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# : 1066
Date: March 28, 2023

Illinois Postal History

Half Hour Drop Letters Delivery,

mostly-legible strike in blue on reverse of locally-addressed 1861 cover, franked with 1861 1c Blue tied by blue "Chicago Ills Aug 30" datestamp, additional blue Chicago backstamp as often seen on incoming mail, fine, only two examples of this handstamp are known on drop letters mailed three days apart (August 27 and 30, 1861), a rare cover and an early use of the 1861 issue from Chicago

Scott 63
Starting Price: $100
Hammer Price: $4,250