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# : 778
Date: 10/27/2022 - 17:00

Stampless Covers - General

Albany manuscript postmark on folded letter to New York City, datelined "Albany 7 Febry 1786", manuscript "2.16" [dwt] rate converted into "1/4" (1sh 4d) local currency in New York City, very fine, the Albany manuscript postmark on this cover is not a post office marking but rather a private  mail marking used by Van Wyck for mail originating at Albany, this is the only recorded example of this marking and the basis for the ASCC listing, ex-Peltz

The post office at Albany, NY opened in 1782 as a state funded and operated post office. In June 1785, the legislature of the State of New York granted a ten year monopoly to Isaac Van Wyck and his associates to operate stages to carry passengers and all mail between Albany and New York City. This grant gave rise to a state operated mail system along the east side of the Hudson River until July 31, 1792 when the Albany post office became part of the Federal system under the Constitution.

Starting Price: $200
Hammer Price: $750