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Lot 2370

Ephemera, mostly 19th century, useful ephemera group that includes 1878 Mrs. Winslow's Receipt Book, prints, mounted Indian Arrow collection, WWII Parliament & green Lucky Strike cigarette packs unopened, WWII photo of mass graves, King's Views of New York, Tacoma WA tourist magazine, Picture Charts of Britain at War, 189 Safe Cure Almanac, 1842 composition book, c1880 composition book, 1951 Focus magazine, Wanted poster for John Dillinger, 1819 composition book, various Almanacs, original charcoal sketch, original painting, a treasure trove for the intrepid dealer, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2371

1840's, correspondence of General Hutchins Bath NH, 14 letter business correspondence concerning sale of lumber, and banking matters, a peek into the business world of the U.S. in the 1840's, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $70.
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Lot 2372

1853, poem written by Henry W. Longfellow, 17 line poem, written to Miss Virginia Erwin, with cover with 1¢ (24) tied by blue Painted Posy NY c.d.s., Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 2373

1868, patent envelopes & tag, Samuel Carusi's patent 73,296 dated January 14 1868, impressive group of 6 covers and original Patent Office tag, with photocopy of printed Patent Office description of envelope usages, rare, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2374

1892, New Mexico Dead Letter Office, 2¢ (220) tied by 1892 Knoxville IL c.d.s., addressed to Spring Valley NM, manuscript "Not Found", purple "No Such Office in State", forwarded to Washington DC dead letter office, black triangle "Dead Letter Office", double triangular "Deficiency in address supplied", forwarded city in red on obverse, post office seal OXA3A applied, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2375

1898-1965, patriotic covers collection, mounted collection in 3-ring binder of over 40 covers, mostly Spanish-American War covers, but includes 6 WWI, 3 WWII covers, and one Vietnam War. Seven covers bear Trans-Mississippi stamps, Spanish-American designs include General Shafter, Richard Pearson Hobson, six covers with US and Cuban flags, eight with US flag only, one with Lady Liberty and USS Maine, six with all-over US flag design, one with Canadian and US flags, one Chicamauga Battlefield/Camp Thomas, one caricature with Uncle Sam, and two with Eagles; WWI covers include five with US flag, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2376

1908, Collision between Panama Boat Finance & White Star Freighter Georgic, cover with Nov 17 1908 machine cancel, addressed to Valparaiso Chile, with label from "Post Office New York N.Y./Inquiry Department" stating this piece of mail was recovered from the Steamer Finance which was sunk through collision with Steamer Georgic; edge faults and ink burn on label, Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

Captain with Drawn Revolver Saving the Boats for Women and Children---Drowned Include 3 Passengers. Coming slowly into port through the thick fog about 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning the big White Star freighter Georgic, from Liverpool, ran down and sank the Panama Railroad Company's steamer Finance, outward bound for Cristobal, in the Canal Zone.

The vessels came together in the main ship channel, about three miles
east of the Sandy Hook Lightship. Fifteen minutes after the bow of the
Georgic had torn a great hole in the side of the Panama steamer she was
lying on the bottom of the channel, with only a part of her bridge,
smokestack, and masts showing above water.

Realized $190.
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Lot 2377

1919 (June 6), U.S. Postal Agency Siberia cover, addressed to Roessler in East Orange, NJ, 3¢ (#537) tied by U.S. Postal Agency Siberia duplex, with oval Base Censor hand stamp at lower left, on Roessler business reply envelope, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 2378

1931, regular issue first day covers (Scott 692-696, 698, 700-701), eight first day covers mounted on pages, uncacheted, all mailed to same address, exceptional group, Very Fine.
Scott $1,520.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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