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MARINE POSTAL HISTORY - BAHAMAS - 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER BAHAMAS 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER

Clean cover addressed to Forest Mississippi

$50.00
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.

$50.00
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
northern-railroad-stampless-cover-to-heartland-vermont NORTHERN RAILROAD STAMPLESS COVER TO HARTLAND VERMONT

Full postmark along with numeral 5 rate mark.  Cover a tad dirty. Old ASCC catalogs price is $75.

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World-War-I-soldier's-mail-censor-postal-history-cover-with-postage-due-stamps-rare WORLD WAR I SOLDIER'S MAIL CENSOR COVER WITH J52 POSTAGE DUE STAMPS AND SCARCE DUE MARKING. SEE DESCRIPTION.

Highly collectible cover in many respects. Due 4 cents in circle mark is scarce. That mark was applied in New York. Censored military mail from overseas. Postage due stamps were applied at Ludlow MA, and postmarked with rectangular marks. This identifies the cover as being mailed before the US entered WWI and as having been mailed by a US volunteer soldier serving in another country's armed forces. 

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SOUTH PLAINS MAINE SCOTT #11A COVER T0 ROCKLAND MAINE SOUTH PLAINS (?) MAINE SCOTT #11A COVER T0 ROCKLAND MAINE

If you look at the manuscript mark on this letter, it is easily read as S Plains, Maine.  The tough part is finding if a South Plains Maine ever existed.  That explains the question mark in the headline.  If anyone can provide more information, please send it along.  Cover is in poor condition with tears around the stamp and through the manuscript mark. Plenty of age wrinkles, too. However, the stamp is fantastic. Right margin copy with all good margins; tending to a little close at top left.  Strong color. Addressed to G. B. Macomber in Rockland Maine.

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KINGSTON RHODE ISLAND 1852 COVER AND LETTER FROM AMOS WELLS TO JOHN VERNON, PROVIDENCE RI REGARDING HUNTING WITH MUSKETS - POSTAL-HISTORY KINGSTON RHODE ISLAND 1852 COVER AND LETTER FROM AMOS WELLS TO JOHN VERNON, PROVIDENCE RI REGARDING HUNTING WITH MUSKETS

Neat cover and letter from Amos Wells to his hunting friend John Vernon. Excerpts from his missive are below. Stamp is Scott 11A.

Dear John,

I shouldered my musket yesterday for the first time since I returned home for a sally among the quail and found them contrary to my expectations after what I had heard in Prov quite plenty. If our old friend Sport had been with me, I should have brought home quite a bunch of birds. As it was, with the assistance of old “buck” I bagged three quail and one woodcock in about two hours and knocked down two more quail which I could not find for want of a decent dog. Besides missing a very respectable number of fair shots and had also marked down a fine bevy of quail before me when on accidently shoving my hand into my pocket I discovered the bank keys which I had by mistake carried with me and was in consequence obliged to hasten home with all due speed.

You may wonder what my long prelude is driving at. It is simply that I am very anxious for your company next week and hope to see you here armed and equipped for a renewal of your acquaintance with our No. Kingston quail on Monday next…bring Sport or his substitute if possible and I think I can promise you a good time…

Yours Truly, Amos Wells

There is more content in the letter regarding the usual welfare of family and friends.

Records show that Amos Wells was cashier at the Landholders’ Bank, Kingston.

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taunton-massachusetts-1847-stampless-folded-letter-to-providence-ri-wonderful-letter TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND - WONDERFUL LETTER

Absolutely wonderful letter from Sarah, of Taunton, MA, to Miss Emilie Carpenter, Providence RI.  Here's a sample of what it contained: "I was sitting at the window, and as it stormed violently, I was much surprised to have a cab stop at the door and a New Bedford gentleman (a Mr. Parker) was announced.  He is a friend of mine. He brought three letters, all saying I was expected back with him in the next train. The emergency was the great annual ball to be held there that evening..."  It goes on to describe her Cinderella-like evening including: "My dress was a straw colored lace, over a white satin".  Four pages of easy to read writing.  Envelope has an unlisted rimless Taunton postmark (light blue) with manuscript 5.  The back flap of the envelope is missing.

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germany-early-cover GERMANY - LOT OF SIX EARLY COVERS

Good lot of six early Germany postal history covers including advertising for Stadt-Sparkasse, Friedrich Bachrach, Wilhelm Kleine Hulsewische, and Proskauer & Pauson.  Nice array of early stamps and stamp combinations. 

$50.00
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.

$50.00

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