Lot 3067(Bevans & Humphreys Line of Philadelphia) 1819 (Oct. 14) Philadelphia Pa. to Liverpool, England, datelined folded letter endorsed "Telegraph." at lower left, sent unpaid, red "Ship Telegraph, H. Coffin." purser handstamp, carried by Ship Telegraph from Philadelphia Oct. 18th to Liverpool arriving Nov. 14th, "Liverpool/Ship Letter" framed handstamp and manuscript "8" pence due ship rating, docketed as received Nov. 15th; file folds and tone spot, Fine and rare marking.
Estimate $200 - 300.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE FANCY "SHIP TELEGRAPH, H. COFFIN" HANDSTAMP.