of the 1851 Issue) is very rare, and the few examples are 3c plus 1c rates. This single plus single for the drop-letter rate and carrier fee is possibly unique.
Ex Craveri and Hackmey. With 1999 P.F. certificate
FINE. A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF THE SWARTS "ROUGH AND READY" STAMP FOR LOCAL DELIVERY TO THE POST OFFICE AND THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE FOR DROP RATE. THE "ROUGH AND READY" DESIGN WAS CREATED DURING ZACHARY TAYLOR'S CAMPAIGN OF 1848 AND IS ESSENTIALLY A PRO-WHIG STATEMENT.
The "Rough and Ready" stamp, with a portrait of then-presidential candidate Zachary Taylor, was created by John R. Bouton during the election campaign of 1848. Bouton's mixture of politics and postage put him far ahead of his time. The design was adopted by the successor to his post, Aaron Swarts.
Very few covers exist with a government 1c stamp paying the drop rate and a local-post adhesive paying the fee for delivery to the post office. This combination of the 1c 1851 and Swarts' "Rough & Ready" issues is unique.
Ex Hackmey. With 2005 P.F. certificate.