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United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Usage by State (Kentucky)
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 51
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), three large margins, ample to clear at bottom, tied by distinctive greenish blue grid, matching "Frankfort Ky. Jul. 24" c.d.s on 1850 folded letter to New York, Very Fine, choice.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1981 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Emerson, Stollnitz.
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Lot 52
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, ample to large margins, pale shade and fine impression, tied by blue grids, matching "Hopkinsville Ky Apr. 24" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to New Orleans, cover with file fold at far left, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 53
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), position 24R, full to large margins, tied by red grid, matching "Hopkinsville Ky. Dec. 29" c.d.s. partly struck at left on 1849 folded letter; stamp tiny soiling in margins, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 54
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins, pretty shade with clear impression, tied by black grid, matching "Louisville Ky. 5 Oct. 17" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Frankfort, manuscript "pd" in lower left corner, contents with letterhead of "Banking House of A. D. Hunt & Co"., Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 55
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to clear at bottom left, bright shade and fine impression, tied by bold blue grid, matching "Lousiville Ky. 5 Jul. 12" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Indianapolis, Ind., manuscript "paid" at upper left, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 56
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, dark shade, lightly tied by blue grid, matching "Louisville Ky. Mar. 11" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter with additional printed price list for drugs & medicine, manuscript "paid" written above stamp, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 57
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), position 8R, mostly large margins, deep shade, tied by blue grid and multiple strikes of what appears to be the rim of the cancelling device (incorrectly called a target in certificate), matching bold "Louisville Ky Oct 2" c.d.s. on 1847 folded letter to New York, Extremely Fine and eye-catching.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1992 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 58
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), mostly large margins, clear at bottom, tied by twice-struck blue "Paid" handstamp on 1848 folded letter to Quincy, Ill., no townmark, stamp slight tone spot in margin, contents bleed through slightly, still Very Fine, an intriguing usage.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Only the last page of what was a 5-page letter remains, following it are two short notes, one datelined Glasgow, the other Rockdale, both 1848; only Kentucky had post offices with these names in this period. It is also possible this never entered the mails until Quincy, which used blue ink in 1848; comparison with that office's Paid handstamp might solve the puzzle.

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