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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1838 SHAWMUT BANK LETTERHEAD STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Early Shawmut Bank letterhead acknowledging receipt of a check drawn on the main bank.  Nice Boston history item.  Some separations at folds.

$15.00
CRISTOBAL CANAL ZONE TO MIAMI FLORIDA TO RAHWAY NEW JERSEY FIRST FLIGHT CACHET COVER

Blue cachet. Note that overprinted stamp is missing piece at top right. Proper Miami and Rahway receivers on back.

$5.00
NEW YORK CITY 1859 FOLDED LETTER WITH SCOTT 26. LARGE, FULL DATE POSTMARK.

Nice looking brownish stamp. Note is to Cannon Brothers of Philadelphia, placing an order for 5 cases of liquorice paste. There is some aging as is to be expected in items this old.

$10.00
CHICAGO ILLINOIS -- LINDBERGH FLIES THE MAIL 1928 AIRMAIL COVER WITH HORSESHOE CACHET + LINDY STAMP

Cover is backstamped as received in Saint Louis MO.

$10.00
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS -- THREE 1920 & 1921 REGISTERED COVERS WITH MANY UNUSUAL POSTAL MARKINGS. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO SEE ALL THE SCANS.

Registered #245711 -- This 1920 Boston cover was sent registered mail. On the face it has these postal markings: Return Receipt Requested; Not in City Directory (twice) a very hard to find mark even once on a cover; unclaimed (twice); notice Sep 8 1920; registered No. 245711; 48139; 16858; 188137 in pencil; Try Sta E (in blue pencil); not as tried 89 (in pencil); return to sender pointing finger (twice). I think that's it along with the nice double oval Boston postmarks. The back has another pointing hand and an unclaimed mark along with Boston and Louisville KY dial markings. There are four tiny staple holes left side of cover and note the notch at upper left of cover. Otherwise, shows normal wear for a cover of this early vintage. Nice 10-cent Franklin stamp to go with postal stationery. Cover corner card of New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Registered #229643 -- This 1921 Boston cover was sent registered mail. On the face it has these postal markings: large violet Registered box; Return Receipt Requested; Reason for Non Delivery box with unclaimed checked; 28093; Newville Alabama receiver mark; along with the nice double oval Boston postmarks. The back has three Boston dial markings. There are five tiny staple holes; two top right (do not affect stamp) and three middle left. All are trivial. Otherwise, shows normal wear for a cover of this early vintage. Nice 9-cent Franklin stamp to go with postal stationery. Cover corner card of New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Registered #271270 -- This 1921 Boston cover was sent registered mail. On the face it has these postal markings: large Registered; Return Receipt Requested; Reason for Non Delivery box with unclaimed checked; 26661; 271270; Newville Alabama receiver mark; 185323 final notice of close out (in pencil). I think that's it along with the nice double oval Boston postmarks. The back has three Boston dial markings. There are five tiny staple holes; two top right (do not affect stamp) and three middle left. All are trivial. Otherwise, shows normal wear for a cover of this early vintage. Nice 9-cent Franklin stamp to go with postal stationery. Cover corner card of New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

$20.00
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
OSBOURNE BRIDGE NEW YORK DEAD POST OFFICE CIVIL WAR ERA COVER & LETTER. FATHER ILL

Four-page letter from Maud Shutt to her children asking them to come home due to their father's severe illness. It also addresses a problem her son is having with his thumb. Osbourne Bridge is located in the middle of Great Sacandaga Lake in New York State. Doubt there is a lot of correspondence from this location.

The letter reads in part: "Your father is worse than he has ever been since I knew him. His leg is so helpless that he cant get off nor on the bed nor off his chair without help. So you may tell Dick and Phebe that you have made up your minds to come home and help take care of him." "I am sorry Miles that you have got a sore thumb. If it is bellon I am afraid you will have a bard time. Dont let it be to long before you have it cut open. If you dont (it) will affect the bone to much. Have it cut open as soon as it will worsen. Now if you are coming home you had better get ready and come as soon as you can. If you have any good tools, you had better fetch them along. Perhaps you may get some work here this winter if you want."

The letter continues telling the children to sell their store and most of their possessions, but pack up a set of dishes if they have them. The letter concludes: "I dont want to schare you but your father is growing worse all the time. He is very weak and feels bad. Our love to you..."

Excellent view into lifestyle and vernacular of the time.

 

 

$25.00
SANDY BRIDGE TENNESSEE MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK ON 1850S COVER + INSPIRATIONAL MOTTOS

Bold manuscript postmark carries into the stamp. Addressed to South Carolina. Written on the cover is the date July 11, 1859. Three of the four quadrants of the flap side carry a religious message. The are: When in this veile of sorrows I travail on in pain. we owe to God above Duty, fear & love. A man can gain nothing in the company of the vicious. Seal is intact. Letter was opened neatly at left.

 

$20.00
WALES CENTER NEW YORK CIVIL WAR ERA HAND-CANCELLED COVER TO PIKE WYOMING

Small blue cover with well-centered Scott #65 stamp. Small community. Covers from this time period are scarce. Excellent condition. Addressed to Helen Fitch in Pike Wyoming.

 

$10.00
PITTSFIELD NEW HAMPSHIRE CIVIL WAR ERA COVER TO WEST TOWNSEND MASSACHUSETTS

Excellent, full Pittsfield New Hampshire January 8 postmark. Cover a lighter shade of yellow than shows in the scan. Opened a bit roughly at right.

 

$5.00

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