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AGAWAM MASSACHUSETTS1859 COVER AND RELIGIOUS-THEME LETTER. SCOTT #25 STAMP - POSTAL-HISTORY AGAWAM MASSACHUSETTS1859 COVER AND RELIGIOUS-THEME LETTER. SCOTT #25 STAMP

Manuscript Agawam Mss March 26 postmark on this cover with two pen marks to cancel stamp. Stamp is Scott #25 with nibbled perfs top right and left. Looks like Fannie, the sender, affixed the stamp with glue of some kind. Cover and flap are complete but soiled (see scan). Letter is very interesting. Apparently Sister Mary had questioned Fannie's faith to which she replies: "You ask if I am willing to forsake all and follow the Lamb withersoever he leadeth!" I feel, dear Mary, that I am and also that I am truly accepted of God as one of his children. Shall I tell you why I feel this assured. Last Sabbath I thought a great deal upon that question, more than I have ever done before. In the morning I could not fix my attention on the discourse at all, I must think of that question. Service was nearly through and I wondered how I could be so unwise as to parley longer with temptation; when God was so good to me how could I refuse him anything? I bowed my head in prayer and gave myself wholly up to him, knowing he would do all things well. Immediately a flood of light and joy seemed to fill my soul and I felt that I was accepted." She continues to discuss her religious ferver throughout the four page letter. Easy to read and well worth reading.

$100.00
SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS COVER SCOTT 26A STAMP FANCY TO EAST WINDSOR HILL CONNECTICUT SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS COVER WITH SCOTT 26A STAMP FANCY POSTMARK TO EAST WINDSOR HILL CONNECTICUT

Full postmark. Nice stamp with centering typical of era. Clean cover. Tear in flap on back does not affect appearance.

$100.00
CINCINNATI OHIO 1852 STAMPED FOLDED LETTER TO SALEM MASSACHUSETTS. SCOTT 11A CINCINNATI OHIO 1852 STAMPED FOLDED LETTER TO SALEM MASSACHUSETTS. SCOTT 11A EARLY USAGE PLUS GREAT LETTER

Scott 11A is listed in Scott as first issued in 1853. This 11A is tied to a stamped folded letter mailed March 27, 1852. Solid and full postmark. Letter is between business partners Edward D. Kimball of Salem, and John Swasey, in Cincinnati at that time. It discusses upcoming cotton transactions as well as the writer's daughter visiting the recipient. Excellent early historical letter of commerce in the mid 1800s.

John Swasey, bark, 294 tons, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1850. Reg. June 10, 1851. Nathaniel A. Kimball, Edward D. Kimball, Franklin D. Reed, Boston, John Swasey & Co., Cincinnati, owners; John Phillips, master. Reg. Jan. 17, 1853.  Nathaniel A. Kimball, Edward D. Kimball, Thomas P. Pingree, John Swasey & Co., Cincinnati, owners ; Samuel Hill, master. Reg. Sept. 15, 1854.  Edward D. Kimball, Nathaniel A. Kimball, Chas. H. Miller, Thomas P. Pingree, owners; William Arnold, master.

THE NAUMKEAG STEAM COTTON COMPANY

David Pingree (1795-1863), merchant, ship owner, president of the Naumkeag Bank, and Mayor of Salem in 1851, was the first president of the Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company. He was succeeded by Edward D. Kimball (1811-1867), also a Salem merchant and ship owner. Both of these men were also active in the African trade, their ships going to West Africa or Zanzibar. It seems to be somewhat more than coincidental that one of the products most in demand in Africa was American cotton cloth, which was traded for hides, ivory, and particularly gum copal, a resin used in varnish. This connection allowed another new industry to flourish in Salem, Jonathan Whipple’s gum copal processing works at the foot of Turner Street.

The Africans prized the fine quality cotton sheeting. They called it ‘Mericani (American cloth). A specific example is taken from the outward manifest of the brig Ganges of Salem for October 5, 1839. Among a mixed cargo is found an entry for four cases (4,505 ½ yards) of bleached shirting valued at $527.11.14 The primary (later, exclusive) product of Naumkeag Mills, was cotton sheeting.

The company grew steadily. By the turn of the 20th century more than 2,700 looms were in operation weaving Pequot sheets, and in 1909 the Danvers Bleachery became part of the Naumkeag operation. The mills were Salem’s largest

employer and, in turn, provided jobs for immigrants from Ireland, French Canada, and Poland and Eastern Europe. But disaster struck on June 25, 1914. The mill complex, then consisting of twenty buildings, perished in the great Salem fire.

$100.00
SCIO, NY, MID-1800S COVER. DESIRABLE TOWN MARK. SCOTT #25 STAMP - POSTAL-HISTORY SCIO, NY, MID-1800S COVER. DESIRABLE TOWN MARK. SCOTT #25 STAMP

December 30 postmark. Early Scio postmarks are hard to find. Addressed to M. D. Whitney, West Danby, NY. Cover opened neatly at right. Only fault is that someone mounted it at one time and there are two half-hinge remnants on the back center. These can be removed with a q-tip and water. email if you would like to see a scan of the back.

$100.00
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
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
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

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