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secretary-of-the-treasury-henry-morgenthau-autograph-on-1938-iowa-first-day-cover AUTOGRAPH - SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HENRY MORGENTHAU AUTOGRAPH ON 1938 IOWA FIRST DAY COVER

Envelope is from his office as Secretary of the Treasury and has Iowa Centennial 1938 First Day of Issue stamp and postmark.  No content. Henry Morgenthau Jr. (May 11, 1891 – February 6, 1967) was the  Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He played a major role in designing and financing the New Deal. After 1937, while still in charge of the Treasury, he played the central role in financing US participation in World War II and in shaping foreign policy, especially with respect to Lend Lease, support for China, and helping Jewish refugees.

$50.00
OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11 - POSTAL HISTORY OWENSBORO KENTUCKY 1850S COVER TO WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK WITH DARK CLARET SCOTT #11

Outstanding four-margin copy of Scott #11 on this cover. Side margins are huge. Bold Owensboro Kentucky March 24 postmark. Although the scan may not show it well, the stamp is dark claret. Full flap on back. Excellent addition to any discerning collection.

$50.00
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.

$50.00
wisconsin-portage-city-and-watertown-missent-stampless-postal-history-cover PORTAGE CITY AND WATERTOWN WISCONSIN POSTMARKS ON MISSENT 1850s STAMPLESS COVER

Two postmarks on one missent 1850s cover.  Cover was addressed to Watertown New York and mailed from Portage City.  Manuscript "missent" along with Watertown, Wis, postmark. 

$50.00
SCOTT 96 WAY OFF CENTER 10-CENT GREEN (USED)

F Grill. So far off center, this stamp probably qualifies as a freak.  Large portion of adjacent stamp showing at left.  Stamp is sound.

$50.00
 japan-world-war-II-Japanese-Navy-historical-ephemera JAPAN - WORLD WAR II JAPANESE NAVAL DOCUMENT TO SAILORS - SEE DESCRIPTION

Interesting Japanese Naval document from World War II.  A Navy Commander issued orders for maintaining living standard and job arrangements for sailors-on-duty. The stamp itself is common. However the original document would have significant value if it were more than a fragment since it was printed right before Japanese surrender (April, 1945) and the issuer was one of the Japanese Navy leaders. Too bad there is only a fragment of the document left. It could have been a much more valuable item for WW II collectors.

$50.00
BURLINGTON VERMONT MAR 3 1869 COVER WITH SCOTT #25 BLUE SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK - POSTAL-HISTORY BURLINGTON VERMONT MARCH 3 1869 COVER WITH SCOTT #25 BLUE SOCK ON THE NOSE POSTMARK

Strong and full blue Burlington Vermont sock on the nose full date...month, day, year...postmark on small cover.

$50.00
PRECANCELS -- 3 U.S. AIRMAILS C-1 X 2 AND C-2

Great lot for precancel and airmail collectors. Pre-cancels are Boston, Mass (double strike),  Detroit Michigan, and Federalsburg, Maryland. Catalog is over $100 for the stamps alone.

$55.00
MARINE POSTAL HISTORY - BAHAMAS - 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER BAHAMAS 1940 SEA FLOOR OFFICIAL WILLIAMSON PHOTOSPHERE COVER (2)

This cover has a straight line mark on the back: Bahamas -- Williamson Undersea Expedition

$60.00
NEW YORK TO COGNAC FRANCE 1858 TRANSATLANTIC STEAMSHIP COVER - MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY NEW YORK TO COGNAC FRANCE 1858 TRANSATLANTIC STEAMSHIP COVER

Folded lettersheet in French to Cognac, France February 23, 1858. Paid 15 cents in cash for 15 cents French mail treaty rate and carried on Cunard's "Niagara" from Boston to England. "New Paid York 12" credit, Calais transit and Cognac backstamp. Ex-Pullin.

$60.00

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