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

T.A. Hampton (Philadelphia)

Inscription 'For the POST OFFICE CITY DESPATCH PAID T.A. HAMPTON', black, issued 1847:


(image obtained from a Siegel auction)


(On letter, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

This company also used the following cancels:


(images obtained from a Siegel auction)

Note the resemblance of the stamps and postal stationery of this company to those of G.S.Harris.

Hanford's Pony Express (New York)


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

The genuine stamp should be black on yellow (issued in 1845).

Hussey made forgeries of this stamp (he even made a tete-beche). Other forgeries exist, I'm not sure if the above stamps are genuine.

There are also some handstamped covers known (in black or red).

Probably forgeries:

 

Harris G.S (Philadelphia)

Inscription 'For the POST OFFICE CITY DESPATCH PAID G.S.Harris', black, issued 1847, sorry no picture available, the stamps looks identical to the one issued by T.A. Hampton.

Another stamp exist from this company with 'PAID' in the center, there is only one copy of this stamps known:


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Postal stationery in a similar design (with 2 Cts in the center):


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Hartford, Conn. (1843) no inscription except 'MAIL', man with mailbag


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


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

I do not know if these stamps are genuine

  black on yellow
  black on pink

These stamps were issued in 1844. Stamps with inscription 'HARTFORD DAILY MAIL' are bogus issues made by the forger S. Allan Taylor.

Hill's Post (Boston)

Inscription 'HILL'S POST BOSTON 1 CENT' in a circle (issued 1849), black on lilac:


(Reduced size, on letter, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

A.M. Hinkley Express Co


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


(Reprints, even in the wrong colour)

The genuine stamps should be red on bluish paper (reprints are on white paper). This stamp was issued in 1855, but probably never used.

Homan's Empire Express PAID


(Reduced size, on letter, image obtained from a Siegel auction: http://www.siegelauctions.com/1999/817/yf817197.htm )

Issued in 1852 for New York in the colour black on yellow. This stamp is extremely rare, only four stamps exist.

Hopedale Penny Post

Rectangular design (1849), black on pink:


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction, here together with a USA stamp, reduced size)

Circular design (1849), issued in black on yellow and black on pink:


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Howell's City Dispatch

There seems to exist a stamp with inscription 'J.A.HOWELL'S CITY DESPATCH' in a rectangle, colour black. It must have been issued somewhere in the 1840's in Philadelphia. I have no picture of this stamp, it is extremely rare.

Hoyt's Letter Express to Rochester

A black on red stamp with inscription 'HOYT'S Letter Express To ROCHESTER' was issued in 1844, it is very rare (only 9 stamps known).

I have seen a label (black on bluish) with inscription 'HOYT'S EXRPESS TO ROCHESTER PAID', surrounded by an ornamental border, not resembling at all the above image. This is probably a bogus issue (sorry, no picture available yet).

Humboldt Express, Nevada Territory, Langton & Co


Genuine stamp


(Reduced size, genuine)

This stamp was issued in 1862 in the colour brown (the value is 25 c). Forgeries exist, I know that Taylor made forgeries of this stamp, I suspect the next stamp to be such a Taylor forgery:


Humboldt Express Nevada Territory Lancton & Co.


(Other forgeries, reduced sizes; with a bogus 25 c violet stamp)

For Hussey's issues click here.

Jefferson Market Post Office by C.Schmidt & Co


(Genuine, reduced size)

This stamp was issued in two colours: black on lilac (only 4 stamps have survived) and black on blue (both issued in 1850 in New York).

I have seen a forgery in blue, the design differening greatly from the above one (eagle to the rigth, lined ornamental border etc, sorry no picture available yet)

Jenkins' Camden Dispatch

1853 portrait of Washington

black


(Reduced sizes)

This stamp exists in red, blue, black, green and violet, however only this stamp in black and black on yellow were issued in 1853 in Camden N.Y. There seem to be several types. Other colours are probably reprints.


(Reduced size)


(Forgery or reprint)


Hussey's 'reprint' of a Jenkins' Camden Dispatch

Another stamp was issued with the inscription 'JENKIN'S One Cent DESPATCH', the status of this stamp is not yet determined. Example of this stamp:


(Reduced size, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Johnson & Co City Despatch Post

This stamp is black, it was issued in 1848 in Baltimore, only two stamps are known to have survived.


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction: http://www.siegelauctions.com/2000/830/y830152.htm )

Jones' City Express


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

Issued in1845 in the colour black on lilac. Forgeries exist, example:

Forgery!
(Forgeries)

I've been told that the next stamp is a bogus issues made by Scott, it has the inscription 'JONES CITY EXPRESS POST' and the head of Washington, the value is 2 c black on lilac:


(Scott forgery)

Kellogg's Penny Post City Despatch


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

A red stamp with inscription 'Kellogg's Penny Post City Despatch' was issued in 1853.

Kidder's City Express Post (1847, New York)


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

1847 1847

The only stamp issued was a black on blue stamp in 1847, with a manuscript 'IS' control mark. Hussey made reprints of these stamps. Reprints were also made by new owner G. H. Snedeker just after 1851 when he purchased this local post from H.A.Kidder (the reprints were done in various colours on green paper). All the above pictures (except the first one) are probably reprints or forgeries.

Forgeries:

 

Kurz E.H.L Union Despatch

A very rare stamp with inscription 'E.H.L. Kurz Union despatch Post Two Cents.' exists. It was issued in 1853 in New York, in the colour black on green. Sorry, no picture available yet.

The Ledger Dispatch Brooklyn


(Genuine)


(Reduced size)

This stamp of 'The Ledger Dispatch' was only issued during a few months in 1882 (according to the Scott specialized catalogue).

Letter Express


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

These stamps were issued in 1844, the design with the sitting woman exist in black on lilac and black on green. The design with the man with sword and flag exists in black on lilac or black on red (with slightly different design). The only cancel I have seen consist of a penstroke. Bisected stamps are known to exist. This stamp seems to have been used in a number of cities.

Probably forgeries, note that the design and letters are different from the genuine stamps:


Letter Express Free, forgery?


(Forgeries in the wrong colours)


(I've been told that this stamp is a forgery made by Hussey)

Locomotive Express Post

Picture obtained from http://alphabetilately.com/US-trains-00.html. Issued in New York 1847, this is actually a handstamped adhesive and is extremely rare according to this website (maybe even unique).

Magic Letter Express (Richmond Va)


(Genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Three stamps were issued by the Magic Letter Express: a 1 c, 2 c, 5 c (all in black on brown) in the design of two keys with a lock. These stamps are extremely rare, the 1 c is not even listed in the Scott catalogue (only one copy of the 1 c has been found sofar), of the 2 c also only 1 stamp exist, four stamps of the 5 c value are known to exist. Forgeries exist, example:


(Forgery)

Mc. Intires Express Post 2 Cents, stamp of New York (1859)


(Reduced size)

Only a 2 c red was issued by the McIntires City Express Post in 1859. These stamps are relatively common.

Are the two following stamps bogus issues? Flags instead of Mercury:

Forgery! Forgery!
Mc. Intire's Express post

McMillan Dispatch


(Image obtained from a Siegel auction)

Only one stamp has been found of the McMillan's Dispatch (see picture above). It has the colour black and was issued in 1855.


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