1860s - 1880s COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL POSTMARKS: A BOOK OF AMERICAN POSTAL HISTORY

By: F.R. CURTIS

Price: $2,285.99

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On offer is a super, unique and original 19th Century philatelic relic illustrating the growth of the U.S. postal system being an early U.S.A. postmark collection. This antique, novel book of 70+ pages of postmarks of varying density and ranging from the early 1860s through 1880s over approximately 96 hand numbered pages shows an ownership stamp on the fep stating 'F.R. Curtis, Naubuc, Ct.' The rare collection even includes some precious Confederate marks and many State capitals. As one would expect given the size of some States the relative quantity of marks in the album demonstrate the growth and extent of the US Postal system. For example New York contains 6 pages of postmarks whereas there are only 10 examples for Texas and 2 from the "Montana Territories". The 10 x 8 inch book has marbled boards with wear and peeling, text-block splitting (held by binding string), some leaves loose but otherwise G.

Title: 1860s - 1880s COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL POSTMARKS: A BOOK OF AMERICAN POSTAL HISTORY

Author Name: F.R. CURTIS

Categories: 19th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Rare Book,

Publisher: NAUBUC, CONNECTICUT, 1860

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0001777

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