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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2021, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailNEW/YORK, NEW/YORKNEW/YORK. Brown two-line handstamp struck twice on back of folded letter dated Jan. 20, 1764 to "Samuel Bard Esq., Student of Physick at the University of Edenburgh", letter from recipient's father, John Bard, "23 IA" (Jan. 23) Franklin mark, manuscript "1N" shilling Falmouth-New York Packet rate crossed out, re-rated "Sh 1N6", some dampstains, Fine, the recipient established the medical school at Columbia College and was George Washington's personal physician, the sender was first president of the New York Medical Society

E. 200-300
225
United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2017-11-08
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2099, Revolutionay War(New York City, 1775) "N* YORK* DEC:14", (New York City, 1775) "N* YORK* DEC:14"(New York City, 1775) "N* YORK* DEC:14". Greenish-blue straightline handstamp struck on back of folded 1775 letter with matching "FREE" handstamp, datelined "Providence 4th of 12th Mo. 1775" (Dec. 4 Quaker date) to "Stephen Hopkins, in Congress at Philadelphia", sender's directive "p fav of John Brown" (the sender's brother), letter written and signed by Moses Brown (prominent abolitionist, Quaker and a founder of Brown University, along with his brother and Hopkins) to his friend Hopkins asking him to consider the ideas of reconciliation and peace and not to succumb to passions: "to be a Peace Maker hath been an Amiable part of thy Character, let nothing Tarnish it in the Decline of Life, the Torrent of Popular Applause is very Delusive, when that is a motive to Action.", expert restoration where split along folds

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE GREENISH-BLUE NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL POST STRAIGHTLINE ON A LETTER FROM A PROMINENT QUAKER BUSINESSMAN TO HIS FRIEND STEPHEN HOPKINS IN PHILADELPHIA, ADVOCATING FOR PEACE DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

During the Siege of Boston, which was still underway in December 1775, Moses Brown coordinated the shipment of food to hungry civilians. When General Washington denied him permission to cross the lines at Roxbury in July 1776, he travelled to Lynn, where he sent supplies to Boston via boat, with the permission of the British Navy. Over the course of the war, Moses and his associates would assist over six thousand non-combatants from New Hampshire to Newport without regard to their loyalties. His own loyalty to the American cause was never questioned, and he remained close to his friend Hopkins throughout the war. At the time this letter was written, Hopkins was busy organizing the Continental Navy.

The Congressional Post was formed by the resolution of July 26, 1775, appointing Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General of the United States. The distinctive greenish-blue ink was used by the New York post office in 1775 and 1776 after introduction of markings for the newly-created Congressional Post. A privately maintained census by Steven Walske records fewer than 15 examples of the greenish-blue straightline in private hands. The example offered here, between two prominent figures of the time and with such interesting contents, is especially desirable -- Moses Brown letters are especially scarce.

Letter opened flat for display. Typed transcript with historical background accompanies

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2014-12-15
The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869
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Sale Number 1088, Lot Number 31, Pre-1800 MailNew-York, New-YorkNew-York. Clamshell-style datestamp on part-printed Mutual Assurance Fire Office policy form dated Nov. 7, 1799 to local address, manuscript "1" for drop rate, light vertical file fold, Very Fine, this is the earliest reported drop fee noted on a U.S. cover (according to exhibit write-up)

E. 200-300
1,500
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2014-12-15
The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869
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Sale Number 1088, Lot Number 38, War of 1812New-York Oct. 15 (1815), New-York Oct. 15 (1815)New-York Oct. 15 (1815). Clear strike of red circular datestamp on folded letter to Albany N.Y., endorsed "pr Steam Boat" by sender, manuscript "76-1/2" War of 1812 50% surcharge rate (3x 17c rate=51c plus 25-1/2c), light vertical file fold, Very Fine, early steamboat use and rare War of 1812 surcharge rate, the first contract to carry mail by steamboat commenced April 15, 1815, ex Eggen

E. 400-500
450
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2014-06-24
The New Helvetia Collection of Western Expresses
c
Sale Number 1072, Lot Number 100, California MailsNew-York Oct. 14 (1851), New-York Oct. 14 (1851)New-York Oct. 14 (1851). Perfect strike of ocean-mail circular datestamp and "FREE" straightline handstamp on folded cover to Governor Burnett at San Jose with free frank of U.S. Congressman George Briggs, receipt docketing "Circular of M. Bernheiset of Utah Territory, Nov. 16/1850", file folds, Very Fine, ex Pearce, Walske

E. 200-300
550
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4161, California and Pacific, Mail from Hawaii and MexicoNew-York 40 cts. 11 Oct, New-York 40 cts. 11 OctNew-York 40 cts. 11 Oct. Red integral-rate circular datestamp with attached "PAID" below circle on folded cover to California Secretary of State Voorhies in San Jose, pencil "40" rate, side panel and backflap intact, other parts missing, Very Fine appearance, extremely scarce 40c integral-rate marking with attached "Paid"

E. 200-300
180
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4162, California and Pacific, Mail from Hawaii and MexicoNew-York 6 cts. 11 Jul, New-York 6 cts. 11 JulNew-York 6 cts. 11 Jul. Red integral-rate circular datestamp with attached "PAID" below circle clearly struck on large part of folded cover to Hamilton Cal., red crayon "6" rate, Very Fine, scarce first-month prepaid 6c transcontinental rate use to California with New York attached "Paid" datestamp, ex Haas

E. 150-200
350
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4163, California and Pacific, Mail from Hawaii and MexicoNew-York 6 cts. 11 Sep, New-York 6 cts. 11 SepNew-York 6 cts. 11 Sep. Red integral-rate circular datestamp with attached "PAID" below circle clearly struck on 1851 folded letter to San Francisco, red crayon markings, Very Fine, scarce prepaid transcontinental rate use to California with New York attached "Paid" datestamp

E. 150-200
350
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
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Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1049, Post-Revolutionary War PeriodNew-York Oct. 13, New-York Oct. 13New-York Oct. 13. Clear strike of red circular datestamp with matching "SHIP" handstamp on folded letter datelined "Madeira September 3rd 1836" addressed to "The Judges of the Supreme Court, Washington D.C.", manuscript "20-3/4" rate (2c ship plus 18-3/4c from New York to Washington), wine-related contents, Very Fine

E. 100-150
325
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Stampless Covers - General
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
c
Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1058, U.S.-Cuba Pre-U.P.U. Mails, Collection of Dr. Yamil H. Kouri1793-1801, Cuba to New York, 1793-1801, Cuba to New York1793-1801, Cuba to New York. Two ship letters, first on green stationery datelined Havana Nov. 26, 1793, to Newburyport Mass. with "N. YORK Dec. 19" straightline and ms. "Sh 24" rate, second datelined American Consulate Havana Dec. 25, 1801, to Collector of Customs at Marblehead Mass. with "New-York Jan. 15" clamshell datestamp and ms. "Sh 19" rate, Very Fine pair

E. 200-300
400
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