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russia-1864-stampless-folded-letter-from-secretary-of-czar-alexander-2nd RUSSIA - 1864 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM A SECRETARY OF CZAR ALEXANDER II

Clean letter with postmarks. A translator in St. Petersburg informed us that the letter is from a secretary of Czar Alexander II informing the recipient that he has permission to file certain documents with the government. 

$100.00
RARE UPSIDE DOWN WRITING ON STAMPLESS COVER - AUBURN NEW YORK AUBURN NEW YORK 1841 EXTRAORDINARY HORIZONTAL DOUBLE WRITTEN STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO DEERFIELD NEW HAMPSHIRE. MUST SEE SCANS

First stampless folded letter we have seen where the text is written horizontally from top to bottom and then the page is flipped and the text continues down the page between the original lines.  Two pages written in this manner.  While it looks impossible to read when you scan the page, it is surprisingly easy to read.  M. H. Wells writes to his sister Elisabeth. Exceptionally long missive. Mostly general news, but lots of little comments including a visit to Dr. Mills where he "saw Miss Henrietta and was very pleasantly received. I think she is a fine young lady but what a fat chub. But I will not extend my remarks." Paper has some foxing and there is a small separation on page 3. Auburn postmark is complete but light. PAID is written by hand and also in red stamp. The double writing is what makes this letter truly extraordinary.

$100.00
PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT STAMP SET WITH COILS PRESIDENTIAL SERIES (SCOTT 803-834) COMPLETE NEVER HINGED MINT SET WITH COILS

Complete sets of the Presidential Series including the horizontal and vertical coil stamps in closed mounts. We opened the 1/2-cent value to determine that the set was never hinged. Please note the following: the 3-cent horizontal coil and 1-cent vertical coil are canceled.

$125.00
NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE TRANSATLANTIC COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE NEW YORK TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS VIA MARSIELLES FRANCE 1861 TRANSATLANTIC STAMPLESS COVER - RARE RATE AND ROUTE

Very interesting 1861 transatlantic stampless cover (no contents) originally mailed in New York City with a pen notation that it was to go to Plymouth Massachusetts via Marsielles France.  See second scan of backside markings for Calais and Paris. Note additional French marking on front of cover.  The New York 30 marking is rare.

$125.00
SCOTT 68A 10-CENT GREEN ON COVER TO BLUEHILL MAINE SCOTT 68A 10-CENT GREEN ON COVER TO BLUEHILL MAINE

Early cover to Bluehill Maine.  Cannot make out point of origin in postmark. Addressed to Charles Clough. Quality condition considering its age. Stamp clear on three sides, just touching at left.

THE DANIEL CLOUGH HOUSE AND PLACE

Daniel Clough was the first child of Asa and Abigail (Tecker) Clough born April 11,1790; married Polly, eldest daughter of Dr. Nathan and Mary (Carleton) Tenney, May 24, i818. She was born April ll, 1797; died Dec 8,1858; he died April 2,1867, aged 77. He was a sea captain in his younger years and commanded among other vessels the three-masted schooner ''Magnolia" built at Bluehill in 1833, the second vessel of that rig known. After sea life he gave attention to the management of his farm. The house he lived in was built by him about the time of his marriage, say about 1820, and is still standing, in good repair, and occupied by his youngest son, Charles Carroll Clough and family, who also own the farm of his grandfather, Asa Clough. The children of Capt. Daniel and Polly  (Tenney) Clough were:

, 1. Caroline, born Nov; 30,1818; married Capt. William Walker, half brother of the writer, June 24,1836.

2. Mary Tenney, born Nov. 1, 1820; married George W. Brown Jan. 11, 1840 and died at Ellsworth in 1852.

3. David Daniel, born Feb. 26,1826; removed to Portland where p he was twice married, his two wives dying, leaving no children; he died a few years ago.

4. Augustine Washington, born Oct. 9, 1831; was a captain in the War of the Rebellion; married at Portland in 1865; had two daughters; he and wife died a few years since at Everett, Mass.

Charles Carroll, born July 7,1837; married Emeline S.,daughter of Johnson Wood, May 24, 1859; they had three children born to. them, viz:—Harriet Gertrude, Feb. 28, 1861; Bessie Carroll, Sept. 2, 1872; Daisey Lou, Dec. 22,1878.

$125.00
haverhill-massachusetts-milford-new-hampshire-conant-postal-history HAVERHILL MASSACHUSETTS SOCK ON THE NOSE 1850S BLUE POSTMARK TO MILFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE. SCOTT 26A STAMP

Nice Scott #26A stamp with light blue Haverhill Massachusetts postmark on this cover to Milford, NH. Looks like writer has placed his/her initials in the lower left corner.

$150.00
Zeppelin-cover-October-28-Akron-to-Chicago-via-Friedrichhafen-postal-history-flight-with-C-18-stamp ZEPPELIN COVER - OCTOBER 28 AKRON TO CHICAGO VIA FRIEDRICHHAFEN POSTAL HISTORY FLIGHT WITH C-18 STAMP

Good cover with extra leg through Germany. New York backstamp as well.

$165.00
Zeppelin-postal-history-cover-Lakehurst-Saville-Friedrichshafen-to-Lakehurst-June-1930-flight-with-C-14-stamp ZEPPELIN COVER - LAKEHURST, 1930 SOUTH AMERICA POSTAL HISTORY FLIGHT WITH C-14 STAMP

One of 814 US covers on this flight. Clear markings. Stamp well centered. However, upper right top of stamp is clipped and enveloped was creased at some point. Looks flat now, but can be seen going through the stamp.

$170.00
Zeppelin-flight-card-South-America-flight-1930-postal-history-card-to-Switzerland-with-C-13-stamp ZEPPELIN FLIGHT CARD - 1930 POSTAL HISTORY FLIGHT WITH C-13 STAMP

Clean card with correct postal markings. Card originated in USA with final destination of Zurich, Switzerland. See image of reverse of card with violet Baquera, Kusche & Martin, SA, Seville, Spain rubber stamp marking.

$175.00
japanese-army-occupation-of-china-world-war-2-postal-history-cover JAPANESE ARMY OCCUPATION OF CHINA WORLD WAR II COVER WITH BLUE CENSOR MARK + LETTER

Superior cover and three-page handwritten letter from a Japanese soldier mailed to Japan during the Japanese occupation of China during World War II. The letter describes dthe weather and living conditions. Obviously did not want to have a problem with the censoring officer. No tears. Clean.

$200.00

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