EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FEW TIED EXAMPLES OF THE WESTERVELT POST 1864 INDIAN HEAD ISSUE ON COVER.
We are aware of at least four covers with this Westervelt Post stamp tied by a handstamp. Comparing this cover with our photo records, we feel confident saying the quality of this example surpasses the others.
Ex Knapp, Schenck and Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 791, realized $1,800 hammer).
EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY FRESH. A MAGNIFICENT COVER WITH THE WESTTOWN LOCAL STAMP TIED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1851 ISSUE ON THE FRONT OF THE COVER.
This local post operated between the Westtown Quaker school for girls and nearby post offices. Its small adhesive stamps were almost always affixed to the back flap of lady's envelopes. The use of this stamp on the address side, tied with the post office datestamp, is extremely unusual and possibly unique.
Ex Jarrett and Piller
VERY FINE. A FABULOUS COVER WITH THE WESTTOWN LOCAL STAMP TIED ON THE FRONT OF THE COVER.
By this point of the Westtown School's mail service, the practice of affixing adhesive stamps to the backs of envelopes was well established. Among covers from the 1853 to 1869 period, one regularly encounters uncancelled stamps affixed to the front.