Lot 1500Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, Position 1, three full margins, slightly in at left, tied by manuscript cancel, used with 3c brownish carmine (11A), clear to ample margins, cancelled by manuscript cross-hatch cancel, blue "Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad" route agent's circular datestamp with matching manuscript "Feby 17" dating on circa 1852 blue folded letter to Boston Mass.; two file folds with one affecting carrier stamp, Very Fine, ex-Remele, Abt (with album page and route map), Golden.
Scott No. 4LB8 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE USE OF CARRIER STAMP ON MAIL GIVEN TO THE ROUTE AGENT OF THE WILMINGTON & RALEIGH RAILROAD.
According to the Abt pages, Charles Remele had speculated that the Charleston carrier department somehow ensured letters would reach the southern terminus of the Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad at Wilmington, perhaps via a coastal vessel since Charleston was 150 miles away.
Lot 1501 ()Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, Position 3, large margins to touched at top, manuscript "X" cancel, blue "Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Jun. 15" route agent's cds and matching "10" cent rating handstamp on buff front with flap to Philadelphia Pa.; light central crease, Fine, a scarce railroad use, ex-Hall.
Scott No. 4LB8 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1502 ()Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, Position 9, Later State, mostly clear except cut in at bottom, tied by manuscript "X", used with 3c orange brown (10), ample margins to slightly in, intense shade, tied by red grid on cover front only to Augusta Ga., matching red "Charleston S.C. '3' Jul. 31" integral-rate cds, 1851 docketing at left, F.-V.F., a rare combination use with the 3¢ orange brown 1851 issue., ex-Golden.
Scott No. 4LB8 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1503Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, period after "Paid", First Setting, three huge margins, barely touched at left, tied by manuscript "X" cancel, red "Charleston S.C. '10' Apr 26" integral-rate cds on buff cover to Greenville S.C., 1851 docketing at left, faint staining, Fine and scarce use, ex-Golden.
Scott No. 4LB8a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1504Charleston, S.C., Kingman's City Post, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, three margins, slightly in at right, uncancelled, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), margins, nick at right, tied by blue "Charleston S.C. 'Paid' Jan 28" cds on 1853 folded letter to Stateburg S.C., Very Fine.
Scott No. 4LB15 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF ONLY FIVE ON COVER USAGES OF THE KINGMAN 2¢ BLACK ON BLUISH CARRIER STAMP.
We note the following three cover usages of this stamp:
1. (no date) Valentine cover with uncancelled vertical strip of three (Pos. 5/7/9), ex Caspary, Boker, Golden, D.K. collection
2. (no date) cover with pen cancelled horizontal pair (Pos. 3-4), ex Hall, D.K. collection
3. (no date) cover with pen cancelled single (Pos.
4. 1853-01-28, uncancelled single (Pos. 1) used with #11A on folded letter to Stateburg S.C.
Lot 1505New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1849-50, 1¢ black on buff, four margins, tied by "New-York, 20, Jun 18" integral cds, used with 1851, 3¢ dull red, three singles (11), mostly four margins, tied by circled "20" ratemarkers on cover to Montreal, Canada, manuscript "1/-" rating, minor cover creasing slightly affects carrier stamp, some soiling, F.-V.F., ex Waterhouse.
Scott No. 6LB11 Estimate $500 - 750.
THE ONLY RECORDED NEW YORK 1¢ BLACK ON BUFF SEMI-OFFICIAL CARRIER ISSUE TO CANADA.
Lot 1506Boyd's City Express, 1844, 2¢ black on yellow green, full margins, canceled by red "Free" handstamp on 1844 folded letter to Bridgeport, Conn., red "Boyd's City Express Post, Nov 12" oval date stamp, entered the U.S. mails with red "New - York, Nov 12" cds and blue manuscript "10" rate, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20L2 $450.
Lot 1507Boyd's City Express, 1860, 1¢ black on lilac, margins clear to large, tied by "Paid" in oval handstamp on cover to Salem, N.Y., in combination with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by "New York, Feb 11" cds and target duplex postmark, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 20L17+65 $500.
Lot 1508Boyd's City Dispatch, 1877 (1¢) violet on lilac, tied by indistinct black "Paid" in circle cancel on cover to local New York City street address, purple "Boyd's City Dispatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y., Nov 7 1878" oval postmark, "Robert Colgate & Co." corner card; small part of flap missing, a Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 20L35 $450.
Lot 1509Boyd's Dispatch, 1882, black on pink, tied by purple "Boyd's City Despatch, Paid, 1 Park Place, N.Y., May 31 1883" oval postmark on illustrated Bethesda Mineral Spring yellow ad cover to local street address, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 20L56 Estimate $300 - 400.