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Sale 100: Gems of Philately

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Lot 2014    

1776 (Aug. 1) Grenada to London, England "Privateer Letter", datelined folded letter with noted on backflap "The Captain who brought this sayd he was taken by an american Privateer and all his letters were opened and returned him again.", carried by private ship to Ireland, entered mails with "Ship /Cork" and manuscript "5" pence rating, London "10/MA" Bishop backstamp and "11" pence final due rating; small edge tear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $5,000 - 7,500.

A RARE 1776 LETTER FROM SHIP CAPTAIN TAKEN BY AMERICAN PRIVATEER.

Realized: $6,750

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