Lot 32381772-1846, Philadelphia Pre-Treaty Foreign Mails, stampless exhibit balance of 20 covers mounted on exhibit pages, including 1772 letter to Thomas Penn in England forwarded to Windsor from London, 1772 Exeter to Philadelphia by Falmouth packet, 1788 Portugal to Philadelphia with London "Post/Paid" in circle handstamp by Falmouth packet; 1798 Philadelphia to Whitby G.B. by Falmouth packet (Post-War Packets are Scarce), 1795 Richmond to Philadelphia by packet to Halifax and then private ship to Boston; 1799 Hamburg, Germany via Falmouth packet, 1804 Jamaica via red "Balte. Md. Apr 20" cds and "Ship" handstamp; 1801 Nassau via Charleston with Philadelphia "6" in circle rating, 1803 Hull via Cadiz and Havana to Philadelphia with larger "6" in circle rating handstamp; 1824 Richmond to Philadelphia by packet but New York erred in not charging inland postage; 1841 Philadelphia to Edinburgh with red Philadelphia Harndens circular handstamp; 1842 Philadelphia to France with red Philadelphia Harndens circular handstamp; and 1846 Ghent, Belgium to Philadelphia with blue "12" in lined circle rating handstamp; etc., excellent condition, Very Fine and interesting exhibit balance.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.