Lot 645(Arkansas) HELENA, Arks. / MAY 17, two-line postmark on 1836 folded letter datelined "Helena May the 5th 1836" to Henderson Ky., interesting content from John Hart Standley to his brother including "…Kind brother we have got this far without any accident. The River is very high in many places - in the water there is very little of anything planted yet on the Mississippi and in many places cannot be before the 15th or 20th of this month. I have had no information relative to the corn market from below that I could rely upon but have no doubt that it is very low. Bacon is selling from 15 to 18 cts a pound along the River…"; few tone spots and edge wear, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS HELENA, ARKANSAS TERRITORY POSTMARK.