VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR RARITY OF INDEPENDENT MAILS AND CLASSIC UNITED STATES PHILATELY. THIS RECONSTRUCTED BLOCK OF SIX CONTAINS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLES OF THE POMEROY'S LETTER EXPRESS 1844 5-CENT BLACK ON GREENISH YELLOW.
In all of our auctions dating back to 1993 and Rarities sales since 1964, we have not offered even a single unused example of the Pomeroy 5c on Yellow surface colored paper (117L1). Unlike the common unused stamps on thick wove and thin bond, which are remainders, there were no supplies of this first issue left to collectors. As a personal note (SRT), for 20 years we searched in vain for the whereabouts of this multiple. We had no idea it was on the original George B. Sloane reference collection page in Gordon Stimmell's possession.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF A PAIR OF POMEROY STAMPS AND CONJUNCTIVE USE WITH HALE & COMPANY FOR SERVICE BETWEEN ALBANY AND BOSTON.
This letter was carried by Pomeroy from Lockport to Albany, then by Hale & Co. to Boston. The stamps paid the Pomeroy 5c and Hale 5c rates. Any on-cover use of a pair of a Pomeroy stamp is rare. We record six pairs of Pomeroy's Blue stamp on covers. A very similar cover to this one realized $4,000 hammer in our 1999 sale of the Golden collection