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NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS COVER TO SOUTH READING MASSACHUSETTS WITH SCOTT 26A

Attractive cover with sock on the nose Northampton postmark.  Addressed to Mrs Susan Richardson.  Nibbled perfs top right and right side.

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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS -- 4 WESTERN UNION TELEGRAMS FROM OVERSEAS SOLDIER. PERFIN STAMPS + CONTENT - WORLD-WAR-II-POSTAL-HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS -- 4 WESTERN UNION TELEGRAMS FROM OVERSEAS SOLDIER. PERFIN STAMPS + CONTENT

Super World War II collectible item. Francis E Fitzpatrick sends brief Western Union telegrams home to assure his mother Emma that he is OK and is receiving parcels. Three telegrams are from 1943, and one from 1944. Fitzpatrick participated in landings in Africa, Italy and D-Day at Normandy. One telegram back is blank, two have the gift orders information and one has the Money in a Hurry legend. All stamps with the exception of th 1-cent Freedom have WU perfins. 

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taunton-massachusetts-1847-stampless-folded-letter-to-providence-ri-wonderful-letter TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND - WONDERFUL LETTER

Absolutely wonderful letter from Sarah, of Taunton, MA, to Miss Emilie Carpenter, Providence RI.  Here's a sample of what it contained: "I was sitting at the window, and as it stormed violently, I was much surprised to have a cab stop at the door and a New Bedford gentleman (a Mr. Parker) was announced.  He is a friend of mine. He brought three letters, all saying I was expected back with him in the next train. The emergency was the great annual ball to be held there that evening..."  It goes on to describe her Cinderella-like evening including: "My dress was a straw colored lace, over a white satin".  Four pages of easy to read writing.  Envelope has an unlisted rimless Taunton postmark (light blue) with manuscript 5.  The back flap of the envelope is missing.

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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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northern-railroad-stampless-cover-to-heartland-vermont NORTHERN RAILROAD STAMPLESS COVER TO HARTLAND VERMONT

Full postmark along with numeral 5 rate mark.  Cover a tad dirty. Old ASCC catalogs price is $75.

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NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER - POSTAL HISTORY NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH FANCY FIVE RATE

Clean stampless folded letter in excellent condition. New London postmark with the fancy FIVE rate mark. Interesting lawyer letter regarding collection of a debt in the amount of $49. Letter was handed to Captain Beal of the Steamer Mayflower to deliver to the addressee since Beal's son was of the assignees in the matter. Letter is signed by A. C. Lippitt, attorney.

The steamer Mayflower; Captain Beal; travelling on the South Shore—Hingham, Cohasset, Weymouth, Plymouth; the places passed by the Mayflower, on her trips to Hingham—South Boston, the Houses of Correction, Industry, and Reformation for Juvenile Offenders; the Hospital and Lunatic Asylum; the Farm School; Deacon Grant; the old race course at Neponset; Squantum, Quincy— the manufacturing establishments in that region; hotels, and private boarding-houses.

A. C. Lippitt is Andrew C. Lippitt, of A. C. Lippitt & Sons, admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1839.

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germany-early-cover GERMANY - LOT OF SIX EARLY COVERS

Good lot of six early Germany postal history covers including advertising for Stadt-Sparkasse, Friedrich Bachrach, Wilhelm Kleine Hulsewische, and Proskauer & Pauson.  Nice array of early stamps and stamp combinations. 

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PEEKSKILL NEW YORK 1898 COVER WITH 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP (SCOTT 288) - POSTAL-HISTORY PEEKSKILL NEW YORK 1898 COVER WITH 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP (SCOTT 288)

Covers with the 5-cent blue Trans-Miss stamp are few and far between.  Stamp has straight edge on right, double circle cancel. Mailed to King at Arms, London, England.  In blue marking crayon, someone has added Queen Vic Sv at bottom. Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch at the time and perhaps this was sent to her. Additional markings on back. Opened somewhat roughly at left.

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BROOKLYN NEW YORK 1940 MISSIONARY POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO PALLIKONDA INDIA - MORENWEISER TYPE 8 CENSOR MARK BROOKLYN NEW YORK 1940 MISSIONARY POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO PALLIKONDA INDIA - MORENWEISER TYPE 8 CENSOR MARK

Nifty cover from the outbreak of World War II. Cover was sent to Rev. Francis Felip, a Salesian missionary priest serving in India.  New York World's Fair postmark.  Most significant is the Not Opened By Censor mark. It is a Morenweiser Type 8 NOT OPENED BY CENSOR oblong censor steel stamp from the Mumbai Censor Station with station code D, struck by the examiner having chop number 2.  The mark when used in Mimbai CS from May 1940 to February 1941, has been recorded with censor numbers ranging 1–17 but all but 10% were marked by censor No. 3, making this mark particularly rare.  The mark, which was applied to mail deemed innocent...bank mail, missionary mail, etc., was in use less than a year. 
 

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 japan-world-war-II-Japanese-Navy-historical-ephemera JAPAN - WORLD WAR II JAPANESE NAVAL DOCUMENT TO SAILORS - SEE DESCRIPTION

Interesting Japanese Naval document from World War II.  A Navy Commander issued orders for maintaining living standard and job arrangements for sailors-on-duty. The stamp itself is common. However the original document would have significant value if it were more than a fragment since it was printed right before Japanese surrender (April, 1945) and the issuer was one of the Japanese Navy heads. Too bad there is only a fragment of the document left. It could have been a hot item for WW II collectors.

$50.00

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