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

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

Category — Cover Group Lots and Collections

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2312
c
Cover Collection, 1847-69. Mounted in an album, many better stamps incl. No. 1 used from Boston, 15 1851 Issue covers incl. couple Orange Brown and Nos. 14 and 17 used to Germany, 1857 Issue incl. No. 26 on Patriotic, No. 33 to Canada, pairs of No. 36 used to England, more than 30 from 1861-68 Issues incl. many Grilled, best is 3c A Grill (79), ungrilled with four different 24c uses to England, others with up to three-color combinations, four 1869 covers incl. three with 2c and one with 6c, very mixed condition with flaws to be expected on most of the better covers, still a worthwhile collection

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
2313
c
Classic Cover Balance. Four items, incl. two 1847 5c covers, first on folded letter with manuscript cancel, second two singles tied on folded cover to Canada, each with faults, other two are Blood's covers, No. 15L13 tied on cover and the other No. 15L14 tied on cover with No. 26, latter two Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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2314
c
Classic Cover Balance. 11 better covers, each acquired by the owner as an individual lot in sales past, incl. No. 7 Position 4R1L with top sheet margin, No. 10 tied by green grid with matching Lancaster Pa. datestamp, Pair No. 35 used with No. 24 to St. Petersburg, Russia, Nos. 71 and 65 (both with trimmed perfs) used to Rio De Janero, Nos. 73 and pair No. 65 on legal-size cover from Hawaii to Bangor Me. (two Hawaiian 5c stamps removed from upper left corner but trace of target cancel shows), No. 65 on hotel advertising cover, No. 73 used with 1c Grill No. 134, No. 146b bisect in pair with full stamp (2007 P.F. certificate), also No. 595 strip of five on cover -- not a Classic cover but scarce nonetheless, some faults to be expected, Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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2315
c
3c 1851 Issue, Better Covers. 15 covers, 14 are 3c 1851 and each of greater interest than typical 3c balance material, markings incl. "N. York & N. Haven R.R.", "N. York Steamship", U.S. Express mail, red "Steam", cover with two pairs and another with strip of six, two 6c covers from San Francisco to N.Y., ms. with steamer designations, No. 11 to Canada, No. 26 to Canada, also couple shades incl. Experimental Orange Brown and one approaching the rare Plum but deeply cut-in, also includes No. 15 on cover to Cuba, Fine-Very Fine group with many worthwhile covers

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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2316
c
3c 1851 Issue Covers (10-11). 320 covers neatly mounted in three albums, each with a single 3c 1851 stamps, all identified by plate and position, range of shades incl. 32 Orange Brown, somewhat mixed condition, Fine-Very Fine appearing

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2317
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. 40 covers and a couple off-cover, vast majority 1851 stamps, with shades (incl. Orange Brown), plate varieties, better uses, etc., mixed condition

E. 200-300
250
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2318
c
3c 1861 Issue Covers. 41, some better shades (one No. 64b with P.F. certificate), Civil War uses incl. a couple Patriotics, grilled stamps incl. one with overall A. Grill, better town cancels, unusual uses, etc., mixed condition

E. 400-500
950
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2319
c
1861-67 Issue Postal History Balance. Total of 69 covers each in individual plastic sleeves, lovely grouping with 1861 and 1868 Grilled Issues, also a few 1869 Issue to a lesser extent, various uses covering a wide range of areas incl. foreign destinations such as Cuba, Canada, England, France and Germany, some fancy cancels, corner card and advertising, Prisoner of War, among much more, six P.F. certificates accompany, some small faults noted but overall a Fine-Very Fine grouping that is deserving of careful inspection

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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2320
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2320, Cover Group Lots and CollectionsClassic Illustrated Covers, Classic Illustrated CoversClassic Illustrated Covers. Five covers, each with a different attractive design, No. 26 on Charter Oak Life Insurance cameo cover depicting the famous Conn. oak, No. 11A on Fremont portrait cover, No. 65 on "The Flag of Bunker Hill" flag Patriotic, No. 73 on General Life Insurance cover with outstanding grim reaper design, finally No. 208 on E.B. Sterling stamp dealer advertising cover with reproduction of the U.S. 5c Garfield (Scott 205) in central frame, which has been blocked out (but is clearly visible with back light), no doubt due to prohibitions in depicting United States stamps at the time, a few minor flaws, Very Fine group

E. 500-750
500
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2321
c
U.S. Cover Balance. Five covers from 19th Century, best item is C.S.A. Memphis 5c Red (56X2) on cover to military address in Fredericksburg Va., cover faulty with corners missing but stamp is Fine with bottom sheet margin, a few Wells Fargo covers, also a group of inexpensive stamps, a few Canadian first day covers and some London 1980 sheets

E. 400-500
375
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2322
c
Fancy Cancels of Corry Pa. Five covers from 1866-71 incl. two Eagle and Shields, Flower, Bearded Man, and One-hump Camel, also a piece with pair of 3c Ultramarine (114) with Eagle and Shield strikes, Very Fine strikes overall

E. 500-750
425
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2323
 
Fancy Cancels. Twelve covers and five off cover, better incl. Diamond of Athol Mass., negative Diamond of Boston struck alongside 3c Rose (65), Eagle of St. Louis on 3c Bank Note, corner only of 3c entire with Heart, Diamond, Spade and Club of Adrian Mich., few other better, some faults, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
550
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2324
c
1902-08 Issue Alaska Territorial Uses. Nos. 304 and 319 on five covers, couple small flaws but overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 200-300
110
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2325
c
Transatlantic Covers. 15, incl. pair of No. 14 to Germany, pair of No. 36 to England, No. 71 to Germany, No. 77 to France (2), No. 77 to Germany, No. 78 to England, few Bank Notes, few stampless, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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2326
c
U.S. Postal Agency Siberia. Six covers, incl. 10c Washington-Franklin on registered cover with bold "A.E.F. Siberia Censored" boxed handstamp, another with small blue "A.E.F. Siberia Censored" boxed handstamp on Chinese Eastern-Siberian Railways corner card cover (scarce), third with "Alaskan -Siberian Navigation Co." straightline tying Scott No. 650, others, a couple with some minor corner wear, Very Fine group

E. 400-500
600
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2327
c
Cacheted U.S. Naval Covers. Approximately 90 illustrated Navy ship covers in a binder, largely 1930's with First Day cachets, first day of commission, "Shakedown" cruises, commemoratives incl. Roosevelt-themed, some are hand painted, huge variety of ships with some sunk during the war, also a group of unused Naval ship postcards and 10 unused Civil War Patriotic covers, overall a fascinating group that should be viewed to be appreciated

E. 500-750
700
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2328
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2328, Cover Group Lots and CollectionsFirst Day Cover Collection, 1922-26 Issues (551-570, 576/642), First Day Cover Collection, 1922-26 Issues (551-570, 576/642)First Day Cover Collection, 1922-26 Issues (551-570, 576/642). Complete for the flat plate series through the 50c value, largely complete from Scott 576-642 less a few rare coil items, several better covers after the 1922 series incl. No. 622 from North Bend O., also a few commemoratives incl. 614-16 on a single cover, a couple small flaws incl. No. 570 with some bends but overall Very Fine, a desirable and valuable collection, Scott Retail approximately $9,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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2329
c
First Day Cover Collection, 1920's to 1960's. Large collection housed in more than 20 binders, essentially complete from Scott 643 forward, incl. Presidentials to $5.00, a number of issues with duplication to show different cities, some illustrated, each cover enclosed in cellophane which causes some bending, overall Very Fine collection with some better covers, lot also incl. couple binders of plate blocks, sheets and panes worth mostly face value, inspection recommended

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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2330
c
First Day Covers. Over 1,000, mostly from the 1930s-1970s, a few later, the majority neatly arranged in Scott order, value in cacheted from the 1930s and 1940s, such as the Presidential series to $5.00 with Mellone cachet, matched sets of the Famous Americans, Farley souvenir sheets, etc., also later matched sets, the more modern incl. better such as $9.35 Express Mail in folder and some in presentation books, also a small number of Airport Dedication and Highway Post Office covers, Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
400
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2331
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2331, Cover Group Lots and CollectionsSmall Cover Balance, Small Cover BalanceSmall Cover Balance. Four items, with 3c Dull Red (26) on "Our hearts are with them" Patriotic cover, 3c Rose (65) on overall illustrated cover, 3c Ultramarine (114) pair on fancy cherub cover, and 3c Ultramarine (114) vertical strip of three on stationery to Canada, trivial cover faults, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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2332
c
Small Cover Balance. Two covers, No. 76 on 1866 folded letter from New Orleans to Barcelona, Spain, stamp with small tear, appears Fine, ex Hargest, second is 3c entire with Bee fancy cancel from Adrian Mich. to Detroit, a few corner tears and slight toning, appears Fine

E. 200-300
325
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2333
c
20th Century Cover Accumulation. Several hundred mostly war related from the early part of the century, much is from World War I, with A.P.O., soldier's mail from Europe and more, typical mixed condition

E. 400-500
500
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2334
c
Eclectic Cover Accumulation. Several hundred, most in sleeves with write-ups and price, wide range, incl. stampless, 19th Century stamped uses, 20th Century, with flight covers (incl. a few Worldwide), better stamps such as 1c Bluish Paper, a few earliest documented uses, a few others that may be earliest documented uses, and some "almost" earliest document uses, better stamps on cover such as No. 1 and $1.00 Columbian, a few off-cover items, the owner had high prices on many, some are undoubtedly wishful thinking, but some may be worthy of further study, we urge our clients to carefully inspect this lot to determine the true value, there is certainly enough obvious value to justify our conservative estimate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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2335
c
Cover Accumulation. Many hundreds (may be over 1,000), wide range, incl. various 19th Century uses, and a fair amount of 20th Century, incl. better commercial uses, Flight covers, First Day Covers (incl. better from 1930s and 1940s), some Back-of-Book and Possessions, inspection recommended

E. 750-1,000
850
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2336
c
Cover Balance. Nine items, incl. 1830 stampless "Easton. Pa." straightline datestamp on folded letter, 3c Rose (65) cameo, 2c Brown (113) advertising, a few Banknote covers incl. one use to New Zealand, 1886 S.S. Oregon wreck and No. 40L2 which doesn't originate, an eclectic group

E. 500-750
275
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2337
c
Cover Accumulation. Many hundreds, a range of 19th Century uses, 20th Century incl. both commercial and philatelic, FDC's with some better such as about 50 Milford hand-painted on Hunting Permit stamps, early postcards, some Back-of-Book and a few Possessions, mixed condition

E. 500-750
950
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2338
c
Postal History Balance. Album of covers housed in sleeves, range of uses from stampless thru 1870's, stampless incl. interesting group of straightlines used from Europe to London, stamped covers incl. variety of Civil War uses with illustrated Patriotics (both used and unused), Confederates incl. sheet-margin pair of No. 1 on on cover (defective), covers through Old Point Comfort to North late in the War, several soldier letters, others, mixed condition with some Fine, interesting group

E. 400-500
800
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2339
c
Postal History Balance. Small carton of unused and used post cards and covers, unused cards have colorful Revolutionary War themes, few better incl. No. 11A on illustrated machine shop cover, 1c Pan-American tied by expo machine cancel, some nice diamond thematics, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
850
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2340
c
Cover Balance, 1861-1900's. More than 20 covers, interesting group of Vermont illustrated and corner cards, No. 76 on illustrated train corner card cover (stamp faulty), couple Civil War Patriotics, four No. 65 covers with shield cancels, others, some with flaws, several are Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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2341
c
Postal History and Ephemera Balance. Various 19th and 20th Century covers, Columbian Expo Souvenir Cards and Tickets, Postmasters General free franks, revenues and documents, a few Confederate Bank Notes, and more, mixed condition

E. 200-300
700
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2342
c
Blood's Locals and Confederate States Covers. Over 20 covers carried by D.O. Blood & Co., most with (1c) stamp tied by acid, also 26 Confederate States covers, all but one with General Issue stamp(s) tied, mixed condition

E. 300-400
1,000
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