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hillsborough-pennsylvania-civil-war-era-postal-history-cover-to-judge-russell-russell-gettysburg-pa HILLSBOROUGH PENNSYLVANIA DEAD POST OFFICE CIVIL WAR ERA COVER TO JUDGE SAMUEL RUSSELL, GETTYSBURG PA

Interesting cover from a number of viewpoints. First, addressed to Judge Samuel R. Russell. Second, note difference in size and color of the two Scott #65 stamps. The left stamp is considerably smaller due to close perfs. The right stamp is much lighter in color, possibly rose. And finally, there is an incomplete Hillsborough PA dead post office postmark -- a premium DPO. Judge Samuel Riddle Russell, b. 21 June 1801 Gettysburg PA; lawyer, judge, graduated Princeton.

$10.00
EASTPORT-MAINE-JOHN-FRENCH-PROVISION-CO-1866-POSTAL-HISTORY-COVER-TO-MOUNT-MARIAH-CHAPTER-MASONS-BANGOR-MAINE EASTPORT MAINE JOHN FRENCH PROVISION CO. 1866 COVER TO MOUNT MARIAH CHAPTER MASONS BANGOR MAINE

Very clean cover with Scott #65 stamp (well centered for issue). John French & Son dealers in flour, corn & fish - lumber &C embossed advertisement on back flap. Note postmark, with French selling lumber, it looks like a fancy cancel tree. Sent to Mount Mariah Chapter of Masons in Bangor Maine.

$10.00
haverhill-massachusetts-milford-new-hampshire-conant-postal-history HAVERHILL MASSACHUSETTS SOCK ON THE NOSE 1850S BLUE POSTMARK TO MILFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE. SCOTT 26A STAMP

Nice Scott #26A stamp with light blue Haverhill Massachusetts postmark on this cover to Milford, NH. Looks like writer has placed his/her initials in the lower left corner.

$150.00
high-point-nc-first-flight-cover-missent-railroad-postmark-postal-history HIGH POINT NORTH CAROLINA 1928 FIRST FLIGHT COVER TO PHILADELPHIA - MISSENT - RAILROAD POSTMARK & MORE

Excellent first flight cover with a lot going for it in terms of postal markings and franking.  First it is a first flight cover from High Point, NC, sent to Portland OR. It has a Philadelphia receiver on the back which fills the first flight leg. There is also a Chicago Air Mail postmark on the back which may explain the MISSENT mark on the front.  A Baker & Portland RPO mark on the front shows it is headed to Oregon and delivery. The type III Washington 3-cent stamp is a plate number single...8588. The 2-cent Omaha has a printer tab and there is a 1-cent Columbian and 1-cent Franklin added on for good measure.  The flight is 19N7.

$25.00
 japan-world-war-II-Japanese-Navy-historical-ephemera JAPAN - WORLD WAR II JAPANESE NAVAL DOCUMENT TO SAILORS - SEE DESCRIPTION

Interesting Japanese Naval document from World War II.  A Navy Commander issued orders for maintaining living standard and job arrangements for sailors-on-duty. The stamp itself is common. However the original document would have significant value if it were more than a fragment since it was printed right before Japanese surrender (April, 1945) and the issuer was one of the Japanese Navy heads. Too bad there is only a fragment of the document left. It could have been a hot item for WW II collectors.

$50.00
kingston-dudley-stampless-folded-letter-postal-history KINGSTON NEW YORK RARE 1830 STENCIL POSTMARK STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM NY REP. FRANCIS GRANGER TO SENATOR CHARLES DUDLEY IN WASHINGTON DC

Outstanding piece of postal history.  First the cover is franked with a rare Kingston New York stencil postmark.  The letter is from New York state representative Francis Granger to his friend and US Senator Charles E. Dudley.  Granger says that his letter includes a letter from his mother (not included) to Mrs. Dudley.  He notes he has not heard from Dudley in some time, but "there are three or four mails lying for me at Rhinebeck. I may have a letter in the course of a day".  He continues: "The only news from Albany of recent date relates to an altercation in the house between Root & Mann of which I do not know the particulars -- and from Washington we have nothing of more interest than the endless discussion on Foot's resolution." Letter is in quite good condition with only tear being where seal was broken (see image). Seal is intact. Tear was on oversheet so des not affect letter in any way.  Francistamos (Francis) Granger (December 1, 1792 – August 31, 1868) was a Representative from New York and United States Postmaster General. He was the son of Gideon Granger, another Postmaster General. Granger was born in Suffield, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale College in 1814. He moved to Canandaigua, New York in 1814, where he was admitted to the bar in 1816. Granger was a member of the State Assembly from 1826 to 1828 and from 1830 to 1832. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1828, and in both 1830 and 1832 was unsuccessful National Republican candidate for Governor of New York. In 1836, he was unsuccessful as a Whig and Anti-Masonic candidate for Vice President, which he lost when it was voted by the U.S. Senate that Richard M. Johnson was the rightful winner, and also unsuccessful as a Whig candidate for election to the 25th Congress. He was, however, elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the 24th Congress (March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837), and was elected as a Whig to the 26th and 27th Congresses (March 4, 1839 to March 5, 1841). Granger was appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President William Henry Harrison and served from March 6 to September 18, 1841, after which he was again elected to the 27th Congress. He served from November 27, 1841 to March 3, 1843.  A supporter of the Compromise of 1850, Granger led the pro-Fillmore group which became known as the Silver Gray Whigs after Granger's own silver hair. Chairman of the Whig National Executive Committee from 1856 to 1860, Granger joined in the call for the convention of the Constitutional Union Party that was held in May 1860. He was a member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C. in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. He died in Canandaigua and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. -- Wikipedia.   Charles Edward Dudley, a Senator from New York; born in Johnston Hall, Staffordshire, England, May 23, 1780; immigrated to the United States with his mother, who settled in Newport, R.I., in 1794; entered a counting room as clerk; moved to Albany, N.Y., where he engaged in the mercantile business; member of the State senate 1820-1825; mayor of Albany 1821-1824, 1828-1829; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Martin Van Buren and served from January 15, 1829, to March 3, 1833; became interested in astronomical science; died in Albany, N.Y., January 23, 1841; interment in the Rural Cemetery. -US government records

$125.00
1783-deed-postal-history-stampless-ephemera STAFFORD CONNECTICUT 1783 PROPERTY DEED EZRKIEL THROALL OF SIMSBURY SELLS LAND TO AMOS WOLLRIDGE

Some edge wear but otherwise this property sale document is in spectacular condition for its age. Joase Pinney, justice of the peace, signed document in Hartford county on April 10th, 1783, acknowledging the sale of "one third part of one hundred acres of land" in Stafford between the parties in the headline for the sum of "forty-one pounds lordfull money". There are three witness signatures...Pinney, John Smith and a name that can't mbe made out or was crossed out. Outstanding Stafford, Hartford, Simsbury, Connecticut historical document.

$50.00
california+clipper+postal+history+sidney+australia+boston+censor CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1941 AIRMAIL POSTAL HISTORY CENSOR COVER FROM SIDNEY AUSTRALIA TO BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

1941 California Clipper cover from Sidney Australia to Commonwealth Felt Company, 74 Summers (sic) Street, Boston. No content. Two 2 shilling Kangaroo stamps is sufficient postage. Censor tape at left and tied to envelope with violet censor marking.  California Clipper handstamp at lower right. Crease down middle of cover. No backflap. Clipper aircraft carried the trans-Pacific mail until they were halted after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

$15.00
BOSTON+FOXCROFT+STAMPLESS+FOLDED+LETTER+POSTAL+HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1841 POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM PROMINENT MERCHANT ABRAHAM LOWE TO FOXCROFT MAINE

Interesting note from Abraham Lowe. Charles Chandler, of Foxcroft has collected $60 for Lowe and is unable to send a check because of surcharges.  Lowe suggests he send cash...$50 and $10 bills...and to enclose them in front of the local postmaster.  He also encourages him to "collect the balance as soon as you can".   Foxcroft is now a dead post office. Clean cover in good condition.

Abraham Thompson Lowe - b. 15 August 1796.Abraham Thompson Lowe|b. 15 Aug 1796|p1010.htm#i14769|Dr. Abraham Lowe|b. 1755\nd. 23 Oct 1834|p1010.htm#i13029|Charlotte Hale|b. 30 Dec 1766\nd. 5 May 1841|p685.htm#i13028|||||||Nathan Hale|b. 23 Sep 1743\nd. 23 Sep 1780|p728.htm#i12141|Abigail Grout|b. 23 Mar 1745\nd. 14 Sep 1838|p660.htm#i12142| Father: Dr. Abraham Lowe b. 1755, d. 23 Oct 1834. Mother: Charlotte Hale b. 30 Dec 1766, d. 5 May 1841. Abraham Thompson Lowe was born on 15 August 1796 in Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Abraham Thompson Lowe was graduated in 1816 from Dartmouth College, with his M. D. degree. He early abandoned the active practice of his profession and entered the wholesale drug business in Boston, which he followed for many years under the firm of Lowe & Reed. He married Emma (Burr) Gould. His three successive wives were sisters…Susan (Burr) Gould was his second wife; Eliza Butler Burr was his third wife.

$15.00
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.

$5.00

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