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Lot 182

U.S., Paterson, NJ Picture Postcard & Ephemera. Approx. 400 unused & used picture postcards housed in four three-ring binders, including many interesting views or topics pertaining to early Paterson, plus some ephemera such as 1870 Mayor's office letter; 1872 St. Joseph Hospital reception; 1872 Watson Silk Mill opening; 1875 Hawthorne Social Club invitation; 1907 Views of Paterson booklet, 1929 Officer Harold Rainey photo. This is the kind of lot that needs to be seen in order to be fully appreciated, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 183

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 184

U.S., Intact Cover Accumulation, 1961-2000. Several thousand covers and postal stationery in three large cartons, enormous and diverse holding, while there are many inexpensive items there are also hundreds of items that could be lotted individually, some better includes C18 FDC, 1936 Hindenburg flight cover, allover flag cover Spanish American War patriotic, 1928 Graf Zeppelin first flight picture postcard, first flights, ad covers, air mail to Paramaribo Dutch Guiana, hand drawn cachet on 1945 Navy Day cover, plus mint postal stationery, registered, mixed condition as with any lot this size, a few weeks work just to sort through these, but the dollars should ad up fast, plan on sufficient time to properly evaluate this lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 185

U.S., Ad Covers for Stamp Dealers and Stamp Publications. Approximately 175 ad covers mounted in two binders, some illustrated, mostly 20th Century, but the binders have some late 19th Century covers and ephemera as well, nice range of stamp issues, includes 1895 postal card from Scott Stamps, 1900 cover from Makins & Co., 1895 cover from New England Stamps, 1892 illustrated cover from J.W. Scott Co., 1899 cover and illustrated letterhead from The United States Coin & Stamp Exchange, 1903 price list from New England Stamp Co., 1929 air mail letter from A.C, Roessler, 1903 and 1916 price lists from C.A. Stegmann, a wonderful look back on the evolution of our hobby, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 186
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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 $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 187

U.S., Postal History Accumulation, 1870s-1990s. Hundreds of covers in a small box, including a large amount franked with 3¢ banknotes, postal envelopes, wrappers and postal cards, addressed to domestic and foreign destinations, including a fair number of items in the $10 to $20 range. A wonderful opportunity to buy a tremendous holding of saleable material all at once. Inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $450.
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Lot 188

U.S., Postal History Stockpile, 1850s-60s. Clean unexamined group of 80 covers or folded letters, each individually franked with 3¢ 1857, including items sent to Connecticut, Delaware, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, New Jersey & Pennsylvania. We noted several with full manuscript letters. Ideal lot for the plate student or cancel collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 189

U.S., Liberty Issue Usages on Registered Bank Mail Tags, 1954-63. 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 $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 190

U.S., Correspondence to Foster Co. Providence RI. Consisting of 140+ stampless covers, an intact collection with some better, included are six covers with Hale & Co markings, three Mobile AL "Way 11" covers, Fall River "Steam", two "Steamer/5" ovals, a"Steamer/5/Oregon" and a "Rail R.", plus 15+ US Express Mail cancels, a few from England, most with contents of a business nature, it is unusual to find fresh unpicked lots any longer, don't miss out on this one, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 191

U.S., Postal History Hoard, 1850s. Clean unstudied group of 55 covers or folded letters, each individually franked with 3¢ 1851, including items sent to Philadelphia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Vermont. We noted several with full manuscript letters. Ideal lot for the plate specialist or cancel collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $325.
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Lot 192

U.S., Collection of Mostly Mint Civil War Patriotic Envelopes, 1861-64. Over 250 envelopes and fronts, mint with one used, some better includes two lettersheets on patriotic stationary, Philadelphia Great Central Fair envelope, several Jeff Davis cartoons, several Magee's, Grant campaign cover, some condition issues especially among the fronts, but overall an attractive and desirable lot, pull up a chair and enjoy inspecting this historic lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $900.
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Lot 193

U.S., Meter Cover Assortment, 1930s-1980s. Hundreds of large-size covers in a small box, and mostly depicting commercial corner cards. We noted many slogan meter postmarks promoting brands, safe driving, athletic wear, smoking, dairy industries, mayonnaise, spark plugs, take someone to church, bread, rotary conventions or anniversaries, mufflers, buy U.S. war bonds, mail your christmas gifts, come to NY world's fair 1964-65, think well.speak well.do well…for Saint Paul, paint up with Luminall, your best food is milk, sprinkler system, and many other. A good lot for the internet seller or the metered mail collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 194

U.S., Tremendous Picture Postcard Extravaganza. Several hundred cards, mostly views and U.S., includes group of racial cards including a beautiful Thanksgiving card, group of motels, double panel view of Provincetown MA, leathers, several Santas including green robe, brown robe and a silver portrait, group of Japan, Red Sox Warming Up Fenway Park, Huld's Puzzle Series No 5 monster snake, real photos, Yankee Stadium Bronx NY, nice group of Exposition cards, group of Atlantic City and a fetching lot of real photo pet cards, the majority of what is present is premium material, some condition issues, don't let this one get away, huge potential, Very Good to Excellent.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 195
 
U.S., California Town Cancel Collection. 28 covers, mounted on pages, many identified with Williams numbers, towns include Chico, Dutch Flat, Eureka, Marysville, Oakland, Sacramento, Saint Helena, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Quentin, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sonoma, Tahoe, Vallejo, Windsor, Yankee Jims, and Yuba City; dates of usage are approximately 1851 to 1891 with most all of the covers used prior to 1870. Excellent range of towns, low on duplication, most covers are Williams rarity 3 (scarce), should be inspected as condition does vary, generally Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 196

U.S., 1851 Issue on Cover, Business Correspondence to Providence RI (Scott 11). 80+ covers, all franked with 1851 3¢, excellent range of cancels most are outer folded letter sheets with out contents, the perfect lot for the specialist, offered intact without any checking for varieties, may even be a #10 or two lurking about, good luck and happy bidding, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 197

U.S., Postal History Assortment, 1880s-1930s. Approximately 230 pieces, including a fair number of 3¢ Washington envelopes (U58-59); 1¢ & 2¢ Columbus & Liberty envelopes addressed to MA;. We also noted several postal envelopes or covers with advertisements, and mostly sent to MA in the 1880s, plus some envelopes with 2¢ & 3¢ banknotes, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 198

U.S., Automobile Related Covers and Cards Collection. Sixty items with auto or motorcycle related ads, includes 1911 and 1912 picture post cards of Indy Speedway, 1914 illustrated ad cover for zerolene, 1915 Harley Davidson Motor ad cover, 1910 Pope Manufacturing illustrated ad cover, only a couple of covers are dated later than the 1920's, mixed condition, an incredible collection of early automotive related material, don't let this one get away, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $650.
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Lot 199

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 $400 - 600.
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Lot 200
 
U.S., Naval Cover Collection, 1932-50. 100 plus covers, includes USS Lexington, USS Texas, USS Pennsylvania, USS California, USS Ranger, USS Indianapolis, USS Cuttlefish, and a few USS Constitution, launches, cruises, Navy Days, commissions, and reviews, a very nice start of a new collection or to break down for retail, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $200.
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Lot 201

U.S., First Flight and Air Mail Cover Collection, 1926-57. Thirty nine first flight and air related covers, a diverse and desirable collection that will please the specialist as well as the neophyte, includes special flight airmail station Springfield IL with C1 & C6, CAM 2 Chicago-St Louis, CAM 9, Rochester-Albany-Buffalo CAM 20, CAM 10, CAM 29, Air Circus Peoria IL, Dirigible Base Dedication Miami, and many more, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 202

U.S., Postal History Assortment, 1830-1868. Mounted on pages, starting with 1830 stampless folded letter from New Orleans to Monmouth, ME, and interesting contents about a sick man in the Natchitoches Red River; followed by three stampless envelopes, including one from England to Maine, and forwarded by Chancine in Le Havre, France in the 1850s; and then by five stampless folded letters, including one written in Augusta, ME on July 4, 1851. We also noted a 1860 folded letter franked with 3¢ dull red (26), plus several envelopes individually franked with 3¢ rose stamp (65), including one sent from New Orleans in 1863 (which was by then on Union's hands) to Maine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 203

U.S., Pan Am First Flight Covers. 90 covers, 1935-1941, mostly U.S, New Caledonia and New Zealand frankings but with a few Hong Kong and Fiji, flights include Manila to Macao, Hong Kong to Guam, Hong Kong to Manila, Honolulu to Hong Kong, Guam to Manila, San Francisco to Macao, Aukland to Noumea New Caledonia, Aukland to LA, fresh clean lot, should pay dividends to the lucky winner, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 204

U.S., Americana Topical Commemorative Covers. Presented in twenty Fleetwood albums, including 1976 The Signers of the Declaration of Independence; 1977 The Presidents of the United States; 1978 The Signers of the Constitution; 1980 Commemorative covers recording major events in America's birth; 1984-86 The Greatest Military Heroes of America; 1990s American salute to entertainment, plus 1985-91 National Audubon Society's wildlife conservation souvenir sheets. A flea market dream of twenty albums, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 205
U.S., Ephemera and Such. Eclectic assortment of material, includes photos, a couple autographed such as Clint Eastwood and Adam West, nice lot of twenty three tobacco labels including American Protectorate, Lucky Bill, Tampa-Jewels, Marshal Foch, Monroe Doctrine, Mark Twain, and Betsy Ross, journal on horse betting, documents, trade cards, and a few newspapers, treat yourself to this one!!! Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 206

U.S., 1914 Battle of Vera Cruz Picture Postcards and Covers. Exciting group of fifty three picture post cards and five covers, with scenes from the battle, dead bodies and camp life, a look back on this largely forgotten historic event, a few of the cards postally used, mixed condition, a must view lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $550.
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Lot 207

U.S., Military Covers and Cards on General Pershing from 1913-18. Collection of thirty one picture post cards and thirty one covers from the Pancho Villa pursuit, with real photo of Pancho Villa, various scenes from Texas during the fight with the Mexico, with five 1916 to 1918 letters on General Pershing's expedition on the Mexican border, a great lot for further research, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $650.
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Lot 208
 
U.S., Presidential Inaugural Covers, Reagan, Carter & Ford, 1974-81. About 300 covers, includes some Bush Vice-presidentials (with Reagan), a pretty large stock of Colorano Silk for Reagan, includes a letter from Gerald Ford as Congressman in 1950 which is signed "Jerry", excellent lot for promotion or internet sales as the presidential elections not too far distant, Very Fine.
Brookman $2,500+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 209
 
U.S., Eclectic Cover Collection, 1923-90. With over 120 items. Includes FDC's, Akron and Macon airship covers, 1976 and later Colorano silk FDC's and event covers plus seven hand-painted or hand drawn covers from 1936-1990 that were done by Haase, Maul, Ricker and Schaff and others. The earliest FDC is Scott 552 and the latest is Scott 2511a. Two autographs of Florida Governors were also seen. A highly intriguing and mixed up selection.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 210
 
U.S., Indian Territory Cancels on Cards or Covers. 25+ items with various town cancels, towns include Bartlesville on beautiful RPPC, Tulsa, Muskogee, Wagoner, Ramona, Webber Falls, Haskell, Coalgate, Campbell (S/R 4), South McAlester (S/R 4), Claremore, Coweta, and Tahlequah, nice range of cancel mostly from first quarter of the 20th century, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 211

U.S., Better Cover Assortment. Group of eight better covers, includes 1865 #65 and 69 on legal envelope with original contents to Lancaster OH, #93 Blackjack on U54 to Virginia IL, 1860 #35 on cover from Mariposa CA to Greenland never hinged with some mining content, Wells Fargo cover to San Francisco, UX3 with Chicago IL blue fancy cancel, 1886 illustrated ad cover of cow with matching illustrated letterhead, 1919 Siberia AEF censored cover to LA CA, and a 1927 catapult cover from the USS Leviathan to Germany, intriguing lot with great potential for the postal historian, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 212

U.S., 1908 Great White Fleet Picture Postcards. Twenty cards, five used includes USS Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, and two cancelled in Australia, different publishers, a intriguing lot that should please the naval specialist, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 213

U.S., Registered Cover Selection, 1879-1917. Includes 1903 United Stamp Co. Chicago IL to Austin TX, 1909 Provincetown to Boston MA, 1897 New Orleans to Augusta ME, 1896 Sunny Side MD to Indianapolis IN, 1898 Slat Lake City UT to Waterville ME, 1895 Rome NY to Stockton CA, nice range of franking and marking, examination strongly urged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 214
U.S., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cabinet Cards & "Carte de Visite" Assortment. Former comprising twelve different examples, each with a thin photograph mounted on a card measuring about 112 by 165 mm (4½ by 6½ inches). Latter eight examples, including one depicting a mailman. By the early 1870s, cartes de visite were supplanted by "cabinet cards", which remained popular into the early 20th century, when Kodak introduced the Brownie camera. Great state of preservation, and a terrific lot for the collector or dealer, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 215

U.S., Early Space and Related Covers, 1962-74. A few hundred covers, with 1962 Venus Space Probe,1962 Nine New Astronauts, 1964 Project Gemini, 1965 Project Gemini Launch, 1965 Gemini 4 splash down, 1965 Gemini 5 Launch, 1966 Gemini 11 recovery and more, nice early lot for the specialist, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 216

U.S., Late 19th Century 2¢ Cover Collection, 1883-98. Powerful group of sixty + covers, with additional stamps and stamps on piece, includes 210, 213, 220, 286, with many better cancels, 210 double transfer, many nice usages on cover, a lot that begs for further research, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 217

U.S., Richard Nixon Inaugural Covers, Maximum Cards and Post Cards. Many hundreds of cacheted covers, maximum cards and real photo postcards of the Nixon family, huge retail value into the thousands of dollars, the postcards are lightly tacked together but upon coaxing separated, for the Nixonphiles in all of us, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 218
 
U.S., Balance of 19th Century Postal History Consignment. Small balance of about 20 covers including 1851-57, Bank Notes and postal stationery; also includes a 1¢ #24 with Paid cancel; nothing rare and condition is a bit mixed, but interesting variety including a San Francisco Wells Fargo to San Jose.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 219

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 Grayback and USS Grenadier, also VJ cover, excellent lot for the specialist, plan on setting a spell with this one, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 220

U.S., Patriotic Naval Picture Postcards, 1906. Thirty one different Navy ships, includes USS Maine, USS Rhode island, USS Olympia, USS Missouri and USS Maryland, with black & white photos of the ships at center surrounded by eagles, flags and bunting, unposted, and generally Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 221
 
U.S., Better Mint Postal Stationery. A treasure trove of postal entires and cards, includes U218, U332 with Specimen overprint, U472, U473, U527, U529-U531, UC9, UO2 and UO4 with Specimen overprint, UO55, Canal Zone U9, with some better postal cards, fresh lot, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 222

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 $150 - 200.
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Lot 223

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 $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 224

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 $100 - 150.
Realized $50.
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Lot 225

U.S., First Flight Covers, 1929-39. Seven covers, includes 1933 Piccard Compton Stratosphere Ascension, 1939 first trans-Atlantic Air Mail via Northern route, 1929 FAM 18, and 1937 Anglo American Goodwill Coronation Flight, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $45.
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