Details For Cover ID# 25797

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jun 13, 17
Edited on:Jun 13, 17
 
Postmark: Nov 21, 1844
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Wm. Wyman's Letter Offices. 8 Court St., Boston. 3 Wall St., N.York." two strikes, one quite clear other nearly perfect red marking in four straight lines within a fancy wavy lined rectangle, manuscript "6" due rate marking on greenish folded letter datelined "New York Nov 21 1844.", immaculate and extremely fine. Ex Malcom, Jarrett.

This is a rare northbound letter destined for Boston. Almost all Wyman covers are used southbound from Boston. According to Cal Hahn, possibly the reason for the lack of surviving northbound mail into Boston was the Boston fire of the summer of 1845.
On August 1, 1844 William Wyman established his letter office at 8 Court Street in Boston to carry letter mail between Boston and New York. Due to his declining health, on December 14, 1844 Wyman sold his business to Overton & Co., who had agreed to honor the Wyman adhesive stamps already sold. Mr. Wyman was terminally ill when he sold and died within a month. Source: "Overton & Co. (including Damon, Wyman, City Mail) Part III W. W. Wyman" by Calvet Hahn, posthumously published in "The Penny Post",

Owner's ID: 1521a
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes