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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — Carrier Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1701
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1701, Carrier Issues(1c) Franklin Carrier, 1c Eagle Carrier, Large Die Proofs on India (LO1P1-LO2P1), (1c) Franklin Carrier, 1c Eagle Carrier, Large Die Proofs on India (LO1P1-LO2P1)(1c) Franklin Carrier, 1c Eagle Carrier, Large Die Proofs on India (LO1P1-LO2P1). Hybrid proofs die sunk on 148 x 216mm cards, binding at left edges from salesman's sample book or presentation album, fresh and Very Fine, as noted in Scott these large die proofs exist only in hybrid form

1,600
600
1702
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1702, Carrier IssuesBaltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1), Baltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1)Baltimore Md., 1c Red on Bluish (1LB1). Full margins to touched at top left, tied by "1" in circle handstamp on buff cover to Baltimore street address, part of backflap torn off which just nicks the corner of the cover above the stamp, small staple hole at bottom, stamp with vertical scissor cut in margin only, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce tied by the "1" handstamp, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,000
350
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1703
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1703, Carrier IssuesBoston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2), Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2)Boston Mass., 1c Blue (3LB2). Full to large margins, red crayon cancel, tied by red "Boston 21 Jan." circular datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), ample to large margins, tied by large "Paid" grid on cover to Charleston S.C., small wax seal stain, otherwise Very Fine, ex Hall, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
110
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1704
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1704, Carrier Issues(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, Golden and Stimmell, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
475
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1705
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1705, 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). Large margins to just touched at top, tied by manuscript cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), margins to just in, tied by blue "Charleston S.C. 3 Paid Feb. 13" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Enfield Center, N.Y., minor edge wrinkling, Very Fine, ex Karrer, with 1975 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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1706
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1706, 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). Position 4, late state showing broken "N" in "Honour's", large margins showing parts of adjoining stamps, intense shade and impression, uncancelled, blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Nov. 11" circular datestamp on buff cover to Philadelphia, auctioneer and commission merchant's corner card with charge-box notation, slight wrinkles around edges, Very Fine, ex Waterhouse, Golden and Karrer, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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1707
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1707, 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). Position 3, large margins to clear at top left, manuscript cancel, blue "Charleston S.C. 5 Sep. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Mount Clio S.C., Very Fine, ex Chapman, Caspary, Hall and Karrer, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
375
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1708
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1708, Carrier IssuesHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, Period after "Paid" (4LB8a), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, Period after "Paid" (4LB8a)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, Period after "Paid" (4LB8a). First Setting, large to huge margins, cancelled by manuscript check mark (not tied), red "Charleston S.C. 10 Dec. 28" integral-rate circular datestamp (ca. 1850) on small white cover to Pittsfield Mass., fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb cover which has graced three of the most important Carrier & Local collections ever formed, ex Caspary, Middendorf and Golden

E. 750-1,000
600
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1709
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1709, Carrier IssuesHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, "Cens" (4LB8b), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, "Cens" (4LB8b)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, "Cens" (4LB8b). Position 2, very late state showing dropped period after "Post" (nearly level with "Cens"), gap between "N" and "O" of "Honour's" and lower right pearl out of alignment, full margins to slightly in at left, manuscript cancel (lifted and hinged in place), used with 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), mostly full margins, tied by blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Apr. 12" (ca. 1852) circular datestamp on cover to Mount Clio S.C., carrier stamp has slight crease, still Very Fine and rare, ex Chapman (with his small handstamp), Caspary, Middendorf and Golden, Scott Retail as tied on cover $3,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1710
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1710, Carrier IssuesHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB11), Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB11)Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB11). Large margins to touched at upper right, bold manuscript "2" cancel, used with 3c Claret, Ty. I (11), natural diagonal pre-printing crease, tied by "Charleston S.C. Apr. 1?" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Baltimore, Md., light vertical folds, Very Fine, a lovely example of this rare stamp on cover with fewer than 15 examples known, from our 1974 Rarities of the World sale and ex Karrer, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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1711
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1711, Carrier IssuesHonour'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). Huge margins to in at top right, including large portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, ms "2" cancel, used with 3c Rose, Ty. I (25), sheet margin at left with centerline, tied by "Charleston S.C. Aug. 13, 1857" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Rochester N.Y., Very Fine and rare, only 12 genuine covers are recorded with the border-of-links stamp, which was issued by Honour's in late 1857, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1712
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1712, Carrier IssuesKingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB15), Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB15)Kingman's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish (4LB15). Position 3, margins clear of design all around, pen-cancelled, "Charleston S.C. Paid Dec. 11" circular datestamp on cover to Spartanburg S.C., red crayon "3c" and "8" notations, Very Fine, an extremely rare on-cover example of the Kingman's stamp, we record only three or four genuine covers, for an overview of Kingman's City Post and complete census of 4LB15, see Siegel Sale 958, lot 729, ex Boker and Karrer, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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1713
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1713, Carrier IssuesU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3). Large margins all around, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel (impression ties thru paper), matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 2, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on small 1842 folded letter to local street address, minor edge nicks, Very Fine, this is the second day of use of the 6LB3 stamp, the first stamp printed and issued under U.S. authority (a Sep. 1 datestamped cover and a wrapper with an August docketing date are recorded)

E. 500-750
800
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1714
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1714, Carrier IssuesU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins all around, fresh color, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame and small magenta pen mark, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Jan. 10, 4 O'Clock" circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local street address, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
475
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1715
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1715, Carrier IssuesU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Glazed (6LB5b). Large even margins all around, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, matching light part of "U.S. City Despatch Post Mar. ? O'Clock" circular datestamp on folded letter to local address, Extremely Fine stamp on cover, ex Caspary

E. 400-500
250
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1716
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1716, Carrier IssuesU.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d), U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d)U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Green Glazed (6LB5d). Large margins, cancelled by light strike of red "U.S." in frame, matching partly clear strike of "U.S. City Despatch Post June 20, -- O'Clock" double-line circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter to local street address, file folds clear of stamp, some edge splitting and small piece out of back, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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1717
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1717, Carrier IssuesU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Gold on Black Glazed (7LB11), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Gold on Black Glazed (7LB11)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Gold on Black Glazed (7LB11). Full margins, usual faint wrinkles, tied by two strikes of blue "Philada. Pa. 10 May 5" integral-rate circular datestamp on small neat cover to Cincinnati, Extremely Fine, one of the rarest tied uses among the carrier issues, ex Seybold, Knapp and Meyersburg, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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1718
c
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1718, Carrier IssuesU.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12), U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12)U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Blue (7LB12). Large margins, rich color, cancelled by well-struck red Star, second strike at left, on blue cover to Princeton N.J., used with 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), large margins to just in, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 21" circular datestamp, docketing on back with 1851 yeardate, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous cover, ex Maffeo, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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