Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Carriers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
371
c
Sale 824, Lot 371, CarriersHonour's City Post, Charleston S.C., (2c) Black on Bluish (4LB13). Large margins, used with 3c Dull Red (11), both stamps tied by "Aiken S.C. Jun. 27" circular datestamp on small cover addressed to Charleston

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE HONOUR'S STAMP USED FROM AIKEN TO PREPAY THE CARRIER FEE IN CHARLESTON. AN EXTREMELY RARE CARRIER STAMP ON COVER AND ONE OF THE FINEST TIED EXAMPLES EXTANT.

The Honour's 4LB13 stamp is much rarer than is generally appreciated. Approximately 12-15 covers are known, but less than half of these have the stamp tied by a cancellation. This is the only 4LB13 cover postmarked outside Charleston -- we know of only two other Charleston carrier covers originating at other post offices (Raleigh N.C. and Clarksville Ga.).

With 1985 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
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