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Postal History Collections
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
196   imageU.S., Illustrated Advertising Letterheads, 1804-1922. A few hundred sleeved lettersheets and advertising letterhead postal contents; 30+ pages from the Baltimore Price-Current from 1804, fine letter about "abundant crop in Russia" concerning flaxseed prices in Ireland to NY stampless (3 covers), Havre Price-Current (France) printed 1835 circular with fine letter, delicious engravings of sailing ships and paddlewheels, scarce 1852 illustrated lettersheet with views of Peoria, IL, 1844 color hand drawn mounted letersheet, stunning illustrated 1852 folded letter describing Queen Victoria's procession to the new Houses of Parliament, engraved 1840 etching of Trafalgar Square that consumes half a stampless cover letter sheet, exquisite image of Chain Pier Brighton with lovely 1850 letter in French, 1833 Northampton PA "Land Map", 1872 monthly tobacco circular on Liverpool folded letter, 1835 MA temperance society circular; organized by subjects including Hotels, Merchants, Printing & Publishing, Services, Political, Slavery, Schools, and Social Fraternal; a fair number are pressed stampless folded letters and many have stamps including Scott 9, 24, 73 as well as some with frankings from Great Britain; a fascinating window into centuries past, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 11.4 lbs.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Video3 for this lot) (Video4 for this lot) (Video5 for this lot) (Video6 for this lot) (Image)

Estimate $7,500-10,000
SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
197   imageU.S., Lovely Selection of Diverse Covers, ca. 1857-1930. 34 items in total, from First Perfs to Zepps, most on original dealer or auction cards with annotations and (old) prices; note CAM and FAM First Flight Covers (including FAM5 franked by #C10a full pane with tab), 1926 Chicago-Dallas First Flight Cover, two 1930 South America Flight items (2¢ Grant postal card uprated by #C14, plus #C15-franked cover), 1933 Century of Progress Flight Cover franked with block of four #C18, numerous Black Jack covers, interesting 1871 mixed-franking cover (#98 & 147), #113 Carrier cover, four city-different Lexington-Concord First Day Covers, #65 multi-franked cover (2 on front, 8 on back) from US Consulate in Manzanillo, Mexico, to Raab, Hungary; New York to La Guayra, Venezuela oversized cover franked 4¢, 6¢, 15¢ and 50¢ Columbians, and more besides, several with certificates; a stellar lot for the Postal History enthusiast, with outstanding retail potential, generally Fine to Very Fine, see them all online.
Estimate $5,000 - 6,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $5,000-6,000
SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
198   imageU.S., Superb Embossed Cameo Advertising Corner Card Collection. A spectacular, neatly presented collection of 100 elegant Cameo Advertising Corner Cards, all 19th century, ranging from the stampless era to the early banknote period, housed in one binder. Virtually all are different with just a few items in duplicate. Many choice and elegant designs are offered, including topics such as hotels, insurance & banking enterprises, grocers & food merchants, publishers, hardware, liquor, guns, iron works, clothing, machinists, lumber, various dry goods, furniture, attorneys, tobacco, china & glassware, hair merchants(!), railway cars, etc. In addition, we find cameos on postal stationery entires, a nice territorial usage, etc. A super lot, which is a complete joy to review and admire, Overall, condition is quite nice, generally Fine to Very Fine, If you cannot inspect in person, be sure to review in its entirety on the web. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.4 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
199   imageU.S., Zeppelin Flights Flown from America, 1928-1936. 207 envelopes and cards related to Zeppelins flown from the United States (US franking) with about 150 carried and the remainder commemorative; 24 wonderful Oct 1928 Graf Zeppelin 1st flight to Germany (Sieger 22) including Scott C5-C11 on cover, 5 values (C1, C2, C4, C8 & C10), several with $1 Lincoln Memorial, as well as a stunning business-sized envelope from L Bamberger & Co; 28 flown USS Akron covers from the May 1932 Coast to Coast or Aug 1932 Tactical Training flights, including an A C Roe illustrated cover with green label and another (with a blue label) addressed to Honolulu; 11 carried USS Los Angeles (Sieger 20) covers including April 15 (6), April 16 (Bermuda), April 20, April 27 (2) and May 6 (San Juan); 28 commemorative envelopes (USS Akron leaves for Lakehurst, First flight, Dr Eckener inspects Zeppelin dock, etc); 73 flown Lakehurst to Frankfurt Hindenburg covers with wonderful franking combination and destinations (including the US) including Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and Holland; 8 Century of Progress (NY, 4 Chicago, Akron and 2 Miami) each (except one) franked with C18, includes one to Rio de Janeiro; and 35 misc including printed Hindenburg memorial (3 diff), comical early aircraft photo sent by Harry Truby on 1st Graf Zeppelin US to Germany, several Hindenburg flown (including to Czechoslovakia, Austria and Sweden, and combination Lyndon B Johnson Free Frank (and meter free frank) envelope; tremendous variety and value; well worth a look, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $4,000-6,000
SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
200   imageU.S., Automobile and Auto Related Collection, 1905-1980. 450+ covers, cards and memorabilia representing a tremendous range of vintage era Advertising covers for cars, supplies, and services; real photo picture postcards, picture postcards, multiple postcard packs alongside wonderful corner cards, full cover Advertising, and illustrated letterhead; remarkable Elbe binder with about 50 pages dedicated to Dearborn, Henry Ford, and Greenfield Village with scarce cornercards dating back to 1912 and an engraved 1938 invitation to Edsel Ford's 50th wedding anniversary; 1930 Registered cover addressed to Henry Ford Jr simply to the city of Detroit (it was delivered);1920's Ford Motor Co corner cards addressed to Edsel Ford from company facilities in Luxembourg, Greece, Uruguay and Sweden; about 50 Highway Post Office covers; about 60 legal-sized envelopes with extraordinary multicolor advertising; 50+ modern First Day Covers primarily for classic car and Transportation Series issues; real picture postcard showed runner up from 1925 Indianapolis 500 explained by spectator/writer signing he "must speed this off"; examine images on the web (or better yet see it all in person) and bid, the winner will be very pleased, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $4,000-6,000
SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
201   imageU.S., Unpicked Local Covers from the Russ Estate. Once again seeing the light of day, eight years after the estate's dispersal; 37 covers offering a lovely and enticing mix of Blood's, Hale & Co., American Letter Mail Co., Swart's, City Despatch, Boyd's, etc., with acid cancels, fancy box "Collect/New York/Office" handstamps, a corner card or two, a mourning cover, etc., condition varies, but an uncommon holding, Fine to Very Fine, see it all online.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
202   imageU.S., Lovely Local Issues Collection. An attractive and neatly presented collection of over 50 covers (includes a few fronts or fragments) housed in one binder. We note a fine array of Blood's Despatch & Penny Post usages, including a #1 cover usage and a choice example used with a lovely red railroad handstamp, a Swarts #136L14, #26 combo usage, 20LU29 usages, numerous nice Boyd's City examples, attractive Hussey's Post items, a splendid #137L1 Teese & Co. with #11 combo (ex-Morris, 2 PF certs) and many others. Lovely holding, equally suited for the trader or specialist advancement, bulk Fine to Very Fine, Be sure to view in its entirety on the web. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
203   imageU.S., Outstanding 19th Century Postal History Collection. A lovely and valuable collection of 62 items housed in one binder including premium items such as three #64, 3¢ pink covers, two with PF certs, the third signed, plus other nice 3¢ covers including several fancy cancels, a Waterbury Shield Rohloff Q-2, etc. Additionally we note a lovely range of #14 covers, seven nice Blackjacks including paper folds and margin inscription markings on cover, fifteen 10¢ 1851 & 1857 covers, including several choice examples, some 1869's including a lovely 12¢ on cover, Charleston, SC to Liverpool and others, An excellent, select group, bulk generally Fine to Very Fine, Well worth inspection either live, or in its entirety on the web. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
204   imageU.S., Zeppelin Flight Around the World, 1929. 109 envelopes and cards flown on the Graf Zeppelin and sporting US postage; a delightful group with incalcuable permutations on how to satisfy the required rate; Universal Pictures Corporation business-sized envelope to employee with $3.75 franking; most have addresses in the US (short leg or around the world) but includes recipients in Japan, Germany, Switzerland and Bohemia; overall condition is quite good and all those colorful stamps (one has 24 diff) is bound to entice your clients, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
205   imageU.S., Civil War Patriotics, 1861-65. About 370 unused envelopes telling a passionate, compelling, and tragic story of the War Between the States; while a handful have minor condition issues, the vast majority look like the day they were made; at least 17 Magnus multicolor, two "all over" Armory Hospital, and an Admiral Porter "all over"; includes a Palmetto State flag flying to left in blue (cat $750) and a stunning Wells design (F-S1-181) that traverses the upper portion of the envelope (gorgeous); includes artwork of Gibson, Wells, D B Cooke, Magee, Hedge, Murphy, Robinson and Upham; a few Confederate examples but vast majority are pro Union; for the consumate collector or merchant in search of a true premium group of scarcer designs, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
206   imageU.S., Banknotes, Banknotes, Banknotes, 1875-1899. 110+ envelopes franked with Banknotes to domestic and foreign destinations in an album; interesting corner cards, Advertising, and business reply; destinations include Italy, England, Scotland, Holland, France, Switzerland, Saxony, and the Bahamas; a few attractive Mourning envelopes noted; includes Registered covers and LOTS of interesting auxillary markings; enjoy, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (Video for this lot) (Image)

Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
207   imageU.S., Wide Range of Postal History, 1851-1910. 90+ better items selected with care; discovery copy Sandusky Railroad, Blood's Penny Post acid tied with Scott 11, Boyd's Express Post on folded letter to judge, beautiful 1857 envelope addressed to Indian Diggings El Dorado Co CA, Scott 9 on printed circular, numerous 68 on cover with fancy cancels, 73 with Turtle cancel to Maine Volunteer Lt with contents, 75 on cover with fancy cancel and attractive NY strike plus letter, 78 to Dublin and another to London, 97 double transfer of bottom frame on cover, several 114 on cover, bold Denver & Rio Grange Express envelope, scarce Frankfort KY 1897 Spread Eagle machine cancel, engraved garden party invitation and envelope from President Hoover, Grace Coolidge free frank, pair of Cobb embossed Valentine's Day envelopes, and plenty more; well worth a look, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (Video for this lot) (Image)

Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
208   imageU.S., Postal History & Memorabilia of Los Angeles, 1851-1955. Approx 150 covers and assorted ephemera trace a rich history of Southern California; numerous better items (lots of "ex-Tatum") including stampless, Paid 3, Paid 10, and various 1851-1857 usages on cover; stampless to exotic usages with plenty of advertising; well worth examining; bonus Graf Zeppelin Round the World postcard from LA, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
209   imageU.S., Pioneer & Government Airmail collection, 1911-25. Extraordinary binder of Pioneers, Government, and First Flights through the late 1950s;Pioneers include 1911 Sept 23 ($525), Sept 25 ($250), Oct 4 ($150), Oct 21 ($175), Nov 28 ($250), Dec 12 ($300), Dec 28 ($200); 1912 Jan 28 ($175), May 18 ($150), Jun 6 ($250), Jul 18 ($175), July 20 ($200), Aug 10 ($450), Aug 11 ($300), Aug 24 ($175), Oct 12 ($400), Nov 2 ($300), and 1915 Nov 5 ($400); Government flights include AAMS 101E ($450), 105 ($300), 109 ($100), 110 ($125), 127a ($125), 131, 135 ($150), 148, 148a, 155, 156a, 167, and several more; includes First Flights, Airport Dedications and anniversary flights as well as a few Pioneer era unused postcards; very strong early flight collection worthy of close inspection, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.4 lbs.
AAMC $6,000 =.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
210   imageU.S., Old-Timer's Aviator Autograph Collection, 1926-52. Approximately 400 vintage signatures of early pilots on period flown envelopes in three large volumes; about a third on Contract Air Mail (CAM) covers from the mid-1920s to 1930s while the majority of the others on airport dedications, anniversaries, and air races; some autographs include Ralph DeVore, Shirley Short, Earle Ovington, Edwin Musick, Basil Rowe, Jack Tilton, Arthur E La Porte, R O D Sullivan, Slim Kidwell, Maurice Bellonte, Clarence Chamberlin, Diesdonne Costes, Dean Smith, Ira Eaker, Frank K Everest, Robert Fogg, James Gavin (on 82nd Airborne letterhead), Francis Gabreski, Bud Gurney, Albert Hegenberger, Walter Hinton, Frank Hawks, Erich Hartmann (German Ace), Laura Ingalles, Jack Knight, Frank Lahm, B B Lipsner, Armand Lotti, Glenn Martin, Wop May, D S Noyes, Clyde Pangborn, Tex Rankin, Ralph Royce, Averdon Roe (on postcard ay 1909 aviation meet with Farman), Eddie Rickenbacker, Robert Scott (Flying Tigers), Carl Spatz, Charles Sweeney (A-bomb Nagasaki), Elinor Smith, Nathan Twining, George Vaughn (WWI Ace), Max Conrad, and hundreds of others, Fine to Very Fine, get a taste of the lot online. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
211   imageU.S., Stampless Folded Letters, 1756-1860. Wonderful lot of about 75 folded letters includes 1550 copper plate printed astronomy movable graph, 1796 engraved and hand washed geographic map, 1795 folded letter to Capt William Inger with a letter mentioning General Schuyler, 1851 referring to issuing more bonds for the Harlem & Holley Railroad, extensive archeological content on 1890 American Museum of Natural History letterhead, fascinating documents related to 1843 railroad land taking including map and correspondance, 1818 land deed, stunning 1790 ship insurance policy, and dozens of letters from the early to mid 19th century; other ephemera includes 1844 booklet on state of French Naval Forces, printed Letter from the Secretary of the Navy (1802 bound from book), and much more; a delicious romp through American history, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.8 lbs.
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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
212   imageU.S., Consummate Mint Patriotic Envelope Collection, 1861-1865. 250 almostly exclusively mint (and in great condition) Civil War Patriotics; at least half are multicolor and many are seldom encountered illustrations; produced by James Gates, King & Baird, Magee, Frank Beard, Proctor & Clark, D Murphy & Son, Hilton, Harbach & Brother, Gay & Hollingshead, New York Union Envelope Depot, F R Vermeule, S C Rickards & Co, S C Upham, Mumford & Co, Young & Lockwood, Brown & Ryan, Berlin & Jones, and of course Charles Magnus; there are at least 30 wonderful Magnus here, the generals, generals with maps, dual images, and the exquisite multicolors; there are "overalls", maps fashioned as envelopes, and much more; these are perfect to go straight to your online business (unless you can't part with them), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
213   imageU.S., Wonderful Collection of Airmail Issue Covers,1928-23. Lovely collection comprised of 15 covers including #C2 on 7/15/18 First Flight cover (American FDC Society cert), C1, C2 & C4-5 (on one cover), offering three 8/21/23 Transcontinental Flight covers, C3 on May 15 First Flight cover, C6 plus #634 on Airforce Around the World 9/5/24 cover, two C2 7/15/18 flight covers, C5 on 2¢ entire Nov. 1926 from Peru, IL, carried by train due to plane issue, C2 on NY to Chicago Pathfinder flight, etc, Lovely group, bulk Fine to Very Fine, Examine in its entirety on the web.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
214   imageU.S., Aviation Events and Rotary Flight Balance, 1925-1960. (about 500 in total) 50+ better aviation events, 180+ rotary wing, and about 35 postal items in three binders; 1925 Cristobal to Costa Rica, 1925 Victoria to Seattle seaplane, 1925 Cristobal to San Jose, 1926 Norfolk to Havana, 1926 Floyd Bennett flown, 1926 Sir Alan Cobham (New York, Milburn, Philadelphia and Washington), 1927 USS Leviathan Ship to Shore, 1927 failed flight to USS Leviathan, Curtis Airplane Export Co set of four (3 autographed by J H Doolittle). CAM 1 airplane-motorcycle courier service (3 different), 1928 US Army inspection flight to the Canal Zone, 1928 Glenn Curtiss Hammondsport, 1929 Adams pick up from USS Leviathan, 1929 transcontinental non-stop flight, 1930 Air Mail messenger service by speed boat, 1930 world record endurance refueling flight (with four autographs), 1930 New York to Harbour Grace (signed by John Henry Mears), 1932 Washington Bicentennial autographed by J H Doolittle, 1932 Woman's refueling record signed by Louise Thaden and Frances Marsalis, 1933 LA to NY speed record autographed by Roscoe Turner, 1934 speed flight carried by Capt Eddie Rickenbacher, four world record covers autographed on Sikorsky and Douglas envelopes, 1935 Wiley Post stratosheric flight, and several more; 180+ autogiro and helicopter cover with virtually no duplication; and a few dozen postcards (with many early) and Wright Brothers commemorative covers; extraordinarily useful lot for the advanced specialist or savvy dealer, Fine to Very Fine, see a sampling online. Shipping charges apply - weight 14.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Image)

Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
215   imageU.S., Lighter Than Air Zepps to Spaceflight, 1924-1969. Approx 125 envelopes and cards for early aviation to beyond the atmosphere; WWI crashed aircrart on postcard, military postally used; early Contract Air Mail route Cheyenne to Pueblo franked with Scott C4; glider mail including transcontinental glider flight and experimental flight; Earl Ovington autograph on 20th anniversary flight; autogiro and several first CAM flights; helicopter service in Chicago; 4 Graf Zeppelin first North American flights (including Registered); 8 LZ 127 Round the World with destinations in the US, Germany and Japan; 24 Training and Coast to Coast carried mail in the USS Akron; 2 better Liechtenstein Registered covers with the C15-16 Airmail Zeppelin stamps; 5 USS Los Angeles envelopes NY to Bermuda; 1961 rocket mail Reynosa Mexico to McAllen TX, 17 covers postmarked Poker Flats Rocket Site in AK; 7 covers on board recovery ship for Apollo 11 (3 are the far less common hand cancel); plus aerograms from Iceland and envelope sets from French Australian Antarctic Territories; quite the spread, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (PDF for this Lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
216   imageU.S., Mecca of the Stamp Collecting Universe, 1855-1986. Ask anyone where the center of the stamp collecting world was (before the void called eBay) and they would tell you Nassau Street in New York City; for generations many of the most important dealers and retail shops operated there; this special collection of about 100 covers plus Cinderellas and ephemera speaks to that magical place; some items, like the 1855 printed circular sent from Liverpool by steamer to Nassau Street, chronicle the merchants; in the case of the steamer cover, it had the same address as a very early manufacturer of tinted envelopes; others are from giants in the trade including Nassau Stamp Co, Stamp and Coin Exchange, Burger & Co, J M Bartels, Economist Stamp Co, Herman Herst Jr, George Herzog, George Sloane, Navarre Stamp, Chambers Stamp, M Herbert & Co, J Krebs Stamp Co, Hobbs Stamp, and dozens more; included are dozens of modern Local Post (Shrub Oak, Rattlesnake Island, etc) on cover as well as several sheets; The Post Office, a monthly journal for stamp collectors from July 1892; R F Albrecht 29th Auction Sale (on Nassau Street, of course), where this 1895 event offered very reasonable prices (a Scott 118 invert opened at $1); tons of memories for the high bidder, Fine to Very Fine.
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Estimate $1,000-1,500
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217   imageU.S., Patriotic Covers from Civil War to WWII, 1861-1945. Approximately 110 fascinating covers in a single Supersafe album; about half are unused Civil War Patriotics beginning with a stunning all over multicolor Magnus of the US Capitol; other printers include Berlin & Jones, J K Hall, Cobb, Wells and Murphy & Sons; many are multicolor and are in wonderful condition; also observed are Spanish American War flag covers, censored WWI Soldier's Mail, WWII Free Mail, as well as better first day covers from House of Farnam, Fluegel (20), Staehle (8), Clifford, and others; stand up and salute! Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.6 lbs.
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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
218   imageU.S., Consumate CAM & FAM Collection, 1926-1984. 1300+ envelopes from a longtime Airmail collector from the immediate postwar yearsin trays and a binder; Contract Air Mail mounted on pages and organized by CAM Routes and in a tray individually sleeved; extensive holdings of fresh Foreign Air Mail principally from FAM 14 and 19 but also strong in 17 and 18 (with a little FAM 6); FAM 22 mounted on Scott quadrille pages with photocopies of the receiving marks displayed; binder with approx 120 flights to Ireland (FAM 27) including Concorde mail; a few Lindbergh and Catapults noted; much of this hasn't seen the light of day (all addressed to the collector) since they were flown in the late 1930s and through the 1940s; break out your American Air Mail Society catalogs! Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 24.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
219   imageU.S., Unusual and Valuable Flight Cover Collection, 1922-2002. About 250 better aviation related envelopes in two binders; 1933 Graf Zeppelin to NY franked 2RM with Chicago overprint and three eagle values, 1936 TIPEX rocket mail, C18 plate single on flown on LZ-127 from Akron, 1931 Christmas airmail Wellington to Christchurch, Linprint Zeppelin cover with C-18 from Chicago to Friedrichshaven, 1924 Riga to Luzern, Roesseler cachet on USS Los Angeles NY to Bermuda, Beazell flown Akron to Chicago franked with Baby Zep, 1927 USS Leviathan catapult mail, flown 1936 Greenwood rocket mail, 1931 Surinam DOX to Havana, 1935 Brazil Condor mail to Germany, 1929 Bremen catapult mail, 1939 round the world with 8 postmarks, C-76 FDC with autographs of ASTP crew including Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, Deke Slayton, Alexi Leonov and Valeri Kubasov, a few dozen vintage USS Macon commemorative covers, 1939 Cuban rocket mail, Cams, FAMs, Airport Dedications, Concorde mail, Canadian Semi-Official on airmail cover, at least a dozen space event covers, and more; owner retail exceeds $6,200, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.2 lbs.
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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,500.00
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220   imageU.S., 1983 (Aug 30), Space Shuttle STS-8 Challenger FLOWN covers. Crew: Truly, Brandenstein, D. Gardner, Bluford, W. Thornton. 147 envelopes flown in outer space in 1983 as part of a joint USPS/NASA program; 98 are in colorful issued folders and the remaining 49 are still sealed in the Certified Mail envelopes they came in; First Day of Issue souvenir panel with booklet pane of the $9.35 stamp (cat $185); also lithograph of the Apollo 15 crew with autopen signatures; it cost $10,000 for NASA to get a pound to orbit, the Post Office charged $15.35 over the counter for each; you are getting quite the bargain, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 27 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
221   imageU.S., Eleven First or Pioneer Flight Covers, 1918-28. From the dawn of aviation, a bright little holding sure to please; note a lovely #C3 on May 15, 1918 Philadelphia First Trip cover, CAM First Flight Covers (one franked by 10¢ Trans-Mississippi!), Night Airmail Flights (transcontinental or legs), connecting services, and more; many mixed frankings or uprated stationery items, and a range of auxiliary markings and cachets to please the eye; a great start to a new collecting area, or stock sure to entice your clients, Very Fine on the whole, see everything online.
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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
222   imageU.S., The "From Russia, With Love" Compilation, 1862-1919. 22 cards and covers, the earliest an April 1, 1862 stampless cover to Riga from Milwaukie, Wis., the latest a 1929 Alaskan-Siberian Navigation Co. cover, with the majority of what falls between from what might be considered the original "cold war", the American Expeditionary Forces' campaign in Siberia; numerous Soldier's Mail covers with a variety of Censor handstamps, a Roessler cover (also censored), a 1917 cover to Russia with New York City Post Office "service suspended" label, a lovely woodgrain-design card and envelope with hand-colored illustration of Nikko Temple, etc., plus covers to or from the US Legation/Consulate/Embassy in St. Petersburg; a couple with correspondence; general age and travel wear, but an interesting and uncommon lot, Fine to Very Fine, fully imaged online; be sure to view. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
223   imageU.S., Dealer Stock of Town Postmarks, 1878-1954. 1200+ envelopes and postal cards with superior cancels individually sleeved with exquisite typed postmark detail on each housed in three cardboard drawers; organized by State and then alphabetically; includes Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Indiana, New Hampshire, Ohio, plus a smattering of Maine, and Massachusetts; very clean and well organized; DPO anyone? Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 20 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $600.00
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224   imageU.S., Early Post Office Correspondence Exhibit, 1803-1874. 22 stampless letters/documents clearly part of an exhibit concerning the early working of the US Post Office, including the Conferency; the first several, beginning in 1803, are quarterly partially printed receipts detailing credits to the post office in Newton CT; lovely Bishops Mark on 1808 folded letter addressed to Samuel Osgood, the Postmaster General; Civil War Patriotic addressed to the Third Assistant PMG; Penalty envelopes of both the United States and the Confederacy; condition varies considerably; examination of this fascinating collection is recommended, Fine to Very Fine.
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Estimate $750-1,000
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