Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Advertising Cover Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
849
c
Sale 933, Lot 849, Advertising Cover Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Six illustrated corner card covers each with 3c stamp, all from insurance companies, range of companies, few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, also one with No. 11

E. 200-300
250
850
c
Ad Covers with 3c 1857 and 1861 Issues. A select group of 19 covers, most with beautiful illustrated designs for a variety of businesses incl. nursery, farming equipment, buildings, printers etc., a couple with minor faults, overall Very Fine, a most attractive lot

E. 500-750
550
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851
c
2c 1869 Pictorial Issue Advertising Covers. 11 covers incl. five illustrated designs (two overall lithographed), Fine-Very Fine, an attractive group and scarce with the 2c 1869

E. 750-1,000
850
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852
c
3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Advertising Covers. 34, wide range of corner cards and some illustrated ads incl. mower and reaper, several beautiful building designs, saw mill, allegorical (insurance cos.), pump, overall lithographed designs, oil manufacturer, etc., almost all are Very Fine, excellent lot with a fair number of covers worth $100-150 individually

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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853
c
Sale 933, Lot 853, Advertising Cover Group LotsBuilding Illustrated Advertising Covers. Seven, various cities incl. Washington D.C. Chicago (2), others, frankings are mostly 3c Rose (65), range of designs in various colors, few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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854
c
Sale 933, Lot 854, Advertising Cover Group LotsBuilding Corner Cards. 1870's to 1890's, 14 covers with beautiful detailed illustrations of buildings, almost all different, mostly 1c-3c Bank Note Issue frankings but incl. one with 1c Columbian and another to Siam with 3c 1895 Bureau, origins incl. Boston, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia and a few smaller cities, minor reductions or wear, generally Very Fine, minimum retail $50-75 per cover with a few $100+ beauties included

E. 400-500
400
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855
c
Sale 933, Lot 855, Advertising Cover Group LotsCincinnati Buildings Illustrated Advertising Covers. Three, incl. one with No. 11 tied by blue circular datestamp on cover with blue wood cordage design, other two with No. 25 similarly tied on covers with same design for Perrin & Gould, some flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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856
c
Sale 933, Lot 856, Advertising Cover Group LotsNew York City Buildings Illustrated Advertising Covers. Five bearing different 3c stamps, incl. No. 11, 26, 65, grilled and 114, each with different design incl. Harper Bros., one bank, paper hanging dealer, few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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857
c
Sale 933, Lot 857, Advertising Cover Group LotsNashville Buildings Illustrated Advertising Covers. Ten, incl. eight with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by blue Nashville circular datestamps to Philadelphia, one with 3c Rose, Ty. I (25), one with imperf No. 11, half depict dry goods dealer, other half depict building with "Gardner & Co.", few minor defects, overall fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
750
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858
c
Cigar and Tobacco Advertising Covers. Flip file with approx. 95 covers, all with ads for cigars and tobacco incl. many illustrated designs, some beautiful early 1900's multicolored, minor faults or reduction, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
4,000
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859
c
Sale 933, Lot 859, Advertising Cover Group LotsFarm Equipment Illustrated Covers. Seven, most with 3c Rose (65) but also few with No. 26 and one with grilled 3c, range of designs incl. grain drills, plows, reapers, etc., few flaws, most appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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860
c
Sale 933, Lot 860, Advertising Cover Group LotsGun Covers. Four, incl. pair of No. 246 with Winchester Repeating Rifle, No. 220 with same design, No. 210 with same gun but different design, one on 2c entire for Meacham Arms Co., few faults, few appear Fine

E. 400-500
450
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861
c
Sale 933, Lot 861, Advertising Cover Group LotsInsurance Co. Illustrated Advertising Covers with Bank Note Issues. 17 mostly different designs with allegorical figures, all with 2c or 3c Bank Notes, minor faults, generally Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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862
c
Patent Medicine and Other Illustrated Ad Covers. 46 covers with mostly different corner cards and illustrated ads, almost all 19th Century and related to patent medicine, bitters, hair tonic etc., includes a few gorgeous multicolored designs ca. 1900, also a scarce UX1 card with bitters ad on back, also a group of 20 or so multicolored advertising cards, generally Very Fine, very desirable lot

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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863
c
Sale 933, Lot 863, Advertising Cover Group LotsPhotography Advertising Covers. Two, each with 3c Rose (65), one for photographic materials, other for photographic gallery, some slight wear, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce early photography-related covers

E. 100-150
275
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864
c
Sale 933, Lot 864, Advertising Cover Group Lots"Rough on Rats" Ad Covers. Two, one with wonderful illustrated ad on front and back for rat poison and patent medicines (!), No. 207 tied by Jersey City N.J. duplex, a bit reduced, other approx. 8 x 10 in. with two huge rats and great slogans incl. "Rodie will meet you on the other shore", No. 319 tied by Jersey City machine cancel, minor toning, Fine, a fabulous pair of Rat covers, ideally suited for the next KFC/Taco Bell ad campaign

E. 200-300
350
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865
c
Sale 933, Lot 865, Advertising Cover Group LotsShip Illustrations on Advertising and Corner Card Covers. 13 mostly different 1890's designs incl. steamboats, clipper ships and fast transatlantic steamships, 2c frankings incl. one with Columbian, generally Very Fine, a desirable lot of handsome designs

E. 400-500
450
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866
c
Sale 933, Lot 866, Advertising Cover Group LotsTrunk Manufacturer. Three illustrated covers all with same design for trunk manufacturer, depicting buildings, horse and carriages, one with No. 65, one with No.88 and one with 3c Bank Note, first with design in rose, last slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, highly exhibitable

E. 200-300
250
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867
c
Sale 933, Lot 867, Advertising Cover Group LotsWine-Related Corner Cards and Advertising Covers. An oenephile's delight comprising 29 covers, includes 16 cameo designs with 3c 1851-57's (several illustrated incl. barrel and building designs), five 1850's and 60's period incl. overall lithograph on 3c entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. imprint, six Bank Note and later period incl. grape vines and an unusual large-format patent medicine sale promotion which mentions "wines and liquors" (1c & 6c 1894 Issue), minor faults, generally Fine-Very Fine, viewing strongly recommended (preferably with a good Burgundy in hand)

E. 1,000-1,500
5,750
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868
 
Wine Importer's Invoice. Beautiful printed letterhead for Bininger & Co., 15 Beaver St. in New York City, with 2c USIR stamp at lower left, invoice for Cognac, sherry, Madeira and gin, Very Fine

E. 100-150
150
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869
c
Sale 933, Lot 869, Advertising Cover Group LotsMulticolored Chromolithographed Advertising Covers. 11 different designs incl. three Seabury & Johnson masterpieces, four J. Ellwood Lee, fantastic "Pittsburg Stogies" and "Star Tobacco", horse products and shoe manufacturer, each with 2c stamp (one No. 210, others 2c 1890-95 Issues), couple minor reductions, generally Very Fine, a spectacular lot, at one time these were selling for $500 each, today's retail approx. $2,500

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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870
c
Sale 933, Lot 870, Advertising Cover Group LotsLarge-Format Illustrated Catalogue Mailers. Three covers, each approx. 5 x 7 in. with unusual illustrated designs, two from same correspondence with "How to grow old gracefully" and "How to treat rheumatism successfully" patent medicine ads (fantastic designs, both with 1c 1902), third is a novelties seller's ad illustrating several different products incl. "Herrmann's Mysterious Laughing Camera" and hat fasteners (1c 1895), minor faults, otherwise Fine, an unusual trio of turn-of-the-century promotions

E. 200-300
325
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871
c
Large-Format Seed and Agricultural Advertising Mailers. Eight different from the same correspondence, each approximately 8 x 10 in. with illustrations (two front and back), 1c-3c 1888-95 Issues, usual edge creasing and minor faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
275
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872
c
Sale 933, Lot 872, Advertising Cover Group LotsEarly Advertising Covers. Select group of approximately 280 mostly different advertising covers, almost all from the "classic" 1850's to 1870's period with 3c 1851-57, 1861-67 and Bank Note Issues, only a small number of stampless or later issues, many unusual subjects and a wide range of illustrated designs incl. Phrenology, patent medicine, nurseries, publishers, early hotels and manufacturers, all of the covers were selected from a much larger group, thus the designs and condition are far better than typically offered in such a large quantity, usual edgewear and some stained or faulty, but generally Fine-Very Fine, a tremendous opportunity for the collector or cover dealer, the retail value must be well over $10,000

E. 3,000-4,000
8,000
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873
c
Advertising Covers. 38 mostly different, almost all are illustrated, many in color, some early 20th Century but most are late 19th Century incl. several spectacular building designs, one cameo with flag collar illustration, multicolored gun ads, unusual marine diver illustration, generally Very Fine, these were acquired individually from postal history sales in the 1970's and 80's and are far above average in design and quality

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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874
c
Advertising Covers. 38, virtually all 19th Century with range of issues and designs, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
750
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875
c
Massive Accumulation of Advertising Covers. Hundreds and hundreds of covers sorted by every conceivable category, mostly late 19th Century, some earlier and some 20th Century, an old-time collection which we have been thru once to pick individual lots and better designs, but we have left scads of unusual and/or colorful illustrated ads which typically retail for $20 to $50 each, condition varies as the old-timer who put this collection together went for designs and was not too fussy about quality, nonetheless a treasure trove of advertising covers, this lot will keep the mail-auction and eBay seller stocked for the next two years

E. 5,000-7,500
42,500
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