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ATTENTION: many of the local stamps of the United States are reprints!

Faunce's Penny Post Atlantic City


Genuine stamp

This local stamp was issued in 1885 in the colour black on red.

Floyd's Penny Post


(Genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)


Genuine blue stamp


(Genuine stamps, reduced sizes)


(Genuine stamps, reduced sizes)

Note the special cancel on these stamps. The genuine stamps have the colour blue, brown or green. They were issued in 1860 in Chicago.

The next stamps are forgeries (I presume), the background behind the circle is different from the stamps above (are these made by Allan Taylor?):

Floyd's Penny Post Red, "Reprint"

At least the following colours of the above forgery exist: blue, black, red, brown, green, grey and black on blue.

Some other forgeries with again a diffferent background pattern behind the circle:

Floyd's Penny Post green, "Reprint?"


(Forgery, reduced size)

Franklin City Despatch Post


(Genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

This stamp was issued in 1847 in New York.

"Reprint"

The colour of this stamp should be black on green.

Taylor forgery!
(Franklin City Despatch post, bogus issue of Taylor)

A forgery of the stamp of the 1847 Franklin City Despatch Post issue is shown above. These were produced by the "Prince of Forgers" S. Allan Taylor in the 1860's. They don't resemble at all the genuine stamps and can be considered totally bogus. I have also seen 2 c black on blue and 2 c red in the same design.

Frazer & Co City Despatch Post (Cincinnati)

There seems to exist a very rare circular stamp with inscription 'FRAZER & CO' issued in 1845, however I have never seen any picture of it.

Image obtained from a Siegel auction
(Genuine stamps, reduced sizes)

In 1845 the above design was issued (eagle) in the colours: black on lilac, black on green, black on yellow and black on grey. Some stamps have the '&Co' manually erased due to a change in ownership:


(Genuine, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction; 'Co' erased)


(Forgery, note that the '2' is less slanting and the 'C' of 'CITY' is not horizontal)

Another set of stamps with a man riding a horse exist in the colours black on red, black on blue and black on yellow (all 2 c), sorry, no pictures available at this moment.

Freeman & Co Express, To be dropped in New York Post Office


(Genuine, reduced size)

Only this blue stamp was issued (around 1855, New York).

G&H Paid City Express S.E. corner Washington and Sansome Sts. (Cagahan & Howe)


(Genuine)

With cross on 'H'.
(genuine, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction)

There are three different designs for the G&H local post: 1) inscription 'CITY DELIVERY G&H SAN FRANCISCO' with '5' in every corner. 2) inscription 'CITY EXPRESS G&H PAID 123 Washington St. S.E. Cor Sansome (sorry, no picture available yet) and 3) inscription 'CITY EXPRESS G&H - PAID S.E. corner Washington and Sansome Sts.'. The last stamp exists with a cross on 'H' of 'G&H' (see picture above).


(genuine?)

Forgeries exist, example:

Forgery

Note the very strange border of this stamp. I have also seen this forgery in the colour black on green.

Glen Haven Daily Mail


(Genuine, reduced sizes, images obtained from a Siegel auction, 2 of the 4 types)

From 1854 onwards 4 stamps were issued, all slightly different in lettering and ornaments. All 4 had the colour black on green. Forgeries exist, example:


(Forgery, wrong colour: red)

Gordon's City Express (New York 1848)


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


(Genuine)


(Could be a forgery)

Two stamps were issued: a black on green one and a black on red one. The black on red stamp is very rare (only 4 copies known with 3 still on the cover).

Forgeries in wrong colours (most likely made by Allan Taylor):

I have seen the above forgeries in the colours black, brown, red, black on violet and black on green.

 

Grafflin's Despatch Baltimore


(Genuine stamp)

Only one stamp was issued in 1856 in the colour black. In the genuine stamps there should be traces of a horizontal line through the upper side of the letter of the word 'BALTIMORE'.


(Almost certainly forgeries, even in the wrong colours: red and violet! Note the very small 'G' in 'GRAFFLIN')

I've been told that the above forgeries were made by Allan Taylor. I've seen the colours black, red, brown, green and violet of these Taylor forgeries. Of course, any colour other than black is bogus.

Mc Greely's Express Dyea-Skaguay

Issued in 1898. This could be a bogus issue.

Guy's City Despatch

Guy's City Despatch, Philadelphia, issued stamps in 1879 (two values in the colours red or blue). These stamps are relatively common.

 

H&B (Hackney & Bolte), Atlantic City

Image obtained from a Siegel auction


(Reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Souvenir sheet issued for the Atlantic City Stamp Club in 1939 with a picture of the above stamp (beware of cutouts from this sheet offered as genuine stamps!):

A stamp in a circular design with inscription 'H&B PENNY POST ATLANTIC CITY' was issued in 1886 in the colour black on red (sorry, no picture available yet).

Hale & Co, Boston


(Genuine, with adress '13 Court St.', images obtained from a Siegel auction)


(Genuine, adress omitted, images obtained from a Siegel auction)


(Genuine, with overprint, image obtained from a Siegel auction)


(Genuine, image obtained from a Sandafayre auction)


(Reduced size, image obtained from a Sandafayre auction)

This stamp was initially issued in blue and red in 1844 with inscription '13 Court St.'. Due to change in adress some overprints with 'CITY DESPATCH OFFICE 23 STATE St.' exist (both blue and red). Later the adress was completely omitted (only the blue stamps exist in this state). I have also seen stamps with the adress changed manually.

"Reprint"
(Reprint)

Hall & Mill's Free Despatch Post (New York)


(Genuine, reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction; http://www.siegelauctions.com/1999/817/yf817188.htm )

Only one stamp was issued by the 'Hall & Mills' Despatch Post' in 1847; the colour is black on green.

The next stamp is probably a forgery:


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