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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. 

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STAMPS - US BOOKLET PANE GROUP -- AIRMAILS, REGULAR ISSUES, COMMEMORATIVES US GROUP OF 24 BOOKLET PANES AND COVERS -- AIRMAILS, REGULAR ISSUES, COMMEMORATIVES

Nice group of booklet panes and covers including the following Scott BK and BKC numbers (all are complete unless noted): 85, 105 (2 stamps missing), 113, 118, 119x4, 122, 123x2, 131, 135, 171(3 panes with 2474b), 192 (plate #111111), 207 209, 210 -- airmails 3x2, 4, 11, 21, 22. Catalog value $300+

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united-states-scott-#70-used-fancy-cancel-stamp UNITED STATES SCOTT #70 USED FANCY CANCEL STAMP

Very nice stamp with pie wedge fancy cancel.  Catalog: $300 used.

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AGAWAM MASSACHUSETTS1859 COVER AND RELIGIOUS-THEME LETTER. SCOTT #25 STAMP - POSTAL-HISTORY AGAWAM MASSACHUSETTS1859 COVER AND RELIGIOUS-THEME LETTER. SCOTT #25 STAMP

Manuscript Agawam Mss March 26 postmark on this cover with two pen marks to cancel stamp. Stamp is Scott #25 with nibbled perfs top right and left. Looks like Fannie, the sender, affixed the stamp with glue of some kind. Cover and flap are complete but soiled (see scan). Letter is very interesting. Apparently Sister Mary had questioned Fannie's faith to which she replies: "You ask if I am willing to forsake all and follow the Lamb withersoever he leadeth!" I feel, dear Mary, that I am and also that I am truly accepted of God as one of his children. Shall I tell you why I feel this assured. Last Sabbath I thought a great deal upon that question, more than I have ever done before. In the morning I could not fix my attention on the discourse at all, I must think of that question. Service was nearly through and I wondered how I could be so unwise as to parley longer with temptation; when God was so good to me how could I refuse him anything? I bowed my head in prayer and gave myself wholly up to him, knowing he would do all things well. Immediately a flood of light and joy seemed to fill my soul and I felt that I was accepted." She continues to discuss her religious ferver throughout the four page letter. Easy to read and well worth reading.

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CINCINNATI OHIO 1852 STAMPED FOLDED LETTER TO SALEM MASSACHUSETTS. SCOTT 11A CINCINNATI OHIO 1852 STAMPED FOLDED LETTER TO SALEM MASSACHUSETTS. SCOTT 11A EARLY USAGE PLUS GREAT LETTER

Scott 11A is listed in Scott as first issued in 1853. This 11A is tied to a stamped folded letter mailed March 27, 1852. Solid and full postmark. Letter is between business partners Edward D. Kimball of Salem, and John Swasey, in Cincinnati at that time. It discusses upcoming cotton transactions as well as the writer's daughter visiting the recipient. Excellent early historical letter of commerce in the mid 1800s.

John Swasey, bark, 294 tons, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1850. Reg. June 10, 1851. Nathaniel A. Kimball, Edward D. Kimball, Franklin D. Reed, Boston, John Swasey & Co., Cincinnati, owners; John Phillips, master. Reg. Jan. 17, 1853.  Nathaniel A. Kimball, Edward D. Kimball, Thomas P. Pingree, John Swasey & Co., Cincinnati, owners ; Samuel Hill, master. Reg. Sept. 15, 1854.  Edward D. Kimball, Nathaniel A. Kimball, Chas. H. Miller, Thomas P. Pingree, owners; William Arnold, master.

THE NAUMKEAG STEAM COTTON COMPANY

David Pingree (1795-1863), merchant, ship owner, president of the Naumkeag Bank, and Mayor of Salem in 1851, was the first president of the Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company. He was succeeded by Edward D. Kimball (1811-1867), also a Salem merchant and ship owner. Both of these men were also active in the African trade, their ships going to West Africa or Zanzibar. It seems to be somewhat more than coincidental that one of the products most in demand in Africa was American cotton cloth, which was traded for hides, ivory, and particularly gum copal, a resin used in varnish. This connection allowed another new industry to flourish in Salem, Jonathan Whipple’s gum copal processing works at the foot of Turner Street.

The Africans prized the fine quality cotton sheeting. They called it ‘Mericani (American cloth). A specific example is taken from the outward manifest of the brig Ganges of Salem for October 5, 1839. Among a mixed cargo is found an entry for four cases (4,505 ½ yards) of bleached shirting valued at $527.11.14 The primary (later, exclusive) product of Naumkeag Mills, was cotton sheeting.

The company grew steadily. By the turn of the 20th century more than 2,700 looms were in operation weaving Pequot sheets, and in 1909 the Danvers Bleachery became part of the Naumkeag operation. The mills were Salem’s largest

employer and, in turn, provided jobs for immigrants from Ireland, French Canada, and Poland and Eastern Europe. But disaster struck on June 25, 1914. The mill complex, then consisting of twenty buildings, perished in the great Salem fire.

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SCIO, NY, MID-1800S COVER. DESIRABLE TOWN MARK. SCOTT #25 STAMP - POSTAL-HISTORY SCIO, NY, MID-1800S COVER. DESIRABLE TOWN MARK. SCOTT #25 STAMP

December 30 postmark. Early Scio postmarks are hard to find. Addressed to M. D. Whitney, West Danby, NY. Cover opened neatly at right. Only fault is that someone mounted it at one time and there are two half-hinge remnants on the back center. These can be removed with a q-tip and water. email if you would like to see a scan of the back.

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SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS COVER SCOTT 26A STAMP FANCY TO EAST WINDSOR HILL CONNECTICUT SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS COVER WITH SCOTT 26A STAMP FANCY POSTMARK TO EAST WINDSOR HILL CONNECTICUT

Full postmark. Nice stamp with centering typical of era. Clean cover. Tear in flap on back does not affect appearance.

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CREAGERSTOWN MARYLAND STAMPLESS COVER - UNLISTED IN ASCC CREAGERSTOWN MARYLAND TO LEITERSBURY MARYLAND MANUSCRIPT STAMPLESS COVER - UNLISTED IN ASCC

Clear May 9 manuscript postmark on this letter to Rev. George W Anderson, Leitersburg, Maryland. Manuscript postmark for Creagerstown is unlisted in American Stampless Cover Catalog.

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brussels-belgium-1876-transatlantic-cover-to-new-york-city-with-scott-35 BELGIUM -- BRUSSELS 1876 TRANSATLANTIC POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO NEW YORK CITY WITH SCOTT #35

Tidy small cover with sock on the nose postmark.  Nice addition to any collection. Small tear top center.

$100.00
SOUTH HADLEY MASSACHUSETTS COVER SCOTT 26A STAMP TO OSWEGO, NEW YORK SOUTH HADLEY MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN COVER WITH SCOTT 26A STAMP TO OSWEGO, NEW YORK

Full, readable South Hadley Massachusetts postmark with nice 26A stamp. Grill postmark. Clean cover. Flap sealed on the back. Opened cleanly at left.

$100.00

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