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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Historical Ephemera and Photographs

Cat./Est. Value
Cincinnati and Springfield Railway Co. Five $1,000 bonds dated March 1 1871 with two 5c Lincoln (RN-P5) on outside and one $1.00 Washington (RN-W2) on inside, one with small faults, otherwise Very Fine group

E. 250-350
[World War II] Official Notice of Death. Typed letter confirming an officer's death dated Feb. 26, 1946, letter signed by Gen. Carl Spaatz, with original cover, also incl. eleven other covers sent by the son home and one cover with red boxed "Missing A-G Casualty Div.", "27 Jun. 1943" and "Casualty Status Verified" backstamps, death notice Very Fine, other covers Fine

E. 150-250
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[Revolutionary War]. 4pp letter from someone on the wrong side of the war with date at end "Staten Islands/Province of New York/28 June 1778" (same day as Battle of Monmouth in N.J.), some interesting content incl. "We expect Sir Henry Clinton with the army daily. We hear he has evacuated Philadelphia, and is now within thirty miles of this Island.", other contents incl. "I will only venture to say (after every soldier in the army) that we were always superior to our villainous enemies in number and spirit, that we could have cut them to pieces...General Burgoyne was not beat, a very large train of artillery, baggage and provisions encumbered him with delays...", overall Very Fine, fascinating and rare letter, accompanied by typed transcript, ex Willcocks

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 576, Historical Ephemera and PhotographsWestern Images and Related, Western Images and RelatedWestern Images and Related. Recently uncovered group featuring 162 unpublished photographs of Encampment Wyoming, ca. 1906-1907, with shots of stage coaches, saloon, locomotive, views of town and numerous Wyoming citizens mostly eager to pose for this unknown photographer (accompanying Wy. cover with long letter may shed some light), incl. 29 stereo views incl. San Francisco earthquake, Sante Fe street scene, McKinley's funeral, Florida, few glass slides incl. nice image of Fort Jefferson Fl., mixed condition with Wyoming photos curling at edges

E. 500-750
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Cartes-de-Visites. Six from different N.J. photographers, each with revenue stamps affixed, two with 2c Proprietary (R13c), three with 2c U.S. Internal Revenue (R15c), one with 3c Proprietary (R18c), latter stamp with small piece out, Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
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