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Robert R. Gaudian CT Postal History continued...

Town Postmarks
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1786 cover   imageBerlin and East Berlin, CT Postal History Compilations, 1818-98, approximately 70 covers spanning the stampless to the Bureau era for both towns; Berlin dominates, starting with the Earliest Known Use of its manuscript cancel, May 10, 1818, with numerous additional manuscript cancels as well; stampless includes a Postmaster's Free Frank Cover, numerous rates, and a mix of red and blue postmarks, "Paid" straightline and "Paid 3" in arc handstamps; franked items include a strip of three #26 cancelled green with additional postage added when redirected, advertising covers, items to and from Great Britain, etc.; East Berlin includes (collector's notation) the Earliest Known Use of its manuscript cancel, May 25 (no year date) and a neat array of postmark/c.d.s. types; condition varies, but generally sound, Fine to Very Fine with better, fully imaged online. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1787 cover   imageNew Britain Stampless Covers, two slipcased stockbooks containing approximately 60 covers, one a hodgepodge, the other largely organized by date range; numerous manuscript rates and "PAID" handstamps, along with several manuscript postmarks; highlights include the Earliest Known Use of the red 30mm town postmark (this from 1841, a year earlier than listed in the ASC), a folded letter sheet from Frederick Stanley, founder of The Stanley Works Hardware Company, two covers 6/28/1851, three days before the new 3¢ rate took effect, a folded letter sheet from the Masonic Grand Lodge, several very pretty blind-embossed envelopes, a 5¢ rate cover for unpaid postage, a couple "Free" covers, various "PAID 3" handstamps, etc.; in lovely condition given their age, Very Fine on the whole, well worth inspection. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1788 cover   imageNew Britain Covers 1851-57 Issues, in a slipcased Safe album with additional mostly individually sleeved, over 130 in all; stamps unchecked for types and shades, mostly postmarks and grid cancels; several items with APS certificates; better include cover to Suffield, Conn., franked by just the vignette of the 1851 3¢ Washington, a 3¢ entire with red boxed "10" and black straightline "UNITED STATES" addressed to Port Dover, Canada West; several blind-embossed ladies covers, #11 on Fremont Campaign Cover (2000 APS certificate); several 1¢ frankings, auxiliary markings of straightline handstamp "Forwarded" and two manuscript "Missent & Fwd", etc.; stamps range from pristine to oxidized, but an intriguing holding built over decades, Fine to Very Fine with better, inspection invited. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.4 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1789 cover   imageNew Britain 1861-67 Issues Cover Collection, 52 covers arranged on stockpages, mainly franked #65 but several #63 frankings, a stampless "PAID", and a couple pieces of postal stationery; generally arranged by postmark type, either double-circle, re-use of the large c.d.s. without year slug, and the 23mm c.d.s. (again without date slug); most to Connecticut or New York state, though note a New York-origin to "New Boston" with "MISSENT" handstamp and New Britain receiver; cork, manuscript, target or fancy cancels used in conjunction with the c.d.s.; mixed condition, generally Fine to Very Fine, an attractive lot unchecked for shades; imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1790 cover   imageNew Britain 1869 Pictorials and Bank Notes Covers, approximately 180 covers and postal stationery items, neatly arranged in a slipcased Safe stockbook plus additional material loose but sleeved; broad range of frankings, with auxiliary markings including "Forwarded", "Advertised" and manuscript "Due 3"; many cork and fancy cancels, including negative "W" with postmark alongside (noted four days after Earliest Known Use), along with a Pumpkin Head cancel; 1¢ entires used at city drop-rate, "Third Class Matter" and even to Picton, Nova Scotia (!); many corner cards, with the Bank Note era providing numerous advertising covers; generally clean and fresh, worth the time to review, Fine to Very Fine or better. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1791 cover   imageNew Britain 1893 Columbian and Later Covers, approximately 150 in two slipcased Safe binders plus additional sleeved, offering a broad range of frankings, uses and cancel types; note perfins, stationery (some uprated) and Special Delivery #E6 on cover (in combination with 2¢ Pilgrims); several 2¢ covers to Nova Scotia, numerous corner card or advertising covers picture post cards, and more besides; no individual rarities, but a solid and clean holding that would serve the internet or show dealer nicely, Fine to Very Fine or better, see it all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.8 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (PDF3 for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1792 cover   imageNew Britain Earliest and Latest Known Usage Cancels Collection, 1884-1954, approximately 75 items (covers, stationery, postcards) showing the first or last known use of a particular canceller; covers Wesson, Hampden, Flag, Columbia and Universal cancel types; written notes at the start of each section show several covers pre- or post-dating the previously documented dates, starting with the first item in the collection, a July 29, 1884 Wesson cancel on a 5¢ brown Grant Bank Note (on cover to Modena, Italy, no less!); while selected for the cancels, the covers themselves are sound, one with Post Office Seals over top, several advertising or windows, etc., Very Fine overall, worth inspection for the Postal History enthusiast; fully imaged online. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1793 cover   imageNew Britain Fancy Cancels Compilation, 24 covers arranged on stockpages, offering an attractive mix of Geometrics, Letters, Leaf, Stars, Masonic, Numeral "78" (both regular and reversed), and Pictorials including a clover, a possible beehive, and a nice strike of a pumpkin head; covers generally clean and sound, Very Fine strikes. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1794 cover   imageNew Britain 20th Century Postmarks Collection, two binders holding approximately 260 covers arranged by postmark types including small year, Hampden, Flag, Columbia (five or six wavy lines with vertical bars), Columbia three pairs of straight lines, Universal parallel wavy lines, Universal "Air Mail Saves Time" slogan, and Universal MC phase II; remarkable range of frankings, including perfins, imperforate Washington-Franklins, a revalued 1¢ red Jefferson postal card, Official Business envelopes, etc.; also an attractive array of advertising covers for local businesses (some multicolor), along with a nice mix of postal stationery; offered as received, many items with Earliest or Last Know Use paper flags (though not all such items are present); a great opportunity for the bourse or internet dealer or to be the basis of an exhibit or study, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a must-view; imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,200-1,800
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1795 cover   imageNew Britain Civil War and Spanish-American War Covers, approximately 30 covers, most topically arranged on stockpages; includes items related to the 1862 Union occupation of Ship Island, MS; Union Patriotic Covers sent to New Britain, and (sleeved, but loose) a stack of covers to or from soldiers and their families, most addressed to New Britain, several to New Haven; Civil War covers either stampless Soldier's Letters (with or without "Due 3" handstamp) or franked #65, though one franked with 1851 3¢; each of the three Spanish-American War covers is a different Patriotic; condition varies as expected, generally Fine to Very Fine, worth a look. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1796 cover   imageNew Britain Special Uses, approximately 230 covers ranging from stampless to modern in two slipcased Safe binders plus additional loose sleeved, offering mail to and from New Britain; includes Registered (several on incoming from overseas and WWI soldier's mail (one to Bologna, one from France on YMCA cover), Fourth Class Mail, Special Delivery, Postage Due (again including incoming from overseas), Airmail (including two crash covers, one "Damaged in Plane Crash/Park City, UT 3-11-29/Dutton PO Isp." and one burned cover and enclosure to Wisconsin from 1930, plus First Flights, a USS Akron cover and a "Lindbergh Again Flies the Air Mail" cachet), RFD covers, receiving postmarks, pre-cancels, auxiliary markings, meter postmarks, even advertising covers from branch offices of New Britain-based companies; a neat mix sure to please, Very Fine overall, see it all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 10.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (PDF3 for this Lot) (PDF4 for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1797 cover   imageNew Britain Mail to Foreign Destinations, 1857-1937, comprising 40 covers, postal stationery items, and picture post cards sent overseas, all neatly arranged on two-pocket pages with many annotated; the majority are from the Bank Note era, but note 1857 stampless to London, one #68-franked to Germany, and two 1867 covers to England paid by 24¢ Washington (#78 in shades); additional destinations include Bermuda, Canada and Nova Scotia, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Norway (a Trans-Polar Flight Expedition postcard), Sweden, Switzerland, Syria and Uruguay; most single frankings, but includes uprated stationery and mixed frankings; several WWI Censored, nice range of postmarks and auxiliary markings, etc.; generally fresh and sound, Very Fine overall. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1798 cover   imageNew Britain as Seen and Sent on Picture Post Cards, a lovely holding of over 150 vintage cards, picturing the town in all its glory, with street scenes, churches and schools, banks and libraries, hotels (some interior views), memorials, and more, some arranged on stockpages, many more sleeved but loose and ready to file or sell; note a few linens, many tinted photos, even one real photo of a family on the steps of their new house; a lovely holding for a New Britski native; Very Fine, see them all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction

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