Maine Stampless Covers

WATERFORD  - Oxford County - 1800 - Present

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Possible Earliest Known Use.  Manuscript Waterford Me Town Cancel, Free Frank Eli Longley, PM.  Dateline Waterford June 21, 1807.  The American Stampless Cover Catalog lists the earliest Waterford manuscript cancel at 1808, the dateline on the contents is 1807. 

Some brief History 

Eli Longley  was born 13 Dec 1762 in Bolton, Worcester, MA. He died 7 Sep 1839 in Raymond, Oxford, ME. He was buried 1839 in Raymond, Oxford, ME. He married Mary Whitcomb 7 Mar 1785 in Harvard, Worcester, Ma.

In Cambridge May 1, 1775, enlisted as Pvt. in Capt. Robert Longley's Co. of Col
Whitcomb's Regt. Served 8 mons in Mass Co., was discharged Dec 3l, 1775; Sep
30 1779, was drafted at Bolton for 3 months and went to Hudson River to serve in
Capt. Wilder's Co. on fatigue duty. Was discharged about the end of Dec 1779;
on Jun 13, 1780 was drafted in Bolton in Worcester Co., was mustered in in
Springfield and from there went to West Point where he served in Capt. Smith's
Co. of Col. Bigelow's Mass. Regt. He marched with that Regt. to New Jersey
where he served in that campaign until Dec 15, 1780, discharged at West Point.
His total service time as a Revolutionary soldier was approximately 8 months. He
was with his father, Col. Robert Longley at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Pension
record - Eli & Mary Longley W24480 - Cumberland Co., ME.
 

Marquette de Lafayette

Eli Longley built a hotel here. It was named after the Marquette de Lafayette. The hotel was renamed many times. Longley was one of the original investors of the C&O Canal. The hotel burned in 1898.

LAKE HOUSE

Built in the 1790's, LAKE HOUSE Bed and Breakfast was the first tavern in Waterford, Maine. It is surrounded by white clapboard houses, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

$105.00


THE FORKS - Somerset County - 1831-1966

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1838 Manuscript The Forks, Maine town cancel.  Letter is Dateline August 31st. 1838 The Forks from Moses W. Burnham.  Read the short letter in it's entirety by clicking the camera above.

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1838 Manuscript The Forks, Maine town cancel.  Letter is Dateline February the 10th. 1838 The Forks from Moses W. Burnham wife Sarah W. Burnham to Noah Burnham, her father, mother, brother and sister.  Read the letter in it's entirety by clicking the camera above.

 $225.00 for the Pair


WEST JEFFERSON - Lincoln County - 1825 - 1863

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 1849 West Jefferson Maine manuscript town - Helbock Scarcity Rating 6 - dateline Jefferson February 26, 1849.  Letter to the Overseers of the Poor, Woolwich Maine regarding Nathan Brookings (born Oct 15, 1782 Woolwich, Maine) who "has fallen into distress" and is now a pauper.  Read the letter in it's entirety by clicking on the camera above.

$80.00


SEDGWICK - Hancock County - 1812-Present

Manuscript Sedgwick Town Cancel.  WAY 7 Rate.  Dateline Deer Isle October 4 1842.  Click on camera below to read full text of Letter.

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BELMONT - Hancock/Waldo County - 1817 - 1915

1825 Belmont, Maine

$85.00


SOUTH BERWICK - York County - 1815 - Present

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CANAAN - York County - 1823 - Present

Canaan, Maine Manuscript - Dateline April 18, 1845 - 1 page letter from Hezekiah Williams regarding debt owed to Captain James Cook.

$60.00


BERWICK - York County - 1795 - 1815

Berwick, Maine Straightline (48x4.5mm) - Dateline September 7, 1810.  1 page Letter from General Ichabod Goodwin, Major General to Commander in Chief, William Donnison, Adjutant General, Boston MA.  Letter in regards to confirmation of Davod Pease as Lieutant & Joseph Hooper as Ensign.  Letter goes on to discuss complaint & resolution regarding some sort of election.  Mentions General Allen as well.

GOODWIN, ICHABOD, soldier, congressman, was born May 25, 1743, in South Berwick, Maine. He was a member of the provincial congress in 1775 and 1777; and was lieutenant-colonel of Gerrish's York county regiment, having charge of the Saratoga prisoners. He was major-general of militia from 1783 to 1815; a member of the general court in 1792; and sheriff of York county, Maine, from 1793 to 1820. He died May 25, 1820, in South Berwick.

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JEFFERSON BARRACKS - St. Louis County

Crisp Jefferson Barracks CDS, 10 rate.  2 Page Soldiers letter dated October 26th, 1846.  Click on camera below to read entire letter.

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Jefferson Barracks, established in 1826 as the country’s first “Infantry School of Practice,” served as a major military installation until 1946. Named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson, the post played an important role in westward expansion. Jefferson Barracks served as a gathering point for troops and supplies bound for service in the Mexican War, Civil War, various Indian conflicts, Spanish-American War, Philippine War, World War I and World War II. Jefferson Barracks also served as the first Army Air Corps basic training site. Stephan W. Kearny, Zachary Taylor, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, William T. Sherman and Philip Sheridan were a few of the famous Americans to serve at Jefferson Barracks

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JACKSON - Girardeau County

Possible Earliest Known Use.  Jackson MO manuscript town cancel to Jacob Huneler, North Carolina from John and Mary Grounds.  Dateline June 9th 1821 predates by 1 year the earliest listed in the ASCC.

Letter references the purchase of a Negro Man "I have bougt a Negro Man of 26 years of age at four hundred and seventy dollars"  Read the full letter by clicking the camera below

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New Hampshire Stampless

BARNSTEAD - Belknap County - 1820 - Present

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1839 Barnstead, NH manuscript town cancel to Mr. Gilman Lougee Quincy MA from David Lougee.  Read the letter in it's entirety by clicking the camera above.


PORTSMOUTH - Rockingham County - 1775 - Present


HANOVER - Grafton County - 1792 - Present


CONCORD - Merrimack County - 1791 - Present

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