Lot# 229 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

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    96L1, Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on pink glazed surface paper and 117L1, Pomeroy's Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on dull yellow, strip of three of the Letter Express stamp, manuscript cancelled and two single Pomeroy»s one creased by file fold on folded cover addressed to Norwich Conn, a Fine and unusual cover.rnIn the work «Eastern Independent Mail and Express Mail Companies, 1840-45» published in 2016, David W. Snow gives an excellent description of this long missing cover on page 410. He says that this is «... a triple conjunctive use on a folded letter sheet. This destination was within the territory of the American Letter Mail Co., although no markings ... reveal that.» He now feels that the origin of this cover was in Cleveland Ohio based on the docketing which was not available to him at the time he described this cover. The name of Heman Ely (1775-1852), who was a businessman of Elyria, Ohio, close to Cleveland, is on one of the backflaps. Ely operated the Lorain Iron Company. It definitely originated in Wells territory due to the presence of the three oval Letter Mail 5c stamps, equal to the 18¾ cent rate (15 cents when prepaid) specifically advertised for letter mail to Norwich, Conn. This cover is docketed «July 21, 1844» and as such it is the second earliest use of a Scott 96L1 which is recorded with an EKU of July 20, 1844. Mr. Snow notes that the last time this cover was publically seen was in a June 1957 Samuel C. Paige auction.rn
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,250.00 USD