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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Bank Note and Later Issues Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1307
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1307, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A), 1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Vertical pair, bright color, clearly-defined grills, tied by "New-York P.O. May ?" circular datestamps on cover to Jersey City N.J., neat "Due 1" in circle handstamp, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce use of the 1c I Grill, Scott value $750.00 as two off cover singles

E. 300-400
350
1308
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1308, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Tied by circle of wedges cancel with "Springfield Mass. Feb. 15" (1873) rimless circular datestamp on overall gray lithographed illustrated insurance advertising cover, addressed to New Haven Conn., wonderful poignant design for the Agency of the Guardian Mutual Life Insurance Company, depicting a guardian angel hovering over a grieving mother and daughter and "this policy 5000" draped over a rock, blue agent's oval datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, one of the most spectacular insurance advertising designs we have encountered, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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1309
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1309, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Two, rich color, tied by crossroads cancels, "New Orleans La. Dec. 3" (1875) circular datestamps on blue folded letter to Marseilles, France, red "New York Paid Dec. 8" exchange office circular datestamp, various French transits including boxed "P.D." handstamp, Very Fine, apparent overpayment of the 9c rate, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
250
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1310
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1310, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Well-centered, tied by red cork and by matching "Baltimore Md. Aug. 25 9PM" (1871) circular datestamp on cover to Rome, Italy and forwarded to Albano, red New York exchange office circular datestamp, four backstamps including Albano and three different Rome, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
170
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1311
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1311, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Used with pair 2c Red Brown and single 6c Carmine (146, 148), tied together by four strikes of Leaf fancy cancel with "Bristol R.I. Apr. 28" (1873) circular datestamp on bright buff cover to Callao, Peru, red "New York 12 Apr. 30" credit datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine cover paying the 22c rate to Peru, with 1989 and 2016 P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
2,000
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1312
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1312, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Two singles, tied by bold boxed cancels, "Boston Mass. May ?" circular datestamp on cover to Erie Pa. with overall light gray advertisement for Henry Mayo & Co.'s fish cannery with illustration of whale capture, top stamp small tear at top and cover reduced at left slightly into design, still Very Fine, scarce depiction of a whale, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
200
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1313
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1313, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Used with 1c Dark Ultramarine, 2c Vermilion and 3c Blue Green (182, 183, 207), tied by New York oval registry cancels on 1881 cover to Aiken S.C., bold violet "Registered Branch F New York P.O. No. 1, 1881" boxed handstamp, Extremely Fine, a lovely four-color Bank Note franking, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
200
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1314
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1314, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Tied by purple "Paris Ky. Aug. 16" circular datestamp and target on Handmade Sour Mash and Pure Bourbon Whisky two-part illustrated advertising cover to Circleville O., matching "Due 3 cts." and 3c Brown, Postage Due (J3) at bottom right tied by quartered cork handstamp, 1879 docketing at left, missing part of top flap, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
325
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1315
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1315, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color and well-centered, tied by target cancel with "South Acworth N.H. Oct. 19 1886" circular datestamp on cover to Bristol N.H. with The Cummings Cocker Spaniel Kennel illustrated design, wonderfully detailed depiction of duck hunting and two retrieving dogs, lake and rowboat, reverse with extensive advertisement for services and sales offered by the kennel, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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1316
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1316, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Cancelled by oval grid with "Toledo O Aug. 27, 1888" duplex circular datestamp on "We Sell Lion Coffee" illustrated advertising cover to Minneapolis Minn., outstanding design depicting a lion with massive mane, slightly reduced at right not affecting any aspect of the cover, Very Fine, Lion Coffee was established in 1864 and was in business until the 1970s, in 1979 the trademark was purchased and today it operates out of Hawaii

E. 200-300
475
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1317
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1317, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers1c-8c Columbian (230-236), 1c-8c Columbian (230-236)1c-8c Columbian (230-236). Each tied by exposition duplex machine cancel on cover, 1c and 2c on Columbian entires with illustration of Columbus half dollar coin at left (1c unaddressed), 3c with same half-dollar design on Mexico, 2 Centavos blue on buff embossed entire (unaddressed), 4c on cover with Magnus two-panel illustrated Civil War Patriotic design, 5c and 8c on Hotel Bismark corner card covers, 6c on "Arms of Connecticut" illustrated cover, also includes two postal cards and a legal-size 4c on 2c entire to Berlin, Germany (significant edge faults), overall Fine-Very Fine and colorful group all with exposition cancels, Scott value just for the cancels on cover, without regard to the illustrated designs or Mexico entire is $1,625.00, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 750-1,000
400
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1318
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1318, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Tied by "World's Fair Sta. Chicago Ill. Jun. 1, '93 4-PM" exposition duplex cancel on cover to Dublin, Ireland, with "On Her Britannic Majesty's Service" imprint at top, flap with blue embossed "Royal Commission Chicago Exhibition" shield and crown seal, Dublin receiving backstamp, Very Fine, Scott value for domestic cover with the exposition duplex is $550.00

E. 400-500
325
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1319
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1319, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Tied by partly clear strike of U.S.-German Sea Post Office duplex datestamp on printed cover to Stockholm, Sweden, "VIA ENGLAND." handstamp, 1893 receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at top, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1320
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1320, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Tied by "World's Fair Station Sep. 15, 1893 4-PM" exposition machine cancel on "Hotel Bismark" corner card cover addressed to World's Fair Post Office in Chicago, Very Fine, Scott value $700.00

E. 300-400
325
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1321
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1321, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Tied by "World's Fair Station Nov. 23, 1893 2-30P" exposition machine cancel on cover addressed to the World's Columbian Exposition, World's Fair Station Chicago backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, Scott value $1,250.00

E. 400-500
450
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1322
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1322, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Tied by "World's Fair Station Sep. 15, 1893 4-PM" exposition machine cancel on "Hotel Bismark" corner card cover addressed to World's Fair Post Office in Chicago, Very Fine, Scott value $1,750.00

E. 500-750
650
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1323
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1323, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers1c-5c Columbian, Cover Balance, 1c-5c Columbian, Cover Balance1c-5c Columbian, Cover Balance. Four attractive covers, including 5c to Frankfurt, Germany with fancy printed return address, with 2013 P.F. certificate, 2c and 3c also to Germany, other two are illustrated domestic uses including 1c on a beautiful dairy advertising cover and 2c on a carriage and wagon corner card cover, fresh and Very Fine group

E. 300-400
160
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1324
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1324, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers1c-10c Columbian entires (U348-U351), 1c-10c Columbian entires (U348-U351)1c-10c Columbian entires (U348-U351). Each cancelled by exposition duplex handstamp, addressed to New York, 5c and 10c with different silver and gold foil medallion stickers at top left, depicting two designs each including Columbus, 2c with gum stain at top left of cover where a label was removed, overall Very Fine, Scott value $1,035.00

E. 400-500
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1325
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1325, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Vignette shifted upward, tied by "Buffalo N.Y. May 1, 1901" Pan-American Exposition First Day machine cancel on magnificent multicolored Exposition cover addressed to Prof. M. Loewy in Hoboken N. J., three different exposition labels applied to cover (one tied), neat "Hoboken N. J. May 2, 1901 Rec'd" backstamp, minor toning and edge flaws

A SPECTACULAR FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE, CANCELLED AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION IN BUFFALO AND BEAUTIFULLY ADORNED WITH EXPOSITION LABELS.

Of the approximately 61 recorded First Day covers for this issue, only 13 are on Exposition stationery. Of these, only four have tied Exposition labels. This is certainly one of the finest recorded examples of this issue.

Ex Dr. Martin and Price. With 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1326
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1326, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Tied by "Louisville Ky. May 1 7-PM 1901" machine cancel on First Day cover to local address, receiving backstamp, small piece of top flap missing causing nick at upper left of cover, otherwise Fine, Scott value $2,500.00

E. 400-500
300
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1327
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1327, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Horizontal pair, s.e. at top, tied by "Buffalo N.Y. Transit May 1 01" circular datestamp on multicolored First Day Exposition cover to Epsom N.H., May 2 receiving backstamp, few small cover flaws also affecting right stamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce illustrated First Day cover with a pair, of the approximately 61 recorded First Day covers for this issue, fewer than 15 are on Exposition covers, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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1328
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1328, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers$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.

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" and Brody

E. 7,500-10,000
6,000
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1329
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1329, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Horizontal pair tied by “Shanghai China Postal Sta. 1904” duplex datestamp (Frajola Ty. 14) on cover to Seattle, San Francisco (Dec. 31) and Seattle (Jan. 2) backstamps, cover with small tear at top not affecting stamp or markings, Fine, believed to be the latest known use of this Shanghai postmark type, previously recorded from February-November 1904, when it was replaced by a similar duplex with the year date expressed by only one numeral (Frajola Ty. 16)

E. 200-300
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1330
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1330, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers13c Purple Black, 15c Olive Green (308-309), 13c Purple Black, 15c Olive Green (308-309)13c Purple Black, 15c Olive Green (308-309). Blocks of four, each with one straight edge, tied by "New York N.Y. Sta. R Jan. 8 1909" duplex datestamp and oval grid on Chancery Office corner card registered cover addressed locally, light fold at left clear of stamps, Very Fine and striking, a most unusual use of higher denomination blocks of the 1902 Issue, ex Dr. Martin, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
250
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1331
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1331, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers3c Deep Violet, Imperforate (345), 3c Deep Violet, Imperforate (345)3c Deep Violet, Imperforate (345). Horizontal pair with part imprint and plate no. 4927 at bottom, tied by "Milwaukee Wis. Nov. 30 1909" machine cancel on cover to Halle, Germany, Wisconsin 1909 Christmas seal affixed at left, fresh and Extremely Fine, a lovely use

E. 300-400
225
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1332
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1332, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484). Horizontal block of eight with centerline, used with 2c White Plains (629) and 1c Parcel Post (Q1), all stamps cancelled or tied by "San Francisco Cal/ Ferry" oval handstamp on 1926 special delivery/registered mail cover to Oakland Cal., purple "Found in ordinary mail" straightline, San Francisco and Oakland backstamps (Dec. 13 and 14), Extremely Fine and colorful cover which is actually franked with the correct postage (2c first-class mail plus 10c registration and 15c special delivery)

E. 300-400
160
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1333
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1333, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668), 1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668)1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668). Complete set, used with 5c Nebraska (674), tied by "Washington D.C. May 1, 1929 12 PM" duplex cancels on First Day Air Mail cover addressed to Hon. E.J. Fulton in Washington D.C, 8c with light crease, Very Fine

1,500
300
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1334
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1334, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers10c Booker T. Washington (873), 10c Booker T. Washington (873)10c Booker T. Washington (873). Used along with 20c Presidential (825), tied by Washington, D.C. May 27, 1941 duplex on cover to Vichy-controlled St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana, censor tape at left with May 31, 1941 violet handstamp, Cayenne backstamp (June 7) and French censor double-ring handstamp, St. Laurent du Maroni arrival backstamp of June 14, vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Fine, although U.S. maintained airmail service to Cayenne while the colony was controlled by the Vichy government, the only way to get mail from Cayenne to St. Laurent du Maroni was by Dutch steamer based out of Surinam (which was controlled by the Dutch government-in-exile), a rare and striking use of both the 10c Booker T. Washington and 20c Prexie stamps

E. 200-300
225
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1335
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1335, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers1928, Nov. 29 -- Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928, Nov. 29 -- Byrd Antarctic Expedition1928, Nov. 29 -- Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Postmaster General's Official Business legal-size cover addressed to himself (Harry S. New), 5c Beacon and 2c Red tied by "S.S. City of New York Nov. 29, 1928" ship cancel, Byrd Antarctic Expedition handstamped cachet, signed "R E Byrd/Byrd Antarctic Expedition En route Antarctic", red oval Dec. 26, 1928 receiving handstamp applied at P.O. Dept., with letter from Postmaster General New to his friend, Fred Chamberlain, explaining that he gave this cover to Commander Byrd to be carried South, Very Fine, this cover dates from the first stage of Byrd's expedition, one year later he made his record flight

E. 300-400
325
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1336
c
1930-31 Admiral Byrd U.S. City Visits, Cacheted Covers. Approximately 66 covers with cachets commemorating visits by Admiral Byrd to various cities, nice range of cities, designs and stamps, Very Fine

E. 150-200
130
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1337
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1337, Bank Note and Later Issues CoversAdmiral Byrd Covers, Admiral Byrd CoversAdmiral Byrd Covers. Group of more than 15 covers, better include scarce Roessler cachet of bust in black, similar in blue, another bust cachet design also in blue, others with a few small flaws, overall Very Fine

E. 150-200
90
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1338
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1338, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Rich color, tied by Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 First Day slogan machine cancel on cacheted flown card, Very Fine and choice

900
250
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1339
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1339, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). On separate cacheted flown covers or cards, 65c on postcard with St. Gabriel's church in Pa., small tear and corner creases on card not affecting the stamp, $1.30 used along with two 65c on cover, $2.60 solo on cover from the same correspondence as the $1.30, appropriate flight cachets, Very Fine trio

E. 400-500
550
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1340
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1340, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c on 1c Offices in China (K17), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K17)2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Block of four, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Oct. 21" duplex datestamp on Nanyang University corner card cover to New York City, fresh and Very Fine, a very scarce use of a block, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1341
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1341, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Parcel Post (Q2), 2c Parcel Post (Q2)2c Parcel Post (Q2). Rich color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Sta. C. Jul. 1, 1913 5:30 PM" duplex datestamp on First Day cover to Denver Col., cover with printed "Philadelphia Stamp News" corner card, Very Fine and rare First Day use

1,750
800
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1342
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1342, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers3c Parcel Post (Q3), 3c Parcel Post (Q3)3c Parcel Post (Q3). Rich color, wide and balanced margins, used with 2c Carmine (406), tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Sta. S Sep. 25, 1913 8:30PM" machine cancel on cover to Belize, British Honduras, receiving datestamp, two labels on back in support of penny postage "half your letter postage is a tax", cover with some staining, Very Fine and unusual use

E. 150-200
80
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1343
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1343, Bank Note and Later Issues Covers2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ2), 2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ2)2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ2). Vertical pair, tied by indistinct strikes of circular datestamp with New York circular datestamp below on 1916 illustrated Tobacco Fund postcard from a soldier stationed in France (probably British) to Carmel Cal., pink "Passed Field Censor 684" printed at top right and British Army Post Office datestamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
300
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1344
c
1913 Parcel Post Cover Collection. Over 100 covers or post cards, well over half are 1c-5c denominations, but with twelve 10c, 15c, 25c and $1.00 on piece, various uses and combinations with other regular stamps, incl. early first month uses, first flight, fancy cancel (Airplane of Oakland Cal.), advertising corner cards, etc., also with 1c and 2c Parcel Post Postage Due covers used in proper period, some flaws noticed but much is Fine-Very Fine, a worthwhile collection with high retail opportunity

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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