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Sale 89: The John Barwis Collection of Philadelphia Postal History

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Philadelphia Foreign Mail: 1840-1848 Post-War Period Sailing Ships to Steamships

Lot 3093    

1840 (Mar. 9) Philadelphia, Pa. to London, England, folded cover showing blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov 30" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with "25" rating for 12½¢ inland postage plus 12½¢ freight money fee for sailing ship, carried by Blue Swallowtail Line Independence from New York Dec. 12th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 31st, "Liverpool/Ship Letter" two-line backstamp and matching "8" pence due handstamp for uniform ship fee, Extremely Fine freight money letter via sailing packet.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $110

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