VERY FINE. ATTRACTIVE AND CLEARLY STRUCK EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "FREDERICKBURGH" BRITISH COLONIAL STRAIGHTLINE DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD IN 1775.
In contrast with lot 3013, this cover shows the rate stated in pennyweight and grains. ASCC value $750.00
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL STRIKE OF THE RARE "FREDERICKBURGH" BRITISH COLONIAL STRAIGHTLINE DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD IN 1775.
Although some postal historians have presented this cover as an early Goddard Constitutional Post usage, it is almost certainly a late British Colonial marking and rate. In early 1775 the British General Post Office directed its American post offices to rate letters in pence (thus the "N10"), and the style of this straightline marking was introduced before the creation of opposition posts in the Colonies in rebellion, so the claim that markings of this type were Goddard handstamps is unsupportable. Nonetheless, this is a very rare and desirable cover from the fascinating transitional period of 1774-1775. ASCC value $750.00