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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
404
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 404, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Orange Brown (10), 3c Orange Brown (10)3c Orange Brown (10). Pos. 91L1E, large margins to just in at top including sheet margin at left, cancelled by grid on 1851 folded letter with magenta "Hartford Ct. Jul. 1" circular datestamp, stamp tied by embossing of grid, clearly visible through lettersheet, date confirmed by heading

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN. ONE OF THREE RECORDED FIRST DAY USAGES FROM HARTFORD.

Three new stamps were created for use starting on July 1, 1851, after a change in the postal rates -- 1c, 3c and 12c. The basic rates became 1c for newspapers, circulars and drop letters (with an escalation for distance up until 1852), 3c for domestic letters sent up to 3,000 miles, and 6c for letters sent over 3,000 miles. The 1847 Issue was demonetized after July 1, 1851, when the new rates went into effect.

Ex Cabeen and Amonette. With 1969 P.F. certificate.

12,500
10,500
405
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 405, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, s.e. at left, tied by cork and red "New York Jun. 2" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to "Hon. Franklin Chase, United States Consul General at Tampico...", 1870 docketing on front and back, carried on the maiden voyage of the City of Merida, sender's routing instructions via Vera Cruz, stamp lifted and hinged in place, Fine, the earliest documented use of the 10c National Grilled Issue, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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406
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 406, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Target cancel with "Middletown O. Aug. 3" (1878) circular datestamp on cover to Defiance O., 1878 docketing and original enclosure datelined "Cincinnati Aug. 3, 1878", Very Fine, the earliest documented use of the 3c on Soft Paper (Scott 184) -- as there is no difference between Continental and American designs, paper is used to classify stamps by printer; however, American's contract took effect Feb. 4, 1879, and Scott states that any stamp, regardless of paper, with a dated cancel prior Feb. 4, 1879, is classified as a Continental, and anything after Feb. 4 is an American printing (based on the premise that Continental used soft paper at the end of its contract period); Scott still lists EDU's for several stamps on soft paper prior to Feb. 4 -- the controversy over Hard vs. Soft and Continental vs. American culminated in Eliot Landau and James Kloetzel exchanging viewpoints in a recent Chronicle -- with 2000 A.P.S. certificate as EDU of Scott 184

E. 500-750
350
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407
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 407, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Tied by duplex cancel on cover to Rome, Italy, backstamped "New York Feb. 12 6:30PM E 79" duplex datestamp and oval grid, Rome receiving backstamp also confirming year, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of the 5c on soft paper (Scott 185) -- see comments in previous description -- with 2000 A.P.S. certificate

E. 500-750
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408
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 408, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Deep rich color, tied by well-struck "New-York Oct. 1, 1883" duplex on First Day cover to Woonsocket R.I., with original enclosure from law office, docketing at left, opened slightly unevenly at right, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,000
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409
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 409, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). S.e. at right, rich color and choice centering, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 1, 1883 10:30 a.m." duplex cancel on First Day cover with newspaper publisher's return address to Tunckhannock Pa., fresh and Very Fine, with 1981 A.P.S. certificate

2,000
1,000
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410
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 410, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, cancelled by blue ms. "M", matching "Statedale Pa. 10/1/83" ms. pmk., on blue cover with printed return address to a Philadelphia attorney, "Slatington, Lehigh County Pa. Oct. 1, 1883" and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at right and some slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce manuscript First Day cancel from this small town

2,000
750
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411
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 411, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Intense color, cancelled by open grid, "Haddonfield N.J. Jun. 14, 1890" circular datestamp on cover to London, England, Philadelphia and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of Scott 223

E. 1,500-2,000
5,250
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412
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 412, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Intense color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 2, 1893" machine cancel on cover to local address, printed address for Iron, Steel and Nails Co. at left, January 3 receiving backstamp, few trivial toned spots

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT COLUMBIAN USED ON JANUARY 2, 1893, THE SECOND DAY OF ISSUE AND A MONDAY.

The 2c Columbian was issued on January 1, 1893, which was a Sunday. Most post offices were closed on the first and so January 2 is the earliest known date from most post offices.

3,500
4,250
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413
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 413, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by neat "Washington D.C. Jun. 17 9:30 PM '98" machine cancel on First Day cover to Sacramento Cal., June 28 receiving backstamp, some toning around stamp and tiny corner crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

A total of seven First Day covers are known of the 2c Trans-Mississippi issue. The last example we offered at auction, one of only two of any denomination cancelled in Nebraska, appeared in our Sale 849 and realized $12,000.00 hammer. With 1990 P.F. certificate

12,500
5,750
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414
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 414, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Tied by "Buffalo N.Y. May 1 6- PM '01" exposition machine cancel on First Day cover to Syracuse N.Y., May 2 receiving backstamp, red boxed Pan-American Exposition printed advertisement on top flap, fresh and Very Fine, one of only three recorded First Day covers on exposition envelopes, with 1982 American First Day Cover Society certificate

2,750
2,000
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415
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 415, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Deep rich color, tied by neat "Chicago Ill. Feb. 9, 1:30 a.m. 1903" machine cancel on illustrated hotel corner card cover to Borsbeek, Belgium, barely reduced at top and toned along right edge, few slightly toned perf tips, otherwise Fine, this is the recently discovered earliest documented use of Scott 304, which realized $4,000 hammer when offered in our 2003 Rarities sale

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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416
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 416, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-5c Jamestown (328-330), 1c-5c Jamestown (328-330)1c-5c Jamestown (328-330). Used on 2c entire and tied by handstamps, "Norfolk (Exposition Sta.) Va. Registered May 10, 1907" double-circle datestamp, to Springfield Mass., May 13 receiving backstamp, 1c and 2c small surface scrapes, otherwise Fine, this was the earliest date of use until recently, the earliest documented use for the set on cover is May 8, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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417
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 417, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Choice centering, tied by "Boston Mass. Feb. 10 5-PM 1909" machine cancel on pre-First Day cover to Brighton Mass., Very Fine, scarce, a joint resolution of Congress was passed on Jan. 22, 1909 authorizing a special Lincoln stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth, it was officially issued on Feb. 12, 1909, his birthday. The cover offered here predates the official first day of use, approximately 20-25 predated usages are known, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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418
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 418, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Rich color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 11 9-30 PM 1909" machine cancel on pre-First Day cover to Scranton Pa., sender's label at top left, Feb. 12 (First Day) receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce pre-First Day use the day before Lincoln's birthday, approximately 20-25 predated usages are known

E. 750-1,000
675
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419
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 419, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Rich color, tied by "San Juan Porto Rico Feb. 12 8-PM 1909" circular datestamp on First Day picture side of postcard depicting a view of San Juan, to local address with blank message, Very Fine, very rare First Day use from Puerto Rico

500
500
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420
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 420, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Tied by bold "Boston Mass. Feb. 12 8AM 1909" circular datestamp on picture side of unaddressed Lincoln postcard, minor wear, Very Fine First Day usage

500
325
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421
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 421, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Tied by bold "Boston Mass. Feb. 12 10AM 1909" circular datestamp on picture side of unaddressed First Day picture postcard of Lincoln, Very Fine, attractive item, with 1979 American First Day Cover Society certificate

500
325
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422
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 422, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Choice centering with unusually wide margins, tied by "Festus Mo. 4PM Feb. 12, 1909" duplex First Day cancel on illustrated Poultry Farm cover to Floral Park N.Y., Very Fine and attractive First Day cover

500
425
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423
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 423, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Tied by "Atchison Kans. Feb. 12 5-PM 1909" flag cancel on First Day cover to Topeka Kans., Very Fine

500
270
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424
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 424, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Tied by "Lansdowne Pa. Feb. 12 8-PM 1909" flag cancel on First Day cover to Philadelphia, typed "First Day Cover" at top left, Very Fine

500
270
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425
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 425, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Selvage at bottom, tied by "Milwaukee Wis. Feb. 12 7:30 PM 1909" machine cancel on small First Day cover to local address, fresh and Very Fine

500
270
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426
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 426, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Tied by bold strike of "Pioche Nev. 12 Feb. 10 AM 1909" duplex cancel on First Day cover with printed local address, Very Fine First Day cover cancelled early in the day

500
270
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427
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 427, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Natural s.e. at left, choice centering, tied by "Sharon Springs N.Y. 4PM 12 Feb. 1909" duplex on First Day cover with printed address to Floral Park N.Y., some edgewear, Very Fine, with 1988 American First Day Cover Society certificate

500
160
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428
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 428, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Alaska-Yukon (370), 2c Alaska-Yukon (370)2c Alaska-Yukon (370). Natural s.e. at top with full guideline, tied by Santa Cruz Cal. May 31 9-AM 1909" machine cancel on pre-First Day cover to San Jose Cal., Very Fine, rare, one of only four recorded pre-First Day usages of Scott 370 and the only one recorded from Santa Cruz, the other three were used on May 29 from Boston, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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429
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 429, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Alaska-Yukon (370), 2c Alaska-Yukon (370)2c Alaska-Yukon (370). Choice centering with wide margins, rich color, tied by "Boston Mass. Jun. 1 6-PM 1909" machine cancel on illustrated First Day cover for brick company to local address, Extremely Fine, only three First Day covers are known from Boston, signed Bloch

3,000
2,500
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430
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 430, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by "Boston Mass. Sep. 24 4:30 PM 1909" circular datestamp on picture side of unaddressed First Day postcard depicting Hudson landing, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, with 1975 American First Day Cover Society certificate

1,250
950
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431
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 431, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Green, Booklet Pane (374a), 1c Green, Booklet Pane (374a)1c Green, Booklet Pane (374a). Horizontal pair from bottom of pane, tied by "Racine Wis. Apr. 19-(19)11 3-30PM" machine cancel on picture postcard of Horlicks Dam to Denmark, stamps lifted and hinged to card at slight misalignment, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate, this is the earliest documented usage of Scott 374a

E. 300-400
210
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432
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 432, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Carmine (375), 2c Carmine (375)2c Carmine (375). Used with 10c Yellow (338), tied by "Millville N.J. Dec. 29 6PM" duplex cancel, violet "Millville N.J. Registered Dec. 29, 1910" double-circle datestamp on cover to Hornell N.Y., Hornell registered receiving backstamp, 2c natural s.e. at bottom, cover with edge faults, otherwise Fine, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate, this is the earliest documented usage of Scott 375

E. 400-500
425
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433
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 433, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Panama-Pacific (397), 1c Panama-Pacific (397)1c Panama-Pacific (397). Deep rich color, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 1 7:30 PM 1913" slogan machine cancel on First Day multicolored exposition postcard to Toledo O.

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST DAY USAGE OF THE ONE-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE ON AN EXPOSITION POSTCARD.

Probably fewer than ten First Day covers of this stamp are known. With 1973 American First Day Cover Society certificate.

5,000
6,000
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434
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 434, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Well-centered with wide margins, rich color, tied by "Utica N.Y. May 31 1912 7:30PM"wavy-line machine cancel on printed reply card for travelers insurance to Providence R.I., Extremely Fine earliest documented usage, with 1989 American First Day Cover Society certificate

E. 400-500
270
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435
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 435, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages12c Claret Brown (435), 12c Claret Brown (435)12c Claret Brown (435). Natural s.e. at left, just tied by cork cancel, on registered cover with printed address to Springfield Mass, Claremont N.H. Feb. 24, 1915"and "Springfield Mass. Feb. 25, 1915" registered double-circle backstamps, cover and stamp with small faults, otherwise Fine earliest documented usage, with 2002 A.P.S. certificate, ex Wagner

E. 400-500
450
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436
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 436, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Bold New York 6-26-1917"double-oval datestamp, fresh and Fine, this is the earliest documented dated cancel, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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437
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 437, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497), 10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Vibrant color, cancelled by "Washington D.C. Jan. 31 8 PM 1922" duplex on 3c purple entire to local address, endorsed "Special Delivery" at top left, Jan. 31 Special Delivery backstamp, Very Fine, scarce First Daycover prepared by Hammelman

4,500
5,250
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438
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 438, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Blue (504), 5c Blue (504)5c Blue (504). Tied by New York N.Y. Hudson Term. Sta. 5 Jun. 9, 1917 3PM"wavy-line machine cancel and censor tape on cover to Amsterdam, Holland, Very Fine earliest documented usage, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate

E. 400-500
0
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439
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 439, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages12c Claret Brown (512), 12c Claret Brown (512)12c Claret Brown (512). Tied by "Chicago Ill." double oval cancel on registered cover to Sun Prairie Wis., DeLaval Separator Co. printed corner card, two violet "Chicago Ill. Oct. 13, 1917 Registered" backstamps, cover slightly reduced at tright with tear just below stamp, otherwise Very Fine earliest documented usage, with 2002 A.P.S. certificate

E. 400-500
300
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440
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 440, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 15 11:30 PM 1920" duplex cancel on First Day cover to local address, Fine, only about 50 First Day covers were produced by Hammelman, with 1975 P.F. certificate

800
500
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441
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 441, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 3 8PM 1919" machine cancel on First Day cover to New York City, Colman return address handstamp at top left, fresh and Very Fine

800
400
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442
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 442, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Tied by "New Rochelle N.Y. Mar. 3 12 M 1919" slogan cancel on First Day cover to Birmingham, England, some edge toning, otherwise Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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443
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 443, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Block of four, tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 3 4:30 PM 1919" duplex cancel on First Day Special Delivery cover to local address, purple "Special Delivery" handstamp and backstamp, Very Fine, scarce block on a First Day cover, Scott Retail for single on First Day Cover is $800.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,250
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444
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 444, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542), 1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542)1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542). Horizontal pair, tied by clear strike of "Washington D.C. May 26 11 PM 1920" duplex on First Day cover to local address, Very Fine, scarce

1,750
1,100
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445
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 445, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550), 1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550)1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550). Complete set, tied by bold strikes of "Washington D.C. Dec. 21, 1920 2:30 PM" First Day duplex cancels on fresh cover to "Mr. Thomas Jones Jr., Post Office Service, Post Office Department, Washington D.C.", with "H. Hammelman" signature at left, Extremely Fine

3,000
4,000
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446
c
1c-13c 1922-30 Issues (552/687). Fourteen First Day covers comprising Nos. 552 (pair) from Philadelphia, 552 (blocks of 4, 8 and pair), 557, 586, 587, 591, 622 (Indianapolis & Washington), 632, 633, 638 (pair), 640, 642 and 687 (pair), six cacheted incl. three Gorham, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
250
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447
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 447, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Brown, (553, 582, 598), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Brown, (553, 582, 598)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Brown, (553, 582, 598). Tied by two different types of "Washington D.C. Mar. 19 3PM 1925" cancels on 1-1/2c entire No. U481 to Edward C. Worden in Millburn N.J., Very Fine, this is the First Day for all three stamps and for the entire

E. 200-300
160
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448
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 448, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Brown, (553, 582, 598), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Brown, (553, 582, 598)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Brown, (553, 582, 598). Tied by "Millburn N.J. Mar. 19 6:30PM 1925" cancel on 1-1/2c entire No. U481 to Leo Rutstein in Newark N.J., purple "registered" handstamp at bottom left but no registry no., Very Fine, this is the First Day for all three stamps and for the entire, sent to Worden's assistant

E. 200-300
230
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449
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 449, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet (555), 3c Violet (555)3c Violet (555). Block of six, cancelled by handstamp, "Hodgenville Ky. Feb. 12 2PM 1923" circular datestamp on First Day cover to Sterling Ill., Very Fine, attractive multiple on a First Day cover, with 1982 American First Day Cover Society certificate, Scott Retail as single on First Day cover

300
280
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450
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 450, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet (555), 3c Violet (555)3c Violet (555). Tied by "Hodgenville Ky. Feb. 12 2PM 1923" duplex on First Day cover with printed address to Eugene Klein in Philadelphia, Very Fine

300
210
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451
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 451, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet (555), 3c Violet (555)3c Violet (555). Tied by "Hodgenville Ky. Feb. 12 2PM 1923" duplex on First Day cover to Philip Ward in Germantown Pa., s.e. at right, Very Fine

300
120
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452
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 452, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Tied by neat strike of "Oyster Bay N.Y. Oct. 27 3:30PM 1922" machine cancel on First Day cover to Worden in Milburn N.J., Very Fine usage sent from Roosevelt's home town

1,000
850
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453
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 453, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Rich color, tied by "City Hall Sta. N.Y. Oct. 27 1:30PM 1922" machine cancel on First Day cover to Herman Toaspern in Brooklyn N.Y., attractive "Toasty" in elaborate script at top left, Very Fine

175
65
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454
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 454, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Tied by "New York, N.Y. Sta. T. Oct. 27 5PM 1922" machine cancel on First Day cover to Bronx N.Y., blue "First Day Issue" handstamp at top left, Very Fine

175
105
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455
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 455, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages6c Red Orange (558), 6c Red Orange (558)6c Red Orange (558). Horizontal pair, radiant color, tied by "Washington D.C. Nov. 20 5:30 PM 1922" machine cancel on First Day cover with printed return address from National Research Council, to local address, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as single on First Day cover

225
105
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456
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 456, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages7c Black (559), 7c Black (559)7c Black (559). Tied by purple "Niles Ohio May 1, 1923 11:30AM" machine cancel on First Day cover to Youngstown O., Very Fine

250
110
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457
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 457, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages7c Black, 8c Olive Green (559, 560), 7c Black, 8c Olive Green (559, 560)7c Black, 8c Olive Green (559, 560). Horizontal pair of 7c, tied by "Washington D.C. May 1 12:30PM 1923" machine cancel on First Day registered special delivery cover to Boston Mass., purple Washington and Boston registry backstamps, central toned spot from servicer George Frost's wax seal, Fine, rare combination First Day cover with two of the four values issued on that date (the others were the 14c and 20c)

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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458
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 458, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages7c Black, 14c Blue (559, 565), 7c Black, 14c Blue (559, 565)7c Black, 14c Blue (559, 565). Tied by "Washington D.C. May 1 12:30PM 1923" machine cancel on First Day registered special delivery cover to Boston Mass., purple Washington and Boston registry backstamps, central toned spot from servicer George Frost's wax seal, otherwise Very Fine, scarce combination First Day cover

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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459
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 459, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages11c Light Blue (563), 11c Light Blue (563)11c Light Blue (563). Choice centering, pretty shade, tied by "Fremont Ohio Oct. 4 12:30PM 1922" machine cancel on First Day cover to Tiffin O.

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 11-CENT 1922 ISSUE FROM FREMONT OHIO.

Fremont was the official city of issue. Very few are known.

4,000
3,000
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460
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 460, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Used with 1c Deep Green (552), 4c Yellow Brown (556) and 10c Orange (562) on 5c Blue on blue entire, cancelled by "Boston Mass. Mar. 20 1-PM 1923" slogan cancel to Kelleher in Boston, purple Special Delivery handstamps, Very Fine, this is the First Day for Scott 564

E. 150-200
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461
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 461, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Rich color, tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 20 7:30PM 1923" duplex cancel on registered First Day cover to Boston Mass., registry handstamp at bottom left and on back, Very Fine

175
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462
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 462, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Choice centering with unusually wide margins, tied by "Caldwell N.J. Mar. 20 8AM 1923" duplex on First Day cover to Montclair N.J., purple "Not in the Registered Mail" handstamp, Extremely Fine

175
80
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463
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 463, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages14c Blue (565), 14c Blue (565)14c Blue (565). Deep rich color, tied by "Washington D.C. May 1, 1923" machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, purple "Special Delivery" handstamp and Special Delivery datestamp on back, Very Fine

400
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464
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 464, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages14c Blue (565), 14c Blue (565)14c Blue (565). Tied by "Washington D.C. May 1 9-PM 1923" machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, trivial toning along envelope seams, Very Fine

400
170
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465
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 465, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages14c Blue (565), 14c Blue (565)14c Blue (565). Four singles arranged in a block of four configuration, one with s.e. at bottom, tied by well-struck "Muskogee Okla. May 1 11AM 1923" duplex cancels on First Day cover to Philip Ward in Germantown Pa., purple "Fee Claimed at Office of First Address" handstamp, Very Fine, scarce First Day from the official city of issue, Scott Retail for single on First Day is $1,250.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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466
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 466, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Radiant color, choice centering, tied by oval "San Francisco Cal" handstamp and purple "San Francisco Cal. May 1, 1923" double-circle datestamp on registered First Day cover to Philip Ward in Philadelphia Pa., various registry markings, Very Fine, scarce first day from the official city of issue cancelled by two handstamped markings

2,000
1,700
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467
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 467, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages30c Olive Brown (569), 30c Olive Brown (569)30c Olive Brown (569). Tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 20, 1923" slogan machine cancel on First Day cover to Boston, fresh and Very Fine

850
900
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468
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 468, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages30c Olive Brown (569), 30c Olive Brown (569)30c Olive Brown (569). Block of four with plate no. at top right, tied by bold strike of "Washington D.C. Mar. 20 7:30PM 1923" duplex cancels on registered First Day cover to Worden in Millburn N.J., few slightly toned perf tips, slightly reduced at left, Fine, scarce multiple with plate no. on a First Day cover, Scott Retail as single on First Day cover is $500.00

E. 500-750
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469
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 469, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Rich color, choice centering, tied by bold strike of "Washington D.C. Feb. 12 10-AM 1923" slogan machine cancel on First Day cover to Edward C. Worden in Millburn N.J.

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE $1.00 1923 ISSUE USED FROM WASHINGTON D.C.

The dollar-value 1922 Issues are exceedingly rare on First Day covers.

7,000
5,500
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470
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 470, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Carmine, Perf 10, Booklet Pane of Six (583a), 2c Carmine, Perf 10, Booklet Pane of Six (583a)2c Carmine, Perf 10, Booklet Pane of Six (583a). Full tab at top incl. part of adjoining stamps, in at bottom, tied by three clear strikes of "Washington D.C. Aug. 27 4:30PM 1926" duplex cancels on First Day cover to local address, Very Fine, scarce First Day booklet pane, probably less than ten exist

1,800
950
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471
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 471, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages4c-6c 1925 Issue, Perf 10 (585-587), 4c-6c 1925 Issue, Perf 10 (585-587)4c-6c 1925 Issue, Perf 10 (585-587). Used with vertical pair of ½c (551), tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 4 11AM 1925" duplex cancels on First Day cover to Carbonear, Newfoundland, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, colorful usage on the first official day of all four stamps, Scott Retail for only Nos. 585-587 on first day cover

1,000
1,300
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472
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 472, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages7c-9c 1926 Issue, Perf 10 (588-590), 7c-9c 1926 Issue, Perf 10 (588-590)7c-9c 1926 Issue, Perf 10 (588-590). Tied by bold strikes of "Washington D.C. May 29 5:30PM 1926" duplex cancels on First Day Air Mail cover to San Francisco Cal., Nickles printed corner card, receiving backstamps, Very Fine, colorful usage of the three values of the set issued on May 29

E. 200-300
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473
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 473, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages7c-9c 1926 Issue, Perf 10 (588-590), 7c-9c 1926 Issue, Perf 10 (588-590)7c-9c 1926 Issue, Perf 10 (588-590). Tied by bold strikes of "Washington D.C. May 29 7:30PM 1926" duplex cancels on First Day Air Mail cover to Spencer Iowa, used with 2c Carmine (627), Chicago backstamp, Very Fine, colorful usage of the three values of the set issued on May 29, the other 2c was issued on May 10.

E. 200-300
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474
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 474, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Green, Coil (597), 1c Green, Coil (597)1c Green, Coil (597). Pair, tied by "Washington D.C. Jul. 18 10:30PM 1923" slogan machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, fresh and Fine, with 1974 American First Day Cover Society certificate

600
300
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475
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 475, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet, Coil (600), 3c Violet, Coil (600)3c Violet, Coil (600). Two First Day covers, one with strip of four tied by "Washington D.C. May 10 1:30PM 1924" duplexes to local address, second with pair similarly tied on cover with Lincoln cachet, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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476
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 476, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Violet, Coil (600), 3c Violet, Coil (600)3c Violet, Coil (600). Joint line pair, tied by "Washington D.C. May 10 2-PM 1924" slogan machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, choice centering, Very Fine, scarce line pair on a First Day cover

E. 150-200
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477
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 477, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Yellow Green, Coil (604), 1c Yellow Green, Coil (604)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604). Strip of eight with joint line between third and fourth stamp from top, rich color, tied by "Washington D.C. Jul. 19 12 M 1924" duplex cancels on legal-size First Day cover to Mount Rainier Md., barely reduced at right, Very Fine, impressive First Day multiple, ex Baron

E. 400-500
350
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478
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 478, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Tied by "Marion Ohio Sep. 1 12:30PM 1923" machine cancel on small First Day mourning cover with George Linn cachet, to George Linn at Columbus O., Very Fine example of this first Linn cachet

E. 400-500
350
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479
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 479, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Tied by "Marion Ohio Sep. 1 12:30PM 1923" machine cancel on small First Day mourning cover with George Linn cachet, to George Linn at Columbus O., Very Fine example of this first Linn cachet

E. 400-500
375
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480
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 480, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Tied by "Marion Ohio Sep. 1 12:30PM 1923" machine cancel on First Day mourning cover with George Linn cachet, to George Linn at Columbus O., Very Fine example of this first Linn cachet

E. 400-500
350
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481
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 481, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Tied by "Marion Ohio Sep. 1 12:30PM 1923" machine cancel on First Day mourning cover with George Linn cachet, to George Linn at Columbus O., Very Fine example of this first Linn cachet

E. 400-500
350
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482
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 482, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon (614-616), 1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon (614-616)1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon (614-616). Three First Day covers each with complete set, incl. Mayport Fla., Allentown Pa. and Lancaster Pa., Fine-Very Fine

525
260
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483
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 483, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-5c Lexington-Concord (617-619), 1c-5c Lexington-Concord (617-619)1c-5c Lexington-Concord (617-619). Used with pair of -1/2c (551) and pair of 1-1/2c (576), tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 4 1:30PM 1925" duplex cancels on special delivery First Day cover to Philip Ward in Germantown Pa., Philadelphia and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, colorful and very scarce combination usage of all five stamps that were officially issued on April 4

E. 300-400
550
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484
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 484, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages13c Green (622), 13c Green (622)13c Green (622). Block of four, rich color, choice centering, tied by "North Bend Ohio Jan. 11, 1926" duplexes on registered First Day cover to Worden in Millburn N.J., fresh and Very Fine

240
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485
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 485, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages17c Black (623), 17c Black (623)17c Black (623). Three cacheted First Day covers comprising two with different first Nickles cachets used from Princeton N.J. and Staunton Va., last with Roessler cachet from New York City, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
280
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486
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 486, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Sesquicentennial (627), 2c Sesquicentennial (627)2c Sesquicentennial (627). Natural s.e. at right, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. May 10 1:30PM 1926" slogan machine cancel on First Day cover with first Griffin cachet and red printed address to Cynwyd Pa., faint toning, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
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487
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 487, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Ericsson (628), 5c Ericsson (628)5c Ericsson (628). Horizontal pair, tied by "Chicago Ill. May 29 9AM 1926" machine cancel on Planty #2 Griffin cachet First Day cover to Cleveland O., fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
130
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488
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 488, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Tied by two vertical strips of boxed "Model Post Office, Sesquicentennial International Exposition Philadelphia" cancels on Worden perpared First Day registered cover to Los Angeles Cal., purple "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 18, 1926 Registered" and transit backstamps, Very Fine and scarce unofficial city

1,500
1,500
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489
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 489, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (632a), 1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (632a)1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (632a). Tied by "Washington D.C. Nov. 2 5PM 1927" duplex cancels on First Day cover to Hugh M. Southgate in Washington D.C., fresh and Very Fine, rare complete pane on First Day cover, very few are known

3,250
6,750
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490
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 490, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Burgoyne (643, 644), 2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Burgoyne (643, 644)2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Burgoyne (643, 644). First tied by "Bennington Vt. Aug. 3 7-AM 1927" machine cancel on first Gerow cacheted First Day cover to Albany N.Y. and forwarded to Liberty N.Y., second tied by "Albany N.Y. Aug. 3 5PM 1927" machine cancel, Albany and Liberty backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, attractive First Day usage for both stamps

E. 100-150
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491
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 491, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Burgoyne (643, 644), 2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Burgoyne (643, 644)2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Burgoyne (643, 644). First tied by "Bennington Vt. Aug. 3 7-AM 1927" machine cancel on first Gerow cacheted First Day cover to Albany N.Y. and forwarded to Liberty N.Y., second tied by "Albany N.Y. Aug. 3 5PM 1927" machine cancel, Liberty backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, attractive First Day usage for both stamps

E. 100-150
60
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492
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 492, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Vermont, Burgoyne, Valley Forge (643-645), 2c Vermont, Burgoyne, Valley Forge (643-645)2c Vermont, Burgoyne, Valley Forge (643-645). Five First Day covers with Kurkjian cachets incl. three No. 643 with different cachets incl. two with unofficial cities (Troy and Albany N.Y.), No. 644 with Alburg and Albany R.P.O. unofficial cancel, and No. 645 with Lancaster P.A. cancel (Planty No. 12), fresh and Very Fine group withthree unofficials, the No. 643's are the first Kurkjian cachets

E. 300-400
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493
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 493, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Vermont Sesquicentennial (643), 2c Vermont Sesquicentennial (643)2c Vermont Sesquicentennial (643). Left plate no. block of six, tied by green "Cleveland (Midwestern Philatelic Sta.) Ohio May 26 12AM 1928" cancel on red Gorham cacheted cover to Washington D.C., Very Fine, scarce plate block on a First Day cover

E. 200-300
210
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494
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 494, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Rogers Clark (651), 2c Rogers Clark (651)2c Rogers Clark (651). Tied by "Montezuma Ind. Feb. 25 4PM 1929" duplex on first Ioor cacheted First Day cover to Indianapolis Ind., Very Fine, scarce unofficial city

E. 200-300
160
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495
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 495, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Rogers Clark (651), 2c Rogers Clark (651)2c Rogers Clark (651). Tied by "Olney Ill. Feb. 25 3:30PM 1929" machine cancel on first Ioor cacheted First Day cover to Flora Ill., Very Fine, scarce unofficial city

E. 150-200
230
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496
c
2c Rogers Clark (651). Nineteen incl. eighteen cacheted First Day covers, incl. nine from Vincennes Ind., other ten unofficial cities comprising Loogootee Ind., Kenosha Wis., Niles Mich., Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville, Lawrenceville Ill., Oblong Ill., Springfield Ill., and Benton Harbor R.P.O. (?), almost all different with wide range of cachets incl. four Ioor in three different colors, three different Shockley, Stoutzenberg, seven Johnson, Very Fine

E. 400-500
800
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497
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 497, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668), 1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668)1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668). Complete set tied by "Washington D.C. May 1 5PM 1929" duplex cancels on First Day cover to Nickles at local address, fresh and Very Fine, attractive and colorful First Day cover of the set of Kansas overprints

1,300
1,600
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498
c
1c, 2c-10c Kans. Overprints (658, 660-668). On separate First Day covers serviced by Carter Glass, stamps tied by "Holton Kans. May 1, 1929" flag cancels to Glass in Lynchburg Va. (except 6c with duplex cancel), 1c with 1c Postage Due stamp tied at top left, fresh and Very Fine, scarce group with the 1c (solo), 2c, 4c, 5c, 7c (solo), 9c and 10c reportedly being the only ones known from Holton, apparently Glass did not care for the 1½c issue but it is possible that the 1½c never made it to the Holton post office as no 1½c first day covers from Holton are known

E. 1,500-2,000
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499
c
1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658/679). Twelve mostly uncacheted First Day covers with May 1 cancels, incl. No. 664 on first flight from Kansas City Mo., Nos. 666 and 667 from Washington D.C., Nos. 666 and 679 from Washington D.C., No. 669 from Fairbury Nebr. (unofficial city), No. 671 plate block with Omaha Nebr. cancels, few interesting combination frankings, fresh and Very Fine group

E. 1,000-1,500
525
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500
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 500, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Kans. Ovpt. (658), 1c Kans. Ovpt. (658)1c Kans. Ovpt. (658). Horizontal strip of four and single of No. 632, tied by "Newton Kans. Apr. 15 6PM 1929" duplex and "Newton Kans." handstamps on air post cover to Roessler in East Orange N.J., Very Fine "true" First Day usage

E. 400-500
220
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501
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 501, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Kans. Ovpt. (658), 1c Kans. Ovpt. (658)1c Kans. Ovpt. (658). Horizontal pair, tied by "Newton Kans. Apr. 15 6:30PM 1929" machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

325
220
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502
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 502, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages8c Kans. Ovpt. (666), 8c Kans. Ovpt. (666)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666). Bottom left corner selvage, tied by "Newton Kans. Apr. 15 8:30PM 1929" machine cancel on First Day air mail cover to Carrollton Ky., red crayon "Air Mail" at top, Very Fine

575
375
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503
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 503, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679), 1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679)1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679). Tied by "Washington D.C. May 1 3:30PM 1929" duplexes on First Day cover to Philip Ward in Philadelphia Pa., receiving backstamp, Very Fine, colorful usage of the entire set

1,300
900
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504
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 504, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1½c Nebr. Ovpt. (670), 1½c Nebr. Ovpt. (670)1½c Nebr. Ovpt. (670). Tied by "Hartington Nebr. Apr. 15 7-PM 1929" machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, fresh and Fine

275
210
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505
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 505, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Nebr. Ovpt. (671), 2c Nebr. Ovpt. (671)2c Nebr. Ovpt. (671). Selvage at top, rich color, tied by "Hartington Nebr. Apr. 15 7-PM 1929" machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, Very Fine

225
210
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506
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 506, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c, 4c and 5c Nebr. Ovpt. (671, 673, 674), 2c, 4c and 5c Nebr. Ovpt. (671, 673, 674)2c, 4c and 5c Nebr. Ovpt. (671, 673, 674). Five "pre-First Day" covers comprising 2c (Fremont Apr. 24 and Grand Island Apr. 24), 5c (Hastings Apr. 22) and 4c (one Omaha Apr. 24 and other used with 1c (No. 632) Hastings Apr. 22), both 2c and solo 4c with first Westphal cachets, Very Fine group

E. 500-750
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507
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 507, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Massachusetts Bay Colony (682), 2c Massachusetts Bay Colony (682)2c Massachusetts Bay Colony (682). Horizontal pair, tied by "Salem Mass. Apr. 3 7:30AM 1930" duplex cancel on Halvorsen "Samosett" Indian cacheted cover to Salem Mass., signed by mayor of Salem, Very Fine

E. 150-200
230
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508
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 508, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages11c-50c 1931 Regular Issue, Special Delivery (692-701, E16), 11c-50c 1931 Regular Issue, Special Delivery (692-701, E16)11c-50c 1931 Regular Issue, Special Delivery (692-701, E16). Eleven First Day covers, 17c and 25c first flights (Nickles), 30c registered, No. E16 used with No. 702, typed addresses, Very Fine, Scott Retail in excess of

2,375
950
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509
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 509, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages11c-50c 1931 Regular Issue (692-701), 11c-50c 1931 Regular Issue (692-701)11c-50c 1931 Regular Issue (692-701). Blocks of four on individual First Day covers with Washington D.C. duplex cancels, matched typed address to G.E. Tisdale in Minneapolis Minn., Very Fine, scarce set of blocks of four on First Day covers

3,562
2,100
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510
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 510, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages17c Black, 25c Blue Green (697, 699), 17c Black, 25c Blue Green (697, 699)17c Black, 25c Blue Green (697, 699). Tied by "Washington D.C. Jul. 27 2:30PM 1931" slogan machine cancel on First Day cover to Cheyenne Wyoming, endorsed "Via Air Mail Special Delivery" and with purple "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" handstamp, Very Fine

2,500
4,500
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511
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 511, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages½c-10c Washington Bicentennial (704-715), ½c-10c Washington Bicentennial (704-715)½c-10c Washington Bicentennial (704-715). Tied by "Washington D.C. Jan. 1 8AM 1932" duplex and machine cancel on First Day cover prepared by Farley and signed by Herbert Hoover, addressed to Hoover at the White House, Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage

E. 500-750
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512
c
½c-10c Washington Bicentennial (704-715). Set of First Day covers each with plate no. block of four tied by "Washington D.C. Jan. 1 11:30PM 1932" cancel, matched typed address to Nickles in Washington D.C., Extremely Fine, scarce and attractive set

E. 200-300
350
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513
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 513, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented UsagesBeazell First Day Covers, Beazell First Day CoversBeazell First Day Covers. 41, incl. Nos. 657 (4 first cachets), 680 (6), 681 (8), 690, 702 (3), 703 (3), 704-715 with extra 4c with multicolored handpainted cachet, 727, 732, and 737, 39 different cachets incl. wide variety of interesting themes incl. Indians, Washington, Transportation incl. Ships, fresh and Very Fine, scarce group of these beautiful cachets

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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514
c
1c, 3c A.P.S. Souvenir Sheet (730, 731). Complete sheets of 25, 3c tied by "Washington D.C. Aug. 28, 1933 6PM" First Day duplex cancel, 1c tied by blank double ovals, on Ioor cacheted oversized registered First Day covers, matched typed address in Newburgh N.Y., Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
170
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515
c
5c Kosciuszko (734). Eight First Day covers with Ioor cachets, two with blocks of four, all to Dr. Harry Ioor in Indianapolis Ind., different colored cachets, from Boston, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Kosciusko Miss., Detroit, Chicago and Buffalo N.Y., fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
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516
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 516, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages½c-$5.00 Presidential (803-834), ½c-$5.00 Presidential (803-834)½c-$5.00 Presidential (803-834). Block of six of ½c, pairs of 1c-2c, on oversized First Day covers with embossed Postmaster General of the United States corner cards and addressed to "The President of the United States, The White House, Washington D.C.", ½c used from Philadelphia, others from Washington D.C., each with one page typed letter to the President signed by James Farley presenting each issue and with the White House receiving handstamp, Very Fine, beautiful set ex Roosevelt and with his collection backstamps

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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517
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 517, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Irving, 2c Cooper, Famous Americans (859, 860), 1c Irving, 2c Cooper, Famous Americans (859, 860)1c Irving, 2c Cooper, Famous Americans (859, 860). Blocks of four, tied by Jan. 29, 1940 First Day cancels (1c Tarrytown, 2c Cooperstown) on Dorothy Knapp multicolored handpainted First Day covers addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, 520 Forest Ave. Royal Oak Mich., Extremely Fine, purchased by the consignor at an estate auction in Lone Jack Mo. on Feb. 16 of this year, these are part of a partial set of 32 of the 35 Famous American issues prepared by Knapp after the date of issue. Each cover has the same addressee and is signed "D.W. Knapp, Rhinebeck, N.Y."

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518
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 518, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c-10c Authors, Famous Americans (861-863), 3c-10c Authors, Famous Americans (861-863)3c-10c Authors, Famous Americans (861-863). Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

0
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519
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 519, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-10c Poets, Famous Americans (864-868), 1c-10c Poets, Famous Americans (864-868)1c-10c Poets, Famous Americans (864-868). Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

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520
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 520, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-5c Educators, Famous Americans (869-872), 1c-5c Educators, Famous Americans (869-872)1c-5c Educators, Famous Americans (869-872). Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

0
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521
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 521, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-10c Scientists, Famous Americans (874-878), 1c-10c Scientists, Famous Americans (874-878)1c-10c Scientists, Famous Americans (874-878). Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

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522
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 522, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c, 2c, 5c, 10c Composers, Famous Americans (879, 880, 882, 883, 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c Composers, Famous Americans (879, 880, 882, 8831c, 2c, 5c, 10c Composers, Famous Americans (879, 880, 882, 883. Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

0
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523
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 523, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-5c Artists, Famous Americans (884-887), 1c-5c Artists, Famous Americans (884-887)1c-5c Artists, Famous Americans (884-887). Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

0
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524
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 524, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c-10c Inventors, Famous Americans (889-893), 1c-10c Inventors, Famous Americans (889-893)1c-10c Inventors, Famous Americans (889-893). Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

0
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524A
c
1c-10c Inventors, Famous Americans (889-893). Blocks of four, tied by First Day cancels to individual Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers, each addressed in Knapp's hand to Shirley M. Culver, Extremely Fine

E. 6,400-9,000
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525
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 525, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Landing of Cadillac (1000), 3c Landing of Cadillac (1000)3c Landing of Cadillac (1000). Two Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers with slight differences mostly visible in the map portion of the design, one with light pencil address to Knapp's daughter-in-law, other with small handstamp address, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
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526
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 526, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Colorado Statehood (1001), 3c Colorado Statehood (1001)3c Colorado Statehood (1001). All-over Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day cover with light pencil address to Knapp's daughter-in-law, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
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527
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 527, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Battle of Brooklyn (1003), 3c Battle of Brooklyn (1003)3c Battle of Brooklyn (1003). Fresh Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day cover with light pencil address to Knapp's daughter-in-law, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
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528
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 528, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Betsy Ross (1004), 3c Betsy Ross (1004)3c Betsy Ross (1004). Gorgeous Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day cover with light pencil address to Knapp's daughter-in-law, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
350
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529
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 529, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c Grand Coulee Dam (1009), 3c Grand Coulee Dam (1009)3c Grand Coulee Dam (1009). Pretty Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day cover with light pencil address to Knapp's daughter-in-law, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
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530
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 530, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages3c LaFayette (1010), 3c LaFayette (1010)3c LaFayette (1010). Stunning Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day cover with light pencil address to Knapp's daughter-in-law, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
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531
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 531, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented UsagesOverrun Countries Anti-Axis First Day Covers, Overrun Countries Anti-Axis First Day CoversOverrun Countries Anti-Axis First Day Covers. Eight, each with startling multicolored design mostly made from cut-outs pasted on the cover, incl. three Mellone-listed, propaganda themes and ultra-racist caricatures, Very Fine, some of the most spectacular anti-Axis designs we have ever encountered

E. 500-750
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532
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 532, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented UsagesOverrun Countries First Day Covers, Overrun Countries First Day CoversOverrun Countries First Day Covers. Ten First Day covers specially prepared by Deputy 3rd Asst. PMG to Maj. Gen. Watson, Secretary to the President, seven signed by Ambassadors of Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway and Yugoslavia, Albania, Austria and France signed by the Postmaster General, each has letter explaining commemorative issue, Very Fine, an incomplete set but the first we recall seeing with seven ambassadors' signatures

E. 500-750
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533
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 533, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages6c Professional Baseball (1381), 6c Professional Baseball (1381)6c Professional Baseball (1381). Tied by "Cincinnati OH Sep. 24, 1969" machine cancel on cacheted First Day cover, signed by five Baseball Hall of Famers incl. Bill Terry, Johnny Mize, Bill Dickey, Burleigh Grimes and Ernie Banks, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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534
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 534, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Washington May 15, 1918 First Trip" cancel on cover to New York City, receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, Fine

E. 300-400
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535
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 535, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6), 8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6)8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Tied on First Day covers by Washington D.C. slogan cancels to Worden in Millburn N.J., matched add-on hand-painted red, blue and black Torkel Gundel cachets, Very Fine, Scott Retail as uncacheted First Day covers

1,950
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536
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 536, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6), 8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6)8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Tied by Washington D.C. slogan cancels on First Day covers to Philip Ward in Germantown Pa., fresh and Very Fine

1,950
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537
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 537, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Choice centering, tied by "Washington D.C. Aug. 21 10-AM 1923" slogan cancel on First Day cover to Worden in Millburn N.J., Very Fine

850
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538
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 538, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages10c Map, Air Post (C7), 10c Map, Air Post (C7)10c Map, Air Post (C7). Tied by "Wilmette Ill. Feb. 13 6PM 1926" duplexes on 2c entire with printed return address to Roanoke Va., minor edgewear, Very Fine and rare usage from an unofficial First Day city

E. 100-150
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539
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 539, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10), 10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10)10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10). Three cacheted First Day covers, incl. one with Griffin cachet (Planty #1) from St. Louis, one from Springfield Ill. with first Raymond Bahr rubber stamped cachet with printed cachet "From the Home of Abraham Lincoln", last from Little Falls Minn. with first Milton Mauck cachet in red and blue (Planty #6), Very Fine

E. 200-300
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540
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 540, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a), 10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a)10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a). Choice centering, used with 2c Valley Forge (645) and tied by blue "Cleveland, Midwestern Philatelic Sta. May 26, 1928 4PM" cancels on cacheted First Day registered cover to Gorham in Washington D.C., transit backstamps, Very Fine, scarce First Day usage

800
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541
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 541, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Beacon, Air Post (C11), 5c Beacon, Air Post (C11)5c Beacon, Air Post (C11). Three First Day covers, incl. pair tied by Harrisburg Pa. R.P.O. cancel on yellow cover with Housman cachet, one from Denver Col. serviced by and sent to Milliken (only ten were serviced by him), last from Harrisburg Pa. serviced by Elmer Long, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
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542
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 542, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Three covers all with same cachets with large image of Zeppelin, first with block of four with plate no. of 65c tied by Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930" duplex cancels on First Day cover with Lakehurst backstamp, second with $1.30 tied by "Lakehurst N.J. May 30, 1930" flag machine cancel to Germany with with Friedrichschafen backstamp, last with $2.60 tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930" machine cancel on First Day cover with Lakehurst backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, an impressive matched set of cacheted covers with two used on the First Day of issue

E. 2,000-3,000
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543
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 543, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Five covers, three First Days incl. block of four from New York to Chicago with Friedrichschafen backstamp, single from New York with Recife backstamp,single from New York to Washington D.C., others are first week incl. Oct. 5 from Washington D.C. to Kans. and Oct. 6 from Miami Fl. to Wis., one with Rice cachet, others uncacheted, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
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544
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 544, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19), 6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19)6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19). Used with 2c Red Cross (702) and tied by "Baltimore Md. Jun. 30 12PM 1934" duplex cancel on Harry Ioor cacheted First Day cover to Indianapolis Ind., Very Fine, scarce and attractive printed cacheted cover

E. 300-400
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545
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 545, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages6c Air Post Booklet (C39a), 6c Air Post Booklet (C39a)6c Air Post Booklet (C39a). Two Knapp multicolored hand-illustrated First Day covers with slight differences, light pencil addresses to Knapp, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
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546
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 546, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13), 15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13)15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13). Used with 25c Special Handling (QE4) and 2c Lexington-Concord (618), tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 11 5PM 1925" duplex cancels on First Day cover to Cornish in Washington D.C., usual toning along envelope seams, Very Fine, scarce combination First Day cover of both the 15c Special Delivery and the 25c Special Handling

E. 500-750
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547
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 547, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13), 15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13)15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13). Top plate no. block of six, used with block of ten with plate no. of ½c Olive Brown (551), tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 11 1:30PM 1925" duplex cancels on unaddressed oversize cover, Very Fine, scarce plate block of the 15c Special Delivery on cover used on the First Day of issue, the ½c stamps were issued only one week prior, on April 4, with 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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548
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 548, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages½c Dull Red (J68), ½c Dull Red (J68)½c Dull Red (J68). Tied by "Rahway N.J. Apr. 15 11AM 1925" machine cancel on 1c Green entire to local address, with copy of what may have been original enclosure of employee record from U.S. Post Office for recipient, Very Fine, rare First Day usage, only ten were produced

E. 1,000-1,500
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549
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 549, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages1c Parcel Post (Q1), 1c Parcel Post (Q1)1c Parcel Post (Q1). Choice centering, tied by "Biddeford Maine Jul. 1 -AM 1913" flag cancel on postcard to Haverhill Mass., Very Fine, rare usage on the First Day Parcel Post stamps became valid for use as postage

E. 1,000-1,500
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550
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 550, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages10c-25c Special Handling, Wet Printing (QE1a-QE4a), 10c-25c Special Handling, Wet Printing (QE1a-QE4a)10c-25c Special Handling, Wet Printing (QE1a-QE4a). Tied by Washington D.C. First Day cancels on separate covers, 10c-20c to Miss., 25c to Tenn. (latter used with two 1c Lexington-Concord), others used on 2c entires, minor edgewear, Very Fine

370
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551
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 551, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages10c-20c Special Handling, Wet Printing (QE1a-QE3a), 10c-20c Special Handling, Wet Printing (QE1a-QE3a)10c-20c Special Handling, Wet Printing (QE1a-QE3a). Used with 2c Valley Forge (645) and tied by "Washington D.C. Jun. 25 6PM 1928" duplex cancels on First Day cover to H.A. Robinette in Washington D.C., Very Fine triple First Day cover

350
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552
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 552, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Black on Buff, Die 1 (U46), 2c Black on Buff, Die 1 (U46)2c Black on Buff, Die 1 (U46). Crossroads cancel, to Almond N.Y., with ms. "August 21st, 1863 circular received from Haley & Sayre Fruit, Candy and Nuts dealers New York" on reverse, and with original prices current with printed Aug. 18, 1863 date, Fine, this is the earliest documented usage of No. U46, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate

E. 200-300
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553
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 553, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Red on Amber (U232), 2c Red on Amber (U232)2c Red on Amber (U232). "Newberry C.H. S.C. Nov. 19, 1883" circular datestamp and target with local bank's printed corner card to Baltimore, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. and A.P.S. certificates, the latter stating earliest documented usage

E. 400-500
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554
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 554, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Red, Retouched. (U236), 2c Red, Retouched. (U236)2c Red, Retouched. (U236). "Detroit Mich. Jun. 30, 1844 5:30PM" duplex cancel, printed corner card, to Buffalo N.Y., Very Fine -- the retouching took place in June 1884 and although no distribution records exist, it is believed that this date will not be so easily superseded -- ex Siskin, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

E. 500-750
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555
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 555, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Blue (U330 var.), 5c Blue (U330 var.)5c Blue (U330 var.). UPSS No. 1093-10-54-8, light "Chi & Minn. Fast Mail Aug. 19, 1893 TR50" duplex cancel, Minneapolis Minn. printed corner card, to Norway, Norway receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, this is the earliest documented usage, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate

E. 200-300
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556
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 556, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Chocolate, Columbian Issue (U350), 5c Chocolate, Columbian Issue (U350)5c Chocolate, Columbian Issue (U350). UPSS No. 1174-11-61-11, well-struck "New York May 8, 1893 6:30PM F" duplex cancel to Paris, France, blue French transit at bottom, faint vertical crease at left, otherwise Very Fine earliest documented usage, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
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557
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 557, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages5c Blue, Lincoln (U393), 5c Blue, Lincoln (U393)5c Blue, Lincoln (U393). UPSS No. 1434, neat "New York N.Y. May 5, 1903 8-PM" wavy-line machine cancel, New York Wall Street firm printed corner card, to Dresden, Germany, Extremely Fine earliest documented usage, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
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558
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 558, The Chrysanthemum Collection of First Day Covers and Earliest Documented Usages2c Carmine, Die 1 (U411), 2c Carmine, Die 1 (U411)2c Carmine, Die 1 (U411). UPSS No. 1637-10-57-15, "Richmond Mo. Jan. 7, 1908 6:30PM" duplex cancel, Richmond Bank printed corner card, to St. Louis, faint edge toning, otherwise Extremely Fine earliest documented usage, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
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559
c
First Day Covers. Few hundred, mostly from 1920's and 30's, some better incl. few with sets of Nos. 704-715, 832 plate block of four, 833, 834, few with hand-drawn cachets, fresh and Very Fine, a veritable treasure-trove of beautiful covers

E. 2,000-3,000
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560
c
First Day Cover Collection. 1929-85, few better incl. 2c Reds, Nos. 704-715 on one cover, mostly uncacheted to No. 777, then mostly Artcraft cachets but few better incl. No. 778 with Crosby, sorted and sleeved for easy addition to a retail stock, Very Fine

E. 100-150
105
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560A
c
First Day Cover Collection. Approximately 1,500, 1939-1987, mostly Artcraft unaddressed, few earlier addressed with Staehle or Anderson cachets, in individual glassines for easy addition to stock, very fresh and clean collection, Very Fine

E. 300-400
260
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561
c
Foreign First Day Covers, 20th Century. 303 covers, virtually all cacheted, wide variety and range of countries, nearly all Very Fine

E. 200-300
190
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