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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
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
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
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
U.S. PARCEL POST AND SPECIAL HANDLING SETS SCOTT 1-12 & QE1-4 U.S. PARCEL POST AND SPECIAL HANDLING SETS (SCOTT 1-12 & QE1-4)

Complete sets. The parcel post set is used. In the special handling set, the 25-cent value is mint-hinged.  The other three values are used.  Will sell the sets separately if you are interested in purchasing them that way. Price for the parcel post set alone is $95. Price for the special handling set is $25.

$75.00
WEST WINSTED CONNECTICUT MID-1800S COVER.  SCOTT #26A. RARE DEAD POST OFFICE - POSTAL-HISTORY WEST WINSTED CONNECTICUT MID-1800S COVER. SCOTT #26A. RARE DEAD POST OFFICE

Perfs on stamp are into at the top and right. Good clearance at the bottom. Left side indicates that this may have been left margin because there is considerable white with no stamp image on the left side. Angle starts close at top and widens considerably by the time it gets to the bottom. West Winsted Connecticut is a rare dead post office. The letter was sent to Cornwall Bridge, a desirable Connecticut address.

$75.00
ALBANY NEW YORK 1850S COVER TO ROCHESTER NY. SCOTT #26A STAMP - postal-history ALBANY NEW YORK 1850S COVER TO ROCHESTER NY. SCOTT #26A STAMP

Clean cover with full Albany postmark used to cancel stamp. Vertical perfs are fine. Bottom perf holes are complete with small selvedge below perf holes. Top perfs start out whole at left and are trimmed down at right. A very attractive cover. Appears to be addressed to George S. Riley.

$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
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

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