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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: southern*patriot
Added on:Oct 9, 18
Edited on:Oct 10, 18
 
Postmark: Apr 4, 1851 (RICE & THAXTER MERCHANT SHIP ABIGAIL WHALING FACTORS)
Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Destination: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1851 Stampless folded letter postmarked BOSTON, 10 CTS with RICE & THAXTER, SHIP ABIGAIL, WHALING FACTORS handstamp addressed to Philadelphia, Pa. Rice & Thaxter were merchants in Boston, MA., who dealt in supplies and equipment i.e. whaling factors which was some of the freight carried on a variety of ships that they owned. Later Rice & Thaxter would become Samuel Thaxter & Son manufacturers and importers of nautical and optical instruments, charts and nautical books...located on the corner of Broad Street, 125 State Street, Boston.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes