Sale 1146 — U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Category — Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, New York
FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE COVER WITH THE "AMERICAN POSTAGE PAID" SHIP-LETTER HANDSTAMP, WHICH WAS RARELY APPLIED TO OUTGOING MAIL FROM THE AMERICAN COLONIES.
This rare marking was missing from the Siskin collection. We have not offered another example since keeping computerized records.
VERY FINE. A RARE COLONIAL COVER SENT TO LONDON ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, WITH MARKINGS OF THREE CITIES INCLUDING THE RARE "AMN. & PAC./POSTAGE" STRAIGHTLINE.
The letter includes an invoice and discusses loading the brig Rachel to Madeira and the great scarcity of money