EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE FRANKLIN CARRIER ISSUE.
Only a handful of examples with original gum exist in this choice condition.
Ex Myersburg. With 1979 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST OFF-COVER EXAMPLES OF THE RARE KINGMAN'S THREE-LINE STAMP AND VERY ELUSIVE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.
The Kingman three-line stamp, 4LB14, followed the four-line 4LB15 stamp by a few years. The format of 4LB14 matches the stamps printed for Martin, Steinmeyer and Beckman in 1858, 1859 and 1860, and it is probable that the same setting was used with the names changed as required. Kingman is reported to have retired in March 1858; based on dated examples, the 4LB14 stamp was probably issued in mid-1856 and not used after March 1858. Genuine covers are found in this time period.
Ex Caspary, where it realized $230 in 1957