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Worldwide Cover Collections




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Lot 54

U.S., Extensive Collection of Unused Patriotic Covers, 1861-64. Over 650 in total; light duplication, with better including "Dis Chile's Contraban", full-length Jeff Davis hanging, CSA patriotic with "We Are Seven", 1856 Bell campaign cover, "Uncle Sam fishing", "Brave in the Field" Gen. Scott, "Jeff Davis taking Washington" photographer, Douglas campaign cover, etc.; some have sunning, condition issues, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 55

U.S., Extensive CAM Cover Collection. Over 1100 covers in all, neatly presented—and identified—in 19 slipcased Lindner hingeless albums; from CAM-1 to CAM-34 (no CAM-14, oddly), nearly the entirety of early US Airmail service is here; a wide variety of frankings throughout, with a large number of covers franked by #C10, but also including commemoratives, some stationery, airs, even one cover with 3¢ and 6¢ Columbians, and another with #65 and 114 (!), plus others with Special Delivery stamps and a few with Postage Dues; many familiar names, including Roessler, Nickles and Gorham; cachets galore, many with color varieties (the collector was nothing if not thorough), with an interesting mix of early airmail-design envelopes; note many First Flights, plus CAM-6 Last Flight Covers, crash covers (including one CAM-33 to Korea, plus, morbidly, others to the KB Pulverizer Company of New York and the Hartford Fire Insurance Company); most addressed within the Lower 48, but note also a CAM-19 cover to Cuba, a CAM-21 to the Canal Zone, CAM-22 with Mexico franking, a 1937 cover to Alaska, etc.; also scarce markings, etiquettes, and the like; in addition to the covers themselves, there are a solid number of photos of pilots (most signed) and crashes, several newspaper articles, airline labels, a piece of plane fabric from a crash with a signed affidavit, advertising collateral, and more; many, many covers signed by pilot and / or crew, including a CAM-2 signed by Lindbergh; generally fresh and clean, though a couple binders are overstuffed with broken ring mechanisms, a Very Fine cover collection, ex-Lee Downer.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $5,000.
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Lot 56

U.S., Postal History Collection, 1857-1990. Approximately 750 covers, with postal stationery mint & used, first flights, first days, picture postcards, cacheted, censored, advertising including illustrated, Akron/Macon covers, naval, Samoa, Canal Zone, maiden voyage, special delivery, some sale able items present, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $700.
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