Check out the stamps on this envelope that was sent from Charleston to Columbia in 1850! During this time, the postal service operated on two tiers. One stamp was worth 5 cents – the fee to send the letter from Charleston to Columbia. The next stamp, worth 2 cents, would get the letter from the post office to the recipient. On October 3, this envelope will be actioned off by a New York auction house and is expected to bring in $20,000-$30,000! Check it out for yourself here.

About Collectibles Insurance Services

Collectibles Insurance Services has been protecting collections since 1966 and all coverage is provided by a carrier with a group rating of “A” (Excellent) by AM Best, the leading rating agency for the insurance industry.

Comprehensive coverage includes, but is not limited to: accidental breakage, burglary, fire, flood, loss in the mail, theft, natural disasters, and other causes of loss unless specifically excluded from the policy. Deductibles start at $0 for collector policies and we provide coverage for the market value of your collection for losses in excess of $50.

Additionally the protection extends At home and away, and we don't require collection itemization and serial number nor extensive paperwork and red tape.