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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Cover Groups and Balances

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
847
c
18th & 19th Century Stampless Folded Letters. Eight, range of markings incl. Portsmouth N.H. (1786, 1805), Providence (179?), Norfolk (1793), Baltimore (1808, 1810), Philadelphia (1795), all in French, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
300
848
c
Stampless Cover Collection. 20, incl. Cooperstown, Ostego N.Y. rimless circle with ms. "Paid 1.00" on large 1817 folded letter, "Richmond, Nov. 1" and "Paid" straightlines on 1790 folded letter to Phila., "Albany * Feb. 3" and "Free" straightlines on 1792 folded letter to Phila., second example with Feb. 15 date, "Bal. (ms. rate 3/) April 15" on 1791 folded letter to Phila., red "Mail Route" in arc on 1829 folded letter to NYC, "Steamship 10" in circle on 1865 folded leter from Havana to Phila., bold "Tallahassee Floa. Dec. 28 1836" oval datestamp on folded letter to Salem N.C., red boxed "Morningville P.O. West Chester Co. N.Y." cancel on folded letter to NYC, generally Very Fine

E. 500-750
450
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849
c
Stampless Covers. 25, incl. fifteen to France, wide variety of markings, incl. 1853 printed circular with red "Paid 2" handstamp to Austria, red "Paid 20" on folded letter to France, red "Paid 21" on folded letter to France, four with faults, generally Very Fine

E. 500-750
325
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850
c
1851-57 Issue Covers. Nine, mostly 1c stamps, incl. No. 7 Position 23L2 showing plate crack (in at bottom), four circular rates, also cover bearing strip of three of No. 32 and pair of No. 31 used with three 3c on oversize cover (reduced), some faults, still an interesting group

E. 300-400
400
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851
c
1c, 3c 1851-1857 Issue Covers. 38, incl. No. 7 (three) with Indianapolis Ind. rimless circular datestamp, No. 7 on cover with red Boston Delivery in shield fancy cancel on back, No. 7 from Plate 3 (two covers), No. 11 (two covers) with K.T. circular datestamp, No. 11 with green cancel, No. 21 (with PFC), No. 22, No. 23, No. 23 (three), No. 26 (two all-pver Phonography covers), No. 26 with K.T. circular datestamp, mixed condition, most appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
900
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852
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. 25, incl. 1851 (ten) incl. two with sheet-margin stamps, one transcontinental with three 3c and 1c Blue (9), 1857 (fifteen) incl. one franked with block of six, one with 12c Black (36) on folded printed notice to Paris, France, one with Chicopee Mass. Star of David, all with wide variety of towns incl. Mount Gillead O., Mexico N.Y., Fine-Very Fine, one with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
375
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853
c
1857 Issue Covers. Eight covers and two fronts only, covers incl. one with four singles of 5c Ty. I (toned) to Germany; Nos. 24 and 26 on cover from Ill. to Philadelphia; pair of No. 36 on cover to Scotland, four bearing strips of three of No. 24, mixed condition, few appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-600
750
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854
c
1857 Issue Balance. Three items: first is 3c Dull Red (26) from the bottom of the plate, rich color, tied by absolutely perfect strike of "Syracuse N.Y. Feb. 2, 1861" circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Mohawk N.Y., stamp with small tear, still Extremely Fine; second is vertical strip of five of 3c Dull Red (26) with Jenny Lind Cal. ms. pmk., few small faults; last is 24c Gray (37) on cover (did not originate), Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 200-300
250
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855
c
1857-1861 Issue Covers. Nine, incl. three Civil War Patriotics incl. one with multicolor enclosure, Nos. 63 and 65 on individual printed price lists for drug cos., No. 65 with Columbus O. boxed grid cancel, No. 73 on cover with overall ad on back, No. 78 on cover to Ireland, few flaws, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
270
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856
c
3c 1861 Covers. 32, mostly Northeastern towns (MA, NY, NJ, PA, CT), variety of killers incl. few fancy's, better incl. Civil War patriotic cover with 3c (two) and 10c Yellow Green (68) to Switzerland (one 3c stamp removed), Magnus patriotic cover with overall multicolor view of Washington D.C. and Gen. Wadsworth vignette, and cover with 3c (three) and 10c Yellow Green (68) to Switzerland, some faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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857
c
1861 Issue Cover Balance. 29 covers, range of usages incl. pair of No. 69 to London, England, No. 73 on printed circular, group with No. 65 showing range of cancels, few Western Express items, some faults, many appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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858
c
Bank Note Issue Covers. 1870's-1890's, 1c-10c, 65 covers, mostly franked by 3c Greens, many foreign destinations and fancy cancels, better incl. No. 160 tied by New York Foreign Mail fancy geometric cancel on cover to Germany, Nos. 221 and 226 on uprated 1c entire to Paris, few faults as usual, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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859
c
1c 1870-88 Bank Note Covers (134/219). Eighteen, incl. No. 134 on 1873 Expo cover, No. 134 with end roller grill on cover, No. 156 strip of three on cover from Mexico to New Orleans, No. 212 (twelve) on registered cover, couple with fancy cancels and foreign destinations, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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860
c
1c 1894-98 Bureau Issue Covers (246, 247, 264, 279). 21, incl. No. 246 on tag, No. 247 on Mulready facsimile, No. 264 (eight) incl. Wisconsin semi-centennial overall illustrated cover, printed circular to Hong Kong, No. 279 (eleven) also incl. 2c Red (279B) on advertising cover, generally Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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861
c
5c 1875-79 Taylor Covers. 21 folded covers or printed notices to Europe incl. eighteen to Alsace (seventeen to same address), one to Savoy France, one to Zurich and one to Madrid, twenty with New Orleans duplex cancels with wide variety of killers incl. grids, circle of wedges, circle of diamonds, and cross-roads, many with blue forwarder's circular datestamp, Madrid sent from Mexico and travelled via New Orleans with two stamps tied by New Orleans fancy killer, Very Fine and choice group

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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862
og
Columbian Exposition Postal Cards. Seven unused with different printed multicolored designs incl. six No. UX10 with 1c Columbian (230) affixed, also incl. one unused multicolored Trans-Miss. Expo postal card, one with small stain on postage side, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
100
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863
c
Exposition Covers and Postcards. 1876-1915, nineteen incl. seven different 1901 Pan American, four 1904 St. Louis World's Fair postcards, three 1907 Jamestown Expo incl. one oversized with image of Va. $100 bill, one Portland cover, one Alaska-Yukon cover, one 1915 San Diego Expo cover to S.W. Africa, many beautiful and multicolored, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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864
c
1c Blue Green (300). Six covers and eight picture postcards, covers incl. strip of five to Florence, Italy, pair on overall elaborate multicolor cover illustrating a car, postcards incl. four with exposition cancels, one each with Honolulu, Samoa, and Alaska cancels, Very Fine group

E. 200-300
210
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865
c
1c Washington-Franklin Issue Covers. Seventeen covers or picture postcards, better incl. Alaska, Hawaii, four pioneer flights incl. AAMC No. 55 (two not flown), No. 390 pair with "United Fruit Co. Steamship Service Posted on the High Seas" cancel, No. 390 guide line pair on commercial cover, No. 392 pair on philatelic cover, generally Very Fine

E. 200-300
500
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866
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 866, Cover Groups and BalancesAdvertising Covers, Advertising CoversAdvertising Covers. Sixteen and one post card, mostly turn of the century, about half are overall and half are multi-colored, many better incl. Carnival, Sentry, Whips, Newspaper, Agriculture, 32-page patent solicitors book, two overall with maps incl. Toledo area and multicolor Eastern USA, gorgeous multicolor novel "The Lure of the Mask", also incl. two other covers, a beautiful and fresh group, generally Extremely Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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867
c
Hotel & Resort Advertising Covers. Group of 60 covers, most with printed corner cards, few with maps on back, few with original enclosures, many affixed to pages with two small pieces of scotch tape and others with small scotch tape stains, also incl. six misc. items, Fine

E. 100-150
150
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868
c
St. Louis Advertising Covers. 12 covers, bearing either No. 11 or 26, range of companies incl. foundry, leather, machinery, glassware, apothecary, most are colored embossed corner cards, some faults, still an interesting group

E. 300-400
550
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869
c
St. Louis Illustrated Advertising Covers. Six corner card covers each with illustration, incl. soda water, garden supply, foundry, safes, each bears either No. 11 or No. 26, range of destinations, some faults, some are Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 200-300
375
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870
c
Illustrated Covers. Five, incl. No. 65 on cover showing rams and sheep; No. 94 on cover with dove and ribbon address panel; No. 210 on cover for stock farm; No. 231 on cover for educated horses; 3c Bank Note on cover for patent machine, few small faults, all appear fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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871
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 871, Cover Groups and BalancesValentines, ValentinesValentines. 1861-67, Four, incl. three with No. 73 and one with No. 92, each an embossed cover, two with enclosures, few faults, still a Fine-Very Fine group

E. 150-200
200
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872
c
Franklin Thematic Collection. 47 items, mostly covers, better incl. $10 New Orleans Canal & Banking Co. note with Franklin and Jefferson Portraits used on 1c and 3c 1851 and 1857 issues, No. 471 block of four on cover, Germany No. C36 on flown card, some other interesting usages, generally Very Fine

E. 400-500
675
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873
c
First Day Cover Collection. Over 3,300 mostly modern unaddressed with Artcraft or Fleetwood cachets, better incl. Nos. 617-619, 632-642, 704-715, 803-834, C7-C11, C18, C19 (Baltimore), also incl. over 175 World War II Patriotics and twelve flown Zeppelin covers, few arranged thematically incl. Lincoln, Civil War and Statue of Liberty, 1,100 in Postal Commem. Society pages, generally Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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874
c
First Days and Events. 1910's-1950's, over 900 covers, first days mostly Artcraft, some unaddressed, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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875
c
Navy Postcards. 162 postcards in two binders, each used prior to 1930, incl. actual photographs, ship cancels, censor markings, plus a few European, interesting collection in above-average condition

E. 750-1,000
950
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876
c
V-Mail Service. War & Navy Dept. official imprint cover, bearing "U.S. Postal Service No. 3, Sep. 13, 1945" pmk, with original enclosure dated Sept. 6, 1945 from U.S.S. Ancon, contents state in part "I was on the U.S.S. Missouri to witness the signing of the surrender!", fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
105
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877
c
World War II Covers. 435 covers, includes APO's, FPO's, censored, V-mail envelopes, many from same sender and hurriedly opened, condition varies, some are Fine

E. 150-200
105
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878
c
Air Post Covers. Eight, incl. No. C3 on first trip, No. C3 and 483 on first trip, No. C5 on 1926 CAM autographed by pilot, Nos. C4 & C5 on first flight, Nos. C5, C6 & C9 on Zeppelin flown cover, No. C11 (three) on cover with 1930 "Glider flight, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
0
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879
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 879, Cover Groups and Balances20th Century Covers, 20th Century Covers20th Century Covers. Approximately 1,200 covers, majority uncacheted addressed modern first days, few from foreign destinations, also incl. Nos. E1-E23 on individual commercial covers, generally Very Fine

E. 150-250
190
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880
c
19th & 20th Century Cover Accumulation. Approximately 1,200 covers, postal cards and picture postcards, mostly 1840's-1910's original correspondence addressed to Elisha Bartlett, incl. many to and from foreign destinations, strength in stampless covers (137) incl. Woonsocket RI (21), Sacramento City Cal. circular datestamp with "40" handstamp, many covers with hotel corner cards, covers in mixed condition, cards sound, an interesting assortment, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
950
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881
c
19th & 20th Century Covers. 32, incl. No. 7 on printed circular for needles and fish hooks (with PFC), two Civil War patriotics with letters, five transatlantics incl. Nos. 65 & 69 to Paris (with PFC), No. 90 to London, No. 117 to London, thirteen 1930's naval commemorative covers, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
500
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882
c
19th Century Cover Balance. 50 covers incl. fifteen stampless, better incl. cover to Chile, cover from Canada to Kansas Terr., fancy Collinsville Conn. fancy cancel on 1859 folded letter (ex Knapp), two Cal. registered package receipts with Kicking Mule fancy cancels, 35 stamped incl. No. 64 on cover to Minn., No. 65 on overall Phonography cover, few with fancy cancels and two Confederate covers, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
575
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883
c
New York Postal History. Approximately 500 covers, strength in Long Island, mostly 1880's-1890's but some stampless, better incl. advertising incl. few overall, few foreign destinations, some scarce towns, mostly well organized, few from other states and few unused Civil War Patriotics, few fancy cancels incl. Iowa Skull and Crossbones, most covers retail in the $10 to $25 range, few faults as usual, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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884
c
20th Century Covers. Twenty better covers and two picture postcards, incl. four with 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition cancels, No. 500, 620 & 621 on first day cover, C3 with first trip cancel, C13 on flown card, C15 on flown cover, C18 (two) on flown covers (one signed Eisner), F1 (two), Germany Nos. C38 & C39 on two flown covers, couple with small faults, generally Very Fine, No. 500 with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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885
c
Cover Balance. Small group of covers, incl. some relating to Natchez, few Express covers, Sanitary Fairs, few faults to be expected, most are Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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886
c
Cover Balance. Consisting of mostly stampless covers incl. few free franks such as Amos Kendall, also G.B. 1p Black on cover, few reference items, most are Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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887
c
Cover Balance. 22 used postal entires/cards and six covers, 1867-1907, many foreign destinations, better incl. Nos. 68 & 76 on cover to France, No. 77 on cover to Paris, No. 114 on No. U58 to Canada West, also incl. No. J4 (four) with precancel on cover front from Havana Cuba to New York, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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888
c
Cover Balance. 1802-1860's, Nineteen incl. New York Jan. 25 clamshell handstamp on 1802 folded letter; 40c rate stampless cover to California; No. 24 on patriotic; two to Civil War military addresses, five soldier's letters marked "Due 3", some faults, many appear Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 300-400
300
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889
c
Transatlantic Correspondence. Six covers, incl. four bearing 30c Orange (71) from Wabash Ill. to Germany, another bears three 10c Green (68), last with "Paid" handstamp and "30 cts" in ms., all from same correspondence, covers worn and some faults, still an interesting group

E. 500-750
425
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890
c
Cover Balance. Eight covers and one post card, incl. free frank from member of the Senate, stampless cover from France to N.Y., stampless cover to Vera Cruz, 2c entire folded in reverse and cancelled at Vera Cruz; ostal card of Pioneer flight AAMC 8, few faults, most are Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 300-400
0
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891
c
Dealer's Huge Cover Stock. Few thousand covers, mostly sorted by issue in nine large file boxes, strength in Stampless, Possessions, 1851 and 1857 Issues, plus Territorials, Civil War related, Bank Notes, 1861's and 1869's, mixed condition, overall Fine-Very Fine,

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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892
c
Dealer's Cover Stock. Over 350 covers, strength in stampless and 3c 1851 and 1861 issues, incl. Nos. 64, 64b, lots of choice No. 65 with unusual shades and cancels, advertising covers, town postmarks, some Confederates incl. five used stamps, some postal stationery, mostly sorted, mixed condition, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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893
c
19th & 20th Century Cover Balance. 46 items, strength in covers incl. No. 223 on cover with illustrated hotel cc to Dublin, Ireland and forwarded to Subatha, India, with fourteen backstamps incl. Sea Post Office, many advertising incl. few with original enclosures, five fancy cancels, No. 610 (six) on one FDC, book of Western Union Telegraph stamps, five unused postal stationery entires with printed designs, also incl. collection of 78 Carrier and Local stamps, mostly reference but a few genuine, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
525
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