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Scott #136, 1870 3c Green Washington with grill, F-VF. Tied by blue target to cover from "Monroe Center, O." (Ohio) (light strike of blue date stamp has been enhanced with violet ink) to Cortlandville, NY. Cover has small tear at top (away from stamp and markings) from rough opening. (Scott 2010 $37.50)
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Scott #114, 1857 3c Ultramarine Locomotive, F-VF. Tied to 1871 cover by Boston datestamp. Sent to South Berwick, Maine. Original letter enclosed. Small part of lost in opening, but cover is otherwise VF.
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Scott #158, 1873 3c Green Washington on 1877 cover bearing nice Boston and New York R.P.O. cancel and bold "CARRIER" backstamp. Sent to Troy, New York NY. Nice early railway post office marking!
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Scott #184 [1879 3 cent green Washington, American Banknote, Soft Paper] (Fine) on 14 December ca.1879 cover from ALBANY, New York. Brilliant yellow envelope; very striking.
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Scott #207, 3c Blue Green Washington, F-VF. Tied to advertising cover from Mass. Agricultural College Nursery, J.W. Clark, Supt. by light North Amherst, Ms. duplex cancel. Enclosing an 1882 note on letterhead and a catalog of Nursery stock. Cover has minor mounting residue on back. Massachusetts Agricultural College became Mass. State in 1932. Clark Hall, the Horticultural Building, was named after Supt. J.W. Clark.
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Scott #U273 [1884 2 cent brown on white paper Washington (round O in TWO) envelope] Used with VF appearance on front. Backside with aging. From JAMAICA, NY, May 2, to NYC, with 1884 receiver. Very scarce envelope entire. (Scott 2015 $190 for entire.) The May 2, 1884, date is a month earlier than the "June 1884" date noted in stock. This may be an earliest known use? The die characteristics do match exactly with all features of Scott #U273 (image type U65) .
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160.00

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210 (defective) on January 25 1887 cover with manuscript cancellation "Cub Hill / Jan 25 1887" (Baltimore County). Very neat and attractive, with contents. Maryland postal history is popular and manuscript cancellations (i.e. from very small post offices) from this late date are unusual. With contents, a neatly written personal chatty letter.
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Scott #210 [1883 2c Red Brown Washington] extremely damaged on 16 January 1887 cover from the "House of Representatives U.S." containing a complete handwritten letter from U.S. Representative (from New York 15th district) Henry Bacon to H.W. Chadeaque of Cornwall, New York. The Washington postmark is likely of a type used for Congressional mail. The reverse of the envelope bears a fancy scalloped blue oval receiving postmark "CORNWALL / Orange Co., N.Y. / Rec. JAN 17". The letter appears to be addressing a complaint from a constituent in regard to postal matters, apparently unsatisfactory mail carrier service. The letter is signed by Henry Bacon -- the signature matches known examples. There is a discoloration in the corner containing the signature (and the envelope was affected also), however, online autograph dealers offer this signature (undated, not on a full letter) at $170! The primary value is that of the autograph, however, the receiver postmark may be scarce as well.
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Scott #220c, 1890 2c Carmine Washington with cap on both "2". Fine. Tied to VF 1893 cover from Washington to Ohio. Circleville backstamp. (Scott 2013 $32.50 off cover.) From the J.A. Farrington collection.
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Scott #305, 1903 6c Claret Garfield, F-VF. Tied to 1906 cover from Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, to Superior, Nebraska, with backstamp. Cover has edge tears, fine appearance. This stamp is rather unusual as a single franking!
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9.00

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Scott #U348, 1c Blue Columbian Exposition postal stationery envelope entire, upfranked with Scott #328, 1c Green Jamestown (Average), used in 1907 from Newbury, Vermont, to Superior, Nebraska, with backstamp. Flap has a small tear from opening, but otherwise F-VF. A very unusual franking combination!
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