USA, 19th century postal covers lot


USA, postal covers lot, 19th century, 5 pieces, average size 135x75mm, few minor faults, F

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One is stampless (1840s-50s), another has an inkstamp “5” and BALTIMORE SEP 29 cancel (1840s), the third has an inkstamp “PAID 5” and unclear STANTON VA cancel (1840s), the fourth has a 3 cents stamp S11a and a NEW YORK JUL 3 cancel (1851-56), the fifth has a 2 cents stamp S213 and a KEEZLETOWN VA. SEP 23 1888 cancel.

American philatelic covers from before the first stamps in 1847 are rare.

The term “document” implies some official status applied to a piece of paper or non-paper equivalent (digital, cuneiform tablet, etc.). Any other piece of paper that might be of interest to collectors for some reason can be classified as “paper ephemera.” Could be a product wrapper, or a check (cheque). Or a magazine, or a postcard.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.