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CRISTOBAL CANAL ZONE TO MIAMI FLORIDA TO RAHWAY NEW JERSEY FIRST FLIGHT CACHET COVER

Blue cachet. Note that overprinted stamp is missing piece at top right. Proper Miami and Rahway receivers on back.

$5.00
havana-cuba-to-paris-via-new-york-1855-stampless-folded-letter CUBA - HAVANA TO PARIS VIA NEW YORK 1855 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Heavy rate marking with partial New York paquet boat mark.  See scan for markings on back of letter.

$15.00
CUMBERLAND MARYLAND 1831 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO CASHIER HAGERSTOWN BANK

Clean, fresh stampless folded letter to D. Spriggs, cashier at Hagerstown Bank stating that check is enclosed to cover discount.  Unusually high rate of 20 cents paid. 

$36.00
cynthiana-kentucky-1827-manuscript-postmark-stampless-folded-letter-to-leesburgh-ohio CYNTHIANA KENTUCKY 1827 MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO LEESBURGH OHIO

Nice manuscript postmark along with 25-cent rate to Ohio.  No content. Looks like it was a wrapper for some legal documents. No tears.

$70.00
DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL SPEED TRIALS 1933 CACHET COVER -- NASCAR

Nice early souvenir cover. Great for racing and NASCAR memorabilia collectors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10.00
deerfield+massachusetts+spooner+stampless+postal+history DEERFIELD MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO BOSTON

Deer Field (Deerfield) Masschusetts cover to George Spooner, Boston.  No content. Very clean cover. Full postmark and PAID in red with manuscript 3 rate.

$20.00
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.

$50.00
DERBY CONNECTICUT 1844 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD - POSTAL HISTORY DERBY CONNECTICUT 1844 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD

Light but complete January 4 postmark with high "t" and scroll at the bottom.  Fancy PAID in scroll at top center. Legal letter from Sanford & Shelton regarding default on payment.

Edward Nelson Shelton, for whom the town of Shelton, Connecticut was named, founded Sanford & Shelton Company in Derby, Connecticut, in 1836, the first tack factory in the United States. Later he was president of the Housatonic Water Company.

Shelton is of the fourth generation in descent from Daniel Shelton. He was born in the home of his ancestors September 4, 1812. He had the benefit of the educational advantages of his native town, and of the more important academy at Derby; and also of Captain Partridge's Scientific School at Middletown and lectures at Yale College. He commenced business at Birmingham in 1836, manufacturing tacks, in connection with Mr. N. C. Sanford, under the name of Sanford & Shelton. Mr. Sanford died in 1841, and the business was continued under the name of E. N. Shelton until 1854, when it was organized as the Shelton Company.

Mr. Shelton has been president of the Birmingham National Bank since its organization in 1848. It is principally due to Mr. Shelton that the thriving village of Shelton, named in honor of him, with a business capital rated at $2,000,000, and employing 2,000 hands, exists. He was able in 1867 to see the first work done toward the construction of the great dam across the Housatonic, which was to develop the largest water power in the state, and one of the largest in New England. His long cherished project was brought to a successful completion in 1870, resulting in the founding and satisfactory growth of the village of Shelton. He has been the president of the Ousatonic Water Company, which built the dam, since its organization in 1866.

Though a member of the state senate in 1869, Mr. Shelton has not cared for political life or office. His interest has been principally in the development and growth of the two villages, Birmingham and Shelton. His public spirit and desire that whatever is best for the benefit of the many should be accomplished have always been marked characteristics, as well as his unquestioned honor and integrity. His energy, perseverance and business ability have been proved in various enterprises in his own town and elsewhere, and much success for others as well as himself is due to his keen business foresight. He has always been an earnest supporter of the Episcopal church, as his forefathers were.

N. C. Sanford was the brother in law of Edward Shelton. His son, Henry Shelton Sanford served as America's Minister to Belgium during the Civil War and helped secure armaments needed for the Union victory. He was also a very successful lawyer and businessman. After the war, he moved to Florida where he founded a city that now bears his name. He, David Humphreys (Ambassador to Spain) and Ebenezzer D. Bassett (Ambassador to Haiti) were all Derby residents who served in the highest ranks of the U. S. foreign service.

 

$25.00
DERBY CONNECTICUT STAMPLESS COVER WITH PAID 3 RATE MARK

Almost complete postmark. Strong rate mark. Address is faded, but readable...Sarah Osborn, Seymour, CT. See scan.

$10.00
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.

$50.00

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