Sale 1239 — 2021 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 24 June, 2021

Category — 1851-60 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
528°
c
Sale 1239, Lot 528, 1851-60 Issues12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, margins to just in, left stamp crease and short tear, faint red cork cancel, used with 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), large margins showing all or parts of three framelines, bold red star cancel, small corner crease at top left, red "19" credit handstamp and faint marking to left of 12c pair (perhaps a Liverpool ship marking or circular datestamp?) on small cover to Liverpool, England, the 12c pair had a stain and the cover had some minor edge wear, both of which have been expertly mitigated

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

E. 7,500-10,000
11,000