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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2660
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2660, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Bright Red (31L1), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Bright Red (31L1)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Bright Red (31L1). Rich color, tied by well-struck "Brown's Despatch Paid" circular handstamp on blue cover to prominent New York collector Jesse Furlong at local street address, with Brown's label at top left, stamp with inconsequential small diagonal crease at bottom left, small cover repair at bottom left, still fresh and Very Fine, the Brown's 31L1 stamp is extremely rare on cover (two reported), ex Geisler, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,500
2661
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2661, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow (31L2), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow (31L2)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Yellow (31L2). Large margins all around, tied by neat strike of "Brown's Despatch Paid" circular handstamp on folded printed notice from 1877 for American Philological Society, fresh and Extremely Fine

1,000
1,000
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2662
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2662, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Green (31L3), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Green (31L3)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Green (31L3). Large margins, tied by "Brown's Despatch Paid" circular handstamp on locally addressed cover, with purple Brown's return address handstamp at upper left, addressed to George B. Mason, a prominent dealer of the day, stamp with light creases and rubbing, cover with some overall wear, still Very Fine, scarce used on cover

1,000
700
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2663
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2663, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Violet (31L4), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Violet (31L4)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Violet (31L4). Intense shade and impression, tied by "Brown's Despatch Paid" circular handstamp on cover to local street address, corner card for short-hand writing, light crease at top left, still fresh and Very Fine, the Brown's 31L4 stamp is extremely rare on cover (two reported)

2,250
1,600
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2664
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2664, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5). Large margins, tied by "Brown's Despatch Paid" circular handstamp on locally addressed blue cover, Brown's label at top left, addressed to Charles H. Levy, an important collector of the day, stamp with some rubbing, otherwise Very Fine

500
160
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2665
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2665, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Vermilion (31L5). Bright shade, tied by "Brown's Despatch Paid" circular handstamp on blue cover to local street address, Brown's label at top left, stamp with small flaws, label with couple tears, cover with faults and missing backflap, appears Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

500
160
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2666
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2666, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Colored Glazed Paper (31L1-31L2, 31L4-31L5), Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Colored Glazed Paper (31L1-31L2, 31L4-31L5)Brown's City Post, New York N.Y., 1c Colored Glazed Paper (31L1-31L2, 31L4-31L5). Missing only the Green paper for completeness, off-cover examples of Red, Yellow and Violet papers, two of Vermilion paper, one tied to piece and one tied to faulty cover by "Brown's Despatch Paid" handstamp, small thins on the off-cover stamps, stamp on cover small tear, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, this 1876 local post was operated by the stamp dealer William P. Brown for philatelic purposes

1,600
475
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2667
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2667, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Tied by target, "LaHoyt Ioa. Apr. 15, 1888" circular datestamp on blue "The Philatelic Midget" corner card cover to New York, Richwood's Dispatch stamp at lower left tied by blue fancy handstamp, Very Fine, the Philatelic Midget was published between 1888-89 by James C. Jay, who also ran the Richwood's Despatch to carry letters between Richwood and the post office in LaHoyt

E. 300-400
350
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2668
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2668, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1). On 2c Green (U311) entire addressed to W. Sellschopp & Co. (stamp dealers) in San Francisco, Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 19 10:30AM" machine cancel, backstamped with Jul. 17, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, Extremely Fine, immaculate condition, this inter-city service was established during the railroad union strike in 1894 by the Fresno agent for Victor bicycles, Arthur C. Banta -- service commenced on July 6 and was discontinued on July 18 when the strike ended -- only 380 letters were carried during the brief period of operation

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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2669
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2669, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail, Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle MailFresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail. Defaced die used as corner card with Eugene Donze imprint on cover with 2c Columbian (231) tied by "Santa Barbara Cal. Apr. 15 4PM 1895" duplex to noted stamp collector H. P. Atherton in Holyoke Mass., with original enclosure quoting prices for different Columbian issues as well as other stamps, also with second enclosure dated Jan. 10, 1895 with other pricing, stamp with light corner crease at upper left, still Very Fine, interesting contents on early stamp pricing

E. 200-300
400
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2670
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2670, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail, Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle MailFresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail. Corner card of the defaced die in green used by Eugene Donze, the engraver, on cover with 2c Green (213), tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 29 5:00PM 1895" duplex and sent to prominent stamp collector H. P. Atherton in Holyoke Mass., with original enclosure with same design, fascinating contents discuss the Bicycle Mail local and why there are so many varieties incl. "I engraved the die in a hurry and made a mistake in spelling 'San Francisco'. There were more than 810 struck before we found it out", Very Fine, a wonderful research item

E. 300-400
550
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2671
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2671, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.1c-6c Columbian (230, 232-235), 1c-6c Columbian (230, 232-235)1c-6c Columbian (230, 232-235). Group of five covers, missing only the 2c, each tied by Chicago World's Fair Sta. machine cancels, 3c and 6c dated Oct. 30 (last day of Fair), on Columbus Day or Chicago Day 1c-5c entires to Chicago, Pierce correspondence, Columbus bust in half-dollar coin design at left, 3c on 15c Chilean Postal Stationery entire, fresh and Very Fine group, we have sold examples of the Chilean entire alone for between $325 and $650 in past sales

E. 500-750
1,300
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2672
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2672, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Tied by Chicago World's Fair Sta. Oct. 30, 1893 machine cancel, last day of the fair, on 3c Green Centennial entire (U219) with Columbus bust in half-dollar coin design to No. Easton Mass., Very Fine

E. 150-200
350
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2673
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2673, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Tied by "World's Fair Station , Chicago, Oct. 30 4PM 1893" machine cancel on 3c Green Centennial entire with Columbus bust in half-dollar coin design to J. A. Pierce in Chicago, fresh and Very Fine, the recipient was a well-known stamp dealer who created a large number of postal souvenirs for collectors, one of the first to do so

E. 300-400
550
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2674
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2674, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Rich color, tied by "World's Fair Station, Chicago, Oct. 13 5PM 1893" machine cancel on 3c Green Centennial entire with Columbus bust in half-dollar coin design and printed address to J. A. Pierce in Chicago, Very Fine, the recipient was a well-known stamp dealer who created a large number of postal souvenirs for collectors, one of the first to do so

E. 300-400
500
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2675
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2675, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Bright color, tied by "World's Fair Station, Chicago, Oct. 21 4PM, 1893" machine cancel on 2c Columbian entire with Columbus bust in half-dollar coin design and printed address to J. A. Pierce in Chicago, Very Fine, the recipient was a well-known stamp dealer who created a large number of postal souvenirs for collectors, one of the first to do so

E. 300-400
750
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2676
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2676, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Tied by quartered cork cancel and "New Oxford Pa. Dec. 5, 1898" circular datestamp on blue cover with printed address to stamp dealer C. F. Rothfuchs in Washington D.C., fresh and Very Fine, Rothfuchs was one of the earliest dealers to create these philatelically inspired covers

2,100
1,000
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2677
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2677, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Tied by quartered cork cancel and "New Oxford Pa. Dec. 5, 1898" circular datestamp on blue cover with printed address to stamp dealer C. F. Rothfuchs in Washington D.C., fresh and Fine, Rothfuchs was one of the earliest dealers to create these philatelically inspired covers

2,600
1,200
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2678
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2678, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33), Hawaii, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33)Hawaii, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Tied by segmented target, red "Honolulu H.I. Paid All Feb. 9, 1872" circular datestamp on cover to Cincinnati O., magenta "San Francisco Paid All Feb. 19" circular datestamp also ties stamp, receiving backstamp, minor wear, Fine, the recipient, C. F. Adams, was a stamp dealer, this is the earliest reported use to a stamp dealer from Hawaii

E. 200-300
150
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2679
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2679, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1875, 2c Brown (35), Hawaii, 1875, 2c Brown (35)Hawaii, 1875, 2c Brown (35). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Green (42), cancelled by targets and tied by "Honolulu H.I. Jun. 30, 1888" circular datestamp on cover to Bethlehem Pa., purple "Kauhakakai Molokai Jun. 29, 1888" double-circle datestamp, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, the recipient was a prominent stamp dealer of the day

E. 200-300
190
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2680
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2680, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1891, 2c Dull Violet (52), Hawaii, 1891, 2c Dull Violet (52)Hawaii, 1891, 2c Dull Violet (52). Horizontal pair, natural s.e. at right, bright color, tied by two strikes of "Honolulu. H.I. Nov. 19 1 PM 1891" duplex datestamp on 1c Light Green entire (U1) to stamp dealer Henry Gremmel at 80 Nassau St. New York, San Francisco and New York backstamps as well as "Late Arrival Detention Mail" backstamp, Very Fine, Nassau Street was the center of stamp dealing in New York and Gremmel was one of its early residents

E. 200-300
160
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2681
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2681, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1893-94, 1c Green, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpts., 5c Rose Lake, 12c Blue (55, 57, 76, 78), Hawaii, 1893-94, 1c Green, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpts., 5c Rose Lake, 12c Blue (55, 57, 76, 78)Hawaii, 1893-94, 1c Green, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpts., 5c Rose Lake, 12c Blue (55, 57, 76, 78). Tied by purple "Waimea Kauai" rimmed double-circle handstamp struck three times on registered cover to San Francisco, red "Honolulu Hawaii Aug. 21, 1897" double-circle datestamp and matching registry markings, reverse with two different San Francisco registry datestamps (double-circle and large rimmed oval Station D) and large name handstamp for O. I. Blackstad, "Butcher", opened to show both sides, Fine, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 400-500
300
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2682
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2682, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61), Hawaii, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61)Hawaii, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61). Vertical pair, used on 5c Blue Provisional entire (U12), cancelled by targets, red "Honolulu H.I. Sep. 11, 1893" double-circle datestamp, registered to New Mexico Stamp Co. in New Mexico, San Francisco transit backstamp, appropriate registry markings, few minor age spots, Very Fine, unusual use to a stamp dealer in New Mexico

E. 200-300
150
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2683
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2683, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1893, 12c Black, Red Lilac, Red Ovpts. (62, 63), Hawaii, 1893, 12c Black, Red Lilac, Red Ovpts. (62, 63)Hawaii, 1893, 12c Black, Red Lilac, Red Ovpts. (62, 63). Tied together by black target cancels on registered cover to Philadelphia, red "Honolulu Hawaii Apr. 24, 1894" double-circle datestamp with matching registry markings, reverse with purple San Francisco circular datestamp and red Philadelphia serrated double-circle, attractive handstamped corner card of the Hawaiian Stamp Co. explains the philatelic-inspired franking, No. 63 with three short perfs, otherwise Very Fine, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 400-500
300
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2684
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2684, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1893, 2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65), Hawaii, 1893, 2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65)Hawaii, 1893, 2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Used with Nos. 55, 57 (two), 61 and 66, tied by three strikes of "Honolulu. H.I. Mar. 7, 1894 9 AM" duplex cancel on blue cover to Los Angeles with printed P.O. box for A. W. Dunning, San Francisco transit and Los Angeles receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a colorful combinations of stamps, A. W. Dunning was a prominent stamp dealer of the period

E. 750-1,000
475
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2685
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2685, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1893, 2c Rose, 2c Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65, 66), Hawaii, 1893, 2c Rose, 2c Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65, 66)Hawaii, 1893, 2c Rose, 2c Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65, 66). Used with 2c Brown, Red Ovpt. (56) and 5c Rose Lake (76) on 2c Provisional entire (U11), cancelled or tied by targets, red "Honolulu H.I. Apr. 24, 1894" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Philadelphia, with clear purple Hawaiian Stamp Co. corner card handstamp at left, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, a colorful use correctly paying the 5c rate plus 8c registry fee

E. 500-750
300
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2686
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2686, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68), Hawaii, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68)Hawaii, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68). Horizontal pair, tied by dull violet target cancel on registered buff cover to Bogert & Durbin, stamp dealers in Philadelphia, clear "Honolulu Hawaii Mar. 26, 1894" double-circle datestamp in red with matching registry markings, straightline San Francisco and fancy Philadelphia double-circle with serrated edge on reverse, Fine, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 300-400
275
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2687
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2687, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1897, 1c-25c Final Issue (74-79), Hawaii, 1897, 1c-25c Final Issue (74-79)Hawaii, 1897, 1c-25c Final Issue (74-79). Complete set, tied by red "Honolulu Hawaii Apr. 14, 1897" double-circle datestamps on registered cover addressed to famed early cover collector John F. Seybold in Syracuse N.Y., appropriate registry markings, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, a colorful and obviously philatelic use to one of the most important collectors of all time

E. 200-300
250
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2688
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2688, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Hawaii, 1894, 2c Green Postal Card (UX9), Hawaii, 1894, 2c Green Postal Card (UX9)Hawaii, 1894, 2c Green Postal Card (UX9). Cancelled by light strike of "Honolulu. H.I. Nov. 20 2PM 1895" duplex cancel, from A. F. Cooke to Birmingham, England, reverse with lengthy printed notice about filling orders for Hawaiian stamps, below a hand-written note offering to provide sets of Provisional Ovpts. for 60% off Stanley Gibbons catalogue prices, Very Fine, A. F. Cooke was a prominent businessman in Hawaii and manager of the Pacific Navigation Company, as well as a part-time stamp dealer

E. 200-300
65
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2689
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2689, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.2c Blue on Buff (UX6), 2c Blue on Buff (UX6)2c Blue on Buff (UX6). "New York Jan. 26 2PM 90" duplex cancel, addressed to Jas. Steiner, stamp dealer in Honolulu, Hawaii, San Francisco transit and Honolulu duplex datestamps, written side is a request for examples of Hawaiian used entires and stamps, accompanied by Hawaii 2c Postal Card (UX6) with Honolulu duplex cancel and Steiner printed address, U.S. card with some corner creasing, otherwise Very Fine, a wonderful pair of stamp collecting related postal cards

E. 200-300
90
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2690
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2690, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Cuba, 1899, 1c-5c Overprints (221, 223, 225), Cuba, 1899, 1c-5c Overprints (221, 223, 225)Cuba, 1899, 1c-5c Overprints (221, 223, 225). Bottom imprint and plate no. 566 strip of three of 1c, tied by "Mil Sta. No. 27, Feb. 13, 1899" duplex cancels on legal-size registered cover to William Sisson, Webster Groves Mo., purple four-line registry marking at left, endorsed "Soldier's Letter" at upper left, vertical file fold at left well away from stamps, Very Fine and colorful use paying the 8c registry fee plus 2c postage and sent to a noted stamp dealer

E. 200-300
150
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2691
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2691, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Cuba, 1899, 1c-10c Overprints (221-222, 223, 224-226), Cuba, 1899, 1c-10c Overprints (221-222, 223, 224-226)Cuba, 1899, 1c-10c Overprints (221-222, 223, 224-226). All six values, incl. two 2-1/2c, tied by "Havana Cuba 7 Aug. 7AM 99" duplex cancels on light yellow cover with printed address to Boston Stamp Co. in Boston, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a colorful and obviously philatelic franking, at this time Cuba and other former Spanish colonies were treated as part of the United States for postal purposes and so the rate would have required 2c

E. 300-400
350
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2692
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2692, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Guam, 1899, 1c Deep Green, 5c Blue (1, 5), Guam, 1899, 1c Deep Green, 5c Blue (1, 5)Guam, 1899, 1c Deep Green, 5c Blue (1, 5). Three of the 1c, all tied by bold blue Ovals of Tiny Squares with Star in Center Spanish cancels on San Francisco printed address cover, matching tiny "Marianas Set 11" circular datestamp, this is cover no. 17 of a series of 25 prepared for Makins & Co., San Francisco stamp dealers, "Yokohama Japan 16 Sep 99" and San Francisco backstamps, stamps mixed quality, Fine appearance, ex Whitpain

E. 400-500
300
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2693
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2693, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Guam, 1899, 1c Deep Green, 2c Red, 5c Blue (1, 2, 5), Guam, 1899, 1c Deep Green, 2c Red, 5c Blue (1, 2, 5)Guam, 1899, 1c Deep Green, 2c Red, 5c Blue (1, 2, 5). Tied by blue "San Luis D'Apra, Guam, Dec. -9, 1899" two-line datestamp on cover with printed address to Makins & Co. in San Francisco, receiving backstamps, blue "23" at upper left, 5c perfs affected from placement at edge of cover, still Very Fine, this is No. 23 of 25 created for Makins, a stamp dealer, shortly after these stamps were issued

E. 200-300
160
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2694
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2694, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Puerto Rico, 1899, 2c Reddish Carmine (211), Puerto Rico, 1899, 2c Reddish Carmine (211)Puerto Rico, 1899, 2c Reddish Carmine (211). Unusual cork cancel, matching negative "Las Marias Certificado Puerto Rico" oval handstamp on endorsed "Soldier's Letter" cover to Columbian Stamp Co. New York City, Mayaguez Military Sta. No 8 and San Juan Military Sta. No. 4 backstamps along with New York receivers, Very Fine and rare use of registry handstamp as cancellation, ex Whitpain, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
700
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2695
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2695, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Puerto Rico, 1899, 1c Green, 2c Reddish Carmine, Ty. IV (210, 211), Puerto Rico, 1899, 1c Green, 2c Reddish Carmine, Ty. IV (210, 211)Puerto Rico, 1899, 1c Green, 2c Reddish Carmine, Ty. IV (210, 211). Bright colors, used with unsurcharged 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C) on 5c Columbian entire (U350), cancelled or tied by "R" in square handstamps on cover to Hiram Deats in Flemington N.J., purple "Registered, Ponce, Porto Rico Apr. 17, 1899" double-circle datestamp, New York and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, unusual use to this famous philatelic figure, Deats was known as the "Philatelic Farmer of Flemington, New Jersey"

E. 300-400
250
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2696
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2696, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.U.S. Stamp Dealers and Collectors, 1859-1899, Exhibit Collection, U.S. Stamp Dealers and Collectors, 1859-1899, Exhibit CollectionU.S. Stamp Dealers and Collectors, 1859-1899, Exhibit Collection. Exhibit pages and related cover collection assembled and annotated by the late Steven R. Belasco, approximately 1,000 covers and pieces of ephemera mounted on more than 150 exhibit pages and in six large binders, many covers valued at $200 or more have been removed and offered as individual lots, but what remains is an outstanding postal history based study of dealers and collectors for the decades of the 19th Century, plus copious research, notes and illustrations, wide range of stamp issues incl. Hawaii plus some better ephemera such as price lists, six United States Stamp Co. Certificates of Stock with 5c Foreign Exchange Revenue stamps, and Issue #1 of the Stamp Collector's Record, which was the first U.S. stamp periodical (published by S. Allan Taylor), letters discussing stamp collecting from as early as 1868, exhibit is organized by decade and state and then by dealer, the nature of these types of covers means nearly all are at least corner cards and many are richly illustrated, overall nice condition

AN OUTSTANDING AND IMPORTANT POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION TRACING THE STAMP HOBBY'S EARLY DEALERS AND COLLECTORS.

Mr. Belasco was widely regarded for his work on private vending and affixing machine coils (his book is the definitive reference on the subject). Since many private perfs were philatelically inspired, Mr. Belasco naturally segued into collecting covers and ephemera related to the development of stamp collecting and dealing. During the last years of his life he published a series of articles in the Chronicle, which tell the story of the early dealers and collectors through the covers they mailed.

E. 10,000-15,000
12,000
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2697
c
U.S. Stamp Dealers and Collectors, Working Balance of Collection. More than 500 covers in two binders and a box, largely dealer corner cards and advertising covers, mostly 20th Century but the binders contain some late 19th Century as well, range of stamp issues, Mr. Belasco's exhibit covered only up to 1900, so many of these covers fell outside that scope, mixed condition, overall Fine

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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2698
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2698, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.19th Century Stamp Dealers' Price Lists, 19th Century Stamp Dealers' Price Lists19th Century Stamp Dealers' Price Lists. 15 x 12 in. banker box with files organized alphabetically by dealer, each file with price lists, catalogues, newsletters or advertisements for U.S. and/or foreign stamps, 1870's-90's with a few early 20th Century, Mr. Belasco's accompanying spreadsheet, available on our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2012/1037/pricelists.pdf , contains 571 entires (many entries with more than one item) with details on dealer, city, date and nature of the item, we are not sure if the contents precisely match this inventory, but they appear to and there are obviously many hundreds of items, formats range from simple folded sheets to stapled booklets, also a file with 1870's-80's material from the American Philatelic Association including copies of its constitution and official circulars, a fascinating treasure trove of material from our pioneer stamp dealers

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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