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# : 27
Date: January 17, 2023

Carriers’ Stamps

LO2, 1851 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier,

three full frame lines, tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Dec 4" datestamp and matching squared target cancel, 1851 3c Dull red (11) also tied by datestamp, on 1854 cover to Georgetown, Ohio, light soiling away from stamps, otherwise extremely fine, probably the earliest recorded use of the Eagle carrier stamp from Cincinnati
This cover is illustrated in Donald B. Johnstone's "Franklin and Eagle Carrier Stamps" (Chronicle Vol. 37, No. 1), where it is identified as the earliest recorded use of the Eagle carrier stamp from Cincinnati. This cover is further discussed in John D. Bowman's "The Squared Target Cancellation of Williams and the Cincinnati Carrier Service" (Penny Post Vol. 14, No. 3), which attributes the squared target cancel to C.C. Williams. This marking is also found on the Williams' City Post stamp used several months earlier in 1854.

Scott LO2
Starting Price: $200
Hammer Price: $4,500