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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Sale: 730

United States
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1241
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Postal Stationary Collection, late 19th Century to 1980's. Six albums and a small shoe box sized tote, mostly mint, with some earlier pieces used, plus piles of loose cards and envelopes that fits into approximately two bankers boxes, with a nice section of early postal cards, with UX7, UX9, UX11, UX22, diverse section of surcharges, a few stationary albino's and many postal cards and stationary still valid for postage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 250.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:46:03 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1242
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Stamped Envelopes & Postal Cards, 1873-1950. Mostly mint selection, with mint U351 (2), U219 (2), albinos, War Department envelopes, UO14, UO17, mint Civil War patriotics, Hawaii U12 (2), UX3, plus a few Newfoundland postal cards, some interesting material here, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:46:18 EST
Sold For 160

Germany and German Colonies
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1243
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Mint & Used Postal Card Collection 1873-1958. Group of over (80) cards, with used UX6 with fancy cancel addressed to Kent England, UX3 with blue MO cancel, UX3 with blue Cincy cancel and illustrated ad, UX14 with ships sailing off New Brtain, three private mailing cards, and mint UX11, UX46a, excellent break up value, mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 250.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:46:42 EST
Sold For 0

United States
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1244
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Postal Card Collection, 1873-1960. 70 mint & used postal cards, better include UX1, UX3 (4), UX5, UX6, UX6a, UX7, UX8 (3), UX10, UX12 (2), UX13, UX15, UX20, UX21, UY1, UY2, UY3, UY4, UY5, UY6 and many more, excellent break up value, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 180.00
Sold...US$ 180.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:47:07 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1245
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Opening Salvos: A Battery of 19th-Century US Patent Envelopes. This lot, consisting of well over 60 items and built over many years, highlights the development of the American envelope—in myriad forms and formats—from around 1860 to about 1913. The range of designs is fascinating, with envelopes for every use imaginable. Their ingenuity and functionality are underlined by each having been granted a US patent.

Each item is annotated, with many identified by manufacturer, ranging from the American Bank Note Company's letter sheet essay to Weaver's Mailing Envelope, with letter sheets, cabinet photo mailers, safety and sample envelopes, and more in between. That said, roughly half the items have no maker's mark on them—a ready-made research project. There are wire-pull envelopes, perforated envelopes, amazing tab or flap arrangements and more—including a not-for-the-cat-lover-in-your-life Valentine folded letter sheet with an ad for Hood's Sarsaparilla.

In addition to these privately produced envelopes, the collection contains the first two US embossed entires by Nesbitt (Scott #U1 and U2, both used, #U1 uprated by an imperforate 3-cent adhesive, being sent from New Hampshire to California) plus two used copies of the 1887 Grant letter sheet (#U293), one of which never made it into the mail and is thus complete.

Two private wafer seals, a rivet envelope (advertising D.A. Comstock, NY, in surround), plus a stock certificate for the United States Sealed Postal Card Company, ca. 1880. The latter is the copy described by Charles Fricke in The American Philatelist. (This was the company that produced and provided the Grant sheet to the Post Office Department—free of charge to the latter—and so capital had to be raised through stocks. A copy of Fricke's article is included.)

And it must be noted: beyond the technical details, many of these covers are beautifully illustrated or embellished with embossings, clever holding devices (come dancing!), etc.

After seeing these once-available envelopes, you'll rue your next bill or advertising letter all the more.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000. Suggested Bid $7,500-10,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $7,500-10,000

Opening US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:47:53 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1246
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image U.S., USS Akron Coast-to-Coast Mail, 1932. Presented in five binders, each annotated to a greater or lesser degree, holding over 450 contemporary covers from the Akron's May 1932 flight from Lakehurst, NJ, to Sunnyvale, CA, plus photos, press clippings, US Post Office Department documents, along with later commemorative items, etc. Covers include picture postcards showing zeppelins, AC Roessler covers (one binder dedicated to them), Roessler's zeppelin-illustrated Air Mail labels on piece and as unused sheetlets of four (each label in a different color), etc. Present are a range of cachet types and illustrations, with frankings including commemoratives, Kansas and Nebraska overprints, a Schermack Type III coil, bisects of 2¢ Washingtons, even a few Columbians (!) used. The Washington Bicentennial is a nice tie-in, with various labels or cachets, plus one cover with the complete set (#704-715) tied—with the cover signed by Charles E. Rosendahl, Akron's first commander. Several memorial covers or cards are here as well, along with covers signed by various other postal or naval personalities with ties to the ship.

* * *

The USS Akron and her sister ship, the USS Macon, were experimental-design zeppelins commissioned by the US Navy. Custom-built to be the first flying aircraft carriers, they were envisioned as scouting ships, the airplanes onboard serving as defenses but later repurposed to expand the zeppelin's range. At 785 feet long, Akron was one of the largest flying objects ever built, and she and Macon hold the record as the largest helium-filled airships.

Commissioned by First Lady Lou Hoover on August 8, 1931, Akron was put through a set of short-range flights to test her abilities and train her crew. Her early performance was mixed—not living up to the hype generated by press and officials—but as a prototype, she was serving her purpose: finding what worked, what didn't, and giving designers and operators the data they needed for improved designs.

In part to quell official and public grumblings, a coast-to-coast publicity flight from New Jersey to California was announced for February 28, 1932. Collectors had only a week to prepare and send covers to Lakehurst for carriage aboard Akron. The Post Office Department announced on February 20 that the amount of mail to be carried "will be limited, probably to not more than 150 pounds." A ground accident on February 22, however, scuppered the flight, and it was not until April 28 that she was deemed airworthy again.

Finally, in the early morning of May 8, 1932, the ship set off for California with nearly 42,000 pieces of mail aboard. Akron's path took her down the eastern seaboard, across the gulf states, Texas and Arizona, to Camp Kearney in San Diego and on to Sunnyvale, CA. Difficulties along the way (technical and meteorological), and a mooring mishap at Camp Kearney that left two dead, marred the flight's completion. But as is often noted cheerfully in crash cover write-ups, "the mail survived" and was processed and returned to senders.

Akron continued flying, both for publicity (up the Pacific Coast to Canada) and in service (over the Atlantic in search operations, further testing her aircraft trapeze release-and-capture system, etc.). Her final flight came on April 3, 1933, along the New England coast to assist in calibrating radio detection finder stations. Encountering heavy weather (and most likely un-recalibrated barometric altitude readings), Akron's tail fin struck the ocean shortly after midnight on April 4, breaking up and sinking the ship in very short time. Only three crew members survived.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500. Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500

Opening US$ 3,500.00
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:48:11 EST
Sold For 3500

Canada
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1247
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image U.S., Gigantic Jumble of Postal History, 1847-1960s. Well over 1100 covers in all, comprising commercial mail, postal stationery of all descriptions, picture post cards, etc.; most items fall in the 1920s-40s range, with as rich a range of frankings and usages as you could desire; note Columbians to the 10¢, barrels of Bureau issues, Washington-Franklins, plenty of Prexies (solo, mixed and combined usages, plus perfined stamps), more commemoratives than you normally find in such a mix, Airs, Dues, Special Deliveries, a Parcel Post used as postage, etc., etc., etc.; usages include Official Penalty envelopes, Returned, Censored, First Flights, ship cancels, Free franks, meters (including some earlies), etc.; Possessions and a Confederate are included as well; of special interest are a #1 tied to folded letter outer sheet sent New York City to Albany, a 6¢ Bank Note to Nova Scotia, an undated stampless "Steamship/10" folded letter outer sheet, an 1848 "Paid" in ribbon plus circled "10" stampless folded letter sent Milwaukee to Catskill, NY, and much, much more; presented untouched in the collector's glorious "I'll get to this one day" disarray; a usage issue here or there, but nearly all sound, with many foreign usages, Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth the time to review; here be treasures.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000. Suggested Bid $3,500-5,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $3,500-5,000

Opening US$ 1,800.00
Sold...US$ 1,800.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:48:36 EST
Sold For 1800

Miscellaneous
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1248
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Remarkable Postal History Collection, 1840-1960. Over 1,000 covers in four volumes and loose, with advertising including cameos & illustrated, registered, stampless, fancy cancels, #114 covers, ephemera, better includes Blood's Dispatch, Civil War cover with manuscript "Follow the Reg", Pacific Union Express cover, Wells Fargo covers, #24 on embossed ladies cover, with many Southern covers from Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, mixed condition, inspection urged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500. Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:49:09 EST
Sold For 3000

United States
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1249
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Inauguration Cover Collection, 1929-1959. Over (200) inauguration covers including (100) og FDR, includes Hoover, Coolidge, Roosevelt, Truman, & Eisenhower, many with better cachets, and many Roosevelt memorial covers including a photo cachet, terrific value present, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:49:43 EST
Sold For 900

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1250
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Premium Postal History Collection, 1847-1960. A few hundred covers in four binders and on pages, with #1 with large part of adjacent stamp at bottom with blue Philadelphia town cancel, 1933 FDR inauguration cover, Spanish American War patriotic allover flag design, Chicago blue fancy cancel, 71 on cover to Paris forwarded to Edinburgh, illustrated ad covers, five CSA covers, 368 Schermack on cover, Indian Territory cover collection, #240 50¢ Columbian on cover plus small collection of Columbians on cover, stamp dealer illustrated ad covers, hand colored cachets, plus a cover album of stampless covers, with many better cancels, be sure to drop in on this beauty, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 2,500.00
Sold...US$ 2,500.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:50:24 EST
Sold For 2500

United States
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1251
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Cat No: E11

image U.S., Special Delivery Cover Collection, 1917-1922 (Scott E11). Over 230 covers franked with E11, includes picture postcards and postal cards, mixed frankings, Postage Dues, official seals, forwarded, censored, illustrated advertising, a treasure trove of material, mixed condition but a useful lot, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:50:57 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1252
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Chicago Blue Fancy Cancels on Postal Cards, 1873. A spectacular compilation of 140 postal cards (#UX3, with an oddball one or two) with an array of blue fancy cancels including anchor in square, three-leafed clover, shield, geometrics, "W" in circle, and many more; excellent break-up value for individual sales online, Fine to Very Fine or better, a fantastic collection that must be viewed to appreciate fully.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,500.00
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:51:19 EST
Sold For 1500

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1253
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Better Postal History Collection, 1857-2010. Several hundreds of covers & cards, with scores of navy covers including hand painted cachets, advertising with some illustrated, picture postcards, great selection of RPO's, cacheted event covers, first flights, stampless covers many with contents, used postal stationery, maiden voyages, space related, zeppelins, Canal Zone, with a nice selection of #26 & 65 covers and a decent Postal Card collection from #UX1 through 1990; mixed condition, a wonderful lots with many sale able items, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800. Suggested Bid $1,200-1,800 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,200-1,800

Opening US$ 1,500.00
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:52:02 EST
Sold For 1500

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1254
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Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Indian Territory / Oklahoma Collection, 1860's-1930's. With several picture post cards, three with real photos of Wells and Oil Fields, one real photo of a man shoeing a horse, a few covers, one with 1906 Indian Territory cancel, three from foreign destinations to Oklahoma, 30 Bureau precancels from various Oklahoma cities from the 1920's-1940's and finally, the most interesting part of the collection, 75 checks drawn on Indian Territory banks, mostly used in the late 1890's or early 1900's, some with revenue stamps or revenue stamped paper, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 700.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:52:40 EST
Sold For 650

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1255
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Airmail Postal History Collection, 1926-1931. Well over (400) flight covers in four albums and on pages,the vast majority are CAMs, first jet flights, balloon races, airport dedications and special events, the better includes block of four C18 on 10/5/1933 first day cover, C18 on a 10/6/1933 Miami first day cover, lots of the first airmail frankings, Germany C36 on zeppelin picture postcard, and Germany C42on polar cover, mosty fresh, a great way to restock, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,200.00
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:53:50 EST
Sold For 1200

United States
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1256
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Cover Accumulation, 1880-1960. Thousands upon thousands of covers and cards, with postal stationery, picture postcards, many better covers as fronts only, corner ad covers, registered, Prexies, commemoratives, postage dues, precancels, and much more, terrific material for the internet or bourse dealer, mixed condition, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 500.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:54:27 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1257
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image U.S., World War 2 Related Covers, 1940-1946. Over (500) WWII related covers, includes VE covers, VJ covers, Pearl Harbor covers (10), 1946 Atomic Bomb Test covers, WWII patriotics including Crosbys, D-Day covers, and a whole volume of 1944 Philippine Issue first day covers with many different cachets, great lot for the internet or bourse dealer, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 2,200.00
Sold...US$ 2,200.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:55:16 EST
Sold For 2200

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1258
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image U.S., 3¢ Postal History, 1851-1868. Hundreds of 3¢ Washington covers, #11-#94, many even a #10 or two, includes fancy cancels including N.Y. City fancies, mourning covers, colored cancels, U.S. Express Mail, #11 with "Steam Ship" cancel, corner ad & illustrated covers, ladies's embossed covers, many with contents, blind embossed patriotics, a myriad of collectible sale able material, mixed condition, bid aggressively, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 2,400.00
Sold...US$ 2,400.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:55:40 EST
Sold For 2400

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1259
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Zeppelin Flight Cover Collection, 1930-1940. Over 100 covers, with 1936 Hindenburg from New York to Czechoslovakia,1925 U.S. New York to Bermuda, 1928 Graf Zeppelin New York to Germany, 1928 first "Round-The-World flight Los Angeles to Lakehurst, 1930 Spain to San Francisco, with a few U.S.S. Los Angeles covers to round out the collection, above average condition, please investigate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,400.00
Sold...US$ 1,400.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:56:24 EST
Sold For 1400
United States
Cover Collections

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1260
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S., Postal History Lot, 1860-1995. Hundreds of covers and cards presented in nineteen albums and two small plastic boxes, the range of material includes first day covers from 1930 and up including a collection of Overrun Countries, naval covers, picture postcards, cacheted event covers, postal stationery, Philippine covers, fancy cancels, cartoon cards, small autograph collection including Joe Dimaggio, plus a valuable collection of RFD covers and Christmas solicitation cards, should bring a few good bids, careful examination is required, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 15:56:53 EST
Sold For 800

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