Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — 1788-1816 Period

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2024
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2024, 1788-1816 Period(Baltimore Md., 1788) "BALTIMORE FEB. 3". Bold straightline datestamp with ms. "2.16" dwt rate and "1/4" due in local currency on 1788 folded letter to Philadelphia, light vertical file fold, minor soiling, Very Fine, Maryland became a state on April 28, 1788. so this is a late Confederation Post use, ex Dr. Johnson

E. 200-300
0
2025
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2025, 1788-1816 PeriodALBANY: 2. Straightline handstamp with "2" dwt integral rate on Mar. 11, 1790 folded letter to New York City, "18/MA" (Mar. 18) Franklin mark and "1/" re-stated rate applied at NYC, faint toning, otherwise Very Fine, choice strike of this Albany straightline

E. 400-500
900
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2026
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2026, 1788-1816 PeriodALBANY, DEC xxii. Straightline datestamp with Roman numerals for 22nd day, red manuscript "6" rate on 1793 folded letter to Kinderhook N.Y., slight wear along file folds, Very Fine, Cal Hahn notes this unusual style of datestamp with Roman numerals was used for only a few months

E. 300-400
900
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2027
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2027, 1788-1816 PeriodLansingburgh Au 22. Clear strike of straightline datestamp and manuscript "15" rate on Aug. 20, 1798 folded letter to New York City, Very Fine, choice quality

E. 300-400
160
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2028
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2028, 1788-1816 PeriodNewburgh. Tiny straightline handstamp in brownish-black with manuscript "Octr. 16, 1797" date (possibly added at a later date) on Oct. 16, 1797 folded letter to Albany and forwarded to New York City, manuscript "10" and "15" rates added to "25" due, sender's directive at lower left crossed out, toned and minor splits along file fold, Fine, scarce, ex Lounsbery

E. 200-300
225
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2029
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2029, 1788-1816 PeriodNEW YORK * Free *. Straightline handstamp with integral "Free" perfetly struck on Feb. 16, 1784 folded letter to postmaster of Norwich Conn., slight wear along folds, Extremely Fine, a rare straightline marking

E. 500-750
2,400
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2030
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2030, 1788-1816 PeriodNEW-YORK, MAY 18 (1798). Remarkably clear strike in red of the "clamshell" datestamp on folded cover to Suffield Conn., manuscript "12-1/2" rate, docketing on back extends to address panel, slightly worn file fold, still Extremely Fine, the New York "Clamshell" marking is much scarcer in red and seldom clearly struck, Cal Hahn noted this was the "3rd best red strike recorded" and we suppose he was in a position to know

E. 200-300
600
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2031
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2031, 1788-1816 Period(Philadelphia-New York Coastal Waterway, 1794) "Sloop Ranger, Capt. Dunn, with 2 pipes of wine". Manuscript directive on Aug. 5, 1794 folded letter from Philadelphia to New York City, manuscript "4" ship-letter rate, Very Fine, illustrated in Penny Post (Jan. 2004) where Cal Hahn described Sloop Ranger as a government packet boat

E. 200-300
500
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2032
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Sale 1090, Lot 2032, 1788-1816 Period(Quebec to London via New York, 1788) "Quebec 8 NO". Brownish-black double-circle datestamp on back of folded cover to London, two strikes of brownish-black "JA/2/89" circular receiving datestamp, manuscript "1/-" packet charge, reinforced along split file fold (not affecting appearance), Very Fine, this was routed through New York City (the Great North Post) as usual for the months from October through March, illustrated in Boggs (p. 21) and American Philatelist (Nov. 1973)

E. 400-500
225
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2033
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2033, 1788-1816 PeriodPortugal to Philadelphia via London and New York, 1788. Folded letter datelined at St. Ubes in Portugal, June 30, 1788, to Philadelphia merchants regarding salt trade, manuscript forwarder's notation on back "Recd. in London 11th Xber & forwd. from -- do -- 7th Jany. 89 by Your humble Servts. D. Duveluz & Co." brownish-black "JA/7/89" London circular backstamp and matching "Post/Paid" in circle on front, manuscript "P1/" packet charge, "1.8" (1dwt 8gr) rate from NYC to Philadelphia, Very Fine, desirable transatlantic packet letter during the Confederation period

E. 200-300
180
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2034
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Sale 1090, Lot 2034, 1788-1816 PeriodNew York Transatlantic Forwarders, 1792-95. Three folded letters to Massachusetts with New York City manuscript forwarding notations on back, 1792 from Liverpool to Newburyport with "N.York July 29" straightline, forwarded by Wm. Kenyon, and two 1795 from Amsterdam to Plymouth and Newburyport with same "N*York June 18" straightline and identical June 17 forwarder's notations (Jno. Hodston), 20c and 40c rates, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
160
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2035
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2035, 1788-1816 PeriodUTICA. Straightline with "MAY 3" (1800) and "APR 14" (1802) dates in red and black, respectively, on separate folded letters to New York City, former with free frank crossed out and rated "17" due, latter with "51" rate, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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2036
 
Sale 1090, Lot 2036, 1788-1816 Period(Kings Town, Rhode Island, 1785) Tax Assessment for Slaves. One-page document datelined Feb. 27, 1785, to William Bowers for taxes on property in Kings Town R.I., including "1 male slave between 14 & 45... 2 above 45 years of age... and 2 over 7 years of age" plus horses and cattle, folded to fit neatly on exhibit page, although Rhode Island was the first to outlaw the importation of slaves (in 1774), its plantation business required a large number of slaves during the 18th Century colonial period

E. 200-300
100
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2037
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2037, 1788-1816 Period(War of 1812) "Burlington Heights, 27 Dec. 1813". Dateline on military "On Service" folded letter from William Luff, British Barrack Master, to Mr. Terryberry at Cross Roads, stating that the troops will be evacuating Terryberry's barn and other buildings in a month, toned, some wear along fold, Fine, Burlington Heights in Canada was a staging ground for the British army during the War of 1812

E. 200-300
250
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