Lot Details

Fall Postal History 2022

October 26-27, 2022 in New York City

Our Fall 2022 Postal History sale includes the John D. Bowman Collection of Boyd's City Express Post, the William B. Robinson Collection of Wisconsin Postal History, material from the collections of Steven M. Roth and Graham Booth, FRPSL, and much more. 

LOT# : 702
Date: October 27, 2022

Stampless Covers - General

"Baltimore" [1774],

partial backstamp on folded letter to Philadelphia datelined "Balt 2d July 1774", manuscript "2.16" [dwt] rate (converted to 1sh 4d in Philadelphia), very fine
This letter is dated the same day that William Giles Goddard announced his "Constitutional American Post" in the Maryland Journal. There is no way to tell if this folded letter was carried from Baltimore to Philadelphia by Joseph Bryan, a rider employed by Goddard to carry mail over this route, or if it was (more likely) carried by the dying Parliamentary Post.

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Starting Price: $100
Hammer Price: $275