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Sale 760 — U.S. & Foreign Stamps & Covers

Sale Date — Friday, 20 May, 1994

Category — Civil War and Cover Balances

Cat./Est. Value
Confederate Stamp Balance. Fifteen items, all with town cancels incl. Nos. 1, 2, 4 (Stone 2 & 3), 4, 6, 7 pair and strip of four, 9, 11 (2), 11d, 11e (on piece), 12, 12a, also No. 7 & 13 with fraudulent cancels (not counted), all four margin examples, small faults in No. 4, 7 strip, 9 and 11e, Very Fine appearing lot

Confederate Balance. Nine covers and one stamp, includes No. 13c tied Selma Ala. cds on faulty homemade wrapper, 54XU4 (cover stained at L. but choice strikes at far R.), No. 12 on overpaid drop, U.S. No. 26 used Feb. 25, 1865 from New Orleans to P.O.W. Johnsons Island with postage not recognized, CSA usage of U.S. 3c Red (26) June 20, 1861, off-cover No. 26 boldly postmarked Jun. 6, 1861, etc., mixed condition, Very Good-Fine, interesting group

E. 600-800
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Confederate Covers. 29 covers, includes Richmond Christmas Day postmark, hand-carried Mounted Dragoon Patriotic, large "Due 10" in circle from Goldsborough N.C., ms. Zeno, N.C., No. 1 on cover, virtually all from soldiers, mostly from a new find, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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Civil War Postal History. 37 pieces, includes No. 64 on cover, Nos. 24 & 26 on patriotic, Banks Division ds tying No. 65, group of Sanitary Fair covers, Magnus "For the Union" (Pa.) used with No. 65, pretty Magnus lettersheet (Conn. For the Union) written just before the war's end, several caricatures, a few CSA usages incl. 4-margin No. 1, questionable patriotic from Emory Va. etc., mixed condition but a varied and appealing group

E. 500-600
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District of Columbia Postal History. Collection of approx. 85 covers, 1799 to early 20th century, includes Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria and lesser known such as Brightwood, mostly stampless with clear or bold strikes, some free franking and auxiliary markings, includes hs c.c. for Smithsonian (1860s), hotel ads, etc., Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and attractive group

E. 500-750
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Cover Balance. Couple hundred items, includes group of 3c 1869s, advertising covers incl. No. 7 (Pl. 3?), also Portsmouth Va. stampless with Wanted broadside for bank robbers, a few foreign covers, etc., Fine or better, varied & interesting lot

E. 250-350
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Postal History Balance. Group of approx. 50 covers and 2 fronts, stampless to Spanish American War patriotics, includes 4-margin No. 7, No. 9 & 11 (3) Trenton N.J. to California, No. 18, three copies of No. 20 on one cover, No. 32 (two, including N.Y. Ocean Mail cancel), etc., Very Good-Very Fine

E. 600-800
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Postal History Balance. 23 covers, includes 1676 folded letter with Bishop mark, 1817 Bridgeport Con. rimless oval with good contents re woman having an affair, few ad covers, Philada. blue R, U1 entire with Nesbitt seal, etc., Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-250
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[Waterbury Running Chicken] "If You Don't Catch Him..." The inspiration and model for the famous Waterbury Running Chicken cover, a specialized collection of 52 Bank Note era covers, showing this corner card in all its familiar and not-so-familiar guises incl. scratching dog, elf, crocodile, baseball game (very rare), elephant, policeman & thief, etc., also a large group of running chickens incl. a very unusual negative version, mixed condition but over-all the group is Fine, an appealing and difficult collection to assemble

E. 1,000-1,500
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