Lot Details

January 2023

January 17-18, 2023 in New York City

Our January 2023 sales include the "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Postal History Part VIII, as well as a general sale of United States and worldwide stamps, covers, and collections.

LOT# : 39
Date: 01/17/2023 - 21:00

Local Stamps

single with small manuscript "X" cancel, on embossed Valentine envelope to local street address, red "City Post" with "2" at center double circle handstamp at left, several small repair hinge remnants in the lacework, extremely fine and attractive, the unique example of the Cummings' "letter and heart" type with "Cummings" name erased, used once the firm was under the sole ownership of Robert Wright in 1847-48, described in the Caspary sale as "famous unique stamp and cover" which certainly still applies today, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott listed but unpriced)
Provenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 10, 1924)
Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 1071, 1957)
John R. Boker, Jr. (Private transaction

Scott 55L8
Starting Price: $10,000
Hammer Price: $10,000