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.