Massachusetts Postal History

Sale #3019 - Session Two - British and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 2493 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Boxboro, Mass., manuscript straight-line and "5" rate on c.1845 folded letter to Groton, Mass (rare DPO; 1828-50, minor ink smudge in address panel, otherwise Very Fine.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2494 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Centre Uxbridge, Mass. manuscript town and "6" rate on 5/20/(28) folded letter to Worcester, (Mass.), docketing at left somewhat distracting, Very Fine and rare, most probably the earliest from this town, unlisted as manuscript in ASCC.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2495 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Centre Uxbridge, Mass. bold and complete 53x3mm black straight-line used as a forwarder on 1828 folded letter to Worcester, Mass., originating in Worcester Mass. with indistinct red Worcester, Mass. 7/30/(28) cds and matching "Paid" SL, ms. 6 rate, small edge tear from slightly rough opening at top center, Very Fine and scarce. (ASCC $150).
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2496 Massachusetts Postal History

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    So. Hadley Canal, Mass., manuscript straight-line on outer folded letter sheet to Springfield (Mass), circa 1838, matching manuscript "6" rate, Very Fine and scarce town, 1844 name changed to South Hadley Falls. (S/R 8).
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2497 Massachusetts Postal History

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    "So. Yarmouth, Ms. 2 Mo. 26th", quaker dated manuscript town and 18¾ rate on 1833 folded letter to Augusta, Me., interesting content regarding hiring his boat for lumber season, couple vertical file folds not detracting, F-VF
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2498 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Catalog# : 11
    West Littleton, Mass., manuscript town on small embossed ladies cover to Fish Creek, Va., 3c (11), not tied by manuscript, light soiling and couple trivial edge nicks, F-VF (S/R9). (ASCC $100).
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2499 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Wrentham, Mass., manuscript straight-line town and "Paid 10" on 1828 folded letter to Danvers, Mass, light wear and couple edge nicks, still Very Fine and scarce early town. (S/R9).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2500 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Massachusetts Postal History Balance, 11 covers, circa 1818-1903, note: 1818 Dartmouth manuscript; 1849 stampless, red Reading Mass. cds and matching small "5" rate; 3c (U2), West Littleton, Mass cds (S/R9); 1c (63) singles on two drop covers (Arlington, Chicopee cds'); 3c (65), two singles paying double rate, bold South Hadley Falls 1864 cds; 3c (65) with centrally struck "Paid" handstamp, tied by Ashland Mass. cds; etc., generally F-VF or better; useful group for postal historian, knowlegable dealers retail $805.
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD
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