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kriegsheim-germany-1850-stampless-folded-letter-to-antwerp-belgium GERMANY - KRIEGSHEIM TO ANTWERP BELGIUM 1850 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Letter appears to have been forwarded to Antwerp.  See postal markings in second scan.  Full content is also shown.  Letter is in fragile condition.

lausanne-switzerland-1870-postal-history-cover-to-london SWITZERLAND - 1870 POSTAL HISTORY COVER FROM LAUSANNE TO LONDON

Nice old cover. Seal intact. Opened a bit roughly at top. 30-frank Scott #56 stamp. London receiver on reverse.

northern-railroad-stampless-cover-to-heartland-vermont NORTHERN RAILROAD STAMPLESS COVER TO HARTLAND VERMONT

Full postmark along with numeral 5 rate mark.  Cover a tad dirty. Old ASCC catalogs price is $75.

cynthiana-kentucky-1827-manuscript-postmark-stampless-folded-letter-to-leesburgh-ohio CYNTHIANA KENTUCKY 1827 MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO LEESBURGH OHIO

Nice manuscript postmark along with 25-cent rate to Ohio.  No content. Looks like it was a wrapper for some legal documents. No tears.

charlestown-ohio-manuscript-postmark-stampless-folded-letter-to-suffield-connecticut CHARLESTOWN OHIO 1845 MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO SUFFIELD CONNECTICUT

Content talks of payment of a debt and, as noted by the clipped top portion of the letter, also included a bank draft.  No rips or tears...not even where seal was broken.

andong-korea-1939-japanese-occupation-stamp-on-postal-history-cover-to-caney-kansas KOREA - ANDONG - 1939 JAPANESE OCCUPATION STAMP ON POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO CANEY, KANSAS

Clean cover with Andong, Korea, postmark on Japanese stamp used during the occupation of Korea in 1939.  Cover is from H. T. Baugh, possibly a missionary, to Bertie Burns, Caney, Kansas.  Cover has small tear upper left side and small portion of lower right corner is missing.

japanese-army-occupation-of-china-world-war-2-postal-history-cover JAPANESE ARMY OCCUPATION OF CHINA WORLD WAR II COVER WITH BLUE CENSOR MARK + LETTER

Superior cover and three-page handwritten letter from a Japanese soldier mailed to Japan during the Japanese occupation of China during World War II. The letter describes dthe weather and living conditions. Obviously did not want to have a problem with the censoring officer. No tears. Clean.

bavaria-germany-1918-censor-cover-to-paris GERMANY - BAVARIA - 1918 CENSOR COVER TO PARIS

Nice pair of Scott #261 on this World War I era cover with censor tape. Opened somewhat roughly at top.

lucerne-switzerland-1884-postal-history-cover-to-neuchatel SWITZERLAND - 1884 POSTAL HISTORY COVER FROM LUCERNE TO NEUCHATEL

Postal stationery cover with supplemental postage stamp.  Shows edge wear.  Full Neuchatel receiver on reverse.

octava-chanute-glider-inventor-souvenir-sheet-cinderella CINDERELLA - OCTAVE CHANUTE GLIDER INVENTOR SOUVENIR SHEET OF FOUR

Full gum on reverse, never hinged souvenir panel of four views honoring Octave Chanute, whose early wing designs helped develop the first airplanes.  A must for any airplane, aeronautics collector. Octave Chanute immigrated to the United States in 1838. He attended private schools in New York and began his training as a budding civil engineer in 1848. He was widely considered brilliant and innovative in the engineering profession. Chanute first became interested in aviation watching a balloon take off in Peoria, IL, in 1856. Applying his engineering background, Chanute collected all available data from flight experimenters around the world and combined it with the knowledge gathered as a civil engineer in the past. At the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, Chanute organized in collaboration with Albert Zahm a highly successful International Conference on Aerial Navigation. Chanute was too old to fly himself, so he partnered with younger experimenters, including Augustus M. Herring and William Avery. In 1896 Chanute, Herring, and Avery tested a design based on the work of German aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal, as well as hang gliders of their own design in the dunes along the shore of Lake Michigan. These experiments convinced Chanute that the best way to achieve extra lift without a prohibitive increase in weight was to stack several wings one above the other, an idea proposed by the British engineer Francis Wenham in 1866 and realized in flight by Lilienthal in the 1890s. Chanute introduced the "strut-wire" braced wing structure that would be used in powered biplanes of the future. The Wright brothers based their glider designs on the Chanute "double-decker," as they called it. A new design of a biplane glider was developed and flown in 1897. Chanute was in contact with the Wright brothers starting in 1900, when Wilbur wrote to him after reading Progress in Flying Machines. Chanute helped to publicize the Wright brothers' work, and provided consistent encouragement, visiting their camp near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1901, 1902, and 1903. The Wrights and Chanute exchanged hundreds of letters between 1900 and 1910. When the Aero Club of Illinois was founded on February 10, 1910, Chanute served as its first president until his death in November 1910.