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SIDNEY NEBRASKA 2 POSTAL STATIONERY COVERS WITH NICE HANDSTAMP POSTMARKS - POSTAL HISTORY SIDNEY NEBRASKA 2 POSTAL STATIONERY COVERS WITH NICE HANDSTAMP POSTMARKS

Handstamp pie-wedge cancels and Sindney Nebraska dial postmarks 1893 and 1894. Covers in excellent condition. Interesting Cheyenne WS receivers on the back.

$10.00
SOUTH WILBRAHAM MASSACHUSETTS RARE DPO COVER WITH SCOTT #26 STAMP - POSTAL HISTORY SOUTH WILBRAHAM MASSACHUSETTS RARE DPO COVER WITH SCOTT #26

DPO rarity 7 $25-50 value.  White paper stuck to top of envelope. Does not affect postmark or stamp.

$25.00
STROUDSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA SCOTT #26 ON COVER TO NEWARK NEW JERSEY - POSTAL HISTORY STROUDSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA SCOTT #26 ON COVER TO NEWARK NEW JERSEY

Has vertical crease in center.

$5.00
NEW YORK CITY SCOTT #11 ON COVER FULL POSTMARK -POSTAL HISTORY NEW YORK CITY SCOTT #11 ON COVER FULL POSTMARK

Sent to Philadelphia. Good cover, excellent condition.

$10.00
DERBY CONNECTICUT 1844 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD - POSTAL HISTORY DERBY CONNECTICUT 1844 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD

Light but complete January 4 postmark with high "t" and scroll at the bottom.  Fancy PAID in scroll at top center. Legal letter from Sanford & Shelton regarding default on payment.

Edward Nelson Shelton, for whom the town of Shelton, Connecticut was named, founded Sanford & Shelton Company in Derby, Connecticut, in 1836, the first tack factory in the United States. Later he was president of the Housatonic Water Company.

Shelton is of the fourth generation in descent from Daniel Shelton. He was born in the home of his ancestors September 4, 1812. He had the benefit of the educational advantages of his native town, and of the more important academy at Derby; and also of Captain Partridge's Scientific School at Middletown and lectures at Yale College. He commenced business at Birmingham in 1836, manufacturing tacks, in connection with Mr. N. C. Sanford, under the name of Sanford & Shelton. Mr. Sanford died in 1841, and the business was continued under the name of E. N. Shelton until 1854, when it was organized as the Shelton Company.

Mr. Shelton has been president of the Birmingham National Bank since its organization in 1848. It is principally due to Mr. Shelton that the thriving village of Shelton, named in honor of him, with a business capital rated at $2,000,000, and employing 2,000 hands, exists. He was able in 1867 to see the first work done toward the construction of the great dam across the Housatonic, which was to develop the largest water power in the state, and one of the largest in New England. His long cherished project was brought to a successful completion in 1870, resulting in the founding and satisfactory growth of the village of Shelton. He has been the president of the Ousatonic Water Company, which built the dam, since its organization in 1866.

Though a member of the state senate in 1869, Mr. Shelton has not cared for political life or office. His interest has been principally in the development and growth of the two villages, Birmingham and Shelton. His public spirit and desire that whatever is best for the benefit of the many should be accomplished have always been marked characteristics, as well as his unquestioned honor and integrity. His energy, perseverance and business ability have been proved in various enterprises in his own town and elsewhere, and much success for others as well as himself is due to his keen business foresight. He has always been an earnest supporter of the Episcopal church, as his forefathers were.

N. C. Sanford was the brother in law of Edward Shelton. His son, Henry Shelton Sanford served as America's Minister to Belgium during the Civil War and helped secure armaments needed for the Union victory. He was also a very successful lawyer and businessman. After the war, he moved to Florida where he founded a city that now bears his name. He, David Humphreys (Ambassador to Spain) and Ebenezzer D. Bassett (Ambassador to Haiti) were all Derby residents who served in the highest ranks of the U. S. foreign service.

 

$25.00
NASHUA NEW HAMPSHIRE 1851/2 STAMPLESS COVER TO WOODBURY VERMONT - POSTAL HISTORY NASHUA NEW HAMPSHIRE 1851/2 STAMPLESS COVER TO WOODBURY VERMONT

Full postmark with PAID 3 in circle. Excellent condition.

$15.00
HAMSTEAD NEW HAMPSHIRE 1852/54 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO DERRY NEW HAMPSHIRE - POSTAL HISTORY HAMSTEAD NEW HAMPSHIRE 1852/54 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO DERRY NEW HAMPSHIRE

Full, black postmark with PAID 3 in circle. Note in top left says: P.M. will please forward. No content. No rips or tears.

$30.00
HANCOCK NEW HAMPSHIRE 1846 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH RED POSTMARK AND PAID MARK TO CAMBRIDGEPORT MASSACHUSETTS - POSTAL HISTORY HANCOCK NEW HAMPSHIRE 1846 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH RED POSTMARK AND PAID MARK TO CAMBRIDGEPORT MASSACHUSETTS

Brief letter to Dr. Nathan Wright inquiring of the whereabouts of Dr. Walker, an artist, who was painting portraits at Washington. The writer, Clark Boutwell, would like to hire him to paint some family portraits. Clean, tear where seal was broken.

$30.00
HANCOCK NEW HAMPSHIRE 1846 STAMPLESS COVER WITH RED POSTMARK, TO BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT - POSTAL HISTORY HANCOCK NEW HAMPSHIRE 1846 STAMPLESS LETTER WITH RED POSTMARK, TO BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT

Nice full circle postmark with January 21 date in red.  Powerful three-page letter from daughter to mother. Daughter is very religious and the tone is carried through the letter.  In discussing a recent death she says "He is in the relm of bliss and you and I are not far behind him. I hope we may live in such manner as to be permitted to go and dwell with our dear Christian friends that have gone before us..." She provides interesting insights: "I am sorry to hear your hearing is not improved. You are in solitude in the midst of company and a companion could not be much comforet to you, only to look at." Letter is in very good condition with no rips or tears...not even where the seal was broken.

 

$30.00
POTTSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA WITH SCOTT #11 ON COVER - POSTAL HISTORY POTTSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA #11 ON COVER WITH LARGE MARGIN TAB

Tall margin copy. Trimmed close on left bottom and bottom. Full postmark.

$15.00

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