FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES OF THE JEFFERSON MARKET STAMP ON PINK PAPER ARE RECORDED. AN OUTSTANDING NEW YORK CITY LOCAL ISSUE.
The Jefferson Market P.O. was not officially connected to the New York Post Office, but used the "Post Office" designation in its name, much like Swarts and other contemporaries. The post is believed to have been operated by Godfrey Schmidt, who was listed in the 1850-51 city directory as Godfrey Smith at 6 Greenwich Avenue (source: Elliott Perry). Our records contain four examples of 88L1 (Pink paper), all uncancelled off cover, and four of 88L2 (Blue paper), used on separate covers.
VERY FINE. THE FINER OF THE TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE YELLOW THIRD AVENUE POST STAMP WITH ORIGINAL GUM.
Ex Perry and Schwartz. The other original-gum stamp (with a thin spot) is ex Lilly, Boker and Golden
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 GREEN HORSE & RIDER FIRST ISSUE. PERHAPS A HALF-DOZEN EXIST IN USED CONDITION.
The $4.00 Green was used briefly during Rate Period 3 to pay the double $2.00 per half-ounce rate. Only one cover is recorded (FKW Census No. E105), and we have seen four or five genuinely cancelled stamps off cover.
With 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail at $1,250.00 fails to account for the sale of another used copy at $6,000 hammer in 2009 and the resale of the same stamp in 2013 for $13,000 hammer