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middletown-connecticut-1847-stampless-folded-lettter-to-hartford CONNECTICUT - MIDDLETOWN 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD CONNECTICUT

Clean stampless folded letter with light blue postmark including 5 in circle. Brief note to insurance company regarding customer policy.

quarryville-connecticut-manuscript-cancel-1850s-stampless-postal-history-cover-to-boston-dpo CONNECTICUT - QUARRYVILLE CIRCA 1852 MANUSCRIPT CANCEL STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO BOSTON. DPO RATED $100

Rare cover.  Clear fine-pen manuscript postmark. No content. Dead Post Office rated 6 with a value to $100 as dpo alone.

steam-boat-postmark-on-1830s-new-york-to-new-london-connecticut-stampless-folded-letter STEAM BOAT - NEW YORK TO NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT 1830S STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Letter to Elisabeth Chen from her sister telling her of family events.  Includes mention that he has given Elisabeth's address to a male friend who will be visiting New London and "I hope you haven't eloped". Correct 12.5-ct rate for steam boat transport.  Letter has been expertly repaired; closing tears at folds.

boston-1843-stampless-folded-letter-to-north-springfield-vermont MASSACHUSETTS - BOSTON 1843 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NORTH SPRINGFIELD VERMONT

Letter from George Lewis to Joel Griswold, a home builder in Vermont, informing him there is no work around Boston for his son.  The building trades are slow with lots of young men use hanging around. Letter is in good condition with no tears except for small spot where seal was broken with is on a blank page.

washington-new-hampshire-stampless-cover-to-nashua-nh NEW HAMPSHIRE -- WASHINGTON LADIES COVER WITH MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK NH

Beautiful small cover with full Washington manuscript postmark.  No date, but certainly to be early 1800s. Letter included contains family news including upcoming schooling, updates on family members and the death of a child.  Condition of cover and content is excellent.

bradford-new-hampshire-1845-stampless-folded-letter-manuscript-postmark-to-franklin-nh NEW HAMPSHIRE -- BRADFORD 1845 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK ADDRESSED TO FRANKLIN NH

Interesting content regarding Weare Tappan avoiding arrest by pledging his home against debt.  First page is agreement. Second page is written by Tappan explaining his efforts to clarify the matter.  Letter in fragile condition.  Still nice carmine manuscript postmark.

reuben-eaton-fenton-new-york-senator-free-franked-washington-dc-1862-cover DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON 1862 COVER FREE FRANKED BY REUBEN EATON FENTON, NEW YORK SENATOR

Full WAshington DC Free double circle postmark on free franked cover signed R E Fenton mc.  Reuben Eaton Fenton (July 4, 1819 – August 25, 1885) was an American merchant and politician from New York. In 1840, he was named commander of the New York Militia's 162nd Infantry Regiment with the rank of colonel. He was elected as a Democrat to the 33rd United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1855. He left the Democratic Party to help organize the Republican Party, and was later elected, as a Republican, to the 35th, 36th, 37th and 38th United States Congresses, and served from 1857 to 1865. He was Governor of New York from 1865 to 1868. In 1868, he was among the candidates to be Vice President. In January 1869, he was elected a Senator from New York and served from 1869 to 1875. He was known as "The Soldiers' Friend" for his efforts to help returning Civil War veterans. He worked to remove tuition charges for public education, helped to establish six schools for training teachers, and signed the charter for Cornell University. The town of Fenton, NY, is named for him. His former home in Jamestown is the site of the Fenton History Center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.  After his death, a building at The State University of New York at Fredonia, Fenton Hall, was named in his honor because he had attended the previous incarnation of the school, the Fredonia Academy. Fenton Avenue in the Bronx, is named for him.

laurinburgh-north-carolian-stampless-cover-to-dundarrach NORTH CAROLINA - LAURINBURGH MANUSCRIPT STAMPLESS COVER TO DUNDARRACH

Attractive early manuscript postmark on this cover.  No rate noted.

new-york-city-1935-time-nagazine-advertising-cover-with-byrd-stamp NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY 1935 TIME MAGAZINE ADVERTISING COVER WITH BYRD EXPEDITION SHEET SINGLE STAMP

Promotional cover sent by TIME magazine to promote subscriptions via teaser campaign.  Byrd Expedition stamp cut from souvenir sheet attached to add interest.

seldovia-alaska-rare-1925-registered-cover-to-bokenas-sweden ALASKA - SELDOVIA RARE 1925 REGISTERED COVER TO BOKENAS, SWEDEN

Rare cover from a sparsely populated alaskan village.  Strip of four Scott #557 stamps used to frank cover.  Backstamps indicated it went through New York Foreign mail route. Includes Bokenas receiver.The town's original Russian name, Seldevoy, translates to "Herring Bay", as there was a significant herring population prior to rampant overfishing early in the 20th century.  Until the development of a more complete road system in Alaska, Seldovia was an important "first stop" for ships sailing from Seward, Kodiak and other points outside Cook Inlet. At one time Seldovia was home to over 2,000 residents, but today fewer than 300 persons reside year round.