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# : 800
Date: 10/27/2022 - 17:00

Stampless Covers - General

1811 folded letter to Somerville, New Jersey, red "New-York Aug 14" datestamp, manuscript "10" rate, endorsed "Swiftsure", very fine, this is one of five reported covers endorsed with the Swift Sure name, ex-Kramer
The Swift-Sure Stage Line commenced business on June 28, 1799, running stages daily between New York City and Philadelphia along the shorter Old York Road route as a quicker alternative to the Burlington Stage and the Bordentown Stage lines. In 1807, the Old York Road route was declared a post road by Congress. On April 28, 1810, the Swift Sure Line received the mail contract for this route. The Line held the mail contract until 1837 when the contract was given to the railroad. Swift-Sure advertised being the fastest of the passenger stage coaches, making the journey in around 30 hours.

Starting Price: $100
Hammer Price: $400