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CHARLESTOWN NEW HAMPSHIRE STAMPLESS COVER - POSTAL-HISTORY CHARLESTOWN NEW HAMPSHIRE STAMPLESS COVER

Strong date mark, slightly off the top of the cover.  Red PAID mark and 5 manuscript rate.  Note Care City Hotel in lower left corner. No date, but looks like 1833-45 range.

$20.00
charlestown-ohio-manuscript-postmark-stampless-folded-letter-to-suffield-connecticut CHARLESTOWN OHIO 1845 MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO SUFFIELD CONNECTICUT

Content talks of payment of a debt and, as noted by the clipped top portion of the letter, also included a bank draft.  No rips or tears...not even where seal was broken.

$45.00
CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 1907 FLAG CANCEL COVER. ECONOMICS SCHOOL

Nice cover to Washington DC. Washington receiver on back.

$5.00
CHEPACHET NEW YORK (DPO) 1887 COVER AND LETTER WITH PAIR OF SCOTT #145 FRANKLIN STAMPS

Small 1887 cover with nice clean pair of Scott#145 Franklin banknote stamps. Light but readable Chepachet New York postmark. This is a dead post office. Short note from Sarah (writing from Cedarville NY) to her cousin W. C. Prescott in Herkimer to say "You have done me a very great favor which I shall remember always."

$10.00
CHICAGO ILLINOIS -- EPHEMERA -- 1932 MIDDLE WEST UTILITIES COMPANY LETTER TO STOCKHOLDERS CHICAGO ILLINOIS -- EPHEMERA -- 1932 MIDDLE WEST UTILITIES COMPANY LETTER TO STOCKHOLDERS

Company has gone into receivership via the Federal District Court and they are calling for funds to cover legal expenses.  Interesting reading.

$10.00
CHICAGO ILLINOIS -- LINDBERGH FLIES THE MAIL 1928 AIRMAIL COVER WITH HORSESHOE CACHET + LINDY STAMP

Cover is backstamped as received in Saint Louis MO.

$10.00
CHICAGO ILLINOIS 1858 COVER WITH SCOTT 26A. LARGE, STRONG FULL DATE POSTMARK. - POSTAL-HISTORY CHICAGO ILLINOIS 1858 COVER WITH SCOTT #26A. LARGE STRONG FULL-DATE POSTMARK

Nice cover. Full postmark on very good Scott 26A stamp. Corner card is on right side noting letter is from Cashier's Office, Land Department, Ill CRRC(?). There is some aging as is to be expected in covers this old.

$50.00
chicago-illionois-1910-postcard-shortrated-to-london-england-with-t-1/30-postage-due-mark CHICAGO ILLINOIS 1910 POSTCARD SHORTRATED TO LONDON ENGLAND WITH T 1/30 POSTAGE DUE MARK

A postcard to Germany would have qualified for the two-cent rate. But, England still required five cents. Good auxiliary markings.  Pretty embossed postcard with birds and velvet flowers.  

$10.00
CHIPPEWA FALLS WISCONSIN SCOTT #26 ON COVER. GREAT POSTMARK! - POSTAL-HISTORY CHIPPEWA FALLS WISCONSIN #26 ON COVER. GREAT POSTMARK!

Excellent, full Chippewa Falls postmark on this nice early cover to Concord, New Hampshire.

$15.00
CINCINNATI OHIO 1852 STAMPED FOLDED LETTER TO SALEM MASSACHUSETTS. SCOTT 11A CINCINNATI OHIO 1852 STAMPED FOLDED LETTER TO SALEM MASSACHUSETTS. SCOTT 11A EARLY USAGE PLUS GREAT LETTER

Scott 11A is listed in Scott as first issued in 1853. This 11A is tied to a stamped folded letter mailed March 27, 1852. Solid and full postmark. Letter is between business partners Edward D. Kimball of Salem, and John Swasey, in Cincinnati at that time. It discusses upcoming cotton transactions as well as the writer's daughter visiting the recipient. Excellent early historical letter of commerce in the mid 1800s.

John Swasey, bark, 294 tons, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1850. Reg. June 10, 1851. Nathaniel A. Kimball, Edward D. Kimball, Franklin D. Reed, Boston, John Swasey & Co., Cincinnati, owners; John Phillips, master. Reg. Jan. 17, 1853.  Nathaniel A. Kimball, Edward D. Kimball, Thomas P. Pingree, John Swasey & Co., Cincinnati, owners ; Samuel Hill, master. Reg. Sept. 15, 1854.  Edward D. Kimball, Nathaniel A. Kimball, Chas. H. Miller, Thomas P. Pingree, owners; William Arnold, master.

THE NAUMKEAG STEAM COTTON COMPANY

David Pingree (1795-1863), merchant, ship owner, president of the Naumkeag Bank, and Mayor of Salem in 1851, was the first president of the Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company. He was succeeded by Edward D. Kimball (1811-1867), also a Salem merchant and ship owner. Both of these men were also active in the African trade, their ships going to West Africa or Zanzibar. It seems to be somewhat more than coincidental that one of the products most in demand in Africa was American cotton cloth, which was traded for hides, ivory, and particularly gum copal, a resin used in varnish. This connection allowed another new industry to flourish in Salem, Jonathan Whipple’s gum copal processing works at the foot of Turner Street.

The Africans prized the fine quality cotton sheeting. They called it ‘Mericani (American cloth). A specific example is taken from the outward manifest of the brig Ganges of Salem for October 5, 1839. Among a mixed cargo is found an entry for four cases (4,505 ½ yards) of bleached shirting valued at $527.11.14 The primary (later, exclusive) product of Naumkeag Mills, was cotton sheeting.

The company grew steadily. By the turn of the 20th century more than 2,700 looms were in operation weaving Pequot sheets, and in 1909 the Danvers Bleachery became part of the Naumkeag operation. The mills were Salem’s largest

employer and, in turn, provided jobs for immigrants from Ireland, French Canada, and Poland and Eastern Europe. But disaster struck on June 25, 1914. The mill complex, then consisting of twenty buildings, perished in the great Salem fire.

$100.00

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