Sale 277

Harbour Auction

U.S. Postal History - Stampless
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Lot 1

North Easton N.Y. July 15, red c.d.s. on folded letter with matching Negative Fancy "PAID/ 3cts" in large box, addressed to Dartmouth, N.H., letter not dated but remaining contents refer to the shipwreck of the Franklin; some wear at central vertical fold, still Very Fine, a very beautiful marking and exceedingly rare.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2

New York Paid (May) 1, black c.d.s. on March 31, 1860 prices current from Pernambuco, Brazil to Harbor Britain, Newfoundland, backstamped Harbor Britain May 30, manuscript endorsement "p. Brazileira" crossed out; Fine and scarce.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 3

New York, circular postmark with "2" rating, "printed circular" handstamp on wrapper to Montreal, "2½" Canadian rating mark, "Montreal Oc 18 1854" receiver on reverse; two light vertical file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 4

PHILA/DELPHIA, Fine strike red straightline handstamp on reverse of 1771 folded letter to Salem, "New England", red "14 MA" datestamp, red manuscript "4" rate on front plus manuscript "10/-" in hand of sender; splits along folds reinforced, otherwise fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 5

Derby Line. VT., boldly struck postmark with negative letters in notched arc band with base and manuscript "Sep 24" at center on fresh 1836 folded letter with manuscript "18¾" rate to New York, file fold through marking, still an Extremely Fine strike.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 6

Stampless covers, select group of five covers; 1792 "BOSTON" straightline to New Haven, Ct.; 1801 Boston "SHIP" on incoming cover from Holland to Philadelphia; 1827 "Newport, Rhode Island" red oval and "SHIP" from Havana to Providence; 1843 "City Despatch Post/U.S./Nov 9/9 o'clock" red c.d.s.; 1853 manuscript "Union HB Cal" postmark with postmaster's free frank to McDonough, N.Y.; Very Fine-Extremely Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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