Scarce Official Carrier Stamp
Most collectors are unaware of this very scarce Official Carrier stamp. LO2 was issued by the U.S. Post Office as part of the Issue of 1851. Surprisingly affordable, this seldom-seen U.S. stamp can be yours.
Semi-Official Carrier Stamps paid for local carriers to deliver a letter to or from a post office. At that time, ordinary U.S. postal rates only secured delivery between post offices – not to your address. The U.S. Post Office issued this “Official” carrier stamp in an attempt to standardize the carrier service. LO2 was used mainly in the cities of Philadelphia; Cincinnati; Washington, D.C. and Kensington, PA.