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Philatelic Literature

Philatelic Literature
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3281 Bacon, E.D., "The Line-engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain Printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co.", Vol. 1-2, 1920, published by Chas. Nissen & Co., Ltd, includes the 15 collotype plates, slight bit of wear on the binding but pages almost as new, a Very Fine set of this important work

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150

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:53 AM
3282 Fournier, Fran+ºois: L'Union Philatelique de Gen+¿ve, Album de Fac-Similes, 1928, complete album in original blue binder, copy no. 17 of 475, re-bound, few pages at front some light foxing, very few items missing, but includes the 12 "Pages R+¬serv+¬es Aux Experts", with hundreds of additional "Obliterations", "Surcharges" and "E'Preuve des Cliches dont les Timbres N'Existant Plus au Stock". Legendary album with the famous Fournier reproductions, since the majority of all albums were taken apart, such complete albums are now a rarity of high philatelic and bibliophilic value

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1,500

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:53 AM
3283 Wilson, Sir John: "The Royal Philatelic Collection", Dropmore Press, London - the until today probably unsurpassed luxury work of philatelic Literature, the original edition from 1952, cover with light scuffing at the edges and toning, some interleaves creased, otherwise excellent condition

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200

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:54 AM
3284 United States Literature and Auction Catalogue Accumulation, privately bound sets of Siegel Rarity Sales 1964-81 with PR, "Josiah K Lilly Collection" 1967-68 (10 parts with prospectus and PR), Phillips & Kennett "Arthur Hind United States" (1933) with photos (removed from the separate catalog and inserted in a sleeve at the back of the binder), John W Kaufmann "Gems of Philately" 1977-86 with PR, Robbins Auctions 1975-86 with stamps, postal history and literature (with PR), also the house-bound set of HR Harmer "Caspary United States", Patton "Private Local Posts of the United States" (`1967), Luff "Postage Stamps of the United States, Postmaster Provisionals and Government Issues", the journal "Curiosity Collector" for 1888-92, a bound volume of assorted US pamphlets including Perry & Hall "Centenary of the First Adhesive Postage Stamps in the US", Brookman "The 1847 Issue of US Stamps", Brazer "Historical Catalog of US Stamp Essays and Proofs - The 1847 Issue", the 1990 Siegel sale of the "Brazer Collection of US Essays and Proofs", etc., some PR are photocopies, each almost as new

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200

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:55 AM
3284A Advanced Philatelic Library, includes most of the classics: Brookman (three volume Lindquist autographed and three volume Philips), Johl-+s 20th Century (four volumes, two signed), Johl-+s 1902-1935 Quarterman reprint, PF Opinions I-VI plus index, White-+s Color In Philately, Bakers-+ US Classics, Sloane-+s Column, HR Harmer Caspary United States sales (blue bound volume), Rose-+s Classic Imperfs handbook, Harry F. Allen Collection of Black Jacks (signed by Lane), Brookman-+s Banknotes (Triad reprint), Armstrong-+s W-F-+s and coils, Schmid-+s W-F Expert-+s Book, Priester-+s Beer Stamps, Micarelli, West-+s Revenue and Match & Medicine, Chase-+s Classic US (Herst 1962 reprint), Stevenson/Brookman-+s Grills (Triad reprint), and some PF Bulletins, most everything you could want to start a classic United States library, lovely condition, consider shipping costs while bidding

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100

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:55 AM
3284B General Interest Stamp Library, two large cartons with many classic and useful books, including titles by all of the "greats" (Herst, Datz, etc), as well as a 5th edition AAMC, several books about PNCs, Linn's handbooks including the set of "Philatelic Gems," good condition throughout, a wonderful assortment for someone looking to jump-start their library, complete inventory available upon request, please consider the cost of shipping when bidding

50

SOLD for $50.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:55 AM

United States Postal History

Stampless Covers - Free Franks
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3285 imageGeorge Washington (1732-99; American General and 1st President of the United States), free frank "President U.S." as President on Dec. 3, 1793 folded letter from Philadelphia Pa. addressed in his hand to "Andrew Ellicott, George Town Md., Philadelphia" a "3 DE" Franklin mark with matching "FREE" rating handstamp, letter written and signed by his secretary Tobias Lear reading "Dear Sir, The President directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter to him of the 26 Ultimo, and to request your acceptance of his best thanks for the almanac which you had the politeness to send him, and which the President hopes may answer the good end interested by its calculations. With very great esteem, I am, Dear Sir, Your Most Ovient. Serv. Tobias Lear", Very FinernSo much has been written about George Washington that we needn't summarize it here but just throw out a few obscurities: he had no middle name, had only a grade school education, one of his actions in the Virginia militia spawned the French and Indian Wars, is the only President to go into battle as President (in 1794), he was an honorary citizen of France, he owned a profitable whiskey distillery at Mount Vernon. rnThe addressee, Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820), Ellicott first worked as a surveyor in 1784, helping to determine the boundary between Virginia and Maryland. President Washington commissioned Ellicott in 1790 to survey the boundary of the newly established Federal Territory on the Potomac. In 1801, he refused an appointment as Surveyor General of the United States because he preferred field work to being an administrator. He accepted an appointment in 1813 as professor of mathematics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, a position which he held until his death in 1820. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:56 AM
3286 imageThomas Jefferson (1743-1826; 3rd President of the United States), an exceptional "free Th: Jefferson" free frank as ex-President on folded letter sheet to John Vaughan in Philadelphia, Pa. addressed in his hand, clear red "Charlotville, Va., Mar 14" cds with additional manuscript "Free" at upper right, inner docketing "Jefferson Thomas, 1820, Monticello 12 Mch"; expertly restored edge tear at top, otherwise Very Fine and stunning cover sent from MonticellornThe life and times of Thomas Jefferson are well chronicled and his stature was confirmed by Pres John Kennedy in 1962 when addressing a banquet of Nobel Prize winners in the White House "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."rnThe addressee, Philadelphia merchant John Vaughan (1756-1841) was a son of Samuel Vaughan, who owned estates in the Caribbean islands. John Vaughan-+s later purchase of one of Gilbert Stuart-+s original portraits of George Washington gave his name to a particular type of Stuart portrait of the 1st President. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4,000

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:56 AM
3287 imageJames Madison (1751-1836; 4th President of the United States), bold free frank "Free James Madison" as ex-President on folded cover addressed fully in his hand to "The Revd. W.B. Sprague, West Springfield, Massachusetts", manuscript "Orange C.H., Decr 1" postmark; exceptionally fresh and Extremely FinernWhen Madison left office in 1817, he was 65 (wife Dolley was 49) and retired to Montpelier, his tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia, not far from Jefferson's Monticello. He thought they would finally have a chance to travel to Paris. As with both Washington and Jefferson, Madison left the presidency a poorer man than when he entered, due to the steady financial collapse of his plantation, which was aided by the continued low price of tobacco and his stepson's mismanagement.rnThe addressee, Rev. William B. Sprague (1795-1876), was an American Presbyterian clergyman and author. He is the author of the nine-volume work "Annals of the Pulpit of All Denominations", a comprehensive biographical dictionary of American Protestant ministers up to 1850. Sprague was also an avid collector of autographs, particularly those of important American statesmen in addition to religious pamphlets and autographs. He gave his autograph collection, numbering nearly 100,000 signatures, to his son. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:57 AM
3288 imageJames Monroe (1758-1831; 5th President of the United States), "James Monroe Free" frank, addressed to Dr. James W. Wallace in Warrenton, Virginia in hand, additional "aldie Va June 24" on top left corner with additional "Free" parallel, seal on back has been removed, folded crease in the middle, still Very FinernJames Monroe fought under George Washington in the Revolutionary War and studied law with Thomas Jefferson. He was elected the fifth president of the United States in 1817 after previous government servce as Governor of Virginia, a member of the Senate, Ambassador to France and England plus Secretary of War and State simultaneously in the Madison administration . He is remembered for the Monroe Doctrine, as well as for expanding U.S territory via the acquisition of Florida from Spain. Monroe, who died in 1831, was the last of the Presidential "Founding Fathers".rnThe addressee, Dr. James W. Wallace, was born in 1769 and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a surgeon for the 2nd Virginia regiment, participated in aiding soldiers during the War of 1812, and was a personal physician to Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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325

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:57 AM
3289 imageJames Monroe (1758-1831; 5th President of the United States), frank "Dept of State Jas Monroe" as Secretary of State on c.1816 folded cover addressed to Joel R. Poinsett, Philadelphia Pa., "Washn. City Jul 15" cds; no left flap, Very Fine and choice, ex-Richard GrahamrnIn the famous painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware", the man standing next to Washington and holding the flag is a young Lt. James Monroe.rnThe addressee, Joel Poinsett (1779-1851), was an American physician and diplomat. He was the first U.S. agent in South America, a member of the South Carolina legislature and the US House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico, a Unionist leader in South Carolina during the Nullification Crisis, Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren, and a co-founder of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts (a predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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700

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:57 AM
3290 imageJohn Quincy Adams (1767-1848; 6th President of the United States), free frank "Department of State, J.Q. Adams" as Secretary of State on folded cover to Joseph Hopkinson in Bordentown, NJ, partial June Washington, DC date stamp, matching "Free" handstamp, small edge tear at top, Very Fine signature and cover, ex-Richard GrahamrnJohn Quincy Adams, son of the 2nd President, was one of America's most important and influential public servants over a career of almost 70 years of public service and it is suggested that he had the highest IQ of any US President. There are few areas in which Adams did not contribute in the Executive or Legislative branches of the government - Chief Executive, ambassador and foreign envoy (negotiated the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812), member of the Senate and House of Representatives. He suffered a stroke on the floor of the House and died two days later in the Capitol building.rnThe addressee, Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842), was a US Representative from Pennsylvania (1815-19) and a US District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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300

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:58 AM
3291 imageAndrew Jackson (1767-1845; 7th President of the United States), striking "A.J." with his handwritten note, "referred to the Sec. of War for his particular attention" as docketing on an Aug. 30, 1829 folded letter from Springfield Mass. to "His Excellency, Andrew Jackson, President of the United States, Washington D.C.," red "Springfield Ms. Sep. 11" circular date stamp and matching "FREE" handstamp, slightly toned file fold does not affect anything of importance, Very FinernThe Secretary of War for at the time was John H. Eaton, who holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever elected to the US Senate. The writer of this letter demands the removal of John Chaffee from the office of paymaster of a U.S. armory. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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250

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:58 AM
3292 imageAndrew Jackson (1767-1845; 7th President of the United States), 1836 incoming folded letter to Jackson from Little Rock, AR, September 17 date stamp (manuscript day), "Free" handstamp, letter from William S. Fulton (the last territorial governor of Arkansas and future senator) recommending someone as "a Captain in the new Regiment of Dragoons", docketing and initials in Jackson's own hand, light filefolds, Very Fine, ex-Kramer (Image 1) (Image 2)

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300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:58 AM
3293 imageMartin Van Buren (1782-1862; 8th President of the United States), free frank, "Department of State, M. Van Buren" cover addressed to "The Chevalier Don Francisco Pacon, Minister Resident of his Catholic Majesty, Philadelphia", red " Wash City, May 17" cds with a separate "Free" handstamp, docketing on back of the cover shows "1829", slight tear in on the seal but pristine otherwise, Very FinernMartin Van Buren was a prominent statesman during the early 19th century. He was a member of the Democratic Party and won his first seat in government in the New York Senate. He then was elected to the United States Senate in 1821. During his time in the Senate, he worked towards re-establishing the two-party system and also threw his support to Andrew Jackson. In 1829 he was elected Governor of New York but quickly resigned to accept Andrew Jackson's offer of Secretary of State. He left this position in 1831 and later joined Jackson again and became his Vice President from 1833-1837. After serving as Vice-President, he would go on to win the next presidential election. During his time as President, he quickly fell out of popularity with his constituents due to the economic panic of 1837 and the continuance of Jackson's Indian removal policies. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:59 AM
3294 imageMartin Van Buren (1782-1862; 8th President of the United States), free frank "Free, M. Van Buren" on yellow cover to Mrs. G. B. Williams in Ithaca N.Y., "Tinderhook N.Y. Apr 2" cds; flap torn, Very Finern Van Buren was both a Senator and Governor of New York, but resigned to become Jackson's Secretary of State. Later, he was Jackson's second Vice President and his choice to succeed him. Defeating William Harrison in 1836, his administration was quickly plagued by the Panic of 1837, when banks failed and the economy soured for the duration of his term. Defeated by Harrison in 1840 because of economic problems, he retired to New York. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:59 AM
3295 imageJames K. Polk (1795-1849; US politician and 11th President of the United States) legible strike of 2-line "PT. Isabel MCH 24 1847" date stamp on folded cover addressed to "Hon. James K. Polk, Washington City D.C.", a matching "10" handstamp crossed out as this qualified to be sent free to Polk who was President at the time, vertical file fold, Very FinernPort Isabel Tex. is where Fort Polk was established in 1846, becoming a strategic location during the Mexican-American War. General Zachary Taylor and the US Army set up Fort Polk and Gen Taylor renames the town -½Point Isabel.-+ The war dramatically changed Point Isabel which became a boomtown. The 1849-50 California gold rush caused a mini-boom era at Point Isabel as fortune seekers sought a safe route to the gold fields through Mexico. Among them, James Audubon came through and recorded plants and wildlife. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 11:59 AM
3296 imageZachary Taylor (1784-1850; 12th President of the United States), endorsed -½Z. Taylor Bt. Br. Genl. U.S.A.-+ on a legal-size folded cover to "Brig. Genl R Jones Adjutant General U.S. Army Washington City", docketed at left -½Rec-+d. July 2nd. 1844 and laid before the Sec. of War July 2nd 1844-+, faint horizontal file fold away from signature, Very Fine, General Taylor did not have franking privileges at this time, this was sent free under the privilege of the recipient, ex-Dr. RobertsonrnTaylor, whose career in the Army spanned nearly 40 years, never went to college or practiced law as did many of his predecessors. His top priority as President was maintaining the Union and in 1850 he had a raucous conference southern leaders who threatened secession. He told them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the Army. He died prior to the numerous compromises in the next decade but the war he feared came to pass with his only son serving as a Confederate general. rnThe recipient, Roger Catesby Jones (1789-1852) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army who was the longest-serving Adjutant General of the U.S. Army in U.S. history, holding the position from 1825 to 1852. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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750

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 12:00 PM
3297 imageMillard Fillmore (1800-74; 13th President of the United States), free frank "M. Fillmore" as President on cover addressed to the Hon. Joseph B. Varnum, Jr. in New York, red "Washington DC Oct 6 Free" datestamp, docketing at left, very light toning and horizontal crease at bottom, neither of which impact the free frank, Very Fine and attractivernThe addressee, Joseph Varnum, Jr., was a a US politician from Massachusetts. He served as a US Representative and US Senator, holding leadership positions in both bodies. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 12:00 PM
3298 imageFranklin Pierce (1804-69; 14th President of the United States) free frank "Free Fr. Pierce" folded cover adressed in his hand to "Robert Appleton 69 Water St Boston Mass", red Concord, N.H. Aug 28 datestamp, bright and fresh, light vertical crease away from frank, Extremely FinernFranklin Piece was born in New Hampshire and served his state in the House of Representatives an Senate until resigning from his seat in 1842. Later, he served as a brigadier general in the Mexican-American War for the Army. He ran for President of the United States in 1852 in the Democratic Party and was seen as a compromise candidate between the North and South uniting both regions interests. Unfortunately, these interests diverged even further and Pierce's popularity fell. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-15, 12:00 PM

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