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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2876 c Image"Monrovia, Liberia, 29 Aug. 1834". Dateline on folded letter to New York, forwarded to Providence P.O. Va., written by Rev. J. F. C. Finley, in three parts, second part datelined "Millsburg L. 17 Sept. 1834" and third part datelined "Millsburg 17 Oct. 1834", content mostly concerns starting schools, last part asks recipient to make inquiries regarding a freed man's wife and children who were still slaves near Huntsville Ala., neat red "Phila. 23 Mar." octagonal datestamp and manuscript "18-3/4" rate, trivial edgewear, Very Fine early missionary use from both Monrovia and Millsburg, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2877 c Image"Monrovia (Liberia) 19th February 1838". Dateline on 3pp folded letter addressed to "Colonization Rooms, New York", also endorsed "Per Barque Marine" at left, written by Rev. John Seys, typed transcript accompanies, interesting content on the success of the mission incl. "Men must witness the effects themselves, behold with their own eyes, the peace, content, independence and unshackled freedom of the Citizens of Liberia...The longer I live in Liberia, the more I am strenghthened in the opinion that no scheme, no plan hitherto suggested for the Benefit of our colored Brethren could possibly have met their case...", some splitting along folds, Very Fine, scarce use with fascinating contents from one would become U.S. Consul for Liberia under Johnson, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2878 c Image[Liberia]. Folded letter written by Thomas Buchanan who would be Governor of Liberia, datelined "New York 9th Jany. 39" and addressed to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, contents discuss sale of household effects and also trying to procure furniture for Govt. house, red "New-York Jan. 10" circular datestamp and manuscript "12-1/2" rate, slight wear, Very Fine, early letter from this important figure in the development of Liberia (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
2879 c Image"Monrovia (Liberia) 3rd July 1840". Dateline on folded letter to Miss Juliet Buchanan in Poughkeepsie N.Y., written by Gov. Thomas Buchanan, typed transcript of contents incl. "The English men of war as well as the American have nearly all left our coast this season...I am first preparing for the celebration of the 4th...Through the day we are to have a grand parade and review", letter also mentions he is giving this to Dr. Hale, formerly Governor of Cape Palmas, who is traveling to Baltimore, red "Baltimore Md. Aug. 30" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, manuscript rate, some splitting along folds and wear, still Very Fine, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2880 c Image"Bassa Cove (Liberia) 5th December 1840". Dateline on lengthy folded letter from Louis Sheridan to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, a strongly worded criticism of Rev. John Seys, red "New York Ship Mar. 1" circular datestamp and manuscript "22" rate, endorsed "Barque Hobart" at lower left, minor wear, Very Fine, a wonderful letter showing discord among various parties in Liberia, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2881 c Image"Bassa (Liberia), March 31st 1841". Dateline on 2pp folded letter from Abraham Miller to Mission Rooms in New York, contents mostly discuss trip to Liberia, red "New-York Jul. 5" circular datestamp and "1" rate, endorsed "pr Brig Mentor", some splitting along folds, still Very Fine, the sender was reportedly a black Presbyterian minister who was also a native of the Koo tribe, he spent time in the U.S. before returning to Liberia, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
2882 c Image"Monrovia (Liberia) 22 April 1841". Dateline on folded letter to Miss Juliet Buchanan in Poughkeepsie N.Y., written by Governor Thomas Buchanan to his sister, red "New-York Jul. 5" circular datestamp and manuscript "10" rate, contents discuss a visit to the U.S. and asks her to come back with him, some splitting along folds, still Very Fine, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
2883 c Image"Bassa Cove (Liberia), 6 July 1841". Dateline on lengthy folded letter from Louis Sheridan to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, contents notes "We have no gardens this spring for want of seeds" and also asks for nets as "Our rivers abound with fish & we have no means of taking them", blue octagonal "6" rate handstamp, some soiling, Very Fine, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2884 c Image"Monrovia (Liberia) Dec. 11th 1841". Dateline on folded letter from Wesley Johnson to his mother in Hillsdale N.Y., sent just after his arrival with interesting commentary regarding death of Gov. Buchanan and many others from yellow fever, other fascinating contents regarding relations with British incl. "The British are never going to permit these people to enjoy a Republican government on these shores but are now denying their right to their purchased territory...", blue "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 24" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, manuscript "20-3/4" rate, some wear incl. age spots, still Very Fine, a fascinating letter, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2885 c Image"Edina (Liberia), July 2nd 1842". Dateline on folded letter from Abraham C. Miller to U.S. Mission Room in New York, contents incl. "I hear that Mr. Canfield in dead" and asks for books for his new school, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 10" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, manuscript "14-1/2" rate, Very Fine, scarce use, according to Wikipedia, Edina is in Grand Bassa County and was founded as a colony by the American Colonization Society in 1832, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
2886 c Image"Factory Island, Grand Bassa (Liberia), July 13th 1842". Dateline on 3pp folded letter from Dr. Wesley Johnson to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, interesting contents incl. "It is good that the Govt. of the U. States are interested in our welfare for we are so contemned by the British that they will not allow us any of the prerogatives of a commonwealth...", other interesting commentary, blue octagonal "6" arrival marking, Very Fine, scarce use, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction

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