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Sale 1105 — The Benjamin Franklin Bailar Collection: A Study of the First Postmaster General

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — 1869 Pictorial and 1870-90 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2616
c
Sale Number 1105, Lot Number 2616, 1869 Pictorial and 1870-90 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Perfect centering, tied by bold segmented cork cancel on front cover of a 32-page booklet, "The Postal Service Book", produced in 1885 by the Meriden Conn. postmaster, E. D. Hall, cover in blue and red on blue paper, content reads "The Handy Book of the Postal Service has made many friends throughout the country... The object of this book is to place before every one the rules and regulations of the post in daily use... The diffusion of knowledge of this kind insures greater promptness and certainty of mail delivery." -- content includes information on office hours, domestic and international postage rates, carriers, money orders, and a list of UPU participating countries, along with a healthy dose of ads -- small thumbtack hole at top left, Extremely Fine and rare, we have never seen another example of this truly spectacular booklet

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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