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washington-city-dc-1845-stampless-folded-letter-to-philadelphia WASHINGTON CITY DC 1845 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PHILADELPHIA

Light but clear red postmark and numeral 5 rate. No content. SFL was folded down middle. Average condition.

$15.00
WASHINGTON CITY DC TO JAMES M. READ, WINOOSKI FALLS VERMONT SCOTT #11 ON COVER WASHINGTON CITY DC TO JAMES M. READ, WINOOSKI FALLS VERMONT SCOTT #11 ON 1857 COVER

James Marsh Read was born November 19th, 1833 in St. Albans, Vermont, the first born son to the family. The family relocated to Burlington, Vermont during James’ childhood. James began his formal education at the age of fifteen, culminating in a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 1853. Upon graduation, James moved around the country looking for work opportunities. He finally took a position as an assistant with an expedition that bored wells along a route from Texas to New Mexico. James continued on these western expeditions for three years, at which point he returned to his family home in Vermont. In 1861, James answered a call for volunteer soldiers in the Civil War. His first enlistment lasted three months; he then re-enlisted for three more years. James performed secretarial duties for the Tenth Vermont Infantry Regiment, ultimately being promoted to Adjutant on February 24th, 1865. Less than two months later, James was wounded in the final Battle of Petersburg. His right foot was amputated, and he died only a few days after, on the evening of April 5th, 1865. For further reading, please consult the biographical note about James M. Read on the Vermont in the Civil War website: www.vermontcivilwar.org/units/10/bios.php?input=27026.

Cover shows significant damage; opened roughly at top and left sides. Does not seem to affect stamp which was trimmed close on left. Backflap is missing (see additional scan).

See additional James M. Read cover from Winooski Falls Vermont to Washington DC.

 

 

 

 

$15.00
WASHINGTON DC 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO FAMED COPPERSMITHS JOSEPH OAT & SON, PHILADELPHIA - POSTAL-HISTORY WASHINGTON DC 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO FAMED COPPERSMITHS JOSEPH OAT & SON, PHILADELPHIA

Full postmark and red numeral 5 rate mark on this stampless folded letter from D. B. Clarke to Philadelphia. No content in letter.

Joseph Oat & Son, coppersmiths, No. 12 Quarry Street Philadelphia made to order on the most approved principle, and of the best materials, all kinds of copper work, for locomotive and stationery engines, sugar houses on the old or vacuum plan, distilleries, manufactories, soda water apparatus, and generally every description of copper work; also sheet iron sugar moulds of all sizes. One of the leading coppersmiths of the time.

$40.00
WASHINGTON DC 1906 SPECIAL DELIVERY COVER. SUPER POSTAL MARKINGS.

If you collect postal markings, special delivery or just very interesting covers...this lot is for you. Absolutely super postal history item. This 1906 Boston cover was sent special delivery from Washington DC to Boston MA. On the face it has these postal markings: large double-line box with No Letter; fee claimed by office of first address; and the best feature -- a fee paid Boston time clock receiver mark with the Boston capital building as the hour hand of the clock! Check it out in the lower left corner of the cover. The December 31, 1906 appears to be a receiver from the insurance company addressee. The back features a Boston and Providence Railroad Post Office partial postmark. As you see from the scan, the cover has damage at the upper left corner and a small hole just below that. Cover shows normal wear for a cover of this early vintage. Nice E-6 special delivery stamp along with postal stationery of the time

$10.00
postal+history WASHINGTON DC 5cts BLACK POSTMARK ON STEAMER COVER TO DERBY CONNECTICUT

Circa 1850 Washington DC 5cts black postmark on this cover to Mr. Sanford, Derby, Connecticut.  Note manuscript steamer designation at top.

$30.00
postal+history WASHINGTON DC 5cts FULL RED POSTMARK ON COVER TO HENRY HOLMOUTH, PHILADELPHIA

Circa 1850 Washington DC 5cts red postmark on this cover to Henry Helmouth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Helmouth was known in Philadelphia and involved with local politics, including events leading to Philadelphia Act of Consolidation (1854), and the affairs of the University of Pennsylvania. He may have been a son of the renowned German-American Lutheran minister Justus Christian Henry Helmouth.  Wax seal features a running fox. Clean cover.

$30.00
Mother's Day First Day Cover Scott's Catalog #737 WASHINGTON DC MOTHERS' DAY FIRST DAY COVER WITH IOOR CACHET. SCOTT 737

Lightly addressed by rubber stamp. This is 11x10.5 issue.  Nice red and green Ioor cachet.  Note light toning along bottom of envelope

WE HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF FIRST DAY COVERS -- REGULAR ISSUES, AIRMAILS, SPECIAL DELIVERIES, COMMEMORATIVES -- RANGING FROM EARLY TO RECENT. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR YOUR FIRST DAY COVER NEEDS.

$9.00
WASHINGTON DC POST OFFICE 1902 REGISTRY RETURN RECEIPT - POSTAL-HISTORY WASHINGTON DC POST OFFICE 1902 REGISTRY RETURN RECEIPT

Sent to US Civil Service Commission in Washington with a return to New Jersey.

$20.00
westborough-maine-1853-property-deed-john-bowdoin-to-george-came WATERBOROUGH MAINE 1953 PROPERTY DEED - JOHN BOWDOIN TO GEORGE CAME

Good condition.  Typical deed of the day listing property lines as running from the bridge southwesterly to the brook, etc..  Signatures include John Bowdoin, George Came, Sarah Came (wife), John Roberts (witness), Lincoln Shaw (Justice of the Peace), S. C. Adams (register).

$15.00
postal+history WATERBURY CONNECTICUT STAMPLESS LADIES COVER TO CAROLINE WILSON WOLCOTTVILLE CONNECTICUT

Light, but full postmark. Red numeral 5 rate.

$10.00

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