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Postal History Collections
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
692   imageWorldwide, Bourse Bonanza of ~10,000 Covers, Mostly 19th & 20th Century. A vast ocean of covers, postal stationery, picture postcards, etc. covering almost every collecting area imaginable. From stampless covers to modern specialized metered mail, this lot has it all. Housed in many binders and boxes, it is for the most part well organized and contains mostly U.S. filed by issue (Bureau, 1902, Washington/Franklins, 1922, Prexies, etc) but also placed under categories like Coils/Imperfs, 1920s Commemoratives, Plate Numbers, Perfins, Precancels, Postage Dues, Special Delivery, Certified and Registered Mail, Airmail of which there are 100's and also broken down by issue (Beacons, Winged Globes, Trans-Pacific, etc) and many First Flights and Airport Dedications, two boxes of covers alphabetized by state and an entire box of revenues on documents and other B-O-B. You'll encounter many themes too, such as Civil War-related, World's Fairs and other Expositions, Politics & Presidential Inaugurations, National Parks, Movie Star Mail, Polar, Philately-related, Scouts, Ships, Space, Sports and Special Events. An accumulation of both mint and used postal stationery in the form of envelopes, postal cards and aerograms. There's an entire box of metered mail sorted by type, FDCs galore, military covers with censored mail from both WWI & WWII, APOs, POW Mail, Red Cross-related, bisects & illegal usage, early machine cancels, RPOs, penalty envelopes, slogan cancels, auxiliary markings, Christmas seals and other cinderellas, a bit of covers after 2000, even Modern-Day local posts. And despite all the U.S., there's still many hundreds of covers from around the world, some postal stationery, picture postcards, ship cancels, TVCs (Timbre Côté Vue) and affixed cinderellas. Also includes a couple of boxes of mint/used worldwide sets & singles, some brochures and other curiosity items. Total retail, and the pricing was very realistic, exceeds $50,000. A cover-collector's dream lot or ideal for the reseller, Mostly Fine to Very Fine, Viewing essential for proper evaluation. Shipping charges apply - weight 250 lbs. (Image)

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Estimate $10,000-15,000
SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
693   imageWorldwide, Massive Zeppelin Balance Collection, 1931-1939. An unbelievable 127 better flown covers to around the globe; destinations like Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Buenos Aires, San Paulo, Montevideo, Pernambuco, Sweden, Holland, as well as the US and Germany; DELEG cards, many On Board postings on both Graf Zeppelin and Hindenberg, magnificent Germany to US (by way of Brazil) franked by C43-C45 (cats $755), numerous C35-C37, On Board drop mail on Polar Flight, flown covers on Graf Zeppelin II, stunning Hindenburg On Board to Rio de Janeiro autographed by Dr Hugo Eckener; you will want to check out this lot, Fine to Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $4,000-6,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
694   imageWorldwide, Extensive Flown Zeppelin Mail Collection, 1912-37. About 100 flown Zeppelin covers and an equal number of postcards (many vintage) and commemorative envelopes in 3 binders; 1912 Airmail week postmarked Darmstadt with 20p Semi-Official, Graf Zeppelin from Germany to America, Egypt, Spain, Japan, Palestine, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil, and Holland, often with 2RM or 4RM Zeppelin franking (and three with Polar overprints); worldwide frankings include Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Brazil, United States (including two postcards with Scott C13 and four with a single, pair or block of C18), Finland, Hungary, Russia, Liechtenstein, Brazil, and Great Britain: also postcards and commemorative envelopes and a few autographs; a wonderful collection to far-flung destinations including Orient Flight, Round the World, Balkan and Silesia, South America Flight, Northern Lands Flight, Baltic Sea and Polar Flight, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 13.4 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Video3 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $4,000-6,000
SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
695   imageWorldwide, "Around the World in Over 3000 Covers". If Phileas Fogg were a stamp collector and alive today (I know, I know, he was just a character), this is probably what his cover collection would look like. We begin our journey with well over 1,200 covers from all over the world in the form of envelopes and postal stationery. You might not find any U.S. or Germany nor will you find much past 1950, but you will encounter a large amount of Latin America, Britain and Commonwealth, and Switzerland along with some Feldpost. In addition to these 1,200 there is an enormous collection of Spain clocking in what looks to be at least 800 covers. Some early 20th century but mostly from the 50's & 60's, the vast majority with beautiful cachets of special events including many philatelic exhibitions and FDCs. Next we find a box containing over 300 Scandinavian covers spanning 1849-1973 and mostly from Iceland with around 100 unused postal cards. We also have a small, yet fascinating collection of 45 Rocket Mail (Raketenpost) covers from the early 1960's and originating from various countries. Another specialized collection is that of Russian Polar covers; mostly from the 60's & 70's, it should spark an interest in anyone even remotely interested in this part of the world. You'll also find a pack of 50 Polish covers from the 50's and hundreds of picture postcards including nearly 100, mostly unused with photos and/or depictions of ships, around 75 unused postcards from Italy and almost 200 used in Austria / Italy / Trieste, mostly from around WWI and before. Don't be left behind; take a peek at some online images for a closer look., Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 39 lbs. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7) (Image8) (Image9)

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Estimate $4,000-5,000
SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
696   imageWorldwide, Top Flight Trans-Oceanic Collection, 1924-52. Over 85 better covers plus some photographs in a three ring binder; 1924 Round the World Clover Field First Leg postmarked Santa Monica, San Francisco, and Seattle with photograph signed by Leigh Wade and two unused Airmail envelopes with autographs of Lowell Smith and Erik Nelson; pair of Amundsen-Ellsworth Polar Expedition postcards (AAMS 1030) with one Returned to Writer (considerably stained) autographed by Bernt Balchen; 1925 MacMillan Aerial Arctic Expedition postal card (AAMS 1031); 1925 San Francisco to Hawaii Nonstop Flight (AAMS 1033a); 1926 unused "Mourning" type envelope (AAMS 1041b) carried from Calcutta to Melbourne signed on reverse by Stephen H Smith; 1926 Ship to Shore from SS Homeric at Sea (AAMS 1045) initialed by pilot Sir Alan Cobham;1927 Nungesser-Coli Search Expedition (AAMS 1055) carried by Floyd Bennett; 1927 First Junkers Attempt Germany to the US (AAMS 1061); 1928 Round the World Mears and Collyer postal card mixed franking postmarked in New York and Manchuria; 1929 Swedish Attempt Stockholm to New York (AAMS 1090a); commemorative cover (Welcome to New York) for 1930 Von Gronau Transatlantic Flight Germany to US sent Aug 26th to Halifax with signatures of Wolfgang von Gronau, Franz Hack, Edward Zimmer and Fritz Albrecht; 1931 First Transatlantic Commercial Flight postal card (AAMS 1130) with William MacLaren autograph; 1931 New York to Copenhagen Transatlantic Flight (AAMS 1140a) scarce covers (only about 30) to make the entire trip, signed by Otto Hillig and Dane Holger Hoiriis, with an additional Hilling autograph on unrelated envelope; 1931 New York to Budapest postcard (AAMS 1144); Von Gronau Round the World Flight (AAMS 1168b) dispatched Montreal to Chicago; 1933 First Passenger Airplane Flight France to South America (AAMS 1175); 1933 Attempted New York to Lithuania (AAMS 1182) unsigned with another cover that remained local and autographed by Stefan Darius and Stanley Girenas (who died during the attempt); 1933 Distance Record Flight New York to Syria fliers Paul Codos and Maurice Rossi have signed a commemorative cover; 1934 First Navy Squadron Flight San Francisco to Hawaii (AAMS 1200) signed by Knefler McGinnis, with another autographed by Mc Roberts, Osborne, Cushing, Easley and Stempfel, and another signed by Perry and the last by Averill; MacRobertson Air Race England to Australia (AAMS 1217) signed by Roscoe Turner; 1935 Amphibian Flight (AAMS 1239) autographed by Thor Solbergs; First Flight Midway Island to Wake Island (AAMS 1240) signed R O D Sullivan: 1936 First Flight Manila to Madrid (AAMS 1260) with mixed franking and signatures of Antonio Arnaiz and Juan Calvo; and 1937 Air France Dispatch Around the World (AAMS 1288); many lesser priced items not highlighted, a phenominal collection hard to duplicate, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
697   imageWorldwide, Mostly Zeppelin Airmail Postal History Collection, 1912-86. 100 covers and cards in all, neatly arranged (in no particular order) on stockpages; the overwhelming majority of items cover the Zeppelin era—but these aren't your run-of-the-mill Zepp covers, with many sporting unusual multicolor, mixed frankings, quite a few US in particular without an Airmail stamp in sight; we note covers from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Liechtenstein, Peru, Russia, Spain, US and Uruguay (one with Albatrosses, one with a Pegasus), with proper flight cachets, many with interesting and uncommon backstamps and route markings; in addition, we find four Hindenburg In Memoriam covers, a Europa Catapult cover, two Concorde First Flight Covers, a picture post card of a Junkers G38 ("The Giant of the Air/34 passengers, 6 crew"), plus three 1912 cards from Germany, one with a Zeppelin onboard postmark, and two Rhein-Main flight cards franked with 5pf Germania, one with three 30pf Forerunners, one with two Gelber Hunds…and much, much more to entice and delight; these, if you can believe it, are the tail-end of the consignor's collection, Very Fine, a must-see for the Airmail enthusiast; imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 5 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
698   imageWorldwide, Interesting and Wide-Ranging Cover Stock Selection. From classic to modern and spanning the globe, with solid Europe (East and West), British Commonwealth and Asia, plus useful Canada and miscellanies; over 400 cover sleeves (some holding multiple covers/full sets) fully identified and priced; nice First Day Covers and commercial mail with Air, Registered and other usages, commemorative covers, etc.; highlights include a Penny Black on 1841 folded letter sheet to Oxford; Newfoundland Gilbert set single First Day Cover; France 1811 stampless, 1861 #14c on cover, 1939 Military postal card mint, 1909 picture post card signed by pilot de Lambert; PRC First Day Covers for #1-4 and 5-7; attractive 1944 Ethiopia Menelik II Centenary First Day Cover; two Russian Polar Flight items (1 cover, 1 card); Poland #C11-C12 First Day Cover; three-country 1988 "New Sweden" First Day Cover signed by Slania; some pretty Japan, and much more besides; some cheaper covers, plenty of better and numerous premium to satisfy all your customers, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, well worth a look. Shipping charges apply - weight 7 lbs. (Image)

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Estimate $2,500-3,500
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
699   imageWorldwide, Excellent, Clean & Valuable Zeppelin Collection. Attractive group of 32 ca.1924-36 Zepp flights including four lovely 1931 Iceland flights, covers or cards bearing different frankings & combos of #C9-11, a 1933 Rome to Zurich flight, several clean Liechtenstein, Zeppelin stamp franked covers, several nice Russian polar flights, a superb maiden voyage of the 1924 ZR3 on a Roessler-cacheted cover, plus Chicago flight, Brazil flights, a 1929 Tokyo Round-the-World flight, etc, Super group, generally Fine to Very Fine or better, Inspect the entire offering on the web. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $2,000-2,500
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
700   imageWorldwide, Massive Offering of Twentieth Century Postally Used Covers. Received in 15 boxes, thousands upon thousands of covers (we're tempted to add a zero) from the US through at least the Vatican; anything and everything you and your clients could want is here: postal stationery, postcards, legal-size covers, meters, Air and Registered usages, multicolor and mixed frankings, etc., etc., etc.; the earliest cover we spotted (from the US) bears a First Bureau 2¢ cancelled 1901, with extensive coverage across the board into about the 1960s along with strong holdings thereafter; some First Day Covers and/or maximum cards sprinkled throughout (the Vatican mostly so), but the overwhelming majority of this mega-haul has actually seen the mails, Fine to Very Fine, a must-see to truly appreciate. Shipping charges apply - weight 180.8 lbs. (Image)

Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
701   imageWorldwide, Better Zeppelin Collection, 1911-1939. 61 worldwide Zeppelin covers, 11 better Airmail, and a binder with 37 picture postcards and modern covers, 149 in all; wide ranging covers from Spain, Brazil, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Argentina, mixed franking (Brazil and Germany), Hungary, Danzig (damaged), Italy, Germany, and Liechtenstein; the Liechtenstein alone (11 Registered covers) has stamps that catalog $1890 ; Aviation includes vintage Wright Flyer type aircraft on Japanese postcard, 1911 1st UK Aerial Post card addressed to London, 1931 Segment 1 DOX "Condor" Airmail cover from Natal to Rio de Janeiro and more; bonus sheet of Hindenburg on board stationery (folded), and a 5" x 8" wood plaque with a pair of 2.5" diameter raised relief medalions honoring Ferdinand von Zeppelin; not your run of the mill material, missing from most collections, Fine to Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
702   imageWorldwide, Mostly European Covers, 1869-1984. A cover lot from various countries with a serious amount of Italy (1869-1984) and Russia (1895-1978). There are around 800 covers of Italy along with San Marino and Vatican City, with many picture postcards both unused and franked, as well as some FDCs. You'll find nearly 600 Russian covers with much postal stationery, cachets, and special event cancellations, as well as over 100 covers from the 1990s of the Baltic States. And that's not all… we're also throwing into 100 maximum cards from Liechtenstein, over 80 Swiss FDCs along with some high-quality items and a couple of hundred worldwide covers including the U.S. Inspection encouraged., Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 21.2 lbs. (Image)

Estimate $1,500-2,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
703   imageWorldwide, Covers Extravaganza, 1836-1972. Don't be fooled by the date range; the vast majority are pre-WWII with many before WWI including a pile of stampless 19th-century German covers. You'll find covers from just about everywhere among the 2000+ covers including generous servings of Austria, Germany, France and Italy. This lot also features hundreds of U.S. covers mostly 19th-century and many still with their enclosed letters, about 50 First Flight covers and picture postcards galore, mostly franked but a large portion of unused too. You'll also find a slew of German, French and Italian military covers, 20 Persian covers from the early 20th century, German States, FDCs, a collection of ocean liner covers, Antarcticana, and mint/used postal stationery from around the world including the U.S. A very diverse and captivating lot! Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 28 lbs. (Image)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
704   imageWorldwide, Zeppelin, "Wunderbar" Covers Collection, 1912-38. A good mix of well over 300 pieces of Zeppelin material from flight covers to unused and franked picture postcards with many items rarely seen. The majority of stamped cards feature German stamps, but you will also find some Austria, France and Switzerland among others including some mixed franking, such as an intriguing 1914 postcard from "Dreikaiserreichsecke bei Myslowitz" bearing Russian, Austrian and German stamps. There are many, many more eye-opening examples to please any Zeppelin-enthusiast! Fresh and generally Fine to Very Fine or better. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.6 lbs. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $1,500-2,500
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
705   imageWorldwide, Compelling Covers Collection, 1818-2006. Clocking in at about 800 total, this collection is weighted towards the first half of the 20th century, yet one of the highlights is a box of over 300 Ballonpost covers up to 2006, Austria and UN Vienna Offices with very light duplication. At the other end of the spectrum, we have a dozen stampless covers from around the world and a considerable amount of early picture postcards. There are over 200 covers from Switzerland alone with a very nice selection of Pro Juventute and a lot of airmail-related material, both Swiss and worldwide. Have a closer look by checking out some of the online images., Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 11 lbs. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
706   imageWorldwide, Commercial, FDCs, and Correspondence, 1883-2019. Nine Bankers Boxes house thousands of mixed envelopes and postcards; lifting a handful found Hindenburg Zeppelin cover from Germany to America, USS Los Angeles flight from New Jersey to Bermuda, Tin Can Mail, immediate post war Japan from APOs and American Consulate, wonderful early Estonia; more Zeppelin mail (including German 4M Zepp franking), Catapult mail, POW stationery, commercial correspondence, recent China stamps and postal stationery; envelope carried in obit in Space Shuttle Challenger; beautiful album full of Taiwan FDCs; International FDC honoring US Bicentennial (about 150 covers); Bhutan sheets; mint US and Canada; Swedish presentation sets; UN stationery; WWII Polish postwar mail with censors; more Registered Hindenburg mail; German Fieldpost censored; 19th century Great Britain covers and wrappers; Irish Sweepstakes tickets (spoiler alert: they may not be winners); considerable 1920s Canadian mint entires; more Hindenburg mail; 1911 birth certificate; Congressional free franks; 1920s Russian mail to UC Berkley; French mail 1919 era; Third Reich covers; Warner Brothers National Pictures commercial from all over (dozens); Israel FDCs; India FDCs; documents dated 1788, 1801 and 1816; four binders of modern Italian envelopes (1950-1970s); the more you dig the more you find, Fine to Very Fine. (Image)

Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
707   imageWorldwide, Origins of Airmail Collection, 1911-32. 80+ foreign pioneer flights in a three ring binder; 1911 World's first official Air Mail large postcard autographed (large crease) India to England, 1911 Great Britain Coronation Aerial Post, 1929 Galway to Croydon, 1929 London to Karachi, 1929 London to Bombay, 1921 Botwood to Halifax, 1931 St Johns to North Sydney, 1925 Teheran to Pehlevi, 1927 Calcutta, 1929 Liverpool to Belfast, 1947 Iceland to New York, 1929 Fairbanks to Nome (arctic rescue), 1928 Barrow to Nome with Noel Wien signature, 1922 Zurich flown postcard, 1916 Heidelberg to Mannheim, 1923 Paris with 5 franking set, 1924 Estevan to Winnipeg, 1926 Algiers to Marseille, 1930 Algiers to Paris (Registered), 1926 Montevideo to Buenos Aires, 1924 Budapest to Esztergom, 1928 Stockholm to London, 1927 Port au Prince to Santa Domingo, 1929 Djibouti to Addas Abbeba, 1932 Madagascar to Paris, 1938 Tunis to Algeria, 12 NYRBA flights)to Antigua, Suriname, Brazil, Venezuela and British Guiana), 1931 Juba to London, 6 Philippine Island covers (1925, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1936), 1917 Rome to Turino, 1917 Turin to Rome, 1932 Caqpe Town to London, 1929 India to Great Britain, and a pair of WIAE covers; a delicious collection of global pioneer airmail, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.6 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
708 cover   imageWorldwide, Extensive and Varied Postal History Assortment. Dealer's delight, with approximately 400 or so covers from every corner of the globe (including a few you don't usually find); period ranges from the mid- to late 1800s through about the mid-1960s, with a solid holding of classics; no great rarities spotted, but among the highlights are strong early Austria; Germany including at least one Bavaria card; a baker's dozen of Republican China with various Sun Yat-sen and a Junks cover; Netherlands First Day Covers from the 1950s and '60s in limited quantities; a nice tranche of Swiss First Day Covers ranging between about 1949 and the '60s, again in useful quantities; 51 different Collins hand-painted US First Day Covers; 11 1952 Papua New Guinea First Day Covers (!); a 1949 £1 King George VI First Day Cover; plus material from Japan, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and more besides; condition varies, but plenty clean, and much interesting, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.8 lbs. (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
709   imageWorldwide, Dealer's Better Mostly Commercial Covers, 1912-1971. 1000+ Registered, Postage Due, Express, Paquebot and Censored envelopes sleeved and priced between $10 and $50 with a few priced a little more and a few a little less; mostly commerial mail with a few topical and first day covers noted; huge variety of countries and usages from the turn to about the middle of the last century; a glance reveals considerable Western Europe, Central and South America as well as some from the United States; a great draw for your show table or online business, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.1 lbs. (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
710   imageWorldwide, Mostly Modern Better Cover Stock, 1946-2018. Approximately 700 better items sleeved and annotated with country and priced; while did note Palestine 2nd Interim, 1947 Norfolk Island, and Hitler franking, vast majority are modern; often in sets on cover with attractive cachets from nations including Bahamas, Australian Antarctic, People's Republic of China, Palau, Canada, Great Britain, Denmark, Costa Rica, Germany, France, Pitcairn, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Hong Kong and more; priced $5-$15 each and very attractive; perfect for shows and online sales, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 20.6 lbs. (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
711   imageWorldwide, Cover Collection, 19th & 20th Century. A mountain of around 800 covers as varied as the hobby itself. Everything from First Flights, to mint and used postal stationery, early meter stamps, censored mail, Zeppelin and Katapultpost, as well as a fair amount of FDCs. You'll find covers from all the far reaches of the globe including a great deal from the U.S., Western Europe and the British Commonwealth. Something of interest for everyone, not to mention very high catalogue value, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.4 lbs. (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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