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Sale 69: The Robert Markovits Collection of Special Delivery

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The Robert L. Markovits Special Delivery Collection

Lots 1001-1006

Lot 1001    

(Forerunner) 1768 (Sep. 16) New York N.Y. to Lebanon Ct., docketed folded cover with "New York" two-line postmark with matching "16 SE" Franklin mark and manuscript "2.16" 2s16g rating, endorsed "With the utmost speed as it is a letter of importance", manuscript "11d" and "1/5" 1s5d local currency rating, Very Fine and exceptionally early special delivery request.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $475

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Lot 1002    

(Forerunner) 1785 (Jun. 19) Philadelphia Pa. to New York N.Y., datelined folded letter endorsed on side flap: "to pay 2/ Postage if this letter is delivered one hour after the arrival of the stage", Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $280

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Lot 1003    

(Forerunner) 1801 (Jan. 26) "By His Negro on Horse", endorsement on folded letter datelined from "Mepkin" to John E. Calhoun at St. John's S.C.; vertical file fold, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

John E. Calhoun (1749-1802) was a longtime member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1778 to 1800 and United States Senator from South Carolina 1801-02.

Realized: $750

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Lot 1004    

(Forerunner) 5¢ Red Brown, large margins to just touching outer top right frameline, tied by red grid on 1848 folded letter with matching partial "U.S. Express Mail, Boston, Mass., Feb 28" cds from Boston Mass. to Brooklyn N.Y., endorsed "Penny Post will please deliver without delay" at bottom left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1005    

(Forerunner) 3¢ Dull Red, Type II, rich color, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 8" cds on 1852 folded letter to Newtown, Bucks County, Pa., red endorsement "The Postmaster is requested to deliver this letter at the earliest possible moment, by special messenger", fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $260

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Lot 1006    

(Forerunner) 1824-1888 Special Delivery Forerunner Group, group of 9 covers including 1847 reddish "Hanover N.Y." fancy stampless use to Bath N.Y. with "Way 11" rating and endorsed "Rush to Stage Driver"; 1846 Hartford Ct. to Portland Ct. endorsed "by Portland Stage, Mr. Chapman please for ? today"; 1848 cover with 5¢ red brown #1 from Philadelphia Pa. to New York endorsed "Please deliver this immediately", #26 on preprinted "With Dispatch" envelope, 1864 circa CSA #11 use endorsed "Double Quick", and 1870s circa "Instant Special Message, Hussey's Post" New York City use, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F., an interesting group.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,600

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