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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3031

United States
Railroad, Route Agent and RPO

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2011
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Towle 87-A-1

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image "Naugutuck R.R Dec 20," clear red cds (Towle 87-A-1, rarity VI) and italics "5" on folded letter to NY City datelined "Waterbury (Ct) Dec 20 1850", some light foxing spots, accompanied by envelope franked with #11 tied by same cancel (July 3) in black, F-VF (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 75.00
Sold...US$ 75.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:09:39 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2012
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Towle 87-A-1

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image N. Haven & Greenfield R.R., complete and well struck 30mm red 4/5/(50) cds on fls to New York, pencil rate "5", Very Fine, attractive cover. Ex-Knapp (lot 745). (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:10:01 EST
Sold For 100


Forwarding Agents

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2013
Symbol: img s

image "Bryden's Coffee House/ New York," full strike of the negative marking in black with central design of a packet ship, struck on back side of a printed folded letter datelined "New York le 20 Ganvier 1809", addressed to Paris, Very Fine and among the rarest forwarder markings extant; this particular handstamp was used by I. Brydens Tontine Tontine Coffee House during a short 3-month period in 1809. (Image)

CV. 2,000

Opening US$ 1,900.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:10:33 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2014
Symbol: img s

image "U.S. Naval Lyceum," lovely strike of the oval handstamp with illustrated full-rugged ship, postmarked New London, Connecticut August 30 on envelope addressed to a Lieutenant on the "U.S. Sloop of War St. Louis/ Western Coast of Africa" with notation "Care of U.S. Naval Lyceum room/ Brooklyn, N.Y.", envelope a bit of edge wear and a tiny clipped corner upper left but overall Very Fine and a most attractive example of this forwarding mark rnThe "U.S. Sloop of War St. Louis", commissioned in 1828, served the US Navy for most of the 19th century. After a tour of the Mediterranean and Turkey, "St. Louis" returned to New York in May 1855 and sailed out in November to help suppress the slave trade along the western coast of Africa, returning to New York in Feb 1858. In September of that year, she joined the Home Squadron based at Pensacola, Florida. (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:11:25 EST
Sold For 650


Stampless Covers - 1836/45 Express Mails

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2015
Symbol: img s
Cat No: lot 827

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image Harndens Express Co., red "Forwarded From Harnden's Package Express & Foreign Letter Office, No. 8 Court St. Boston" oval on 1843 fls to Manchester, England, datelined Providence June 16, 1843, manuscript "Pr Acardia," backstamped "America" oval and Manchester split ring June 29 receiver, Very Fine cover, ex-Knapp (lot 827) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 95.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:11:53 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2016
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Collection

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image 1835/46 Express Mail Covers Selection, four covers; 1835 New Orleans to Portsmouth NH; 1838 New Orleans to Providence RI; 1838 New Orleans to Boston; 1837 Mobile Ala to NY City; 1846 Albany NY to Harrisburg Penn; all with appropriate cancels and markings; F-VF (Image)

CV. 120

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:12:25 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2017
Symbol: img s

1843-51 "New York Express Mail," six folded letters with red New York Express cds, three with 18¾ rates, two with numeral "5" handstamps, one with 3c added (11, filefold), F-VF

CV. 75

Opening US$ 95.00
Sold...US$ 95.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:13:02 EST
Sold For 95


Louisiana Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2018
Symbol: img s

image New Orleans, Louisiana "Mail Route" Markings, 1827/28, four stampless covers addressed to the East Coast with the arced "Mail Route" handstamp, May 12 1827 to Boston triple letter per brig "Castillo" rated "56½;" November 7, 1827 to Stonington, Connecticut rated "37;" January 1, 1828 to Kennebunk, Maine rated "25;" January 14, 1828 to New York City per packet "Asilia" rated "12½", F-VFrnThe "Mail Route" marking was placed on private ship letters which were not "Ship" letters through the device of the "implied under contract" ruling: "Ship" letters are non-contract mail whereas "Mail Route" letters are "under contract". The postage charged for letters conveyed in vessels under contract with the Postmaster General is regulated by the distance they are conveyed on maritime post routes. (Image)

CV. 90

Opening US$ 90.00
Sold...US$ 90.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:13:22 EST
Sold For 90


Maine Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2019
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Cat No: York

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image York, District of Maine, bold straightline on 1818 folded lettersheet to Portland, ms "30" rate, Very Fine (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 80.00
Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:13:53 EST
Sold For 80


Massachusetts Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2020
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Boston

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Boston, Massachusetts Postal History Collection, about 53 covers/folded letters, c.1803/75, most mounted on exhibition pages with detailed descriptions regarding rates, etc., some better noted include: 1851 cds with integral "6 cts.;" 1853 "Ship 7;" four 3c (10, 10A) with small Boston "Paid" grids; 3c (25); U2 to Nova Scotia, etc., many with Blake & Davis numbers, generally F-VF with many better, owner retail $2,500

CV. 400

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:14:15 EST
Sold For 400


New York Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2021
Symbol: img s

image North Castle, New York, bold and complete red "North Castle, N.Y." May 22 oval on outer folded lettersheet to Harlem Post Office, New York, manuscript "10" rate, red "Harlem, N.Y" cds and "Forwarded" straightline, manuscript "Missent" and additional "6" rate, Very Fine cover (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:14:36 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2022
Symbol: img s

image New York City to Cooperstown, New York, 1849 folded letter with "Free" travelling postmaster's (illegible) free frank, red New York cds and lightly struck "Western Hotel" oval handstamp (affected by some stray ink drops), Fine (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 95.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:14:56 EST
Sold For 0


Pennsylvania Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2023
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1848?

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image Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, "Hollidaysburg Pa Jul 27" and Negative "5," strong crisp strikes in blue on (1848?) folded letter sheet addressed to Pittsburgh, Very Fine in every respect (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 50.00
Sold...US$ 50.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:15:09 EST
Sold For 50


Alaska Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2024
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 3

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image Alaska Postal History Collection 1924/59, 42 covers, mostly commercial, good mix of towns, note 1942-43 "Emergency Mail Service By Plane" (3), towns include, Chitina, Franklin, Holy Cross,; 1945 cacheted Alaska Dog Team Post (Kivalina); other towns include: Alakanuk, Eagle, Flat, Fortuna Ledge, Girdwood, Goodnews Bay, Hooper bay, Hot Springs, Hyder, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, McGrath, Nondalton, Nyakc, Ouzinkie, Platinum, Port Alexander, Portage Junction, Sand Point, Sitka, Steel Creek, etc, Generally F-VF. (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 190.00
Sold...US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:16:11 EST
Sold For 190


Arizona Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2025
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Collection

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Arizona Territorial Postmarks Group, 7 registered package receipts, 4 postal stationery envelopes and a picture pcd, towns include Registry Receipts Cordes 1902 (2 diff ms), Curtiss 1890(ms), 1892 cds, Middleton 1903 straightline, Mayer 1903 cds, Stoddard 1890 cds, Richinbarr 1897 cds, Envelope Fort Thomas 1907 cds (2, one on faulty envelope), Globe 1907 backstamp, "Missent to Prescott Ariz" handstamp on 1902 cover addressed to Phoenix (1902 Prescott and Phoenix backstamps), "Prescott A.T. Aug 17 1864" red ms on envelope with "Territory of Arizona" printed cc and addressed to NY City (faulty but with clear postmark), Postcard Globe 1906 cds, also includes a registry receipt with "Sedalia & Parsons R.P.O." and addressed to Indian Terr (Gibson Station Ind Terr Apr 11 1885 backstamp), usual mixed condition, VG-VF selection

CV. 150

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:16:46 EST
Sold For 210


California Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2026
Symbol: img s
Cat No: U16

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image California Town Cancel Selection, three postal stationery envelopes (1855 10c Green) with California town cancels: Garden Valley ms. cancel, missing backflap; "Sacramento, Cal." 1860 cds, slightly reduced; Yreka 1859 cds; all about Fine (Scott $525) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 110.00
Sold...US$ 110.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:17:20 EST
Sold For 110


Oklahoma (Indian Terr) Postal History

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2027
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 4

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Oklahoma Territory Cover Collection, 1900/06, 12 covers/cards including several with letters, towns include Alva, Bartlesville, Busch, Cleaveland (4), El Reno, Norman (2), Oklahoma, F-VF

CV. 75

Opening US$ 85.00
Sold...US$ 85.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:17:43 EST
Sold For 85


Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2028
Symbol: img s
Cat No: U179

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image Commission Merchants, ornate overall advertising for "Littlefield Webb & Co., General Commission Merchants, 316, 318 Washington S., San Francisco" on 2c entire (U179), Very Fine, with original printed "prices current" enclosure. (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 110.00
Sold...US$ 110.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:18:16 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2029
Symbol: img s
Cat No: NY

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image "Indian Children," full color design on postcard mailed to Germany, New York Mar 22 1901 machine cancel ties 2c Carmine with another illustration of Indian below franking, pub by Franz Huld (NY), Very Fine (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 45.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:18:36 EST
Sold For 0
Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2030
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Europe

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image Bloomingdale's Santa Trolley Card Postcard, full color design on back side of a postcard addressed to Bohemia (Europe), NY City 1904 machine cancel, message on the picture side, stamp removed, some minor faults but a classic Christmas design (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:20:04 EST
Sold For 170

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