Lot Details

Spring 2022

June 22-24, 2022 in New York City
LOT# : 82
Date: June 24, 2022

Connecticut Postal History

"AJ" on Tombstone (Rohloff R-5), nice strike ties 1868 3c F Grill (94) to cover to Wolcott, Connecticut, "Waterbury Ct. Apr 3" datestamp also ties, reduced at left and a bit ragged along top edge, still very fine strike, Rohloff rarity "RRRR"
The Waterbury "AJ" on tombstone fancy cancel was used only between March 26 and April 8, 1869. Postmaster John W. Hill created this marking to commemorate (perhaps celebrate?) the termination of Andrew Johnson's presidency, which ended March 4, 1869. After a battle regarding the attempted firing of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, Johnson faced impeachment by Congress. Athough the House of Representatives approved the articles of impeachment, the Senate came one vote short of the necessary two-thirds majority to drive Johnson from office. Regardless, his presidency was seen as a failure by many, and his opposition of the 14th Amendment has marred his reputation to this day.

Starting Price: $400
Hammer Price: $600