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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Sale: 730

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
U.S. and Foreign

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1341
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. and Foreign, U.S. and Worldwide, Cover Accumulation, mostly late 19th to mid 20th centuries. Thousands of covers (mostly FDC's and Worldwide commercial mail) in two large bankers boxes, with a few albums and groups of many covers rubber banded together, there is some early U.S. postal cards, group of earlier U.S. first flights, 1930's-40's, a partial set of U.S. Famous American FDC's, some submarine event covers and more, this lot was only briefly examined for quick highlights, so who knows what will be here, this will be an interesting treasure hunting lot as the collection had everything in it from junk to treasure all mixed together and if these covers follow the pattern of the rest of the collection, you will find some good items scattered about, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 1,900.00
Sold...US$ 1,900.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:07:18 EST
Sold For 1900

United States
U.S. and Foreign

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1342
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image U.S. and Foreign, Cover Lot, 1873-2000. Thousands of covers and cards in desperate need of some organization, includes but not limited to mint & used postal stationery, APO's, first day covers, cacheted event covers, advertising, first flights, special delivery, picture postcards, revenue stamped paper on checks, revenues on checks, binder of 19th century postal history, a pleasant way to spend a weekend day, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:08:12 EST
Sold For 550

Miscellaneous
U.S. and Foreign

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1343
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. and Foreign, Ephemera Lot, 1775-1975. A terrific lot of thousands of items that includes cdvs cabinet photos, comic books, sheet music, 1936 Olympic program, advertising items, foreign bank checks, boy scouts, food labels, 1928 Antiques magazine, street maps, stock certificates, sixteen Edison records, Gone with the Wind book, newspapers, coins, documents and more, great flea market material, mixed condition, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:08:43 EST
Sold For 500

United States
U.S. and Foreign

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1344
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. and Foreign, Unique Mint & Used Collection Never to Be Repeated, 1900-2000. Mint & used U.S. & some foreign in nine albums, each page has stamps, cartoons, and/or drawings, resulting in a one of a kind presentation, the value is in the U.S. face with 3¢ to 29¢ denominations, have a laugh or two while you review this lot, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:09:17 EST
Sold For 250

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
U.S. and Foreign

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1345
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. and Foreign, Collection, 1878-1990. Housed in eight volumes and three boxes, we note a International Junior album with mint Canada 268-273, collection of airline baggage stickers, New York City picture postcards, U.S. postage, worldwide stamps mint & used, plate block & block collection, a web sellers dream, mixed condition, inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:09:57 EST
Sold For 250

United States
U.S. and Foreign

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1346
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. and Foreign, Collection, 1861-2005. An array of intriguing items, includes U.S. postal stationery, first day covers, cacheted event covers, railroad collection, cut squares, first flights, highway post offices, inauguration covers, revenue group, world wide collection of ships topical, world wide collection of ships topical, plenty of fun stuff to dig through, 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, 17:10:49 EST
Sold For 160


U.S. Possessions and U.N.

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1347
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. Possessions, Well-Filled Collection, 1855-1981. All in a Scott Specialty album; solid across the board, with extensive Philippines including Spanish, Japanese Occupation, "Victory" and independent issues; Puerto Rico a lovely array of Spanish-era Infantes, etc.; pretty Canal Zone, Guam and Hawaii, and Ryukyus including #1a-6a mint, a very lightly cancelled #E1, etc.; fresh throughout and sound, Fine to Very Fine with better, be sure to inspect.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 2,000.00
Sold...US$ 2,000.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:11:40 EST
Sold For 2000

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1348
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. Possessions, Collection with Strong Hawaii, 1860's-1930. Mostly hinged, with many stamps mounted in Scott National album, with Scott National pages and Hawaii on Hawaii Stamp Shop specialty pages, with DWI a couple imperf coat of arms, 11 mint, 13, Guam 1-5, 7-8, 10-11, Hawaii, a few early Kamehameha IV, several Kamehameha III and IV reprints and specimens, some better mint early banknote issues: 30-31, 33-34, 35-36, 38, 40-41, 44-47, 49, 48 used, 49 used, 52C mint, red Provisionals mostly complete to 12c, no dot after GOVT. 53b, 54b, 64b, black Provisionals mostly complete (only missing 12c), 75 flying goose variety used, 81 flying goose variety used, O1-6 mint and used sets, 6c and 18c Kahului Railroad stamps, R8, R12, R16 mint, great section of used stamps identified by town postmark with 90 stamps from banknote and 1894-99 Provisional issues, 25 mint and used envelopes stationary entires, group of mint and used envelope cut squares, 14 mint and used postal cards, with UX3 (2), UX6 two mint cards (one normal and one with overprint error, diagonally shifted away from indicia, UX7, UX9 used and group of 22 covers from earlier banknote to later 1894 Provisional issues, including two covers franked with #31, a useful collection with many great Hawaii pieces for the Specialist, some usual faults as you usually find with stamps of these climates, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 3,250.00
Sold...US$ 3,250.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:12:17 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1349
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. Possessions, Dealer Stock, 1864-1958. In two small black binders full of dealer tear pages, with Canal Zone 13c with shifted Panama overprint, 19d, 50 (2), 79, 94, 97, 103 block of four, 104 block of four, 120-35, Hawaii 34 (2), 52C, 53-64, 72, O1-6 and Philippines (U.S. Administration), overall condition appears better than usual generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $6,000+ Estimate $1,200 - 1,800. Suggested Bid $1,200-1,800 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,200-1,800

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


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:13:06 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1350
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. Possessions, Mint & Used Collection, 1864-1972. Mounted on Scott pages in a binder, Canal Zone mint includes 4-6, 16-20, 37, 94, 120-135, J1-J2 (2), Cuba, Danish West Indies, Guam 1-2, 5-8, 10, Hawaii mint & used 30-34, 37-41, 68, 72, Philippines 219, C18-C28, E1, valuable and sale able lot, mixed condition, review, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:13:40 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1351
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image U.S. Possessions, Collection, 1850's-1940's. In old binder of home-made pages, containing: Canal Zone 9 block of four with CANAI var on one stamp, 11 block of four with inverted M on one stamp, 12 block of four with ZONF variety on one stamp, 13 block of four, 14 pair and block of four, 17b block of four, Guam 7, Hawaii a 1¢ numeral and 13¢ missionary that should be checked for authenticity, 31 (2 mint), 33 used with inverted "HI" cancel, 34 (2 mint), Philippines E2 mint. A nice little specialized mini collection with several interesting pieces that could bring interest to even the advanced collector., usual mixed condition generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $350 - 500. Suggested Bid $350-500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $350-500

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:14:13 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1352
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Canal Zone, Mostly Mint Collection, 1904-61. Mounted on White Ace pages, includes mint #4-10, 9-10, 11-13, 14, 16-17, 18-20, 21, 22-26, 27-30, 31-35, 36-37, 38-41, 49-51, 55-57, 70-81, 84-91, CO1-CO7, J1-J2, J4-J6, J7-J9, J10-J11, J14, J15-J17, J18-J20, O1-O9; used #48; an attractive collection needing only a handful for completion, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. Suggested Bid $750-1,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $750-1,000

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:15:07 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1353
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Canal Zone, First Day & Event Cachet Cover Collection. Over 400 first day covers, all cacheted, many different cachets with blocks of four, better includes #56 canceled with blue oval "W.R. Grace & Co./Jul 7-1927/S/S "Santa Elisa", picture postcards, cacheted event covers, first day covers, 25th Anniversary covers, a wonderful opportunity for dealers and collectors alike, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:15:45 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1354
Symbol:
Cat No: 55, 56, 66, 66b

image Hawaii, Sheets & Part Sheets (Scott 55, 56, 66, 66b). #66 sheet of fifty with variety at position 6, missing top selvedge,appears NH with two small hinging on face at sides, fresh, #55 block of forty NH and #56 sheet of fifty missing top selvedge, top five stamps flaws, no gum, scarce item for the Hawaii dealer or collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,035 Estimate $400 - 600. Suggested Bid $400-600 (Image)

Suggested Bid $400-600

Opening US$ 350.00
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:16:19 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1355
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Philippines, First Day Cover Collection. Over 300 first day & cacheted covers, with first flights, Opening Games commemoratives, first day postal rates, NJ1, with lots of Occupations and postal stationery, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:17:22 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1356
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image United Nations, Mint Collection, 1951-2010. With all three offices present, includes inscription blocks, 145 (100), Chagall miniature sheets and full sheets, souvenir cards, aerogramms, postal cards, first day covers, 262 (800), 1½¢ (2) Blue Green, 1951, N.Y. precancel (687) examples, Scott $37,785, an excellent lot with terrific potential, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200. Suggested Bid $800-1,200 (Image)

Suggested Bid $800-1,200

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:17:57 EST
Sold For 450

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Great Britain

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1357
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Great Britain, The Wyon Medal and the Penny Black, 1837-40. This extensive collection illuminates the prehistory of the Penny Black and its iconic portrait of a young Queen Victoria. The bust, based on an engraving by William Wyon, was most famous prior to 1840 as the obverse of "The Wyon Medal", produced to celebrate Victoria's attendance of the annual Mayoralty banquet at Guildhall in the City of London. Encompassing both numismatics and philately, the collection here offered documents the full scope of the Wyon Victoria. Beginning with contemporary medals (close to 50, including two Guildhall medals), coins and decorative objects, along with Penny Black usages (39 covers), the holdings also include the centenary and sesquicentenary celebrations of the Black, with other modern philatelic items as well.

There are nearly 50 contemporary medals utilizing the Wyon bust, including two Guildhall medals (one copper, one silver), plus British National Stamp Show/Stampex mementos or awards (various medals) from the 1980s-90s. Also featured are two large bois durci cameos, one of Victoria, the matching Albert, along with a 1985-86 National Postal Museum Wedgwood Sweets Dish (white on black; #80 of 1000 issued) and a Crimea campaign medal set into bottom of a silver finger bowl(?). A fun, and unexpected, item is a letterpress metal plate (mounted and ready for printing) of four oversized "Penny Blacks" in denominations of 5p, 10p, 15p and 50p, all with a "Postal Strike" banner across the lower right corner (when printed).

The stamps include 39 Penny Black covers (one a horizontal pair, one alongside a 1d Red) plus five singles off-piece. These show a range of cancels (from devilish to Pollock-esque) and usages (including a turned letter and several stamps severely cut down, perhaps as a means of reusing the "mint" portion of a stamp to defraud the Post Office).

A "VR"-lettered example is included as well (whose printing looks slightly metallic), along with three Penny Red covers—including one addressed to Rowland Hill in Bayswater—and four 2d Blue singles in shades plus a cover. You'll also find an imitation copper printing plate, a Penny Black Albert (possibly the work of François Fournier), a Penny Red on (perhaps) Penny Black printer's waste (in need of further research!), etc., etc. Many of the Penny Black covers are to well-known persons of the time, and come with biographical information. There are also several examples of pre-adhesive postal markings, including a forged 1808 "Crown Free" cover (charged 4d postage).

The Classics are accompanied by a binder of material from the 1940 and 1990 celebrations of the Penny Black with a wide array of covers—UK mostly, but Canada and US noted as well. Certainly the most eye-catching is a multi-franked 1940 Centenary Registered cover, including a Penny Black, a perforated Penny Red, plus two later surface-printed Queen Victorias, a King Edward VII, four King George Vs, a King Edward VIII plus three King George VIs—many in red and all bearing the red Exhibition cancel honoring the Red Cross.

Two stunning items are plate proofs on card of the Penny Black, sans corner letters, both signed Robson Lowe. One is inscribed in pencil "1st Proof—upper lip too heavily shaded./1.11.39"; the second "2nd proof. November 16th, 1939."

Bringing us up to the modern era, there is a Fleetwood "Best of the Penny Black Sesquicentennial Stamps" by Charity Boxall (Jeffery Matthews, designer), with virtually all the singles and souvenir sheets issued around the world on the 150th, plus material from the Smithsonian Postal Museum's "The Queen's Own" Exhibit.

And if all that weren't enough…may we introduce you to the stamp snake? This tempting serpent, housed safely in its own display box, measures 25 inches overall, with its 21 5/8-inch body composed of hundreds of stamps (most Penny Reds from a cautious peek—though we see some blue in there as well) removed from envelopes, their corners cropped to varying degrees to produce the taper of the snake's body from head to tail, and strung together on a central line of cotton. Among the clippings and reprints in this lot are several pieces on stamp snakes (one 11 feet long and seven years in the making!). So for all you wondering what to do with those duplicates and space-fillers….

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On 9 November 1837, Queen Victoria traveled from Buckingham Palace to the City of London. The young Queen, not yet enthroned five months, continued the royal tradition of attending the annual Mayoralty banquet at Guildhall at the invitation of the Lord Mayor, the Right Hon. John Cowan, and the Corporation. Her entourage departed the Palace at 2:00 p.m., making its way across town along rapturous crowd-lined streets, arriving at Temple Bar to be greeted by the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, along with a deputation of six members of the Court of Common Council. The entire party proceeded thence to Guildhall where, following a ceremony of speeches, dinner was announced at 5:20 p.m., and, having dined and toasted, the Queen set off on her return to Buckingham Palace at 8:30 p.m.

To commemorate this visit, William Wyon, R.A., an engraver of the Royal Mint, sculpted a commemorative medal, whose obverse featured the head of Her Majesty, with a tiara, to the left, with VICTORIA REGINA the legend. The reverse portrayed the front of the Guildhall, surmounted by the royal standard; the exergue below reading IN HONOUR OF HER MAJESTY'S VISIT TO THE CORPORATION OF LONDON 9th NOV: 1837. The medal measures 2.15 inches in diameter. Officials record three struck in gold, 120 in silver and 350 in bronze.

As proud as Wyon was of his work (he distributed specimens to prospective clients, including other European royals), perhaps even he would be surprised at the latitude and longevity of his 1834 likeness of a then-15-year-old Princess Victoria. For beyond the event-specific medal, his likeness of the queen was used on military decorations for service in the Crimea, the Baltic, China and South Africa, among other theaters; on exposition and diplomatic medals, student prizes, awards for excellence in various fields; and further on book bindings, wall plaques, perfume bottles, jewelry, Wedgwood…any decorative piece imaginable.

But it is as the basis of the Penny Black that it saw its most widespread and popular usage. Rowland Hill, instigator of British postal reforms, felt it a "foregone conclusion" that the first stamp portray the queen, whose portrait should have the added benefit of instilling in the public "a taste for fine art." Wyon's sculpted bust was taken by Edward Henry Corbould and turned into a watercolor drawing for Perkins Bacon & Co. in mid-October 1837, already working with Hill. Corbould's drawing was then transcribed by engravers Charles and Frederick Heath into the stamp we all know and crave today.

Perhaps the greatest fan of the bust was Victoria herself, who never allowed another portrait of herself to appear on stamps or stationery during her long reign. (In the Post, at least, the queen never aged.).
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000. Suggested Bid $10,000-15,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $10,000-15,000

Opening US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:24:31 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1358
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Great Britain, Majestic Mint Collection, 1881-2010. Housed in one Davo and four KaBe albums, each pristine and slipcased; Victorians spotty, but virtually complete from Edward on; note Edward definitives to the 5s value, a selection of Seahorses, Empire Exhibition issues, Silver Wedding, George VI to the £1, Wildings, Castles, phosphor and paper varieties, Machins galore, strips and blocks, booklet panes, souvenir sheets, Postage Dues complete, Regional Issues, Channel Island Occupation issues, etc., etc.; vibrant color and crisp printing throughout, Very Fine overall, well worth inspecting.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000. Suggested Bid $3,500-5,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $3,500-5,000

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


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:25:10 EST
Sold For 2500

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1359
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Great Britain, Collection, 1840-1999. A total of nine albums plus some loose Scott Specialty pages, of Great Britain, Guernsey, a couple British Commonwealth Omnibus albums and various offices on loose Scott pages, with the best album on Davo pages from 1840-1992, containing 1 (2), 26 (5), 27-28, 37-42, 43, 45, 48, 49 and 54 on large piece, 51 (3), 52, 55, 60, 64, 64a, 69-71, 73, 78-87 (80 is mint), 96 mint, 96, 98-107, 108, 109 mint, 111-22, 124, 127-38, 139-40, 179-81, 209 mint, 222-24, 286-89 mint, group of officials, J34-38 mint, diverse group of Machins, some revenue stamped paper cut squares, plus two albums of parallel collections of quadrille pages from early surface prints to postage issues of 1999, another Great Britain album from early surface prints to 1989 with 27, 32 (2), 34 (2), 39, 42, 43 (5 of various plate numbers), 50, 58 from several different plate numbers, 66, 67 (4 of various plate numbers), 87, 139-40, 173, 179-80, Queen Mother 80th Birthday Omnibus issues, QEII 1977 Silver Jubilee Omnibus issues, Great Britain Middle East Forces 14-26, 27-33, J1-10, Tripolitania 14-26, 27-34, J1-10, offices in Morocco 246-62, 531-45, 550-58, Guernsey Collection 1979-1987, an album of Isle of Man from 1958-1980's and finally an album with images of Great Britain stamp on postal cards, mixed condition, with some typical faults among the early issues, modern issues appear mostly sound with much face value postage, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. Suggested Bid $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $3,000-4,000

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


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:25:50 EST
Sold For 2200
Sale No: 730
Lot No: 1360
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Great Britain, The Prince of Wales Mint and Used Collection, 1840-1997. A seriously respectable collection, beginning with some strong Victorians (such as #5-7), generally missing the high values (possibly a few small condition issues in earliest), but from 1930 onwards appears complete for almost seven decades, on Edifil Hingeless pages in three Deluxe binders with slipcases. Large catalogue value and high face value in later issues! generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 1,600.00
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Nov-01-2019, 17:26:08 EST
Sold For 1600

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