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Blood's-Despatch-PA-black-postmark-Type-13-on-1856-postal-history-stampless-folded-letter BLOOD'S DESPATCH (PA) BLACK POSTMARK TYPE 13 ON 1856 POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Super clean stampless folded letter. Note time of despatch is 4 1/2 pm. 1856 strong black Type 13 mark. Premium item.

$20.00
railroad-stampless-cover-boston-&-albany-red-postmark-on-postal-history-stampless-cover-to-coventgry-ri RAILROAD STAMPLESS COVER - BOSTON & ALBANY RED POSTMARK ON POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS COVER TO COVENTRY, RHODE ISLAND

Light but full railroad postmark on this stampless cover to Coventry, RI

$20.00
World-War-I-soldier's-mail-censor-postal-history-cover-with-postage-due-stamps-rare WORLD WAR I SOLDIER'S MAIL CENSOR COVER WITH J52 POSTAGE DUE STAMPS AND SCARCE DUE MARKING. SEE DESCRIPTION.

Highly collectible cover in many respects. Due 4 cents in circle mark is scarce. That mark was applied in New York. Censored military mail from overseas. Postage due stamps were applied at Ludlow MA, and postmarked with rectangular marks. This identifies the cover as being mailed before the US entered WWI and as having been mailed by a US volunteer soldier serving in another country's armed forces. 

$50.00
 quincy.illinois.1845.postal.history.stampless.folded.letter.to.st.louis.missouri QUINCY ILLINOIS 1845 POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO ST. LOUIS MISSOURI

Full Quincy Illinois postmark with 5 rate mark, both in black.  This is late use of the postmark with the high "s".  Letter is from Moore, Morton & Co., land agents to Dr. J. N. Hall regarding the sale of land he owns in Quincy.  He has an offer less than he wants and agent wants to know if he should proceed. Easy to read. Letter in excellent condition with no separations and only small tear where seal was broken.  Vertical fold does not affect anything.

$40.00
boston-packet-boat-24-cent-rate-england-to-boston-to-madison-indiana-stampless-postal-history TRANSATLANTIC COVER - ENGLAND TO BOSTON TO MADISON INDIANA. GOOD 1865 BOSTON PKT US NOTES MARK

Well worn cover from Dundee Scotland via Queenstown seaport to Boston and on to Madison Indiana. Clear and full Boston 24 PKT US 31 Notes mark (#891). Unusual and desirable mark. Also, 19 cents mark. Cover has no backflap and is open on two and a half sides.

$20.00
new-market-virginia-1840-stampless-folded-letter-postal-history-to-bucyrus-ohio NEW MARKET VIRGINIA 1840 POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO BUCYRUS OHIO. PROMINENT NAMES

Strong and full postmark on this letter from prominent New Market businessman John Strayer to his lawyer and friend Franklin Adams in Bucyrus Ohio.  The Strayer name is well known in New Market with the family having members who served in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.  The Strayer House is a tourist attraction in the community.  Franklin Adams was also highly regarded as an attorney in Ohio whose practice spanned 70 years. The SFL is in excellent conditon and the letter is easy to read.  Strayer has asked Adams the status of a collection he has retained him to make.  Note 18 3/4 cent rate from Virginia to Ohio.

$50.00
saxtons-river-vermont-1828-postal-history-stampless-folded-letter-to-charlestown-illinois-mgjpostalhistory SAXTONS RIVER VERMONT 1828 STAMPESS FOLDED LETTER TO CHARLESTOWN ILLINOIS - GREAT CONTENT

This letter has many significant separations and should be reinforced with archival tape.  However, the content is phenomenal.  The writer details a "fire at Wheelwright Shop who consumed it with all its contents...the platform & Bridge was burned to ashes. Mr. Weatherbee's house took fire several times but owning to the unwavering effort of the citizens it was saved. The red shop on the west side of the bridge took fire but was saved. The Baptist Meeting House also. It was a gloomy time.  She also describes several recent weddings. Here's a sample: "Martha Ann is marrying the blacksmith who buried his wife six weeks ago. Martha had three offers, a minister, a farmer, a young physician and she saw fit to refuse all." It is later revealed that they planned to live in the Wheelwright Shop and now had to find other lodgings.  A friend has a healthy newborn and the writer says she "regrets God sees fit to take her children from her in infancy". She mentions the recipient is located near an Indian settlement and she wishes she were there instead of Saxtons River.  A full, easy-to-read multi-page letter.  Strong Sextons River manuscript mark and 25-cent rate to Illinois. Mailed March 3 and received March 27.

$50.00
walpole new hampshire postal history stampless folded letter to northfield massachusetts WALPOLE NEW HAMPSHIRE STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NORTHFIELD MASSACHUSETTS

Full postmark with PAID 5 all in blue.  No content. Good condition without tears.

$25.00
washington-railroad-1840-57-stampless-ladies-postal-history-cover-to-godfrey-illinois WASHINGTON RAILROAD 1840-57 STAMPLESS LADIES POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO GODFREY ILLINOIS - RARE

Blue Washington RailRd postmark on this stampless cover to Godfrey, Illinois.  Blue 10-cent rate.  Ladies cover in good condition...no tears, clean break where seal was broken.  Strike quite good for this rare postal history postmark.

$175.00
charlestown-massachusetts-1848-stampless-folded-letter-postal-history-to-terriffville-connecticut CHARLESTOWN MASSACHUSETTS 1848 STAMPLESS FOLDED POSTAL HISTORY LETTER TO TERIFFVILLE CONNECTICUT

Letter writer H. Bemus badly misspells town letter is addressed to as Tarriffvill.  Letter is to William B. Cowles, whose family had a store in Worthington, Connecticut and whose relatives operated the Cowles Manufacturing Company, East Granby, CT., manufacturer of spoons, and it is claimed was the first to make a practical success of electric plating.  Bemus laments losing his business partner and that a potential investor has no experience in his retail business.  He wants Cowles to become his partner.  Good content.  Letter easy to read and in excellent condition.

$18.00

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