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 #9
United States - Free Franks & Autographed letters
1738 large part of outer FL from James Oglethorpe in Georgia, addressed in his hand to Sir Robert Walpole, docketing reads "Letter from Oglethorpe from Georgia North America 1738", some tears and slipping along edges and folds, possibly the earliest recorded letter from Georgia (James Oglethorpe was a founder and early leader of the Colony of Georgia. In January of 1733, he landed with Georgian colonists in South Carolina. He traveled south to the mouth of the Savannah River, sailing 18 miles upstream, and landing at the site of present-day Savannah. Sir Robert Walpole held many English political offices including "prime minister" from 1721 until 1742, when he was forced to resign as a result of failing health)
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,000.00

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