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Lot 224

U.S., Dealer and Collectors Ad Covers, 1859-1899, Back Up Collection from Which the Belasco Exhibition was Formed. Approximately 650+ covers and pieces of ephemera mounted in five binders, documenting the beginning and progression of the philatelic trade in 19th century America, includes not only the well known dealers but also the many other obscure ones, rich with many better ephemera items such as a 1868 Hartford letter discussing stamps, 1860's Philadelphia letter with mention of stamps, 1866 stock certificate for United States Stamp Company, 1870's cover from S. Allan Taylor's Star Stamp Co., a whole section on Hawaii, and much more, impossible to duplicate and an absolute joy to research, this is the one lot you do not want to get by, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 225

U.S., Dealer and Collectors Ad Covers, 1859-1899, Belasco's Exhibit Collection. An outstanding and important postal history collection tracing the stamp hobby's early dealers and collectors. Mr. Belasco wrote the work on private vending and affixing machine coils. During the last years of his life he published a series of articles discussing the story of the early dealers and collectors through the covers they mailed, and traced the growth of the philatelic hobby, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 226

U.S., "Building America's Nuclear Capability", The Robert Spooner Exhibition Collection. A historically fascinating and unique postal history exhibit outlining in detail the countries nuclear weapons development from the 1929 Canal Project in Nicaragua through the Hydrogen Bomb cooperation with England in the late 1950's, all through the eyes of K. D. Nichols who spearheaded most of the development. The 80 page exhibit begins with the Canal Project, the precursor for the Atomic bomb, and follows Nichol's career through West Point, to the Manhattan Project, where he served in a vital capacity, this section containing rare, censored covers including examples from Los Alamos, Oak Ridge Tenn, and of course Manhattan, where the project originated. Following this are examples from Trinity Test, Operation Crossroads, Bikini Able and Baker tests, and post-war Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP) etc. Many Nichols letters are present, along with a rare and spectacular range of covers illustrating the events. An amazing historical study of one of the most important events of the last century; be sure to view the collection in its entirety on the internet.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 227

U.S., Stamp Dealers and Collectors Ad Covers, 1880-1980, Continuation of Belasco Exhibit. More than 500 covers in two binders and a box, largely dealer corner cards and advertising cover, mostly 20th Century, but the binders have some late 19th Century covers and ephemera as well, nice range of stamp issues, individual retail to $200.00, Mr. Belasco's exhibit covered only up to 1900, so many of these fell outside that scope, mixed condition, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 228
U.S., Tex Edmund's Exhibition Collection of Will Rogers. 100+ items that comprised of Mr Edmunds exhibition, includes covers, photos, travel stamps, newspaper clippings and ephemera, some of the covers are signed by Edmunds who designed a cachet for Will Rogers memorial, interesting and uncommon, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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