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charlestown-massachusetts-1848-stampless-folded-letter-postal-history-to-terriffville-connecticut CHARLESTOWN MASSACHUSETTS 1848 STAMPLESS FOLDED POSTAL HISTORY LETTER TO TERIFFVILLE CONNECTICUT

Letter writer H. Bemus badly misspells town letter is addressed to as Tarriffvill.  Letter is to William B. Cowles, whose family had a store in Worthington, Connecticut and whose relatives operated the Cowles Manufacturing Company, East Granby, CT., manufacturer of spoons, and it is claimed was the first to make a practical success of electric plating.  Bemus laments losing his business partner and that a potential investor has no experience in his retail business.  He wants Cowles to become his partner.  Good content.  Letter easy to read and in excellent condition.

philadelphia-pennsylvania-1851-stampless-folded-letter-postal-history-to-alexandria-virginia PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 1851 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA

Interesting letter from Mason's Challenge Blacking -- black and blue writing ink -- Philadelphia's primary purveyors of ink products in the mid-1800s.  Because of rapid expansion, they were no longer sending sales reps into the field, rather they were soliciting business via correspondence.  Beauitiful penmanship.  Would be premier item save for the ragged bottom of the first page. Still, nice historic postal history item. Mailed to Henry & Douglass, Alexandria, VA.


Strong postmark with manuscript paid 3 at upper right. Attractive cover. Unlisted in ASCC for either manuscript or postmark stampless use. Cover addressed to Aaron A. Hinkley, Boston, Mass.


Good postmark. Black circle 5 rate mark indicates 1840-53 usage.  Two small smudges at right.

boston.hunt.stampless.cover.postal.history.great.postmark BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER. COMMON POSTMARK. EXCEPTIONAL STRIKE!

Here's a cover for the discerning collector. Common Boston stampless 5cts rate. However, you'll have a tough time finding a better strike than this one.  If you want the best, this is right up there.

 east.livermore.maine.deacon.jonathan.snow.brunswick.stampless.folded.letter.postal.history EAST LIVERMORE MAINE MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK STAMPLESS COVER TO WIFE OF DEACON JONATHAN SNOW, BRUNSWICK MAINE

Manuscript postmark on this stampless cover to Mrs. Jonathan Snow, Brunswick Maine. She is wife of Deacon Jonathan Snow. Deacon Snow was born in Brunswick, Maine, USA on 1792 to Ambrose Snow and Elizabeth. He passed away on 29 Jan 1866 in Brunswick, Maine, USA.

 new.york.gregg.reverse.numeral.3.postal.card.postal.history NEW YORK CITY 1875 POSTAL CARD WITH HAND CARVED REVERSE NUMERAL 3 POSTMARK

Probably made from wine a cork.  Fantastic, large numeral 3.

us.scott.149.postage.stamp.7.cent.stanton.used US SCOTT 149 7-CENT VERMILLION STANTON POSTAGE STAMP USED

Light postmark. Fine stamp.

 scott.69.postage.stamp.12.cent.washington.used US SCOTT 69 12-CENT BLACK WASHINGTON POSTAGE STAMP USED

Pie-wedge fancy cancel. Three good margins. In close at left. Note that perf that appears to be missing lower left is actually folded up.

scott.311.postage.stamp US SCOTT 311 USED $1 BLACK FARRAGUT POSTAGE STAMP

This stamp is well centered for issue. However, there is a pulled perf upper right and a diagonal crease. Being sold as a pretty space filler.