United States Stamps & Postal History
April 22, 2020

We are pleased to present our April 22, 2020 sale of United States Stamps and Postal History, featuring the collection of Richard Carl. With 740 lots, we have nice sections of Stampless Covers, Free Franks and Autographed letters, Postmasters' Provisionals, an excellent range of imperf. Classics and other 19th Century used and unused, including Fancy Cancels, Civil War Patriotics, Territorial covers, 20th Century with Regular Issues and Commemoratives to $5, Large Die Proofs, Modern Errors and varieties. Back of the book includes Air Post, Postage Dues and more, followed by Confederate States, U.S. Possessions and Large Lots and Collections. Scattered throughout are many graded stamps and plate blocks. Printed catalogs are available on request.

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Lot #15
United States - Free Franks & Autographed letters
1867 3c red, two horizontal pairs, target cancels, used on legal-size quadruple rate cover from Fort Gibson to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, addressed in George Armstrong Custer's own hand to "Mrs Genl G.A.Custer Fort Leavenworth", minor cover faults at tears at right, outstanding example of Custer's handwriting on letter to his wife (on July 28, 1866, Custer was appointed lieutenant colonel of the newly created 7th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Riley, Kansas. He took part in Hancock's expedition against the Cheyenne and was arrested and suspended at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to August 12, 1868, for being AWOL, after having abandoned his post to see his wife)
Envelope
Catalog #94
Price Realized
$750.00

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