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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

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Category — Stampless Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2106
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2106, Stampless Covers(New York to Boston, Dec, (New York to Boston, Dec(New York to Boston, Dec. 25, 1749) "NY 4dwt". Manuscript postmark and rate on folded letter datelined "New York Decem. 25, 1749" and endorsed "P Post" at lower left, some minor splitting along folds, still Very Fine, ex Siskin

E. 750-1,000
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2107
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2107, Stampless Covers(New Haven Conn. to Boston, Aug, (New Haven Conn. to Boston, Aug(New Haven Conn. to Boston, Aug. 16, 1763) "N H 3". Manuscript postmark and 3 dwt rate on folded letter datelined "New Haven August 16th 1763" to Thomas Greenough in Boston, endorsed "p post" at bottom, part of flap removed, light vertical file fold, Very Fine use paying the 9p (3dwt) rate for 100-200 miles, ex Siskin

E. 500-750
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2108
P
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2108, Stampless Covers4p Red Brown, "Almanac" Colonial Revenue, Proof on Heavy Horizontally Laid Paper (RM16P), 4p Red Brown, "Almanac" Colonial Revenue, Proof on Heavy Horizontally Laid Paper (RM16P)4p Red Brown, "Almanac" Colonial Revenue, Proof on Heavy Horizontally Laid Paper (RM16P). 15 x 7-1/4 in. with six proof impressions at top, numbered from 195-200, manuscript below reads in part "The impressions whereof are here in this sheet numbered in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands..." and dated May 21, 1765, some restoration, still Very Fine and very unusual, an excellent collateral item, accompanied by three smaller cutouts of the same proof numbered 6, 38 and 61

E. 1,000-1,500
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2109
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2109, Stampless Covers, "Newcastle (Va.) 4 (1782)." Manuscript postmark and rate on Jan. 5, 1782 folded letter written in French and datelined at Hanover Town Va. (on the Pamunkey River northeast of Richmond), addressed to Philadelphia, Very Fine and rare Revolutionary War letter from this small Virginia town, the distance between Hanover Town and Newcastle -- both on the Pamunkey River and neither in existence today -- was only a few miles, both towns saw considerable military action in 1781, shortly before this letter was written

E. 1,000-1,500
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2110
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2110, Stampless CoversColonial and 18th Century U.S. Cover Balance, Colonial and 18th Century U.S. Cover BalanceColonial and 18th Century U.S. Cover Balance. Four items, including folded cover addressed to Brig. General Weldon and docketed "Genl. Nelson 1778" at right; 1789 folded letter with "PORTSMOUTH MARCH 31" straightline datestamp with "1.8" (1dwt 8gr) rate to Boston; folded letter datelined "Savannah 18 May 1786" with light strike of New York straightline and manuscript "2" dwt rate; last is part-printed Treasury Department notice dated July 6, 1797 with free frank to Mass., few faults to be expected, a Very Fine group

E. 750-1,000
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2111
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2111, Stampless Covers(Philadelphia to Baltimore, 1792), "13/AU" "12-1/2", (Philadelphia to Baltimore, 1792), "13/AU" "12-1/2"(Philadelphia to Baltimore, 1792), "13/AU" "12-1/2". Clear Franklin mark and 12-1/2c rate on folded letter datelined "Philada. Augt. 13 1792" to James Perkins in Baltimore, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine use paying the 12-1/2c rate for distance between 100-150 miles

E. 200-300
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2112
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2112, Stampless Covers, "North Waldboro Me. Sept. 1". Manuscript postmark and postmaster free frank on cover with "Maine Liquor Law" Temperance propaganda design, addressed to Augusta Me., minor edge nicks and missing most of backflap, Fine

E. 150-200
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