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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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The James Baird Collection of Postal History

Lots 919-922

Lot 919    

1787 (May) Military Express to General Jethro Sumner, folded cover docketed "May 1787" docketing, endorsed "pr. Express", Very Fine and scarce cover carried by military express during the Revolutionary War.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 920    

(Orleans Territory - Pre-Territorial Period) N*Orleans*Feb 27, bold strike of straightline with manuscript "25" rating on datelined folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., Very Fine and choice. ASCC $2,000.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

THE EARLIEST PRE-TERRITORIAL PERIOD COVER RECORDED.

The Territorial Governor appointed Beverly Chew the New Orleans postmaster pro tempore on Feb 4th, 1804. This would presumably be the earliest possible date a cover might show a "New Orleans" cancel and be rated using the United States rate schedule.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,150

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Lot 921    

(Orleans Territory - Territorial Period) New Orleans, Feb 20, neat strike of cds and red manuscript "25" rating on 1809 folded letter to Boston Mass., Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 922    

Wilmington, N.C., three covers comprising 1846 stampless with perfect bold "Charleston, Hotel" double-oval to Philadelphia, 1851 Charleston to New York with blue "Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad" cds (305-H-3); U58 entire with all-over gray Worth & Daniel General Shipping & Commission Merchants, Wilmington ad cover to Raleigh, F.-V.F. trio.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lots 919-922

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