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U.S. Postal History continued...

Airmail and Rocket Mail continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
622 C15 imageAirmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), an exceptionally choice single used on a flown cover for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets including the green ROUND TRIP postmark on the reverse, Extremely Fine and choice. (Image)

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Scott $575
Suggested Bid $300-400

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
623   imageRocket Mail, 1936 (July 2), Kieth Rumbel - McAllen, Tex./Reynosa, Mexico, embossed leather-bound 16-page booklet entitled First International Rocket Air Mail Flight published by American Legion Post No. 37 in McAllen, Texas (sponsor of the flights) in January 1958, with a foreword by George W. Wentz, Jr.; mounted within are mint singles and sheets of 4 of the two Rocket Stamps; binding sound with pages just lightly toned (not affecting stamps in mounts), Very Fine, an interesting piece of Rocket Mail postal history.
Ellington-Zwisler 11A1, 11A1a, 12A1 & 12A1a.

In Herman Herst, Jr.'s
Fun and Profit in Stamp Collecting, he writes, "An approval dealer named George Wentz conceived of a United States-to-Mexico rocket flight across the Rio Grande where it was probably no more than a trickle. For years he offered examples of this flown cover as approval premiums to encourage collectors to buy his wares." . (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Suggested Bid $250-350
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Special Delivery and Registry
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
624 E1 imageSpecial Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue, First Day Cover (Scott E1), the stamp nicely centered, tied to 2¢ brown on white die I entire (#U277), by two clear New Haven, Conn. duplexes dated OCT 1 85, the first day of Special Delivery service; cover addressed to Hartford, noted "No. 8." in pen at left; Hartford same-day receiver on reverse; stamp with upper left corner creased and folded back, cover with light vertical file fold and portion of backflap missing, Fine and rare, only 13 first day of service covers are believed to exist. (Image)

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Scott $27,500
Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
625 E7 imageSpecial Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), on light blue envelope with "Central Lake Canning Co., Central Lake, Mich." corner card; typed single-line address overwritten and sent to Arnold, MD; stamp (big-margined, natural straight edge at bottom) tied along with bold 2¢ Washington-Franklin by Baltimore MD duplexes dated JUL 29, 1912; Arnold same-day receiver on reverse; envelope reduced at right, leaving the 2¢ hanging over the edge (bottom half loose from cover, lightly rubbed corner); cover with multiple light folds or wrinkles, none of which affect the stamps, Fine to Very Fine, a late usage, four years after its issue, and a full year-and-a-half after #E8 was issued. (Image)

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Scott $400
Suggested Bid $200-300

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
626 E7 imageSpecial Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), on "President's Office/Howard University/Washington, D.C." corner card envelope to New York; sound example, plus 2¢ Washington-Franklin for postage, tied by Washington "3" duplex cancel of May 27, 1909, at 10 PM; reverse shows incompletely struck "N[…]Wash./TR52/May/27/1909/R.P.O." railroad postmark plus magenta handstamp "Offered at address/[5/28] at [7:08 a]m/Cause of non-delivery/[closed]" (try that delivery speed today); edge wear and backflap torn on opening, but adhesives and markings unaffected, Fine to Very Fine. (Image)

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Scott $400
Suggested Bid $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
627 F1 imageRegistry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), in combination with Washington-Franklin 2¢ or 3¢ frankings, on three 1913-17 registered envelopes from U.S. Possessions, comprising Puerto Rico 1914 cover from Farajado to New York and 1916 cover from San Juan to Monati returned to San Juan showing various Unclaimed, Dead Letter Office and Second Notice datestamps with Returned to Writer "pointing finger" handstamp, and Virgin Islands 1917 cover from Christiansted (St. Croix) to New York, Fine to Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Suggested Bid $400-600
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
628 F1 imageRegistry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), a selection of six registered envelopes used in 1912 (unless otherwise stated) to European destinations, comprising England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy (1915), and Sweden, four have 5¢ postage frankings composed of stamps and/or entires paying the U.P.U. rate to Europe, the other two are Treaty rate covers to Great Britain with only 2¢ postage, a few small faults, generally Fine to Very Fine.
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Suggested Bid $350-400
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
629 F1 imageRegistry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), tied by "Kenai/Alaska" duplex on 1913 (Mar. 29) 2¢ entire registered to Los Angeles (May 5), with two further strikes of the origin duplex on reverse, Very Fine and scarce. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
630 F1 imageRegistry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), in combination with Washington-Franklin 5¢ on two 1915-16 registered censored envelopes to Ampel, Russia (Estonia), canceled by "Duluth/Minn." oval handstamp, showing different types of censor cachets and printed labels, both covers with arrival c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Suggested Bid $200-300
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
631 F1 imageRegistry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), a collection of more than 65 envelopes or postal stationery entires, parcel wrapper and a front, commencing with 1911 (Dec. 1) local Philadelphia registered advertising cover franked with Washington 10¢ + 2¢ - the day of issue of the Registration 10¢ stamp, 1911 (Dec. 1) cover bearing Washington 2¢ + Registry 10¢ - first week usage of this stamp, nice array of frankings and usages from various towns and states, with two Canadian destinations, and instructional markings, including Postage Due stamp on cover, Parcel Post 1¢ 2¢ and 15¢ on three covers and a front, Special Delivery 10¢ (E8) on entire, and five Depatment of the Interior penalty entires, a few faults, generally Fine to Very Fine.
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Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
632 6LB11 imageNew York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1849-50, 1¢ black on buff (Scott 6LB11), on a folded address leaf (not tied) to Washington D.C. franked with two 4-margin 5¢ red brown (1) tied by red diamond grid cancels with a partial red Mar 16 New-York c.d.s.; one 5¢ just clear at the lower right, fresh and clean, Very Fine. A very rare combination, with a 1996 P.F. certificate declining an opinion as to whether the Carrier stamp originated on the cover. (Image)

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Scott $3,000 with a single 5¢ 1847
Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
Locals
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
633 5L1 imageAmerican Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thin paper (2nd printing) (Scott 5L1), margins all around, tied by red cancel on a marvelously attractive 1844 folded letter sheet, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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Scott $750
Suggested Bid $400-600

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
634 45L1 imageCity Letter Express Mail, 1856, 1¢ red (Scott 45L1), cut to shape and uncanceled on the flap of a small cover from Newark, N.J. to Binghamtom, N.Y., franked on the front with a 3¢ claret (11) tied by a Newark c.d.s., Feb 26, 1857, Fine, Ex-Lyons, with a 2010 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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Scott $17,000 if tied by a handstamp
Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
635 89L1 imageJenkins' Camden Dispatch, 1853, black (Scott 89L1), four nice margins, tied by two red crayon strokes on a locally addressed cover to North Camden; contemporaneous pencil notes have been erased (some still present on the back) and the top flap is missing, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with a 2017 P.S.E. certificate. (Image)

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Scott $3,000
Suggested Bid $500-750

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
636 122L1 imagePrince's Letter Dispatch, 1861, black (Scott 122L1), nice margins all around, used with a 3¢ rose (65) tied together by a Jan 16 Boston, Mass. quartered cork duplex on a cover with a colorless embossed corner card for Kendall & Whitney, Portland, Me. Dealers in Agricultural Equipment & Supplies; reduced slightly at the right, the Local with a light crease at the top, the 3¢ with a tiny tear at the lower right, otherwise Very Fine, with a 1996 P.F. certificate noting the crease and the tear. (Image)

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Scott $8,000
Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

U.S. Essays and Proofs

Printers' Samples
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
637 E   imageAmerican Bank Note Co. handpainted 1¢/5¢ essay in magenta, stamp-size watercolor and white ink drawing on tracing paper with a penciled frame; nonsensical lettered inscriptions, Very Fine. Unique. (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
638 E   imageAmerican Bank Note Co. handpainted 5¢ "SPECIMEN" essay in deep claret, stamp-size watercolor and white ink drawing on tracing paper with a penciled frame, bottom inscription seems to read "REMISTRATIONI", Very Fine. Unique. (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
639 E   imageAmerican Bank Note Co. handpainted 5¢ "SPECIMEN" essay in violet, stamp-size watercolor and white ink drawing on tracing paper with a penciled frame, bottom inscription seems to read "RAILLINGSBURG", Very Fine. Unique. (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
640 E   imageAmerican Bank Note Co. handpainted 15¢ essay in dark violet, stamp-size watercolor and white ink drawing on card with a penciled frame; inscriptions read "Reading Paint Company of NYC." and "Company of New York City of the", Very Fine. Unique. (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
641 E   imageAmerican Bank Note Co., ca. 1880 Liberty head plate essays, perf 12 and gummed, eight different colors, all bottom sheet margin singles, with red "Specimen" overprint and security punch, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $250-350
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction

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