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Sale 1165 — Classic Bureau Issues featuring The Dr. Irvin Heimburger and Roger Brody Collections

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Category — 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
200
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 200, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.0050c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Vibrant color, tied by well-struck "U.S. German Sea P.O., Mar. 23" duplex cancel on blue cover to Paris, France, endorsed "Supplementary via 'Kronprinz Wilhelm'", reduced at left and bottom, some slight wear, still Very Fine, scarce Supplementary Mail use of the 50c 1902 Issue

E. 750-1,000
400
201
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 201, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.0050c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Used with 4c Orange Brown and 10c Yellow (334, 338), tied by target cancels, magenta "Sta. B, Milwaukee Wis. Registered Jun. 23, 1909" double-circle datestamp on cover to Philadelphia Pa., apparently used as a paste-up (no backstamps), Fine and rare commercial use of the 50c 1902 Issue and desirable mixed-issue franking with the Washington-Franklins, ex Siskin and Bilden, Scott Retail for 50c on cover

700
275
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202
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 202, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.0050c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Used with 8c, 10c and pair of 15c (306-307, 309) on parcel tag from Office of Assistant Treasurer N.Y. to Keeseville N.Y., receiving datestamp ties 8c which has perf faults at top, still a Fine and colorful four-value combination paying the postage on a package weighing two pounds 13 ounces

E. 300-400
375
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203
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 203, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.0050c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Used with 13c Purple Black (308), tied by bold strikes of Philadelphia Pa. ovals with purple registered Mar. 19, 1906 handstamp on 2c entire (U385) to Leipzig, Germany, New York registry label and backstamps, German receiving backstamp, Fine stamps on an attractive cover

700
400
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204
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 204, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.0050c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Tied by Philadelphia registry double oval, New York registry label on Sep. 18, 1908 linen package front to Frankfurt, Germany from a coin dealer in Philadelphia, stamp with thinning at upper left, still Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail for full cover $700.00

E. 200-300
700
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205
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 205, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Used with 5c and 10c Louisiana Purchase (326-327), tied by New York registry ovals, New York registry label on Dec. 2, 1904 large blue cover to Belfast, Ireland, magenta Station P datestamps front and back, Mosle Brothers P.O. Box ovals, 5c and 10c slight perf faults from placement near edge of cover, still Very Fine and scarce, a striking combination of the $1.00 1902 Issue and Louisiana Purchase stamps on cover to Ireland, Scott Retail for $1.00 on cover

1,500
0
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206
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 206, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Tied by multiple blurry strikes of Boston Mass. duplex datestamp (appears to be Apr. 12, 1904) on large blue registered cover to Naples, Italy, Dunning correspondence, Naples backstamp, noted as #3 in a group sent at the same time, some light staining and stamp with creases and small scrapes, appears Fine, H.W. Dunning & Co. was a tour operator specializing in trips to the Middle East, Dr. Dunning was previously a professor at Yale University and taught courses in Arabic as well as other languages, other covers from this correspondence are known to Beirut and Jerusalem

E. 500-750
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207
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 207, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Used with 6c Claret and 8c Violet Black (305-306), all tied by bold strikes of New York registered double ovals, Sep. 14, 1905? registered utility label on dark buff large piece of package front to a bank in Milwaukee Wis., "From Am. Ex. Nat'l Bank New York" handstamp at top, Very Fine and attractive use of the $1.00 1902 Issue paying 53-times the 2c rate plus 8c registered fee for a transfer of currency, ex "Cheshire", Scott Retail $1,500.00 for full cover

E. 400-500
225
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208
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 208, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Used with 8c Violet Black and vertical pair 10c Pale Red Brown (306-307), tied by bold strikes of Wall Street New York station double ovals on large piece of blue linen-lined registered package front to Baltimore, purple New York Trust Co. three-line handstamp, Fine use paying 60-times the 2c rate plus 8c registry fee, Scott Retail for $1.00 on full cover $1,500.00

E. 400-500
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209
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 209, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Centered to left, tied by lightly struck "Boston Mass. Mar. 3, 1907" duplex datestamp and oval grid on greenish-blue linen-lined folded package wrapper to Jerusalem, Palestine, H. W. Dunning & Co.'s purple return-address handstamp at top, two faint waterstains at sides and minor wear along folds, adhesive residue on back only

A FINE AND TRULY OUTSTANDING SINGLE-FRANKING USE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE, PAYING THE 40-TIMES U.P.U. RATE TO PALESTINE.

H. W. Dunning & Co. was a tour operator specializing in trips to the Middle East. Dr. Dunning was previously a professor at Yale University and taught courses in Arabic as well as other languages.

A similar but somewhat lesser-quality cover to the same addressee (forwarded to Beirut) realized $4,250 hammer in the first Brody sale held by Shreves. To the best of our knowledge, these two covers are the only examples of the $2.00 on mail to Palestine among the seven recorded on cover or piece.

Ex "Cheshire"

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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210
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 210, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$1.00 Black, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 313), $1.00 Black, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 313)$1.00 Black, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 313). Two choice singles of the $5.00, pair and single of the $1.00, used with 8c, two 10c and 50c values (306-307, 310), all tied by New York registry oval cancels, New York registry label on large piece of package front, couple trivial flaws on the lower denomination stamps, Very Fine and beautiful piece with multiple copies of both the $5.00 and $1.00, this paid the postage on a parcel that weighed more than eight pounds, with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for just the used stamps as singles is more than $1,700.00

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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211
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 211, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$1.00 Black, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 312, 313), $1.00 Black, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 312, 313)$1.00 Black, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 312, 313). $1.00 pair, $2.00 wide natural s.e., $5.00 well-centered, used with two 10c Pale Red Brown and 50c Orange (307, 310), tied by oval cancels, purple "Nahiku, Ter. of Hawaii" straightline handstamp with manuscript "2/17/04" date, purple "Registered" handstamp at lower left on front of canvas wrapper "From N.E. Lemmon, Nahiku, Hawaii, Bird's Nest Fern" and addressed to "Mr. David Francis, St. Louis, Mo.", black St. Louis receiving datestamp, registry numbers in pen and handstamp, 10c and 50c defective, dollar values are sound and overall Fine

A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION OF THE THREE 1902 DOLLAR VALUES, PAYING A LEGITIMATE POSTAL RATE FROM HAWAII, USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SENDING TROPICAL PLANTS FOR EXHIBITION AT THE 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF BOTH THE $2.00 AND $5.00.

This canvas wrapper enclosed a parcel of tropical plants, the Bird's Nest Fern, sent by N. E. Lemmon to David R. Francis, President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company. It is one of the few recorded covers with a complete set of 1902 dollar values, the only known non-philatelic use and the earliest documented use of both the $2.00 and $5.00. The Hawaiian origin for 1902 dollar values is also believed to be singularly represented by this example. This is a 20th Century cover of the greatest rarity and postal history significance and a highlight of the Brody collection

E. 10,000-15,000
7,500
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212
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 212, 1902-08 Issue: Covers, 50c-$5.00$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (312-313), $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (312-313)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (312-313). Singles of each, $5.00 natural s.e. at right, deep rich colors and choice centering, tied by New York registry ovals, New York registry label on manila Oct. 3, 1904 complete cover to Lucerne, Switzerland, New York foreign registry double oval confirming date, Lucerne receiving backstamp, both stamps with tiny corner perf flaw, slightly reduced at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE USE OF THE TWO TOP VALUES OF THE 1902 ISSUE ON A COMPLETE COVER TO SWITZERLAND. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BRODY COLLECTION.

There are fewer than ten known uses of each of the $2.00 and $5.00 values on covers or large portions of parcel pieces. This combination of the two, used alone on a complete cover to an overseas address, is of the greatest rarity.

Ex "Cheshire"

E. 10,000-15,000
7,500
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