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BERMUDA - FOUR SETS OF EARLY COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS

All stamps are postally used. Scott numbers are 115-117, 131-132, 135-137, 138-141.

$10.00
bermuda-1953-wrapper-in-pristine-condition BERMUDA -- 1953 H&G 11 WRAPPER IN PRISTINE CONDITION

Fresh as the day it was printed.

$10.00
BERMUDA 1935 SILVER JUBILEE ISSUE.  SCOTT 105-114 USED. INCLUDES 109 AND 109A - BERMUDA-STAMPS BERMUDA 1935 SILVER JUBILEE ISSUE. SCOTT 105-114 USED. INCLUDES 109 AND 109A

Complete set. Lightly postmarked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$15.00
Blood's-Despatch-PA-black-postmark-Type-13-on-1856-postal-history-stampless-folded-letter BLOOD'S DESPATCH (PA) BLACK POSTMARK TYPE 13 ON 1856 POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Super clean stampless folded letter. Note time of despatch is 4 1/2 pm. 1856 strong black Type 13 mark. Premium item.

$20.00
BOSTON+WOOLWICH+STAMPLESS+FOLDED+LETTER+POSTAL+HISTORY BOSTON 5cts POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO WOOLWICH MAINE

Light but full strike. Letter addressed to Elizabeth Barnes, Woolwich, Maine, an unusual destination. Only portion of letter remains. The balance was trimmed off.

$10.00
boston-pickman-stampless-postal-history BOSTON MASSACHUSETT 1848 POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER. MERCHANTS BANK LOAN DEMAND NOTICE.

Preprinted bank notice to D. Pickman, Salem, Massachusetts, that note for $1,200 plus interest is due the middle of the next month.

$15.00
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. 

$50.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS -- THREE 1920 & 1921 REGISTERED COVERS WITH MANY UNUSUAL POSTAL MARKINGS. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO SEE ALL THE SCANS.

Registered #245711 -- This 1920 Boston cover was sent registered mail. On the face it has these postal markings: Return Receipt Requested; Not in City Directory (twice) a very hard to find mark even once on a cover; unclaimed (twice); notice Sep 8 1920; registered No. 245711; 48139; 16858; 188137 in pencil; Try Sta E (in blue pencil); not as tried 89 (in pencil); return to sender pointing finger (twice). I think that's it along with the nice double oval Boston postmarks. The back has another pointing hand and an unclaimed mark along with Boston and Louisville KY dial markings. There are four tiny staple holes left side of cover and note the notch at upper left of cover. Otherwise, shows normal wear for a cover of this early vintage. Nice 10-cent Franklin stamp to go with postal stationery. Cover corner card of New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Registered #229643 -- This 1921 Boston cover was sent registered mail. On the face it has these postal markings: large violet Registered box; Return Receipt Requested; Reason for Non Delivery box with unclaimed checked; 28093; Newville Alabama receiver mark; along with the nice double oval Boston postmarks. The back has three Boston dial markings. There are five tiny staple holes; two top right (do not affect stamp) and three middle left. All are trivial. Otherwise, shows normal wear for a cover of this early vintage. Nice 9-cent Franklin stamp to go with postal stationery. Cover corner card of New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Registered #271270 -- This 1921 Boston cover was sent registered mail. On the face it has these postal markings: large Registered; Return Receipt Requested; Reason for Non Delivery box with unclaimed checked; 26661; 271270; Newville Alabama receiver mark; 185323 final notice of close out (in pencil). I think that's it along with the nice double oval Boston postmarks. The back has three Boston dial markings. There are five tiny staple holes; two top right (do not affect stamp) and three middle left. All are trivial. Otherwise, shows normal wear for a cover of this early vintage. Nice 9-cent Franklin stamp to go with postal stationery. Cover corner card of New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

$20.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1800S PAIR OF 2-CENT BANKNOTES WITH REVERSE NUMBERS 22 CANCELS

R. A. Malone was the contractor for the tunnel according to the corner card. Good reverse 22 killer marks. Nice Albany, NY, receiver on the back. Left stamp is damaged and cover is opened roughly at left.

$5.00
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.

 

$50.00

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