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ALTON AND WATKINS NEW YORK, PLUS SOUTH NORWALK CONNECTICUT DEAD POST OFFICE POSTMARKS ON ONE 1888 COVER - POSTAL-HISTORY ALTAY AND WATKINS NEW YORK, PLUS SOUTH NORWALK CONNECTICUT DEAD POST OFFICE POSTMARKS ON ONE 1888 COVER

It's a triple header. Cover originated in Althay NY and was addressed to South Norwalk. Enroute, it received a Watkins postmark on the flap side and then it received a South Norwalk Connecticut mark when the cover was forwarded to New York City. This is a must unusual item for dead post office cover collectors.

$10.00
AMBOY NEW JERSEY 1836 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO SQUAN NEW JERSEY - POSTAL HISTORY AMBOY NEW JERSEY 1836 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO SQUAN NEW JERSEY

Very nice red oval postmark. Squan (short for Manasquan) mailing destination is also desirable. Some age toning and separations starting at folds.

Letter is from A. Golding to John Forman regarding disposition of a "waggon" belonging to John Young, a mutual friend who has passed away. Golding says that if Forman doesn't to buy it, "dont you neighbor Cook want sutch a carriage."  

$40.00
Andover Massachusetts 1855 stampless postal history cover to Kennebunk Maine ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS 1855 STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO KENNEBUNK MAINE

Full blue postmark with PAID 3 blue rate mark as well.  No contents. 

$30.00
ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER G. P. OSGOOD TO SETH THOMAS

The Honorable G. P. Osgood was an Andover politician who was known to take a stand in matters regarding slavery. Seth Thomas was a government lawyer who argued the case noted below. Because there is no content to the SFL, we do not know if this is the what Osgood is communicating to Thomas about. However, the time period is about right.

Colonel Suttle of Virginia claims that Anthony Burns is his slave, that Burns escaped to Massachusetts and that Burns owes him service and labor. Under the terms of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, he is petitioning the court for a certificate to reclaim Burns and transport him back to Virginia. Burns' lawyers argue that the Bill of 1850 is too recent to hold unqualified authority, that it has elicited conflicted decisions and dicta in other cases, and that it is unconstitutional because it gives records of the Virginia Court effects not permitted by the Constitution. What is more, it prevents the possibility of trial by jury, violates article four of the Constitution by which persons are protected against unreasonable seizures and article five, which states that no one shall be deprived of liberty without due process of the law. They also claim that there is no evidence to prove that the defendant is the Anthony Burns in question.

$12.00
ANGEL ISLAND CALIFORNIA 1904 AND 1905 COVERS TO ADAIRSVILLE GEORGIA - POSTAL-HISTORY ANGEL ISLAND CALIFORNIA 1904 AND 1905 COVERS TO ADAIRSVILLE RFD #4 GEORGIA

Two early Angel Island covers to RFD #4 Georgia.  Both show aging. 1904 cover is open at left.  1905 cover is open at top and has tear from middle down into the name Emma. Note color variation in the postal stationery. Adairsville receivers on the back of both.

$5.00
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
AUSTRALIA 1932 ONE SHILLING OFFICIAL STAMP. SCOTT O14. UNUSED.

There is no gum on the stamp and please note scuff mark at upper right corner of stamp. Offered at a small fraction of catalog.

$8.00
AUSTRIA/GERMANY VIENNA COVER WITH SCOTT B231-236 GERMAN STAMPS. AUSTRIA/GERMANY VIENNA COVER WITH B231-236 GERMAN STAMPS.

Clean cover with World War II Vienna event postmarks. 

$25.00
BAHAMAS 1937 CORONATION ISSUE.  SCOTT 110 & 112 USED.- BERMUDA-STAMPS BAHAMAS 1937 CORONATION ISSUE. SCOTT 110 & 112 USED.

Lightly postmarked. Hinge marks on back of both stamps. Offered at less than 1/3 catalog. This is one of two lots of these stamps we are offering at this time. Please see the other pair as well for color differential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10.00
BAHAMAS 1937 CORONATION ISSUE. SCOTT 110 & 112 USED. LOT 2

 Lightly postmarked. Hinge marks on back of both stamps. Offered at less than 1/3 catalog. This is one of two lots of these stamps we are offering at this time. Please see the other pair as well for color differential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10.00

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