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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
boston.providence.tool.1855.stampless.folded.letter BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1855 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PROVIDENCE TOOL COMPANY

Nice postmark and PAID mark on this 1855 notice of final dividend on the estate of Chandler & Washburn from Banker & Carpenter, Boston.

$4.00
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
boston-massachusetts-circa-1830s-stampless-folded-letter-to-pittston-maine BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS CIRCA 1830s STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PITTSTON MAINE

Full red Boston Mas. postmark places this item in the 1830s-early 1840s range. No content.

$10.00
BOSTON COVER WITH SCOTT #26, BLACK PAID SOCK ON THE NOSE CANCELATION BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS COVER WITH #26, BLACK PAID SOCK NOSE CANCELATION PLUS RED BOSTON POSTMARK

Nice cover. Full paid cancel goes with what looks like August 19, 1859 Boston red postmark. Also, there is partial double frame line at left.

$5.00
boston-massachusetts-stampless-cover-exceptional-postmark-postal-history BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS COVER. EXCEPTIONAL POSTMARK

This is an exceptional strike of a common Boston stampless cover postmark.  Full, strong, sharp and clear.  For the discerning postal history collector.

$15.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER ADDRESSED TO AGAWAM CANAL COMPANY, WEST SPRINGFIELD

Full postmark. Clean cover. The Agawam Canal Company constructed and ran a large cotton mill (1000 spindles) in West Springfield. Agawam was the original town name of Springfield.

 

$10.00
boston.hunt.stampless.cover.postal.history.great.postmark BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER. COMMON POSTMARK. EXCEPTIONAL STRIKE!

Here's a cover for the discerning collector. Common Boston stampless 5cts rate. However, you'll have a tough time finding a better strike than this one.  If you want the best, this is right up there.

$25.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS STEAMSHIP 10 POSTMARK STAMPLESS FOLDED WRAPPER - MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS STEAMSHIP 10 POSTMARK STAMPLESS FOLDED WRAPPER

Nice, full postmark. Crease down center of wrapper. No contents.

$15.00
1829-stampless-folded-letter-gideon-snow-boston-dispensary-to-parker-cleaveland-bowdoin-college BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS1829 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM GIDEON SNOW TO PROFESSOR PARKER CLEAVELAND, BOWDOIN COLLEGE

Gideon Snow, Esq., was Treasurer of the Boston Dispensary starting in 1807. Mr. Snow was elected a member of the Board, and continued in office until the annual meeting in October, when he declined a re-election. He was first elected a Manager, Oct. 8, 1807; and continued in the service of the Dispensary as Treasurer and Manager, with an interruption of two months, until Oct. 9, 1845, or a period of thirty-eight years.  The Boston Dispensary (est.1796) or Boston Medical Dispensary provided for "medical relief of the poor" in Boston, Massachusetts, from the late 18th century through the mid-20th century. In the 1960s it merged with Tufts Medical Center.  Parker Cleaveland (January 1, 1780 – August 15, 1858) was an American geologist and mineralogist, born in Rowley, Massachusetts. He was identified with the early progress of the natural sciences. After having attending the Dummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts, he graduated from Harvard in 1799, was tutor in mathematics there from 1803 to 1805, was chosen professor of mathematics and natural philosophy and lecturer on chemistry and mineralogy in Bowdoin College, a position which he retained until his death, although many professorships in other colleges and the presidency of his own were offered to him. He was elected an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1809. He gathered a valuable collection of minerals and published a treatise on Mineralogy and Geology (1816; third edition, 1856), which earned for him the title "Father of American Mineralogy."  Stampless folded letter shows wear and tear where seal was broken.  Still, excellent Gideon Snow signature and historic communication between two renowned New Englanders.
 

$50.00

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