Lot# 40 - Erivan Sale 1

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    Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn NY, 28L5, 1855-64 2c Black on dark blue, four margined single showing the dividing lines on all four sides, cancelled and just tied by black blob cancellation on dark buff 1857 cover addressed to Virginia and additionally franked with 1857 3c Dull red (Scott 26) tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov 1" town marking, "Nov 4 1857" docketing, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $500 for a stamp on cover tied by handstamp)

    While this cover is not listed in the 2007 Lyons census it does fall within the known dates of usage of this stamp (1851-58). Lyons notes that the normal cancellation is a black ring, but there are examples in his census of stamps with a black "bloblike" cancel (suggested to perhaps be an under-inked or worn out device).

    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500 USD