Lot# 47 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 47 Local and Private Posts

    1 / 2

    Mercantile Library Association, NY City, 105L6, 1870-75 10c Black on yellow, single tied by double oval "Mercantile Library Association Feb 27 2 1877" handstamp on addressed card used for delivery of a book to the client, additional handstamps dated Mar 5, Mar 26, Apr 16 and May 8, stamp clear margins but with a trivial corner fault lower right from placement, card is in excellent shape (rare thus) with only a couple of tiny corner creases and a light central vertical fold, Very Fine and rare (Scott $750 for used stamp with no value stated for usage on card)

    A new ten cent stamp was issued for the higher delivery fee, possibly in 1877 and perhaps because the supply of five cents stamps was depleted. Only one example used on library form was known to Nix, Bowman, and Stimmell at the time of their 2007 article (it is illustrated in Donald Patton's Private Local Posts of the United States on page 226). In addition to this stamp, the Mercantile Library of New York also produced a pre-printed 10c card (105LU1) to meet the new rate; only two such cards, both mint, are known.

    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD