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Postal Stationery and Postal History




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Lot 102
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U.S., Postal Stationery Cut Square Collection, 1853-1958. On Scott Specialty pages, starting with a good selection of the early 3c and 6c large Nesbitt issues, then proceeding to a few of the small 1860 issues with a 10c cut to shape, 1861 issues, a couple 3c pink issues, U38, J40-45 (U42 close cut), decent amount of Jacksons in various papers, 1864 issues up to 6c in various papers, U67a, U69-73, 1870 issues to 7c, U93, U96, U99, decent representation of 1874 Plimpton issues of various paper and dies (probably 50% complete to 10c), U198, U204, U211, and about 2/3rds complete for the 1882-83 Plimpton issues, including complete 30c papers and a couple 90c - U343, U345 specimen, approximately 2/3rds complete 1899 issues, a little over a dozen of the 1920 surcharges, about a dozen 1925 surcharges, a few sparsely filled officials, overall, plenty of nice areas to fill in some sections of a beginner or intermediate U.S. collection, some usual mixed condition, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 103

U.S., Colorado Postal History. About 90 covers, half of which are illustrated advertising covers, mainly 1870s to the 1910s, some with Railroad cancels; the other half are 19th century Colorado town cancels beginning in the 1860s. generally clean and F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 104

U.S., Michigan Postal History Collection Balance. About 200 cards or covers including Fancy Cancels, R.P.O.s, R.F.D.s, "Weather Forecast" cancels, County/Postmaster cancels, Small Towns, picture postcards including real photo, a few advertising covers, etc., etc. Nothing really rare, but a great lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 105

U.S., Seigle Railroad Corner Cards. Well over 600 19th century cards and covers packed into a long cover box; with minimal duplication, all with Railroad Company corner cards and probably about half with Railroad cancels; dates range from the 1860s thru the 1890s with most being from the Bank Note period and a few being illustrated; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 106

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Southwestern States. About 200 all different markings with Towle numbers between 900.6-B-1 and 999-A-1; dates range from the 1870s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs and possibly a handful of somewhat lesser-quality VIs or VIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; includes several illustrated advertising covers scattered throughout; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 3 lbs.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 107

U.S., Seigle Route Agent Markings. More than 600 cards and covers with "AGT." or "R.R." markings in a long cover box; virtually all are 19th century, mostly 1870s & 1880s, many of them with original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.6 lbs.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 108

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Upper Midwestern States. About 190 all different markings with Towle numbers between 610-S-2 and 798-A-1; dates range from the 1850s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs and possibly a handful of somewhat lesser-quality VIs or VIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; includes several illustrated advertising covers scattered throughout; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.8 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 109

U.S., Seigle "R.P.O." Covers - Balance lot #1. More than 600 cards and covers with minimal duplication, all with "R.P.O." markings, packed into a long cover box; late 19th to mid-20th century with most being early 20th, including several illustrated advertising covers; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 9 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 110

U.S., Seigle "R.P.O." Covers - Balance lot #2. More than 600 cards and covers with minimal duplication, all with "R.P.O." markings, packed into a long cover box; late 19th to mid-20th century with most being early 20th, including several illustrated advertising covers; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 111

U.S., Seigle "R.P.O." Covers - Balance lot #3. More than 600 cards and covers with minimal duplication, all with "R.P.O." markings, packed into a long cover box; late 19th to mid-20th century with most being early 20th, including several illustrated advertising covers; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 112

U.S., Seigle "R.P.O." Covers - Balance lot #4. More than 600 cards and covers with minimal duplication, all with "R.P.O." markings, packed into a long cover box; late 19th to mid-20th century with most being early 20th, including several illustrated advertising covers; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 8 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 113

U.S., Seigle "R.P.O." Covers - Balance lot #5. More than 600 cards and covers with minimal duplication, all with "R.P.O." markings, packed into a long cover box; late 19th to mid-20th century with most being early 20th, including several illustrated advertising covers; many have original purchase details. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 114

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - The Balance. About 240 covers or cards including Steamboat and Streetcar routes; only about 100 different Towle numbers with up to 10 of a number and all are duplicated in the other groups lotted by geographical area listed elsewhere in the sale; dates range from the 1850s to the 1930s, and all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 115

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Mostly East of the Mississippi. About 145 all different markings with Towle numbers between 4-A-1 and 793-A-1 plus 26 Mail Steamer routes btw A-14-a and Q-3-d—all but the Steamboats are duplicated in the in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southern and Midwestern lots listed elsewhere in the same number ranges—; dates range from the 1850s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; includes several illustrated advertising covers scattered throughout; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 116

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Southern & Midwestern States. About 135 all different markings with Towle numbers between 401-B-1 and 599.1-A-1; dates range from the 1850s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs and possibly a handful of somewhat lesser-quality VIs or VIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; includes several illustrated advertising covers scattered throughout; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 117

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Mid-Atlantic & Southeastern States. About 125 all different markings with Towle numbers between 201-B-1 and 400-B-1; dates range from the 1850s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs and possibly a handful of somewhat lesser-quality VIs or VIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; includes several illustrated advertising covers scattered throughout; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 118

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Northeastern States. About 125 all different markings with Towle numbers between 1-S-3 and 200-A-1 plus 12 Streetcars; dates range from the 1850s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs and possibly a handful of somewhat lesser-quality VIs or VIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; includes several illustrated advertising covers scattered throughout; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 119

U.S., Seigle Streetcar Markings Balance. About 450 covers and (mostly) postcards with markings from a wide range of cities, all in a large cover box, many with original purchase details; includes moderate duplication. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 120

U.S., Balance of Railroad Covers from the Charles L. Towle Reference Collection. Over 3,000 covers and cards from the Bank Note period until the 1960s sorted alphabetically by marking in four long cover boxes; these are the "bulk" covers, most not in sleeves or glassines, likely because they are just about all common RF Is or IIs. Still should prove to be a very interesting and useful lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 25.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 121

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Upper Midwest and Northwestern States. About 100 all different markings with Towle numbers between 804-S-1 and 899.3-A-2; dates range from the 1860s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V, with a few better IIIs and possibly a handful of somewhat lesser-quality VIs or VIIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; includes several illustrated advertising covers scattered throughout; condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 122

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Unlisted Markings. About 105, all with unlisted Route Agent's markings containing "AGT." including a few manuscript; nearly all are from the 1870s or 1880s, and all are housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes and have the marking identified as nearly as possible, depending on the strike; theoretical retail values are virtually all $50-and-up and condition is typical of the genre: a little mixed, but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 123

U.S., Illustrated Railroad Advertising Covers from the Seigle Collection. About 65 covers, some being cameo-style or illustrated corner cards, some with large or all-over illustrations, all with Railroad advertising - either for Railroad Companies or with Train-related designs, 11 featuring Mail Steamers; some have Railroad cancels, but most do not; dates range from the 1860s to the 1910s; and condition is generally F-VF. An excellent lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 124

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Steamboats. About 80 all different markings with Towle numbers between A-9-b and W-47-a; dates range from the 1870s to the 1930s, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; virtually all are Rarity Factor IV or V (25), plus a couple of RF VIs, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; condition is typical of the genre, being slightly mixed but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $900.
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Lot 125

U.S., Better Railroad Covers from the Seigle Collection - Alaska Steamboats. About 40 nearly all different markings from Alaskan Steamer mail routes with Towle numbers between X-6-a and X-49-b; dates range from the 1903 to 1947, all housed in various plastic sleeves or glassine envelopes; Rarity Factor are mostly IV (19) with four RF V (25) and two RF VI, the rest being II or III except for four unlisted, having retail values of $25 to $75 or $100; condition is typical of the genre, being slightly mixed but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Unsold
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Lot 126

U.S., California R.P.O. Collection, 1874-1946. About 170 covers or cards from the Clarence D. Brenner collection mounted alphabetically, two to a page, on plain 3-ring pages; runs from Alturas & Reno to Yosemite N.P. & Merced and is loaded with RF III-V markings, including "SHINGLE SPG'S & SAC." (981-A-1), "TOM. & SAN FRAN. AGT." (985-C-1) and "WILL. & WOOD'D AGT." (986-D-1); condition is a little mixed, especially on the 1870s & '80s material (as usual), but is generally clean and F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.8 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 127

U.S., Colorado R.P.O. Covers. About 500 cards and covers from the 1880s to the 1950s in a long cover box; the vast majority are 20th century with a few illustrated corner card scattered throughout; nice variety, but also, as you'd expect with this many Colorado covers, a good bit of duplication; generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 7 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 128

U.S., Oregon R.P.O. Covers. More than 600 cards and covers from the 1880s to the 1940s in a long cover box; the vast majority are 20th century with a few illustrated corners card scattered throughout; nice variety, but also, as you'd expect with this many Oregon covers, a good bit of duplication including about 25 1949 Portland-Corvallis H.P.O. covers; generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 129

U.S., Naval Collection & Stock, Admirals Assembly, 1900s to 1970s. 15,000 to 20,000 covers/ cards/ photos, mainly 1930s and 1940s, neatly organized and housed in 21 extra long boxes by ship, every conceivable cachet and marking, plus 6 regular size boxes and albums of photos or ppcs of ships, the incredible part to this is that it encompasses ships from every theater and continent, most astonishingly many of these have detailed write-ups from a few lines to paragraphs, by-and-far the most comprehensive holding we have had the pleasure to offer in the market, instantaneous sellers store and more contained within, premium items galore, cannot even begin to image this so we suggest viewing; bring your lunch as this will take a while, internet sellers dream come true, Very Fine, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, ex-Klotzbach Family Estate. Shipping charges apply - weight 430 lbs.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Realized $11,500.
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Lot 130

U.S., Stock of Attractive Illustrated Advertising Covers. Group of 230 advertising covers from the 1880s to the 1940s featuring a wide range of subjects and designs including several multicolored; generally clean and F-VF. An exceptional lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,800.
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Lot 131

U.S., Exposition & World's Fair Covers Collection, 1893-1915. Nearly 30 in all, including 1893 Columbian World's Fair: #230 imprint pair with Fair machine cancel; #230 / 233 on cover to Berlin with Fair machine cancel; #234 on Oct. 9, 1893, Chicago Day Souvenir cover; #234 on Oct. 21, 1893, Manhattan Day Souvenir cover; #235 on Oct. 30, 1893, Columbus Day Souvenir cover; #235 on U349 as unaddressed cover front from World's Fair Station; 1893 dateless trial impression favor cancels to visitors to the Fair; #231, 233 & 236 on American Tobacco Co. cigarette cards; #234 with Columbus cachet on Byrd Antarctic Expedition cover; #287 & 325 on U350 Registered; #U349 with special Columbian Issue Wells Fargo cachet; #U349 uprated by #238 (small Cleveland to Louisville First Flight cover); 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition: #285-289 with 1998 re-issue First Day Cover; photograph of the scene that inspired artwork for #286; #286 with Expo Station duplex cancels; 1900 Paris Expo: #285 pair with U.S. Postal Station slogan cancel; 1901 Pan-American Exposition: #286 on Exposition cover; Canada 2¢ Victoria on Exposition cover; #294 tied to Official Souvenir Mailing Card, Electric Town, with 1901 Buffalo duplex cancel; 1904 St. Louis World's Fair: #323 on Official Souvenir postcard; #324 on Fair cover; 1902 World's Fair slogan cancel on 1903 star cachet cover for the Fair; 1905 Portland World's Fair: #319 tied to cover by Fair machine slogan cancel with Official Louis and Clark cachet; 1907 Jamestown Exposition: #328 tied to "Landing of John Smith" postcard with 1907 Expo cancel; 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration: post card of Half Moon sailing up the Hudson; 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition: three postcards from Fair with Expo machine cancels; #397-400 tied to Registered cover by 1914 duplex cancels with 1915 Panama-Pacific label on reverse, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 132

U.S., Outstanding Collection of Waterbury Cancellations, ca. 1852-90. Comprising 20 loose stamps, pieces, or cut squares, 60 franked covers, 17 stamped envelopes, 27 1873-81 Liberty 1¢ postal cards, Post Office Department Official envelope and 1871 Registered package envelope, featuring a magnificent array of these iconic cancellations beautifully carved by John W. Hill—as well as a few earlier—depicting a multitude of different designs and types, including
Arrowheads with Six Segments (Rohloff #B-7, RRR) complete strike on 3¢ green Banknote (#147), light crease (P.F. certificate), similar on 3¢ stamped envelope and on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) used in 1877 (Aug. 21) to New York (illustrated in Rohloff, p. 30), and Eight Segments, type 5 (Rohloff #B-12, RR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Plymouth, type 8 (Rohloff #B-16, RRR) or similar type on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Mystic Bridge, and type 10 (Rohloff #B-18, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote pair on cover to Bellows Falls, Vt.;

Crossroads with Four Hollow Segments (Rohloff #C-2, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Wakefield, R.I., Four Solid Segments, type 1 (Rohloff #C-3, RRR) on 1¢ Banknote on 1873 (Sept. 2) local cover, Double Segments, type 1 (Rohloff #C-6, RR) on 3¢ stamped envelope to Princeton, N.J., type 2 (Rohloff #C-7, RR) on 1¢ ultramarine Banknote pair and single on cover to Wallingford (ex Houser, with 1990 P.F. certificate) and on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Branford, type 4 (Rohloff #C-8, RRR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) and type 5 (Rohloff #C-9, RR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX5) to Stamford;

Geometric designs with Garden Paths, type 2 (Rohloff #D-2, RRR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) to Birmingham, Conn., type 3 (Rohloff #D-3, RRRR) and similar on 3¢ rose on 1865 (Aug. 24) cover to Simonsville, Vt., on 3¢ green Banknote on separate covers to Litchfield and Woodbury and on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) to Waterville, Ohio, type 5 (Rohloff #D-5, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to New Haven, and type 6 (Rohloff #D-6, RRR) on 1874 3¢ stamped envelope used in 1876 (Oct. 7) to Princeton, N.J. (illustrated in Rohloff, p. 52); Circle of Four Wedges (Rohloff #D-9, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Auburn, N.Y., Circle of Eight Triangles, type 3 (Rohloff #D-15, RR) on 3¢ stamped envelope to New York, Man Smoking Pipe (Rohloff #E-1, RRR) on 3¢ rose on 1867 (Feb. 19) cover to Blackstone, Mass., stamp damaged at top (with Weill Brothers handstamp on reverse and 1990 P.F. certificate);

Grids and Grills with Circular Grid, type 1 (Rohloff #H-1, RR) on 1¢ postal cards (2, both #UX3) to Massachusetts and used locally respectively and on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to South Britain, type 5 (Rohloff #H-5, RR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) used in 1875 (May 26) to Naugatuck (illustrated in Rohloff, p. 99), Oval Grid, type 1 (Rohloff #H-10, RR, not actually made by Hill) on 3¢ stamped envelope to Rondout, N.Y., type 2 (Rohloff #H-11, RRR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) and on 1¢ Banknote on 1875 (Mar. 17) cover, both used locally, and on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Poughkeepsie, type 3 (Rohloff #H-12, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on 1875 (Jan. 15) cover to New Haven, and similar to type 7 on 1869 3¢ ultramarine (#114) vertical pair on cover to Castleton, Vt., Circular Grill, type 1 (Rohloff #H-18, RRR) on "F" grill 1¢ blue (#92) on local envelope (2002 P.F. certificate), Hearts (Rohloff #J-7 complete strike on 3¢ green (#136), with 2018 P.F. certificate);

Initials with Negative "A" in octagon (Rohloff #K-4) canceling 1¢ Banknote on local cover, Negative "D", type 2 (Rohloff #K-5) on 1¢ postal card (#UX5) to Canajoharie, N.Y., "W" with serifs, type 1 (Rohloff #K-15, RR) canceling 3¢ on 1866 (May 23) cover to Bristol and type 4 (Rohloff #K-17, RR) canceling 1¢ blue (small fault) on 1866 (July 12) local cover;

Leaves with many including Three-Sectioned Leaf (Rohloff #L-2) canceling 3¢ rose (#65) on 1868 (Aug. 28) piece (2018 P.F. certificate), Maple Leaf type 2 (Rohloff #L-7, RRR) on 1¢ stamped envelope, type 4 (Rohloff #L-9) two complete strikes on 3¢ blue green Banknote (#207) pair (2015 P.F. certificate) and type 6 (Rohloff #L-11, RRR) on 3¢ stamped envelope to Princeton, N.J., Stylized Leaf, Six Segments, type 2 (Rohloff #L-23, RRR) on 1¢ Banknote on cover to St. Margaret's City, Stylized Leaf, Eight Segments, type 2 (Rohloff #L-26, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Hartford, type 3 (Rohloff #L-27, RRR) on 3¢ Banknote on separate covers to Bethelehem, Conn. and New York respectively, and type 5 (Rohloff #L-29, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Ramapo, N.Y., Stylized Leaf, Nine Segments (Rohloff #L-31, RRR) on 1¢ postal card to Norwich, Stylized Leaf, Ten Segments, type 1 (Rohloff #L-32, RRR) on separate 3¢ stamped envelopes to Cambridgeport, Mass. and Plymouth, Conn., type 5 (Rohloff #L-36, RRR) on 3¢ Banknote on cover to Bethlehem, Conn., and type 6 (Rohloff #L-37, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to New Haven, Stylized Leaf, Eleven Segments, type 2 (Rohloff #L-42, RR) on 3¢ Banknote on cover to Middleboro, Mass., Stylized Leaf, Twelve Segments, type 1 (Rohloff #L-43, RRR) on 3¢ stamped envelope to Princeton, N.J. and type 6 (Rohloff #L-48, RR) on 3¢ stamped envelope to New Haven, and Stylized Leaf, Fifteen Segments (Rohloff #L-51, RRR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) to Middleton; Names "US" (Rohloff #M-3, RR) two strikes of duplex on 1¢ blue vertical strip of three on 1866 (Feb. 5) cover (tears at top) to Livingstonville, N.Y. (2012 P.F. certificate);

Numerals with negative "3" in octagon (Rohloff #N-1, RRRR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX5) used in 1879 to Nangatuck, N.Y., and "185" (Rohloff #N-6, RRR) superb strike with matching Feb. 19 (1877) datestamp on 1¢ postal card (#UX5) to South Monson, Mass. (2011 P.F. certificate), the "185" signifying the number of electoral votes awarded by the special election commission to Rutherford B. Hayes in the 1876 presidential election; Barrel (Rohloff #O-1, RRR) complete strike on 1861 3¢ rose (#65), with 1995 and 2015 P.F. certificates;

Rosettes numerous examples including Eight Segments, type 1 (Rohloff #P-10, RR) on 1¢ Banknote on local cover and on 3¢ Banknote on separate covers to Jersey City and Quitman, Georgia, type 2 (Rohloff #P-11) on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) to New Albany, Ind., type 4 (Rohloff #P-13, RRR) on 3¢ rose on 1867 (May 31) cover to Livingston, N.J., and type 7 (Rohloff #P-16, RR) on 3¢ green Banknote on Jan. 21 (1877) "Waterbury Automatic Signal Telegraph Co." yellow cover to Farnumsville, Mass. (illustrated in Rohloff, p. 198), Eight Hollow Segments, type 1 (Rohloff #P-25, RRR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Bellows Falls, Vt. and type 2 (Rohloff #P-26, RR) on 3¢ green Banknote on cover to Bridgeport; Shield Five Bars Solid Top, type 2 (Rohloff #Q-7) on 3¢ Banknote (#158), with 2016 P.F. certificate, and 3¢ cut square (#U161), with 2018 P.F. certificate, and

Stars with Five-Pointed Star, type 2 (Rohloff #S-2, RRR) on 3¢ (small tear) on 1865 (Sept. 18) cover to Milton (2011 P.F. certificate) and type 3 (Rohloff #S-3, RRRR) on 3¢ rose on June 12 (1868) cover (a few faults) to Waukegan, Ill., Negative Five-Pointed Star in Circle (Rohloff #S-8, RRR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX7) to Montreal and on 1¢ stamped envelope (#U74) used locally (1984 P.F. certificate) and Negative Six-Pointed Star in Circle (Rohloff #S-9, RRRR) on 1¢ postal card (#UX3) used in 1879 (Dec. 30-31) from New York to Waterbury and then redirected; a few small faults as to be expected, the quality of the strikes is predominantly Fine to Very Fine, with many choice and exceptional examples. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.8 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

An important nucleus for further study and expansion of this fascinating and unique chapter of Americana
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Realized $4,500.
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Lot 133

U.S., Putnam, Connecticut, Cancellations Collection, 1857-1914. Comprising five loose stamps, 47 covers, 23 stamped envelopes (four uprated), and 19 1873-81 Liberty issue 1¢ postal cards (one a Grant 1¢ card); includes various geometric types with patriotic, intaglio months (five examples on 1861 3¢, Skinner & Eno #ND-M 15, one with 1981 P.F. certificate), stars with 1863 2¢ black tied by blue six-pointed star in frame on "American Telegraph Company" embossed corner card local cover (Skinner & Eno #ST-E24), circular datestamp and duplex types with Bank Note-period duplexes in violet, purple or magenta; a few minor faults which do not affect this splendid representation of cancellations which were meticulously chosen for their quality, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 134

U.S., Fancy Cancels Collection, 1857-93. Stockbook with over 350 classic stamps with various fancy cancels, targets and starts included, a few more intricate and New York Foreign Mail, including a few on better stamps, offered intact as received—we leave the picking to you, overall Very Fine, completely imaged online, so easy to figure. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 135

U.S., Assembly of Select Connecticut Cancels, 1861-1903. Comprising 50 stamps loose or on piece and six covers, the majority being on issues to 1869; an excellent representation of various geometric, patriotic, numeral or letter types, with stars in red or blue; the covers include 1863 envelope from Norwalk to France bearing 5¢ and 10¢, envelope from Tariffville to Massachusetts bearing three 2¢ Black Jacks, and ca. 1863 Fort Monroe slavery patriotic envelope from Hartford to Massachusetts bearing 3¢ rose; though there are small faults among the stamps, the cancels are of outstanding visual and aesthetic appeal, with strikes mostly complete or large part so, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 136

U.S., [Michigan] Fancy Cancels, 1860s-90s. About 130 cards or covers with a wide variety of cancels including about 40 with various Letters - single of combination - and about 30 Stars; the rest are a mix of Geometrics and Pictorials including Wheels of Fortune, Jack-O-Lanterns, Shields, etc. A great lot, generally F-VF throughout. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 137

U.S., Twentieth Century Fancy Cancels - Balance of a Large Collection. About 120 covers, virtually all from the 1920s & '30s; while there is some duplication - including nearly 20 of the "He's in Houston" Kicking Mule (LD 559) - there is still nice variety from decent range of towns and including a good number of printed cachets; nothing rare, but a good showing of this once-popular collecting area that is currently experiencing a rebirth. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 138

U.S., The Wham-Bam Thank You FAM Cover Collection, 1928-47. Over 400 covers, overwhelmingly FAM flights, with some miscellaneous worldwide First Flight Covers thrown in as well; flights run between FAM-1 and FAM-24 and chart the growth of the modern air industry; most US Airmail-franked, but there are a wonderful array of foreign-franked as well; note Nickles and Roessler covers, one cover to the SCADTA office in Armenia (!!!), many Lindbergh-related covers (including some of the best and most desirabel), a lovely Bahamas War Tax-franked cover, a US cover with Postage Due, at least one signed (we believe by the pilot, but the handwriting's worse than this describer's), Canadian First Flight Covers, two India First Airmail First Day Covers, a few etiquettes, and much, much more; a colorful and generally clean compilation of this popular material, Very Fine overall, see it online. Shipping charges apply - weight 20.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 139

U.S., Patriots CAM Cover Collection, 1926-30. Housed in two stockbooks holding approximately 365 covers, plus a shoebox firmly stuffed with an additional 400-500 (our guess) or so; flights range between CAM-1 and CAM-32 in the stockbooks, up to CAM-34 in the box; most Airmail-franked, but we note various commemoratives, definitives and uprated stationery items as well; many of the notable early collectors/servicers are here, including Nickles, Worden, Truby, Klein and Roessler; quantities for each flight varies, but a great mass of material with the potential for surprises; in need of rehousing, but will bring hours of enjoyment to the lucky bidder, Very Fine overall, stockbooks imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Unsold
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Lot 140

U.S., Monumental Collection of Bisects Used on Cover, 1857-1947. With nearly 400 covers in total, this is a tremendous collection—no matter how you slice it. Including many scarce, valuable, and exhibition-worthy items spanning both 19th and 20th Century issues, this is surely one of the most extensive holdings of these uncommon items as you will ever see.

19th Century covers—all listed here accompanied by certificates—include (bisect type given in parentheses):

•     #24 diagonally torn (appears bisect) with two normal tied on Valentine cover
•     #65 diagonal on 1898 cover with "Due 2c" in pencil and #279B (damaged) used as Postage Due on back (unaccepted bisect, probably philatelically inspired)
•     #222 diagonal tied on 1894 cover with two different "HELD FOR POSTAGE" handstamps, #220 used as Postage Due
•     Matched set of #222 diagonal (two 1898 covers, each with half of the same stamp), sent from the same person to the same addressee (one with certificate)
•     #226 diagonal on cover to Sierra Leone from New York with appropriate backstamps—a scarce use of this high denomination
•     #233 diagonal on 1897 cover
•     #267 diagonal on wrapper paying the 1¢ circular rate•     Two 1901 covers from same source & post office: #279B diagonal and #280 bottom plate number single diagonal
•     #301 vertical tied on 1904 advertising cover by St. Louis World's Fair straightline cancel
•     #304 diagonal tied on small cover with Bryn Mawr, PA c.d.s., an unusual and scarce usage
•     #324 vertical tied on early 1904 cover, very fine andscarce
•     #329 diagonal paying the 1¢ postcard rate
•     #367 diagonal with normal #331 tied on Feb. 13, 1909 cover (2nd day of issue), very fine and choice usage

20th Century covers, nearly all with certificates, are no less impressive, with regular issues and commemoratives, Airs, Special Deliveries and Parcel Posts all represented. Highlights include:
•     #416 diagonal tied on 1913 cover, a scarce usage of this 10¢ high denomination (certificate)
•     #472 diagonal tied on 1917 cover with "Postage due 2 cents" handstamp, probably philatelic but scarce usage of this 10¢ high denomination (certificate)
•     #499 vertical tied on small mourning cover, stamp with private "ONE I ONE" hand-typed "overprint" applied, interesting usage
•     #503 diagonal tied on 1920 cover with sender's handwritten note "No two's or one's on hand" (certificate)
•     #506 bottom plate number single diagonal with normal #482 tied on 1919 cover, a wonderful and scarce bisect usage of this relatively high denomination (certificate)
•     #548 Pilgrim Tercentenary pair with one stamp vertically bisected, tied on June 2, 1935 cover, paying the new (as of April 15, 1925) 3rd class rate
•     #552 vertical on uprated albino envelope, with "FIRST DAY COVER" handstamp, interesting and scarce usage on the first day of the new 3rd class rate (Apr. 15, 1925)
•     #558 block of 4 with gorgeous color diagonally bisected and tied on 1923 cover, philatelic usage but scarce and attractive
•     #563 diagonal "tied" by penciled "OK PM" with 1930 New York City c.d.s., a scarce authorized usage for this high denomination (certificate)
•     #576 line block of 4 diagonally bisected and tied on 1928 cover, interesting usage
•     #599 pair with one stamp diagonally torn ("bisected"), tied on 1926 cover with a late usage of the "Held for Postage" handstamp (certificate)
•     #599A pair with one stamp diagonally bisected tied on 1929 cover, a very scarce usage (certificate)
•     #604 two bisected line pairs (joined vertical halves) tied on 1932 philatelic cover
•     #611 Harding pair with one stamp diagonally bisected tied on 1925 cover
•     #611 Harding diagonally bisected vertical pair tied on 1926 cover, philatelic but scarce and striking usage
•     #615 Huguenot-Walloon vertical tied on 1924 postcard to Canada (certificate)
•     #616 Huguenot-Walloon diagonal tied on 1926 cover, very scarce usage (certificate)
•     #642 pair with full horizontal gutter with each stamp diagonally bisected (the second half of one of the stamps has been affixed to appear complete) with normal #636 and #637, no #642 pairs with horizontal gutter have been reported, certainly a unique usage and probably a unique gutter example, exhibition piece (certificate)
•     #650 Aeronautics diagonal tied on 1929 cover (certificate)
•     #660 Kansas vertical tied on 1930 cover with normal #634
•     #730 Century of Progress souvenir sheet block of 6 diagonally bisected and tied on 1933 philatelic cover (very scarce usage)
•     #740 National Parks tied on reverse of Special Delivery cover by indistinct 1935 R.P.O. c.d.s., probably used as a label to seal the envelope, but nonetheless a very scarce bisect usage
•     #751 National Parks full souvenir sheet diagonally bisected and tied on 1936 cover, scarce and choice
•     #778 Philatelic Exhibition full souvenir sheet diagonally bisected and tied on commercial 1936 First Day Cover, philatelic but scarce usage
•     #797 National Parks full souvenir sheet diagonally bisected and tied on 1935 cover to Valdres, Norway, with proper receiving c.d.s. on reverse, very scarce usage (certificate)
•     #815 10c Prexie diagonal tied on 1940 cover to Paris, France, paying the 5¢ surface rate, scarce usage of this high denomination
•     #820 15¢ Prexie diagonal tied on 1945 cover with A.P.O. 1160 (Chungking, China) c.d.s. and straightline cancel, with penned note next to stamp "No other postage available", wonderful and scarce usage of this high denomination (certificate)
•     #825 20¢ Prexie vertical with penned "10 cts" on stamp, used with 1¢ and 2¢ Postage Dues with penned "13 cents" across them, endorsed by Postmaster, used to pay the Special Delivery fee, with Spring Hill, TN Nov. 11, 1942 c.d.s. and killer, with "Postage Due [3] cents" handstamp despite authorization, a wonderful usage of this high denomination (certificate)
•     Set of five covers with bisects of 1940s stamps, each cover signed by Postmaster, including additional penned comments in some cases such as "Out of 1c stamps P.M.", plus a 1945 enclosure from the Spring Hill, TN Postmaster (J.W. Howard) explaining the reason for, and his authorization of, bisect usages during the period; fascinating material providing rare documented insight into Postmaster exception allowances for bisects
•     #948a 5¢ bisect from 1947 Centenary souvenir sheet used with normal #947 and #C31, tied on First Flight Cover to Tokyo
•     Matched set of #C7 vertical (two covers, each with half of the same stamp) sent from different post offices on the same day Aug. 1, 1928 (first day of the new 5¢ Airmail rate), one with "Postage Due [10¢]" handstamp which was apparently ignored, a great pair of covers
•     #C8 diagonal tied on 1929 cover, scarce usage of this high denomination
•     #C9 diagonal tied on 1926 cover with "Lindbergh Again Flies The Air Mail" handstamps in blue and purple, very scarce usage of this high denomination
•     #C10 diagonal bisect paying the 5¢ Airmail rate tied on 1932 cover with "Returned for Postage", "Unknown Sender" and "This Is The Mail For Which You Sent Postage" auxiliary handstamps
•     #C17 vertical applied on 1935 business reply envelope as provisional Postage Due, with reference article and APEX note included, interesting and scarce usage (certificate)
•     #C21 diagonal used with normal example and tied on 1937 cover sent from Guam to New Jersey via Macau and signed by Guam Postmaster, a wonderful and scarce usage of this high denomination (certificate)
•     #CE2 vertical torn bisect tied on 1943 cover with purple Special Delivery handstamp and typed "AIRMAIL - SPECIAL DELIVERY"
•     Matched set of #E14 torn vertical bisects (two 1932 covers, each with half of the same stamp along with normal #707) where apparently the recipient of the first letter sent a response letter using the second half of the same stamp, one cover sent from an R.P.O., interesting pair of covers and rare usage of this Special Delivery stamp
•     #Q1 vertical used along with a normal #581 to pay the new 3rd class rate of 1½¢ (which had gone into effect three weeks earlier on April 15, 1925), interesting and rare use of the 1¢ Parcel Post stamp (certificate)
•     Matched set of #Q4 perfin diagonal bisects (two 1920 local drop rate covers, each with half of the same stamp), fascinating use (each with certificate)
•     #QE1b diagonal used on 1942 cover along with normal 1¢ Postage Due, very scarce unauthorized usage (certificate)
•     DWI #18c tied on partial cover with St. Thomas, DWI Jan. 23, 1903 c.d.s.

The collection also includes a study of some 30 covers showing #552 and other period stamps bisected on cover and used from various post offices shortly after the new 1½¢ rate went into effect on April 15, 1925, along with many additional covers.

A remarkable holding not likely to be duplicated. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.2 lbs.
Scott $51,000 Estimate $20,000 - 25,000.
Realized $7,500.
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Lot 141
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U.S., Opening Salvos: A Battery of 19th-Century US Patent Envelopes. This lot, consisting of well over 60 items and built over many years, highlights the development of the American envelope—in myriad forms and formats—from around 1860 to about 1913. The range of designs is fascinating, with envelopes for every use imaginable. Their ingenuity and functionality are underlined by each having been granted a US patent.

Each item is annotated, with many identified by manufacturer, ranging from the American Bank Note Company's letter sheet essay to Weaver's Mailing Envelope, with letter sheets, cabinet photo mailers, safety and sample envelopes, and more in between. That said, roughly half the items have no maker's mark on them—a ready-made research project. There are wire-pull envelopes, perforated envelopes, amazing tab or flap arrangements and more—including a not-for-the-cat-lover-in-your-life Valentine folded letter sheet with an ad for Hood's Sarsaparilla.

In addition to these privately produced envelopes, the collection contains the first two US embossed entires by Nesbitt (Scott #U1 and U2, both used, #U1 uprated by an imperforate 3-cent adhesive, being sent from New Hampshire to California) plus two used copies of the 1887 Grant letter sheet (#U293), one of which never made it into the mail and is thus complete.

Two private wafer seals, a rivet envelope (advertising D.A. Comstock, NY, in surround), plus a stock certificate for the United States Sealed Postal Card Company, ca. 1880. The latter is the copy described by Charles Fricke in The American Philatelist. (This was the company that produced and provided the Grant sheet to the Post Office Department—free of charge to the latter—and so capital had to be raised through stocks. A copy of Fricke's article is included.)

And it must be noted: beyond the technical details, many of these covers are beautifully illustrated or embellished with embossings, clever holding devices (come dancing!), etc.

After seeing these once-available envelopes, you'll rue your next bill or advertising letter all the more. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.8 lbs.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Unsold
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Lot 142

U.S., Seigle Balance of Better Covers, Etc. About 600 covers and cards, plus some paper ephemera; the covers include Small-Town cancels, Territorials, County/Postmaster cancels, Special Delivery covers (including five E1, six E2 & two E3, mixed condition), and better cancels and unusual usages of all kinds; much of the the ephemera is Railroad-related, but also includes 32 old photographic stereo cards, most of New York's Central Park; condition is generally F-VF. A great lot with lots of little treasures scattered throughout. Shipping charges apply - weight 11.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 143

U.S., Gigantic Jumble of Postal History, 1847-1960s. Well over 1100 covers in all, comprising commercial mail, postal stationery of all descriptions, picture post cards, etc.; most items fall in the 1920s-40s range, with as rich a range of frankings and usages as you could desire; note Columbians to the 10¢, barrels of Bureau issues, Washington-Franklins, plenty of Prexies (solo, mixed and combined usages, plus perfined stamps), more commemoratives than you normally find in such a mix, Airs, Dues, Special Deliveries, a Parcel Post used as postage, etc., etc., etc.; usages include Official Penalty envelopes, Returned, Censored, First Flights, ship cancels, Free franks, meters (including some earlies), etc.; Possessions and a Confederate are included as well; of special interest are a #1 tied to folded letter outer sheet sent New York City to Albany, a 6¢ Bank Note to Nova Scotia, an undated stampless "Steamship/10" folded letter outer sheet, an 1848 "Paid" in ribbon plus circled "10" stampless folded letter sent Milwaukee to Catskill, NY, and much, much more; presented untouched in the collector's glorious "I'll get to this one day" disarray; a usage issue here or there, but nearly all sound, with many foreign usages, Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth the time to review; here be treasures. Shipping charges apply - weight 14.8 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 144

U.S., Massive & Valuable Cover Collection, 1850-1975. Several thousand covers and cards with most identified, including 44 stampless, a #10 on cameo ad cover and #11 on ad cover; #65 offerings include six ad covers with two illustrated and one cameo hotel; mourning covers, fancy cancels, Around-the-World Graf Zeppelin card, a box of machine cancel covers, hundreds of picture postcards (about 60% views), a box of covers with slogan cancels; advertising, Wells Fargo Columbia Issue cover, coils on cover, Pan-Am Expo cards; Special Delivery, naval covers, Parcel Post stamps on cover, RPOs, Wells Fargo cover with Union Pacific cancel, and a box of mint and used postal stationery; extremely mixed condition but well worth our low estimate—these lots are getting scarcer to find, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 28 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 145

U.S., Postal History Smorgasbord. Received in a long box, our guess close to 1000 covers ranging from leather postcards from 1904 and 1907 to mid-90s postcards, with the overwhelming majority of material being a postal history of the 1930s and '40s; if you like postcards, we have a stack 1½ inches high; V-mail is here, as an unused letter sheet and a (slightly cheeky) enclosure; we have rates' first and last days, Post Office first (but mainly last) day covers, some with witty typed corner cards; WWII Patriotics, a surprisingly strong accumulation of plate number singles or blocks on cover; slogan cancels, a few pre-cancels, Prexie usages (solo, single and mixed); Airs, Special Delivery, etc., etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, a fun lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 146

U.S., Postal History Collection, 1909-1960. A few hundred covers, the majority are either Prexie first days or coils on cover, better includes Macon memorial with coil strip of four (598), registered cover with strip of three (383) & (493), first flight with pair & block of four (531) and pair (611), first flight with strip of four (496), pair (383) on cover from Vera Cruz, air mail with block of five (482), and first flight with block of ten (408), lots of choice material for little money, please review, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Unsold
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Lot 147

U.S., Exquisite Collection of Postal History, 1825-1960. Over 190 covers and cards in two binders and a cover "flip book"; better includes 1859 illustrated lettersheet, 1889 illustrated letterhead, stampless, #9 on cover, #11 on petite lady's cover, pair #17, #26 on cameo ad cover, nice groups of #11, 26 and 65; #26 cracked plate, 15 used Civil War patriots, CSA #10, #69 on #U82 to Italy, #112 & 113 on cover, pair #113 on legal-size cover, #73 on ad cover, Expo cards, two 1850 illustrated Bank Note lettersheets, even an 1830 letter on illustrated Rawden, Wright, Hatch & Edson stationery; mixed condition, a delightful selection of choice material for your inventory, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 148

U.S., First Day Covers, Valuable Old Time Stock, 1920's-40's. Klotzbach was one of the early Pioneers who serviced first day covers mostly from the 1920's to the 1940's from Buffalo NY, this is his back up stock that has been untouched by collectors hands these many years, approximately 5,000 First Day Covers starting with mostly 2¢ Reds, 3¢ Purples, and early 3¢ Commemoratives, containing four partial White Plains souvenir sheets on cover, hundreds of 2¢ red's including #690 (22 sets of covers from each of the 12 different cities), 728-29 on approximately 50-60 Chicago World's Fair post cards, approximately 40 sets of perforated Parks, 70+ Army Navy sets, a huge amount of retail / online sales potential from one of the early pioneers of First Days, generally Fine to Very Fine, ex- Klotzbach. Shipping charges apply - weight 75.8 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $4,750.
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Lot 149

U.S., First Day Covers, The (Nearly) Bi-Millennium Collection, 1934-60. In four large binders and nine paper ream boxes, spanning #735a-1172; our count (forgive us if we're off by a handful) came to a whopping 1,983 covers—nearly all of them bearing plate blocks of four (!); with just a couple exceptions, all are cacheted, the majority being Artcraft or Artmaster, but with better throughout including Anderson, Fluegel and Cachetcraft (several being Staehle designs), Nickles, Roessler, Crosby Real Photo, even a Knapp (for Fleetwood); as for the period, most are commemoratives, including Farley "Philatelic Reissues", National Parks, Baseball (#955, 14 covers), Famous Americans (with at least one plate block of each of the 10¢ values), Chinese Resistance (#906, 9 covers)…but also includes a solid run of the Liberty series, including two plate blocks each of the 30¢ Lee through $5 Hamilton (#1069-1073; #1072 a single plus a plate block); majority are in matched set and/or round-robin plates, often all on matching cachets; additional shoebox offers an additional 400+ duplicate covers from 1936-48; a labor of love and dedication that would take ages to repeat today—even with online sellers, Very Fine, a remarkable and valuable holding. Shipping charges apply - weight 53.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 150

U.S., First Day Covers, Fantastic Collection of Classic Covers, 1922-34. 376 by our count, in two binders, running between #551 and 734; many early cachets (handstamped or pre-printed), many franked with blocks or plates, and many with complete (or nearly so) sets of official issuing cities; much, much better, including (DC cancel, unless noted) #555 (2, 1 Hodgenville, KY), 557, 559 (Niles, OH), 561, 562, 604 (strip of 8, including line pair), 610-612, 614-616 (2 each plus set on one cover), 617-619 (singles, plus set on one cover), 620-621 (complete set of seven cities, each bearing complete set), 628 (complete set of cities, franked singles or blocks), 632-642 (less #638), 655, 656, 672 (block of 4, Beatrice, NE), 674 (2), Washington Bicentennials complete, etc., with Roessler and Nickles sprinkled throughout; a magnificent, hard-to-duplicate old-time collection, Very Fine on the whole. Shipping charges apply - weight 11.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,000.
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