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world-war-II-bomber-pilot-missing-in-action-postal-history-cover-san-jose-ca WORLD WAR II BOMBER PILOT MISSING IN ACTION 1944 COVER - MAILED FROM SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA

Very nice cover with four Win the War stamps. Missing box signed by Lt. John A. Harbaugh.  Army Return to Sender marks also on face of cover. Reverse has Army Control Section postmark. Cover was originally mailed from San Jose, CA, March 1, 1944. Peter J. Abell shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW).  The 703d Bombardment Squadron was activated 1 April 1943 at Gowen Field, Idaho. And shifted to Wendover Army Air Field, Utah on 8 June 1943, where initial training with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator took place. The squadron moved to Sioux City Army Air Base, Iowa in July 1943 to complete training. At Sioux City, Iowa, actor Jimmy Stewart was assigned as the squadron's operations officer and became the squadron commander.  The 703d entered combat on 13 December 1943 attacking U-boat installations at Kiel. The unit operated primarily as a strategic bombardment organization until the war ended, striking such targets as industries in Osnabrück, synthetic oil plants in Lutzendorf, chemical works in Ludwigshafen, marshalling yards at Hamm, an airfield at Munich, an ammunition plant at Duneberg, underground oil storage facilities at Ehmen, and factories at Münster. The squadron participated in the Allied campaign against the German aircraft industry attacking a Me 110 aircraft assembly plant at Gotha. This was the longest running continuous air battle of World War II - some two and a half hours of fighter attacks and flak en route and leaving the target area. Bomb damage assessment photographs showed that the plant was knocked out of production indefinitely. The unit helped to prepare for the invasion of Normandy by bombing airfields, V-1 and V-2 launch sites, and other targets. It attacked shore installations on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and supported ground forces at Saint-Lô by striking enemy defenses in July 1944. During the Battle of the Bulge, between December 1944 and January 1945 it bombed German communications. Early on 24 March 1945 the 703d dropped food, medical supplies, and ammunition to troops that landed near Wesel during the airborne assault across the Rhine and that afternoon flew a bombing mission to the same area, hitting a landing ground at Stormede. 
 

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DEERFIELD NEW YORK STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER - UNLISTED IN ASCC

Strong postmark with manuscript paid 3 at upper right. Attractive cover. Unlisted in ASCC for either manuscript or postmark stampless use. Cover addressed to Aaron A. Hinkley, Boston, Mass.

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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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NEW YORK 1852 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH PAID1 CT IN RED POSTMARK. SEE LETTER DETAILS - POSTAL-HISTORY NEW YORK 1852 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH PAID 1 CT IN RED POSTMARK. SEE LETTER DETAILS

Letter from L. H. Moore Company, 122 Broadway, New York City, of E&J Harding, Danville, VA regarding how they do business and what their terms are.  The Moore Company was a well-known distributor of dry goods.  See scan for the full text, but here are some excerpts: "The cost of all goods shall be quoted to the buyer in every instance, & no article shall be averaged up from the original cost.  We shall charge a uniform profit of five per cent upon the cost, and no more under any circumstances for large or small bills."  "Our terms are strictly cash. All bills not paid on delivery must positively be paid within 30 days. We will not make out duplicate bills varying from the original in any case, neither will we make a discount to manufacturing, bobbers, & other buyers on any goods; whether imported, bought at auction, or at private sale, either for cash or credit..."  "We chall not deliver goods to houses who usually put us to the expense of sending for paymehnt at the expiration of 30ds..." "We shall be buying from $1,000 to $5,000 per cay at auction during the business season..."

The letter continues with a list of the varioius products they carry. Quite easy to read. No rips or tears No wax seal to cause a rip of any kind.  Full but slightly smudged  New-York Paid 1 Ct postmark.

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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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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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BURLINGTON VERMONT MAR 3 1869 COVER WITH SCOTT #25 BLUE SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK - POSTAL-HISTORY BURLINGTON VERMONT MARCH 3 1869 COVER WITH SCOTT #25 BLUE SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK

Strong and full blue Burlington Vermont sock on the nose full date...month, day, year...postmark on small cover.

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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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