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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.

$100.00
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. 

$100.00
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.

$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
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.

$100.00
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
RARE UPSIDE DOWN WRITING ON STAMPLESS COVER - AUBURN NEW YORK AUBURN NEW YORK 1841 EXTRAORDINARY HORIZONTAL DOUBLE WRITTEN STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO DEERFIELD NEW HAMPSHIRE. MUST SEE SCANS

First stampless folded letter we have seen where the text is written horizontally from top to bottom and then the page is flipped and the text continues down the page between the original lines.  Two pages written in this manner.  While it looks impossible to read when you scan the page, it is surprisingly easy to read.  M. H. Wells writes to his sister Elisabeth. Exceptionally long missive. Mostly general news, but lots of little comments including a visit to Dr. Mills where he "saw Miss Henrietta and was very pleasantly received. I think she is a fine young lady but what a fat chub. But I will not extend my remarks." Paper has some foxing and there is a small separation on page 3. Auburn postmark is complete but light. PAID is written by hand and also in red stamp. The double writing is what makes this letter truly extraordinary.

$100.00
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.

$100.00
PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT STAMP SET WITH COILS PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT SET WITH COILS

Complete sets of the Presidential Series including the horizontal and vertical coil stamps in closed mounts. We opened the 1/2-cent value to determine that the set was never hinged. Please note the following: the 3-cent horizontal coil and 1-cent vertical coil are canceled.

$125.00
NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE TRANSATLANTIC COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE 1861 TRANSATLANTIC STAMPLESS COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE

Very interesting 1861 transatlantic stampless cover (no contents) originally mailed in New York City with a pen notation that it was to go to Plymouth Massachusetts via Marsielles France.  See second scan of backside markings for Calais and Paris. Note additional French marking on front of cover.  The New York 30 marking is rare.

$125.00

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