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# : 1014
Date: March 28, 2023

Illinois Postal History

Chicago. Ill. Paid 3Cts 24 Jul (AN-3),

large red 36mm circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Westfield, New York, matching "Paid" handstamp, light wear and vertical crease away from postmark, very fine strike, the earlier of the two known examples of this postmark, which was the first employed by Chicago to incorporate the rate into the datestamp (after the rate reduction of July 1, 1851), a rare and important postmark

Starting Price: $50
Hammer Price: $230