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Lot 202

U.S., Stampless Covers. 110+ stampless covers, better includes Portsmouth OH oval, blue Philadelphia 2¢ drop letter, red Providence 2¢ drop letter, large red Newport RI oval, manuscript Hendersonville TN (listed but unpriced in ASCC), Mobile AL red "Way 11", Cape Island NJ, Bradford NH straight line, Hadley MA straight line, Farmington CT straight line, many with fine to very fine strikes, some with contents, nice range of rates and auxiliary markings, a bonanza for the stampless dealer or collector, owner's retail $3,800, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 203

U.S., Stampless Covers, 1810s-50s. Mounted collection of about 50 domestic covers, all with something the owner considered "special", e.g. small towns, fancy rate markings, unusual usages, two each Baltimore Railroad and Hudson Riv. Mail, several free franks and Steamboats including a pretty Buffalo "Steamboat", etc.; condition includes a few faults but is generally clean and F-VF. A very interesting lot.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 204

U.S., Stampless Covers - New York. 120+ covers, with such markings as Pittsford dotted oval, red Ballston double oval, Cooperstown arc, red Cooperstown moon, 1790 New-York straight line, red White Hall straight line, Lewiston arc, Little Falls straight line and Triangle in triangle, with many other better, great selection of rates and markings, strikes range from fine to very fine, a marvelous opportunity, owner's retail $5,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 205

U.S., Stampless Covers - Virginia. 55+ covers, with Wheeling, Boydton, Liberty, Pittsylvania C.H., red Warrenton in octagon, red Martins-Burg oval, decent range of rates and auxiliary markings, many with contents, please inspect, many strong strikes, owner's retail $1,900, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 206

U.S., 1851-56 Three-Cent Issue Covers. Mounted collection of 35 covers and one front including two #10; lots of small towns and interesting usages; among the latter are two covers to Canada, the first a sheet margin strip of 3 clarets used with a nice #9 and manuscript "North Hampton Dep. NH" cancel, the other two singles with a #7 tied by red Jersey Shore Pa. c.d.s.'s on a 3¢ entire; also an illustrated Temperance cover (damaged), a Steamboat Piota and much more; generally clean and F-VF.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $900.
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Lot 207

U.S., 1857-61 Three-Cent Issue Covers. Mounted collection of about 65 covers including seven type I and a few type IV; among the type III are four all-over advertising covers and fancy postmarks of New London N.H., Poplar Ridge N.Y., Woodville Pa. (2 singles to Nashville); also lots of other small towns as well as an 1861 folded letter regarding the need to return an unsatisfactory slave and two covers purported to have stamps applied by a Snow stamp affixing machine; condition is generally clean and F-VF.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 208

U.S., 1861-66 Issue Covers. Mounted collection of 21 covers, 18 of them franked with 1¢ #63 comprising 10 single frankings (4 Carriers), two double frankings, and six used with the 3¢ rose (two with 3x 3¢); also including a cover with a single 10¢ #68 used Sonora Cal. to Meriden N.H. and two covers with single 15¢ #77, one to France, the other to Germany; condition is just a little mixed, but mostly F-VF.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $750.
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Lot 209

U.S., 1861-67 Three-Cent Rose Covers. Mounted collection of about 120 covers comprising fancy cancels (including about 20 New York City), small towns, unusual usages, advertising covers, four imprint singles, etc., etc.; condition is just about all clean and F-VF. Nothing rare, but nonetheless, a tremendous lot for the specialist.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 210

U.S., 1867 Tree-Cent Rose, F. Grill Covers. Collection of 14 covers, 13 of which are single frankings with unusual postmarks (one an advertising cover); the 14th is used with two 10¢ F. grills paying the 20¢ registration fee on a cover from Wytheville Va. to Bristol Tenn. handstamped "Registered" in circle with manuscript "No 20"; few minor faults, generally Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 211

U.S., 1867 Two-Cent Black Jack Covers. Small mounted collection of seven covers and a front comprising two single frankings: one an 1867 folded letter to Italy (file fold through stamp), the other on an Augusta Me. Adjutant General's corner card cover; three covers with a single used with a single 1¢ #63; two singles on an 1865 folded letter New Orleans to Germany; two singles used with a pair of 3¢ #65 on cover Buffalo to Canada; a pair used with a pair of 10¢ #68 on an 1867 cover front only Raritan N.J. to England, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $400.
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Lot 212

U.S., 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers. Mounted collection of 28 covers comprising 1¢ + 2¢ Leavenworth City, Kans, to Mendocino, Calif.; (five single frankings & two double - one domestic, the other to France via England (faulty)) and (18 single frankings and one on a 3¢ entire); loaded with fancy cancels and small towns plus several merchant's corner cards; generally clean and F-VF.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 213

U.S., 1870-81 Three-Cent Green Bank Note Issue Covers. Mounted collection of about 85 covers; all with fancy or unusual cancellations or usages, including five illustrated advertising covers; few small faults, but overall clean and F-VF. A marvelous lot.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 214

U.S., 1870-87 Bank Note Issue Covers. Mounted collection of 67 covers comprising 2¢ Jackson (#146/157 - 8, #178/183 - 14), 6¢ Lincoln (9 including #208 used with 1¢ 206 on 3¢ entire to Norway), 7¢ #149 (1), 5¢ Taylor (9), 5¢ Garfield (#205 - 4, #216 - 7 including an all-over hand-illustrated cover to England), 4¢ Jackson #211/215 (3), 3¢ #214 (2), 10¢ Jefferson #161/209 (9) and 15¢ #152/163 (2 including one used with 6¢ #148 tp Ireland); few minor faults but otherwise just about all clean and F-VF.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $950.
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Lot 215

U.S., 1870-87 One-Cent Blue Bank Note Issue Covers. About 35 covers mostly mounted on blank pages; mostly unusual postmarks or usages including a Postage Due use, a Wyoming Territory, two to England and eight illustrated advertising; generally clean and F-VF.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 216

U.S., 1883 Two-Cent Red Brown Covers. Mounted collection of 36 covers franked with #210; includes a nice range of unusual cancels and usages including 8 illustrated advertising covers; generally clean and F-VF.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 217

U.S., 1890 Regular Issue Covers. Mounted collection of about 55 covers; mostly 1¢ & 2¢ with the 1¢ being primarily overseas usages with other stamps (11) including some very unusual combinations, while the 2¢ are mainly small towns or advertising covers; included are four 5¢ single usages, three 8¢ and a 10¢; condition is just about all clean and F-VF.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 218

U.S., 1893 Columbian Exposition Covers. Mounted collection of about 75 covers with lots of unusual postmarks and better usages; half of the covers are used Columbian entires U348-350 comprising 1¢ (7, 4 are uprated), 2¢ (26 including 4 uprated, 2 Wells Fargo (1 mint) & 2 advertising) and 5¢ (4, 2 illustrated); the stamped covers comprise 1¢ (6), 2¢ (24 - 3 illustrated, four 20th century philatelic usages), 5¢ (4), 6¢ (2), 8¢ (3) and 1¢-5¢ & 5¢ + 8¢ on registered covers to Europe with New York exchange office registry labels;;also included are 9 Columbian Exposition postal cards (UX10, 7 mint, 1 used to Germany), a 1¢ postal card UX10 with an illustrated ad for Shepp's World's Fair Photographed, and four engraved Exposition Admission Tickets. All-in-all, a marvelous lot.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 219

U.S., 1893 Columbian World's Fair Station Cancels. Group of 12 covers, three with the duplex handstamp: 1.) 1¢ & 5¢ Columbian to England; 2.) 5¢ Columbian to Italy (both with moderate to heavy opening tears); and 3.) an unaddressed 2¢ Postal Card (UX6) with the handstamp applied by favor; next there are seven Columbian entires bearing the machine cancel: two 1¢ (one undated 3rd class mail), 2¢ (2, one mailed from New York with the World's Fair machine cancel used as a receiver on reverse), 5¢ (2, both to Austria, one with small opening tear) and one 10¢, and unaddressed favor cancel; and lastly, two Postal Cards to England with the machine cancel, one a UX6, the other a UX10 Souvenir picture postcard (series 1, design 2), missing a 1¢ adhesive. Fine lot.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 220

U.S., 1894-98 First Bureau Issue Covers. Mounted collection of about 75 covers, about 15 of which bear values higher than 2¢; includes more than 30 illustrated advertising covers, as well as a nice variety of registered covers, small town cancels and overseas usages; just about all clean and F-VF.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 221

U.S., 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Covers. Mounted collection of 22 covers or cards franked with Trans-Miss. stamps comprising 1¢ (7 including a Mekeel's Spanish-American War patriotic), 2¢ (4 including a plate no. and imprint pair), 4¢ (a stamp dealer Spanish-American War patriotic), 5¢ (3), 8¢ (2), 10¢ (2) and three Official Souvenir postcards (UX14, two mint). An outstanding lot.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 222

U.S., 1902-08 Regular Issue Covers. Mounted collection of about 120 covers or picture postcards as follows: 1¢ (65), 2¢ (35, mostly #319)), 3¢ (2), 4¢ (2), 5¢ (7), 6¢ (1), 8¢ (4) & 10¢ (3); virtually all are interesting or unusual usages (lots of advertising) or postal markings. A fascinating lot.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 223

U.S., 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Covers. Mounted collection of about 15 covers and 25 picture postcards; among the covers are 5 slogan cancels, two illustrated advertising covers, a 1¢, 2¢ & 3¢ (323-325) on a 10¢ Columbian entire to England and a 1¢ tied by World's Fair Station cancel on a World's Fair envelope; the cards include 10 mint Samuel Cupples Official souvenir postcards (silver) and other Official cards, three World's Fair Station cancels (one 1¢ #323, the others regular issues). A great lot, just about all F-VF.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 224

U.S., 1908-20 Washington-Franklins. Collection of more than 60 covers, mostly 1¢ & 2¢, with lots of advertising, small town cancel, unusual usages and vending machine coils (9 covers - 6 Schermack type III (one #534A) & 3 Mail-O-Meter (2 type I #384, one type IV #409); a very pleasant lot for a Washington-Franklin specialized.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $450.
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Lot 225

U.S., 1954-63 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 $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 226

U.S., Advertising Covers - Hotel Illustrated & Collateral, 1887-1952. An impressive collection of about 650 covers, all with an illustration of the hotel on the front (a few exceptions where an illustration on the back is particularly attractive). The 650 covers represent about 575 different U.S. hotels, several hotels having two or more covers of differing designs. The unusual feature of the collection is that the collector made and attempt to find matching Letterheads, Postcards, Matchbook Covers & Baggage Labels featuring illustrations of the same hotels. Of the 575 hotels, about 375 have at least one matching item. Over about 7 years, only 10 sets of matching cover, postcard, label and matchbook were pieced together, and none of those 10 has a letterhead. In total there are about 35 letterheads, 370 postcards, 100 matchbook covers and 60 labels. Also included are about 80 of the collateral items with no matching cover, the illustrated labels being especially difficult to locate, due to their fragility. As for condition, it is, with very few exceptions, clean and F-VF. Seven of the 10 "sets" and the "A" hotels with at least one matching collateral item are neatly displayed in a binder; the balance is arranged alphabetically in boxes. A truly fascinating lot. Over 1300 items in all.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 227

U.S., Advertising Covers - Stamp Dealers. Well over 150 covers plus some philatelic ephemera, an attractive array of material, better includes Hawaii UX2 to Texas concerning stamp exchanges, two Holton stamp dealer ads on Mulready style covers, #221 two pairs on 1892 registered cover from Karl C. Miner, strip of five and single #210 on registered cover from L.W. Durbin and many more, a unique chance to trace the evolution of the philatelic trade in the U.S. from the 19th century to present and a sure fire winner for your pocket book. A few mixed condition, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 228

U.S., Advertising Covers, 1898-1950. 14 covers, better includes illustrated Vermont Episcopal Institute, illustrated American Family Soap, illustrated Mother's Crushed Oats, nice fresh clean group, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $225.
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Lot 229

U.S., Alaska Covers, 1906-72. Collection of 20 picture postcards (4 unused), 1906-11, and 11 covers (1928-72); town cancels include Coal Creek (1956), Eek (1972), Fort Yukon (1959), Hyder (1955), McCarthy (1928) and St. Michaels (1907 picture postcard to Wales), as well as Barrow (2, one being dogsled mail), Juneau (3), Ketchikan (3), Nome, Palmer, Seward (2), Skagway (2) and Valdez, plus a postal card written in Petersburg, Alaska (1907) uprated with a 1¢ #300 tied by Seattle & Skagway R.R.O. duplex and two covers from Wrangle to Pawtucket R.I. (1934 & 1937) carried on the S.S. Princess Norah on the Vancouver-Skagway R.P.O., entering the mails at Vancouver B.C.; all clean and F-VF.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 230
 
U.S., Christmas Seal Covers. 24 different tied on picture postcards or covers (mostly the former) comprising 1908 (both types, type II not tied), 1909-1917, 1919-1925, 1932, 1935, 1943, 1947 & 1950; also includes a second 1910 seal used in 1911 and two private seals: 1932 Wisconsin (not tied) & 1935 San Antonio Grace Lutheran Sanatorium; plus a 1923 "Christmas Seals Stamp Out Tuberculosis" slogan cancel. Surprisingly difficult material to find.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 231

U.S., Civil War Patriotic Covers. Collection of 11 different, three franked with 3¢ 1857, the rest with 3¢ 1861; eight are Flags, the others are a Handshake, a patriotic label (Flag & Eagle) and an orange envelope with a hand-ruled red & blue border; included is a somewhat worn crossed flags cover from Sedalia Mo. to South Wales franked with seven 3¢ rose (an eighth has fallen off), it is backstamped Bangor (Wales); also included (though not counted in the 11) is a Burst Secession balloon cover with a 3¢ rose pink tied by a fake red grids with a matching fake Middletown Ct. c.d.s. (per 1982 PFC); additionally, there is a mint patriotic envelope and four small Charles Magnus prints, two of them hand colored. Condition is just about all F-VF. A very nice lot.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 232

U.S., Civil War Postal History. Group of about 40 Union covers, most franked with 3¢ rose #65; included are a 18 covers from occupied Southern cities including Beaufort, New Berne, Port Royal & Washington S.C., Martinsburgh & Parkersburg (West) Va. (both soldiers' Due); also a Banks' Division c.d.s. on soldier's Due letter, a Key Largo Fla. and several wartime corner cards: Union Sanitary Commission (2), Christian Commission (4), Official Business envelopes for Office of Boeard of Claims for Slaves Enlisted in U.S. Service; Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen & Abandoned Land; Draft Rendezvous, Louisville Ky.; Surgeon General's Office; Provost Marshal General's Dept./Bureau (2); Head-Quarters (3 different.), Adjutant General's Office; military addresses, etc. Also included are Sanitary Commission stamps and proofs as follows: WV11, WV11P4, WV12P6a block of 4 & WV14 (2, one faulty). Condition is typical for the period with some faults, but overall, mostly F-VF. An intriguing lot.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 233

U.S., Dead Letter Office Covers, 1860s-1966. Mounted collection of about 35 covers, all but five with Dead Letter Office markings (those 5 with "Advertised" and/or "Unclaimed"); 21 are U.S. originations including 8 D.L.O. envelopes (one with "Due 6 Cents" imprint, one with 5¢ Columbian to Sweden, one with 5¢ Trans-Miss. to Germany), among the 14 foreign originations (1891-1911 + one 1966) are one Austria, one Germany & one France, the rest are Great Britain. A fascinating group of this under-appreciated area of philately.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 234

U.S., Fancy Cancels - "Boston Negatives". Collection of 45 covers with various 1¢-3¢ Bank Note issues (one 5¢ and a few stamped envelopes & postal cards), comprising the following cancels (numbers in parentheses are different. types): letters A (2), B, C, D (3), E (3), F, H (2), J, K (3 + a duplicate), L, M, N (2), S, X and numerals 1 (2), 2 (2 + duplicate), 4 (5), 5 (3), 7 (2), 8, 10, 11, 12, 15 & 19, plus 16 off-cover examples—10 letters & 6 numerals; includes an illustrated advertising cover and six covers to England. A marvelous lot of these popular postmarks.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 235

U.S., Fancy Cancels - New York City. About 65 covers or postal cards and 10 off-cover stamps from the 1870s & '80s, the covers franked mainly with 2¢ & 3¢ Bank Notes; included is an excellent variety of letters and numerals as well as a nice group of 12 different Bank Note period geometrics very similar to N.Y.F.M. cancels but all on domestic mail; a fabulous lot, nearly all clean and F-VF.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 236

U.S., First Flight Cover Collection, 1930-85. Several hundred covers in six albums and a box, most cacheted including Fluegel, Colonial, Cachet Craft, with some first day ducks, a few jet first flights, great lot to root through, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 237

U.S., Foreign Destinations covers, 1887-1936. 48 covers, besides Germany, France, Belgium, Holland and England there is India, Nova Scotia and Norway, a few mixed condition, you cannot go wrong at the price, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 238

U.S., Forwarding Agents - B.F. Stevens. Group of eight covers, 1869-1904, six from the U.S. and two from England, to Stevens in London for forwarding, seven with the "United States/ Despatch Agent/ B.F. Stevens/ London" double oval handstamp (1904 without "B.F. Stevens") in red (1869, 1877 & 1878) or violet; most addressees were aboard ships; noted forwarding from London to Paris (1869), Southampton (1895), to Messina (Italy, 1878), to the U.S. Consul at Queenstown (Ireland, 1894) and at Smyrna (Turkey, 1896) and to Taorima, then to Florence (Italy, 1904). A F-VF group.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $400.
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Lot 239

U.S., Forwarding Agents - Harnden & Co. Group of five folded letters; four with red Harnden's/Boston oval: 1841 Boston to England (2, one of them with 1d red #3 added when Harnden's "Pd. 11" handstamp was mis-read as 1d); 1841 New York to France; and 1842 Fall River Mass. to Tuscany (oval quite weak); the 5th cover is 1848 Liverpool to London with Harnden & Co. illustrated steamship, "No. 6 Cook St." oval, franked with a 1d red #3; also included is a handsome illustrated 1870 "Harnden Express/Baltimore" Bill of Lading.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 240

U.S., Forwarding Agents Covers, 1879-1912. Small collection of 14 covers from the U.S. to Europe with a nice variety of Forwarder's handstamps including (London unless noted) American Exchange in Europe, American Exchange (Paris), American Express, Baring Bros., Brown Shipley & Co., Drexel Harjes & Co (Paris), Morgan Hayes & Co.(Paris), and William Watson & Co.; also includes a 1912 cover with a U.S. Embassy, New York corner card to a Security Co. in Hartford Ct. franked only with a violet "United States Govt./ Despatch Agency/ I.P. Roosa/ U.S. Despatch Agt./ Official Business." penalty handstamp.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 241

U.S., Locals, Blood & Co., Collection Balance, 1847-61. About 85 covers, including two stampless, 13 Blood's entires and the following numbers: 15L12 (1), 15L13 (20), 15L14 (26), 15L15 (6), 15L16 (1), 15L117 (4) and 15L18 (13); also includes a cover with an Aug 1861 Blood's c.d.s. franked with a demonetized 3¢ #26 (damaged) from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Pa., plus a few off-cover stamps and a little reference material including copies of some; condition is a little mixed but generally Fine, viewing recommended.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 242

U.S., Locals & Carriers Covers. Collection of 12 stamped covers (2 are fronts), 13 stampless and about 30 stamps; the best items include (covers unless noted) LO2 with #11, 1LB7 with #26, 3LB2 tied by red crayon on reduced cover, 20L8 (on U10), 20L4 & 20L7 (cut to shape on two covers, each tied by handstamp), 75L1 & 75L5 (2 of each, one on cover, one on front, all cut to shape and not tied), a Hussey forgery of 110L1a, 136L7 on piece with #11, tied by blue star handstamps, file crease through stamp; the stampless covers are Blood's (2), Boyd's, Hale (5), Hussey's "Instant Special Message" (top & bottom flaps missing), New York City Despatch Post (3) and Swart's; the stamps are mostly lower priced or forgeries/reprints. An interesting lot.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $475.
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Lot 243

U.S., Machine Cancels, 1890s-1920s. Collection of about 225 covers or cards, mostly mounted, though somewhat disorganized; includes identified cancels and receivers from American, Barr-Fyke, Barry, Columbia, Cummins, Doremus, Groth-Constantine, Hampden, International, Leavitt, Multipost, Perfection, Pneumatic and Time-Cummins machines; also includes varieties, such as split or inverted daters. There are no flag cancels. A fascinating lot with a good number of scarce markings.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 244

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 $150 - 200.
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Lot 245
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Lot 246

U.S., Naval Cacheted Covers, 1934-40. 21 covers, includes USS Goff, USS Chicago, USS Cuttlefish, USS New Orleans, USS Honolulu, USS Salt Lake City, many better cachets, please inspect, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 247

U.S., New York Foreign Mail. Small mounted collection of 14 covers with N.Y.F.M. cancels; comprises (Weiss numbers) GE-EP3, 7¢ #149 to Germany; GE-S8, 6¢ #148 to England; ST-4P2, 3¢ #158 (2) both 1875 to England; TR-C1, 10¢ #150, to France (1872); TR-C1A, 6¢ #150 to England (1871); TR-G37 TR-G25A, 3¢ #147 pair to England (1872); TR-G37, 6¢ #148 to England (1872); TR-W1, 3¢ #147 pair to London, forwarded to Bognor with a G.B. 1d rose #33 (1872); TR-W4C, 1¢ #156 on postal card (UX3) to Germany (1874); TR-W9 (2), 3¢ #158 pairs to England and to Scotland (1873); TR-W17 (2), 1¢ #156 on 1¢ postal card (UX5) to England and to Paris (both 1876); and last, an unidentified grid on 1877 cover to England, which probably originated in Chicago (Cole GEC-12?), as the New York postmark is a transit-type duplex with barred ellipse; condition includes a few minor faults but is generally F-VF. This would make an outstanding starter lot for someone wanting to get into the N.Y.F.M. field.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 248

U.S., Official Covers, 1870s-1910s. Collection of about 45 covers including 7 bearing low value Official stamps (one 1989 with O132 & O140), 18 unused/used stamped envelopes (again, all low values), about 20 used Official Business Penalty envelopes and 3 Congressional printed Free Franks (1897-1902 from a nice range of departments.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 249

U.S., Official Covers, War Dept., 1875, 3¢ Red on Blue (Scott UO54). UPSS WD die 12, size 7, approximately 2,000 entires, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $12,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 250

U.S., Picture Postcards, Phenomenal Collection. One of the best postcard collections we have ever offered, over 600 cards, most are greeting, but with dozens of small collection within it, besides Halloweens, Santas, a leather golfer, real photo hill racing in Wilkes Barre PA, 1909 baseball team with scorecard, real photo Hotel Hamilton Laredo TX, there are Atlantic City, Lincolns, Patriotics, dutch children, movie stars, leathers, embroidered, Expositions, loads and loads of premium cards, if you were thinking of expanding into postcards this is the lot for you, huge potential for the winning bidder, good luck and good bidding, Very Good to Excellent.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 251

U.S., Picture Postcard Collection. Approximately 200 picture post cards, from classic to chromes, better includes three Santas, one with a cat dressed as Old Nick, Race Course Fairgrounds Kendallville IN, Parade Junction City KS, Northern Pacific R.R. station North Yakima WA, six different chromes of Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field, three postcards of the San Francisco earthquake, and much more, mixed condition, if you are into postcards, check this beauty out, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 252

U.S., Picture Postcards. 30+ postcards, about half views and half holidays and greetings, most views are midwest or south, includes real photos, we note a fire engine, San Francisco earthquake view, real photo of McClure OH baseball team, five black related and a white Santa Claus, mixed condition but with plenty of premium cards, make sure you put this on your list, Very Good to Excellent.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 253

U.S., Post Office Auxiliary Markings, 1880-1930s. Mostly mounted collection of about 135 covers or postcards, several from overseas, with a huge variety of primarily routing and handling markings; also includes lots of other unusual handstamp such as "Unmailable" (5 Glitter mail) and Nixie Service Mail Division (7). Naturally, since each Post Office often had to supply its own handstamps, virtually every marking is different. A truly fascinating lot that would take many years to duplicate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $900.
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Lot 254

U.S., Post Office Auxiliary Markings, 1940s-90s. The modern counterpart of the preceding lot; about 95 covers with a huge variety of routing, handling, instructional or explanatory markings including mail damaged, delayed or returned for any number of reasons—even recovered stolen mail. Three of the more interesting covers are 1.) a 1941 cover with a Linn's Weekly corner card to the Philippines handstamped "Return to Sender, Service Suspended". The cover is accompanied by a letter from George Linn in which he bemoans the state of the business, in part "We just hardly have enough business to keep the plant going." 2.) a cover mailed in Jun 1946 from California to Harbin China with the handstamp "Mail route to destination blockaded, return to sender"; and 3.) a 1970 cover returned to sender with the handstamp "Fwd Order Lost Due To Hurricane Camille." Like the previous lot, virtually every marking is different. Another fascinating lot.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 255
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U.S., Post Office Seals, 1885-1969. Interesting collection of 21 covers and more than 150 stamps; among the more interesting covers are 1.) a 1923 registered cover from Holland to New York that was handstamped "Supposed Liable for Customs Duties", opened for inspection and resealed using 5 New York exchange office registration labels and an OX21; 2.) a 1912 cover from Montreal to Boston, opened by mistake, resealed with 3 OX14 and forwarded to Cape Breton, N.S. and finally returned to Montreal; 3.) a 1920 registered cover from Finland to Pasadena Calif., handstamped "Supposed Liable for Customs Duties", opened for inspection and resealed using 3 OX18 (one damaged); 4.) a 1917 illustrated advertising cover for Dr. Ross' Life Pills, sent from New York to Mexico during WWI, "opened by censor 18" (manuscript on reverse) and resealed with a strip of 3 OX18; 5.) a 1922 cover from England to San Diego with multiple handstamps including "Advertised/ Due 1 Cent", "Unclaimed", "Sent Dead Letter Office" and "Rebut"; apparently being damaged during its journey, the envelope was repaired with 2 OX18; and 6.) an 1885 cover from Brynmawr Pa. to New York franked with a 2¢ #210, handstamped "Received Unsealed, N.Y.P.O. 4th Div." and sealed with an OX2 (damaged in opening). The stamps, which include heavy duplication for shades and minor plate varieties, also include two India plate proofs of OX1 and an imperf block of 42 of OX6.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 256

U.S., Postage Due Covers, 1890s-1980s. Mounted collection of about 75 covers, nearly all bearing U.S. Postage Due stamps; about 20 bear J1/J22 (all but two bear 1¢, 2¢ or 3¢), another 35 are 1895-1930, most of which are incoming foreign mail (including a 1905 picture postcard from Martinique); also included six covers with U.S. Postage Due meters (3 on incoming foreign mail) and 10 underpaid U.S. covers going overseas, 9 of them with foreign Postage Dues); there is also a 1935 Postage Due Bill with $3.35 in Dues applied. An excellent lot with a tremendous variety of usages and markings.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 257

U.S., Postage Due Stamp Usages & Markings, 1911-52. 21 covers, includes two parcel pieces, with 10¢ special delivery stamps and documentary revenue stamps paying the war time postal tax, J78 on business reply envelope, J69 tied, five J62 on 1927 cover from Jamaica, incoming from Russia, Hungary and England, many usual usages, well worth inspecting, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 258

U.S., Postage Due Markings, 1890s-1980s. Mounted collection of about 55 covers bearing Postage Due markings (no Postage Due stamps), 20 of which are pre-1920; includes a wide range of "Held For Postage" and similar auxiliary handstamps. A marvelous lot. A very nice showing of this under-appreciated collecting area. Also includes a group of articles and booklets related to the subject including two publications by the Machine Cancel Society.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 259
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Lot 260
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Lot 261

U.S., Railroad Covers, 1860s-1940s. Collection of about 130 covers or cards, 90% of which are 1870s-1910s; includes a tremendous variety of R.P.O. cancels, receivers, Stations and "Train Late" markings; also a few Railroad corner cards & stationery and a few collateral photographs. An outstanding basis for further study or exhibition.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 262

U.S., Registered Mail, 1870s-1990s. More than 70 covers, about half of which are 1940s-90s; the earlier period includes 13 Exchange Office labels, 11 from New York (one to "Jeruselim, Turky") and two from Boston; the bulk of the pre-1940 material is Washington-Franklins and 1922 Fourth Bureaus; both the pre- and post-1940 covers are loaded with unusual frankings, small towns, etc.; a very interesting lot.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 263

U.S., Rural Free Delivery Covers, 1899-1980s. Collection of about 60 covers or cards, 50 of which are no later than 1914 including an 1897 New York "Collection & Distribution Wagon No. 1", a 1899 "Detroit & Algonac Rural Free Delivery Steamboat" cover (reduced), two cutouts from the Shriver experimental period in Carroll County, Md. and a 1901 Marshall, Wis. "R.F.D." cancel on a wrapper to England; these are followed by a wide variety of "R.F.D." cancels; the later covers feature auxiliary markings, mainly "Not for Route…", etc.; also included are a few collateral pieces, such as two different R.F.D. Carrier's Christmas greeting cards and two illustrated advertising covers, one picturing an R.F.D. Horse, Wagon and Postman, the other and ad for a "Rural Delivery Mails Box". A truly fascinating lot that could easily form the basis of an award-winning exhibit and is certainly worth more than the sum of its parts; accompanied by several relevant clippings and articles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 264

U.S., Sea Post Covers, 1892-1941. Mounted collection of about 65 covers including 19 U.S.-German Transatlantic Sea Post, 1892-1914, 13 U.S.-British Transatlantic Sea Post, 1905-17 (including 5 "U.S. Sea Post/Reg."), and 8 United States Transatlantic Sea Post, 1893-17 (including 10 off-cover stamps with Sea Post cancels); the rest are later Sea Post cancels including 6 Transpacific Sea Post, 1925-41. A marvelous lot.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 265

U.S., Slogan and Flag Cancels, 1890s-1920s. Mostly mounted collection of about 20 slogans (mainly Fairs & Celebrations) and about 65 Flags; includes rare 1898 "OSTON, MAS" mismatched dial halves, Cuero Texas Turkey Run, etc.; a marvelous lot.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 266

U.S., Spanish American War Patriotic Covers. 16 covers, includes "On to Havana", "Remember the Maine", "Our Country" with ad for National Music Co., American flag on ad cover for John Carter & Co stationers, shield & flags from US and Cuba, "If you don't Catch Him in 10 Days" Uncle Sam chasing Spaniard, "Defending the Colors",a few with contents, be sure to inspect this group, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 267

U.S., Spanish American War Postal History, 1898-1900. Collection of 19 covers including 7 Patriotics, 8 Military cancels (Cuba, Puerto Rico (No. 1 & 2) and Manila (5) and Jefferson Barracks); also includes a 1905 postal card sent to the Secretary of War from a woman asking the secretary to inform her whether or not her son, stationed in the Philippines, is still alive as she hasn't heard from him in more than a year.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $650.
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Lot 268

U.S., Special Delivery Covers, 1892-1979. Mounted collection of about 65 covers including four without Special Delivery stamps; approximately half are post-1940 including several FDCs; includes E1 (2), E5 (7), E5a (2), E6 (6), E8 (2) and E9 (1); the early part of the collection also emphasizes the "clock" time stamps used on Special Delivery covers with examples from Boston, Brooklyn, Buffalo, St. Louis, Washington D.C. and Butler Pa.; virtually all clean and F-VF.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 269

U.S., Special Delivery Postal History Selection. Collection of 75+ mostly legal size covers, many with special delivery stamps, includes 833 cacheted first day cover, F1 on cover and a mint U60, some 80¢ rates, a few condition issues but generally a nice clean fresh to the market lot, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 270
U.S., Stock Certificates Grouping, 1843-62. Interesting group of eight, housed in a file for stamp sheets, including 1843-44 two Ulster County Bank stock certificates; 1847 two Ohio & Missouri Mining Company certificates; 1847 Mutual Safety Insurance Company investment certificate; two 1855 Washington State Company shares certificates, 1862 Bank Commonwealth (State of Virginia) shares certificate. We also noted a couple of linen wrap/ labels for cloth bundles, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 271

U.S., Territorial Covers, 1878-1907. Small collection of 23 covers or cards comprising the following Territories: Arizona (1), Dakota (2), Indian (5, New Mexico (5), Oklahoma (2), Utah (3), Washington (10 & Wyoming (4); mostly smaller towns, all F-VF.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $350.
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Lot 272

U.S., Transatlantic Stampless Covers, 1766-1875. Mounted collection of 23 incoming covers, nearly all from the British Isles with an excellent range of rates and markings; includes a 1766 folded letter from Glasgow to Turners Warehouse Va. that was carried by private ship (no postal markings), a folded letter London to Montreal, Canada via New York (1838), a folded letter Lima, Peru to New York with "Paid - To/ Panama" and "Steamship/10" handstamps (1857), two Civil War period covers from Latin America with "U.S. Notes/ 56" & and "U.S. Notes/ 63" depreciated currency handstamps, two covers with New York "U.S. Currency Due" circular datestamps, one "Due 14" from France (1874), the other "Due 3" from Venezuela (1875); and a cover from Cuba to New York with scarce "Baltimore/ Am. Pkt" circular datestamp; also includes an 1840 cover from Kingston, Upper Canada to Bridgewater 4 Corners N.Y.; A marvelous lot.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 273

U.S., Transatlantic Stampless Covers, 1834-78. Mounted collection of 40 outgoing covers U.S. to Europe, nearly all to England or France with a tremendous range of rates and markings; includes an 1857 front only from Kirkland N.Y. to Ireland with the rare Dublin "American Mail" half-circle handstamp; also includes 4 covers with no U.S. markings (one to Madeira), 3 covers originating in Cuba with New York markings, one hand carried cover (1849 Boston-London) and two foreign without apparent U.S. transit: Jamaica-London (1849) and Mexico-Bordeaux (1861); condition is just about all clean and F-VF. A fascinating lot.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 274
 
U.S., Virginia Town Cancels, 1860s-1910s. About 85 covers or cards featuring mainly small towns from Aqua to Wytheville with very little duplication; 1860s are mainly manuscript postmarks, namely Hagen, Healing Springs, Johnson Springs, Rockridge Baths, Swoopes Depot; later manuscript postmarks include Bell's Valley (1876), Churchwood ('86), Ellendale ('84), Haymakertown ('88), Ready Springs ('90) & White Gate ('85); also includes several illustrated advertising covers; virtually all clean and F-VF. A great lot.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $375.
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Lot 275

U.S., Wells Fargo & Co. Covers, 1860s-80s. Small mounted collection of 13 covers, all but one being stamped envelopes Wells Fargo franks, comprising Angels, Marysville and Virginia City to San Francisco (3); San Francisco to Fresno, to Santa Cruz and to New York, the last with fancy San Francisco "72" duplex (Cole YD-22); two mint entires (U223, U312); and four Mexican franks (one mint); the last is an 1884 cover New York to San Francisco franked with a 3¢ Bank Note tied by New York duplex and bearing a large blue scalloped oval "Wells Fargo & Co., 84 Broadway, New York" handstamp; just about all clean and F-VF.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 276

U.S., Western Express Covers, 1860s-70s. Mounted group of seven covers, all but one being 3¢ entires, comprising Bamber & Co. (3, one mint), "Langton's Pioneer Express, San Juan", red handstamped oval and matching "Paid" with blue Wells Fargo Downieville oval to San Francisco (opened roughly at right through indicium), Hinkley & Co., Denver City in combination with Central Overland California & Pikes Peak with 3¢ #26 tied by Leavenworth City (K.T.) c.d.s. to Wisconsin - faulty; and Pacific Union (2, one cancelled San Francisco, the other Wells Fargo, Nevada City to San Francisco).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 277

U.S., World War I Postal History, 1915-22. Mounted collection of about 90 covers and cards with a wide variety of usages including Soldiers' Mail, Censors, Camp & Branch Cancels, Patriotic covers & cancels, etc.; also three P.O.W. or Internment Camps: 1916 Belgian Military Refugee at Camp Zeist, Holland, writing to a friend in the U.S. requesting used U.S. stamps for his collection in exchange for photo cards of the camp; 1918 German U.S. P.O.W. postcard from a German P.O.W. at Fort Oglethorpe in Chicago; and a 1919 British P.O.W. letter sheet (in English) from an internee at Camp Dorchester in England to a friend in the U.S. requesting that he bring two solid gold wedding rings and a secondhand rubber raincoat "…if you ever get back to Germany". All-in-all, a marvelous, very diverse and interesting lot with several pertinent articles on A.E.F. markings and such.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 278

U.S., World War II Censored & APO Cover Collection, 1939-45. Several hundred covers, many identified from which country they originated, includes Hawaii, Egypt, Alaska, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Morocco, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, great array of censor marks, various seals and labels, some with contents, a winner for the WWII enthusiast, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 279

U.S., World War II Postal History, 1942-48. Mounted collection of about 125 covers and cards with a wide variety of usages including many scarce APOs, censors, Patriotic covers & Cancels, V-Mail, POW & Internment camps; etc.; too varied to even describe. An eclectic and truly fascinating lot with inspection highly recommended.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 280

U.S., World War II Patriotic Covers, 1939-45. Well over 100 covers, many with full color or graphic designs, includes "This Is the Enemy" with Hitler's face above a mother stabbed with a bayonet and her crying child, black & white photo of the Arizona burning, "Deliver Us from Evil" with half dressed and naked women with Nazi officers, "Stamp 'em Out" with Hitler Mussolini and Tojo being stepped on, many other cartoons of Hitler, some with patriotic labels and seals tied, a must collection for the WW2 collector, a real opportunity to purchase an intact lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 281

U.S., World's Fairs & Expositions Covers, 1876-1920s. About 95 covers or cards from the following Expositions: 1876 Centennial (2), 1883 Southern (1), 1899 National Export (2), 1901 Pan-American (16), 1905 Lewis & Clark (5), 1907 Jamestown (19), 1909 Alaska-Yukon (16), 1915 Panama-California (11) and 1915 Panama-Pacific (16), plus 7 other miscellaneous Fair's slogan cancels (including a 1906 Minnesota State Fair Grounds Station, St. Paul); represented are the appropriate commemorative stamps on cover, various slogan cancels, a few station cancels and a multitude of souvenir postcards. A terrific lot.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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