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# : 798
Date: 10/27/2022 - 17:00

Stampless Covers - General

1847 folded letter to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, "New Lisbon O. Jan 23" datestamp, letter contents pertain to a lawsuit brought against the Pioneer Fast Stage line, letter is folded to display quote: "And Further I want you to look among the papers and letters of Silas Moore for all letters relative to the Pioneer Line of Stages from Zadok Street, Henry Mail, John Diver, or D & S Watson, and send them to me immediately by mail, as I think from them I may get some testimony", very fine and interesting
This line ran from Cleveland to Pittsburgh with stops at Bedford, Hudson, Ravenna, Deerfield, Salem, and New Lisbon on to Wellsville on the Ohio River. At Wellsville, passengers were met by steamboats which conveyed them to Pittsburgh. The one-way trip took 30 hours. In January 1847, suit was brought against the stage line for failure to pay for horses and failure to account to stockholders for way fees.

Starting Price: $75
Hammer Price: $75