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

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

Category — Stampless Markings and Postal History by State

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2038
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2038, Stampless Markings and Postal History by StateChebanse Ill. Apr. 27. Bold balloon-style circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and ms. "3" on small Valentine cover to East Pembroke N.Y., forwarded to Cooper Mich., red "East Pembroke N.Y. May 1" rimless datestamp, ms. "ford 3", 1859 docketing on back, fresh and Extremely Fine, unusual use

E. 200-300
130
2039
c
St. Louis Postal History. Carton of diverse covers, incl. "St. Louis" manuscript postmark of April 1814, few steamboat uses, No. 96 to Germany, great group of advertising covers incl. strip of four of No. 114 on hotel illustrated cover to England, some better markings from St. Louis incl. "Dead" in circular datestamp, some inbound from foreign originations, outbound to foreign destinations, few Patriotics, few World's Fair-related, other topics also represented, many covers in the $25-$75 range, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine, a wonderful holding

E. 4,000-5,000
5,000
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2040
c
St. Louis Postal History. Three 3-ring binders of covers, starts in approximately 1857 with nice group of 3c covers with different markings, goes thru 1929, several fascinating items incl. 1898 typed note from post office accompanying cover that was in a mail box in a building destroyed by fire and recovered five months later, wide range of St. Louis markings incl. 1904 World's Fair machine cancel on No. 324, also some inbound mail from range of originations such as Johannesburg, Cape of Good Hope, Transvaal, few flight covers or picture post cards depicting balloons, few not related to St. Louis, overall Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating group and the start to an expanded collection of this important city's postal markings

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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2041°
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2041, Stampless Markings and Postal History by StateLempster N.H. Feb. 24. Perfectly applied stencil marking in red with manuscript date and matching "6" rate on light pink folded letter addressed to the Governor of New Hampshire, light file fold well away from marking, Extremely Fine, ex Jarrett, only three examples of this rare marking are known

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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2042
c
New Hampshire Cover Collection, 1820's-1920's. More than 90 covers, approx. 24 stampless, 20 from 1851-61 period with 3c stamps and 50 spanning the 1869 Issue, Bank Notes and later through some Washington-Franklins, wide range of towns and stamp frankings with some better markings, some flaws but many are fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
600
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2043
c
New Jersey Railroad Ribbon Markers. Collection of 22 covers, nine postal cards and four tickets, 1870's-1900, most with blue oval or double-circle datestamp with name of railroad and town, incl. fifteen reportedly unique, generally Fine-Very Fine, ex Arch

E. 200-300
425
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2044
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2044, Stampless Markings and Postal History by StateColumbia-Ville N.Y. 26 July 1828. An astonishingly sharp and bold strike of town circle handstamp with two leaves around "N.Y." and manuscript date (unusual with year date) and "Paid 6 cts" rate on folded cover to comptroller in Albany N.Y., light file folds, Extremely Fine, described by Calvet M. Hahn as unique, ex Dunsmoor and Salzer

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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2045
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2045, Stampless Markings and Postal History by StateJamaica Long-Island, N.Y. June 15, 1828. Perfect strike of rimless town circle with unusual "Long Island" designation, manuscript date with year, "Paid" handstamp and "18-3/4" rate on Jun. 11, 1828 folded letter to Boston, lightly toned file fold, otherwise Extremely Fine, described in Postal History Journal (Feb. 1992) by Calvet M. Hahn as "unique...the only non-county geographic marking among New York stampless...earliest handstamp marking from Queens County", ex Dunsmoor and Mayer

E. 300-400
850
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2046
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2046, Stampless Markings and Postal History by State(North) Craftsbury Vt. May 9. Wonderfully struck red circular datestamp with manuscript "North" above, matching red "Paid 3" in circle handstamp at right on lady's embossed cover to Morrisville Vt., Extremely Fine strike, this strike is also known with a manuscript "No." with this version being far scarcer, ex Taylor

E. 200-300
110
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