Auction 22

Postal History


1847 Issue


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Lot 365

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), a lovely single possessing four uniform margins, rich color, sharp impression and deeply blued paper, with crisscrossed strikes of red "PAID" handstamp cancel, used on 1848 light blue folded letter originating in Chester Village, Mass, neatly struck red "Boston & Albany R.R. Sep 21" route agents's c.d.s. at top center (Remele #B8-b), to Chester Factories Mass., Extremely Fine and choice a beautiful railroad cover.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 366

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), just clear at bottom to huge margins and on lovely blued paper, tied to a light blue 1849 folded letter to Coburg, Canada by red grid cancel, matching "Rochester, N.Y./5/Jan 4" c.d.s. at right, with red "Queenston/U.C." cross-border handstamp toward bottom, the U.S. portion of the postage is marked "Paid" in manuscript at bottom left while the postage due in Canada is rated at "9"d at top right which reflects the Canadian 101-200 mile rate, with the appropriate arrival backstamp also in red, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 367

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), three boardwalk margins with the top margin right corner cut into design and line colored in, nearly Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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$90
Lot 368

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), position 74L, an exceptionally choice single featuring boardwalk margins all around, with sharp impression, tied to a blue 1849 folded entire by a red "St. Louis Mo./Sep/19/10" rated c.d.s., from the Charnley & Whelan correspondence to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, a highly desirable cover as Ten Cent 1847 covers rarely come with the stamp tied solely by a town postmark, signed Stanley Ashbrook.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 369

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), pos. 68L1, a beautiful example with a crease at top left ending in a tiny tear at top center, with detailed impression and strong color, the margins show some of the adjoining stamp at bottom while the other side are large to huge, tied to immaculate blue folded entire by lovely red grid cancel, perfectly struck "STEAM BOAT" handstamp and red "New-York/Dec 24" c.d.s. to left establish the fact that this doubly rated cover originated from a port on the East Coast and traveled by a coastal steamer via New York to its Philadelphia destination, Extremely Fine despite a few faults still a gorgeous cover, ex-Gibson, signed Stanley B. Ashbrook, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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