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Cover carried on the Rutland & Burlington RR & postmarked with an agent\'s ticket stamper at Sutherland Falls, Vt. in 1865
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Cover carried on the Rutland & Burlington RR & postmarked with an agent's ticket stamper at Sutherland Falls, Vt. in 1865

According to George Slawson's work "The Postal History of Vermont", Railroads came late to Vermont, due to the mountainous terrain, and lack of a large population in the cities. One of the 1st railroads to set up business in Vermont was the Vermont Central, followed by the Rutland & Burlington RR, both established to bring traffic from Southern New England to Canada. Ticket stampers were used to postmark the mail in the 1870's but some are seen as early as the 1860's. This envelope with it's oval Sutherland Falls R & B RR used in 1865 is among the earlier uses of a ticket stamper postmark. The stamp was issued in 1865 to replace existing stocked which had been voided due to the Civil War. This is one of the scarce Vermont Railroad postmarks. Today Sutherland Falls is known as Proctor, known for it's marble quarries.

$150.00

The Natural and Civil History of Vermont
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The Natural and Civil History of Vermont

By Samuel Williams

A sound copy of this scarce book on the Civil and Natural History of Vermont. The map is complete and tipped into the front. The map was created by James Whitelaw, of Ryegate, famed surveyor. The book was published in 1794 by Isaiah Thomas and David Carlisle and sold at their bookstore in Walpole, NH, and by Thomas at his bookstore in Worcester, Mass. The book was written by Rev. Samuel Williams, who was the grandson of Rev. John Williams subject of the famous 1704 Indian raids on Old Deerfield, Mass, which was the subject of the book by Mary P Williams "The Boy Captive of Old Deerfield" This is a classic Vermont book. 12 are listed in OCLC.

$400.00

The Vermont brigade in the Shenandoah Valley 1864
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The Vermont brigade in the Shenandoah Valley 1864

By Aldace F Walker

First Edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt cross on front cover and lettering to spine,. Map frontispiece. 2 pages loose, all present.

$45.00

Montpelier Vermont dotted oval postmark on stampless letter with manuscript 15 ct war rate
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Montpelier Vermont dotted oval postmark on stampless letter with manuscript 15 ct war rate

By Nicholas Bayler

VF Montpelier Vt dotted oval postmark on 1815 stampless letter to Norman Williams, noted lawyer and politician, of Woodstock, Vt. The manuscript 15 ct rate represents the 50% increase applied to letters to help support the War of 1812. These rates were withdrawn in 1816. The letter was written by Nicholas Bayler, of Monntpelier, Vt, and regards a legal matter.

$150.00

Montpelier dotted oval postmark on stampless letter with 15 ct War rate applied in 1815
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Montpelier dotted oval postmark on stampless letter with 15 ct War rate applied in 1815

By Nicholas Bayler

Vermontiana takes on many forms. The item offered here is a stampless letter, with a Montpelier dotted oval, used from 1815 to 1817. The letter has a manuscript 15 rate, which was the 10ct rate from Montpelier to Woodstock, plus the 50% increase in postage applied during the War of 1812. The letter is dated April 5th, 1815 and was written by Nicholas Bayler, to the famous politician and attorney, Norman Williams, in Woodstock, Vermont. William graduated from the University of Vermont, and served in the war of 1812. He also served as secretary of state, and was secretary of the Vermont senate. Some of the information noted here was taken from "The Postal History of Vermont", By George Slawson, Et Al 1969.

$200.00

The George C Slawson Collection of Vermont postal history
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The George C Slawson Collection of Vermont postal history

By Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries

The George C Slawson collection of Vermont postal history, his collection, auctioned off by Siegel galleries in 1969. A great companion to his classic reference book on Vt postal history. Many of the covers are photographed.

$6.00

Vermont River
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Vermont River

By W D Wetherell

Interesting book on life, and fishing the Wait's River in Vt. A avid fly fisherman would appreciate this book.

$10.00

The Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds
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The Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds

By Northern Cartographic

Excellent book for all fishermen, or outdoors men or women, living or traveling in Vermont. The book has numerous maps of different ponds, divided by region.

$10.00