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# : 777
Date: October 27, 2022

Stampless Covers - General

Parker's Goshen Mail Stage Line,

1794 folded letter to Goshen, black straightline "Albany Nov. 6" postmark, manuscript "12½" rate (distance of100-150 miles), very fine
The first stage service West of Albany, running on the West side of the Hudson River, began in May 1793, and was operated by Moses Beale. Jason Parker, the former post rider, competed with Beale for this contract, and in 1794 won the mail contract to carry mail from Albany to Goshen. The folded letter was written and signed by Peter W. Yates of Albany. Yates had been a member of Albany's Committee of Correspondence in 1775, a member of the Continental Congress in 1786, and a virulent Anti-Federalist during the debates concerning the ratification of the Constitution.

Starting Price: $100
Hammer Price: $325