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1909 Alaska-Yukon Issue
 
 
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Lot 52

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Great Falls, MT, Registered Usage, four singles, paying the registration fee on a 2¢ entire (U411), tied by boxed Great Falls, Mont. handstamps and locally addressed with a pink June 1, 1909 Great Falls Registered c.d.s. and matching registration number "6671", Very Fine. A very rare First Day usage—we would say unique, but see the next lot.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$900
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Lot 53

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Great Falls, MT, Registered Usage, four singles, paying the registration fee on a 2¢ entire (U411) similar to the preceding lot, tied by boxed Great Falls, Mont. handstamps and locally addressed with a pink June 1, 1909 Great Falls Registered c.d.s. and matching registration number "6672"three light tone spots matching the location of three wax seals on reverse, otherwise Very Fine. Another very rare First Day usage.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$550
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Lot 54

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Omaha, NE, 2¢ tied by a June 1, 1909, Omaha, Ne. machine cancel on window envelope with a Twentieth Century Farmer corner card; backstamped Montgomery City, Mo. on Jun 2; light horizontal bends across middle, otherwise Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$600
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Lot 55

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Philadelphia, Pa, 2¢ tied by a June 1, 1909, Philadelphia, Pa. machine cancel on a locally addressed cover; Philadelphia Stamp Company corner card; top flap missing and small opening tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 1966 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$550
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Lot 56

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Hanover, NH, 2¢ tied by a June 1, 1909, Hanover N.H. duplex cancel on a cover to Springfield, Mass.; backstamped Springfield the same day; stamp with a straight edge at right, Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$700
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Lot 57

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, New Brighton, NY, 2¢ tied by a June 1, 1909, New Brighton, N.Y. flag cancel on a cover to New York City, Very Fine, with 1970 A.F.D.C.S. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$650
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Lot 58

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Alliance, OH, 2¢ tied by a neat June 1, 1909, Alliance, Ohio flag cancel on window envelope with a McCaskey Register corner card; backstamped Medford, Mass. on Jun 3; bit of minor soiling near stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$600
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Lot 59

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Philadelphia, PA, Red Cross envelope, straight edge at top and perforations trimmed on other three sides, making it appear to be a Scott #371, tied by a June 1, 1909, Philadelphia, Pa. machine cancel on a locally addressed cover; American Red Cross corner card; stamp with a small tear and corner crease, otherwise Very Fine. As close as one can come to an imperf Alaska-Yukon First Day Cover, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

The imperforate 2¢ Alaska-Yukon was not available on June 1; the earliest documented use is a cover from Richmond, Va. to Camden, Me., backstamped Camden on June 9th.

Current Bid$850
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Lot 60

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Warren, PA, 2¢ tied by a June 1, 1909, Warren, Pa. Barry machine cancel on a locally addressed cover, Fine to Very Fine, with 1967 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$550
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Lot 61

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Woonsocket, RI, 2¢ tied by a June 1, 1909, Woonsocket, R.I. flag cancel on a small cover to Attleboro, Mass.; backstamped Attleboro the same day; address slightly smeared, otherwise Very Fine, with 1971 A.F.D.C.S. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$475
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Lot 62

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Seattle, WA Exposition cancel and picture post card, plate number single, tied by a neat June 1, 1909 Exposition Station cancel on a locally addressed Exposition postcard featuring Lady Liberty over a map of Alaska and the North Pacific Coast of the U.S. with an Exposition seal on the message side; message reads, "Opening day of A.Y.P.E. 8.30 gates opened. 9.30 Military parade - Official opening by Pres Wm Taft at 12 at Wash. D.C."; exceptionally clean, Very Fine, with a 1969 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

ARGUABLY, THE FINEST ALASKA-YUKON EXPOSITION FIRST DAY COVER EXTANT.
Current Bid$2,000
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Lot 63

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Seattle, WA Exposition cancel and picture post card, 2¢ tied by a neat June 1, 1909 Exposition Station cancel on a locally addressed Exposition postcard featuring Machinery Hall; message reads, "Opening day A.Y.P.E."; pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,300
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Lot 64

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon (Scott 370), First Day, Seattle, WA, 2¢ tied by a June 1, 1909, Seattle, Wash. World's Fair Seattle slogan cancel on a picture postcard to New London, Ohio; card features a multicolor view of the Totem Pole in Seattle's Patriot Square, Fine to Very Fine, with 1976 A.F.D.C.S. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$850
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