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zanesville-ohio-1823-stampless-folded-letter-from-alexander-harper-us-representative OHIO -- ZANESVILLE 1823 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM ALEXANDER HARPER US REPRESENTATIVE

Outstanding full double circle postmark on this stampless folded letter. Small tear where seal was broken.  Letter from US. Representative Alexander Harper to New York financier James Prentiss regarding a property transaction.  Alexander Harper (1786-1860) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near Belfast, Ireland, Harper immigrated to the United States and settled in Zanesville, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in 1813, and commenced practice in Zanesville. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1820 and 1821. He served as president judge of the Court of Common Pleas 1822-1836. Harper was elected as a Whig to the 25th  Congress (1837-1839). He was also elected to 28th, 29th and 32nd Congresses. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (28th Congress), and was on the Committee on Patents (28th Congress). He resumed the practice of law. 

dublin-ireland-1835=transatlantic-stampless-folded-letter-to-new-york-city-regarding-irish-immigrants IRELAND -- DUBLIN 1835 TRANSATLANTIC STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY REGARDING IRISH IMMIGRANTS

Fantastic easy-to-read letter with only minor fold separations.  Myles Burke writes to New York financier James Prentiss demanding his immediate presence in Dublin to administer to a large number of Irish immigrants Burke has booked to come to America.  Apparently Prentiss was to have provided ships for the crossing to New York.  Burke is concerned the delay has caused some to consider going to Texas instead.  He has convinced them to work their farms for the time being.  A long and detailed letter well worth reading and researching.  Historic.

colum-south-carolina-1824-stampless-folded-letter-to-charleston-duel-and-drowning SOUTH CAROLINA - COLUM.S.C 1824 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA MENTIONS DUEL AND DROWNING

Cover in very nice condition with ornament postmark.  One fold separation (see scan). Thomas May to his brother Pleasant May.  Good, easy to read content. “I will also inform you that General Blair and Thomas P. Evans will fight a duel on Wednesday next…Shoderick was drowned at the ferry of Columbia by the flat sinking as he was acrossing with a loaded wagon." Historic references in need of further research.

albany-new-york-1835-stampless-folded-letter-to-new-york-city NEW YORK -- ALBANY 1835 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY

Brief letter from C. Burke to Wall Street financier J. Prentiss reminding him that he told Burke's son and wrote to C. that he would lend them money.  C. now asks for $100.  14 Wall Street address is still prominent NYC financial center.

willimantic-connecticut-1860s-civil-war-era-cover-and-letter-to-greene-rhode-island-mentions-lincoln's-death-and-booth CONNECTICUT - WILLIMANTIC 1860S CIVIL WAR ERA COVER AND LETTER TO GREENE RHODE ISLAND MENTIONS LINCOLN'S DEATH AND BOOTH

Outstanding item.  Cover bears the Willimantic octagon postmark with a grill cancel on the stamp. The letter opens with a discussion about purchasing wine and the states: "People have been having terrible times this way. Rejoicing over victories and mourning over the President." Also notes: "Got Booth, I suppose."  Letter is written by Sarah to friend James Harris.  All in good condition. Light stain center of small envelope.

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.

belmont-massachusetts-1947-filenes-first-helicopter-flight-cover-with-insert MASSACHUSETTS - BELMONT 1947 FILENES FIRST HELICOPTER FLIGHT COVER WITH INSERT

Most of these flight covers are missing the insert.  Also of interest, cover is addressed to Stockholm, Sweden, and returned with auxiliary mark for insufficient postage.

1939-italy-to-paris-france-cover-with-scott-406-stamp ITALY - 1939 COVER TO PARIS FRANCE VIA "AEROPLANE" WITH SCOTT #406

Premium to find Scott #406 on cover.  Also, two Scott #C13 airmail stamps. Notation: "Aeroplane". Addressed to the Royal Automobile Club. Opened a bit roughly at top.  

washington-dc-1939-cover-to-geneva-switzerland-with-6-5-ct-prexy-stamps DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON 1939 AIRMAIL COVER TO GENEVA SWITZERLAND WITH SIX SCOTT #810 PREXYS

Airmail cover to Geneva.  Fair condition.

north-danvers-massachusetts-1855-stampless-cover-with-content-to-gilford-new-hampshire MASSACHUSETTS - NORTH DANVERS STAMPLESS COVER WITH CONTENT TO GILFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE

Long letter from a resident of Topsfield Massachusetts asking about purchasing a farm in Gilford. Plans to move his family there. John J. Morrill was owner of a general store and a prominent citizen of Gilford, NH.  This is one of four letters to him we are offering asking his advice or placing an order for merchandise.