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United States Postal History continued...

Transatlantic Covers by Origin
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2530 image"Saint Bartholomew 13th January 1816" dateline on folded letter to Salem, Mass, red New York Jun 2 cds and manuscript 37 rate (35c + 2c ship fee), Very Fine (Image 1)

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SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:45 PM
Paper Americana Collections
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2531 Accumulation of Militaria Items, primarily US but a small amount of worldwide, everything from remnants of a WWI soldier's scrapbook, a copy of Collier's Photographic History of the European War, a large number of paper items including discharge certificates, military magazines, etc, some insignia and overseas caps, vintage photos incl. WWI and aviation, postcards, and much more, ideal for the antique store or eBay dealer looking for interesting items, viewing a necessity

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SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:46 PM
Paper Americana - Letterheads
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2532 Selling of Slaves in Missouri, lengthy and easily readible letter datelined Buchanan Co, Mo. Oct 4 1848; "...I have sold Jonas, but Biswell is still on hand, last week I sold him for $612.50 and again this evening for $620 but both purchasers backed out...I could not give him security that he is sound in body and mind.....I found he had quite a bad wound on the bone of his leg.....I hope it will be well in a short time...should be cured up before I sell him again......lending him out...for $10 a month.....Jonas, I have sold him for $437.50....about 13 years old"...etc., Very Fine

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SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:47 PM
Paper Americana - Printers & Engravers
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2533 1914 Lithographs from the Uffizi Royal Gallery in Florence, approximately 15 lithographs printed by Leo S. Olschki from the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, most dated 1914, includes artists such as Da Vinci and Dürer, many with water damage and toning (some significant), but many are perfectly framable, an attractive and rare group

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SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:48 PM
Paper Americana - Telegraph Related
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2534 Western Union Telegram Specialized Collection, 35+ Western Union telegram forms from the 1930s/50s, about 14 with "SPECIMEN" overprints, the rest mint except for one or two used, interesting designs celebrating birthdays, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, weddings, travel, birth announcements, and Christmas; an interesting and attractive group for the fan of 20th century graphic design

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SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:49 PM
Paper Americana - Autographs
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2535 imageCorrespondence to Francis Ellingwood Abbot, radical theologian and editor of The Index. Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836-1903) was a philosopher and theologian, best known as the founder of the Free Religious Association (1867), editor of the weekly publication The Index (1870-1880), and President of the National Liberal League (1876). After studying the works of Charles Darwin, Abbot dedicated his life to reconciling the perceived difference between scientific study and religious revelation. His Free Religious Association rejected all religious authority, and was considered extremely radical for the time.rnHis criticisms of Protestantism and Roman Catholicism made Abbot a figure of national prominence, especially through the weekly publication of The Index. Abbot»s radicalism made it difficult for him to find a steady career, although he did eventually find himself teaching at Harvard University--an appointment which was met with much backlash in the academic world.rnAbbot spent his entire adult life championing his unique theory of ½Free Religion,» which attracted considerable attention and debate on both sides of the Atlantic. However, personal tragedy struck in 1892, when his wife Katie died suddenly. After spending the last decade of his life studying and writing, Abbot ended his own life at his wife»s grave site on October 23, 1903.rnrnAs evidenced by the covers contained in this lot, Abbot carried on correspondence with many of the most prominent scientists, philosophers, and writers of his day. These include:rnCharles Darwin (1809-1882), famed British scientist who helped to establish the modern understanding of evolution.rnCharles Voysey (1828-1912), British theist who was condemned by the Privy Council for heterodoxy.rnFrederick Maxse (1833-1900), British Royal Naval officer and radical political activist.rnGeorge Holyoake (1817-1906), British newspaper editor who coined the term ½secularism» in 1851.rnAnnie Besant (1847-1933), British activist who was prominent in the National Secular Society.rnThomas Butler Gunn (1826-1904), British illustrator and newspaper correspondent during the Civil War.rnMax Müller (1823-1900), German philologist and one of the founders of comparative religion.rnAlan Greenwell (1824-1914), brother of British poet Dora Greenwell.rnrnEight of these covers are accompanied by photocopies of their original contents from the Harvard University Archives. The letters to Mr. Abbot, notably that from Charles Darwin (on his headed notepaper and revealing some of his own beliefs)) demonstrate the considerable attention he attracted from his contemporaries, and shed light on his radical religious beliefs. rnAll 10 covers are addressed to Abbot while he was editor of The Index; eight while the publication was based in Boston, and two to Toledo, Ohio. Based on the photocopied letters, the envelopes (including Darwin) appear to be addressed in the hand of the senders. A variety of frankings are represented, including adhesive stamps and postal stationery. Condition is generally F-VF; (Image 1)

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2536 imageEarhart, Amelia (1897-1937), American Aviatrix, autograph in pencil on 5.5x6.5" sheet of paper, date written beneath in different hand (Aug. 21, 1932) and manuscript notation in lower left reads "Lost at sea - July 1937," magazine cutout of Earhart pasted at right of signature, paper adhesions on reverse and creases (one of which affects the signature), still attractive and frameable, a scarce and desirable signature (Image 1)

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SOLD for $350.00
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2537 imageFlorence E. Klingensmith (1904-33; American aviator of the Golden Age of Air Racing) signature on an airmail envelope franked with C11 cancelled Minneapolis Minn Jul 27 1930, Very Fine; accompanied by signed photograph of Miss Klingensmith and newspaper clipping; she was killed in an accident in 1933 during the Frank Phillips Trophy Race at the 1933 International Air Races in Chicagorn rn (Image 1)

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2538 imageTh. Sophoulis (1860-1949, Greek politician from Samos, Served three times as Prime Minister of Greece) signature on the back side of 193 5d Occupation of Samos issue (Scott N89), Very FinernSophoulis served as prime minister July -Oct 1924, Nov 1945-April 1946 and Sept 1947-June 1949. Although he belonged to the center-left, Sofoulis led the government and the royal army during the civil war. He was admired for his lucidity and his courage despite his age and he was revered by all the politicians of the center-left, the center and the right. (Image 1)

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2539 imageSpecialized Edwin Stanton Exhibition/ Collection, two entires: U88 unused, U16 addressed to Mrs. Edwin M. Stanton, Pittsburgh, Pa. (all written by Edwin Stanton), also includes uncirculated 50c Fractional currency (Friedberg 1376) note and couple exhibition pages, Very Finegroup. (Image 1)

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SOLD for $425.00
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2540 imageTHE MERCURY ASTRONAUTS. signatures of the 7 astronauts on a Project Mercury issue FDC, Leroy Cooper Jr, Malcolm Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Virgil I Grissom, Walter W Schirra, Jr, Alan B Shepard Jr, Donald K Slayton, probably signed over a period of time with some of the signatures (e.g. Grissom) of the time and others probably during the 1990s, the Shepard signature is secretarial, Fine piece of memorabilia (Image 1)

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SOLD for $270.00
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Stampless Covers - Colonial / Revolutionary War Period
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2541 image"New York" faint but near complete type A1 2-line and black "Bishop" mark on back of 1763 folded letter sheet to "The Revd. Doctor Barton, Bartlet Buildings, Holburn, Secretary to the Society for Propagation the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London", manuscript "1N' rate, F-VF (ASCC$1,000). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2542 Shay's Rebellion, "Springfield, Jan. 21, 1787, Sunday", dateline on letter (no postal markings) to soldier's wife, lengthy patriotic sentiment "...when men are in arms and I am engaged in the cause of government and the Constitution....who are seeking their own in the ruin of the country....I am not at all distracted in anticipating any consequences which will come to myself...that you may be terrified by false or even true accounts.......dissatisfied would trample on our rights, privileges, lives and estates...it is hard service... might convince these people that they are inferior....", etc.; this episode was the first test of the country in the throes of early insurrection/ rebellion, put down by the Mass. State Militia under the command of General Lincoln (Washington's Aide de Camp during the revolutionary war), some file separations, a very rare document of historical significance(online photo).

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Stampless Covers - Local City Delivery Post
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2543 imageBrooklyn City Express Post, red local handstamp without the usual "2 cts" in center, on small ladies "drop" cover with content, Extremely Fine, previously unrecorded usage. (Image 1)

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SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:54 PM
Stampless Covers Lots and Collections
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2544 imageStampless Covers Selection, 7 stampless plus one cover with #11 franking; cancels of Pennsylvania Pottsgrove (ms.) 1815 war rate use, South Carolina Charleston cds on 1815 (War Rate) FOLDED LETTER to Mass. with "37½" rate, Texas Columbus straight-line on 1848 folded letter sheet (cover faults), San Antonio cds on "Official Business" folded letter to USArmy Paymaster Gen'l in Washington DC datelined "Fort McIntosh near Laredo Tx Febry 17 1850"; ms "Griffin Texas" on partial letter sheet franked with pen cancelled #11; Matagorda Txs cds on 1849 folded letter to Secy of War in Washington DC, "Mt Pleasant Texas March 12th 1862" dateline (CSA period)on folded letter to Land Office Commissioner in Austin with "PAID" and circled "5" handstamps, San Augustine Tex red cds and "PAID" (ms "3c" rated) on 1855 folded letter to Montgomery Tex, usual mixed condition, VG-VF, useful group (Image 1)

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100

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:54 PM
Alabama Postal History
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2545 imageALABAMA Postal History Group consisting of sixty pre-WWII covers or cards all with different postmarks, includes 1899 Clarkson, 1913 Wood, at least 10-20 last days from the 1930s, fine-very fine. (Image 1)

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SOLD for $110.00
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2546 ALABAMA Postmark, Postal History and Cancellation Collection on about 250 pages in three albums with about 400-500 mostly post 1950 covers or cards many are with modern pictorial postmarks, couple hundred of cut out postmarks, this is from one of the largest postmark collections ever put together, the owner attempted to collect as many different strikes as possible so there are few if any duplicates though some cities have many different cancellation types with lots of pictorials, most are fine-very fine.

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100

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:56 PM
Alaska Postal History
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2547 ALASKA Territorial Postal History 13 covers and 4 fronts; includes a pair of 1902 York covers, an attractive 1904 Metlakatla Doanes cancel registered cover (Third Bureau franking), a commercial cover with a 1905 Sandpoint Doanes cancel franked with a pair of 1c Louisiana Purchase and a 1902 Udakta front; mixed condition but generally Fine.

100

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:57 PM
2548 ALASKA Territorial Postal History Collection, on over 100 pages in album with about 200 covers or cards primarily 1930-1950s, over 130 are Emergency Flight or UPS Star Route airmail covers, nice group of USS Naval ships, many different town strikes, also a small group of cut out postmarks, fine-very fine.

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2549 ALASKA Postal History nice group of 18 cards and covers including 1891 Klawack on 2c franked reduced Dept of Int penalty env., 1919 Chena 4-bar on #UX20, 1910 Dempsey 4-bar on unmailed postcard, 1912 Howcan 4-bar on postcard, 1909 Shakan 4-bar on real photo postcard; usual mixed condition, generally Fine

100

SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-05, 04:58 PM

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