One-Cent Local Drop Rate
63 – Cameo advertising cover
1c Light blue, tied by blue Cincinnati duplex
CDS to blue embossed cameo corner card for “Law Publishers”. Cover
lightly soiled, can be removed. Ex-Diamond.
92 – “F” Grill
1c Blue, tied by Allentown, PA CDS to small
ladies cover, with stamp paying the local drop rate. Ex-Diamond
One-Cent Carrier Fee
63b+65 – Certified Dark Blue
1c Dark Blue & 3c Rose, each tied by New York
Apr 17 CDS and paying the carrier fee plus the domestic rate to
Washington, D.C. Outstanding full small cover with PF certificate. The
dark blue is now recognized as a very scarce shade.
– To the Mayor of Boston
1c Blue, tied by S-O-N Cambridge, Mass CDS to
outer sheet of FLS. “Frederic Walker Lincoln Jr. (February 27, 1817 –
September 12, 1898) was an American manufacturer and politician, serving
as the sixteenth and eighteenth mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from
1858–1860 and 1863–1867, respectively.” Ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Lee, &
63+U9 – Dedham Bank embossed
1c Blue+1c entire, struck with cork killer on
full unsealed envelope, accompanied by Dedham, Mass CDS. Ex-Barkhausen &
63 – Troy, NY 1862
1c Bright Blue shade, tied by nine bar open
grid killer, accompanied by Troy, NY, May 14, 1862 CDS, on full unsealed
envelope. The stamp is XF, great shade!
Domestic Three-cent Rate
63+73 – Chicago 1864 Blue duplex
1c Blue+2c Black, tied by blue Chicago, Mar 5,
’64 duplex CDS. Striking full cover with great eye appeal going to
92+93 – Pair of “F” Grills
1c Blue+2c Black, tied by New York CDS to printed bankruptcy notice
with additional writing, which keeps it from going at the circular rate.
Philadelphia receiving mark on the back. A rather scarce usage! $300.00
63 – Strip of three
1c Blue, “Daniel Allen & Co. Commission
Merchants, Boston.” Domestic letter rate to Hardwick, Mass. The blind
embossed corner card has been gently highlighted with an HB pencil. It
comes with a photo copy of the exhibit page from the gold medal exhibit
of the late Donald Evans. $75.00
63 – Orford, NH
1c Bright Blue strip of three, tied by two
strikes of Oford, NH, Oct 22 CDS. Early shade, full cover opened at the
left. Great eye appeal with PSAG certificate.
63 – December 1861 use
1c Blue strip of three, tied by red Boston CDs
and “boxed PAID” cancels, on full cover going to Bangor, Maine. Well
centered strip, early shade, fresh, clean cover.
63 – Early J. Walter Scott order
1c Blue, three singles, tied by New York 1869
duplex CDS to Morristown, NJ. Original enclosure documenting the order
enclosed. The stamps are not present. This letter would have been mailed
near the end of his first year in the stamp business in New York City. A
very rare piece of philatelic ephemera!
Domestic Usages with other
Values of the 1861-68 Issue
63+75 – Double rate
1c Blue & 5c Red-brown, tied by six bar open
grid killer, New York, Dec. 20, 1862 CDS accompanies, going to New
Orleans. Carried on the streamer “Marion,” a scheduled mail ship on the
West Indies routes. Tape stain at bottom could be conserved.
63+146 – Late use
1c Blue & 2c Red-brown, tied by double strike
of White’s Corners, Pennsylvania CDS on cover going to Groton, New York.
A late use of a one-cent 1861 issue stamp. The two-cent Banknote is
missing a portion at the top left. Ex-Donald Evans