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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+++.

$100.00
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.

$30.00
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
POSTAL HISTORY - GEORGETOWN DC 1839 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER GEORGETOWN D.C. 1839 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HAGERSTOWN. RE: DEBT COLLECTION

LETTER IS ADDRESSED TO A MR. BEALLY AND IS FROM A MR. KING ASKING HIM TO COLLECT THREE DEBTS FOR HIM. DEBTORS ARE J. H. HOFFMAN, HANCOCK, AND GEO HALLER. EXTREMELY CLEAN STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER. TEAR WHERE SEAL WAS BROKEN DOES NOT AFFECT ANYTHING. INTERESTING 40 CENT RATE.

$25.00
POSTAL HISTORY - PORTLAND MAINE 1846 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH 5 IN BROKEN BOX PORTLAND MAINE 1846 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH RED 5 RATE IN BROKEN SQUARE BOX. INSURANCE DENIED TO ROBERT NESMITH

Clean stampless folded letter to South Berwick. Nesmith's request for insurance on his "carding machine" is denied.

$20.00
POSTAL HISTORY - LUDLOW VERMONT 1920S TWO FLAG CANCEL COVERS Ludlow Vermont 1920s Two Flag Cancel Covers

Both covers feature full flag postmarks. Both are opened roughly at right. This flag cancel has a Langford rating of 30.

$5.00
POSTAL HISTORY - ROXBURY CONNECTICUT MYSTERY STAMPLESS ENVELOPE/LETTER TO STONINGTON Mystery Stampless Envelope and Letter from Roxbury Connecticut to Stonington

No postal markings on this envelope. There is a notation in upper right corner: Deliver tonight Oct. 2 if possible.  It is also marked Free. Note is from Lizzie to Mary. Contents concern a button business Lizzie is helping Charles with and some other social news...nothing that one would seem couldn't wait until morning.

$10.00
MARINE POSTAL HISTORY - BAHAMAS - 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER BAHAMAS 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER (2)

This cover has a straight line mark on the back: Bahamas -- Williamson Undersea Expedition

$60.00
MARINE POSTAL HISTORY - BAHAMAS - 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER BAHAMAS 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER

Clean cover addressed to Forest Mississippi

$50.00

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