Lot 28(Carrier Fee) Philadelphia Pa., Apr 16, 1862, cds ties 1¢ blue (63) block of four on cover to Baltimore Md.; small perf flaws at top not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF A 1¢ 1861 ISSUE BLOCK OF FOUR PAYING THE 3¢ LETTER RATE PLUS 1¢ CARRIER FEE.
Lot 29U.S. Penny Mail, Phila. Pa., C, Oct 9, octagon stationer carrier datestamp on reverse of cover with red and blue patriotic "Our Army and Navy Forever!" design on cover bearing 1¢ blue (63) and 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Oct 9, 1862" cds to Boston Mass., design repeated in blue inside with some paper removed to show; light overall toning, F.-V.F.; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Station "C" origin is confirmed by the Penny Mail octagon backstamp was in the Northwestern District, located in Spring Garden. Illustrated in "The United States 1¢ Franklin 1861-1867" by Don Evans on page 285, fig. 14-51.
Lot 30(Carrier Fee) Philadelphia Pa, Nov 11, 1861, sharp bold strike of cds ties 1¢ blue (63) and 3¢ rose (65) on cover to New York N.Y. with red and blue Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital patriotic design showing hospital building, soldiers and civilians in front; light crease affects both stamps, 3¢ tiny tear, Very Fine and stunning use; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE PATRIOTIC DESIGN AND A DESIRABLE COMBINATION USE WITH THE CARRIER FEE PREPAID BY THE 1¢ 1861 ISSUE.
During the Civil War, there were several patriotic cover designs that advertised volunteer "hospitals" in Philadelphia, where troops passing through could be refreshed with meals, beds, and wound care.