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# : 1003
Date: 03/28/2023 - 17:00

Illinois Postal History

red datestamp on 1834 folded letter to Princeton, Illinois, manuscript "18¾" rate, datelined "Worcester [Illinois] Nov 8th 1834", written by C.P. Hitchcock to his sister, includes information about early life  such as "I have learnt that an opportunity offers for sending letters to Chicago...", light aging and splitting along the folds, still a fine and rare early personal letter from Chicago, Worcester (now Barry) was located on the opposite side of the state as Chicago which explains the delay in posting this letter

Starting Price: $100
Hammer Price: $210