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Almost full Alexandria DC postmark with an "X" for a rate meaning it went free to a postmaster.  Newsy letter about family travels.  Tear where seal was broken.

Andover Massachusetts 1855 stampless postal history cover to Kennebunk Maine ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS 1855 STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO KENNEBUNK MAINE

Full blue postmark with PAID 3 blue rate mark as well.  No contents. 

Paris France to England 1854 postal history cover with Scott #18 pair PARIS FRANCE 1854 COVER TO SCARBOROUGH ENGLAND WITH PAIR OF SCOTT #18 STAMPS

Nice array of postal markings on this cover including Scarborough receiver on reverse.  Imperf pair was creased, but seldom found as a pair on cover. Notation at bottom left says: If Mr. Prince has left Scarborough the Post Master is requested to forward this letter to him.

washington-city-dc-1845-stampless-folded-letter-to-philadelphia WASHINGTON CITY DC 1845 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PHILADELPHIA

Light but clear red postmark and numeral 5 rate. No content. SFL was folded down middle. Average condition.

charleston-south-carolina-1850-stampless-folded-letter-to-auburn-maine CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA 1850 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO AUBURN MAINE

Brief note in a stampless folded letter that contained a check paying an invoice.  Clear 1850 red postmark of the line over 10 variety. 

boston-massachusetts-1830-stampless-folded-letter-to-cuttingsville-vermont BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1830 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO CUTTINGSVILLE VERMONT

Nice early letter to B. Brown in Cuttingsville, VT, regarding apology for not paying debt, Samuel Guile is the writer.  Guile was a contractor and borrowed the money to buy supplies for a construction job.  His client, in turn, has not paid him.  He is sending $50 for a smaller note Brown holds and a deposit on a larger, undisclosed, amount. Clean SFL.

baldwinville-masachusetts-1849-stampless-folded-letter-to-fitzwilliam-new-hampshire BALDWINVILLE MASSACHUSETTS DOUBLE RING POSTMARK 1849 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO FITZWILLIAM NEW HAMPSHIRE

Good double ring postmark and numeral 5 in black on this letter to Dexter Whittemore regarding receipt of his catalog for hats.  From town history records: DEXTER WHITTEMORE son of JOHN WHITTEMORE who came here at an early  date, and kept a small store in the cottage where he lived, was  born in Fitzwilliam, October 9, 1798. When Dexter became of age he  induced his father to buy the store of Dr. Scott, and there engaged  in trade, continuing over forty years.  He is said to have been the  first merchant of Cheshire county to give up the sale of spiritous  liquors. He was chosen to many offices of trust, and was very  generous and liberal in all good works.

manchester-new-hampshire-1847-stampless-folded-letter-to-daniel-osgood-franklin-nh MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO DANIEL OSGOOD, FRANKLIN NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Osgood family name is prominent in New Hampshire history. This is an interesting letter that appears to be from a law firm (G.H & H. Stearns) to Osgood regarding items belonging to a Mrs. G. White which Osgood may or may not have sold to satisify a debt.  Seems Mrs. White now has the means to pay and would like to get her goods back.  "She is to work in the mill here and is a trying to earn money to settle it up. She is sious (sic) to pay it and save some things that she has there. I think the prospect is favorable at this time that she will do it."   Clean and easy to read. Good postmark PAID and numeral 3 all in red.

gilford-new-hampshire-stampless-cover-to-hanover-nh GILFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE STAMPLESS COVER TO HANOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE

Blue postmark along with blue PAID and 5 markings.  Addressed to Mrs. Priscilla Whipple. Tear in upper left enters postmark. Cover in fair condition. 

perry-maine-manuscript-stampless-cover-to-south-milford-massachusetts PERRY MAINE MANUSCRIPT POSTAL MARKINGS ON STAMPLESS COVER TO SOUTH MILFORD MASSACHUSETTS

Neat cover (no contents). Note embossing on back flap. Condition very good. Benjamin Marshall married in Bridgewater, December 29, 1768, Mary Hayward, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gannet) Hayward, and a descendant of Thomas Hayward, who came from England and settled in Duxbury before 1638 and became an original proprietor of Bridgewater. Hayward Marshall, son of Benjamin and Mary (Hayward) Marshall, was born April 6, 1771. Hayward Marshall was a prosperous farmer in that part of the Bridgewater known as Marshall's Corner, where he also conducted a tavern for a number of years.