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The Daniel R. Seigle Collection of Transportation Covers


Advertising/Illustrated Covers




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Lot 296

[Bicycle] Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green (Scott 12L2), a mint single affixed to a printed promotional letter dated Aug 6, 1894 on Arthur C. Banta's "Victory Cyclery" illustrated letterhead; sent "with compliments" to the Monroe Stamp Co. in Rochester, N.Y. The bottom half of the letter reprints three short newspaper articles written about Banta's stamp and his Bicycle Mail Service, which had been discontinued a month earlier with the settlement of the American Railway Union's strike. Includes the original mailing envelope with a matching illustrated corner card, a scarce "SAN FRAN MENDOTA & L.A. R.P.O." c.d.s. and Banta's violet "Victory Bicycle Messenger Service" pictorial handstamp on the back. Cover somewhat soiled, but a fabulous piece of Bicycle Mail collateral.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 297

[Railroads] Columbus, O. Commissioner of Railroads & Telegraphs, a marvelous all-over illustrated cover featuring a Train steaming across a railroad bridge, franked with a pair of 3¢ green (158) tied by targets and a light Columbus O. c.d.s., to Oberlin, O.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and quite spectacular.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 298

[Railroads] Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, an extraordinary all-over illustrated cover with an M.K. & T. Passenger Dept. corner card, featuring a Train at a station and a sign reading "Through the Beautiful Indian Territory", franked with a 3¢ green (158) with a light cork cancel and a partial Jul 29 Richmond (Texas?) c.d.s., to Rose, N.Y.; reduced slightly at right, minor edge flaws, still Very Fine and absolutely gorgeous.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 299

[Railroads] National Exposition of Railway Appliances, 1883, attractive illustrated advertising cover for the Rote Automatic Brake Company of Mansfield, O., promoting their award-winning Independent Car Brake, franked with a 1¢ gray blue (206) precanceled and tied by a small dab of red ink, to Northington, Pa.; includes a four-page promotional circular reprinting an independent report produced for the Ohio Commissioner of Railroads on the efficacy of their brake; minor splitting of report, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 300

[Railroads] Phil. Wilm. & Balt. R. R. Co., marvelous, small illustrated corner card on a cover franked with a three-margined 3¢ dull red (11A) tied by a Dec 18 Philadelphia c.d.s.; to Bangor, Me., Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 301

[Railroads] Phil. Wilm. & Balt. R. R. Co., pretty illustrated corner card on a pristine cover franked with a straight-edged 3¢ rose (65) tied by a Circleville, O. target duplex, Aug 5, 1865; to Ringsten, O., Extremely Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 302

[Railroads] Railroad Freight Car, attractive illustrated corner card for Kroger Redway & Co. Coal & Coke, Cincinnati, O. on a 2¢ green entire (U311) canceled by a Cincinnati "2" machine cancel, Dec 19, 1894, locally addressed, Very Fine, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $100.
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Lot 303

[Railroads] Railroad Passenger Car, large illustrated corner card for the Master Car Builders' Association, New York City; on a cover franked with a 1¢ ultramarine (145) tied by a New York "CR" double oval; to Saratoga, N.Y.; very light mounting stain at each end, mentioned only for strict accuracy; still a great cover, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 304

[Railroads] Railroad Tank Car, marvelous illustrated corner card for Gunnison's West Va. Oil Express and Buckeye Oil Works, Cincinnati, O., franked with a 3¢ green (184) tied by a bold blue Cincinnati Station "4" duplex, to Orrville, O., Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 305
[Stagecoach] Six-Horse Stagecoach engraved printing plate, Copper printing plate mounted on a woodblock with a lovely stagecoach scene, possibly used for a newspaper or letterhead illustration; includes two sample prints, Very Fine, Ex H. Parker Johnson, Jarrett.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 306

[Stagecoach] Boyd's Dispatch, 1882, black on pink (Scott 20L56), tied by magenta Boyd's PAID oval datestamp, Apr 6, 1883 on an illustrated ad cover featuring a marvelous four-horse Stagecoach for Jas. Orin Noakes, Coach Maker; reduced just a tad at left, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 307

[Street Cars, Christmas] Bloomingdales' Department Store, a spectacular multicolor illustrated advertising cover featuring multiple Santa Clauses boarding a Streetcar for "Bloomies", the Conductor telling one of them, "Yes, all cars transfer to Bloomingdale's Department Store", franked with a 2¢ Shield (319) tied by a New York, Bedford Park duplex, Dec 8, 1904; locally addressed, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $650.
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Lot 308

[Transportation] Horse-Drawn Carriage, all-over illustrated advertising cover for Fisk, Clark & Flagg's Kid, Driving & Walking Gloves, franked with a 3¢ green (184) tied by a New York "13" duplex, Apr 5, 1880; to Alexandria Va. and backstamped there the next day, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 309

[Railroads] Group of Railroad Corner Cards & Letterheads, eight letterheads or freight receipts, 1884-99, all with their original covers, five of which have matching corner cards (none illustrated); comprises (*=matching corner card) Great Northern Railway (2)*, Oregon & California Railroad*, Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. (2, one with corner card), Southern Pacific Co. (2, one with corner card), Union Racific Railway Co.*; most with regular town cancels, generally F-VF.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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