Lot 1065Calway N.Y., Dec 8, neat choice strike of straight line postmark with manuscript day on 1845 folded letter to Attorney General John Van Buren in Albany, with manuscript "Paid 5" rate, Extremely Fine, ex-Jarrett; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
John Van Buren was a United States lawyer, official and politician. In addition to serving as a key advisor to his father, President Martin Van Buren, he was also Attorney General of New York from 1845 to 1847.
Lot 1066East Painted Post, N.Y., Apr 2, bold fancy blue boxed postmark with manuscript date, in 1845 folded letter to Stonington, Ct., matching straight line Paid and manuscript "18¾" rate alongside, Extremely Fine, a gem strike of this fancy boxed postmark.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1067New York, 1840-51, two folded letters to Cadiz, Spain from correspondence; 1840 carried per "Elisha Denish" and 1851 carried per "Leonice" ships, both bearing red straight line "Estados Unidos" handstamp, former rated "5R" and latter "6R" due upon arrival, Very Fine, a very scarce duo.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 1068Otsego County Postal History Collection, over 900 pre-1940 covers arranged by towns on pages in dozens of binders; with many early Postal entire-1940's manuscript postmarks including postmaster free franks, some highlights including Burlington from 1817 manuscript on, Cherry Valley including 1823 small arc postmark in red and 1827 & 1828 straight lines in red, patriotic cover, etc., Cooperstown with 1800 straight line, 1810 arc, 1817 town & county rimless cds, Exeter with 1850's fancy "Paid" and Reverse: rate on mourning cover to San Francisco, Cal., 1869 Hartwick fancy monogram cancel, 1831 Middlefield straight line, Richfield Springs with various EAH postmaster monogram cancels, Schuyler Lake from 1839 PM free frank on, 1850's Springfield box postmark (unlisted in ASCC), Unadilla including 1864 cover to "U.S.S. Unadilla", also a couple dozen R.P.O.'s, express company labels, misc ephemera and covers of Unadilla and Otsego postmarks from other states, generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 1069Scarsdale, N.Y., bold straight line postmark with manuscript state on cover to Northhampton, Mass., franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by oval "Dec 17, 1863" date stamp, with original enclosure, Extremely Fine, a very interesting postmark and date stamp usage, ex-Jarrett; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $400 - 600.