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sacramento-california-full-1860-postmark-on-u2-postal-stationery SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA 1860 POSTMARK ON U2 POSTAL STATIONERY

Outstanding postmark on this cover, delivered to Elk Grove PO in Scaramento County.  Nice early buff U2 postal stationery cover.  In opening letter, recipient tore top just into the top of the embossed image. Backflap has been reinforced with stamp hinges that can be removed.

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.

boston-massachusetts-1849-stampless-folded-letter-to-new-bedford-liquor-shipment BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1849 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW BEDFORD MA REGARDING LIQUOR SHIPMENT

Boston postmark with 5cts in dial.  From the size of the liquor order, Otis must have been a wealth New Bedford resident or merchant.  Brandy, port wine, Sicily wine, and sherry were ordered along with 1000 Sucero cigars. The companion note mentions a discount applied to all except the cigars.  Could use more research.  SFL is in good condition.

providence-rhode-island-1841-stampless-folded-letter-bales-of-cotton PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND 1841 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER REGARDING SHIPMENT OF 62 BALES OF COTTON

Letter sent to William B. Whipple, :Providence RI, from C. H. Dabney informing him that Dabney has shipped 62 bales of cotton on the sloop Rhode Island. He draws the bale marking for identification and says the lot can be insured.  Adds a personal note that he doesn't have time to write his wife and asks Whipple to ask her some questions for him.  Letter in very good condition. Light but full Providence postmark. Dabney was an agent for Brown & Ives, Providence, RI., dry goods commission agents, cotton brokers and merchants.

canton-connecticut-manuscript-stampless-folded-letter CANTON CONNECTICUT 1840 MANUSCRIPT STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Note from N. Dyer to J.J. Moore & Co., informing them that he has spent the money he owes them elsewhere.  However, he will pay interest on the balance and send them $100 a month "which will be a little better than nothing".  Strong manuscript mark with manuscript 5 rate. 

stratford-connecticut-1848-manuscript-stampless-folded-letter STRATFORD CONNECTICUT 1848 MANUSCRIPT STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Strong manuscript May 9 postmark along with manuscript Paid and 5.  Sent to Robert Schmylis, New York City by Hamilton Burton New Haven Railroad Agent.

stratford-connecticut-1842-manuscript-stampless-folded-letter STRATFORD CONNECTICUT 1942 MANUSCRIPT STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Very clean stampless folded letter.  No content. Addressed to P.C. Herrick, New Haven town clerk.  Sent by Rev. James Linsley. The Rev. James Harvey Linsley was an ordained Baptist Church minister serving Stratford. He opened a mission at the lower wharf wholly at his own expense.

Andover Massachusetts 1855 stampless postal history cover to Kennebunk Maine ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS 1855 STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO KENNEBUNK MAINE

Full blue postmark with PAID 3 blue rate mark as well.  No contents. 

Paris France to England 1854 postal history cover with Scott #18 pair PARIS FRANCE 1854 COVER TO SCARBOROUGH ENGLAND WITH PAIR OF SCOTT #18 STAMPS

Nice array of postal markings on this cover including Scarborough receiver on reverse.  Imperf pair was creased, but seldom found as a pair on cover. Notation at bottom left says: If Mr. Prince has left Scarborough the Post Master is requested to forward this letter to him.

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.