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

Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016

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Category — Stage Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1266
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1266, Stage MailBordenton & New York Stage. Manuscript "pr. Bordenton Stage" at bottom of May 2, 1787 folded letter to Captain William Smith in Hydestown N.J., some slight staining, Fine and rare, this cover is from the same correspondence (sent eight months later) as the ex Kramer example of the famous "BORDENTON/&/NEW YORK STAGE" framed handstamp on cover, which was used from Aug.-Nov. 1786 and of which only six examples are recorded, Calvet M. Hahn recorded only three examples of this manuscript version

E. 500-750
950
1267
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1267, Stage MailSwift-Sure Stage. Two folded letters, 1802 endorsed "Swift Sure" and 1803 endorsed "Favoured pr. Swift Sure", addressed to New York and Scotch Plains respectively, neither with postmarks and both discuss the shipping of goods, some wear or light soiling, Fine and extremely rare pair of covers, according to Calvet M. Hahn, the Swift-Sure Stage was owned by Abraham Woolery and ran two different routes between Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York, these are the only two covers recorded by Hahn with evidence of carriage on the stage, accompanied by extensive background information including an original 1806 advertisement for the stage and two articles by Hahn from the SPA Journal, also accompanied by a later 1844 illustrated mailed circular advertising Swift-Sure Steam Boat Co. between Philadelphia and New York

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1268
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1268, Stage Mail"by Dale's Salem Stage Paid". Manuscript express endorsement at bottom of Aug. 20, 1816 folded letter from Salem Mass. to Boston, contents refer to a previous letter containing money and mentions Dale's Stage, fresh and Very Fine, rare, ex Jarrett

E. 300-400
900
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1269
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1269, Stage MailPecks Stage, Flushing N.Y. Manuscript postmark "Suffolk C.H. Jany. 21st" (1825) on folded letter datelined Riverhead N.Y., from the Sarah B. Nicoll correspondence, "Paid 12-1/2" and endorsed at bottom left "to be forwarded by Pecks Stage to Flushing N.Y.", sent through the mails to New York City and then carried by Pecks Stage to Flushing, Very Fine, Curtis Peck became the first postmaster at Flushing in December 1826, which effectively ended the stage covers though the stage operation continued until 1854, this is a rare example of a Pecks Stage with both post office and stage markings

E. 400-500
1,300
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1270
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1270, Stage MailPecks Stage, Flushing N.Y. Five covers from the Sarah B. Nicoll and Sally Payne correspondences, Sarah a member of the prominent Nicoll family of Long Island, each docketed with some form of "Flushing Stage" or "Pecks Stage", 1810-1820's, couple with condition problems, overall Fine group, for more from the Nicoll Correspondence see Siegel Sale 1002, lot 3329

E. 300-400
800
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1271
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1271, Stage MailShreveport-Texas Stage. Endorsed "Stage Driver" at bottom of Jul. 30, 1852 folded letter from Shreveport La. to Marshall Texas, contents including reference to lack of availability of quinine, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
325
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1272
c
"Per Stage" Endorsed Stampless Covers. 26 folded covers or letters from the 1770's to 1850's, all endorsed with some form of "Stage", nice variety of uses and routes including a 1770's group carried on the Allentown to Philadelphia stage, Moorestown Stage, Shreveport-Texas Stage, many others, couple straightline handstamps including Hartford Conn., Very Fine group, most with Calvet M. Hahn's descriptive labels

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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