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, S.C. & Balances

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1104
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1104, Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, S.C. & Balances(Charleston S.C. to Edinburgh, Scotland, 1764). Folded letter datelined "Charlestown South Carolina Aug. 21st 1764", addressed to Edinburgh "North Britton" through a forwarder in London, confusing array of crossed out rates but apparently treated ultimately as a triple-rate packet letter, "8/OC" and "9/OC" Bishop's marks on back coming and going via London, wear and soiling, still a Fine and fascinating piece of postal history, described as the earliest Charlseton S.C. packet letter (CMH), ex Faulstich

E. 400-500
600
1105
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1105, Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, S.C. & Balances(England to St. Augustine Fla. via Charleston S.C., 1769) "CHARLES/TOWN", Clear strike of two-line handstamp on flap of incoming ship letter "To His Excellency Governor Grant, at St. Augustine by Charles Town South Carolina", no origin dateline but "1st Nov. 1769" docketing, "1/NO" Bishop's mark on flap, manuscript "1N" packet charge, lengthy contents including news of death of Lord Eglindon "went to take gun and shot in groin...a fine young soldier being shot dead by the rioters", usual file folds but exceptional condition for a letter of such age

EXTREMELY FINE INCOMING COLONIAL SHIP LETTER FROM ENGLAND TO THE GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA VIA CHARLESTON S.C.

James Grant, Laird of Ballindalloch, Scotland, was the Royal governor of East Florida from 1763-1771 and later a member of Parliament. He served in the French and Indian War and as a Major General during the Revolutionary War, for a time as General Howe's primary planning officer. Howe refused advice from Grant to burn Boston, Marblehead, New York, and Philadelphia. Grant was heavily involved in the New York Campaigns, including the Battles of Brooklyn and White Plains

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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1106
c
Balance of the Calvet M. Hahn Colonial Postal History Collection. Substantial balance of Colonial covers (pre-1783) from the Calvet M. Hahn estate, two groups, divided between private conveyance letters without postal markings and letters with markings which entered the mails, approximately 60 letters in the first group, we note dates as early as 1732, approximately 44 covers or letters sent through the mails in the second group, a number are ship letters and several have New York straightlines, mixed condition with the expected problems associated with 250+ year old covers but lots of interesting material, many with Mr. Hahn's descriptive labels, well worth careful review

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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1107
c
Colonial and Revolutionary War Period "On Public Service" Covers. 12 folded covers or letters (one a front only), each marked "On Public Service", "Free" or similar variation, largely 1770's-1780's with a couple earlier, better including Timothy Pickering during Confederation Period, Continental Congress Delegate Henry Marchant, American Revolutionary War General William Smallwood, others, some flaws to be found, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
550
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1108
 
Post Office and Express Pay Vouchers and Correspondence, 1759-1819. Group of 25 items, mostly vouchers for payment including many for post riding, earliest we note is a 1759 Albany postal pay order, latest is a printed Newport Post Office notice from 1819, most are from the Revolutionary War period in the 1770's, a few waybills, some with correspondence including a note from a member of the Continental Congress (Archibald Stewart), Fine and interesting group from the Calvet M. Hahn estate

E. 500-750
275
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