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KINGSTON RHODE ISLAND 1852 COVER AND LETTER FROM AMOS WELLS TO JOHN VERNON, PROVIDENCE RI REGARDING HUNTING WITH MUSKETS - POSTAL-HISTORY KINGSTON RHODE ISLAND 1852 COVER AND LETTER FROM AMOS WELLS TO JOHN VERNON, PROVIDENCE RI REGARDING HUNTING WITH MUSKETS

Neat cover and letter from Amos Wells to his hunting friend John Vernon. Excerpts from his missive are below. Stamp is Scott 11A.

Dear John,

I shouldered my musket yesterday for the first time since I returned home for a sally among the quail and found them contrary to my expectations after what I had heard in Prov quite plenty. If our old friend Sport had been with me, I should have brought home quite a bunch of birds. As it was, with the assistance of old “buck” I bagged three quail and one woodcock in about two hours and knocked down two more quail which I could not find for want of a decent dog. Besides missing a very respectable number of fair shots and had also marked down a fine bevy of quail before me when on accidently shoving my hand into my pocket I discovered the bank keys which I had by mistake carried with me and was in consequence obliged to hasten home with all due speed.

You may wonder what my long prelude is driving at. It is simply that I am very anxious for your company next week and hope to see you here armed and equipped for a renewal of your acquaintance with our No. Kingston quail on Monday next…bring Sport or his substitute if possible and I think I can promise you a good time…

Yours Truly, Amos Wells

There is more content in the letter regarding the usual welfare of family and friends.

Records show that Amos Wells was cashier at the Landholders’ Bank, Kingston.

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edwardsville-illinois-1843-stampless-folded-letter-to-saint-louis-missouri EDWARDSVILLE ILLINOIS 1843 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO ST. LOUIS MISSOURI

Outstanding stampless folded letter.  Fresh and clean.  Full red postmark. Great addition to your collection.

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webster.connecticut.1845.stampless.folded.letter.to.norwich WEBSTER MASSACHUSETTS 1845 (EARLIEST KNOWN USE?) STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO CARROLL & CROSBY NORWICH CONNECTICUT

Earliest ASCC date for this postmark is 1846. This letter is clearly dated 1845 in two places. Possibly earliest known use. Note from J. H. Perry & Co., requesting 3lbs of blue vitriol "and be particular to have it come up on Thursday next". Carroll & Crosby dealt in artist supplies, but being located in a small city, also provided services as a druggist.

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SOUTH PLAINS MAINE SCOTT #11A COVER T0 ROCKLAND MAINE SOUTH PLAINS (?) MAINE SCOTT #11A COVER T0 ROCKLAND MAINE

If you look at the manuscript mark on this letter, it is easily read as S Plains, Maine.  The tough part is finding if a South Plains Maine ever existed.  That explains the question mark in the headline.  If anyone can provide more information, please send it along.  Cover is in poor condition with tears around the stamp and through the manuscript mark. Plenty of age wrinkles, too. However, the stamp is fantastic. Right margin copy with all good margins; tending to a little close at top left.  Strong color. Addressed to G. B. Macomber in Rockland Maine.

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wisconsin-portage-city-and-watertown-missent-stampless-postal-history-cover PORTAGE CITY AND WATERTOWN WISCONSIN POSTMARKS ON MISSENT 1850s STAMPLESS COVER

Two postmarks on one missent 1850s cover.  Cover was addressed to Watertown New York and mailed from Portage City.  Manuscript "missent" along with Watertown, Wis, postmark. 

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WISCASSETT MAINE 1853 STAMPLESS FOLDED PRINTED NOTICE TO THE CONSABLES OF THE TOWN OF BOOTHBAY MAINE. NOTE POSTMARK ERROR...TWO "Ts" IN WISCASSETT

Extremely clean printed notice from the Wiscasset clerk (E. B. Bowman) to the constables of the Town of Warren directing them to notify "freeholders and other inhabitants to vote in the choice of Representatives, and particularly the Selectmen and Town Clerk, to assemble, six days, at least, and not more than twenty days before the time for holding the Court hereafter mentioned, at a certain place, there by you made known, to appoint as the law directs, by drawng out of the box one good and lawful man of the said Town of Warren of like qualification and good moral character to serve as Traverse Juror at the Supreme Judicial Court of this state..." See scans for entire document. Signatures include Bowman; George Reed, Traverse Juror; and C. B Fisher, constable of Boothbay. The postmark is an error postmark listed in ASCC. Strong blue Wiscassett postmark along with lighter large numeral 5 rate mark.

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World-War-I-soldier's-mail-censor-postal-history-cover-with-postage-due-stamps-rare WORLD WAR I SOLDIER'S MAIL CENSOR COVER WITH J52 POSTAGE DUE STAMPS AND SCARCE DUE MARKING. SEE DESCRIPTION.

Highly collectible cover in many respects. Due 4 cents in circle mark is scarce. That mark was applied in New York. Censored military mail from overseas. Postage due stamps were applied at Ludlow MA, and postmarked with rectangular marks. This identifies the cover as being mailed before the US entered WWI and as having been mailed by a US volunteer soldier serving in another country's armed forces. 

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FRENCH OCCIDENTAL AFRICA - 1952 REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER WITH IVORY COAST SEAL

Outstanding cover with Registration sticker and Scott Nos 45, 54 (2) and 53 stamps. Most covers have been soaked for the stamps. Complete covers with registration stickers are hard to come by. Ivory coast handstamp seal on both sides (middle left on front; center seal at reverse). Addressed to Director, American Geographical Society, New York City. New York City receiver on back as well. A rare find.

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united-states-scott-#154-used-stamp-with-partial-fancy-cancel UNITED STATES SCOTT #154 USED STAMP WITH PARTIAL FANCY CANCEL

Portion of fancy cancel.  Good appearance. Catalog: $275

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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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