Lot 306"U.S. N.O. City Post, Sep 4", partial green framed datestamp and matching "Car. 2" oval handstamp on folded letter datelined from Gironde, France Aug. 3rd 1852 to New Orleans La., entered mails with"La Réole, 5 Aout 52" cd and ms. "13" decimes rating on reverse, red "PD" framed handstamp, partial "New-York '5cts.' Aug 26" integral-debit cds, F.-V.F.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 307Carrier, 1851 (1¢) Franklin, left sheet margin single, other margins to in, left margin light staining, canceled by bold Philadelphia red star cancel on buff cover to local Philadelphia street address; some cover aging, F.-V.F.; with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. LO1 $17,500.
A RARE FRANKLIN CARRIER COVER USED IN PHILADELPHIA.
Only 18 on covers examples of the 1¢ Franklin carrier are known on cover from only three cities. One usage from New Orleans, La., three from New York City and 14 examples from Philadelphia, Pa.
Lot 308Baltimore, Md., 1850-55, 1¢ blue, position 3, bottom left corner sheet margin single with large margins all around, uncancelled, tied by faint gum stains on brown cover from the well-known Hinkley correspondence to local street address; small edge tear at left and some edge wear, otherwise Extremely Fine; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1LB3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 309Baltimore, Md., 1856, 1¢ blue, left sheet margin single, large margins except in at bottom, used with 3¢ dull red (26), tied by blue "Baltimore, Md." cds on yellow cover to Gloucester C.H., Va.; small edge and flap tear, F.-V.F. and scarce tied use.
Scott No. 1LB6 $1,250.
Lot 310Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, clear to ample margins, tied by manuscript "X", red "Charleston S.C. '10' Jun 24" integral-rate cds on 1851 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., Extremely Fine and choice tied usage of the Honour's carrier stamp.
Scott No. 4LB8 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 311Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, strong bluish cast, several ornaments incorrectly aligned, margins clear to touching, manuscript cancel, used with 3¢ dull red (11), ample margins to slightly in, tied by blue "Charleston S.C. '3 Paid' Feb 20" cds on orange buff cover to Lowell Mass.; some wear, F.-V.F.; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 4LB8 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 312 ()Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, period after "Paid", First Setting, ample to large margins, manuscript cancel, tied by red "Charleston S.C. '10' Jan 14" integral-rate cds with matching "Paid" handstamp on front only to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice tied use on front, ex-Chapman (owner's h.s.), Caspary, Hall.
Scott No. 4LB8a Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 313Cleveland, Ohio, Bishop's City Post, 1854, blue, four full to close margins, uncancelled on cover paying the carrier rate to the mails in combination with 1851 3¢ dull red (11), faulty, tied by "Cleveland O. Feb 21" cds on cover to West Jefferson, Ohio, reverse with pencil note "West Jefferson is in Madison Co not Marion, Please inform your correspondent", Very Fine and rare combination use, ex-Skove, Allen; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10LB1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED BISHOP'S BLUE STAMP USAGES, ONLY THREE OF WHICH ARE IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1851 3¢.
Henry S. Bishop was appointed by the Postmaster General as contract "Post-Man" for Cleveland on December 21, 1853. Advertisement of operations appeared on January 16, 1854. Rates were 1¢ to carry a letter to the post office and 2¢ for delivery of letter. The non-denominated stamp was used to show payment for either collection of mail (1¢ charge) or card delivery outside the mail. The latest recorded use of a Bishop's City Post stamp is August 1854.
Lot 314Cleveland, Ohio, Bishop's City Post, 1854, blue, uncanceled, tears and stains, used on large embossed Valentines Day cover to local Cleveland street address; cover cleaned and small repairs, reduced slightly at right, Fine appearance; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10LB1 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A RARE CLEVELAND OHIO BISHOP'S CITY POST VALENTINES DAY USE, ONLY 7 COVERS ARE RECORDED.
Lot 315Cleveland, Ohio, Bishop's City Post, 1854, 2¢ black on bluish, margins clear to into frameline at bottom, pencil canceled on blue April 21, 1851 folded letter which it did not originate and tied by counterfeit "10" handstamp, otherwise Fine, still a very rare stamp, ex-S. Brown and sold in the Brown sale as genuine and guaranteed genuine by Klemann; with 2009 P.F. certificate stating the stamp is genuine.
Scott No. 10LB2; $6,000 for used off cover Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.