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The MLG Collection


Parcel Post
 
 
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Lot 261

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ carmine rose (Scott Q1), First Day, 1st Class Usage, Front Royal, VA, horizontal pair, straight edges at top, tied by a July 1, 1913 Front Royal, Va. duplex cancel on a cover to Virginia Beach, Va.; reduced at left removing about a quarter of the right stamp, the left stamp also slightly damaged, otherwise Fine. A very rare use of Parcel Post stamps on a cover to foreign destination on the first day of their validity for regular postage., with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 262

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ carmine rose (Scott Q1), First Day, 1st Class Usage, Johnstown, PA, 1¢ tied by a July 1, 1913 Johnstown, Pa. machine cancel on a picture postcard to Stoyestown, Pa.; light bend at lower left corner of card, not mentioned on certificate, Fine to Very Fine. Another scarce non-philatelic usage on the first day that Parcel Post stamps were valid for first class postage., with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 263

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ carmine rose (Scott Q1), First Day, 1st Class Usage, Minneapolis, MN, 1¢ tied by a July 1, 1913 Minneapolis, Minn. machine cancel on a picture postcard to St. Paul, Minn., Very Fine. A scarce non-philatelic usage on the first day that Parcel Post stamps were valid for first class postage.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 264

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ carmine rose (Scott Q1), First Day, 1st Class Usage, New York, NY, horizontal pair, tied by a July 1, 1913 New York, N.Y. machine cancel on a cover to Birmingham, England; (from Ernest Ackerman to W.T. Wilson - one prominent stamp dealer to another); backstamped Birmingham on Jul 8, Fine. A very rare use of Parcel Post stamps on a cover to foreign destination on the first day of their validity for regular postage., with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 265

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ carmine rose (2006 Scott Q1), First Day, Degraff, OH, 1¢ tied, along with 1¢ & 2¢ Washingtons (374, 375), by two strikes of a January 1, 1913 Degraff, O. duplex cancel on a legal size 1¢ entire (U401) to John D. Cremer, House of Representatives, Washington D.C.; left third of cover folded, Very Fine.
2006 Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

The Parcel Post stamps were not valid for use on letter mail until July 1
.
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Lot 266

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ carmine rose (2006 Scott Q1), First Day, Pittsburgh, PA, Stamp Picture Post Card for Mauritius, 1¢ tied by "Pitts. Pa. Rec'd., Mt. Washington Sta., Jan 1, 730AM, 1913" c.d.s. on a Zieher-type Stamp postcard featuring stamps of Mauritiusaddressed locally, 1¢ Washington (374) tied by "Pitts. Pa. Mt. Washington Jan 1, 9 AM" duplex cancel on the address side, Very Fine, Ex-Fisher, "Aristocrat".
2006 Scott $3,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

A GORGEOUS CARD—ARGUABLY THE FINEST 1¢ PARCEL POST FIRST DAY COVER EXTANT.

True "Eye-Candy"
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Realized $1,800.
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Lot 267

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ carmine rose (Scott Q1), Pre Rate Unauthorized Usage, 1¢ tied by May 22, 1913 Moultrie, O. duplex cancel on a locally addressed picture postcard, Very Fine. The Parcel Post stamps were not authorized for first class postage until July 1, 1913. This is a rare first class usage nearly six weeks prior.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 268

Parcel Post, 1913, 2¢ carmine rose (Scott Q2), First Day, 1st Class Usage, Seattle, WA, 2¢ tied by a light July 1, 1913 Seattle, Wash. slogan cancel for the "World's Pacific Exposition in San Francisco" on a locally addressed cover; damaged from opening, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 269

Parcel Post, 1913, 2¢ carmine rose (Scott Q2), First Day, 1st Class Usage, Washington, D.C., 2¢ tied by a July 1, 1913 Washington D.C. Station "G" machine cancel on a cover to New York City, prominent stamp dealer H.F. Colman corner card; stamp with a straight edge at top, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 270

Parcel Post, 1913, 5¢ carmine rose (Scott Q5), First Day, Geneseo, NY, 5¢ tied by January 1, 1913 Genneseo, N.Y. duplex cancel on a locally addressed cover from and to the same Harold W. Flansburgh who produced the 1¢/2¢ and 1¢/4¢ Day of Issue covers listed earlier in the sale, Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE—PERHAPS UNIQUE—DAY OF ISSUE COVER.
Realized $6,250.
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Lot 271

Parcel Post, 1913, 5¢ carmine rose (Scott Q5), First Day, Parcel Post Usage, Bay City, MI, 5¢ tied by three strikes of a "Bay City, Mich." double oval handstamp on large piece of a gray parcel wrapper, apx 10" x 15", since folded down to envelope size; from a E.E. Gudschinsky to Mrs. E.E. Gudschinsky; attached to the back of the wrapper is a small newspaper clipping from the Bay City Tribune of Jan 3, 1913, reading "Gets First Package. Mrs. Edward Cudschinsky [sic], of Fourth street, was the first person to receive a parcel post package delivered in Bay City. The package was delivered on New Year's Day." Also included is a photocopy of the full page of the Tribune, as well as a 4-page Post Office Department leaflet entitled "Parcel Post Information".
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

A UNIQUE, ACTUAL PARCEL POST USAGE OF THE FIVE-CENT MAIL TRAIN ON THE DAY OF ISSUE.
Realized $7,250.
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Lot 272

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ P.O. Clerk & 2¢ City Carrier (2006 Scott Q1, Q2), First Day, Geneseo, NY, a single 1¢ and two 2¢ tied by January 1, 1913 Genneseo, N.Y. duplexes (c.d.s. struck up only once) on a locally addressed cover from and to Harold W. Flansburgh, Very Fine, Ex-"Aristocrat".
2006 Scott $4,500 for #Q2 1/1/13.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

A RARE COMBINATION FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 273

Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ P.O. Clerk & 4¢ Rural Carrier (Scott Q4, Q1), First Day, Geneseo, NY, a single of each tied by January 1, 1913 Genneseo, N.Y. duplex and by faint boxed "GENNESEO/ N.Y." parcel cancel on a locally addressed cover created by the same Harold W. Flansburgh as the preceding cover; 4¢ with a tiny sealed tear at bottom, undoubtedly pre-use, Very Fine, Ex-Dr. Martin and considered one of the highlights of his back-of-book collection, realized $16,500.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

A UNIQUE COMBINATION—THE FOUR-CENT IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE ON A FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER.

Since the Parcel Post stamps were normally used on fourth-class mail, they seldom received dated cancellations. Consequently, day of issue usages are exceedingly rare and are usually found used "illegally" on first class mail.

Realized $8,500.
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Lot 274
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Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢, 2¢, 4¢-25¢ & 75¢ (Scott Q1, Q2, Q4-Q9, Q11), First Day, Los Angeles, CA, each canceled by "Los Angeles, Cal." on part of a large piece of a brown parcel wrapper postmarked with a clear January 1, 1913, Los Angeles duplex;; the 1¢, 2¢, 4¢, 15¢ & 75¢ all have straight edges and the piece, which measures approximately 14" x 7", has some edge flaws and has been folded in half, F-VF.

The sender/recipient of the parcel, E.J. Louis, has affixed a notarized affidavit, sworn on Jan 2, 1913, "For the purposes of perpetuating the…history of the annexed PARCEL POST STAMPS…", testifying that he purchased the nine affixed stamps on January 1, and that the parcel was delivered to him on the same day "by SPECIAL MESSENGER". The affidavit also indicates that Louis purchased the other three values of the set, as well, but he apparently didn't feel the need to affix them to the package.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

AN INTRIGUING AND COMPLETELY UNIQUE USE OF PARCEL POST STAMPS FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSE ON THEIR DAY OF ISSUE, WHICH WAS ALSO THE FIRST DAY OF PARCEL POST SERVICE.

On January 1, 1913, second class and third class mails were combined with fourth class mail into a new Parcel Post system and special Parcel Post stamps were issued. It wasn't until July 1 of that year that the Parcel Post stamps were authorized for use on First Class mail.

Realized $4,250.
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