Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Advertising Cover Cameo Designs

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 933, Lot 773, Advertising Cover Cameo DesignsCameo Corner Cards on Stampless Covers. 26 different cameo designs incl. 11 illustrated (15 on the front, 11 on backflaps), all with 1850's stampless markings, incl. blue "Balcony Falls Va." circular datestamp with postmaster's free frank, one from England, one to England, one to Canada (another Canadian), minor faults, attractive lot and generally Very Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
Sale 933, Lot 774, Advertising Cover Cameo DesignsIllustrated Cameo Corner Card Covers. 76 covers with 3c 1851-57 and 1861 Issues (a few 3c Nesbitt entires), wide range of woodcut designs in black, green, blue or red, all incorporating illustrations incl. buildings (13), tools and equipment (21), ships and trains (4), shoes and hats etc. (6), barrels and other merchandise or allegorical figures (31), some with high-relief embossing, several with publisher's imprints incl. Eaves, Calvert, Covert and Murphy, most printed on front (only a few on backflap), also four printed invoices with cameo designs, all of the covers have faults such as tears or stains (otherwise they would be lotted individually), yet every cover is attractive and in above-average condition for the period, generally Fine appearance, a fantastic collection assembled between 1940 and 1960, which would be very difficult (and expensive) to duplicate today, every cover has a $75+ retail value, some would sell for $500+ if entirely sound, worth careful examination by collectors or dealers

E. 2,000-3,000
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Illustrated Cameo Corner Card Covers. Nine different, 3c 1851-57's (and one with No. 94), handsome designs incl. musical instruments, fish, barrels, lamps, shoes and steel works, a couple have faults or repairs, others Fine-Very Fine, a desirable group of popular cameo woodcuts

E. 500-750
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Cameo Corner Cards. 14 covers, mostly 3c 1851-57 (one with No. 24 and another on 3c entire), attractive non-illustrated cameos in black, blue, green and red, variety of businesses incl. dry goods, hotels, college, machinery etc., minor faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, attractive group

E. 300-400
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Sale 933, Lot 777, Advertising Cover Cameo DesignsCameo Corner Cards. Important collection of approximately 300 mostly different non-illustrated cameo designs, almost all from the 1850's with 3c 1851-57 Issues (several Nesbitt entires), some with 3c 1861's and only a few later Bank Notes, representing a wide range of businesses, styles and origins, a few with "extras" such as forwarding, hotel handstamp, colored postmark etc., this group has been carefully selected from a much larger collection with an eye toward condition and appearance, thus only a few have stains or faults other than the usual edgewear and minor flaws, generally Fine-Very Fine, a magnificent group and very unusual large-scale offering of these popular "classic" cameo corner cards, a valuable nucleus for expansion or major addition to an existing collection, huge profit potential for the retail dealer or eBay seller with at least one-third of the covers having $50 to $75 individual retail value

E. 5,000-7,500
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