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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — Postal Markings by State

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2008, Postal Markings by StateN. London Apr. 8, N. London Apr. 8N. London Apr. 8. Clear strike of straightline handstamp with "PAID" and manuscript "8" on 1798 folded letter to Providence, inquiring rate for cargo to Demerara, faint vertical file fold, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
2009
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2009, Postal Markings by StateTallahassee Flor. Mar. 7 (1850), Tallahassee Flor. Mar. 7 (1850)Tallahassee Flor. Mar. 7 (1850). Green circular datestamp with matching "10" rate handstamp on folded printed circular to Raleigh N.C., three-page document titled "Correspondence on the proposed Southern Convention" with letter from the Florida Delegation to Congress addressed to Governor Thomas Brown, with printed signatures of D. L. Yulee, Jackson Morton and E.C. Cabell, letter contains strong statements about the North seeking to undermine the Southern "social structure" (slavery) and urges support of the Nashville Convention to organize Southern opposition to the Compromise of 1850, followed by Gov. Brown's lengthy reply of refusal to participate in what he considers "a Revolutionary body", some tape mended internal splits, still Very Fine and fascinating document, ex Meroni

E. 500-750
275
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2010
c
New Jersey Postal History. Hundreds of covers, large group of stampless including six pre-1800 uses, Monmouth, few registered, several others, stampless to England, Germany, Switzerland and France, few railroad, two illustrated PO Dept. drafts from Newark, stamped period includes No. 15 used from Orange to Cal., cover front only with manuscript Trenton pmk. to Germany, some Bank Note period, approximately a dozen advertising covers from 1861 thru Bank Notes, mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine, a nice collection

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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2011
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2011, Postal Markings by State1702, from Lord Nottingham to William Penn in England, 1702, from Lord Nottingham to William Penn in England1702, from Lord Nottingham to William Penn in England. Folded cover addressed "For William Pen Esqr. These" and franked "Nottingham" by Lord Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, docketed "Ld. Nottingham" and year-dated "1702" which correlates with Penn's presence in England, tissue repairs and discoloration, still a remarkable cover associating William Penn and the Earl of Nottingham, ex Historical Society of Pennsylvania

E. 300-400
0
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2012
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2012, Postal Markings by StateMAUCH CHUNK PENN. 3 mo. 18 1827, MAUCH CHUNK PENN. 3 mo. 18 1827MAUCH CHUNK PENN. 3 mo. 18 1827. Clear strike of brown datestamp with Quaker day in manuscript on folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript "20" rate, light vertical file fold away from marking, Very Fine

E. 200-300
0
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2013
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2013, Postal Markings by State1795 (Mar. 13) Paramaribo, Suriname to Philadelphia via Providence, 1795 (Mar. 13) Paramaribo, Suriname to Philadelphia via Providence1795 (Mar. 13) Paramaribo, Suriname to Philadelphia via Providence. Folded letter datelined "Paramaribo March 13th 1795" and addressed to Philadelphia, neat "PROVIDENCE" straightline handstamp and manuscript "May 4" date, manuscript "Sh. 24" rate, contents discuss coffee shipment, fresh and Very Fine use paying the 20c rate for distances between 250-350 miles plus the 4c ship fee

E. 300-400
0
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2014
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2014, Postal Markings by State1795 (Jun. 17) Cayenne, French Guiana to Philadelphia via Providence, 1795 (Jun. 17) Cayenne, French Guiana to Philadelphia via Providence1795 (Jun. 17) Cayenne, French Guiana to Philadelphia via Providence. Light green folded letter datelined "Cayenne Le 17 Juin 1795" and addressed to Philadelphia, bold "PROVIDENCE" straightline handstamp with manuscript "Jul. 29" date and "Sh 24" rate, fresh and Very Fine use paying the 20c rate for distances between 250-350 miles plus the 4c ship fee

E. 300-400
0
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2015
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The Hunt-Metcalf Correspondence. Over 100 covers relating to the Metcalf and Hunt families of Providence R.I., the Metcalf family owned the Providence Journal and textile factories and was instrumental in founding the Rhode Island School of Design, the Hunt family was a prominent jewelry manufacturer, starts with stampless period and continues to the Bank Note period, including nice group of contents with typed transcripts, mostly 3c rate, one or two with corner cards, some faults, an interesting window onto a period of correspondence from these famous families, the correspondence was the subject of an article in Sep. 2017 American Philatelist

E. 400-500
400
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2016
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Rhode Island Postal History. Approximately 42 items, including stampless addressed to and from Rhode Island, red and black boxed Warren datestamps from 1830s, No. 71 from Newport to Paris, France, No. 205 used from R.I. to Egypt and forwarded to Jerusalem, No. 777 FDC signed by governor and a few other dignitaries, few other interesting, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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2017
c
Rhode Island--New Shoreham/Block Island. Collection of over 100 covers and post cards, 75 neatly mounted on exhibit pages, including better stampless, wide variety of cancels such as few with New Shoreham Indian Head Profile fancy cancel, three with either steamer or R.P.O. markings, many with advertising for Island resort and hotels, few with foreign destinations, a wonderful collection, overall Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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2018
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2018, Postal Markings by StateCharleston S.C. Stampless Covers, Charleston S.C. Stampless CoversCharleston S.C. Stampless Covers. Two covers, first "Charleston April 10," straightline on 1794 folded letter to French Consulate in Philadelphia, manuscript "25" rate, Very Fine, second red "Charlsn. S.C. Mar. 1" circular datestamp with manuscript "25" rate on 1827 folded letter to Duxbury Mass., manuscript "pr. Ship Leonidus", letter relates to slavery auctions, including "I am glad we are going from this place, it is enough to make ones blood chill go to the auctions and see the Black heathens sold by the whole familys, I saw seven sold the other day, father mother and children.", Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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2019
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2019, Postal Markings by StateFREDERICKSBURG, FREDERICKSBURGFREDERICKSBURG. Brown straightline handstamp with "JULY 25" handstamp struck on top flap of folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript rates, Very Fine

E. 300-400
850
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