Example of Colonial ship mail letter

Stampless Colonial ship mail letter from England to Newport, Rhode Island, via Boston, Massachusetts. This excellent example of letters of this type shows their Bo Sh town marking & 2dwt:16gr rate for distance of 60-100 miles from Boston to Newport.

Soldiers' Letters and more Postal History from 1740-1820

I am pleased to offer stampless folded letters, soldier's letters, stampless covers and other postal history items from the French and Indian War period, the Revolutionary War and Confederation period, and the War of 1812 period.

My main area of concentration is from the 1740's to 1820, with emphasis on the war periods, and early ship letters to the US. Please click on the links below to view my postal history offerings, or contact me directly at . Thanks very much for your interest.

Please visit my Biblio store to view French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 postal history items for sale, including soldier's letters and stampless folded letters, covering the mid 18th century to early 19th century periods in US history:

War of 1812 war rate stampless folded letters

Revolutionary War postal history

French and Indian War soldier's letters

If you prefer to buy privately, please email me your want list, and I'll send scans of what is available for sale.

I am a life member of the APS, and a registered dealer member. American Philatelic Society

Thanks for visiting. —Brad Sheff


P.O. Box 246  |  Northfield, Vermont 05663  |  802-485-8239