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RARE UPSIDE DOWN WRITING ON STAMPLESS COVER - AUBURN NEW YORK AUBURN NEW YORK 1841 EXTRAORDINARY HORIZONTAL DOUBLE WRITTEN STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO DEERFIELD NEW HAMPSHIRE. MUST SEE SCANS

First stampless folded letter we have seen where the text is written horizontally from top to bottom and then the page is flipped and the text continues down the page between the original lines.  Two pages written in this manner.  While it looks impossible to read when you scan the page, it is surprisingly easy to read.  M. H. Wells writes to his sister Elisabeth. Exceptionally long missive. Mostly general news, but lots of little comments including a visit to Dr. Mills where he "saw Miss Henrietta and was very pleasantly received. I think she is a fine young lady but what a fat chub. But I will not extend my remarks." Paper has some foxing and there is a small separation on page 3. Auburn postmark is complete but light. PAID is written by hand and also in red stamp. The double writing is what makes this letter truly extraordinary.

$100.00
colum-south-carolina-1824-stampless-folded-letter-to-charleston-duel-and-drowning SOUTH CAROLINA - COLUM.S.C 1824 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA MENTIONS DUEL AND DROWNING

Cover in very nice condition with ornament postmark.  One fold separation (see scan). Thomas May to his brother Pleasant May.  Good, easy to read content. “I will also inform you that General Blair and Thomas P. Evans will fight a duel on Wednesday next…Shoderick was drowned at the ferry of Columbia by the flat sinking as he was acrossing with a loaded wagon." Historic references in need of further research.

$100.00
dublin-ireland-1835=transatlantic-stampless-folded-letter-to-new-york-city-regarding-irish-immigrants IRELAND -- DUBLIN 1835 TRANSATLANTIC STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY REGARDING IRISH IMMIGRANTS

Fantastic easy-to-read letter with only minor fold separations.  Myles Burke writes to New York financier James Prentiss demanding his immediate presence in Dublin to administer to a large number of Irish immigrants Burke has booked to come to America.  Apparently Prentiss was to have provided ships for the crossing to New York.  Burke is concerned the delay has caused some to consider going to Texas instead.  He has convinced them to work their farms for the time being.  A long and detailed letter well worth reading and researching.  Historic.

$100.00
zanesville-ohio-1823-stampless-folded-letter-from-alexander-harper-us-representative OHIO -- ZANESVILLE 1823 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM ALEXANDER HARPER US REPRESENTATIVE

Outstanding full double circle postmark on this stampless folded letter. Small tear where seal was broken.  Letter from US. Representative Alexander Harper to New York financier James Prentiss regarding a property transaction.  Alexander Harper (1786-1860) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near Belfast, Ireland, Harper immigrated to the United States and settled in Zanesville, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in 1813, and commenced practice in Zanesville. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1820 and 1821. He served as president judge of the Court of Common Pleas 1822-1836. Harper was elected as a Whig to the 25th  Congress (1837-1839). He was also elected to 28th, 29th and 32nd Congresses. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (28th Congress), and was on the Committee on Patents (28th Congress). He resumed the practice of law. 

$100.00
russia-1864-stampless-folded-letter-from-secretary-of-czar-alexander-2nd RUSSIA - 1864 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM A SECRETARY OF CZAR ALEXANDER II

Clean letter with postmarks. A translator in St. Petersburg informed us that the letter is from a secretary of Czar Alexander II informing the recipient that he has permission to file certain documents with the government. 

$100.00
PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT STAMP SET WITH COILS PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT SET WITH COILS

Complete sets of the Presidential Series including the horizontal and vertical coil stamps in closed mounts. We opened the 1/2-cent value to determine that the set was never hinged. Please note the following: the 3-cent horizontal coil and 1-cent vertical coil are canceled.

$125.00
NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE TRANSATLANTIC COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE 1861 TRANSATLANTIC STAMPLESS COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE

Very interesting 1861 transatlantic stampless cover (no contents) originally mailed in New York City with a pen notation that it was to go to Plymouth Massachusetts via Marsielles France.  See second scan of backside markings for Calais and Paris. Note additional French marking on front of cover.  The New York 30 marking is rare.

$125.00
SCOTT 68A 10-CENT GREEN ON COVER TO BLUEHILL MAINE SCOTT 68A 10-CENT GREEN ON COVER TO BLUEHILL MAINE

Early cover to Bluehill Maine.  Cannot make out point of origin in postmark. Addressed to Charles Clough. Quality condition considering its age. Stamp clear on three sides, just touching at left.

THE DANIEL CLOUGH HOUSE AND PLACE

Daniel Clough was the first child of Asa and Abigail (Tecker) Clough born April 11,1790; married Polly, eldest daughter of Dr. Nathan and Mary (Carleton) Tenney, May 24, i818. She was born April ll, 1797; died Dec 8,1858; he died April 2,1867, aged 77. He was a sea captain in his younger years and commanded among other vessels the three-masted schooner ''Magnolia" built at Bluehill in 1833, the second vessel of that rig known. After sea life he gave attention to the management of his farm. The house he lived in was built by him about the time of his marriage, say about 1820, and is still standing, in good repair, and occupied by his youngest son, Charles Carroll Clough and family, who also own the farm of his grandfather, Asa Clough. The children of Capt. Daniel and Polly  (Tenney) Clough were:

, 1. Caroline, born Nov; 30,1818; married Capt. William Walker, half brother of the writer, June 24,1836.

2. Mary Tenney, born Nov. 1, 1820; married George W. Brown Jan. 11, 1840 and died at Ellsworth in 1852.

3. David Daniel, born Feb. 26,1826; removed to Portland where p he was twice married, his two wives dying, leaving no children; he died a few years ago.

4. Augustine Washington, born Oct. 9, 1831; was a captain in the War of the Rebellion; married at Portland in 1865; had two daughters; he and wife died a few years since at Everett, Mass.

Charles Carroll, born July 7,1837; married Emeline S.,daughter of Johnson Wood, May 24, 1859; they had three children born to. them, viz:—Harriet Gertrude, Feb. 28, 1861; Bessie Carroll, Sept. 2, 1872; Daisey Lou, Dec. 22,1878.

$125.00
haverhill-massachusetts-milford-new-hampshire-conant-postal-history HAVERHILL MASSACHUSETTS SOCK ON THE NOSE 1850S BLUE POSTMARK TO MILFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE. SCOTT 26A STAMP

Nice Scott #26A stamp with light blue Haverhill Massachusetts postmark on this cover to Milford, NH. Looks like writer has placed his/her initials in the lower left corner.

$150.00
Zeppelin-cover-October-28-Akron-to-Chicago-via-Friedrichhafen-postal-history-flight-with-C-18-stamp ZEPPELIN COVER - OCTOBER 28 AKRON TO CHICAGO VIA FRIEDRICHHAFEN POSTAL HISTORY FLIGHT WITH C-18 STAMP

Good cover with extra leg through Germany. New York backstamp as well.

$165.00

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