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The Martin Richardson Gold Medal Collection of U.S. Post Office Seals (1872-1969 Post Office Seals o
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2655 c Post Office Registry Seal (OXF1).> Two on Registered Package covers, one on 1872 Morgan envelope (signed W.H.H. Terrell) and one on 1875 Nesbitt envelope (signed E.W. Barber) respectively, also includes exhibit
page of six off-cover used examples wPost Office Registry Seal (OXF1). Two on "Registered Package" covers, one on 1872 Morgan envelope (signed W.H.H. Terrell) and one on 1875 Nesbitt envelope (signed E.W. Barber) respectively, also includes exhibit page of six off-cover used examples with various town circular datestamps, attractive group (Image)

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E. 100-150

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2656 c 1877, Post Obitum Official Seal, Brown (OX1).> Used to seal top edge of officially opened unpaid cover, Milwaukee Wis. Feb. 27 circular datestamp on cover to Kewaskum Wis., second Milwaukee Wis. Feb. 28
circular datestamp on back, clear strike1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown (OX1). Used to seal top edge of officially opened unpaid cover, "Milwaukee Wis. Feb. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Kewaskum Wis., second "Milwaukee Wis. Feb. 28" circular datestamp on back, clear strike of "Held for Postage" handstamp, blue crayon ms. "3c" and matching "2706", opened a bit roughly at right, as discussed by Kotanchik (p. 83), while this cover lacks a Dead Letter Office handstamp, the presence of the Milwaukee circular datestamp on the back and the crayon ms. markings on the front indicate very likely handling by the Dead Letter Office, despite its official designation as a seal for use by the Dead Letter Office, only a handful of the "Post Obitum" seals are known used there -- with the remainder used by postmasters -- very rare, illustrated in Kotanchik, (p. 83), with 1991 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $650.00
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2657 c 1877, Post Obitum Official Seal, Brown (OX1).> Two, different shades, used to seal top edge of officially opened unpaid envelope, Savannah, Ga. Apr. 19 circular datestamp on reverse obscured by seals, clear
strike of eld for Postage> handstam1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown (OX1). Two, different shades, used to seal top edge of officially opened unpaid envelope, "Savannah, Ga. Apr. 19" circular datestamp on reverse obscured by seals, clear strike of "Held for Postage" handstamp, blue crayon ms. "3c" and matching "2017", reduced at right where a stamp may have been removed, likely Dead Letter Office usage of the "Post Obitum" seal, rare (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $170.00
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2658 c 1877, Post Obitum Official Seal, Brown (OX1).> Two, used to seal top edge of officially opened short paid cover, used with 2c Vermilion (183), pen cancel not tied, Providence R.I. Jan. 9 12PM circular datestamp
on reverse, blue crayon ms. 1c, m1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown (OX1). Two, used to seal top edge of officially opened short paid cover, used with 2c Vermilion (183), pen cancel not tied, "Providence R.I. Jan. 9 12PM" circular datestamp on reverse, blue crayon ms. "1c", matching "78" and additional ms. at top obscured by seal, while this cover lacks a Dead Letter Office handstamp, the presence of the Providence circular datestamp on the back and the crayon ms. markings on the front indicate very likely handling by the Dead Letter Office, rare usage as such (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $550.00
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2659 c 1879, Official Seal, Red Brown, Brown (OX2, OX2a).> Four covers on exhibit pages, each with single use of 1879 seal, one of former, three of latter, first cover is registered letter from Rock Cave West Va. used
with pair of 2c Red Brown (210) and sin1879, Official Seal, Red Brown, Brown (OX2, OX2a). Four covers on exhibit pages, each with single use of 1879 seal, one of former, three of latter, first cover is registered letter from Rock Cave West Va. used with pair of 2c Red Brown (210) and single 10c Brown (209), "Received at New York P.O. / Reg. Div. in Bad Condition" handstamp, second used with pair 3c Green (207), "Received Unsealed / N.Y.O. Annex" handstamp, reduced at right half way into one stamp, third used with 5c 1895 Issue to ship bound for Belgium, returned to sender with 10c Postage Due, fourth on illustrated advertising cover used with 1c and 2c pair 1895 Issue to Northampton, refused and returned to sender with 10c Postage Due, as usual with Official Seals condition is rough on most, an attractive group of the engraved seals on cover (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $275.00
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2660 c 1879-1888, Official Seals (OX2, OX7).> One and two respectively, used on cover with 1c Postage Due and five Swiss 5c singles, internal docketing October 8, 1891, addressed to Newark (no country indicated), sent
first to Newark, England, then Newark N1879-1888, Official Seals (OX2, OX7). One and two respectively, used on cover with 1c Postage Due and five Swiss 5c singles, internal docketing October 8, 1891, addressed to Newark (no country indicated), sent first to Newark, England, then Newark N.J., then forwarded to New York City, two yellow "Returned to the Office by Carrier" labels on back, advertised (1c fee) and eventually sent to Dead Letter Office and returned to sender, wide range of additional markings including "Dead Letter Office Received in Bad Condition" handstamp, "Return to Sender, Cannot be Found", and "Do Not Post Again This Envelope or Wrapper", striking cover with combination of engraved and typographed seals (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2661 c 1888-1898, Official Seals (OX5-OX7, OX10).> 13 covers on exhibit pages, wide variety of frankings both from and to the U.S., range of typographed seal usages including repair of damage, reseal of covers
received opened and reseal of covers opened by1888-1898, Official Seals (OX5-OX7, OX10). 13 covers on exhibit pages, wide variety of frankings both from and to the U.S., range of typographed seal usages including repair of damage, reseal of covers received opened and reseal of covers opened by wrong addressee, highlights include cover from Dresden, Germany with nine thin paper seals (OX10), two-color franking registered cover from Little Britain, Ontario with "Request Examination on Delivery" pink label, registered cover from Springrock Mich. with two 4c Columbians and three 2c 1890 Issue, two-color franking from Bavaria to New York with circular "Received in Bad Order V" handstamp, many others, overall a wonderful representation of seal usage during this period hand picked by the owner for his gold medal exhibit (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $650.00
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2662 c 1888, Official Seal, Bister Brown (OX7).> Used with 2c Ty. I 1895 and 2c Postage Due on illustrated Masonic Temple cover from Chicago to Dallas Ore. and then forwarded to Hotel Perkins in Portland, Chicago
circular datestamp, receiving backstamps, wo1888, Official Seal, Bister Brown (OX7). Used with 2c Ty. I 1895 and 2c Postage Due on illustrated Masonic Temple cover from Chicago to Dallas Ore. and then forwarded to Hotel Perkins in Portland, Chicago circular datestamp, receiving backstamps, wonderfully mutilated, it took all or parts of six seals to repair in transit (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $100.00
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2663 c 1888, Official Seal, Bister Brown (OX7).> Used with 1c and 2c 1895 Issue, Winona Minn. Apr. 20 4-30P 1900 circular datestamp on 3c Pink entire to Paris, ms. Care of American Post Office, Exposition, <United
States Postal Station Paris Exposition>1888, Official Seal, Bister Brown (OX7). Used with 1c and 2c 1895 Issue, "Winona Minn. Apr. 20 4-30P 1900" circular datestamp on 3c Pink entire to Paris, ms. "Care of American Post Office, Exposition", United States Postal Station Paris Exposition machine cancel on reverse, ms. "Opened by Mistake by Johnson, US Com", resealed and redirected to Minneapolis, N.Y. transit and Minneapolis receiving postmarks on reverse, Very Fine, reportedly the only known use of an Official Seal at the 1900 Paris Exposition (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
2664 c 1888, Official Seal, Yellow Brown (OX7b).> Three, used with 2c 1895 Ty. I single and pair and single 10c on April 2, 1895 registered cover from Cleveland O. to Yokohama, overpaying by 1c the 5c rate plus 10c
registry fee, arrived in Yokohama May 22,1888, Official Seal, Yellow Brown (OX7b). Three, used with 2c 1895 Ty. I single and pair and single 10c on April 2, 1895 registered cover from Cleveland O. to Yokohama, overpaying by 1c the 5c rate plus 10c registry fee, arrived in Yokohama May 22, repeated attempts at delivery in Yokohama recorded by eight Yokohama Post Office facing slips attached to front, damage repaired in Yokohama with three official Japanese seals, readdressed and returned to San Francisco and then forwarded back to Cleveland after three more failed delivery attempts, forwarded again to New York, handstamped "Received at New York P.O. / (Reg. Div.) in Bad Condition", a remarkable cover with a stunning array of markings, seals, and facing slips (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $600.00
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2665 c 1892, Official Seal, Light Brown, Rouletted 5.5 (OX8).> Used with 2c 1890 Issue, New Haven Conn. Nov. 8 2PM 92 circular datestamp on intracity cover, ms. opened by D.A. Callahan by mistake, right side of
envelope and two-thirds of the 2c stamp mi1892, Official Seal, Light Brown, Rouletted 5.5 (OX8). Used with 2c 1890 Issue, "New Haven Conn. Nov. 8 2PM 92" circular datestamp on intracity cover, ms. "opened by D.A. Callahan by mistake", right side of envelope and two-thirds of the 2c stamp missing as result, very rare use of rouletted typograph seal on cover, Kotanchik records only six, making it rarer than the "Post Obitum" seal on cover (Image)

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1,250.00

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction

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