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cover of 1828 - "I AM VERY SORRY FOR THE TROUBLE YOU EXPERIENCED IN THIS AFFAIR." A letter from a Norfolk, Virginia exporter to commercial agents in Portuguese Madeira

1828 - "I AM VERY SORRY FOR THE TROUBLE YOU EXPERIENCED IN THIS AFFAIR." A letter from a Norfolk, Virginia exporter to commercial agents in Portuguese Madeira

by Anthony Pomar to Messrs Newton, Gordon, Murdock & Scott

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1828
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This one-page stampless folded letter was carried to Funchal, Madeira off the coast of northwest Africa at a privately-determined rate by ship's captain. It measures 16" x 10" unfolded and bears a manuscript annotation reading "via Azores p Trisnifor(?)". Docketing reads "Norfold Virginia / 15 August 1828 / Anthony Pomar / recd 3 April ansd 6th 1829". 228 days in… Read more
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cover of 1848 - "MY SON WAS IN ALL THE BATTLES FROM VERA CRUZE TO CERA GORDE." A request made to Captain Brewerton from a father trying to find information for his son about U. S. Military Academy life at West Point

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This one-page stampless folded letter measures approximately 16" x 9.75". It was sent by John Moorhead in New York City, to Captain Brewerson, an engineer stationed at West Point. The letter bears a manuscript annotation "Post Paid," a red "Paid" handstamp, and an indistinct circular "5 cts" circular New York postmark also in red. There is a small circular hole,… Read more
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cover of 1844 - "PER BOY WILL" - Slave-carried-letter between the owners of a Tennessee textile and grist mill

1844 - "PER BOY WILL" - Slave-carried-letter between the owners of a Tennessee textile and grist mill

by W [William] to Tho [Thomas] Parkes

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1844
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This two-page stampless folded letter measures 15" x 12" unfolded. It was hand-carried by a slave between two brothers who owned a textile-grist mill complex and is annotated "Per boy Will" in the lower left corner of the address panel. In nice shape. A transcript will be provided. This letter, discussing problems with their mills reads in part: "We had started… Read more
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cover of 1791 - "THERE IS AN OBJECT WHICH STRONGLY OPERATES AGAINST YOUR ISLAND [and] OUR SHIPMENTS WILL BE MUCH CURTAILED." A letter from Norfolk, Virginia exporters to commercial agents in Portuguese Madeira. John and James Reid to Messrs Newton, Gordon, Johnstone, etc.

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This two-page stampless folded letter was carried to Madeira off the coast of northwest Africa at a privately-determined rate by the ship captain. It measures 16" x 10" unfolded and bears a manuscript annotation reading "P The / Jolly Tan / Captn Livingston". Docketing reads "Norfolk / 27 March 1791 /Jno & Jas Reid / Recd 28 July / and… Read more
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cover of 1794 - "THE SAID SHIP MINERVA PRIOR TO . . . HER INTENDED VOYAGE . . . BURNT IN THE RIVER THAMES [CAUSING THE EMIGRANTS] TO BE DEPRIVED OF THEIR PASSAGE TO BOSTON."  An exceptional archive documenting the immigration of a family of British dissenters who were instrumental in establishing the textile industry in Connecticut

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This archive contains 46 manuscript and partially-printed receipts, invoices, ship registrations, letters, and similar items. It begins with a 1794 letter from an agent in London to the family patriarch, Samuel Watkinson Sr., concerning the purchase of property in the United States and continues with several items related to the family's subsequent immigration in 1795. The remainder of the archive… Read more
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cover of 1857 - A GOLD MINER'S HAND-SEWN LEATHER "POKE" NO DOUBT USED TO MAIL GOLD DUST OR NUGGETS FROM CALIFORNIA TO PHILADELPHIA. Plus, an antique vial containing small gold nuggets and flakes

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This hand-sewn leather pouch measures 4" x 3.75". The original stitching remains intact on two edges; it has been removed along the other two edges, no doubt to empty its contents. The pouch is franked on one side with seven single 10-cent green Washington stamps, Types II and III (Scott #14-15) arranged in two rows and cancelled with four strikes… Read more
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cover of 1890 -- "FULL OF FUN . . . ORIGINAL SITUATIONS . . . DRAMATICALLY TOLD . . . UNLIMITED WIT, MUSIC, AND LAUGHTER."  A ten-panel illustrated similitude advertising a touring performance of A Social Session featuring the Imperial Black Hussar band and Grand Star Orchestra.

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This illustrated ten-panel postal similitude advertises the touring theatrical production, A Social Session. In nice shape but a little fragile with splits beginning along one fold. About 6" x 15.5" unfolded.Although the production company for the touring group is not identified on the brochure, numerous newspaper reviews and advertisements identify it as the "Postage Stamp Company." The front panel is designed… Read more
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cover of 1853 -- "INTEMPERANCE IS THE CURSE OF THE WORLD [AND] THE BANE OF SOCIETY" - Two different, detailed, and postally-used propaganda envelopes illustrating the horrors of drunkenness and the virtues of sobriety.

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One envelope is "published and sold by George D. Jewett", and the other by "Wm. C. Hale", both of Hartford, Connecticut: 1853. Both envelopes are postally used and measure approximately 5" x 3". One features five morose workmen passing a bottle within a scroll that reads "Intemperance is the Curse of the World. Three vignettes on the left show a… Read more
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cover of 1918-19 - "DEEPLY REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT IT IS OFFICIALLY REPORTED THAT PRIVATE ALEXANDER WARKOWSKI INFANTRY WAS SEVERELY WOUND IN ACTION NOVEMBER 1" Mother's archive of World War I letters from her son who was Killed in Action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive

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A sad archive containing 20 letters and ephemeral items documenting Private Warmowski's wartime service and death. Warmowski was born in Poland in 1877, immigrated to United States in 1891, and became a citizen in 1913. During World War I, he was first assigned to the 86th Division and then transferred to the 89th Division's 354th Infantry Regiment. Warmowski was killed… Read more
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cover of 1802  - "MRS. WARD LAYS SICK WITH A NERVOUS FEVER WHICH IS NOW IN THE 10TH DAY."  Letter from the son of a former colonial governor of Rhode Island informs a former state governor of Rhode Island that his wife, the Governor's daughter, was seriously ill from Typhoid Fever

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This stampless folded letter has no rate marking but bears a rather scarce New York City "clamshell" postmark dated "OCT/11". There is a stain at the top center of the letter, however, the address and text are quite legible. A small piece of the letter is missing, no doubt it was torn when Governor Greene hurriedly broke the wax seal… Read more
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cover of 1918 - "I AM AT PRESENT IN THE 'FRONT LINE' . . . IN A SUMTUOS DUGOUT BUILT BY 'FRITZ'; BUT THE CLIMATE GOT TOO WARM, SO HE MOVED UP THE HILL ABOUT 300 YARDS."  A terrific letter written from a recently captured front-line trench by an American infantry officer

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This four-page letter is datelined "July - 11 - 1918" and enclosed in its mailing envelope which identifies Steiner as an officer in the 11th Infantry Regiment. It has a somewhat blurred strike of an 11 July duplex postmark from APO 745, which served the 5th Division. In nice shape. The 5th Division was one of the first combat units to… Read more
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cover of 1890 - "HANDSOME AND HIGH GRADE COLLARS FOR OFFICERS, LODGE DEPUTIES AND MEMBERS" - A mail-order package of advertising materials for the Independent Order of Good Templars (I.O.G.T.), the most important and successful temperance organization of the 19th century

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Columbus, Ohio: M. C. Lilley & Co, 1890. Envelope or Cover. Very good. This advertising package consists of an illustrated advertising envelope, an illustrated handbill, and a 32-page illustrated catalog. The envelope is franked with a 1c blue Franklin stamp (Scott #219) which was placed in use in 1890; its cancellation is indistinct. All are in nice shape.The… Read more
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cover of 1918 - "FROM . . . PRISONER NO 7162 [HELD BY] U.S PRISONER OF WAR COMPANY NO. 1 IN FRANCE." A legal-size preprinted envelope used by a German POW

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Prisoner of War Enclosure Number 1, St. Pierre des Corps, France via APO 717], 1919. Envelope or Cover. Very good. This partially-printed legal-size envelope from Remki was sent from Prisoner of War Enclosure Number 1 (PWE #1) at St. Pierre des Corps, France which was controlled by the A.E.F.'s Prisoners of War Company No. 1. "Prisoner of War Letter"… Read more
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cover of 1843 - "THE CAPTAIN . . . A QUAKER FACE WHICH IS EASILY RIGGED ON, BAFFLES THIS NUMBSCULL." A candid and gossipy letter to his wife by a physician serving aboard the flagship of the Home Fleet who would go on to become a Medical Director of the Navy and serve three times as a Fleet Surgeon

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This three-page stampless folded letter, measuring 16.5" x 9.5", is datelined "U. S. Ship Independence / New York, Nov. 21st. 1843." It bears a manuscript "12½" rate mark (the cost to send a letter from 80 to 150 miles) and a circular red New York postmark dated November 13. In nice shape; small hole from opening the seal. A transcript… Read more
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cover of 1918 - "HOPEFULLY YOU ALREADY HAVE A LOT OF LETTERS AND PARCELS FROM US."  A postcard from home sent to a German prisoner of war held at an American Prisoner of War Enclosure following the Battle of Belleau Wood

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This postcard was sent to Unterofficier Friedlaender, who was held captive at the U.S. Prisoner of War Enclosure #2 in Souilly, France, from Posen, Prussia via the American Central Records Office for Prisoners of War at APO 717, Tours, France. It was written on 20 October 1918 and bears a Posen postmark with the same date. There is a German… Read more
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cover of 1885 - "SHEIKHS UL KAABA. KHANAKEEN FIRST OF THE OCCIDENT" Printed invitation announcing a meeting to adopt this mystical organization's constitution and bylaws

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This invitation, dated March 21st, 1885, is printed on pink paper measuring approximately 5" x 8". It is signed in print by Charles Southern and Rober Hyslop. It is enclosed in a matching pink envelope featuring a 'ankh ansata' (also referred to as a 'handled-cross' or 'Coptic ankh) which is shaped like an ankh but with a circular rather than… Read more
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cover of 1910 - "RECEIVED 67 CARDS . . . I AM ABOUT THE SAME HOPING YOU ARE ALL WELL." "Disinfected" post card sent from a patient at the Mt. Alto Tuberculosis Sanatorium to family at home

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This postcard is franked with a one-cent green Franklin stamp (Scott #331), which has been canceled with a duplex "Mont Alto / PA" postmark. It bears an exceptionally nice, bold "DISINFECTED." magenta handstamp (Sandrick Type 1) under the address. In nice shape. In this card, Jake reports that since his admission to the sanatorium he has received "67 cards . .… Read more
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cover of 1864 - "THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE STEWART GOLD MINING COMPANY IS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES, PAR VALUE OF FIVE DOLLARS EACH" - An official printed list of all stockholders in a Colorado gold mining company that was mt to tax assessors

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This one-page shareholder list measures approximately 5" x 8". It was printed on 28 May 1864 and mailed three days later to the "Assessors of Bridgewater, Massachusetts." It is franked with a 2-cent black Jackson stamp (Scott #73) which at the time was the pre-paid rate for sending printed materials. It bears a circular Boston/Paid postmark dated May 31. In… Read more
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cover of 1898 -- "BY THE WAY OUR COMPANY HAS BEEN MADE A DYNAMITE BATTERY WE CARRY 5 DYNAMITE GUNS TAKES 10 MEN TO A GUN."  Spanish-American War letter home from a soldier en route to Puerto Rico describing his role in employing the most advanced artillery of the time.

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A four-page letter on patriotic stationery featuring an illustration of Uncle Sam driving a Spanish soldier from Cuba at bayonet point. Its identifies Preston's location as "Military Station No. 1. / Porto Rico", but since that post office did not open until 3 August, no Puerto Rico postmark appears on the envelope which was franked with a two-cent Washington stamp… Read more
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cover of 1917 - SAUSAGE SHIPPED BY LOCAL FREIGHT AT BUYERS RISK OF SPOILAGE" - An attractive advertising cover for one of the largest "independent" meat packing companies in the United States

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An attractive advertising cover featuring a large illustration of the St. Louis Independent Packing Company with two enclosed invoices. The illustrated envelope is franked with a two-cent red Washington stamp (Scott #487) and posted with a 1917 machine cancelation. All are in nice shape; the left edge of the envelope has some very light toning. The envelope illustration shows the company's… Read more
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