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DEMOCRATIC PARTY 1894 REGISTERED LETTER RIVERTON RHODE ISLAND SCOTTE2 STAMP. Riverton Virginia 1894 cover with E2 Special Delivery stamp & Riverton Democratic Club letterhead + RPO mark

Fresh copy of this early Special Delivery stamp from Riverton Virginia to Winchester. There is a nice Balt. & Roanoke RPO postmark on the back. Postal stationery is clipped at right. Stamp is straight edge and missing a perf lower right corner.

$45.00
POSTAL HISTORY - MYSTIC RIVER CONNECTICUT 1800S COVER WITH 3-CENT BANKNOTE STAMP Mystic River Connecticut 1800s cover with 3ct Banknote & Letter

LETTER IS FROM CHARLES R. HEATH, THEN PRINCIPAL OF MYSTIC RIVER HIGH SCHOOL AND IS TO CHALKLEY COLLINS IN CLARK'S FALLS, CONNECTICUT, RESPONDING TO A LETTER SENT BY COLLINS ASKING ABOUT BECOMING PRINCIPAL AT THE SCHOOL. HEATH SAYS: "I HELD THAT POSITION LAST YEAR AND EXPECT TO NEXT. THE SCHOOLS IN THIS VICINITY ARE PRETTY HARD AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEY EXPECT A GREAT AMT OF WORK FOR VERY SMALL PAY. I GOT ALONG VERY SMOOTHLY LAST YEAR, HAVE NOT HEARD ONE WORD OF COMPLAINT. I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU SUCCEEDED SO WELL IN BELVIDERE. ...PERHAPS THERE MAY BE A CHANCE FOR YOU AT STONINGTON POINT ABOUT A $500 JOB."

NICE POSTMARK ON COVER. INTERESTING READING. STAMP IS DAMAGED.

$5.00
POSTAL HISTORY - NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA 1885 REGISTERED COVER TO FREIBURG GERMANY NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA 1885 REGISTERED COVER TO FREIBURG GERMANY U330 POSTAL STATIONERY

U330 U.S. GRANT POSTAL STATIONERY COVER SENT BY F. HINDERMANN OF NEW ORLEANS TO JULIUS GOETZ IN GERMANY. SEE SCAN FOR CONDITION...NO TEARS OR MISSING PIECES. NEW YORK CITY AND FREIBURG RECEIVERS ON BACK. WE ARE NOT THAT FAMILIAR WITH POSTAL STATIONERY AND HAD THIS COVER IDENTIFIED BY A REPUTABLE DEALER/COLLECTOR. BECAUSE WE DID NOT POSITIVELY IDENTIFY THIS OURSELVES, WE WILL OFFER A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE CATALOG NUMBER. SHOULD YOU DIFFER WITH THIS OPINION AND PROVIDE WRITTEN STATEMENT TO THAT EFFECT, YOUR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED FOR THIS COVER IF YOU SO DESIRE AND IF COVER IS RETURNED WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE MAILING DATE WHEN IT WAS SENT TO YOU. ALSO, PLEASE EMAIL OF YOUR INTENTION TO DO SO.

 

 

 

 

$10.00
MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY - NEW YORK CITY 1849 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO LYON, FRANCE VIA STEAMER AMERICA. COLONIES&c.ART.13 MARK 1849 STAMPLESS FL NYC TO LYON, FRANCE VIA STEAMER AMERICA

 THE COLONIES&C.ART.13. MARK WAS USED ON MAIL SENT FROM THE UNITED STATES TO FRANCE VIA ENGLAND. THIS LETTER WAS SENT ON THE STEAMER AMERICA (SEE MANUSCRIPT "STEAMER AMERICA" UPPER LEFT CORNER OF COVER) AND HAS A BRITISH DATE MARKING WHICH IS STAMPED OVER BY A LYON RECEIVER . THE PORT OF LANDING IN FRANCE IS BOULOGNE, FRANCE. THE LETTER IS IN ENGLISH AND DISCUSSES AN ORDER OF MATERIAL BEING IMPORTED FROM FRANCE TO THE UNITED STATES. DESIRABLE MARKINGS.

$50.00
GERMANY POSTAL HISTORY - 1952 GERMANY 9N73 BELL + 9N80 LUDWIG BEETHOVEN + 687 ON EVENT COVER 1952 GERMANY 9N73 BELL + 9N80 LUDWIG BEETHOVEN + 687 ON EVENT COVER

Two rare stamps along with the Mona Lisa issue on Stuttgart commemorative postmark cover. Not addressed. Nice clean item. Great addition to any fine collection of German covers.

 

$40.00
POSTAL HISTORY - PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA TO NEW YORK TO PIACENZA ITALY. U.S. SCOTT 163 ON 1876 COVER PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA TO NEW YORK TO PIACENZA ITALY. U.S. SCOTT 163 ON 1876 COVER

LAWYER D. R. PATTERSON 1876 COVER FROM PHILADELPHIA TO PIACENZA ITALY VIA NEW YORK. EXCELLENT MARKINGS. OUTSTANDING STAMP.

$250.00
DUBUQUE (DE BUQUE) IOWA HUGE SOCK POSTMARK 1857 COVER SCOTT #25 STAMP DUBUQUE (DU BUQUE) IOWA HUGE SOCK POSTMARK 1857 COVER WITH RARE SCOTT #25 STAMP

EARLY USE OF SCOTT #25 ON COVER. EKU WAS FEBRUARY 28. THIS COVER IS AUGUST 18, 1857. A VERY NICE DU BUQUE, IOWA, SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK ON THIS COVER TO DE WITT CURTISS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. NOTE HORIZONTAL FRAME LINE AT BOTTOM OF THE STAMP. COVER HAS NO RIPS OR TEARS ON FACE, ONLY SLIGHT AGE SOILING. A PORTION OF THE FLAP IS MISSING FROM THE BACK. PERF CUT AT LEFT SHOWS VERTICAL LINE FROM ADJACENT STAMP.

 

 

 

 

$100.00
POSTAL HISTORY - 1770 FULL NEW YORK STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK/DATE STAMPLESS 1770 FULL NEW YORK CITY STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK/DATE STAMPLESS

Sharp and full pre-Revolutionary War 1770s NEW YORK straight line postmark on a clean piece. Second partial postmark also on the piece along with date stamp of MA11. Extraordinary and rare item. Must have for a collector of New York stampless covers or New York historical items. ASCC price for an entire is $750+++.

$175.00
POSTAL HISTORY - WEST LEYDEN, NEW YORK STAMPLESS COVER WITH MANUSCRIPT PAID 3 CTS. UNLISTED IN ASCC WEST LEYDEN, NEW YORK STAMPLESS COVER WITH MANUSCRIPT PAID 3 CTS. UNLISTED IN ASCC

Opened a bit roughly at left, but does not affect postmark.

$20.00
MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY - NIEDER OHMEN GERMANY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT TO OHIO. RARE 1858 NEW YORK MARITIME 15 RATE STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER Nieder Ohmen Germany Official Document to Ohio. Rare 1858 New York Maritime 15 Rate Stampless Folded Letter

THIS LETTER CONTAINS THE OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE NIEDER OHMEN, GERMANY, BURGERMEISTER AND IS WRITTEN IN EARLY GERMAN SCRIPT. THE NEW YORK 15 POSTAL MARKING IS A RARE POSTMARK WITH A 1990S ASCC $120 CATALOG PRICE. CERTAINLY WORTH MORE TODAY. IT ALSO BEARS A LIGHT RED MARITIME MARK STARTING IN THE LOWER PORTION OF THE NEW YORK MARK. WHILE THERE IS SOME OVERALL DUST, THE CONDITION, AS SHOWN IN THE SCAN, IS OUTSTANDING. THE STOCK IS HEAVY BROWN PAPER AND THERE ARE NO HOLES OR TEARS. A PREMIUM MARITIME, INTERNATIONAL POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER.  Our thanks to Jean McLane who provided the translation for this letter. It reads as follows: 

[The] bearers of this, Adam Kuhl and Karl Schnabel of Nieder Ohmen will and also for their travel legitimation are to travel to America, their passports are in Mainz at the agency and that they leave here with good conduct. --Nieder Ohmen on the 16th of June 1858 --Grand Duchy Office of the Mayor of Nieder Ohmen [stamp] [signature] Gr.Hessian Office of the Mayor --Nieder Ohmen

 [letter]Le Havre, the 25th June 1858

Dear Brother-in-law I want to let you know that I and your son left home the 16th of June and still must lie in Le Havre until the 27th so you can imagine what it costs us. I did an accord [arrangement?] at the agency in Le Havre as you will see in the letter which the agent wrote the 21st of this month. Namely, I have [?] from New York by railroad  as far as Lima, that costs 12 dollars of which I have paid 5 dollars and in New York 7 dollars are to be paid. Will you be so good as to send the 10 dollars [mentioned] in the letter and [to?] the agency mentioned

[page 2] so that we do not have to lie in New York so long, the address is Mr. Henry M. Wend,  New York & Erie Railroad Office, Cor[ner] of Redde & West Streets,  New York. That's all I know and everyone sends you greetings--Adam Kühl

Jean McLean's notes: Both Adam and the official write grammatically incomplete syntax, so a smooth  translation is difficult. Adam's spelling implies the French port of Le Havre as departure; using "lie" in reference to a port implies that he was already aboard a ship lying in the harbor. I infer New York as their destination, based on the railway name.  Schnabel is an unusual German name, meaning "bird's beak".

$80.00

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