Sale Number: 824
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1847 Issue Used with Carriers and Locals
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
82 c Honour's City Post, Charleston S.C., 2c Black on Bluish, Period after "Paid" (4LB8a). First setting, position showing upturned pearl at left and inverted period after "Post", full to large margins, faint horizontal pre-use crease, tied by pen strokes across each corner, used with 5c Red Brown (1), margins touching or slightly in on three sides, tied by several strikes of red grid cancel, matching "5" rate handstamp on blue folded letter datelined Charleston, Dec. 17, 1850, to John L. Manning at Columbia S.C. -- then a state senator, elected governor of South Carolina in 1852 -- from an educator and promoter of "Southern Education" and the "Abolition of Abolition Text Books" in Southern schools

VERY FINE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED 1847 COVERS WITH A CHARLESTON CARRIER STAMP -- EACH AN HONOUR'S ISSUE -- THREE OF WHICH ARE 5-CENT COMBINATIONS. A MAGNIFICENT COVER FOR THE 1847 COLLECTOR OR CARRIER SPECIALIST ALIKE.

There are two 10c 1847 covers recorded with the oval Honour's stamp (4LB1 and 4LB2) and three covers with the 5c 1847 used in combination with Honour's 4LB7 or4LB8a. The other two 5c covers are double-rate frankings. This is the only single franking, and the absence of the Charleston post office datestamp suggests that it might have been urgently prepared for the train trip to Columbia.

From the Hall collection. Last offered in our 1965 sale of Philip H. Ward's Carriers and Locals. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 20,000-30,000 24,000
83 c U.S. Mail 1c Black on Buff (6LB11). Top sheet margin, other margins large to in, uncancelled, small faults in extreme edge of margin, used with 5c Red Brown (1), two ample margins, in at left and top, tied by two strikes of red circular grid in circle, matching "New-York May 6" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Providence R.I., ms. "Paid", faint file fold well clear of stamps, Very Fine and scarce combination usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 1,700
84 c Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (20L7). Huge margins all around, beautiful bright green color, tied by 4-bar grid, used with 5c Deep Red Brown (1), full to large margins, intense early shade and impression, tied by clearly struck red square grid, matching "New-York Sep. 8" circular datestamp on bright fresh folded letter to Hartford Conn., merchant's blue oval handstamp neatly struck at center, file fold at right, Extremely Fine Gem, a very scarce combination in the finest quality attainable (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 5,500
85 c Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large margins all around, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, used with 5c Red Brown (1), large to huge margins, faint red crayon cancel, tied by three strikes of red grid with matching "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N.York Oct. 24" route agent's circular datestamp on brown cover to York Me., additional red "Paid" straightline appears to be a Bouton's marking

EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE COMBINATION OF THE 1847 ISSUE AND BOUTON'S "ROUGH AND READY" LOCAL-POST STAMP, INSPIRED BY ZACHARY TAYLOR'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. THIS IS ONE OF FIVE RECORDED 1847 AND 18L2 COMBINATIONS -- IT IS THE ONLY ONE WITH A U.S. EXPRESS MAIL ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING.

Ex Mason, Ackerman and Norcross. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 15,000-20,000 25,000
86   Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Large to huge margins all around, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp, used with 5c Brown (1), large margins, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jan. 30" circular datestamp on cover front only to Utica N.Y., slightly trimmed around edges, Very Fine, one of five recorded 1847 and 18L2 combinations (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 3,250
87   Bouton's City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Gray Blue, Dots in Corners (18L2). Three large margins, just clear at right, tied by red "Paid/Bouton" two-line handstamp (struck again at center), used with 10c Black (2), large margins to slightly in at bottom, tied by red square grid (also struck on Bouton's stamp) and matching "New-York Nov. 9" circular datestamp on cover front only to Oswego N.Y., pencil 1848 docketing has been erased, creases clear of stamps, slightly trimmed around edges, still Very Fine, only five 1847 and 18L2 combination are recorded -- this is the only 10c in the group (Image Magnifier)

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E. 4,000-5,000 6,750
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