Lot 137Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, ample margins, tied by manuscript cancel on buff cover to Effingham, S.C., additionally franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red tied by blue "Charleston, S.C., 3 Paid, Jun 15" cds, Very Fine and choice; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 4LB8+11 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 138Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ blue, clear to huge margins with trace of adjoining stamp, cancelled by vivid red star cancel and tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. '5 cts' Jul 21" integral-rate cds on blue folded letter to local address, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Ackerman, Hollowbush, Vernon Morris Jr.
Scott No. 7LB12 $3,000.
A CHOICE AND RARE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE PHILADELPHIA 7LB12 CARRIER STAMP ON COVER.
It is interesting to note that this was a local letter and the 5¢ rate did not apply, it should have been a 2¢ local carrier rate.