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# : 1027
Date: 03/28/2023 - 17:00

Illinois Postal History

approximately 156 covers and folded letters in two binders, highlights too numerous to mention everything but we note (in roughly chronological order): 1834 folded letter to Boston, 1838 "Sept" four-letter month postmark (very few known), 1838 folded letter from future Mayor B.W. Raymond, 1839 folded letter to Scotland, 1839 folded letter to Lower Canada, 1842 folded letter written by William Larrabee for William Butler Ogden, 1845 folded letter to New York sent part paid, 1845 turned cover, 1846 folded letter from R.K. Swift (promoter of E.W. Hadley's private perforations), 1848 red "2" drop letter handstamp, 1849 latest known use of postmark A-4a, 1855 24c rate to England, various "3 Paid" datestamps, 9c, 15c, and 21c rate markings, 1858 stampless cover to Germany, free franks from Isaac Newton Arnold, Walter Atwood Burleigh, and incoming cover to Justin Smith Morrill, and much more, some small faults but generally fine to very fine, a collection that must be viewed to be fully appreciated as it represents a lifetime of work and would be impossible to duplicate, an extraordinary opportunity for the dedicated postal historian

Starting Price: $750
Hammer Price: $1,500