Sale 725



 
Lot 38



1901, Pan-Americans complete (Scott 294-299), First Day, Buffalo, NY, Exposition envelope, tied by Pan-American Exposition machine cancel (day, time & station number blank) on red cacheted Exposition envelope to Rochester, N.Y., handstamped "Buffalo, N.Y., May 1 '01" c.d.s., flap with blue and red Exposition label; 10¢ with a straight edge, opened at bottom and partially at top, Very Fine. Includes original letter, in part, "As a little souvenir from the Pan-American accept this envelope with the full set of the new stamps.".
Scott $30,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED CACHETED EXPOSITION FIRST DAY COVERS BEARING A COMPLETE SET.

There are only 15 recorded Pan-American first day covers bearing a complete set. Examples of any cacheted first day covers from the Exposition are rare.


Realized $13,200



 
Lot 257



Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day, blocks of 4 with plate numbers on a matched set of Washington D.C. First Day Covers, each an airmail envelope with a handstamped address to Norristown, Pa. stamp dealer, H.D. Egolf, Extremely Fine.
2006 Mellone C13-C15; $6,600 ++.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

A CHOICE SET OF "PLATE BLOCK" FIRST DAY COVERS.

Realized $15,600



 
Lot 258



Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day, a block of 4 of each canceled by three of four strikes April 19 Washington D.C. Station "5" duplex cancel on a legal size airmail envelope to Utica, N.Y.; tiny tear at top and vertical file fold just to the left of the $1.30 & 65¢ blocks, neither affecting stamps, Very Fine, incredible and unique usage.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

A REMARKABLE COMBINATION FIRST DAY COVER.

Realized $19,200



 
Lot 260



Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), First Day, Pittsburgh, PA, tied by Pittsburgh, Pa. double ovals on a 2¢ Entire (U413) sent registered to Carnegie, Pa., red "Registered No." handstamp on front with matching Pittsburgh December 1, 1911 c.d.s.s on reverse, along with Carnegie receiver the next day and a 1911 Christmas Seal, Extremely Fine, Only Three Known.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE FIRST DAY COVER.

Realized $26,400



 
Lot 289

P

1904, Louisiana Purchase, large die proofs on wove complete (Scott 323P1-327P1 vars.), the so-called "Southgate" set of large die proofs, each trimmed to slightly larger than die size with a blue control number printed in a margin, Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

A UNIQUE SET OF PROOFS.

Some time in the early 1930s, a complete set of special die proofs of all 413 designs that had been produced for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, was traded to Hugh M. Southgate, a well-known Washington D.C. dealer, in exchange for items missing from the National collection. The were printed on wove paper and all had a blue control number printed in the margin.


Realized $15,600



 
Lot 292

P

1904, Louisiana Purchase, "Panama-Pacific" small die proofs complete (Scott 323P2a-327P2a), bright colors; 1¢ & 2¢ with slight toning, 3¢ with a small horizontal crease in the top margin, otherwise Very Fine, each with a 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SET—ONLY THREE TO FIVE OF EACH ARE KNOWN.

For the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, the Post Office Department decided to prepare a display showing an example of every United States design printed from 1847 to 1915. Accordingly, proofs of of 413 different designs were made. While, officially, only two sets were prepared, it is accepted that from three to five examples of each design were produced.


Realized $18,000



 
Lot 303



1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, imperf horizontally (Scott 324a), a bright, fresh block of 4, positions 13-14/18-19, o.g., lightly hinged at top, Choice Very Fine.
Scott $55,000.
Estimate $50,000 - 75,000

According to an article in Sloane's Column of February 8, 1958, the single recorded pane of 50 of this error was reportedly discovered within about six weeks of issue. It was purchased from a postal clerk in Cleveland, Ohio by prominent Cleveland collector, A.W. Weigel, who was secretary-treasurer of the Garfield-Perry Stamp Club and owner of the Ohio Stamp Co. He was also, according to the article, a "postal carrier". Weigel kept the pane intact and eventually sold it to famed collector George H. Worthington, also of Cleveland, reportedly for $100. The pane remained in Worthington's collection until 1917, when the collection was sold by J. C. Morgenthau & Co. The pane was divided prior to the sale, in order to allow multiple collectors to obtain examples of the error. 13 pairs from the pane were offered in the Morganthau auction, while the remaining 12 pairs were sold privately
.

Realized $51,000



 
Lot 313



1904, 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 327), right side, full pane of 50, o.g., never hinged, Post Office Fresh, full wide complete margins all around, luxriant richness one cannot imagine; trivial perf separations, as one might expect, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a choice example of this, no doubt one of the finest examples of this top-value set, catalog value as singles and two plate blocks, without any premium being affixed to its rarity.
Scott $15,000+.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

Realized $12,600



 
Lot 463



1904, 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 327), First Day, New York, NY, tied by a neat by a New York Station H double oval on an exceptionally clean, locally addressed registered cover with a clear magenta boxed "Registered/ Apr 30 1904/ Station - H/ New York, P.O." handstamp; the cover is a printed return envelope to New York stamp dealer, C.F. Richards, backstamped New York Station C the same day, Extremely Fine.
Scott $24,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO TEN-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE FIRST DAY COVERS EXTANT.

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition informally known as The St. Louis World's Fair, opened Saturday, April 30, 1904 and ran concurrently through December 1, 1904.


Realized $13,200



 
Lot 527



Philippines, 1904, $1 black, St. Louis Exposition Special Printing (Scott 237 var.), a choice mint block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh; faint colorless fingerprint on the lower right stamp, Fine to Very Fine, a rare multiple in any quality, this post office fresh example is breathtaking, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,200 ++.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MULTIPLE.

Realized $11,400










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