(Philadelphia to Dorsetshire, England via New York-Falmouth Packet, 1774) "PHILA/DELPHIA".
Clear strike of red two-line handstamp on flap of Sep. 3, 1774 datelined folded letter from Philadelphia to Dorsetshire, England,
red "6/SE" (Sep. 6) Franklin mark on flap with second weaker strike ("7/SE") on top of Philadelphia handstamp, "NEW-YORK"
straightline on other flap, "INLAND AND/PACKET POSTAGE" two-line handstamp
on front with manuscript "3N"
packet postage, also magenta "To Pay"
with unclear rate notation overwritten by another rate notation including "3.8",
"11/OC" Bishop's receiving mark on flap, wear and small paper loss on one flap which does not affect any markings, splitting along folds
FINE. A RARE COLONIAL PACKET LETTER FROM PHILADELPHIA TO ENGLAND, WITH PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK MARKINGS, INCLUDING THE RARE "INLAND AND PACKET POSTAGE" HANDSTAMP. VERY FEW EXAMPLES OF THIS MARKING ARE KNOWN IN PRIVATE HANDS.
The letter, written in such beautiful script that at first we thought it was press-printed, contains a draft of "Durham Lands" divisions and sales
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