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Sale 965 — The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Category — 1844-45 Independent Mails (Brainard thru Hale)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1048
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1048, 1844-45 Independent Mails (Brainard thru Hale)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Blue (24L2). Large margins to in at top, ms. "B" cancel (Albany), used on Mar. 13, 1845 folded letter to New York City street address, some splits in folds, toning ties stamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOURTEEN RECORDED COVERS BELIEVED TO BE GENUINE USAGES OF THE BRAINARD & CO. 5-CENT BLUE STAMP.

The Lyons census (The Penny Post, January 2006) reports sixteen covers with the Blue 24L2 stamp, but states that no more than fourteen of these are genuine usages.

Ex Ferrary and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $4,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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