VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THIS PRE-STAMP FRAMED "10" RATE HANDSTAMP ON A COVER WITH THE 1847 ISSUE.
Ex Gibson, Sampson, Rohloff, Haas, Kapiloff and Boker.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED 1847 ISSUE COVERS WITH THE HUNTSVILLE PRE-STAMP "10" IN CIRCLE OF STARS FANCY RATE HANDSTAMP.
Huntsville is renowned among classic United States collectors for continuing to employ two ornate rate handstamps after the introduction of the 1847 Issue. The "5" in Star and "10" in Circle of Stars are found on covers with stamps, including the 1847 Issue and 1851 Issue. The 10c 1847 is exceedingly rare, with only two recorded. Huntsville received a supply of only 400 10c stamps.
Ex Boker. With 1988 and 1997 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH THE VIVID RED CANCELLATIONS OF MOBILE, ALABAMA.
Although there is no indication of origin, other covers to Clarissa Dayton with the same handwriting are known from New Orleans. Van Koppersmith refers to Mobile covers originating in New Orleans as unmarked way mail (Chronicle 215, pp. 196-198).
Ex Caspary, Garrett and Boker.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN A BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE, USED ON UNMARKED WAY MAIL FROM NEW ORLEANS TO PHILADELPHIA VIA MOBILE.
Van Koppersmith refers to these Mobile covers as unmarked way mail (Chronicle 215, pp. 196-198).
VERY FINE. THE EARLIEST AND THE FINEST OF THE FOUR REPORTED USES OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED 1847 ISSUE COVERS FROM ARKANSAS. A GREAT RARITY OF THE 1847 ISSUE.
The Alexander book records a total of five covers with the 1847 Issue, including one with the 5c and four with the 10c. One of the four 10c covers has apparently not been seen for many years. This is probably the finest example of the 1847 Issue used in Arkansas.
Ex Sampson, Kapiloff and Boker.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EARLY1847 ISSUE COVER SHOWING IN SPECTACULAR STYLE THE TRANSITION FROM HANDSTAMPED MARKINGS OF THE PRE-STAMP ERA TO THE USE OF ADHESIVE STAMPS FOR PREPAYMENT.
A similar cover was offered in our 1969 sale of the Matthies collection. Ex Kapiloff and Boker. With 1974 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON COVER PREPAYING THE OVER-300 MILES RATE AND HANDSTAMPED WITH THE PRE-STAMP ERA MARKINGS OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE DISTINCTIVE MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT, RECTANGLE OF TINY DIAMONDS CANCEL -- ONE OF THE FEW "FANCY" CANCELLATIONS OF THE 1847 ISSUE PERIOD.
A similar cover was offered in our 1969 sale of the Matthies collection. Ex Lehman, Hart and Boker.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BOTTOM SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE GRAYISH BROWN SHADE.
Ex Boker. With 1982 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 ISSUE CANCELLED BY A PRE-STAMP ERA RATE MARKING IN TRUE GREEN.
Ex Rust and Boker