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Fort Ellice, N.W.T. 26 July 1880 4-page Marcus Smith letter to his wife

Fort Ellice, N.W.T. 26 July 1880 4-page Marcus Smith letter to his wife

Fort Ellice, NWT July 26th 1880, My Dear Wife.. go to Halifax at the end of the season when the weather is cooler as the journey is a long and wearisome one..
you should hire a french girl to help you with the house work and make the girls talk as much as possible with the people so that they may pick up the vernacular tongue.-

Call on Dr. Robataille at Quebec when you are returning home- he you know is Lieutenant Governor-

The weather is hotter here than ever I have found it before- and I have had some hard work and expect to have a month more of it mostly in woods where the mosquitos are dreadful-.. ove and Kisses to all the children and yourself #marcussmith #canadianrailways #canadianrailwaysurvey #bchistory

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Julia Maesa 218-220 AD 4gm Silver Denarius w/ Juno etc

Julia Maesa 218-220 AD 4gm Silver Denarius w/ Juno etc

Julia Maesa was born in Emessa to a High Priest of the local deity Elagabalus (‘God of the Mountain’) and went on to become the powerhouse grandmother to the Severan dynasty. Her younger sister Domna was  Empress to Septimius Severus in 193 CE while  Julia Maesa was...

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Canada #9 VF Used 1857 7.5d

Canada #9 VF Used 1857 7.5d

Realized $1,478  Canada #9 VF Used 1857 7.5d $2250 Lot 19 in our auction Saturday 11th September 2021 #rarestamps #19thcenturystamps #canadastamps

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12d Black Sale Brokered

12d Black Sale Brokered

All Nations and Canada Stamp Finder brokered the sale of the finest of two known pairs of the 170 year old 12d Black, for $165,000 in August 2021. This pair is illustrated in Howes' Canada handbook and has previously graced the Pack, Adler, Jephcott, Leggett, Hillmer,...

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Camp 110 Miles West of Winnipeg 4 July 1880 Smith letter to his wife

Camp 110 Miles West of Winnipeg 4 July 1880 Smith letter to his wife

“..At the same time comes a telegram from Schreiber asking me to report to him at least once a fortnight and before work is commenced to submit all plans and profiles for the impr approval of the Govt. The Govt. being Mr. Schreiber- The first part is literally impossible and useless. The second implies that I am not to be trusted in designing the work- I shall take no notice of either excepting a simple acknowledgement of his telegram..”

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