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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Postal History Collections and Accumulations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4240
c
Advertising Covers. 68, better incl. No. 11A with all-over railroad map, No. 65 with purple Louisville and New Orleans Steamer, No. 64b with illustrated Minne-Ha-Ha Falls, No. 65 depicting bookstore, few other interesting, some nice turn of the century and early 20th Century designs, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
4241
c
Advertising and Corner Card Accumulation. Easily over a few hundred covers, mainly from the 1880s-1930s, with both advertising with all-over examples and corner cards showing a vast array of topics incl. hotels, products, services among much more, condition slightly mixed but some better items noticed, Fine, worthy of inspection

E. 300-400
550
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4242
c
Advertising Covers. 20 examples from 1888-1908, two of which are postcards, interesting topics such as books, cattle, cheese or fruit, machinery, and more, a few to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and even one to Russia, an attractive grouping, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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4243
c
Mostly Advertising Covers. Nine items, incl. No. 279B on Burgess Bros. bicycle repair and gun shop advertising design, No. 206 on saddlery manufacturer's illustrated cover depicting a building, 3c Bank Note on cover with elaborate four-panel design on back for St. Louis Exposition, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 200-300
0
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4244
c
Bisects Balance. Nine covers with bisects, all apparently accepted as postage, highlights incl. No. C10 on first day of new 5c rate, postcard with No. 323 two bisects from same stamp on same cover with imprint and plate no. pair of same to Germany, one from St. Thomas, one from Guatemala and one from Canada, overall Very Fine and interesting group

E. 200-300
300
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4245
c
College Covers. Nine, incl. No. 26 with part right imprint and Spencertown Academy corner card, No. 26 with blue Wesleyan Female College cameo design, 3c Nesbitt with elaborately illustrated Bordentown Female College design, No. 210 with blue illustrated Fryeburg Academy design, generally faults but still an interesting group

E. 200-300
250
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4246
c
Cover Balance, 19th Century. 17 covers plus one front only, incl. nice group of Columbians such as 235-238 and 240, No. 148 on legal-size, No. 159 to Nova Scotia, No. 28 from Washington D.C. to Richmond Va., 1c 1857 on folded printed circular, also O60 on reduced cover from Washington D.C. to Texas, another O60 on cover front only, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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4247
c
Postal History Accumulation. Filling a bit more than a box, wide variety of material from stampless, fancy cancels, Official mail, Special Delivery, Registry-stamped covers, Official Seals, Patriotic (Civil War, Spanish-American and WWI), better First Days, U.S. used in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Philippines, Trans-Mississippi Issue and much more, some with original retail values from a few dollars each to over $100.00, mixed condition but usually Fine or better, a highly saleable lot worthy of close inspection

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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4248
c
Postal History Accumulation. Many hundreds, some interesting Bank Note covers, with uses to Egypt, incl. U.S. Naval Forces at Alexandria, Postage Dues uses incl. 5c Parcel Postage Due used on incoming parcel label from Great Britain, RPOs, postcards, auxiliary markings and more, from an old-time estate, worth a close look

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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4249
c
Postal History on Auction Lot Cards. Over 50 items on original auction lot cards from the 1980s, incl. Kaufmann, Siegel, Steve Ivy, Fox, Feldman, Stampazine and others, an eclectic mix of interesting better items, mostly Fine or better, the realized prices easily exceed our estimate

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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4250
c
Postal History Interesting Group. Wide ranging group, some better material mixed in incl. 1847 5c, 65c-$2.60 Zeppelin set on individual covers, some better stampless, fractional currency, a few Confederate covers (incl. faulty No. 5), Military Telegraph covers from 1860s, used WWII and Spanish-American patriotic covers, FDCs from 1930s-40s incl. China Resistance, Baseball and National Parks Issues, and more, mixed condition

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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4251
c
Cover Balance, 1847-69. 36, incl. No. 1 with pen cancel from Rochester N.Y. to Ohio, three with green cancels (11A, 26 and 114), 35 strip of three to France, No. 68 to Canada, No. 73 on back of photo, No. 112 on U.S. Internal Revenue legal-size semi-official imprint cover, few better cancels, few faults, many Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 600-800
950
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4252
c
Cover Balance. Ten items, incl. three of No. 9 tied overlapping on cover (stamps lifted and hinged in place), 10A tied by black grid and red Alexandria Va. circular datestamp on Oct. 1851 folded letter, No. 11 tied by "Paid" in grid cancel of Bucksport Me., No. 26 tied by "Fort Scott K.T. Aug. 6" circular datestamp and used to New York, 1901 postcard with international machine cancel on "(Unmailable") postcard, 2c Columbian tied by Barry experimental machine cancel on cover, 1889 territorial use from Tempe Ariz., also CSA Canton Miss "Paid 5" on repaired cover, some faults, still an interesting and diverse group

E. 500-750
325
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4253
c
U.S. Postal History Interesting Lot. 53 covers in an album, mostly consisting of Pan-American Issue uses incl. advertising, foreign destinations such as India and Europe incl. return corner card from Mexico but mailed from Nogales Arizona to France, various cancels and more, a few Panama-Pacific covers, a couple Alaska postmarks, each bought individually for as much as $200, with original descriptions accompanying, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,100
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4254
c
Cover Balance, 1870's onwards. 66 covers or cards, starting with the Bank Notes and going thru back-of-book, better items incl. No. 150 to France, No. 205 to Cuba, No. 216 to Russia, Nos. 219, 234 and 237 on 2c entire to Bulgaria, three used from Bell & Co. of Orangeburg N.Y., No. E1/210 combination cover, No. C5 on first flight from Los Angeles to Seattle, five Farley souvenir sheets on first days, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine and diverse group

E. 500-750
600
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4255
c
Postal History Balance. Seven covers, with 12c F. Grill to England, three 3c Banknotes on illustrated sewing machine covers (one to Hawaii), and three Territorials (1886 Britton, Dakota, manuscript Bears Mouth, Montana, 1889 Moab, Utah to Sweden), Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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4256
c
Large Cover Accumulation. Filling three boxes, quite a bit is more common material such as cheap early covers, modern FDCs and United Nations, although there is bound to be better items mixed in, some mixed condition but mostly Fine, worth a look

E. 200-300
550
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4257
c
United States and Worldwide Covers. Some better 1890 Small Bank Note uses, incl. overseas destinations, early postcards, various other 20th Century, Worldwide incl. Trucial States commercially used on covers to the U.S., also some off-cover stamps, mixed condition

E. 200-300
325
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4258
c
Eclectic Postal History Accumulation. Hundreds of covers incl. groupings from Ill., Md., Va. and S.C. with various usages such as stampless and advertising, there is a Pa. family correspondence, Union Soldier letters incl. patriotic covers and stationery, unused patriotic covers, WWII patriotic covers, 1930s FDCs incl. Presidential series with the dollar values, 1864 "Bounties for Volunteers" poster from Pa. and even some mint sheets incl. $1.00, some mixed condition

E. 200-300
900
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4259
 
Ephemera and Correspondences. Carton of well-organized items, incl. 1798 SFL by botanist Almyer B. Lambert, 1876 stock certificate signed by early black pioneer William O. Bush, 1813 letter by David Parish re secret departure from New York by Gen. Moreau living in N.J. as exile from Napoleon, few letters sent to Rollin Kirby, folded letter from Frederic Tudor from Havana to Boston, few Mormon papers relating to Zollinger, a diverse group

E. 200-300
0
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4260
 
Ephemera Lot. Odd box of advertisements, documents, an old Scott album, stamp tools, and even a Jan. 1805 New York Herald newspaper

E. 150-200
170
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4261
c
20th Century Covers with Fancy Cancels. 80 covers (one is a card) used from 1921-34 (most are 1928-30), incl. 79 different cancels which are notable for the quality of the strikes, virtually all registered uses, many better incl. apples with negative "TON" of Appleton Wis., hatchets, bears, baseballs, witch on a broom used Oct. 31, numerous others, some small faults here and there, Very Fine and desirable group

E. 500-750
1,100
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4262
c
First Flight and First Day Covers. A few hundred mostly different, mainly from the 1920s-1940s, flight covers incl. a Pioneer, early government flights, three No. C3 on May 15 first flight covers, Zeppelins incl. each of the Graf Zeppelins on a matched set of flown cover or cards, some Canadian and German flights, the value of the first day covers is primarily early Air Post, incl. Nos. C4-C6 on matched Worden-addressed covers, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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4263
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4263, Postal History Collections and AccumulationsGun Advertising Covers, Gun Advertising CoversGun Advertising Covers. Two, first is for Remington Guns & Rifles depicting woman with a shotgun with No. 279B used from and in Cleveland O. and addressed to the George Worthington Co.; second is for DuPont Sporting Powders depicting a grouse with permit from Auburn Me. to Augusta Me., both with text on back, some slight edgewear, Very Fine pair of covers

E. 300-400
200
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4264
c
Spanish-American War. Ten covers, incl. No. 273 from New York to Cuba with "Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War" label, rest are patriotics incl. three all-over flag designs, other better incl. 5c Pan-American on multicolored Commander Watson and sailor design to Germany, some faults, overall Fine group

E. 300-400
200
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4265
c
Spanish-American War Patriotics. 25, various designs incl. warship with eagle and flags, various flags incl. Camp Cuba Libre, Camp George H. Thomas, couple are Civil War used in 1898, some slight edgewear, overall Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

E. 200-300
200
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4266
c
Stampless Covers. 23, better uses incl. five railroad incl. Concord & Montreal and Eastern, nine inbound to U.S. with various markings, one to Sardinia, nice group of Ship markings, several with photos of the ships that carried them, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
550
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4267
c
Stampless Covers. 18, incl. fantastic strike of the Huntsville Ala. negative "10" with Stars (some waterstaining to cover), beautiful strike of negative "5" in circle of Holidaysburg Pa., large "Paid 10" in red from Newton Falls O., nice use from Port Lavaca Tex. to Mo., U.S. Express Mail with small "5" handstamp (turned use), some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
650
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4268
c
Stampless Lot. About 100 covers or folded letters in two cover albums mainly focused around the South with a focus on Va., Ga. and S.C. from the early 1800s-1850s or so, a few better strikes noticed incl. Savannah in red and black, Fine

E. 200-300
1,300
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4269
c
Valentines. Four with original enclosures plus one Valentine and one enclosure, one with 1c No. 264, others with 2c from the same series, the covers are embossed, enclosures are elaborate multicolored with lace, some faults, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 150-200
100
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4270
c
20th Century Covers. Best three are No. 457 guide line pair and single on registered cover from Annapolis Md. to Philadelphia, No. 546 used in New York, No. 518 on cacheted Zeppelin cover, also incl. group of Revenues used as postage, Very Fine, first two with certificates

E. 400-500
750
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4271
c
World War I Related. Over 500 items, incl. 163 patriotic cards (96 used and 67 unused), 18 domestic soldiers' letters, 37 pieces of A.E.F. mail, also 38 A.E.F. items with hotel corner cards used in various cities incl. two in Cairo, 73 full-color photocards with descriptions on back showing a wide range of subjects and places, nice group of picture postcards of political and military leaders, also some various collateral items, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine, a fantastic and well-organized group

E. 400-500
550
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4272
c
World War II Related. Approximately 675 items, incl. 391 used patriotics, virtually all different incl, some from servicemen and some quite colorful, also group of 139 Navy-related with colorful hand-drawn cachets with various ships incl. nice group of submarines, another group of 107 with nice cachets incl. subjects such as keel laying, few small faults to be expected, overall a fresh and Fine-Very Fine and fascinating group

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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