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Lot 220 - CL1, 5¢ BUFFALO BALLOON, TY II WITH STITCH WATERMARK, VF-XF Unused with 2004 and 2010 APEX certificates, which note "genuine, light corner bends at lower corners, toned and thin spot" (at right edge). Very rare, as only (300) were printed. For an 1877 flight from Nashville to Gallatin, TN Cat($7,500)....$4,500 Sold for US$ 3,200

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Sam Houston Philatelics Sale - 3096

Internet, Mail, and Phone Auction 3096 - September 28, 2022

Sam Houston Philatelics next auction will close on September 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM, Central Time. The sale contains over 630 lots, with material in all price ranges and something for everyone, collectors and dealers alike. A few of the highlights include the following:
  • UNITED STATES, There are (123) U.S. lots with (41) lots of many nice Classics, Pictorials and Banknotes highlighted by: a very decent Scott #2, Scott #26 VF NH, #120 XF Used and #205 F-VF NH. There are a couple Columbian lots with a F-VF NH 3¢ #232. There are a few Exposition lots (11), with some nice Trans-Mississippi lots. There are (32) lots of Washington/Franklins and late 1920s issues, including about four graded (XF and XF-Superb) and a White Plains Souvenir Sheet of 25. The 1930 to Date section offers (18) lots for perusal with (11) graded, including four GEM's.
  • COVERS, There are about (70) Cover lots with (21) Commercial selections, including a round flight cover franked with C13-15 Graf Zeppelin Issue, (2) C18 Century of Progress Zeppelin flight covers, and a 1998 All-Star game souvenir cover. There are (48) First Day Covers that includes three of the four 1st Day of the experimental pre-cancel Christmas stamp from Atlanta, Baltimore and Memphis, plus other interesting issues like #2419 - $2.40 Moon Landing with Pugh hand-painted cachet.

  • AIRMAIL AND BACK OF BOOK ISSUES, Contains (54) total lots, with (26) Airmails. A major highlight is the Buffalo Balloon VF-XF unused semi-official stamp (with two APEX certificates); and (28) Back of Book issues, that includes some nice Special Delivery and Official selections, and a couple scarce Schermack Private vending. Also, there are about 1/2 dozen Local stamps from which to choose.

  • ERRORS, FREAKS & ODDITIES, (8) Lots of EFO's are offered. A variety of misperfs, different shades and color shifts, under inking, etc. Great selection that includes 6¢ Waterfowl Conservation and 15¢ John Paul Jones error lots. Good variety.

  • GENERAL FOREIGN & COLLECTIONS, (113) lots with a nice selection of sets and singles from countries "B to V" including Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands and Colonies, Russia, Surinam, Switzerland, and Venezuela. There are (5) U.S. collections one of which is a Transcendental Arts Council FDC collection with other World Wide and Topical lots; ex: a Beatles collection, and Bicycles and Black Heritage topicals. Take a close look at these various collections! There are some really nice and rare lots here!

  • AUTOGRAPHS & MISCELLANEOUS, There is (1) Autograph lot; the signature of Auguste Piccard on Belgium #252. Also, there is a very interesting duck related item by Russell A. Fink. It is a book of the master etchings of waterfowl and gamebirds, by Richard E. Bishop. This is a really nice bonded leather book, which would be a great display item in a home library, on a coffee table, or on the desk in your office!

  • DUCK AND CONSERVATION STAMPS, PRINTS (Federal, Junior and State) contains about (224) lots. There are (8) collections of various combinations, (26) Plate Number Single lots and (74) lots of Federal singles, Plate Blocks and several Graded issues. You'll find (3) Mini-Sheet lots and (5) Press Sheet offerings. There (21) Error lots. Also, we have (14) Artist Signed Federal stamps. A variety of State and Foreign duck stamps (27), with a couple of scarce or rare issues, and (13) Governor's Editions, several Governor or artist hand-signed. Also, there are (8) Conservation related stamp lots. To finish the sale, we have (7) Federal prints - (2) 1st Editions RW13 and RW39; and (4) Medallion issues; RW52, RW53, and RW56 with RW55 being a Silver and Gold medallion issue. Also (2) State Duck Prints, Georgia and New Jersey, both 1st of State. Be joyful and have success in your bidding!
Collectors and dealers are welcome to view the lots Monday-Friday (11:00am-5:00pm) by appointment at Sam Houston Philatelics’ retail location 14780 Memorial Dr., Ste. 110, Houston, TX 77079, on-line at shpauctions.com or StampAuctionNetwork.com. Printed catalogs may be obtained from Sam Houston Philatelics, P.O. Box 820087, Houston, TX 77282 or by calling 1-800-231-5926. E-mail requests may be directed to auctions@shpauctions.com.

Prices realized will be posted on both web sites approximately 24 hours AFTER the sale closes.

Bid with confidence by:

  • Web shpauctions.com or StampAuctionNetwork.com
  • Phone 1-800-231-5926
  • Fax 281-496-1445
  • Mail P.O. Box 820087, Houston, TX 77282

    For a Digital Catalog Version of our Catalog using "Flipbook", click (3096)

    All bidding at StampAuctionNetwork ends Sep 28, 2022 02:00 PM EDT

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    Sam Houston Philatelics
    14780 Memorial Dr Ste #110
    HOUSTON, Texas 77079
    Phone: 281 493 6386
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    Visit our Home Page at: Sam Houston Philatelics


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