Brady & Company, New York
For several years before 1857, Abner S. Brady worked as a shipping merchant in New York City. Then in the fall of 1857, he opened Brady & Company, an express and delivery business. He hired several carriers who would then delivery mail and express items to homes and post offices. He remained open until the fall of 1858 or the spring of 1859.
Local Stamps Make a Neat Addition to Your Collection
Local stamps include stamps issued by Local Posts (city delivery), Independent Mail Routes and Services, Express Companies and other private posts that competed with or supplemented official services. Because only a few local posts used hand stamps for cancelling, most local stamps were left uncancelled. Cancelling, if any, was often done by pen, pencil, or government hand stamp.