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1930-german-steamship-bremen-catapult-cover-united-states-to-germany CATAPULT COVER - 1930 STEAMSHIP BREMEN CATAPULT COVER FROM UNITED STATES TO GERMANY

Extremely clean steamship Bremen 1930 catapult cover with strong auxiliary marks. United States to Germany voyage. Attractive airplane border.

$75.00
c. 1770 DAMN MAMBRINO ETCHING NO. 4731 - ART. ENGLISH ETCHINGS c. 1770 DAMN MAMBRINO ETCHING NO. 4731

DAMN MAMBRINO -- MT Bunbury del. J" Brethertonf. [c. 1770] -- The etched satirical caricature portrait of a man seated in a chair, looking with great wrath and disgust to his left, grasping his stick with one hand, and clenching his fist on his knee with the other. He is gouty; his face is puffed with wrath and anger. He has not missed a meal. A dog squats timidly at his knee hoping he is not the cause of the anger. Mambrino was the name of a racehorse. The person represented here had doubtless lost money on a race. This plate is No. 4731. A rare and highly collectible item.

$75.00
western-australia-lot-of-six-early-postal-history-covers-and-cards WESTERN AUSTRALIA - LOT OF SIX EARLY POSTAL HISTORY COVERS AND CARDS

Good lot with high cat value postal stationery, plus early swan series stamps on a cover and postcards.  

$75.00
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
EARLY COVER ADDRESSED TO G.W. WORSTER, WILLOW CREEK WISCONSIN WITH SCOTT 25 STAMP

Nice stamp with centering typical of era. Cannot determine postmark community with certainty.

$75.00
BELMONT MASSACHUSETTS 1850S MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK WITH SCOTT #25 COVER - POSTAL-HISTORY BELMONT MASSACHUSETTS 1850S MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK WITH SCOTT #25 COVER

Scott #25 is clean and fresh on this small cover with manuscript post and date marks along with an X to cancel the stamp. Also, Belmont Massachusetts manuscript postmark adds value. You won't find many examples of 25 on cover better looking than this one. There is some aging as is to be expected in covers this old.

$75.00
Zeppelin-cover-October-2-New-York-first-day-cover-Friedrichhafen-to-Chicago-via-Rio-de-Janeiro-postal-history-flight-with-C-18-stamp ZEPPELIN COVER - OCTOBER 2, 1933 NEW YORK FIRST DAY COVER TO FRIEDRICHHAFEN TO CHICAGO VIA RIO DE JANEIRO POSTAL HISTORY FLIGHT WITH C-18 STAMP

Good first day cover with correct postal and zeppelin flight markings.

$80.00
MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY - NIEDER OHMEN GERMANY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT TO OHIO. RARE 1858 NEW YORK MARITIME 15 RATE STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER Nieder Ohmen Germany Official Document to Ohio. Rare 1858 New York Maritime 15 Rate Stampless Folded Letter

THIS LETTER CONTAINS THE OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE NIEDER OHMEN, GERMANY, BURGERMEISTER AND IS WRITTEN IN EARLY GERMAN SCRIPT. THE NEW YORK 15 POSTAL MARKING IS A RARE POSTMARK WITH A 1990S ASCC $120 CATALOG PRICE. CERTAINLY WORTH MORE TODAY. IT ALSO BEARS A LIGHT RED MARITIME MARK STARTING IN THE LOWER PORTION OF THE NEW YORK MARK. WHILE THERE IS SOME OVERALL DUST, THE CONDITION, AS SHOWN IN THE SCAN, IS OUTSTANDING. THE STOCK IS HEAVY BROWN PAPER AND THERE ARE NO HOLES OR TEARS. A PREMIUM MARITIME, INTERNATIONAL POSTAL HISTORY STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER.  Our thanks to Jean McLane who provided the translation for this letter. It reads as follows: 

[The] bearers of this, Adam Kuhl and Karl Schnabel of Nieder Ohmen will and also for their travel legitimation are to travel to America, their passports are in Mainz at the agency and that they leave here with good conduct. --Nieder Ohmen on the 16th of June 1858 --Grand Duchy Office of the Mayor of Nieder Ohmen [stamp] [signature] Gr.Hessian Office of the Mayor --Nieder Ohmen

 [letter]Le Havre, the 25th June 1858

Dear Brother-in-law I want to let you know that I and your son left home the 16th of June and still must lie in Le Havre until the 27th so you can imagine what it costs us. I did an accord [arrangement?] at the agency in Le Havre as you will see in the letter which the agent wrote the 21st of this month. Namely, I have [?] from New York by railroad  as far as Lima, that costs 12 dollars of which I have paid 5 dollars and in New York 7 dollars are to be paid. Will you be so good as to send the 10 dollars [mentioned] in the letter and [to?] the agency mentioned

[page 2] so that we do not have to lie in New York so long, the address is Mr. Henry M. Wend,  New York & Erie Railroad Office, Cor[ner] of Redde & West Streets,  New York. That's all I know and everyone sends you greetings--Adam Kühl

Jean McLean's notes: Both Adam and the official write grammatically incomplete syntax, so a smooth  translation is difficult. Adam's spelling implies the French port of Le Havre as departure; using "lie" in reference to a port implies that he was already aboard a ship lying in the harbor. I infer New York as their destination, based on the railway name.  Schnabel is an unusual German name, meaning "bird's beak".

$80.00
DUBUQUE (DE BUQUE) IOWA HUGE SOCK POSTMARK 1857 COVER SCOTT #25 STAMP DUBUQUE (DU BUQUE) IOWA HUGE SOCK POSTMARK 1857 COVER WITH RARE SCOTT #25 STAMP

EARLY USE OF SCOTT #25 ON COVER. EKU WAS FEBRUARY 28. THIS COVER IS AUGUST 18, 1857. A VERY NICE DU BUQUE, IOWA, SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK ON THIS COVER TO DE WITT CURTISS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. NOTE HORIZONTAL FRAME LINE AT BOTTOM OF THE STAMP. COVER HAS NO RIPS OR TEARS ON FACE, ONLY SLIGHT AGE SOILING. A PORTION OF THE FLAP IS MISSING FROM THE BACK. PERF CUT AT LEFT SHOWS VERTICAL LINE FROM ADJACENT STAMP.

 

 

 

 

$100.00
NEWPORT KENTUCKY 1833 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER SIGNED BY TOWN FOUNDER JAMES TAYLOR, JR.

Important historic letter from Newport Kentucky (manuscript postmark and 37 1/2-cent rate) signed by James Taylor, Jr., founder of Newport, for his father, James Taylor. Letter is to Benjamin Brown, Mount Vernon Ohio attorney and is a brief note regarding the filing of a deed for Irwin Thompson. Letter is on heavy stock and easy to read. Two small holes where two wax seals were broken do not affect text or appeal of this item. Outstanding addition to any postal history stampless collection.

Benjamin S. Brown was eminent in his profession, and well known throughout the State. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Library Society.

James Taylor, Jr. (1769–1848) was an American banker, Quartermaster general, and one of the wealthiest early settlers of Kentucky. He was a founder of the city of Newport, Kentucky. Taylor was the fifth child born to James Taylor Sr. and Anne Hubbard Taylor in Midway, Virginia. His father, James Taylor Sr., bought 2,700 acres (11 km2) of land in Northern Kentucky from his friend George Muse, which was part of the land Muse had been awarded for his military service in the French and Indian War. The Taylor family had two cousins, James Madison and Zachary Taylor, who later become presidents of the United States. On April 1, 1792, just short of his 23rd birthday, James Taylor Jr. left his father's plantation for Kentucky accompanied by three slaves, Moses, Humphrey and Adam, along with an English Army deserter, Robert Christy, and Christy's wife and their three children. They reached Newport June 20 but couldn't find lodging so he stayed at Ft. Washington in Cincinnati. His enslaved men worked through the summer to clear 16 acres (65,000 m2) in fields along the Licking, plant two corn crops and build a small cabin on lot no. 6 at the southwest corner of Second Street and Central Avenue. He became the driving force behind the settlement's development. He laid out the first road to Lexington in August with Jacob and Edward Fowler. In 1794 James Taylor tapped his connections with Kentucky's leaders to lobby at Frankfort for acts incorporating Newport and creating Campbell County, Kentucky. The legislature established the county on December 17, 1794 from parts of Mason, Scott and Harrison Counties. On December 14, 1795 it approved Newport's charter. James Taylor Jr. and Keturah Moss Leitch were married on November 15, 1795. James and Keturah Taylor had 11 children, but only four survived to maturity.

In 1803, James Taylor Jr. solicited the help of his cousin, James Madison, who was then U.S. Secretary of State, to persuade the federal government to move the Ft. Washington military post from Cincinnati to Newport. The Newport Barracks replaced Fort Washington across the river in Cincinnati, Ohio. There were but 4 acres (16,000 m2) in the original tract, which was bought from the old Colonel Taylor estate for the minimal price if $1. In 1806, two additional acres were bought for $47. Taylor was hired as the superintendent of the construction of the barracks. He was to erect three buildings.

Gen. James Taylor Jr. was Quartermaster General and paymaster of the Northwestern Army during the War of 1812, thus Newport became a vital center for war supplies.

During a storied lifetime, James Taylor Jr. operated ferries across both the Ohio and Licking rivers, helped to found banks, invested in the mammoth Newport Manufacturing Co., operated saw and grist mills along the Licking River, was part owner of a salt-works at Grants Lick, Ky., ran a tanning business and in his spare time was known to collect fossils and hunt buffalo at Big Bone Lick in Boone County.

James Taylor Jr. and his wife were members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newport, on the Courthouse Square. He and his wife Keturah were laid to rest at the Taylor Family Plot Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky. At his death, James Taylor Jr. was said to be one of the wealthiest men in the state of Kentucky, with an estate valued at more than $4 million.

In the mid-19th century, Newport became a hub for trade, industry and culture. Just a few years later, Gen. Taylor's grandson established the wealthy area of East Row, a collection of elegant homes. Today, the East Row local Historic District is the second largest local district in Kentucky and the Taylor Mansion is the district's oldest house. Taylor is the namesake of the General James Taylor Park.

 

 

 

 

$100.00

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