United States Postal History Collections

Sale 3022 - Session 3 - United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Collections
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  • Lot# : 3256 United States Postal History Collections

    "C.A.M." FIRST FLIGHT COLLECTION, ROUTES 1//34, 872 different covers mounted in 26 special binders, includes 45 covers signed Earle Ovington (First Commissioned Airmail Pilot) + many other early pilots, better noted with catalog values to $100 (AAMC catalog numbers): 5W4f, 5E5, 6W3c, 8S10f, 9E21, 10S7, 18W2f, 30W9f, also couple "crash" covers (best being 29.1). Collection is loaded with ephemera including newspaper clippings, 1st & 2nd generation photo's, Pilot statistics, many photocopies of pertinent information, sketches, pieces of crashed planes, etc., all covers Very Fine, one man's collection put together with pride and care, excellent opportunity for collector or dealer, please inspect.
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3257 United States Postal History Collections

    MASSIVE APO COVER ACCUMULATION. approx. 15-20,000 covers sorted by APO number, ranging from about WWI through Iraqi Freedom, many w/out stamps but with APO postmarks, generally F-VF, perfect for the dealer or specialist
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700 USD

    Lot# : 3258 United States Postal History Collections

    U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY COVERS, group of 15 covers, circa 1882-1960, note: USS Pathfinder, USS Bache, legal sized Official covers, a few mixed condition, generally F-VF covers, please inspect.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3259 United States Postal History Collections

    LARGE ACCUMULATION OF U.S. NAVY RELATED MATERIAL, over 5000 covers, mostly related to the U.S. Navy in some way including classic ship postmarks from 1909-1916, ship cancels from the 1920's through the 1990's, Navy bases, ports-of-call and events. Some foreign ship markings and other military markings also. An interesting group of 1898 covers with letters sent to the apothecary on board the U.S.S. Dixie and the U.S.S. Franklin at the start of the Spanish-American War (covers in poor condition). Several ship launch programs and other ephemera. Interesting group which is generally in F-VF condition. Three cartons.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 625 USD

    Lot# : 3260 United States Postal History Collections

    Catalog# : E1
    SPECIAL DELIVERY COVER COLLECTION, 1890-1944, about 65 covers neatly mounted on pages, much of interest and many unusual with E1 (4), E2 (4), E3, E5 (12), E6 (11), etc., also note several covers using regular postage to pay the delivery fee, some advertising Special Delivery "clock" markings, additional auxiliary markings, etc., some mixed condition but overall av F-VF and useful collection
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 3261 United States Postal History Collections

    MILITARY COVER ACCUMULATION over 3000 covers, most with Army Post Office cancels and most from WWII but dates range from WWI through Viet Nam with some modern philatelic covers. Condition generally fine. Three cartons.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600 USD

    Lot# : 3262 United States Postal History Collections

    US AND WORLDWIDE POSTAL HISTORY AND FDC ACCUMULATION. several thousand covers, about 3/4 US and 1/4 worldwide, overwhelmingly FDCs but some postal history mixed in, note a few better items such as a complete matched set of Prexie FDCs, some early but the focus is mainly 1940s/80s, also note a large accumulation of mint postal cards, maxi cards, etc., generally VG-VF, no telling what might be hidden in this lot so be sure to take a close look. Three heavy cartons.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 3263 United States Postal History Collections

    US METER MAIL/CVP BONANZA. tens of thousands of covers, ranging from the 1930s to just a few years ago, very nearly all with a meter or computer-vended postage "stamp," mostly complete covers but some fronts and cut corners mixed in, mixed condition but generally F-VF, perfect for the specialist in modern USPS operations, also great topical material with advertising and slogans, take considerable size into account before bidding
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 3264 United States Postal History Collections

    COVERS, COVERS AND MORE COVERS, over 3500 with a wide range of material. Much common material with some better items scattered throughout. Some SFLs, leather postcards, military mail, PNCs, FDCs, etc., a lot of material to process. Condition generally F-VF. Four cartons.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600 USD

    Lot# : 3265 United States Postal History Collections

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    Catalog# : JQ1
    JQ1-JQ2, 1913 PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE SPECIALIZED COLLECTION, 12 covers, each franked with 1c or 2c PPPD issues, best being 1c on incomming postcard from Bavaria; torn block of four on 1916 censored cover from France; includes 1c (9), 2c (3), some condition problems and a few cover fronts, sure to please the specialist, generally Fine covers, owner retail $1,525.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 3266 United States Postal History Collections

    DESERT STORM, DESERT SHIELD, ENDURING FREEDOM COVERS over 3000 covers plus ephemera, most with U.S. military postmarks, from the MIddle East operations of Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Enduring Freedom. Includes military units, bases and philatelic covers. Some international military covers also including units involved with the U.N. in Kosovo. Ephemera includes propaganda documents used against Iraq. Some duplication. Generally F-VF condition. Four cartons.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 3267 United States Postal History Collections

    U.S. NAVY 1909-1917 SHIP CANCELLATIONS mostly on postcards. Over 180 total with 50 different ships. Some duplication (90 U.S.S. New Jersey - three different cancels). Generally fine condition.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD

    Lot# : 3268 United States Postal History Collections

    U.S. STAMPLESS COVER COLLECTION, 1807-55, 60 covers or f.l.s. in 3 ring binder, majority with clear and well struck cancels and rates, includes many interesting or unusual: ovals, Express Mail, octagonal or hexagon. Steamboat straight line, Hale & Co. (Express), Ship, PM free franks, rates, rate multiples, aux. handstamps, etc, generally cleaner than usually seen, majority F-VF or better,
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 575 USD
    Hammer price : 625 USD

    Lot# : 3269 United States Postal History Collections

    AMERICAN FORCES IN PERSIA COVER COLLECTION, 1940s/50s. 13 covers neatly arranged and annotated on exhibit pages plus an add'l 9 items "waiting to be processed", mostly WW II period and includes different APO cancels as Persian Gulf Command at Teheran, various censor markings incl scarcer "Censored/ By The Commanding Officer", registered, assortment of the "Christmas Greetings" postcards, etc., A fine lot and ideal for continuation.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 3270 United States Postal History Collections

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    MOSTLY 19th CENTURY U.S. COVER ACCUMULATION approx. 46 covers/cards, many interesting or unusual, offered intact as received, highlights include: several classics, 1c (#7), several 3c (#11), 3c (#25), 24c (#70) to Europe, five unusual 19th century registered covers (some to Europe), nine turn of century illustrated salesman calling postal cards with illustrations, couple uprated postals to Europe, 5c Trans-Mississippi to Europe, 5c Washington Hawaii to Hong Kong, etc., also includes couple later Canal Zone, expect some flaws/faults but generally F-VF, interesting lot, inspection suggested.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 3271 United States Postal History Collections

    ECLECTIC POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION, 42 covers/cards mounted in small three ring binder, better noted: 1904 Expo card, four turn of century Special Delivery covers, two early Maine real photocards (No. Haven), six Banknote covers, one with advertising for Merchants Gargling Oil (Medicine related), 1854 Chester Cross Roads stampless, 3c (11) with Blood's Penny Postal Local, 3c (26) with 1LB8 Carrier (not tied as almost always), 1844 "Packet Letter" New Orleans to London, "Hawaii" (647-48) on single FDC, Richard E. Byrd autograph on cover, etc., generally F-VF, close inspection suggested,
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 3272 United States Postal History Collections

    ECLECTIC MIX, EARLY 20TH CENTURY COVERS/ CARDS. couple hundred mostly early 20th century but note scattering of 19th century, includes towns, FDC's (1939 Baseball among others), etc., generally F-VF, close inspection needed.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 3273 United States Postal History Collections

    "PRISON MAIL" COVERS ACCUMULATION. 3 file boxes filled with many 100s of covers from incarcerated individuals, includes postal stationery, stamped amd metered mail from various prisons, mostly 2000s legal size, VG-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD

    Lot# : 3274 United States Postal History Collections

    ECLECTIC POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION, over 100 different or unusual in tin box, note correspondence (Nott, circa 1819-20), about 20 lenghty covers in need of research, Canadian stampless including several Transatlantics, a few with unusual markings, 1848 Manchester, Conn. large "X" rate, Philadelphia Rail Road straightline, etc., generally F-VF, needs close examination.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 700 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 3275 United States Postal History Collections

    AUXILIARY MARKING ACCUMULATION of over 300 covers, mostly 20th Century U.S., includes return to sender, forwarded, missent, damaged in equipment, service suspended and more. Review suggested. Generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 3276 United States Postal History Collections

    RAILWAY POST OFFICE ACCUMULATION of over 300 R.P.O.'s, transfer clerks and other railway related markings. Mostly on postcards. A few R.P.O. flag cancels. Nice variety, mixed condition, generally fine.
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 140 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 3277 United States Postal History Collections

    ½c-3c PREXIES COVER COLLECTION. about 200+ items in two binders, mostly various combinations and rates, destinations, aux. markings, unusual, generally F-VF, owner's retails range from $5-$50 so you can't go wrong for less than 50c a cover
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 3278 United States Postal History Collections

    POSTAL HISTORY BALANCE. couple 100 covers, mostly early 20th century noting flag cancels, Nebraska town cancels, few Schermack coil covers, few FDC incl some 2c Reds mostly uncacheted but with 654 Roessler, 702-03 Stoutzenberg, etc. plus a handful of foreign covers, very mixed condition, VG-VF, inspection a must
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 3279 United States Postal History Collections

    WWII PRISONER OF WAR CAMP MAIL, over 55 covers and cards, mostly from U.S. and German prison/internment camps. Includes correspondence from an American guard to his wife (a couple of letters refer to an escape and an attempted suicide). Mixed condition though most are generally fine.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 3280 United States Postal History Collections

    "RECEIVED/MAIL SANITIZED" COVERS all addressed to the Secretary of Energy. Over 150 legal-size covers from over 30 states, dated from 2005-2010, sanitized in reaction to the anthrax attacks of 2001. Generally very-fine.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 3281 United States Postal History Collections

    EARLY "FLAG" CANCEL COLLECTION, 1898-1934, 106 covers/cards, neatly mounted in 3-ring binder, mostly all different towns, a few on the unusual side including advertising private mailing card (1909), generaly Fine or better, nice expandable collection.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 3282 United States Postal History Collections

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    UNITED STATES STAMPLESS COVERS, 1845-71, 21 covers, about 50% transatlantic or steamship covers, good mix of cancels, rates, forwarding, etc., all clean, attractive and useful, generally Fine or better.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 3283 United States Postal History Collections

    FALCONER FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE, 1807-1848, approx. 26 stampless covers with interesting content, datelines include several ports in Jamaica, one "at sea", political content (Anti-Masonic) party of 1820's, Post Office Contract for carrying mails, Congressional "Free franks", business interests, some small Pa. manuscript town cancels (Sugar Grove, Erie), etc., generally Fine or better, great lot to research or for Penn. historian.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 675 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 3284 United States Postal History Collections

    INTERESTING GROUP OF PICTURE POSTCARDS, a few hundred mostly U.S. with some foreign. A group of auxiliary markings, a group of R.P.O. postmarks, a few classic ship cancels. Take a look and have some fun. Generally fine condition.
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 3285 United States Postal History Collections

    WWI MILITARY BASE BRANCH FLAG CANCELS, a nice accumulation of over 45 covers and postcards with military branch office designations as part of the machine flag cancel. Nice variety with some duplication. Condition mixed.
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 50 USD

    Lot# : 3286 United States Postal History Collections

    MOSTLY MODERN AIR FORCE RELATED COVERS, 1000+ covers including many Sc #3167 USAF 50th Anniversary FDCs with unofficial Air Force Base first day cancellations (with duplication). Also many Air Force event covers and large Air Force official business envelopes. Bonus - some large Navy official business envelopes. Generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 3287 United States Postal History Collections

    SMALL BUT INTERESTING 20TH CENTURY POSTAL HISTORY GROUP. several hundred covers, most priced at a few dollars, heavy focus on the 1930s/40s but some earlier incl. advertising, WWII, flag cancels, events, universities, special delivery, auxilliary markings, etc., some condition issues but generally F-VF, inspection recommended
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 3288 United States Postal History Collections

    1980s/90s OFFICIAL COVERS ACCUMULATION. approx 230 mostly legal sized and a majority of these with official stamps franking from single stamp to multiples or on official postal stationery envelopes, incl registered and certified mail, variety of sender's though most appear to be military, also approx 20 metered mail covers, usual mixed condition, VG-VF
    Start Price : 40 USD
    Current Opening : 40 USD
    Hammer price : 55 USD
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