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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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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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OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11 - POSTAL HISTORY OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11

Outstanding four-margin copy of Scott #11 on this cover. Side margins are huge. Bold Owensboro Kentucky March 24 postmark. Although the scan may not show it well, the stamp is dark claret. Full flap on back. Excellent addition to any discerning collection.

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PEEKSKILL NEW YORK 1898 COVER WITH 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP (SCOTT 288) - POSTAL-HISTORY PEEKSKILL NEW YORK 1898 COVER WITH 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP (SCOTT 288)

Covers with the 5-cent blue Trans-Miss stamp are few and far between.  Stamp has straight edge on right, double circle cancel. Mailed to King at Arms, London, England.  In blue marking crayon, someone has added Queen Vic Sv at bottom. Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch at the time and perhaps this was sent to her. Additional markings on back. Opened somewhat roughly at left.

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MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY - NEW YORK CITY 1849 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO LYON, FRANCE VIA STEAMER AMERICA. COLONIES&c.ART.13 MARK 1849 STAMPLESS FL NYC TO LYON, FRANCE VIA STEAMER AMERICA

 THE COLONIES&C.ART.13. MARK WAS USED ON MAIL SENT FROM THE UNITED STATES TO FRANCE VIA ENGLAND. THIS LETTER WAS SENT ON THE STEAMER AMERICA (SEE MANUSCRIPT "STEAMER AMERICA" UPPER LEFT CORNER OF COVER) AND HAS A BRITISH DATE MARKING WHICH IS STAMPED OVER BY A LYON RECEIVER . THE PORT OF LANDING IN FRANCE IS BOULOGNE, FRANCE. THE LETTER IS IN ENGLISH AND DISCUSSES AN ORDER OF MATERIAL BEING IMPORTED FROM FRANCE TO THE UNITED STATES. DESIRABLE MARKINGS.

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SCOTT 96 WAY OFF CENTER 10-CENT GREEN (USED)

F Grill. So far off center, this stamp probably qualifies as a freak.  Large portion of adjacent stamp showing at left.  Stamp is sound.

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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.

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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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CHICAGO ILLINOIS 1858 COVER WITH SCOTT 26A. LARGE, STRONG FULL DATE POSTMARK. - POSTAL-HISTORY CHICAGO ILLINOIS 1858 COVER WITH SCOTT #26A. LARGE STRONG FULL-DATE POSTMARK

Nice cover. Full postmark on very good Scott 26A stamp. Corner card is on right side noting letter is from Cashier's Office, Land Department, Ill CRRC(?). There is some aging as is to be expected in covers this old.

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milledgeville-georgia-1852-stampless-folded-letter-with-paid-3-cts-mark MILLEDGEVILLE GEORGIA 1852 PAID 3 CTS STAMPLESS COVER TO MONROE LOUISIANA

Very clean and desirable hard-to-find cover.  Seal carefully opened so as not to tear envelope.

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