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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY - POSTAL-HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY

August 2, 1847 stampless folded letter from Allen & Beal, Boston furniture sellers, to George Johnson in New York, pleading with him to fill a furniture order they had sent to him some time back.  Apparently Johnson has ignored numerous requests to fill the order. Below is information from the 1849 edition of “The Stranger’s Guide to the City of Boston”.

ALLEN & BEAL,

NOS. 1, 2, 3 & 4 HOLMES'S BLOCK, HAYMARET SQUARE.

This house has been in existence for several years, and now enjoys an enviable prosperity. Allen & Beal are distinguished for the extent, variety and excellence of their stock. They are second to no furniture dealers in the city, in these or other particulars. A glance at their vast and rich assortment of furniture, feathers, mattresses, and looking-glasses, will impress the beholder with admiration. They are adapted particularly for the wholesale trade, as well as for shipping, hotel and family use. They have a remarkably large assortment of looking-glasses. Messrs. A. & B. keep constantly on hand and import hair-seating, curled hair, looking-glass plates, webbing, sofa springs, plushes, and cabinet-makers' trimmings, of all varieties ; and a very large stock of sofas, looking-glasses, and rocking and mahogany chairs ; and the fact that their stock is so very ample, affords them better facilities for selling at moderate prices. Their rooms, in Holmes's Block, are very fine and spacious. Here also may be found an extensive assortment of Upholstery goods. We recommend purchasers to call upon Allen & Beal. They are large, honorable and enterprising traders, and their terms are moderate.

$10.00
boston-massachusetts-1848-stampless-folded-letter-tennant-parties-with-girls BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1848 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER - PROBLEM WITH UPSTAIRS TENNANT PARTYING WITH GIRLS

Letter is from a Boston property owner to a friend in Danville, New York, first complimenting him on his shooting ability: "You shoot well--a good gun no doubt--give it to some of the grey squirrels in the woods".  He goes on to rave about Bob Bowa -- that crassy mouthed, drunken fellow abovestairs, 2 parties, 6 girls. The fellow would not clean.  Cousin G. tried to clean him out but the devil said Silverman engaged him and he would not clean (out) without his discharge. The girls as G. calls them know that I know all about the affairs and the other night I talked pretty freely about matters with Miss Abby."  Much more about that and other topics.  Easy reading. Letter in very good condition.

$30.00
BOSTON+POSTAL+HISTORY+STAMPLESS+FOLDED+LETTER BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1849 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO BATH NEW HAMPSHIRE

Brief legal notice to H. Hibbard, Bath, New Hampshire, regarding collection of debt. Manuscript PO Box charge and red PAID mark.

$7.50
boston-massachusetts-1849-stampless-folded-letter-to-new-bedford-liquor-shipment BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1849 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW BEDFORD MA REGARDING LIQUOR SHIPMENT

Boston postmark with 5cts in dial.  From the size of the liquor order, Otis must have been a wealth New Bedford resident or merchant.  Brandy, port wine, Sicily wine, and sherry were ordered along with 1000 Sucero cigars. The companion note mentions a discount applied to all except the cigars.  Could use more research.  SFL is in good condition.

$10.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1850S COVER WITH BROWNISH CARMINE SCOTT #25 STAMP BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1850S COVER WITH BROWNISH CARMINE SCOTT #25 STAMP

Superior condition for this cover with Scott #25 brownish carmine stamp. Scan does not do the deep color of this stamp justice.  Red Boston postmark and black PAID circle grill killer tie stamp to cover.  Addressed to E. B. Mason in Beverly.

$325.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1850S COVER WITH SCOTT #25. NICE BLACK PAID KILLER WITH RED BOSTON POSTMARK. - POSTAL-HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1850S COVER WITH SCOTT #25. NICE BLACK PAID KILLER WITH RED BOSTON POSTMARK.

Cover in good shape but has vertical wrinkle at right at affects the perfs on the top of the stamp. . Nice Boston combination red postmark and black paid mark. Catalog about $150. Because of the aforementioned perf issue, we'll price this hard-to-find on cover item at $75. There is some aging as is to be expected in covers this old.

$75.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1854 STAMPLESS COVER (LATE USE) TO WINCHENDON MASSACHUSETTS

1854 one-page business letter in envelope that Zeba Barthurst thinks he has found a part that Tylar Barthurst is looking for.  Mailed from Boston to Winchendon Massachusetts. Boston 3 ct postmark in red along with PAID stamp.

 

$5.00
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.

$8.00
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

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