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Lot 6276

1847, fancy lace Valentine cover, postmarked with a light Feb 16 Cornwall, Vt. c.d.s. and a small red manuscript "5" rate; includes original handwritten Valentine verse dated Feb. 14, 1847; unusual in that it is from "Flora" to Mr. D.N. Casey, Whiting, Vt.; red insert added for display; bit of light toning, still Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $350
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Realized $180.
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Lot 6277
1878-1913, Lincoln related ephemera, 1878 Commissioners of the Freedman's Savings & Trust Co. check; cigar band; scrap image & 1913 certificate of $5 donation to the Lincoln Highway Association, all with Lincoln images, VF.
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 6278
19th century label sheet, full sheet of 100 less lower right stamp for Barrie, New York trademark, all "cancelled" in purple, most unusual, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Realized $45.
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Lot 6279
Two cartes de visite from Worcester MA with revenues, two photos of the same gentleman, one portrait, one full length view, both have R13c revenues, the full length carte de visite has an additional half stamp on it.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6280
1924, Spaldings Baseball Guide, 270 pages, filled with team & individual photos and great ads, owners name in ink; covers are detached, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 6281

1833, Post Office Department Official Notice, folded letter sheet from the Post Office Department to the postmaster of Greenvile RI, citing an error in his quarterly statement for 1st April 1833, scarce document, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 6282

1851-67, group of five embossed Valentine covers, 1.) 1851 1¢ blue type II with two large margins tied by faint blue Feb 14 Pen Yan, N.Y. c.d.s.; 2.) 1857 1¢ blue type V tied by illegible red c.d.s.; 3.) 1857 3¢ dull red type III with pen cancel and red Feb 14 Athol, Mass. c.d.s.; 4.) 1861 3¢ rose with grid cancel and Dec 28 West Cambridge, Mass. c.d.s. (probably not a Valentine); and 5.) 1867 2¢ black F. Grill tied by grid with light Feb 15 "New York City/ Received" c.d.s.; stamps average, covers Fine-Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $120.
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Lot 6283
1854, receipt for whiskey & tobacco, ½ page receipt for R P Strong for several purchases of whiskey and a tobacco purchase, with five years interest! couple of small holes at folds, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6284

1856, two overall embossed ladies covers, same embossed design, different colors, franked with 3¢ (11), with letter, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 6285
1859, Charleston Sale Of Land, two page legal document for sale of land in Magnolia Cemetery in the city of Charleston, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6286
1863, Civil War bounties subscription list, top of front page reads "Portage Township Volunteer Bounty Subscription/Dec 7th 1863" there is a "Portage " listed in Michigan and in Ohio, some research should reveal which town it was, document is seven pages long; some light soiling, a few small tears, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 6287

1869, mixed issue registered cover, 3¢ (114) & 15¢ (98) pen cancelled, with manuscript "Oramel NY/Dec 6/69" on registered cover addressed to Bridgeport Center MI, scarce combination, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 6288
1869-76 three documents, 1869 patent transfer with 5¢ revenue, VF; 1870 Pine Valley Co. share certificate (torn), G & 1876 Patrons of Husbandry (forerunner of the Grange) membership cert., nice vignettes, mild foxing, with 25¢ revenue., Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6289

1870, mixed issue registered cover, 6¢ (148) & 12¢ (97) tied by cork cancel with indistinctcds, on registered cover addressed to West Dresden ME, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 6290

1870, mixed issue registered cover, 10¢ (89), two 3¢ (147) & 2¢ (146) tied by light target cancels, with Everett MA cds on cover addressed to Rockland MA; reduced at right affecting 3¢, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 6291

1873, registered cover from Winnebago Agency, 15¢ (152) & 3¢ (147) on registered cover addressed to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Washington DC, manuscript "Bids for Winnebago Indian Trust Lands", F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $110.
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Lot 6292

1873 (Dec. 3), Cover to France from New York, with letter about Cuba, pair of 2¢ (#157) & strip of four 3¢ (#158, right stamp faulty), tied by cork cancels with New York c.d.s., red transits of New York & London, addressed to Falaise France; with letter and transcription, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $90.
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Lot 6293

c. 1874-75, post card to Rennes, France, 1 1¢ post card, uncancelled, but addressed and with message on the reverse, carried privately. Unusual item, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6294

1878, three color franking registered letter, 6¢ (159), 3¢ (158) & 2¢ (157) cancelled by targets with Woodville OH c.d.s., on cover addressed to Eureka MI, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $26.
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Lot 6295

1878, two Metric Bureau, Boston ad covers, with different promotional covers for a change to the metric system in the 1870s, both franked 1873 3¢ [Sc 158], closed tears, some loss upper right on one but rare, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6296

1879-1912, Fortress Monroe cancels, 8 covers, including picture postcard of Hotel Chamberlin, postcard of target practice at the fort, Spanish American War Patriotic, cancel of U.S.S. New Jersey at Fort Monroe, etc.; nice selection, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $70.
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Lot 6297

1879-1912, Fortress Monroe cancels, five covers: one from Ft. Monroe via Bay Line Steamer; picture postcard with Ft. Monroe & Richmond RPO; #300 tied by Fortress Monroe duplex with 1886 date slug; cover with Fortress Monroe c.d.s. on cover to Dubuque, IA; and a 1904 cover tying #324 with a Fortress Monroe duplex; some flaws, but generally F.-V.F., excellent lot for the specialist.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 6298

1884, Jacob Manning illustrated Reading MA nursery sales sheets, two sales sheets, first is retail price list for spring 1884, for trees and shrubs, second is illustrated sales sheet for descriptive catalogs with testamonials, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $6.
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Lot 6299
1885-1904, Railroad Stock certificates, 1885 & 1904 Missouri, Kansas & Texas RR; 1893 Lehigh Valley RR (with 4 steamship revenues.); mild foxing, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6300

c. 1890, American Express Company franking label, pen cancelled label #896 addressed to Utica NY, on unused printed internal company wrapper; edge faults, Fine.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 6301
1892-1895, Savannah Warrants & Discharges, 10 items, 6 discharges for disorderly conduct, one for vagrancy, generally F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6302

1898 Spanish American War Flag Patriotic Cover, 2¢ (252) tied by 1898 Fresno CA duplex, on patriotic cover addressed to San Francisco CA, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6303

1898-1918, seven advertizing post cards, includes private mailing cards for Adolph R Wiens fine brushes, JT Starr Stamp Co, The John S Oram Co Barrell Machinery, and Mikesell Bros Co asbestos, exceptional lot for the specialist, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6304

Shooting the Chutes Luna Park Coney Island NY, 1¢ Washington tied by Brooklyn NY machine cancel, Very Good.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6305

1910, label for New York Automobile Show, tied to back of envelope, sealing the flap, L.J. Mutty, High Grade rubber goods corner card, a very rare and beautiful label, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6306

1912-32, covers with perfin stamps, 1912 covers with 2¢ & 4¢ Washington perfinned J-M/Co (Johns Manville);1924 2¢ Harding perfinned "LIRR" (Long Island Railroad) & 1932 20¢ 4th Bureau + 7¢ Washington Bicent perfinned "S/NJ "(State House, Trenton, NJ), F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6307

1912, multicolored postcard showing Williamsburg Bridge NY, with 1¢ tied by 1912 New York duplex addressed to Mckinney TX, published by the Success Postal Card Co, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6308

1913, Niagara Falls NY, Home of Shredded Wheat, multiview postcard with images of outside & inside the factory, unposted, Very Good.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6309

1917-18, AEF Franchise Markings, An unlisted double circle F.M. for the "F.A. School of Instruction" used from APO 718 in 1918 to an address in France and forwarded within France., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6310

1917-18, AEF "I am Well" Cards, 2 different type of Field Service cards indicating the sender's state of health, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6311

1917-18, AEF Van Dam A9000 Instuctional Markings, A920 APO 11 used 10/13/17 on YMCA env. to US, sl. chipping, rare, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6312

1917, bank tag used from Buffalo to Rochester, NY, bearing 515 pair + 517 + 518 (B4) + E11, all perfinned "FRB/NY", a rare item, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $475
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Realized $250.
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Lot 6313

c. 1918, 4 covers including early use of Victory Issue, Sc. 547 from Broolklyn Mar 14 (11 days after issuance) to Oklahoma with patriotic flag label at upper left, from Helley Field 1, San Antonio to Philadelphia with U.S.A.S. corner card plus two others ephemeral items, examine, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $34.
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Lot 6314

c.1929, U.S. Navy covers, six teen Navy Department covers, includes two USS Pennsylvania, USS California, submarine division USS Holland, also USS Camden, USS Manley, USS Hopkins, USS Niagara, USS Hannibal, all are legal size envelopes, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $26.
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Lot 6315

1930, Los Angeles Airport dedication covers, Eugene Klotzbach serviced covers, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6316

1930, "Pardon Tom Mooney" cover, Tom Mooney was a union organizer who was unfairly imprisoned in 1916 and eventually released. This permit envelope is franked for first class. A striking political/union item, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $11.
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Lot 6317

1933, First FDR Inauguration cover, #720 tied by Hyde Park NY duplex, with portrait of FDR, addressed to New York City, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6318

1934, cover in memory of the loss of the U.S.S. Sonoma, USS Sonoma (AT-12) was a fleet tug, sunk by air attack, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6319

1935, Mitchel Trophy Race Mount Clemens MI cover, 3¢ (774) tied by 1935 "Mount Clemens Mich M.O.B./Oct 10" cancel, with blue cachet for air races at left, addressed to Lowell MA, with additional cachets on reverse, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6320

1935-2009, instructional handstamps on cover. 14 covers with different hand stamps, 5 from overseas [8 pointing fingers; 2 damaged in handling, etc.], Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 6321

1937-2006, mailer's postmark permit lot. 36 covers with various mailer's postmarks + Permit Patter #122-136, useful lot for the specialist, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6322

1939, registered cover from Washington DC to Guam, large envelope franked with C7-C9 and seventeen C22 for a total of 8.95, from the Retainer Pay Division, backstamped DC, San Francisco, Honolulu and Guam,various stains, creases and faults to the stamps, faulty at right where opened, still a significant cover, scarce and historic, Fine.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 6323

1942-92, Bootleg covers, 8 covers: 3 covers (1942-3), censored in U.S., one in Nigeria from PanAm personnel overseas; 1952 from Chile to PA; 1946 OHMS [POW Information Bureau purple oval handstamp] to PA via the B.A.S. Room in DC; 1966 Brazil via Varig to PA, 5¢ paid with meter, 3¢ due; printed matter "Shipped to/New York, N.Y., U.S.A./for mailing" from Paris to PA & book rate from Australia paid in CA, a rare and interesting group, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 6324

1942, censored cover from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 6¢ (C25) tied by Guantanamo Bay slogan cancel, with naval censor's handstamp, addressed to Brooklyn NY, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6325

1942, USS Lexington launch cover, 2¢ (806) tied by 1942 Quincy MA slogan cancel on cacheted cover commemorating the launch of the aircraft carrier, addressed to Portland OR; three small tape stains, Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6326

1942-45, World War II, Correspondence of Lt Commander Frank R Smith JR, 65+ cards and covers addressed to or from Smith, some with original contents, needs further research, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $15.
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Lot 6327

1943, cover with Omar Bradley autograph, #907 tied by Victory VT cancel with cachet of Hitler, Mussolini & Hirohito with Bradley's signature bottom right, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $45.
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Lot 6328

1948, cover honoring Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, with Crosby photo cachet, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6329

1953, Eisenhower inaugural covers, two different Teixeira cachets, all postmarked Jan. 20, 1953, one with free frank, unusual items, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 6330

1958, three U.S. business reply envelopes returned from overseas, all are air registered express from Mexico, Korea and Cyprus, three service covers are scarce, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6331
1968, NASA Local Post Apollo 8 Tribute stamps, complete sheet of twelve 5¢ local stamps, only 12,500 issued, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 6332

1973, First Day Covers signed by designer Dotti Tingle, five cacheted first day covers, all Christmas designs, one with Dotti Tingle presentation cachet, signed by the designer, includes two additional first day covers, excellent collateral material, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6333

1974, Zepex Stamp Club cover with Lester V. Brattain cachets, includes hand drawing of LZ126 off Halifax and The Akron in Atlantic City, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6334

1975-76, Zeppex commemorative cover collection, 14 commemorative covers (10) 1975 & (4) 1976, franked mostly with various airmails, nice cachets, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $15.
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Lot 6335

1977, Jimmy Carter Inauguration covers, twenty covers, Artcraft cachets, F.-V.F.
Brookman $150.
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $15.
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Lot 6336

1983, $9.35 Eagle FDC (Scott 1909), with NASA folder, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $7.
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Lot 6337

1992, Columbian Reissue on FDC's (Scott 2624-2629), complete set of singles and sheets, cacheted, unaddressed, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $15.
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