1843 Stampless Cover/Letter from Palmer Depot, MA (Hampden County) to Boston, MA

Category Stamps United States Covers Postal History

Current price $25.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Saint Louis, Missouri 631** US

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Topic Personal Letter

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Quality Very Fine

Grade Ungraded

State Massachusetts

Place Of Origin United States

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1843 STAMPLESS COVER/LETTER FROM PALMER DEPOT, MA (IN HAMPDEN COUNTY) TO BOSTON, MA. THE LETTER, WHICH IS DATED OCTOBER 8, 1843, HAS BEEN FOLDED UPON ITSELF TO FORM A COVER FOR MAILING PURPOSES. AT THE TOP LEFT OF THE COVER, IT SHOWS A RED-INK HANDSTAMP READING "PALMER DEPOT, MS. OCT. 9," WHICH SHOWS WHEN AND FROM WHERE IT WAS SENT. IT ALSO HAS A HANDWRITTEN "12 1/2" AT TOP RIGHT, WHICH PERTAINS TO THE DELIVERY FEE. IT ALSO HAS A VERY NICE RAISED SEAL WITH BIRDS AND "BOSTON" AT THE TOP LEFT OF THE LETTER.
AS TO CONTENTS, IT IS A PERSONAL LETTER FROM A MAN TO HIS WIFE. HE WAS APPARENTLY AWAY ON SOME SORT OF BUSINESS TRIP TO SPRINGFIELD, AND IN THIS LONG LETTER, HE GOES ON AT LENGTH ABOUT HOW MUCH HE MISSES HER. HE GOES INTO SOME DETAIL ABOUT THE ROOMING HOUSE WHERE HE IS STAYING AND THE CHARACTERS HE MEETS (E.G., A GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA WHO TALKED OF THE WAR WITH THE NATIVE AMERICANS, AND TWO "PEDLARS" (WHOM HE DID NOT LIKE, EVEN COMPARING ONE TO LUCIFER!)). THE HANDWRITING IS GOOD, SO A COMPLETE READING SHOULD BE POSSIBLE.
THE COVER IS IN EXCELLENT, CLEAN CONDITION, WITH JUST A SMALL TEAR FROM WHERE THE SEAL WAS OPENED. IT IS AN INTERESTING ITEM READY TO ENHANCE ANY COLLECTION OF EARLY AMERICAN POSTAL HISTORY, PARTICULARLY OF MASSACHUSETTS, HAMPDEN COUNTY, OR BOSTON.
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