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Eastern Express Covers

Lots 49-58 Lot 59

Lot 49    

"By Stage Driver", manuscript endorsement on March 20th 1847 folded letter from Bristol to Hartford, Ct., with additional "Paid" notation at top, Very Fine and scarce; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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Lot 50    

"Com Line" (Commercial Stage Line), manuscript endorsement and matching "postage 12½¢" rating on 1809 folded letter from Newport R.I. to Boston Mass.; letter regarding stage line "…you write by the Coml. line of stages, I shall receive an answer three days sooner than by mail.", Very Fine and exceedingly early stage line usage.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $425

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Lot 51    

(Express Mail) 1837 (Aug. 27) Washington D.C. to Milledgeville Ga., red "Washington D.C., Aug 27" cds and manuscript "75" cent express rating on folded letter to the Postmaster at Milledgeville Ga., endorsed "P.O. Dpt." and "By Express mail", datelined "Post Office Department, Central Office, August 1837" with content concerning the express "…Sir, The Express Mail is going South on the 7th September next is directed to arrive at your Office by 9½ pm, and you will despatch it for Columbus at 10pm. Respectfully, Your Obt.St. S.R. Hobbie, 1st Asst. P M Genl", Very Fine and rare Official express mail use from Washington D.C.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

All express mail, including official mail, was required to pay triple mail rates, either prepaid or collect. Official mail could not be sent free.

Realized: $850

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Lot 52    

(Express Mail) 1837 (Jul. 25) Macon Ga. to New York N.Y., folded letter with red "Macon, Georgia, Jul 25" cds and matching "Paid" straightline with manuscript "75" express rating, endorsed "Express Mail" and "Chg. L." notation at top right, Fine and scarce use from Macon Ga.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The New York to New Orleans express mail route generally followed the Great Mail route, but was on a faster schedule. This route passed through Macon Ga.

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Lot 53    

(Express Mail) 1837 (Sep. 12) Charleston S.C. to New York N.Y., gray folded letter with red "Charleston S.C., Sep 12" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with red manuscript "75" rating, endorsed "Express Mail" and "Paid", red crayon "1" local post rating, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 54    

(Express Mail) 1838 (Apr. 27) Augusta Ga. to Providence R.I., light strike of red "Augusta Ga., Apr. 27" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with red manuscript "75" express mail rating, endorsed "Express" and "Chrge. Box 62" notation at top right, Very Fine and scarce express use from Georgia.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Transit time for this letter was six days because of the extra day from NEw York to Providence R.I. Augusta Ga. was a station on the express mail route from New York to New Orleans.

Realized: $160

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Lot 55    

(Express Mail) 1838 (Dec. 15) Savannah Ga. to Boston Mass., red "Savannah, Geo, Dec 15" cds and matching "Paid" straightline with red manuscript "75" express rating, endorsed "Express" along with "Paid", "Single" and "Charge #33" at top right, Very Fine and scarce from Savannah.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 56    

Hale & Co. Providence Mail, group of 12 covers including incoming mail comprising six with "Forwarded by Hale & Co., from Providence" red oval handstamps and either "6" or "Paid" rating handstamps, also includes incoming Philadelphia oval to Providence, New York oval and collect boxes, and a "6¼" rating handstamp to Providence, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $325

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Lot 57    

Hale & Co., 1844 (6¢) Blue, neatly cut to shape, reddish-brown manuscript "T" initial applied by Northampton agent A. W. Thayer and cancelled by manuscript "C" on Sep. 30th 1844 folded letter from Amherst to Hartford Conn., clear strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp, Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 75L5    Estimate $300 - 400.

Hale & Co. did not have an office in Amherst. A Northampton Hampshire Gazette advertisement dated August 27th 1844 named Samuel Harrington as the Amherst agent for Hale & Co.

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Lot 58    

Overton & Co's City Mail Office, 3 Broad Street, sharp strike of red oval handstamp on gray folded letter datelined "Providence Jany 2. 1845" to New York City, Very Fine strike.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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