Rare pre American revolution era receipt for services from Newport, RI, dated September 24, 1745, signed by Francis Brinley II. The document measures 5.5 inches by 3.25 inches. The Brinley family were well ensconced among the social and political elite of colonial New England. Connected by marriage to other elite families in RI and MA, the Auchmutys, Craddocks, and Tyngs among them, the Brinleys were refined, highly educated, public spirited, and most often business-minded. Although many members of the family remained loyal to the British cause during the Revolution, the family retained their high social standing in the years following. This information was obtained from http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/umarmot/?p=4
Early State of Connecticut 1789 Comptrollers Office documents. The documents each measure 5 by seven inches and the frame 13 and one quarter by 16 and one half inches.
Pr Silver plated Smithtown horse Assn trophies c1928. One reads Horsemandship 1928 and the other Saddle Pony Not over 14.2 Shown by Child Not over 14 1928. This pair of silver plated trophy bowls are well worn from use. Each bowl measures 7 inches across by 3 and three quarter inches high.
Civil War Collectors-here is an antique document that reflects the daily life of the Civil War soldier. It is a receipt, dated 5 December 1862 in Middletown, Connecticut, and issued by the Adams Express Company's Army and Soldiers Package Express. The receipt is for shipment of one box from Middletown to Washington, DC. The interesting part of this old document is in the fine print. The company promises only to get the package to a convenient point near the destination where it will be turned over to third parties for delivery to the consignee or the "Quartermaster or other officer of the regiment to which the consignee is attached." Disclaimers of liability follow. War was close to home in those days. Still-where were UPS and Federal Express when you needed them? The piece is approximately 8 and one quarter inches wide by 5 inches high. It has been framed for your enjoyment, and the overall dimensions are approximately 10 and three quarters inches by 8 and three quarters inches. Condition is excellent with no chips or tears. There are creases, as the recipient obviously folded the receipt to put it in his pocket, just as we would today. This is a fine piece of Americana, taken from the darkest hour of the country's history. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.
This wonderful antique document is a list of expenses owed by the Town of Middletown, Connecticut, to a certain George Phillips for the year 1786. It includes such items as a "load of wood", board for three children for fourteen days, and daily items such as sugar and candles. The piece is dated in January, 1787, which was six months before the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia. Notice that the list of expenses is still denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence, even though it came ten years after Independence. The piece has been custom framed for your enjoyment. The overall dimensions are approximately 8 and three quarters inches wide by 10 and three quarters inches high. The piece itself is approximately 6 inches by 7 and three quarters inches. The condition is excellent. There are crease marks on the page as it was folded for mailing, but there are no tears or chips. A real piece of Americana! If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.