Lot 152Philadelphia Full Rigged Ship, 1835 (29 Apr.) St. Pierre, Martinique to Baltimore Md. via Philadelphia, datelined folded letter carried by private ship, entered mails with red Philadelphia "Phila. 3 Jun" octagon datestamp and matching red Rigged Ship octagon handstamp with red manuscript "14½" due rating for 12½¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee; horizontal file fold, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A CHOICE USE OF THE FANCY PHILADELPHIA FULL-RIGGED SHIP HANDSTAMP FROM MARTINIQUE.
The Philadelphia Rigged Ship handstamp was used only on incoming mail for addresses beyond the port. It is recorded used only from May 1834 to Nov. 9, 1835.