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Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — U.S. Cover Collections and Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1955
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1955, U.S. Cover Collections and Group LotsTransatlantic Mails, Stampless Covers, 1812-60's, Transatlantic Mails, Stampless Covers, 1812-60'sTransatlantic Mails, Stampless Covers, 1812-60's. 28 covers, nearly all are folded letters destined for the U.S. from Great Britain and Europe, both ship letters and American and British Packet letters, earliest is 1812 from St. Petersburg with four separate "Ship" related markings, London crown marking as well as large oval crown, also two strikes of Boston straightline "Ship" handstamp, cover with edge faults and wear, balance of group with wide variety of rates, markings and years of use, few with forwarders, mixed condition with some Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
700
1956
c
Stampless Covers. 51, mostly from U.S. but also incl. 1822 from London to Edinburgh, 1841 to Italy, few other interesting such as two Alexander Stephens free franks as member of Congress, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
600
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1957
c
Classic Cover Balance. Approximately 85 covers, mostly 1850's-60's with a few earlier or later, wide range of frankings from 3c 1851 Orange Brown (10A) to a few Bank Notes, some foreign uses with 1861-66 issue stamps including 24c to Scotland, 12c to England, 15c to France, largely domestic uses otherwise including a wide variety of rates, stampless 40c Pacific Coast rate, several 10c rate over 3,000 miles covers, 10c to Canada West, couple with carrier fee paid by 1c 1861, others, mixed condition ranging from faulty to Very Fine, overall a worthwhile group

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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1958
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Classic Covers. Few dozen covers, incl. one with three of No. 63 from New Orleans to Vt., nice group of No. 11 and 11A with range of cancels incl. one green, some No. 26 incl. Patriotic, few advertising, No. 65 also well-represented with Patriotics, three Black Jacks, few advertising, nice group of Bank Notes, few Columbians and Trans-Mississippi, mixed condition, few Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
900
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1959
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1959, U.S. Cover Collections and Group Lots1850's Valentines (9, 10A), 1850's Valentines (9, 10A)1850's Valentines (9, 10A). Four large Valentine covers, each approximately 10 x 8 inches, first two blue covers with elaborate floral and bird designs in gold, franked with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9) and 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A) respectively, both with lace enclosures decorated by multi-colored floral designs glued on, Very Fine and desirable pair of Valentines with 1851 issue stamps, also two stampless Valentine covers of approximately the same size, one with blue "PAID 6" straightline with rate in manuscript, other due "2 Cents", both with staining or toning, appear Fine

E. 500-750
425
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1960
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1960, U.S. Cover Collections and Group Lots3c 1851-57 Cover Balance, 3c 1851-57 Cover Balance3c 1851-57 Cover Balance. Two covers, first No. 10A, blue Circle of Hearts fancy cancel with matching Toledo O. circular datestamp on turned cover to Norwalk O., second use with manuscript "10" for treaty rate to Port Rowan, Canada West, blue "Ud. States" in arc handstamp, stamp color slightly affected from being inside the turned cover, cleaned and side flap reattached, still a Fine and desirable turned cover with the Toledo fancy cancel and cross-border use, with 2011 P.F. certificate, second cover two 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by large "Paid" grids and "8d" due handstamp on blue 1860 folded cover to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Very Fine, ex Gibson

E. 300-400
275
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1961
c
3c 1861-68 Issues, Cover Balance. Approximately 150 covers, including a number of the Grilled issues, couple pairs, a few with content, very mixed condition, Very Good-Fine appearance

E. 50-75
250
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1962
c
3c Rose (65). Three-ring binder of used stamps, few Essays and covers, incl. several pages of cancels, covers incl. one with blue N.Y. Juvenile Asylum corner card, 17 Patriotics with different designs, one Revenue use, mixed condition, few Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,200
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1963
c
Civil War Cover Balance. Five covers, three are illustrated Patriotics franked with 3c Rose (65), also cover with original contents to Mass. with "Prisoner's Letter Johnson's Island, O. Examined G.S.B." oval handstamp, Sandusky O. datestamp, 3c Rose (defective) tied by target, finally 3c lettersheet datelined "U.S.S. Richmond, New Orleans May 29th 1862" to Brooklyn N.Y., with Ship Island Miss. circular datestamp, some flaws but overall Fine group

E. 300-400
600
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1964
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Patriotic Covers, 1861-1968. 15 covers from the Civil War, mostly multicolored Patriotic designs franked with No. 65, also the well-known "Dis Chile's Contraban" Fortress Monroe slave cover missing its stamp, nice designs but covers are generally defective, also approximately 18 Spanish-American War Patriotic covers, finally a group of about a half dozen covering World War II, Korea and Vietnam

E. 400-500
650
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1965
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1965, U.S. Cover Collections and Group LotsWashington-Franklin Cover Balance, Washington-Franklin Cover BalanceWashington-Franklin Cover Balance. Five covers, incl. one with two pairs of 5c Blue (596) used from Chicago to Benton Harbor Mich, one with strip of three of No. 395 used from Cincinnati, No. 394 single used from Orangeburg N.Y. on Nov. 23, 1911 and with Bell & Co. corner card, strip of three of No. 390 on registered cover, last is No. 412 single on cover used from Bell & Co. in Orangeburg N.Y., few flaws, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,000
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1966
c
Presidential Issue Covers (803-834). Approximately 200 covers in four binders, begins with centerline block of four of $1.00 and plate blocks of four of the $2.00 and $5.00 values on cacheted First Day covers to Philadelphia, wide range of uses and frankings including many registered, group of multicolor corner cards, frankings to $1.00 value, Very Fine group

E. 500-750
650
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1967
c
Registered Mail Collection. An outstanding collection of more than 220 covers mounted on pages with detailed descriptions and rate explanations, housed in two binders, wonderful range of uses and issues, including Bank Note, Columbians, Bureaus, Trans-Mississippi, Washington-Franklins, Parcel Post and others, largely domestic destinations but some better foreign as well, a small sampling of highlights includes the short-lived 8c Registration rate (1/74-6/75) paid by 6c and 2c Bank Notes on 3c entire, 6c and two 2c Columbians on cover to Buffalo, Philippines Military Station early use, 8c and 4c Pan American on cover to Bordeaux, described as a circular use but we believe it is a double 2c rate use, 10c Pan American on cover with perforated Pan-American Exposition label, rare St. Louis registry label on cover to Mexico and forwarded, stamp and cover faulty, Vera Cruz registered markings during U.S. Marine occupation, 1c and 2c Jamestown multiples, Pago Pago double-circle registered datestamps on censored cover to New Zealand, many others, covers are mostly fresh and Very Fine, a seldom seen and valuable collection worth careful review

E. 7,500-10,000
5,250
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1968
c
Circular and Drop Rates, 1850's-80's. More than 50 covers mounted on pages in a binder, each with a description and rate analysis, frankings from 1c 1851 Issue thru Bank Notes including Black Jacks, showing 1c and 2c circular rates, drop rates, some with Carrier service, several with attractive cancels, few corner cards, Very Fine and interesting group

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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1969
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1969, U.S. Cover Collections and Group LotsIndian and Oklahoma Territory Covers, Indian and Oklahoma Territory CoversIndian and Oklahoma Territory Covers. Approximately 47 covers in a binder, earliest is 3c 1857 issue on cover to Long Island with manuscript "Doakesville CN" (Choctaw Nation) postmark, other covers franked with stamps or on entires ranging from Bank Note period to few 1902 Issue, some interesting uses including four 3c Bank Notes on registered cover from Catoosa, Indian Territory to Henry Chambers in Tahlequah, Indian Territory, couple other registered, large range of postal markings, Fine-Very Fine, interesting group worth inspection

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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1970
c
Illustrated Advertising Covers. More than 75 multi color illustrated covers, earliest frankings with one each 3c 1857 and 1861 Issues, otherwise franked with Bank Notes, Bureaus, Washington-Franklins and a few commemoratives, nice range of designs and industries including food, beer, paint, industrial, hardware, insurance, hotels, medicine, others, a colorful and Very Fine group which puts today's commercial mail to shame

E. 500-750
1,000
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1971
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1971, U.S. Cover Collections and Group LotsCourt House Cover Balance, Court House Cover BalanceCourt House Cover Balance. Five, incl. one with strip of seven and single of No. 65 from Rocky Point Vt. to Salem Va., others with Bank Note stamps incl. one with five 3c from New Orleans, another with four 3c also from New Orleans, one with three 3c and 15c used in La., last bears 15c and 10c used from New Orleans, mixed condition, still interesting group, one certificate accompanies

E. 300-400
160
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1972
c
Covers to and from South America. 10, includes U.S. Naval Lyceum illustrated oval on cover to Callao, Peru, two inbound letters with Philadelphia Rigged-Ship illustrated handstamp, a few other stampless items and a Bank Note period cover, mixed condition and weaker strikes (otherwise they would be separate lots), an affordable way to acquire these scarce uses

E. 500-750
700
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1973
 
Star Fancy Cancels. Album pages of off-cover stamps and covers, several better incl. five covers from Chicopee Mass. plus three off cover, great group from New Haven with many superior strikes, many other towns represented incl. Lisbon N.H., Hartford, blue Louisville Ky., South Gardner Mass., others, few faults but generally Very Fine-Extremely Fine strikes

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1974
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1974, U.S. Cover Collections and Group LotsNov. 2, 1917, 3c World War I Rate, Nov. 2, 1917, 3c World War I RateNov. 2, 1917, 3c World War I Rate. Eight covers, franked with 1c, 2c or 3c stamps paying the new World War I rate of 3c per ounce, most with corner cards, a few flaws but overall Very Fine, a nice group of first day of rate covers and not often seen in this quantity, the 3c rate was adopted in response to the needs of the U.S. war effort and represented a two-year interruption to an otherwise continuous 49-year period of 2c rates

E. 500-750
200
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1975
c
World War I Mail. Four binders with more than 140 covers, an eclectic group mostly World War I-related but with a few outside that time as well, including a philatelic cover franked with No. 537 from U.S. Postal Agency Siberia to A.C. Roessler in N.J. with censor's handstamp, also War Tax rates, Liberty Loan covers and couple War Savings ephemera items, soldier's mail, Parcel Post package labels to soldiers, certificates of mailing, a metal Tax Paid bag tag, others, interesting group

E. 300-400
500
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1976
c
World War II Mail. Two binders of covers, first is an intact exhibit of World War II "V-Mail" (Victory Mail) which won a gold medal at a Calumet Stamp Club competition, second binder with range of WW II material including Lend-Lease, APO, Air Mail rates, others, all covers with descriptions and rate explanations, also includes U.S. APO guide from the War Cover Club, Very Fine group

E. 200-300
400
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1977
c
International Concession Rates, 1908-1920's. More than 75 covers to foreign destinations, tracing the rates that were negotiated between the United States and foreign countries below the 5c UPU rate, wonderful range of frankings and uses including mixed U.S.-foreign frankings on forwarded covers, highlights include early use of 2c rate to England with pair of 1c 1902 issue, several registered uses including one paid with 10c Parcel Post, U.S. Sea Post Censored, Shanghai Postal Agency registered marking (address obliterated), military uses, one sent by Byrd's expedition in Antarctica to New Zealand, Supplementary Mail use, many others, Very Fine, a fascinating collection worth careful review

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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1978
c
Chicago World's Fair Covers. Box containing more than 600 Chicago World's Fair covers, mostly 1c and 3c Century of Progress Issues Nos. 728, 729, 730a, 731a, containing everything from First Days to Last Days and in between, wide range of cachets, designs and frankings, a large number with other stamps including 12 or so No. C18 covers including one Oct. 7 Chicago First Day cover and two used from New York on Oct. 4 (First Day for New York is Oct. 2), also a stack of 1939 New York World's Fair covers, Fine-Very Fine, a nice group

E. 500-750
2,000
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1979
c
Parcel Tags. Nine parcel tags on album pages with descriptions and rate interpretations, franked with a wide and colorful array of stamps, several with the high-denomination Washington-Franklins often seen on such tags, including one with six No. 518, others with $2.00 and $5.00 Nos. 479 and 480, several with Documentary stamps paying WW I Parcel Post tax, typical flaws to be found, overall Fine

E. 300-400
350
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1980
c
Florida Machine Cancel Covers. 350 covers housed in individual sleeves, many with notes describing the machine cancels, the manufacturers thereof and the populations recorded, largely Washington Franklin issues, also some Postal Cards, entires and few other adhesive issues, Very Fine group most of which are ex Bomar and Billings

E. 200-300
275
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1981
c
First Day Covers. Eight, incl. Nos. 576 (block), 582, 590, 616, 617-619, 620-621, 655, 656 strip of three with Edison cachet, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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1982
c
Post Card Accumulation. Hundreds of post cards, mostly franked with 1c stamps such as 1902 Issue (300) and 1c Washington, wide range of themes and views, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
700
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1983
c
Transoceanic Mails, Balance. Ten covers both to and from the U.S., 1870's to 1902, foreign destinations or originations incl. England, Amsterdam, Italy, Tasmania, several with mixed frankings for either Postage Due or forwarding, mixed condition, generally Fine appearance

E. 300-400
225
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1984
c
Inbound Covers from Australia and New Zealand. Five from 1870's and 80's, incl. New South Wales 6p to Missouri thru San Francisco, Western Australia 6p to Mass. marked "Due 6" and with two U.S. 3c Postage Dues on back, three from Tasmania incl. one with 3c and two 1c U.S. Postage Dues on back, last is 1882 from New Zealand to Mass. marked "Paid All", mixed condition with one Tasmania stamp cut out, others opening tears and singe marks, still interesting group

E. 200-300
250
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1985
c
Covers to Germany. 12 covers, incl. two 3c Nesbitt entires and 3c Pink entire, last to Berlin with "Insufficiently Paid" handstamp, also eight 1870-88 Bank Note Issue, incl. one with pair of No. 147 and No. 145 tied by Shield fancy cancels from St. Louis to Hamburg; single No. 149 from St. Paul Minn. to Leipzig; pair of No. 146 and 150 from Philadelphia to Wollstein; pair of No. 205 used with strip of three of 1c on registered 2c entire to Dohren; pair of 5c No. 185 from Cincinnati to Munster, some flaws, overall appear Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 300-400
500
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1986
c
Steamboat/Steamship Covers. Four stampless covers, incl. incoming 1884 cover to Maine with "Jamaica/Transit" two-line handstamp, cover from New York to Wareham Mass endorsed "pr. Steamboat", mixed condition with cover flaws

E. 150-200
80
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1987
c
Cover Accumulation. Eight cover flip albums and few loose, range of issues incl. some Pan-Americans with exposition cancels, some flight covers, Bank Note issues and few other earlier, some Postage Due, Postal Stationery, few other interesting, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
800
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1988
c
Cover Balance. 25 covers and one piece, incl. Nos. 24 and 26 in strips of four and pair on piece of railroad illustrated cover, No. 114 tied by blue Leominster stovepipe fancy cancel, pair of No. 179 on cover from New Orleans to Bordeaux, pair of No. 206 on cover with hand-colored Japanese mythical scene, No. 210 on multicolored all-over ad cover, No. 279B on multicolored Pianos and Organs ad cover, group of 1c and 10c Trans-Mississippi issue on illustrated covers, couple Pan-American issue covers, three with Blood's locals, others, few small flaws, overall Very Fine group, most with new P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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1989
c
Postal History Balance. 128 covers in individual sleeves, including a few White correspondence Naval covers, stampless incoming ship covers due 5c, 6c or 10c, also 1861 and 1870 issues, later issues through Washington-Franklins, few Prexies, Back-of-Book, etc., Fine and eclectic group

E. 300-400
1,100
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1989A
c
Cover Balance. Wonderful collection in three 3-ring binders, incl. some stampless such as Lancaster S.C. (1825), nice group of steamboat and waterway markings, No. 92 on cover, nice group of Bank Note covers, 6c, 8c, 10c and 15c Columbians on covers, some Postal Stationery incl. 3c cancelled by green Jacksonville Ala. circular datestamp, some advertising covers, one Spanish-American War patriotic, some Air Post incl. Nos. C1, C2 (4), C4 (3) and C6 (2), other interesting, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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1990
c
Cover Balance. Eight items, incl. No. 65 on multicolored Patriotic, Nos. 68 and 63 on cover from New York to Cal., No. 285 on cover, No. 159 used with five singles of No. 156 on registered cover used in Indiana, few flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1991
c
Postal History Eclectic Accumulation. Box with binders containing dozens of covers, very diverse range of uses from stampless to early 20th Century, everything from Territorial to Canal Zone post card views, to registered, Air Post and catapult mail, mostly only an example or two of each theme, a grab bag but probably something for everyone in this balance

E. 300-400
800
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