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PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA COVER WITH PAIR OF SCOTT #11, TYPE II STAMPS PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA COVER WITH PAIR OF SCOTT #11, TYPE II STAMPS

Very nice cover with pair of U.S. Scott #11 stamps tied by Philadelphia June 20 sock on the nose postmark. Top stamp has portions of adjacent stamps on top and left sides (as well as bottom) and is trimmed close at right. Bottom stamp has good margins top and left and it trimmed close on right and bottom. Double-rate pairs on cover in this condition are premium items.

$70.00
NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY PERFIN STAMPS ON 1941 COVER - POSTAL HISTORY NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY PERFIN STAMPS ON 1941 COVER

1- and 2-cent National Defense stamps with NYT perfins.  Company address corner card was crossed out. Writer put his personal return address on back flap.

$10.00
MARITIME EPHEMERA -- BRIG PAULINA MANIFEST FROM BOSTON TO PHILADELPHIA MARITIME EPHEMERA -- BRIG PAULINA MANIFEST FROM BOSTON TO PHILADELPHIA

Suitable for framing, 13 x 17 1800s cargo manifest for the Brig Paulina out of Boston due for Philadelphia. Consignors, contents and fees are all recorded.  Nice piece of maritime history.

$25.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1820 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM JOHN & GEORGE PRATT (INDIA WHARF). - POSTAL HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1820 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM JOHN & GEORGE PRATT (INDIA WHARF).

The Pratts were merchants and among the founders of Boston's trading center--India Wharf. The letter is to John Kyes, of Concord and provides a reference for William Stearns who served on the brig Warbler under Captain Harvey. "who had a good opinion of his character...and found him upright and honest."  Letter is signed by both John and George Pratt, two historic figures in early Boston maritime trade.

India Wharf (1804-ca.1962) in Boston, Massachusetts, flourished in the 19th century, when it was one of the largest commercial wharves in the port. The structure began in 1804 to accommodate international trade at a time when several other improvements to the Boston waterfront occurred, such as the creation of Broad Street and India Street. Funders and organizers of the construction of India Wharf in 1803 on the waterfront near Long Wharf included Francis Cabot Lowell, Uriah Cotting, [Henry?] Jackson (d.1806), James Lloyd Jr., and Harrison Gray Otis. Builders completed the wharf in 1804. Architect Charles Bulfinch designed the building atop the wharf, completed in 1807. The long stone building housed 32 stores.

Merchants operating from India Wharf included China traders Russell and Company (1824); Samuel Austin, Jr.; James Carter; J.T. Coolidge; Samuel Devens; Thomas Dixon; Francis Ellis; Thomas and Edward Motley; Henry Oxnard; John Pratt & Son; Robert B. Storer; Thwing & Perkins.

THE ARISTOCRACY OF BOSTON—1848

PRATT, GEORGE. Son of the late Capt. John Pratt, who followed a successful trade in the Gulf of Mexico, while Spain was at war with England. Retired from sea, and was the first to run regular packets in the New Orleans trade; and after George had had a good training, formed with him, John Pratt & Son—still keeping the New Orleans packet and cotton trade. John bought the large house at the head of Pearl-street, formerly owned by Jonathan Harris, called "Harris's Folly.' George married a daughter of Giles Lodge. Excellent parentage on both sides! His industry and prudence have deserved and secured wealth; and his kind heart and cheerful temper will make him happy.

Letter shows considerable wear where it was worn at the bottom resulting in a large tear that runs up through half the letter.  However, the signatures, the most valuable part of this communication, are intact and historically significant.

 

$50.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1854 STAMPLESS COVER WITH INTERESTING CONTENTS - POSTAL HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1854 STAMPLESS COVER WITH INTERESTING CONTENTS

Big, full Boston 3cts postmark along with red PAID. But the real story here is the contents of the envelope...a letter from John F. Eliot, Boston pharmacist, affiliated with prominent Boston pharmacy Brewers, Stgevens and Cushing (Samuel N. Brewers, James F. Stevens, H. W. Cushing) requesting the recipient, who may have been his son or father, to go to Bruno and Cargill at Maiden Lane to get the product mentioned on a slip of paper which was pinned to the note. The product, N.W. Seat's Electric Negative Fluid, was for the "suppression of fever in every form and stage." We could not find any online reference to this product. According to the note, Eliot wants the fluid for a sea captain who "says it is the very best thing in the world for the purposes named--he is sure of it--for 'somebody told him so.'"

Back of envelope contains an embossed seal of Brewers, Stevens and Cushing. Envelope is fragile, but content is outstanding.

$25.00
WETHERSFIELD CONNECTICUT STAMPLESS COVER - STAMPLESS COVER WETHERSFIELD CONNECTICUT STAMPLESS COVER

Full blue July 6 postmark. Partial Franklin embossed blue seal on reverse.

$12.00
SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 1850 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK - POSTAL HISTORY SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 1850 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK

Light but full Springfield MA postmark on this SFL. Letter from S. C, Bemis requests Jessop & Sons deliver 12 bars of Springfield steel by Hartford passage boat.

$5.00
c. 1770 DAMN MAMBRINO ETCHING NO. 4731 - ART. ENGLISH ETCHINGS c. 1770 DAMN MAMBRINO ETCHING NO. 4731

DAMN MAMBRINO -- MT Bunbury del. J" Brethertonf. [c. 1770] -- The etched satirical caricature portrait of a man seated in a chair, looking with great wrath and disgust to his left, grasping his stick with one hand, and clenching his fist on his knee with the other. He is gouty; his face is puffed with wrath and anger. He has not missed a meal. A dog squats timidly at his knee hoping he is not the cause of the anger. Mambrino was the name of a racehorse. The person represented here had doubtless lost money on a race. This plate is No. 4731. A rare and highly collectible item.

$75.00
NEWCASTLE, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA SCOTT 37B ON CROSS BORDER COVER TO BOSTON - POSTAL HISTORY NEWCASTLE, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA SCOTT 37B ON CROSS BORDER COVER TO BOSTON

Stamp is close to edge, but all perfs remain intact. Clean, small 1882 cover.

$30.00
PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT STAMP SET WITH COILS PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT SET WITH COILS

Complete sets of the Presidential Series including the horizontal and vertical coil stamps in closed mounts. We opened the 1/2-cent value to determine that the set was never hinged. Please note the following: the 3-cent horizontal coil and 1-cent vertical coil are canceled.

$125.00

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