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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Steven R. Belasco's History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont. continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2693 c ImageGuam, 1899, 1c Deep Green, 2c Red, 5c Blue (1, 2, 5). Tied by blue "San Luis D'Apra, Guam, Dec. -9, 1899" two-line datestamp on cover with printed address to Makins & Co. in San Francisco, receiving backstamps, blue "23" at upper left, 5c perfs affected from placement at edge of cover, still Very Fine, this is No. 23 of 25 created for Makins, a stamp dealer, shortly after these stamps were issued (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
2694 c ImagePuerto Rico, 1899, 2c Reddish Carmine (211). Unusual cork cancel, matching negative "Las Marias Certificado Puerto Rico" oval handstamp on endorsed "Soldier's Letter" cover to Columbian Stamp Co. New York City, Mayaguez Military Sta. No 8 and San Juan Military Sta. No. 4 backstamps along with New York receivers, Very Fine and rare use of registry handstamp as cancellation, ex Whitpain, with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2695 c ImagePuerto Rico, 1899, 1c Green, 2c Reddish Carmine, Ty. IV (210, 211). Bright colors, used with unsurcharged 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C) on 5c Columbian entire (U350), cancelled or tied by "R" in square handstamps on cover to Hiram Deats in Flemington N.J., purple "Registered, Ponce, Porto Rico Apr. 17, 1899" double-circle datestamp, New York and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, unusual use to this famous philatelic figure, Deats was known as the "Philatelic Farmer of Flemington, New Jersey" (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2696 c ImageU.S. Stamp Dealers and Collectors, 1859-1899, Exhibit Collection. Exhibit pages and related cover collection assembled and annotated by the late Steven R. Belasco, approximately 1,000 covers and pieces of ephemera mounted on more than 150 exhibit pages and in six large binders, many covers valued at $200 or more have been removed and offered as individual lots, but what remains is an outstanding postal history based study of dealers and collectors for the decades of the 19th Century, plus copious research, notes and illustrations, wide range of stamp issues incl. Hawaii plus some better ephemera such as price lists, six United States Stamp Co. Certificates of Stock with 5c Foreign Exchange Revenue stamps, and Issue #1 of the Stamp Collector's Record, which was the first U.S. stamp periodical (published by S. Allan Taylor), letters discussing stamp collecting from as early as 1868, exhibit is organized by decade and state and then by dealer, the nature of these types of covers means nearly all are at least corner cards and many are richly illustrated, overall nice condition


Mr. Belasco was widely regarded for his work on private vending and affixing machine coils (his book is the definitive reference on the subject). Since many private perfs were philatelically inspired, Mr. Belasco naturally segued into collecting covers and ephemera related to the development of stamp collecting and dealing. During the last years of his life he published a series of articles in the Chronicle, which tell the story of the early dealers and collectors through the covers they mailed. (Image)

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E. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $12,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2697 c U.S. Stamp Dealers and Collectors, Working Balance of Collection. More than 500 covers in two binders and a box, largely dealer corner cards and advertising covers, mostly 20th Century but the binders contain some late 19th Century as well, range of stamp issues, Mr. Belasco's exhibit covered only up to 1900, so many of these covers fell outside that scope, mixed condition, overall Fine

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2698   Image19th Century Stamp Dealers' Price Lists. 15 x 12 in. banker box with files organized alphabetically by dealer, each file with price lists, catalogues, newsletters or advertisements for U.S. and/or foreign stamps, 1870's-90's with a few early 20th Century, Mr. Belasco's accompanying spreadsheet, available on our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2012/1037/pricelists.pdf , contains 571 entires (many entries with more than one item) with details on dealer, city, date and nature of the item, we are not sure if the contents precisely match this inventory, but they appear to and there are obviously many hundreds of items, formats range from simple folded sheets to stapled booklets, also a file with 1870's-80's material from the American Philatelic Association including copies of its constitution and official circulars, a fascinating treasure trove of material from our pioneer stamp dealers (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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