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ILLINOIS POSTAL HISTORY

                           Page last updated: 3-15-2017

Image Belleville, St. Clair Co.
Nov. 26 CDS, rated 18 3/4c, complete FLS, legal letter dated “Nov. 25, 1836”. $50.00

Image Bloomington, McLean Co.
May 7 CDS, with large “PAID 3” in arc, on full cover going to Cincinnati. $25.00

Image Canton, Fulton Co.
Jul 6 CDS, with large “PAID 3” in arc, manuscript “paid 3c” on full cover going to New York. $40.00 

Image Carthage, Hancock Co.
Manuscript town marking with “Aug 23” and “10” rating mark on small ornate, full,  ladies cover with seal on back. Light foxing. $30.00

Image Chicago, Cook Co. Sold!
Nov 30 CDS with manuscript “25” rating mark on four page FLS going to Canaan, New York. The letter is from a daughter to her father, dated: “Nov 30th 1839”. $50.00

ImageChicago, Cook Co.
Red Dec 2 CDS with “PAID 3” in arc on full cover going to Maine. Two page letter from a son to his father, dated “December 2, 1851”. $25.00

Image Chicago, Cook Co.
Red Sep 24 CDS with “5” in serrated circle rating mark on full cover going to Niles, Michigan. $15.00

Image Chicago, Cook Co.
Red Dec 3 - 3 Paid CDS on full cover to Kane (sic) New Hampshire, docketed “Chicago C.J. Wilder Dec. 1, 1854”.$15.00

Image Freeport, Stephenson Co. Sold!
Red Apr 17 CDS with fancy “5” rating mark on FLS going to Galena, Ills. Legal letter dated: “April 17th 1849”. $40.00

Image Griggsville, Pike Co.
Red Mar 26 CDS with straight-line “PAID”, manuscript “25” on FLS going to Vermont. Letter from one brother to another dated: “March 25th, 1841”. $40.00

Image Hanover, Jo Daviess Co. Sold!
Red Mar CDS with “PAID 3” in circle rating mark on full cover to Jacksonville, Ill. $45.00

Image Hennepin, Putnam Co.
Mar 22 CDS with manuscript “25” rating mark on full FLS to Ann Arbor, M.T. Lengthy letter dated: “March 16th, 1836”. Said to be the earliest known from Hanover. $50.00

Image Henry, Marshall Co.
May 21 CDS with “PAID 3” in arc rating mark on full FLS to Three Mile Bay, New York. Letter dated: “May 19, 1855”. $30.00

Image Jacksonville, Morgan Co.
Bold Sep 20 CDS with manuscript “12 ½” rating mark on full FLS going to the Fulton County courthouse. Land transaction letter docketed “Rec 13 Oct 1836”. $40.00

Image Jacksonville, Morgan Co.
Bold Jul 27 CDS with straight-line “PAID” and manuscript “25” rating mark on FLS going to Wilmington, Massachusetts. Lengthy family letter dated: “July 20th, 1843”. $50.00

Image Jacksonville, Morgan Co.
Feb 3 CDS with “5” rating mark on fancy ladies envelope, with enameled seal on back, going to St. Charles, Illinois. $50.00

Image Jacksonville, Morgan Co.
Red Mar 4 CDS with small “5” in circle rating mark on full FLS going to Springfield, Illinois. Dated: “March 3rd, 1847”. $50.00

Image LaSalle, LaSalle Co.
Red Mar 29 CDS with straight-line “PAID” and manuscript “5” on full FLS going to Lockport, Illinois. Letter dated: “March 29th, 1845” mentions payment with Illinois and Michigan Canal script. $40.0

Image Lacon
, Marshall Co. Sold!

Apr 29 CDS with straight-line “PAID” and small “5” in circle rating mark on full FLS going to Quincy, Illinois. Land transaction letter dated: April 29th, 1850”. $50.00

Image Lacon, Marshall Co. Sold!
Bold June 29 CDS with manuscript “50” rating mark on full FLS going to New York, New York. Docketed: “29 June 1828”. Very early for Lacon. $50.00

Image Lockport, Will Co.
Red May 10 CDS with manuscript blue “10” on full FLS going to Chicago, Illinois. Letter dated: “May 9th, 1842”. $40.00

Image Moline, Rock Island Co.
Manuscript “Moline Ills Aug 9th” with “10” rating mark on the outer leaf of a FLS going to Ontario County, New York. $30.00

Image Monmouth, Warren Co. Sold!
Red May 19 CDS with straight-line “PAID” and fancy “5” rating mark on full FLS going to Quincy, Illinois. Land transaction letter dated: “May 18th, 1850”. $40.00

Image Mount Carmel, Wabash Co.
Red July 18 CDS with manuscript “25” rating mark on full FLS Palmyra, Penn. and then forwarded to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Letter dated: “July 17th, 1839”. $75.00

Image Mount Sterling, Brown Co.
Jun 24 CDS and straight-line “PAID” with manuscript “10” on full cover going to Danville, Maine. $40.00

Image Mount Sterling, Brown Co.
May 19 CDS with manuscript “5” rating mark on full FLS going to Rushville, Illinois. Letter dated: “May 17th, 1847”. $40.00

Image New Boston, Mercer Co.
Manuscript “New Boston Jany 13” with “5” rating mark on full FLS datelined St. Louis, “Decr. 29th 1846”. $30.00

Image Ottawa, LaSalle Co.
Red Jun 5 CDS with manuscript “10” rating mark on full FLS going to Wooster, Ohio. Letter dated; “June 4th, 1846” and regarding moving to Ohio. $50.00

Image Ottawa, LaSalle Co.
Red Jan 21 CDS with “5” in box rating mark on full FLS going to Rushville, Illinois. Letter dated: “January 2nd, 1847”. $30.00

Image Pekin, Tazewell Co.
Red Jan 9 CDS with straight-line “PAID” and manuscript “10” rating mark on full FLS going to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Letter about legal matter dated: January 5th, 1850”. $40.00

Image Pittsfield, Pike Co. Sold!
Sep 3 CDS with straight-line “PAID” on full FLS going to Jacksonville, Illinois with letter dated: “Sep. 27th 1848”. $40.00

Image Princeton
, Bureau Co.

Jan 9 CDS with large “5” in circle rating mark on full cover going to Caldwell, Texas. $40.00

Image Quincy, Adams Co.
Jan 15 CDS with blue manuscript 25 rating mark on outer leaf of FLS going to Martinsburg, Virginia. $40.00

Image Quincy, Adams Co.
Apr 18 CDS with “5” rating mark on full FLS going to Rushville, Illinois. Land transaction letter dated: “Quincy 17 Apr, 1851”. $40.00

Image Rock Island, Rock Island Co.
Red Mar 30 CDS with manuscript “25” rating mark on full FLS going to Massachusetts. Family letter dated: “March 26th, 1844”. $40.00

Image Rock Island, Rock Island Co.
Nov 3 CDS with “PAID 3” in circle on full FLS going to Worcester, Massachusetts. Family letter dated: “Nov 3rd, 1851”. $40.00

Image Rock Island, Rock Island Co. Sold!
Red Nov 13 CDS with “10” rating mark on full FLS going to Worcester, Massachusetts. Family letter dated: “Nov 11, 1850”. $40.00

Image Shabbona Grove, DeKalb Co.
Red Sep 15 CDS with straight-line “PAID” on full cover going to Addison, Vermont. $100.00

Image Shawneetown, Gallatin Co.
Red Jun 16 CDS with “5” rating mark on outer leaf of FLS going to New Haven, Illinois. Blue forwarding mark, “Wilson & Redman”. $75.00

Image Shawneetown, Gallatin Co.
Red Jun 17 CDS with “FREE” on small full envelope going to New Haven, Illinois. Black enamel seal on the back. $40.00

Image Springfield, Sangamon Co. Sold!
Green Jan 21 CDS with manuscript 18 ½ rating mark on full FLS going to Oregon City, Illinois. Legal letter dated: “Jan. 19th, 1843”. $50.00

Image Springfield, Sangamon Co.
Red Jan 15 CDS with “PAID” and “5” in circle rating mark on portion of FLS going to Chicago, Illinois. Legal matter. $30.00

Image Springfield, Sangamon Co.
Oct 1 CDS and red “Paid 10” in arc on full cover going to California. $35.00

Image Toulon, Stark Co.
Manuscript “Toulon, Ill July 27 1847” and “10” rating mark on full FLS going to Belville (sic), New York. Interesting family letter. $45.00

Image Warren C.H., Warren Co.
May 7 CDS with straight-line “PAID” on full FLS going to Macomb, Illinois. Letter regarding real estate taxes. $60.00

Image Waukegan, Lake Co.
Oct 30 CDS with large red “PAID 3” in circle on full cover going to Rutland, New York. $40.00

Image Wayne Centre, DuPage Co.
Manuscript “Wayne Centre Ill. June 4 FREE” on full cover going to Mount Vernon, New Hampshire. $45.00

Image Sold! Wethersfield, Henry Co.
Manuscript “Wethersfield Ill Apr 27 FREE S. Blish P.M.” on full FLS going to Glastonbury, Connecticut. Good lengthy letter about farming. $40.00

Image Williamsville, Sangamon Co. Sold!
Balloon Sep 10 CDS with “PAID 3” in circle rating mark on full cover Macoupin County, Illinois. $50.00

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