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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — Cover Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
158
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 158, Cover Group LotsThe Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case, Invented by Lewis Carroll, 1889, The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case, Invented by Lewis Carroll, 1889The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case, Invented by Lewis Carroll, 1889. Outer case with multi-color illustrated design of Alice holding a crying baby, Cheshire cat on back with Emberlin & Son imprint, folder enclosure which opens to reveal spaces for 12 stamps from -1/2d to 1s, also with "Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing" booklet by Carroll and envelope in which these pieces originated (faulty), Very Fine and fascinating stamp ephemera group, accompanied by an article by Patricia Kaufmann detailing the history of these cases

E. 300-400
110
159
c
Autograph Collection. Substantial collection in a single box, signatures are mostly on common first day covers from the 1930's-1960's, nearly all signed by a famous American, a detailed accounting accompanies listing more than 100 items including U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, Supreme Court Justices and cabinet members, we are not sure if every item on the list is present but we do note many of them and there are also a substantial number of people not on the list including generals, actors and actresses and other prominent people from the early to mid-20th Century, just a small sampling includes Woodrow Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, George C. Marshall, Felix Frankfurter, Earl Warren, Hugo Black and many others, most have a portrait from a newspaper affixed to the cover and the old tape used has stained or toned many of them so condition is very mixed, still a fascinating group with good resale potential, also includes a second box with cheap U.N. first day covers and other inexpensive material

E. 500-750
850
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160
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 160, Cover Group LotsFord Peace Expedition, 1915-16, Ford Peace Expedition, 1915-16Ford Peace Expedition, 1915-16. 20 covers, 16 sent to or from members of the Henry Ford Peace Expedition, most are franked with stamps from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, one with 1c-2c Pan-American Issue, many are addressed to William Tucker, including from Lewis A. Maverick, also one to prominent member Louis Lochner, finally four covers with corner cards from the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1919), mixed condition with opening faults on a few, Fine-Very Fine group, the Ford Peace Expedition was launched in 1915 in an effort to inspire an end to World War I, Ford chartered the ship Oscar II to sail to Scandinavia and invited prominent peace activists to join him, the "Peace Ship" was mocked in the press as the "Ship of Fools"

E. 400-500
400
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161
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 161, Cover Group LotsStampless Covers, 1792-1840s, Stampless Covers, 1792-1840sStampless Covers, 1792-1840s. Neatly mounted collection with detailed annotations in a single album, 24 stampless covers, earliest is 1792 with "New-York May 6" straightline to Philadelphia, then traces the various rate changes to the 1840's including two War of 1812 50% surcharge covers, a number of circular datestamps in red, some with slight soiling, overall Fine

E. 400-500
350
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162
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 162, Cover Group LotsWarren Taylor, aka. "Count Le Diable" or "Quincy Quiverly", Plymouth Vt, Warren Taylor, aka. "Count Le Diable" or "Quincy Quiverly", Plymouth VtWarren Taylor, aka. "Count Le Diable" or "Quincy Quiverly", Plymouth Vt. Collection of approximately 80 covers from the 1880's to early 1900's to or from Vermont, most addressed to stamp collector Warren (or Reuben) Taylor, approximately eight addressed to Taylor's nom de plume "Count Le Diable" or "Quincy Quiverly", range of items with return envelopes, postal entires and postal cards, including 2c 1869 Pictorial (113) from Plymouth Union to Sherbourne Vt., 6c Bank Note from U.S. Treasury in New York, several entires with Taylor's name printed in return address and one unused 1c postal card with printed "Count Le Diable" return address, Very Fine and interesting group, according to Postal History of Vermont, Taylor was a prankster and stamp collector from Plymouth

E. 500-750
575
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163
c
1851-57 Issue Cover Balance. Eleven, including strip of three of No. 7 and No. 9, one with No. 20 (perfs partly trimmed), pair of No. 10A, others single frankings of 1c 1851, mixed condition, few Fine

E. 200-300
350
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164
c
3c 1857-61 Issues on Cover (25, 26, 26A, 65). Almost 100 items, including No. 15L18 used on cover with No. 26 and illustrated tobacco ad on back, approximately 36 with No. 25, approximately similar number with No. 26A, range of different towns and cancels, mixed condition, few appear Fine, also with some enclosures from 1862 including one from New Harmony Ind., this lot has a tremendous catalogue value

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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165
c
Classic Covers to England. Eleven, including pair of No. 17; pair of 36B from East Cleveland O.; No. 78 from New York to London; pair of No. 114 from Providence R.I. to London then hand carried to Paris; No. 117 to Devon; No. 117 to Leeds; two covers each with pair of 3c Bank Note; two covers each with 6c Bank Note (one with fancy NYFM cancel, other circle of wedges), overall fresh and Very Fine group

E. 600-800
900
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166
c
U.S. Covers to Japan. 38 covers from 1870s to early 20th century, wide range of uses to various cities in Japan using Bank Notes, Columbians, Bureau Issues and more, few military ship destinations to the U.S.S. Monocacy, markings such as "Too Late" and rare partial Ty. Y1 Yokohama cancel with star in magenta, even a couple forwarded uses including 1904 St. Louis Exposition to Straits Settlements forwarded to Japan, some slightly mixed condition but mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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167
c
19th Century Covers. About 170, much is 3c 1851 and 3c 1861, with illustrated (including patriotics) and better cancels, range of other issues including a few stampless, mixed condition

E. 400-500
1,000
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168
c
Small Cover Balance. Approximately 20 covers, most are illustrated Patriotics from the Spanish-American War, also a couple Bank Note covers and two unused Lincoln Patriotics, mixed condition, some are Fine

E. 300-400
375
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169
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 169, Cover Group LotsPan American Union Postal History, 1894-1940's, Pan American Union Postal History, 1894-1940'sPan American Union Postal History, 1894-1940's. Approximately 70 covers, wide range of corner card or handstamped official designations, including Pan American Union and Organization of American States (successor to Pan American Union), also lots of consular mail including consulates or embassies of U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Columbia and Ecuador, foreign service and War Department mail, Very Fine and interesting collection, the Pan-American Union was formed in 1890 to promote cooperation among the countries of Latin America and the U.S., in 1948 it was reconstituted as the Organization of American States, Scott No. 895 was issued in 1940 to commemorate its 50th anniversary

E. 200-300
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170
c
Mostly 20th Century Covers. Three boxes filled with mostly first day covers from the 1930s to the 1980s, including some with blocks and some better cacheted, also flight covers and other philatelic including a few Antarctica expedition and space covers, some commercial including 19th Century and a group of documents, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
400
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171
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 171, Cover Group LotsWorld War II, Prisoner-of-War and Internee Mail, World War II, Prisoner-of-War and Internee MailWorld War II, Prisoner-of-War and Internee Mail. More than 60 items, most are from German internees but also some Japanese, wide range of markings with censor and internment handstamps, several illustrated, none are rare but still a Very Fine group

E. 500-750
900
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172
c
Cover Balance. Eclectic balance of more than 110 covers, interesting group of approximately 70 1920's 6c Garfield issues, including No. 558 First Day cover (Scott Retail $235.00), block of eight 6c Kansas on 1933 Graf Zeppelin Century of Progress cover, numerous foreign destinations including Papua, New Guinea, couple mixed frankings with foreign stamps, many others, an interesting group, remainder of the lot includes a number on Nutmeg lot cards, covers with 1-1/2 Kansas and 1-1/2c Nebraska used from Kansas, range of other covers from stampless to 20th Century, few First Days, etc., some faults but overall a Fine group

E. 500-750
450
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173
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 173, Cover Group LotsTelegraph Covers, Telegraph CoversTelegraph Covers. Large balance of nearly all stampless covers, many with ornate illustrated designs including American Telegraph in red and blue (two), New York & Mississippi Valley, O'Reilly's Pittsburgh, People's red handstamp, Vermont & Boston "modes of communication" (with the turtle beating a train), California State, House's Printing, also a number of other companies with corner cards but not illustrated, also three groups from Bain's, House's and Western Union, an interesting and desirable balance, most are ex Wilson Borne, each of these was at one time offered as an individual lot (or a group lot) in a Siegel auction with a total hammer price of more than $3,000, linked spreadsheet lists the prior lots so bidders can see full descriptions for each cover or group

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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