1797 Printed US Treasury Form Signed by Oliver Wolcott & Franked by John Steele
This item is original and not a reproduction or copy. You are purchasing both the postal portion and the letter, which are attached and part of each other. This is a Stampless Folded Letter. The printed form has an introduction at the top Signed by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Was the Second United States Secretary of the Treasury and served from 1795 to 1800. The form was then folded and placed in letter form. This one is postmarked with at PHILADELPHIA Franklin Mark "7 Jy" and a straight-line "FREE" (both in brown) and has a "Treasury Department" manuscript over Free Jno. John Steele--from North Carolina--was appointed Comptroller of the Currency on July 1, 1796. It is addressed to Stephen Smith, Esquire, Collector, Machias, Massachusetts. " But should it have been "Machias, Maine? " There do not appear to be any mis-sent markings, though the addressee did docket its arrival "came to hand 17 August 1797. Perhaps it was mis-sent, but no postmaster took the time to re-address it.
The addressee also docketed the form in the upper left, Rec'd August 17, 1797. The sealing wax used to seal the form when folded for mailing was removed, causing a portion of the paper to be torn away.
There is also a portion of the paper missing in the lower left, all away from the postal markings and away from the printed portion of the form. I will work to make you happy. The item "1797 Printed US Treasury Form Signed by Oliver Wolcott & Franked by John Steele" is in sale since Sunday, January 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History". The seller is "ivymontcpa" and is located in Richmond, Virginia.
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- Certification: Uncertified
- Quality: Used
- Grade: F/VF (Fine/Very Fine)
- Place of Origin: United States