Lot 265Baltimore, Md., 1850-55, 1¢ red on bluish, left sheet margin copy, full margins, touched at top, tied by blue "1" in circle drop-letter rating handstamp on light blue folded drop cover addressed to Thomas Swann Esqr. in Baltimore; stamp with small abrasion and split due to file fold, re-affixed askew, Very Fine appearance, a very rare example of carrier stamp tied by drop-rate marking.
Scott No. 1LB1 Estimate $250 - 350.
The Golden sale contained two covers with 1LB1 tied by the drop letter "1" in circle handstamp in black, this is the only example we have seen with the strike in blue.
Lot 266 ()Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1849-50, 2¢ black on bluish pelure, margins large to in, manuscript canceled on cover front to Augusta, Ga., in combination with 1851, 10¢ orange brown (10A, position 88R1E) margins large to just touching, tied by red grid handstamp with matching "Charleston, S.C., 3, Jul 25" integral rate cds, 1851 year docketing at left, Very Fine, a rare combination and a 1851 3¢ first month of use, Scott catalog $3,250 for solo usage on cover not tied; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 4LB5 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 267Charleston, S.C., Honour's City Express, 1851-58, 2¢ black on bluish, ample to large margins, manuscript canceled on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire (U10) to New York, canceled by "Charleston, S.C., Paid, Oct 27" cds, cover with central stain and corner wear, F.-V.F.; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 4LB11 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 268New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue, ample to mostly large margins, tied by red framed "U.S." handstamp on 1842 folded letter to East Stoughton, Mass., red "New York, Oct 13" cds and blue manuscript "18¾" rating; stamp flaws with pre-use tear and cover toning caused by taped paper splits, Fine appearance, the USPOS census lists only nine usages of this issue to other cities; with 1980 & 2020 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 6LB3 $2,500.
Lot 269American Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thin paper (2nd printing), margins large to just touching frameline, tied by manuscript cancel on folded letter sheet to Philadelphia, Very Fine; with 2014 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 5L1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 270Boyd's City Express, 1845, 2¢ black on green, large margins, canceled by bar handstamp on locally addressed pierced lace Valentine cover, with red "Paid, J.T.B." below stamp and matching "Boyd's City Express Post, Feb 14" oval date stamp, 1846 year docketing, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20L4 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 271Boyd's City Express, 1845, 2¢ black on green, shield-shape cut, cancelled by grid cancel and tied by red "New York, Jul 20" cds to North Providence R.I., docketed "E.H. Ward, July 20. 1848" at left, Very Fine and unusual use.
Scott No. 20L4 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 272Boyd's City Express, 1863, 2¢ black on red, clear to mostly large margins, tied by "Boyd's Dispatch, 41 Fulton St." circular handstamp on locally addressed cover, matching "Paid" in circle handstamp, pencil "Not Known" endorsement at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20L23 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 273Eagle City Post, 1848 (2¢) black, cut to shape, manuscript canceled on cover to Roanoke Bridge, Va., with red "Eagle City Post, Adams Express, 80 Chestnut Street" circular handstamp alongside, blue "Philada., Pa., 5 cts, Mar 27" cds; cover edge wear including a couple small nicks, F.-V.F., ex-Giesler; with 1960 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 61L2; $1,000 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 274Hussey's Post, 1858 (1¢) black, left margin single, full even margins and wide sheet selvage, tied by red "Hussey, 50 Wm. St., 1ct Paid" circular handstamp on locally addressed wrapper; wrapper with a few small nicks, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 87L6 Estimate $100 - 150.