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Sale 1056 — The World's Fair Collection - 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue

Sale Date — Wednesday, 6 November, 2013

Category — Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
375
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 375, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Natural s.e. at right, tied by "Omaha, Neb. Jun. 1898" machine cancel on Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, 1898, Department of Publicity and Promotion" illustrated corner card cover to Osborne Kans., Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 200-300
170
376
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 376, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Two singles, tied by "Omaha Nebr. Jul. 31 4-PM 1898" machine cancel on blue Trans-Mississippi Exposition illustrated corner card cover depicting Liberty standing on top of the world, to North Adams Mass., beautiful illustration on back, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, a gorgeous cover

E. 300-400
450
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377
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 377, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Horizontal pair, cancelled by targets, "Koserefsky, Alaska Nov. 1, 1900" circular datestamp on cover to Anvik P.O. Alaska, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a rare use from Alaska

E. 150-200
200
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378
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 378, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Six covers each with pair on a colorful Spanish-American War Patriotic, designs incl. Commodore Watson with female sailor, Commodore Schley with standing Liberty, Colonel Roosevelt, all-over flag, each different, few minor flaws, a Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

E. 300-400
400
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379
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 379, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Rich color, used with two 2c Pink, Ty. IV (279Bg), tied by "San Francisco Cala. Aug. 30 8-AM '98" machine cancel on multicolored Spanish-American War Patriotic cover for "Remember the Maine", to Copenhagen, Denmark, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use properly paying the 5c UPU rate

E. 200-300
200
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380
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 380, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Rich color, used with 3c Columbian (232) and 1c, 2c and 4c Pan-American (294-296), cancelled by corks on registered 2c entire to Hell Bourg, Reunion (spelling corrected in pencil), neat "Thompsonville Conn. Jul. 29 12AM 1902" circular datestamp, New York registry label, London registry transit marking, Marseilles, St. Denis and receiving backstamps, minor wear, Very Fine, a colorful use to a rare destination, Reunion is located off the east coast of Africa, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius, Hell Bourg was a spa town known for its hot baths which were marketed widely as a cure to many of the health problems and diseases that afflicted Europeans in the colonial tropics

E. 300-400
900
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381
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 381, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Horizontal pair and single, used with 8c Lilac (225) on registered 2c entire, tied by "Cleveland Ohio" registry ovals, used to St. Martin, West Indies, purple "Cleveland, Ohio Reg. Div., Nov. 14, 1899" double-circle datestamp, New York registry label, receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a colorful cover properly paying the 5c UPU rate plus 8c registry fee

E. 150-200
250
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382
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 382, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Rich color, used with 2c Red Brown (210), 1c Dull Blue (219), 3c Purple (221) and 5c Chocolate (223), tied by "Cleveland Ohio" registry ovals on 1c Columbian entire (U348) to Tunis, Africa, purple "Cleveland, Ohio Reg. Div. Nov. 18, 1899" double-circle datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, manuscript "Please preserve this envelope" at left, Very Fine, a colorful use properly paying the 5c UPU rate pus 8c registry fee

E. 300-400
425
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383
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 383, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Choice centering, used with 3c Purple (221) and tied by "Cleveland Ohio Mar. 23 11:30 AM 99" machine cancel on 1c Columbian entire (U348) to Warsaw, Russia, blue "United States Consulate at Warsaw" straightline handstamp, receiving backstamp, manuscript "Please preserve this envelope" at left, fresh and Very Fine, attractive use to Warsaw, Poland as part of the Russian Empire

E. 200-300
375
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384
 
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 384, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "8/26/1898" manuscript cancel and used as a Revenue stamp on National Bank of Commerce check from Kansas City Mo., perforated "Paid", Very Fine, scarce Revenue use during a shortage of Revenue stamps

E. 200-300
120
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385
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 385, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Bright color, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Nov. 7 5:30 PM 1898" machine cancel on multicolored DuPont Smokeless shells advertising cover depicting a bird and farmland, to Boston, Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 400-500
425
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386
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 386, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Tenafly N.J. Aug. 2?, 1898" circular datestamp and used as forwarding postage on red and blue illustrated postcard depicting Britannia, originating postage paid by Canada, 1898, 1c Gray Green (75) tied by "Montreal Aug. 13 22-0 1898" machine cancel, forwarded to Highland N.J., receiving backstamp, some corner wear, Very Fine, a colorful use

E. 150-200
275
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387
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 387, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Mil. Sta. No. 2, Philippines, Cavite May 29 9AM 1899" duplex on soldier's cover to Nagasaki, Japan, neat "15 CTME T" due marking, with Japan 2s and vertical pair of 5s cancelled or tied by chops, Manila and receiving backstamps, tissue attachment on back, opened for display, Very Fine, scarce use sent short paid from the Philippines to Japan

E. 200-300
550
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388
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 388, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Mil. Sta., Havana Cuba, Dec. 15, 1898" duplex, second strike on back, on illustrated hotel cover, not mailed and with "This is the fourth American stamp sold in Havana Cuba by U.S. Post Office" and signed by several witnesses, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, interesting item

E. 400-500
375
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389
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 389, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by light strike of purple cancel on postcard originating in Switzerland, sent to New York, forwarded to San Francisco and forwarded again to Yokohama, Japan before returning to Switzerland, originating postage paid by 2fr and 3fr Swiss stamps tied by "Kriens 1.IX. 98" circular datestamps, U.S. 2c stamp applied in New York with Sep. 12 circular datestamp and "San Francisco Sep. 17 machine cancel, back of card with San Francisco Dead Letter Office triangular datestamp, sent to Japan where 4s stamp applied in Yokohama, endorsed "Via India" and "Via Suez", back of card reads (in three languages) "Please address this card so as to make the circuit of the world and back", some edge flaws and stamps with few flaws, still Very Fine and colorful use, a very unusual item as goodhearted postal workers must have applied the additional postage to make this trip happen, the voyage of this card almost ended in San Francisco

E. 500-750
550
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390
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 390, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "New York U.S.A. 8-6 1898" oval datestamp on wrapper to Paris, France, purple "Marked Copy" handstamp, split along vertical fold, stamp with corner creases, still a Very Fine and scarce wrapper use

E. 200-300
130
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391
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 391, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Vibrant color, s.e. at right, used with horizontal strip of four of 1c Deep Green (279) and single 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), tied by bold strikes of purple Kicking Mule fancy cancel on registered 2c entire to Manila, Philippines, blue "Registered May 8, 1900, Port Townsend, Wash." three-line datestamp, San Francisco (May 10) and Manila (June 14) backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a colorful use from the Gardner-Perry correspondence

E. 300-400
900
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392
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 392, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Vibrant color, used with 8c Columbian (236) tied by New York registry ovals on registered 5c Blue entire to Montevideo, Uruguay, "New York U.S.A. Foreign 1-14, 1903" oval datestamp, New York and Montevideo registry labels, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a colorful and scarce use

E. 200-300
475
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393
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 393, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Brilliant color, used with 1c Trans-Mississippi (285), tied by "New York May 5, 1899 11AM" duplex datestamps on red and blue Spanish-American War Overall Flag Patriotic cover to Antwerp, Belgium, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a colorful use

E. 200-300
250
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394
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 394, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Vibrant color, used with 8c Lilac (272) and 1c Trans-Mississippi (285), tied by indistinct duplex datestamps on red and blue "Anglo Saxon, One Tongue, One Purpose" Canadian Friendship illustrated cover to Antwerp, Belgium, bold "New York N.Y. Reg'y Div., 1-13 1898" double-oval datestamp, receiving backstamp, 4c one short perf at top, Very Fine a colorful and scarce use properly paying the 8c registry fee plus 5c UPU postage

E. 200-300
250
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395
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 395, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Vibrant color, tied by "Chicago Ill. Station ? Jan. 24 2:30PM" duplex datestamp on 2c Grant lettersheet to Hamburg, Germany, transit backstamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
180
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396
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 396, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover1c-4c Trans-Mississippi (285-287), 1c-4c Trans-Mississippi (285-287)1c-4c Trans-Mississippi (285-287). Rich colors, used with 1c Columbian (230) on 5c Columbian entire (U350), tied by "Madison Square Branch" registry ovals and used to Kolding, Denmark, New York registry label, purple "Registered, Oct. 5, 1898, Madison Square Branch, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp and two other New York markings on back, vertical file fold does not affect stamps, Very Fine, a colorful use properly paying the 8c registry fee plus 5c UPU rate

E. 300-400
300
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397
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 397, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Bright color, used with 1c Trans-Mississippi (285), s.e. at right, tied by "New York N.Y. Oct. 26 12-30P 1898" machine cancel on mourning cover to Karachi, India, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, trivial toning, still Very Fine use paying the 5c UPU rate

E. 200-300
375
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398
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 398, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Vibrant color, used with 1c Deep Green (279), tied by "Dubuque, Iowa Jun. 29 10PM 99" duplex datestamps on cover to Novorossisk, Russia, deficiency handstamp and Russian due oval, receiving backstamp, vertical file fold well away from stamps which have few toned perfs, Very Fine

E. 150-200
180
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399
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 399, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Vibrant color, used with 8c Violet Brown (272) on registered 1c Columbian entire (U348) to Quetta, Baluchistan, stamps tied by light strikes of registry ovals, "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 10-24 1899", transit and receiving backstamps, red London transit, manuscript "Please preserve this envelope" at left, filing hole affects 8c stamp, horizontal file fold well away from stamps, still Very Fine use properly paying the 8c registry fee plus 5c UPU rate to an unusual destination, Quetta is the capital of the Baluchistan province of what is now Pakistan

E. 200-300
800
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400
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 400, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Radiant color, used with 1c Green (279), tied by "New York N.Y. Mar. 31 7-PM '98" machine cancel on cover to Padang, Sumatra, transit and receiving backstamps, tiny cover tear at top, Very Fine, a rare use to Indonesia

E. 400-500
425
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401
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 401, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 1c-4c on Cover4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Bright color, used with 8c Columbian (236) and 1c Trans-Mississippi (285), tied by penstrokes, purple "Registered, Lamar, Mo. Mar. 24, 1901" shield-style datestamp on registered cover to Sydney, Australia and forwarded to Suva, Fiji, San Francisco registry label, various backstamps incl. San Francisco, Newtown N.S.W. and Sydney, Very Fine, unusual use properly paying the 8c registry fee plus 5c UPU rate

E. 400-500
550
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