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Lot 1251

"N.CASTLE*D. (SEP(16.", perfectly struck red straightline with red manuscript "Sh 26" rate on 18oz. folded letter to Philadelphia datelined "Kingston, Jamaica, 16th Angt, 1802", fresh and Extremely Fine, The "Sh 26" rate is believed by the owner to be unique. The letter originally included an enclosure, accounting for the double rate of 20¢ for inland postage from New Castle to Philadelphia.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500


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