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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — 20th Century Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
911
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 911, 20th Century Issues$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
500
912
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 912, 20th Century Issues$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
400
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913
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 913, 20th Century Issues$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. 400-500
225
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914
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 914, 20th Century Issues2c Carmine, Ty. I (319), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (319)2c Carmine, Ty. I (319). Tied by "St. Paul Minn. Jun. 20, 1905" machine cancel on mourning bordered cover to Milton Mass., cover was singed and damaged in the Central Railroad June 21, 1905 Mentor O. train wreck, it was placed into a Post Office Dept. legal-size envelope with a slip stating the occurrence of the wreck and sent on to its addressee (both of these pieces accompany the cover), larger cover opened roughly at right with faults, Fine and fascinating artifacts from this infamous wreck of the 20th Century Limited, which cost 21 people their lives

E. 300-400
160
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915
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 915, 20th Century Issues1902 Issue Cover Balance, 1902 Issue Cover Balance1902 Issue Cover Balance. Three covers offered as individual lots in the Brody sale, first No. 319 used with 10c Louisiana Purchase (327), New York registry label on "Samples of Mdse" package front to Argentina, some light staining and creases including thru the 10c, Fine appearance, second with No. 319F on unsevered German return postal card to Konitz, Germany, first side to Ellenora with stamps from Germany, France, Togo and Kamerun, Very Fine, third with No. 300 tied by "U.S. Postal Sta. Shanghai, China, Jan. 13" duplex datestamp on nautical illustrated postcard to Sonoro, Mexico, Seattle transit backstamp, Very Fine use from China to Mexico via the U.S. mainland

E. 500-750
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916
c
1902-08 Issue Postal History Group. 22 items, neatly mounted on album pages plus two on lot cards, including No. 300 used from Shanghai, 300 vertical pair with severely shifted perfs (almost thru center) with P.F. certificate, 303 accepted diagonal bisect with Weiss certificate, 304 with German Sea Post use, 304 on overall advertising cover, 306 on Dept. of Interior legal cover, 307-309 single frankings, plus more, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
450
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917
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 917, 20th Century Issues1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Used with 4c, 5c and 15c 1902 Issue (304, 305, 309), tied by oval registry cancels and San Francisco Jul. 18, 1904 duplex datestamp on large cover to Zurich, Switzerland, reduced at left clear of 1c stamp, few small stamp flaws, still Fine and attractive franking

E. 300-400
160
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918
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 918, 20th Century Issues1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Tied by "New York Reg." ovals on registered cover to New York, red "New York N.Y. Oct. 4, 1904" Reg. No.___" three-line datestamp, registry markings on back, light vertical file fold at left well away from stamps, Very Fine and colorful

E. 400-500
300
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919
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 919, 20th Century Issues5c Jamestown (330), 5c Jamestown (330)5c Jamestown (330). Two covers, each with imprint and plate no. strip of three of 1c and 5c Jamestown (328, 330), first with bottom positions, second with top positions, used from Chicago Ill. to Toronto, Canada, both dated 1907, minor wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
450
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920
c
U.S. Postal Agency in Siberia, 1917-1919. Nine covers or cards, including two incoming, one "forerunner" from 1917 to American Council in Vladivostok and 1919 from U.S.S. Brooklyn with original contents from brother, five with U.S. Postal Agency cancel, two stampless, all with proper censor marking, last two including one from U.S. soldier carried outside mails but censored from "Archangel, Russia" (part of the smaller "Polar Bear Expedition") and another from British solider in Vladivostok, slightly mixed condition but mostly Fine or better

E. 500-750
650
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921
c
U.S.S. Relief -- First U.S. Hospital Ship. Over 55 covers from 1922-1946, interesting array of items mostly philatelic, bearing different cancels where the ship was stationed including Guantanamo Bay, New York, Culebra, Long Beach, San Pedro, even "2nd Maneuvers, Macon at Sea", plus many more, many others highlighting certain events including 1933 Clara Barton cachet signed by Chief Nurse and Jun. 7, 1946 last day of postal service (ship decommissioned a few days later on Jun. 11), plus some additional articles and newspaper clippings, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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922
c
1938 Presidential Series Postal History Collection. Many thousands of covers, most neatly housed and organized in albums, some loose, impressively large array of material covering all aspects of "Prexie" collecting, we notice numerous advertising covers (arranged by topics), different uses such as censored, air post, special delivery, illegal revenue use, multiples on cover, multiple country combinations, single frankings such as 7c, odd destinations including Cameroun, British Guiana, Trinidad, Iceland, etc., even two "undercover covers" (from and to) P.O. Box 1663 in Santa Fe which were part of the Manhattan Project, covers addressed to famous individuals such as Ronald Reagan as an actor, and much more, mostly Fine-Very Fine, a rare offering in this volume with numerous covers that easily range from $5.00 to a couple hundred each in a dealer's stock

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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923
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 923, 20th Century Issues1938 Presidential Issue, Covers to South Africa, 1938 Presidential Issue, Covers to South Africa1938 Presidential Issue, Covers to South Africa. Nine censored airmail covers from 1942, each with multiple stamps from 10c-30c denominations plus one with a 4c stamp, several have stamps from other issues as well, each with censor seal at left, mostly "Examined By", some typical edge flaws, overall Fine and colorful group of censored covers

E. 500-750
275
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924
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 924, 20th Century Issues3c Win the War, 5c United Nations Conference (905, 928), 3c Win the War, 5c United Nations Conference (905, 928)3c Win the War, 5c United Nations Conference (905, 928). Each on elaborate Dorothy Knapp hand drawn add-on cachet, first with rubber handstamp address to Rubie Sharon in Hermosa Beach Cal., the second unaddressed, each with clear Knapp signature, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
550
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