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H.R. Harmer, Inc. Sale - 3023
The Bert Boonstra Collection of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition -
October 26, 2018
The Bert Boonstra Collection of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition is a
love-letter to the world’s fair that has captured the imagination of so
many in the century-plus since it took place. With an emphasis on
exposition cancels, picture postcards, and foreign destinations, the
collection abounds with material that is not only scarce but also visually
stunning. Amongst the foreign destinations are such far-off places as
Gibraltar, Bolivia, and Tunisia. Several cancels Mr. Boonstra collected are
amongst the scarcest recognized by Bomar. But, regardless of rarity, this
catalogue is simply a joy to peruse for its eye-appeal. Mr. Boonstra
attempted to not just tell the story of the Pan-American Exposition, but
how the events of the fair shaped American history for decades to come. We
feel confident saying that he accomplished this mission admirably.
Individual highlights in the sale include:
2c Pan-American single on illustrated exposition cover with exposition
cancel (Lot 703)
5c Pan-American used with 8c Puerto Rico on registered letter from
Puerto Rico to Brazil (Lot 836)
1c and 2c Pan-Americans used on censored cover to Ceylon (Lot 844)
5c Pan-American used on illustrated exposition cover to Tunisia (Lot
Session Information Friday October 26, 2018 - Sale 3023 - 9 AM PDT The Bert Boonstra Collection of the 1901 Pan-American
Exposition Lot #701-702 - Stamps
Lot #703-705 - Early Uses
Lot #706-731 - Exposition Cancels
Lot #732-767 - Exposition Covers
Lot #768-801 - Private Mailing Cards
Lot #802-805 - Advertising Covers
Lot #806-817 - Domestic Postal History
Lot #818-934 - Foreign Destinations
Lot #935-942 - Ephemera
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H.R. Harmer, Inc.
2680 Walnut Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780