Sale 1239 — 2021 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Thursday, 24 June, 2021
Category — 1851-60 Issues
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE COMBINATION OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE AND EAGLE CARRIER AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR EAGLE CARRIER COVERS USED TO ENGLAND. AN OUTSTANDING CLASSIC RARITY.
Scott Trepel's article in the 1851 Issue Sesquicentennial book (p. 203) records eleven Eagle Carrier covers used to foreign countries, as follows: Canada--one cover from Philadelphia with 1c and 3c 1851 Issue, ex Meyersburg; Denmark--half-cover from Cincinnati with 3c 1851 Issue, ex Meyersburg; England--four from Philadelphia, from a correspondence discovered in 2000, one of which has eight 3c 1851 stamps and another with a pair of the 12c 1851 (the cover offered here); France--two covers from Cincinnati, both ex Ezra D. Cole and Edgar Kuphal (Sale 925, lots 1146-1147); Germany--one cover with 5c and 10c 1857 Issue (ex Hall, Sale 830, lot 16) and another from Philadelphia; and Syria--from Cincinnati to Boston with 3c 1857, then carried outside the mails to Syria (ex Golden, Sale 817, lot 44).
This cover comes from a correspondence which emerged in 2000 and contained four Eagle Carrier covers to England. Illustrated in 1851 Issue Sesquicentennial book (p. 203). Ex Dr. Morris. With 2001 P.F. certificate