Sale 3022 - Session 2 - British Commonwealth and Foreign Stamps and Covers; United States Postal History
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  • Lot# : 2001 Forwarding Agents

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    "Forwarded by P.E.Desvernine & Co., Havana" well struck red oval (Rowe rarity 3) on cover to Foxborough, Mass, ms "Per S.S. Eagle, Via New York", 10c Green (Scott 68) pair not tied by open grid cancels, New York cds, additional unlisted Matanzas forwarders truncated boxed handstamp on reverse, F-VF
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    Lot# : 2002 Maritime Markings

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    "Jamaica Ship Letter", bold and well struck straightline handstamp on repaired partial outer folded letter sheet to Kingstown, Jamaica, US 10c Green (Scott 35; appears Fine, repaired) not tied by red open grid, manuscript accountancy rate, well struck Kingston, Jamaica 4/29/61 split ring receiver backstamp, still a Fine cover with exceptional straightline handstamp. 2008 PF certificate.
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    Lot# : 2003 Maritime Markings

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    "Red D Line, Recd., New York Mar. 4" (86), purple oval on 1c entire (U116) to Curacao, purple Herst Brothers, New York handstamped corner card, "Correos de Venezuela, Maracaibo" 3/16/86 transit d.c.d.s., light edge wear and slight discolorization across top, otherwise Fine cover.
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    Lot# : 2004 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Catalog# : 127
    "Saturday Grand Ecore Weekly Packet, Leaves (various dates), B.L. Hodges No 2, John Hienn Commander" (Milgram 127), (Red River), two 3c (U58) entires, each with bold and near complete blue 50x32mm ovals, both from "Hoy" correspondence, one with typical staple holes, other with light aging, otherwise F-VF strikes on Fine covers (scarcity C).
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    Lot# : 2005 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Catalog# : 500
    "Steamer Genl. Quitman" (Milgram 500), (Mississippi River), complete but somewhat light blue 48x27mm oval on 3c entire (U10) to New Orleans, typical staple hole (Hoy correspondence), ms notation "(order for Fort)" at top, Very Fine. (scarcity E),
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    Lot# : 2006 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Catalog# : 950
    "From Steamer M. Relf." (Milgram 950), (Mississippi River), near complete red 46x22mm oval on cover to New Orleans, 3c (25), somewhat oxidized and not tied by manuscript cancel, typical staple holes (Hoy correspondence), Very Fine cover. (scarcity E)
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    Lot# : 2007 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Catalog# : 962
    "U.S. Mail Packet Natchez" (Milgram 962), well struck 36x21mm oval ties 3c (26) to piece, about Fine.
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    Lot# : 2008 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Catalog# : 1034
    "Steamer Oregon" (Milgram 1034), (Long Island Sound), gem strike of a red 24x18mm oval on 1846 folded letter sheet to Providence, R.I., Extremely Fine, also includes additional FLS with same oval but "Oregon" removed. (scarcity C).
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    Lot# : 2009 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    "Steamer Sultana of St. Louis", bold and complete red 27mm negative circular handstamp on 1850 FLS to St. Louis, manuscript notation "P Sultana" at lower left, bit of ink erossion in address panel otherwise Very Fine, choice strike.
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    Lot# : 2010 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Steamboat Markings on 3c Nesbitt's, group of 4 different: Cleaveland, O. "Steam-Boat" straightline; Detroit "3 Paid" cds with "Seamboat" in scroll; blue Baltimore cds and "Steamboat" straightline with additional "Due 2 cts"; "Route 7309" blue double oval, some light soiling, F-VF entires.
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    Lot# : 2011 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    1897 Uprated Postal Stationery Envelope to Turkey, 1c, 2c Banknotes on 2c entire addressed to Orient Express Railway Agent in Constantinople, dispatched form Beauclerc Fla, and sent via NY City, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2012 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Stephen King Signed "It" and "Misery", both books appear to be first editions with dust jackets and bold, black sharpie autographs. "It" is in fine condition with separation on the spine. "Misery" is in very-fine condition with spine intact and has the name and date of the purchaser on inside cover.
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    Lot# : 2013 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Th. Sophoulis (1860-1949, Greek politician from Samos, Served three times as Prime Minister of Greece) signature on the back side of 193 5d Occupation of Samos issue (Scott N89), Very FinernSophoulis served as prime minister July -Oct 1924, Nov 1945-April 1946 and Sept 1947-June 1949. Although he belonged to the center-left, Sofoulis led the government and the royal army during the civil war. He was admired for his lucidity and his courage despite his age and he was revered by all the politicians of the center-left, the center and the right.
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    Lot# : 2014 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Orville Wright, autograph on 5c (650 ) 12/12/28 FDC, additionally signed by "Earle Ovington First U.S. Air Mail Pilot (1911", Wright's signature with light water damage and light fading, otherwise Fine.
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    Lot# : 2015 Paper Americana - Autographs

    U.S. Senators and Representatives of the 1840s/50s. a small booklet (6x7½"; binding non-existent so basically the unbound signatures) with numerous autographs of the 1840s/50s incl most of the US Senators at the time including (in the order of the States as present in the book) South Carolina JC Calhoun (US Vice President 1825-32), AP Butler, Georgia (John) Macpherson Berrien, H Johnson, W Dawson, Alabama Ben Fitzpatrick, William King, Mississippi Jefferson Davis (later President of Confederate States), HS Foote, Louisiana Pierre Soule, H Johnson, Ohio Tho Corwin, W Allen, SP Chase (later US Treasury Secretary), Pennsylvania Dan'l Sturgeon, Simon Cameron, James Cooper, Virginia JM Mason, Robt Hunter, Massachusetts John Davis, Dan Webster (later US Secretary of State), Rhode Island John Clarke, Alb C Greene, Connecticut Roger Baldwin, John Niles, Truman Smith, New York John Dix, DS Dickinson, William H Seward (later US Secretary of State), New Jersey JW Miller, WL Dayton, North Carolina Geo E Badger, Willie Mangum, (tear in page affects both signatures), Iowa AC Dodge, GW Jones, Wisconsin IP Walker, Kentucky JR Underwood, Thomas Metcalfe, Tennessee HL Turney, Jno Bell, Indiana JD Bright, EA Hannegan, Jas Whitcomb, Illinois Sidney Breese, SA Douglas, Jas Shields, Missouri Thomas H Benton, David R Atchison, Arkansas Solon Borland, Michigan Alpheus Felch, Thomas Fitzgerald, Lewis Cass, Florida DL Yulee, James Westcott Jr, J Morton, etc., also includes signatures of many Members of the House of Representatives of the same period and a signature of Henry W Longfellow pasted onto the Pennsylvania page, virtually all of the signatures clear and legible though a few just affected by some paper aging, a Fine and fascinating volume
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    Lot# : 2016 Paper Americana - Autographs

    J.C. Penney, Department Store Magnate, Autographs. Three books, two signed by J.C. (James Cash) Penney, plus a signed calling card. The books are "View from the Ninth Decade" written and signed by Penney, "Main Street Merchant", a biography of J.C. Penney written by Norman Beasley, inscribed and signed by Penney and "Lines of a Layman" by Penney (unsigned). An interesting group about an interesting man. F-VF.
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    Lot# : 2017 Paper Americana - Autographs

    Hank Aaron Home Run #715 Collection, including a display case with a Hank Aaron autographed National League Baseball signed on the sweet spot (with a certificate of authenticity), two Atlanta Braves ticket stubs from the April 8, 1974 game when Aaron hit #715, a 1974 Atlanta Braves yearbook, a brochure listing every home run Aaron hit by date from 1954 through 1973 including opposing team and pitcher, an autographed first day cover #1381 Professional Baseball Centennial. Signatures are sharp, yearbook and brochure show some wear, overall the lot is f-vf.
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    Lot# : 2018 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Nolan Ryan Autographed Gateway Covers, eight different from 1979 to 1991, honoring various milestones in his career including his 3000th, 4000th and 5000th career strikeout and his 6th and 7th no-hitters; the covers are postmarked on the day the milestone was reached. Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2019 Paper Americana - Autographs

    Baseball HOF Autographs plus Bonus, three signed baseballs, Sandy Koufax, Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas; also three baseballs with Mickey Mantle printed signatures plus Bo Jackson and Jose Canseco Fotoballs; bonus is a Whoopi Goldberg signed Star Trek TNG card and a Nelson Rockefeller signed document (as New York governor). F-VF.
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    Lot# : 2020 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    1984 USA Olympic Basketball Autographs on a program brochure titled "JC PENNEY SALUTES THE 1984 USA OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAMS". Signatures of Michael Jordan, Wayman Tisdale, Sam Perkins, Pamela McGee, Cheryl Miller and Digger Phelps on/in the program. Also included is an invitation to the event. Very-fine.
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    Lot# : 2021 Paper Americana - Autographs

    Space Autograph Collection, over 165 signed covers, most with certificates of authenticity, mostly Space Shuttle astronauts and crew members. Also over 20 signed and personalized 8x10 astronaut and shuttle photographs. Nice group. Gernerally very-fine.
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    Lot# : 2022 Paper Americana - Autographs

    ROYAL NAVY AUTOGRAPH COVERS, over 300 covers, most bearing signatures of commanding officers of Royal Navy ships, many have "Commanding Officer" hand stamps/cachets, dates range from about 1972 to 1975. generally Fine.
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    Lot# : 2023 Paper Americana - Autographs

    U.S. NAVY OFFICER AUTOGRAPHED COVERS, over 550 covers with signatures of U.S. Navy officers, mostly ship, group/division and base commanders with ranks from Lt. Commanders to Captains, many covers with ship cancels, most dates range from mid-1960s to mid-1970s, also includes a group of over 85 unsigned US Navy related covers, generally Fine.
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    Lot# : 2024 Paper Americana - Autographs

    U.S. NAVY ADMIRAL AUTOGRAPHED COVERS, over 280 covers with signatures of United States Navy admirals, signed at the admirals current rank with a typed notation of their current command. Most postmarked between the early 1960's to the mid-1970's, with many ship postmarks. Veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War, many highly decorated with interesting battle records. Great lot for a naval historian. Generally fine.
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    Lot# : 2025 Paper Americana - Autographs

    U.S. MILITARY AUTOGRAPHED COVERS, an interesting group of over 165 covers from various groups including Viet Nam War officers, submarine commanders, Sea-Bees, NATO and the U.S. Coast Guard, all are signed by the commanding officer of the vessel or unit named on the cover. Of special interest are two Blue Angel team commander covers, both pilots later involved in seperate mid-air crashes, one survived and one did not. Most covers are postmarked between the early 1960's and the mid-1970's and many have ship cancels. Generally fine.
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    Lot# : 2026 Paper Americana - Autographs

    U.S. MARINE CORPS AUTOGRAPHED COVERS, more than 190 covers each signed by a USMC officer, postmarked primarily from the late 1960s to early 1970s; ranks range from majors to colonels and generals and incl WW II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans with many military honors awarded - great military history, generally F-VF.
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    Lot# : 2027 Paper Americana - Autographs

    Interesting Group of Historical Autographs, a group of over 65 signed covers, cards and letters. Included are Barbara Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf (2), U.S. and French Desert Storm generals, Elisabeth Boselli (female aviation pioneer) (2), members of the Byrd Expeditions (5), a group of Tuskegee airmen (9), Flying Tigers (2) and WW II aces (15). Most of the pilots have letters of authenticity. Two Colin Powell appear to be auto-pen. Generally very fine.
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    Lot# : 2028 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Millard Fillmore (1800-74; 13th President 1850-53), ms. "Free M. Fillmore" free frank on cover addressed in his hand to "Samuel Blake, Esq Boston Mass", Buffalo, N.Y. May 26 large double circle date stamp, straight line "Free" handstamp, flap torn, Very Fine and choice.rnFillmore served in the House of Representatives from 1833-1835 and 1837-1843 and was Vice President under Zachary Taylor from 1849-50, ascending to the Presidency on July 9, 1850, following the death of President Taylor. He failed to get the Whig presidential nomination in 1852 and retired to his Buffalo home where he became active in civic activities including helping to establish the University of Buffalo.
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    Lot# : 2029 Paper Americana - Printers & Engravers

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    American Bank Note Co, Eaton Fine Letter Papers, Printer sample proofs mounted on file cards with printing and background info regarding the subject; New York Public Library - 2 proofs in slightly different shades of green on one card, die 79146 , assorted ms. notations on proofs; Flagship over Downtown New York proof in purple, die 79259, ms. notations on proof, Very Fine
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2030 Postcards and Trade Cards

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    "Black Cat" Cigarette Cards, WWI Caricatures, complete set of 140, anti German, War, etc. as drawn by renowned illustrator Louis Raemaekers, Very Fine, hard to find in complete sets.
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    Lot# : 2031 Postcards and Trade Cards

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    1924 Olympics Real Photo Postcards, 2 cards; one showing the US swimming team, the other with three members of the pole-vault team, Fine and scarce
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    Lot# : 2032 Alaska Postal History

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    LORING,/ ALASKA May 21 1886 duplex on UX7, addressed to an agent of the Western and Atlantic RR in Atlanta, card bit of aging and a spindle hole (?) in the indicia, still Fine and scarce
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    Lot# : 2033 Alaska Postal History

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    Catalog# : 304
    304, 1902 5c Blue; 306, 1902 8c Violet black, tied on registered cover to London by purple Nome, Alaska 3/12/07 double circle date cancels, red New York registry label, blue registry crayon markings, backstamped New York (transit) and London receivers, Very Fine, scarce early Alaska registered cover.
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    Lot# : 2034 California Postal History

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    Georgetown, Gold Country, March 11,1853, lengthy letter relating death of a minor, alerting family and description of how he died, burial, effects and disposition, etc., Sacramento City, Cal. cds and matching numeral "10" handstamp. cover forwarded to Mystic River with indistinct red cds and matching red circular "Paid 3", edge tear and splitting along some folds, still Fine and interesting "Gold Rush" letter.
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    Lot# : 2035 California Postal History

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    Letter Datelined "Last Resort, Near Weston July 18th, 1857" cover addressed to "Hon. James W. Denver", Washington. DC, hand carried and without postal markings, letter from "your friend Ben", seven pages concerning land speculation in California above San Francisco, Very Fine and most probably significant to historian.
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    Lot# : 2036 District of Colombia Postal History

    Washington DC Postal History, 1840s/1990s. group of 30 covers and postal stationery, various hand and machine cancels, including a scarce "Thomas's / Irving Hotel" marking on stampless cover; other interesting cancels include Georgetown Station, Southwest Station elipse, Brightwood/DC with enclosed Wedding Invitation, various duplex and elipse cancels, including Local, etc., F-VF
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    Lot# : 2037 Florida Postal History

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    1846/47 10c Rate Stampless Covers, three covers; "APALACHICOLA / F.Ty." red Territorial Cancel, used during Statehood period to New York, "PENSACOLA / Flor." Black Cancel, used to New York, and "TALLAHASSEE / Flor." green cancel, with matching "10" paid marking, used to Middleburg, VA, (green cancels in used 1847-49), F-VF
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    Lot# : 2038 Louisiana Postal History

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    "New Orleans, March 17, 1804" (Orleans Territory, Pre-Territorial Period), dateline on FLS to Philadelphia, manuscript "Barque American", red circle "6" rate (struck twice), interesting content refering to Louisiana as "Colony", also include second letter (same correspondence) dated 1807 mentioning arrival of troops (Col. Burr) and some insurection, same circular "6", both covers with soiling and ageing, F-VF.
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    Lot# : 2039 Massachusetts Postal History

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    1840s/60s Cover Selection, group of 10 covers incl three stampless; Boyd's City Express, New York Express Mail, Taunton, Ms, and seven franked covers with #10, 11, 11A, 26A, 63 on bank circular, all used from Mass, most from Boston. Interesting group with good margins on imperfs, including huge margin copy on one; three on folded letters to Maine regarding shipments of granite, one light staining, still a Fine group
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    Lot# : 2040 New Jersey Postal History

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    "College of New Jersey at Princenton", attractive 1844 illustrated letterhead showing layout of campus, "Whig Hall", Nassau Hall", Clio Hall", etc., folded letter sheet addressed to Yale College, New Haven, Ct., green Princeton, N.J. 11/30/(44) cds and matching "5" rate, Very Fine cover.
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    Lot# : 2041 New York Postal History

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    "N. York Nov 8" (1792), bold but partial strike with matching "Paid" straightline, manuscript 12½c rate and "Post Paid" on outer FLS to Litchfield, Conn., Very Fine cover, with research on Ephrim Kirby, a colorful Patriot and Revolutionary War veteran.
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    Lot# : 2042 Oklahoma (Indian Terr) Postal History

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    A-TO-KA P.O./ IND TER'Y May 7 1886 oval duplex on UX5, recipient's receiver stamp on address side, NY City backstamps, trivial light bend at left, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2043 Oklahoma (Indian Terr) Postal History

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    Oklahoma and Indian Terr Cancels on Postal Cards, 4 cards; excellent strike of OAK LODGE IND. TERR Apr 8 1885 on UX5; MIAMI IND.T. Dec 6 1898 on UX12 with pre-printed bank form on back; ENID OKLA Feb 3 1899 duplex on UX14 with a LYNN OKLA receiver cds on address side; CHICKASHA, IND. T./ REC'D arrival cancel on front side of UX18; some usual light postal wear; Fine group
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    Lot# : 2044 Pennsylvania Postal History

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    Pottsgrove, Pa, 1815 War Rate, (8c +50%) neat small manuscript town and rate on lengthy FLS to Philadelphia, Very Fine, War Rates are extremely scarce from small towns.
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    Lot# : 2045 South Carolina Postal History

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    Charleston, S.C., 1815 War Rate (25c +50%) partial strike on lengthy FLS to Medfield, Mass., manuscript 37½ rate, Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2046 Texas Postal History

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    Anderson Texas (CSA), near complete 35mm cds with matching "Paid" straight line, on "turned" letter to soldier in "Co. H, 20th Regt, T.V.I.", with additional turned letter to his wife in Anderson, Texas, manuscript Lake Creek town cancel and "Paid 10" handstamp, both covers with normal wear, Fine, wonderful "married" pair of covers. (ASCC $175 for Anderson, other not listed)
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    Lot# : 2047 Texas Postal History

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    Columbus, Texas, complete red 46x3mm straight line on 1848 FLS to Austin City, Texas, ms. "Feb 23rd, 1848, Paid 5", cover is aged with splitting along file folds and evenly toned, great strike on about Fine cover which would benefit from restoration, listed but unpriced in ASCC.
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    Lot# : 2048 Texas Postal History

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    Eagle Pass, Tex. (CSA), partial cds on 1864 lengthy letter to Houston, datelined Matamoros 9/28/64, "Paid" handstamp without rate visible, some ink erosion and some separation along some fplds, otherwise Fine. (ASCC $225).rn
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    Lot# : 2049 Texas Postal History

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    "Fort McIntosh near Laredo Tx. Febry 17, 1850" dateline on FLS to "Pay Master General, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.", well struck 32mm San Antonio, TXS. 2/25 cds with matching boxed "10" (ms. obliterated), ms. "Official Business", light toning, mostly along filefolds, otherwise F-VF cover.
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    Lot# : 2050 Texas Postal History

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    Griffin, Texas, manuscript town on partial outer FLS to Galveston, 3c (11), not tied by matching manuscript cross hatching, Very Fine, scarce town, unlisted in ASCC
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    Lot# : 2051 Texas Postal History

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    Matagorda, Txs, bold and well struck blue 33.5mm cds and matching "10" rate (manuscript obliterated) on 1849 FLS to Sec. of War in Washington D.C., detailed letter mentioning improvements of Colorado River at Matagorda, Very Fine. (ASCC $75).
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    Lot# : 2052 Texas Postal History

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    (Mt. Pleasant), Texas (CSA), "Paid" straightline handstamp with additional "5" in circle (struck twice signifying 10c rate), FLS datelined Mt. Pleasant, 5/12/62, Very Fine and unusual marking. (ASCC $300).
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    Lot# : 2053 Texas Postal History

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    Pt. Isabel, Texas, Mexican War, shaded italic letters, partial 35x3mm straight line on 1847 f.l.s. datelined "Camp before Monterey, Sept. 25, 1846", letter addressed to Brig. Gen. N. Towson, Washington City, contents include "Capt. Eaton General Taylors aide-de-camp will carry to Washington the news of the glorious sucess of our arms and the capitulation of Monterey", ms. "Service" and "20" rate, couple vertical filefolds, VF and scarce Mexican War cover. (ASCC $800).
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    Lot# : 2054 Texas Postal History

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    Pt. Isabel, Texas, Mexican War, well struck and virtually complete 27x3mm straight line on FLS. to Washington, D.C., letter datelined "Monterey Jany 26, 1846" and regarding military application, handstamp "10" rate, ms. obliterated (possibly sent free), light edge wear and light soiling across top (trivial), F-VF cover. (ASCC $200).
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    Lot# : 2055 Texas Postal History

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    San Augustine, Tex., well struck red 34mm cds and matching "Paid" straight line on 1855 FLS to Montgomery, Texas, manuscript "3c" rate, Very Fine cover. (ASCC $75).
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    Lot# : 2056 Texas Postal History

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    Victoria, Tex. (CSA), discernable ochre 34mm cds with matching "Paid" (black) straight line on 1862 FLS to Houston, F-VF. (ASCC $125).
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    Lot# : 2057 Texas Postal History

    Texas Postal History Collection, 1849-1953 small collection of 69 covers/cards, mostly 19th century, includes several small manuscript towns in need of research, several CSA covers, several 1851-57 usages, 6 different "Forts", circa 1869-87, several fancy cancels circa 1870's, late 19th to early 20th century "RPO's", several later event covers, etc., expect usual amount of stamp/cover flaws/faults but generally Fine group, close inspection suggested.
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    Lot# : 2058 Civil War Covers - Union Illustrated Covers

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    Unused Civil War Patriotic Covers, 24 unused Patriotics, many unusual and seldom seen designs and incl caricatures, some multi-colored (no Magnus), a few with light condition problems, generally Fine or better.
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    Lot# : 2059 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Why Don't You Just Take It" (Walcott 929) caricature of Scott and Davis in black on cover to Salem, Mass, "Van Wyck MC" free frank, no postal markings, Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2060 Civil War Covers - Union Lots and Collections

    Civil War Cover Collection, approx. 80 covers franked with 3c (365), nearly all with military addresses, no content, many towns (some manuscript), generally Fine, interesting.
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    Lot# : 2061 Confederate States Handstamped Paids and Due Markings

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    Carolina City, NC; Hicksford, Va., two stampless covers: Carolina City, NC, black 27mm cds with integral "5 Paid"; Hicksford, Va.30mm cds in red with matching "5" rate (unlisted in red), military address, stain, still typical condition for these, Fine covers.
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    Lot# : 2062 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    Catalog# : 6XU2
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    6XU2, Atlanta, Ga; 1861 5c Black, bold and well struck provisional "Atlanta Geo. Paid 5" handstamp with matching Atlanta Ga. 10/1/61 cds on cover to South Newport, Ga., vertical manuscript docketing at left, small piece added at lower left corner (well away from provisional handstamp), reduced at left, Very Fine appearing. 2008 CSA certificate. (Scott $1,000).
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2063 Confederate States General Issues

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    1 Var., 1861 5c Green, "Popeye" Variety, stone 1, vertical pair, centrally struck red grids, matching Sparta, Ala. 2/13 cds, cover addressed to "Hon. Alexander H. Stephens" (Vice President CSA), missing backflap and slightly reduced, still Very Fine cover, scarce variety. (Scott $600 as normal pair on cover)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2064 Confederate States General Issues

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    Catalog# : 4
    4 Var., 1861 5c Blue, "Flying Bird Variety" stone 3, pos 18-9, near gem pair tied on cover to Columbus, Miss. by Selma, Ala. 8/6 cds, Extremely Fine. ex McBride. (Scott $625 as pair on cover.)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2065 Confederate States General Issues

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1863 10c Dark blue, huge four margin single tied on overpaid "drop" cover by Richmond, Va. cds, choice Very Fine stamp and cover, scarce usage. (Scott $200).
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2066 Advertising Covers Lots and Collections

    Advertising Covers, 1880's - 1930s, group of 15 covers and postal cards, depicting a wide variety of illustrated advertising, including Coffee, Tea, Cigarettes, Ice Cream, Corned Beef, Live Stock, Insurance, Ship Chandler, Gas Fixtures, Medical Supplies, Sponges, etc. F-VF
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2067 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    "Summer Campaign Yankee Robinson's Atheneum", overall illustrated advertising showing, tents, horses, people, etc. on 3c entire (U10), grid and indistinct Ill. cds. backflafp flaws from opening, light edge soiling, otherwise Fine and quite scarce.
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2068 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Catalog# : U59
    "Walton & Brother Importers of Queensware, Louisville, Ky.", red illustrated corner card with illustration of river boat, 3c entire (U59) with blue Louisville, Ky. cds and segmented cork, Very Fine cover.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2069 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Catalog# : U59
    U59, 1864 3c Pink on buff, entire, bi-panel illustrated advertising for McCully Glass works manufacturer, Pittsburg, Pa. cds and segmented cork cancel, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2070 Fancy Cancels

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    Knoxville Tenn "Horse's Head" (S-E PA-H 4), clear strike on U59 3c entire with accompanying Knoxville Tenn Sep 18 cds alongside, Very Fine and choice; 1988 PF certificate
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2071 Fancy Cancels

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    Catalog# : 189
    Valparaiso, Nebr. Fancy Negative 5 Point "Star", identical purple fancy cancels on 6c (186) and 15c (189) on reduced court cover to Wahoo, Nebr., matching Valparaiso, Neb. 3/15/(81) cds, purple "Filed Mar 17, 1881, S.G. Chaney, Clerk District Court" handstamp, 15c with minor flaws, Very Fine cancels.
    Start Price : 90.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2072 Fancy Cancels

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    Shield, bold strike of Chicago cds and shield in blue on UX3; crisp strike of Worcester Mass cds and shield with starrs in black on UX5, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2073 Machine Cancels

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    Frankfort, KY - "Milan & Holmes" EAGLE Repeater Machine Cancel, used on arrival (backstamped) at Frankfort on 10 Aug 1897; originally sent from Louisville, KY to Atlantic City, NJ, it was forwarded to Frankfort.; Very Fine; addressed to Judge Wm Lindsay, who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War 1861-1865 and was the US Commissioner for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1901.
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2074 Machine Cancels

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    Leavitt; "Washington DC Nov 23 8 PM" (1885) on UX8, undated printed message advertising printed legal forms, light bend lower right, Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2075 First Day Covers - Handpainted Cachets

    Collection of 50 Different Collins first day covers including a complete set of the Trans-Mississippi set from 1998; mostly scattered issues from 1994 to 1998. Very Fine.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2076 First Day Covers - Handpainted Cachets

    Jeffrey Scott Hand Painted Watercolor Cachet Stock of first day covers and special event. Scott, who died in 2009, hand painted watercolor cachets for many issues and events in the early 1990's. This is the stock of 240 covers (over 40 different stamps and/or cachets) plus a large group of unfinished covers. Very Fine.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2077 Exposition Covers

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    UNITED STATES POST OFFICE/ PARIS EXPOSITION 1900 Jul 18 flag cancel ties France 1c-5c Sage issue to cover addressed to Paris, backstamped Paris, Fine and attractive 5-color franking; 2017 Roumet certificate
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2078 Exposition Covers

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    Catalog# : 279B
    "Pan-American Exposition-1901", multicolored illustrated advertising (Buffalo) on cover to Binghamton, NY, 2c (279B), tied by Buffalo, NY 2/10/00 advertising machine cancel, pristine and Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2079 Exposition Covers

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    Catalog# : 279B
    Pan-American Exposition Advertising Cover, multi-colored allegorical "globe" illustration on cover to Binghamton, NY, 2c (279B) tied by Buffalo, NY 6/11/00 advertising machine cancel, pristine and Very Fine
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2080 Exposition Covers

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    "Model Post Office Panama-Pacific International Exposition" exposition machine cancel on complete folder with postcards showing views of exhibit, 1c Washington issue tied by San Francisco 3/17/15 machine cancel, Very Fine cancel and ephemera.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2081 Exposition Covers

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    1931 National Philatelic Exhibition, bottom imprint blocks of six, "The Dietz Printing Co., Richmond, Va.", ea. in different colors, on four covers addressed to C.L. Elliot, Montclair, NJ, various contemporaneous issues, ea. cancelled with different dated Memphis, Tenn. Philatelic Sta. duplex, impressive, colorful and Very Fine group.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2082 Spanish American War Covers

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    1898 Soldiers Letter from Officer in the Field, return address "Soldiers Letter/ from/ Lieut. Edward Davis/ 1st inf Ill Vols/ Commdg C A" on unfranked envelope addressed to Illinois, Key West Fla Jul 4 98 duplex, arrived at Litchfield, Ill on July 9, 1898.a small piece missing from back corner, still Very Fine; volunteers in early July, during the 26-day Campaign against Santiago de Cuba, which ended on July 17; early mail from US soldiers in Cuba were sent to Key West, Florida and received in early July 1898; only a couple covers are recorded from this early period and most are damaged and faulty
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2083 US Navy Related Covers

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    USS HOUSTON Covers and Historical Memorabilia, interesting covers sent from this infamous ship that was sunk by Japanese gunfire in the Battle of Java Sea on Feb 28, 1942; lot includes eight covers mailed on the ship 1931-38 from some unusual places (Hong Kong, Tientsin, Old Providence Island, Cocos Island, Cartagena, San Juan, Honolulu); also includes original photographs and ppc's of the ship, including when it was bombarded by the Japanese; also included is the final roster of the crew, listing everyone on the ship that were either Killed or Missing, Wounded, captured and were in Japanese POW camps, VF lot.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2084 US Navy Related Covers

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    "U.S.S. MONTEREY/ Cavite P.I./ MAR 25 1909" provisional straightline cancel from the Monitor ship on unfranked Japanese themed ppc addressed to Newport (RI), some tone spots, Fine and rtare; the ship had a long history and served in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and recommioned in 1907 at Olongapo, and aided in the protection of American interests through 1917.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2085 US Navy Related Covers

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    Asiatic Station, 1922-42, ten different, mostly pre Pearl Harbor, note 1922 "USS Henderson", 1932 "USS Panay", 1937 "USS Augusta", 1939 "USS Tutuila, Yangtze Patrol", 1940 "US Mar. Amer. Embassy, Oeiping, China", etc, expect few flaws/faults but generally F-VF
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2086 US Navy Related Covers

    U.S. FRIGATE "CONSTITUTION" COVER ACCUMULATION over 200 "Old Ironsides" postmarked covers, most cacheted and from 1932 to 1934 with ports-of-call along both coasts and the Canal Zone, generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2087 US Navy Related Covers

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    U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua, 1928-30, 15 mostly different Marine Detachment cancels used during our invasion of Nicaragua, expect couple small flaws, generally F-VF covers.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2088 WW I Covers

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    U.S. Siberian Intervention, nine Pcture Post Cards, various scene's including "tug of war" between U.S. & British troops, Naval ships, bridge destruction, troops on duty guarding rail yard, ice breaker, etc, all unused, few small flaws/faults, still F-VF, owner marked retail $600, ideal for historian or Siberian Expeditionary Forces collector.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2089 WW II Covers

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    "Postage Free For Victory", bi-colored label tied on cover to Des Moines, Iowa by Rantoul, Ill 3/17/43, Very Fine cover, labels were not supposed to be cancelled by postal clerks.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2090 WW II Covers

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    1943 Pair of Covers to and from the Repatriation Ship M.S. GRIPSHOLM, ppc of the Gripsholm while in port to Rio de Janeiro, sent by crew member (on night duty), sent to Dayton Beach, FL with 6c Transport & US Navy cancel, censored at Miami; also, envelope from Burlington, NJ to a repatriated person on board the ship, sent c/o US Embassy at Rio, franked with pair of 15c Prexies + 10c Transport paying 40c rate, with rare magenta censor, "Ex. 105" used at Chicago on POW mail, F-VF
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2091 WW II Covers

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    1944/45 "By Bomber Packet" Covers; pair of covers sent from Paris, France (SHAEF - Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force) to Washington, DC, both with PASSED FOR PUBLICATION / SHAEF / FIELD PRESS CENSOR box markings; the 1945 cover with red PRD AIR DISPATCH / 7 Feb 1945 marking; both endorsed "By Bomber Packet", e.g. to be flown by US military aircraft, postmarked and censored on arrival in Washington, DC.; Fine and scarce; article on Bomber Packet mail by Military Postal History Society, included.
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2092 WW II Covers

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    TOKYO BAY/ USS WEST VIRGINIA / SEP 2 1945 rare special hand cancel ties C25 on unaddressed cover with locally produced cachet, Very Fine; only a small number made,and listed as "rare" in the Universal Ship Cancel Society Catalog
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 190.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2093 WW II Covers

    ARMY APO COVERS INCLUDING CORRESPONDENCE, large group of covers, including a couple hundred patriotics and a large quantity of V-mail. Much of the correspondence is from one soldier to his family. The patriotic covers are an interesting commentary of the times with some depicting Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. Mixed condtion but generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2094 1950s to Date Miltary Covers

    Military Themed Private Printed Postage Covers, over 200 covers, most with Zazzle.com, endicia.com, Stamps.com photo stamps with military themed designs. Rates vary from first class to priority mail. Most have USNSE-Lisbon FPO, U.S. Navy PSC 819 or Air Force Postal Service postmarks dated from 2004-2006. Some with patriotic cachets. Great variety but there is duplication. Generally very-fine.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2095 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Sta., Shanghai China", Duplex, four covers + card, circa 1905-15, all with same type duplex, various U.S. issues, mosty 2c (319) types, VF group.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2096 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China, R.D.", double ovals tie 2c (406) irregular block of four plus two singles on forwarded registered Roessler cover to East Orange, N.J., appropriate backstamps, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2097 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China" 1917 Duplex, ties 1c (498), 2c (499, natural straightedge) on cover to Scranton, Pa., "Examined by Censor 304" censor tape at right partially covering 2c adhesive, also includes 1c 1917 postcard, same cancel with censor straightline handstamps, Very Fine cover and card. scarce "war rate" from China,
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2098 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Service Shanghai China", 5/11/18 duplex ties 2c (499, natural straightedge) on picture card showing Chinese Police Force in Shanghai, purple boxed "PBC", Very Fine card.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2099 Offices in China Covers

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    Catalog# : 536
    536, 1919 1c Gray green, Used in China, F-VF pair, tied on cover to Beverly, Mass by "US Postal Agency Shanghai China" 9/24/20 duplex, barely perceptable boxed "Censor, Siberia" (?) at lower right, backflap with return address in Siberia, F-VF cover, great usage. (Owner retail $950).
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2100 Consular and Related Mails

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    Forwarded Consular Mail green handstamped corner card "Legation de Etats-Unis de Amerique et Paris", forwarded from France in consular mail bag to N.Y. where 3c (88) was applied and tied by geometric fancy cancel and New York c.d.s., addressed to General Meridith Reed Jr, Albany, NY,and then Forwarded to "Care of the Bridge & Chf. Bureau Prov. & clothing Navy Dept, Washington DC", Albany, NY forwarding c.d.s., minor soiling and couple edge tears at top, most probably from slightly rough opening, Fine and scarce cover.
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
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