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# : 1019
Date: March 28, 2023

Illinois Postal History

Chicago Ill. Jan 27 (A-4a),

red datestamp on with cog "10" rate on 1850 folded letter to Whitesboro, New York, very fine, lengthy letter from B.W. Raymond datelined January 26 describes the first train from Chicago to Elgin which begins "This has been an exciting week for me, on Tuesday the first train of cars ran to Elgin...", an important piece of both Chicago and railroad history

Starting Price: $100
Hammer Price: $160