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Postal History Collections




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Lot 133

U.S., 3¢ Issue, 1851-55. Approximately (400) 3¢ 1851-55 issues on cover or folded letter, with good selection of 11/11A along with occasional early 10/10A issues, several Cameo's and embossed corner cards, a few express mail, some nice paids, and potential to find other interesting postal markings, a great lot for the early 3c 1851-55 specialist or for the historic voyeer who enjoys reading early mail from over 150 years ago, unchecked for better platings, shades and cancels, intact! generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 134

U.S., 3¢ Types I & II Postal History Collection, 1851-1856. Considerable collection of 240+ covers from a 3c 1851-56 student; many have been plated or indicate plating varieties including recutting, double transfers, etc; most are imperforate; postal history includes various towns, cancels including color, a few fancies, paids, railroad post offices, express mail, advertising, forwarding, auxiliary markings including missent; condition is mixed as you would expect; of equal use to the dealer or advanced collector, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 135

U.S., Advertising & Illustrated Covers, Incredible Old-Time Dealer's Stock. Grand stock of approximately 500 covers, each in its own sleeve and priced long ago; timeframe is roughly late 19th and early 20th century, with subjects including bicycles, cars/carriages/wagons, stoves, hotels, various manufacturing concerns, shoes, tires, furniture, publishers, schools/colleges, petroleum…pretty much the full gamut is here; the occasional usage wear, but generally crisp and sound, Fine to Very Fine or better, dealer's delight. Shipping charges apply - weight 14 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 136

U.S., Baseball combo cover/cards, 1980-1995. Nearly 100 different and quite unusual 8" x 10" envelopes with cardboard insert; produced in very limited quantity by Americana; the printed all over covers have cutouts where the collector can see a deformed souvenir penny, and up to three mint baseball cards, often the envelopes are autographed (probably about 40) by the players; collector paid $2500 on this collection; all are in mint condition; includes a 1991 Legends Sports magazine with proof baseball cards (9) and postcards (3), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 15.6 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 137

U.S., Civil War 170+ Patriotic Covers, 1861-1865. Beautiful collection of unused Patriotic entires with many beautiful multicolor, with Generals, Flags, Shields, Caricatures, etc. with 85+ beautiful multicolor and monocolor cachets, 33 Magee "Arms of ___________" with various state seal of states of the Union, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.8 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 138

U.S., Civil War Postal History Collection, 1861-1865. 17 covers addressed to Union officers: Captains, Colonels and Generals, 65s on covers with letters discussing Civil War, 8 used Patriotics, 65 on U.S. Sanitary Commission cover, stampless Soldier's Letter from 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery from New Orleans, LA., back home to Indiana, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 139

U.S., Classic Postal History Collection, 1845-1890. Over 100 covers, with good selection of 19th century covers, starting with earlier stampless, continuing into stamp period with early #1 and postmaster provisional, along to early high values of 1851 issue, proceeding to perforated issue, continuing on to 1860's issues, grills, 1869 Pictorials, good selection of banknotes, Territorials and Possessions, with notable items that include 9 stampless covers, with Washington Railroad stampless, 1778 cover from George Clinton, 1855 Post Office Department draft signed by Postmaster General, 9X1, 1, 7, 9, 9 on large oversize cover, 10A (2), 14, 22, 24 (4 singles and 2 strips of three), 24/26 (2), 25, 29 strip of three, 26 Civil War Patriotic, 32, 33, 35, 71 single and pair cover to Paris, 63 (2 singles and strip of three), 63/65 (3 covers), 65 (two covers with Old Point Comfort, POW prisoner mail exchange point), 65 pair on cover to Canada West, 68 (3), 69, 68/76 cover to Paris, 70 cover to Bordeaux, 73, 73 pair on early advertising corner card cover, 65/77 to courthouse in Raymond, Mississippi, 78 on cover to Scotland, 92, 98, 112/113, 113, 114 (2 covers), 115, 116, 148, 150, 159 (2), 161 (2), 188, 189, 205, 205 pair/207 registered cover, 209/U142, 210 on Photographer corner card, 213 on Senate Chamber cover, 214 on U293 cover front, 216 Counselor at Law cover to Devon, England, 319 on large Valentine cover, one Montana Territorial cover, one 1858 Kansas Territoritorial cover, 210 on Muscatine, Iowa Territory cover and six early New Mexico Territoritorial covers, Canal Zone 38 pair on cover to NY, Hawaii UX2 unused, Philippines 215 on U11 entire to Berlin, usual mixed condition as you would expect to see on these 'over a century' covers, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $4,000.
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Lot 140

U.S., Contract Air Mail Postal History, 1926-1930. 175+ CAM envelopes with all appropriate markings; includes 60+ Mauck first flights from the collection of the President of the American Air Mail Society and leading collector of Contract Air Mail; the balance of the covers include a healthy percentage (20%?) autographed by the pilot; a good lot for fans of early contract mail movement, Fine, ex Major General Lee Downer. Shipping charges apply - weight 11.2 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 141

U.S., Kolor Kover Kollection, 1948-1971. 600+ FDC envelopes in sleeves; SC 975 to about 1425; very little duplication; exceptionally clean and unaddressed, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 11 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 142
U.S., Louisiana Paper Collectibles Ephemera, 1870-1907. 60+ pages expertly researched and mounted on custom exhibit pages in a single oversized Scott Specialty album; stunning New Orleand drug store proprietary labels;, band drafts with Scott R151, R135, R152, R15, RN-C1 (Revenue paper), R6, R15; beautiful trading cards; Promissory note with Scott R44; Auditor's Office Warrant; 1000 shares of Insurance Stove Company; four shares of Louisiana Furniture Manufacturing Co; 1890 Louisiana State Lottery ticket; $1 Scott R75 Power of Attorney stamp; attractive Scott 76 stamp; a blast from the past laid out by a master exhibitor. Shipping charges apply - weight 7 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 143

U.S., Louisiana Postal History, 1836-1940. 435+ exquisitely researched pages in five oversized Scott Specialty binders; consumate collector and exhibitor has mounted all manner of material (stampless, stamped, post cards, tax stamps, entires, Postage Due, etc) all related to Louisiana; includes several New Orleans stampless to New York and Washington, numerous turn of the century color postcards "windowed" so you can view both sides, "Crossroads" killer cancel, "Waffle" cancel (unlisted), Insecticide or Fungicide tax stamps, Feed Inspection Tax stamps, New Orleans precancel Postage Due, Tobacco Tax (adorable), Yellow Fever fumigation cover dated 1898 (purchased May 2002 for $190), several first flight New Orleans - Atlanta Air Mail, several New Orleans to Houston, Shreveport - San Angelo, New Orleans Carnival of the Air, airport dedications, New Orleans - De Ridder, "NO" cancel, "Pin V" cancel, "Cross" cancel, Louisiana $5 Series 1878 bond; Scott $2 R81 Conveyance stamp, Louisiana Law stamps, "Linen" post cards, New Orleans Precancels 1922-39, cover autographed by Louisiana Governor Leche less than a year before he went to prison for mail fraud, wonderful postcard from Lutcher to Camp Paraiso (Canal Zone) with terrific wartime censor strike, Feed Inspection stamps, 1937 New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage revenue stamps, Soft Drink tax stamps, Tobacco tax stamps (including specimens), Mail boat cover postmarked New Orleans with Honduran Scott 213 franking, beautiful Scott 161 New Oreans to Paris with great postal marks, Property Tax receipt on piece, Scott 73 on business envelope with embossed corner card, smart looking "Steamship 10" undated lady's envelope, Radio Verification (1927) stamp, and lots more; a true delight to leaf through this beautifully presented collection, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 33 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 144

U.S., Michigan Cover Collection, mostly from 1851-1930's. Nearly 300 covers, starting 19 early covers from 1850's to 1860's, a few banknote covers, some advertising, flights, FDC's and commercial mail, with many Advertising Covers: 11 Hotel, 11 Furniture, 9 Food, 8 Automotive related, 3 Steamship, 4 Farming, 37 Manufacturing and Machining, 34 Airmail, First Flights, etc., 6 #775 FDC's, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 10 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 145

U.S., Mississippi River Business Mail, World Class Collection, 1849-1872. Stunning 230+ exhibit pages in two oversized Scott Specialty binders; exquisitely researched and presented commercial mail transported on the Mississippi River between 1849 and 1872; divided into four related businesses (Buchannan, Carroll & Co 1849-1858; John Hardee & Co 1853-1872; Carroll, Hoy & Co 1859-1860; and Joseph Hoy & Co 1866-1872); the philatelist further divided the material into correspondence from Louisiana and Mississippi; about half the pages have a single cover with extensive research and write up with the remainder with two covers to a page; Buchannan, Carroll & Co includes, Drop letter, River mail, Way markings, Stampless, Steam marking, mail from Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Jackson (LA and MS), Carrollton, Clinton, Middleton, Coffeeville, Friar's Point, Vernon, and Minden; John Hardee & Co includes mail from Oxford, Vernon, Kosciusko, Farmersville, Mount Lebanon, Keachie, New Orleans, Vidalia, Milton, Hazlehurst and River mail; Carroll, Hoy & Co includes mail from Alexandria, Jackson, Baton Rouge, Clinton, Minden, Mount Lebanon, Canton, Carrollton, Shreveport, Saint Francisville, Grenada, Vicksburg and River mail; Joseph Hoy & Co includes mail from St Louis, New Orleans, Carrollton, Columbia, Greenville, Natchez, Oxford, Vicksburg, Winona, Cairo, New Iberia, Alexandria, Minden and River mail; most are U2, U10, U58 or U59 but some stampless and occasional US postage noted; at least one with Confederate franking and a pair of brown New Orleans Provisional stamps on a stock page in the back of a binder; overall condition considering this is early commercial mail is quite good; the research on this material is Large Gold, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 14.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 146

U.S., National Air Mail Week, 1938 (Scott C23). 300+ C23 on cover either from the First Day of Issue at Dayton, the second day in Washington, or National Air Mail Week; while perhaps half are rubber stamp or add on cachet, a very health percentage are better printed or handpainted; includes, Ioor, Linprint, Phares, Beverly Hills, Grimsland, several Roessler (some retouched by Mance), Bronesky, Macos, Gundel, Pavois, Mohler, Crosby, Kribbs, Goldman, Anderson, Suit, Staehle, American Air Mail Society, Fairway, Fidelity, House of Farnum, Pilgrim, Raley, NIM, Rice; considerable catalog value, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 5 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 147

U.S., New York State, Counties, Stars and DPOs, 1814-1930. 415+ mostly franked envelopes organized geographically in one large binder; attention has been paid to condition of the cover and clarity of the circle date stamp; spans Adams to Yorkshire Centre; lion's share in the 1880s; earliest is Cherry Valley (1814) with news of the War of 1812; a few stampless noted; cancels include, Maltese cross, sunburst, negative cross, negative star, cogwheel killer, red star, blue star, black star, and trowel; lot includes several reference guides from the Empire State Postal History Society, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 10 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 148

U.S., New York State Picture Postcards. Collection of over 1,000 cards, ranging from undivided backs up to linens, but mostly early 20th century; some sorted by pictured county/town - including over 100 different Poughkeepsie (plus a couple in quantity) - some by postmark - including railroads - and some by subject - Hudson River Steamers, Trains, Hotels, etc. A marvelous lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 29.2 lbs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 149

U.S., New York State Postal History Collection. About 250 covers from Stampless through the 1920s, plus a few later, with probably half being 19th century; nothing rare, but some interesting usages, small towns, early 19th century stampless, etc. Worth a look. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 150

U.S., Postal History Collection by Issue, 1820's-1913. Several hundred covers, neatly in order by issue, starting with early stampless to 1850's issues, 1860's through the Pictorials and into the banknote issues, with occasional colorful and geometric cancels along with occasional eye catching supplementary markings, with 13 stampless, including one with red Rail Road Car, 9 (2 singles and one cover with 3 singles), 24 (3), 26 (26 covers), 35, 63 (4), 65 (75+ with a few early advertising, due marking, color cancels, fancy geometrics, etc.), 73 (9), 77, 94 (5), 113, 114 (11), 3c banknote with negative six point star cancel, 161/U163 registered cover, 230 third day of issue, 236 registered cover, 238 on Chile stationary entire, 282C, 288, 323/288/290, 328 two floral postcards, 401 on lillies postcard, group of banknote covers with interesting receiving marks, purple and blue cancels, late banknote era geometrics, 20+ with interesting corner cards, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 151

U.S., Presidential Inauguration and Assasination, 1986-1935. Several hundred postally used envelopes collected as anniversaries of birth, inauguration or death; virtually all have been modified with affixed images and hand painted; totally unorganized (this could be LOTS OF FUN); Inauguration of Hayes, Harrison, Taft, Truman, T Roosevelt, TR (2nd Inaug), McKinley (2nd Inaug), Washington (70th anniv), McKinley, Harding, FDR, Monroe (104th anniv of 2nd), Madison (125th anniv), Wilson, Buchanan (ex FDR), Cleveland, Grant (25th anniv), Filmore, Lincoln (2nd Inaug), Adams (90th anniv); Birthday of Washington (130th anniv), Lincoln (78th anniv); Death of McKinley (two on day of assasination), Garfield (4th anniv), Jefferson (70th anniv), Coolidge, Lincoln (60th anniv), McKinley (10th anniv), McKinley; an eclectic lot for the right collector, some condition problems, but generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 10.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 152

U.S., WWII Patriotic Covers, Outstanding and Wide-Ranging Collection. A wonderful and extensive collection, comprising approximately 350 virtually all-different used WWII Patriotics, produced by a wide variety of the more famous cachet makers of the day, as well as those more scarcely encountered, all housed in three cover binders, plus some beautiful #10-size covers loose; a super collection of these popular historic items, Fine to Very Fine, be sure to see them all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 153

U.S., Mammoth First Day Cover Stock, 1925-1982. Virtually every item with Planty identification and the majority of the covers between 1925 and 1940's, each in it's own plastic pouchette, with a retail value approaching six figures, with quick inventory as follows: 551 (6), 551/576, 559 (2), 562, 564 (3), 576, 582, 584, 588 (4), 589 (6), 590 (6), 591 (2), 600 (2), 602 pair, 605 (4 FDC's, 2 pairs, 2 line pairs), 614 (2), 616, 622, 627 (4), 628 (4), 629 (3), 631 (2), 634 (3), 635, 635a (3), 639, 642 (4), 643 (2), 644, 645 (8, two of which have Planty listed cachets), 646-2, 649-50 (3), 649 Harrisburg, PA, 649-2B, 650-2, 651 (8 with 7 different cachets), 657 (66 with 23 different cachets and several unofficial cities), 680 (12 with 4 different cachets), 681 (20 with 10 different cachets), 682 (9 with 7 different cachets), 683 (5 with 3 different cachets), 686-4, 688 (5 with 3 different cachets), 689 (8 with 4 cachets), 690 (12 with 2 different cachets and 2 unofficial cities), 702 (14 with 8 different cachets and 1 unofficial city), 706 (6 with 4 different cachets), 704-15, 704/715 (2), 704-15-33B (1st Rice), 704 (4 with 4 different cachets), 705, 706/707/710 (2), 713, 716 (13 with 5 cachets), 717 (40 with 19 different cachets), 718 (19 with 7 different cachets), 719 (2 with 2 different cachets), 720 (1 with Ioor cachet), 722 (18 with 7 different cachets and 2 line pairs), 723 (13 with 6 different cachets), 724 (61 with 18 different cachets), 725 (82 with 21 different cachets), 726 (62 with 25 different cachets), 727 (93 with 44 different planty cachets plus 10 planty unlisted cachets), 728/29 (43 with 12 different cachets), 730a/731a (10 with 6 different cachets), 732 (54 with 20 different cachets), 733 (2 with 2 different cachets), 734 (48 with 14 different cachets and 2 different planty unlisted cachets), 735/735a (9 with 5 different cachets including first Minkus), 736 (54 with 26 different cachets), 737 (35 with 18 different cachets), 738 (4), 739 (41 with 20 different cachets), 740-49 (11 sets of covers, with 4 different cachets), 740 (11 with 8 different cachets), 741 (20 with 12 different cachets), 741 (3 official business covers, 2 signed), 742 (19 with 11 different cachets and 1 signed by postmaster), 743 (9 with 6 different cachets), 744 (9 with 4 different cachets), 745 (8 with 8 different cachets), 746 (13 with 8 different cachets), 747 (7 with 6 different cachets), 748 (12 with 8 different cachets), 749 (6 with 5 different cachets), 750/750a (28 with 16 different cachets), 750/751a (19 with 12 different cachets), 752-71 set of Kopner cachets, 753-3, 754-1, 769a-45, 770a-45, 771, 772 (52 with 32 different cachets), 773 (76 with 28 different cachets and 2 planty unlisted cachets), 774 (26 with 10 different cachets and 1 with autographs), 775 (47 with 25 different cachets), 776 (49 with 8 different cachets and 1 signed by postmaster), 776 (9 with 6 different cachets), 777 (130 with 65 different cachets and three cachets not listed in Planty), 778 (33 with 14 different cachets), 782 (77 with 52 different cachets), 783 (160+ with 51 different cachets, 1 PM signed and 6 Henry handpainted), 784 (98 with 43 different cachets, 1 PM signed and 2 Planty unlisted), 785-94 (30 sets of 10 with 14 different cachets) plus 60+ stray FDC Army Navy of miscellaneous denominations, 795 (46 with 12 different cachets), 796 (33 with 14 different cachets), 797 (19 with 5 different cachets and 1 PM signed), 798 (36 with 17 different cachets), 799 (27 with 21 different cachets), 800 (65 with 32 different cachets), 801 (166 with 38 different cachets), 802 (103 with 57 different cachets), 803 (10 with 6 different cachets), 804 (3 with 2 different cachets), 804b-807a (2 sets of different cachets), 805 (5 with 3 different cachets), 805ee (3 with 2 different cachets), 806 (4 with 3 different cachets), 806ee (2 with different cachets), 806 (2 with different cachets), 804 (3 with 1 cachet), 805, 807, 807ee, 808 (6 with 5 different cachets), 809 (7 with different cachets), 810 (5 with different cachets), 812 (2 with different cachets), 811 (5 with 4 different cachets), 813 (4 with different cachets), 814 (4 with different cachets), 815 (3 with 2 different cachets), 817, 816 (2 with different cachets), 818 (2 with different cachets), 820 Ioor, 821 (3 with different cachets), 824 Grandy, 826 W.S.E., 829 Grimsland, 830 (2 with different cachets), 831 (2 with different cachets), 832C Artcraft, 803-33 Linprint, 803-29 Fidelity, 804-31 Ioor, 835 (52 with 28 different cachets and 2 planty unlisted cachets), 836 (16 with 9 different cachets and 1 Planty unlisted cachet), 837 (34 with 14 different cachets), 838 (17 with 12 different cachets), 839-51 Ioor, 839-47 mixed cachets, 852 (25 with 11 different cachets), 853 (21 with 10 different cachets), 854 (40 with 16 different cachets), 855 (14 with 6 different cachets), 856 (16 with 10 different cachets), 857 (27 with 10 different cachets), 858 (79 with 34 different cachets), 859-93 (complete Ioor and Anderson sets), 859-93-1A (Ioor set), 859-93-15B (Holland set), 859//93-1A Ioor (30 values from set with some duplication), 859//93-8 Anderson (27 values from set with some duplication), 862//883 (10 value from set with some duplication), 859//81-28 (10 values from set with some duplication), Famous Americans (39 with different stamps or cachets), 894 (34 with 16 different cachets), 895 (26 with 17 different cachets), 896 (15 with 11 different cachets), 897 (39 with 20 different cachets), 898 (34 with 23 different cachets), 899-901 (30 with mostly different cachets), 902 (9 with 7 different cachets), 903 (8 with different cachets), 904 (13 with 10 different cachets), 905 (15 with 10 different cachets), 906, 907 (29 mostly different cachets), 908 (22 mostly different cachets), 909-21 (280+ mostly different countries or cachets), 909-21-4 (2 House of Farnam sets), 909-21-6 (Anderson set), 909-21-12 (2 Artcraft sets), 909-21-18 (3 Cachet Craft sets), 922 (39 mostly different cachets), 923 (27 mostly different cachets) and approximately 1,200-1,500 more mostly different stamps or cachets from 3c Commemoratives to early 1970's, C7, C10 (2), C12 (4), C17, C19 (4), C20 (9), C21 (2), C22 (3), C23 (30 with 10 different cachets), C24 (9 with 4 different cachets), C25-31 (75+ covers with mostly different stamps or cachets, several partial sets and five of the 50c high value), plus approximately 100 more airmail covers with mostly different stamps or cachets with C46 (3), generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 180 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $6,500.
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Lot 154

U.S., Large Postal History Immaculate Stock, mostly 1880's to 1970's. Exposition covers: 1901 Pan American (5), 1903-4 St. Louis World's Fair (2), 1909 Seattle Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1904 Panama Pacific (2), 1932 Eastern States Exposition, 1935 Lewis and Clark (3), 1936 California Pacific Expo, 1936 Texas Exposition (7), 1939 Golden Gate International Expo, Exposition postcards, 1901 Pan American (2), 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial, 1904 Louisiana Purchase (7), 1907 Jamestown Expo (6), 1903 Alaska Yukon Pacific (3), 1915 Panama Pacific Expo (49), 1926 Sesqui-Centennial International Expo postcard and cover, 1939 California Expo (4), 1893 Columbian World's Fair ephemera with 3 trade cards, The Travelers Insurance Worlds Fair notebook, 6 tickets, Back of the Book usages, with Special Delivery, Registry, Postage Dues, Officially Seals, WS1 Thrift Card, WS1 War Savings certificate, five covers with Local usages, Official Business or Government Usages: with a couple covers with early officials, several Official Business, Free stampless for official government use, Robert Kennedy memorial card, Advertising Covers: 59 covers from late 19th century to 1963 (mostly from 1890's-1930's) with good variety of illustrated advertisements, with Guns, Groceries, Buildings, Furniture, Clothing, etc., and 13 illustrated advertising postcards or blotters, 20+ postal cards for business use or part of advertising campaign, 24 Stamp Dealers covers and postcards, Trains 12 RPO or train theme covers, 8 Ships covers, 20 Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum 1973-74 Milestones of Flight series covers, 18 airmail covers, with a couple Lindbergh, Doolittle, a couple first flights, etc., 12 Zeppelin covers, with one LZ127 from Lakehurst to Germany, 5 1929 First 'Round the World Flight postcards or covers, one C18 Graf Zeppelin Century of Progress cover, 5 1936 Lakehurst to Frankfurt Hindenburg covers, two 1936 First American Rocket Airplane Flight covers, 36 1941-1968 Polar and Antarctic Theme covers, with Highjump, Little America, Deep Freeze and 23 1934 Little America, Byrd Antarctic Expedition II covers, Space: 68 covers with Apollo, Gemini, Mercury, test flights, Russian space program, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 14 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 155

U.S., Cover Cache, 1860's-1960's. Great treasure trove of thousands of mostly U.S. covers, many first day's, a few early first days and first flights, hundreds of postal stationary envelopes and postal cards, small group of Zeppelin covers, with C18, Brazil Condor flight postcard, Germany 4m Polar Flight, first flight Hindenburg to Lakehurst, NJ on Europa-Nordamerika flight, Liechtenstein Zeppelin first flight to USA from Europa to Nordamerika, etc., worth a good look and unchecked, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 54 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $4,250.
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