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

United States
Convention and Inauguration Covers

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2071
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 462

image Wilson Inaugural Postcard (2nd) picture postcard showing Capitol building, 1c (462) tied by 3/5/17 Washington, D.C. machine cancel, writter mentions "the inaguration was some show", card crease at top center and light soiling, otherwise Fine card. (Image)

CV. 90

Opening US$ 85.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:49:47 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2072
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 300

image Taft Inauguration (1909), Washington, D.C. 3/4/09 machine cancel ties 1c (300) on picture postcard showing view of the White House, interesting comments "I could not begin to tell you about the multitude of people", Very Fine card. (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:50:08 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2073
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 650

image Hoover Inauguration, Washington, D.C. 3/4/29 machine cancel ties 5c (650), on airmail cover to Bound Brook, N.J., handstamped cachet "In Commemoration of the Inauguration of the 31st President of the United States...", Very Fine cover. (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:50:16 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2074
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 650

image Hoover Inauguration, Washington, D.C. 3/4/29 machine cancel ties 5c (650), red handstamped cachet with eagle "Commemorating Presidential Inauguration...", additional pictorial "Indian Cycle Agency" cachet in address panel, Very Fine cover. (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:50:31 EST
Sold For 100

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2075
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1st

image Roosevelt Inauguration (1st), group of nine Inauguration covers, eight with different cachets, include: Ioor, Leve, cancels include: City Hall Annex, N.Y.; Hyde Park; New York, N.Y.; USS New York; Washington, D.C., all Very Fine. (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:50:59 EST
Sold For 100

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2076
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 2nd

image Roosevelt Inauguration (2nd), two cacheted covers + picture postcard (Penn. Ave from Treasury bldg.), all with Washington, D.C. 1/20/37 machine or duplex cancels, all Very Fine, attractive. (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:51:14 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2077
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 3rd

image Roosevelt Inauguration (3rd), two cacheted covers (one typed), other with USS Potomac 1/20/41 "FDR's Third Inauguration" duplex, other 1/20/41 Washington, D.C. duplex, both very Fine. (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:51:27 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2078
Symbol: img s

image Truman Inauguration, three cacheted covers: Harry S. Truman 4/12/45 swearing in; 4/12/45 inauguration cover; 1/20/49 Knapp 2nd inauguration, also includes: 6/23/24 Democratic Convention "Airmail Special" cds; Port Washington, N.Y. 11/22/63 cacheted (swearing of L.B.J.), all Very Fine. (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:51:45 EST
Sold For 100


Exposition Covers

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2079
Symbol:

image Columbian Exposition Tickets, two tickets; Washington and Indian vignettes, Very Fine and choice, each graded (Washington 64PPQ, Indian 64) and encased in a PCGS holder (Image)

CV.

Opening US$ 110.00
Sold...US$ 110.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:52:19 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2080
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 323

St. Louis World's Fair Illustrated Covers, 15 multi-colored unused illustrated envelopes, four Official multi-color cards, includes two "Hold to the light" cards, one used with Fair machine cancel with 1c (323), also includes set of 12 Knight Templar cards with holder and couple other unusual cards, generally Fine or better

CV. 100

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:53:20 EST
Sold For 170


Spanish American War Covers

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2081
Symbol: img s

image "Despatch To Spain Or Spanish Colonies Prohibited On Account Of War," label affixed on envelope addressed to Barcelona, 5c Chocolate tied by "New Orleans La Apr 23 1898" machine cancel, lightly struck pointing finger marking with caption "Do Not Post Again ...This Envelope or Wrapper", backstamped New Orleans April 25, May 2, New York City April 28, stamp and cover faults, posted just two days before the official declaration of war between the US and Spain (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:53:54 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2082
Symbol: img s

image "Despatch To Spain Or Spanish Colonies Prohibited On Account Of War," label (portion torn off at right) affixed and tied on envelope addressed to Havana, franked with 5c Chocolate also tied by a New York 1898 double oval, pointing finger auxiliary marking with caption "Do Not Post Again ...This Envelope or Wrapper", a Per S.S. Alvidene" cornercard, small faults but a rare usernThe SS Alvidene was hired by JE Ward & Co. of New York to send supplies to Cuba. There was some debate about whether the ship would be seized by the US Government as most of the supplies were believed to be heading to the Spanish Army. The ship departed but it appears the mail did not. (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:54:19 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2083
Symbol:

image "Return To Sender. Dispatch To Spain Or Colonies Prohibited On Account Of War. NYPO," 5-line handstamp on unsealed 1c postal stationery envelope addressed to Spain, cancelled by New York 1898 undated flag cancel (typical of printed matter), Very Fine and choice, this handstamp was used instead of the label in May of 1898 (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:54:48 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2084
Symbol:

image "Unmailable," handstamp on envelope addressed to Matanzas, Cuba, US 1898 5c Blue tied by "Philadelphia Apr 25 98" machine cancel, additional "Return to Sender" handstamp, partially struck backstamp, opened at left, envelope with a central vertical fold and staple holes at left, Fine and unusual without the undeliverable mail label or handstamp (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 190.00
Sold...US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:55:31 EST
Sold For 190

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2085
Symbol: img s

image "R.D. Evans/ Capt. USN/ Comd'g "Iowa" July 3/98" closing signature on a hand written letter in response to correspondence from a woman in Newburgh NY evidently requesting a souvenir from the war and enclosed with the letter was a "button from my white sash - the only button I have given to anyone since the close of the Spanish war.", the letter with central fold and some spindle holes not affecting the signature (one through the "N" of "USN"), Very Fine, the brass button/ pin accompaniesrnCapt. (later Rear Admiral) Robley Evans (1846-1912) served from the American Civil War to the Spanish-American War. From 1907-08 he commanded the Great White Fleet on its worldwide cruise from the Atlantic Ocean through the Straits of Magellan to the Pacific Ocean. During the Spanish-American War, he commanded the battleship USS Iowa in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 220.00
Sold...US$ 220.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:57:20 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2086
Symbol: img s

image Early Sailor's Letter to USA, cover with "Harry S Gregg USN/ USS New Orleans/ Santiago de Cuba" return address, sent unfranked with an ms "Due 2c" and 2c due affixed and tied, Key West Fla Jun 8 98 duplex cancel, backstamped Marshalltown, Ia, envelope roughly opened at right, Fine; Early mails before the opening of the first post office by the Marines at Daiquiri on June 23 were sent via Key WestrnAccompanying letter relates "We sunk a torpedo boat the night of June 2 and had quite a time. We attack Spanish forts tomorrow at daybreak. The admiral sent his compliments to the crew and Schley sent recommendation to Wash. on account of our work June 2." On May 19, 1898, a month after the outbreak of hostilities, a Spanish fleet arrived in Santiago harbor on the southern coast of Cuba. The Spanish fleet was immediately blockaded in harbor by U.S. warships from the U.S. squadrons in the Atlantic, under Rear Admiral William T. Sampson and Commodore Winfield S. Schley. (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:58:08 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2087
Symbol:

image "USS New Orleans/ New Port Rd/ July 4 1899" heading on a hand written letter from a sailor aboard ship and addressed to his sister, along with a hand-drawn sketch of the ship inside the text of the letter, the sailor also described 4th of July celebrations aboard the ship, "we celebrated yesterday and last night to commemorate the Santiago victories and the display was magnificent. The ships were in 'full dress'..", the folded letter shows some light aging, a Fine eye-witness account from the scenernThe protected cruiser USS New Orleans saw extensive service during the Spanish-American War, being part of the "Flying Squadron" starting in May of 1898. (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 130.00
Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:59:05 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2088
Symbol: img s

image 1898 Patriotic Cover from Sibonia to USA, flag patriotic with image of Sec of War Alger captioned "Sec Alger Camp Alger Va" in the field of stars, New York Ship Letter Jul 30 98 "Opera Glass" cancel plus circled "Due 2 Cents" handstamp, 2c Due affixed (torn and right half missing) and cancelled on arrival, partially struck 4-line handstamp "Soldier's Letter/.../ 8th Regt Ohio Vols.", backstamped Ashland (Oh) Rec'd, cover roughly opened and slightly reduced at right, also partially open along bottom with torn bottom flap, also opened along top but resealed with some small sealed breaks, still an attractive and rare domestic patriotic; accompanied by letter from the soldier on YMCA letterhead datelined July 14, 1898 (toned, splits along heavy folds, piece of a corner photo mount stuck down on one page) mentioning life in camp (especially the food and cooking), some artillery, illness among the troops, etc.rnSiboney was a very small town with no postal facilities under Spanish administration. As troops advanced on Santiago, the first military station was established, four miles west of Siboney which was closer to Santiago. An outbreak of yellow fever resulted in the stations closing with no mail handled between July 10-20. During the second week, the US Army burnt down all the buildings in town to control the outbreak. Postal service was resumed temporarily at a fever hospital on the outskirts of town. This is one of two covers known sent from this hospital and was written on the same date as the other known use. (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:59:23 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2089
Symbol: img s

image 1898 Cover from Soldier in 6th Illinois Volunteers on Board USS Columbia off Santiago, envelope endorsed "Soldiers letter/ B. Kopke Co. I 6th Rgt Ill Vol", unfranked envelope with US flag cc addressed to Illinois, New York Jul 22 Ship letter "opera glass" cancel with additional "Due 2 Cents: circular handstamp, 2c due affixed and cancelled, backstamped Amboy, Ill 25 July, diagonal bend lower right, Fine, the cover was likely handed over to another ship during re-coaling in Guantanamo Bay on July 16; ex-HoskingrnThe 6th Illinois Volunteers, Co. I, left for Cuba aboard the Columbia in early July but the Spanish forces at Santiago, their destination, had surrendered by the time they arrived. They were subsequently dispatched to Puerto Rico. (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 10:59:45 EST
Sold For 160
Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2090
Symbol: img s

image 1898 Santiago Military Station Cover with Cancel from Captured Spanish Canceller, envelope endorsed "Soldier's letter/ PJ Hearst/ Chap 3rd US Cavy" and addressed to Port Tampa Fla, partial "Due 2" handstamp and pair of 1c Dues affixed and cancelled on arrival, Spanish "Santiago De Cuba/ Ysla De Cuba Jul 27 98" cds, Port Tamp Fla Aug 13 1898 receiver, envelope some light aging and small tone spots, Fine use, the Cuban cancelling device was used for a brief period until US Military Station obliterators arrived. rnThe 3rd US Cavalry, once in Cuba, was assigned to seize the Spanish positions on the high ground around the landward side of the seaport of Santiago de Cuba. The cavalry division, of which the Regiment was a part, was one of three divisions assigned the mission of assaulting these hills. During the battle, one of the division's members would receive the Medal of Honor for his actions. (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 11:00:11 EST
Sold For 150

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