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quarryville-connecticut-manuscript-cancel-1850s-stampless-postal-history-cover-to-boston-dpo CONNECTICUT - QUARRYVILLE CIRCA 1852 MANUSCRIPT CANCEL STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO BOSTON. DPO RATED $100

Rare cover.  Clear fine-pen manuscript postmark. No content. Dead Post Office rated 6 with a value to $100 as dpo alone.

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MARINE POSTAL HISTORY - BAHAMAS - 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER BAHAMAS 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER

Clean cover addressed to Forest Mississippi

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BURLINGTON VERMONT MAR 3 1869 COVER WITH SCOTT #25 BLUE SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK - POSTAL-HISTORY BURLINGTON VERMONT MARCH 3 1869 COVER WITH SCOTT #25 BLUE SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK

Strong and full blue Burlington Vermont sock on the nose full date...month, day, year...postmark on small cover.

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wisconsin-portage-city-and-watertown-missent-stampless-postal-history-cover PORTAGE CITY AND WATERTOWN WISCONSIN POSTMARKS ON MISSENT 1850s STAMPLESS COVER

Two postmarks on one missent 1850s cover.  Cover was addressed to Watertown New York and mailed from Portage City.  Manuscript "missent" along with Watertown, Wis, postmark. 

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World-War-I-soldier's-mail-censor-postal-history-cover-with-postage-due-stamps-rare WORLD WAR I SOLDIER'S MAIL CENSOR COVER WITH J52 POSTAGE DUE STAMPS AND SCARCE DUE MARKING. SEE DESCRIPTION.

Highly collectible cover in many respects. Due 4 cents in circle mark is scarce. That mark was applied in New York. Censored military mail from overseas. Postage due stamps were applied at Ludlow MA, and postmarked with rectangular marks. This identifies the cover as being mailed before the US entered WWI and as having been mailed by a US volunteer soldier serving in another country's armed forces. 

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SOUTH PLAINS MAINE SCOTT #11A COVER T0 ROCKLAND MAINE SOUTH PLAINS (?) MAINE SCOTT #11A COVER T0 ROCKLAND MAINE

If you look at the manuscript mark on this letter, it is easily read as S Plains, Maine.  The tough part is finding if a South Plains Maine ever existed.  That explains the question mark in the headline.  If anyone can provide more information, please send it along.  Cover is in poor condition with tears around the stamp and through the manuscript mark. Plenty of age wrinkles, too. However, the stamp is fantastic. Right margin copy with all good margins; tending to a little close at top left.  Strong color. Addressed to G. B. Macomber in Rockland Maine.

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KINGSTON RHODE ISLAND 1852 COVER AND LETTER FROM AMOS WELLS TO JOHN VERNON, PROVIDENCE RI REGARDING HUNTING WITH MUSKETS - POSTAL-HISTORY KINGSTON RHODE ISLAND 1852 COVER AND LETTER FROM AMOS WELLS TO JOHN VERNON, PROVIDENCE RI REGARDING HUNTING WITH MUSKETS

Neat cover and letter from Amos Wells to his hunting friend John Vernon. Excerpts from his missive are below. Stamp is Scott 11A.

Dear John,

I shouldered my musket yesterday for the first time since I returned home for a sally among the quail and found them contrary to my expectations after what I had heard in Prov quite plenty. If our old friend Sport had been with me, I should have brought home quite a bunch of birds. As it was, with the assistance of old “buck” I bagged three quail and one woodcock in about two hours and knocked down two more quail which I could not find for want of a decent dog. Besides missing a very respectable number of fair shots and had also marked down a fine bevy of quail before me when on accidently shoving my hand into my pocket I discovered the bank keys which I had by mistake carried with me and was in consequence obliged to hasten home with all due speed.

You may wonder what my long prelude is driving at. It is simply that I am very anxious for your company next week and hope to see you here armed and equipped for a renewal of your acquaintance with our No. Kingston quail on Monday next…bring Sport or his substitute if possible and I think I can promise you a good time…

Yours Truly, Amos Wells

There is more content in the letter regarding the usual welfare of family and friends.

Records show that Amos Wells was cashier at the Landholders’ Bank, Kingston.

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OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11 - POSTAL HISTORY OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11

Outstanding four-margin copy of Scott #11 on this cover. Side margins are huge. Bold Owensboro Kentucky March 24 postmark. Although the scan may not show it well, the stamp is dark claret. Full flap on back. Excellent addition to any discerning collection.

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SCOTT 96 WAY OFF CENTER 10-CENT GREEN (USED)

F Grill. So far off center, this stamp probably qualifies as a freak.  Large portion of adjacent stamp showing at left.  Stamp is sound.

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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1820 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM JOHN & GEORGE PRATT (INDIA WHARF). - POSTAL HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1820 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM JOHN & GEORGE PRATT (INDIA WHARF).

The Pratts were merchants and among the founders of Boston's trading center--India Wharf. The letter is to John Kyes, of Concord and provides a reference for William Stearns who served on the brig Warbler under Captain Harvey. "who had a good opinion of his character...and found him upright and honest."  Letter is signed by both John and George Pratt, two historic figures in early Boston maritime trade.

India Wharf (1804-ca.1962) in Boston, Massachusetts, flourished in the 19th century, when it was one of the largest commercial wharves in the port. The structure began in 1804 to accommodate international trade at a time when several other improvements to the Boston waterfront occurred, such as the creation of Broad Street and India Street. Funders and organizers of the construction of India Wharf in 1803 on the waterfront near Long Wharf included Francis Cabot Lowell, Uriah Cotting, [Henry?] Jackson (d.1806), James Lloyd Jr., and Harrison Gray Otis. Builders completed the wharf in 1804. Architect Charles Bulfinch designed the building atop the wharf, completed in 1807. The long stone building housed 32 stores.

Merchants operating from India Wharf included China traders Russell and Company (1824); Samuel Austin, Jr.; James Carter; J.T. Coolidge; Samuel Devens; Thomas Dixon; Francis Ellis; Thomas and Edward Motley; Henry Oxnard; John Pratt & Son; Robert B. Storer; Thwing & Perkins.

THE ARISTOCRACY OF BOSTON—1848

PRATT, GEORGE. Son of the late Capt. John Pratt, who followed a successful trade in the Gulf of Mexico, while Spain was at war with England. Retired from sea, and was the first to run regular packets in the New Orleans trade; and after George had had a good training, formed with him, John Pratt & Son—still keeping the New Orleans packet and cotton trade. John bought the large house at the head of Pearl-street, formerly owned by Jonathan Harris, called "Harris's Folly.' George married a daughter of Giles Lodge. Excellent parentage on both sides! His industry and prudence have deserved and secured wealth; and his kind heart and cheerful temper will make him happy.

Letter shows considerable wear where it was worn at the bottom resulting in a large tear that runs up through half the letter.  However, the signatures, the most valuable part of this communication, are intact and historically significant.

 

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