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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — U.S. Cover Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2469
c
5c Red Brown, Shades (1). 22 singles on separate covers, five with ms. cancelling stamps, some smaller towns such as Rutland Vt., Granville and Rouses Point N.Y., Rockville and Wallingford Conn. and Exeter N.H., also attractive red Chicago Ill., in addition the lot incl. a single 10c 1847 cover and a 5c cover front, generally Fine-Very Fine lot, six with P.F. certificates

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
2470
c
5c Red Brown, Shades (1). Nine 10c rate covers, three with two singles and six with pairs (one vertical), variety of shades, few scarce towns as blue "Washn. Ga. (stamps ms. cancelled), red Marietta O., stamps with matching grids and ms. "+" cancels, black New Orleans La., red "Cincinnati O. 10", also single 10c Black (Pos. 96L) usage tied by red grids and Washington D.C. circular datestamp, generally Fine with a couple rather nice, two with P.F. certificates

E. 4,000-5,000
3,500
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2471
c
1851-57 Issue Covers. 24 covers and piece, incl. pair of No. 10 on cover from N.Y. to Boston, others incl. Nos. 9, 10, few different with No. 11, No. 20 (two, one Pos. 13L2 cracked plate), 25, two Patriotics each with No. 26, few flaws, overall appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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2472
c
1c Blue, Ty. II, IIIa, IV, 3c Orange Brown, Dull Red (7, 8A, 9-11). 30 1c covers (over 40 stamps) and 25 3c covers (virtually all single usages), incl. 1c Plate 3, Pos. 91LIL Inverted Double Transfer, couple Ty. IIIa's, few 3c Orange Browns, two No. 11 with Green Lancaster Pa. circular datestamps, mixed condition, generally fine with some better, three with P.F. certificates

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
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2473
c
10c 1855-61 Issues to Cuba and Mexico. 10 covers, six to Mexico, four to Cuba, all with 10c rates (or multiples thereof) paid by 1855 to 1861 Issues, Mexico-bound frankings incl. No. 13 (bottom cut in) with beautiful red New Orleans datestamp, Nos. 14 and 15 (one with Vera Cruz oval), No. 32 choice VF, pairs of No. 35, covers to Cuba incl. No. 35, 68 and an unusual use of No. 68 on U59 entire, minor faults (one file fold thru one No. 35), otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

E. 500-750
400
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2474
c
1c-12c 1857-60 Issue (18, 20, 22, 23, 25-26, 28-28A, 31-33, 35-36). Over 50 stamps on 32 covers, incl. 1c Ty. II-I-II combination, two other Ty. I, several Ty. II's, IIIa's, Ty. IV strip of three, 5c Red Brown No. 28, two 15c rates, No. 28A strip of three to France (right perfs cut off), No. 32 with blue Marysville Cal. "Paid By Stamps" circular datestamp, No. 36 pair to Ireland, variable condition, generally Fine

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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2475
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2475, U.S. Cover Group Lots1861-66 Issue Cover Balance, 1861-66 Issue Cover Balance1861-66 Issue Cover Balance. Five covers, incl. three of No. 63, No. 65 on Christian Commission corner card cover, No. 65 tied by "G.B.D." two-line handstamp on patriotic, another with 1c and 3c used from Boston to Portland Me., last bears 3c with Boyd's stamp (20L24 with "1" inverted) with both tied by cancels, few small faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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2476
 
1861-66 Issue Used as Revenues. Three items, incl. 2c Black (73), s.e. at right and used on Dec. 30, 1864 document, two documents with 3c Rose (65) used in 1865 and 1867 incl. one with 2c Bank Check (R6c), also incl. $1.00 Power of Attorney (R75c) used alone on a document, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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2477
c
1861-67 Issue Balance. 33 covers, incl. one with Nos. 63b and 65, three with strips of three of No. 63, strength is in 3c covers with range of cancels, few foreign usages, few forwarded, Black Jack on circular rate cover, one with fraudulently perforated proof of No. 77 used in 1897, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2478
c
1c-3c 1861-67 Issue Covers. Nearly 50 covers, almost all ungrilled, incl. "USM" monogram and Philadelphia "false teeth" fancy cancels, one cover with three 1c No. 63 in different shades, 3c 1857 Ty.II used with 3c Rose Pink out of Louisville Ky. on Oct. 21, 1861 (Ashbrook notes on back "Probably 'Old stamps Not Recognized'), two C Grill No. 83, 2c and 3c D Grill, Nos 84-85 (2005 and 2004 P.F. certificates respectively), also nicely struck West Meriden Conn. Devil and Pitchfork fancy cancel on 3c Pink entire (2004 P.F. certificate), condition is mixed, still a desirable lot containing several scarce items

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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2479
c
Bank Note Issues to Foreign Destinations. 22 covers described and mounted on pages in one volume, most with Bank Notes (one stampless and a few later issues), used to England, France, Germany, Italy and Mexico, some unusual New Orleans cork cancels, one Chicago blue, among the interesting items is GB/US combination, Hamburg-American Sea P.O. on German 10pf card to Costa Rica, 5c Taylor covers, mixed condition, most are presentable, very worthwhile lot

E. 750-1,000
750
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2480
 
Offices in China Balance. Five covers or cards and two pieces, incl. No. 205 with 1887 purple oval handstamp, pair of No. K1 with Dec. 31, 1922 duplex (last day the post office was open), No. 301 on postcard, few other interesting items, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
650
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2481
c
Civil War Patriotic Covers. 22, mostly more common designs but does incl. two with 3c Pink No. 64 (1998 P.S.E. certificate and 2005 P.F. certificate), two Angell correspondence to Austria (both forwarded to Germany) franked with 3c and 12c stamps, an a third Angell cover to Germany with two 5c Red Brown No. 75, there is a third one missing which either was removed or fell off and has been replaced by a 1c Blue No.63, also incl. 24 different unused Magnus Multicolored "Secesh Chain" covers (fronts only), these are numbered between 1 and 30 and feature oval portraits of high-ranking Confederate States individuals starting with Jefferson Davis as no. 1, Alexander Stephens no. 2, Gen. Beauregard no. 4, Gen. Lee no. 5, and so on, typical mixed condition, scarce lot

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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2482
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2482, U.S. Cover Group LotsU.S. Sanitary Commission Covers, U.S. Sanitary Commission CoversU.S. Sanitary Commission Covers. Five covers with either U.S. Sanitary Commission (1) or U.S. Christian Commission (4) imprints, three with 3c Rose (65) incl. one with two (forwarded), mixed condition, still Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
200
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2483
c
Chicago Postal History -- The Elijah K. and Thomas Hubbard Correspondence. 42 folded letters from Nov. 1, 1834, to Nov. 9, 1836, the postal markings are routine, but the content is extraordinary, the earlier letters are written by Elijah K. Hubbard, a major real estate investor and developer in Chicago during the 1830's, the correspondence documents significant real estate purchases and sales in early Chicago, one dated Aug. 13, 1835, with hand-drawn map of Blocks 65 and 66, many with comments about the growth of "our town", condition is uniformly Very Fine, a remarkable correspondence worth careful reading

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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2484
c
New Orleans Postal History. Large collection of hundreds of covers described and mounted on pages in six volumes and loose in two boxes, almost all 19th Century incl. 1803 datelined at New Orleans, 1840's and 50's stampless markings, some classic issues incl. 1c and 3c 1851-67's, a few N.O.U.S. City Post carrier covers, "Drop" markings, wide variety of rate handstamps, some parish post office datestamps, some have faults, most are presentable and Fine-Very Fine, a treasure trove for the specialist in the postal history of New Orleans and the Bayou

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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2485
 
New Orleans Cancellation Collection. Three binders full of covers and some off-cover stamps, a very attractive display of the bold geometric cancellations used on Bank Note Issues used at the New Orleans post office, of which there seems to almost be an endless number, some have been noted, quite some time ago by the collector, as "unlisted", also incl. small collection of general cancellations, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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2486
c
Stampless Covers. approximately 35, incl. 1793 Boston, few Trans-Atlantics, 1842 Great Britain Post Office in Vera Cruz, Mexico, three Great Britain boxed "Penny Post", 1851 Canada- U. S. mourning cover with ms. "Paid to the lines" and more, mixed condition, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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2487
c
Stampless Covers. 17, incl. eight transatlantic usages with four inbound and four outbound (two to Germany and two to France), other better incl. blue Huntsville Ala. with "5" in star, Baltimore R.R. in red, Steamer Rockaway, overall Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 400-500
275
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2488
c
Cover Accumulation. Approximately 150 items, begins with over one dozen stampless incl. 75c and $1.50 1838-39 Express Mail, couple New York "clam shells", "BOSTON" straightline, red Sacramento Cal. 40, Green Princeton N.J. and "5" in octagon and large "R" (recorded) and a perfectly wonderful, very descriptive May 13, 1849 folded letter from San Antonio, Tex. (brown circular datestamp and boxed "10" rate) dealing almost entirely with the Cholera Epidemic, stamped covers incl. 5c Brown 1847, faulty 85C (2003 P.F. certificate), possible 3c 1869 "Gray Paper", 10c 1869 to France, No. 210 Oct. 1, 1883 First Day cover, other Bank Note period Illustrated Ad covers, 30c, 50c and $1.00 Columbian used on separate covers (first two small size, last large-size registered with printed Bank address), two No. 367 First Days, also a few other First Days or early usages, Nos. 357 and 369 Bluish Papers, Oct. 1897 philatelic registered cover sent from Canada with seven different Canada Jubilee values to the 15c, forwarded back to Canada with postage paid by six different Columbian Issue stamps to the 15c value (2003 P.F. certificate), No. C3 May 15, 1918 First Trip and a scarce June 9, 1918 First flight to Boston with large circle/oval fancy, even a nice CSA Thomasville Ga. Postmaster Provisional No. 82XU1 and other interesting material, also few oddball items such as No. 576 sheet of 400, No. 20L56 sheet of 100 and U.N. drawing, condition varies, largely Fine-Very Fine, patient viewing recommended

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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2489
c
Covers. Perhaps a couple hundred in three binders, first is 19th and early 20th with decent variety and several interesting usages, second is Balloons, Dirigibles, First Flights, First Days, Admiral Byrd and Polar related, third is mostly late 19th and early 20th Century Illustrated Ads and Corner Cards, mixed condition, much Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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2490
c
Cover Balance. 19, incl. one used with No. F1 on registered cover, few Bank Note covers incl. 3c with railroad cancel and illustrated corner card cover, No. 492 line pair on cover, part of No. 630 (nine stamps) on FDC, first flight cover with No. 462a, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
300
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2491
c
Cover Balance. 20 covers, wide range of usages incl. No. 26 with well-struck "Normal College N.C. Dec. 18" circular datestamp, some stampless incl. one with red Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad, few North Carolina stampless, 3c Bank Note on Fort Wallace Kans. territorial cover, also 3c Pink entire with Wells, Fargo printed frank from Virginia City to San Francisco, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine, an eclectic group

E. 400-500
325
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2492
c
Covers. Many 100's of covers in a carton, mostly non-philatelic correspondence but with some First Days, mostly U.S. but some foreign, many cacheted, incl a quantity of unused Postal Stationery, Parcel Post tags with tax payment (over 40) and advertising covers, also incl. three albums with approximately 175 covers, mostly U.S. from the 1930's, mostly cacheted, first flights, commemorative events, First Days and so on, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 300-400
0
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2493
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2493, U.S. Cover Group LotsCover Balance, Cover BalanceCover Balance. Three covers, incl. No. 26 with double row of vertical perfs at left on red and blue waving flag patriotic, No. 73 on cover with Gold Company corner card, last is No. 114 on all-over advertising cover for clothing establishment, few flaws, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
0
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2494
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2494, U.S. Cover Group LotsSmall Cover Lot, Small Cover LotSmall Cover Lot. Six items, incl. No. 9 strip of three used from Keokuk Ia., four 1857 1c Ty. V covers incl. plated strips of three from Plates 8-10 (one ms. "X" cancels) and a single New York Carrier usage, lastly a registered use with 15c Ty. II 1869 Pictorial used with two 3c Green Bank Notes (cover tears, 15c Fine) from Mobile Ala., generally Fine lot

E. 300-400
190
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2495
c
Cover Balance. Approximately 100 covers in flip-file and sleeves, wide range of 19th and 20th Century, all worth collecting but nothing very valuable, incl. foreign destinations, 1c & 3c 1861 carrier combinations, advertising etc., condition varies, can be viewed in less than three minutes and worth a bid above estimate

E. 100-150
400
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2496
c
First Day Cover Accumulation. Approximately 1,500-2,000 cacheted covers, virtually all from late 1930's to 1948, duplication, addressed and unaddressed, incl. nice group of Famous Americans in singles and blocks of four, several different cachets, many others both singles and blocks of four, some cover edge toning, otherwise virtually all Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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2497
 
First Day Covers, 1940's-70's. Accumulation of over 1,000 plus a small amount of Mint N.H. plate blocks of the same period, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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2498
c
Modern "Postal History". Two thick binders, one devoted to 2c 1954 Liberty Issue bisect covers that were created at the time of the rate change from 4c to 5c, there are over 160 covers from small towns in Louisiana, some are signed by postmasters or postmistresses, there is an official letter from one post office claiming that there was an extreme shortage of 1c stamps and the post office had no other choice than to offer half 2c stamps to meet the needs of postal customers in the area so they could be in compliance with the increased rate, there is one P.F. and one A.P.S. certificate both stating "genuine" but of unauthorized nature, also correspondence relating to these covers, the other binder contains pre-First Day covers, perhaps 40 to 50 from 1962 and 1963, the first is 4c Higher Education No. 1206, there are eleven covers cancelled either Nov. 6 or 7, 1962 (First Day was Nov. 14), these are all cancelled in New Orleans and the surrounding area, these covers were briefly confiscated by a Postal Inspector and returned to the owner shortly thereafter, other pre-First Days incl. Nos. 1231, 1233, 1234, 1237, 1239, 1246, 1247, C68 and others, all of these seem to be cancelled at Duplessis La., Fine-Very Fine, an interesting lot that may have a future

E. 400-500
250
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2499
c
Postcards and Souvenir Cards. Several hundred arranged by category and state, includes some very scarce souvenir cards incl.1876 Centennial set in original envelope, lots of picture postcards, some covers mixed in, generally Very Fine, some of the sets now trade for $300-400 and many cards are eBay $20 specials, worth careful examination

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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2500
c
Covers, Late 19th to Early 20th Century. Twelve items, incl. Nos. 230, 320, 323-324, 328-329 and 345 making up the 2c plus 10c Special Delivery Rate and tied on cover by Brooklyn N.Y. Feb. 12 1909 grid duplex circular datestamps, EDU for the 3c Imperforate 345 and signed by Ed Siskin, four E3 with additional franking, one is a Registered Special Delivery use with 4c 1890 and 8c Columbian, s.e. 400 on 2c entire, 344V single and pair on two covers, also unused Puerto Rico entire U3, slightly mixed condition, generally Fine lot

E. 750-1,000
800
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