VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ON ROSY BUFF. APPROXIMATELY TEN ARE KNOWN.
We have tracked sales of the Rosy Buff paper for more than 20 years, and have seen only one without thins.
Ex Middendorf. With 1981 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE STAMP WITH ONLY EIGHT REPORTED EXAMPLES ON COVER.
Ex Caspary, Boker, Golden and D.K. With 2000 P.F. certificate.
A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE CARRIER STAMP. NO MORE THAN A DOZEN EXAMPLES OF 7LB14 ARE REPORTED.
The Type C31 stamps were ordinarily left uncancelled; this probably was removed from a cover. The pencil lines at left and bottom are characteristic layout lines.
Ex Caspary, Boker, Golden and D.K. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,000.00.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FIVE OR SIX KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE BROWN'S EASTON DESPATCH POST 2-CENT ON VERMILION, SCOTT 30L1.
The Easton Whig newspaper announced the establishment of Browne's Easton Despatch by William J. Browne, located at 4 North Third Street in Easton, on October 7, 1857. The announcement reads, in part: "...letters, notes, circulars, bank notices, invocations of whatever nature etc. Letters etc. may be left at the letter box and prepaid stamps can be obtained at the office at the rate of 2 cents per every distance not over two miles from the Courthouse, either in this state or in New Jersey." A later notice (Feb. 10, 1858) advertised Browne's post in connection with sending Valentines and mentioned service to Easton, South Easton and Philipsburg -- the latter a violation of the laws governing post roads.
Of the six 30L1 stamps located in our records, there is some doubt about the genuineness of an uncancelled stamp affixed to a cover, leaving four pen-cancelled stamps and the uncancelled stamp offered here.
With 2001 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail for a pen-cancelled stamp.