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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1868 FANCY CANCEL COVER + 2 LETTERS HENRY HILL (AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY) AND LOVETT MORSE (TAUNTON NATIONAL BANK) - POSTAL-HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1868 FANCY CANCEL COVER + 2 LETTERS HENRY HILL (AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY) AND LOVETT MORSE (TAUNTON NATIONAL BANK)

This lot contains three items. First, a pink American Tract Society business envelope with a cachet and Boston postmark with pie wedge cancel on a Scott #65 stamp. It is opened roughly at the top and has no back flap. Second is a letter on ATS stationery from Henry Hill, ATS treasurer offering to pay Taunton Bank director Lovett Morse interest due on a building loan to his son if Morse will forego foreclosure proceedings. Third is the reply from Morse, explaining his position in the matter and setting down reasons for his decision whether or not to accept Hill’s “proposition”. The winner of the lot gets all the details. Very interesting reading.

Lovett Morse was a director of the Taunton National Bank as well as a director of the Taunton Gas-Light Company. Born in Taunton, on February 25, 1810, he married Sally Morse and they had five children.

Henry Hill – 1795-1892 – Born in Newburgh, NY. In 1809 he became clerk for Hill & Smith, 100 Wall Street, New York City. In 1817 he went on business to Chili acting as U. S. Counsel for Valparaiso and Santiago. He was treasurer of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1822 to 1854 for 11 years was a member of its Prudential Committee. He was treasurer of the American Tract Society, Boston, for nine years.

The American Tract Society (ATS) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian but evangelical organization founded on May 11, 1825 in New York City for the purpose of publishing and disseminating Christian literature. ATS traces its lineage back through the New York Tract Society (1812) and the New England Tract Society (1814) to the Religious Tract Society of London, begun in 1799. Over the years, ATS has produced and distributed many millions of pieces of literature.

$25.00
WATERLOO NEW YORK 1896 COVER TO SHORTSVILLE NY WITH "MISSENT" MARK - POSTAL-HISTORY WATERLOO NEW YORK TO SHORTSVILLE NY 1896 COVER WITH MISSENT MARK

Interesting cover. Has September 28 Waterloo postmark next to stamp. Arrived at Shortsville the same day and was marked missent and returned. At center top of cover is a Waterloo receiver postmark for September 29.  Nice fast turnaround. Stamp is damaged. Missent mark and postmarks constitute the value.

$10.00
SANBORNTON BRIDGE NEW HAMPSHIRE COVER WITH SCOTT #11 AND RED POSTMARK - POSTAL-HISTORY SANBORNTON BRIDGE NEW HAMPSHIRE COVER WITH SCOTT #11 AND RED POSTMARK

Cover in excellent condition. Light red Sanbornton Bridge postmark. Three good margins and almost good at bottom as well.

$8.00
LEE MASSACHUSETTS 1846 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD CONNECTICUT - POSTAL-HISTORY LEE MASSACHUSETTS 1846 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD CONNECTICUT RE: AETNA INSURANCE LOSSES IN FIRE

Dear Brother,

I drop you this line to have you inform me the exact amount of your mortgages on Brodums place with the date of the notes, in order that I may make my return to the Judge of Probate Had I have known the trouble of settling the estate by law I should not have consented to have gone into it.

The weather here is very fine. I am cutting my hay now. Why wont you come up with your family & we will spend a little time at Lebanon Springs – or if you say Saratoga. Let me hear from you immediately.

Please write me how much the Aetna lost at St John’s fire. I should have thought that eastern Offices would have refused to insure where they are known to burn up periodically. Your brother in haste, Leonard Church

Along the side, he also mentions he supposes a bill by Senator McBay (?) will pass in the Senate “a prominent secy from Tory said yesterday that it will destroy their party, but what shall we say when we see the Ohio results—chewing their own words.

Interesting letter between brothers.  Very light postmark.  The content provides the value.

 

$10.00
CLINTON MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER UNLISTED POSTMARK AND RATE MARK - POSTAL-HISTORY CLINTON MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER UNLISTED RATE MARK

Postmark is light. However, rate mark is a strong curved PAID over a fancy 3. This rate marking is unlisted in ASCC.

$15.00
SOUTH GLASTENBURY CONNECTICUT 1850-54 STAMPLESS FOLDED COVER - POSTAL-HISTORY SOUTH GLASTENBURY CONNECTICUT 1850-54 STAMPLESS COVER

Full red postmark and PAID mark. Cover is in fragile condition...open on three sides. Addressed to Cleveland, Ohio.

$15.00
WASHINGTON DC 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO FAMED COPPERSMITHS JOSEPH OAT & SON, PHILADELPHIA - POSTAL-HISTORY WASHINGTON DC 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO FAMED COPPERSMITHS JOSEPH OAT & SON, PHILADELPHIA

Full postmark and red numeral 5 rate mark on this stampless folded letter from D. B. Clarke to Philadelphia. No content in letter.

Joseph Oat & Son, coppersmiths, No. 12 Quarry Street Philadelphia made to order on the most approved principle, and of the best materials, all kinds of copper work, for locomotive and stationery engines, sugar houses on the old or vacuum plan, distilleries, manufactories, soda water apparatus, and generally every description of copper work; also sheet iron sugar moulds of all sizes. One of the leading coppersmiths of the time.

$20.00
NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE TRANSATLANTIC COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE 1861 TRANSATLANTIC STAMPLESS COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE

Very interesting 1861 transatlantic stampless cover (no contents) originally mailed in New York City with a pen notation that it was to go to Plymouth Massachusetts via Marsielles France.  See second scan of backside markings for Calais and Paris. Note additional French marking on front of cover.  The New York 30 marking is rare.

$125.00
NEW YORK TO COGNAC FRANCE 1858 TRANSATLANTIC STEAMSHIP COVER - MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY NEW YORK TO COGNAC FRANCE 1858 TRANSATLANTIC STEAMSHIP COVER

Folded lettersheet in French to Cognac, France February 23, 1858. Paid 15 cents in cash for 15 cents French mail treaty rate and carried on Cunard's "Niagara" from Boston to England. "New Paid York 12" credit, Calais transit and Cognac backstamp. Ex-Pullin.

$60.00
NEW YORK TO LONDON TRANSATLANTIC COVER WITH JANUARY 1, 1858 5 RATE POSTMARK NUMERAL 1 IS INVERTED - MARITIME-POSTAL-HISTORY NEW YORK TO LONDON TRANSATLANTIC COVER WITH JANUARY 1, 1858 5 RATE POSTMARK NUMERAL 1 IS INVERTED

Cover (no contents) New York to London, England January 1, 1856 at unpaid 24 cents treaty rate & carried on Cunard's "Asia" from Boston. Very strong "5 N York Br Pkt" postmark with inverted "1" date plug and manuscript 1 shilling due of Liverpool and London backstamp. Ex-Pullin.

$45.00

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