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Lot 6040

U.S., War Dept., 1875, 2¢ red on orange (Scott UO49), approximately 100 entires, UPSS WD die 11, size 10, F.-V.F.
UPSS WD63. Scott $1,500 .
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 6041

U.S., Michigan Postal History Collection Balance. About 200 cards or covers including Fancy Cancels, R.P.O.s, R.F.D.s, "Weather Forecast" cancels, County/Postmaster cancels, Small Towns, picture postcards including real photo, a few advertising covers, etc., etc. Nothing really rare, but a great lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 6042

U.S., Pennsylvania State Postcards, 1903-70, approximately 600, mostly Philadelphia & Pittsburgh with classic, linen and chrome issues; almost all scenes, Very Good to Excellent. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.4 lbs.
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 6043

U.S., Seigle "R.P.O." Covers, more than 600 cards and covers with minimal duplication, all with "R.P.O." markings, packed into a long cover box; late 19th to mid-20th century, with most being early 20th, and including several illustrated advertising covers; includes nearly 200 from the late 1960s, many of them "Last Trips"; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,500
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Lot 6044

U.S., Seigle "R.P.O." Covers, more than 500 covers, more than 300 of them legal size, all with "R.P.O." markings, packed into a long cover box; late 19th to mid-20th century with most being early 20th, some with illustrated advertising; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.4 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,200
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Lot 6045

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Alaska Steamboats, about 40 nearly all different markings from Alaskan Steamer mail routes with Towle numbers between X-6-a and X-49-b; dates range from the 1903 to 1947, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; Rarity Factor are mostly IV (19) with four RF V (25) and two RF VI, the rest being II or III except for four unlisted, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; condition is typical of the genre, being slightly mixed but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 6046

U.S., Miscellaneous Railroad-Related Covers & Miscellany from the Seigle Collection. About 130 covers, 70 of which bear plain-text Railroad Co. corner cards representing a wide range of railroads from the 1860s to the 1910s; the balance are miscellaneous Railroad "Office" handstamps and auxiliary markings, Railroad Business envelopes, letters with Railroad content, a few Railroad postmarks, etc.; generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 6047

U.S., R.P.O. Cover Collection, 1857-1975, over 500covers and cards, the vast majority U.S.; most identified by Towle number, with some better including Boston & Albany RPO (#53-F-1), Boston & Troy (#51-U-1), Buff. & Jamestown (#147-C-3), Bang & Boston (#4-AB-1), Ashford & Los Angeles (#964-M-1), Dodge & Trinidad (#911-T-1); some with contents, F.-V.F., a definite "all aboard!" lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 6048

U.S., Small Collection of Railroad Covers, 36 cards or covers mounted one per page and identified by Railroad with maps and schedules; all with Towle numbers and mostly RF II or III (22 III); generally clean and F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 6049

U.S., [Alaska] Seattle & Seward R.P.O. Group, 15 cards or covers, 1916-40, nearly all slightly different in some respect, including five with name of boat: SS. Alaska, Aleutian (2), Baranof, and Yukon; a Very Fine group, Ex-Wyer.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 6050

U.S., [Illinois] Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Postal History, 23 covers or cards, 15 of which have R.P.O. markings; the others have corner cards, pictures, or are otherwise related to the Railroad; also includes an off-cover 6¢ carmine (148) with a good portion of the blue Clerk's oval datestamp (F.L. PACKARD, DAK)OTA SOUTHERN R.P.O., JUL 22, 1873" (885-E-1, RF VI) with typed write-ups on 3-ring pages; generally clean and F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 6051

U.S., [New York] Small Collection of New York Railroad Covers, 22 covers mounted on 3-ring pages, most with typed or handwritten write-ups; nice variety of Railroads, all listed in Towle, most with Rarity Factors of II or III, a couple IVs of lesser quality; generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 6052

U.S., Mint Civil War Patriotic Cover Collection, 1861-64, approximately 150 different; better includes "Jeff Davis Taken from Life" (Bischel-1696, W-907), "The original suggestion…" (Bischel-2015, W-1165), "The Emblem of the South" (Bischel-1960, W-1022var), "California State Seal & Flag" (Bischel-3067, W-1686), "Jeff Davis Catching a Tartar" (Bischel-1880, W-unlisted), "Remember Ellsworth" (Bischel-707, W-433), etc.; a few condition issues but overall a lovely selection, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 6053

U.S., Choice Fancy Cancels Cover Collection, 1861-90, a total of 56 3¢ pink entires (several uprated), with better cancels including Fraternal Aldie VA (S-E #FR-NMd 5); Amherst MA Letter "A" in circle (#LS-A25); Leaf of Louisville KY (#PP-L23) and Newburyport MA (#PP-L42); Shield of Harrisburgh PA (#PS-ST 60), Wooster OH (#PS-S27), Cambridge MA (#PS-S15), and Meridan MS "Small Shield" (#PS-O3); Star-in-Circle Union Springs NY (#ST-D51) and Norridgewock ME (#ST-O20); a Waterbury Flower (Roloff #P27, fewer than 15 known), and many more premium cancels, most well-struck, F.-V.F., all items imaged. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,200
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Lot 6054

U.S., Fancy Cancel Collection, 1861-1945, collection of (19) covers or fronts & over (80) stamps, many mounted in a Herst Zareski Fancy Cancellations book, includes stars, letters, colors, fancy geometrics and Masonics, a few better with advertised (S-E PM-AD 3), Zebra (S-E PA-H 7), Masonic (S-E FR-M1a 1), mixed condition, an intriguing lot, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.4 lbs.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 6055

U.S., Collection of 3¢ Covers with Better Fancy Cancels, 1861-65, seven covers, all but one franked with 3¢ #65; includes 1866 block of four tied to envelope by Dayton OH town and target cancels, repaired at center bottom and refolded; a cover from Rochester NY with a black patent "donut" cancel tying a pink #65 (1981 PF certificate); Croton Falls NY pumpkin head (S-E #PH-P2) with "Missent" handstamp to St Paul MN (stamp reduced on opening); two crossroads cancels (S-E #GE-M15), one Mar 1 1865 from Brooklyn, the other with red Providence RI postmark of Nov 10 1866 (1865?); a fancy shield (S-E #PS-SD1) tying a rose pink (#64b) on a Blackstone MA (Feb 18, 1863); and an allover design for the Senate Chamber of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (endorsed lower left "Johnston/Senate"), tied by Harrisburgh postmark and fancy cancel (1982 PF certificate); excellent opportunity for these lovely covers, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 6056

U.S., Wright Brothers Picture Postcards & Ephemera, 1928-2003, approximately 125 picture postcards, 45 covers, etc.; with 1948 program for Presentation of the Wright Brothers Aeroplane of 1903, newspaper clippings, photographs, 1940 Dedication Wright Brothers Hill, 1956 pamphlet The Wright Brothers Fathers of the Airplane Industry, slight duplication among the postcards; a few condition issues, but an historic lot, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 6057

U.S., Autogiro Collection, 1931-35, fascinating lot of this historic flight machine, with 1932 Autogiro Highlights pamphlet, photo of autogiro autographed by Orville Wright, Facts About The Sacony Test Plane, multicolored "Souvenir Of Beech-Nut Gum Autogiro" pin, ticket for "One Autogiro Flight" Pitcairn Field Willow Grove PA, Aviation Chewing Gum card Autogiro, 11 photos and 52 covers, many cacheted; magnificient collection of this unique flier, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 7 lbs.
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 6058

U.S., Patriots CAM Cover Collection, 1926-30, housed in two stockbooks holding approximately 365 covers, plus a shoebox firmly stuffed with an additional 400-500 (our guess) or so; flights range between CAM-1 and CAM-32 in the stockbooks, up to CAM-34 in the box; most Airmail-franked, but we note various commemoratives, definitives and uprated stationery items as well; many of the notable early collectors/servicers are here, including Nickles, Worden, Truby, Klein and Roessler; quantities for each flight varies, but a great mass of material with the potential for surprises; in need of rehousing, but will bring hours of enjoyment to the lucky bidder, Very Fine overall, stockbooks imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 6059

U.S., Kitty Hawk Commemorative Cover Collection, 1938-78, around 200 covers in three volumes, mostly 1978 cachets, with a enlarged proof of #C91 & C92, plus two copper and two silver coins; a lovely collection that should be yours, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 12.4 lbs.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 6060
U.S., Group of 19 Autographed Sports-related Covers, eclectic array, with baseball predominant; note Waite Hoyt, Stan Musial, Sam Crawford (plus the rest of the team), Ted Williams, Hank Aaron (5, appropriately from Homer, NY (2), Ruth, MI and Ruth, KY (2)), Cal Ripken Jr., plus Doc Blanchard (the first Junior to win the Heisman, at Army), Mark Mosely (Redskins' placekicker, Superbowl XVII MVP); 1932 Olympians Gene Venzke, Jack Keller, Stella Walsh and Eddie Tolan, and more.
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 6061

U.S., Flight and Space Pioneers, Collection of 42 Signed Covers, neatly arranged on Fleetwood cover pages or black stockpages; from the early years of Airmail flights to the space program, some of the greats are here, including Ovington (6), Hinton (7), BL Rowe (2), Doolittle, Anne Lindbergh (no Charles), John Glenn, Alan Bean, Michael Collins, White & McDivitt, and others, plus a group of artist/designer-signed Space-related covers; all covers cacheted for the affixed stamp issue, flight or event, with First Flights, Airmail Weeks, commemorative and dedication events, etc.; generally clean and sound, though a few older covers show signs of age; see them all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,500
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Lot 6062

U.S., Shaker Town Cancel Cover Collection, 1830-65, 34 covers, 47 picture postcards and a few items of ephemera; covers are generally to or from Shaker towns, including from Canterbury, Shaker Village, Alfred, Watervliet; postcards include Old Shaker Church, The Chapel East Canterbury, Dining Hall; real photos include Ann Lee Cottage Mount Lebanon, Shaker Dwelling House, Shaker Cowbarn, and Chair Store, F.-V.F., scarce and historic. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 6063

U.S., Postal History Smorgasbord, received in a long box, our guess close to 1000 covers ranging from leather postcards from 1904 and 1907 to mid-90s postcards, with the overwhelming majority of material being a postal history of the 1930s and '40s; if you like postcards, we have a stack 1½ inches high; V-mail is here, as an unused letter sheet and a (slightly cheeky) enclosure; we have rates' first and last days, Post Office first (but mainly last) day covers, some with witty typed corner cards; WWII Patriotics, a surprisingly strong accumulation of plate number singles or blocks on cover; slogan cancels, a few pre-cancels, Prexie usages (solo, single and mixed); Airs, Special Delivery, etc., etc., F.-V.F. or better, a fun lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 6064

U.S., Letters of Merit Fancy Cancel Collection, 1861-88, group of 21 3¢ pink entires, with better cancels including Charleston SC negative "A", Charlottesville VA negative "CV" (S-E #LC-C4), Palmyra NY negative "S" in hexagon, Saccarappa ME Roman "X" (S-E #NS-J 21), Valparaiso IN "V" (S-E #LS-V7), Watertown NY "W" (S-E #LS-W4), Oxford NY "N" (S-E #LS-N5a), Lockport NY "L" (S-E #LS-L1), Hudson MI "H" (S-E #LS-H7), etc.; most well-struck; a golden opportunity, F.-V.F., imaged in full.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 6065

U.S., Postal History Stock, 1860-1975, outstanding selection of over 230 better U.S. covers with a total retail of $2,700; all from an old dealer, sleeved and priced; includes First Day Covers, ships, military, lots of advertising, stampless, errors and much more, F.-V.F., clean and loaded—a must-see. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 6066

U.S., Prexie First Day Cover Collection, 1938-42 (Scott 803-32), several hundred for denominations from ½¢ to $1, including coils; many different cachets, with moderate duplication; attractive, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.4 lbs.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 6067

U.S., National Air & Space Museum "Milestones of Flight" Commemorative Cover Collection, approximately 95 commemorative covers in two volumes; many autographs including Charles Yeager, James McDivit, Tom Stafford, Buzz Aldrin, James Doolittle, and John Glenn, Very Fine, historic signatures plus excellent condition make this a must-bid. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 6068

U.S., Auxiliary Markings - Specialized Collection, Mostly mounted collection of more than 60 covers (a few are foreign) from the 1860s to the 1990s— most are 20th century; includes such markings as "Advertised", "Called Out", "Damaged in Handling", "Delayed by Stoppage in Steamship Operations", "Dispatched by train because of insufficient air mail postage","Sent to Quarantine", "Stamp Void if Coated or Defaced", multiple instances of insufficient postage or address, etc., etc.; a most interesting lot.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 6069

U.S., Covered Bridge picture post card Collection, 1903-50, approximately 400 picture postcards of covered bridges, includes real photos, chromes, linens, classics; split between New England and the Mid-West; some better views, Very Good to Excellent. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.8 lbs.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 6070

U.S., Postal Card Collection, 1956-2002, residing in 13 White Ace albums; starts with #UX44 and finishes with the 2002 issues; appears complete, with message-reply cards from the same period; fresh and clean, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 67.8 lbs.
Suggested Bid $400
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Lot 6071

U.S., Old-Time Official Mail Collection, 1877-1997, approximately 100 covers presented on pages or in sheet protectors in a binder; wonderful range of material, starting with a Signal Service Weather Report wrapper and running through the 32¢ embossed Eagle entires; in between we find Postal Service embossed entires and franked covers; Treasury Department covers (Office of Commissioner of Customs, Office of the Auditor for the Post Office Department, etc.); Department of the Interior inscribed covers plus Interior and G.P.O. "Official Business" indiciae; "regular" entires with a variety of penalty overprints; a half-dozen V-Mail Covers (with contents); a Pan American Union corner card entire; Postal Savings franked covers, a cover from the American Embassy in Lisbon, etc., etc.; older covers show signs of age, but a handsome collection not often encountered today, F.-V.F. with better, imaged (as received) in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.8 lbs.
Suggested Bid $350
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Lot 6072

U.S., Registered Mail - Specialized Collection, Small, partly-mounted collection spanning the period from the 1870s to the 1990s; includes about 15 pre-1920 Registered covers, about the same number of incoming Foreign Registered covers, and innumerable Forms - Package Receipts, Return-Receipts, Registry Bills, etc.; a marvelous little start on an interesting and popular specialty.
Suggested Bid $350
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Lot 6073

U.S., Cover & Card Collection 1857-1980, nice grouping of several hundred covers with better markings, advertising, naval, postal stationery, fancy cancels, etc., with a box of used US as a bonus, F.-V.F., a fun lot to dig through; excellent material for a $2 box. Shipping charges apply - weight 19 lbs.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 6074

U.S., Postal History Collection, 1861-1992, approximately 140 covers, with 28 Prexie usages (including two 8¢ solos); #11 frankings (3, one with pair), three #26 covers, Wells-Fargo covers, 1920 entire sent Registered Airmail with #C7, 234, 237, 621, F1 & 553 (quite the franking!), a couple albino entires used, and much, much more; a handful of foreign items included as a bonus; some mixed condition, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 6075
U.S., Ephemera: Medicinal Related Booklets, Pricelists & Related, about 20 items including "The Doctor, A quarterly journal of Medicine and Therepeutics" 1912, many of these are offering the various medicinal curatives, interesting and quite difficult to find. Shipping charges apply - weight 4 lbs.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 6076

U.S., Collection of Color-Cancelled Covers, 1861-68, ten in all, including red New Bedford MA, three strikes of blue South Malden MA (S/R 6), red Mifflinville PA, blue Indiana PA, green NY, blue Auburn NY, blood red Winchendon MA, blue green Ipswich MA, brown Bolton MA, and blue Montgomery AL; mostly strong strikes, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 6077

U.S., Postal History With Cardinal Signed Covers, 1861-1975, approximately 100 covers in a binder, includes 39 autographs of Catholic Cardinals on various covers, first day covers, Civil War patriotic (Bischel-1572, W-1088), plus a group of postal cards, inspection urged, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.8 lbs.
Suggested Bid $100
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