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Sale 950 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — 20th Century Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2367
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2367, 20th Century Issues4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Used with 1c Columbian, 4c Pan-American and 3c Louisiana Purchase, tied by Philadelphia ovals on 3c Green Centennial entire to local addressee, Sep. 2, 1904 duplex also tied 3c stamp, few toned perfs, Very Fine, a colorful philatelic creation, ex Martin

E. 150-200
180
2368
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2368, 20th Century Issues1c, 4c Pan-American (294, 296), 1c, 4c Pan-American (294, 296)1c, 4c Pan-American (294, 296). Two illustrated exposition covers, one with horizontal pair of 1c tied by "Buffalo N.Y. Oct. 18, 1901" duplexes to Oneonta N.Y., second with 4c tied by "Buffalo N.Y. Jun. 22, 1901" waving flag cancel to Rock Falls Ill., some edgewear, Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
130
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2369
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2369, 20th Century Issues1c-10c Pan-American (294-299), 1c-10c Pan-American (294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Complete set tied by "Liebenthal Kans. May 16, 1901" circular datestamp on registered cover to Berlin, Germany, redirected to Zehlendorf, New York label, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and choice set on an attractive registered cover, ex Martin

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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2370
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2370, 20th Century Issues1c-10c Pan-American (294-299), 1c-10c Pan-American (294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Two registered covers with illustrated Hamburg-America Line corner cards to Hamburg, Germany, one with 1c, 4c and 10c, other with 2c, 5c and 8c, each with purple "Registered Jun. 1 P.M. 1901 Hoboken, N.J." three-line datestamp, appropriate transits, some slight wear, Fine-Very Fine, attractive pair of covers

E. 500-750
475
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2371
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2371, 20th Century Issues1c Blue Green (300), 1c Blue Green (300)1c Blue Green (300). Two, tied by "U.S. Postal Sta., Shanghai, China, May 23, 1904" duplex cancels on postcard to Vienna, Austria and forwarded, Seattle and New York transits, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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2372
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2372, 20th Century Issues4c Brown, 6c Claret (303, 305), 4c Brown, 6c Claret (303, 305)4c Brown, 6c Claret (303, 305). Tied by targets, purple "Registered, Oct. 5, 1905, U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China" on cover to Secretary of State Elihu Root in Washington D.C., printed return address for American-Chinese Company, various registry markings, 4c torn on opening, cover with horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine appearance, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
225
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2373
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2373, 20th Century Issues2c Carmine (319), 2c Carmine (319)2c Carmine (319). Tied by Louisville Ky. Aug 18, 1906 wavy-line machine cancel on beautiful overall "Royal Hawaiian Band" multicolor cover featuring Arms of the Royal Hawaiian family, American Eagle, US. Flag shield and Hawaiian flag, Very Fine and beautiful eye-catching cover

E. 200-300
275
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2374
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2374, 20th Century Issues1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Complete set tied by New York ovals on 2c entire registered to Berlin, Germany, red Aug. 15, 1904 registry datestamp and label, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, ex Martin

E. 500-750
900
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2375
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2375, 20th Century Issues4c Orange Brown, Imperforate Coil (346V), 4c Orange Brown, Imperforate Coil (346V)4c Orange Brown, Imperforate Coil (346V). Strip of three on 1916 Registered Cover to the Covel Manufacturing Co. tied by Detroit Mich. double ovals, Fine-Very Fine, not listed on cover, Carl Mainberger note on back states that Babcock (the sender) is someone associated with the A.E.F. booklet panes

E. 500-750
800
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2376
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2376, 20th Century Issues5c Blue, Imperforate Coil (347V), 5c Blue, Imperforate Coil (347V)5c Blue, Imperforate Coil (347V). Paste-up strip of three, tied by Chicago Ill. Wicker Park Sta. 1919 grid duplex circular datestamps on Special Delivery cover to Covel Manufacturing Co. in Benton Harbor, Mich., Fine-Very Fine, listed but unpriced on cover

E. 500-750
750
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2377
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2377, 20th Century Issues5c Blue, Imperforate Coil (347V), 5c Blue, Imperforate Coil (347V)5c Blue, Imperforate Coil (347V). Paste-up single used with 13c Blue Green tied on large 1912 registered cover to Germany, J. M. Bartels corner card, Fine and very scarce, listed but unpriced on cover

E. 500-750
400
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2378
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2378, 20th Century Issues4c Brown (377), 4c Brown (377)4c Brown (377). Tied by "Duluth Minn. Apr. 10, 1911" duplex on 1c Green entire (U400b) to Zurich, Switzerland, receiving backstamp, faint vertical file fold well away from stamp, appears Very Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate, this was once the earliest documented usage

E. 150-200
100
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2379
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2379, 20th Century Issues1c-10c Panama-Pacific (397-400), 1c-10c Panama-Pacific (397-400)1c-10c Panama-Pacific (397-400). Set of four tied by "Vera Cruz, Mex., U.S.M.A.G. Jul. 20 8:30 AM" 1914 duplex datestamp and oval grid on cover to Philip H. Ward, Germantown Pa., endorsed "Registered" but no registry markings, vertical crease thru 2c barely affects it, otherwise Very Fine, scarce usage, ex Martin

E. 500-750
1,100
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2380
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2380, 20th Century Issues5c Blue (428), 5c Blue (428)5c Blue (428). Rich color, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Dec. 31, 1915" duplex on censored cover to Rotterdam, Holland, receiving backstamps, some toning around stamp and at top of cover, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
180
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2381
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2381, 20th Century Issues2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Incl. part of joint line along perfs at bottom, tied by "Minneapolis Minn. Nov. 4, 1915" postmark on window Hardware Specialties return address cover

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF SCOTT 449 ON A FULL COVER.

Scott Catalogue states that the earliest known use of Scott 449 is "Oct. 29, 1915 (on cover front or dated cancel); Dec. 21, 1915 (on full cover)."

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

1,350
1,900
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2382
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2382, 20th Century Issues2c Rose, Ty. I (499), 2c Rose, Ty. I (499)2c Rose, Ty. I (499). Bright color, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Dec. 7, 1918" duplex on picture postcard depicting wheelbarrows in Shanghai, to Mattapan Mass., purple "Passed by Censor 2086" handstamp, three corners missing, still Fine

E. 200-300
150
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2383
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2383, 20th Century Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Choice centering, tied by Richmond Va. Jan. 15 1919 wavy-line machine cancel on cover addressed to Dietz Printing Co. which was owned by August Dietz, the well known collector and authority on Confederate States stamps and covers who wrote and published the first Confederate States specialized catalog, Very Fine, very scarce cover

2,250
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