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Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 778
Coal & lumber company script collection, approximately 90 tokens issued by mining & lumber companies, includes Henry Waggy Lumber, The Simpson Creek Collieries, The Carbon Fuel Company, Fern Coal Co., Ridgeview Coal Co., Harlan-Ridgeway Mining Co., Dixport Coal Co., B.E. White & Son, Lake Superior Coal Co., Mary Frances Coal Co., and many more, different values although there may be an occasional duplicate, mostly brass & aluminum, careful inspection of these scarce items should be well rewarded.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 779

1809-1924, Ephemera, ad for horse farm in Plymouth WV, tiny 13 star flag, check from the Executive Department of WV, 1815 discharge paper for Henry Gasebolt, 1809 receipt, 1924 Democratic National Convention ticket, mint Civil War patriotic for Goldboro Bridge Fifth Regiment, 1862 telegraph, & two pages from a Civil War code book, mixed condition but should be worth our low estimate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 780

1852, Valentine envelope, pair 3¢ (11) tied by circular grids with Frederick MD c.d.s., on allover design cover, 7 7/8" by 5¼", addressed to Buckeystown MD; a few trivial edge stains, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $120.
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Lot 781

1854 (Jan. 30), cover sent from Sheperdstown, VA, to the Governor of South Carolina, franked by 1851 3¢ tied by black Sheperdstown c.d.s., with a second 3¢, tied by blue Columbia, SC, Feb. 2 c.d.s., added to pay forwarding costs to Milton (second stamp raised from first to show origin postmark); slight soiling and wear to lower right corner of cover; backflap torn from opening around the wax seal, nonetheless at least Fine to Very Fine, an interesting usage.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 782

1860 (July 4), cover with letter enclosed, sent from Wheeling, VA, to Kingwood, VA, franked by a horizontal strip of three of #24, tied by two strikes of Wheeling c.d.s. in blue; left-hand stamp slightly stained top left, tear to backflap of cover, still Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 783

c. 1860, three "Fort" circle date stamps, on three covers, includes Fort Atkinson WI on cover to Munnersville NY, Fort Scott KS on cover, and Fort Edward NY on cover to Albany NY, useful material, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 784

1861, collection of freaks & oddities on cover, 23 covers with #65, including misperforated vertically tied by Napoleon, OH, c.d.s. (with 1998 P.F. certificate); pair with vertical double perforations tied by MA c.d.s.; part imprint with Middleton, MA, c.d.s.; drastically misperforated with blue Hartford, KY, c.d.s.; pair on corner ad cover with huge straddle; narrow example with natural straight edge at right with Virginia City, N.T., c.d.s.; and stamp with large diagonal preprinting crease on cover tied by Philadelphia, PA, c.d.s.; an exciting selection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 785

1861-68, selection of better frankings, 7 covers, with #63 & #65 on cover (3) #68 & pair #63 on cover to Cadiz Spain, #68 with New York Steamship handstamp, #68 on front to Portland OR, #77 on front to Prussia, #71 on front to Paris, and #70 on legal size envelope to Frederick MD, mixed condition, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 786
1861 (Dec. 24), William Seward, War-Time Thank You note, written on Department of State stationery, giving thanks for the gift of some grapes, expressing Christmas sentiments, bold clear signature.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 787

1863, Post Office Department Return Letter Office, brown envelope with imprint "Post Office Department" & "Return Letter Office", "Due 3 Cents", red Oct 10 1863 handstamp, addressed to Oyster Bay NY, at left is printed "Notice To The Postmaster", Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 788

1888-1996, inaugural & political postal history, a couple of hundred covers, includes Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush Inaugurals with useful duplication, John Kennedy memorials, RFK mourning cover, letter from Mrs. Joseph McCarthy, letter signed by FDR as Secretary of the Navy, covers from Congress, Senate, Supreme Court, Vice President's Office, ephemera & buttons, an easy money maker, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 789

1898, Spanish American War patriotic cover, pair 1¢ (285) tied by Lynn MA flag cancel on multicolored illustrated cover, addressed to Salem MA, Very Fine.
Scott $20.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 790

1898-99, Spanish-American War patriotic covers, 8 covers, includes allover flag, eagle above U.S. & Cuba flags, Uncle Sam as goat butting Spaniard, Lady Liberty with U.S. & Cuba flags, mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 791

1901, Boxer Rebellion package wrapper, three color franking, 2¢ (279B), 5¢ (281) & 10¢ (283) tied on package wrapper, with purple "China Military Postal Sta. No 1" handstamp, manuscript "Soldier's Mail/Peking China", Fine to Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 792
1943, Bergoo, WV duplex hand stamp, wooden handle with heavy metal stamp; includes a metal box of type, Fine to Very Fine, a rare postal item.
Estimate $200 - 300

As of 2010, Bergoo's population was 94
.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 793

1848 (Sept. 5), folded letter sent from Martinsburg, VA, to Hagerstown, MD, a lovely blue sheet, franked by 1847 5¢ (#1) bearing a manuscript "X" cancel, with black "Martinsburg/Sep/5/Va." c.d.s. at left; stamp with large margins top and right, close to shaved bottom and left; cover is remarkably fresh and clean, Very Fine, a nice example from this Eastern Panhandle town and county seat.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 794

1850 (May 10), cover from Charlestown to Shepherdstown, 5¢ orange-brown, as perfectly centered a #1b as you could hope for, tied by red seven-barred circle cancel, with matching "Charlestown/May/10/Va." c.d.s. at upper left; cover (opened at left) is as flawless as the stamp; the back handstamped "J Waldo Sampson [in triangle] 1847" with manuscript notation "Nov '38 - Klein", Very Fine to Extremely Fine, we dare you to find one nicer.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 795

1850 (Dec. 21), folded letter sent from Wheeling, VA, to New Orleans, franked by a nearly four-margined copy of #2 twice tied: once by seven-barred circle, and again by "Wheeling/Dec/21/Va." c.d.s.; document is a co-partnership agreement dated Nov. 9, 1850; two vertical folds, the central one inconsequential, the lateral creasing the stamp, still, nearly Very Fine, a scarce Wheeling-cancelled First Issue, with 1977 APS photo certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750.
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