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Sale 89: The John Barwis Collection of Philadelphia Postal History

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Philadelphia Domestic Mail: Domestic Uses including Balances

Lot 3254    

Philadelphia Domestic Mails Collection, 1771-1800s, album of 32 usages, wide range of material including 1771 "Phila./Delphia" red two-line backstamp and ms. "4" rating on letters to Salem Mass., 1771 "Phila./Delphia" red two-line backstamp and red ms. "2.16" rating on letter to Annapolis Md.; 1772 Jun. 16th Allentown Pa. to Philadelphia "p Stage"; two "Hale & Co. Philadelphia" red oval usages with "Collect" handstamp, LO2 cancelled by red star on locally addressed letter; 15L15 tied by cds on local cover; 1859 "N.Y. & Boston Stmb. R.R." cds use to Philadelphia, red "Philada. Railroad" straightline use to New York, Philadelphia blue cds with "1" octagon local use; 1847 Philadelphia blue cds with attached "2" circular rate use to Albany; "Philadelphia Pa. '1 Paid' Feb 13" integral-rate cds for circular rate to Providence, some Free usages including "P.O. Business, Free" half-circle handstamp; etc., also includes 1711 Philadelphia letter only from John M. Williams to Liverpool, F.-V.F., an excellent group of better usages from Philadelphia.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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