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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
631
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 631, New York Stampless Postal Markings (J thru R Towns)"NEWARK VALLEY. NY." Kissing Doves, "NEWARK VALLEY. NY." Kissing Doves"NEWARK VALLEY. NY." Kissing Doves. Single straightline with "March 2" blue manuscript date surrounded by ornate floral frame with entwined hearts and two kissing doves, to Clinton Conn., twice forwarded to North Guilford and New Haven, blue manuscript "18-3/4" rate applied in Newark Valley, forwarding from Clinton to N. Guilford charged 10c with matching manuscript postmark, blue "No. Guilford Ct. Mar. 29" manuscript postmark and an additional 6c charged for a total of 34-3/4c due from recipient, light toning

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE ROMANCE-INSPIRED POSTAL MARKING. CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HANDSTAMPED MARKINGS APPLIED TO 19TH CENTURY MAIL.

Perhaps three or four examples of this handstamp are known.

Ex Hahn. With 2014 P.F. certificate. ASCC value $7,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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