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Lot 188

U.S., First Day Cover Bonanza. Incredible collection of 20,000+ U.S. first day covers, starts in the 1920's, but vast majority are from 1960 to present, the best part is the diversity of this collection with many souvenir sheets and complete sheets on FDC, combination FDCs, postal stationary, and odd ball items like first day cancels on magazines, folders, and ads, extremely high face value, a unique opportunity to acquire some very unusual and scarce items, plan on sufficient time to enjoy this monstrosity, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 189
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U.S., Precancel Collection. Several hundred stamps and covers, some with perfins, arranged by issue, with better precancels, errors, inverts, all on Washington Franklin issues, with matched set of 345 precancelled plate blocks, with better such as Cincinnati OH rimless circle, Cincinnati OH dotted Oval, Fort Wayne IN tombstone, quite a few perfins, a sharp group that has great potential, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 190

U.S., Locals on Cover Collection. Thirty two covers franked with locals, includes Hussey's, Boyd's City, Boyd's Dispatch, Bloods, Blood's Penny Post, Hale & Co., Metropolitan, Penny Post, West Town, most tied on cover, a great lot for the specialist, excellent lot for retail, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 191

U.S., Enormous Accumulation of First Day Covers, 1927-50, many thousands and thousands of covers, going back to the 1920's, many with better cachets, many complete sets like Washington Bicentennial, National Parks, Famous Americans, many franked with blocks, loads of airmails and special deliveries, also WW2 event covers and cacheted events, you'll need a strong back to carry this lot, inspection will take time but will be quite enjoyable, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 192

U.S., Liberty Issue Usages on Registered Bank Mail Tags. 500 tags from various East Coast banks, most franked with blocks of the high value of the Liberty Issue 1048-1052, a treasure trove for the specialist of this era, tremendous retail/resale potential, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 193

U.S., Alan B Shepherd Jr autographed covers, c. 1962. 50+ covers autographed by Alan Shepherd for National Broadcasting Company, franked with #1193 Project Mercury stamp and tied by stamped Jerry Lewis signature, one was sent to each donor to the Jerry Lewis Foundation, with letter and mailing envelope, Brookman total catalog value 7500.00+, excellent lot for the space topical or space autograph collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 194

U.S., Postal History Accumulation, 1850s-1950s. Massive holding with approximately 300 covers sent domestically in the 1850s-80s period, including a fair number individually franked with 3¢ Banknote (147) and some mourning covers, 1915-18 large number of used 2¢ postal envelopes (U411a-b, U412a-b, U413a, U413c, U413g, U414a & U414g), 1915-17 unchecked group of commercial covers with 2¢ Washington single frankings (411, 442, 444, 450 or 455) & 1932 Washington Bicentennial covers. We also noted a shoe box loaded with 1900s-40s picture postcards, including many real photo postcards, plus group of postal cards (UX19-24, UX26-30, UX33, UX37-38, UX40, UX42, UX46, UX64, UX66, UX69-70, UX75, UX77, UX93, UY3-9). This description is just an outline, so inspection is recommended to get a full picture of the value offered here, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 195

U.S., First Day Cover Festival. Thousands and thousands of first day covers, mostly ArtCraft cachets and mostly post 1950, in eight cartons, with many unusual items included, a few better early covers, and many unaddressed, also includes a box of United Nations first day covers, take some time and carefully peruse this lot, it will be worth the time spent, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $850.
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Lot 196
 
U.S., Collection of FDCs Including Airmail, 1923-2009. With #C4 & #C15 ($2.60 Zeppelin cover faults), in 7 volumes, plus many other premium items, 1909a, C7-9, C10, C12 Special Delivery, Officials, much useful and valuable, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 197

U.S., Covers Assortment, 1914-75. With better noted including 1916 UY6 to MA, 1933 three Graf Zeppelin (Century of Progress Exposition) covers individually franked with 50¢ (C18; Miami-Chicago; Akron-Chicago & Chicago-Akron), followed by C11 first day cover with postage due handstamp, plus four airmail covers individually franked with C11 and tied on August 1, 1928, and then by a group of used postal cards: UX1, UX5, UX6, UX8, UX9, UX10 & UX12. We also noted a large number of first day covers issued in the 1930s & 1940s, and accompanied by detailed inventory lists. Viewing invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 198

U.S., Cover and Picture Postcard Lot. Several hundred covers and a couple of hundred post cards, the covers are mostly first day covers from the 1940's to present, there are a few Wells Fargo covers, a few covers from China and some first day covers from the Canal Zone, much of the value is in the post cards which are mostly from the OK, MO and TX area, includes some Santas, better advertising, railroad stations, real photo post cards and a racist postcard, nice range of material, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 199

U.S. Collection of Naval Covers. Lot housed in a cover album, approximately. 80 covers, most commissioned covers, includes submarines USS Drum, USS Growler, USS Gar, USS Grudgeon, USS Grampus, USS Graybackand, USS Grenadier, also VJ cover, excellent lot for the specialist, plan on setting a spell with this one, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 200

U.S., Cover Group. Fourteen covers, better includes Weeping Water NE wheel of fortune, E6 on UX22, #10 on 1851 folded letter sheet, illustrated ad covers for engines, cornet school, stamp collar, Harden Express cover used, and N.O. Pauly's Express unused, 1912 around the world postal card, you will make up your investment quickly on this one, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 201
 
U.S., Exposition Card & Cover Collection, 1893-1964. 160+ picture postcards and covers, includes 1893 Chicago World's Fair, 1899 Philadelphia National Export Expo, 1901 Pan Am Expo, 1904 Trans Miss Expo, 1905 Portland World's Fair, 1907 Jamestown Expo, 1915 Pan Pacific Expo, 1933 Chicago World's Fair, includes many official picture post cards, with a nice range of Exposition cancels, examination is necessary to ascertain this lot true value, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 202
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Lot 203

U.S., Assortment of Covers, 1890s-1970s. Approximately 500 items, including postal envelopes used in the 1890s, and addressed to domestic destinations, plus a fair number of covers franked with 2¢ small Banknotes or Bureau stamps. We also noted used postal modern envelopes (U93, 106, 109-110, 114, 116, 127-28, 131-32-3, 138, 148, 153-54, 157, 164, 177, 187 & 190); U.S. postal cards (UX8-9, UX12, UX18-19, UX24, UX27 & UX38), Hawaii unused envelopes U1, U2, U10, U11, U12 & U13, plus some USPS Department envelopes with stamps and envelopes issued in the 1960s-70s period, and that can be used as postage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 204

U.S., Army Post Offices (APO), Assortment of Covers, 1946-53. Approximately 300 covers sent to the United States by American soldiers serving in Japan after the end of WWII. Excellent lot for the internet dealer or specialized collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 205

U.S., Oregon Cover Collection, 1874-1955. 200+ covers and cards, either going from or to Oregon, better includes registered from Myrtle Point OR to Washington DC on gold mining ad cover, 1878 5¢ to Switzerland, 1882 ad cover for furniture retailer and 1882 pair 210 on insurance ad cover, some duplication, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 206

U.S., Washington Cover Collection, 1879-1949. 50+ covers and cards, better include "Advertised and Unclaimed Tacoma Wash." sawtooth oval, 1888 Ellensbee Wheel of Fortune Washington Territory, and 1887 Ellensbee Wheel of Fortune Washington Territory, a few gems to be discovered in this lot, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 207
U.S., Pinbacks, Enticing Collection, 1896-1968. Group of 47 colorful pinbacks, includes political with Jennings, Teddy & Franklin Roosevelt and Hoover jugate, advertising with Mass Bonding, Prudential Insurance and American Boy Shoes, and events with 1930 Claremont Carnival, 1910 Fair Haven Fair and 1900 Gould's Academy Reunion Bethel ME, a few with paper inserts, mixed condition, worthy of a substantial bid.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 208

U.S., Air Mail Cover Collection, 1918-29. Selection of twelve covers, all with better frankings, includes 1924 AAMC 166 Rock Springs WY to San Francisco first overnight flight, 1919 registered cover with pair C1, 1926 CAM 8, 1918 Airmail Service Wash. N.Y., Phil, signed by the pilot, nice fresh lot with huge potential, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 209

U.S., Yankee Schooner Cover Assortment, 1940. Six covers signed by ship Master Irving Johnson during the third world cruise, including scarce cover with Ecuador stamps, tied on Galapagos Islands, censored cover with French Oceania stamps, cover from Samoa to Toledo, OH, and franked with U.S. 3¢ prexie, cover from Gilbert & Ellice Islands to Toledo, OH, and franked with two KGVI stamps & censored cover from Netherlands Indies to Jersey City, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 210

U.S., Western States Cover Collection, 1864-1935. 36 covers or cards: includes 8 Iowa, 4 Wyoming, 8 California, 3 Kansas and 7 Idaho, better includes manuscript Wyandott Kansas Territory and Mount Clemens Macomb Co Mich in violet sawtooth oval, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $100.
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Lot 211

U.S., First Day & Cacheted Event Cover Lot. Few hundred covers, includes coil and booklet pane first day covers including 576 pair and block of four, 600 pair, 603 pair, 605 pair, 631 pair, 656, some better cachets, a quick inspection will yield great returns, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 212

U.S., Space Cover Collection, 1960s-2000. About 300 covers commemorating different space events, including 1966 Gemini Mission, 1967 Apollo Recovery, 1968 Apollo manned & unmanned flights, 1969 Spacecraft Recovery Force, 1972 Apollo 16 Recovery & 1974 Skylab, plus some first day covers issued in the 1985-1993 period. Excellent for the topical collector or dealer with many items in the $5 to $10 retail range, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 213

U.S., First Day Covers Collection, 1949-93. Mounted in 41 three-ring binders, including an album with complete sets of the world commemorating America's Apollo Moon Missions. Good opportunity for a collector looking for this kind of material, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 214

U.S., Postal History Assortment. Approximately 100 covers, some 1851-1857 3¢ frankings and some Bank Notes, but mostly #65, includes registereds, ads, better postmarks, a Civil War soldier's letter, 112 on cover, 93 on cover, Second Fork PA (S/R 5), sure to be other hidden gems, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $375.
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Lot 215
 
U.S., Western Express Collection. A group of covers and ephemera with 20 regular Wells Fargo covers including Knight's Ferry, Virginia & Virginia City, Nev, San Francisco with Boyd's Despatch, 39 Fulton St. (New York) delivery c.d.s., trimmed at top, Albion, Cal Post Office cancel as used by many small California agents and several unused COD and Money Letter envelopes, Adams receipt and 2 covers and finishes with a few modern commemorative covers, 35+ items total, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $475.
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Lot 216
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Lot 217

U.S., Complete 10 Series Biblical Scenes. Complete set of ten series, 120 cards reproducing paintings by Robert Leinweber, first 60 depict Old Testament, second 60 New Testament, housed in a beautiful binder, a few condition issues, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 218

U.S., Postal Commemorative Society First Day Covers, 1982-94. Hundreds of covers residing in ten official albums, each cover has a gold plated stamp as well as a normal stamp, and a write up on the back, retail value is enormous, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 219

U.S., First Day Cover Group. Nice lot of a couple of hundred FDC's with many better, includes 735 sheet, 750 sheet, 751 sheet, Overrun Countries blocks of four complete, Prexies complete, Prominent Americans complete, C10 (x4), C17, C20, C24, C25-C31 complete, with a few better cachets on the earlies, please review, will easily repay the time spent, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $400.
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Lot 220

U.S., Registered and Special Delivery Stamps on Cover. Seven covers, includes three with F1, E1 on 1894 cover, E4 on three covers and E7 on cover, excellent group for the specialist, viewing is quick and will be well rewarded, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 221

U.S., 100th Anniversary Butterfield Overland Mail Collection. 200+ 1958 covers from various cities along the route, many cacheted, one hand painted, a collection that truly would be impossible to duplicate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 222

U.S., Airmail Postal History Assortment, 1926-41. Group of eleven covers, including 1926 CAM Chicago-Dallas route, Two 1927 First Flight Key West-Havana, 1928 Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Wright Bros Flight, 1928 First Flight San Antonio-Mexico City, 1933 Army Air Maneuvers, plus 1929 Canal Zone postal envelope franked with 1¢ x3 (105) & 1935 Philippines First Flight to Hawaii (China Clipper), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 223

U.S., Ad Covers. 75+ ad covers, many illustrated, a few with multicolor ads, a few with contents, offered intact as it arrived to us, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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