Lot 4252 ()Hinkley's Express Co., 1855, 1¢ red on bluish, right and bottom margin irregular block of 14 (positions 37//63), without gum as always, clear to ample margins with full sheet margins, bright and fresh, edge crease at upper left affecting two stamps, otherwise Very Fine, with few multiples in existence.
Scott No. 82L1 $9,100 for singles.
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND ELUSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE 1855, 1¢ HINKLEY'S EXPRESS CO. ISSUE.
Lot 4253Kellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch, 1853 (1¢) vermilion, large balanced margins and deep vibrant color, in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red (11A) with full margins to just into frameline at top left (hint of small corner bend not mentioned on certificate), on cover to Canton, O. bearing blue oval Waverly House hotel embossed cameo corner card, both tied by neat city despatch grid and sharp clear "Cleveland, O., Sep 23" cds, Extremely Fine, ex-E. Kuphal, J. Hackmey & W. Gross; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 92L1 Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
THE FINEST OF THE SIX RECORDED COVERS WITH THE KELLOGG'S PENNY POST STAMP -OF WHICH ONLY THREE ARE TIED BY A HANDSTAMP.
Kellogg's Penny Post & City Despatch was a relatively short-lived local post in Cleveland. It is believed that the post existed in 1853 and 1854. A cover dated June 28 (1853) and a piece dated April 7 (1854) are the earliest and latest recorded dates of use for the 92L1 stamp. Carrier service in Cleveland began in December 1853, which probably forced Kellogg's out of business by mid-1854.
This cover with City Despatch and U.S. Postal adhesives both tied by corresponding postmarks is truly an exceptional item of the utmost beauty.
Lot 4254 oWyman, 1844, 5¢ black, bottom right corner margin single, manuscript "X" cancel, large margins with full sheet margins, choice impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, an exceptional example of the Wyman's "Locomotive" issue; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 149L1 $750.
Lot 4255Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, watermarked Large U.S.P.O.D., uprated with 6¢ carmine (148) tied by "Brattleborough, Vt., Jun 18" cds duplex with segmented cork cancel to London, England, red "New York, Jun 19" exchange cds, bold red "London, Paid, 30 JU 73" arrival cds, neat message to a traveling couple asking them to "speak a good word to His Highness Emperor William" and "solicit an autograph from Prince Oscar of Sweden"; 6¢ corner crease.
Scott No. UX1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PRE-UPU POSTAL CARD USE AT THE LETTER RATE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM.
The U.S.-U.K. treaty was not amended to include a postal card rate and therefore they had to be prepaid at the letter rate until entry into the G.P.U.-U.P.U. on July 1, 1875.