Lot Details

Fall Postal History 2022

October 26-27, 2022 in New York City

Our Fall 2022 Postal History sale includes the John D. Bowman Collection of Boyd's City Express Post, the William B. Robinson Collection of Wisconsin Postal History, material from the collections of Steven M. Roth and Graham Booth, FRPSL, and much more. 

LOT# : 437
Date: October 26, 2022

Local Stamps

20L1, Boyd's City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on green (First Issue),

large margins all around, tied by red "New-York Jul 8" circular datestamp to 1844 folded letter to Peekskill, New York, additional red "Free" straightline, manuscript "2" (probably a Boyd's marking) and "10" rate, pencil "Paid", very fine, an extremely rare to-the-mails use of the first Boyd's stamp, only about 18 covers with this stamp are known with this being a fairly recent discovery (2003) in a family correspondence, it has never been offered publicly before and ranks amongst the most important and desirable Boyd's covers in existence (Scott $4,000)
Only about 22 covers with this stamp are recorded. An illustrated census was recently published by John D. Bowman, David Wilcox, Ph.D., and Lawrence LeBel in the April 2022 Penny Post (Vol. 30, No. 2).

Scott 20L1
Starting Price: $2,000
Hammer Price: $3,000