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UNITED STATES SEMI-OFFICIAL LOCAL ISSUES for CHARLESTON

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Semi official local issues exist in the following towns: Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Louisville, New York and Philadelphia. WARNING: many of these stamps exist forged, some of the stamps shown here could be forgeries too! If I have note indicated that the stamp is genuine, then I'm not quite sure.


Charleston (West Virginia)

Many carrier stamps seems to have been issued in Charleston.

1849 Inscription 'HONOUR'S CITY EXPRESS POST' or 'HONOUR'S CITY POST PAID' in an ellipse


(Genuine on letter, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black on lilac (Express)
  2 c black on yellow (Express)
  (?) 2 c black on lilac (Paid)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c black on red (Express) RRRRRR 
2 c black on yellowRRRRRR 
2 c black on lilac (Paid)RRRRRR 

 

1854 Inscription 'CITY POST' in a square


(Genuine on envelope, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 cRRRRRR 

 

1849 Inscription 'HONOUR'S CITY POST'


(Genuine, reduced size, 'Ceuts' misprint, only one stamp known with this misprint, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black
  2 c black on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c black RRRRRR 
2 c black on blue RRRRRR 


(probably a forgery)

 

1851 Inscription 'Paid, HONOUR'S CITY POST'


Genuine stamp


(Genuine, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black on blue
  2 c black on lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c black on blue RRRRRR 
2 c black on lilacRRRRRR 


(Could be a forgery)


(Probably other forgeries)

 

1851 Inscription 'HONOUR'S Penny Post PAID'


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black
  2 c black on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c black RRRRRR 
2 c black on blue RRRRRR 


(Probably a forgery of this stamp)

 

1851 Inscription 'HONOUR'S City Post PAID'


(Genuine, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c RRRRRR 

The next stamp could be a forgery, the size of the word 'PAID' does not correspond to the image above. But it does correspond to the image in Scott's Specialized Catalogue however:


(Forgeries?)

 

1851 Inscription 'KINGMAN'S City Post Paid


(Genuine, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)


(Genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black
  2 c black on green
  2 c black on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuesRRRRRR 

Forgery, example:


(Forgery)

 

1851 Inscription 'Paid, KINGMAN'S CITY POST'


(Reduced size, genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c RRRRRR 

 

1858 Inscription 'MARTIN'S City Post. Paid'


(Genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

  2 c black on blue
  2 c black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c black on blue RRRRRR 
2 c black RRRRRR 

 

1860 Inscription 'BECKMAN'S City Post'

  2 c black on blue

There is only one stamp of the Beckman's City Post known (on envelope), I do not posess a picture of this stamp.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c -RRR 

 

1858 Inscription 'Steinmeyer's City Post.'


(Genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Only 3 stamps known to have survived of this type
(Genuine, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction)


(Image obtained from a Schuyler Rumsey auction)

  2 c black on blue
  2 c black on blue (different frame, pearl border)
  2 c black on lilac
  2 c black on yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuesRRRRRR 

The next stamps could all be forgeries or reprints:


(Could all be forgeries!)

Forgeries, example:

 


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