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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1854 STAMPLESS COVER WITH INTERESTING CONTENTS - POSTAL HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1854 STAMPLESS COVER WITH INTERESTING CONTENTS

Big, full Boston 3cts postmark along with red PAID. But the real story here is the contents of the envelope...a letter from John F. Eliot, Boston pharmacist, affiliated with prominent Boston pharmacy Brewers, Stevens and Cushing (Samuel N. Brewers, James F. Stevens, H. W. Cushing) requesting the recipient, who may have been his son or father, to go to Bruno and Cargill at Maiden Lane to get the product mentioned on a slip of paper which was pinned to the note. The product, N.W. Seat's Electric Negative Fluid, was for the "suppression of fever in every form and stage." We could not find any online reference to this product. According to the note, Eliot wants the fluid for a sea captain who "says it is the very best thing in the world for the purposes named--he is sure of it--for 'somebody told him so.'"

Back of envelope contains an embossed seal of Brewers, Stevens and Cushing. Envelope is fragile, but content is outstanding.

$25.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1868 FANCY CANCEL COVER + 2 LETTERS HENRY HILL (AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY) AND LOVETT MORSE (TAUNTON NATIONAL BANK) - POSTAL-HISTORY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1868 FANCY CANCEL COVER + 2 LETTERS HENRY HILL (AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY) AND LOVETT MORSE (TAUNTON NATIONAL BANK)

This lot contains three items. First, a pink American Tract Society business envelope with a cachet and Boston postmark with pie wedge cancel on a Scott #65 stamp. It is opened roughly at the top and has no back flap. Second is a letter on ATS stationery from Henry Hill, ATS treasurer offering to pay Taunton Bank director Lovett Morse interest due on a building loan to his son if Morse will forego foreclosure proceedings. Third is the reply from Morse, explaining his position in the matter and setting down reasons for his decision whether or not to accept Hill’s “proposition”. The winner of the lot gets all the details. Very interesting reading.

Lovett Morse was a director of the Taunton National Bank as well as a director of the Taunton Gas-Light Company. Born in Taunton, on February 25, 1810, he married Sally Morse and they had five children.

Henry Hill – 1795-1892 – Born in Newburgh, NY. In 1809 he became clerk for Hill & Smith, 100 Wall Street, New York City. In 1817 he went on business to Chili acting as U. S. Counsel for Valparaiso and Santiago. He was treasurer of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1822 to 1854 for 11 years was a member of its Prudential Committee. He was treasurer of the American Tract Society, Boston, for nine years.

The American Tract Society (ATS) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian but evangelical organization founded on May 11, 1825 in New York City for the purpose of publishing and disseminating Christian literature. ATS traces its lineage back through the New York Tract Society (1812) and the New England Tract Society (1814) to the Religious Tract Society of London, begun in 1799. Over the years, ATS has produced and distributed many millions of pieces of literature.

$25.00
boston-massachusetts-circa-1830s-stampless-folded-letter-to-pittston-maine BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS CIRCA 1830s STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PITTSTON MAINE

Full red Boston Mas. postmark places this item in the 1830s-early 1840s range. No content.

$10.00
BOSTON COVER WITH SCOTT #26, BLACK PAID SOCK ON THE NOSE CANCELATION BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS COVER WITH #26, BLACK PAID SOCK NOSE CANCELATION PLUS RED BOSTON POSTMARK

Nice cover. Full paid cancel goes with what looks like August 19, 1859 Boston red postmark. Also, there is partial double frame line at left.

$5.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER ADDRESSED TO AGAWAM CANAL COMPANY, WEST SPRINGFIELD

Full postmark. Clean cover. The Agawam Canal Company constructed and ran a large cotton mill (1000 spindles) in West Springfield. Agawam was the original town name of Springfield.

 

$10.00
boston.hunt.stampless.cover.postal.history.great.postmark BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER. COMMON POSTMARK. EXCEPTIONAL STRIKE!

Here's a cover for the discerning collector. Common Boston stampless 5cts rate. However, you'll have a tough time finding a better strike than this one.  If you want the best, this is right up there.

$25.00
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, TO WEST WINSTED, CONNECTICUT, 1850S COVER. SCOTT #11. NICE STAMP, FULL PMK

Nice stamp. Full, red Boston postmark.

$10.00
BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT 1848 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO VERGENNES VERMONT

Very interesting 2 1/2-page letter from Emma Curtis to her Aunt Alsow Roscoe.  Emma seems to have a family business because she says she read a letter from her aunt while she was sitting at the stand between her husband Mark and a cousin.  She talks of a sick grandmother a visit from her father and discusses visiting and/or moving to Vermont.    She inquires about Aunt Nancy.  Nice long letter, easy to read.  Condition very good for this era; having only a hole where the seal was broken.

$20.00
bristol-new-hampshire-circa-1847-stampless-cover-to-north-groton-nh BRISTOL NEW HAMPSHIRE CIRCA 1847 STAMPLESS COVER T0 NORTH GROTON NEW HAMPSHIRE

Small clean cover. Full but light postmark. Addressed to Alice Tilton.

$20.00
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

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