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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — Carriers and Locals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3317°
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3317, Carriers and LocalsForwarded By Harnden's Express From Boston, Forwarded By Harnden's Express From BostonForwarded By Harnden's Express From Boston. Circular handstamp in black on printed notice of Harnden's relocation to No. 8 Court Street in Boston, with additional and important autograph letter signed by William F. Harnden, announcing commencement of Cunard steam service and Harnden's express from Boston to New York, dated Mar. 23, 1840, and addressed to editor of Courier & Enquirer in New York City, stating "I will receive your English papers from the Steamers and forward them to you at New York by my Express... P.S. The above duty will be free of any charge.", diagonal folds in lettersheet, Very Fine and extremely rare original announcement in Harnden's own hand for the express service tied to Cunard sailings

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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