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The Ward Collection continued...

Special Handling Stamps continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1141 QE2b imageSpecial Handling, 1928, 15¢ yellow green (Scott QE2b), in combination with 5¢ and 30¢ (vertical pair) Prexies cancelled by "Ithaca/N.Y." oval handstamp and/or c.d.s. on ca. 1947 "laundry case" card to Oak Park, Illinois, showing "Insured No. 9505/Ithaca, N.Y." and "Special Handling" purple unframed handstamp adjacent; Zone 4 usage probably for a 9-lb. parcel during the Nov. 1944-1948 period; central vertical filing fold well clear of adhesives.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [United States QE2b ]

Suggested Bid $750-1,000
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1142 QE2 imageSpecial Handling, 1940, 15¢ green (Scott QE2), in combination with 6¢ and 15¢ Airs (#C40, C43), tied by "Boston, Mass./Air Mail Field/Sep 2 1950" duplex on Boston-Cologne First Flight F.A.M. 24 envelope addressed to Minneapolis (Sept. 22), with "Köln/Bahnpostamt 10" arrival c.d.s. (Sept. 9) on reverse; damaged at sea on the return of the cover to the US, with attached N.Y. Postmaster’s mimeographed note: "The accompanying article was damaged by water iuring [sic!] a storm encountered at sea by the S.S. 'Liberte', which arrived at New York, September 12, 1950.", Very Fine, highly unusual.
Estimate $150 - 200. (Image) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Germany (DDR) QE2 ]

Suggested Bid $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1143 QE3b imageSpecial Handling, 1928, 20¢ yellow green (Scott QE3b), two singles, tied by "Baton Rouge/La./Oct 3 1957" machine cancel on 4¢ Liberty postal card to Glenview, Illinois, endorsed "Air Mail Special Delivery"; an unauthorized but accepted use of the Special Handling stamps for this service, and an early use of the postal card, which was issued on November 16, 1956 for international use, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200. (Image) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [United States QE3b ]

Suggested Bid $150-200
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1144 QE1 imageSpecial Handling, 1940, 10¢ green (Scott QE1), in combination with 30¢ Prexie pair and 4¢ Liberty, cancelled in pencil and tied by "Special Handling" straightline handstamp or "Oak Park, Ill. (River Forest Ill.)/Parcel Post/May 22 1957" double-ring datestamp in purple, on return part of mailing tag for a student’s laundry to Sinsinawa, Wisconsin; the rate during this period was 74¢ (54¢ for 7-lb. package + 20¢ Special Handling); though a light green shade, the Special Handling stamp is actually a normal "wet" printing; the outbound side of the tag was mailed on May 9, 1957 bearing 5¢ & 10¢ Liberty series and $1 Prexie paying the fees for a 10-lb. parcel, a remarkable "turned" mailing tag.
Estimate $250 - 350

The Special Handling fees were increased on July 1, 1957, and the actual Special Handling stamps were withdrawn from use on October 24, 1957
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Get Market Data for [United States QE1 ]

Suggested Bid $250-350
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1145 QE1, QE2 imageSpecial Handling, 1940, 10¢ and 15¢ green (Scott QE1, QE2), in combination with 10¢ and 20¢ strip of four definitives, tied by "New York. N.Y. Grand Central Sta. 76/Mar 4 1968" double-ring datestamp on large piece of parcel, showing "Special Handling" straightline handstamp in purple adjacent, Very Fine, an exceptionally late use of the Special Handling stamps, which uncharacteristically are not dry printings, after these Special Purpose stamps had been invalidated.
Estimate $200 - 300. (Image) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [United States QE1, QE2 ]

Suggested Bid $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1146 QE1-QE3 imageSpecial Handling, 10¢ to 20¢ (Scott QE1-QE3), a selection of nine items—four envelopes, a postcard, three parcel fronts, and a piece—including various special papers, frankings (both single and mixed) and usages, including four Airmail with First or Special Flights, mainly Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7) (Image8)

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Suggested Bid $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1147   image1941-45, Two parcel tags bearing Defense and Prexies issues, the first 1941 from New Kensington, Pa. to Hollidaysburg bearing 1¢ Defense with 5¢ and 10¢ (2) Prexies, the other 1945 (small faults) from Philadelphia to Washington, DC bearing 4¢ and 5¢ Prexies, showing different types of "Special Handling" straightline handstamp in purple.
Estimate $150 - 200. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $150-200
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1148   image1955 (Oct. 22)-1995, Small study of Special Handling mail with Parcel and Library Post rates, nine items in total, comprising insert cards (5), parcel fronts or pieces (2), and parcel tags (2), with an excellent range of issues and usages covering the various aspects of the period with the key rate changes, Very Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Suggested Bid $800-1,200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

Catalog

Printed Catalog
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1149   imageThe Catalog. The printed catalog for the sale.
Estimate $10-15 (Image)

Suggested Bid $10-15
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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