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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.

$50.00
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.

$50.00
 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
 mulhouse-france-1921-insured-parcel-post-card-to-switzerland-postal-history FRANCE 1921 INSURED PARCEL POST CARD TO SWITZERLAND. LOOK AT BOTH SIDES OF CARD

Mulhouse France to Switzerland (address partly removed) parcel post card with two 10c parcel post stamps on the front and Scott numbers 123, 125, 126x2 and 175 stamps on the reverse. Very attractive and hard to find.

$50.00
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. 

$50.00
WISCASSETT MAINE 1853 STAMPLESS FOLDED PRINTED NOTICE TO THE CONSABLES OF THE TOWN OF BOOTHBAY MAINE. NOTE POSTMARK ERROR...TWO "Ts" IN WISCASSETT

Extremely clean printed notice from the Wiscasset clerk (E. B. Bowman) to the constables of the Town of Warren directing them to notify "freeholders and other inhabitants to vote in the choice of Representatives, and particularly the Selectmen and Town Clerk, to assemble, six days, at least, and not more than twenty days before the time for holding the Court hereafter mentioned, at a certain place, there by you made known, to appoint as the law directs, by drawng out of the box one good and lawful man of the said Town of Warren of like qualification and good moral character to serve as Traverse Juror at the Supreme Judicial Court of this state..." See scans for entire document. Signatures include Bowman; George Reed, Traverse Juror; and C. B Fisher, constable of Boothbay. The postmark is an error postmark listed in ASCC. Strong blue Wiscassett postmark along with lighter large numeral 5 rate mark.

$50.00
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. 
 

$50.00
denmark-1863-4S-stamped-folded-letter-postal-history MARIAGER DENMARK 1863 STAMPED FOLDED LETTER WITH SCOTT #4S STAMP & 88 TRIPLE CIRCLE POSTMARK

Excellent copy of this rare stamp. Four full margins. Tied with desirable postmark.

$50.00
world-war-II-bomber-pilot-missing-in-action-postal-history-cover-san-jose-ca WORLD WAR II BOMBER PILOT MISSING IN ACTION 1944 COVER - MAILED FROM SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA

Very nice cover with four Win the War stamps. Missing box signed by Lt. John A. Harbaugh.  Army Return to Sender marks also on face of cover. Reverse has Army Control Section postmark. Cover was originally mailed from San Jose, CA, March 1, 1944. Peter J. Abell shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW).  The 703d Bombardment Squadron was activated 1 April 1943 at Gowen Field, Idaho. And shifted to Wendover Army Air Field, Utah on 8 June 1943, where initial training with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator took place. The squadron moved to Sioux City Army Air Base, Iowa in July 1943 to complete training. At Sioux City, Iowa, actor Jimmy Stewart was assigned as the squadron's operations officer and became the squadron commander.  The 703d entered combat on 13 December 1943 attacking U-boat installations at Kiel. The unit operated primarily as a strategic bombardment organization until the war ended, striking such targets as industries in Osnabrück, synthetic oil plants in Lutzendorf, chemical works in Ludwigshafen, marshalling yards at Hamm, an airfield at Munich, an ammunition plant at Duneberg, underground oil storage facilities at Ehmen, and factories at Münster. The squadron participated in the Allied campaign against the German aircraft industry attacking a Me 110 aircraft assembly plant at Gotha. This was the longest running continuous air battle of World War II - some two and a half hours of fighter attacks and flak en route and leaving the target area. Bomb damage assessment photographs showed that the plant was knocked out of production indefinitely. The unit helped to prepare for the invasion of Normandy by bombing airfields, V-1 and V-2 launch sites, and other targets. It attacked shore installations on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and supported ground forces at Saint-Lô by striking enemy defenses in July 1944. During the Battle of the Bulge, between December 1944 and January 1945 it bombed German communications. Early on 24 March 1945 the 703d dropped food, medical supplies, and ammunition to troops that landed near Wesel during the airborne assault across the Rhine and that afternoon flew a bombing mission to the same area, hitting a landing ground at Stormede. 
 

$50.00
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. 

$50.00

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