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CONNECTICUT COVERS, POSTAL HISTORY
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"H. W. CLARK & CO., / WHOLESALE DEALERS IN / Fancy Goods, Notions, Buckskin Goods, / KNIT GOODS, UMBRELLAS, WHIPS, CUTLERY, ETC." advertising postal card (no watermark) from Hartford Connecticut to Chapinville (DPO 1828 - 1916), advising recipient that a salesman will call with samples, several creases mostly faint. Circa 1875 - 1880. $6.00 uk





October 21, 1887 KILLINGLY DPO backstamp clearly struck on #6 cover from Boston. $9.00

December 8, 1898 MIDDLETOWN cancel on 2-cent Washington postal stationery to West Virginia, backstamped, neatly opened, both sides heavily soiled but probably cleanable. $0.50

July 11, 1899 NEW HAVEN flag cancel (2 pts) on #6 cover to West Virginia, backstamped, tear to backflap when opened, some soil on back. $0.50

August 18, 1910 SOUTH NORWALK flag cancel (4 pts) on $6 cover to West Virginia, light backstamp, neatly opened. $1.00 cf

September 9, 1910 STAMFORD flag cancel (3 pts) on #6 cover to West Virginia, paper bend from bottom edge towards but not into stamp might yield to an iron, neatly opened. Corner card of Brady & Chadeayne, undertakers & dealers in furniture & carpets.$1.00 cf ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

OCT 21 1910 FORAN FURNITURE COMPANY / … / RALPH S. SMITH & SON / … / Carpets, Linoleums, Stoves, Bedding. / Funeral Directors and Undertakers / NEW LONDON - CONNECTICUT with black & white sketch of their building below their corner card, 2-c Washington tied by New London flag cancel, backstamped Parkersburg West Virginia flag, opened neatly. $9.00 ac

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September 29, 1911 NEW HAVEN flag cancel (2 pts) on #6 cover to West Virginia, backstamped on arrival, neatly opened. $0.50

October 28, 1911 DERBY flag cancel (5 pts) on #6 postal stationery to West Virginia, backstamped, ragged edge from opening. $0.50 cf

November 1, 1911 STAMFORD / CONN. flag cancel (3 pts) on #6 cover to West Virginia, light backstamp, neatly opened. Corner card of Brady & Chadeayne, undertakers & dealers in furniture & carpets. $1.25 cf ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

March 19, 1912 PUTNAM flag cancel (8 pts) on #6 cover to West Virginia, toned both sides, slight reduction at opening. $0.75


January 8, 1916 NEW HAVEN cancel on #6 cover with large multicolor advertising seal of the H. M. Bullard Company on the back, lightly toned back. $5.00 (ca)*

July 11, 1917 BRIDGEPORT flag cancel (6 pts) on #6 cover to West Virginia. $1.00 cf

"A Fine Day at the Beach, Sound View, Conn. / 8254" white-border era post card mailed there AUG 25 1921 (discontinued post office), a little extraneous writing on back, large water stain at bottom edge not too apparent from the front, mild corner wear, a little cancel ink on front. $3.50 c-c

Clear DEC 17 1937 USS FALCON hand cancel with NEW LONDON / CT in killer bards ties 3-c Constitution stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, slight cover glue show through on back. $3.25 n


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Clear JAN 28 1938 USS FALCON hand cancel with NEW LONDON / CT. in killer bars ties 3-c Charlotte Amalie stamp franking brown #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 ncb

USS LEARY at New London Conn. clear Aug 15 1938 cancel on 1-c Franklin & 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to Illinois, decorative border & generic cachet, slight browning of the paper with age. $3.75 nc%

October 31, 1938 HARTFORD metered 3-cent rate on #6 cover to California, lightly toned front, backflap tears. $0.50 c

July 28, 1939 BRIDGEPORT in killer bars of USS LEARY cover to Illinois, backstamped Bridgeport, some cancel ink through address area. $3.25 (cn)%

JUL 29 1939 clear USS SCHENCK at BRIDGEPORT / CONN. hand cancel ties 1-c George Washington & 2-c John Adams prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, some envelope glue show-through both sides, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.25 nc

USS TAUTOG. Clear JAN 27 1940 Groton Connecticut machine cancel on 3-c Sherman / Grant / Sheridan stamp franking cacheted launch cover to Illinois. Launching was at the Electric Boat Company there. $4.75 nc*

April 28, 1944 BRADLEY FIELD DPO cancel on #10 cover from American Red Cross there to Michigan, neatly opened. $2.50


August 4, 1944 BRADLEY FIELD (DPO) cancel on #10 cover from American Red Cross there to Michigan, neatly opened. $2.50 cr

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August 14, 1944 NEW HAVEN 3 cancel on WAR DEPARTMENT FREE #10 cover mail from Major J. N. Seher at Yale University, neatly opened. $1.25 c-c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY



May 7, 1949 NEW HAVEN clear USCS Convention Station cancel on multicolor cacheted cover, neatly addressed. $1.50 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"LA RÁBIDA (Huelva): Puerta al Claustro y Capillas laterales, en la Iglesia del Monasterio." real photo targeta postal with slight oxidation, very late usage at Wayside Kansas, JE 21 1958 auxiliary in black & 'MISSENT TO & FORWARDED / FROM NEW BRITAIN CONN.' in violet on back. $3.00 sc(f)-c

"Hotel Bancroft, Saginaw, Mich / Pt. Beatrice Leamion..." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Birch Run, missent to Northfield Connecticut marked by 2 handstamps. $2.50 m-c

"HOTEL GREEN, DANBURY, CONN." showing its front with autos, hand-colored Collotype postcard with late usage Chestnut Hill SEP 29 1960 (DPO since 1966, clear & complete cancel), paper starting to brown evenly with age, long thin scrape to right front edge. $2.50 c(d)c-c

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October 27, 1962 CORNWALL BRIDGE Warren Rural Station official opening cover, unaddressed, well-struck cancel ties Project Mercury stamp, never sealed. $2.00 c-c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Clear AUG 26 1968 Groton Ct. US SUBMARINE BASE CENTENNIAL cancel ties 6-c Ft. McHenry flag stamp franking #6 cover to a well-erased address, large violet ship cachet notes the USS Triton (SS N-586) was launched there 1968. $2.75 nc

October 5, 1969 WATERTOWN cancel on oversize QSL postcard sent at the 5-cenyt rate to Ohio. Good hobby-related art. $1.75

USS BERGALL (SSN-667) at Groton Connecticut Jan 8 1973, 8-c Tom Sawyer-mail early tab, magenta ship's handstamped cachet, faint "dauber" mark on stamp because machine cancel missed it. Collector's penciled request for a return address in the upper left front ignored; it could be erased. $2.00 nc

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June 2, 1974 NEW BRITAIN Connectiut Nebpex Station fancy "Charter Oak" cancel on neatly addressed #6 cover to Ohio. $1.00

October 20, 1974 NEW LONDON Thamespex Station walk in space cancel on #6 cover neatly addressed to Ohio. $1.25

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Three cacheted AUG24 1974 covers  commemorating the American Bicentennial by marking the anniversary of the departure of the Connecticut delegation for the First Continental Congress. Top: Roger Sherman, New Haven. Center: Eliphalet Dyer, Windham (2 paper bends). Bottom: Silas Deane, Wethersfield. All unaddressed & never opened. All 3 for $2.00 total. cb
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November 17, 1974 MANCHESTER Manphil fancy cancel on #6 cover neatly addressed to Ohio. (2 available) $1.00 each


February 16, 1975 CLINTON Clintpex Station cancel on unaddressed #6 cover with multicolor cachet commemorating 200 years of Patrick Henry's speech. (3 different cachets) All 3 for $3.50 cp

March 16, 1975 MIDDLETOWN Connecticut Midpex fancy motorcycle cancel on #6 tennis cover neatly addressed to Ohio. $1.25 (mc)%

April 20, 1975 MILFORD Milpex fancy cancel on neatly addressed #6 cover with multicolor Bicentennial cachet. $1.25

October 19, 1975 NEW LONDON Thamespex Station fancy nuclear submarine cancel on cover neatly addressed to Ohio, 10¢ Continental Navy stamp with margin is tied. $1.00 ca ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

October 16, 1977 WEST HARTFORD cancel on cover commemorating Noah Webster, 4-cent Webster commemorative attractively framed as cachet. $1.00

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April 19, 1978 NEW HAVEN cancel on #6 cover with multicolor cachet commemorating Roger Sherman, Connecticut signer of the Constitution. Attractive


October 7, 1978 STRATFORD cancel on #6 cover with multicolor cachet commemorating William Samuel Johnson, Connecticut signer of the Constitution. Attractive. $1.25 c

July 11, 1979 NORWALK cancel on #6 cover with multicolor Bicentennial cachet commemorating the burning of Norwalk by Clinton's raiding party. $1.25 (c)*



August 6, 1979 NORWICH cancel on #6 cover with multicolor cachet honoring Edith Roosevelt, first lady 1901-1909. Nice! $1.25 cw



September 6, 1981 NEW LONDON cancel on #6 cover with multicolored Bicentennial cachet on Arnold's New London raid, unaddressed. $1.25 cb

November 17, 1992 STAMFORD cancel & STMFD CT … #4 straight-line spray cancel on #10 cover to Ohio, neatly opened, multicolor Olympic Pen Pal Club emblem on backflap. $1.00

Undated CHESHIRE CT PERMIT No. 104 on #10 cover from Earthvision to Ohio, opened neatly. $0.50

Undated GREENWICH PERMIT No. 982 on unmailed subscription postcard to Inland Sea, art showing diver with treasure chest. $1.00

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Undated NORWALK PERMIT NO. 743 on unmailed cover to Easton Press. $0.50

Undated "RESERVATION APPLICATION / KEWPIE® / PORCELAIN COLLECTOR DOLL" unused business reply card separated from a magazine, an offer under Permit No. 456 of Norwalk Connecticut by the Danbury Mint. $1.00 k-c

Undated NORWICH PERMIT No. 1111 on windowed #10 cover with attractive TWA 2-color corner card. $0.50

Undated OLD GREENWICH PERMIT No. 46 on pricelist mailed to Ohio. $0.50

Undated WATERBURY meter with slogan "Bristol's / Automatic Control & Recording Instruments" on #10 windowed cover sent at 1-cent rate, neatly opened. $2.00

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CONNECTICUT PHILATELIC LITERATURE

"MAIL TRAVEL GUIDE / UPDATED AGENT AND RPO ROUTES LISTED BY STATE AND RAILROAD / WITH ROUTE NUMBERS, DIRECTIONS AND MAPS" by John L. Kay & Fred MacDonald, with data compiled by Charles L. Towle. 50 pages, 3-hole punched with covers. Thorough coverage of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas & Connecticut: routes, name changes, types of cancels... Magnificent & useful. Condition is very fresh. $25.00 rc


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