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

Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016

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Category — Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, Pennsylania

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1097
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1097, Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, Pennsylania(Philadelphia to Liverpool, 1711 and 1714). Cover and folded letter, the cover dated "Jan. 20, 1713/14", manuscript "Inall 1N5" and "9" crossed out, endorsed "Her Maj's Ship Hector Q.D.C.", London Bishop's mark on back "AP/24", soiling and small separations and wear at edges, still Fine and rare, very early ship letter, accompanied by a second letter to Liverpool datelined "Philada July 11, 1711" some wear, Fine

E. 500-750
275
1098
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1098, Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, Pennsylania(Philadelphia to London via New York City, 1720) "paid via NYK 10d". Manuscript inland postal endorsement (paid via New York City) at bottom of folded letter datelined "Philada. the 25th Jany. -1719/20" (prior to 1752, year dates during first quarter were often stated with prior and current year, so this is 1720), from John Budd and Humphrey Morrey and addressed to William Bryan, agent in London, a dizzying array of writing on both sides of two-page folio in different directions, some of it apparently in draft form with corrections added, letter relates to purchases of land in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with references to William Penn and his family, some typical wear, Very Fine and rare inland postal endorsement, the rate under the Queen Anne Act of 1710-11 was 9p, though this is rated 10p

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1099
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1099, Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, Pennsylania(Philadelphia, 1770) "PHILA/DELPHIA". Two-line handstamp struck in red on back of folded letter datelined at Philadelphia on Dec. 29, 1770, "29/DE" Franklin mark also on flap, manuscript "Way 4" on front, addressed to Samuel & William Vernon in Newport R.I., very faint part strike of "NEW YORK" straightline on flap, light staining and missing part of flap where wax seal removed, Fine

E. 400-500
300
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1100
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Sale 1146, Lot 1100, Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, Pennsylania(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

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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