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Charlestown N.h. Cancel On Pre-Philatelic Cover?

 
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Posted 08/20/2020   5:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LordInVader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all Stamp Masters,

Can you tell me more about this cancellation?
Is it Pre-Philatelic? What is its history?

Thanks!
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Posted 08/20/2020   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LordInVader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And this one from New York:

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Posted 08/20/2020   8:04 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are both markings typical on US stampless mail from the 1840s or early 1850s, so likely but not necessarily pre-philatelic. Prepayment of domestic letter postage by stamps was not required until 1856, even though the first US general issue stamps were issued in 1847.

It's a big field and the standard reference is the American Stampless Cover Catalog...which can be downloaded free from the US Philatelic Classics Society website if you dig around in the digital library.
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Posted 08/20/2020   11:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting nonetheless.
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Posted 08/21/2020   03:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LordInVader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the Resource!

So for the Charlestown Cancel I found following entry:



For New York the following:



So I would guess from these the Charlestown is worth about $20 and the New York cancel is worth $8?

Did I read that right?
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Posted 08/21/2020   06:51 am  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Charlestown is probably the 30mm CDS listed at the bottom of the town listing (so catalog value $15). Can't assess values without seeing the whole covers but the NY would probably sell for $5 and the Charlestown in the $10-15 range. there are lots of factors that go into pricing and valuing these.
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Posted 02/26/2021   07:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LordInVader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So this is a bit late, but here are the full scans on the covers.

Any thoughts?
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