United States Postal History Collections

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  • Lot# : 3995 United States Postal History Collections

    CACHE OF US POSTAL HISTORY.  84 mostly 19th century covers in a stock book, a mouth watering selection ranging from NY Postmaster's Provisional, 1847 issue, 1851/57s incl multiples and bisects, "Black Jack" on attractive illustrated cover, diverse group of Bank Notes, Locals, etc. and closing with a cover of the Confederacy and a Wells Fargo (Mexico) entire with block of 12 #205, usual mixed condition, a Fine group accompanied by 7 certificates (see online scans)
    Start Price : 25,000 USD
    Current Opening : 25,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3996 United States Postal History Collections

    US COVERS AND MISCELLANY COLLECTION WITH BONUS.  12 albums of mostly US covers from stampless and a #1 onward but also note some ANA souvenir cards and a bonus section of some foreign covers noting GB Penny Black, flipping through note some early postal stationery, 1798 stampless cover Lancaster to Huntingdon Pa, c1856 cover with James Buchanan illustration, 1860 cover to Amsterdam with #22, 33(2) franking,  c1862 cover to USS Lancaster sent c/o  "US Consul/ Panama, New Granada:", 12c 1869 single franking to London, 1895 cover to "Tottenville/ Sandwich Islands" (instead of Staten Island) with a "Missent to Honolulu" handstamp, some flight covers incl Zeppelin (US and foreign frankings), locals, Civil War patriotics and a few soldiers letters plus 2 full volumes of "mint" envelopes incl Magnus, few Confederate States, FDC, etc., among the miscellany and bonus some labels and cinderellas, BEP and ABN Co mint souvenir cartds incl 1969 Fresno, mint and used postal card collection incl UZ1 used, GB "Penny Black" covers (2), etc., mostly F-VF, a fascinating lot  (see online scans)
    Start Price : 6,000 USD
    Current Opening : 5,500 USD
    Hammer price : 7,000 USD

    Lot# : 3997 United States Postal History Collections

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    BETTER 19th CENTURY COVERS SELECTION.  eleven covers incl four-margined #1 Princeton NJ to Ticonderoga NY; #2 pair NY City to Detroit; #11 strips of three (2) Charleston SC to Mexico City; #17 pairs (2) on cover to England (PF cert); #36b with GB 16 on cover to England with forwarding (PF cert); #67 NY City to Halifax; four Bank Note issue covers incl 1872 "Bissell" cover with 10c (2), 24c franking and signed Ashbrook; usual mixed condition, Fine group (see online scans)
    Start Price : 6,000 USD
    Current Opening : 7,000 USD
    Hammer price : 7,000 USD

    Lot# : 3998 United States Postal History Collections

    US COVERS ASSORTMENT.  in three counter books, includes #1-2, "Black Jacks", Bank Notes, 1920s/30s flights incl Zeppelin (also some foreign frankings), etc., usual mixed condition, VG-VF (see online scans)
    Start Price : 4,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,300 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250 USD

    Lot# : 3999 United States Postal History Collections

    ACCUMULATION OF BETTER 19th AND EARLY 20th CENTURY COVERS,  consisting of many interesting pieces incl: Waterbury fancy cancel group of 46 covers, a few earlies, but mostly from banknote period, Wells Fargo mint and used group of 38 covers from San Diego, Stockton, Oroville, Wilmington, San Francisco and Portland, Ore and 1915 Shipper's forwarding receipt book, 1861 American Express COD receipt, #7 folded letter, #301 official sealed cover, #799-802 set of add-on hand painted FDC's, #304 group to European destinations, #C3 on 3 different flight covers, #22 tied to reduced cover with Hartford, Ct. postmark, #32 cover from Downieville, Cal 1858 to Newburyport, Mass, #120 untied on cover from Ruckolphy & Deller Druggists, New York to Hannover, #620-21 FDC - 2 sets, a couple Louisiana Purchase slogan machine cancels on post cards, 1908 Christmas Seal post card, 1c Columbian entire Worlds Fair Sta. duplex cancel, 3c 1851/1857/1861 group of 16 covers incl. Boyds penny post, Star of David fancy cancel, Heart in Star cancel, #26 imprint, 2c Pictorial small 'city' cover, #32, 24, 26 cover via Hamburg on Bremen with "America Uber Bremen Franco" marking, group of high value cover fronts to Italy, Charleston, S.C. postage paid local, group of better postal stationary entires, #206 on Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1936 Germany Zeppelin cover via Hindenburg, Hawaii group: Kauai to Honolulu and 1898 Provisional Govt. entires, 24c banknote untied to Portland, ME outgoing packet large envelope to London, #437 registered EKU to Sweden with APS cert, , 34 different used and unused Civil War patriotic covers (a few cover fronts) incl. several multicolor Magnus and very rare 'The Soldier's Dream of Home' cover front, a Confederate stampless folded letter Aberdeen, Miss. Overall Fine.
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 4,500 USD

    Lot# : 4000 United States Postal History Collections

    US BETTER POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION.  450 postal history items showing a broad diversity of usages for the dealer or postal historian with items like Scott 68 on cover to New Granada (Panama) to steamer "State of Georgia", Scott 97 grill on 1869 cover to Liverpool, several Scott 10/11 covers including miniature lady cover and several better cancels (unchecked for recuts), Scott 93 grill on 1871 miniature cover, several Scott 94 grill covers, 3 Confederate items (including one in care of a Governor), 1880 to about 1900 several unusual advertising covers (including a baby carriage, Snoody Remedy, stove, etc.), Dakota Territorial, a large study of small bank notes (up to 15 cent value) and 1902/03 issues on album pages mainly showing registered or different rates and some destinations like India, Bermuda, etc., some possessions, 1930»s pair of mixed country commercial air frankings from Italy and Holland, some older official seal usages, better dues, miniature covers, Wells Fargo postal stationery, imperfs from the 1920»s in larger multiples paying commercial usage special delivery rates and several RPO usages with some very scarce ones noted, AEF Siberia usage, better early postal stationery usages (including a rare advertising item on 1876 envelope), stampless, even early 1900 marriage invitations with full enclosures. This lot has a lot of unusual and uncommon usages accumulated by a discerning postal historian over many years! 
    Start Price : 2,400 USD
    Current Opening : 1,450 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450 USD

    Lot# : 4001 United States Postal History Collections

    MASSIVE COVER ACCUMULATION of event and FDCs mostly from 1950's to 1980's, commercial mail after 1930's, and several boxes of promotional covers in albums (Fleetwood, Westport, Artcraft, Postal Commemorative Society, etc). In all, 22 large boxes, over 30,000 covers, generally VG-VF.
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 4002 United States Postal History Collections

    US COVERS ACCUMULATION.  1000s of stampless to modern incl personal/ commercial, FDC, events, APO, postal stationery, etc., usual mixed condition, mostly F-VF
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : 950 USD

    Lot# : 4003 United States Postal History Collections

    US "OLD TIMER'S" COVER HORDE.  about 2,000 postal history items from the 1860s to 1950»s with the lion»s share being the 1920»s period, with a tremendous amount of commercial special delivery usages, mainly cancelled by a diverse group of RPO cancels (several better) and franked by Washington/Franklin issues and Liberty issues, along with a large chunk franked by imperfs in multiples paying proper rates (quite scarce, including the black Harding issue) and better 1920»s 5 cent commems and special delivery values. Additionally a strong showing of mint and used p. sty of the time (some up to the 1950»s or so) with many requiring the specialized catalog to discover value. There are also other usages, like the 1860»s with mainly Scott 10, 11, and 26s on cover, some banknotes (large and small) and others. There are some with condition problems, but the bulk is good and the type of unpicked hoard that you rarely find these days! 
    Start Price : 1,400 USD
    Current Opening : 850 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200 USD

    Lot# : 4004 United States Postal History Collections

    SMALL 19TH CENTURY COVER LOT  starting with an 1841 envelope with frank of Daniel Webster as Senator and an enclosure of an ALS being a letter of introduction, other items incl. #1 on entire folded letter from Boston to Portsmouth, better early covers include an impressive allover front multicolor illustrated legal size cover advertising The Eastman National Business College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., used from there to Ohio with two #65's for a double rate (edge faults to cover), incl. other interesting usages including a B.F. Stevens cover and a 4c Trans-Mississippi commercial usage, mostly F-VF.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050 USD

    Lot# : 4005 United States Postal History Collections

    MASSIVE NAVAL COVER ACCUMULATION,  consisting of well over 1000 covers in multiple binders and boxes ranging from the 1930s to more modern, includes Submarine, Ships in Foreign Waters including Hawaii and other Possessions, there are numerous Akron-Macon covers, also present are a few ship and paquebot items, this is not your normal "run of the mill" naval group, viewing recommended for full appreciation, nearly all are F-VF. 
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800 USD

    Lot# : 4006 United States Postal History Collections

    POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION,  of over 200 interesting pieces, consisting of: 2 Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 215 pair with notary seal, German Hindenburg flight, over 60 stampless folded letters or envelopes, several Akron, 3c 1857, 1861, 1869 classics, Wells Fargo one with Sacramento cancel and another Sutsun cancel, patriotics: 7 Civil War (6 are unused), 1 Spanish American War, 7 WWII, 3 Vietman free mail, 1887 &1889 black and white and 1908 multicolor Winchester repeating rifles, 1890 Parker shot gun, 1890 Bell Starch multicolored, 1888 Centennial Exposition of Ohio Valley, 1890 Amazon Coffee advertising covers, State House - Commissioners of Prisons, Boston cover, some Great Britain perforated penny reds, 2 covers from Saudi Arabia, U.S. and worldwide unused postal stationary with several better pieces, CAMs and more. Condition varies, well worth viewing, overall F-VF.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600 USD

    Lot# : 4007 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE RAILROAD POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION,  with many, many hundreds, maybe thousands, of envelopes, postal cards, entires and picture post cards, large portion have been sorted into sleeves by the "first letter" of the postmark, also large number of railroad related corner cards or addresses, ovals, straight lines, agents strikes, from all periods, a nice group with many still on original lotting cards from the 1977 William Wyer Railroad collection also having original two part catalog, over 30 Street Cars, unsorted and unpicked, mixed condition but most are Fine or better, viewing suggested for best evaluation
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700 USD

    Lot# : 4008 United States Postal History Collections

    MASSIVE POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION,  there are many thousands of postal cards, stationery entires, covers, some uncancelled stamps and postal cards and maybe miscellaneous like BEP cards, an accumlation balance of over 40 years by a buyer with solid resources, all periods covered from 1861 issue to much more modern, too large to have been gone through very much so there are treasures and value to be found through out each box, noticed a few hundred Boston cancels, handful of Florida cancels, US Possessions and Territories, Plate singles on cover and a group of hundreds of Doane and 4-Bar cancels  a fun way to spend time finding value after purchase, many are Fine or better,
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500 USD

    Lot# : 4009 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE POSTAL HISTORY STOCK AND ACCUMULATION, many thousands of covers in multiple boxes, a little bit of everything is present, first day covers, United States Possessions, Flag cancels, the volume alone makes this an interesting lot, does not appear to be any exprensive material here, most are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000 USD

    Lot# : 4010 United States Postal History Collections

    UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION,  consisting of many, many hundreds covers or cards from an unpicked old time holding, includes 1851-61's many with manuscript town postmarks, over twenty 1869 or Black Jack covers, numerous banknotes, FDCs, postal stationery both mint and used, patriotics, BOB etc, allow some time to go through this one, mixed condition as often in older holdings.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250 USD

    Lot# : 4011 United States Postal History Collections

    TEXAS POST-WAR COVERS,  a total of 33 covers, a few different issues incl. 3c 1869 Pictorial (3), some 3c 1861-67 incl. 1866 use of vertical pair on legal-size cover, range of town markings incl. San Antonio, Brownsville, Tilden, Lasalle, Banquete, Benavides, Roma, few others, range of domestic destinations, some faults, many F-VF.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 4012 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE ADVERTISING POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION,  many, many hundreds of entires and envelopes with adhesives, a few cards may also be present, advertising including corner cards covering nearly all subjects, many are illustrated, some in color, condition is very mixed but there are hundreds of sound clean covers, most are Fine or better. 
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 725 USD

    Lot# : 4013 United States Postal History Collections

    COLLEGE AND SCHOOL POSTAL HISTORY,  well over 300 envelopes, postal cards, entires and few picture post cards nearly all with something relating to Education, there are early 19th century school postmarks, corner cards, many with illustrations, from numerous different  States, accumulated over 40+ years, most are 1850s-1920s, mixed condition, most are Fine or better, great for the education buff or online seller
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 4014 United States Postal History Collections

    SPECIAL DELIVERY POSTAL HISTORY GROUP, about 120 items with special delivery usages, from 1890s to more modern, great majority have special delivery stamps from E3 on Columbian entire, including on postal cards, mostly prior to 1940, many have commemorative frankings used to make up the full special delivery rate, mixed condition, most are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4015 United States Postal History Collections

    POSTAL MARKING ACCUMULATION,  of approximately 150 covers, mainly from the late 19th or early 20th Century, nearly 100 have railroad marking, incl. many R.P.O., mostly on post cards, Inland Waterways, forwarding handstamps, and various other auxiliary markings, condition is mixed, overall Fine.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 190 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 4016 United States Postal History Collections

    POSTAGE DUE COVERS,  Some with the First Design, incl. a correspondence of 23 covers from Italy to Boston, #J19 affixed on arrival, a cover with three #J1's, Postal Card from New South Wales with two 3c Second Design affixed on arrival, plus about 50 other covers and some early Special Delivery Covers, overall Fine
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 270 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 4017 United States Postal History Collections

    TEXAS COVERS.  Over 100, earliest is 1851 3c tied by Mission Valley, Victoria Co. cancel, others mostly 1880s-1920s, with focus on town cancels, also a group of WWII free franks from Camp Hood, mixed condition
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 4018 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE UNITED STATES FLAG COVER ACCUMULATION,  with many hundreds of envelopes, postal cards, entires and picture post cards, a 40+ year accumulation balance,  a few more interesting items include, ships (USS New Mexico). 1900 Paris Exposition, Street Car and RPO, numerous slogans with many scarce and well struck, both regular issue and commemorative adhesives, a bit of everything, mixed condition, viewing suggested.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 4019 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE AUXILIARY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MARKING ACCUMULATION,  well over 800 items, all periods, markings such as "Not Found", "Held for Postage", "Missent to ....", "Mail Delayed, Train Late", "Not on Board", "Forwarded", "Advertised", "Unmailable" and numerous others most with loads of varieties, many with postage dues adhesives, a few foreign, condition is very mixed, some are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 4020 United States Postal History Collections

    PENALTY AND OFFICIAL BUSINESS ACCUMULATION,  over 250 items, great diversity but emphasis seems to be on the postal cards with "$300 Penalty" imprint, does include some Offical mail including several interesting 19th century entires, "1864 Sanitary Commission with Free Frank", "Post Office Department", "Department of Interior", "Treasurers Office", interesting unsorted group
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 4021 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE SPACE COVER COLLECTION,  consisting of many hundreds of covers, most from the 1960s or after, about a third are first day covers, from a 30 year accumulation, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 4022 United States Postal History Collections

    POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION, of approximately 300 covers, mostly containing early 19th century, #65's,  Nesbitts, etc. Interesting little group, generally Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 4023 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE MILITARY MAIL ACCUMULATION,  lifetime accumulation with well over 500 items most all United States related, both Word War I and World War II, most are "FREE", also nice group of airmail, censors, APOs, postage due and instructional markings, unsorted with research needed, most are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 4024 United States Postal History Collections

    UNITED STATES COVER CONSIGNMENT BALANCE,  about 150 items including 100+ War Ballots with at least 5 or more different types of cards, 40+ HPO 1st trip covers and a samll group of covers used with with F1, Q2, Q5, postage dues, a couple faulty US Possessions items, most are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 65 USD
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