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Sale 1101 — United States Carriers and Locals, Featuring the Gordon Stimmell Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Category — Carrier Departments: Charleston

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
544
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 544, Carrier Departments: Charleston(Honour's) City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black (4LB3), (Honour's) City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black (4LB3)(Honour's) City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black (4LB3). Three huge margins, full at bottom, tied by manuscript "H", blue "Charleston S.C. 5 cts. 7 Oct." (ca. 1854) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue cover to Flintsville S.C., a few minor bleached spots touch stamp, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare with Honour's "H" cancel, ex Hessel and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
900
545
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 545, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Cut into but bright color, uncancelled, red "Charleston S.C. Oct. 20 / 10" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded cover to New York City, forwarding notation, part of address crossed out (some erosion spots), a presentable example of this rare carrier department stamp, the "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue, they are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper, the Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7, ex Chapman and Meyersburg

E. 400-500
225
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546
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 546, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Yellow (4LB7). Two large margins, slightly in at right, uncancelled, red "Charleston S.C. Jan. 21" (ca. 1850) circular datestamp and manuscript "20" due rate on brown cover to New York City street address, stained and small faults at upper right, stamp lightly soiled, otherwise Fine, the "Honour's/City Post/2 Cents" typeset stamps were the first of the small rectangular issues after the oval first issue, they are found on yellow and bluish pelure paper, the Lyons census (The Penny Post, October 2007) lists 14 covers with 4LB7, ex Hessel and Golden

E. 500-750
375
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547
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 547, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8). Three large margins, slightly in at top, uncancelled, used on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Cleveland Tenn., blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Mar. 22" circular datestamp, Very Fine, accompanied by another defective example of 4LB8 on a faulty cover

E. 200-300
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548
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 548, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8). Position 3 with broken pearl at bottom, full to large margins, just touching at bottom left, manuscript cancel, blue "Charleston S.C. 5 cts. Jan. 19" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Mount Clio P.O. Sumter Island S.C., Very Fine, ex Chapman and Caspary

E. 200-300
120
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549
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 549, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11). Mostly full to large margins, just touched at upper right, tied by manuscript "2" on cover addressed to J. F. Steinmeyer on Calhoun Street in Charleston, John F. Steinmeyer Jr. (presumably the addressee) was a Charleston carrier known philatelically for Steinmeyer's City Post stamps, overall toning, backflap removed and reduced at top, still Fine, a rare use of the Honour's 7LB11 stamp and especially desirable addressed to another carrier

E. 750-1,000
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550
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 550, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Ample margins to slightly in at bottom left, tied with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) by "Charleston S.C. Mar. 11, 1858" circular datestamp on small cover to Lynchburg S.C., manuscript "2" on Honour's stamp also ties 3c stamp, backflap tear and small scattered toned spots

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TWELVE GENUINE COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE BORDER-OF-LINKS STAMP ISSUED BY HONOUR'S POST IN 1857-58. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US WITH 4LB13 TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 3-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.

The border-of-links carrier stamp issued by Honour in late 1857 is extremely scarce. Evidence of 4LB13's rarity is the small number of examples contained in the Caspary, Boker, Hessel and Golden collections. Larry Lyons records twelve 4LB13 covers (The Penny Post, October 2007), but only five covers in our records have 3c 1851-57 stamps and the 4LB13 tied.

Scott Retail $3,750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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551
 
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 551, Carrier Departments: CharlestonHonour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11, 4LB13), Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11, 4LB13)Honour's Penny Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB11, 4LB13). No. 4LB11 three huge margins including sheet margin at left, touched at right, manuscript "2" cancel, used on part of buff cover to Abbeville S.C., part of backflaps remain, but the reduction has removed regular postage and the Charleston postmark, and No. 4LB13 full to large margins, manuscript "2" cancel, used on buff cover with 3c regular postage stamp missing, both carrier stamps Very Fine and scarce, former ex Hall

E. 500-750
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