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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Carries and Locals: Carrier Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4273
E
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4273, Carries and Locals: Carrier Issues(1c) Franklin Carrier, Die Essays on Colored Card (LO1-E2b), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Die Essays on Colored Card (LO1-E2b)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Die Essays on Colored Card (LO1-E2b). Two, Violet on Yellow and Dark Blue on Pink, approximately 47 x 47mm, Very Fine

350
225
4274
E
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4274, Carries and Locals: Carrier Issues(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Essay on Glazed Card (LO1-E4), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Essay on Glazed Card (LO1-E4)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Essay on Glazed Card (LO1-E4). Three, incl. Brown, Green and Scarlet, the first two are on rough card, few light corner creases, Very Fine appearance and unusual, Scott Retail as the listed glazed card

1,950
1,200
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4275
TC
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4275, Carries and Locals: Carrier Issues(1c) Franklin, Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (LO1TC3a), (1c) Franklin, Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (LO1TC3a)(1c) Franklin, Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (LO1TC3a). Block of four, large margins to clear, rich color, Very Fine and choice, accompanied by LO1TC5 in Orange, margins to just in and thin spot (catalogues $350.00)

1,600
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4276
TC
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4276, Carries and Locals: Carrier Issues(1c) Franklin Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO1TC4), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO1TC4)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (LO1TC4). Complete set of all five colors, large margins to clear, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

560
275
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4277
P
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4277, Carries and Locals: Carrier Issues(1c) Franklin, 1c Eagle, Carrier, Small Die Proofs on Wove (LO1P2-LO2P2), (1c) Franklin, 1c Eagle, Carrier, Small Die Proofs on Wove (LO1P2-LO2P2)(1c) Franklin, 1c Eagle, Carrier, Small Die Proofs on Wove (LO1P2-LO2P2). Each on original gray card backing from a Roosevelt presentation album, bright colors, Very Fine, approximately 85 were produced

600
450
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4278
og
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4278, Carries and Locals: Carrier Issues(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1), (1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1)(1c) Dull Blue, Franklin Carrier (LO1). Original gum, small h.r., large margins, tiny thin spot

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

4,500
1,600
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4279
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4279, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesBaltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2, 1LB3), Baltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2, 1LB3)Baltimore Md., 1c Blue on Bluish (1LB2, 1LB3). Reconstruction of the setting of ten, incl. positions with Blue on Bluish and Blue on Laid paper, margins to cut in, small flaws, Fine reconstruction, ex Middendorf

E. 300-400
350
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4280
ng
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4280, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesHonour'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). Unused (no gum), margins showing complete design all around and trace of stamp above, broken middle crescent at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, scarce unused, tiny blue backstamp

350
275
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4281
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4281, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesHonour'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). Margins all around, tied by neat pen lines cancel to cover addressed locally, Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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4282
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4282, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesHonour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13), Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13)Honour's City Express, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Unused (no gum), ample to large margins, showing complete design, broken "t" and closed "y" in "City", tiny thin spot and faint creasing visible only when drying, Very Fine appearance, the Honour's Border-of-Links stamp is scarce in any condition, it is very rare unused, Power Search did not locate another example, small blue backstamp

750
375
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4283
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4283, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Original gum, h.r., large margins all around, minor gum crease and small thin in bottom left corner both negligible considering the superb appearance of this rarity

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

1,400
1,500
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4284
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4284, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB14). Ample margins to just in at upper left corner, faint crease, tied by manuscript "M" cancel (Joseph G. Martin), "Charleston S.C. Jan. 20, 1858" circular datestamp on piece of overseas cover, manuscript "(Bre)men Steamer", part of red boxed Franco transit, Fine appearance and very rare, what a cover this must have been, Eliab J. Kingman, Dr. Honour's brother-in-law, retired in March 1858 and was replaced by Joseph G. Martin, a relative by marriage, the "M" initial is believed to have been applied as a cancel by Martin to stamps bearing Kingman's name, ex Caspary

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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4285
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4285, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesBrown & McGill's U.S.P.O. Despatch, Louisville Ky., (2c) Blue (5LB2), Brown & McGill's U.S.P.O. Despatch, Louisville Ky., (2c) Blue (5LB2)Brown & McGill's U.S.P.O. Despatch, Louisville Ky., (2c) Blue (5LB2). Large margins to clear at lower right, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and both stamps tied by blue Louisville Ky. circular datestamp on piece of cover, accompanying certificate mentions tiny tear and scissors-cut in the carrier stamp, Very Fine appearance, only approximately seven full covers are known with both stamps tied, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for full cover $6,250.00

E. 500-750
250
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4286
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4286, Carries and Locals: Carrier IssuesBishop's City Post, Cleveland O., (unstated value) Blue (10LB1), Bishop's City Post, Cleveland O., (unstated value) Blue (10LB1)Bishop's City Post, Cleveland O., (unstated value) Blue (10LB1). Uncancelled, irregular margins to in, tiny nick at top and corner crease, rich color, Very Good, a presentable example of this rare stamp, Henry S. Bishop was appointed to operate the Cleveland carrier department on December 21, 1853, research by Elliott Perry shows that Bishop became an employee of the post office on July 1, 1854, but the city post continued to function, with or without his direct participation, Bishop issued two stamps: the 10LB1 Blue with blank oval, presumably designed to accommodate more than one denomination; and the 10LB2 Black with 2c value, both are very rare, Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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