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Revolutionary War continued...

1775-82 Period and 1782-92 Confederation Post
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2788 c image(Middletown Conn., 1784) "Middletown 4". Manuscript postmark and 4dwt rate on folded cover to John Chaloner in Philadelphia, receipt docketing "Middletown Oc 23 1784 N. Hubbard", wax seal stain at top, still Very Fine, scarce Confederation Post marking, ASCC Vol. 1 value $900 (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2789 c image(Baltimore Md., 1788-89) Straightline Handstamps. Two folded covers to Mathew Carey in Philadelphia, 1788 with "BALTIMORE MARCH 23" and 1789 with large slanted "BALTIMORE" and manuscript "Feb. 8th" date, latter with sender's instructions "To be delivered with Speed" (slightly reduced at bottom into this line), Very Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2790 c image(Chester Town Md., 1783) "Chester Town 2". Manuscript postmark and 2dwt rate on folded cover to Josias and Samuel Coates at Second Street in Philadelphia, tiny manuscript "8d" due, receipt docketing "John Galloway, June 20. 83", toned file folds, otherwise Fine, a rare and previously unrecorded Confederation Post marking (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2791 c image(Chester Town Md., 1787) "CHESTER T NOVEMBER 19". Unlisted version of straightline datestamp with "T" for "Town" and manuscript "2" dwt rate on folded cover to Mathew Carey in Philadelphia, receipt docketing with 1787 yeardate, Very Fine, rare Confederation-period usage, the listed "CHESTERTOWN" straightline was offered in the Siskin sale (lot 268), this is the first example of the abbreviated version we have encountered (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2792 c image(Fredericktown Md., ca. 1787) "FREDRI'K TOWN SE TR 7". Straightline datestamp and manuscript "Free Thomas Jones" postmaster's free frank on folded cover to William Tilghman in Chester Town Pa., Very Fine, no indication of date, but the rare straightline is recorded in ASCC Vol. 1 with a 10/5/1787 date, in 1788 Tilghman joined the Maryland state legislature, ASCC Vol. 3 value $1,750 (Image) E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2793 c image(Georgetown Md., 1789) "GEORGE TOWN OCTO 21". Mostly clear strike of brownish-black straightline datestamp with "Free Wm. B. Magruder" postmaster's free frank on folded cover to Mathew Carey in Philadelphia, 1789 docketing, some minor soiling, still Very Fine, scarce straightline (ASCC Vol. 1 value $500) and especially desirable with postmaster's frank (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2794 c image(Maryland, 1784) "By his Excy's The Govrs. Boat". Sender's manuscript route instructions on folded cover addressed to Gen. John Cadwalader in Annapolis Md., receipt docketing "Letter, Edwd. Tilghman, 26 Novr. 1784", repaired opening tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, Edward Tilghman was a prominent Maryland attorney and friend of John Paca (Governor of Maryland 1782-85), this route notation is very rare and unusual (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2795 c image(Newburyport Mass., 1783) "NP--4.16". Manuscript postmark and 4dwt 16gr rate on folded cover to Josiah and Samuel Coates in Philadelphia, pencil "2/2" due in local currency (4dwt16gr=14p x 1.67 inflation factor=24p plus 2p carrier fee, or 2sh2p), receipt docketing "from W. Teele, Recd. 13 Decemr 1783", worn and toned at left, still Fine, scarce Confederation Post postmark, ASCC Vol. 1 value $800 (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2796 c image(Newburyport Mass., 1793) "NP--4.16". Manuscript postmark and 4dwt 16gr rate on folded cover to Samuel Coates in Philadelphia, receipt docketing ""From William Wyce, 20 Decr. 1783", worn and toned at left, still Fine, scarce Confederation Post postmark, ASCC Vol. 1 value $800 (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
2797 c image(Newburyport Mass., 1787) "Newby. paid 9.8". Manuscript postmark and 9dwt 8gr double rate on folded cover to Josiah and Samuel Coates in Philadelphia, receipt docketing "Recd from Mons Brown, Feby. 14th 1787", worn and toned along folds, still Fine, scarce Confederation Post postmark, ASCC Vol. 1 value $750 (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2798 c image(Albany N.Y., 1776) "Albany 4.16". Manuscript postmark and 4dwt16gr rate on folded cover to Richard Peters, Secretary of the War Office in Philadelphia, endorsed "On Public Service", receipt docketing "14th Oct 1776, Lre from PayMr Trumbull complaining of Want of Money", top panel removed, otherwise Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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