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BELMONT MASSACHUSETTS 1850S MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK WITH SCOTT #25 COVER - POSTAL-HISTORY BELMONT MASSACHUSETTS 1850S MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK WITH SCOTT #25 COVER

Scott #25 is clean and fresh on this small cover with manuscript post and date marks along with an X to cancel the stamp. Also, Belmont Massachusetts manuscript postmark adds value. You won't find many examples of 25 on cover better looking than this one. There is some aging as is to be expected in covers this old.

$75.00
1930-german-steamship-bremen-catapult-cover-united-states-to-germany CATAPULT COVER - 1930 STEAMSHIP BREMEN CATAPULT COVER FROM UNITED STATES TO GERMANY

Extremely clean steamship Bremen 1930 catapult cover with strong auxiliary marks. United States to Germany voyage. Attractive airplane border.

$75.00
western-australia-lot-of-six-early-postal-history-covers-and-cards WESTERN AUSTRALIA - LOT OF SIX EARLY POSTAL HISTORY COVERS AND CARDS

Good lot with high cat value postal stationery, plus early swan series stamps on a cover and postcards.  

$75.00
EARLY COVER ADDRESSED TO G.W. WORSTER, WILLOW CREEK WISCONSIN WITH SCOTT 25 STAMP

Nice stamp with centering typical of era. Cannot determine postmark community with certainty.

$75.00
austria-1928-cover-with-set-of-scott-b71-b76-stamps AUSTRIA - VIENNA 1928 COVER WITH SET OF SCOTT #B71-B76 SEMI-POSTAL STAMPS - PLUS

Full set of this series of semi-postals on good registered mail cover.  Seven Scott #306 stamps on back.  Cover has been trimmed at bottom.

$75.00
Zeppelin-cover-October-2-New-York-first-day-cover-Friedrichhafen-to-Chicago-via-Rio-de-Janeiro-postal-history-flight-with-C-18-stamp ZEPPELIN COVER - OCTOBER 2, 1933 NEW YORK FIRST DAY COVER TO FRIEDRICHHAFEN TO CHICAGO VIA RIO DE JANEIRO POSTAL HISTORY FLIGHT WITH C-18 STAMP

Good first day cover with correct postal and zeppelin flight markings.

$80.00
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
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
NEWPORT KENTUCKY 1833 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER SIGNED BY TOWN FOUNDER JAMES TAYLOR, JR.

Important historic letter from Newport Kentucky (manuscript postmark and 37 1/2-cent rate) signed by James Taylor, Jr., founder of Newport, for his father, James Taylor. Letter is to Benjamin Brown, Mount Vernon Ohio attorney and is a brief note regarding the filing of a deed for Irwin Thompson. Letter is on heavy stock and easy to read. Two small holes where two wax seals were broken do not affect text or appeal of this item. Outstanding addition to any postal history stampless collection.

Benjamin S. Brown was eminent in his profession, and well known throughout the State. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Library Society.

James Taylor, Jr. (1769–1848) was an American banker, Quartermaster general, and one of the wealthiest early settlers of Kentucky. He was a founder of the city of Newport, Kentucky. Taylor was the fifth child born to James Taylor Sr. and Anne Hubbard Taylor in Midway, Virginia. His father, James Taylor Sr., bought 2,700 acres (11 km2) of land in Northern Kentucky from his friend George Muse, which was part of the land Muse had been awarded for his military service in the French and Indian War. The Taylor family had two cousins, James Madison and Zachary Taylor, who later become presidents of the United States. On April 1, 1792, just short of his 23rd birthday, James Taylor Jr. left his father's plantation for Kentucky accompanied by three slaves, Moses, Humphrey and Adam, along with an English Army deserter, Robert Christy, and Christy's wife and their three children. They reached Newport June 20 but couldn't find lodging so he stayed at Ft. Washington in Cincinnati. His enslaved men worked through the summer to clear 16 acres (65,000 m2) in fields along the Licking, plant two corn crops and build a small cabin on lot no. 6 at the southwest corner of Second Street and Central Avenue. He became the driving force behind the settlement's development. He laid out the first road to Lexington in August with Jacob and Edward Fowler. In 1794 James Taylor tapped his connections with Kentucky's leaders to lobby at Frankfort for acts incorporating Newport and creating Campbell County, Kentucky. The legislature established the county on December 17, 1794 from parts of Mason, Scott and Harrison Counties. On December 14, 1795 it approved Newport's charter. James Taylor Jr. and Keturah Moss Leitch were married on November 15, 1795. James and Keturah Taylor had 11 children, but only four survived to maturity.

In 1803, James Taylor Jr. solicited the help of his cousin, James Madison, who was then U.S. Secretary of State, to persuade the federal government to move the Ft. Washington military post from Cincinnati to Newport. The Newport Barracks replaced Fort Washington across the river in Cincinnati, Ohio. There were but 4 acres (16,000 m2) in the original tract, which was bought from the old Colonel Taylor estate for the minimal price if $1. In 1806, two additional acres were bought for $47. Taylor was hired as the superintendent of the construction of the barracks. He was to erect three buildings.

Gen. James Taylor Jr. was Quartermaster General and paymaster of the Northwestern Army during the War of 1812, thus Newport became a vital center for war supplies.

During a storied lifetime, James Taylor Jr. operated ferries across both the Ohio and Licking rivers, helped to found banks, invested in the mammoth Newport Manufacturing Co., operated saw and grist mills along the Licking River, was part owner of a salt-works at Grants Lick, Ky., ran a tanning business and in his spare time was known to collect fossils and hunt buffalo at Big Bone Lick in Boone County.

James Taylor Jr. and his wife were members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newport, on the Courthouse Square. He and his wife Keturah were laid to rest at the Taylor Family Plot Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky. At his death, James Taylor Jr. was said to be one of the wealthiest men in the state of Kentucky, with an estate valued at more than $4 million.

In the mid-19th century, Newport became a hub for trade, industry and culture. Just a few years later, Gen. Taylor's grandson established the wealthy area of East Row, a collection of elegant homes. Today, the East Row local Historic District is the second largest local district in Kentucky and the Taylor Mansion is the district's oldest house. Taylor is the namesake of the General James Taylor Park.

 

 

 

 

$100.00
united-states-scott-#70-used-fancy-cancel-stamp UNITED STATES SCOTT #70 USED FANCY CANCEL STAMP

Very nice stamp with pie wedge fancy cancel.  Catalog: $300 used.

$100.00

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