Lot 651(Connecticut) Windsor Locks, Ct., "Sep 19", type I fancy illustrated Steamboat in Lock postmark in red with manuscript dating and matching "18¾" rating on 1835 folded letter to Waterford N.Y., F.-V.F., A rare early example of the second type Windsor Locks fancy illustrated steamboat in lock postmark.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Alfred Smith, president of the Enfield Falls Canal Company, proposed to change the name of Pine Meadow to Windsor Locks. The Windsor Locks Post Office was opened in 1833 and was located in a store near a grist mill owned by Charles Haskell Dexter. He eventually was appointed first postmaster.