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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Sale: 731

United States
1938 Presidential Issue: The Collection of Richard

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 741
Symbol:
Cat No: 824

image 1938, 19¢ Presidential (Scott 824), solo registered usage: stamp tied by mute cancel on cover addressed to Milwaukee, WI; totally non-philatelic and thus rare and desirable, as there are just a handful of ways to make a properly paid 19¢ rate, here comprising the 15¢ Registry fee, plus 3¢ First-Class postage plus 1¢ surcharge for unindemnified excess value; two Port Washington, WI, Registered daters (Sept. 15, 1943) and same-day Milwaukee receiver on reverse; paper clip stains at top center, still Fine to Very Fine or better, a truly elusive cover, ex Suffet.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

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


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:04:54 EST
Sold For 2000

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 742
Symbol:
Cat No: 825

image 1938, 20¢ Presidential (Scott 825), on cover from New York to Greece, Returned: on oversized envelope, 20 Garfields (three pairs plus 16 singles), plus three 50¢ Tafts (#831) on corner ad cover addressed to Athens; stamps tied by multiple strikes of New York, NY, GPO duplexes dated Feb. 17, 1941; endorsed in red "Via Transatlantic Clipper Air Mail" at lower left; boxed "Not Opened/by/Censor" handstamp lower right contradicted by Egyptian censor's bilingual tape at left and violet handstamp at center; boxed "No Service" and multiple boxed "Retour" handstamps on face; reverse, interestingly, sports a Victoria, Hong Kong, 1 MR 41 handstamp plus a "Returned Letter Office/30 AU/41/Hong Kong" dater as well; paper wrinkles and edge flaws as to be expected from this round-the-world cover, Fine to Very Fine, a great item for the wartime postal historian.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:05:06 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 743
Symbol:
Cat No: 827

image 1938, 22¢ Presidential (Scott 827), solo airmail special delivery usage, stamp tied by Saint Paul, MN, machine cancel (Nov. 3, 1945) on cover addressed to New Brunswick, NJ, with violet "Via Air Mail/Special Delivery" handstamp at lower left, Very Fine, a magnificent example of this scarce franking.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 950.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:05:19 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 744
Symbol:
Cat No: 827

image 1938, 22¢ Presidential (Scott 827), solo usage on Cornell University Athletic Association pre-printed Registered cover addressed to Buffalo; stamp tied by mute oval cancel and pays 3¢ postage, 15¢ Registry fee, 3¢ return receipt, and 1¢ surcharge for $50 unindemnified value; Oct. 30, 1941, Ithaca plus Oct. 30 and 31 Buffalo Registered daters on reverse, Very Fine, one of the rarest solo usages, ex Suffet.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

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


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:05:39 EST
Sold For 1900

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 745
Symbol:
Cat No: 828

image 1938, 24¢ Presidential (Scott 828), on airmail cover to Canton, China, a rather exotic combination of stamps to pay the 70¢ per ½-ounce airmail rate to China in 1946, the 24¢ pair and 22¢ single (#827) tied by Aug. 18 Scarsdale, NY, duplexes; cover addressed to Dr. James Henry of the UNRRA in Shameen, Canton; light Sept. 5 Chinese roller slogan cancel on reverse, Very Fine, ex Suffet.
Estimate $500 - 750

Imaged on p. 289 of Rustad, "The Prexies"
. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 300.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:05:54 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 746
Symbol:
Cat No: 832

image 1938, $1 Presidential (Scott 832), on combination rate cover sent from Puerto Rico to the Philippine Islands, a sensational, and certainly incredibly scarce, combination rate cover from one US Possession to another; postage paid by horizontal pair of Wilsons plus 30¢ Fourth Bureau Issue (#700) and 10¢ Planes-and-Map Airmail (#C7), all tied by multiple strikes of San Juan, Puerto Rico duplex dated Aug. 2, 1940; typewritten endorsement "Per Air Mail All Throughout" at top center, with Manila Aug. 14 receiver on reverse; the $2.40 equals four times the 10¢ per ½-ounce Puerto Rico-US Airmail rate plus the 50¢ per ½-ounce US to Philippines Airmail rate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600

Imaged in "The Prexies" (Rustad), p. 318
. Suggested Bid $400-600 (Image)

Suggested Bid $400-600

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:07:34 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 747
Symbol:
Cat No: 833

image 1938, $2 Presidential (Scott 833), used on censored airmail cover sent from Staten Island, New York to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the very fresh Harding and additional pair of 20¢ Garfields (#825), tied by three strikes of New York, NY, Church Street Annex duplexes; Censor tape at left, with paper tape and two 1942 Christmas Seals sealing the back flap; cover slightly reduced at right on opening (stamps and markings unaffected), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600. Suggested Bid $400-600 (Image)

Suggested Bid $400-600

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:07:58 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 748
Symbol:
Cat No: 833

image 1938, $2 Presidential (Scott 833), on cover from New York to Shanghai, tied, along with 10¢ Tyler (#815), by one of two strikes of July 18, 1946, New York Church Street Station duplex, as well as by July 31 Shanghai slogan roller cancel (repeated as well on reverse); cover appears reduced at left, but is complete and sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600. Suggested Bid $400-600 (Image)

Suggested Bid $400-600

Opening US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:08:10 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 749
Symbol:
Cat No: 833

image 1938, $2 Presidential (Scott 833), solo usage with stamp tied by light, face-free target cancel with Livorno, Italy, 28.3.52 bridge dater alongside; cover, with "S/S President Harding" corner, addressed to Superior, WI, sent Airmail Special Delivery; April 1 receiver on reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:08:29 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 750
Symbol:
Cat No: 833

image 1938, $2 Presidential (Scott 833), on bank tag, $2, 50¢ (#831) and 13¢ (#818) all tied by single mute oval, with Wilmington, VT Registered receiver (Aug. 11, 1947) alongside; sent same day from the Brattleboro branch of the Vermont-Peoples National Bank, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 100.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:08:45 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 751
Symbol:
Cat No: 834

image 1938, $5 Presidential (Scott 834), unique non-philatelic solo usage on a large portion of a waterproof parcel wrapper sent via Airmail Parcel Post; "Army-Air Force Postal Service/500/APO" four-bar cancel reveals this was mailed from an army base in Japan (no date); Tillioum, Washington, arrival dated Aug. 9, 1956 on front, along with straightline "Air Mail" and "Passed Free/U.S. Customs/Airport Office/Seattle, Wash." handstamps at lower left, Fine to Very Fine, the only reported non-philatelic solo use of the $5 Prexie, ex Suffet.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

The crowning addition to any collection of 20th century commercial, Prexie or solo covers
. Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500

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


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:09:06 EST
Sold For 3500

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 752
Symbol:
Cat No: 834

image 1938, $5 Presidential (Scott 834), on registered cover, with the 3¢ First-Class postage, 35¢ Registry fee, $4.62 surcharge for unindemnified excess value and 4¢ return receipt fee paid by a single $5 Coolidge plus two 2¢ Nations United for Victory (#907), all tied by two mute double-ring ovals; straightline "Registered Mail" and "Return Receipt Requested" handstamps at lower left front; reverse with "New York, N.Y./12•    27/1946/Reg'y Div." origin in black and same-day "Church St." and next-day "Gracie Sta." daters in violet; corner ad cover for William Holzman & Co., their impressed red wax seal on reverse, imaged in Rustad, The Prexies, p. 330, Very Fine, one of the finest #834 covers available, ex Suffet.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

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


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:09:43 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 753
Symbol:
Cat No: 803-834, 839-851

image 1938, Presidential issue, balance of the Richard Levy collection (Scott 803-834, 839-851), Handsomely presented in three large binders, the series is arranged in denomination order, with singles (many with shades), plate blocks (of many of the plates used over the years), First Day Covers variously cacheted, varieties and oddities, plus usages (solo, single, and mixed).

Stamp highlights include a striking 1¢ foldover horizontal strip of 22 (the full sheet width plus gutter plus additional column at right); complete panes of the ½¢ and 1½¢ Canal Zone overprint; 1½¢ St. Louis MO precancels (pairs and a complete pane) showing the part-perforated and imperforate-between varieties; 1½¢ plate block #22880, the second "8" inverted; all three printings of the $1 (#832, 832c, 832g); doctor blade errors, etc.

Nearly every possible usage is here, with Registered, Censored, Airmail, Special Delivery, Certified, Insured, Return Receipt…sometimes with multiple rates on a single cover. There are perfins on cover, a Permit Postage payment form, a couple two-country frankings, even several wartime covers from Alaska and Hawaii to the mainland, which were censored (apparently Territory status didn't warrant trust). Destinations include the usual Hawaii/Alaska/Europe suspects, but we also find Belgian Congo, DWI (a couple decades late!!), Brazil, Curacao, Ecuador, Thailand (returned)…even the Bronx.

Solo usages abound, including many of the difficult to rare denominations; we note 4½¢ sheet, 7¢, 11¢, 16¢ (3!), and $1 (2!!).

The collection holds over 360 covers (including First Days), with highlights including a 3¢ on White House invitation from Eleanor Roosevelt with all enclosures; a 3¢ First Day Cover with pre-Eye and both Electric Eye types; 4½¢ sidewise coil strip of six including a line pair, on Esso Touring Service First-Class Mail piece; 4½¢ plate block on Registered cover; 15¢ (strip of three plus 5¢) to Germany, Returned, "Service Suspended", with the rarely seen interior notice Form OC-12; 50¢ solo on Honolulu Advertiser corner card cover, and much, much more., Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

Imaged in full online. You'll see numerous empty spaces for covers, but fret not: they're all offered in this sale.

A magnificent, substantial start to an award-winning Prexies exhibition.
Suggested Bid $10,000-15,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $10,000-15,000

Opening US$ 6,500.00
Sold...US$ 6,500.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:10:11 EST
Sold For 6500


1939-1944 Issues

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 754
Symbol:
Cat No: 853

image 1939, 3¢ New York World's Fair (Scott 853), two FDCs bearing the first Art Craft cachet, one a single, the other a block of 4; the block cover addressed to C.E. Nickles, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 100.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:10:48 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 755
Symbol:
Cat No: 925

image 1944, 3¢ Philippines (Scott 925), special First Day Cover with Postmaster General's embossed Official Business corner card and bearing a plate block of the stamp and a large, bronze-toned embossed seal of the Philippines; signed by Postmaster General, Frank C. Walker and by Philippine President, Sergio Osmeña; addressed with a small address label to Jess Harraman, Director Parcel Post, Wasington 25, D.C., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:11:04 EST
Sold For 150


Airmail and Other Back-of-the-Book Issues

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 756
Symbol:

image Pioneer Airmail Flights, 1911-13, group of four (AAMC numbers): #3a - real photo postcard flown Sep 28; #41a - flown souvenir postcard postmarked Jul 22, badly damaged; #51 - flown souvenir postcard with stamp tied by very faint magenta special cancel; and #73a - souvenir postcard flown Sep 11, corner with stamp missing; also includes a multicolor picture postcard featuring "Wilbur Wright's Aeroplane" in flight, postmarked Langville, O., Apr 13, 1910.
Estimate $200 - 300. Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:11:18 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 757
Symbol:
Cat No: C11

image Airmail, 1928, 5¢ Beacon (Scott C11), tied by a bold Christmas day Chicago duplex on an Airmail envelope with a marvelous J. Max Golding Merry Christmas/Happy New Year label featuring the design of the 5¢ Beacon Airmail; addressed to Springfield, Ill. and backstamped there, also on Christmas day, Extremely Fine. An extraordinary cover for both the Christmas and the 5¢ Beacon collector.
Estimate $350 - 500. Suggested Bid $350-500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $350-500

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:11:50 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 758
Symbol:

image Airmail, 1929 (Nov. 28-29), Byrd South Pole Expedition Flight, 5¢ Airmail entire with additional 5¢ Ericsson & 5¢ Beacon tied by Feb 19, 1930 "City of New York" duplex cancels and addressed to Lewis E. McFadden; there are multiple handstamped cachets on the front and back and the cover is signed on the back by Byrd, pilots Bernt Balchen and Harold I. June, and photographer Ashley McKinley, and on the front by radioman Richard W. Konter; enclosed is the original "Little America/Warm Greetings from a Cold Country" dated Jan 1, 1930 and letterhead with various Expedition greetings to McFadden and signed by Konter., Very Fine and rare.
AAMC TO-1100.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:12:10 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 759
Symbol:
Cat No: C13

image Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), vertical pair tied to cover with Lakehurst, N.J. machine cancel, on flown cover with appropriate flight cachets, typed addressed to Friedrichshafen, Germany, interesting blue airmail cachet; slight toning from envelope adhesive, Very Fine.
Scott $310.
Estimate $250 - 350. Suggested Bid $250-350 (Image)

Suggested Bid $250-350

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:12:33 EST
Sold For 200
Sale No: 731
Lot No: 760
Symbol:
Cat No: C14

image Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), tied to scarce post card with Varick St. Sta. N.Y. machine slogan cancel, on flown post card with appropriate flight cachets, manuscript address to Medford, Massachusetts, interesting hand drawn card design; a little light corner wear, Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400. Suggested Bid $300-400 (Image)

Suggested Bid $300-400

Opening US$ 225.00
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 16:12:55 EST
Sold For 225

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