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British Parliamentary Post and Early Colonial Period continued...

Rhode Island
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2710 c image(Newport R.I., 1741) "RI 7dwt 16grs". Manuscript postmark and rate (7dwt plus 16gr ship fee) on folded cover to John Reynell in Philadelphia, sender's routing "pr Captin Storey: va: of Boston" with Boston overwritten by "Rhode Island", forwarder's notation on flap "forwarded by Ralph Inman", receipt docketing "From Matthias Aspden, Recd 7th Octob. 1741 Via Boston", some staining and erosion along folds

AN EARLY AND VERY RARE COLONIAL SHIP-LETTER USAGE INTO NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, WITH THE "RI" MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK AND RATE REFLECTING SHIP CAPTAIN'S FEE.

The earliest reported Rhode Island cover in private hands is datelined July 30, 1714, and bears the "R 4d/5d" postmark and way rate (Siskin sale, lot 22). This 1741 cover is still quite early and is the only one known to us with the rate incorporating the ship captain's fee (Siskin reported his 1749 cover as the second earliest Rhode Island cover) (Image)

E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2711 c image(Newport R.I., 1748) "R 7.16". Manuscript postmark and rate (7dwt plus 16gr ship fee) on folded cover from England to John Reynell in Philadelphia, sender's routing "p Capt. Richards Via N.York", receipt docketing "From David Barclay and Son received Jany. 28 1748 via N. York", Barclay and Sons was a large trading firm in London, Very Fine, an extremely early and rare Newport R.I. Colonial postmark, although the route notations indicate New York as the port of transit, the "R" postmark and 7dwt postage rate confirm this entered the mails at Newport R.I. (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2712 c image(Newport R.I., 1762) "RId. 7dwt". Manuscript postmark and 7dwt rate on folded cover to Rachel Pemberton, Second Street, Philadelphia, "2/11" due in local currency (7dwt=21p x 1.67 inflation factor=35p, or 2sh11p without carrier fee), receipt docketing "Newport 6mo 15 1762", sealed tear sealed with tissue, slight toning, still Very Fine, scarce Newport R.I. Colonial manuscript postmark, ASCC Vol. 3 value $1,000 (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
2713 c image(Newport R.I., 1769) "RId. 4-". Manuscript postmark and 4dwt rate on folded cover to John Pemberton, High Street, Philadelphia, "1/10" due in local currency (4dwt=12p x 1.67 inflation factor=20p plus 2p carrier fee, or 1sh10p), receipt docketing "No. 4, John Pemberton, Newport, 6mo 13, 1769", toned except where tissue reinforcement applied, otherwise Fine, scarce Newport R.I. Colonial manuscript postmark, ASCC Vol. 3 value $1,000 (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2714 c image(Providence R.I., 1758) "Pro: 7dwt". Manuscript postmark and 7dwt rate on folded cover to John Reynell in Philadelphia, receipt docketing "From Nathl. Barrell & Thos. Palmer rece'd 30 of 3 mo: 1758", minor toning, otherwise Fine, very scarce, ASCC Vol. 3 value $1,250 (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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