Sale 862 — The D.K. Collection of U.S. Carriers & Locals

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — Metropolitan Post Office thru Russell

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
92
c
Sale 862, Lot 92, Metropolitan Post Office thru RussellPomeroy's Letter Express, (5c) Black on Yellow, Value Incomplete (117L2). Ample to large margins, cancelled by faint red "Cd." (impression ties thru paper), used on Jul. 20, 1844 folded letter from Albany to New York City street address, ms. "Paid", red "Boyd's City Express Post, July 21 9 O'C" framed datestamp and matching "Paid/J.T.B." handstamp, repaired erosion along toned file fold (clear of stamp), small corner crease in stamp

ONE OF THE APPROXIMATELY TEN TO TWELVE KNOWN COVERS BEARING THE EXTREMELY RARE POMEROY STAMP WITH BLANK VALUE.

This stamp comes from one of the positions on the plate with the value "20 for $1" incomplete ("$1" removed). This state of the plate was used only for printing stamps in Black on Yellow paper. The rarity of First Issue multiples presently makes it impossible to determine if the Value Incomplete positions co-existed with normal "$1" positions on the same plate.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100