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Sale 1071 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 May, 2014

Category — Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4288
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4288, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery6c-24c 1918 Air Post (C1-C3), 6c-24c 1918 Air Post (C1-C3)6c-24c 1918 Air Post (C1-C3). Complete set tied by March 1919 Army Unit 705 (Bordeaux--Gironde) wavy-line machine cancel on registered cover to Philip Ward in Germantown Pa., A.E.F. censor's handstamp, slighltly blurred "U.S. Military Postal ......Registered No 703" with 20 Mars 1919 date between bars ("not listed in black" in pencil next to marking), also April 19, 1919 Philadelphia and Germantown purple registry handstamps, Very Fine

E. 400-500
650
4289
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4289, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Tied by "Postal Express Service" double-circle with star, date appears to be Mar. 20, 1919, clear censor's handstamp and signature at bottom left, printed address to C.H. Mekeel, Editor, University, Virginia, believed to have originated in Colbenz, Germany, light cover filing crease, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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4290
c
6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Collection of covers, incl. Nos. C4-C6 blocks of four, C4-C6 Zeppelin Flight, C4-C6 plate no. singles, C3 June 3, 1918 First Trip, C6 block of 60 on large piece, C1-C3 double set on card, C4 plate block of six, C5 plate block of six, C6 second day, scarce 48c rate using three No. C5, slightly mixed condition, vast majority Fine-Very Fine, interesting group of unusual usages

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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4291
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4291, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Complete set on individual red and blue bordered covers, each tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930" First Day slogan machine cancels, all to same addressee, last two flown and with appropriate red and purple cachets, the 65c not flown presumably because the rate applied to a postcard only, $1.30 minor cover edge tear, otherwise Very Fine set of Graf Zeppelin First Day Covers

3,500
900
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4292
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4292, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on postcard, other two on one cover, tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930" First Day cancels, 65c machine slogan, other duplex datestamp, both flown with red and violet cachets, combination cover also with small purple Round Trip double circle, same addressee (C. E. Nickles), Very Fine, handsome set of First Day Covers

3,500
950
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4293
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4293, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied on a Roessler boxed Zeppelin cacheted flown card (65c) or cover, with matching New York Apr. 25, 1930 Varick St. Sta. machine postmarks tying the stamps, appropriate flight cachets, card with small tear, $2.60 cover with mounting corner crease, neither affecting the stamps which are well-centered and Very Fine

1,200
650
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4294
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4294, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied on flown cover, 65c used with additional 65c postage and tied by flight cachet, each stamp with Lakehurst, N.J. straightline cancel with May circular datestamp, $1.30 tied by June 2, 1930 N.Y. Varick St. Sta. machine postmark, and $2.60 tied by May 6, 1930 Washington, D.C. machine cancel, each with appropriate flight cachets, stamps Fine-Very Fine

1,200
600
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4295
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4295, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $1.30 on postcards, $2.60 on cover, used Apr. 30, May 3 and Apr. 30 respectively, appropriate flight cachets, two cards with minor corner or edge dings, Very Fine

1,200
550
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4296
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4296, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Card and two covers, all flown, various May 1930 cancellations, red and violet handstamp cachets, $2.60 additional blackish green and light green printed cachet of Zeppelin, globe in background and printed routing instructions, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
600
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4297
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4297, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on postcard used from Los Angeles on Apr. 21, other two datestamped June 2 and Apr. 26, appropriate flight cachets, $1.30 stamp with some faint wrinkling at right, Very Fine

1,200
800
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4298
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4298, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Complete set, used with 5c Winged Globe on large-size 5c Blue Airmail entire, stamps tied by New York Apr. 29, 1930 duplex datestamps, red and violet flight cachets, the additional 10c postage was to pay for Special Delivery Service from Lakehurst on May 31 to Rutherford NJ arriving on June 2, some light cover toning and cover edge flaws, otherwise Very Fine, scarce cover

E. 750-1,000
750
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4299
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4299, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Exceptionally well-centered, tied by N.Y. Varick St. Sta. May 6, 1930 machine cancel on flown picture postcard (underneath view of the Graf Zeppelin) with typewritten routing instructions "From Lakehurst Via Graf Zeppelin To Havana, Cuba 'Dropped From Graf Zeppelin'", red and violet cachets, card shows no evidence of Havana arrival but we assume it was dropped at Havana, Very Fine, Scott Retail as ordinary flown cover

400
225
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4300
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4300, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Attractively centered, tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930" First Day slogan machine cancel on cacheted flown cover, routing directions neatly written in red indicating this was intended to be drop mail over Havana, Cuba (in three places), there is no evidence of Cuban arrival although we feel it did get that service, red cachet and green Lakehurst cancel inks a bit smeary, otherwise Very Fine, signed Arthur Falk, Scott Retail as ordinary First Day Cover

1,200
425
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4301
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4301, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Used on May 18, 1930 South America Flight cover with Germany 2m and two 4m South America Flight (C38-C39), all tied by Friedrichshafen (Bodensee) circular datestamps, red handstamp cachet, backstamped with green Lakehurst May 31, 1930 and "Graf Zeppelin Round Flight" machine cancel ("Europe-Pan America" portion intentionally lightened), slight cover soiling, Fine and very scarce mixed-country use

E. 750-1,000
700
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4302
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4302, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). 10 stamps on five First Day covers, four flown incl. three from New York and one from Chicago, the non-flown cover from New York, one cover with block of four, another with block of three, others with singles, purple Century of Progress and red Round Trip Triangular cachets, Very Fine

1,050
275
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4303
c
50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). 25 covers, mostly flown with appropriate cachets, range of destinations and dates (no First Day covers), one with block of four with plate no., mostly Very Fine, attractive group

2,000
550
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4304
c
Offices in China Covers. Approximately 37 covers or cards, incl. No. 96 used from Shanghai to New York (stamp lifted and hinged in place), 10c Bank Note from Shanghai to Maine, 2c Shield tied by U.S. Postal Station on U.S. Flagship Wisconsin illustrated cover to Evansville Ind., several with military postal station cancels incl. card with 1c-10c 1898 Issue, another similar with 1c-8c, cover from Philippines to Shanghai forwarded back to Philippines and then forwarded again to San Francisco (defective), few soldier's mail, few Boxer Rebellion-related, few used in other offices such as Japan and German, also interesting letter from Sept. 3, 1900 from Tientsin on Y.M.C.A. illustrated stationery with some war contents, also some Darrah reference items, mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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4305
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4305, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Wide margins, rich color, tied by handstamp on wrapper to Galesburg Ill., purple "Stamp Topics, Monthly Stamp Paper, Shanghai" handstamp at upper left, Extremely Fine, scarce wrapper use

E. 150-200
475
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4306
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4306, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery2c, 4c Offices in China (K17-K18), 2c, 4c Offices in China (K17-K18)2c, 4c Offices in China (K17-K18). Horizontal pairs, tied by Shanghai registry ovals on cover to Madison Wis., used with 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), similarly tied, Dec. 15, 1922 origination backstamp, vertical file fold affects left 4c stamp, the 4c stamps with some soiling around edges, Very Fine, colorful and scarce franking

E. 200-300
325
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4307
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4307, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery2c-40c Offices in China (K1-K13), 2c-40c Offices in China (K1-K13)2c-40c Offices in China (K1-K13). 19 covers used in Shanghai, incl. nice group of registered with few colorful frankings, also some nice single uses such as 16c (3), 24c (1) and 40c, several addressed to Strasser in Cleveland O., overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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4308
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4308, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery2c Brown, Entire (U277), 2c Brown, Entire (U277)2c Brown, Entire (U277). Cancelled by Skull and Crossbones fancy cancel and "Waverly N.Y. Feb. 9 8PM 1886" circular datestamp and used to Central Point Cal., printed bank return address, Extremely Fine strike

E. 200-300
150
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4309
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4309, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal StationeryFancy Star Cancels on Postal Stationery Entires, Fancy Star Cancels on Postal Stationery EntiresFancy Star Cancels on Postal Stationery Entires. Six covers each with Star fancy cancel, incl. Wooster O., Richmond Va., Charlottesville Va., Phelps N.Y., Harrison Square Mass. and Utica N.Y. (really more of a geometric), many different styles of cancel, few small faults, all are Very Fine-Extremely Fine strikes

E. 200-300
350
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4310
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4310, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal StationeryFancy Cancels on Postal Stationery Entires, Fancy Cancels on Postal Stationery EntiresFancy Cancels on Postal Stationery Entires. Nine, incl. blue segmented cork, Star in Circle, negative blue "W" railroad cancel, negative "PO" in circle, few other better, few small faults but especially notable for the Very Fine-Extremely Fine strikes of the cancels

E. 300-400
325
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4311
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4311, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal Stationery1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX3), 1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX3)1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX3). Cancelled by large blue "GIN" Barrel fancy cancel, matching "Chicago Ill. Nov. 5 7AM" circular datestamp and used to New York, small pinholes, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
325
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4312
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4312, Air Post, Offices in China, Postal StationeryFancy Cancels on Postal Cards, Fancy Cancels on Postal CardsFancy Cancels on Postal Cards. Seven, incl. blue "S" in circle of Chicago, Star in Pentagon of Pittsburgh, Four-Leaf Clover, few other better, some slight wear but all are Very Fine-Extremely Fine strikes

E. 200-300
225
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