Lot# 39 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 39 Local and Private Posts

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    Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn NY, 28L3, 1855-64 2c Black on crimson, nearly four margined stamp with circular black ring cancellation on envelope with "Troy House/Troy NY" corner card, addressed to "Wall Street New York," oval "Boyd's City Express Post Nov 3 9" handstamp at center showing conjunctive usage with Boyd's, cover with a trivial spot along the bottom center edge, Very Fine, originated in Brooklyn and and delivered by Boyd's City Express Post completely outside the mails (Scott $400 for a stamp tied on cover, $70 for used)

    Provenance: John R. Boker, Jr. (Private Transaction)

    A 2007 census by Larry Lyons and published in the Penny Post (Vol. 15, No.2) lists this cover and is one of only six covers with this stamp showing a conjunctive use with Boyd's. Brooklyn and New York were separate cities so that letters between the two required proper US postage plus applicable drop and/or carrier fees. Private local posts found a niche by carrying letter mail on the ferries travelling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. While the stamp is not tied on this cover, it does have the proper Brooklyn City Express Post cancellation and shows the proper conjunctive usage.

    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD