Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American War

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2295
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2295, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarUnited States Offices in China Cover Collection (K1/K18). 30 covers, single frankings and wide range of combination frankings, covering every stamp except K6, K12 and K16, each purchased as an individual lot in a prior sale, wide range of rates, combinations, destinations, several multiples, some staining and a few flaws, but each one attractive enough to stand on its own

FINE-VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND DESIRABLE COLLECTION OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICES IN CHINA SURCHARGE ISSUE ON COVERS.

This lot includes the rare $1.00 on 50c on cover (slight staining around stamp from application of additional adhesive, as often seen on these issues). Power Search contains only six unduplicated examples

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
2296
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2296, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarW. H. Graff & Co., Commission Merchants, Produce. Green and black forerunner card with Wiseman of Pittsburgh imprint, bearing 1c Ultramarine (156), lightly cancelled, from Pittsburgh to Shanks O., minor overall wear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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2297
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2297, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarB. F. Sturtevant's Patent Improved Exhaust Fan. Beautiful illustrated chromolithographic advertisement depicting the fan and describing its many uses, on 1c Postal Card from Boston to Sutton N.H., slight edgewear, Very Fine, multicolored advertising on postal cards is rare

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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2298
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2298, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarB. F. Sturtevant's Patent Exhaust Fan. Beautiful illustrated chromolithographic advertisement depicting two different views of the device, on 1c Postal Card from Boston to Warren N.Y., some spotting on address side, still Very Fine, rare multicolored advertising card

E. 1,000-1,500
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2299
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2299, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarAdvertising on First Issue Postal Cards (UX1). 29 postal cards, wonderful range of designs and themes incl. medicine, political, clothing, sleighs, engines, hotels, appliances, manufacturing, beds, food and more, most illustrated, a round corner here or there but overall fresh

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING GROUP OF FIRST ISSUE POSTAL CARD ADVERTISING DESIGNS.

Most of these could be offered as individual lots, but we have kept them together to encourage the start of a new collection

E. 2,000-3,000
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2300
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2300, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American War5c Chocolate (270). Tied by "New York N.Y. Madison Sq. Sta. Apr. 26 6:00PM 1898" machine cancel to Mazagan, Morocco, with "Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War" label (first few letters strengthened), purple pointing hand with "Do Not Post Again this Envelope or Wrapper", receiving backstamp, some edgewear, Very Fine, exceedingly rare use to Morocco

E. 300-400
150
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2301
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2301, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American War10c Dark Green (273). Two, tied by "New York P Apr. 23 6:30PM 1898" duplex datestamp on cover to Manila, Philippines, with "Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War" label and purple pointing hand with "Do Not Post Again this Envelope or Wrapper", additional purple "Returned to Sender" handstamp with red manuscript "by order P.O. Dept.", San Francisco backstamp, some edgewear, stamps with faults incl. right stamp significant tear, Very Fine, an unusual franking and combination of markings

E. 300-400
300
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2302
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2302, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American War1c Green, 2c Red, Ty. IV (279, 279B). Tied by "New York N.Y. Apr. 18 5:30PM 1898" machine cancel on 2c entire to Havana, Cuba, with "Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War" label and purple pointing hand with "Do Not Post Again this Envelope or Wrapper", Very Fine, also with 5c entire to Havana, Cuba with purple "Return to Sender, Dispatch to Spain or Colonies Prohibited on Account of War, N.Y.P.O." five-line handstamp

E. 300-400
400
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2303
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2303, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarSpanish-American War. Two covers and one front only to Havana, Cuba, each with "Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War" label, each with purple pointing hand handstamp of New York, two different styles incl. two with "Do Not Post Again this Envelope or Wrapper", one with some toning and edgewear, Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

E. 400-500
400
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2304
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2304, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarSpanish-American War Prisoner's Cover to England. Cover with purple "Prisoner's Letter Censored and forwarded, Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington D.C." five-line handstamp, to London, England, Aug. 3, 1898 receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at left and some slight wear, Very Fine, scarce use presumably sent from a prisoner in Annapolis

E. 400-500
200
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2305
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2305, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American War5c Dark Blue (281). Tied by indistinct strike of blue oval datestamp on cover to Cadiz, Spain, purple "Prisoner's Letter Censored and forwarded, Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington D.C." five-line handstamp, also with "U.S.N.A. Censored" handstamp and signed, receiving backstamp, reduced at top slightly affecting stamp, still scarce prisoner's letter use which was censored at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis

E. 200-300
100
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2306
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2306, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarInbound Spanish-American War Prisoner's Cover. Purple "Prisoner's Letter Censored and forwarded, Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington D.C." five-line handstamp ties Spain 25c on cover to Portsmouth N.H., used with additional 5c stamp, receiving backstamp, reduced at right affecting 25c, still Fine and scarce use to an enlisted prisoner of war held at Portsmouth, officers were held in Annapolis and enlisted men were held at Portsmouth

E. 500-750
250
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2307
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2307, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarInbound Spanish-American War Prisoner's Cover. Purple "Asamblea De La Cuz Roja" oval handstamp on cover with purple "Prisoner's Letter Censored and forwarded, Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington D.C." five-line handstamp, to Annapolis Md., signed in pencil, some toning and wear, still Fine and scarce use to an officer who was a prisoner at Annapolis

E. 500-750
250
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2308
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2308, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarCuban Patriotic Cover. Hand-colored "Cuba Espanola" flag on cover to Madrid, Spain, with purple "Comandancia De Armas, Maniaboa" oval handstamp, "Madrid 23 Ene.97" receiving backstamp, small opening tear at top well away from design, Very Fine, scarce, Puerto Maniaboa was a district in Cuba

E. 200-300
100
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2309
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2309, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarCUBA, 1898, 2c Dark Blue Green, 3c Dark Brown (162, 163). Tied by indistinct double-circle datestamp on "Southern Express Company, Express Service" printed cover to Port Tampa Fla., dated Nov. 2, 1898, receiving backstamp, minor wear, Very Fine, scarce use of Spanish stamps by the Southern Express Co.

E. 200-300
100
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2310
c
CUBA, Stampless Cover Balance. 17 stampless covers and two stamped covers, both to and from Cuba, range of rates and dates as early as 1799, a couple nicely struck markings incl. "Habana Franco" in oval with fleurons, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
250
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2311
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2311, Offices in China, Advertising, Spanish-American WarGUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11). Cancelled by manuscript "Agana 27. 12. 00 Guam" on cover to Saipan, Jan. 1, 1901 receiving datestamp, the tying portion of the cancel may have been added, though perf toning also "ties" the stamp, horizontal file fold at bottom, Fine, a rare manuscript cancel

E. 400-500
250
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