Kidder's City Express Post, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Blue Glazed (93L1).
Two covers, first manuscript "IS" (Isaac Snedeker) control initials on stamp, full to clear margins, faults including nick and tear, red "Brooklyn N.Y. Mar. 25" circular datestamp with matching "10" handstamp on brown cover to Somerville N.Y., turned
and reused on Apr. 2, 1851 to Houseville N.Y., some wear and opened for display, missing top and bottom flaps, still Fine appearing and very scarce use, second stamp defective and partly peeled off, on cover to Somerville, light Brooklyn circular datestamp and "Paid 10" handstamp, again turned
and reused to Houseville on Oct. 30, 1851, cover flaws, interesting and scarce use, in early 1847, Wellington Walton sold out to Henry Kidder, whose "Kidder's Brooklyn City Express Post" oval handstamp is recorded as early as Mar. 11, 1847, Kidder operated the post with the help of Isaac and George Snedeker, who were brothers, Kidder sold out to the Snedeckers in 1851, and the post continued under their ownership until 1854 when it was sold to others, the Kidder's 93L1 stamp was issued during Kidder's ownership and used after the Snedekers acquired ownership, Scot Retail $9,000.00
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