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# : 1005
Date: 03/28/2023 - 17:00

Illinois Postal History

red circular datestamp with matching "25" rate handstamp on 1836 folded letter to Albany, New York, very fine, this is the earliest rate handstamp from Chicago and was only used for a brief period from August 1836 to March 1837, the next rate handstamps (the cog wheels) would not appear until mid-1845, letter contains information about dredging machinery from William H. Davis, illustrated in Piszkiewicz (page 5)

Starting Price: $50
Hammer Price: $180