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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Sale: 731

United States
Advertising/Illustrated Covers

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 641
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image [Circus] The Great London Circus, 3¢ (207) tied by indistinct town cancel to illustrated ad cover of elephants addressed to Philadelphia PA; reduced at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Sanger's Great London Circus & Menagerie, originated by Lord George Sanger in Great Britain.
Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 120.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:21:14 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 642
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image [Circus] Kleckner & Co Monster Circus & Menagerie, 3¢ (207) tied with illegible blue town cancel, on illustrated ad featuring Zebra & Horses, cover addressed to Phillippi WV, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500

Later merged with Conklin Brothers to form Great Commonwealth Circus
. Suggested Bid $350-500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $350-500

Opening US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:21:29 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 643
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image [Circus] Lancaster MO, The Howe's Great London Circus, 2¢ tied by 1922 Montgomery Al machine cancel tied to multicolored illustrated ad cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

Started in the 1850's by Seth B. Howes and toured England as Howe's Great American Circus. Continued over the years under several years under several ownerships and changes in title until the 1908 when Mugivan & Bowers used the name for a railroad show until 1922
. Suggested Bid $250-350 (Image)

Suggested Bid $250-350

Opening US$ 130.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:21:42 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 644
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image [Circus] London England, Chas. Lee's Shows, 2¢ (213) tied by Horsehead NY town cancel to illustrated ad cover addressed to Perceville NY; reduced at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 100.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:21:54 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 645
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image [Circus] Montgomery Queen's Mammoth Menagerie & Circus, 3¢ (158) tied by blue cork with matching "Due 5", on illustrated ad with your for the circus, addressed to New York City, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

Bought equipment from Adam Forepaugh & began operations in 1873. Queen sold out in 1878 after a sucessful and extensive tour of the west
. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:22:08 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 646
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image [Circus] MT Zion IA, Van Amburgh & Co's Mammoth Menagerie & Circus Combined, 3¢ (65) canceled by grid with Mt Zion IA town cancel, on illustrated circus ad cover addressed to Harrisburgh IN, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600

Established by Issac Van Amburgh, the first important wild animal trainer in America. After Van Amburgh's death in 1865 the circus was continued by his manger Hyatt Frost until 1885 when the name was leased to Ringling Brothers.
Suggested Bid $400-600 (Image)

Suggested Bid $400-600

Opening US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:22:21 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 647
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image [Circus] NYC, Barnum & Van Amburgh Museum and Managerie Co, 3¢ (65) canceled by blue target with NYC town cancel, on illustrated ad cover of circus wagon addressed to Harrisburgh IN, with illustrated letterhead of Barnum's Zoological American Hall Museum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:22:43 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 648
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image [Circus] Potisi MO, Van Amburgh & Co's Two Menageries, 3¢ (65) canceled by circular grid with Potisi MO town cancel, on illustrated circus ad cover addressed to Rockford IL; reduced at right affecting stamp, stains along bottom edge, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350. Suggested Bid $250-350 (Image)

Suggested Bid $250-350

Opening US$ 130.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:23:02 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 649
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image [Circus] Quincy IL, Great Forepaugh Show, 3¢ (207) canceled with Quincy IL town cancel, on illustrated ad cover addressed to Dubuque IA; tiny edge tears at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

Merged with the Sells Brothers in 1896
. Suggested Bid $250-350 (Image)

Suggested Bid $250-350

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:23:15 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 650
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image [Circus] Remington IN, Hilliard, Hunting & Demott's Great Pacific Circus, 3¢ (184) canceled with Remington IN hexagon town cancel, on illustrated wild animal cover with additional allover illustrated ad on reverse, addressed to Orwell OH, with circus letterhead, magnificent!! Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:23:30 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 651
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image [Circus] Sweetwater TX, Sells Floto Circus, #583 block of (10) tied to ad cover by black rectangular cancels with multicolored ad with clown & performers, addressed to Chicago IL, spectacular design; opened on three sides, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350. Suggested Bid $250-350 (Image)

Suggested Bid $250-350

Opening US$ 130.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:23:39 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 652
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image [Circus] Yankee Robinson Circus, 3¢ (26) tied by Minneapolis M.T.an 4 1858 cover with illustration and ad on reverse, addressed to Knightstown IN; light soiling, Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

Established by Robinson in 1854 as a tent show giving a circus in the after noon and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at night. By 1860 he went on the road with a wagon circus until 1876 when it failed. in 1884 Ringling Brothers retained him as an adviser. Robinson died the same year
. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:23:51 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 653
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image [Colleges & Universities] Notre Dame University, a fabulous collection of eight all-over illustrated covers in various sizes, colors and designs, all mailed from Notre Dame, Ind. to the same recipient in Detroit; four are franked with a 3¢ rose (65), two with 2¢ Black Jacks (73) (one a single, one a pair), and two with a 3¢ Pictorial (114), the last two with duplex cancels (one is actually St. Mary's Academy, which is also in Notre Dame, Ind.), the other six with a double circle datestamp and a grid of diamonds; the two Black Jack covers have unsealed flaps, the rest are neatly opened at the top. A choice, Very Fine-Extremely Fine selection of the ever-popular university.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 2,600.00
Sold...US$ 2,600.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:24:17 EST
Sold For 2600

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 654
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image [Expositions] 1853 Crystal Palace Exposition of the Industry of all Nations, tabloid sized 4-page circular featuring a fabulous, half-page illustration of a Crowd in front of the Crystal Palace by Richardson-Cox of New York; the circular was published by John Warrin's Needles, Cutlery, and Fishing Tackle; it is a self-mailer, folded to cover size with printed "Circular on the address panel and postmarked with a red "New-York, Paid 1 Ct., May 3" c.d.s. and mailed to Rochester, Mich.; bit of soiling along folds on outside, still Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:24:37 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 655
Symbol:

image [Guns] Thunderbolt Rifle, T.B. Leavenworth, Detroit, Mich., illustrated corner card cover franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by a target cancel with a Detroit, Mich. double circle datestamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500. Suggested Bid $350-500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $350-500

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:24:52 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 656
Symbol:

image [Guns] Winchester Repeating Rifles, Shotguns and Single Shot Rifles, multicolor illustrated ad on cover franked with 2¢ carmine (301) tied by "Ithaca, Feb 24 03, Mich." machine cancel, to Detroit, backstamped Detroit the same day; small piece of top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 120.00
Sold...US$ 120.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:25:05 EST
Sold For 120

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 657
Symbol:

image [Hotel] Biddle House Hotel, Detroit, a pretty embossed cameo-style corner card in blue on a small amber cover franked with a nearly four-margin 3¢ dull red (11) tied by a light "Detroit, Mich., 3 Paid, Apr 11" c.d.s.; small corner tear at lower right, still Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:25:18 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 658
Symbol:

image [Hotel] Jacksonville FL, St. James Hotel, 3¢ (207) tied by cork cancel with Jacksonville FL c.d.s., on illustrated ad cover for hotel, addressed to Kingston FL; roughly opened at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 100.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:25:29 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 659
Symbol:

image [Michigan] National Hotel, Detroit, a beautiful embossed cameo-style corner card in blue on a small cover franked with a four-margin 3¢ dull red (11) tied by a clear "Detroit, Mich., 3 Paid, Apr 4" c.d.s., with original letter datelined 1856; flap tear, still Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350. Suggested Bid $250-350 (Image)

Suggested Bid $250-350

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:25:43 EST
Sold For 275
Sale No: 731
Lot No: 660
Symbol:
Cat No: 114

image [Michigan] Straits of Mackinac (Scott 114), a marvelous illustrated corner card cover featuring a Map of the Straits of Mackinaw[sic], Mackinaw City and Mackinaw[sic] Island franked with a 1¢ ultramarine (114) tied by a target cancel and a "Duncan Mich., Dec 20" c.d.s.; to Marquette Mich., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine. An exceptional 1869 Pictorial advertising cover.
Estimate $400 - 600. Suggested Bid $400-600 (Image)

Suggested Bid $400-600

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 15:26:03 EST
Sold For 500

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