Lot Details

Fall Postal History 2022

October 26-27, 2022 in New York City

Our Fall 2022 Postal History sale includes the John D. Bowman Collection of Boyd's City Express Post, the William B. Robinson Collection of Wisconsin Postal History, material from the collections of Steven M. Roth and Graham Booth, FRPSL, and much more. 

LOT# : 708
Date: 10/27/2022 - 17:00

Stampless Covers - General

free frank from Ebenezer Hazard on folded letter to Norwich, Connecticut, some light wear and toning, very fine signature, sent while Hazard was Postmaster General of the Confederation Congress

Ebenezer Hazard was appointed the Postmaster for New York City in 1775. He left that post to become the Surveyor of the Posts in 1776. In 1782, the Confederation Congress appointed him Postmaster General. George Washington, who had several disputes with Hazard concerning the use of stages to carry the mail and the carriage of newspapers in the mail, refused to appoint Hazard as the first postmaster general under the Constitution when Washington became president in 1789.

Starting Price: $75
Hammer Price: $300