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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

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Category — Collections and Accumulations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2468
c
Corner Cards and Advertising Covers, 1850s-1902. Collection balance of corner card covers, including many illustrated and/or lithographed advertising designs, mostly relating to legal practices, 1850s includes three 3c entires, 1861-68 issues with seven 3c and two Black Jacks including three overall lithographed designs, Bank Note issues with 23 covers, mostly 1c-3c values and one with 15c, a few are Small Bank Notes and one 3c 1869, finally nine from the 1894-98 and 1902 Bureau Issues, mixed condition with cover or stamp faults to be expected, overall a Fine and colorful group

E. 400-500
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2469
c
Advertising Covers. Small carton of advertising covers, mostly from 1898 onwards though a few earlier such as 2c Black Jack on blind embossed bookseller's corner card, wide range of themes with several illustrated, overall Fine-Very Fine, also including some CDVs with a few hand colored and one tintype

E. 200-300
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2470
c
Classic Cover Balance. 25, including Boston 10c integral-rate circular datestamp dated June 20 (1846) and reportedly the earliest known use of this marking in red, No. 94 tied by Heart fancy cancel, No. 73 on cover, nice group of Bank Note covers such as 3c with negative "M" fancy cancel, 3c with Shield fancy cancel, 3c with purple Star, 3c with stovepipe fancy cancel, 15L14 used with No. 11, 87L35 tied on cover (stained), Abingdon Va. handstamp paid, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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2471
c
Classic Cover Balance. 20, includes No. 29 used to India, Nos. 71 and 65 on domestic cover, No. 119 to France, Nos. 71 and 15c grilled to France, No. 65 on illustrated ad cover for Eastman's Business College, three Patriotics, three cameo illustrated covers, 3c Justice (O27) on legal-size cover, seven Confederate items such as No. 1 on Southern Waverly Institute corner card (stamp lifted to show design), Farmville Female College illustrated cover, mixed condition with most faulty, still an interesting and diverse group

E. 750-1,000
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2472
c
Classic Cover Balance. 22, including No. 13 tied by red circular datestamp to San Francisco, two of No. 35 on cover from U.S. Marshal's office in Cal. to Guatemala (stamp added), No. 68 to Guatemala, 12c 1869 to France, another to England, many others, mixed condition, overall Fine

E. 500-750
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2473
c
Classic Cover Balance. Nice variety of covers in a single binder, more than 40 as well as about 15 postal cards, some are Worcester Mass. related, highlights include No. 1 pen cancelled from New York on 1848 folded letter, many stampless including 1870 depreciated currency cover from Turkey to New York, several free franks from Treasury Department including Secretary of the Treasury William H. Crawford in 1819, couple from Elisha Whittlesey who was also a Congressman, Rep. Selah R. Hobbie, others, a few illustrated Patriotics, mixed condition but much is Fine

E. 500-750
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2474
c
Classic Cover Balance. Four, including No. 9 on printed International Life Assurance Society cover to Lowell Mass., strip of three of No. 24 from Marblehead Mass. to Boston, Nos. 63 and 65 on cover from New York to Norwalk Conn. (3c small tear), last is Nos. 65 and 69 on cover to Lyon, France, beautiful condition and a Very Fine group, each with P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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2475
c
Classic Cover Balance. Three covers, including 10c 1847, large margins to clear and tied by red grid on cover from N.Y. to Vt., Nos. 97 and 114 on cover to Switzerland, No. 78 on cover to England, Fine-Very Fine, last with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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2476
c
Cover Balance. Several dozen, some 19th Century including stampless, much is 20th Century, including early postcards, flight and other event covers, illustrated, booklet panes uses, and more, much Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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2477
c
Cover Balance. 27 items, earlier including No. 37 on attractive cover to England, 3c Columbian on Chile entire with Columbian Exposition cachet and World's Fair machine cancel, No. 65 on red and blue Patriotic, Confederate turned cover, others, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
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2478
c
Cover Balance, Late 19th and 20th Century. 12 items, including four with Columbians such as 6c, 15c, 30c and 50c (all to Windsor, Ontario, Canada), three postcards and one cover with No. 367 used on First Day, 10c Panama-Pacific (400A) used with $1.00 Parcel Post on tag, few faults but mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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2479
c
Cover Balance to Hungary. Two items, first is No. 279B on cover from Puerto Rico to Hungary, second is No. 634 on 1931 $1.00 Hungary-American Ocean Flight post card sent to Budapest, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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2480
c
Fancy Cancels, Cover Balance. 24, including No. 73 tied by N.Y. "F" in Shield on drop rate cover, No. 65 tied by two strikes of negative Star of Boston, No. 65 tied by 6-bar Shield of Salem Mass., No. 94 tied by unusual Geometric of Bridgewater Mass., other better include unusual Geometric from Amherst Mass. (two covers), 1c Postal Card with "US/76" handstamp of Osceola Mills Pa., Shields from Burlington Ioa., Paterson N.J. and Attleborough Mass., Stars from West Hampton Mass. (with "UNION"), Windsor N.Y. and Jersey Shore Pa., two with green cancels, few unusual geometrics such as Saltsburgh Pa., Kingston Pa., Brooklyn N.Y. and Westerly R.I., few faults to be expected but overall the strikes are Very Fine, first four mentioned with P.F. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
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2481
c
Fancy Cancels, Cover Balance. Eight, all but one with No. 65, cancels include Anchor of Putnam Conn., Shield of Boston, negative "US" of Albany N.Y., unusual geometric of Cambridgeport Mass., two with "R" of Ridgefield Mass., No. 26 with Collinsville Conn. Axe, few faults but the strikes are all Extremely Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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2482
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2482, Collections and Accumulations20th Century Fancy Cancels, Cover Balance, 20th Century Fancy Cancels, Cover Balance20th Century Fancy Cancels, Cover Balance. 39 covers on individual sales/auction cards, issues range from mostly the 1920's and 1930's with many multi-stamp frankings, wonderful range of fancy cancels, including airplanes, anchors, Maltese crosses, mothers, hammers, crows, houses, sailboats, dollar signs, race cars, anchor, bird's feet, arrowheads, cow, Santa Claus, Lincoln and many others, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an outstanding assemblage of beautiful covers, these will all retail in the $150-$200+ range

E. 4,000-5,000
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2483
c
Cacheted First Day Covers. Approximately 50 covers in individual sales sleeves, most expensive is probably a plain C4 but others all show a cacheted design, range of issues with duplication of the stamps but not designs, couple nice Pony Express (894), lots of Navy (935), 5c-10c CIPEX sheets, others, many are unaddressed, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
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2484
c
Lincoln Campaign Covers. Three, including No. 26 with beardless Lincoln design used from Bath Me., detailed beardless Lincoln with Mendel imprint used with free frank and dated Sept. 15, 1860, No. 26 on Lincoln-Hamlin cover, also includes a Patriotic with No. 65 showing Douglas quote "there are no longer any parties, save these two--Patriots and Traitors", some wear, overall a Fine group

E. 400-500
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2485
c
Modern Commercial Mail. Several hundred covers, mostly 1940s-1960s, most to overseas destinations, including a large correspondence to Ethiopia, using a variety of regular, commemorative, and air post issues, other African destinations, some to South-East Asian countries, Middle East, Bulgaria, and more, some domestic uses, mostly special delivery or postage due, some from various foreign consulates in the U.S., and a few Senate free franks, we note several with the Presidential or Liberty series stamps, interesting group

E. 200-300
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2486
c
Valentines Collection. Album of approximately 35 Valentines, including many embossed designs with various stamps such as Nos. 7, 11A, 65, Bank Notes, some stampless, also some additional enclosures with one containing poem about "the expiring bride", also some other romantic enclosures, many of the enclosures are beautiful multicolor lace-style designs, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine, an attractive group

E. 2,000-3,000
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2486A
 
Understanding Transatlantic Mail, Volumes I-II. Two volume set by Richard F. Winter in pristine new condition, plus Winter's North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75, Very Fine and essential works for the postal history collector, both of the first two are out of print and Volume I is particularly hard to find (costs $200 or more from dealers)

E. 100-150
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