Lot# 50 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 50 Local and Private Posts

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    Price’s Eighth Avenue Post Office, NY City, 120L1, 1854 (2c) Red on bluish, single affixed but uncancelled on stampless folded to-the-mails letter without additional postage, addressed to "Newark, New York," black "New-York 5 Cts May 9" due marking at upper right, stamp clear to ample margins except just touching at right, the folded letter with repairs at left and right and cleaned to lighten staining, still Fine and scarce, presumably sent unpaid by the New York Post Office, probably in the mid-1850s (Scott $7,500 for an uncancelled stamp on cover with certificate), 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate (mentions "extraneous ink mark" on stamp)

    In a 2004 article in the Penny Post (Vol. 12, No. 2) Larry Lyons estimated that there are only six or seven covers with this stamp extant and that at least five of them are to the mails usages franked with 3c imperforate stamps. While this cover does not have the additional franking it does fit the usage noted by Lyons. A review of known covers shows that this local did not receive a company handstamp.

    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450 USD