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United States

Postal History Collections
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
314   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. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $5,000-6,000
Currently Opening at...$2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
315   imageFabulous 18th & 19th Century Cover Grouping, approximately 250, few 18th Century but most are 19th Century, mostly stampless, domestic includes 1798 "Wilm D. Sep 8" straightline to NYC, red "Sandbornton N.H." straightline, "Shelburne/ Falls/ Ms." Three line straightline, some railroads including "Boston & Albany R.R." and "N.York & N.Haven R.R.", "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. New York" statement of proceeds including gold, few free franks including Jackson's Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury, and Secretary of War Jonathan Roberts during the War of 1812 written entirely by Roberts "Extreme embarrassment prevails in the department of War from the want of a person fit & willing to take the office of Commissary General - It is the wish of the Prest. to take the appointment in your city - Can you think of a suitable character & feel freedom to communicate your opinion to me as early as convenient. Yours respectfully J. Roberts", blue Harwinton C.T. in dome with #11A, plus a nice group of Vermont discontinued post offices, international includes 1822 New Orleans printed prices current to Nantes France, blue boxed "U.S. Consulate Malaga" datelined Malaga 2 July 1847", also includes about 135 1930's first day covers (not in count), and more, overall, Fine to Very Fine, we could continue but since a picture is worth 1,000 words, please view everything online. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.2 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Video3 for this lot) (Video4 for this lot) (Video5 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,500-5,000
Currently Opening at...$1,800.00
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316   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. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
Currently Opening at...$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
317   imageExceptional Postal History Collection, 1833-1931, about 80 mostly US pieces spanning several areas of postal history; several better stampless folded letters including Blood's Despatch with blue Philadelphia CDS, Washington City DC, rich Troy NY, Detroit postmark with arch "Paid" marking, unlisted "Farmington CT" on 1831 folded letter, bold Baltimore and 5 in circle to Washington, and beautiful Steamship 10 to New York; postal stationery including U27 Carrollton MS used after Secession; more than a dozen China related pre-war items including Registered 6¢ entire uprated with 323 and pair of 325 to Shanghai, 6 two cent Washingtons paying the Registered rate from Shanghai to Havana with extraordinary US Postal Agency Shanghai China oval cancels, WWI censored addressed to the Stutz Motor Car Company in Indianapolis, Franklin 1¢ perfin with US Postal Agency postcard sent via Siberia to New York ("Just arrived. This is the 'Paris' of the East"), gorgeous K11 tied on Registered mail to US, Scott # 512 Registered Shanghai to Chicago, turn of the century envelope from the Shanghai Club to "Vogue" in NY, K2 on letter to Topeka, and several more; Scott # 10 with grid cancel from Gaines Ville AL, lovely pair of #10 with NY cancel to Tallahassee with interesting business contents, scarce green Southington CT postmark on #10, green Lancaster PA postmark on Scott 11, 18 and 26 with Paid cancel to OH, 22 Type 3a with blue Paid tied to Springdfield MA, three 24 with vibrant color on envelope to Boston, cross border cover with #15 from NY to Brantford UC marked "United States/Paid 6d", pair of 17 (blue grid cancels to England ($750), 32 paying cross country rate to San Francisco, beautiful "Blackjacks" on cover, several Banknotes destined for Germany, England and Japan, 210 on cover, E7 with lovely flag cancel ($400), C18 block with plate number on Century of Progress Graf Zeppelin flight, drop mail with German 4RM (with Polar Flight 1931 overprint) on Polar flight, 357 (bluish paper) on postcard with APS cert, and many more; wonderful "under the glass" material, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
Currently Opening at...$1,500.00
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318   imageForeign Service Officer Collection, 1776-2000, stampless, postal stationary, and diplomatic mail from a State Department employee stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan; Feb 1776 to attorney without contents, several stampless folded letters 1843-1858, pair of British folded letters from 1856 carried on "Atlantic" and "Arabia"; binder containing about 100 mint and postally used entires (several from Columbas Exposition), 5 envelopes carried on the Hindenburg, prewar Clipper mail to Switzerland, a few dozen mint and postally used postal cards, envelope mailed from Byrd Expedition in 1934 from South Pole, lovely multicolor hand drawn pen and ink on 1911 postal card, pair of Scott # 113 on cover, pair of German States envelopes from 1858 and 1864, 1866 Paris to Lyon envelope, Registered 1893 Paris to New York, Netherlands folded letters from 1853 and 1867, commercial mail from Saudi Arabia to the US in 1960 with colorful frankings, business mail from Kuala Lumpur, wonderful diplomatic mail from Afghanistan, and much more, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 12.2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
Currently Opening at...$1,000.00
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319   imageBetter Postal History, 1851-1900, 300 better covers with a wide variety of issues, fancy cancels, and wonderful auxiliary markings; frankings include Scott #1a, 7 (strip of 3), 9, 15, 24, 68, 69, 70a, 71, 73, 76, 77, 78b, 98, 99 (with 76 and 92), 115, 149, 152, as well as a few Confederate States; virtually none have been roughly opened; wonderful fancy cancels, and great postal markings; well worth a careful look, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.4 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
Currently Opening at...$1,000.00
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320   imagePostal History Collection, 1844-1938, two binders, one of postal history and the other of early FDCs; 1844 SFL NY to OH, all over Advertising illustration of 1893 stove, Scott #63 on US Express cover, steamship America with British Packet Boat marking on back has pair of 36 (one damaged) with numeral and red paid, transatlantic from Ireland handstamped "19 cents" and "24" rate, pair of 68 on cross border to wetern Canada, 25 on medicine Advertising cover, 26 on oversized decorative embossed cover, 65 with fancy star cancel on Mourning cover with contents, 32 on cross border to Canada, 65 on "New York Post Office Advertised" oval handstamp, several other "advertised" auxiliary markings, blue crossroads cancel, Baltimore blue carrier (2 examples), U.S. in circle cancel, 65 tied to letter concerning carving a gravestone, 69 on court stationery, 65 with manuscript cancel and Civil War contents, pair of 65 each with double perfs, US Mail Packet Steamer Natchez to LA, Masonic trowel tied to cover, numerous negative stars, a few showing Carrier rate (63 and 65), "Dispatched Philadelphia" blue CDS, American Agriculturist all over Advertising cover, Walcott #918 missing stamp, 189 on cover to Germany, examples of missents, 68 on cross border to Nova Scotia, 95 & 96 with star cancels to Switzerland, 1865 insurance Advertising cover, 25 addressed to Brooklyn, Civil War discharge papers, and several letters from post WWII military training facilities; second volume of 80 items contains better FDCs including Grandy, Gundel, House of Farnam, Ioor, Crosby, Roessler, and more, Fine to Very Fine, ex Gatsby. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.8 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
Currently Opening at...$1,000.00
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321   imageA Stampless to Modern Cover Compendium, 1820-2000, comprising 39 covers in total, ranging from an 1820 stampless cover sent Buffalo to Philadelphia with "PAID" in scroll handstamp with manuscript 50 marking to modern First Day and Commemorative Covers (often with whimsical or special cachets); in between we find #64 on cover (2, per consignor), six Zeppelin covers, franked either #C13, C14 (2), C15 (2) or C18; four First Flight Covers (including 3 FAMs); Akron flight and commemorative covers; a leather horseshoe-shaped post card (stamp has come off but is included); #783 Walla Walla, WA First Day Cover; two Highway Post Office First Trip covers, a 1939 Royal Train cover, a Crosby photo First Day Cover for #C34 block of four, and more besides; condition varies, but generally clean and sound, ready for album or stock, Fine to Very Fine, an interesting mix; be sure to view in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
Currently Opening at...$750.00
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322   imageImpressive 19th Century Cover Grouping, approximately 135, mostly stampless with either "Ship" or "Steamship" cancels, some to the US with origins including Cuba, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Nova Scotia, variety of postmarks including New York City, Boston Br. Pkt, Boston Am. Pkt., "Franqueado Vera Cruz", other markings include "Too Late", "Franco Geesterndorf", some foreign destinations include 1855 to Canton China (Heard Correspondence), variety of rates including 1804 Plattsburgh to Albany NY with ms. "Way", overall, Very Fine, we could continue but since a picture is worth 1,000 words, please view everything online. Shipping charges apply - weight 10.2 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Video3 for this lot) (Image)

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Currently Opening at...$750.00
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323   imagePostal History Lot with 600+ Covers, 1802-1996, Large cover lot, a great deal of it from the 19th century with around 60 stampless covers and an overall emphasis on Vermont. Special events, first flights, FDCs and more, generally Fine to Very Fine, a part of this is viewable online. Shipping charges apply - weight 30.2 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Video3 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
Currently Opening at...$500.00
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324   imageMostly Incoming to the US, around 125, mostly stampless 1794 to 1850's, we note two from Canton but most are from South and Central America and Europe, wide variety of markings with better including from London to Norfolk VA 1810, "2nd Delivery" handstamp on printed prices current from London July 31 1840, London to NYC with red "PAID Oct. 12 1809" circular handstamp, 1794 London to NYC with red boxed "Post Paid 9. 5. 4" handstamp, 1795 London to NYC with red "PAID FE 6" triple circle datestamp, 1811 London to NYC with red "Paid Ship Letter London Jan. 3, 1811" circular datestamp with crown inside, 1806 London to NYC with similar cancel in black (different crown), few stamped include France 80c Napoleon (Scott #19) used with two other stamps tied by "1460" in diamond of dots cancel to S. Manchester CT, few US Notes, also includes 1838 cover from Calcutta India to London with "India Letter Liverpool" and red "Calcutta GPO Ship Letter" boxed handstamps, and 1837 Le Havre to London with red "Paid Ship Letter London" and Crown oval handstamp, 1809 Greenbock Scotland to Liverpool, 1865 and 1871 from Italy to Amsterdam, and much more, most with basic descriptions and ASCC values, overall, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.4 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
Currently Opening at...$500.00
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