Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Stampless Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1744
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1744, Stampless CoversCapt. William Pickering Correspondence, 1705-08. Eight folded letters, all but one addressed to Capt. William Pickering at either Salem Mass. or Newfoundland, one to "'Harbor of St. Johns", datelined Boston in 1705-08, several with ship captain directives, mixed condition with some edge splitting and toning, still Fine and interesting group, William Pickering (1671-1723) was a prominent Salem ship owner and merchant, as commander of the Province Galley he was active in protecting fishing vessels on the eastern coast from attacks by the French and Indians (Essex Institute historical collections, Volume 56), the Salem Pickering family later included Timothy Pickering, who served as Secretary of State, War and Postmaster General during the 1790's

E. 750-1,000
5,750
1745
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1745, Stampless Covers"PHILA/DELPHIA". Bold strike of two-line handstamp on bottom flap of 1767 folded letter dated May 5 to Boston, red manuscript "4" rate, faint vertical file fold, Very Fine strike of this scarce Colonial handstamp

E. 500-750
425
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1746
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1746, Stampless Covers1779 (Nov. 21). Newbern N.C. to Edenton N.C. Folded cover docketed "Newbern 21 Nov. 1779" and addressed to Edenton, manuscript "Way 16" at upper right, light vertical file fold, few toned spots, Very Fine and scarce inflationary Way use paying double the 8dwt. rate for distance between 100 and 200 miles, ex Siskin

E. 750-1,000
850
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1747
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Sale 1026, Lot 1747, Stampless CoversFort Towson Ark. Jun. 9. Clear strike of circular datestamp with manuscript "25" for over 400-miles rate on folded letter datelined Folets Prairie, June 5, 1842 to Canton O., lengthy contents refer to the writer's location as 36 miles south of Fort Towson (where he posts his letters because it is "the nicest post office in the U.S."), across the Red River boundary of the Choctaw Nation, Very Fine early use posted in Indian Territory at Fort Towson which was situated near the confluence of the Kiamichi and Red Rivers and was renamed Doakesville in late 1847

E. 300-400
300
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1748
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Sale 1026, Lot 1748, Stampless CoversF * Adams * June.22. Straightline handstamp with last "2" of date in manuscript, red manuscript "Free" on 1807 folded cover addressed to Henry Dearborn as Secretary of War in Washington, minor toning along folds, small paper loss at bottom left corner which has been mended, Fine appearance

E. 300-400
250
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1749
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Sale 1026, Lot 1749, Stampless CoversF * Adams * July. 20. Clear strike of straightline datestamp with manuscript "Free" and postmaster's frank on folded cover to Philadelphia, minor overall soiling, Very Fine strike of this Mississippi Territorial marking which was used prior to 1810, ex Lounsbery

E. 500-750
425
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1750
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1750, Stampless CoversF * Adams * Aug 18. Neat strike of straightline handstamp on 1808 folded letter to Washington and forwarded to New York, red manuscript "25" rating with 17c added for a total of 42c due, also with red "Washington City Sep. 21" circular datestamp, faint vertical file folds, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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1751
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Sale 1026, Lot 1751, Stampless Covers"Natchez 6th April 1797". Dateline on folded letter addressed to David Clark in Clarksville, written by Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, contents incl. "I received the same intelligence from New Orleans concerning the promotion of the Baron and mine but until the dispatches come there is no certainty", vertical file fold, minor splitting along folds, still Very Fine, very scarce early use from the transitional period from Spanish rule to American, the sender was Spanish governor of the Natchez district who later became governor of Louisiana, in 1795 Pinckney's Treaty established amicable boundaries between Spanish and American interests, the Natchez district was given to the Americans but the handover was not without delay

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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1752
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Sale 1026, Lot 1752, Stampless Covers"Natchez July 17th 1804". Manuscript pmk. with matching "Free" on folded letter to the postmaster at Vincennes Indian Territory, some slight splitting along folds expertly reinforced, Very Fine territorial marking

E. 200-300
275
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1753
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1753, Stampless CoversNATCHEZ june * 30. Unusually clear strike of straightline datestamp with manuscript "25" rate on 1807 folded letter to Providence R.I., datelined "Washington, Mississippi Territory, June 14, 1807", light vertical file folds, Very Fine strike and a scarce territorial cover which entered the mails in Natchez

E. 300-400
350
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1754
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1754, Stampless CoversNATCHEZ*JULY-?1. Bold strike of straightline handstamp on 1807 missent cover, originating with "Richmond Va. June 6" circular datestamp and manuscript "25", addressed to St. Louis, minor wear, Very Fine, very unusual use, this must have wandered around the mails for quite some time as a month went by from the time it was sent from Richmond to when the Natchez marking was applied

E. 400-500
500
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1755
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1755, Stampless CoversNATCHEZ nov-13. Well-struck straightline datestamp with manuscript "Free" and postmaster's frank on 1807 folded letter to Lexington Ky., light file folds and gently cleaned, Very Fine strike of this territorial marking

E. 400-500
375
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1756
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Sale 1026, Lot 1756, Stampless CoversNATCHEZ-Dec. 30. Clear strike of straightline handstamp with manuscript "free" on 1807 folded cover to Henry Dearborn as Secretary of War in Washington, slight toning along vertical file folds, small tear at top, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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1757
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Sale 1026, Lot 1757, Stampless CoversNATCHEZ*jan 27. Clear strike of straightline handstamp with manuscript "25" rating on 1808 folded letter to Providence R.I., faint vertical file folds, Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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1758
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1758, Stampless CoversNATCHEZ*May-25. Bold strike of straightline handstamp with manuscript "17" rating on 1808 folded letter to New Orleans, minor soiling, faint horizontal file fold just below marking, Extremely Fine strike

E. 400-500
350
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1759
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Sale 1026, Lot 1759, Stampless CoversPinckneyville MT Jul. 13. Bold strike of straightline datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, manuscript "Free" and postmaster's frank, Very Fine strike of this scarce marking, ex Lounsbery

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1760
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Sale 1026, Lot 1760, Stampless CoversPinckneyville MT, Feb. 2. Straightline handstamp with red manuscript "Free" on 1810 folded letter to the Secretary of War in Washington, datelined "Point Coupee 16th Nov. 1809", some splitting along aged file folds, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, the origin, Point Coupee, was up the west side of the Mississippi River, to avoid Spanish patrols this took 103 days just to make it to Pinckneyville

E. 300-400
250
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1761
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Sale 1026, Lot 1761, Stampless CoversPhiladelphia Pa. Paid 3cts. Two covers, each with bold strike of red integral-rate circular datestamp, each with Myers & Kirkpatrick Hides, Oil and Leather illustrated corner card in two different colors and addressed to Bridgeton N.J., trivial wear, Very Fine, a beautiful set of covers with postage paid in cash probably due to lack of 3c stamps

E. 300-400
550
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1762
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1762, Stampless CoversJordans Valley, Apr. 11. Blue fancy ornate oval postmark cancels 3c Nesbitt entire to Nashville Tenn., light horizontal file fold at bottom, Fine strike of this unusual and rare cancel

E. 400-500
550
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1763
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1763, Stampless CoversJohnson Vt. Apr. 15. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on lady's cover to Whitehall N.Y., light stain at top left, Extremely Fine strike, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
350
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