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# : 1001
Date: March 28, 2023

Illinois Postal History

Chicago Ill May 24,

manuscript postmark in red with matching "25" rate on 1833 folded letter to Collinsville, Connecticut, additional manuscript "Missent & Fwd", vertical filefold, very fine, an incredibly important piece of Chicago postal history. Only approximately a dozen manuscript postmarks are known from Chicago in the period from 1831 to 1833. Nearly all are in the handwriting of Postmaster John S.C. Hogan, who was appointed November 2, 1832. Chicago manuscript postmarks come to market less frequently than one would expect, and therefore this wonderful example represents a rare opportunity for a collector to acquire one of the key items for a comprehensive city or state collection.  Reference: illustrated in Piszkiewicz (page 2)

Starting Price: $2,000
Hammer Price: $2,600