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# : 1031
Date: March 28, 2023

Illinois Postal History

"Rufus Blanchard, Map Publisher, 52 Lasalle St., Chicago",

whimsical design on reverse of cover to Dubuque, Iowa, franked with 1851 3c Dull red (11) tied by "Chicago Ill. Apr 2 1857" datestamp, small backflap tears, very fine appearance, Blanchard was a prominent early publisher in Chicago, the same year this cover was sent he produced Chicago's first street guide

Scott 11
Starting Price: $50
Hammer Price: $150