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1901-1921 Issues




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Lot 4153

1901, 2¢ Pan-American (Scott 295), tied by a neat First Day Springfield, Mass. machine cancel, May 1, 1901, on a cover to Florence, Mass. and backstamped there the same day; "stamp and cover with minor faults" per the accompanying 2002 P.S.E. certificate, Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4154

1901, 4¢ 5¢ 8¢ & 10¢ Pan-Americans (Scott 296-299), set of four matched covers to Jersey City, N.J., each with a Very Fine single tied by an Aug 12 Pan-American Station machine cancel, Extremely Fine. A truly exceptional set.
Scott $2,450.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4155

1904, Louisiana Purchase (Scott 323-327), the complete set tied on an extremely clean, unaddressed Exposition postcard by Dec 1 last day Exposition Station cancels, the 5¢ & 10¢ by the machine cancel, the 1¢-3¢ by duplex handstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4156

1904, Louisiana Purchase (Scott 323-327), the complete set on a Registered cover from Racine, Wis. to Vienna, Austria, used with an additional 7¢ postage tied by a violet Racine c.d.s., Sep 22, 1904, and undated Racine double-ovals with a New York Exchange Office Registration label, a Sep 23 New York Foreign Office backstamp but no Austrian receiver; reduced just a bit at the bottom, Fine to Very Fine, a marvelous usage on an regular-size cover.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4157

1904, 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 327), a Very Fine single tied by a Medfield, Mass. Second Day duplex handstamp, May 2, 1904 on a Registered cover to Plattsburg, N.Y. and backstamped there the next day; opening tears at the top, slight mounting remnants on the back, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, Scott prices a First Day Cover at $24,000 (!).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 4158

1909, 5¢ blue, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 355), strip of 3 tied by Benton Harbor, MI duplexes, Feb 20, 1923, on a Special Delivery cover to New Orleans; the strip has a pre-use horizontal crease and only average centering, otherwise Very Fine, sent by prominent philatelist, Alvin Filstrup, to his wife at a New Orleans hotel.
Scott $1,175 as used pair and single.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4159

1909, 2¢ Hudson-Fulton (Scott 372), tied by a Hoboken, N.J. First Day machine cancel, Sep 25, 1909, on gorgeous multicolor Fulton Souvenir folder; stamp with a bit of unnoticeable pre-use damage, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4160

1909, 2¢ Hudson-Fulton (Scott 372), tied by a Lancaster Pa. First Day machine cancel, Sep 25, 1909, on Fulton bi-fold Souvenir postcard featuring Robert Fulton before a steamboat, a Robert Fulton statue, and his birthplace, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4161

1915, 2¢ red, type I, S.L. watermark, vertical rotary press coil (Scott 449), a fresh, Fine-Very Fine single tied by a Detroit machine cancel, Feb 12, 1916, on a clean, locally addressed cover, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4162

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), block of 6 used with a 4¢ brown (465) tied by undated Los Angeles double-ovals on a Registered Bank Tag to New York City, Jan 8-13, 1919; block with straight edge at the top, slightly blunted perforations at the left, Fine to Very Fine, quite a rare usage; Scott prices a "regular" cover at $2,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4163

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), a total of 12 stamps (singles and blocks) used on a large-size cover from the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis to a bank in Duluth; cover torn at left edge, Fine to Very Fine overall, a very scarce high value usage.
Scott $1,915.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4164

1917, 1¢ green & 2¢ rose, unwatermarked, perf 11, both from A.E.F. booklet panes (Scott 498f, 499f), complete unexploded booklet, each with a straight edge at the top, tied by a neat U.S. Army Postal Service, APO 725 (Saint Maixent, France) duplex handstamp, Apr 26, 1918, on a censored Y.M.C.A. envelope to Albany, N.Y.; top flap missing and central vertical file fold, Fine to Very Fine. A rare use of the two booklet pane singles together.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4165

1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11, single from an A.E.F. pane (Scott 499f), complete unexploded booklet, straight edge at the top tied by illegible handstamped c.d.s.'s on a censored picture postcard from A.E.F. France to Pittsburgh, Pa.; card with a small corner crease affecting the stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with a 2010 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4166
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1917, 2¢ rose, type I, double impression, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499g), a fresh, Fine example with obvious doubling tied by a neat Peoria, Ill. machine cancel, Oct 7, 1918, on a locally addressed cover front only with a Peoria corner card, Very Fine. Unpriced on cover., with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,000 as used single.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4167

1917, 2¢ lake, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499h), used on picture postcard of Versailles to Estes Park, Colo.; the stamp, with wide-margined straight edge at bottom, tied by US Army Postal Service JUN 22 1918 flag cancel along with Estes Park receiving wavy-line cancel of JUL 15 (a third postmark, from Denver, interestingly post-dates that of Estes Park by four days); sent with "Amer YMCA/Bologna/Italy" origin address, with square AEF Censor stamp; stamp fresh and sound, card with a couple stains at bottom, Very Fine usage, unpriced (dashed) in Scott, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4168

1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing, Schermack type III perfs (Scott 534B), a beautiful example used on a 1921 cover from Chicago to Wisconsin, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4169

1919, 3¢ Victory, FDC (Scott 537), Washington, D.C. to New York City, Very Fine, very scarce.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4170

1920, Pilgrim issue complete, FDC (Scott 548-550), tied by a Philadelphia/Penn Station First Day machine cancel, Dec 21, 1920, on a small Phil Ward cover to Lexington, Va., forwarded to to Danville, Va. with a Lexington machine cancel on top of the Philadelphia one; reduced just a hair at the top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4171

1920, Pilgrim issue complete, FDC (Scott 548-550), tied by a Philadelphia/Penn Station First Day machine cancel, Dec 21, 1920, on a small Phil Ward cover to Buffalo, N.Y., Very Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4172

1920, 2¢ Pilgrim, FDC (Scott 549), a beautiful neat cover, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170
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