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# : 804
Date: 10/27/2022 - 17:00

U.S. Postal History

1855 cover to Port Carbon, Pennsylvania, endorsed "Per Holden Stage", 1851 3c Dull red (11) tied by black "Steam" handstamp, red "New Orleans La Apr 8" datestamp, very fine, a remarkable cover carried by three different modes of transportation

This cover is an example of the symbiotic relationship among stage, steamboat and railroad lines (in this case in Louisiana). This cover would have been carried on the Opelousas and Great Western Railroad to Bayou Lafourche. At Bayou Lafourche, it would have been put on the stage coach and carried to Thibodaux, where it then was placed on a steamboat heading to New Orleans.

Starting Price: $100
Hammer Price: $375