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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - Rhode Island continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
141       imageNew Port. Straightline handstamp with manuscript "Paid 1.8" 1s8d rating on circa 1788 folded letter to Norwich Conn., some interesting political content from William Ellery of the Loan Office, "…I wish you would take that letter to Congress with you which I wrote to you about my salary…Whether there will be any solicitors for offices from this State except my Son & msyself I cannot tell - If any of the paper money, anticipated gentry should presume to solicit for offices from a Government they have treated with Contempt I hope they will be treated as they deserve. Paul Mumford Esqr. and Joseph Tweedy Esqr. are the only anti-federal paper-money gentlemen who this town who have brass and meaness enough to acs favours from those who have abused…"; signature removed, fold toning, Fine, with 1996 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
142       image"Newport 14. March". Manuscript postmark and matching "Sh 16½" ship rating (12½¢ postage plus 4¢ ship fee) on fresh 1797 Moses Brown correspondence folded letter from Charleston S.C. to Newburyport Mass., letter from William Picket mentions "I am so unhappy on the Occasion that I feel unwilling to communicate it but not to keep you any longer in Suspense I must tell (alth so disagreeable) that your Ship William is so Rotten that she is unable to perform a European Voyage…Accordingly I am now preparing to return home to Newbury Port.", Very Fine, with 1997 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
143       imageNewport R.I., Apr 1 (Restored Rates). Cds with red manuscript "8" cent rating for not over 40 miles on 1816 folded letter to Providence R.I., Very Fine use on the First Day of the Restored Rate period, ex-Turner, Frajola, Thompson.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
144       imageNewport, Rhode Island, Jul 16. Fancy green oval postmark with matching smaller Old-English "FREE" rating handstamp on 1825 folded letter from Lieut. H.J. Feltus endorsed "On Public Service" to Genl. Thos. S. Jessup, Qr. Master General at Washington D.C.; light folded toning, Fine and scarce Newport steamboat use.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
145       imageNewport, Rhode Island, Dec 16. Bold strike of green fancy oval postmark and and matching "SHIP" rating handstamp with manuscript "20½" rating for 18¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee to Baltimore Md., Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
146       imageNewport, Rhode Island, Sep 2. Fancy olive green oval postmark with matching smaller Old-English "Paid" rating handstamp and manuscript "12" cent rating on folded letter to Bristol R.I., endorsed "British Consulate, Rhode Island" at bottom left, flap with embossed British Consulate seal; reinforced edge tear and wear, some separation, Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
147       imageNewport, Rhode Island, May 2. Sharp strike of red fancy oval postmark with matching "SHIP" rating handstamp and red manuscript "8" rating on folded letter datelined "Matanzas 10 April 1827" Cuba to Providence R.I.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
148       imageNewport, Rhode Island, Sep 13. Red fancy oval postmark with matching "STEAMBOAT" straightline handstamp and red ms. "18¾" rating on 1829 folded letter to Fall River Mass.; file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
149       imageProv. R.I. Aug 21. Partial strike of Federally issued cds and manuscript "Way 10" rating to Newport R.I., forwarded with partial "Newp. R.I. Aug 23" cds and "ford. 8" rating totaled to "18" cents due, Fine and scarce way use with two different Federally issued cds's, ex-Kramer.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
150       image"Rice City R.I., July 15th". Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 5" rating on blue 1845 folded letter to Providence R.I., Very Fine and rare, Scarcity R8, ex-Thompson.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
151       image"Smithfield, Jy 4". Manuscript postmark with day "3" crossed out and updated to "4", matching "6" cent rating on folded letter missing dateline page to Providence R.I., endorsed "Please forward with All possible speed" at lower left, Very Fine and scarce manuscript town, S/R 8.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
152       image"Smithfield, July 12". Manuscript postmark with matching "Way 7" rating on folded letter datelined "Providence July 11 - 1821" from the Green correspondence to Worcester Mass.; small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
153       image"South Kingston, Feby. 11th". Manuscript postmark with matching "Free" rating on 1799 folded letter to Hon. Dwight Foster, Member of Congress at Philadelphia Pa., letter includes a request for appointment "…to inquire of the Secretary of War wether there is to be a Lt. Col. Comdt. to be appointed from this State for the Army of the United States…I have for some time been advised to apply for that appointment & have at less concluded that in case there is a vacancy to apply…", flap docketed received "Feb. 26. 1799", Very Fine and rare early DPO, Scarcity R8.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Dwight Foster (1757-1823) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives (1793-1800) and the United States Senate (1800-1803). Letter is a request.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
154       imageWarren, R.I., May. 31. Red framed postmark with matching "PAID" within bars handstamp and red manuscript "12½" rating on 1836 folded letter to Greenfield Mass., Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
155       image"Warren Oct. 29th 1845" Way. Blue datelined folded letter with bold red "Way" handstamp and matching "5" rating to Providence R.I.; file fold, fresh and Very Fine, an unlisted way marking.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Rhode Island Balances to South Carolina
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
156       imageNewport, R.I. Stampless Collection, 1791-1800s. Collection approximately 175 stampless covers, range of postmarks, rate markings, rates, etc., includes two 1791 "NEW PORT" straightlines, 1796 "Newport" manuscript postmark, numerous fancy oval postmarks in green, red and blue, one olive green oval with fancy old-English "PAID" handstamp, fancy red oval with outlined "6" rating handstamp, some 1815 War surcharge rate covers, few free franks, few ship and steamboat handstamped letters, forwarded mail, etc., F.-V.F., a remarkable collection.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
157       imageProvidence R.I. "40" Cent California Ratings. Red and blue cds's with matching slanted "40" ratings from the William Reynolds correspondence to San Francisco Cal.; red no flap, Very Fine and scarce pair of 40¢ rate usages, the blue is unlisted by ASCC.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
158       imageProvidence, R.I. Stampless Collection, 1790s-1800s. Collection over 240 stampless covers, range of postmarks, rate markings, rates, etc., includes several 1790s "PROVIDENCE" straightlines, 1801 "Prov R.I." first Federal cds, some 1815 War surcharge rate covers and one 1816 Restored rate, few Postmaster free franks, few steamboat letters, 1¢ drop rates, 2¢ circular rates, forwarded mail, etc., F.-V.F., a remarkable collection.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
159       imageRhode Island - California Mail. Group of 6 covers comprising two Providence red "40" cent ratings to San Francisco, "Wakefield R.I., May 1" cds with red "10" rating to Nevada City Cal., Nevada City "3 Paid" cds on gray cover to Wakefield R.I., San Francisco Cal. red cds and "Paid" "40" ratings on cover endorsed "pr Steamer Tennessee" to Providence, and San Francisco black cds with "80" framed handstamp on double-rate cover to Providence, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
160       imageRhode Island Cross Border Mail, 1860s. Group of 5 including Warren R.I. blue cds and "Paid" "10" rating mourning cover to London C.W. with red "U.States" exchange marking, 1854 Providence R.I. with "Paid 10" rating and exchange markings to New Brunswick, 1856 Ormstown L.C. incoming to Providence via "Rutland Vt." cds, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction

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