Sale 1146 — U.S. and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016

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Category — Colonial Postal History: French & Indian War

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1109
 
Sale 1146, Lot 1109, Colonial Postal History: French & Indian War(French and Indian War, 1756) Express Pay Order. Datelined "Fort Williams June 24, 1756" and signed by Major General Jonathan Bradstreet, payment to express rider for "Riding at this great Carrying Place", according to Hahn the Great Carrying Place was located at Rome N.Y. on the route to Oswego, signed on back by rider, illustrated in Penny Post July 2003

E. 400-500
375
1110
 
Sale 1146, Lot 1110, Colonial Postal History: French & Indian War(French and Indian War, 1756) Express and Post Rider Warrant. Datelined "Sheffield September 12th 1755", signed and sworn by rider Tim Hopkins, states "the Province of Massachusetts Bay due to me the subscriber for riding poste from Sheffield to Northampton by an express from Coll. Pomeroy to Coll. Williams at said Northampton and then from said Northampton to Albany by an express from Coll. Williams to Coll. Pomeroy being 108 miles out three pounds five shilling," approved and signed by J. Wendell Hubble for the Committee on Dec. 31, 1756 (more than a year later), Very Fine, an outstanding French and Indian War artifact showing the mode and cost of communication between troops in Western Massachusetts and New York

E. 500-750
250
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1111
 
Sale 1146, Lot 1111, Colonial Postal History: French & Indian War(French and Indian War, 1758-60) Account of Expenses. Submitted by Lieut. James Campbell, approved and signed by Edward Whitmore, lengthy list of expenses for sundry goods and services from September 1758 to June 1760, Very Fine, interesting military collateral item from the French and Indian War

E. 300-400
150
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1112
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1112, Colonial Postal History: French & Indian War(French and Indian War, 1758) Fort Hendrick to New York City. Folded letter datelined "in fort hendrick att konn-jokerry June the 4, 1758" from John Bancker in Canajoharie N.Y. to his brother Evert, letter mentions "in oswago lake there is 4000 kannadeens and ingens with bums [Canadians and Indians with boats] and carried guns and our ingens dus not now whether they are a gown to oheo or a commen this way", carried privately by express with "QDC" notation, some wear and splits along folds, still Fine

E. 300-400
850
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1113
c
(French and Indian War, 1758) Great Carrying Place, Oneida, New York. Folded letter datelined "Great Carring plase August the 24" from John Bancker to his brother Evert at New York City street address, mentions "buls for" (Fort Bull) and construction of fort (Fort Stanwix), carried by express, slight wear and toning, accompanied by another letter from different correspondence (with address panel) datelined at Flatbush "6 Miles above Albany" from a soldier who just completed "Tedious March through the Woods" to the Hudson River, toned and worn, scarce French and Indian War military correspondence

E. 400-500
225
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1114
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1114, Colonial Postal History: French & Indian War(French and Indian War, 1759) Fort Oswego to Albany Express. Folded letter datelined "Oswego September the 27 1759" from John Bancker to his brother Evert in Albany, reporting on completion of fort at Oswego, receipt docketing, slightly dampstained, otherwise Fine, carried by express from Fort Oswego to Albany, illustrated in Penny Post July 2003

E. 400-500
1,300
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1115
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1115, Colonial Postal History: French & Indian War(French and Indian War, 1762) Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. Folded letter datelined at Edgartown August 2, 1762, from Col. Newman of the Dukes County Militia to Major Peter Norton "On His Majesty's Service", ordering all commission officers of 2nd Regiment to appear at a meeting, refers to "the War in which our Nation is engaged", parts of panels missing and repaired, wear and soiling but still presentable, a rare French and Indian War military letter from Martha's Vineyard

E. 500-750
1,600
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