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1888 American Bank Note Company
Four-Cent Large Bank Note Issue


Page Last Updated 7-2-2018

Image Icon 215 – Waterloo, Iowa
4c carmine struck with cork cancel on double rate cover to Des Moines; Waterloo CDS accompanies. Partial Des Moines receiving mark on the back in area missing a small amount of paper. Very well centered stamp. $50.00

Image Icon 215 – New York, New York
4c carmine tied by duplex New York Apr 2 ’90 CDS on preprinted envelope to the Manufacturers’ Bank of Rockford. Nice in period use. $75.00

Image Icon 215 Strip of three – Sheldon, Vermont
4c Carmine struck with target cancels on registered cover to Boston, Mass; Sheldon, VT CDS accompanies. Purple oval “Boston, Mass Sep 11, 1890 Registry Div.” cancel on the back. Nice original pale shade. $100.00

Image Icon 215 Strip of three – Amo, Indiana
4c Carmine struck with target cancels on registered cover to Indianapolis; Amo Dec 29, 1890 CDS accompanies. Nice cover. $75.00

Image Icon 215 Strip of three – Mentone, Indiana
4c Carmine struck with target cancels on registered cover to Dakota, Illinois; Mentone Apr 22, 1889 CDS accompanies. Striking, scarce, earlier use. $150.00

Image Icon 215+U348 – Hartford, Conn.
4c carmine, three singles tied by oval Hartford cancels on one-cent Columbian entire. Purple Hartford registry marking on the front. $35.00

Image Icon 215+U294 – New York City to Germany
4c Carmine + 1c entire cancelled with New York Feb 7 ‘00 machine cancel on cover going to Berlin, Germany. The combination pays the five-cent UPU rate. Berlin receiving mark on the back. $50.00

Image Icon 215+212 – Chicago, Illinois to Bremen, Germany
4c Carmine + 1c Ultramarine cancelled by Chicago 1905 machine cancel on cover to Bremen, Germany and paying the five-cent UPU rate.  Red and black Kaiserhof Hotel corner card. Just the bottom edge of a German receiving mark on the back. $125.00

Image Icon 215+U113 – New York to Eisenach, Germany
4c Carmine + 1c Light blue entire tied by duplex New York Mar 19 ’89 CDS cancels to cover going to Germany and paying the five-cent UPU rate. Eisenach receiving mark on the back. $50.00

Image Icon 214+213+215+U311 – Louisville, KY to Hanover, Germany
Triple five-cent UPU rate to Germany. Stamps cancelled by duplex Louisville Jul 4 1889 CDS. The Bank of Louisville, Ky corner card. Beautiful early in period use. $350.00

Image Icon 214+295+287 – Registered cover
Stamps tied by oval Chicago, Ill. Cancels to registered cover going to Norwalk, Ohio. Red Monadnock Sta. registry cancel, Oct 12, 1903. Nice full yellow cover with United Stamp Company corner card which was managed by P.M. Wolsieffer, pioneer Chicago stamp dealer. $75.00

Image Icon 214+236+319 - Registered cover to Canada
Stamps tied by oval Chicago, Ill. Cancels to registered cover going to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Red circular Chicago Registered Mar 30 1908 cancel accompanies on the front. Brown P.M. Wolsieffer corner card. Backstamps include: red “Chicago Registered, St. Paul, Minn. Reg Div. CDS, Winnipeg and purple Edmonton Registered cancels. Very attractive stamp dealer cover, late use of the four-cent carmine. $50.00

Image Icon 214+224+264+279 – Baltimore registered cover
Stamps tied by oval Baltimore, MD REG cancels to registered cover going to Lebanon, Pa. Purple Baltimore Mar 10 1898 Reg. Div. cancel accompanies. Lebanon back stamp. $50.00

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Four-Cent 1888 Carmine Bank Note Issue