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Stampless Covers (#2)

Item # Description Price Picture
8120 FLS, VF, no content bearing an XF bold blue strike of LYNCHG. [Lynchburg], VA., OCT 4 ca. late 1830s postmark and 20 cent rate unpaid to Peter W. Hairston at University of Virginia. $25
7883 SFL with F-VF strike of YORK OCT 8 (1814) all caps straight line postmark (District of Maine), endorsed "Free", sent by Isaac Lyman to Cyrus King (both members of Congress). Minor stain at left, file fold at right, red wax seal. ASCC $250. $95


7886 Stampless envelope, VF and intact with a few tiny age spots, VF PORTLAND, Me., 10 SEP internal rate 5 cents unpaid postmark (circa 1850), cover with a VF illustrated insurance agent advertisement picturing a rising phoenix.  Illustrated advertising covers from this period are scarce. SOLD
7909 Stampless letter bearing 2 VF strikes of red WEST GREENVILLE, PA, MAY 2 postmarks (top postmark overlays an earlier partial "APR" postmark), manuscript 5 rate on intact cover to Parkman, Ohio. Unusual. $25
7946 SFL, no content, bearing a F+ strike of fancy red quadruple ring GENEVA, NY, FEB ? postmark, circa 1828-38, with VF matching PAID and manuscript 18 rate mark. Letter sheet with vertical file fold, toned right edge. $20
7826 Stampless envelope, VF and intact, red NEW ORLEANS, MAR 7 postmark with VF+ black SHIP 6 CENTS inbound ship mail charge mark. Part of the Buchanan Carroll & Co. correspondence. Attractive. $45
7839 SFL, XF and fresh, canceled by an XF strike of black oval WILLIAMSPORT, MD. postmark (Kendall type 1, no date, Washington County, Maryland, 1796-), manuscript 24 quadruple rate Oct 5, 1835 bank letter to Hagerstown. ASCC $75. $45
7840 SFL, VF and fresh, canceled by an XF strike of black oval WILLIAMSPORT, MD. postmark (Kendall type 2, wide-spaced "I A", Washington County 1796-), manuscript 6 rate, Dec 4, 1835 bank letter to Hagerstown. ASCC $75. $45
7443 Stampless printed 1843 Bankruptcy notice from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of NY to Ontario, NY, printed "Single Paid" for this circular with printed address outline, not postmark but clearly passed through the mail. SOLD
7257 Stampless envelope bearing a VF strike of blue large numeral 12 (27x21mm), matching New Orleans postmark and blue SHIP, on ship letter (10 postage plus 2 fee) to Richfield Springs, NY. A very scarce N.O. rate mark, circa 1845-51. SOLD
7667 SFL, fine, bearing a VF strike of scarce WINTHROP, ME straight line postmark (Kennebec County 1794-), double personal letter datelined Lowell, JAN 25, 1835 to East Livermore, ME. Nice early Maine use, ASCC 1985 value for this marking, $125. $95
7683 Stampless embossed lady's envelope, fine, small edge faults, bearing VF+ strikes of blue MONMOUTH, ME., OCT 17 postmark (Kennebec County, 1794-) and matching arched PAID 3 in circle, sent to Winthrop, ME. $15


6919 Stampless envelope, VF,bearing a superb strike of COLERAIN, O [Ohio], 8hMo/19 Quaker dated postmark and sans serif FREE with J. [Joshua] Maule, PM signature, to Jacob Maule, c/o Susan Hansworth, Philadelphia, PA.  Tiny envelope reduction at right just touching the address.  Scarce. SOLD
6976 SFL, fine, 12 cent manuscript rating, VF red New York STEAM BOAT (42mm x 4 mm), to Providence, R.I., commercial letter. $15
6904 Stampless envelope, VF and intact, bearing a superb strike of PLEASANT GROVE, Md., ALLEGANY CO, MAR 16 (1853) postmark, manuscript "Free E. S. Zevely P.M." at upper right, letter addressed to Zevely's sister, Sophia in Salem, NC.  The letter proposes exchange of family daguerreotype images.  An exceptional example of this very scarce county-name Pleasant Grove postmark of Zevely manufacture and great exhibit item. SOLD
6810 Stampless envelope, fine, intact, small faults, bearing a VF strike of MALONE, NY, SEP 25 postmark with internal PAID 3. Manuscript Paid 3cts and pencil No. 80 (a probable New York City box number where received). SOLD
6841 FLS, bearing a fine strike of fancy scrolled oval DERBY, CT, JUNE 18 (1849) postmark with matching PAID in scroll, rate 5 in manuscript. Cover has a 2 inch diagonal tear across the top left front.  Scarce postmark. $15


6693 Stampless envelope, VF and intact with original letter enclosed, VF GLENN, NEW YORK, JUL 22 (1854) postmark with VF and unusual vertical PAID attached 3 rate mark (Whitfield 6789). Neat. SOLD
6559 Stampless, NORTH AMHERST, MASS, 5 APR double circle postmark (DPO Hampshire County, 1834-1971), with fine,scarce large PAID 3 Cts in circle rate mark, on fine unreduced cover, small part back flap missing. $35
6502 Stampless cover, intact and VF, bearing an XF strike of scarce ELKTON, MD, MAR 26, attached rate PAID 3 postmark. Light Wilmington, DE, back stamp. A very attractive cover. $125

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