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Exhibition Postmarks and Stations
 
 
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Lot 322

"EXPOSITION STA./ 1" duplex handstamp (Bomar St. L04-01), Combination Exposition cancels, three Jul 4, 1904 strikes tie a complete set of Louisiana Purchase commemoratives (323-327) on an unaddressed 1¢ McKinley postal card, itself canceled by an "EXPOSITION STATION/C" machine cancel (St. L04-06) of the same date; negligible corner bends at top and few trivial perf tones, none of which detract from this unique item, otherwise Very Fine, Bomar notes that 21 examples of this postmark are recorded in total.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

A SPECTACULAR ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR SHOWPIECE.
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Lot 323

"EXPOSITION STA./ 1" duplex handstamp (Bomar St. L04-01), four Jun 3, 1904 strikes tie a complete set of Louisiana Purchase commemoratives (323-327) on legal size cover with a Universal Exposition, St. Louis, Department of Education corner card; reverse bears a colorful "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" label on the flap; to Scranton, Pa. and backstamped there on Jun 5, Fine to Very Fine, Bomar notes that 21 examples of this postmark are recorded in total.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

A SPECTACULAR ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR SHOWPIECE.
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Lot 324

"EXPOSITION STA./ 1" duplex handstamp (Bomar St. L04-01), three Oct 1, 1904 strikes on a legal size cover franked with a block of 4 of the 1¢ Louisiana Purchase (323), cover with the corner card of the Cuban Delegation to the Fair, addressed to Frederic W. Taylor, Chief of the Dept. of Agriculture, World's Fair Grounds; block has a straight edge at the left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 325

"EXPOSITION STA./ 1" duplex handstamp (Bomar St. L04-01), five Nov 19, 1904 strikes tie a complete set of Louisiana Purchase commemoratives (323-327) on an unaddressed World's Fair picture postcard featuring the "Festival Hall & Cascades"; stamps places at extreme edges of card resulting in a bit of perf damage, still Very Fine, Bomar notes that 21 examples of this postmark are recorded in total.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

A SPECTACULAR ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR SHOWPIECE.
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Lot 326

"EXPOSITION STA./C" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-05), Dec 1, 1904 strike (the closing day of the Fair) on a choice unaddressed multicolor World's Fair Souvenir Post Card bearing a complete set of Louisiana Purchase commemoratives (323-327), the machine cancel ties the 5¢ & 10¢ while the other three values are each tied by the "EXPOSITION STA" duplex handstamp (Bomar St. L04-01), Extremely Fine. A day later than Bomar's recorded last day of use of the "EXPOSITION STA." machine cancel with the code letter "C".
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 327

"EXPOSITION STA./C" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-05), another Closing Day multicolor World's Fair Souvenir Post Card identical to the preceding lot, with the exception that this one is addressed to Germany, though with no German receiver, as would normally be the custom; address partially eradicated, Very Fine. A day later than Bomar's recorded last day of use of the "EXPOSITION STA." machine cancel with the code letter "C".
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 328

"EXPOSITION STA./D" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-05), Sep 5, 1904 strikes on a matched set of five covers, each with a different value of the Louisiana Purchase set (323-327), to Philadelphia, Pa.; flap damage on the 3¢ & 5¢ covers, a Very Fine set.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 329

"EXPOSITION STA./D" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-05), Nov 30, 1904 strikes on an exceptionally clean matched set covers, each a different postal stationery entire with a different value of the Louisiana Purchase set (323-327), to Passaic, N.J. and backstamped there on Dec 2; the entires are UX352, U362, U377, U385 & U393, respectively, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 330

"EXPOSITION STATION/C" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-06), Sep 9, 1904 strikes on a matched set of five small covers, each with a different value of the Louisiana Purchase set (323-327), to Jersey City, N.J.; each cover also with a handwritten note on the back signed by St. Louis Postmaster, Frank Wyman, reading, "Received at Exposition Station under cover with request to mail.", Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

STILL ANOTHER UNIQUE SET OF VERY SCARCE FAIR POSTMARK.
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Lot 331

"EXPOSITION STATION/C" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-06), two Jul 4, 1904 strikes, along with two strikes of the "EXPOSITION STA./ 1" duplex handstamp, tie a complete set of Louisiana Purchase commemoratives (323-327) on a 2¢ Washington entire; addressed by the sender to himself at the "World's Fair Post Office, St. Louis, Mo.", on the reverse he has noted, "Delivered in 3 minutes from time of mailing.", Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

A SPECTACULAR ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR SHOWPIECE.
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Lot 332

"EXPOSITION STATION/C" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-06), Jun 30, 1904 strike ties a 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (327) on an unaddressed multicolor picture postcard featuring Cheyenne Chief, Wolf Robe, wearing his Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal; small abrasion on picture side, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

STILL ANOTHER UNIQUE SET OF VERY SCARCE FAIR POSTMARK.
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Lot 333

"EXPOSITION STATION/C" machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-06), Sep 7, 1904 strike ties a 2¢ Louisiana Purchase (324) on a multicolor World's Fair advertising cover by the Hesse Envelope Co. with a corner card of the Wayne Knitting Mills Exhibit; to Washington D.C.; mild wrinkle at right, top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

STILL ANOTHER UNIQUE SET OF VERY SCARCE FAIR POSTMARK.
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Lot 334

"REGISTERED…EXPOSITION STATION…" handstamp (Bomar St. L04-08), purple Nov 3, 1904 strike on a cover to Frankfurt, Germany, franked with a complete set of Louisiana Purchase commemoratives (323-327) tied by unreadable St. Louis double ovals; backstamped New York, Nov 5 (with a New York Exchange Office registration label) and Frankfurt, Nov15; the 1¢-5¢ stamps have straight edges, Very Fine, Bomar notes that fifteen examples of this postmark are recorded in total, with only two bearing full sets.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 335

"REGISTERED…EXPOSITION STATION…" handstamp (Bomar St. L04-08), purple Oct 31, 1904 strike on a World's Fair Souvenir Post Card to Leipzig, Germany, franked with a complete set of Louisiana Purchase commemoratives (323-327) tied by unreadable St. Louis double ovals; various transit markings, including New York reg oval, Nov 2, and a New York Exchange Office registration label; heavy reinforced vertical crease in card, not affecting stamps, Very Fine, Bomar notes that fifteen examples of this postmark are recorded in total, with only two bearing full sets.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 336

"REGISTERED…EXPOSITION STATION…" handstamp (Bomar St. L04-08), purple Sep 20, 1904 strike on a Registered cover franked with a 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (327) tied by an unreadable St. Louis double oval; cover, which bears the corner card of the Fair's "Committee on Souvenir Gold Dollars", is addressed to Washington D.C. and is backstamped at the main St. Louis Post Office on the same day and in Washington on Sep 22, Very Fine, Bomar notes that fifteen examples of this postmark are recorded in total.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 337

"GENERAL DELIVERY…EXPOSITION STA.…" handstamp (Bomar St. L04-09), purple Jul 18, 1904 strike on a 1¢ McKinley postal card canceled Urbana, O., Jun 28 and to the Missouri State Building at the Fair with a normal St. Louis receiver on Jun 30; the message requests that the card be returned to West Liberty, O., but the sender left off his name and, accordingly, the card was sent to General Delivery at the Fair on Jul 18 and then to the St. Louis Dead Letter Office on Jul 19; a bit worn, but a fascinating usage of this exceedingly rare marking, Fine fine as one might expect for this well-travelled item. According to Bomar, as of 1986, there were only two examples of this marking recorded—this is a third, earlier by two months than the previous earliest.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

A SPECTACULAR ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR SHOWPIECE.
Realized $750.
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Lot 338

"P.O. DEP'T.EX." machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-10), Sep 17, 1904 strikes on a matched set of five postcards, each with a different value of the Louisiana Purchase set (323-327), the cards bear the pre-printed address of the Post Office Department Exhibit at the Fair; 10¢ stamp with a straight edge, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

A UNIQUE SET SHOWCASING THIS VERY RARE FAIR POSTMARK.
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Lot 339

"P.O. DEP'T.EX." machine cancel (Bomar St. L04-10), Sep 5, 1904 strike ties 3¢ & 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (325, 327) on an unaddressed 2¢ Washington entire (a 1¢ Louisiana Purchase is not canceled), backstamped with another strike of the identical cancel; 3¢ stamp with a straight edge, Extremely Fine. According to Bomar (1986) only 13 examples of this cancellation are recorded.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 340

International Machine World's Fair slogan cancel (Bomar St. L04-15), Feb 4, 1902 strike from machine "1" ties a 2¢ First Bureau on an attractive multicolor illustrated Louisiana Purchase Centennial advertising cover by the Hesse envelope Co.; to Chicago, Ill. and backstamped there the next day; bit of minor soiling at top center, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 341

International Machine World's Fair slogan cancel (Bomar St. L04-16), Aug 13, 1904 strike without "1903" from machine "6" on a lettercard featuring a multicolor version of the World's Fair logo; to Rochester, N.Y.; message is about Fair experiences; two halves of card rejoined, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 342

International Machine World's Fair slogan cancel (Bomar St. L04-16), May 25, 1903 strike without "1903" from machine "6" on a St. Louis Post Office Department Official Business penalty envelope; sent to the Postmaster at Kirkwood Station, St. Louis and backstamped there the next day; couple negligible, very light file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 343

International Machine World's Fair slogan cancel (Bomar St. L04-16), May 28, 1904 strike without "1903" from machine "8" on a marvelous illustrated World's Fair advertising cover by the Hesse Envelope Co. with a corner card for the Hummel Novelty Co., "Headquarters, World's Fair Novelties"; to Worcester, Mass.; neatly reduced just a tad at top, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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