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reuben-eaton-fenton-new-york-senator-free-franked-washington-dc-1862-cover DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON 1862 COVER FREE FRANKED BY REUBEN EATON FENTON, NEW YORK SENATOR

Full WAshington DC Free double circle postmark on free franked cover signed R E Fenton mc.  Reuben Eaton Fenton (July 4, 1819 – August 25, 1885) was an American merchant and politician from New York. In 1840, he was named commander of the New York Militia's 162nd Infantry Regiment with the rank of colonel. He was elected as a Democrat to the 33rd United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1855. He left the Democratic Party to help organize the Republican Party, and was later elected, as a Republican, to the 35th, 36th, 37th and 38th United States Congresses, and served from 1857 to 1865. He was Governor of New York from 1865 to 1868. In 1868, he was among the candidates to be Vice President. In January 1869, he was elected a Senator from New York and served from 1869 to 1875. He was known as "The Soldiers' Friend" for his efforts to help returning Civil War veterans. He worked to remove tuition charges for public education, helped to establish six schools for training teachers, and signed the charter for Cornell University. The town of Fenton, NY, is named for him. His former home in Jamestown is the site of the Fenton History Center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.  After his death, a building at The State University of New York at Fredonia, Fenton Hall, was named in his honor because he had attended the previous incarnation of the school, the Fredonia Academy. Fenton Avenue in the Bronx, is named for him.

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andong-korea-1939-japanese-occupation-stamp-on-postal-history-cover-to-caney-kansas KOREA - ANDONG - 1939 JAPANESE OCCUPATION STAMP ON POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO CANEY, KANSAS

Clean cover with Andong, Korea, postmark on Japanese stamp used during the occupation of Korea in 1939.  Cover is from H. T. Baugh, possibly a missionary, to Bertie Burns, Caney, Kansas.  Cover has small tear upper left side and small portion of lower right corner is missing.

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PEEKSKILL NEW YORK 1898 COVER WITH 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP (SCOTT 288) - POSTAL-HISTORY PEEKSKILL NEW YORK 1898 COVER WITH 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP (SCOTT 288)

Covers with the 5-cent blue Trans-Miss stamp are few and far between.  Stamp has straight edge on right, double circle cancel. Mailed to King at Arms, London, England.  In blue marking crayon, someone has added Queen Vic Sv at bottom. Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch at the time and perhaps this was sent to her. Additional markings on back. Opened somewhat roughly at left.

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united-states-lot-of-50-Scott-#65-and-varieties-on-cover UNITED STATES - LOT OF 40 SCOTT #65 AND VARIETIES ON COVER

Some grill stamps in the lot along with color variations.  See scans.

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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS -- 4 WESTERN UNION TELEGRAMS FROM OVERSEAS SOLDIER. PERFIN STAMPS + CONTENT - WORLD-WAR-II-POSTAL-HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS -- 4 WESTERN UNION TELEGRAMS FROM OVERSEAS SOLDIER. PERFIN STAMPS + CONTENT

Super World War II collectible item. Francis E Fitzpatrick sends brief Western Union telegrams home to assure his mother Emma that he is OK and is receiving parcels. Three telegrams are from 1943, and one from 1944. Fitzpatrick participated in landings in Africa, Italy and D-Day at Normandy. One telegram back is blank, two have the gift orders information and one has the Money in a Hurry legend. All stamps with the exception of th 1-cent Freedom have WU perfins. 

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willimantic-connecticut-1860s-civil-war-era-cover-and-letter-to-greene-rhode-island-mentions-lincoln's-death-and-booth CONNECTICUT - WILLIMANTIC 1860S CIVIL WAR ERA COVER AND LETTER TO GREENE RHODE ISLAND MENTIONS LINCOLN'S DEATH AND BOOTH

Outstanding item.  Cover bears the Willimantic octagon postmark with a grill cancel on the stamp. The letter opens with a discussion about purchasing wine and the states: "People have been having terrible times this way. Rejoicing over victories and mourning over the President." Also notes: "Got Booth, I suppose."  Letter is written by Sarah to friend James Harris.  All in good condition. Light stain center of small envelope.

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OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11 - POSTAL HISTORY OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11

Outstanding four-margin copy of Scott #11 on this cover. Side margins are huge. Bold Owensboro Kentucky March 24 postmark. Although the scan may not show it well, the stamp is dark claret. Full flap on back. Excellent addition to any discerning collection.

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germany-early-cover GERMANY - LOT OF SIX EARLY COVERS

Good lot of six early Germany postal history covers including advertising for Stadt-Sparkasse, Friedrich Bachrach, Wilhelm Kleine Hulsewische, and Proskauer & Pauson.  Nice array of early stamps and stamp combinations. 

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taunton-massachusetts-1847-stampless-folded-letter-to-providence-ri-wonderful-letter TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND - WONDERFUL LETTER

Absolutely wonderful letter from Sarah, of Taunton, MA, to Miss Emilie Carpenter, Providence RI.  Here's a sample of what it contained: "I was sitting at the window, and as it stormed violently, I was much surprised to have a cab stop at the door and a New Bedford gentleman (a Mr. Parker) was announced.  He is a friend of mine. He brought three letters, all saying I was expected back with him in the next train. The emergency was the great annual ball to be held there that evening..."  It goes on to describe her Cinderella-like evening including: "My dress was a straw colored lace, over a white satin".  Four pages of easy to read writing.  Envelope has an unlisted rimless Taunton postmark (light blue) with manuscript 5.  The back flap of the envelope is missing.

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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1820 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM JOHN & GEORGE PRATT (INDIA WHARF). - POSTAL HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1820 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM JOHN & GEORGE PRATT (INDIA WHARF).

The Pratts were merchants and among the founders of Boston's trading center--India Wharf. The letter is to John Kyes, of Concord and provides a reference for William Stearns who served on the brig Warbler under Captain Harvey. "who had a good opinion of his character...and found him upright and honest."  Letter is signed by both John and George Pratt, two historic figures in early Boston maritime trade.

India Wharf (1804-ca.1962) in Boston, Massachusetts, flourished in the 19th century, when it was one of the largest commercial wharves in the port. The structure began in 1804 to accommodate international trade at a time when several other improvements to the Boston waterfront occurred, such as the creation of Broad Street and India Street. Funders and organizers of the construction of India Wharf in 1803 on the waterfront near Long Wharf included Francis Cabot Lowell, Uriah Cotting, [Henry?] Jackson (d.1806), James Lloyd Jr., and Harrison Gray Otis. Builders completed the wharf in 1804. Architect Charles Bulfinch designed the building atop the wharf, completed in 1807. The long stone building housed 32 stores.

Merchants operating from India Wharf included China traders Russell and Company (1824); Samuel Austin, Jr.; James Carter; J.T. Coolidge; Samuel Devens; Thomas Dixon; Francis Ellis; Thomas and Edward Motley; Henry Oxnard; John Pratt & Son; Robert B. Storer; Thwing & Perkins.

THE ARISTOCRACY OF BOSTON—1848

PRATT, GEORGE. Son of the late Capt. John Pratt, who followed a successful trade in the Gulf of Mexico, while Spain was at war with England. Retired from sea, and was the first to run regular packets in the New Orleans trade; and after George had had a good training, formed with him, John Pratt & Son—still keeping the New Orleans packet and cotton trade. John bought the large house at the head of Pearl-street, formerly owned by Jonathan Harris, called "Harris's Folly.' George married a daughter of Giles Lodge. Excellent parentage on both sides! His industry and prudence have deserved and secured wealth; and his kind heart and cheerful temper will make him happy.

Letter shows considerable wear where it was worn at the bottom resulting in a large tear that runs up through half the letter.  However, the signatures, the most valuable part of this communication, are intact and historically significant.

 

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