Lot Details

March United States Postal History

Featuring The Leonard Piszkiewicz Collection of Chicago Postal History, The Van Koppersmith Collection of Philadelphia Postal History and The Tony Dewey Collection of Hartford Postal History

March 28-29, 2023 New York City
LOT# : 1030
Date: 03/28/2023 - 17:00

Illinois Postal History

single with unofficial Chicago perforations measuring 12½, tied by "Chicago Ill. Jan 21 1857" datestamp to cover to Shelbyville, Illinois, stamp with small faults including both lefthand corners damaged before application, otherwise fine appearance, the so-called "Chicago perforations" were created by Elijah W. Hadley, the entire history of this stamp can be found in articles by Jerome Wagshall and Wilson Hulme (Chronicle Vol. 38, No. 2 and Vol. 49, No. 2-3), 1984 Philatelic Foundation certificate

6 3
Starting Price: $400
Hammer Price: $1,300