New York folded letter contains interesting letter from Edouard Bossange to J. H. Bartlett & Son, New Bedford, Mass regarding two small lots of whale bone that are of fair quality only. The writer notes a purchase from another vendor for a "showy price" of whale bone that was polished "as bright as a looking glass". Stamp trimmed close is position 17L3 A-relief. No content in Lavonia or NYC covers. Lavonia has 4 margins. NYC is close. Clean items.