VERY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL COVER. SEVENTEEN FRANKLIN CARRIER COVERS ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH TEN ARE CANCELLED BY THE PHILADELPHIA RED STAR.
This superb cover shows proper use of the Franklin Carrier stamp in December 1851 to prepay the fee for delivery within city limits by the carrier department. The Morris census of Franklin Carrier covers contains 17 confirmed examples. Included among the 17 covers are 3 from New York (each tied by the red circular datestamp, one of which is in the New York Public Library), one cover from New Orleans, and 13 covers from Philadelphia (3 tied by blue circular datestamp, 9 cancelled by red star but not tied, and one tied by red star).
Ex Seybold and Kuphal. With 2009 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for a cover from Philadelphia $17,500.00