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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Autographs & Free Franks, Colonial, States, Waterway & Ship continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2710 c Image(Lancaster Pa., 1771) "La Way Pd. 2". Red manuscript "Way" postmark and 2dwt rate on folded cover to John Steinmetz in Philadelphia, receipt docketing "William Bells Let. Lancasr Augt. 1771", toned along folds, right panel removed

FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE LANCASTER PA. COLONIAL "WAY" POSTMARK.

The Siskin sale offered the normal "La" Lancaster postmark as "possibly the only example of this postmark in private hands." The ASCC Vol. 3 lists two dates priced at $2,000 (1768) and $1,750 (1773, the Siskin example).

Ex Pennsylvania Historical Society (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2711 c Image(Fredericksburg Va., 1778) "Fredbg 5.8". Manuscript postmark on folded cover docketed May 4th, 1778 to "Managers of the Lottery of the United States" in Lancaster Pa., forwarded to York Pa. with "5.8" rate crossed out and re-rated "6" dwt (16 grains added to the 5.8 dwt rate for forwarding postage), some minor fold toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Siskin (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2712 c ImageLancaster Pa. Jul. 13 (1851). Red circular datestamp struck partly off cover at top, matching "5" rate handstamp and manuscript "R" for registered, manuscript "7" control no. at left, small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine use from Lancaster prior to official registration (Image)

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E. 100-150

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
2713 c ImageLancaster Pa., Drop and Carrier Rates. Four stampless covers with rate handstamps, incl. 1c drop rate struck in blue from period of 1839-45, three 2c carrier rates incl. two in blue, first from 1845 and second on turned cover from 1844, last struck in red, clear strikes, Very Fine group mounted on exhibit pages (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2714 c Lancaster City Pa., Postal History Exhibit, 1785-1899. Largely complete five-frame exhibit of Lancaster Pa. postal history, comprising more than 125 covers, tracing postmarks, rates and uses from 1785 through 1890's, assembled by noted Lancaster collector, the late Jim Boyles, the most valuable items removed and offered as individual lots but retaining a number of desirable covers, highlights incl. many stampless from late 1700's to mid 1800's incl. 1814 War Rate, 40c rate to California in 1848, two different Philadelphia "R" registered, carriers, colored handstamps incl. green, free franks incl. Thaddeus Stevens, a nice range of Patriotic covers, foreign destinations incl. stampless, No. 36 on cover to France, two different covers to France franked with No. 71, illustrated covers, many others, some flaws to be expected especially on the better stamped covers, but overall condition is quite nice, a Very Fine group which will yield many desirable covers to the Pennsylvania postal history collector

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E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2715 c Lancaster County Pa., Postal History Exhibit, 1799-1904. 78-page exhibit of Lancaster County postal history, comprising more than 160 covers and complete as assembled by noted Lancaster collector, the late Jim Boyles, only one 5c 1847 cover from Paradise Pa. removed and offered as an individual lot, organized by town and showing examples from both current and discontinued towns, ranging from stampless with manuscript or device markings to stamped covers from 1851 Issue through Banknotes and few later, many noted with comments such as earliest known, only known, or one of three known, nice range of uses and markings including the only recorded straightline townmark from Paradise Pa., patriotic covers, 1c strips of three of Nos. 9 and 24 on covers, a few foreign destinations incl. strip of five of No. 65 to Germany, some faults to be found but overall Very Fine, an interesting and worthwhile exhibit worth careful review

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2716 c Lancaster City Pa., Stampless Cover Accumulation 1801-1850's. Close to 400 covers housed in a long file box, wide range of townmarks and rates from early 1800's through 1850's with much duplication, a few with other markings incl. Philadelphia "R", this was the working inventory of noted Lancaster collector, the late Jim Boyles, mixed condition as quantity was the main goal, still many with good retail values, especially the early 1800's covers, Fine accumulation

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2717 c Lancaster County Pa., Stampless Cover Accumulation 1790's-1850's. More than 250 covers organized by town, comprising the working inventory of noted Lancaster collector, the late Jim Boyles, wide range of townmarks and rates, a number marked as notable for earliest known use, only known use or one of two known, etc., mixed condition with many Very Fine

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2718 c Minnesota Covers, 1850's-80's. 36 covers, incl. four territorial, three franked with 3c 1851 and one with 3c 1857, "Hastings MN T", "Anoka M.T.", "Central Point M.T." and perfect strike of "Minneapolis M.T.", others are statehood period uses with range of issues from 3c 1861 to Bank Notes and some postal cards, a couple better in this group incl. 10c Bank Note on 1887 cover to Switzerland, mixed condition, overall Fine appearing group

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
2719 c ImageALBANY, JULY 3. Bold strike of straightline handstamp on 1797 folded letter addressed to John Jay in New York, red manuscript "15" and "Paid", letter datelined at Painted Post on June 23, some reinforcing along folds where split, Very Fine (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2720 c New York Crystal Palace, Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations. Form letter datelined New York, 11th October, 1852, singed by Theodore Sedgwick, announcing the exhibition and inviting participants, red "New York Paid 6cts. Nov. 2" (1852) integral-rate circular datestamp, addressed to West Medway Mass., also accompanied by the blank application form and an additional letter discussing the location, Very Fine

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E. 150-200

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction

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