Lot 1124Forwarded by Gay & Co's Express, black on green express label, affixed on reverse of blue folded partial letter to New York City street address, manuscript "Paid" and pencil "2/" rating for 25¢ express fee, Boyd's 2¢ black on green (20L4), cut-to-shape and light crease, tied by red "Paid/J.T.B." two-line handstamp, matching "Boyd's City Express Post, Jun 29" oval datestamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
AN EXCEPTIONAL GAY & CO.'S EXPRESS LABEL CONJUNCTIVE USE WITH BOYD'S CITY EXPRESS.
James Gray began his express in 1842, running by train between Boston and New York via Fall River, Massachusetts. This was an unusual conjunctive use between a railroad parcel express and a local post.