Sale 973 — 2009 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 June, 2009

Category — Local Posts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
286
 
Sale 973, Lot 286, Local PostsCity Dispatch Post Office, New Orleans La., (5c) Black on Green Glazed (43L1). Comma after "Office", uncancelled, affixed to a folded cover but did not originate

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE NEW ORLEANS CITY DISPATCH POST OFFICE ISSUE. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING ONE ON COVER AND TWO OFF COVER.

The three recorded examples of the City Dispatch Office 5c on Green paper (43L1) are: 1) Tied by New Orleans cds (Dec. date) on 1846 folded letter to Capt. W. H. T. Walker in Albany, ex Boker; 2) Uncancelled stamp affixed to cover but did not originate, the stamp offered in this lot, ex Caspary, Lilly; and 3) an uncancelled copy shown in the Sloane records with notation that it was found in "one of the departments in Washington in 1916 on covers from New Orleans dated 1847".

From the Estate of Dr. Hubert C. Skinner. With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000