Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: 1851 Issue Collateral

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1265, Lot 592, Allen 12c 1851-57: 1851 Issue CollateralElihu Burritt. Letter from London Crystal Palace, 3 Winchester Buildings, datelined April 22, 1851, and signed by Elihu Burritt, requesting support for Ocean Penny Post, wonderful illustrated "Ocean Penny Postage" ship design by Bradshaw and Blacklock, Very Fine and historical, Elihu Burritt, the "Learned Blacksmith", was a leader and organizer of the 1848 International Brotherhood and Peace Conference, which helped spawn the Ocean Penny Post movement in 1849, cheap ocean postage, following the example of Great Britain, was sought to maximize communications, understanding, commerce and brotherhood between the U.S. and Europe through transatlantic mails

E. 500-750
Sale 1265, Lot 593, Allen 12c 1851-57: 1851 Issue Collateral"NEW POSTAGE ACT. Instructions to Postmasters." Printed notice, two pages, 7-7/8 x 10 in., from Postmaster General James Campbell, dated March 12, 1855: "1st. That from and after April 1st, 1855, the single rate of postage on a letter conveyed in the mail for any distance between places in the United States not exceeding three thousand miles, is three cents; and for any distance exceeding three thousand miles, ten cents. 2d. That from and after April 1st, 1855, pre-payment, either by stamps stamped envelopes or in money, is compulsory." etc.; normal folds, Fine collateral item, ex Honolulu Advertiser and Golden

E. 400-500
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Sale 1265, Lot 594, Allen 12c 1851-57: 1851 Issue CollateralGeorge Washington, Engraved Ephemera. 118 x 86mm engraving of Washington on larger card, "Engraved by J. B. Longacre from a painting by Stuart" imprint and with facsimile Washington signature, also a $5.00 New Orleans Canal Bank obsolete note with a similar engraving, finally two other obsolete banknotes from Susquehanna Bridge & Canal Company, one of which bears a Franklin portrait similar to the 5c 1847, couple minor creases, Very Fine and interesting group, the Washington portrait on the 12c 1851 was reportedly based on the Longacre engraving, which in turn is based on Gilbert Stuart's "Athenaeum" portrait

E. 200-300
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