Various: 1932-1940. This lot contains around 65 Great Depression foreclosure documents: Administrator’s Deeds, : Master’s Deeds, Sheriff’s Deeds, Special Master’s Deeds, Trustee’s Deeds, Trustee’s Deeds Under Sale, and Warranty Deeds.
The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company was listed as the plaintiff or complainant in all of the foreclosures and the defendants were always single citizens or married couples.
All but one of the foreclosures took place in a swath of states across the U.S. Midwest; the outlier was in Oregon. 41 occurred in Iowa or Missouri, and the remainder scattered among Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio.
All are franked with U.S. Revenue stamp from the Series of 1917 or 1917-1933 and range in value from 50-cents to $10. Franking varies by document; single are use to frank some and colorful combinations are found on other. The stamps have manuscript, handstamp, and cut cancelations.
Several of the documents have Affidavit’s of Publication with newspaper clippings attached. A rather cold and unemotional first-hand testament to the Great Depression of the 1930s.. Very good. Item #009967